Skip to comments.President Obama calls African-Americans a ‘mongrel people’
Posted on 07/29/2010 8:32:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
President Obama calls African-Americans a mongrel people By Sam Youngman - 07/29/10 11:00 AM ET
NEW YORK CITY -- President Obama waded into the national race debate in an unlikely setting and with an unusual choice of words: telling daytime talk show hosts that African-Americans are sort of a mongrel people.
The president appeared on ABCs morning talk show The View Thursday, where he talked about the forced resignation of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, his experience with race and his roots.
When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: "We are sort of a mongrel people."
"I mean we're all kinds of mixed up," Obama said. "That's actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it."
The president did not appear to be making an inflamatory remark with his statement. The definition of mongrel as an adjective is defined as "of mixed breed, nature, or origin," according to dictionary.com.
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True enough of Americans as a whole. Doesn’t offend me in the least, but if a white person or Republican had said it all hell would break loose.
Oh good idea, Barry, let’s talk about race again. snicker. ;-)
No, that makes him a mulatto. It's a very un-PC term these days, but the shoe fits, so the Obammunist needs to wear it.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
If they are truly mongrel....would this declassify them as minority or from receiving special treatment/benefits?
Well, he’s speaking the truth, for once. It’s tough to find a black American with pure African blood.
My ancestry traces back to America, Europe, and Africa, but it says “negro” on my birth certificate. It’s just a fact. Nothing to get worked up about, in my opinion.
He ought to know.
I have always connected that term with a dog .
Mongrel as a word to describe humans of mixed heritage has a long and not very illustrious past.
‘Americans are a mongrel people, half Jewified, half Negrofied’ Adolf Hitler
Huh? Exactly what do "we" know about it? Tell us more about the "typical white person", Barry? And what exactly makes you "African American" and not "white" since we're all "mixed up"?
This guy's a dope.
Let Rush or Beck call him a mongrel and watch how worked up people get.
Agreed, I'd be willing to bet if a black person says something "offensive" about whites, it isn't so much the comment in itself, it's the feigned OUTRAGE that would come if it were the other way around. For example, I couldn't care less what Ben Jealous of the NAACP says, what p#sses me off is that if it were a white person saying the same about him the howls you'd hear from the MSM and the left in general.
“True enough of Americans as a whole. Doesnt offend me in the least, but if a white person or Republican had said it all hell would break loose.”
Sort of like the white people who used perfectly good words like “niggardly”, “black hole” or “Eenie, meenie, minie, moe”? It all depends on who’s doing the saying, doesn’t it?
He's nuts. Other night he threw a salute to Broadway musicals at the White House. Yup...he started off about how much show-tunes taught us about race.
Archer: “Not diverse enough? We have Launa, she is black...ish.”
Archer: “Well you freaked out when I called you an Octoroon.”
Launa: “Imagine that!”
“Well, hes speaking the truth, for once. Its tough to find a black American with pure African blood.”
Good point, and well taken.
Still and all, would you describe your family as “mongrel”?
Or would you be a bit more dignified?
If I described my geneology I’d say it’s a “hodge podge.” “Some of this, some of that.”
Basically paraphrasing Bill Murray’s speech from Stripes:
“We’re all very different people. We’re not Watusi. We’re not Spartans. We’re Americans, with a capital ‘A’, huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We’re the underdog. We’re mutts!”
I predict that Rush will do that today, followed by the State Run Media having an attack and calling for Rush to be banned from the air.
My son just said, “So, he’s a racist to everyone. He’d even punch himself if he had the chance.”
IMO, one of our biggest mistakes was allowing Progressives to control the conversation by labeling Obama as ‘black’ or ‘african-american’, ignoring the FACT that his mother was lily white. As a result, at every opportunity they have been able to play the race card. How can my objection to him be labeled ‘racist’ when the man is half white?
IMO, it is completely racist to ignore that he IS half white. Obama is our first BI-RACIAL President and should have been labeled as such from the get go.... period. But then, I suppose we’d have been labeled racist for pointing out the obvious.
Thats partially correct. Not all African Americans have mixed racial blood or relations.
'Among humans, mongrel and mongrelize are derogatory terms for the mixing of "races", known as miscegenation'...Wikipedia
'Miscegenation (Latin miscere "to mix" + genus "kind") is the mixing of different racial groups through marriage, cohabitation, sexual relations, and procreation. The term "miscegenation" has been used since the nineteenth century to refer to interracial marriage and interracial sex, and more generally to the process of racial admixture......Wiki
I’ve called him a marxist, a racist, a usurper, a liar, a phony, a disgrace, Zero, anti-american, but never thought to call him a mongrel.
Since, one of it’s definitions is bastard or illegitimate, I’ll add it to the list.
Thanks O for adding to my vocabulary
A study by the
Population Research Center, in Portland, Oregon, projects that the black
intermarriage rate will climb dramatically in this century, to a point at which 37
percent of African-Americans will claim mixed ancestry by 2100.
Show tunes? Oy! Let's recap... we elected a guy named Clinton who had an absentee father and tried to get into every woman he could find. Now we elected another guy with an absentee father who is black and we now have a president who is obsessed about race and sought out the likes of Jerimiah Wright. Maybe they're not "certifiably" nuts but both of them sure could use some serious couch time... Wusses.
Hussein does it, and he gets an effing PASS.
I hate the press. They are so damned biased.
” Or would you be a bit more dignified?”
To me he’s the most undignified President we have had.....
He appears to want to be:
Jay Leno’s replacement and the hippest thing to come along in our lifetime...........
thanks for that link.
IMO, Obama’s reference to his heritage as “mongrel” is an attempt to “make himself appear more like us normal folks”.
Which means that he inherently thinks of himself as superior to us.
Could there be a benefit to calling yourself BLACK?...
Not a CURSE but BOON?...
Could Affirmative Action be the greatest little political scam going?..
Does calling yourself BLACK make you just a little MORE EQUAL than others?...
Is Barry Sotoro scamming the American System?..
Is he a PRO-RACIAL President.. masked as BLACK to BAMMboozle the BLACK folks.. and confuse some whites?..
Because Barry is no blacker than other half-White folks..
come to think of it.. Rev. Wright is not very BLACK either...
-OR- Julian Bond or Tiger Woods or Charlie Wrangle..
If you have Blackenese people why NOT Whitenese..
I can't find ANY Whitenese people.. is there a downside to being Whitenese?..
Great minds think alike! ;-)
"I will never fight “with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”
-- Robert “KKK” Byrd
"Americans are a mongrel people, half Jewified, half Negrofied"
-- Adolf Hitler
"We are sort of a mongrel people."
-- Barack Hussein Obama
Imagine if almost anyone else on earth used that description?
According to Wiki MONGREL means:
“In botany, a mongrel may refer to the offspring of varieties of a species which was in contrast to a hybrid”
“Among pets, one whose parentage is of unknown or mixed breeds as opposed to purebred”
“Among humans, mongrel and mongrelize are derogatory terms for the mixing of “races”, known as miscegenation”
I guess someone has to ask Gibbs if Mr. Skittles considers himself human or animal.
I’m mixed Asian/English/Irish/Scottish............Can’t get much more “mongrel” than that!..........I’ve had several dogs over the years. The smartest and the most intelligent were the mongrels. My pure breds were basically stupid...................
For leftists... It's not the words you speak but who speaks the words!
Agreed, a fact I have been shouting since the campaign.
|"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
|"We have no government armed in power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other. "
| Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God
|"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests."
| "Public officials should not be chosen if they are lacking in experience, training, proven virtue, and demonstrated wisdom. "
So “the one” was channeling Bill Murray from “Stripes”
“Cut it out! Cut it out! Cut it out! The hell’s the matter with you? Stupid! We’re all very different people. We’re not Watusi. We’re not Spartans. We’re Americans, with a capital ‘A’, huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We’re the underdog. We’re mutts! Here’s proof: his nose is cold! But there’s no animal that’s more faithful, that’s more loyal, more loveable than the mutt. Who saw “Old Yeller?” Who cried when Old Yeller got shot at the end?”
Of course if this had been a white repbulican (or even a white democrat.. maybe..) he would be in hot water!
In animal breeding a cross/hybrid/mongrel mating brings out lots of variations and often “hybrid vigor”. The idea that there is some sort of “mongrelization”, as if humans were selectively bred for a function that would be diluted if mixed; is absolutely asinine.
Some of the most gorgeous women I have ever seen have been of mixed heritage. America has the best of everything in the world, and the most creative, intelligent, motivated and beautiful people from around the world seem to end up here, where such industry and creativity is best rewarded; and it has made our nation the greatest in the World.
Gotta love that Booker T. ---and the MG's too, eheheh!
“We are sort of a mongrel people.”
And this is a problem? Why limit it to Blacks. Of course Americans, in general, are a mongrel society. What do you think the term, melting pot, refers to?
This country is not bound together by race. Broken apart, perhaps, but not bound together.
If you’re concerned about what percentage of various races are in your background, you’re missing the whole point of America. It wasn’t started to support your angst, or pride, based on your “race”. It doesn’t really matter, and as long as you subscribe to the ideals of the country nobody really cares anymore. Oh sure, there may be a few throwbacks in any race, but you have to start to question their mental capacity after a certain point.
Most people have gotten past worrying about such things, unless they’re politicians, or you are on sort of plantation provided by the policticians. It’s certainly not a concern of folks that are operating in the real world, running their own businesses or with better things to worry about.
There is only one race: the human race.
I think I’ll make that my new tagline.
I suppose he´s black, or something. He should have showed the Views how cool he really is and thrown around the n word too.
That's basically what I am, with some Spaniard, German and Polish thrown in the mix. ;-)
“Here’s proof. His nose is cold.”
Just the ‘phonetic sound’ of the word ‘mongrel’ has a repulsive aura about it. A more ‘vanilla’ word to infer could be ‘hybrid’ although its technical meaning does not involve humans whereas ‘mongrel’ is an appropriate and correct term for human interracial mixing. It is what it ‘bees’!
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