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Mark Steyn: So much for the 'post-racial' candidate
OC Register ^ | 22 March 08 | MARK STEYN

Posted on 03/22/2008 4:22:37 AM PDT by Laverne

"I'm sure," said Barack Obama in that sonorous baritone that makes his drive-thru order for a Big Mac, fries and strawberry shake sound profound, "many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed." Well, yes. But not many of us have heard remarks from our pastors, priests or rabbis that are stark, staring, out-of-his-tree, flown-the-coop nuts. ...snip...

It is Barack Obama's choice to entrust his daughters to the spiritual care of such a man for their entire lives, but in Philadelphia the senator attempted to universalize his peculiar judgment – to claim that, given America's history, it would be unreasonable to expect black men of Jeremiah Wright's generation not to peddle hateful and damaging lunacies. Isn't that – what's the word? – racist? So much for the post-racial candidate.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ihaveanexcusespeech; jeremiahsmessiah; jeremiahwright; marksteyn; nobama; obama; politicsofoppression; racism; steyn; wright
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1 posted on 03/22/2008 4:22:38 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: Laverne

Obama will have more delegates than Clinton but she will get the superdelegates and be the nominee.

He is toast.


2 posted on 03/22/2008 4:29:20 AM PDT by jch10
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To: Laverne

Although I abhor his politics, I too was deeply disappointed to discover that, rather than being the post-racial candidate, Obama on this point was the same old crapola, even down to pulling out the list of handouts to be demanded and trumpeting that “everybody else” needs to do more in the face of one community’s institutionalized lack of personal responsibility.


3 posted on 03/22/2008 4:39:39 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he used to say: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: jch10

What the Rats have wrought with their gleeful facilitation of extreme identity politics over the years has come back to bite them on the butt.

They have no good way out of this mess now.

And, once again, they have harmed the nation as a whole and blacks in particular.


4 posted on 03/22/2008 4:41:04 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he used to say: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: Laverne

The way the media has circled its wagons around Obama/Wright is simply unbelievable. A year ago I would have said that the MSM would have been afraid to demonstate such open bias...but here it is.

There’s not even a pretense of objectivity in the mainstream press anymore, the big networks, the NYTs, WaPo, and CNN are carrying water for the Obama campaign.

This is a new low.


5 posted on 03/22/2008 4:50:03 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Laverne

“...in that sonorous baritone that makes his drive-thru order for a Big Mac, fries and strawberry shake sound profound...”

I love it! Obama: The Fast Food Mentality Candidate. :)


6 posted on 03/22/2008 4:51:47 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Laverne

Obama is done. And I’d be willing to bet so is Hillary. I wonder how the party is going to boot these two and for whom? There is very little doubt in my mind that that is EXACTLY what will happen in the fullness of time.


7 posted on 03/22/2008 4:52:49 AM PDT by TalBlack
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To: jch10

I hope you are right. There will be civil war in the Democrat party and Hillary will destroy herself politically. I wouldn’t be surprised if she not only loses the Presidential race, but eventually her Senate seat.


8 posted on 03/22/2008 4:54:21 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Laverne

Thanks for posting this.


9 posted on 03/22/2008 4:57:07 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Will suggest (or even write) taglines for food.)
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To: knews_hound

Ping for the Mark Steyn list?


10 posted on 03/22/2008 4:57:53 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Will suggest (or even write) taglines for food.)
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To: kjo
The way the media has circled its wagons around Obama/Wright is simply unbelievable. A year ago I would have said that the MSM would have been afraid to demonstate such open bias...but here it is.

There’s not even a pretense of objectivity in the mainstream press anymore, the big networks, the NYTs, WaPo, and CNN are carrying water for the Obama campaign.

This is a new low.

Sorry, kjo, but this is the same-old same-old... The MSM has been this way for YEARS -- just this year it's gotten a bit more complicated. Between Billery and Obama it's like Solomon's baby all over again: and it looks like they're going to slice this baby in half. Maybe this will mark the start of the media taking a good hard look at itself and recognizing how over-the-top they've become.

To quote a recent newsmaker: "Mainstream Media: your chickens have come home to roost!"

11 posted on 03/22/2008 5:03:03 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Laverne
Rev. Wright's sermons are profoundly disappointing and sadly bigoted. Mrs. Michelle Obama's inferiority complex after attending top Ivy League schools and just "not testing well" is also unpleasant. The bigoted statements of herself and Rev. Wright make one wonder whether it is time to end Affirmative Action and other Great Society programs that were meant to fix the historical injustices.

This is the payback for the hundreds of thousand killed in the Civil War, deaths of the Abolitionists (John Brown's body etc.), the martyrs of Civil Rights struggle both black and white, the many Americans who lost life opportunities to Affirmative Action in the name of social peace. Americans have paid in blood and gold, and don't deserve such a payback.

It is time now to rethink the 40 year old policies of LBJ's Great Society. Maybe cutting people loose will help them find the strength to stand on their own feet and take pride in their own efforts.

12 posted on 03/22/2008 5:08:35 AM PDT by magooey (stop the bs, fight the war!)
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To: jch10
Let's hope let the chaos continue!! Hillary is known entity and is dead on arrival she has so much baggage, the problem with boma is that he has never done anything except forget for 20 years that his pastor was a racist.
13 posted on 03/22/2008 5:09:25 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: kjo

Yes, the MSM is definitely feeling a thrill run up its collective leg. This is a mass hallucination which may work in our favor. Their Obama-love is totally unconditional and totally blind, as evidenced by their treatment of Wright as no big deal (so what if our nominee’s major influence is a deranged racist crackpot.) They are also totally out of touch with mainstream voters and if sanity ultimately prevails, they will be in deep shock upon hearing the election results in November.


14 posted on 03/22/2008 5:10:33 AM PDT by omniscient
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To: fightinJAG
The great thing is that their(the rats) little bubble/balloon will burst once the CCF(clinton crime family) steals the nomination form Hussein.
15 posted on 03/22/2008 5:10:59 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: jch10
He is toast.

So is Denver, Washington, DC, Chicago and Atlanta when he doesn't get the nomination.

16 posted on 03/22/2008 5:11:00 AM PDT by leadhead (Most people can't think, most of the remainder won't think,)
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To: magooey

What I heard in Obama’s speech was that we should not judge his good reverand by the content of his character but by the color of his skin. He turned MLK’s dream speech on its head; and yet, the media swoons over his delivery and ignores the content of his speeches.

The democrats have made this a race about race and are trying to blame the republicans on being racist. Steyn is absolutely correct — but then again, when is he not?


17 posted on 03/22/2008 5:12:38 AM PDT by Laverne
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To: fightinJAG

“... even down to pulling out the list of handouts to be demanded and trumpeting that “everybody else” needs to do more in the face of one community’s institutionalized lack of personal responsibility.”

Very well said.


18 posted on 03/22/2008 5:13:31 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: Laverne

bttt


19 posted on 03/22/2008 5:13:53 AM PDT by Guenevere (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
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To: Laverne

There’s been a lot written on this subject, but Steyn hits the home run.

This article should be required reading in every high school, college and university in America.

Please read the whole thing, not just the excerpt.


20 posted on 03/22/2008 5:13:55 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Maybe this will mark the start of the media taking a good hard look at itself and realizing how over- the- top they have been.

I only wish you were right but from the looks of their collective balance sheets they are perfectly willing to go down the tubes rather than get fair and balanced. They are all in for the left, do or die.

21 posted on 03/22/2008 5:15:14 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Laverne

22 posted on 03/22/2008 5:16:35 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Laverne
Great catch Laverne!

Looks like Oblama could get away with yelling change, change, change for only so long before someone started looking at who the changeor really is. And when they do most people are disgusted with who they discover.

23 posted on 03/22/2008 5:19:22 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I wouldn’t be surprised if she not only loses the Presidential race, but eventually her Senate seat.

Nah, she'll be the new Teddy in the Senate. New Yorkers obviously don't care who they elect. Just look at their track record over the past 30 some odd years.....it's almost as bad as Massachusetts or California.....

24 posted on 03/22/2008 5:20:00 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom, but Babbling is ever a Mark of Folly. - B. Franklin)
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To: Laverne

Great column! Thanks for posting it.


25 posted on 03/22/2008 5:20:26 AM PDT by syriacus (Rev. Wright no prophet. He's a coward who bad mouths non-blacks from a pulpit in a black Church.)
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To: Laverne
It makes no difference to white folks when a black pastor inflicts kook genocide theories on his congregation: The victims are those in his audience who make the mistake of believing him.

Bingo. This is Larry Elder's thesis in "Stupid Black Men": those who believe the nonsense are only holding themselves back, while sensible people get jobs, get married, and succeed in life.

26 posted on 03/22/2008 5:21:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Everything is either willed or permitted by God, and nothing can hurt me." Bl. Charles de Foucauld)
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To: leadhead
He is toast.
So is Denver, Washington, DC, Chicago and Atlanta when he doesn't get the nomination.

The downside is..? I am sorry to sound cold but just as cross-over voting in primaries became a issue only when the Rats started feeling the pinch so will violence against Campaigns become a issue when the Rats own headquarters are invaded and staffers are harassed, pushed around and shot at.

27 posted on 03/22/2008 5:21:19 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes into it.)
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To: jch10
“He is toast.”

Well, not till he burns in Hell, along with the Clintons.

The entire essence of the Democrats is coming to boil in a pot of their own making.
They have spent the last 50 years pandering to blacks and women, and it was all baseless.
Now it is coming home to roost. Let them eat cake.

28 posted on 03/22/2008 5:23:13 AM PDT by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Laverne
I agree completely with you on all points. Turning MLK upside down nails it.

But there should be some reflection, and then consequences now that we have seen the hate spewing forth from the black churches. As one 60's Freedom Rider put it, "I didn't do it for this". And Obama makes clear that Rev. Wright is not untypical. This opens the issue of whether current policies are doing more harm than good.

Of course, Steyn is a treasure!

29 posted on 03/22/2008 5:23:15 AM PDT by magooey (stop the bs, fight the war!)
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To: kellynla

Stein is brilliant as always.a black candidate instead of a man for all seasons and races, he distanced himself from huge numbers of voters and ultimately sealed his fate.


30 posted on 03/22/2008 5:23:55 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Support The New media, Ticket the Drive-bys, --America-The land of the Free because of the Brave-)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

You are absolutely correct.
Big media’s failure to see any problem with the Obama life choices - to become a Chicago politician and work for “diversity” and against “discrimination” after his magna cum laude from Harvard law - has led to today’s situation when he has “suddenly” been exposed.

DNC Media’s chickens have come home to roost.


31 posted on 03/22/2008 5:25:24 AM PDT by maica (Peace is the Aftermath of Victory)
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To: Laverne

Steyn nails it ... again.

There is something profoundly wrong about a man that will twist the words of his own flesh and blood for political gain, will equate a racist pastor’s 20 years worth of insanity with grandma’s single incident all for the sake of some political gain.

It says much about B. Hussein Obama’s character—but then he is a dhimmicrat and character doesn’t count for them.


32 posted on 03/22/2008 5:26:20 AM PDT by twntaipan (NOBAMA!)
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To: jch10

Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill....

I have posted and believed that statement in the past.

I am now unsure it applies to Hillary. The Richardson defection is huge and alters that perception. The super delegates smell a dead carcass and are bending in the Obama wind.


33 posted on 03/22/2008 5:26:41 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I feel bad that I’m watching the lead-in to the Denver convention with such glee.


34 posted on 03/22/2008 5:27:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Everything is either willed or permitted by God, and nothing can hurt me." Bl. Charles de Foucauld)
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To: kjo

The MSM can spin all it wants. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. The true verdict will be rendered on April 22 in PA and IN. If Obama suffers a sharp drop at the polls, panic will set in at the DNC and the MSM along with the Obama camp.


35 posted on 03/22/2008 5:28:57 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Laverne

Steyn nails it!! Whatever actual beliefs about race and America exist in Obama’s empty soul, the FACT is that he has entrusted this deranged racist hack of a “minister” with his family’s spiritual care. To be the “post-racial” candidate Obama had to pretend to be the man to heal racial divides etc. Now the country can see that his background is steeped in the most one-sided kind of bitter hateful racism which he still can’t renounce.

If Shrillary’s minions don’t pull off an upset with the Superdelegates then Obambi is toast in the fall. The 527 ads just make themselves with the rants of this nutty minister. Although the MSM will desperately try to inoculate Obama by calling for a moratorium on all references to race, there is no way a majority of Americans are going to vote for this charlatan.


36 posted on 03/22/2008 5:29:03 AM PDT by Enchante (Obama: You think Hillary's Ruthless? Hell, I'll Run Over My Own Grandmother to Get Elected!!)
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To: leadhead

Very dramatic.


37 posted on 03/22/2008 5:30:53 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: jch10

“Obama will have more delegates than Clinton but she will get the superdelegates and be the nominee.

He is toast.”

Sure hope you are correct. If you are indeed correct, this will virtually blow up the Democrat Party - yeaa. And, will virtually ensure MacCain’s election to POTUS, yeaa again...


38 posted on 03/22/2008 5:34:34 AM PDT by snoringbear (')
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To: kjo
"This is a new low" You are wrong. This is the, ahem, standard. Click Here
39 posted on 03/22/2008 5:34:52 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: fightinJAG

Well said Jag.


40 posted on 03/22/2008 5:40:57 AM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: TalBlack

They entire Dem party backs one or the other. I think you are thinking of a Dem party of years gone by.


41 posted on 03/22/2008 5:42:46 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: Laverne; All
When the British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dumped some of his closest Cabinet colleagues to extricate himself from a political crisis, the Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe responded: "Greater love hath no man than to lay down his friends for his life." In Philadelphia, Sen. Obama topped that: Greater love hath no man than to lay down his grandma for his life.
42 posted on 03/22/2008 5:43:54 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: magooey

Re: Test scores.

I can tell you the exact reason why test scores are so low. Black students are afraid to look “too smart” because you’re going to be accused of “acting white” so they dumb themselves down. It’s amazing that some VERY smart blacks in this country have made it through despite that stupid self-defeating attitude that keeps many black people poor, ignorant and violent.

I’ve lived in black schools. I’ve faced the self-imposed stereotypes that were supposed to be placed on me. I do agree with you, it’s time to start cutting back the money and try to encourage a majority of people to start educating themselves and get themselves out of their hellholes they’ve made for themselves with their self-imposed intellectual and behavioral crippling.


43 posted on 03/22/2008 5:44:05 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (I'm An American Engaged To Another American, we're not a mixed couple.)
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To: magooey

Well said my friend . I’m in agreement with you %100


44 posted on 03/22/2008 5:44:35 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: omniscient

if sanity ultimately prevails, ....
Don’t count on it !


45 posted on 03/22/2008 5:46:21 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: fightinJAG

Exactly right.


46 posted on 03/22/2008 5:48:09 AM PDT by GVnana ("They're still analyzing the first guy. What do I have to worry about?" - GWB)
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To: TypeZoNegative

Out of wedlock births at 68% and failing urban schools have something to do with lower test scores as well.


47 posted on 03/22/2008 5:49:35 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Laverne
You can understand why Obama is so anxious to meet with President Ahmadinejad, a man who denies the last Holocaust even as he plans the next one. Such a summit would be easy listening after the more robust sermons of Jeremiah Wright.

Classic Steyn. That's gonna leave a mark.

48 posted on 03/22/2008 5:50:16 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Laverne
Steyn as usual makes a very powerful point. If his grandmother is a typical white person, then she embodies the best of white people. Tolerant, caring, loving.

So my question to Obama is this: Is Jeremiah Wright a typical black person?

49 posted on 03/22/2008 5:52:43 AM PDT by Enterprise ((Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!))
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To: fightinJAG
He was NEVER a “post-racial” candidate, that was another MSM manufactured phrase that means nothing.

No black man who chooses to be a member of the UnAmerican Democrat Party could be anything but a racist poverty pimp.

50 posted on 03/22/2008 5:54:05 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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