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Bears coach Lovie Smith backs Obama re-election
Chicago Tribune ^ | March 6, 2012 | Rick Pearson

Posted on 03/07/2012 3:08:24 PM PST by John W

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is endorsing President Barack Obama as part of an outreach effort by the re-election campaign to encourage continued support from the African-American community.

“I have the president’s back and it’s left up to us as African Americans to show that we have his back, also,” the coach says. “Join African Americans for President Obama today.”

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1 posted on 03/07/2012 3:08:30 PM PST by John W
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To: John W

Go Pack Go.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 3:09:32 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: ilgipper

The Bears still suck!


3 posted on 03/07/2012 3:11:20 PM PST by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: John W

This is one reason that I enjoy watching the Bears lose. Lovie calls himself a Christian and needs to wake up and smell the coffee. The Bible warns the believer to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but reprove them. The Christian left in this country is inviting a more severe rebuke on their lives and it is coming.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 3:12:23 PM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: John W

Barf alert!


5 posted on 03/07/2012 3:12:36 PM PST by carriage_hill
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FULS

and

FUBO

too!

6 posted on 03/07/2012 3:12:55 PM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: John W

Let’s hope they all have Obama’s back in the same way Obama has Israel’s. If the going gets tough, they’ll bail and express their “deep caring & concern”.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 3:13:22 PM PST 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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To: John W

I bet it’s because he’s white!


8 posted on 03/07/2012 3:15:25 PM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: John W

Chicago is one big inseparable happy family, otherwise they kill you or someone you love.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 3:15:44 PM PST by drypowder
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To: John W
Lovie Smith is out of his depth....He's a moron when it comes to politics....

Enough said...........

10 posted on 03/07/2012 3:15:46 PM PST by Osage Orange (Why do we eat Soylindra Green?)
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To: John W

Com’ On Lovie, what are you thinkin’?


11 posted on 03/07/2012 3:16:56 PM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: John W

What does the president’s color have to do with our vote, coach?


12 posted on 03/07/2012 3:17:31 PM PST by skeeter
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To: John W

Sounds like a “racist” to me.....


13 posted on 03/07/2012 3:17:53 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Osage Orange

He’s a just a moron - politics has nothing to do with it.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 3:18:10 PM PST by CrosscutSaw (Palin/West after brokered GOP convention in 2012.)
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To: John W

Racist pig Smith.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 3:19:18 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: John W

With a name like that, he must be black, 99% of blacks love the communist in chief, no surprise here.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 3:19:43 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland
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To: John W

With some people, race trumps everything. Lovie appears to be one of those people. He pretty much said so himself with his comments.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 3:19:53 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: John W

If I owned the Bears,,,,,,,,,LS would be unemployed come Monday.

John B.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 3:20:04 PM PST by Tahoe3002
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To: ought-six

But if the Klan were to support the GOP nominee all hell would break loose and the GOP nominee would spend the rest of the campaign disavowing any group that would support him because of the colour of his skin, all the while the media is praising the “solidarity” of the black race. Truly Orwellian.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 3:22:21 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: John W

It wouldn’t be so bad if Smith had LEFT OUT THE RACIAL ANGLE. For example, no one begrudges John Elway’s occasional support for (invariably conservative/ pro-business) measures. But just imagine if Elway said, We European-Americans have [this candidate]’s back, etc.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 3:23:54 PM PST by pogo101
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To: John W

>>I have the president’s back and it’s left up to us as African Americans to show that we have his back, also,<<

Pretty much knee-jerk. They vote for barry the zero because of the color of his skin, not because of his disastrous, anti-American policies.

We have a real problem with racism in this country but it is within the Black and “People of Color” communities, not the White one.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 3:26:45 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: John W
“I have the president’s back and it’s left up to us as African Americans to show that we have his back, also,” the coach says. “Join African Americans for President Obama today.”

The absurdity is that the blatant racism of that remark, yes racism, is missed by the man uttering it, the media, the left, and most in the middle. Tweak it ever so slightly by saying "Caucasian-Americans for Newt" and you will forever be labeled as a KKK kook.

22 posted on 03/07/2012 3:28:06 PM PST by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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BTW... Go Pack!


23 posted on 03/07/2012 3:29:31 PM PST by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: John W

black americans for col west! black americans for herman cain! kenyans for dunham.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 3:31:49 PM PST by biggredd1
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Race trumps reason.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 3:32:14 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: John W

Shoulda waited a day, Lovie.......if something racially explosive comes out tonight will he be asked about it?


26 posted on 03/07/2012 3:32:37 PM PST by Mygirlsmom
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To: CrosscutSaw
You might be right!

Ha!!

27 posted on 03/07/2012 3:33:44 PM PST by Osage Orange (Why do we eat Soylindra Green?)
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To: John W
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is endorsing President Barack Obama as part of an outreach effort by the re-election campaign to encourage continued support from the African-American community.

So I just reread this....

Mr. Smith is supporting Obama just based on his skin color.

Is that about right?

28 posted on 03/07/2012 3:36:20 PM PST by Osage Orange (Why do we eat Soylindra Green?)
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To: John W
“I have the president’s back and it’s left up to us as African Americans to show that we have his back, also,”

Imagine Dick Butkus or Mike Ditka's reaction to this racist bastard rant?

Blacks for The Messiah is what the whole 2008 Election came down to.

Now, with our Country flooded with Illegals who are voting for Obama, too, plus the parasitic government Union Employees, we sure are close to the tipping point.....

29 posted on 03/07/2012 3:36:59 PM PST 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: John W

It’s the Chicago Way.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 3:40:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: John W

Isn’t is sooooo nice to have the choice made sooooo easy. Let’s see. Paint by numbers and you got the picture.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 3:40:41 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: traditional1
Now, with our Country flooded with Illegals who are voting for Obama, too, plus the parasitic government Union Employees, we sure are close to the tipping point.....

Not all government employees. Most my coworkers at the postal facility I used to work at were Reagan conservatives We used to laugh at the national union's political propaganda.

32 posted on 03/07/2012 3:42:46 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: John W

It’s okay with me if all the black folks vote for the Kenyan and all the white folks vote for the other guy. Really, that’ll be fine by me.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 3:42:56 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: John W

But how do “us, as African Americans,” feel about all the many ways he has hurt YOU? Truly insane.


34 posted on 03/07/2012 3:43:38 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: John W

I really don’t mind the players or coaches supporting Baraq because a lot of them aren’t smart or aware enough to go beyond racial identification. Even if they are “one percenters and likely to get hammered by taxes.

But when this happens, I got a problem.
http://earlyreturns.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/early-returns-20/53-post-gazette-staff/3905-expect-dan-rooney-on-the-trail


35 posted on 03/07/2012 3:46:20 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Lando Lincoln

Yes, his remarks are extremely racists and I find it very offensive. Perhaps it is time to start bombarding the NFL with demands of his apology and resignation.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 3:46:28 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"Most my coworkers at the postal facility I used to work at were Reagan conservatives"

Try visiting Columbus, Cincinnati, or Toledo postal facilities....you'd be hard-pressed to find blue eyes, let alone non-Democrats.

Ohio is over-run with inner city tribal parasites, and just as you saw yesterday, the Liberal wins by sheer numbers over the "Flyover Country", aka, the rest of the State.

The fraud in the Cities in the voting is legend.

37 posted on 03/07/2012 3:47:28 PM PST 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: John W

Lovie Smith is racist. Period. End of story.


38 posted on 03/07/2012 3:48:24 PM PST by GnL
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To: John W
Hey Lovie....


39 posted on 03/07/2012 3:50:26 PM PST by wolf24
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
Yes, his remarks are extremely racists and I find it very offensive. Perhaps it is time to start bombarding the NFL with demands of his apology and resignation.

Better yet, demand affirmative action. No more than 13% of any team can be black folks. Got to have at least one woman, one Indian, one Asian and a handicapped guy. Make the teams 'look like America'.

40 posted on 03/07/2012 3:51:19 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: John W

Racism is ugly.


41 posted on 03/07/2012 3:52:23 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All

Obama: Christian? RACIST!
Smith: Christian? RACIST!

Birds of a feather......Total BS


42 posted on 03/07/2012 3:56:12 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: outhousepatrol

you have his “back”???

what about his job qualifications and his record?

nothing about that Lovie.

racist


43 posted on 03/07/2012 3:57:29 PM PST by preamble
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To: pogo101
What's really sad is when the Colts beat the Bears in 2007, the reporters kept asking Tony Dungy "isn't it GREAT, seeing two black head coaches in the Super Bowl?" Dungy kept saying "It's more important that there are two Christian coaches out there, who give honor to God, etc." Dungy wouldn't play the racist angle, even when the media kept wanting him to.

I'm not sure of Dungy's politics, but he's a pretty decent guy IMO.

Lovie stinks if the reason behind his support of Obama is skin color.

44 posted on 03/07/2012 3:58:42 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: John W

What a shock! In other breaking news dog bites man


45 posted on 03/07/2012 4:02:10 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: John W

Black on Black! Back the Pack!


46 posted on 03/07/2012 4:04:49 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: John W

The racist SOB...


47 posted on 03/07/2012 4:05:14 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: John W

If I was supporting someone just because they were white you could rightly call me a honkey cracker. Just saying.


48 posted on 03/07/2012 4:05:14 PM PST by Starstruck
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To: John W

He sucks as a coach and now he has proven he has bad personal judgment as well. I may have to defect to the Packers.


49 posted on 03/07/2012 4:12:15 PM PST by BobinIL
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To: ilgipper

Yet another reason for me to hate the Bears.

Go Pack Go!!!!!


50 posted on 03/07/2012 4:13:16 PM PST by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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