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  • #52
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    I really don't think Martin would have walked to Obama could run.. Martin Luther King would be rolling over in his grave because of the way Obama uses race to attack
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  • #86
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    I've got news for you.

    Anyone who runs for president is narcissistic. Who in their right mind wants to be in charge of everybody? But you know what, I like this guy. I like him because he's deep; he thinks about things. He's able to put himself in the shoes of anyone.
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    Obama explained to donors that "I just sat in there for a moment and pondered the courage and tenacity that is part of our very recent history but is also part of that long line of folks who sometimes are nameless, oftentimes didn't make the history books, but who constantly insisted on their dignity, their share of the American dream."

    Did they insist on their share of the American dream, as in work hard for what you want, or did they insist on their share of government handouts? I think most reasonable people see what it is quite easily. And yes, obama is a big time narcissist. That is old news though.
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    Probably some of the people he thought about had no choice but to work hard cuz boss man be whippin dem ifn dey don't.
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    Rosa Parks had a pair,big difference!i bet this guy has never ridden a city bus in his life time.
    there is no low he will not go. look at the waste of that empty city bus,bet folks were late to work waiting for him to leave the area
    last time i stepped on a city bus smarty pants kid yells out ,"all white folks to the back of the bus"
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    @Food4thoughts if you did not see him with your own eyes how would you know? not too many upscale folks ride city buses
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    I don't know WHAT you are thinking but, that bus is IN A MUSEUM!!!
    Therefore no one is late for work waiting for him to leave the area.
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    Why? some mihgt think he is respecting someone in history.

    would it be tacky if he reflected at the USS Arizona memorial? how is this different?
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    @woodtick57 It's exploiting it for the publicity that's tacky. A picture of Rosa Parks? Yes. A picture of the empty seat? Yes. A picture of Obama in Rosa Park's seat released to "honor the event?" No. Ms. Parks earned her honor; having Mr. Obama put his behind in the same place just isn't a big event.

    I doubt it was narcissism. Think it was just a poor PR choice on someone's part. Not as bad as GW's "Mission Accomplished" fiasco but not good.
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    @Zazziness Anything a president does is phootgraphed. are you saying he should never visit a hhistorical site? Seems kinda silly...

    of course te sane thing would be to look at the event objectively and in perspectiove.
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    @woodtick57 I'm quite sane, thank you. I just happen to have a PR background and have some sense as to when an image or commercial is likely to backfire. And I could have told them this one would.
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    @Zazziness ponly seems to have backfired with people that hate Obama anyways. did your PR backround predict that?
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  • #53
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    Well we've seen him on a cross, now this, next will probably be him in Michael Angelo's " The creation of Adam"... Not as Adam!!!!
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    damn I didn't think he was going to fundamentally change Rosa Parks' accomplishment....

    I hear he is going to do the entire Rockwell Series next
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    If Barack Husssein Obama did not have a history of photo-oping at every opportunity I may not think so...or if he had allowed someone else into the photo with him there would be no such question asked. But, this is a "staged" photo to enhance how people view his dedication to civil rights. He great wish is to become "iconic."
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    @DARSB Exactly right.....So, why does he have the great need to do all these "self image" things? I truly believe that he is in love with himself....that is not a mark of good leadership.
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    @seedtick I don't think the bus pic was a "self image thing." As I said elsewhere, this was a black man sitting on the very bus where Rosa Parks ignited the modern civil rights movement. To dismiss the possibility that the first black President was experiencing a profound emotional moment captured in this photograph is a cynical, petty conclusion.

    Every month hundreds of thousands of people visit the Viet Nam Memorial in DC and most find it as poignant an experience as any other in their lives. Yet when those people are photographed in a candid moment we do not automatically assume their emotions are manufactured for "self image" purposes.

    I believe the White House photographer captured an emblematic moment.
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    @DARSB You cannot equate a picture of someone visiting the VietNam Memorial with the picture of BHO sitting on the Rosa Parks bus. There is no parallel between the two subjects...none what so ever. I was at the VietNam Memorial in June of this year. The only equals to it were visits to Arlington Nat'l Cemetery, the Iwo Jima Marine War Memorial, WWII Memorial, and Korean War Memorial. The war memorials do not draw racial boundaries and therefore are emotional to all races equally.
    So, why not compare the feelings of a white president in the Rosa Parks bus to that of Barack Husssein Obama? And why is there no picture of him visiting the VietNam Memorial?
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    He's nothing like Rosa Parks for sure..just another photo-op for him. Psychforums defines Narcissism as an
    excessive love of oneself. Extreme self importance and an inability to empathize with others... sure sounds
    like him. I'm surprised he didn't dress like her for more effect. He just loves that camera, too bad he doesn't
    like doing the job of the POTUS.
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    It was because of people like Rosa Parks that a black man even had a chance to be president. When I see this picture it makes me think about how far our country has come.
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    I agree. When I was a kid, it didn't look like we had a chance in hell of electing the mixed racial son of a single mother to the office of POTUS. I'm proud of Rosa Parks and all who challenged the status quo so this could happen. TWICE!
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    @mistaken yes his mother is white but I meant by looking up what racist is. You're just as bad as them. I apologize for not fully explaining what I was talking bout. We're all people and shouldn't be looked at by our color or race but for the way we treat others and the way we live. By you saying he is 50/50, you are being racist as well. Not being rude, but it will of course come off that way.
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    We have an ice skating rink here named after Rosa Parks.
    I guess she was pretty famous as an ice skater.
    Maybe if Obama had worn skate's it would have looked better.
    We all know he's famous for trying to "skate" his way out of the debt crisis he's caused by blaming everything on the GOP.
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    One thing only.. They said he was sitting in the seat right behind her seat.. Get it right if you wanna talk crap. Have you ever sat in the same place as a loved on once sat just to try and get a feel for what they might do or just to get encouragement? Or anyone close to you or in similarity to yourself. Wtf people.
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    To the right-wingers who resent this photo. You should hang your heads in shame. You have no conscience. You have no soul. You should go somewhere and hide your faces. You are the walking dead.
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