Defend Obama's Place of Birth and show your ASZ!!!

United States
November 4, 2010 9:15am CST
There is a segment of our society that is not well educated on history and economics. It's no wonder that there are so many liberals out there. They are easily manipulated by misinformation. That's why calling Obama a 'Socialist' is a mistake. Most people probably are thinking that we're criticizing him for being 'sociable.' Being 'sociable' is a good thing. When people at the latest Washington rally were asked whether President Obama was a 'Keynesian,' they thought 'Kenyan.' John Maynard Keynes was a British economist. His economic policies are followed by a majority of politicians, Republicans included. Kenya is a place. This video will make you laugh and cry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_23Nt5XumaU&feature=player_embedded This is an example of just how ignorant some Obama fans really are. BTW you really need to watch this video and for some unfortunates myLotters who will respond but cannot hear it due to not having speakers they will miss the point of the question. How would you have answered this question???
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@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
4 Nov 10
To think a Keynesian is a person from Kenya you would have to be both dyslectic and ignorant or world politics.
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• United States
5 Nov 10
One gentleman did say that he was not familiar with Obama's economics.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
4 Nov 10
I'm sorry to disappoint you but I certainly know the difference between "sociable" and "socialist" and I also know President Obama isn't the latter. I also know "Keynesian" has nothing to do with being born in Kenya, which happens to be a place our President was NOT born. Not too long ago you attacked me and I believe reported me to admin for addressing another myLotter in a discussion I started. Mine was meant in a humorous way and the person in question knew that and took as it was intended. Now you have made a reference to me in your OP that wasn't mean in a nice way at all. I'm not going to report this because I still consider you a friend, although you seem to dislike me based on our political views. BTW, I saw the rally in question so I really didn't need to see the video. Annie
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• United States
5 Nov 10
Sorry to disappoint you but I do not report mylotters for trivial infractions and I cannot think of anything important enough for me to report you. I think you must getting paranoid as I did not make any reference to you personally or any other member in my OP. To do such a thing would be an infringement of myLot guidelines.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
6 Nov 10
Before last year I would have asked them what a Keynesian was! I have spent most of my life with a lukewarm attitude towards politics and never bothered to learn much about how the economy was run, etc. Sure, I researched the people I voted for and read all the propositions on the ballot but the finer points of governing were not important to me. I suspect those people and a lot of others are like I used to be. The 2008 election changed everything for me. The minute I heard Mr. Obama tell "Joe the plumber" that spreading the wealth was a good thing my alarms went off and I started researching stuff. That was the real beginning of my political education. There's still a lot I don't know but I have to thank our president for waking me up. It's so much easier to remain ignorant but I hope others will awaken, too. I saw that clip you mention and was appalled that I was once that ignorant--and that there are still people who are.
• United States
7 Nov 10
My interest in politics started exactly the same way as you describe what happened to you at the 2008 elections. Before the appearance of Obama I was was a Democrat who did not really get into politics but Obama and his hidden background and all the smoke and mirrors used to hide who is this man really was/is - Barack/Barry Hussein Soetoro/Obama. His spread the wealth ideology had a very nasty hint of Communism if not Socialism to it so my alarms were going off in full force. I cannot believe that so many Americans are still swayed by this evil man's influence.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
7 Nov 10
I'm not sure he's evil. I think he truly believes that what he is doing is best for this country and will give it the comeuppance he thinks it deserves. I saw an interview of Dinesh D'Souza who wrote "The Roots of Obama's Rage" and he makes a lot of sense. Basically the idea is that Obama thinks we are colonialists, oppressing and conquering, and the rest of the world is our victim. He's twisted but I don't think he's evil, he is very sincere and thinks he will change the world for the better. That's why he is so dangerous--he truly believes that he is doing good!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 Nov 10
WEll I know where Kenya is in Africa and it sure isnt a state!. These people really dont have a clue do they.?