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He tackled the problem. Not much or anything.
Debate Score:19
Arguments:13
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Americans, pray tell me, what did Obama do?

As a non American I remember clearly a broadcast by Barack Obama during his electioneering spin stating that the ''Black problem would have to be addressed''. At the time I thought;- well good, here is someone with the political courage to publicly mention ''the problem'' and perhaps the moral fibre and persuasive ability to tackle what seems to be a crisis. Did he, or was he all fart and no crap? 

He tackled the problem.

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Not much or anything.

Side Score: 11
4 points

He tackled the problem in such a way that left people confused and now they don't even know which bathroom to use.

Side: He tackled the problem.
1 point

Or which pronoun to use .

Supporting Evidence: Pronoun Law (www.breitbart.com)
Side: He tackled the problem.
2 points

Lucky me, I have no tennants and no employees.

Side: He tackled the problem.

All Obama & Company did was stoke the racial fires, widen the racial divide, play one group against the other and then blamed whites, conservatives, the Tea Party and the Republicans for the causing it.

Side: Not much or anything.
2 points

Clearly the racial tensions and disparities are still a problem in the USA so we really can't say he has done much of anything. However, his own mixed race heritage, whether expressly the reason or not, is largely behind the disdain and utter lack of cooperation he has received from the conservative side of the aisle, and let's face it it's hard to get traction on social issues when you have gridlock on practically every other non-social issue.

Side: Not much or anything.

It was Obama, and not I who made the statement. So if he was so unfamiliar with the workings of congress why is he involved in politics? Whilst I sit, dispassionately, and certainly not smugly, in judgment from afar, Ireland, my interpretation of the ''Black Problem'' is one of violent crime which appears to result in the ''appropriation'' of cities such as Detroit and now, apparently, Chicago, as 'white flight' means that these once prosperous major cities are now under predominately black local administrations with the predictable disastrous economic results. As the % of the black populations rise in these and other cities so does violent crime. it also appears that blacks lack the enterprising entrepreneurial skills to form legitimate job and wealth creating corporations, but instead turn to drug dealing, prostitution and other despicable crimes which are conducted on a tribal warfare basis. This, in my view is the ''black problem'' which needs addressing and ultimately resolved if the great United States of America is not itself to become a third world country. One could argue that it already has, but is living in denial with it's $20 trillion national debt. Obama has not only kicked this can up the road for future generations to resolve but he has greatly worsened what was already a grave fiscal crisis.

Side: Not much or anything.
1 point

He sold us out. ...........................................................................

Side: Not much or anything.

After Obama was elected I watched closely to see how he was going to deal with ''the problem''. Maybe he did and I missed out. If I did please advise me of the measures he employed to resolve this cancer which is clearly hurting the United States. White flight firstly from Detroit resulting in a crime ridden, regular African third world city and now it's Chicago's turn, where next?

Side: Not much or anything.
shaash(434) Clarified
2 points

according to the BLS, black unemployment peaked at the end of the last Bush budget, which Obama inherited, at 16% and since then has fallen 50% to 8%.

From -the date Obama was sworn in, inherited 800K job losses a month and 8 more months of the Bush budget, has fallen from 12% to 8%.

Unemployment for Latinos and whites has fallen at the same rate.

http://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cps_charts.pdf

Side: He tackled the problem.
shaash(434) Disputed
1 point

What could he have done? Get denied by congress repeatedly? He was the best president he could be, he even got ObamaCare passed, legalized millions of previously illegal hardworkers, fixed the economy, started the fight against climate change worldwide, and helped unite people of all races and religions rather than divide them.

What did you expect him to do? Fixing the problem you mentioned requires cooperation and gradual change. He did not have the senate's or House's support initially, but he worked with them to compromise. Fixing the economy was the first step to fixing the bigger problems.

Please tell me what problems Obama caused?

Side: He tackled the problem.
Winklepicker(1020) Clarified
1 point

It was Obama, and not I who made the statement. So if he was so unfamiliar with the workings of congress why is he involved in politics? Whilst I sit, dispassionately, and certainly not smugly, in judgment from afar, Ireland, my interpretation of the ''Black Problem'' is one of violent crime which appears to result in the ''appropriation'' of cities such as Detroit and now, apparently, Chicago, as 'white flight' means that these once prosperous major cities are now under predominately black local administrations with the predictable disastrous economic results. As the % of the black populations rise in these and other cities so does violent crime. it also appears that blacks lack the enterprising entrepreneurial skills to form legitimate job and wealth creating corporations, but instead turn to drug dealing, prostitution and other despicable crimes which are conducted on a tribal warfare basis. This, in my view is the ''black problem'' which needs addressing and ultimately resolved if the great United States of America is not itself to become a third world country. One could argue that it already has, but is living in denial with it's $20 trillion national debt. Obama has not only kicked this can up the road for future generations to resolve but he has greatly worsened what was already a grave fiscal crisis.

Side: He tackled the problem.