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Obama says he opposes slavery reparations, apology
My Way ^ | August 2, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS

Posted on 08/02/2008 5:00:44 PM PDT by Islander7

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama opposes offering reparations to the descendants of slaves, putting him at odds with some black groups and leaders.

The man with a serious chance to become the nation's first black president argues that government should instead combat the legacy of slavery by improving schools, health care and the economy for all.

"I have said in the past - and I'll repeat again - that the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed," the Illinois Democrat said recently.

Some two dozen members of Congress are co-sponsors of legislation to create a commission that would study reparations - that is, payments and programs to make up for the damage done by slavery.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; elections; freeloaders; greatsociety; lying; moochers; obama; potus; reparations
He was for it before he was against it.
1 posted on 08/02/2008 5:00:45 PM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

IBTME (In before the mod edit).


2 posted on 08/02/2008 5:01:58 PM PDT by library user
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To: Islander7

O-bam has a race strategy,
“It’ll be a great milestone,” says he.
“Forget imagination for all reparation,
And white folks payin’ fo’ slavery!”

“I have to stay tight with my base
And make them conscious of race
Libs are guilt-ridden so nothing forbidden
For me to stay ahead of the pace!”


3 posted on 08/02/2008 5:02:16 PM PDT by meandog (please pray for future President McCain, day minus 153 and counting)))
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To: Islander7

Yeah, wait till he gets into office and he’ll be singing a whole different tune.


4 posted on 08/02/2008 5:03:00 PM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Islander7

Official rolling papers of The Obama Campaign.
5 posted on 08/02/2008 5:03:16 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Barack Obama is lika a bowl of chili - - he's full of beans.)
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To: Islander7

he could lose some of his base on this one!


6 posted on 08/02/2008 5:03:25 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Islander7

Do you have a link to anything saying he was for them?

Thanks


7 posted on 08/02/2008 5:04:11 PM PDT by cw35
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To: Islander7

“And if you believe that, we’re gonna get along just fine!” (Steve Earle)


8 posted on 08/02/2008 5:04:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Wars kill soldiers; governments kill civilians." ~ Wayne LaPierre)
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To: Islander7

I thought he eluded to his approving of reparations during his speech to Chicago businessmen last week? This guy is not only inexperienced...he’s nuts!


9 posted on 08/02/2008 5:05:12 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Obamamaniacs idiot's one and all !)
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To: Islander7
Well, is this proof that he is not black enough -- as some race hustlers have said?

Or is he afraid that the share that his white half will have to pay as reparations is larger than the share his black half will receive?

Incidentally, in reality he'd be a good study case and counterexample. Is he the descendant of slaves, or the descendant of slave-owners?

Cheers!

10 posted on 08/02/2008 5:08:35 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Islander7

He just keeps confirming Rev. Wright’s charactization of him as a politician who has to say certain things to be elected, which was exactly the statement that convinced BHO to throw Wright under the bus.

As for good schools and jobs for unemployed, you can provide kajillion dollar schools in the inner cities and it won’t make a lick of difference if the people themselves won’t value education. And there generally is a reason most people are unemployed, namely laziness or criminal records or substance abuse. Handing them jobs won’t do a thing to change them, especially if they can get paid for doing nothing. Just more tripe for his base.


11 posted on 08/02/2008 5:09:05 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: cw35

Try this

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2054247/posts


12 posted on 08/02/2008 5:10:41 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Jo Nuvark

For your perusal ...


13 posted on 08/02/2008 5:11:56 PM PDT by Birmingham Rain
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To: ken21

he could lose some of his base on this one!


You ain’t joking, and I’m looking forward to watching the loss. :-)


14 posted on 08/02/2008 5:13:38 PM PDT by Birmingham Rain
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To: caseinpoint

“...you can provide kajillion dollar schools in the inner cities and it won’t make a lick of difference if the people themselves won’t value education...”

The same can be said for housing. How many ‘low income’ housing units have we seen dynamited last 20 years?

Check any Civil War era cemetery. Those souls are reparations enough.


15 posted on 08/02/2008 5:14:15 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Islander7
Operative words:

Obama says.

16 posted on 08/02/2008 5:16:57 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: grey_whiskers
'Or is he afraid that the share that his white half will have to pay as reparations is larger than the share his black half will receive?'

LMAO In a way, that sounds like marriage, don't it? LOL


17 posted on 08/02/2008 5:17:41 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Barak Obama is as inept as a bear cub with his dink.)
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To: ken21
Obama says he is against reparations and yet two days ago he stated at the UNITY gathering:

"I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds," he said.

So Obama says now he is against reparations but what he really means is he is against a cash settlement style of reparations but is all for an increase in government funds sunk into the same Dem-controlled inner cities and school systems that have not only created the problem (along with out-of-wedlock babies) but have perpetuated and maintained a permanent underclass.

So the bottomline is he DOES support reparations in the worst way possible - taxing producers to pay the non-producers to not only not produce but simply take, take, take. That's anything but change.

18 posted on 08/02/2008 5:22:03 PM PDT by torchthemummy ("The stumbles we make (Carter) just point out the path we must or must not take." Irongranpa at LGF)
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To: Islander7

I thought that the three TRILLION dollars handed out to black welfare moochers (since Lyndon Johnson introduced his Great Society) were REPARATIONS.


19 posted on 08/02/2008 5:22:45 PM PDT by Palladin (Glenn Beck on Obama: "Who the hell does he think he is?")
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To: Islander7

Obama has decided that someone needs to be on the right in this campaign and McCain won’t do it so he will.

That’s strategery for you!


20 posted on 08/02/2008 5:25:50 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Islander7

bill shut !


21 posted on 08/02/2008 5:26:24 PM PDT by bonehead4freedom (No I can't vote for McCain,he's Arnold without the accent!)
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To: Islander7; All
"Obama says he opposes slavery reparations, apology."

Obama Ex-PastorPastor Wright Puzzle

22 posted on 08/02/2008 5:35:45 PM PDT by musicman
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To: Islander7

With a wink and a nod. The affracan Merricans know what he is up to and will lay low just like Wright..Farrakhan an Shabazz..


23 posted on 08/02/2008 5:38:11 PM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: Islander7
"I have said in the past - and I'll repeat again - that the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed," the Illinois Democrat said recently.

Uh huh....

Check, Please (Obama Plans Reparations for Slavery)

Nice try, though, Barry...

24 posted on 08/02/2008 5:42:43 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: cw35

No links but last week he hinted his feelings on the subject were that words were fine, but actions would speak louder. He must have caught hell on that.


25 posted on 08/02/2008 5:42:51 PM PDT by chiller (www.beheardtoday.com.....check it out....cheap letters to govt. officials...I love it.)
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To: Islander7
He was for it before he was against it. Just like his opposition to off-shore drilling or on running for President in 2008...
26 posted on 08/02/2008 5:56:43 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Racist, Charismatic Leader Promises Hope, Change and Socialism? USA, 2008 or Germany, 1932?)
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To: chiller

Yes, there is a thread somewhere on here with Obama’s quote. Something to the extent that reparations should be dealt with by the government “not with words, but with deeds.”


27 posted on 08/02/2008 5:57:47 PM PDT by drierice
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To: Joiseydude
Yeah, wait till he gets into office and he’ll be singing a whole different tune.

He did not say "no." The writer said he said "no." What he really said was that it would be best to ..., but in the end he will take from those that have to give to his base. He cannot be trusted and anyone with any sense knows it.

28 posted on 08/02/2008 6:02:41 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (Waiting for Samson)
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To: chiller

more: http://starbulletin.com/2008/07/28/news/story05.html


29 posted on 08/02/2008 6:02:44 PM PDT by drierice
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To: Islander7

I don’t believe anything he says, period. He’s a lying Marxist.


31 posted on 08/02/2008 6:12:19 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Islander7

Hell, he would just take money from his ‘white’ pocket and put it in his ‘black’ pocket.

tada..


32 posted on 08/02/2008 6:14:36 PM PDT by dbacks (Should we really elect a man that would not be allowed to be an airport baggage screener?)
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To: Islander7

Na, he’s always been for it. It just depends upon who is audience is as to when he says America needs to pay up.


33 posted on 08/02/2008 6:18:56 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Soldier soon to be training other Army Soldiers)
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To: Islander7

As well he should. Everyone knows that his grandmother was white. Now how could he impose reparations from his own grandmother. (which has been the whole problem with “reparations” from the get-go...our nation is too blended to find a single race in someone who had ancestors that were American slaves.)


34 posted on 08/02/2008 6:51:46 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Islander7
Check any Civil War era cemetery. Those souls are reparations enough...

That my FRiend, is one fine retort.

35 posted on 08/02/2008 7:05:57 PM PDT by brushcop (We remember SSG Harrison Brown, PVT Andrew Simmons B CO 2/69 3ID KIA Iraq OIF IV)
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To: Birmingham Rain; Das Outsider; NFHale

1. I thought welfare, food stamps and racial quotas WERE reparations.

2. Wasn’t the Civil War and the lives of thousands of white and black Americans enough reparation?

3. Didn’t white Americans design and implement the underground railroad?

4. Not ALL states were slave states so why must the United States apologize?

5. Didn’t we bus inner city kids in the 70’s at taxpayer expense? If that isn’t a failed raparation, I don’t know what is.

6. Run away from raparations or this wound will never heal.

7. Didn’t Africans sell their own to English slave traders?


36 posted on 08/02/2008 7:36:52 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: dbacks

“...Hell, he would just take money from his ‘white’ pocket and put it in his ‘black’ pocket...”

HA! Now that is funny! Wish I’d thought of that.


37 posted on 08/02/2008 8:21:35 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: brushcop

“....Check any Civil War era cemetery. Those souls are reparations enough...

That my FRiend, is one fine retort...”

Thanks! I try hard.


38 posted on 08/02/2008 8:22:31 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Islander7

AP?


39 posted on 08/02/2008 8:23:26 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: BunnySlippers

Is that still in effect?


40 posted on 08/02/2008 8:30:57 PM PDT by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: Islander7

ditto


41 posted on 08/02/2008 8:32:54 PM PDT by Let's Roll (As usual, following a shooting spree, libs want to take guns away from those who DIDN'T do it.)
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To: Islander7

To my knowledge. I tried to ask this morning since I desired to post this very same article but never heard an answer.


42 posted on 08/02/2008 8:39:59 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: torchthemummy
"ll for an increase in government funds sunk into the same Dem-controlled inner cities and school systems "

Would you favor elimination of Federal Taxes as a form a "reparation"?

43 posted on 08/02/2008 8:50:18 PM PDT by endthematrix (Congress, Get Off Your Gas, And Drill!)
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To: Islander7

When he finally hands out reparations, since he is only half black, shouldn’t he just get 50 percent of the reparations ? :-)


44 posted on 08/02/2008 8:51:07 PM PDT by TheCipher
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To: Islander7

Here’s another flip-flop. Is anyone keeping count?


45 posted on 08/02/2008 9:51:43 PM PDT by no dems ("Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice...." Barry Goldwater)
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To: Islander7

Nowhere in this article does Obama say, “I oppose reparations.”


46 posted on 08/02/2008 10:58:25 PM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: equaviator
*ping*

Better keep track on your calendar of Barry's daily position on the issue.

47 posted on 08/03/2008 4:45:35 AM PDT by hoosier_RW_conspirator ("Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes." -- Benj. Disraeli)
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To: Islander7

Whatever his intentions, whatever he’s saying now and the words he’s using are subject to change without notice.
Someone will invent for him a more ‘benign’ version of what slavery reparations means in so many words but it will amount to the same thing. That’s what I’m thinking now and like Obama’s intentions, my opinions are subject to change but I would first have to notice a change in Obama’s intentions.


48 posted on 08/03/2008 5:06:06 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Jo Nuvark

Those are excellent points.

Plus, the taxpayers should not be supporting the harems that black drug dealers set up in several cities at a time, having their “wives” and bastards collecting welfare benefits in excess of $30,000 per annum per “family” unit.


49 posted on 08/03/2008 11:28:34 AM PDT by Palladin (Glenn Beck on Obama: "Who the hell does he think he is?")
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

He’s changed his position on drilling, he will change his alleged new position on reparations.

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Posted on 08/03/2008 11:04:39 AM PDT by 444Flyer
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2055816/posts

McCain joins Obama on offshore drilling
(WRONG! Obama joins McCain’s position)
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Posted on 08/03/2008 1:57:11 PM PDT by tobyhill
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2055879/posts

Obama sez, let’s seat Florida’s and Michigan’s delegates after all...

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Posted on 08/02/2008 9:52:08 PM PDT by FocusNexus
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Posted on 08/02/2008 3:19:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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50 posted on 08/03/2008 11:29:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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