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President is no Jackie Robinson

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From page A8 | March 05, 2014 |

President Barack Obama is supposed to be my president, too. Why is it he has failed so badly to live up to the opportunity he was given in 2008? As the first black president, he has had the ability to set a high standard for other candidates of color who will follow in his footsteps.

What happened to reaching out to the whole world with an open hand? What happened to “the most transparent administration in history”? The list of incomplete intentions could go on and on.

The president been given a number of awards for his untruth telling and the scandals we have been privy to while he has been “leading from the rear.” (Not to mention the agony felt by those lock-step liberals, who continue to apologize for his failures.)

No, President Obama is no Jackie Robinson. When Robinson broke the color barrier, he did it with great class and dignity. He did not whine and he did not complain. Those who followed him into the game had a great example to live up to and rather large shoes to fill. He had great respect from those who were skeptical at first and in opposition to his breaking of that barrier.

The president is doing a great disservice to his loyal followers and apologists.

Rod Keck

Fairfield

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  • SanmansrFebruary 27, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    But I would say he is a "Mrs. Robinson" as he has done to America, what she did to Dustin Hoffman!

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  • MattMarch 05, 2014 - 4:19 am

    He's no Buster Posey either! Thanks, Obama.

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  • Suisun1March 05, 2014 - 8:09 am

    It would be unwise to hold any US President to the expectations of great Americans like King, Robinson, etc. First and foremost, they are politicians, and second of all, they are beholden to corporate choices. Obama was the less evil choice and I'd still vote for him. He's better for Fairfield, and better for America than any past and current candidates (Ryan? Romney? Rubio? Christie? )...haha, the GOP is a joke and lost its influence when they took hard anti-immigration, anti-working/middle class positions.

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  • SteveMarch 05, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    Why shouldn't an American President be held to extremely high standards? After all he is the leader of the free world.

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  • Rich GiddensMarch 05, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    President Obama has no Bona fides and his past history, records, documents, associates, voting record, law practice client list, school records and transcripts are like what goes on at the Solano County Sheriff's and DA's Offices---its all being hidden.

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  • Danny BuntinMarch 05, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    "he did it with great class and dignity.He did not whine and he did not complain. ". What would he have to complain about, I wonder. You must be referring to the racists verbal attacks he withstood on a daily basis at games. Great correlation Rod, home-run!!!

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  • rlw895March 05, 2014 - 11:15 pm

    Historians and future generations will decide for themselves whether the comparison between Robinson and Obama is apt. My guess is when the immediate political gains to be had by criticizing Obama subside, he will do well in those eyes.

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