Skip to comments.In heated ’07 speech, Obama lavishes praise on Wright, says feds ‘don’t care’ about New Orleans
Posted on 10/03/2012 3:27:15 PM PDT by neverdem
Exclusive: In heated 07 speech, Obama lavishes praise on Wright, says feds dont care about New Orleans [VIDEO]
In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.
The people down in New Orleans they dont care about as much! Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims part of the American family.
The racially charged and at times angry speech undermines Obamas carefully-crafted image as a leader eager to build bridges between ethnic groups. For nearly 40 minutes, using an accent he almost never adopts in public, Obama describes a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America. The mostly black audience shouts in agreement. The effect is closer to an Al Sharpton rally than a conventional campaign event...
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Just days before that speech, Obama voted against the Stafford act, so by his own accusation, he is the one in the federal government who didn’t care about black people.
Feds were there before the wind stopped blowing. It was the State that waited a week before entering New Orleans.
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