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  •  absolute Bullshit! (6+ / 0-)

    "What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them." -- Pres. Obama (1/20/2009)

    by zizi on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 12:54:03 PM PDT

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    •  i've plowed through this diary and my gut feeling (10+ / 0-)

      was exactly what you stated!

      barack obama doesn't NEED to address the issue of the "black man" verbally - he does it every time he is shown on tv, is interviewed with a photo shown, speaks to an intelligent audience, etc.

      if chaunceydevaga feels the issue of race needs to be discussed (and, on that, i agree with him), it is not the president who needs to address it - it is US - one on one - with every person who makes a racist comment, no matter how subtle.

      i learned many years ago that silence is agreement - and because of that, i NEVER, out of "politeness", allow a racist comment slide by.  be it someone i know or a stranger in passing who makes such a remark.

      this idea that president obama is the ONLY one responsible for all that ails this nation is absurd.  it is up to us - the citizens - to change things.  

      so, this diary, while an attempt to address the real issue of racism, totally misses the mark.  it isn't the democratic convention or the president that holds that responsibility - it is all of us.

      •  yes and no, that is great social justice stuff (3+ / 0-)
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        and would be good for a session on anti-racism or activism. however, in terms of winning an election it is not a good strategy at this point. we know obama is black, he needs to win reelection, directly talking about race will not do it for him.

        •  making this about "race" by the democratic (1+ / 0-)
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          convention changes the dialogue that will follow in the press and populace.

          the race issue is obvious.  he won that issue in the last election.  it is getting discussed now by people we would have least expected to join in that discussion - the media.

          your inflammatory title and blockquote will drive those who are now speaking out back into silence by making this ONLY about race - when, to win, it HAS to be about the issues at this convention.

          it is about controlling the dialogue.  unfortunately, your diary totally limits it to one topic, therefore, i am out of here now to discuss the real issues on which people will decide this race - the electoral one.

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