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  •  Agreed, that really put me off (0+ / 0-)

    I like this diary and tend to agree with its premise; I've often said Obama is a smart, well-educated, and pretty intellectual president, and this is part of my basis of support for him.

    But he's African-American and has always said his self-identity is "black." He is wholly African-American, as a first-generation black man born in America.

    Not offering the usual tips and recs that I would otherwise because this is central to who Obama is.

    "Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom" - Walter Benjamin

    by mahakali overdrive on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 09:17:28 AM PST

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    •  It was not an intended slight, (4+ / 0-)

      wrote this late on a Friday night, after a long hard week.  Didn't do a lot of proof reading on it, just put my feelings down and went with it.  I stand corrected on the misuse of the term.  

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 10:19:07 AM PST

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      •  Easy to change in the diary (2+ / 0-)
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        Tipped. It's a good diary. That phrasing is a bit hard because it can sometimes be a RW one (not saying you meant it to be -- I don't believe that, FWIW). I would probably change "half African-American" to take out the "half' and then it would be fixed? Just my thoughts. Thanks for hearing me on this.

        "Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom" - Walter Benjamin

        by mahakali overdrive on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 11:16:49 AM PST

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