Hey folks, this is hot off the Press Secrectary Jay Carney who said that Obama believes that the circumstances of one’s birth should not determine a person’s destiny.
He said this today during a press conference. Can anyone dig up a video or a transcript?
UPDATE: Here is something that WhatamI found from last February:
Tonight, let’s also recognize that there are communities in this country where no matter how hard you work, it’s virtually impossible to get ahead. Factory towns decimated from years of plants packing up. Inescapable pockets of poverty, urban and rural, where young adults are still fighting for their first job. America is not a place where chance of birth or circumstance should decide our destiny. And that is why we need to build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class for all who are willing to climb them.
Here you go. Probably not the context you are hoping for. There are whole websites devoted to the issue of Abama’s citizenship and if he’s even legally allowed to be president. The context here is more like being born on the wrong side of the tracks.
I must say I almost lost my breakfast when I first read this post! So hypocritical at every turn…
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Perhaps somebody can find out how to find out exactly what was said by Carney. It was a press conference that started at appox 1:30 p.m.
Funny coming from the world’s biggest ball and chain.
Here it is:
Click on the press briefing for January 16, 2014
Right at the beginning of the Jay Carney press conference:
Although, this is to introduce the issue of the importance of education and educational inititatives.