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Barack Obama speaking out of both sides of his mouth on welfare?

The Mickster deconstructs Obama's Sermon on Racism here, listing several problems with it. Commenter "fhdpjosc" offers this followup:
[Obama's] rhetoric is very carefully crafted to appeal to two different audiences: black and white. And the language he uses leaves each audience with opposite understandings.

...For example, Mickey calls this Obama comment a "Souljah moment":

"A lack of economic opportunity among black men, and the shame and frustration that came from not being able to provide for one's family, contributed to the erosion of black families - a problem that welfare policies for many years may have worsened."

...After hearing the quote above, white folks like Mickey go away thinking Obama considers welfare a bad thing, and black folks go away thinking Obama considers Clinton's welfare cuts a bad thing...
If true, that makes Clintonian Parsing look extremely crude in comparison.

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Politics · Wed, 03/19/2008 - 12:20 · Importance: 1