Skip to comments.Obama calls absent black fathers to task
Posted on 06/15/2008 4:33:33 PM PDT by F15Eagle
CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Barack Obama celebrated Father's Day by calling on black fathers, who he said are "missing from too many lives and too many homes," to become active in raising their children.
"They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it," the Democratic presidential candidate said Sunday at a largely black church in his hometown.
Reminding the congregation of his firsthand experience growing up without a father, Obama said he was lucky to have loving grandparents who helped his mother. He got support, second chances and scholarships that helped him get an education. Obama's father left when he was 2.
Obama urged black parents to demand the best from themselves and their children.
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Straight out of the Louis Farrakhan million man march where the subversive group pretended to be all about "family values".
"Obama urged black parents to demand the best from themselves and their children."
Unless of course, they're about to be 'punished with a baby'
Is this a joke?
Unfortunately a group of American are considering this clown for president.
I wonder who wrote the speech.
a Sister Souljah moment ...
Obambi was abandoned twice ..by his rogue father and father and hippie mother.
It would have been interesting to know Obambi’s mother. I bet she was a piece of left wing work.
Obambi has a chaotic psychological map. He could snap at anytime.
Sounds good to me. I don’t see a problem with the speech.
Why does he give a rip? As a staunch abortionist, the problem of “unwanted children” is easily solved within the black community already. And it’s LEGAL. One has to look closely, but it’s supposedly written between the lines in our Constitution. Or so I’m told. *SPIT*
From earlier this year:
“Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading African-American pro-life advocate says Barack Obama and other black leaders must confront the phenomenon of black women having abortions at significantly higher rates than their white counterparts. Instead of advocating more abortions, the leader says Obama and others should promote alternatives.
Walter Hoye, who heads community relations at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church of Berkeley, California, told LifeNews.com about the problem.
Hoye points to new statistics published in January by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, a research affiliate of Planned Parenthood.
AGI found black women were 4.8 times as likely as non-Hispanic white women to have an abortion.
Though the total number of abortions on women overall has decreased nationwide, the total number of abortions in the African-American community has gone up.
AGI showed 683,294 abortions on black women in 2005 or 56% of all legal abortions done across the country. Ultimately, from 2000 to 2005, the total number of abortions performed on black women rose 153,040 during that time period.”
Might want to look beyond the words...
yep - nailed it
Did Obama say “black” or did the reporter say it?
This is Obama cynically beating up on Black males to get white voting for him. A Sistah Soulja riff he stole from Bill
he’s probably the only white guy who could get away with doing so.
I wondered about that too. Did he just target black men specifically?
He’s already announced to the world how he’d handle his daughters coming up pregnant.
Fathers day is a confusing holiday in many neighborhoods where daddy can’t be found.
How many in America are stupid enough to believe it though?
He’s on all sides of nearly every issue.
Like when you see “pro-lifers for Obama”
Next thing he’ll admit the prisons are disproportionately filled with blacks because crime is disproportionately committed by blacks.
After that he can touch on the pervasive black urban culture of ignorance and death.
Heck, he might even mention how race hustlers like Jesse and Al perpetuate a false victimhood that stimies black progression towards the middle and upper classes of American life.
Obama’s really on to something, but like you said he’s probably just throwing whitey a bone meaning this is a one time admonition.
Let’s give credit where it is due.
Everything that Obama is quoted saying in this article is good.
He is exactly right in his call for black fathers to step up. His explanation of how he was impacted by his father’s abandonment and his determination to be a good father is commendable.
I especially appreciate his willingness to ask for prayer - something I intend to oblige.
I have no intention of voting for Obama. But I will pray for him to experience God’s work in his life, especially to change his heart about abortion and the sanctity of marriage.
There are too many petty remarks on this forum that serve no purpose whatsoever in criticizing Obama. For example, pointing out how his ears stick out. That kind of comment is childish and silly. No one ought to care about something like that.
And Christians are guilty. We should know that the Bible tells us God is the one Who will determine who is the next president. Also, we are commanded by scripture to pray for our leaders.
I suggest we pray for both McCain and Obama with the realization that one of them will most likely be our next president.
Haven’t those black fathers been “punished” enough with their children?
Pure hokum! He’s trying to appear as a leader. One of his Rapper or Hip Hop cronies referred to Hillary as a “hoe” and he didn’t say a word. Afterall, he needs that street cred. What a pretentious fraud.
We can see through Obama -— it’s called politics
If people can’t see through obvious political stunts in an election year, well then, any idiot will be elected.
His speech doesn’t match his politics -— nor his record.
This is pandering. I’m amazed anybody buys it.
Me either. Kudos to the Senator he’s got this issue right.
I expect the liberals to have it banned any day now for that reason.
Or daddy is unknown, or daddy could be one of many or ... ;-(
Just as liberals have degraded Valentine’s Day into the misandrist “V Day” (Vagina Day), they have degraded Father’s Day into what should be called Blame Fathers Day. If Obama wants to publicly criticize fathers, he should pick one of the other 364 days to do it.
The saying “Like father’s day in Harlem” comes to mind.
Ok, let's do that. Give the credit to Bill Cosby, and call Obama what he is; an opportunist, shape-shifting chameleon with big sharp teeth.
This was for the women in the audience who are raising a fatherless baby.....and collecting welfare? Obama’s nothing but a Con man in a nice suit.
This really really pisses me off! I am very livid about this...
The ONLY reason the liberals hated President George Bush is because he said he believed in God.
They hated him BEFORE 9-11 so the WOT wasn't it. President Bush never saw a budget he didn't like... so THAT wasn't it.
And now you got this buffoon "preaching" in a church... something that President Bush NEVER did... Anyone want to give me an "Amen" that the liberal press won't make this an issue?
The hypocrisy of the liberal left is so obtuse...
With approximately 13% of the population for blacks, I would assume black males make up less than 6.5% and probably black males of voting age make up less than 4%. Having said that I believe Obama gets all of them no matter what he says. He has cover here and I would expect more of the same.
However, can you imagine a Republican saying the same thing. Think of the firestorm...Cosby comes to mind...
That’s why it’s so obvious a stunt
But I suppose there are folks out there that *really* believe Obama had no idea what Jeremiah Wright was saying all those 20 years and then was “forced” to leave the church because it was all so suddenly “wrong”.
Just like Obama “accidentally” told a cheering AIPAC that Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of Israel and then the next day has a staffer leak the “clarification” that it must be shared with the muzzies in final status talks.
These are but two of his recent lies that show what a snake oil salesman he is. He must believe that it works. Obviously, it does, some of the time.
Apparently he’ll settle for fooling some of the people some of the time.
Blacks comprise 14% of the U.S. population.
70 to 90% of all black births are out of wedlock.
56% of all abortions performed on black women, 56% of all babies killed are black.
Where are the black preachers in this holocaust? Why don’t they speak out and DO SOMETHING besides blaming “the man” for these fundamental problems of personal character and responsibility?
SHAME on Barack Obama for posing in a church today, pretending he values little children—and every other day being an activist for abortion on demand, partial birth abortion, and infanticide.
Sorry, he did ‘nail it’ as I was referring to his comment about the ‘drive-by speaking opportunity’
I was just posting that to another poster regarding this as nothing more than a political stunt.
Here’s a shocking thought. Maybe Obama doesn’t care about white fathers and white kids!
Or, maybe it’s just the reporter, LOL.
He may be right that his visit was purely political.
yes, as you noted - that was my point
Many do. But Obambi seems to hang around those who try to propagate race war. Shameful.
Obama urged black parents to demand the best from themselves and their children
Is killing babies who survive abortions "the best" thing for them, Hussein?
"Lucky" but not grateful, apparently; in his book he describes his resentment of his white grandmother.
“His speech doesnt match his politics - nor his record.”
I suspect, like many politicians including the Democrats, Obama has good intentions. They would like to alleviate suffering, increase prosperity, and promote justice.
However, like you said, the speech and ideals do not necessarily match the political policies.
Christians need to be on their knees now more than ever. And we need to trust in God rather than hoping for a political savior, which neither Obama nor McCain is. Many of us wish for someone in the mold of Reagan, but we must realize that even Reagan failed to achieve his political goals in protecting the unborn. Remember that, even though this speech may be political posturing, God can and does change people’s hearts.
What if Obama is elected? Are we all doomed? God is still on His throne.
He was raised by the “typical” white Grandmother. She sent him to the best schools and tried to do something with him. BTW, whatever happened to Obamma’s momma? Why was the Grandmother raising him and financing his upbringing?
Well that’s a different issue for Obamma.
He can’t even say NO to partial birth abortion. Never mind that blacks are the ones that have the most abortions. Go figure!
Hussein is doing a head fake to the right.
He's merely looking to get votes anywhere he can
So bashing these absent Black males does the trick.....
Obama does not criticize Black criminality directly. But wants whites to figure he means this too
Obama can never change that he's the most liberal Senator and if McCain had any sense he would use this against him along with a drill for oil now platform
This is a good thing. Bill Cosby was dissed by some in the black community. I feel that some saw him as an old fogie. But Obama is growing very popular as someone to look up to in the black communities and it’s great that he said this. It’s true. I hope many people actually listen and behave accordingly.
“Give the credit to Bill Cosby, and call Obama what he is; an opportunist, shape-shifting chameleon with big sharp teeth.”
Do you think Obama will get the backlash that Cosby got?
The message is basically the same. (I’m only referring to what Obama is reported to have said at church today.)
I think it accomplishes nothing to use articles like this as a springboard to launch rants against Obama. What he said is good.
We need to point out his need to adjust his positions on issues like abortion in order to be consistent with the family values he appears to now embrace.
No one sitting on the fence in this election is going to be persuaded to vote against Obama by using the childish insults that are being constantly posted on this forum.
What is needed is to calmly and logically point out how his voting record is not consistent with these claims of being pro family or for lowering taxes. We need to argue for conservatism as too many of our fellow citizens are being duped into failed ideologies like socialism.
He was raised by the typical white Grandmother. She sent him to the best schools and tried to do something with him. BTW, whatever happened to Obammas momma? Why was the Grandmother raising him and financing his upbringing?
Osama's daddy donated sperm then was gone. Osama is a mama's boy just like Bill. He was raised by women just like Bill Clinton. He is so full of sh*t he keeps his white grandmother locked up in Hawaii. What a charlatan.
No way did his maternal grandfather or any of his mother's "husbands" have much input