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What exactly is "America's promise", according to Obama?
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Posted on 08/28/2008 8:48:50 PM PDT by nuconvert

What exactly is "America's promise", according to Obama?

I kept waiting for him to define it and all I kept hearing was America's promise is what makes us Americans and it's why people want to come here, etc.

Then I thought, does he think America promises everyone a wonderful life and future? I mean, we offer opportunities for a wonderful future if you want to work hard, but we don't promise it.

What is it? Did I miss something?


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: 2008dncconvention; obama; promise

1 posted on 08/28/2008 8:48:50 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

It’s being a single mom. I guess being free of men.


2 posted on 08/28/2008 8:50:04 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is Margaret DuMont.)
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To: nuconvert

the promise is a destruction of this nation that is why we are all unclear on what he is saying.


3 posted on 08/28/2008 8:51:05 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: nuconvert
"Americas Promise" is me working my ass of for my family, and having a substantial part of my income confiscated from me to give to someone else that doesn't work their ass off for their family.
4 posted on 08/28/2008 8:51:44 PM PDT by KoRn (Barack Obama Must Be Stopped!!!)
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To: nuconvert

I was wondering the same thing, but I’m coming to realize that America promised all of its lowly citizens a good paying job, free health care, homeownership, free money to 3rd world countries, free education, cradle to the grave welfare, and I’m sure there’s more but I’m not fully enlightened yet to His holiness Barack Obama’s full plan.


5 posted on 08/28/2008 8:53:24 PM PDT by loreldan (Can't vote for Obama, so rah rah McCain I guess)
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To: nuconvert

Martin Luther King did not need rock stars and fireworks to leave his legacy. Obama is NO MLK. He is no more than a cinder in the ashy heap of history. Obum is an empty suit with the forked tongue of the devil himself, dare I say of a false profit. He is a Marxist, who went to a Marxist so called “Christian” church who damned America and who’s very mission, (so called, “black liberation theology” DENIES THE DIVINITY OF CHRIST. The event was so much bigger than the candidate that it will leave but a sooty residue in the minds of even the most devout Obamatrons. The bad news is that the republicans are so ineffectual and so afraid of not being polite that they are likely to sabotage the gift that the democrats have given them. A soulless, empty windbag, who loathes 50% of his genetic makeup. Some might argue his better half, at very least the half that didn’t run out on him. Gutter politics from the OLD party of lowest common denominators. God save America.


6 posted on 08/28/2008 8:53:34 PM PDT by Binstence (Live Freep or Die)
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To: nuconvert
Apparently it is supposed to be from each according to his means, to each according to his needs.

Apparently he thinks he is running for President of Russia.

7 posted on 08/28/2008 8:54:03 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: nuconvert
Nanny state.

Whether you want it or not.

Oh and that Constitution?

Means whatever the politically correct judges say it means.

8 posted on 08/28/2008 8:54:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The least government is the best.)
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To: nuconvert
Obama is the antithesis to respectful and non-partisan debate.

The little punk keeps referring to President Bush as "George Bush" over and over and over again. He did it again tonight in his stupid speech, and he has been doing it for months now.

I come from a home where that is considered disrespectful and flippant behavior, and it is anything BUT statesmanlike conduct.

I won't tolerate it, and I will fight Obama's disrespectful people all the way to November.

They are dangerous, nasty and rude, and I pray that they all lose big time during the General.

9 posted on 08/28/2008 8:55:08 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: KoRn

Obama’s “I have a scheme” speech


10 posted on 08/28/2008 8:55:18 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: MNJohnnie

well, you’re your brother’s keeper, after all.


11 posted on 08/28/2008 8:55:31 PM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists)
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To: nuconvert
It's, well, it's...it's hope! And it's change! And isn't it about time we had a little hope and change?! Isn't it about time we delivered America's promise to those who have for so long been denied their place? Isn't he the one!?

/dry heaves

12 posted on 08/28/2008 8:57:28 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (when you're bot, you're pwn3d)
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To: Prole

“I won’t tolerate it, and I will fight Obama’s disrespectful people all the way to November.
They are dangerous, nasty and rude, and I pray that they all lose big time during the General.”

He’s never disrespectful or rude, because his mother taught him not to be. Didn’t you know that?


13 posted on 08/28/2008 8:58:41 PM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists)
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To: All

America’s promise to Obama means people get free s__t.


14 posted on 08/28/2008 8:59:53 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Lol. That’s kinda what I got out of it.


15 posted on 08/28/2008 9:00:34 PM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists)
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To: nuconvert
LOL.

If Obama is a statesman, then I am Spiderman.

16 posted on 08/28/2008 9:00:58 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Very true.

With a democrat congress, the election of this man will be a tragedy for those of us that are productive and make this country work.

The only thing we could hope for will be enough senators to hold a filibuster against their radical agenda, and I’m not hopeful.


17 posted on 08/28/2008 9:02:01 PM PDT by KoRn (Barack Obama Must Be Stopped!!!)
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To: nuconvert

I think the Founding Fathers were thinking along the lines of a Marxist “Utopia” with a black “community organizer” as the president. I guess that is what he means by “promise.” I know he doesn’t mean being allowed to safely grow in the womb, escape the womb without being murdered and then being given the same rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution that are currently being given to Islamo terrorists and to babies born to illegal aliens.


18 posted on 08/28/2008 9:03:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A History and Science Minute.- "Climate change" has been going on for millions of years!)
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To: nuconvert

ohmigosh someone other than me noticed! His speech became absolutely incoherent as he attempted to answer the question HE asked! I’m glad I’m not going crazy. On another note, do you think if he gets elected then America will finally NOT be a racist country??? We’ll never be called racist again???


19 posted on 08/28/2008 9:03:12 PM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: nuconvert

America’s Promise: We promise to brush our teeth , say our prayers and go to bed like good children


20 posted on 08/28/2008 9:03:12 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Prole

You are right and I didn’t catch it. He says “George Bush” but “President Clinton.” And then he says that we all need to respect each other equally.


21 posted on 08/28/2008 9:03:12 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: nuconvert
What exactly is "America's promise"

Government manipulation of the markets so George Soros can own it all.

22 posted on 08/28/2008 9:03:38 PM PDT by End_Clintonism_Now (SOON-TO-BE POLITICAL DISSIDENT.)
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To: nuconvert
well, you’re your brother’s keeper, after all.

More like Big Brother is your keeper.
23 posted on 08/28/2008 9:03:49 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: hulagirl

Obama keeps tell us what he wants to do. What is missing is any notion of HOW he is going to do any of it.


24 posted on 08/28/2008 9:05:31 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: nuconvert
What exactly is "America's promise", according to Obama?

Easy!

Hatred

Bitterness

Sloth

Greed

Class Envy

Marxist Wealth Redistribution

Appeasement of Brutal Dictators

Negotiation with Terrorists

Pushing Israel into the Sea!

.

25 posted on 08/28/2008 9:05:34 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Jimmy Carter is the skidmark in the panties of American History)
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To: hulagirl

“His speech became absolutely incoherent ...”

It really was. He went into something else and I thought, this is very disjointed, especially for a prepared speech.


26 posted on 08/28/2008 9:06:17 PM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists)
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To: pepperhead

Hillary used to talk about restoring the American dream and the promise of America also. It’s a meaningless phrase that anyone can interpret any way they want to. All of the liberals / radicals / Democrats agree that George W. Bush has extinguished the promise of America, and we’re coming out of eight years of darkness, yadda yadda, yadda, and only good Democrats can restore America to greatness.

I love how they talk in cliches and generalities.


27 posted on 08/28/2008 9:09:27 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nuconvert
What exactly is "America's promise", according to Obama?


Wealth, Power, and a Social Ruling Class for it's liberal politicians.

Dependence, obedience, and class envy for the citizens.

28 posted on 08/28/2008 9:09:29 PM PDT by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: nuconvert

Sounds to me like he is taking the “pursuit of” out of the Constitution so it just reads “Life, Liberty, and Happiness? He’ll work on getting that “life” part out later.


29 posted on 08/28/2008 9:14:40 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“All of the liberals / radicals / Democrats agree that George W. Bush has extinguished the promise of America, and we’re coming out of eight years of darkness, yadda yadda, yadda, and only good Democrats can restore America to greatness.”

I think he may have said something very similar to that.

“It’s a meaningless phrase that anyone can interpret any way they want to. “

Well, that’s what I was left to believe, because he changed the subject before he really defined it.

“America’s promise” = vague but catchy


30 posted on 08/28/2008 9:14:45 PM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists)
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To: nuconvert

Exactly! I keep hearing about fulfilling America’s promise, but America’s promise was always about freedon and the Demaocratic Party since about 1970 has been about expanding government control. As a child I always thought that America’s promise was that if you kept your nose claen and worked hard you could build a decent life for you and your family. If the other guy did the same thing, we would all be able to get along nicely. It was never about what the government would do for you.


31 posted on 08/28/2008 9:19:06 PM PDT by free_for_now (No Dick Dale in the R&R HOF? - for shame!)
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To: nuconvert
What exactly is "America's promise", according to Obama?

Same, exact promise as Chavez had for Venezuela. Baraq's campaign was identical to Hugo's. Since the poor outnumber the rich, tell the poor you'll pull those fat-cats down and give the layabouts what they so richly deserve. Absolutely identical campaigns. I've been watching closely.

32 posted on 08/28/2008 9:24:21 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great (until it happens to YOU)...)
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To: nuconvert

promise to tax whitey.


33 posted on 08/28/2008 9:25:51 PM PDT by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: nuconvert
Obama: Now you see, the changing of the worrd is inevitabre!
McCain: I'm sorry, it's what?
Obama: Inevit, inevitabre.
McCain: One more time.
Obama: [shouts] Inevitabre! Things are inevitabrey going to change! Goddamnit, open your f***ing ears!

Cheers!
34 posted on 08/28/2008 9:35:31 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: nuconvert
America's promise is "us" - "we" are the ones we have been waiting for.

....Obama, a bunch of us haven't been waiting - we've gone out and made America great while you have spent 123 days in Congress doing - what? Diddly-squat!

35 posted on 08/28/2008 9:44:29 PM PDT by HardStarboard
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To: nuconvert

I think America’s promise is to be free from foreign fireworks and celebrities within 10 years.

Also, what am I missing? How can McCain vote with “Bush” 95% of the time? Does the President vote? I just don’t get it. My civics must be wrong. What are they referring to?


36 posted on 08/28/2008 9:46:28 PM PDT by Rippin
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To: nuconvert

Old Cal Thomas article about Hillary, but adapted for Obama’s speech:
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/thomas053107.php3

His assertion is bunk, but it is the typical class warfare bunk that comes from rich liberals who want to take money from one group of people and give to others who didn’t earn it in hopes they will become loyal Democratic voters.

This is not the philosophy that made America what it is. This is not a land of equal outcome, but of equal opportunity commensurate with one’s talents, interests and drive.

In his “The Wealth of Nations,” Adam Smith wrote: “It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense. . . . (Kings and ministers) are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs. If their own extravagance does not ruin the state, that of their subjects never will.”

I am not robbed by people who have more money than me. I am robbed by a government that wants to penalize my industry and give increasing portions of what I earn to people who do not emulate my principles, morals and ethics.

What have we come to? We once taught our young people the virtues of hard work, saving, personal responsibility and accountability for one’s actions, chastity before and fidelity and commitment in marriage, honesty, integrity and virtue — not to mention the Ten Commandments (especially the one about not coveting that which belongs to your neighbor). We now teach them entitlement, victimhood, class envy and rights to other people’s money. When one robs a bank, it’s a crime. When government takes our money, it’s called a tax. Same result.


37 posted on 08/28/2008 9:56:17 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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