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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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francoinVEGAS

Aug-13-13 4:00 AM

what performance, this president has made things worst: the economy, jobs, foreign relations, the military, race relations, etc.

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francoinVEGAS

Aug-13-13 4:12 AM

please read this article ***********telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/10234042/Obamas-not-to-be-trusted-on-foreign-policy.html

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MattRothchild

Aug-13-13 9:11 AM

"Impossible to say"

That's how I answered because I vote based on politics and beliefs. On the other hand, if we think that all people of a certain racial background will pursue the same policy objectives in the same manner, then yes, I suppose this daily poll question and its premise could be viewed as being even marginally legitimate.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 5:29 PM

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

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animal

Aug-13-13 8:05 PM

The lefty's are the only one's who look at this being all about color,but that ofcoarse comes from their constant consumption of pure garbage dished out by the liberal media.From the very beginning if anyone said anything negative about boy wonder, they were ofcoarse racists! And this has being the constant ever since. When you have no facts to backup your comments, then play the race card, and that trumps all!!

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Legend

Aug-13-13 10:13 PM

bdngi: correction bill--carl rove said the plan was to have bill clinton under investigation every day he was in office. all they got was a girl friend. there were some but fewer investigations of bush II--with the manufacture of intelligence for the iraq war including the release of the identity of cia agent valery plame concentrated on. The same strategy is being used on Obama and they have nothing. Yes gas was cheap when bush II left. It was because the economy was in a never before seen rapid collapse. Gas probably contributed to the collapse because just before the sky fell--gas was about $4.00 (under Bush II). Oil is red and reds are oil. ethonol and increased ethonol are an attempt to weaken the control oil has on our country. Why do you think we no longer get timely news reports of oil leaks in the bakken? It is the power of oil in this republican state. Bush II gets the 2008 crash forever just like Bill gets Monica forever--reds say we can't blame 2008 on bush foreve

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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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Legend

Aug-13-13 11:03 PM

our society forgives most ordinary mistakes but does not tolerate hipocracy at high levels or two-faced behavior. Donald trump bashed clinton for his monica--while he had one himself. That is why bill is more popular than trump. monica had a false friend in workmate linda tripp. linda is now disliked more than bill or monica. carl rove did himself in. Romney is so hoity toity he couldn't talk his way down from it--he really did not get it. He was out of touch rich that we did the impossible and elected a black man. Healthcare reform was wished for by the majority before the right began bashing it. Obama will be favored by history because we need healthcare reform just like we need energy reform to break the control oil has on us.

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Legend

Aug-13-13 11:14 PM

Obama is not a failure. Bush II is the failed president of our lifetime. The tea party and resist everything republican house are both failures because both support the wealthy and high class. Part of our revolution was to get away from high class government. That is why we have one person one vote and also why so many republican states are trying to suppress the vote. They do not want all those poor people voting because their numbers are greater than the numbers of the rich.

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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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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 1:35 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 1:38 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 1:49 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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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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