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Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event in Roanoke, Virginia "kids donít want to learn"
The White House Office of the Press Secretary ^ | July 13, 2012 | The President

Posted on 07/14/2012 12:37:27 PM PDT by mdittmar

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Roanoke!  (Applause.)  It is good to be back in Roanoke!  Good to be back in Virginia.  (Applause.)  Back in the Star City. 

     There are a couple of people I want to acknowledge.  First of all, you've got one of the finest senators and public servants in the country in Mark Warner.  Give it up for Mark Warner.  (Applause.)  Now, Mark was a great governor for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and now he's a great senator.  I just want to point out we've got another great governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia who is going to be a great senator in Tim Kaine.  (Applause.)  We are thrilled to have them both with us today.

     I want to thank Mayor David Bowers who's here.  (Applause.) City Manager, Christopher Morrill.  (Applause.)  Fire Chief, David Hoback.  (Applause.)  And we've got former Majority Leader of the House of Delegates, Dick Cranwell is here.  (Applause.) 

     And all of you are here.  (Applause.)  Couldn’t ask for a nicer setting.  It is beautiful flying in to Roanoke. 

     Now, let me just say, unless you have managed to break your television set -- (laughter) -- you're probably aware that it is campaign season.  And I know it's not always pretty to watch.  We're seeing more money flooding into the system than ever before, more negative ads, more cynicism.  A lot of the reporting is just about who's up and who's down in the polls instead of talking about the things that matter in your day-to-day life.

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"Not every government program works the way it’s supposed to. And frankly, government can’t solve every problem. If somebody doesn’t want to be helped, government can’t always help them. Parents -- we can put more money into schools, but if your kids don’t want to learn it’s hard to teach them."

What an odd statement.

You see,it not the public school system,it's your stupid kids!

1 posted on 07/14/2012 12:37:34 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

WOW! THAT is the ONLY “intelligent” comment I have ever read from our “usurper-in-chief”! Let us NOT be fooled...


3 posted on 07/14/2012 12:49:48 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: mdittmar
Biden told the NAACP convention Children should be educated to the degree they are educable. This would be considered racism of low expectations in other genres
4 posted on 07/14/2012 12:51:20 PM PDT by wmap
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To: lyby

True, but coming on the heels of Biden’s “educable” comment, it’s pretty odd. Remember the random, out-of-nowhere “contraception” thing that bloomed into the “war on women”?

This smells odd.


5 posted on 07/14/2012 12:55:59 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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"Give it up for Mark Warner."

Who is this guy? A game show host? A DJ? An announcer in a strip club? What kind of idiom is this for the president and leader of the free world? Can you imagine any other president speaking like this?

6 posted on 07/14/2012 12:57:20 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

> Who is this guy? A game show host? A DJ? An announcer in a
> strip club? What kind of idiom is this for the president...

Hussein has no class whatsoever.


7 posted on 07/14/2012 1:04:15 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

It’s painful when he tries to sound cool. His inner nerd is right on the surface.


8 posted on 07/14/2012 1:15:23 PM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

It’s painful when he tries to sound cool. His inner nerd is right on the surface.


9 posted on 07/14/2012 1:15:26 PM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

He is a game show host.
The game is called Welcome to Marxism. Just spin the wheel & get free shiite every time it stops.
All you have to do to qualify for the show is pledge your soul to the state. Once you have done that you can spin for your free shiite.
Taxpayers are not eligible for the show or for free shiite.


10 posted on 07/14/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: mdittmar

The term “give it up” is so unpresidential and unprofessional.


11 posted on 07/14/2012 1:23:50 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I agree. I posted my reply before I read yours. Obama has no class whatsoever.


12 posted on 07/14/2012 1:25:40 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: mdittmar

What’s he going to say next - “The era of big government is over”? He’s a lying sack of


13 posted on 07/14/2012 1:25:53 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Moonmad27

I recall some commentary during the last election when he sounded almost like a middle of the road candidate...once the election day was over, off came the mask.


14 posted on 07/14/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: mdittmar
"Not every government program works the way it’s supposed to. And frankly, government can’t solve every problem. If somebody doesn’t want to be helped, government can’t always help them. Parents -- we can put more money into schools, but if your kids don’t want to learn it’s hard to teach them."

Taken at face value, you might say "well yeah, the kid has to want to learn, personal responsibility..." but he's not talking about taking personal responsibility. He's talking about shifting blame for an obvious problem: failing schools. You see, he specifically exempts spending from the problem, and implicitly exempts teachers and their unions, the beneficiaries of that spending. The point is "spending is good, more spending is better. If it's not working the problem is the kids. Maybe even more spending would take care of that."

15 posted on 07/14/2012 1:31:52 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: mdittmar

But schools in city centers have a clientele of Get Rich or Die Trying’ types. Being smart is acting White.


16 posted on 07/14/2012 1:33:43 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mdittmar

So, 0bama, mighty one. Just levy a tax on those who can’t pass a test and their parents too. It is just an Executive Order away.


17 posted on 07/14/2012 1:48:14 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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Now, Mark was a great governor for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and now he's a great senator. I just want to point out we've got another great governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia who is going to be a great senator in Tim Kaine.

Double barf.

18 posted on 07/14/2012 1:50:06 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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...but if your kids don’t want to learn it’s hard to teach them.

Teaching is not rocket surgery.

19 posted on 07/14/2012 2:56:52 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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20 posted on 07/14/2012 3:00:39 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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[kids don’t want to learn...]

GOOD, because all they are being taught is Socialism/ Communism.


21 posted on 07/14/2012 3:18:21 PM PDT by RetSignman
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Someone needs to post this on YouTube...or it will fall into the memory hole.


22 posted on 07/14/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Remember, JimRob called a truce....not a surrender.)
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To: lyby
He changes what he says depending on what his handlers judge to be most attractive to the given audience.

That is not what he would have said to the NAACP.

23 posted on 07/14/2012 4:49:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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...but if your kids have been brainwashed by your racist "culture" that learning is too "white", it’s hard to teach them.
24 posted on 07/14/2012 4:56:20 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Moonmad27
It’s painful when he tries to sound cool. His inner nerd is right on the surface.

We need a series of Obama’s embarrassing moments with the caption “Channeling Urcle (spelling?)”

25 posted on 07/14/2012 7:58:15 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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