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Obama lectures us on race, gender and equality. Obama's speech text
Drudge ^ | 3/18/2008 | Senator Obama

Posted on 03/18/2008 7:30:10 AM PDT by Nutmeg08

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To: bigred41

He dropped five percentage points in three days, some one is hearing it.


151 posted on 03/18/2008 8:26:09 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

You thought the speech was brilliant?


152 posted on 03/18/2008 8:26:58 AM PDT by nikos1121 (I'm voting for McCain...and fixin' to get excited about it.)
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To: Nutmeg08
But the remarks that have caused this recent firestorm weren’t simply controversial. They weren’t simply a religious leader’s effort to speak out against perceived injustice. Instead, they expressed a profoundly distorted view of this country – a view that sees white racism as endemic, and that elevates what is wrong with America above all that we know is right with America; a view that sees the conflicts in the Middle East as rooted primarily in the actions of stalwart allies like Israel, instead of emanating from the perverse and hateful ideologies of radical Islam.

He's talking out of both sides of his mouth now. He has a history of supporting the Palestinians over Israel.

153 posted on 03/18/2008 8:27:22 AM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: Anonymous Rex

It is amazing how stupid Americans are about him till this point.

Or is it that the media did their job so well carrying his race wampum for him?

or both.

I have actually argued with white liberal dinner companions over the great Black Hope they were swooning for and they had no clue of this stuff.

I mentioned this months ago and now I have friends and relatives calling me to tell me I was right.


154 posted on 03/18/2008 8:28:31 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: TheThinker

Mustard and relish sandwiches.

Give me a F-ing break.


155 posted on 03/18/2008 8:28:43 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium Eruditionis Habes)
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To: wardaddy

If a bigot like BH Obama can get elected to the White House, would it finally put an END to the BS that black people can’t be racist because they don’t have the power structure to do anything with that prejudice?


156 posted on 03/18/2008 8:29:10 AM PDT by weegee (I hold out HOPE that neither Obama or Clinton will get the office to push thru their Marxist plans.)
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To: bigred41
“His candidacy is over”
I have to respectfully disagree with you.

He may get the nomination, but his chances of winning the general are zero. General election for the presidency swings on a very narrow percentage of voters in the middle, made up of middle-class, swing voters, generally white. And after being exposed to this level of black hatred (possibly for the first time), their votes are going to McCain. It could be a blowout of Reagan/Carter proportions.

158 posted on 03/18/2008 8:30:05 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (101st Airborne Army Dad)
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To: Vision
Charlatan

No question about him! This guy is nothing but a big time slickster trying to justify Wrights speech!

Btw, there supposedly was a debate within the Obama camp about whether or not he should be giving this speech. He chose wrongly. This dude is going to have to explain all this crap and he's not going to be ale too. He condems and then tries to justify what Wright has said.

159 posted on 03/18/2008 8:30:27 AM PDT by sirchtruth (No one has the RIGHT not to be offended...)
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To: F15Eagle

he is a very good speaker, but if you look at the actual words, he didn’t do anything but give a campaign speech, talking alot but saying nothing


160 posted on 03/18/2008 8:30:51 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: frankenMonkey

I agree with you 100%


161 posted on 03/18/2008 8:31:20 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium Eruditionis Habes)
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To: weegee

There’s a video of it. It is during the national anthem.


162 posted on 03/18/2008 8:31:44 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: weegee

Denouncing slavery that does not involve whites enslaving non-whites or Christians enslaving non-Christians only elicits a ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

That is inherent paternal racism which is the foundation of liberalism and white guilt today.

Only whites have to be held to certain standards? Why? Are we more capable of controlling our behavior?

Only whites can fix that they allegedly wrought? Why? Again are whites more capable? Can minorities not fix themselves?


163 posted on 03/18/2008 8:32:07 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

you beat me to it! Fact check!


164 posted on 03/18/2008 8:32:21 AM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: sirchtruth

Please the Light Skinded Wright has more then one Caucasion in his heritage.. his self loathing is nothing more then guilt that he isn’t black enough... heck I wouldn’t be surprised if his blackness was a product of an African via some Euro trash college.... Talk about the struggle.... the hypocrisy of Obama to relate his black heritage to the struggle of slavery is INSANE... His father’s ancestry was never enslaved by Americans his father was from Kenya not born of a plantation in Atlanta.... Obama is closer to Farrakahn’s Islam then to real Christianity... There is a broader connection on that relationship and should be explored by the media..


165 posted on 03/18/2008 8:33:39 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (Standing by for the: if your not with us your a racist tactic.)
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To: Nutmeg08
So when they are told to bus their children to a school across town; when they hear that an African American is getting an advantage in landing a good job or a spot in a good college because of an injustice that they themselves never committed; when they’re told that their fears about crime in urban neighborhoods are somehow prejudiced, resentment builds over time.

You're safe in urban areas as long as your name isn't whitey.

167 posted on 03/18/2008 8:33:53 AM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: nikos1121; All

Yes he’s very dangerous. His oratory skills are truly something. It takes concerted effort to focus on the fact that he’s a socialist (and now shown to be racist) scumbag. But boy is he slick. Almost Messianic.


168 posted on 03/18/2008 8:34:07 AM PDT by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: Nutmeg08

Has anyone checked in with Crissy Mathews to see if something went up or down his leg this morning?


169 posted on 03/18/2008 8:34:27 AM PDT by RedWireNut
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To: nikos1121
You thought the speech was brilliant?

Absolutely. Whoever wrote that speech earned his scratch, and more.

170 posted on 03/18/2008 8:35:13 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: freepertoo

Heeee! I’m in Peoria!


171 posted on 03/18/2008 8:35:55 AM PDT by labral
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To: radar101

“instead you want US—The old Racist White US Taxpayers to foot the bill)”

and reparations too.... .while your at it.


172 posted on 03/18/2008 8:35:59 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (Standing by for the: if your not with us your a racist tactic.)
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To: Nutmeg08
Anger over welfare and affirmative action helped forge the Reagan Coalition.

Yeah, the Reagan coalition was all about resenting blacks./s

How self-centered can one man be?

173 posted on 03/18/2008 8:36:18 AM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: weegee

Obama would only use his office to further inflame, validate and vindicate that which he obviously believes due to his 20 year love affair with Wright....and his friendship with Ayers and Dohrn and Casto and Chavez.......it goes on and on.

I think he is trying to prove himself to the daddy he never felt wanted him (understandable)by being the halfbreed savior of oppressed folks of color standing up to the power structure in the racist West and projecting that on all of us. Projection is the delivery mode for liberal neurosis of which he is eat up with.

Remember the old Indian movies where the halfbreed like Paul Newman stands up to the white villans? yet swoons the women and placates the Indians. Hondo.

That’s Obama. Hondo Obamo.


174 posted on 03/18/2008 8:37:22 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: farlander

He’s a preacher.

Like Huckabee.


175 posted on 03/18/2008 8:38:18 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: Nutmeg08; All

Wow; what a powerful, heart-rendering speech. Count me in the Obama camp. / NOT!!!


176 posted on 03/18/2008 8:39:20 AM PDT by no dems (Barack Obama's Pastor is nuttier than a squirrel turd.)
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To: Nutmeg08

It’s all BS at this point Obama. You’re BUSTED.


177 posted on 03/18/2008 8:39:33 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama looks, walks and talks like a racist pig...)
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To: Nutmeg08
UUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHH! I never expected to be told by this man, who is so obviously a con-artist: What WE NEED TO DO, HOW WE NEED TO REACT, and HOW WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS WRONG, and if WE continue with this racism, how America will suffer. Yes, he referred to the repeatedly shown film of Wright, (but hardly) and talked about the racial overtones of the result of Katrina (and pointed out how racism became the issue of discussion then)...and - instead of distancing himself from Wright (which was expected) he turned it all around and it became his diatribe about how America is wrong for such behavior! Typical behavior of a guilty person when he gets caught - blame your captors for something, cloud their vision, fog up the issue, and turn it all back on them.

There was nothing about the hatred the black minister and his ilk are spreading, He made no reference to them being wrong...only about America's reaction to their behavior.

I am so extremely disappointed (though never an Obama supporter anyway) that I can hardly say what I feel. It seems he took this opportunity to tell all of White America what is wrong with us! And he got applause. And pundits said he was "eloquent." Yes, like a forked-tongue devil. Oh my, this man is very, very dangerous.

178 posted on 03/18/2008 8:40:17 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: wardaddy

I believe you are thinking of “Hombre”


179 posted on 03/18/2008 8:41:01 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Nutmeg08
Talk show hosts and conservative commentators built entire careers unmasking bogus claims of racism while dismissing legitimate discussions of racial injustice and inequality as mere political correctness or reverse racism.

Institutional, government-mandated and approved reverse racism that violates the Equal Protection Clause. If you're going to try to tell the truth Barack, you might as well tell the whole truth.

180 posted on 03/18/2008 8:42:12 AM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: wardaddy
In the interest of brevity I was ignoring the nuances you point out. However, I will still disagree with you.

I look at it this way: The Republican party was formed as an abolitionist party. When a Republican got elected president, the southern states saw that the die had been cast and that things had changed, and they seceded. So, while the reason for the war was secession, it is also clear that the republican's desire to end slavery caused the secession to happen.

181 posted on 03/18/2008 8:43:12 AM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

I didn’t hear it, but read it. so you think it’ll play in Peoria?


182 posted on 03/18/2008 8:43:39 AM PDT by nikos1121 (I'm voting for McCain...and fixin' to get excited about it.)
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To: wardaddy
Here's a link to an article from the Intenational Herald Tribune from April 2007, that indicates that Obama knew full well what the Rev. JWright was all about. There is no controversy, just fact. The beliefs and tenets of the Trinity Church are part and parcel of who Obama is.

Obama's Search For Faith

183 posted on 03/18/2008 8:45:46 AM PDT by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: Nutmeg08
Obama's observation: Liberalism has completely failed to do what it was intended to do...

Obama's solution: We need lots and lots more of it...

Gritty's observation: I did not see one word in the speech about either the overriding requirement of applied individual character or application of genuine Biblical principles at any level to these problems (but I did see some phony ones, like "we are our brother's keeper")...

Gritty's solution: Therein lies both the root cause and solution to our current dilemma...

184 posted on 03/18/2008 8:48:05 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama walks into a room and you want to follow him somewhere, anywhere - actor George Clooney)
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To: nikos1121

The second black man I’ve seen publicly scorn this....course Shelby is usually quite right.

Ted Williams on Great last nite surprised me by being pretty harsh on Wright and saying he torpedoed Obama...whom Ted did like.

But I noticed Leno and his band leader were still all Obama and hoping this would go away.

I chuckled about how they would react if this was about white racism....”wish it would go away”...lol


185 posted on 03/18/2008 8:48:25 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: Nutmeg08
"I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slaveowners..."

Conveniently neglecting to mention that HIS WIFE is married to a man who carries the blood of SLAVE OWNERS...but not of slaves. Surely an honest mistake (NOT)

186 posted on 03/18/2008 8:48:25 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama looks, walks and talks like a racist pig...)
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To: ontap

that’s right...Hondo was about a river or something.

Hombre...Newman as an Indian half breed with a bandanna around his head who changes wardrobes to suit whichever race he is at the time and a broken down stagecoach surrounded by Richard Boone and some nasty peckerwoods and comancheros


187 posted on 03/18/2008 8:50:32 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: j. earl carter

That argument is for another thread. and there are plenty here on that already.


188 posted on 03/18/2008 8:51:31 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: Eva

that is a good find

and from the IHT...a Wash Post org....hardly a Murdoch


189 posted on 03/18/2008 8:53:03 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: Nutmeg08
It requires all Americans to realize that your dreams do not have to come at the expense of my dreams

That's exactly what most conservatives rightly believe, Barack.

190 posted on 03/18/2008 8:53:08 AM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: oneolcop

The “Separation Proclamation”


191 posted on 03/18/2008 8:54:28 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: wardaddy

I was under the impression that it was a NYT paper, because a portion of the exact same article appeared in the NYT on the same date, under a different by-line.


192 posted on 03/18/2008 8:55:44 AM PDT by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: wardaddy

I’ve never seen Juan Williams as upset as he was and still is about Wright.


193 posted on 03/18/2008 8:55:47 AM PDT by nikos1121 (I'm voting for McCain...and fixin' to get excited about it.)
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To: Anonymous Rex

Now we know why his campaign staff recommend he didn’t give it. He did anyway.


194 posted on 03/18/2008 8:56:06 AM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama looks, walks and talks like a racist pig...)
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To: no dems

I turned the speech on for a second and he was going on about someone with cancer who lost their health care coverage. Believe me, I can sympathize with that situation but it certainly wasn’t anything soaring, sounded like the same old bleak view of America as a terrible place in which everyone is suffering and victimized by something. I’m sick of hearing that crap. Has Obama ever worked a day in his life?


195 posted on 03/18/2008 8:56:19 AM PDT by Williams
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To: expatpat
Then a black man here decided one of his indentured servants should remain so for the rest of his life, and got a judge to agree! Out of that came slavery in the US.

The Casor decision, right?

196 posted on 03/18/2008 8:56:55 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: Nutmeg08
or we can speculate on whether white men will all flock to John McCain in the general election regardless of his policies.

I think you just did speculate, Barack.

197 posted on 03/18/2008 8:57:28 AM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: frankenMonkey
It could be a blowout of Reagan/Carter proportions.
I didn't think Obama could get 51% of the vote to begin with.
Now that he's been exposed for the Hatriot that he is, I completely agree with you.
198 posted on 03/18/2008 8:57:58 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: LS
it was brilliant

The decision to air it out was excellent. The speech was simply touching the bases. Some topics are bound to draw forth high flying rhetoric. Credit for airing it out.

199 posted on 03/18/2008 8:59:19 AM PDT by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: tomnbeverly

There are Muslim Caucazoids on his father’s side. I belive one paternal grandmother or great grandmother is Saudi.


200 posted on 03/18/2008 8:59:30 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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