Skip to comments.Obama says Ali shook up the world and left it better off
Posted on 06/04/2016 8:19:00 AM PDT by Olog-hai
President Barack Obama, who keeps a pair of boxing gloves worn by Muhammad Ali in his private study off the Oval Office, said Saturday that Ali shook up the world and the world is better for it.
Obama likened Ali, who died Friday, to other civil rights leaders of his era, and said the boxer stood with Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela in fighting for what was right. [ ]
He wasnt perfect, of course. For all his magic in the ring, he could be careless with his words, and full of contradictions as his faith evolved, Obama said in a statement with first lady Michelle Obama. But his wonderful, infectious, even innocent spirit ultimately won him more fans than foes maybe because in him, we hoped to see something of ourselves.
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Because as 0bama is mussie so did Ali switch also.
Ali was a draft dodger...
Once again, he is wrong...
He cannot say anything without thumbing the eye of the average American.
A pacifist who knocks the sh** out of people if you pay him. But fight for our country??
And as always, its really all about Barry....
Barry should do some research.
CAMPAIGN NOTES; Muhammad Ali Switches His Support to Reagan
Published: October 3, 1984
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight boxing champion, who endorsed the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s unsuccessful run for the White House, has announced he is switching to President Reagan.
Mr. Ali announced his support Monday night at a gathering for black Republicans at the home of Jerry Zarg, who is challenging Representative Henry A. Waxman, a Democrat.
Asked to elaborate on his endorsement of Mr. Reagan, Mr. Ali told reporters, ‘’He’s keeping God in schools and that’s enough.’’
Obama andd Ali
Two media-created frauds.
“When Cassius Clay joined the Black Muslims and started calling himself Cassius X he became a champion of Racial Segregation and that is what we are fighting against. I think perhaps Cassius should spend more time proving his boxing skill and do less talking,” Martin Luther King
Oh the irony! As Michelle is complaining about living in a house “built by slaves”, Barack is praising a black guy who was THANKFUL there was slavery!
-After defeating George Foreman for the heavyweight title in Zaire, Muhammad Ali returned to the United States where he was asked by a reporter, Champ, what did you think of Africa? Ali replied, Thank God my granddaddy got on that boat.
For a leader to exalt a man who was as worthless and Godless as Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) speaks volumes about the total vacuum of values that he, the leader, possesses. We praise what of what we approve and of what is familiar and akin to us.
“It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.” Ali
“Joe Frazier is an Uncle Tom. He works for the enemy.” Ali
Cassious Clay became a MUSLIM.
He was a national DISGRACE.
A racist draft dodger is someone Obama can really admire
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