Obama, 1990: “We’re going to reshape America in a way that is less mean-spirited and more generous”
If you don’t understand why the wingnuts are pushing this latest Obama “scoop,” obviously you haven’t read Derrick Bell. Here they go again, smearing Obama by pointing out things he’s said and done in public. First they tried to tell us that Obama hugging some guy is a big deal. Um, it wasn’t illegal the last time I checked! And now, Ironic Surrealism thinks this is somehow relevant:
“I’m not interested in the suburbs. The suburbs bore me. And I’m not interested in isolating myself,” Obama said in a recent interview…
Obama entered Harvard Law School in 1988, and through a combination of grades and a writing competition, was elected to head the law review this February. He succeeded Peter Yu, a first generation Chinese-American. Obama cautions against reading too much into his election.
“It’s crucial that people don’t see my election as somehow a symbol of progress in the broader sense, that we don’t sort of point to a Barack Obama any more than you point to a Bill Cosby or a Michael Jordan and say ‘Well, things are hunky dory,’” Obama said.
“There’s certainly racism here. There are certain burdens that are placed, more emotionally at this point than concretely,” Obama said.
“Professors may treat black students differently, sometimes by being, sort of, more dismissive, sometimes by being more, sort of, careful because they think, you know, they think that somehow we can’t cope in the classroom,” he said…
“Hopefully, more and more people will begin to feel their story is somehow part of this larger story of how we’re going to reshape America in a way that is less mean-spirited and more generous,” Obama said.
“I mean, I really hope to be part of a transformation of this country.” And the future of black people and of America generally?
“It depends on how good I do my job,” he said.
The word is “well.” Not “good.” But other than that, I don’t see what this has to do with anything. Are you teabaggers trying to say that this provides yet another clue as to how Obama thinks? As to what he thinks about you? Nice try! Um, put on your thinking caps for a minute, you dumb rednecks, assuming you can keep them from slipping off your pointy little heads:
If this “vetting” was so important, why didn’t our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the media do it four years ago?
Nothing to see here, people.
I said: Nothing to see here.