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Benediction At Obama's Inauguration (Rev. Lowery: "When white will embrace what is right..."
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Posted on 01/20/2009 11:31:54 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist

Benediction at Obama's inauguration, Rev. Joseph Lowery: 'Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in the back, when brown can stick around... when the red man can get ahead man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. Say Amen'...


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When black will not be asked to get in the back???

What the???

Wasn't a black man just elected president?

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, who seems to be a race-hustler, was chosen by Obama himself to give his benediction.

Does he sound like another Rev. Wright?

1 posted on 01/20/2009 11:31:55 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Hey Rev, FU you Nazi Bastage.
2 posted on 01/20/2009 11:33:27 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

how about asking half-black for their birth certificate


3 posted on 01/20/2009 11:33:51 AM PST by sten
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I wonder where, oh where, I may write the Rev. Lowery.


4 posted on 01/20/2009 11:33:55 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: All

Does he sound like another Rev. Wright?

Didn’t Obama chose him, too?


5 posted on 01/20/2009 11:34:04 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: All

Does he sound like another Rev. Wright?

Didn’t Obama choose him, too?


6 posted on 01/20/2009 11:34:30 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Never have I heard a more accusatory, partisan, bitter Inauguration than I witnessed today.

I wasn’t gonna watch, but now am glad I did.


7 posted on 01/20/2009 11:35:08 AM PST by Edit35 (.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

To those of us who know Barack and his background...we understand these words and are not surprised by the racist tone.


8 posted on 01/20/2009 11:35:28 AM PST by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

“Rev.” Lowery:

It was white people who, for the first time in the history of the world said, “We are strong enough to enslave other people, but it is wrong, and we are not going to do it any more.”

It was white people who then pressed the rest of the (non-white) world to give up slavery. It was legal in parts of the Arab world until the 20th century.

It was white people who set up a government of laws guaranteeing them freedom. But that freedom presumed and required that individuals “embrace right” by regulating their own behavior, providing for their families, obeying the laws, respecting the property of others, and being productive.

It was white people who kept that system going and productive, and created a country which has given more freedom and prosperity to its citizens — of all colors — than any other country in the world.

It was white people who passed the civil rights laws that gave Obama and other minorities advantages that they could never have gotten on their own merits.

It is tens of millions of white people who have worked hard and paid the taxes that have supported millions of non-whites. I, personally, have had enough of my income confiscated each year to support the spawn of a couple of skanks who can’t keep their knees together, and who are being raised to think I owe them even more.

Any person of any color who “embraces right” in this country can get ahead. “Embracing right” means work before pleasure, paying rent before buying bling, marriage before children, and all the other daily choices that constitute “embracing right.”

Damn you, you nasty old race baiter.


9 posted on 01/20/2009 11:35:30 AM PST by lady lawyer
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
This was all supposed to be about race not mattering anymore. That's what Obama and his supporters were saying a year ago.
Many are determined to make it ALL about race...
10 posted on 01/20/2009 11:35:36 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I can't wait for January 20, 2013")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Sounds like “The Man” is keeping us down now.

This will not heal decades old divisions. It’s ripping the scabs off of old wounds.


11 posted on 01/20/2009 11:36:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Dude, you better not complain or you'll be branded as insensitive!

Well, all kidding aside, I'm sure even pres. Obama had to cringe at that. It seems that there are still people out who want to keep living in the past. I thought he was supposed to deliver a prayer not give a sermon on race relations. Truly inappropriate.

12 posted on 01/20/2009 11:36:41 AM PST by QenBirQeni
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Am I the only white guy more offended that this stinking hippy called GOD “man” ?.....


13 posted on 01/20/2009 11:36:56 AM PST by SENTINEL (Bxxxxx Box, Jxxx Box, Cxxxxxxxx Box, (Censored due to loss of 1st Amendment))
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Yep, there will be change after America is subjected to that kind of racist drivel for the next four years.


14 posted on 01/20/2009 11:37:04 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland; All

Like I said in another thread of mine:

Obama will not fulfill MLK’s dream of a post-racial America.

Obama will divide us even further.


15 posted on 01/20/2009 11:37:37 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Benedictions/sermons of this genre are more about sound than content. All it’s supposed to do is rhyme, and it did that. Whatever. Frankly, it was a whole lot better than that lame poem Elizabeth Alexander recited. That was truly awful and the timing couldn’t have been worse. Obama had just gotten done with his big pep talk, and had the crowd all revved up about how we’re all going to work together going to make America greater than ever . . . and then the immediate future turned out to be that ultra-lame, embarrassingly bad poem.


16 posted on 01/20/2009 11:39:32 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The race hustle continues...


17 posted on 01/20/2009 11:40:16 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I already embrace what is right. As in conservative. As in correct. As in right wing....

I don’t embrace what is “Wright”.


18 posted on 01/20/2009 11:41:16 AM PST by seamusnh
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White people just voted an empty suit president because a sorta black guy was wearing it.

Yeah, I’m hoping they “will embrace what is right” next time.


19 posted on 01/20/2009 11:41:25 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Please tell me you are kidding. He really didn’t say this in public, did he?

“Rev. Joseph Lowery: ‘Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in the back, when brown can stick around... when the red man can get ahead man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. Say Amen’...”


20 posted on 01/20/2009 11:42:00 AM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick a leftist when they are down. Wait 'til they're halfway back up! You get better leverage!)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
All it’s supposed to do is rhyme

Although Lowrey's black

He's still a racist hack

21 posted on 01/20/2009 11:42:31 AM PST by Cedric
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Change: The Country’s First Racist Inaugural Benediction


22 posted on 01/20/2009 11:42:53 AM PST by Vision ("Test everything. Hold on to the Good." 1 Thessalonians 5:21)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
I heard that and found it extremely offensive. With their most solid support of the democratic party and the abortion and other evils it promotes, that comment is far more apropos of blacks in America.

And if it was a comment about racism (and I believe it was), which to far too many on the left is the greatest of all sins, the reverend is stuck in the 60's. I thought the election of Obama, was proof that racism in America has been largely overcome. Unfortunately for some black Americans on the left, nothing is ever enough.

23 posted on 01/20/2009 11:43:05 AM PST by TAdams8591 (Pray and work to see that FOCA fails!`)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
"Benedictions/sermons of this genre are more about sound than content.

Exodus 20:7 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name."

24 posted on 01/20/2009 11:43:42 AM PST by SENTINEL (Bxxxxx Box, Jxxx Box, Cxxxxxxxx Box, (Censored due to loss of 1st Amendment))
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

It will be enough!


25 posted on 01/20/2009 11:43:58 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

So, this is the new age of inclusiveness? Why don’t I feel included?


26 posted on 01/20/2009 11:44:07 AM PST by hometoroost (Put not your trust in princes...in whom there is no help...happy is he whose hope is in the Lord.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I don’t know where he’s been hanging around (time warp, maybe?), but for the last three years, my boss, my program manager was a man who happened to be black. I have a new boss as of 12 days ago because the man who happened to be black was promoted to company VP.


27 posted on 01/20/2009 11:44:20 AM PST by FrogMom (Lord, help us all!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Rev. Joseph Lowery: "when white will embrace what is right."

ooooo-k,

To the good Reverend …

Sir, please note; your karma is going to kick your azz up around your ears.

Thank you,

TLI

28 posted on 01/20/2009 11:45:09 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; Charles Henrickson; bcsco

“The Other Jeremiah Wright” references one of the great hymns of Christendom in his racist benedictal prayer...ping.

Don’t have my LSB handy by the hymn title is “To All the Saints, Who From Their Labors Rest”


29 posted on 01/20/2009 11:45:18 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (If my dogs could vote they would be Democrats. They are used to everything being done for them.)
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To: a fool in paradise

They have no intention of “getting over it” and declaring their grievances over.

This is pretty typical, they intend to extract vengeance, and must keep past grievances alive in order to justify the acts of vengeance.


30 posted on 01/20/2009 11:45:22 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: lady lawyer
"“Rev.” Lowery:

It was white people who, for the first time in the history of the world said, “We are strong enough to enslave other people, but it is wrong, and we are not going to do it any more.”

It was white people who then pressed the rest of the (non-white) world to give up slavery. It was legal in parts of the Arab world until the 20th century.

It was white people who set up a government of laws guaranteeing them freedom. But that freedom presumed and required that individuals “embrace right” by regulating their own behavior, providing for their families, obeying the laws, respecting the property of others, and being productive.

It was white people who kept that system going and productive, and created a country which has given more freedom and prosperity to its citizens — of all colors — than any other country in the world.

It was white people who passed the civil rights laws that gave Obama and other minorities advantages that they could never have gotten on their own merits.

It is tens of millions of white people who have worked hard and paid the taxes that have supported millions of non-whites. I, personally, have had enough of my income confiscated each year to support the spawn of a couple of skanks who can’t keep their knees together, and who are being raised to think I owe them even more.

Any person of any color who “embraces right” in this country can get ahead. “Embracing right” means work before pleasure, paying rent before buying bling, marriage before children, and all the other daily choices that constitute “embracing right.”"

Bear constant repetition...

31 posted on 01/20/2009 11:45:27 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Democrats: Seeking an easy life at someone else's expense for 150 years")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

They got their President - race is no longer an issue. I didn’t vote for him, but he is the President. Just like I didn’t vote for Carter or Clinton, but they were the President. Now it’s time to be an American, and that gives me the right to free speech and to question every leftist thing The President, Madam Pelosi and Senator Reid does.


32 posted on 01/20/2009 11:46:00 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Really, what else did you expect from this crowd?


33 posted on 01/20/2009 11:46:29 AM PST by Czar ((Still Fed Up to the Teeth with Washington))
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To: MindBender26

It confirms for me what I have strongly suspected for a while-that the race-hustling types and their followers aren’t about equality, they’re about being in a superior position in order to “pay whitey back”. They couldn’t do it through numbers, they haven’t done it with the “help” of AA and quotas, so now with a “black” president they see their chance. Reparations, possibly by another name, are on the horizon.


34 posted on 01/20/2009 11:46:29 AM PST by mrsmel (Hussein is not my president.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

“......and when white will embrace what is right.”

Clearly racist. I want my reparations and bailout checks at the same time.


35 posted on 01/20/2009 11:47:34 AM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
“Like I said in another thread of mine:

Obama will not fulfill MLK’s dream of a post-racial America.

Obama will divide us even further.”

The interesting thing is that many of us of European decent, have really moved past race mattering. We will accept and judge someone “based on the content of their character”.

But we get really tired of all those people who constantly harp on this issue and make excuses.
We just want to see people shut up, get to work, and quit whining.
In all of our lives, we all have had many obstacles to overcome, and people not like us for one reason or another.

36 posted on 01/20/2009 11:47:42 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I can't wait for January 20, 2013")
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To: SENTINEL

Though using God’s name as an explitive is a violation of this commandment,

the true, hardcore, violation of this commandment is when someone speaks in the name of the Lord and spouts crap that is antithetical to His being.


37 posted on 01/20/2009 11:49:11 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Elizabeth Alexander. She thinks having a conversation with herself is “poetry”


38 posted on 01/20/2009 11:49:36 AM PST by 1000 silverlings (Everything that deceives also enchants: Plato)
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To: 1000 silverlings

“when brown can stick around... “

If UPS goes the way of that other delivery company, then Obama really has one parcel load to deal with


39 posted on 01/20/2009 11:51:10 AM PST by Fali_G (Not God bless America, but God Bless America, God bless America God Bless Bless Bless America)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I think it would be very safe to say that, as a percentage of their group, blacks have recently exposed that they are MUCH more racist than whites.


40 posted on 01/20/2009 11:51:13 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: lady lawyer
650,000 white people died in the American Civil War to settle the issue once and for all as to whether states could have slaves or not.

330,000 AMERICAN white people (not to mention the European white people) died in WW II to prevent the ultimate racist from rampaging over the world and ELIMINATING ALL NON-WHITE PEOPLE.

I'm willing to say a million dead white people should be enough to satisfy the blood lust of all but the very worst black racist.

41 posted on 01/20/2009 11:51:23 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Why do I find the Toyota "Saved by Zero" ads so ironic?)
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To: Fali_G

lol, “when Fed-Ex can bring the checks”


42 posted on 01/20/2009 11:52:54 AM PST by 1000 silverlings (Everything that deceives also enchants: Plato)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Lowery is beneath contempt.


43 posted on 01/20/2009 11:55:06 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

And we’re off


44 posted on 01/20/2009 11:56:21 AM PST by blueyon (Every one will have their 15 mins under the bus)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

He left out, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”


45 posted on 01/20/2009 11:58:12 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: Edit35
Never have I heard a more accusatory, partisan, bitter Inauguration than I witnessed today.

This is only the prelude. The adjective to sum up the Obama presidency is cheap.

46 posted on 01/20/2009 11:58:34 AM PST by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: Fali_G

maybe 0bama’s new creed should be “What can brown do for you?”


47 posted on 01/20/2009 11:59:22 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: MindBender26

He said it...


48 posted on 01/20/2009 11:59:37 AM PST by eureka! (Dear Lord: Some epiphanies for some of the 'rats now in charge, particularly BO? Please...)
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To: MrB

The talking point in 2008 was that black people had been “held back” and that with the election of Barack Obama, NOW a black man could become president. NOW the black community could “do something” that they were being held back from doing.

Except no one was holding them back. It was crooked and bigoted “community organizers” who used their powers of publicity to indoctrinate the black community with the racist notion that they “could not” do things. And these sheeple then indoctrinated this talking point into their children. Rather than telling them “anything is possible” and that you are only limited in your success by what you strive to achieve.


49 posted on 01/20/2009 12:00:08 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Hardastarboard

“but the very worst black racist.”

We have plenty of those I see.


50 posted on 01/20/2009 12:00:35 PM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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