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Obama: 'I Don't Think Ethics' Was My Favorite Subject
News Busters ^ | 9/29/2011 | Terence P Jeffrey

Posted on 09/30/2011 3:45:03 PM PDT by IbJensen

President Barack Obama told an audience of high school students in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday that he was “not always the very best student” and that ethics “would not have made it on the list” of his favorite subjects.

“I was not always the very best student that I could be when I was in high school, and certainly not when I was in middle school,” Obama said, speaking at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School.

“I did not love every class I took. I wasn’t always paying attention the way I should have,” Obama said. “I remember when I was in 8th grade I had to take a class called ethics. Now, ethics is about right and wrong, but if you’d ask me what my favorite subject was back in 8th grade, it was basketball. I don’t think ethics would have made it on the list.”

Obama went on to tell the high school students that even though that 8th grade ethics class was not one of his favorites it did have a significant impact on his life—and now inspires the way he acts as president.

Read more and see video at CNSNews.com.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/terence-p-jeffrey/2011/09/29/obama-i-dont-think-ethics-was-my-favorite-subject#ixzz1ZTiBb1Kw


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheat; crook; liar; rat
He is STILL failing Ethics class... So much for a "good" foundation!

Solyndra Fast and Furious ØbamAA++Care GM/Chrysler giving companies to the unions not shareholders Stimulus (payola for campaign contributions) Maxine Waters, Charlie Wrangle, AL GORE...

ALL democrats fail "ethics", as their ethics are "if it feels good, and you don't think you will be caught, DO IT!".

1 posted on 09/30/2011 3:45:12 PM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

I believe liberals changed the name of such a class to “values clarification”. It allows the American people to get away with doing wrong if no one is looking.


2 posted on 09/30/2011 3:47:57 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: IbJensen

This akin to saying Michael Moore is a disgusting fat body.

Frankly, I wonder if Ubama can even pronounce the word, “ethics”.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 3:51:45 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: IbJensen

I can’t find ANYONE who had an ethics class in 8th grade.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 3:51:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: IbJensen

Obama learned in Chicago where ethics meant you didn’t get caught.


5 posted on 09/30/2011 3:53:38 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: IbJensen

YA THINK?!!!!!!


6 posted on 09/30/2011 3:56:51 PM PDT by fedupjohn ("JUST LIKE YOU, I'M NOT FOR SALE!....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Sacajaweau
I can’t find ANYONE who had an ethics class in 8th grade.

Could it have been "ethnics"?

7 posted on 09/30/2011 3:58:00 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: IbJensen

YA THINK?!!!!!!


8 posted on 09/30/2011 3:58:17 PM PDT by fedupjohn ("JUST LIKE YOU, I'M NOT FOR SALE!....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: IbJensen

Since all of his records were conveniently sealed, we’ll never know if he ever took an ethics class in the eighth grade. As if they ever had ethics classes in eighth grade. He lies for no reason other than to puff himself up, that’s a definition of something bad.


9 posted on 09/30/2011 3:59:36 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: Nachum

ping!


10 posted on 09/30/2011 4:00:07 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: IbJensen

Only a total idiot would say that. Oh wait, its Obama.


11 posted on 09/30/2011 4:00:24 PM PDT by dforest
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To: IbJensen
this usurper never made it out of primary school.
12 posted on 09/30/2011 4:01:14 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: Sacajaweau

“I can’t find ANYONE who had an ethics class in 8th grade.”

Catholic school students in the 1950’s did.


13 posted on 09/30/2011 4:01:24 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Ursus Arctos Horribilis......got my GRRRRR on!)
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To: IbJensen

Donald Young would agree. He was helping you with your gay problem during your campaign but talked a little too much. That was his last week on earth. And your owned media never questioned. Guess they don’t care about ethics much either.


14 posted on 09/30/2011 4:04:44 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: IbJensen

Such an inspiration to the young.......
SUCH an inspiration!


15 posted on 09/30/2011 4:09:09 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Sacajaweau

Yes, but Obama had a VERY special education mere mortals like you cannot possibly know anything about.
It was so special none of us can EVER know anything about it.


16 posted on 09/30/2011 4:11:55 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: IbJensen
This guy gets dumber by the day.
17 posted on 09/30/2011 4:11:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Forty-Niner

Maybe they taught Muslim Ethics 101 at that madrassa in Indonesia.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 4:14:56 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Forty-Niner
I went to 8th grade (1957) in a top notch Catholice School. No ethics class!!

My bro went to Public School....no ethics class.

Life was the Golden Rule back then...and still is.

19 posted on 09/30/2011 4:17:05 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: IbJensen

And I’m finding it increasingly revealing how often insecure Lefties
and especially Obama, find themselves seeking out the youngest audiences, children, and adolescents, returning again and again to them, as if securing a future fantasy vote, like a ballplayer who was on his way to home plate, then panics when he realizes he may not have touched first base, and has to run back to it.


20 posted on 09/30/2011 4:18:09 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

Inspiration....Do coke!!!....It doesn’t matter.


21 posted on 09/30/2011 4:18:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: IbJensen

I also disliked the classes I flunked.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 4:22:20 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Sacajaweau

“I can’t find ANYONE who had an ethics class in 8th grade.”

How many people do you know who went to school in Indonesia? But then, did they really have basketball there?


23 posted on 09/30/2011 4:24:51 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: supremedoctrine

At least if he discussed the use of drugs he might be believable!


24 posted on 09/30/2011 4:26:04 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: IbJensen
President Barack Obama told an audience of high school students in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday that he was “not always the very best student” and that ethics “would not have made it on the list” of his favorite subjects.

Well, no shirt, S**tlock.

25 posted on 09/30/2011 4:27:02 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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To: IbJensen

He sucks at both basketball AND ethics.


26 posted on 09/30/2011 4:30:38 PM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Brilliant

He was in Hawaii ion 8th grade. The school was non-sectarian but with a basic religious foundation. I’d say he was learning the golden rule...An actual course in ethics??


27 posted on 09/30/2011 4:36:27 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Brilliant
OBama did eighth grade in Hawaii at that ritzy prep school. I Doubt they taught ethics either, in the early to mid seventies.
28 posted on 09/30/2011 4:37:55 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Bullish

“He sucks at both basketball AND ethics.”

But, man, can he THROW a baseball!!!


29 posted on 09/30/2011 4:37:55 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Sacajaweau

I think he’s referring to law school, where ethics is required, and where basketball was still his favorite subject.


30 posted on 09/30/2011 4:48:59 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: IbJensen
From the article, my favorite post, by "Don't Feed The Trolls":

I bet if we had real journalists out there they could do some research and would find out that there was NO ETHICS CLASS taught in the 8th grade Obama attended.
31 posted on 09/30/2011 6:17:54 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (I am a Catholic, A US Citizen, A Patriot, A TEA Partier, An Oath Keeper, A Voter, An Auburn Fan!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

I would like to know one school that has an “ ethics “ class.


32 posted on 09/30/2011 6:21:40 PM PDT by Thors2000
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To: Thors2000
I would like to know one school that has an “ ethics “ class.

It's definitely offered in Catholic seminaries.

HTH

33 posted on 09/30/2011 6:23:39 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: HighlyOpinionated

You guys are all wrong, Obama’s school (Punahou) did teach ethics for 8th grade.


34 posted on 09/30/2011 7:15:06 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: IbJensen

Muslim ethics..al taqqiya.


35 posted on 09/30/2011 7:24:05 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Howie66

Perhaps the equivalent of a US 8th grade was taught at his muslim school in Jakarta. We know he’s a damned liar because there are no ethics in the muslim school.


36 posted on 10/01/2011 4:18:40 AM PDT by IbJensen (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks IbJensen. What a huge surprise.


37 posted on 10/01/2011 7:43:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: IbJensen
...Solyndra Fast and Furious ØbamAA++Care GM/Chrysler giving companies to the unions not shareholders Stimulus (payola for campaign contributions) Maxine Waters, Charlie Wrangle, AL GORE...

Yeah, but he IS good at basketball...

38 posted on 10/01/2011 7:45:53 PM PDT by GOPJ (Bibi would go toe to toe with the devil if it was the only way to save his beloved Israel.)
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To: GOPJ

He dribbles and shoots like a transgendered person.


39 posted on 10/02/2011 4:55:03 AM PDT by IbJensen (EWE)
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To: IbJensen

bttt


40 posted on 10/02/2011 7:02:39 AM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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