Contrary

Obama quotes

From Dreams of My Father…

“I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.”

“I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.”

“There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.”

“It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.”

“I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa , that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.”

From Audacity of Hope…

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

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February 21, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. I’m a pretty anti establishment guy. I have been all my life. Not just anti conservative establishment, any establishment. Government, unions, political parties, Church, Boy Scouts, Navy Officer corps, you name ’em, I’m probably agin ’em.

    You could modify most of Barry’s statements slightly and I’d be right there. I’m fine with Barry. I like him. I like his wife. I like his little girls. I’m glad I voted for him. I’ll probably vote for him again. It doesn’t matter if he is himself part of an alternative establishment. I just like seeing him smash up against an establishment I dislike even more.

    Just because the clothes don’t always come out of the wash clean and they’re just going to get even dirtier and more worn out eventually, is no reason to stop doing the laundry.

    Comment by Drifty and Thrifty | February 22, 2010 | Reply

  2. You’re such a rebel, grasshopper.

    Comment by cutshoot | February 22, 2010 | Reply


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