"mutts like me."

Discussion in 'Congress' started by JimH52, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. JimH52
    Offline

    JimH52 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    19,265
    Thanks Received:
    3,100
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    US
    Ratings:
    +8,258
    'Mutts like me' - Obama shows ease discussing race - Yahoo! News


    This was the mmost telling statement in the entire press conference. Here is a man who was elected to the Presidency of the United States, a Harvard educated lawyer who has made history as the first African American President and he has the humility and ease to describe himself as a "mutt."

    Can you imagine one of the Bush family, Clintons, or even the Kennedys using such self defacing descriptions? It will never happen.

    A man that cannot laugh at himself is an idiot. Obama is going to do well!
     
  2. PoliticalChic
    Offline

    PoliticalChic Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    55,832
    Thanks Received:
    15,671
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ratings:
    +24,993
    Good grief. I think he's on his way to be the coolest president in U.S. history.
     
  3. dilloduck
    Offline

    dilloduck Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Messages:
    53,240
    Thanks Received:
    5,552
    Trophy Points:
    1,850
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +6,403

    Bush DID use self-deprecating descriptions of himself---a lot !
    Another one of those times you had you blinders on I guess. We'll see how he takes it when someone else calls him a mutt. Then I might be impressed.
     
  4. JimH52
    Offline

    JimH52 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    19,265
    Thanks Received:
    3,100
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    US
    Ratings:
    +8,258
    Who is this Bush guy you are talking about? Oh yeah, the outgoing President. How soon we forget!
     
  5. Caligirl
    Offline

    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    2,567
    Thanks Received:
    240
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +240
    Yes I remember Bush being self deprecating.
     
  6. JimH52
    Offline

    JimH52 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    19,265
    Thanks Received:
    3,100
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    US
    Ratings:
    +8,258
    self deprecating with the smirk. Yeah, that always cracked me up.
     
  7. Caligirl
    Offline

    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    2,567
    Thanks Received:
    240
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +240
    But that's kind of the point. Some people reacted to bush's comments with nausea, and others thought it was charming. Same for Obama. One man's charm is another man's repulsiveness.
     
  8. rayboyusmc
    Offline

    rayboyusmc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    4,015
    Thanks Received:
    338
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +338
    It doesn't matter what Obama does or says to those who already consider him a failure. They will continue to sabotage any thing he says or does.

    Screw them and the elephant they rode in on.

    If he screws up, I will admit it. If he does well I will post it all over the board.:eusa_whistle:
     
  9. Otter_Creek
    Offline

    Otter_Creek worst president ever

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    772
    Thanks Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    The Former USA
    Ratings:
    +144
    I for one find it racist and bigot minded to say such a thing.

    I am deeply insulted by this, Send a Bus!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2008
  10. Epsilon Delta
    Offline

    Epsilon Delta Jedi Master

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,687
    Thanks Received:
    363
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Central America
    Ratings:
    +364
    I thought it was pretty striking when I heard it. Not really gonna make or brake my impression of him, but I guess it is kinda cool. *shrugs*
     

Share This Page