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  •  You miss my point (0+ / 0-)

    if you think I brought in that quote to say anything about President Obama.

    I simply wanted to make the point that we can't make assumptions about what African Americans are thinking based on one piece of data. I've seen a lot of people doing that around here lately.

    I'd be much more interested in polling about whether or not there's been any change in optimism amongst African Americans. I think President Obama was only a small contributor to that. Its actually a much bigger dynamic that Cose is writing about.

    •  I was adding a point of data... (3+ / 0-)
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      navajo, allie123, davidincleveland

      ...not subtracting from yours.

      Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 11:15:36 AM PDT

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      •  I'd suggest that you read (0+ / 0-)

        what Cose is saying. If you think what I quoted has much to do with Obama - you're way oversimplifying. There are some fascinating trends going on in the African American community. And they're long-term - not likely related to some  short-term look at approval of a politician.  

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