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African Immigrants Among Obama's Enthusiastic Backers (Obama The "Hope" For Africa)
The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, July 6, 2008 | Darryl Fears

Posted on 07/05/2008 11:08:49 PM PDT by Syncro

African Immigrants Among Obama's Enthusiastic Backers

Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, July 6, 2008; Page A08

A catered fundraiser for Sen. Barack Obama was held recently at Duke's City, an upscale restaurant and bar nestled amid the hip new condominiums in the District's U Street corridor, where up-and-coming white professionals are slowly taking over an area that was once mostly black.

But the owner of Duke's City, Donato Sinaci, is not one of Obama's many young, white supporters. And the host of the event, Michael Endale, is not a native-born black American. They are members of Ethiopians for Obama, one of several campaign groups made up of African immigrants who are rallying around the first black American to win a major party's presidential primary, and the son of a Kenyan immigrant.

From coast to coast, Somali, Ethiopian, Nigerian and Kenyan Americans are knocking on the doors of their fellow African immigrants, registering new citizens to vote, raising money and preaching Obama's mantra of hope and change.
They hope that his prominence will change their status as one of the nation's least-recognized immigrant groups, and that he will one day provide aid to help ease the turmoil and poverty in countries such as Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.


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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africa; aliens; ethiopians; immigrantlist; kenya; nigeria; obama; somalia; sudan
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1 posted on 07/05/2008 11:08:50 PM PDT by Syncro
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When I first started reading this, I thought it was taking place in Africa.

But it is right in Washington, DC, on U Street NW.

These people have as good a chance of experiencing any "hope" as any of us do. None from Obama.

They need to put on their helmets and leathers for when they get thrown under the bus.

2 posted on 07/05/2008 11:14:48 PM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Syncro

The black racists voting on skin-color will be disappointed. Repubs will get the blame though.


3 posted on 07/05/2008 11:21:14 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle (DRAFT BABY ALEX!!)
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To: Syncro

Talked with a guy from Burkina Faso who was all for Obama at my friend’s 4th party yesterday. Then again, so was the Polish woman on my right, and everybody else at the party (this was Manhattan after all).


4 posted on 07/05/2008 11:24:53 PM PDT by Clemenza (You Shoot Me in a Dream, You Better Wake Up and Apologize)
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To: Syncro

Too much of our money has already been poured into the true “black hole” of Africa - and with no noticeable improvement.


5 posted on 07/05/2008 11:29:46 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Syncro

I’ve encountered this phenomenon among my friends who are African immigrants, however, if you show them exactly what Mr. Obama will do to their paychecks, their enthusiasm for him quickly vanishes.


6 posted on 07/05/2008 11:47:32 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("Facts are stubborn things." –Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Worthless Miracle
African Immigrants Among Obama's Enthusiastic Backers

Don't know why. There will be no reparations for them from the Obama government, since their ancestors weren't slaves.

7 posted on 07/05/2008 11:51:31 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Clemenza
"Then again, so was the Polish woman on my right"

Here and I thought the Polish were supposed to be the smartest people in Europe.

8 posted on 07/05/2008 11:54:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Syncro
He's the great black hope hype. The antichrist. lol..
9 posted on 07/06/2008 12:05:13 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (LIBERALS SHOULD BE EUTHANIZED FOR THE "COMMON GOOD.")
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To: Syncro
And in a related story,

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10 posted on 07/06/2008 12:44:50 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Enviromentalists, including Algore's "scientists," should be forced to find jobs.)
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To: Syncro

And all that money Bush gave to buying Africa out of AIDs sure went noticed...

What’s funny is that the African immigrants are generally hard workers. If anyone in the black community is going to get taxed by Obama and his policies, it’s them.


11 posted on 07/06/2008 1:12:12 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL


12 posted on 07/06/2008 1:45:15 AM PDT by WildcatClan
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To: Syncro

this is disappointing...

same old same old

skin.


13 posted on 07/06/2008 1:47:31 AM PDT by wardaddy (most white people are stupid piles of brainwashed guilt addled mush)
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To: CaspersGh0sts
And all that money Bush gave to buying Africa out of AIDs sure went noticed...

Sure it's worth 9 billion of our tax dollars which Bush tripled over The Bent One's to be able to have Christ Bono and Bob (bad choice in women) Geldolf suck up to a president they actually hate for 15 minutes.

I think Saint Mandela even said Bush was ok for a bigoted cracker from Texas.

Winnie knew better though..back to the soccer club "coaching" for her.

14 posted on 07/06/2008 1:52:18 AM PDT by wardaddy (most white people are stupid piles of brainwashed guilt addled mush)
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To: rabscuttle385

I have a friend from Eritrea but haven’t spoke with her in a few months. I wonder what she thinks. I’m afraid to ask. I’ve already got two American born friends that appear to be Obama supporters. I just don’t want to get into these conversations with friends though because I’m know I’m going to be disappointed in the thinking or lack thereof.


15 posted on 07/06/2008 2:10:51 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Syncro

How cute. Africans are homesick for gun confiscation, thug dictators, Marxism and black racism.


16 posted on 07/06/2008 4:00:38 AM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Don't know why. There will be no reparations for them from the Obama government, since their ancestors weren't slaves.

It won't matter. Anyone with black skin in the U.S. will qualify. (time to get that tanning booth).

17 posted on 07/06/2008 4:31:48 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: raybbr

I’ve heard that American blacks often don’t like African blacks, whom they see as descendants of the folks who sold them into slavery. However, African blacks will qualify for Obama reparations because “white colonialism caused all the problems of Africa.” That’s what Comrade Mugabe says to Comrade Hussein, anyway.


18 posted on 07/06/2008 4:49:27 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: Syncro

Sure. What’s another few hundred billion $$ + throwing our doors open to unlimited immigration from Africa. Get some emmpty oil tankers, fill them with people at $2000 bucks a head, you could make a fortune.


19 posted on 07/06/2008 4:52:06 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: sergeantdave

This reminds me of why they left in the first place. What I can’t understand is why they would want to recreate their own little “heaven on earth” here in the United States?


20 posted on 07/06/2008 5:35:36 AM PDT by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: rbg81
Sure. What’s another few hundred billion $$ + throwing our doors open to unlimited immigration from Africa. Get some emmpty oil tankers, fill them with people at $2000 bucks a head, you could make a fortune.

Yeah, but where would you spend it in this brave new world?

21 posted on 07/06/2008 5:39:21 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: hellbender
I’ve heard that American blacks often don’t like African blacks, whom they see as descendants of the folks who sold them into slavery. However, African blacks will qualify for Obama reparations because “white colonialism caused all the problems of Africa.” That’s what Comrade Mugabe says to Comrade Hussein, anyway.

I have not heard that. In fact, the black guys I used to work were pretty neutral about African blacks. Unless they were compromising their position of victimhood.

22 posted on 07/06/2008 5:57:25 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: yankeedame

Spend it? Surely you jest.

If you’re referring to the aid: Aside from some window dressing, boondoggle projects, the $$ would go into the pockets of the African despots (as it always has).

If you’re referring to the human cargo smuggling, you can always buy a mansion in a gated community and ride out the Brazilification of the US there. Or maybe just go to Brazil (where they are used to keeping the great unwashed in their place).


23 posted on 07/06/2008 6:59:24 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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And this is news? Foreign born persons whose primary allegiance remains the Old Country will always put the Old Country’s interests before America’s. This is about as much news as the fact that the Eurotrash and liberal reporters support Obama. In my book, another reason for REAL Americans to oppose him.


24 posted on 07/06/2008 7:40:51 AM PDT by Godwin1 (at the Rurtrash)
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To: raybbr

I was just passing on what I have heard to be a generality. I, too, know American blacks who are friendly with African ones. However, people who happen to be of the same race don’t automatically like each other. There have been times in history when American whites hated Southern whites, British whites, French whites, and German whites. Koreans don’t like Japanese much. Tutsis certainly don’t like Hutus, etc.


25 posted on 07/06/2008 8:26:18 AM PDT by hellbender
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