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BET Founder: Election of Obama ‘Greater Than the Emancipation Proclamation’
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2008/06/04/bet-founder-election-obama-greater-emancipation-proclamation ^

Posted on 06/04/2008 1:56:34 PM PDT by chessplayer

BET founder Bob Johnson, despite his consistent support of Hillary CObama’s election as President during a segment on Wednesday’s "American Morning." "I believe that if Senator Obama leads this country the way he ran the primary, it will become a historic event for African-Americans, probably greater than the Emancipation Proclamation, which was signed in 1863."linton, placed an unequivocal importance on Barack

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KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; bet; bobjohnson; hyperbole; liberalbigot; lincolnlegacy; revisionisthistory; yellowjournalism; zogbyism

1 posted on 06/04/2008 1:56:34 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Why’d he?


2 posted on 06/04/2008 1:57:42 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Given such dismal choices, I guess I'll vote for the old guy.)
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To: chessplayer

When Hussein loses the election there might be some unrest.


3 posted on 06/04/2008 1:58:07 PM PDT by unkus
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To: chessplayer

... AND ... if Obama loses, what will be be accused of?


4 posted on 06/04/2008 1:58:16 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: chessplayer

A little hyperbole never hurt anyone.


5 posted on 06/04/2008 1:58:34 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: unkus
When Hussein loses the election there might be some unrest.

Vote Obama...or else!


6 posted on 06/04/2008 1:59:17 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Given such dismal choices, I guess I'll vote for the old guy.)
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To: chessplayer

I personally think BO will suffer Arkancide before the election. Hil of course will shed tons of croc tears......


7 posted on 06/04/2008 2:00:18 PM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: Non-Sequitur
A little hyperbole never hurt anyone.

That's what you think. Most of my family was killed by hyperbole.

8 posted on 06/04/2008 2:01:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Pray for Rattendaemmerung: the final mutually destructive battle between Obama and Hillary in Denver)
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To: chessplayer

That’s really interesting but what does the founder of White Entertainment Television have to say?


9 posted on 06/04/2008 2:01:30 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: chessplayer

The only thing that matters is the color of his skin, and it just may get him elected.


10 posted on 06/04/2008 2:01:49 PM PDT by Spok
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To: chessplayer

Was BET always owned by Viacommie?


11 posted on 06/04/2008 2:02:13 PM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: KarlInOhio

I feel terrible about LMAO at that.


12 posted on 06/04/2008 2:02:25 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: chessplayer

I thought Obama was half white.


13 posted on 06/04/2008 2:02:36 PM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: chessplayer

Did Jeremiah Wright just buy a home next door to Bob Johnson?


14 posted on 06/04/2008 2:02:39 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Salamander
That’s really interesting but what does the founder of White Entertainment Television have to say?

Lawrence Welk passed away many years ago.

15 posted on 06/04/2008 2:03:16 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Given such dismal choices, I guess I'll vote for the old guy.)
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To: chessplayer
What absolute Bravo Sierra.

Obama supports welfare/entitlement/and social initiatives that keep the blacks (and any other group of people that buys into their dependency) in abject economic bondage, wholly dependent on politicians to cut their piece of the pie out of the public largess.

Barack Hussein Obama does not represent any way shape or form of freeing or improving the plight of his "brothers and sisters", rather, he represents keeping them down on his plantation and they do not even recognize it.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

16 posted on 06/04/2008 2:03:19 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Salamander

Ted Turner has not made a comment yet.


17 posted on 06/04/2008 2:04:03 PM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: cll
I thought Obama was half white.

According to Rush, he is a Halfrican American.

18 posted on 06/04/2008 2:04:20 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Given such dismal choices, I guess I'll vote for the old guy.)
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To: chessplayer
Johnson should go back and read the Emancipation Proclamation again.

It only freed slaves in Confederate territories, with the exception of a few counties, and did not free slaves in the North at all.

By the President of the United States of America:
A PROCLAMATION

Whereas on the 22nd day of September, A.D. 1862, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:

"That on the 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.

"That the executive will on the 1st day of January aforesaid, by proclamation, designate the States and parts of States, if any, in which the people thereof, respectively, shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any State or the people thereof shall on that day be in good faith represented in the Congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such States shall have participated shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclusive evidence that such State and the people thereof are not then in rebellion against the United States."

Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-In-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for supressing said rebellion, do, on this 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, and in accordance with my purpose so to do, publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days from the first day above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof, respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States the following, to wit:

Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the parishes of St. Bernard, Palquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terrebone, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the city of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Morthhampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Anne, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth), and which excepted parts are for the present left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued.

And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are, and henceforward shall be, free; and that the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.

And I hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defence; and I recommend to them that, in all case when allowed, they labor faithfully for reasonable wages.

And I further declare and make known that such persons of suitable condition will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.


19 posted on 06/04/2008 2:04:27 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: chessplayer

I think it’s too much chronic, dearest wife says, no, it’s a head contusion.


20 posted on 06/04/2008 2:04:32 PM PDT by Petronski (Scripture & Tradition must be accepted & honored w/equal sentiments of devotion & reverence. CCC 82)
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To: cll

and 25% arab.


21 posted on 06/04/2008 2:04:48 PM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: unkus
When Hussein loses the election there might be some unrest.

I was thinking exactly the same thing. I think I may plan some vacation time for November 5. Don't want to be stopped for "Driving While White".

22 posted on 06/04/2008 2:05:41 PM PDT by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: unkus

I’m waiting for those threats to come out - especially when October rolls around.

Then the news stories about “whiteys arming themselves” will come out.

And they’ll be right.


23 posted on 06/04/2008 2:06:27 PM PDT by rock_lobsta (Not Your Ordinary Crustacean.)
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To: rock_lobsta

And they’ll be right.


You got it.


24 posted on 06/04/2008 2:07:49 PM PDT by unkus
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To: texson66

Nope, Obama is now Hill’s chance to get into the administration. He’s useful to her alive.


25 posted on 06/04/2008 2:07:55 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: weegee; Jeff Chandler

LOL!


26 posted on 06/04/2008 2:10:16 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yes, but he did pull dear old grandma out from under that bus last night; or so I’ve heard.


27 posted on 06/04/2008 2:10:35 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: Hazwaste

“When Hussein loses the election there might be some unrest”

These morons are cheering the Stolen election of the “Selected, NOT Elected” candidate, whose nomination was handed to him by More-Equal-Than-You-Are Democrat Elitists, after stealing votes from the other candidate.

Why, “It’s almost as good as Democracy!” (paraphrasing Donna Brazille.

Yet, after 7 1/2 YEARS of listening to this crap from the left, not one, NOT ONE media type has noted the irony in that.

We LOST the Propoganda war, and we are SCREWED...


28 posted on 06/04/2008 2:11:29 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Barack Muhammed Hussein ObamaMcGovern Will NEVER Be Prez)
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To: Jeff Head

From the forum accompanying the article:

“if my welfare clients are any indication, they’re expecting to get a LOT MORE from Obama once he becomes president and are already starting to be rather upfront about their expectations.”

Gee.
I never saw *that* coming.


29 posted on 06/04/2008 2:12:40 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: chessplayer
Obama's campaign ran circles around Hillary's.

And she had an ex-President helping her.

And old FBI files.

And the meanest opposition research team known to man.

And legions of folks who owed her favors. And her husband favors.

Or were just plain old afraid of them...

And members of the press in her pocket. And connections.

And connections.

And Obama? He had Obama. And a minister who was nuts and a wife with attitude. Good luck McCain -run as a conservative - it's your best chance.

30 posted on 06/04/2008 2:12:59 PM PDT by GOPJ ( World Series - it's how many games are won, not total runs. Same for Hillary's "total vote" crap.)
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To: chessplayer
HEADLINE: BET Founder: Election of Obama ‘Greater Than the Emancipation Proclamation Bolshevik Revolution'

There. I fixed it.

31 posted on 06/04/2008 2:15:54 PM PDT by Gritty (Instead of a log-cabin candidate, Democrats think they have one born in a manger-Wes Pruden)
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To: Jeff Head

Democrats, the Plantation Party 150 years ago, carry the plantation forward to today - the only difference is that instead of planting and harvesting cotton, they plant money and harvest votes.


32 posted on 06/04/2008 2:30:28 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: unkus

“When Hussein loses the election there might be some unrest.”

BRING IT ON.


33 posted on 06/04/2008 2:31:55 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obama is a member of the Far Wright Conspiracy.......)
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To: chessplayer

“I believe that if Senator Obama leads this country the way he ran the primary, it will become a historic event for African-Americans, probably greater than the Emancipation Proclamation, which was signed in 1863.”

The Emancipation Proclamation cost our nation roughly 600,000 American lives.

The election of Barry Hussein Obama will cost our nation the American way of life.


34 posted on 06/04/2008 2:31:59 PM PDT by Be_Politically_Erect (If I didn't think he'd get emotionally attached to it, I'd tell Barry to kiss my A**!)
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To: DBrow

Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to give the north a war aim to justify the blood being spilled.

“More men were killed or wounded at Antietam on September 17, 1862, than on any other single day of the Civil War. Federal losses were 12,410, Confederate losses 10,700 “


35 posted on 06/04/2008 2:34:22 PM PDT by y6162
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To: chessplayer

And when he loses?


36 posted on 06/04/2008 2:42:34 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Beware the fury of the man that cannot find hope or justice.)
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To: Gator113

BRING IT ON.


You got it.


37 posted on 06/04/2008 2:44:15 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Bob J

Is this something else you are involved in?

I know you are quite the entrepreneur but BET?


38 posted on 06/04/2008 2:55:02 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (Queen Hillary faux postage stamps - 0cents.com)
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To: Be_Politically_Erect
"cost"

The Emancipation Proclamation wasn't enacted until two and one half years into the war. I believe secession was what got 600,000 men killed.

39 posted on 06/04/2008 3:17:03 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

You missed my point. I’m not talking about the beginnings or the reasons for the Civil War, War Between the States, or the War of Northern Agression...whatever you want to call it.

The Emancipation Proclamation came about because of that war, and that war cost us roughly 600,000 American lives.

What is an Obama Presidency going to cost? In my opinion, the cost will be our very way of life.

My point is that there are very steep prices for both events.


40 posted on 06/04/2008 3:39:42 PM PDT by Be_Politically_Erect (If I didn't think he'd get emotionally attached to it, I'd tell Barry to kiss my A**!)
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To: DBrow

true story. Lincoln also wrote (and I am not going to search for the actual quote), to the NY Post something along the lines of —

‘If I could preserve the Union by not freeing any slaves, I would. If I could preserve the Union by freeing slaves in some states and not others, I would. If I could preserve the Union by freeing all the slaves in all the states, I would.’


41 posted on 06/04/2008 3:42:30 PM PDT by Operation_Shock_N_Awe (I'd rather be a conservative nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job)
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To: chessplayer
it will become a historic event for African-Americans, probably greater than the Emancipation Proclamation, which was signed in 1863.

Actually, the preliminary EP was signed in Sept. 1862, the final on January 1, 1863.

42 posted on 06/04/2008 3:53:50 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - A. Lincoln)
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To: Operation_Shock_N_Awe

“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause.” A. Lincoln, August 1862

And he was absolutely right to hold this view. His oath was to the Constitution, not to the destruction of slavery.


43 posted on 06/04/2008 3:59:00 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - A. Lincoln)
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To: Operation_Shock_N_Awe

“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause.” A. Lincoln, August 1862

And he was absolutely right to hold this view. His oath was to the Constitution, not to the destruction of slavery.


44 posted on 06/04/2008 3:59:00 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - A. Lincoln)
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To: Operation_Shock_N_Awe; y6162

Since we know the history of the Emancipation Proclamation, what light does that shed on Johnson’s statement that Obama’s almost primary win is as important as that historic document?

Obama wins in some states and not other’s? Obama did not really win (since it was not the EP but the 13th amendment that finally ended slavery?)

I always found it curious that people would latch on to war propaganda as important, when really it was the drafting and ratification of the 13th that has the true historical weight.

But then, Revere never made it to Concord or Lexington either.


45 posted on 06/04/2008 8:44:36 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Seeking the truth

I was born a poor black child...


46 posted on 06/05/2008 9:38:04 AM PDT by Bob J
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