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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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minreader

Aug-13-13 10:46 AM

Black or White, Female or Male it makes no differance to me. It's the job preformance and moving this great country forward. But the lack of little o's job preformance that will be in focus. Another setback in little o's health care...

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minreader

Aug-13-13 10:46 AM

The Obama administration has quietly delayed another major provision of the federal health care overhaul, pushing off until 2015 a mandatory cap on out-of-pocket costs for individuals.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the administration is giving some insurers a one-year grace period to adhere to the limit, which otherwise would have capped individual costs at $6,350 a year and gone into effect in 2014. The change means some insurers could set higher limits or set no limit at all on out-of-pocket costs during that period.

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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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MarkHighwater

Aug-13-13 8:25 PM

The question is really asking "how long until the country elects a GOP president, after Bush/Cheney destroyed the economy in 8 years?"

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minreader

Aug-13-13 8:47 PM

Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says son is 'sorry'

Critics blast Jackson, Sharpton over silence on Florida school bus beatingCivil rights activists remain silent on Florida school bus beating video

They ignored this as if it was the plague

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minreader

Aug-13-13 8:54 PM

This is what little o will be remembered for one failed policy to 1,2,3,4,5...scandals...House: IRS probe shows Lerner used personal email account for official business.

House Republicans on Tuesday asked an IRS official at the center of their probe into the agency targeting Tea Party groups for documents related to her personal email account, after learning she allegedly used the account for official business.

The request from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to official Lois Lerner states she sent documents related to her official duties from her IRS email account to an account labeled ‘Lois Home.’

“This raises some serious questions,” wrote committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “To understand the extent to which you may have used a non-official email account for official purposes, … we request that you produce all documents and communications housed in your msn**** account.”

Man the sh// keep getting deeper...

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minreader

Aug-13-13 9:26 PM

willgarr Aug-13-13 8:16 PM

Namexxx nailed it....

Wow willy that is the most intellectually ineptness is truly amazing and amusing...thank you for the laugh of the evening.

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minreader

Aug-13-13 9:34 PM

veritass of president...man what a moron

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minreader

Aug-13-13 9:47 PM

willy keep the jokes coming cause that's all got. Come on I'm challenging to prove any of your posts to be factual...

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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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