Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-50 last
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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

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.

Pelosi Backs Obama on Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act
CNSNews.com | 8-1-08 | Josiah Ryan
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)
International Herald Tribune | 8/3/2008 | Brian Knowlton
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...

Poll finds most Florida voters are in favor of offshore drilling
South Florida Sun Sentinel | Aug. 3, 2008 | Anthony Man
Posted on 08/02/2008 9:52:08 PM PDT by FocusNexus
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2055627/posts

As Obama Loses Momentum His Positions Change Faster
The Virginian | 8/2/2008 | Moneyrunner
Posted on 08/02/2008 1:58:31 PM PDT by moneyrunner
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2055496/posts

Obama Makes Major Error On Drilling (Nutroots discouraged)
Open Left | August 2, 2008 | Chris Bowers
Posted on 08/02/2008 3:19:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2055529/posts


50 posted on 08/03/2008 11:29:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-50 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson