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Obama: Graduates said 'Yes we can' (the rookie Hussein hits the campaign trail at a high school)
UPI ^ | 4/16/11

Posted on 05/17/2011 2:52:20 PM PDT by Libloather

Obama: Graduates said 'Yes we can'
Published: May 16, 2011 at 2:14 PM

MEMPHIS, May 16 (UPI) -- Commencement at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis was a celebration and a chance to prove the naysayers wrong, President Obama said Monday.

"Every commencement is a day of celebration. But this one is especially hopeful," Obama told the graduating class during its graduation exercise. "That's because some people say that schools like BTW just aren't supposed to succeed in America. You'll hear them say, 'The streets are too rough in those neighborhoods.' Or 'The schools are too broken.' Or 'Those kids can't learn.'"

Booker T. Washington High School won the Race to the Top commencement competition. Since 2007, the graduation rate at Booker T. Washington High School has risen from 55 percent to 81 percent.

"We are here today because every single one of you stood up and said, 'Yes we can.' Yes we can learn. Yes we can succeed," Obama said, also recognizing the school's administration and teachers, and the students' parents in pushing the teens to succeed. "You decided that you weren't going to be defined by where you came from, but by where you want to go -- by what you want to achieve, by the dreams you hope to fulfill."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: campaign; graduates; memphis; obama
"Yes you can vote for me because you're old enough and not felons - yet."
1 posted on 05/17/2011 2:52:24 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
but no there are no jobs unless you what to work at MC Donald's.

That is ok you are a product of public education so your not qualified.

2 posted on 05/17/2011 2:54:32 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Libloather
Obie said... "If you can do it in Tennessee, you can do it anywhere".

Does he even realize the people he pi$$e$ on when he says stuff like that???

3 posted on 05/17/2011 2:56:22 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Libloather
What Hussein can't book a gig as a college commencement speaker, so now he's trolling the High Schools for votes?

Wouldn't it be funny is some wise-a$$ geek from a HS computer class hacked into the teleprompter and got Hussein to cluck like a chicken or something stupid like that.

4 posted on 05/17/2011 2:56:55 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Libloather

Hopefully, Obummer will spend a lot of time campaigning in Tennessee...

...and Idaho, South Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah.


5 posted on 05/17/2011 2:56:59 PM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Libloather

When reality sets in to these graduates, “Yes we can” will become a joke commonly thrown around at drinking parties thrown by those who last year and the year before were like chanting “Yes we can” and are now working at McDonalds or not at all..... =.=


6 posted on 05/17/2011 2:57:46 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Libloather
"...some people say that schools like BTW just aren't supposed to succeed in America..."

Classic Obama straw man rhetoric. In fact, nobody says any such thing but pretending that "some people" (hint - those rich racist Republicans) do gives our brave President the opportunity to boldly refute them.

7 posted on 05/17/2011 3:01:17 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Libloather
This affirmative action US-hating socialist race hustler speaking at a school named for the great color-blind patriotic capitalist Booker T. Washington is akin to that kill-the-babies-in-the-buckets feminaziwannabe speaking at that university named for Our Blessed Mother (ie the Lady of the Unborn, Patronness of the Americas).

Oh wait.... it's the same guy
8 posted on 05/17/2011 3:02:27 PM PDT by jobim
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To: proudpapa
Hopefully, Obummer will spend a lot of time campaigning in Tennessee...

Oh yeah. I'm sure "Yes we can" would play really well in Pulaski...

9 posted on 05/17/2011 3:02:27 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: scooby321

>but no there are no jobs unless you what to work at MC Donald’s.
************

CUSTOMER: “Can you make my fries extra crispy?”

BOOKER T WASHINGTON GRAD: “YES...WE CAN!!”


10 posted on 05/17/2011 3:05:03 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Libloather

Did the teaching improve or did the standards go down.

That is my question.


11 posted on 05/17/2011 3:06:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Lol! "If you can do it in [backward] Tennessee, you can do it anywhere"."
12 posted on 05/17/2011 3:12:51 PM PDT by luvbach1 (checked your profile)
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To: Venturer

Its a Charter School. You know, the kind Obie doesn’t want kids in DC to have access to...


13 posted on 05/17/2011 3:14:11 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Libloather
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14 posted on 05/17/2011 3:27:17 PM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Libloather

go to detroit or chicago... ask them if they can read

you’d get a different answer


15 posted on 05/17/2011 3:51:31 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Libloather

...wonder if he had Air Force One drop just a few miles south and do a flood-zone flyover as long as he was in the ‘hood. Yeah, right.


16 posted on 05/17/2011 3:55:21 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: newheart

17 posted on 05/17/2011 3:58:10 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: scooby321
but no there are no jobs unless you what to work at MC Donald's. That is ok you are a product of public education so your not qualified.

Considering the absolute ignorance of grammar, punctuation, and spelling displayed in your post, can you request the mods nuke it, so that its utter unintended irony can't be used against FR?

18 posted on 05/17/2011 3:59:17 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Libloather
Yeah; with classes such as:

Food Stamps 101

Pimping your way to your first Cadillac Escalade

Crack selling for fun and profit

How to Get Whitey, and Obama Money

Play the Race Card and win your future!

It's Never YOUR fault....it's the system, and Whitey

19 posted on 05/17/2011 4:02:46 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Its a Charter School. You know, the kind Obie doesn’t want kids in DC to have access to...
...........................................................
That’s pretty hard for me to understand.

1. His kids go to a charter school-—an expensive one.
2. It worked when it was used. Kids got a decent education.
3, DC school system sucks-—big time.
4. Almost every kid that got those vouchers were black.

Why screw up something that works? Something that blacks actually got a benefit from and was good for everyone.

My guess is the DC Teachers Union saw it as a danger to their jobs, and went to Obama to withdraw it.


20 posted on 05/17/2011 4:09:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Argus

I thought that was absurd too.

I have never heard anyone say that schools in the ghetto, or schools serving mostly minority students, “just aren’t supposed to succeed in America”. Where the heck does he get his quotes from?

And will anyone ever call him on that, to give an example of who ever said that such schools just aren’t supposed to succeed?


21 posted on 05/17/2011 4:57:08 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Venturer
"Why screw up something that works?"

Kinda seems to make him happy.

22 posted on 05/17/2011 8:43:44 PM PDT by taraytarah (There is no truth in him.)
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