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Should President Obama have a Black Agenda for America?
Ann Arbor Examiner ^ | March 8, 2010 | Kevin Fobbs

Posted on 03/08/2010 6:04:32 AM PST by Kfobbs

Does PBS host Tavis Smiley have it right in stressing that President Obama should launch a Black Agenda for America? Or is Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights activist and one not known for backing away from controversy, correct in proclaiming that Smiley has it all wrong?

Smiley seems more than a little perturbed that some black leaders feel that with the election of the nation’s first black president coupled with the civil rights anthem of the 1960’s “We Shall Overcome Someday” means Black America has largely overcome.

America – particularly African Americans – has to focus not on race but...

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1 posted on 03/08/2010 6:04:32 AM PST by Kfobbs
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To: Kfobbs

Should O have a black agenda? He does....


2 posted on 03/08/2010 6:05:39 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Kfobbs

Should a white president have a white agenda for America?


3 posted on 03/08/2010 6:06:05 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Kfobbs

Yes.

Right after President Palin announces a “white” or “Alaskan native” agenda.

After which, she won’t have my vote.


4 posted on 03/08/2010 6:06:16 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: NEMDF

Yeah, I’m gonna hold my breath for that...


5 posted on 03/08/2010 6:09:25 AM PST by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: Kfobbs

Since he’s only half black, shouldn’t he only have a half black agenda?


6 posted on 03/08/2010 6:10:29 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Kfobbs
I heard on the radio this morning that shockingly low amounts of Stimulus money have been targeted to help the black community and the Hispanic community. There is now a push to funnel big bucks to those communities.

1) I believe they have already received disproportionate amounts.
2) This is all vote buying and is not intended to provide economic help.

7 posted on 03/08/2010 6:10:37 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We're all heading toward red revolution - we just disagree on which type of Red we want.)
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To: Kfobbs

First of all...what kind of an agenda are they perposing? The blacks today have so many more educations perks than anyone else, perks in hiring, perks in applying for welfare.


8 posted on 03/08/2010 6:10:45 AM PST by tillacum ( It is the military, not the press, not the politicians who keep America free.)
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To: Kfobbs

In the future Black America will never have the position to say they achieved having an African-American as a President.

No matter how much its argued, whitewashed or liberal spunned, Obama was never legally POTUS.

Black America will have to do better, get a candidate thats a natural born citizen and not a do-do bird stand-in.

Too much of America firmly believe Obama is in the Whitehouse only out of fear, fear that IF he is removed America will have a racial civil war. Should history be re-written to portray him in a positive though false manner?

I hope not.


9 posted on 03/08/2010 6:12:19 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: Kfobbs

He is too busy driving the country into the red with his Pinko agenda to bother with this agenda.


10 posted on 03/08/2010 6:12:46 AM PST by greybull (Disempower DC.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Maybe he could start off small and experiment. Like a Liechtenstein agenda?


11 posted on 03/08/2010 6:13:33 AM PST by albie
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To: Kfobbs

Tavis Smiley is a racist that only exists because of public radio. I have listened to his racist blame game when driving long distances.


12 posted on 03/08/2010 6:13:54 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: Kfobbs

Obama is an adherer to ‘social justice’ with a focus on wealth redistribution , and a strong supporter of reparations to mend the centuries of ‘white oppression’.

It’s all Obama knows and EVERYTHING he has been taught since birth.


13 posted on 03/08/2010 6:16:07 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Kfobbs
Every lib and a lot of conservatives say yes ....

BUT ....

When you step back and look at a mulatto bastard actually instigate that agenda, there seems to be a fair percentage of those that said "yes" begin to question their own idealism or switch to a "no".

The bottom line is (imo .. and I'm probably a racist for thinking this ... ) ....

There are nations on the planet that are black ... and whites aren't that popular or many .... places that are oriental and whites aren't that popular or many ... and etc.

The planet is divided into factions of some kind that have always been and perhaps will always be.

America has been white since the beginning and if the civil rights laws have not been sufficient for some, and the attempts and accomplishments of individual men and women to unite and live without prejudice is not suffient as well .... then those that desire more must get to a powewr position and force their will on the public.

'Cause if a nation doesn't do something voluntarily, and a power stroker wants something to happen ... then he gutta' force the issue

14 posted on 03/08/2010 6:20:58 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Kfobbs

He already does. Take a look at who he has been appointing to Federal offices of every description.

The clear lines from him back to ACORN says it all.


15 posted on 03/08/2010 6:22:33 AM PST by Bean Counter (I keeps mah ffigureseathers numbered, for just such an emergency...)
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To: Kfobbs

There shouldn’t be any agendas based on race. All reference to race on government forms should be removed. All government programs that specify any race should be eliminated. We are AMERICANS! We should not be identified by our race unless it is HUMAN!


16 posted on 03/08/2010 6:24:51 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Obama is intent on destroying America!)
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To: Kfobbs
What kind of crap is this? The only agenda he should have is an 'AMERICA' agenda.
17 posted on 03/08/2010 6:26:31 AM PST by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kfobbs

Perhaps it would be better if the President had an “American Agenda” for America...

Just a thought.


18 posted on 03/08/2010 6:30:41 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Kfobbs
I wouldn't let that bigot Tavis Smiley pay me to shine my shoes.
19 posted on 03/08/2010 6:31:19 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama is Osama bin Laden's relief pitcher.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

he’s black and white and red all over.


20 posted on 03/08/2010 6:31:31 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Kfobbs

Here’s what s/b the black agenda: Drop the hyphen, join society and stop whining.


21 posted on 03/08/2010 6:32:26 AM PST by petercooper (GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: Kfobbs
HOW ABOUT AN AMERICAN AGENDA?

Why are we always second on the list? Why is our security not give that consideration? Why is it that our own citizens are treated more as a suspect than illegal-law-breaking-criminals who are in this country without permission? Why do gays get special rights? Why do we have schools that are so broken from the top down that they do not even come close to the schools pre-65? WHY WHY WHY?

Because WE HAVE ALLOWED it. I am reminded of a scene in full metal jacket where the gunny was yelling at Joke about not stomping private pyles guts out. WHY are these liberals in charge? Why have we allowed these scum liberals to ruin our country??? WHY ARE WE NOT STOMPING THOS ELIBERALS GUTS OUT????

22 posted on 03/08/2010 6:33:16 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Kfobbs

America has a black agenda already - it’s called the NBA.


23 posted on 03/08/2010 6:42:03 AM PST by lesko
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Yep. All boils down to a single word: REPARATIONS


24 posted on 03/08/2010 6:43:22 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Kfobbs
Smiley's plea for Obama to take up some sort of "Black" agenda is damned by two suppositions: first, Smiley makes the assumption that the problems of Black americans are irrevocably distinct from other Americans. They're not. The same problems that afflict Black Americans also afflict other American groups to a lesser or greater degree. Undoubtedly high crime rates afflicts Blacks more than any other ethnic group. Does Smiley argue for more police in mostly Black population areas? I didn't hear that in his demands.

The second, the belief that Big Government is the only thing that can save Black Americans is the same baseless plea we've been hearing for fifty years or more. The failure of LBJ's Great Society of the sixties should have crushed any new arguments for its re-creation.

25 posted on 03/08/2010 6:46:38 AM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Every policy and program has been defacto reparations.

Just examine who’s gettin’ and who’s payin’.


26 posted on 03/08/2010 6:47:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: knarf
"factions of some kind"

You obviously don't believe in the "out of africa" theory then do you?

27 posted on 03/08/2010 6:48:24 AM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"This is all vote buying and is not intended to provide economic help."

Obama can't squeeze another vote out of the black community. At least a living one that is. He's got 95% of that voting block. That's as good as it's going to get, ever....
28 posted on 03/08/2010 6:49:14 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: MrB
Every policy and program has been defacto reparations.

Of course. Even in healthcare, you can look at the mandate as a transfer. Everyone has to "purchase" insurance, but for many of the Obama clients, the purchase price is near zero. That's a transfer by a different name.

29 posted on 03/08/2010 6:51:08 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Kfobbs

Theres been a black agenda since LBJ’s “Great Society”. Still ain’t enuff.


30 posted on 03/08/2010 6:53:39 AM PST by Dewey Revoltnow (Worst. Community. Organizer. Ever!)
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To: Kfobbs; All

Sure, just like President Bush should have had a White Agenda...

Jesus H, this “post-racial” nonsense is the worst I’ve ever seen it, and I grew up during segregation.


31 posted on 03/08/2010 6:53:57 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: Eye of Unk

Technically, he’s not ‘black’ either. He’s our first BI-RACIAL president.


32 posted on 03/08/2010 6:54:52 AM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: driftless2

I don’t know what it is .... I know it is a movie, but I never saw it.


33 posted on 03/08/2010 7:00:05 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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Dear Travis Smiley,

The only thing missing from Barry’s Black Agenda is slave ships for Whitey’s trip back to Europe.

Sincerely,

Cracker Jones


34 posted on 03/08/2010 7:02:23 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: tillacum
"The blacks today have so many more educations perks than anyone else, perks in hiring, perks in applying for welfare."

A significant number of blacks won't be satisfied until they own plantations with white slaves. They think that they are "owed". Of course, once they get the "plantation", they burn it down...see Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Detroit.

35 posted on 03/08/2010 7:07:15 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel (NRA))
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To: knarf

The “out of Africa” theory is the theory that all the world’s people originated in Africa and eventually spread out to the rest of the world. Then basically all the physical differences in the populations of the world is attributed to adaption to the environment.


36 posted on 03/08/2010 7:08:22 AM PST by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: Kfobbs

He does have a ‘black agenda’-as in black crepe for mourning.


37 posted on 03/08/2010 7:17:40 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

If it’s truly vote buying, why would they bother buying what they already own? There’s no way Obamao is losing substantial amounts of the black vote.


38 posted on 03/08/2010 7:47:51 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: driftless2

To your 36 ... Nope ... I don’t agree with that.


39 posted on 03/08/2010 8:40:59 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Kfobbs

Well isn’t destroying our economy to get more voters on federal welfare a black agenda by another name?


40 posted on 03/08/2010 9:06:33 AM PST by exPBRrat
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Yes, he appears to be surrounded by blacks.
41 posted on 03/08/2010 9:06:56 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“Since he’s only half black, shouldn’t he only have a half black agenda?”
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He spends half his time planning vast projects so naturally he should have a half-vast agenda...as he does.


42 posted on 03/08/2010 5:37:14 PM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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