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Greg

You know what I find so funny about you highlighting this story? I can think of young ,am with a story similar to this. This man was born to a white American mother, and a black Kenyan father. While living with his grandparents in Hawaii he managed to get into Punahou School, Hawaii's top prep academy.

This person then attended Columbia University, but found New York's racial tension inescapable, so he became a community organizer for a small Chicago church-based group for three years, helping poor South Side residents cope with a wave of plant closings. He then attended Harvard Law School, and in 1990 became the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review. He turned down a prestigious judicial clerkship, choosing instead to practice civil-rights law back in Chicago, representing victims of housing and employment discrimination and working on voting-rights legislation. He also began teaching at the University of Chicago Law School. This man eventually ran for the state senate and won.

In 2004 he was elected to the U.S. Senate representing Illinois. In 2008 he ran for president as a democrat and won. He is set to become the 44th president of the Unites States and the first African-American ever elected to that position.

Is it funny despite all of this, despite the similar upbringing and hard work that you seem to relish for Mebrahtom, if this man's name was Barack Obama he would be somewhat uppity. Why is it so easy for you to praise Mebrahtom, yet when the name is Barack Obama you find every silly thing you can to ridicule and denounce him?? If I did not find this so hypocritically funny, I might remark on how ironic all this is.

Peg

"Similar upbringing"? My goodness, you ARE the comedian, Greg!

I don't ridicule nor denounce Barack Obama, the man. I highlight policies or statements or actions that our president, or anyone else in our government takes that I find against our underlying principles or harmful to our nation.

That you think these two men have similar stories kinda says it all, Greg.

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