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Obama: "Your kids need to learn Spanish."

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  1. JBrooks

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    Illegal immigration? Not a problem for Obama. Just teach your kids Spanish so that they can talk to your new neighbors. UPDATED. I also like it when he says that he is embarrassed that we can't speak French. Of course HE can't speak French, but then again he doesn't have to speak French, but he gets to tell you he is embarrassed that you don't?
     
  2. Rvator97

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    JB: I doubt he monitors this site! Probably alittle too busy! Don't think he shoots trap either :)
     
  3. JBrooks

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    Walt, doesn't shoot it but sure should keep his shut.
     
  4. jakearoo

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    After school I spent 3 months in Curnavaca, Mexico studying Spanish and living with a Mexican family. Probably the single most useful 3 months of education I ever had. (And I had more than my share.) Jake
     
  5. JH

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    I think what Obama is doing is revealing his Eurocentric elitism. He takes the European, particularly, French perspective that views America as the land of self-centered, ignorant, domineering (hegemony), racist people. He wants us to become more "wordly" more sophisticated in liberal terms.....

    He also said we need to learn French....we need to change our values (gun owning is a primitive impulse by backward rural Americans who fear strangers)....the guy is a Trojan Horse waiting to get into power in order to appoint liberal judges like Ginsberg (remember the 2nd Amendment decision was a 5-4 vote)in order to change the culture along the lines of Eurocentric liberals who deep down envy, resent and hate America.....

    If he gets elected, get ready for a Radical Cultural Make-over!
     
  6. JBrooks

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    Updated with a little longer version. He is embarrassed that when Euopean tourists visit the US, they can speak English but when we visit Europe we can't speak French. Funny, he only claims to speak Indonesian. I guess he learned that when he was in that Muslim school.
     
  7. H82MIS

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    Bangalore,, I think your last sentence should read "If he gets elected get ready for a radical conservative vs liberal revolution"
     
  8. highflyer

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    It mad me mad when I heard it. If fits with his typical view of the superiority of European countries with their left-wing socialism. It is like comparing apples to oranges though. If our individual states each spoke their own languages with regions of some states speaking different languages then Americans would speak multiple languages. As it is we are a bilingual nation. There are millions of Americans that speak spanish and english as Mexico empties into America.
     
  9. wolfram

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    I don't see much truth in what Mr. Obama has to say but on this point he is correct. The next generation will need better language skills than was required of our generation. I want my daughter to have all the tools necessary to be able to make a good living. Like it or not Spanish is the most commonly used language in the world and it is commonly spoken in this country. Sorry but that is reality. Adapt and thrive is the approach. Learning an Asian dialect would also be a valuable tool for a young person.
     
  10. SmellySmoke

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    What do you call a person who speaks 3 languages...trilingual
    What do you call a person who speaks 2 languages...bilingual
    What do you call a person who speas only one language????? American!
     
  11. Bisi

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    Nobody said there is anything wrong with learning another language. You guys are missing the point. Obama is just another jackass who blames America first, and for everything. And he wants to rule us, he wants to be our master and change our ways.

    Obama criticizes his own countrymen for not speaking Spanish, calls us ugly Americans, but doesn't say anything about Ugly Mexicans. What about the ugly Mexicans who come to this country that don't speak the language? Why isn't the Mexican wrong for coming to this country and using our medical services, educational system, food stamps, etc for free?. Obama sees nothing wrong with that. It is just wrong when Americans do things.
     
  12. highflyer

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    Amazing isn't it how far we have come with our one language. Amazing too isn't it watching countries with multiple languages and cultures turning on each other in bloody civil wars. Obama is so enlightened. As America becomes biligual it won't bring us together. It will tear us apart. The left specializes in putting us in subgroups and turning us against each other. I still remember watching the Olympics and hearing the liberal comentator talk about how beautiful it was that all the mulitiple cultures of Yugoslavia lived together in peace. We all know how that turned out. Canada to our north was almost torn apart over their bilingual cultures. It has served us well to melt together into one culture with one language.
     
  13. JBrooks

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    The guy is just an elitist. I have done a lot of business in Europe and guess what, when Europeans get together they conduct their business in English because that is what all educated Europeans learn to speak. Unlike Obama, I have actually been to France and got by quite well with English. Now, I have no problem with people learning to speak more than one language if they want to or need to. I took Spanish and French in high school and college. But, you sure don't need either in the international business world and I'm not "embarrassed" that Americans can't speak French.
     
  14. highflyer

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    There is no "change" in Obama. He is a walking, talking liberal cliche.
     
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    I'm all for learning a second, or even a third language. Which one should Americans choose to learn? Which one will benefit us most? Which way is the wind blowing?

    Everybody else around the world learns English because it is the international language of business and commerce. That's a FACT. And that is why when people from other countries come here, they can communicate with us in our language.

    That's nothing to be ashamed of.

    So, is he promoting that we, as English-first-language Americans, should learn the language of every other country on the planet? Nonsense.

    To me, it makes sense to learn Spanish. But it also makes just as much sense to learn sign language, German, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese...you get the picture.

    When I lived in Thailand, I did my best to learn the Thai language, not out of need, but out of respect. I was the foreigner living in their country. They thought it was great that I could communicate with them in their own language.....try that in France.
     
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    I think Spanish as a 2ND language is good, and some Mexicans could learn it too, as they speak a slang of Spanish. Most of the Mexicans I was in school with, did well in Spanish I, but when grammer and higher order Spanish II and III came along, most got D's or failed! What does that say?
     
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    If we enforced our immigration laws, there would be NO need for Americans to learn Spanish. We only need to learn it so we can understand illegal immigrants' demands on our welfare, medical, and social security systems. If Obama gets elected, in a few years we'll need to know Spanish to be able to ask our boss for a raise!
     
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    If you learn Spanish you'll be able to shop at Lowes and Home Depot more thoroughly,,,ever notice the signs hanging around those stores????
     
  19. Jeff P

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    NOTHING p*sses me off MORE than "having to press 1 to continue in English" If you want me to press 1 to continue in Spanish, or 2 for French, or 45 for Mandarin Chinese, that's all fine and dandy.

    But without pressing a button, it should default to English.
     
  20. H82MIS

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    Amen jeff,,,,
     
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