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Obama asks parents to teach their children to love and cherish differences

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Start in Chicago Barack. The gangsta culture as well. There is more death and injuries per capita than other sub cultures.

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Start in Chicago Barack

Well said. Then go the hispanic communities in southwestern states and tell them to embrace diversity. That other Americans might differ from their views on illegal immigration from Mexico.

He called on parents who want their children to reach adulthood in a safer, more loving world to speak up for it — and to speak out about the dangers guns present.

How about parents teaching their kids about radical islam? Or about the dangers of Sharia Law. Or how muslims frown on higher education for women.

How teaching kids that guns are dangerous, but when they become responsible adults they will have the choice to buy one to keep in their home.

We need our kids to hear from us why tolerance and equality matter

Kids need to learn that being too pc is weakness. Kids need to learn that eating pork, consuming alcohol and enjoying everyday freedoms are somethings the "others" need to tolerate and assimilate to.

NOT the other way around.

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So ignoring a true problem is the answer SuperLib? The emporer who wears no cloths.....I'm the type to let him know. If your approach is the ostrich stance so be it. And it doesn't make me racist. Obama is from Chicago, he is well aware of the thug shooters there.

It's a recent phenomenon with inner city youth to shoot after the slightest instigation.

Look into it super, it's more widespread than you may think.

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Chicago, he is well aware of the thug shooters there.

Are you kidding? The whole nation is aware of the senseless shootings in Chicago. Lets not get started on other Blue states, especially the shootings in Oakland, Stockton, LA CA.

“To me, fatherhood means being there.

Kudos to Obama on that one. Most Black children in Chicago don't even know who their father is.

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the talking sheep,,be a great dad and show your kids how to use a gun,,,and be safe

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Start in Chicago Barack. The gangsta culture as well. There is more death and injuries per capita than other sub cultures.

He wouldn't do that, that would mean to talk about, confront and own the begging question that he's never answered since he took office and that's dealing with the out of control crime right in his home. It's much easier for him to deflect and pivot the conversation to guns.

Hypocrite!

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This is meaingless and rather a joke coming from a man who had tried hard to create hatred between racial groups by pushing his agenda to promote his own chosen groups. We don't need lectures from hypocrites like that.

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Yet another Obama family whirlwind holiday junket paid for by we the U.S. American taxpayers.

In only six years, the Vacationer-in-Chief has taken more time off from the job he was hired to do (attending partisan party fundraisers, appearing on late night TV talk shows, trips to play golf, etc.,) than any other U.S. "leader" before him.

Meanwhile, the same guy who spent more than $2 million of taxpayer money on a golf trip to California in February 2015 had the gall to lecture Americans about "tightening their budget belts" to get through these difficult financial time. Ironically, it's the same taxpaying Americans who fund his family’s million dollar vacations while the average middle class family can only afford "staycations" at home.

Only 214 days until the First Moochers are finally out of the White House and be made to finance trips to their Bucket List destinations on their own dime. . . .

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One reason Obama's critics have failed miserably over eight years at their attempts to portray him negatively is that they continue to misunderstand who he is. He is not from Chicago. He is black only in the sense that he is not white. Fundamentally, he is Hawaiian - a culture more rooted in multiculturism and tolerance than any on earth.

The negative comments above sadly are no surprise - they are a desperate and ultimately futile lashing out by a class that is watching America become more Hawaiian, leaving them in its wake. Obama is a fine man and a wonderful father. Next year, we will have a fine woman and wonderful mother as president. Those wallowing in unmitigable hate may benefit from some soul-searching on why they have become such a minority in their own country.

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Those wallowing in unmitigable hate may benefit from some soul-searching on why they have become such a minority in their own country.

We've become a minority because everyone has been offended and butt-hurt by little stuff; saying "Merry xmas" in Dec, hometown heros intro during NFL half-times, pulling a race card, US flags being removed from the classroom, residents of condo being asked by the "association" to remove a US flag brom their balcony. . . I can go & on.

It's ridiculous. "Tolerance" and "Political Correctness" along with a few illegals and radical islam will destroy America.

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Obama was residing in Chicago prior to his presidency. With that he does have roots in Chicago not deep but he was a Chicago resident.

I don't care about Barack's race or gender and I do think he's a decent husband and father. As for the country becoming Hawaiian! Do you really think European and Polynesian cultures mix well? Essentially Hawaiian is Polynesian rooted culture diluted. You neglected the Indonesian influence Laguna.

Obama in his mind is imposing his personal greater good agenda on the nation. His priorities fall short for a strong USA and the economy is weak. His view on ISIS was diminishing strength and not 24 hours pass and the CIA director claims they are strengthening and more capable than ever. Weather you realize or care Laguna Obama has been divisive and I would venture to say unintentionally....to a degree. He certainly has a bitter view of the republicans and constantly is very negative towards them.

You seen enamored with Hillary. She is under an FBI investigation JUSTIFIABLY and LEGITIMATELY! If that's your definition of a fine woman perhaps your judgement needs recalibration. Not only with Hillay either.

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Support for Arab Spring, Libya involvement, green energy billions spent on failures, overlooking ISIS, costly Obamacare and escalating, IRS scandal, VA scandal (both scandals nobody disciplined), the highest percentage of population of entitlements, the lowest labor participation rate in decades, Russian reset, support for Travon the proven aggressor, support in Furgesson MO where lies tried to convict the police, ........

Obama did give the green light to allow the USN Seals to eliminate bin laden. But the Pakistani lawyer or Doctor who helped went to prison in Pakistan and Obama should have worked that out to benefit the assistant.

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Mark, here is what Obama said:

“We need our kids to hear from us why tolerance and equality matter, about the times their absence has scarred our history and how greater understanding will better the future they will inherit. But as parents, we should remember there’s one responsibility that’s always in our power to fulfill: our obligation to give our children unconditional love and support, to show them the difference between right and wrong, to teach them to love, not to hate, and to appreciate our differences not as something to fear, but as a great gift to cherish. To me, fatherhood means being there. So in the days ahead, let’s be there for each other,” he added. “Let’s be there for our families, and for those that are hurting. Let’s come together in our communities and as a country. And let’s never forget how much good we can achieve simply by loving one another.”

I thought his message was more general in nature, about people being tolerant of each other, but if you want to turn it into a indictment of the black community in Chicago then I can't stop you. I didn't realize that a message like that would trigger such a targeted response towards one race.

Let's see what else we have here. Texas A&M's response to Obama's message is to point out how many days he's played golf. OK. Wc is going off about hometown heroes at football games. Alrighty. Bass is going with his standard response #2: hypocrisy. Probably could have assumed that one. Who knew that Obama could have pissed off so many Republicans by promoting tolerance?

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Tolerance is each individual's definition. One may tolerate quite a bit while others have near zero tolerance. I don't tolerate lying much at all. Others don't seem to care and perpetuate lying.

Equality is a myth. Each of us are different. Embrace differences, yes. If we all were the same.....boring!

As for being a parent, bravo Barack! it was a non political speach of very good points made. The problem lies in the inner city sub culture where mothers of several children, never married and a few fathers. Many of which the fathers are not in the children's lives. Some of those kids grow up to be animals. Jail is the career. If Obama's message could be preached into those communities we'd be better off.

Chaos in inner city neighborhoods has grow exponentially in the last few decades. Something really needs to change their sooner than later.

To leave something for our children to cherish is also an economically strong nation. Right now each and every citizen owes something like $50,000 to the national debt. That's very irresponsible to pass that onto today's children.

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I guess I just don't understand the link between Obama's message about people loving each other and black people in Chicago. You're really quite fixated on it.

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I guess I just don't understand the link between Obama's message about people loving each other and black people in Chicago.

There isn't one. But the right sees Obama's name and the see blac... er, red, and they start spouting off political talking points that Faux News has been feeding them. Can't let Obama say something positive, without tainting it somehow, if they didn't, his approval ratings might go up.

Oh, wait, they already have.

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