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Chicago Bears’ Lovie Smith Calls on Blacks to Back Obama
ABC News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 03/12/2012 1:59:18 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith wants African-Americans to “be patient and look into the future,” setting aside any disappointment in President Obama to actively support his campaign for a second term.

“Our future’s looking bright, because I trust the man who’s leading us. And that man is Barack Obama,” Smith, 53, says in a new Obama campaign Web video to promote the group African-Americans for Obama.

“I have the president’s back, and it’s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also.”

Ninety-six percent of black voters in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll say they approve of the way Obama has handled his job, while just 3 percent do not.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chicago; chicagobears; illinois; loviesmith; nfl; voteyourrace

1 posted on 03/12/2012 1:59:23 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hey Lovie! (and where did you ever get that awful name?)

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2 posted on 03/12/2012 2:02:45 PM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another reason I have never liked Da Bears


3 posted on 03/12/2012 2:03:56 PM PDT by lesko
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Zero is turning to sports figures to help raise cash and support because the phonies in Hollywood realize he's a loser. Plus - athletes tend to piss their money away on stupid things so, it's a perfect fit.

Super disappointed that Victo Cruz from the Giants is helping out with a bowling fund raiser - these guys, like musicians should stay out of politics unless they are running for something.

4 posted on 03/12/2012 2:04:10 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“it’s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also”

Following coach’s logic, the rest of us have no choice but to support a white candidate.


5 posted on 03/12/2012 2:05:54 PM PDT by tumblindice ( our new, happy lives)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But Lovie, Obama is half white! Doesn’t that make him a 50% interloper?


6 posted on 03/12/2012 2:07:01 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Mock the Vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Lovie! Try making ends meet off of a normal paycheck. Get in the real world moron!


7 posted on 03/12/2012 2:07:11 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Vote Obamah!

Black Like You!

8 posted on 03/12/2012 2:07:35 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

May all these celebrities suffer the economic backlash that Oprah has been going through since she sucked up to Obama.


9 posted on 03/12/2012 2:07:42 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“I have the president’s back"

Reggie Love is gonna be SO jealous.

10 posted on 03/12/2012 2:08:58 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No surrender.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lovie Smith’s a racist. ‘Nuff said.


11 posted on 03/12/2012 2:09:08 PM PDT by KStorm (Birth control for liberals, big families for conservatives.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s extremely comfortable with calling big black men “Lovie”.


12 posted on 03/12/2012 2:10:07 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Vote for him, or the live in the cracker’s world again.

After all, look at all the time you have on your hands now, and the free cheese too.”


13 posted on 03/12/2012 2:11:20 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Imagine Bill Belichick calling on “whites” to support Rick Santorum?


14 posted on 03/12/2012 2:16:01 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ninety-six percent of black voters in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll say they approve of the way Obama has handled his job, while just 3 percent do not.

And to think that all those years I thought I was the racist ... well if I wasn't then I sure am now

15 posted on 03/12/2012 2:16:16 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: lesko

I was actually LOL when Tebow beat these bums. Chicago teams are wusses.


16 posted on 03/12/2012 2:17:01 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s going to be a long, hot summer for some folks.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 2:19:41 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>>Ninety-six percent of black voters in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll say they approve of the way Obama has handled his job, while just 3 percent do not.<<

And thank you to the 3 percent who are more than likely FReepers. Being able to think for yourself is a dangerous business. If the Left finds out you left the plantation they don’t know whether to sh## or go blind.


18 posted on 03/12/2012 2:19:45 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I have the president’s back, and it’s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also.”

When does it end?


19 posted on 03/12/2012 2:22:10 PM PDT by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: freedumb2003

I call on the Chicago Bears to fire this racist!!!


20 posted on 03/12/2012 2:22:45 PM PDT by King Hawk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Any individual who votes for a candidate because they’re of the same race, ethnicity, religion, etc. is simply demonstrating what a shallow, myopic idiot they actually are.


21 posted on 03/12/2012 2:26:31 PM PDT by Renkluaf
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Racists Vote Obama

22 posted on 03/12/2012 2:27:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
23 posted on 03/12/2012 2:28:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: ILS21R
When does it end?

Not in my lifetime...

24 posted on 03/12/2012 2:29:53 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ILS21R

“I have the president’s back, and it’s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also.”

When does it end?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Something that will help hasten that end it a total boycott of the NFL and the NBA. No tickets, no merchandise.

There are plenty of healthier options for one to use their time, money, and energy.


25 posted on 03/12/2012 2:31:02 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: Renkluaf

I am a Bears fan and confirm that Lovie coaches in the way of a shallow, myopic idiot.


26 posted on 03/12/2012 2:31:40 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: lesko

I guess that’s the best the “ African American’s” can do.....ra ra shish boom ba....


27 posted on 03/12/2012 2:36:19 PM PDT by geege
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The blind allegiance by blacks to Obama just because he’s black (1/2) is simply astounding yet predictable. Funny though but put the black man on the GOP ticket and all hades breaks loose with them. Party trumps all but black skin on the Dem president is their icing on the DemRat cake.


28 posted on 03/12/2012 2:36:59 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Loser coach as blacks to support loser president.

Coach Lovie Smith stated if as a black man I am not expected to coach a winning team why would we expect a black man to run a winning administration?


29 posted on 03/12/2012 2:39:42 PM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: lesko

————”Ninety-six percent of black voters in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll say they approve of the way Obama has handled his job”

96 percent?!! I can’t believe that. I thought it was 100 percent.


30 posted on 03/12/2012 2:40:23 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn
I thought it was 100 percent.

In Chicago, it's even higher than that.

31 posted on 03/12/2012 2:45:13 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

32 posted on 03/12/2012 2:45:38 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: shoff
Coach Lovie Smith stated if as a black man I am not expected to coach a winning team why would we expect a black man to run a winning administration?


33 posted on 03/12/2012 2:47:23 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lovie did a very smart thing for his job security. There is no way in hell the Chicago Bears can fire him now, unless they want to risk an all-out meltdown in the streets of Chicagoland.


34 posted on 03/12/2012 2:47:23 PM PDT by untwist
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To: untwist
Lovie did a very smart thing for his job security. There is no way in hell the Chicago Bears can fire him now

They weren't going to anyway - the new GM was hired because he was the only candidate willing to promise to keep Lovie. Go Pack!

35 posted on 03/12/2012 2:49:15 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
it’s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also

The original-g Lovey says:


36 posted on 03/12/2012 2:52:19 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I have the president’s back"

That's not "NEWS"....it's the same thing Larry Sinclair was saying back in the day.......

37 posted on 03/12/2012 2:58:53 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where is the critical thinking here? I am a Bears fan, but Lovie Smith had shown a rigid thinking style.

If we substitute president with ‘coach’. What would we get?

Da Bears fans need to shove their disappointment and have more patience here, because

>>> “I have the president’s (crossed out to ===>) the coach’s back, and it’s up to us as African-Americans to show that we have his back also.”


38 posted on 03/12/2012 3:17:07 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So, can anybody explain to me how voting for someone because of his race is any different than voting AGAINST that same person because of his race?

Mark

39 posted on 03/12/2012 3:23:51 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Dr. Thorne
Doesn’t that make him a 50% interloper?

Only from the neck down.


40 posted on 03/12/2012 3:45:35 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope Barry doesn’t get someone good covering his back. Lovie is an OK back coverer, because he can’t win a big game. Let’s hope his suck record continues in Nov.


41 posted on 03/12/2012 4:21:06 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry dude but incase you haven;t noticed your numbers have not increased in about the last 40 years so it really doesn’t matter who you vote for if no one else shares your opinions.....


42 posted on 03/12/2012 4:28:12 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope he doesn’t call offensive plays because his judgement is offensive and just plain lousy.


43 posted on 03/12/2012 4:36:21 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Eccl 10:2
Something that will help hasten that end it a total boycott of the NFL and the NBA. No tickets, no merchandise.

There are plenty of healthier options for one to use their time, money, and energy.

I'm doing my part. For the life of me, I cannot understand the attraction of watching football or basketball.

44 posted on 03/12/2012 5:35:55 PM PDT by OldPossum (ou)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Racists.


45 posted on 03/12/2012 7:48:14 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I always kind of liked Lovie, but 0-16 would be fitting this year. Maybe they could pick up a half decent QB with a No, 1 pick... and find a new head coach to go with him.

And Papa Bear George is rolling in his grave just hearing this crap.

RIP George. Thank you for giving us a great sport to enjoy.

46 posted on 03/12/2012 8:10:14 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How is that not Racist?

These Commies have no shame, no honesty, and they apparently just don’t care any more.


47 posted on 03/13/2012 6:00:06 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: who knows what evil?

I had a good example of why it won’t end in our lifetime.

I live near Boston, and Thursday night my wife and I went into the city to go to a Jazz concert at the new wing of the Isabella Stuart Gardener Museum (The one that had all the art stolen in 1990 valued at $500 million)

Beautiful place. New performing center, four vertical levels with one row of seats all the way around, so you can lean forward and rest your elbows on the rails to look down at the performers)

The concert was a “Tribute to Lena Horne”, and since I love jazz and her music, I thought it would be a great event, they would play all the standards that she did so well, etc.

It was nothing like that. The theme was primarily a racial event about how she suffered and preservered at the hands of white America, breaking down racial and gender barriers, etc.

There was some gasbag dressed in red african brocade with some large linen thing draped over a shoulder (google image african brocade and you can see what it looked like) who started things off, and would come back on-stage at various intervals and read notes from papers in his hand while the piano played in the background. It was much what was expected regarding Lena Horne and her career, white people yelling nasty things at her on stage, being unable to stay in the hotel she performed in, marrying a white man she didn’t love to further her career.

At one point, the gasbag talked about how Lena Horne had a drug and alcohol problem, and comparing her to Whitney Houston, said that it was her family’s fault, her fan’s fault and the country’s fault for putting her on a pedestal that she had trouble staying on. The “she had no choice, society forced her into her addictions” view. My wife and I glanced at each other...yep. No personal responsibility there, no mention of any other performers who managed to NOT become addicts.

But it was partway through one of the gasbag speeches, when I heard the word below shouted: “FIRE!” and an older scraggly looking woman came out onto the stage floor to talk to Mister Gasbag.

I was bordering on alarm, but I figured she was telling the fat gasbag about some issue, we might have to leave, or whatever, so I just watched.

The woman walked up to the guy and began shaking her pointed finger in his face.

I thought, “What the hell is this?” Then she turned around and left. The gasbag said: “We live in a country with a lack of civility, where the most popular man in the world, President Barack Obama, has a sitting congressman calling him a liar, and a governer of a state wagging her finger in his face...”

It wasn’t “FIRE” I had heard, it was “LIAR”, and the whole thing was choreographed in.

I was with my wife, who would not consider it worth making a scene about, but I was steaming. It was all I could do to stay in my seat, and that, for her sake.

Throughout the whole thing there were references to Paul Robeson and Barack Obama, but when the gasbag mentioned Paul Robeson, Eleanor Roosevelt and Barack Obama in the same sentence, that almost did me in.

As I thought about it, I knew I hadn’t vetted the performance. I just assumed it would be music, Lena Horne’s music. But it wasn’t, and I could only blame myself for that.

It won’t happen again, that is for certain. Liberals like to say Obama is “post-racial”, but the truth is, he and his followers are nothing of the sort.

Everything is about race.

I was reminded of a variant of the old saying: To a nail, everything else looks like a hammer.

To people like Obama and his cult of personality followers, everything else looks racist to them. And, because they are so heavily invested in it, there is no way that will change in our lifetime.


48 posted on 03/18/2012 6:35:12 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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