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Obama's Speech: What did he know and when did he know it?
Primetime Politics ^ | March 19, 2008 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 03/18/2008 8:59:13 PM PDT by Nony

Did Senator Barack Obama’s speech in Philadelphia convince people that he is still a viable candidate to be President of the United States, despite the adverse reactions to statements by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright?

The polls and the primaries will answer that question.

(Excerpt) Read more at primetimepolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blacktheology; ihaveanexcusespeech; jeremiahsmessiah; liberalracism; marxism; nobama; obama; politics; politicsofoppression; race; sowell; speech; thomassowell; tsbo

1 posted on 03/18/2008 8:59:15 PM PDT by Nony
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To: Nony

If you read this speech and other Obama speeches, Obama has always adopted Rev. Wright’s anti-Capitalist, anti-military philosophy.


2 posted on 03/18/2008 9:01:17 PM PDT by Williams
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3 posted on 03/18/2008 9:03:50 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Nony

Well, what Obama knew is how whacked-out and factually incorrect this preacher man was - for the last 20 years - and what he did about it was — nothing. Now he got caught, and expects everyone to “move on, nothing to see here”....


4 posted on 03/18/2008 9:05:33 PM PDT by bigbob (2)
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To: Nony

As Sowell states, Obama is a con man. Plain and simple.

And I find myself very proud to state that I am completely free of “white guilt.”


5 posted on 03/18/2008 9:05:51 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Nony

“When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign. I made it clear at the time that I strongly condemned his comments.”
- http://hotair.com/archives/2008/03/14/obama-issues-statement-repudiating-wright-may-appear-on-hannity-colmes/

Obama admits he knew about the video statements at the beginning of his campaign. Did Obama make or release a statement, and anyone have a link to it?


6 posted on 03/18/2008 9:10:50 PM PDT by igoramus08
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To: Nony

I would love to see an African American as POTUS. I would love to see a woman as POTUS. We need more estrogen and less testosterone in the oval office.

These two are leftist, America hating fools.


7 posted on 03/18/2008 9:13:27 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: jazusamo; Nony
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Methinks the Kool-Aid Express is headed for a ditch...

8 posted on 03/18/2008 9:15:07 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Agreed. I’d seriously consider voting for Thomas Sowell or even Larry Elder for president.


9 posted on 03/18/2008 9:17:02 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: smoothsailing

I think you’re right, Smooth. The front wheels are already over the edge!


10 posted on 03/18/2008 9:18:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: smoothsailing

Concur. Too bad Hillary wasn’t taken out first.


11 posted on 03/18/2008 9:35:49 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

Like the Soviet show trials during their 1930s purges, Obama’s speech was not supposed to convince critics but to reassure supporters and fellow-travelers, in order to keep the “useful idiots” useful.


12 posted on 03/18/2008 9:44:01 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Nony

“Some say that he was trying to earn credibility on the ghetto streets, to facilitate his work as a community activist or for his political career. We may never know why.”

Then why did he expose his children to this hate by sending them there? No parent would do that unless they agreed with the message.


13 posted on 03/18/2008 9:49:34 PM PDT by DB
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To: george76
Like the Soviet show trials during their 1930s purges, Obama’s speech was not supposed to convince critics but to reassure supporters and fellow-travelers, in order to keep the “useful idiots” useful.

That is exactly what it did too. It put the sheep back in the fold.

14 posted on 03/18/2008 10:02:51 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Ideologues are impractical.)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Bob Parks seems good too!


15 posted on 03/18/2008 10:33:38 PM PDT by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: DB
I keep hearing this.
He did not join this church to advance his political career.
That is more hogwash to moderate Obama.
Obama, if you read his books, was a racist long before Mr. Wright came into the picture.
He CHOSE that church.
He CHOSE Wright as his mentor.
If it was simply for political gain, there would be no reason to sit at Wrights knee.
It is simple. Obama is, and has always been a racist.
16 posted on 03/18/2008 10:36:18 PM PDT by MaggieM (Tanti galli a cantar non fa mai giorno ( Too many chiefs, not enough warriors))
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To: Nony

BTTT!


17 posted on 03/18/2008 10:43:38 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: smoothsailing
There are an awful lot of people who are going to be too embarrassed to admit they hitched their wagon to a flim flam man.
Many will make like it never happened because it embarrasses them.

Effectually though, Obama is through.

18 posted on 03/18/2008 10:47:37 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Nony

The first three comments at the link are priceless. The denial of the reality of this situaion by the Left, and the strained attempts to make this a moral equivalence issue with Hagee et al, who isn’t McCain’s personal pastor of 20+ years, are exactly the sort of things we have come to expect.


19 posted on 03/19/2008 3:24:43 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Nony

“What did he know and when did he STOP knowing it” is perhaps a better question to ask.


20 posted on 03/19/2008 4:17:06 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: rockinqsranch
Concur. Too bad Hillary wasn’t taken out first.

That was the flaw in Rush's grand plan. I still think Obama will take the nomination, because Obama will be dealing the race card from the top of the deck, and Hillary has no way to counter it.

21 posted on 03/19/2008 4:29:07 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Forget it...I'll never be able to pull the lever for McCain!)
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To: oldbrowser
It put the sheep back in the fold.

Yep...I hear Chrissy Matthews' leg is tingling again.

22 posted on 03/19/2008 4:30:04 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Forget it...I'll never be able to pull the lever for McCain!)
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To: Nony

23 posted on 03/19/2008 5:02:55 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Nony

Here’s all any Conservative needs to know about Barrack Hussein Obama:

Special Interest Group Ratings:

Planned Parenthood - 100% Support
National Right To Life - 0% Support
NARAL - 100% Support
Americans for Tax Reform - 0% Support
ACLU - 83% Support
NEA - 100% Support
NOW Hags - 100% Support
Citizens Against Government Waste - 13% Support
Gun Owners of America - 0% Support
NRA - “F” Rating
Federation for American Immigration Reform - 0% Support
US Border Patrol - 8% Support
Unions - 82% - 100% Support
Population Connection - 100% Support (These are the ‘Zero Growth’ freaks)

http://vote-smart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=BS030017

[Barrack Hussein Obama’s record in the Illinois senate:]

- Opposed the Defense of Marriage Act; would work to repeal it in the U.S. Senate; would not vote for any legislation that would restrict the ability of gays and lesbians to marry.
- Opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act four times in Illinois. A similar bill passed the U.S. Senate 98-0. The Born Alive bill would have prohibited a baby from being born alive but left to die according to the mother’s wishes. Obama inexplicably opposed this bill not once, twice, or three times, but four times.
- Obama took almost $90,000 in bundled contributions from the Council for a Livable World. The council is a well-known anti-defense organization.
- Obama puts rigid ideology before what’s best for the people of Illinois, and presumably he would do that as President as well. He has on several occasions made public his opposition to the NAFTA trade agreement and his belief that it must be negotiated. All the while thanks to NAFTA, Illinois exports $1.3 billion in agricultural goods to Canada.
- Obama refused to vote for a bill in the Illinois State Senate that would have increased penalties for drug traffickers.
- Obama voted against a bill that would have delivered the death penalty to gang members who murder first responders.
- Finally, just in case you thought it couldn’t get any worse, Obama was the only member of the Illinois State Senate to vote against a bill that prohibited early release for sexual predators.

Can’t kill the innocent fast enough, can’t free the guilty soon enough!


24 posted on 03/19/2008 5:21:49 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: jazusamo
Thanks for the ping. Excellent Sowell.

Obama is either a complete idiot and incompetent, or coward and liar. Either way he's not fit for the presidency. Of course, we all knew that a long time ago.

25 posted on 03/19/2008 5:46:50 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: MaggieM

MaggieM, very well—and clearly—put. In a sensible, sane world, MSM and even DemocRATS would be saying the same thing. What blinds the useful idiots, making them, as Sowell says, so very useful?


26 posted on 03/19/2008 5:49:17 AM PDT by MizSterious (The Republican Party is infected with the RINO-virus)
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To: Night Hides Not
Yep...I hear Chrissy Matthews' leg is tingling again.

LOL :) Oh thank goodness. I've been worried about his Obama induced paraesthesia.

27 posted on 03/19/2008 5:49:33 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Farmer Dean

He was for it before he was against it.


28 posted on 03/19/2008 5:51:07 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Night Hides Not

Hillary’s such a coward. She’s hoping to ride in after the right does all the work for her.


29 posted on 03/19/2008 5:52:33 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Well said and my personal opinion is that it’s the latter.


30 posted on 03/19/2008 9:27:34 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: MaggieM

Obama chose to be an “angry black man” despite the fact that his grandparents sacrified to give him the best of everything, including private school and an Ivy League education. He is just a self-absorbed whiner.


31 posted on 03/19/2008 9:31:57 AM PDT by keepitreal
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To: MizSterious
No-one will say it, especially the Dim-bulbs!
Everyone thinks its “racist” to do so.
I prefer useless idiots :)
BTW, your nick is great!
32 posted on 03/19/2008 3:52:03 PM PDT by MaggieM (Tanti galli a cantar non fa mai giorno ( Too many chiefs, not enough warriors))
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To: keepitreal
Sure did.
I cant believe there are people who still don't see through him.
Are our young so naive? Are the lights on, but nobody's home?
If this doesn't sink his ship, nothing will.
33 posted on 03/19/2008 3:59:54 PM PDT by MaggieM (Tanti galli a cantar non fa mai giorno ( Too many chiefs, not enough warriors))
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