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  •  Obama is an inside the beltway president. (2+ / 0-)

    Boys club. Village spokesmen. Millionaires. Echo chamber.

    At least W spent time with families of fallen. What real people has Obama ever shown any inclination to spend time with? The foreclosed, the unemployed, the paycheck to paycheck folks?

    W circled Katrina from the comfort of Air Force 1. Obama flies above the majority of this country experiencing economic decline and ruin in his insider boys club, in the comfort of other millionaires.

    •  Not exactly fair. (1+ / 0-)
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      Obama has spent time with families of the fallen, he's attended numerous memorial services, not to mention the children that were gunned down in their school.

      I do have issues with Obama's governance, but fair is fair.

    •  W is from wealth, born to it, raised within it, (0+ / 0-)

      and happy to make his friends rich (Haliburton, Rove) while sending our troops to fight in a war of his choice, Iraq.  W grew up in a wealthy white community and went to a white prep school as a legacy (your family is rich and went there, so you get to go, too).   W never paid a cent for his schooling.

      Obama grew up in a working class neighborhood, in a working class apartment building that abuts auto shops and small businesses.   Obama grew up in a racially and economically mixed neighborhood in a state where whites are a racial minority.  He got in to his prep school by virtue of his academic ability, and received a scholarship. Obama finally paid off his student college loan in 2009.

      If you think W is more in tune with regular people, more a regular guy you'd like to have a beer with, then, Al Gore and the nation sends our sympathies to you.

      "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of the United States of America -9.75 -6.87

      by Uncle Moji on Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 02:32:15 PM PDT

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