You need to learn to speak spanish!
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07-13-2008, 12:06 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Interesting & volatile topic. I have been an Obama supporter from the beginning, since even before he announced his running. I had not seen this before, but now that I've looked up and viewed the actual video of this speech, I see what he's saying; to me, it essentially boils down to an issue of education.
Itís embarrassing when Europeans come over here, they all speak English, they speak French, they speak German. And then we go over to Europe and all we can say is merci beaucoup,
Although the speech seems to initially go the direction of learning Spanish to cater to immigrants, it eventually makes the point that we're doing a poor job of language education in this country.
I know how these things work. No one candidate is going to say everything that everyone will agree with. It just doesn't happen. I still believe in Obama and look more towards his presence bringing a fresh perspective to Washington than I support absolutely everything he says and does.
It's easy to say "hey, I live here and if you want to come here learn my language!". It's alot deeper than that.
I reject your reality, and substitute my own.
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