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They Said It Flashback! Obama On Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
Republican National Committee ^ | 9/04/08 | RNC

Posted on 09/04/2008 1:16:29 PM PDT by VMIPubby36

Obama: "I want to, first of all, acknowledge your great mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick. Who has been on the front lines doing an outstanding job of gathering together the leadership at every level in Detroit to bring about the kind of renaissance that all of us anticipate for this great city. He is a leader, not just here in Detroit, not just in Michigan, but all across the country people look to him. We know that he is going to be doing astounding things for many years to come. I'm grateful to call him a friend and a colleague and I'm looking forward to a lengthy collaboration in terms of making sure that Detroit does well in the future." (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At Detroit Economic Club, Detroit, MI, 5/7/07)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: corruptcities; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; detroitcorruption; kilpatrick; kwamekilpatrick; obama; superdelegate; underthebus

1 posted on 09/04/2008 1:16:30 PM PDT by VMIPubby36
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To: VMIPubby36

“That’s not the Kwame that I knew”........


2 posted on 09/04/2008 1:17:51 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: VMIPubby36

Obama: “We’ll be needing another bus. The underside of the first 3 are full.”


3 posted on 09/04/2008 1:20:18 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: VMIPubby36

Ut oh..... Here comes the bus....


4 posted on 09/04/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Change won't happen with two more lawyers in the White House)
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To: VMIPubby36

Mmmm. Looks like Barry should have vetted Kwame a little better.


5 posted on 09/04/2008 1:20:53 PM PDT by technically right
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To: VMIPubby36
Detroit Economic Club? What an oxymoron that is
6 posted on 09/04/2008 1:23:05 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: technically right

Nice judgment, Barry.


7 posted on 09/04/2008 1:23:15 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: VMIPubby36
Remarks At Detroit Economic Club, Detroit, MI, 5/7/07

I give Obama a pass. Would he have said the same thing after all was known? I doubt it.

8 posted on 09/04/2008 1:23:23 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: VMIPubby36

I hear they both share a fascination with text messaging.


9 posted on 09/04/2008 1:25:06 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: VMIPubby36

Seriously, Kilpatrick fairs as a NORMAL friend of Obama—crime doesn’t repel Obama. And of course Kilpatrick is only a mayor and Obama has made clear how little he values mayors.


10 posted on 09/04/2008 1:26:47 PM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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To: VMIPubby36
I'm grateful to call him a friend and a colleague and I'm looking forward to a lengthy collaboration in terms of making sure that Detroit does well in the future." (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At Detroit Economic Club, Detroit, MI, 5/7/07)

What is a Kwame?

I would suggest a bus with a suspension kit to elevate the wheels so the bus can run the fat slob over....

11 posted on 09/04/2008 1:27:16 PM PDT by Born In America (Affirmative action is no way to elect a President, now or ever....)
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To: VMIPubby36

Zerobama is such a stellar judge of character, isn’t he?

Seems to me, that’s one talent we need in our President - the ability to quickly size people up and know who and what they are.


12 posted on 09/04/2008 1:27:37 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Glenn

Quite a bit was known well before 5/7/07...


13 posted on 09/04/2008 1:27:55 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: VMIPubby36

“years to come”....

In the slammer! Maybe he can rally the inmates.


14 posted on 09/04/2008 1:28:13 PM PDT by VMIPubby36 (I blame George Allen for this mess! Thompson was our best shot!)
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To: tsmith130
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15 posted on 09/04/2008 1:29:34 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: VMIPubby36

Caylee Anthony’s mom Casey better hope Obama doesn’t compliment her on how good a mother she is.


16 posted on 09/04/2008 1:32:44 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: VMIPubby36

Add another one that Obama holds up as his friends. He sure is giving his race a good name.


17 posted on 09/04/2008 1:32:44 PM PDT by RC2
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To: tsmith130

he needs a train now.........like in throw mama from the train.........a bus just can’t handle all the roadkill anymore


18 posted on 09/04/2008 1:35:02 PM PDT by tioga
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To: VMIPubby36

Obama is turning out to be quite the fine judge of character! Do you here laughter Pharoh?


19 posted on 09/04/2008 1:35:08 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Glenn
In January 2006, seventeen months before Obama made these remarks, Kilpatrick was stripped of his special administrative discretion over Detroit city funds because he awarded over $150MM in no-bid contracts to a number of groups and individuals, including his own campaign manager.

The investigation into those transactions was still ongoing.

This was fairly well-covered in the press.

20 posted on 09/04/2008 1:41:26 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Born In America
t is a Kwame?

It is something like a Yami, except they don't make yogurt out of it.

Also superficially resembles a naugha, but the hide is useless.

There is also a strong resemblance to an Aflack!, in that it is always bumbling around, ducking things and squawking...but a Kwami doesn't deliver.

Kava-kava!

21 posted on 09/04/2008 1:56:44 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: Glenn
I give Obama a pass. Would he have said the same thing after all was known? I doubt it.

I guess you are saying he failed to vet him properly?....

22 posted on 09/04/2008 2:14:15 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: Wil H
I guess you are saying he failed to vet him properly?....

I am saying Obama needed him until he didn't. A common Obamaism.

23 posted on 09/04/2008 2:16:15 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Ha, LOL


24 posted on 09/04/2008 2:16:18 PM PDT by Born In America (Affirmative action is no way to elect a President, now or ever....)
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To: nclaurel
Why the hell is Obama hanging around with Irish people? He should pick his friends more carefully.
25 posted on 09/04/2008 2:21:27 PM PDT by BatGuano (That Coke machine is private property!)
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To: VMIPubby36

“We know that he is going to be doing astounding things for many years to come.”

Yeah...making litte rocks out of big rocks in the pen.


26 posted on 09/04/2008 2:23:54 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Never pick a fight with an ugly person; they've got nothing to lose.)
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To: VMIPubby36
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27 posted on 09/04/2008 4:51:27 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

WSJ Breaking:
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick resigns in deal with prosecutors
WSJ | 09/04/2008 | None
Posted on 09/04/2008 7:31:24 AM PDT by Glenn
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2074517/posts


28 posted on 09/04/2008 11:03:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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