Skip to comments.CNN: Conservative media coordinates on release of old Obama video
Posted on 10/03/2012 6:07:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
....Speaking to a largely black audience, Obama in the video made the case that race relations still had a long way to go in the United States, claiming the divide most severely has an impact on impoverished parts of the country.
....Democratic commentators fired back after portions of the speech aired Tuesday night, saying the remarks were old and blown out of proportion.
"I think that there is no material significance here, but the Republicans are very good at taking nothing and turning it into what appears to be something," Boyce Watkins, founder of yourblackworld.com, said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."
He added: "We have to remember that we live in a country that has for 400 years been poisoned by the psychological disease of racism and it doesn't take much to spark that back up."
Countering, conservative blogger and CNN contributor Erick Erickson said Obama's comments were telling of the president's personal views on race in the United States.
"He's addressing a largely black crowd and making the point that very clearly, that they in New Orleans got treated differently from people in New York and people in Florida because they somehow weren't part of the American community," Erickson said. "That's fanning the flames."
Obama's re-election campaign also weighed in late Tuesday night, calling it an attempt to change the subject from "(Romney's) comments attacking half of the American people," referring to secretly-recorded video of Romney saying 47% of Americans do not pay federal income taxes and are "victims" dependent on the government..........
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Which the liberal media conspired to release an unauthorized tape of a private meeting.
LOL. The big story to come out of the Obama tape is how those evil conservatives coordinated to release it!!!
Irony is so ironic...
This video has been around for quite some time (not the full video) but segments of it.
Nothing surprised me about the video. Sean Hannity (who cant get beyond Rev. Wright to see what’s up with forged documents and stolen SSNs), in my opinion, overreacted to this video which I predict will be more or less a dud.
This video is more damning to the MSM than it is to Obama.
Nothing new for me what was seen in that video. Really, this is NO october surprise.
Obama voted nay on Katrina help:
You mean just like the liberal media who was AT THIS EVENT coordinated to not show the bad parts?
I think it is useful in that it reinforces the sense that white voters already have (particularly the Blue Collar Yellow Dogs around here) that Obama is a reverse racist and has already chosen sides against them. I believe that will be a key factor in defeating him.
Thanks for sharing.
Obama voted nay on Katrina help
Now THIS is much more damaging than the accent Obama chose to speak in (being the fake that he is).
Looks like there were only 11 Yays on this.
Obama has never lived in a black neighborhood.
The news reader on WRKO made Mitt Romney’s denial of having anything to do with the tape the headline.
Conservative news outlets?
I've seem that video before (when he was running for President). Just not the full video.
It was already known he was faking an authentic black American's accent. I think Sean Hannity (who still thinks Obama's connection to Rev. Wright and the American unrepentant terrorist will sink Obama)is just noticing this fake black accent.
The video certainly does not help Obama but any damage the fake accent / race baiting does will be minimal.
Now, the fact that he voted against Katrina aid - THAT has more legs.
If you want to sink Obama - offer a better alternative other than simply not being Obama.
".................[Boyce] Watkins has an on-going feud with Bill O'Reilly from Fox News. Watkins referred to Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity as "UnAmerican borderline Klansmen who graduated from the Rush Limbaugh School of Arrogant Self-righteousness". During one CNN episode, after Bill O'Reilly made controversial statements about African Americans during his visit to Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem, Watkins referred to Juan Williams as "Bill O'Reilly's happy little Negro", in reference to Williams' insistence that O'Reilly did nothing wrong.
In response, Williams wrote a scathing piece about Watkins in Time Magazine. O'Reilly spent a week on his show calling for Watkins to be fired from his post at Syracuse University. Watkins referred to Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh as "The Axis of Ignorance" for what Watkins believed to be racist attacks against the Black community.
Later in the spring of 2008, Watkins formed an online protest through his website YourBlackWorld.com. In response to Fox News criticism of Senator Barack Obama and Pastor Jeremiah Wright, Watkins asked his supporters to write to Bill O'Reilly's corporate sponsors and complain about O'Reilly's behavior.........................." Source
If they try to paint this as no big deal... put out ads with what he said here and what he said in front of crackers supporting him... and then just let the truth soak in... when the try to respond... just say, “idiots”.
VP Joe Biden, speaking to a largely black audience:
“They want to put y’all back in chains!!!!”
Democrats lie to blacks about us, they lie to women, (They gonna take away your birth control, force you to have babies, take away abortion), lie to old people, (They gonna take away your Social Security, your Medicare, etc.)
Meanwhile, they go to all these groups giving away free stuff: "What do you want? Free birth control? Free abortions? Free colonostomies? Free Obama phones?"
Why Was Obamas Audio Book Version of Dreams From My Father Purged of All References to Communist Mentor?
Coming on the heels of the Univision interview, in which our media were shown to be the lap-dogs they've always been, there may be some independents for whom this video confirms what they've been feeling.
Those on the right already knew Obama was a fraud, and many on the left will hear precisely what they want from Obama in this video. Then there's the "mushy middle", apoliticals and other independents who voted for Obama in 2008 and were already beginning to feel a bit duped by the media.
So here we have the media who conspired to cover up the damaging portions of this speech now accusing the right of coordination to expose them?
Are the media bots at this very minute changing debate questions to appear a bit less one-sided? One can dream.
Even more damning, I would LOVE to see stats such as black unemployment then (as candidate Obama) vs now under pResident Obama.
By all means, put them on the same level as the rest of the MSM where the politically unengaged will know where to find them.
To me, the most interesting question regarding this video is whether it could possibly be what Andrew Breitbart was murdered over.
Can someone get this to Sununu?
If the liberals can release tapes..... so can we.
I don’t believe that Mitt had anything to do with it. Nor should he. Only pointing out that its useful.
In reality I think this started out with Tucker Carlson getting cheesed-off at how he had been played.
What a geat find!!!!!!
The suburbs(white)will pay for the cities(black.) Obama has made this quite clear in the past.
Somebody needed to release it. Like a voter shouldn’t be made aware of blatant racial bias and race baiting? This video is not “old” in fact at the time he was a US Senator, and a likely presidential candidate. He took the Oath of Office less than two years after he made this speech.
“Nothing new for me what was seen in that video.”
But it’s not about YOU. It’s about the vast swath of the electorate who pay little to no attention to the election till very late in the day. Obama peddled himself as post-racial, in ‘08; this shows those who fell for that line what a lying hypocrite he is.
The big story to come out is how the MSM conspired to promote the image of BHO II as a uniter and healer of racial divide...DECEIT WITH MALICE.
What, do you think I'm some sort of insider that saw segments of that speech back in 2007? You think I'm one of the five that saw the whole video?
I'm not the only one who saw that video. It was on national TV.
Its about the vast swath of the electorate who pay little to no attention to the election till very late in the day.
That's one of the times I saw segments of the video "very late in the day of election 2008". He still won.
It's a good video to release but it's no October surpise.
Here's an idea from pburgh01 - let's "talk about us really pursuing our own energy, really doing it, oil exploration, oil shale, natural gas, the millions of jobs and how it can power our economy. Talk about simplifying the tax code so people can run businesses not operate businesses trying to hide from the government. Be Reaganesque, really drive home we want to increase the size of the pie, not divvy up the different pieces to voting blocks. Be positive and enthusiastic about the future, how we need to unleash the private sector, that Partnerships and Investments in the private sector lead to Solyndra.(This would blunt all of Obamas thought speak, about his friendly Fascism, government\private sector partnerships). Drive home we need respect in the world again and to show strength, that appeasing and shaking hands and groveling at with dictators and madmen is very Un-American like.
They'd certainly deny such a label for themselves, of course, despite the fact that CNN has been very obviously carrying every drop of Obama's water. (Except for Anderson Cooper; to his credit he's ruffled a few feathers. Maybe he's just acting as a foil, or maybe he should take steps to ensure he doesn't get 'Breitbarted'. $;-)