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Obama's Anger [mod note - Quote in excerpt is NOT from Obama]
American Thinker ^ | March 20, 2008 | Ed Kaitz

Posted on 03/20/2008 5:34:57 AM PDT by PurpleMan

"I asked him point blank why these Vietnamese refugees, with no money, friends, or knowledge of the language could be, within a generation, so successful..."

His answer, only a few words, not only floored me but became sort of a razor that has allowed me ever since to slice through all of the rhetoric regarding race relations that Democrats shovel our way during election season:

"We're owed and they aren't."

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: barack; barackobama; nobama; obama
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"We're owed and they aren't." Ab irato.
1 posted on 03/20/2008 5:34:57 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan

bookmark


2 posted on 03/20/2008 5:37:08 AM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: PurpleMan

WOW!
THIS GUY IS SCARY.


3 posted on 03/20/2008 5:42:13 AM PDT by FES0844 (FES0844)
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To: PurpleMan
"We're owed and they aren't."

What's that saying that Black Racists hate?, Oh yea, "You People".

4 posted on 03/20/2008 5:42:34 AM PDT by MaxMax (I need a life after politics)
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To: SIDENET

What an idiot.

With a chip like that on his shoulders, he’s unfit to be a trash collector, let alone president.

Would you want someone like that working for you or with you?

Not I.


5 posted on 03/20/2008 5:43:27 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: PurpleMan

This looks like a good place to try out my new tag line.


6 posted on 03/20/2008 5:44:13 AM PDT by Dutchgirl ("All you need to know about Obama is this: Farrakhan really wants him to be president."-Feder)
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To: PurpleMan
...as long as we think we're owed we're going nowhere."

That's true about all of us in many different relations, including our relationship with God.

7 posted on 03/20/2008 5:44:54 AM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: PurpleMan

They get pretty pissed about Koreans too.


8 posted on 03/20/2008 5:46:19 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: PurpleMan
"...you do not win the weak by sharing your wealth with them; it will but infect them with greed and resentment. You can win the weak only by sharing your pride, hope or hatred with them."

Wise words from Eric Hoffer.

As a wise old friend of mine used to say: "Why does he hate me -- I never gave him charity". When you give someone charity, you automatically set him inferior, and you disrespect him. He takes the charity, but he resents you for it.

9 posted on 03/20/2008 5:46:48 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: Dutchgirl

I’m still trying to decide whether to use “the abomination of Obama-Nation.” It has a Biblical ring to it.


10 posted on 03/20/2008 5:47:00 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org)
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To: PurpleMan

“We’re owed and they aren’t.” Obama

Obama has never been owned, the only thing Obama is slavery too, is his racist views of the world.


11 posted on 03/20/2008 5:47:25 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AndyTheBear

He swerved into the truth of the Black American plight there:

As long as they think someone owes them something, they’ll go NOWHERE.

Only those that get out from under this thinking make it in America, regardless of all the affirmative action and wealth transfer.


12 posted on 03/20/2008 5:48:03 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: PurpleMan

Would he be 1/2 “owed”?


13 posted on 03/20/2008 5:48:12 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org)
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To: PurpleMan
....and as Obama’s candidacy for POTUS rides quietly into the sunset, the screen fades slowly to BLACK !!

Bye, Bye...it was a nice ride while it lasted. Hello, bitchy...I mean Hillary.

14 posted on 03/20/2008 5:49:21 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: hocndoc
"It's crushing us, and as long as we think we're owed we're going nowhere."

More detail.

15 posted on 03/20/2008 5:49:43 AM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's learning to dance in the rain)
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To: PurpleMan

So, over 600 thousand lives lost in the Civil War not enough for Hussein?


16 posted on 03/20/2008 5:50:10 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: PurpleMan

This one needs to be shouted from the mountain tops: “Obama (whose ancestors were not slaves...) thinks HE and ALL BLACKS are owed something at the expense of people who never owned slaves.”
But wait until he wins the Democrat nomination...


17 posted on 03/20/2008 5:50:12 AM PDT by Little Ray (McCain: If I have to. I guess...)
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To: PurpleMan
I think that your excerpt is very misleading, these are not the words of Obama, just a black man that the author had struck up a conversation with.

The rest of the article is is well worth reading.

18 posted on 03/20/2008 5:50:46 AM PDT by kaboom
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To: PurpleMan

Thank you Democrat President Lyndon B Johnson for so dynamically enabling the ‘we are owed’ mentality in everyone who will not summon up the moxy to try to improve themselves. As a parent, I would never say ‘They owe you’ to my kids. Usually I am saying ‘Get your nose in that book’ or ‘Practice, practice, practice ...’.

Maybe it all started before LBJ but that is as far back as I think I remember ...

This article is a powerful indictment of what most have observed over our lifetimes. PC forbids discussion, however.


19 posted on 03/20/2008 5:50:50 AM PDT by ByteMercenary (9-11: supported everywhere by followers of the the cult of islam.)
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To: PurpleMan

This is a GREAT essay- and the writer illustrates on so many levels how the victim mentality has poisoned the thinking of some black Americans.

How many generations will pass before it’s clear to them that being “owed” is nothing but slavery in a new guise?


20 posted on 03/20/2008 5:51:00 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: expatpat

Hmmm. Shut down the churches’s charities?


21 posted on 03/20/2008 5:51:06 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan

great article


22 posted on 03/20/2008 5:51:18 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: PurpleMan

If you haven’t read the entire article, you owe yourself a treat to do so. It is very telling.


23 posted on 03/20/2008 5:51:25 AM PDT by khenrich (Ironically, Gore notes that he has run for president twice and says: "I know what it takes to win.?)
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To: PurpleMan
"We're owed and they aren't."

Owned by whom --> Democrats??? Have they sold themselves to the Democrats in exchange for 50+ years of welfare, social programs, affirmative action? Is that what they think.

To all Blacks who think they're * owned * You're NOT. Even if Black leadership aka ministers have told you you're owned.

Asians have made it in this country because they worked hard. Hispanics from Mexico, Central, and South America are in the process of making it because many are working 2 or 3 jobs.

Blacks need to cut loose that * can't do * attitude and prejudice against those who make through hard work or you'll forever be left out of the main stream. No one is holding you down. You're holding yourselves down.

Disclaimer... that goes out to the people with attitudes. I recognize and admire the many, many Blacks who worked hard and made it...

24 posted on 03/20/2008 5:51:32 AM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Temple Owl

ping


25 posted on 03/20/2008 5:54:50 AM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: PurpleMan

The Vietnamese escaped to freedom and Blacks of Obamas ilk run from it. Ironic ain’t it? Free and don’t know it.


26 posted on 03/20/2008 5:55:24 AM PDT by lmc12
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To: AmericanMade1776

In the article, it wasn’t Obama who said that. It was a man who was “...working as a prison psychologist in Missouri, and he was pursuing a higher degree in psychology.”

Sheesh.


27 posted on 03/20/2008 5:56:01 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan

Wait a minute....did I mis-read this article? Obama didn’t say “we’re owed”, a WISE black man said this. Correct?


28 posted on 03/20/2008 5:58:36 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: PurpleMan

Wow! That was excellent.


29 posted on 03/20/2008 5:58:45 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: kaboom

I never said it was. Per the posting guidelines it was the title of the piece and an excerpt.

I can’t be responsible for the knuckleheads who don’t read the article or ignore what is written in the article and then make irrational statements.

Your concern should be directed to the author. Email him.


30 posted on 03/20/2008 5:59:26 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan
Obama, the DEMS ran out on Vietnam to ensure their slavery. You owe them.
31 posted on 03/20/2008 6:01:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Never accept the mark of the Hillary beast)
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To: kaboom

It looks like at least two of us managed to read the article. And, the man didn’t say that in defense of the situation, but to explain it. Good article, if read in full.


32 posted on 03/20/2008 6:01:41 AM PDT by MizSterious (The Republican Party is infected with the RINO-virus)
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To: PurpleMan
"We're owed and they aren't."

Incredible, coming from someone who is not related to anyone who was a slave in the US, and who was 2 years old when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed.

We know that Obama is not patriotic and that he disdains the capitalistic system. He joins a church which preaches that God loves black people and hates white people. He openly rejects the premiss of the Declaration of Independence: "All men are created eaqual."

Obviously the Democratic Party's best choice for President of the United States.

33 posted on 03/20/2008 6:02:52 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: AliVeritas; holdonnow; Dog; Miss Didi

A most illuminating piece.


34 posted on 03/20/2008 6:03:27 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: hocndoc

Or perhaps the “obamanation of desolation” for a real biblical ring.


35 posted on 03/20/2008 6:04:59 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The Presidential election is a race to the bottom. Which Party will out stupid the other to lose ?)
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To: PurpleMan
In short, he concluded, “they're hungry and we think we're owed. It's crushing us, and as long as we think we're owed we're going nowhere.”

Above is the sentence which should be posted from this article, it has a completely different meaning than the out of context clip being printed in the forum discussion.... The key words are not "we are owed " The key words are "it is crushing us ...and continuing this thought we go nowhere" If people in this forum can not make honest comment in attemps to persuade we loose all credibility...

36 posted on 03/20/2008 6:05:05 AM PDT by mariejlt (I hate abusers!)
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To: xtinct
The quote said "owed", not "owned."
37 posted on 03/20/2008 6:05:12 AM PDT by MizSterious (The Republican Party is infected with the RINO-virus)
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To: PurpleMan

Ouch. This article gonna leave a bookmark.


38 posted on 03/20/2008 6:05:56 AM PDT by Dysart
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To: SE Mom
This is a GREAT essay

It is indeed.

I would encourage everyone to break with Freeper tradition and actually read the whole article. It is one of the best summaries of what Obama should mean but doesn't when he talks about the race issue in this country.

The successful blacks in this country have given up the "we are owed" philosophy and made it on their own. I've known many of them and they are real "melting pot" Americans. Why the black community cannot learn the lesson from their example and their experience is beyond me. But it is clear now that even the great Obama, despite his political success, has not learned it.

39 posted on 03/20/2008 6:05:57 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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"We're owed..."

Well, no wonder he identifies with the welfare sponges displaced from their New Orleans hovels by Katrina. He's just a "Lower Ninth Ward" type with nicer clothes.

40 posted on 03/20/2008 6:08:25 AM PDT by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: khenrich

“If you haven’t read the entire article...”

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!!! Why would I post a short article (only 1,500 words) I haven’t read?

Obviously, there are a slew of nimbnodes who read the headline, the excert and then come to some knuckleheaded conclusion.


41 posted on 03/20/2008 6:09:11 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan; All

Everyone here needs to read Thomas Sowell’s book “Race and Economics”. It was a study on each race/ethnic group that came to America - blacks, Italians, E. European Jews, etc. The conclusion - only the blacks have never “made it” in America as a group, and by no coincidence, they are the only group that seeks government handouts AND turns their backs on their family once one member does climb out of poverty.

A book very pertinent to this subject.


42 posted on 03/20/2008 6:12:27 AM PDT by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: PurpleMan

Great post!!!!!!!

I love Eric Hoffer. Yes...”We’re owed, and they’re not.”

That cuts through the racial thing as a minority in the USA needs to choose. Did Condi, Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Lynn Swan, Colin Powell, etc etc say that
We’re owed, and they’re not”?

Obama could lead and unify if he felt genuinely that the black race is not “owed”...BUt his supporters will never let that happen. They’re already waiting for the gravy train that they expect to come their way once he’s in office.

They think, more gov’t more taxes more programs more money for the blacks in this country is the answer.

Education is the key, yet they’re so deeply in bed with the mediocrity of the teacher’s union they’ll never pull their heads out...

The American people will see through this charlatan...

BTW, HE WILL GET THE NOMINATION...THAT IS ASSURED...


43 posted on 03/20/2008 6:12:42 AM PDT by nikos1121 (I'm voting for McCain...and fixin' to get excited about it.:)
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To: PurpleMan

I did read the entire article, but I have to say your excerpt WAS misleading. Not everyone wants to click through to the article. Sometimes I don’t—sometimes I WON’T depending on what the site is (I sometimes get bad things on my computer at Drudge, for instance). Your excerpt, combined with the title, definitely makes it seem like that was an Obama quote. Don’t shoot the messenger—you could have made it more clear and avoided all of this.

But for the record, while that wasn’t a direct Obama quote, I have NO doubt that it expresses his mindset.


44 posted on 03/20/2008 6:17:32 AM PDT by MizSterious (The Republican Party is infected with the RINO-virus)
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To: SE Mom

“How many generations will pass before it’s clear to them that being “owed” is nothing but slavery in a new guise?”

It only takes one, o-n-e, generation to teach it as well as only one generation to end racial bigotry.

How?

Parents stop and don’t teach or allow you children to learn it.

Done.


45 posted on 03/20/2008 6:17:35 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: SE Mom
How many generations will pass before it’s clear to them that being “owed” is nothing but slavery in a new guise?

Very true. By expecting someone else to provide something for you you're giving them power over your future. The socialism mindset that the government owes you health care, retirement, welfare, food stamps, etc. gives the government power over you. You buy into the lie that they owe you and soon they own you.

Weaken individual character among a people by comfortable reliance upon paternal government and a nation soon becomes incapable of free self government and fit only to be governed; the higher and nobler qualities of national life that make for ideals and effort and achievement become atrophied and the nation is decadent. -- Elihu Root

46 posted on 03/20/2008 6:17:56 AM PDT by eggman (Democrat party - The black hole of liberalism from which no rational thought can escape.)
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To: InterceptPoint

You make a good point. I finally got around to talking about this a little bit with a friend of my son’s..who has done it on his own too. I asked him what the difference was- his answer was pretty telling. He tapped his head with his forefinger and said “I left the hood”.

Amazing.


47 posted on 03/20/2008 6:23:45 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: MizSterious

Noted and I thought about it after seeing some of the comments but had previously not encountered the “Excerpt Expert Response”

Teasers are teasers, though. And it sure flushes out those who have a lack of diligence.


48 posted on 03/20/2008 6:24:32 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: Little Ray

One of the things ‘owed’ to eveyone by the government of this country is an education.It’s the way out of poverty and it’s free for twelve years.Why don’t the Rev. and Obama teach their groupies to think and learn not whine,a helping hand in the past has now become a gimme,gimmemore because I’m owed!


49 posted on 03/20/2008 6:29:02 AM PDT by Maumee (wt)
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To: SE Mom
He tapped his head with his forefinger and said “I left the hood”.

That is exactly what young black men and women need to do, both mentally and physically.

50 posted on 03/20/2008 6:29:11 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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