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1:21am July 26, 2012

President Obama Says Lay Off Video Games and ‘Real Housewives’ at Urban League

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President Obama told young audience members to “study” and that success had to be earned in a global economy.  ”Don’t just cheer and not study,” the President said to an enthusiastic crowd in New Orleans.

The President strayed from his prepared remarks late Wednesday night as he spoke to the National Urban League Convention in New Orleans.

“”You’re competing against young people in Beijing and Bangalore,” President Obama said.

“That means all of you all have got to hit the books. I’m just saying.  Don’t cheer and then you didn’t do your homework. Because that’s part of the bargain, that’s part of the bargain — America says we will give you opportunity, but you’ve got to earn your success,” President Obama told the audience.

“You’re competing against young people in Beijing and Bangalore.  They’re not hanging out.  They’re not getting over.  They’re not playing video games.  They’re not watching “Real Housewives.” I’m just saying.  It’s a two-way street.  You’ve got to earn success. That wasn’t in my prepared remarks. But I’m just saying,” the President concluded.

Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives’ reality show franchise covers the suburban trials and tribulations of professional women in various cites such as Atlanta, New Jersey and Beverly Hills.  The title is a spinoff of the ABC series Desperate Housewives.  

“That wasn’t in my prepared remarks,” the President playfully added at the end laughing.

 



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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer and political analyst. She created the blog Crewof42, a blog that covers African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin and on WHUR, WURD, and WVON. Ms. Burke has enjoyed employment at USAToday.com and ABC News. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42




 
 

 
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