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This picture perfectly captures significance of today's anniversary (Obama on Parks' bus)
MSN ^ | December 1, 2012

Posted on 12/01/2012 2:42:18 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Today is the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to sit in the back of the bus in Montgomery, Ala. And this photograph of President Obama sitting on that exact same bus 57 years later is a poignant reminder of just how much America has changed in half a century.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; photoop; rosaparks; vanity

1 posted on 12/01/2012 2:42:33 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Taxpayers to the BACK of the bus!!”


2 posted on 12/01/2012 2:43:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah perfect, he doesn’t know where to get off.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 2:44:15 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I like this one better.

Photobucket

4 posted on 12/01/2012 2:44:18 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He’s just one sick ba.....


5 posted on 12/01/2012 2:44:45 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think Freepers could come up with some better captions.


6 posted on 12/01/2012 2:46:00 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He’s gotta keep the myth of his cult of personality alive; so another photo-op to feed the masses.

The fools in this country aren’t even aware of how he uses them as pawns for his agendas.

V.I. Lenin had his useful acolytes, as well. So did Stalin and countless others.


7 posted on 12/01/2012 2:47:46 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rosa Parks represents individual initiative and responsibility and ethical behavior without the need for the support of big government.

Barack Obama represents collective dependence and lack of accountability and the waiving of ethics in favor of ideology that creates government dependency.


8 posted on 12/01/2012 2:50:13 PM PST by tentmaker (Galt's Gulch is a state of mind...)
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“Driver, take me to the golf course.”


9 posted on 12/01/2012 2:50:13 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

>>a poignant reminder of just how much America has changed in half a century.

Yeah. Rosa Parks was on her way home from WORK. She fed her own family. She had the pride of a person who worked hard and paid her own way through life. Obama and generations of leftist politicians like him have destroyed the black people of America, a nation where real racism is so rare that we have to resort to hearing “code words” and “dog whistles” to find it.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 2:50:22 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“They’re not buying the basketball thing anymore, maybe this’ll keep ‘em snowed.”


11 posted on 12/01/2012 2:50:38 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Half white, half Kenyan: “I’ll take the middle of the bus with a window seat.”


12 posted on 12/01/2012 2:51:58 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Dork.

This guy is the king of race baiters. Exactly what point does he think he is making, sitting in that bus.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 2:52:36 PM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m no supporter of Obama, but I can appreciate the history made when people who had to sit in the back of the bus 57 years ago have watched one of their own become President.


14 posted on 12/01/2012 2:55:05 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Problem: Mr. Obama is no more descended from Africans who were brought here as chattel slaves than I am, but he does have ancestors on both sides of his family that were slave owners and his father's family were slave merchants in Africa. So how far have we truly come, presstitutes? Oh, another thing: How does he eat like Guy Fiari and still lose weight every day? What disease might cause that?
15 posted on 12/01/2012 2:58:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Dear God....four more years of this lowlife forcing his purple-lipped face into the news every chance he gets, and it hasn’t even officially started yet.

Race-baiting #@!#$!.


16 posted on 12/01/2012 2:59:34 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon

My feelings exactly.

I read that many blacks are actually a little put out with Obama, because their condition as a whole has worsened under him and he seems unconcerned. Of course they voted for him, because they would have voted for any black Dem no matter how badly he was treating them. But they’re not happy.

So this is something he is doing to shore up his base, who appear to be dumb as the day is long and fall for all his publicity stunts.

Obama is NOT “African American” in the sense that this term is meant, he knows it, and the press knows it. But the Dems relied on their ability to create fantasies in the minds of an uneducated base, portraying him as black like them, and now he’s trying to refresh this fantasy in the mind of the black suckers who voted for him.


17 posted on 12/01/2012 3:06:56 PM PST by livius
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

While Rosa Park’s effort certainly took courage her refusal to give up her seat was planned. She was considered more media palatable than a predecessor who spontaneously did the same months earlier. There were other women in previous years who did similar.

More info at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/parks-predecessor-to-get-her-civil-rights-recognition-at-last-517785.html

It’s fitting that Obama would honor her rather than these other courageous women who protested independently.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 3:08:50 PM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Election stolen in several places, idiot liberal Americans, massive debt.

The country we once knew and loved no longer exists, I’m sorry to say.


19 posted on 12/01/2012 3:11:52 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: posterchild
While Rosa Park’s effort certainly took courage her refusal to give up her seat was planned. She was considered more media palatable than a predecessor who spontaneously did the same months earlier. There were other women in previous years who did similar.

Yes, it was a planned event, but that doesn't mean it didn't take courage. After all, on the same day, there were hundreds of thousands of blacks who went to the back of the bus like they always did, and hundreds of thousands of whites who thought that's the way it should be.

20 posted on 12/01/2012 3:14:16 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Please reread my first sentence.


21 posted on 12/01/2012 3:15:46 PM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: SkyDancer

lol


22 posted on 12/01/2012 3:17:07 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: tentmaker
"Rosa Parks represents individual initiative and responsibility and ethical behavior without the need for the support of big government."

RP was carefully selected to perform her act of defiance and part of an orchestrated campaign. Not that that's bad, it just wasn't very spontaneous.

23 posted on 12/01/2012 3:19:47 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: All

How many takes did to get that facial expression of being pensive just right?

Is there anything this “man” won’t exploit for personal/political gain?

What sacrifices have you made, Barack?

Sitting on a bus as if you’ve suffered hardship in your life?

Please.

Right now, the only seat you are occupying is on AF1 on yet another expensive, taxpayer funded vacation when your ass should be sitting in the chair in the Oval Office - you do remember what the Oval Office is, right?

With the impending “financial cliff” getting closer and closer, this is no time for photo ops and vacations - get your ass to work you f****in’ slacker!

You’ve done nothing but campaign, party and vacation for the past 5 years. You are out of excuses, out of people to blame. Fleeing the mainland when the going gets tough. Again?

The Obama voters will finally see what a fraud this “man” is now that he has to work and not campaign for 4 years instead of doing his job. The media can only mask the smell of a rotting fish for so long - at some point, Obama will have to do the job of POTUS, not fly around the country for photo ops and vacations.

It’s time for Mr. “Hope & Change” to go to work and show us all how brilliant he thinks he is.

Unfortunately, 2008 was no time to put an amateur into office, yet that’s what the voters did and now the bill is due. Past due and it’s going to be expensive.

I don’t wish bad on anyone, but I hope that the necessary spending cuts hit Obama voters the hardest so they learn a tough but necessary lesson and that is to vote for substance and not style.

Instead of demonizing intelligent, accomplished people like Sarah Palin, people should be begging her to run for POTUS but sadly, the takers are allergic to her cure for what ails America - hard work, self-accountability, not blaming others for your own misfortunes, etc...

Instead, they welcome people like Obama who instill a “blame others” mentality in them or reinforce it and tell them that they are owed something and that the rich should pay, because after all, rich = evil.

Never mind that Obama managed to get rich being a public servant and will make a fortune after he leaves office - he will continue to speak out against Capitalism and against those evil rich that are carrying this country with the jobs they create and with the taxes they pay.

I bet Obama’s forgotten what the inside of the Oval Office even looks like.


24 posted on 12/01/2012 3:21:25 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("Hate standing in line at the Post Office? - wait until ObamaCare is implemented.")
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To: posterchild
It's all a manufactured mythology.

The Straight Dope on Rosa Parks
25 posted on 12/01/2012 3:38:37 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Didn’t he have the arrogance to once say that? “Republicans ride in the back of the bus!”


26 posted on 12/01/2012 3:40:33 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

windowlicker


27 posted on 12/01/2012 3:59:11 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Who’s under the bus?


28 posted on 12/01/2012 3:59:11 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Obama is just the “Stall” in the big Democrat pickpocket scheme.


29 posted on 12/01/2012 4:00:17 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I don’t get it. He supposedly flew to MI for this photo op today? Nothing on the WH schedule about him traveling and haven’t seen anything on the news about it.....


30 posted on 12/01/2012 4:06:34 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks rightwingintelligentsia. We lucked out, Romney would have been worse. /s
31 posted on 12/01/2012 4:11:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: F15Eagle

Desparatley seeking icon status.


32 posted on 12/01/2012 4:15:45 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: ronnie raygun

Fabricated Icon status


33 posted on 12/01/2012 4:18:23 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: livius

Many of Zer0’s Afro-American voter base think they too are part white. They think that their great-great-grandmothers were continuously raped by their white slave masters to produce offspring that would populate their plantation with fresh slaves. Such a fantasy, isn’t it?


34 posted on 12/01/2012 4:20:26 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: Bryanw92

And she was victimized by lifelong Democrats.


35 posted on 12/01/2012 4:33:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He’s half white, that’s why he’s sitting about half way to the back.


36 posted on 12/01/2012 4:35:24 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: All

How about a pic of Obama hard at work in the Oval Office?

Or does such a thing not exist without being staged?


37 posted on 12/01/2012 4:46:49 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("Hate standing in line at the Post Office? - wait until ObamaCare is implemented.")
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To: Thank You Rush

“I don’t get it. He supposedly flew to MI for this photo op today? Nothing on the WH schedule about him traveling and haven’t seen anything on the news about it.....”

That’s because this is not a current picture. I know I’ve seen it before. Researching.


38 posted on 12/01/2012 5:01:31 PM PST by tunedin
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The REST of the story about Obama and buses and photo oops...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2770948/posts
President Obama has Tour Buses Flown to Stump Speeches
RedState ^ | Monday, August 29th, 2011 | Ben Howe


39 posted on 12/01/2012 5:04:23 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yep. He was campaigning back in April when this was snapped. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/obama-sits-reflects-on-rosa-parks-bus/

In fairness, MSN article does not state that he was commemorating the event today. The dingbat readers of this publication are left to make that assumption I guess.


40 posted on 12/01/2012 5:05:27 PM PST by tunedin
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To: Bluebird Singing

He’s just like a pimp, another street hustler trying to make
“the community” forget that slavery ever ended so his can mistreat them, abuse them, make them work for him, and never even think about giving him any backtalk.


41 posted on 12/01/2012 5:12:36 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

symbolism over substance


42 posted on 12/01/2012 5:44:20 PM PST by Twinkie (ABORTION is GENOCIDE of Blacks & Hispanics!)
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To: jonrick46

Everything that goes through their heads is a fantasy, promoted by a combination of wierd PC history and the media.


43 posted on 12/01/2012 5:55:05 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

Yes, he’s an elite product of expensive schools and a very comfortable upbringing. He has to fake his street cred with the homies, and they lap it right up.


44 posted on 12/01/2012 6:04:54 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: F15Eagle

I think that’s why I have a lingering sadness about the election. I feel like I’ve been torn out of the country I’ve known for all my life and dropped into one that’s totally alien.


45 posted on 12/01/2012 6:06:38 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I wish he was looking at a train coming down the tracks he was parked on.


46 posted on 12/01/2012 6:10:26 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: tentmaker

“Rosa Parks represents individual initiative and responsibility and ethical behavior without the need for the support of big government.”

What most folks don’t know is that Rosa Parks did not spontaneously choose that seat on the bus of her own free will. She was chosen and carefully groomed by others for that “moment” in history.

To read the _real_ story about Ms. Parks, you need to do this:
- Open a google search page, then enter this text:
“a curious state of madness descended on the country on October 24”

She was about as bona fide as that guy sitting in the bus at the beginning of this thread.


47 posted on 12/01/2012 6:55:10 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Photo reminds me of the pictures of BillyJeff at Normandy back in 1994. Making a cross of rocks he “found” on the beach. All set up and staged for the idiot voters. Of which this nation has millions and millions. If the founders were alive today, they would be spinning in their graves. (that’s a pun for you literalist out there)


48 posted on 12/01/2012 7:50:47 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: SpaceBar

Which is why it is so fitting that a made for TV president honors her.


49 posted on 12/01/2012 7:55:24 PM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Though it took much longer for the rest of the country to come round,
before his second term ended, no one else would get aboard.


50 posted on 12/01/2012 11:05:48 PM PST by clearcarbon
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