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  •  Yeah, and you know what? (13+ / 0-)

    Being African American and a woman, I've learned over the years that talk means a lot less than results.  Especially because a lot of people are like this diarist; which is to say they're "not racist" until you do something they don't like, at which point their knee starts jerking all over the place.

    In my experience, I've learned that deeds not words go a long way towards shutting people up; and I suspect Obama feels the same way.  There's nothing like out-performing your peers when they all believe that you're an affirmative-action case.  I've done so many times, as has Obama. That's why he doesn't talk so much.  Because he feels like look, you can scream that I didn't out-lie the other guy, or you can look at the jobs report.

    Unfortunately however, Obama faces a different challenge as President than he did becoming editor of the Harvard Law Review, for example.  He needs to convince low-information voters that he is the better alternative, which means he has to talk up his accomplishments.  I think it's more difficult for someone like Obama, because he actually cares about accomplishing things more than getting into a cock-fight with a douchebag.  Having said that however, I'm confident that Obama will do well in the second debate.  The town-hall format will serve him well.

    Have you googled Romney today?

    by fou on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 07:59:12 PM PDT

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    •  Yesterday I happened to notice that clip (2+ / 0-)
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      of Obama being asked by a fourth grader in New Orleans why people hate him so much.

      It broke my heart. As inspiring as it must have been for children of color to see Obama elected president, they are also having to see all the hatred that his election has brought out into the open.  

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