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Fri Nov 21, 2014, 02:37 AM

I believe in time President Obama will be regarded by the Latino population

the same as FDR is by many senior Americans: the best President ever to serve in the White Office. Both stepped out boldly to help the little guy in need and left a legacy of dramatically truly improving the lives of the people they served.

One might say both of these Presidents lifted millions of Americans out of a depression.

In bold contrast, the policies of the Republicans are to repeal the programs of FDR's New Deal and any and all policies of our current President designed to lift the poor, the middle class, and the underprivileged to a higher plane.

And in all reality, that is exactly what is keeping Republicans awake at night -- worrying about who are all these people going to vote for in the next election.

Sam

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Reply I believe in time President Obama will be regarded by the Latino population (Original post)
Samantha Nov 2014 OP
Basic LA Nov 2014 #1
Samantha Nov 2014 #2
freshwest Nov 2014 #13
Sen. Walter Sobchak Nov 2014 #3
Samantha Nov 2014 #7
Sen. Walter Sobchak Nov 2014 #19
Samantha Nov 2014 #21
MADem Nov 2014 #4
Samantha Nov 2014 #6
Cha Nov 2014 #5
Samantha Nov 2014 #8
Cha Nov 2014 #11
JI7 Nov 2014 #9
Samantha Nov 2014 #10
pinboy3niner Nov 2014 #12
Cha Nov 2014 #15
Samantha Nov 2014 #17
Unknown Beatle Nov 2014 #14
Samantha Nov 2014 #18
Kath1 Nov 2014 #16
Samantha Nov 2014 #20

Response to Samantha (Original post)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 02:41 AM

1. Great post

Puts it perfect context.

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Response to Basic LA (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 02:44 AM

2. Thank you so much, and I mean that very sincerely

It is a very heartfelt sentiment I wanted to share.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 05:10 AM

13. You expressed it well and I agree with you completely.

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Response to Samantha (Original post)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 03:17 AM

3. Pierre Trudeau hasn't been Prime Minister of Canada for thirty years and has been dead for some time

 

But he still enjoys an idol like status amongst immigrant communities in Canada for opening the doors to immigration from beyond the Commonwealth. He also oversaw sweeping social change.

If Obama can be regarded as our Tommy Douglas and Pierre Trudeau thirty years from now, I will count that a success.

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Response to Sen. Walter Sobchak (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 03:39 AM

7. This is very interesting information you have shared -- good to know

But I think I am going to be a little more generous and say it probably won't take President Obama 30 years to get there.

Thanks for posting on my thread.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 04:43 PM

19. It didn't take him thirty years either

 

Trudeau was the last in a line of highly transformative Canadian Prime Ministers of the 1950's-70's but also the most flamboyant and longest serving. He did a lot on his own, but also rode on the coattails of John Diefenbaker and Mike Pearson. These guys were generally recognized in their day for what they were doing.

Canada from it's ostensible independence in 1867 to the 1950's hadn't really changed a whole lot. It remained very much a British colony in a lot of ways, even if primarily psychologically and archaically conservative. These three Prime Ministers fundamentally re-imagined what Canadian society and it's relationship with the world should be in a relatively short time.

I think Obama will have a similar effect and recognized as either a one-off transformative President or the first in the line of them.

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Response to Sen. Walter Sobchak (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 08:24 PM

21. Very interesting comparison between the politicians

I was sitting here thinking as I was reading your post -- and this is embarrassing to admit -- I know very little about Canadian history. I hope you continue to educate us on the political evolution of our neighbor to the north.

Thanks again for posting on this thread.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Original post)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 03:19 AM

4. Obama is to Latinos as Kennedy was to Catholics.

Wonder if they'll call him the first "Hispanic" President, in an honorific kind of way?

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 03:37 AM

6. That it is an excellent point

I am sure they know the risks and the challenges he now faces by making this move, and they respect and love him for having the courage to step up to the plate in the face of Republican threats.

I too feel a deeper respect for the man. I am proud he is our President.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Original post)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 03:22 AM

5. Well done, Samatha.. Gracias!

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 03:45 AM

8. de nada, Cha!

It was my pleasure to post this sentiment. I am feeling the love tonight.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 04:18 AM

11. Feelin' it too..

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Response to Samantha (Original post)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 03:50 AM

9. lgbt also , i also think Obama will continue to fight for the rights of these

 

and other groups after he leaves office.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 03:57 AM

10. I heard him once describe himself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal

I immediately thought this was pretty true. There are today many people from all different walks of life that owe a debt of gratitude to this President.

From my personal perspective, I thank him for the Affordable Care Act, a piece of legislation that once again enabled me to have health insurance. This man truly cares about the welfare of the people he serves.

Thanks for posting on my thread.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Original post)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 05:09 AM

12. Petition by Helen F. Chavez, widow of Cesar Chavez, thanking President Obama

This petition was created by Mrs. Chavez at MoveOn.org:

Please join me and thank the President for keeping his promise by letting hardworking, taxpaying undocumented immigrants temporarily stay in the country they sustain with their sweat and sacrifice.

My husband, Cesar Chavez, and I decided to move back to Delano to begin organizing the United Farm Workers in 1962. Thousands came to work with our movement once the Delano Grape Strike started in 1965, 50 years ago in 2015. Millions of good people in North America supported us by boycotting grapes and other products.

All these years, I chose to stay in the background. I walked picket lines, managed our credit union and cared for our eight children. Cesar respected my privacy. I never spoke in public or talked with reporters.

Unlike my husband, I never got very involved in politics until October 2012, when President Obama came to dedicate the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument at the Tehachapi Mountain town of Keene, CA. That’s where Cesar lived and worked his last quarter century, and where he is buried. As we walked away from paying respects at my husband’s gravesite, with the President holding my arm, I asked, “Mr. President, will you promise you will do something on immigration reform?”

“Yes, Mrs. Chavez, I promise I will,” he said.

Today, President Obama kept his promise to me and to the American people by using his power to help many of the immigrants who toil in our fields, make beds, clean rooms, cook meals, work in construction and manufacturing, and care for our young and elderly. They serve our country in the military. I’ve known the farm workers all my life. Like other immigrants, they take jobs most other Americans won’t take for pay most other Americans won’t accept and under conditions most other Americans won’t tolerate. Big parts of our economy can’t survive without immigrants.

All President Obama did is what President Reagan and President George H.W. Bush did, letting some immigrants stay and work here. Most of the immigrants who qualify have been in this country for some time. They have clean records.

What the President did is just temporary and it is only after the Republicans in the House of Representatives repeatedly refused to pass a bipartisan bill that already passed the U.S. Senate. President Obama did the right thing on immigration. Please join me in thanking him for his leadership. At the same time, we should urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform that will solve this problem once and for all.


http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/join-me-in-thanking-presiden

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 05:50 AM

15. Gracias, pinboy.. I got one in my mailbox, too.. and just haven't gotten back to it Yet!

"President Obama did the right thing on immigration. Please join me in thanking him for his leadership. At the same time, we should urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform that will solve this problem once and for all."

Gracias!


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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 10:21 AM

17. Beautiful post

Makes me want to cry. I too am so proud he kept his promise to Ms Chavez. I am so proud to be an American knowing our President has taken some steps to greatly improve the lives of so many immigrants.

Thanks for sharing this.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Original post)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 05:23 AM

14. "And in all reality, that is exactly what is keeping Republicans

awake at night -- worrying about who are all these people going to vote for in the next election."

I honestly think in all reality that is not what is keeping republicans awake at night. They already have gerrymandering, voter ID suppression, voting machines flipping votes, sending out notices that the voting date is wrong (people actually believe that it's true), the supreme court dismantling part of the voting rights act, etc.

What's keeping repugs awake is how to repeat the theft of future elections on a grander scale. Repugs lie, cheat, steal, and will do anything illegally necessary to steal future elections.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 01:10 PM

18. I think we are both correct on what keeps Republicans sleep-deprived!

They see the President protecting millions of immigrants from deportation, they see Native Americans stepping out saying they believe the President will respect their rights regarding land bequeathed to them by treaty centuries ago (by thwarting the Keystone pipeline from running through it), they see thousands of happy lgbt couples getting married and living normal lives, and they see the African-American community clearly behind our President.

They only voters Dems have not captured are the wealthy 1 percenters and super-rich, but we don't really them now. We do need a zealous plan to protect the integrity of our voting process though so that all of our votes are legitimately counted. We need to start yesterday strategizing about that.

Thanks for posting on my thread.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Original post)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 06:47 AM

16. Well-said!



VIVA OBAMA!!!

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 06:30 PM

20. I have heard her speak and she is great

Thanks for posting this and for your kind remark.

Sam

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