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Jamie Foxx: Obama Brings ‘Responsibility’ To African-Americans
Access Hollywood ^ | Nov 19, 2008

Posted on 11/19/2008 4:43:09 PM PST by RDTF

Jamie Foxx is the latest celebrity to stand up and celebrate, following Barack Obama’s victory in the presidential election.

“It was absolutely incredible,” Jamie told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson in an exclusive interview. “I’m standing around all dudes and we are breaking out in tears.”

When Shaun caught up with Jamie on the set of his new music video, “Just Like Me,” the Oscar winner said Obama’s victory has instilled a sense of “responsibility” in all African-Americans.

“I don’t know how people felt but I know how I felt, as far as being an African-American male,” Foxx added. “I speak now to every African-American male that I see. Now we have a responsibility, a huge responsibility to make sure we do the right thing now and to cut out all the madness and silliness. Now we don’t have an excuse.”

We can’t say it’s the man’s fault when you are the man,” Foxx continued.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008; blackfamily; foxx; obama; obamatransitionfile
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1 posted on 11/19/2008 4:43:10 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

He’s got a point. Now is the time for all good brothers to take responsibility for their children and their lives.


2 posted on 11/19/2008 4:44:48 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: RDTF
"We can’t say it’s the man’s fault when you are the man,” Foxx continued.

Well I hope that proves to be a benefit of Obama's time in office.... but a lot of people (of any race) can find all the excuses they need when they want to do so......

3 posted on 11/19/2008 4:46:11 PM PST by Enchante (Thanks, Mediascum, you "elected" your candidate and now the country will pay....)
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To: RDTF

Enough already.

Obama is only half black, so all the brothers can kooooooool their jets! LOL


4 posted on 11/19/2008 4:46:50 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: RDTF

If anything comes out of BO reign, I hope that it is a renewal of black America. There is no other effective hope than people taking responsibility for their own actions and helping themselves.


5 posted on 11/19/2008 4:47:05 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth ($750 billion is nothing - surrender your children, wealth and gold fillings now to avoid the rush.)
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To: RDTF
“I’m standing around all dudes and we are breaking out in tears.”

Having your take home pay reduced will do that...

Obama’s victory has instilled a sense of “responsibility” in all African-Americans.

Uhhhh... News Flash: That has been the Republican platform from day one. You liberals and Democrats don't like responsibility, that's why you voted for "free gasoline and free mortgages!" Dumb a$$!

6 posted on 11/19/2008 4:48:20 PM PST by avacado
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To: RDTF

I can see that, hope he is right


7 posted on 11/19/2008 4:48:54 PM PST by SFR
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To: RDTF

Well, since we still haven’t had a female president, I think I’ll choose sloth and silliness. Yeah....that’s the ticket.


8 posted on 11/19/2008 4:49:08 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: RDTF
You mean we don't have to worry about this any more?


9 posted on 11/19/2008 4:49:34 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

OMG thats too funny


10 posted on 11/19/2008 4:52:17 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: EveningStar

great pic!LMAO!


11 posted on 11/19/2008 4:53:02 PM PST by RDTF (BO smells and eventually people do what's necessary to avoid it)
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To: RDTF
Now we have a responsibility, a huge responsibility to make sure we do the right thing now and to cut out all the madness and silliness. Now we don’t have an excuse.

Is he saying the black community has NOT been responsible up to this point?

If a white person said this about the black community, they would be crucified...

12 posted on 11/19/2008 4:53:37 PM PST by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: RDTF

Was this a comedy bit? Did welfare lines dwindle as lines formed for couples to get married, find jobs, and otherwise act like responsible free people? Did I miss that part on TV? Did Obama already give a morality bailout to his people?


13 posted on 11/19/2008 4:53:48 PM PST by Battle of Tours
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To: EveningStar

You are bad and that is so stolen!


14 posted on 11/19/2008 4:54:22 PM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Recruit training at Parris Island from October 20)
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To: Reagan Man
Obama is only half black, so all the brothers can kooooooool their jets! LOL


15 posted on 11/19/2008 4:54:36 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: RDTF

I give the responsibility meme about a week, then it’s back to blaming Whitey for obstructing the Great One’s program.


16 posted on 11/19/2008 4:55:05 PM PST by Argus (Stuff Compassionate and Maverick - just try plain old CONSERVATISM again)
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To: LottieDah

Yeah, it is just the lack of a black president that has been keeping so many black men down.


17 posted on 11/19/2008 4:55:17 PM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
>>>>>>If anything comes out of BO reign, I hope that it is a renewal of black America.

Since 95% of blacks voted for Obama, I doubt renewal is on their minds. Paybacks, as in reparations will be on the agenda. 300 years of slavery in America will cost us white folks dearly.... oops... will cost ALL of us dearly.

Obama didn't sit in Rev Wright's Church for 20 years and listen to his teachings of Black Liberation Theology for nothing. AKA. Black Marxism!

18 posted on 11/19/2008 4:55:32 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: RDTF
Now we have a responsibility, a huge responsibility to make sure we do the right thing now and to cut out all the madness and silliness. Now we don’t have an excuse

Quoted because this boggles my mind...

19 posted on 11/19/2008 4:56:49 PM PST by Felis_irritable (Dirty_Felis_Irritable...)
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To: CE2949BB

WORK ON THAT #15 PLEASE.
THe Kools should be posed alongside their friend Colt .45 malt liquor.


20 posted on 11/19/2008 4:57:52 PM PST by supremedoctrine ('Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn"--Delmore Schwartz)
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To: NavVet
Yeah, it is just the lack of a black president that has been keeping so many black men down.

I'll have to ask my black governor about that.

Hopefully we'll have a Jewish president one day...so that Jews will finally be able to succeed.

21 posted on 11/19/2008 4:57:58 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: CE2949BB

WORK ON THAT #15 PLEASE.
THe Kools should be posed alongside their friend Colt .45 malt liquor.


22 posted on 11/19/2008 4:58:03 PM PST by supremedoctrine ('Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn"--Delmore Schwartz)
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To: LottieDah
"Now is the time for all good brothers to take responsibility for their children and their lives."

I sincerely hope so. The failure of the black family has been a scourge on our society. There's plenty of blame to go around, from the government to the culture, but ultimate responsibility comes down to the individual. If Hussein wanted to really do some good, he would go into the ghettos and demand that the men build families, raise their children, learn how to talk, and get an education/job skills.

He is the only president that could ever imagine doing such a thing, and it might just work, considering how the blacks are so devoted to him. I'd even support using government funds to make it all happen(I can't believe I said that). I guarantee, if the black culture did such a thing, they would be voting republican within a generation. Combined with their gravitation to traditional values, they would also be owning businesses, working, raising families, and paying taxes. They would want to government OUT of their lives and out of their way.

23 posted on 11/19/2008 4:59:27 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Battle of Tours

My thoughts exactly. I’m sure the so-called black community is JUST about to turn things around. We can count on it any day now...


24 posted on 11/19/2008 5:00:09 PM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: RDTF
“I speak now to every African-American male that I see. Now we have a responsibility, a huge responsibility to make sure we do the right thing now and to cut out all the madness and silliness. Now we don’t have an excuse.”

From Jamie's lips to God's ears.

25 posted on 11/19/2008 5:00:24 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: RDTF

Unfortunately I think this feeling is only going last a little while. Once the 0bamatons weep at the inaug and watch the SOTU address, they will slowly but surely realize that 0bama will not bring them Heaven on Earth, that he is just another hack politician. Did Dinkens’ mayoralty inspire generations of African-Americans in NYC?


26 posted on 11/19/2008 5:01:09 PM PST by Lou Budvis (0bama, Spread your own ------n wealth)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

America’s black community has for a long time NEEDED a strong leader. Looks like Obama COULD be the one.

Only time will tell.


27 posted on 11/19/2008 5:01:31 PM PST by i_dont_chat
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To: RDTF

Sounds great now. Will take action and not just hope talk to hollywood mags.


28 posted on 11/19/2008 5:02:38 PM PST by Doug TX
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To: RDTF
Obama was raised by white people in a white culture. Just saying...
29 posted on 11/19/2008 5:02:50 PM PST by GinaLolaB (=^..^=)
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To: RDTF
"Obama’s victory has instilled a sense of “responsibility” in all African-Americans. Although, technically, we have until January to be irresponsible, though. But come January, we will suddenly be very, very responsible."


30 posted on 11/19/2008 5:03:35 PM PST by macamadamia (Life is a continuation of war by other means.)
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To: LottieDah

I bet they love this country so much right now, that they are willing to be just Americans, instead of African-Americans? Ya think?


31 posted on 11/19/2008 5:03:48 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Reagan Man

All Obama can afford is 1 acre of prime desert and a picture of a mule.


32 posted on 11/19/2008 5:06:46 PM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: RDTF
We can’t say it’s the man’s fault when you are the man,” Foxx continued.

He has a point there. I like Jamie as an entertainer, tho I disagree with some of his personal views.

33 posted on 11/19/2008 5:07:08 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don' need no steenkin' bipartisan..... Oops, have I failed to be "gracious" AGAIN?!!)
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To: RDTF

I wonder if Jamie knows how Obama got to be President.
Or how he got to be Senator.
Or how he got to be State Senator.
I think it amounts to a kind of responsibility only
to the demands of one’s own ego, which ego has been carefully cultivated and buffed up into something
which is unrecognizable as anything human.


34 posted on 11/19/2008 5:07:29 PM PST by supremedoctrine ('Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn"--Delmore Schwartz)
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To: Argus

they can’t because they own congress too


35 posted on 11/19/2008 5:08:11 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: RDTF

Good for Jamie


36 posted on 11/19/2008 5:08:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

“Yeah, it is just the lack of a black president that has been keeping so many black men down.”

‘I’ll have to ask my black governor about that.’

And the poor, kept-down black actor quoted in the article.


37 posted on 11/19/2008 5:09:45 PM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: supremedoctrine
My rebuttal - Pac Man Jones
38 posted on 11/19/2008 5:09:50 PM PST by texan75010 (I am Sarah Palin. Her story is my story.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

I agree with you, I noticed a change the day after the election.


39 posted on 11/19/2008 5:10:01 PM PST by Boiling Pots (I'd be laughing if it wasn't going to be so expensive.)
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To: RDTF

I have wondered whether Obama’s victory would be serve as a roll model for hard work (ok, yes, he was the son of a bank president and a community organizer), responsibility and family integrity or if a black man striving for, of all things, President of the USA, would be denigrated and ridiculed as “acting white”.


40 posted on 11/19/2008 5:14:11 PM PST by Tucson (I'd prefer you just say thank you; or pick up a piece and walk a post)
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To: RDTF
"Jamie Foxx: Obama Brings ‘Responsibility’ To African-Americans"

Barf barf barf.

41 posted on 11/19/2008 5:16:22 PM PST by Enterprise (No Oil for Democrats!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
If anything comes out of BO reign, I hope that it is a renewal of black America. There is no other effective hope than people taking responsibility for their own actions and helping themselves.

Yeah, like receiving welfare checks through collectivism and redistribution of wealth breeds responsibility.

42 posted on 11/19/2008 5:17:26 PM PST by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: LottieDah

With responsibility (apparently) comes reparations.

We just want our fair share of your stuff, motherf@#ker.


43 posted on 11/19/2008 5:17:55 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: RDTF
Whatever. I just want "African-American" to be the #1 statistically significant contribution demographic in income taxation and last place in social program consumption.
Until that happens, bruthas got nuthin' to celebrate.
44 posted on 11/19/2008 5:19:17 PM PST by aWolverine
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To: RDTF
Another racist POS barks for its master.

LLS

45 posted on 11/19/2008 5:20:19 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except when it comes to dims! I am an UMA-unity my a$$)
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To: NavVet

Yeah, it is the lack of a Asian president that has been keeping so many Asian men down.

I would like to believe Obama has it in him to be a good influence — but the two videos of him giving the finger while he was talking about Hillary and John McCain — make me think he, himself, does not have very high standards.

Like I said: only time will tell.


46 posted on 11/19/2008 5:20:36 PM PST by i_dont_chat
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To: Bullish

That’s exactly what I hope many turn from.


47 posted on 11/19/2008 5:21:04 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth ($750 billion is nothing - surrender your children, wealth and gold fillings now to avoid the rush.)
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This is a great piz-oint!

The only thing is...Obama is going to insist on lots and lots of social programs because, “you can’t make it in America! Not only are you way behind, but the system is set up for you to fail.”

The only problem with all that is...he seemed to have made it just fine despite the system being set up for a brah to fail.

The system is set up to screw you, but Obama seemed to do alright, didn’t he?


48 posted on 11/19/2008 5:23:04 PM PST by NeoConfederate
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To: Reagan Man

Look at it this way . . .

There are many black people who are every bit a pissed at the state of affairs on the RAT plantation as you are. Now that BO has the helm, those folks are going to have a lot more ammo when they point out to others that they have no excuses anymore. Some will be swayed and that’s something.

Doing nothing, complaining and wringing hands is certain to do nothing.


49 posted on 11/19/2008 5:24:18 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth ($750 billion is nothing - surrender your children, wealth and gold fillings now to avoid the rush.)
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To: LottieDah

No, 1866 was the time for all good brothers to take responsibility for their children and their lives.


50 posted on 11/19/2008 5:24:36 PM PST by dr_who
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