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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Former President Barack Obama lashed into "woke culture" at his Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago Tuesday. "This idea of purity and you're never compromised and you're politically woke, and all that stuff " you should get over that quickly," said Obama. "The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws." The ex-president also highlighted the discipline required for change and the ills of using social media to demean and criticize without doing anything about issues. "It's this constant of fine-tuning, of matching your values, your actions, and your impact. And that takes time," Obama said.



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Good advice. I think most of us on the DR, including myself, should heed it more often.

#1 | Posted by cbob at 2019-10-30 04:40 PM | Reply

The most woke here are pinch Nulli Laura and Sheep?

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-30 05:05 PM | Reply

The most woke here are pinch Nulli Laura and Sheep?


Democratic Party elites are desperate for a centrist stooge ...

Why are Democratic party elites so desperate for a centrist?

So, Bruce, what's it like being a Quisling for the Dem elite?

How long do they make you play their --------------s?

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-30 08:40 PM | Reply

Woke! Damn man! You want to be top of the list.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-30 10:42 PM | Reply

Good speech. Reminds me of what a poster would describe as a broken glass muffin (or something like that).

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-10-31 01:47 AM | Reply

The guy really has a way if telling it like it is, damn I miss him.

#6 | Posted by bruceaz at 2019-10-31 02:01 AM | Reply

"...a broken glass muffin (or something like that)."

I believe it was a turd embedded with glass shards and barbed wire.

Corky was in favor of it as I recall.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-10-31 02:22 AM | Reply

The left has lost every political battle it has waged for the last 70 years. The demand for ideological purity destroyed the Soviet Union. Now identity politics has led to a diffusion of goals and policy which has created a image of extremism and viciousness which has made the 18% which is the real base of the left in this country look unappealing to say the least.
Maybe a little reality might seep in if the progressives want to achieve anything in the next 20 years.
Reality like: Black people in America are killing each other at a rate of 10 times that of any other group. That isn't a crime problem, we have courts and prisons that work well enough. This is a cultural problem. I doubt black people will assimilate white culture, but any change that maters will have to originate within and be led by their own. What we are now reaping is a generation of fatherless men. I have to say one of the most evil things to arise out of "The Great Society" was a financial inducement to discard the man from the black family.
Additionally, Transsexuals are mentally ill. Anyone who feels the need to be mutilated in IMHO is insane. If one thinks he is a dog, and runs around on all fours and drinks from the toilet and eats from a bowl on the floor, he is psychotic. If a 40 year old man married for 20 years and has kids suddenly wants to experience the other sex, he is delusional. If a 20 year old feels the need to have himself castrated, pumped full of hormones and have cosmetic surgery to create the illusion of femininity, he is suffering from sexual dysphoria, a mental illness.
What goals does the left have now?

#8 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-10-31 07:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The most woke here are pinch Nulli Laura and Sheep?


Woke means politically correct, and you're the biggest PC wussie here.

#9 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-31 09:26 AM | Reply

Make up your mind. Am I the corporate devil or your woke superior?

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-31 09:31 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Make up your mind. Am I the corporate devil or your woke superior?


You're the one conflating "woke" liberal PC college kids with working-class liberals and Democrats who support candidates like Bernie Sanders.

But I get it, you're not very bright.

#11 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-31 09:41 AM | Reply

Make up your mind. Am I the corporate devil or your woke superior?

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner

Go easy on him.

Finding out the world isn't all puppies and unicorns is a rough realization.

Most people have it while they're in their pliable, flexible 20's.

Pinch is finally there in at least his 30's. Maybe 40's? Older?

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-31 11:20 AM | Reply

You are right. I think he said genX. But that's a wide range.

#13 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-10-31 12:30 PM | Reply

Obama gets ripped for his hypocrisy on woke politics ...



#14 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-31 08:35 PM | Reply

I created a thread about this a couple of days ago and this thread is one of two on the back page.

It's ironic that Obama had a role in the creation of cancel culture.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-11-01 09:13 AM | Reply

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