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Wright Appearance Sparks More Rejection From Obama, Recriminations By Critics
Foxnews.com ^ | 29 April 2008

Posted on 04/28/2008 10:17:06 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

Barack Obama on Monday once again distanced himself from his retired pastor, Jeremiah Wright, as the reverend grabbed the spotlight for the fourth day in a row by suggesting the furor around his controversial remarks is an attack on black churches in America.

Plagued by the ongoing uproar regarding Wright, Obama said Wright does not represent his views or vice versa.

“I have said before and I will repeat again that what some of the comments that Reverend Wright have made offend me and I understand why they’ve offended the American people,’ Obama told reporters while traveling in Wilmington, N.C. “He does not speak for me. He does not speak for the campaign and so he may make statements in the future that don’t reflect my values or concerns.”

Obama has been trying to get out from under the weight of Wright, an increasingly heavy burden for the Democratic presidential candidate since snippets of his sermons were released all over the Internet last month. Many of the sound bites by the former pastor at the Chicago church where Obama is a member have him cursing the United States as racist and terrorist, and suggesting that the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks were retribution for immoral policies.

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That's a mighty big anvil Obama has around his neck...
1 posted on 04/28/2008 10:17:07 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Hussein has to specify exactly what he disagree with regarding the Wracist Wreverend Wright’s spewings.


2 posted on 04/28/2008 10:21:53 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: Post Toasties

Hussein has to specify exactly what he disagrees with regarding the Wracist Wreverend Wright’s spewings.


3 posted on 04/28/2008 10:22:59 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
You know I could almost feel sorry for Obambi if he wasn't a radical leftist who would ruin my country if given a chance .
4 posted on 04/28/2008 10:25:29 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I think its a big set up by the Obama PR team to get rid of the Wright issue once and fro all . Just wait there will be a big Obama press meeting with him condemning and disowning him. The Drudge report which has become a Obama 527 now has an odd title to the article which sounds like the latest Obama press strategy.


5 posted on 04/28/2008 10:34:23 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: kbennkc

Obami rejected his white heritage early in his life.

Below are a few lines from Obama’s books “ in his own words:

From Dreams of My Father: “I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.”

From Dreams of My Father: “I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race.”

From Dreams of My Father: “There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.”

From Dreams of My Father: “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.”

From Dreams of My Father: “I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa , that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.”

From Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”


6 posted on 04/28/2008 10:39:24 PM PDT by Selmore (If your gonna take the hill, take the hill.)
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To: kbennkc

“You know I could almost feel sorry for Obambi if he wasn’t a radical leftist who would ruin my country if given a chance.”

As they say, you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

Obama sat there and listened to Wright for 20 years. He not only tolerated that message but no doubt gave to it in the form of donations.

It’s easy to feel sorry for him until you realize he was swallowing that garbage hook, line, and sinker.


7 posted on 04/28/2008 10:39:48 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: CaspersGh0sts

The Mendacity of Audacity.


8 posted on 04/28/2008 10:42:33 PM PDT by shineon
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To: ncalburt
I think its a big set up by the Obama PR team to get rid of the Wright issue once and fro all . Just wait there will be a big Obama press meeting with him condemning and disowning him. The Drudge report which has become a Obama 527 now has an odd title to the article which sounds like the latest Obama press strategy.

If Wright is not in on the set up, Wright might hit back and say Obama is a liar and was there at these sermons, and who knows what else.
9 posted on 04/28/2008 10:46:42 PM PDT by igoramus08
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To: Selmore
From Dreams of My Father: “I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa , that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.”

Didn't his father run out on him?

11 posted on 04/28/2008 10:49:32 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats - Stupid is as stupid do)
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To: Aussie Dasher

“Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?”


12 posted on 04/28/2008 10:51:59 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (Marxist Hillary and Socialist Obama will trash the USA for the next 30 years. Vote McCain.)
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To: ncalburt

“I think its a big set up by the Obama PR team to get rid of the Wright issue once and fro all . Just wait there will be a big Obama press meeting with him condemning and disowning him. The Drudge report which has become a Obama 527 now has an odd title to the article which sounds like the latest Obama press strategy.”

I think you are spot on with this.

The entire thing stinks, but dumber than dirt public is going to buy it all.


13 posted on 04/28/2008 10:54:23 PM PDT by Gator113 (McCain will be the best democrat President this country has ever elected.)
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To: Selmore
From Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

These Obama the black militant quotes are worthy of it's own thread.

If the GOP runs an ad with these quotes near election time, this will finish off the militant.

14 posted on 04/28/2008 10:54:45 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: CaspersGh0sts
In 20 years time, you can collect LOTS of fleas.

Obama also allowed his children to be indoctrinated by this raving racist. How do you “disavow” someone you've allowed to influence your children for 20 years? The answer: You don't-—not convincingly anyway!

15 posted on 04/28/2008 10:55:33 PM PDT by singfreedom
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
Rev. Jeremiah "I want to be on TV" Wright.

'Couldn't happen to a better commie than Obama.

16 posted on 04/28/2008 10:55:37 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: igoramus08
Its all too convenient.The Gateway Pundit has the scoop on the Obama PR team lined up an Ad agency to help out Mr Wright with his imagine. Its a set up.
17 posted on 04/28/2008 10:56:00 PM PDT by ncalburt
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To: Aussie Dasher
Photobucket Sure is. Wright's so called explanations and excuses are simply ridiculous. I don't need to understand black churches when I hear anti-american and racist remarks. There is no excuse for Obama being this man's friend and sitting in his congregation for 20 years.
18 posted on 04/28/2008 10:56:25 PM PDT by xuberalles ("Barack Obama: Change Is A Dime Bag!" (http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees))
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To: Aussie Dasher

19 posted on 04/28/2008 11:19:18 PM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain for President - Because we need VICTORY in Iraq, not RETREAT)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Didn't his father run out on him?

To quote one B Hussein Obama, "Typical".

20 posted on 04/28/2008 11:43:56 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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To: Gator113
“I think its a big set up by the Obama PR team to get rid of the Wright issue once and fro all . Just wait there will be a big Obama press meeting with him condemning and disowning him. The Drudge report which has become a Obama 527 now has an odd title to the article which sounds like the latest Obama press strategy.”

I think you are spot on with this.

The entire thing stinks, but dumber than dirt public is going to buy it all.


He can disown him, but how the heck can he explain away 20 years of listening to him?

That would take an enormous PR trick.... and a "willing suspension of belief"...

21 posted on 04/28/2008 11:47:07 PM PDT by az_gila (AZ - need less democrats)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Think there is some 'parsing' going on here. Could be a huge difference in Obama's taking offense with Wright and his understanding that 'our offense' may be ligitimate.

No question, Obama is offended by Wright's comments; his personal 'gospel'; becoming 'public discourse'

Whereas, our offense, is with Wright's focus. . .the content. . .intent. . .of his racist rhetoric posing as 'Gospel'.

Obama will not honestly deny Rev.Wright; because he honestly cannot.

22 posted on 04/29/2008 12:03:54 AM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it irretrievably, damns us all. . .)
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To: Aussie Dasher

“Jeremiah Wright...grabbed the spotlight for the fourth day in a row by suggesting the furor around his controversial remarks is an attack on black churches.”

Same thing Mitt Romney’s supporters kept saying a few months ago, that criticism of his public policy record and comments were really an attack on the Mormon church.

A nonsensical construct in both cases.


23 posted on 04/29/2008 12:05:20 AM PDT by AFA-Michigan
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To: Post Toasties
You would sooner see the FBI arrest Wright for Hate Speech and Public Endangerment before you see Obama cite specifics on ANYTHING.


24 posted on 04/29/2008 12:21:37 AM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon, and pray that they are with our Father in Heaven.)
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To: az_gila
Wright has already explained the 'distancing' Obama must do. Exposed the 'filter' he must use to succeed. 'A man has to do what he has to do'. . .like ANY good politician. . .and a politician has to say, what he has to say.

Obama remains; and will bail water; until he no longer can.

Of course, do not know how the other networks are playing this; since the Press core today was as much an embarassment. Fox News, however, is up front and out there with the less-than-Reverend Wright posed against what is viewed as the 'reverent' Obama.

Bottom line; you can take the man - out of Black Lib Theology; but you cannot take BLB; out of the man. Nor will anyone take BLB out of Obama's Chruch; even after a controversial Pastor's retirement. It is what it is; and Obama; like Wright; is who HE is. . .he just practices better 'politics' because he has to.

25 posted on 04/29/2008 12:21:44 AM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it irretrievably, damns us all. . .)
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To: 1035rep
Wondered at times, whether Obama would fire his Security detail and have instead; the 'Farrakhan Security Team' OR.. .just have the FST watching his 'Security' detail.

Watching Wright today, with his body guards. . .and wondered again. . .Meantime, guess Wright's impressive 'team' would accompany him on his 'advisement trips' to the White House.

Imagine 'change'. . .

26 posted on 04/29/2008 12:30:32 AM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it irretrievably, damns us all. . .)
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To: cricket

Racism isn’t the real utlimate issue here.

Its the Marxism of Wright disguised as a discussion of race.

The whites are the oppressors of the black, the Jews of the Palestinians, etc.

He’s preaching Marxism-Liberation Theology in a new racially labeled package.


27 posted on 04/29/2008 12:30:52 AM PDT by Nextrush (MCCAIN, OBAMA, CLINTON......WHAT A CHOICE?)
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To: Aussie Dasher
That's a mighty big anvil albatross Obama has around his neck...

More apropos....:)

28 posted on 04/29/2008 12:41:48 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: cricket

I’m guessing Farrakhan would be the Obama SCOTUS pick.


29 posted on 04/29/2008 12:41:56 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: kbingham

Don’t be too angry ,friend. This racist moron has
cooked Obama.

Wright exists because black racism has been excused.
He’s making a fortune off the sheeple of his congragation.
His new pad ain’t anywhere near the hood!

He’s livin’ with whitey.

I am encouraged that this big mouth can’t control
his egomania. Let him keep talking .


30 posted on 04/29/2008 12:44:33 AM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Aussie Dasher

Maybe wright is a hillary supporter!


31 posted on 04/29/2008 12:55:19 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: kbingham
I think what Wright says makes sense. For someone who isn’t an American advocate, his reasoning is logical and justified. But the point people don’t seem to really imbibe is that whites and blacks are in a battle for control of this country, with several proxies involved, including a huge proportion of weak whites with dubious goals.

That is the stipidest thing I have read on FR in nearly 10 years. I don't know what you have "imbibed", but there is no room for racism on FR.

32 posted on 04/29/2008 1:04:47 AM PDT by Soliton
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To: Always Independent

I wouldn’t put ANYTHING past her!


33 posted on 04/29/2008 1:06:00 AM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: ncalburt

I don’t think the Obamas arranged for this (although they might end up repudiating Wright but that could backfire too as Obama said he can no more turn his back on Wright than on the “black community”):


Clinton supporter invited Wright

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0408/Clinton_supporter_invited_Wright.html

Obama’s campaign has disavowed Wright’s media tour, and a correspondent notes an interesting detail:

Wright was invited to the National Press Club by a journalist and minister who supports Clinton.

The Tribune reports that Wright was invited by Barbara Reynolds, a former USA Today editorial board member who has written on personal blog of her support for Clinton.

I don’t mean to suggest some kind of plot. Her agenda here seems to have been the same as Wright’s: To protect the minister’s reputation from, among others, Obama.

“[I]t is a sad testimony that to protect his credentials as a unifier above the fray the Senator is fueling the media characterization that Rev. Dr. Wright is some retiring old uncle in the church basement instead of respecting Wright for the towering astute father of progressive social and global causes that he is,” Reynolds wrote in March.

Reynolds’ is well placed to defend Wright. Her bio says she teaches “prophetic ministry and the media” at Howard University’s divinity school.


34 posted on 04/29/2008 1:09:18 AM PDT by Enchante (Obama: My 1960s Social Policy Needs to Be Supported by My 1930s Foreign Policy!)
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To: kbingham
I don’t blame Wright. His points are valid from his perspective as a black guy. He’s doing a great job of rallying his people to battle white America.

This racist demagogue's points are valid? Is this because he has a "right-brain logic" as opposed to the "left-brain logic" of us white folks? Valid is the last word to be used for this loon's arguments. Do you think Farrakhan, Sharpton and Jackson's points are valid? You're the racist, I'd say.

35 posted on 04/29/2008 1:18:31 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Enchante

I don’t think Obama has anything to lose by repudiating Wright. There is no way that relationship will ever be the same. Obama has to be beyond the “Give Whitey Hell” traditional black leadership.


36 posted on 04/29/2008 2:43:16 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Nextrush
He’s preaching Marxism-Liberation Theology in a new racially labeled package.

Well said.
37 posted on 04/29/2008 5:36:29 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Aussie Dasher

Wright sees an opening for him to become a “national black leader” like his heroes, Louis, Al, Jesse Jackson et al.

I wish a pic of his new home (in a mostly white gated golf course community) would always be posted on Wright threads.

Anyway, he has declared that should Obama get elected, not only will he not shut up, he will take it upon himself to hold Obama “accountable.” Just like Flubba will be out there flapping his jaws about any Hildabeast administration.

Both these candidates offer nothing but sick drama to the nation.


38 posted on 04/29/2008 5:54:16 AM PDT by fightinJAG (RUSH: McCain was in the Hanoi Hilton longer than we've been in Iraq, and never gave up.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
“I have said before and I will repeat again that what some of the comments that Reverend Wright have made offend me and I understand why they’ve offended the American people,’ Obama told reporters ... “He does not speak for me. He does not speak for the campaign and so he may make statements in the future that don’t reflect my values or concerns.”

Why does this all sound so eerily familiar. The words are different but the meaning is the same. I know I've heard it. Hmmmm...?!?

Eureka, I think I've got it!

And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen?

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

Genesis 4 version of throwing a friend 'under the bus'. Which is what Barry's done to his 'mentor'.
39 posted on 04/29/2008 6:26:27 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"The man (Wright) clearly needs his meds. So why haven’t Democrats denounced him? Why hasn’t someone gone to Obama and said, “Look, pal, it’s time to put the ‘past’ in ‘pastor’ and dump this guy. You threw your own grandmother under the bus, so there’s room for Wright under there, too.”

"Because John McCain and other legislators worry that they are easily corrupted, there are legal limits to the monetary contributions that anyone can make to political candidates. There are, however, no limits to the rhetorical contributions that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright can make to McCain’s campaign.

"Because Wright is a gift determined to keep on giving, this question arises: Can persons opposed to Barack Obama’s candidacy justly make use of Wright’s invariably interesting interventions in the campaign? The answer is: Certainly, because Wright’s paranoias tell us something—exactly what remains to be explored—about his 20-year parishioner."

"With each new hate rant by Wright and the silence of Obama on the topic of Reverend Wright, Barack Obama seems to confirm his own moral obliviousness. Worse yet, he seems to have disdain for those who are troubled by his own unwillingness, to break with Wright.

On his new campaign plane, Obama said he has spoken with Wright in recent days and disputed any suggestion that he or his campaign have asked him to stay out of the limelight.

"I have talked to him," he said. "I haven't asked him to do anything."

Walter Williams: "For the nation and for black people, the first black president should be the caliber of a Jackie Robinson and Barack Obama is not. Barack Obama has charisma and charm but in terms of character, values and understanding, he is no Jackie Robinson. By now, many Americans have heard the racist and anti-American tirades of Obama's minister and spiritual counselor. There's no way that Obama could have been a 20-year member of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church and not been aware of his statements."

Thomas Sowell: "It is painful to watch defenders of Barack Obama tying themselves into knots trying to evade the obvious. Some are saying that Senator Obama cannot be held responsible for what his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, said. In their version of events, Barack Obama just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time—and a bunch of mean-spirited people are trying to make something out of it."

Hussein Obama’s racist pseudo minister has turned the Dems' run for President into party's train wreck!

Devastatingly, Shelby Steele writes: “Obama has fellow-traveled with a hate-filled, anti-American black nationalism all his adult life, failing to stand and challenge an ideology that would have no place for his own (white) mother."

Just What Did Obama Know About Wright's Past Sermons? (Plenty)

“Barack Obama either agreed with what was preached from the Trinity pulpit, or he tuned it out and stayed around pretending to for political reasons. To say he stayed for 20 years but doesn't agree with Wright's preaching is incredible denial. It'd be like a man buying White Sox season tickets for 20 years, attending the games, and saying he's not a fan.”

Obama’s supporters want us to ignore this story… just push it under the rug. While they’ll align Republicans with any obscure pastor who does or says something controversial, they’re trying to convince us that Obama’s 20-year long close relationship with Wright, including his effective endorsement of him, his church and rhetoric with a $22,500 donation in 2006 is irrelevant.

“When Obama decided against wearing an American flag pin, we may all have been a bit too quick to accept his rationale, too quick to find that issue unimportant. Now, that American flag pin has gotten a lot bigger for a lot of us, especially in light of what may have been and may still be Obama’s deeper, and, perhaps, secret, less than patriotic beliefs about America.”

“Wright says that blacks can’t be expected to sing God Bless America because of racism. Obama doesn’t salute the flag during the National Anthem. That sure strikes me as an amazing coincidence since Obama swears he never heard Wright say anything against America.”

Here is the link to the Star Spangled Banner video with obama standing there without his hand over his heart...

Notice her ear ring!

The picture, which appeared on a U.S. Web site, showed the Illinois senator donning a Muslim elder's headdress and robes during a 2006 trip to Wajir in northeastern Kenya. Ahmed Sheikh Bahalow, a retired teacher and elder from ethnically (read Muslim) Somali Wajir, said his community was offended by the insinuation Obama had done anything wrong on his visit. "The Somali community and in particular those living in Kenya have never been that interested in America politics," Bahalow told Reuters in the central town of Isiolo. "But we are following it keenly now because we have been provoked." Wajir residents planned to demonstrate in the town after Friday prayers to show their support for Obama, he said. Those aren't Episcopalians praying on Friday.


40 posted on 04/29/2008 6:26:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Hussein ObamaSamma's Pastor, Jeremiah Wright: "God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11")
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To: Aussie Dasher

I’m amused by how CNN is reacting to all this. On Sunday night, they were making him out to be a great guy. On Monday night, they were making him out to be a disaster. They had the rug pulled out from under them.

The liberal establishment is unravelling.


41 posted on 04/29/2008 7:33:12 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Please pass the arugula.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Based on todays reports I may have called it WRIGHT!


42 posted on 04/29/2008 9:48:30 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Selmore
I have a friend that does not believe me....

can you PLEASE tell me what page this is on:

From Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

43 posted on 04/29/2008 8:33:17 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Aussie Dasher
“Plagued by the ongoing uproar regarding Wright, Obama said Wright does not represent his views or vice versa. “

“I'm shocked, shocked to find hate mongering going on in my church”

“I'm disavowing the usual suspects”

44 posted on 04/29/2008 8:43:46 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: eeevil conservative

UPDATE AND CORRECTION: From reader Dan, with thanks:

The actual quote from the book is from page 261 and is as follows: “Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2008/02/i-will-stand-wi.html


45 posted on 04/29/2008 10:05:04 PM PDT by Selmore (If your gonna take the hill, take the hill.)
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