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Michelle Obama, Chelsea Clinton visit same Midlands church
wisTV ^ | Jan. 20, 2008

Posted on 01/20/2008 6:08:43 PM PST by jdm

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Now that the Republican primary is over in South Carolina, it's onto the Democrats.

Sunday Michelle Obama and Chelsea Clinton attended service at the same Midlands church, and News 10 was there.

If you've ever visited Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, you know there's a lot of singing.

Sunday morning the church had two extra voices: Michelle Obama and Chelsea Clinton.

One on one side of the church, one on the other. And the congregation took note.

"I don't know. It was kinda awkward," said Evette Brown.

"Well to me I think it shows divide but I think once this is over on Saturday, I think our country will be united because we are all going to come together and rally behind whoever gets the nomination," said Sarah Brown.

Pastor Darrell Jackson, who is a senior consultant for the Clinton campaign in South Carolina, says the seating arrangements were no accident.

"It is our custom that when campaigns come that we sit one on one side, and one on the other," said Jackson.

Neither Mrs. Obama nor Miss Clinton spoke at the pulpit, but after the service they did speak to churchgoers.

"Everybody showing them love. Everybody loving them," said Latoya Boyd.

From the balcony it seemed like half the church migrated towards Obama, the other half towards Clinton -- perhaps a foreshadowing of what we'll see at the polls on Saturday.

"When I read about Obama and his target audience, the African-Americans and the women, something told me I should vote for Obama," said Eric Williams.

"I still think Hillary is a stronger candidate. I think she's the one. I think she's got the history, the experience, and I've just known of him since the candidacy," said Cecilia Williams.

"I'm undecided at this time but I'm gonna vote for one of them," said Evette Brown.

Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards also made a stop in the capital city Sunday. He took part in the NAACP's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at Zion Baptist Church.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: blackchurch; catfight; chelseaclinton; church; dncfalseprophets; michelleobama; mlk; obama; politicking; southcarolina
Pastor Darrell Jackson, who is a senior consultant for the Clinton campaign in South Carolina, says the seating arrangements were no accident.

"It is our custom that when campaigns come that we sit one on one side, and one on the other," said Jackson.

What's the big deal? If I were Chelsea, I would have gone over to speak kindly with Michelle and if I was Michelle I would have gone over and introduced myself to Chelsea.

The barriers the Dem's use are amazing.

1 posted on 01/20/2008 6:08:44 PM PST by jdm
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To: jdm
"When I read about Obama and his target audience, the African-Americans and the women, something told me I should vote for Obama," said Eric Williams.

So, in other words, vote based on gender and skin color.

2 posted on 01/20/2008 6:09:57 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: jdm

3 posted on 01/20/2008 6:11:06 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( UNITED BY OUR CORE BELIEFS Fred08)
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To: TornadoAlley3

So much pandering, so little time.


4 posted on 01/20/2008 6:15:40 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Chelsea: "Swing low, sweet chariot, get me the heck outta here..."

5 posted on 01/20/2008 6:15:51 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: TornadoAlley3

Good for her. In addition, presumably (based on the article), those pictured in the photo are all Clinton supporters.


6 posted on 01/20/2008 6:15:53 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Isn’t this the church Chelsea attends regularly?


7 posted on 01/20/2008 6:16:53 PM PST by Rudder
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To: TornadoAlley3

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?


8 posted on 01/20/2008 6:17:01 PM PST by digger48 (http://prorev.com/legacy.htm)
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To: jdm

If Republicans did this in a Church there would be HELL TO PAY in the media!!


9 posted on 01/20/2008 6:17:15 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jdm

Could have been worse.

Imagine if they wore matching dresses?


10 posted on 01/20/2008 6:18:31 PM PST by GovernmentIsTheProblem (We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Disambiguator

Somebody be patting little Chelsea on the butt, there. Who’s that behind her?


11 posted on 01/20/2008 6:20:10 PM PST by Rudder
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To: jdm

Has she ever been to this church before? Will she ever go back after the election? Will she go to any other all black churches except when momma is running for office? Pandering for votes. Dems always show up in black churches on MLK Day or when they need votes.


12 posted on 01/20/2008 6:20:34 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( UNITED BY OUR CORE BELIEFS Fred08)
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To: Rudder

I have no idea.


13 posted on 01/20/2008 6:21:30 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 ( UNITED BY OUR CORE BELIEFS Fred08)
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To: Rudder

hey good eyes. who knows, maybe vince foster?


14 posted on 01/20/2008 6:24:57 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: Rudder

She looks attractive to me in that photo. But I don’t know whose hand that is.


15 posted on 01/20/2008 6:33:14 PM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

*thinking* "Mom, you owe me big time for this..."

16 posted on 01/20/2008 6:39:07 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: Rudder

This probably the first time she has been in church in 10 years.


17 posted on 01/20/2008 6:40:23 PM PST by ClarenceThomasfan (Don't be a kamikoze Conservative! Vote Republican in 2008!)
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To: jdm

Do Democrats just go to predominantly black visited churches 50 out of the 52 weeks of the year?


18 posted on 01/20/2008 6:47:52 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: ClarenceThomasfan
This probably the first time she has been in church in 10 years.

That's what I was thinking.

19 posted on 01/20/2008 6:49:43 PM PST by Rudder
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To: ClarenceThomasfan
This probably the first time she has been in church in 10 years.

That's what I was thinking.

20 posted on 01/20/2008 6:49:56 PM PST by Rudder
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To: digger48
One of these things is not like the others,

You miscounted. There are 3 men, not just one, in the almost 2 dozen folks pictured.

21 posted on 01/20/2008 7:18:16 PM PST by PAR35
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To: jdm
Is this a greater or lesser faux pas than wearing ‘the same’ dress to a function?

Did Michelle have to sit further to the back than Chelsea?

Which one was seated further to the left?

Afterward, did they rush to the exit, to be the first to shake Pastor Jackson’s hand for the news crew’s benefit?

Did anyone have a chance to simply worship at the church service-cum-circus?

Was either of them embarrassed for the right reasons?

22 posted on 01/20/2008 7:22:17 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (God wants a Liberal or RINO hanging from every tree. Tar & feathers optional extras.)
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To: PAR35

Five actually in that picture.

Don’t forget the one with his hand on Chelsea’s hip.


23 posted on 01/20/2008 7:22:31 PM PST by Syncro
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To: TornadoAlley3

That looks like Vernon Jordon holding her hand.


24 posted on 01/20/2008 7:30:01 PM PST by freekitty
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To: jdm

The only time these scumbags ever “attend
Church” is during political campaigns to court hopelessly naive and gullible Blacks. Then they create these wholly unChristlike divisions within the Church by playing their political games. And naturally the Blacks don’t see that they’re being used in a most cynical way.


25 posted on 01/20/2008 7:35:00 PM PST by RedCobra
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To: Syncro
Five actually

I missed the guy with his head bowed in front of orange shirt. I'm saying that the mystery hand belongs to a woman - notice the height. Guy holding her hand, guy in 4th row with glasses, orange shirt, and the guy with his head bowed in front and to the left of orange shirt.

26 posted on 01/20/2008 7:37:53 PM PST by PAR35
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To: jdm

Could Chelsea BE any phonier!! (Chandler Bing’s voice)


27 posted on 01/20/2008 7:42:44 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Syncro

I see blonde hair behind that guy .... It’s Hillary propping her up !


28 posted on 01/20/2008 8:00:14 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist (No RINO's -VOTE FRED ... Thank you :))
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To: PAR35
I missed the guy with his head bowed in front of orange shirt.

That could probably be a man or woman.

I'm saying that the mystery hand belongs to a woman - notice the height.

Could be, but it looks like a suit coat from the looks of the arm. You could be right though.

For sure though, a preponderance of women.

Looks like most churches in that respect.

29 posted on 01/20/2008 8:34:48 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Neu Pragmatist

Could be Janet Reno with a wig on


30 posted on 01/20/2008 8:36:32 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro
Looks like most churches in that respect.

I guess I've been spoiled by going to a church that hasn't been feminized.

31 posted on 01/20/2008 8:41:14 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Well yea, me too.

I was talking about stats though.

And a little personal experience.

I could be wrong though.


32 posted on 01/20/2008 9:10:20 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Disambiguator

Don’t forget - Chelsea, being sired (on paper) by Black-Bill (America’s first black president), out of Elephantiasis-Cankles, is actually half black.


33 posted on 01/20/2008 9:12:02 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: Iron Munro
No matter how much lipstick you put on a pig, its still a pig. (Referring to Hillbag Rodhog.)

The beast walking in the snow ...., my fav pic this year.

34 posted on 01/21/2008 4:21:53 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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