Obama's remarks were fair

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For President Obama to have lavished positive praise and recognition upon California’s state attorney general, Kamala Harris, it was a beautiful, chic and cool thing to do.

How could his remarks have been sexist when he plainly stated that Ms. Harris was brilliant, dedicated, tough and a good-looking female?

Our president has 20/20 vision; therefore, his eyes didn’t deceive him about this lady’s beauty. He shouldn’t have been ridiculed for being a thoughtful and gracious president.

Young and talented musical rappers of color are given the green light to demean, disgrace and humiliate women of color to the lowest common denominator with their gross and nasty musical lyrics. But our president was unjustly criticized for articulating sincere and beautiful words toward a woman of color. What is wrong with this picture?

Mr. Obama shouldn’t have apologized for his well-intended remarks because he only spoke the truth. Have we as Americans reached the point where a man can’t compliment a female for her exquisite beauty?

If complimentary beauty remarks come under the category of not being politically correct, then I pray to God to restore humanity and sanity to our nation.

I think to graciously accept positive and meaningful praise from others is OK, but I don’t think it’s OK to boast and rave about one’s self because it’s a sign of immaturity, and it’s a melancholy commentary when people perpetuate self-gratification.

I applaud Mr. Obama for keeping it real.

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Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 04/13/13 - 12:40 am
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What a stupid controversy, and if there's any silver lining,
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it's that some of the president's own PC-fixated base had to decide what to think about it. Michelle Obama was the breadwinner for the family for quite a few years, so why can't the president acknowledge someone who really is "all that?" .

carcraft
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carcraft 04/13/13 - 05:25 am
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The remark was inappropriate

The remark was inappropriate because the lady was not involved in a beauty padgent, can you imagine how big sis must feel! If Obama ever calls her pretty we know his telepromter isn't functioning. Why call the California AG pretty? What the point, to prove once again Obama has a firm grasp of the Obvious and doesn't always lie?

americafirst
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americafirst 04/13/13 - 08:02 am
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"Beautiful, chic and cool."

"Beautiful, chic and cool." "Keeping it real." OMG!! We are doomed.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 04/13/13 - 08:20 am
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You are so right america

You are so right america first!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 04/13/13 - 08:24 am
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Anyone
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see a lefty double-standard here?

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/13/13 - 10:02 am
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Society and the Prez seem

Society and the Prez seem very sensitive to discriminatory comments or attitudes towards race, gays or females, etc. Obama's statement is sexist pure and simple and discriminatory-no different if he commented on her age or race. But then again people are happy with our cool and chic prez of little substance too. What difference does this persons gender, age, appearance have to do with doing a great job and contributing to society. But I forget nowadays a contribution to society is often considered as just making a sex video- like Kim Kardashian. Of course with nuclear annihilation possible the major news outlets are not bothering with such worries when we have gender discrimination goin' on.

allhans
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allhans 04/13/13 - 11:06 am
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How did Michelle react? She

How did Michelle react? She would be the person to object to his remark.
Tiger influence, perhaps?.

willd
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willd 04/13/13 - 11:12 am
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Media Diversion

It’s just another diversion (used by the national media) from having to write about the huge problems of unemployment, the economy, the 17 soon to be 20 billion deficit and don’t forget N. Korea and Iran.

But it does show that he can tell the truth when he wants to.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/13/13 - 11:24 am
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Familiarity

I think given their friendship he, for the moment, forgot he was in a formal setting. It 's happened to me before.

Another case of people majoring in the minors.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 04/13/13 - 05:04 pm
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I echo
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all of the negative responses, if you get my drift.

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