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HonestChieffan
06-07-2010, 03:01 PM
Obama to high school grads: 'Don't make excuses'


Jun 7 03:55 PM US/Eastern
By TIM MARTIN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE
Associated Press Writer

President Barack Obama is telling high school graduates in Michigan not to make excuses, and to take responsibility for failures as well as successes.
In excerpts of remarks to be delivered Monday evening at Kalamazoo Central High School, Obama said that it's easy to blame others when problems arise. "We see it every day out in Washington, with folks calling each other names and making all sorts of accusations on TV," the president said.

He said the high school kids can and have done better than that.

The 1,700-student high school in southwest Michigan landed Obama as its commencement speaker after winning the national Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. It was among three finalists picked through public voting on the schools' videos and essays, and the White House made the final selection.

The administration cited Kalamazoo Central's 80 percent-plus graduation rate, improvements in academic performance and a culturally rich curriculum.

"I think that America has a lot to learn from Kalamazoo Central about what makes for a successful school in this new century," Obama said, listing community and parent involvement and high standards set by teachers.

"You could have made excuses—our kids have fewer advantages, our schools have fewer resources, so how can we compete? You could have spent years pointing fingers—blaming parents, blaming teachers, blaming the principal or the superintendent or the government," the president said.

"But instead, you came together. You were honest with yourselves about where you were falling short. And you resolved to do better."

Education is widely viewed as one hope for Michigan's long-struggling economy. The state has had the nation's highest unemployment rate for four consecutive years, including a 14 percent jobless rate in April. Thousands of manufacturing jobs have been lost, many connected to the auto industry, and the state is trying to diversify its economy with alternative energy, biomedical and other jobs—most of which require education beyond high school.

The White House said more than 170,000 people voted in the contest. Cincinnati's Clark Montessori Junior High and High School and the Denver School of Science and Technology in Colorado were the other finalists.

The school's valedictorian, Cindy Lee, said she was excited but jittery about sharing the stage with the president.

"The whole school is excited about it. The whole community is excited. It's on the news every single day," Lee, 18, said last week. "And I'm also kind of nervous about giving a speech at the same time as the president."

Amnorix
06-07-2010, 04:09 PM
This thread seems to me to be a pretty good example of the President being criticized for anything and everything, without regard for whether such criticism makes a lick of sense or not.

Obama says "Take responsibility for your actions"

HCF says "Did you HEAR what he said?! My God!! We should all point and laugh at him!!!!1!!1"


Honestly, WTF.

HonestChieffan
06-07-2010, 04:14 PM
This thread seems to me to be a pretty good example of the President being criticized for anything and everything, without regard for whether such criticism makes a lick of sense or not.

Obama says "Take responsibility for your actions"

HCF says "Did you HEAR what he said?! My God!! We should all point and laugh at him!!!!1!!1"


Honestly, WTF.



Has he taken responsibility once since he was elected? He is a fraud to all you who voted for him, promises ignored or totally broken yet you follow like mad sheep....you are so wrapped in his old robes you cannot recognize the incredible hypocrisy in this speech? God Man, get some help before its too late.

Amnorix
06-07-2010, 04:18 PM
Has he taken responsibility once since he was elected? He is a fraud to all you who voted for him, promises ignored or totally broken yet you follow like mad sheep....you are so wrapped in his old robes you cannot recognize the incredible hypocrisy in this speech? God Man, get some help before its too late.


Thanks so much for worrying about my feelings and whether I feel betrayed or not by him. But honestly, I got it covered for myself.

EDIT: P.S. to note that yeah, ANYTHING the man says is going to be criticized. Doesn't matter how obvious, innocuous or logical it is. When Obama opens his mouth, HCF and other loonies will be there to say "DID YOU HEAR THAT?!?! MY GOD!!!" :rolleyes:

HonestChieffan
06-07-2010, 04:19 PM
Thanks so much for worrying about my feelings and whether I feel betrayed or not by him. But honestly, I got it covered for myself.


Just reaching out to my fellow man.

ClevelandBronco
06-07-2010, 04:21 PM
He inherited a legacy of being heckled from the previous administration. It's not Obama's fault.

vailpass
06-07-2010, 04:38 PM
maybe obama could wiggle his ears while he's on the podium. That would be entertaining.

Chief Henry
06-07-2010, 04:52 PM
[QUOTE=HonestChieffan;6805007]Has he taken responsibility once since he was elected? QUOTE]


No he hasn't. Don't make the mistake of expecting the Obama worshippers to ever expect him to take responsibilty for anything.

BucEyedPea
06-07-2010, 05:21 PM
The chief law enforcement officer of the nation chastising students in state/local schools!
Tsk! Tsk! They exist for the state now.

Amnorix
06-08-2010, 08:20 AM
The chief law enforcement officer of the nation chastising students in state/local schools!
Tsk! Tsk! They exist for the state now.


:rolleyes:

Consider treatment.

dirk digler
06-08-2010, 08:35 AM
This thread seems to me to be a pretty good example of the President being criticized for anything and everything, without regard for whether such criticism makes a lick of sense or not.

Obama says "Take responsibility for your actions"

HCF says "Did you HEAR what he said?! My God!! We should all point and laugh at him!!!!1!!1"


Honestly, WTF.

No kidding what the hell is there to bitch about with what he said? HCF doesn't take responsibility for being a coward, pussy and a liar.

King_Chief_Fan
06-08-2010, 09:55 AM
This thread seems to me to be a pretty good example of the President being criticized for anything and everything, without regard for whether such criticism makes a lick of sense or not.

Obama says "Take responsibility for your actions"

HCF says "Did you HEAR what he said?! My God!! We should all point and laugh at him!!!!1!!1"


Honestly, WTF.

Do you recognize any of his failures? Help me with where he has taken any responsibility for actions...or lack of. Not trying to be a wise ass, I just want to know if he practices what he preaches.

HonestChieffan
06-08-2010, 10:45 AM
Do you recognize any of his failures? Help me with where he has taken any responsibility for actions...or lack of. Not trying to be a wise ass, I just want to know if he practices what he preaches.

Beware, Dirk is doing drive by dumb if you question the O on this.