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Has President Obama's performance made it easier or harder for another African American to be elected president?

  1. Easier
  2. Harder
  3. Shouldn't make a difference
  4. Impossible to say
 
 
 
 
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centerfield

Aug-18-13 9:20 PM

Go to bed dusty...You have nothing to offer...

You have nothing EVER to offer!

EVER!!

EVER!!

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centerfield

Aug-17-13 10:46 PM

Just like rush, dusty, the first part of his writing , you ignore but you pick out something out of context and away you go.. typical right winger.. Go to bed dusty...You have nothing to offer...

You have nothing EVER to offer!

EVER!!

EVER!!

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 8:35 PM

My husband subservient?

Like willgrr says, LOLOLOLOL!!

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 7:06 PM

To tell the truth, Veritas, I ignored that particular post you referenced.

So does your Republican wife agree with it, as you're implying or assuming I do?

Diversity of thought, opinion and speech makes a country interesting. One size (or opinion) does not fit all.

There's some truth for you, Veritas...

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 6:23 PM

Veritas, who or what exactly are you pacifying or mollifying? If not your wife, is it yourself that you're nodding in appeasement to?

No, frankly, I don't get why you used the word, but keep on explaining it and maybe somebody will get it...

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 5:15 PM

"$193,000 for 126 days. Free health care for life and they get NOTHING done."

Isn't it such a pity, willgrr, that this group of yours also includes...sshhh...Democrats???

Now if that shouldn't rain on someone's parade....but it won't, 'cuz willgrr is a diehard partisan who must think Dems do no wrong.

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 5:10 PM

"I've showed her some of your posts and as I recall after shaking her head she said "These are the kinds of people we don't want affiliated with the Republican Party."

"I nodded in appeasement..."

Appease - Verb 1.Pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands. 2.Relieve or satisfy (a demand or a feeling): "we give to charity because it appeases our guilt". Synonyms pacify - calm - soothe - mollify - placate - quieten

Really? You wanted to say "appeasement" here, Veritas?

I'm beginning to think you're making all of this up for us.

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centerfield

Aug-14-13 2:29 PM

If you rated Reagan just on his economic prowess, he would rank very low. (as evidenced by Bush's truthfull comment about "voodoo economics){trickle down theory}. But, Bush II would be even lower than all others. Oh, and lets not forget Reagans sweet little pre-election deal with Iran to release the hostages after the election. Now, that was a good one.

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locomotive

Aug-14-13 1:49 PM

More info from Veritas' 2010 survey (US News & World Report)...

"This is the 5th time the (Siena College Research) institute has conducted the survey of U.S. presidents, which is done a year after a new president takes office. The inaugural survey in 1982 ranked then-President Ronald Reagan at 16th. "Obviously, there's not great validity to it since they've only been in office for one year," says the survey's co-director and statistician Douglas Lonnstrom. "But it's a benchmark for us to see how they move."

"President(s) tend to rank around 20th while they are in office, and Obama is no exception. His actions over the next few years will decide if he stays roughly the same like Reagan—who moved from 16th to 20th, 22nd, 16th again, and finally to 18th this year—or like Bush, who fell a dramatic 16 slots in the first poll after he left office, from 23rd to 39th."

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locomotive

Aug-14-13 1:38 PM

"Healthcare reform was wished for by the majority before the right began bashing it."

I call Oscar Mayer on this one...

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locomotive

Aug-14-13 1:35 PM

"...ethonol and increased ethonol are an attempt to weaken the control oil has on our country."

That ethanol is not all it's cracked up to be. Fuel system damage in small engines has the outdoor power industry up in arms. Higher prices for corn, so more farmers will plant it instead of their usual crops. Mandated ethanol percentages are going up, not down, with costs eventually passed on to consumers.

"In a rush to introduce a gasoline with 50% more ethanol, E15 fuel is now appearing at gas pumps across the country. This introduction of E15 causes consumer confusion and significant problems, including engine failure of common products, such as lawn and garden equipment, generators, chain saws and more." OPEI July 2013

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locomotive

Aug-14-13 1:24 PM

post two...

Veritas, you can leave your play-dough at home, because...this is serious stuff.

:-)

(Not much got left out of the first post, did it?)

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locomotive

Aug-14-13 1:23 PM

"Namexxx nailed it...."Did President Bush's performance make it easier or harder for another White to be elected president?"

"Would you vote for another White guy after that train wreck?"

So all I want to know is, where's the orange candidate? Or the blue one? As far as "color" goes, it's not important.

namexxx has been posting how Mitt Romney's religion, and George Bush's being white, had something to do with their "performances" as Republican candidates/President. Wow, the sky is now the limit, isn't it?

So should we talk about Hillary Clinton's "performance" as dutiful wife (paint her pretty in pink) or should we rather talk about fitness for the office of President?

Are the next Dem or Rep candidates qualified in all points to be Commander-in-Chief, the head of the Executive branch, the "leader of the free world," the President of the United States?

Veritas, you can leave your play-dough at home, because

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jacksonville021

Aug-13-13 10:53 PM

Has nothing to do with his race(he is white, by the way)but it will make people think twice before they vote with their hearts instead of their heads. What a complet and utter failure and we still have 3 years. Can you imagine who he pardons on his way out?

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locomotive

Aug-13-13 5:29 PM

I just like the word "impossible" used in a poll answer.

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muleskinner

Aug-13-13 5:26 PM

If you want a duplicitous, hypocritical, not to smart of a nitwit for a president, then by all means vote for somebody like Obama.

If you want someone who is competent, vote for Alfred E. Newman.

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locomotive

Aug-13-13 4:10 PM

I too said "impossible to say" Matt.

The question's phrasing makes you choose thusly:

We've had one African-American president. Will you choose another African-American for president based on what the first one has done?

It's silly. It's like asking people after George Washington was elected:

"Has President Washington's performance made it easier or harder for another former English subject to be elected president?"

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locomotive

Aug-13-13 4:06 PM

"...race-obsessed propaganda peddlers..."

Interesting phrase there, namexxx.

It describes to a T some others I could name.

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MattRothchild

Aug-13-13 2:12 PM

"The editors of this newspaper have revealed themselves to be little more than race-obsessed propaganda peddlers"

As opposed to you, who has become well-known for making regular use of phrases like "the first black president" and soforth. Yeah. Totally taking you seriously.

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MattRothchild

Aug-13-13 2:10 PM

namexxx:

I doubt you would have come up with any of that had I not made the point first. You're not nearly as avant-garde as you think you are.

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Marvin51

Aug-13-13 11:53 AM

His performance on Fox News or the Minot Daily News would make it harder. His performance on MSNBC would make it easier.

So those who voted against him are less likely to vote for someone they perceive to be like him and those who voted for him more likely.

The great divide is widening as people choose to listen and read propaganda and call it news.

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namexxx

Aug-13-13 11:24 AM

TODAY'S READER POLL QUESTION:

Did President Bush's performance make it easier or harder for another White to be elected president?

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namexxx

Aug-13-13 10:52 AM

MDN's performance during the term of America's first Black President has been an utter disgrace.

The editors of this newspaper have revealed themselves to be little more than race-obsessed propaganda peddlers -- using their positions of power to incite cultural animosities and inflame racial hatred.

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SayWhat

Aug-13-13 9:47 AM

It hasn't made any difference to me what color the President's skin is. I don't approve of the job Obama is doing. If the next black candidate that runs has the same values and beliefs that I have, then I will vote for him/her.

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MattRothchild

Aug-13-13 9:13 AM

At the time I voted, 16% said "Easier" and 44% said "Harder".

Take a moment to let that sink in. Think about that for a moment in light of my previous comment.

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