Skip to comments.Transcript: Barack Obama's Tribune interview
Posted on 03/15/2008 5:16:38 PM PDT by neverdem
And, you know, he hasn't been my political adviser, he's been my pastor. And I have to say that the clips that have been shown over the past couple of days are deeply disturbing to me. I wasn't in church during those sermons.
The things he said and the way he said them I think are offensive. And I reject them, and they don't reflect who I am or what I believe in. In fairness to him, this was sort of a greatest hits, they basically culled five or six sermons out of 30 years of preaching. That doesn't excuse them, and I've said so very clearly. But that's not the relationship I had with him. That's not the relationship I had with the church, and if I had heard those kinds of statements being said, if I had been in church on those days, I would have objected fiercely to them and I would have told him personally.
When some of these statements first came to light was right around when I was starting to run for president. He was a year away from retirement, and the church itself is a pillar of the community and a well regarded, well-known church. I suspect there are members of the Tribune family that are also members of Trinity.
It is not what's been painted as this separatist church or what have you, it is a very traditional African-American church on the South Side of Chicago. And most of the reverend's sermons are the sermons of a traditional African-American pastor. And so my view was that it would not be appropriate for me to distance myself from the church. I put out a statement saying I profoundly disagree with these statements...
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You mean his other stuff is worse?
I don’t trust the Hussein dude a bit, no way could he be loyal to the United States.
“The things he said and the way he said them I think are offensive. And I reject them, and they don’t reflect who I am or what I believe in.”
This should be followed by “therefore I am no longer a member.”
Obama is bamboozling us.
Nah, you just don't understand the Black experience in America.
well he won’t show up on russert’s show anytime soon.
You can’t convince me that he never heard about the sermon.
People talk about thise things with other congregation members. He had tohear about the sermons.
Yeah, Obama is in his own words “Hoodwinking, Okie-Doke(ing).” When he was using those terms in his Mississippi
campaign speech last week, I thought ummh seems like he is
the master con-artist to me. I think he may have made a strategic move to put the tapes of (Rev.) Wright out into the media now. He probably knew the tapes would be out in the general ... so it’s better for him to pre-empth us and get them out now ... by Sept or Oct it’ll be old news ... he can “hoodwink” us and say “I covered all of that back in March ... that’s yesterdays news ... Okie-Dokie.”
Thanks for the link.
Well, yeah, especially since he referenced some of themm in his books, He agrees with most of it.
It’s sounds like an imitation of Spike Lee’s Malcolm X:
“there’s no evidence”, sounding more like a Clinton everyday.
Thanks for the URL.
My oh my!
It seems that Obama protests too much!
I wonder why.
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