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Durbin says Obama needs Secret Service in part because he's black
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 5, 2007 | Shamus Toomey

Posted on 05/05/2007 4:19:13 AM PDT by greedo

Concerns about Sen. Barack Obama's safety that led to him getting a Secret Service detail "had a lot to do with race," Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday.

"I wished we lived in a country where that is not a problem, but it still is," Durbin said. "The fact that Barack Obama is such a highly visible African-American candidate, I think increases his vulnerability."

Obama, vying to become America's first black president, received his Secret Service protection Thursday. It was earlier than any other presidential candidate, excluding Hillary Clinton, who is protected as a former first lady.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Chicago for Rep. Jan Schakowsky's Ultimate Women's Power Lunch at the Chicago Hilton, was on the panel that recommended Obama be guarded by federal agents.

"I would just say this -- the bipartisan leadership committee that makes this decision, it didn't take long to decide that it would be important for Sen. Obama to have this security," Pelosi said.

The country's first female House speaker, flanked by Secret Service agents, said she couldn't share details, but added: "Suffice to say that it was self-evident that Sen. Obama attracts a great deal of attention wherever he goes, so it was thought, under those circumstances, that he should have" it.

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"it didn't take long to decide that it would be important for Sen. Obama to have this security"

I am certain that the Secret Service will protect him from
all possible threats.


1 posted on 05/05/2007 4:19:14 AM PDT by greedo
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To: greedo
Obama faces the threat of Arkancide. No wonder he needed Secret Service protection.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 05/05/2007 4:21:26 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: greedo
Michelle Obama was not made available for comment, but her spokeswoman, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, said, "the family is thankful for the protection and the peace of mind that the Secret Service is providing."

Thats a shame, michelle obama is one of the best anti-obama weapons out there. Please let her talk!

3 posted on 05/05/2007 4:23:55 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: greedo
"I wished we lived in a country where that is not a problem, but it still is," Durbin said.

Yeah, we wished you lived in another country too and not just in another world.

4 posted on 05/05/2007 4:25:07 AM PDT by VOYAGER (,)
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To: Kakaze

Well, Mrs. Obama seems much more respectful and appreciative of the USSS than the Toons ever were. I’ll give her points for that :)


5 posted on 05/05/2007 4:25:21 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: greedo

is he hangin’ wit gangsta’s?


6 posted on 05/05/2007 4:28:38 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (my axis of evil includes democrats and liberal media)
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To: mewzilla
She said on 60 minutes she worries every time he even goes to the gas station....because hes a black man.

I suspect they released a statement rather than allowing her to talk.

I would imagine your right though about the respect.....after all who could have less respect for those that serve, than the clintons.

7 posted on 05/05/2007 4:29:09 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: greedo

Obama needs protection because the democrats can no longer control their moonbats.


8 posted on 05/05/2007 4:30:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: VOYAGER

imagine if he lived in france or germany, where race riots happen daily


9 posted on 05/05/2007 4:30:19 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (my axis of evil includes democrats and liberal media)
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To: IncPen

ping to the halfrican


10 posted on 05/05/2007 4:34:09 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: greedo

George Bush needs SS protection in part because he is white.


11 posted on 05/05/2007 4:37:07 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: greedo

I was under the impression that Obama was receiving personal threats, but this article makes it sound like that wasn’t the case.

The aim, no doubt, was to make it seem as if some “right wing” nutcase would like to harm Obama for his “uppittyness”.


12 posted on 05/05/2007 4:38:09 AM PDT by randita
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To: randita
Since I’ve heard this “security for Obama” tripe, I’ve thought
the same thing. Pretty trumped up, if you ask me.
13 posted on 05/05/2007 4:40:46 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude () On 9-11 Muslim missionaries came a callin' ()
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To: Kakaze

Unfortunately, having a bitch for a wife doesn’t keep you out of the White House.


14 posted on 05/05/2007 4:43:40 AM PDT by steve8714 ("A man needs a maid", my ass.)
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To: randita

OK, I just noticed the article is from the Sun Times,
it figures the tone would be what it is... 8^(


15 posted on 05/05/2007 4:44:09 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude () On 9-11 Muslim missionaries came a callin' ()
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To: greedo

Racial demagoguery will be endless with Osama in the race.


16 posted on 05/05/2007 4:45:05 AM PDT by tkathy (Those who appease always get more killed than those who stand up to barbarism)
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To: greedo

Anyone of any color needs protection if they are gaining on Hellery, but Durbin is too chicken to say that out loud for fear that he’ll find his cat dead.


17 posted on 05/05/2007 4:52:43 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: greedo

So just becuase a half black man is injected into front runnership it is suddenly a dangerous 3rd world country, thanks Dhims.


18 posted on 05/05/2007 4:54:15 AM PDT by omega4179 (Barack Hussein Obama praying 5x a day to Mecca in the Oval office.)
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To: greedo

All the candidates,are equal, but some candidates,are more equal than others.


19 posted on 05/05/2007 4:54:42 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (islam is a mutant meme)
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To: greedo
could one factor be his links to Islam?
20 posted on 05/05/2007 4:55:10 AM PDT by visitor (dems Undermine National Defense, Mislead their Voter Base, Demoralize Troops, Encourage the Enemy)
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To: greedo
"The fact that Barack Obama is such a highly visible African-American candidate, I think increases his vulnerability."

And, it the DemocRats would stop using race and class and wealth arguments, pitting one group against another in their quest for votes, we probably wouldn't have those problems nearly to the degree that we do. Did you ever consider that Turbin?

21 posted on 05/05/2007 4:56:11 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: randita

Maybe it is best for security’s sake but it kind of gives of the impression that you just can’t trust whitey not to kill a brotha if he gets the chance. The fact that Sharpton and Jackson, who have more power than Obama ever will, still suck air should put this stereotypical, throwback notion to rest. But no. The civil rights struggle is still going on in the minds of Democrats and they need to make themselves appear relevant.


22 posted on 05/05/2007 5:00:47 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: greedo

Durbin seems obsessed with proving himself both a traitor and a moron....


23 posted on 05/05/2007 5:09:23 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: greedo

I guess there is always the concern of Arkancide, but Durbin is a full-on nut job.


24 posted on 05/05/2007 5:11:47 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("Silence is golden, but duct tape is silver." - anon)
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To: greedo

“durbin says obama needs secret service in part because he’s black”

so, mr durbin has single-handedly condemned the people of the united states as hopelessly racist.

(the duplicity of these people never fails to amaze)

looks like mr durbin is practising for when he becomes the commissar of something-or-other in the coming democrat administration(s)...he has to practice making edicts that everyone has to live by. (what a bunch of scu&bags)


25 posted on 05/05/2007 5:12:07 AM PDT by ripley
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To: greedo

Obama needs the Secret Service protection that Vince Foster lacked.


26 posted on 05/05/2007 5:13:16 AM PDT by Jim Noble (We don't need to know what Cho thought. We need to know what Librescu thought.)
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To: river rat

If Obama is a target — I suspect the DNC should be more suspect due their fear this loser becomes their candidate......they can’t allow a DNC plantation hand move into Massa’a bedroom in the big house.....

They kissed up their “Magic Negro” to the extent he has actually become a threat......

Beyond that he may be more the target on the basis of being the stealth Islamic candidate...


27 posted on 05/05/2007 5:14:52 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat
Yes, he successfully slandered people in the military, and now
he's going after people who live in the red states.
28 posted on 05/05/2007 5:16:42 AM PDT by greedo
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To: greedo

Of course it could be a way to even up the playing field with Senator Clinton. She gets Secret Service protection because of her husbands former job and it’s obvious when she speaks and meets with people. It gives subtle credibility with a lot of people. His getting Secret Service protection ups his standing. Threats can be real but there is a political aspect to this.


29 posted on 05/05/2007 5:16:46 AM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: omega4179
So just becuase a half black man is injected into front runnership it is suddenly a dangerous 3rd world country, thanks Dhims.

But he was somehow dealt a full deck of race cards to play. I wonder if some other person sold some of those cards as a race card offset.

30 posted on 05/05/2007 5:17:34 AM PDT by Bernard (The price used to be 30 pieces of silver; now it's a spinach subsidy.)
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To: Kakaze
Please let her talk!

Absolutely... the Dem candidates wives are a fountain of loopiness. As bad as Kerry was... Mama T somehow managed to make him worse. And who knows... maybe she helped give Bush Ohio.

31 posted on 05/05/2007 5:22:01 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Issue in Doubt." -Col. David Monroe Shoup, USMC 1943)
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To: ripley; All
If Fred Thompson gets in ( he will ) will they be giving USSS protection to J. C. Watts ? It has been rumored that he would be a likely pick for Thompson’s VP.

I’ll bet they decide that only Black Rats would be in danger.

32 posted on 05/05/2007 5:22:07 AM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super Walmart for news .)
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To: greedo

Well, thank goodness Turban Durbin didn’t call him “articulate”. Liberals are obsessed with race and sex.


33 posted on 05/05/2007 5:22:12 AM PDT by Bigg Red (You are either with us or with the terrorists.)
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To: airedale
This is a classic Chicago tradition to call in an attack on yourself for publicity where there would be none otherwise. It's just a more subtle way of playing the race card like when the black coed cries rape and cuts herself.

Durbin is just doing the Chicago thang.

34 posted on 05/05/2007 5:23:54 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Labrador Retrievers forever)
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To: mewzilla

Blacks commit more than half of all violent crimes in the United States, so any of the candidates have more to fear from that group, particularly young black males, than from any other.


35 posted on 05/05/2007 5:25:49 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Jim Noble; nutmeg

Obama needs the Secret Service protection that Vince Foster lacked.

&&&
Well said!


36 posted on 05/05/2007 5:26:00 AM PDT by Bigg Red (You are either with us or with the terrorists.)
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To: greedo

Excuse me while I go and throw up.


37 posted on 05/05/2007 5:31:25 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: greedo
ah, hold on there 'turbin' durbin.....
rev. al said obammy wasn't black enough!
and you 'turbin' durbin say it's because he's black,
'turbin' durbin, you and rev. al need to figure out how black obammy is.....
then talk.....
otherwise you both will only create confusion and be behaving as racists


oh, that was the plan?
never mind.....

It's plain to see who the racists are!
rev. al and 'turbin' durbin
the 'old media' missed that!

38 posted on 05/05/2007 5:32:06 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: greedo
Sigh.

Will the Democrats ever evolve from their racist past? Can't they find a way to see black people as equals not in need of their help or demeaning special treatment?

I think an excellent demonstration of a good-faith effort by Democrats to overcome thier racism would be to get rid of thier Klansman in the Senate. That would be a wonderful start of racial healing for the Democrat party.

39 posted on 05/05/2007 5:33:17 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

The demonrats keep ‘byrd’ on to remind certain people not to stray too far away from the demonrat party or it will be heck to pay. If ‘byrd’ were republican, he would have been gone long, long time ago, as we all know.


40 posted on 05/05/2007 5:38:25 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: greedo

This is just another underhanded ploy by theDemoPerverts to paint Republicans as rabid racists. “Obama is
black, so the rabid racists (Republicans) may
try and kill him!”...What a bunch of bull!
He is under greater physical threat from
the Clinton Swamp Mafia, and the Klan whackos
of his own Party, than he ever will be from
any Republican.


41 posted on 05/05/2007 5:39:57 AM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: greedo

He needs Secret Service protection because he is a Democrat.


42 posted on 05/05/2007 5:43:50 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: NickatNite2003

The secret service knows what you speak is the truth.


43 posted on 05/05/2007 5:44:24 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: NickatNite2003
This is just another underhanded ploy by theDemoPerverts to paint Republicans as rabid racists. “Obama is black, so the rabid racists (Republicans) may try and kill him!”...What a bunch of bull! He is under greater physical threat from the Clinton Swamp Mafia, and the Klan whackos of his own Party, than he ever will be from any Republican.

This truth needs saying again!

44 posted on 05/05/2007 5:46:59 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: greedo; All

Is this the “magic negro” card?

(has anyone else noticed how commercials are using the magic negro cliche? Washington Mutual, Alstate, Some recent long lasting Gum commerical)

[cue the Shanklin song with al sharpton singing.]


45 posted on 05/05/2007 5:50:17 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: greedo

I am surprised he’s just getting Secret Service protection now. He’s been a serious contender in the race for some time.


46 posted on 05/05/2007 5:52:11 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: longtermmemmory
watch out now, the PC police and rev. al want the 'n' word banned.....
you and others could get in big trouble...../s
47 posted on 05/05/2007 5:55:34 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: From One - Many

Maybe Hilldubeast was behind this to make Obama look complicated.


48 posted on 05/05/2007 6:13:30 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: greedo

I’ve heard this story before...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285331/episodes


49 posted on 05/05/2007 6:51:58 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: greedo

Durbin is following the wishes of hillary, if something happened to obamo it would devastate her plans for him as her running mate.


50 posted on 05/05/2007 7:03:23 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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