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Im for It: Obama Lends Support to DC Statehood Push
Mediaite ^ | 21 Jul 2014 | Eddie Scarry

Posted on 07/21/2014 4:23:01 PM PDT by mandaladon

President Barack Obama said on Monday that he’s in favor of Washington, D.C., gaining statehood.

“I’m in D.C., so I’m for it,” he said to a room of mostly young, minority boys who were at the White House for Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. “Folks in D.C. pay taxes like everybody else. They contribute to the overall well-being of the country like everybody else. They should be represented like everybody else.”

Obama said he’s supported the idea of statehood for D.C. “for quite sometime” but acknowledged that “the politics of it” would make it something difficult to move through Congress.

D.C. is the most liberal city in the U.S., according to a poll released by Gallup in January.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dc; obama
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He supports the idea...as long as they keep voting DemocRAT.
1 posted on 07/21/2014 4:23:01 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

That would make DC the 58th State according to Zero.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 4:23:50 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon

2 more socialist Senators, 1 more Marxist congressman.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 4:26:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: mandaladon

Marion Barry for Governor! Rob Ford for Lt. Gov.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 4:26:54 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: mandaladon

Of course he is for it: two DemonRat Senators FOREVER.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mandaladon

It would make more sense to split mexifornia first.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 4:28:33 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: mandaladon

Just what we need another blue state.


7 posted on 07/21/2014 4:28:45 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mandaladon

Guaranteed 2 RAT Senators, no thanks. They can be dissolved into Maryland, they will welcome the Rif Raft that inhabits DC.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: mandaladon

I support walling it off and letting them eat each other.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: mandaladon

Washington DC is part of Maryland. Just combine it and be done with it.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 4:30:51 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: mandaladon
Not only difficult, but unconstitutional. But when did the Constitution ever matter to the Barack Insane Obama? After all he was a "adjunct" constitutional professor.
11 posted on 07/21/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: mandaladon

Good Baraque; let’s make D.C. a state and then move the nation’s capitol out of that stinking swamp. We could carve out an uninhabitated corner of the geographical center and put it there.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 4:31:44 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: mandaladon
They contribute to the overall well-being of the country like everybody else.


I don't care who ya are, that's funny.

13 posted on 07/21/2014 4:32:33 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: mandaladon

Once again, Barry is tackling the most pressing issues facing this nation.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 4:32:52 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: mandaladon
Yeah, I think they should be GIVEN BACK TO VIRGINIA & MARYLAND.

It is not now and never was intended to be a state. It should be a part of an adjoining state. It would be best if it was returned and cut up along it's original lines and those areas returned to their respective states of Maryland and Virginia from where it came.

The City itself should be eliminated.

15 posted on 07/21/2014 4:34:27 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

“Yeah, I think they should be GIVEN BACK TO VIRGINIA & MARYLAND....”
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I think that Virginia already got its part (or at least most of it) back. The remaining amount should be given back to Maryland. Maryland can’t be made any worse than it already is.

Come to think of it, but I think most of Virginia’s citizens would be well served if the part of Virginia that was formerly in the District was also given to Maryland.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 4:37:38 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: mandaladon

If it’s evil, he’s for it.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 4:38:33 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: House Atreides; a fool in paradise

Maybe every city and county in America can become a state!?


18 posted on 07/21/2014 4:39:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Baynative
Lebanon, Kansas. The geographic center of the United States would be a great location. Only 212 people there now. Could be bought out for less than an hours U.S. Spending.. Could put a couple buildings for the Senate, House, POTUS and Courts. All limited to one secretary and the ability to meet every August for four weeks in buildings NOT air conditioned.
19 posted on 07/21/2014 4:40:19 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
2 more socialist Senators, 1 more Marxist congressman.

Perhaps just as bad, we'd also have a capitol *state*. One with no state law at all, just the U.S. Code. One with no state courts, just federal courts. You can see where this leads.

20 posted on 07/21/2014 4:40:41 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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