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Obama Warns of 'Quiet Riot' Among Blacks
Breitbart ^ | today | bob lewis

Posted on 06/05/2007 10:51:13 AM PDT by Rodney King

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Tuesday that the Bush administration has done nothing to defuse a "quiet riot" among blacks that threatens to erupt just as riots in Los Angeles did 15 years ago.

The first-term Illinois senator said that with black people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast still displaced 20 months after Hurricane Katrina, frustration and resentments are building explosively as they did before the 1992 riots.

"This administration was colorblind in its incompetence," Obama said at a conference of black clergy, "but the poverty and the hopelessness was there long before the hurricane.

"All the hurricane did was to pull the curtain back for all the world to see," he said.

Obama's attack on Bush got ovation after ovation from the nearly 8,000 people gathered in Hampton University's Convocation Center, particularly when he denounced the Iraq war and noted that he had opposed it from the outset.

Repeatedly, he referred to the riots that erupted in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four police officers of assault charges in the 1991 beating of Rodney King, a black motorist, after a high speed chase. Fifty-five people died and 2,000 were injured in several days of riots in the city's black neighborhoods.

"Those 'quiet riots' that take place every day are born from the same place as the fires and the destruction and the police decked out in riot gear and the deaths," Obama said. "They happen when a sense of disconnect settles in and hope dissipates. Despair takes hold and young people all across this country look at the way the world is and believe that things are never going to get any better."

He argued that once a hurricane hits or a jury renders a not guilty verdict, "the frustration is there for all to see."

Obama, who is bidding to become the first black president, took the stage after a succession of ministers repeatedly brought the crowd to its feet, singing, praying and swaying to music.


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Could be worse.

1 posted on 06/05/2007 10:51:15 AM PDT by Rodney King
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woops. Headline should be “Obama warns of ‘Quiet Riot’ among blacks.”


2 posted on 06/05/2007 10:52:22 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Rodney King

Bush could have sent the Bay City Rollers in for entertainment after Katrina...something to cheer the homeless and indolent.


3 posted on 06/05/2007 10:53:46 AM PDT by steve8714 ("A man needs a maid", my ass.)
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From David Frums Diary, NOV. 19, 2002: GORE SPEAKS, based upon an ABC interview. The words are by Karenna Gore. They're talking about the 2000 election dispute.

He [her father] said, "We have to do what's best for the country, and it is not good for the country to have this kind of divisiveness. And he was on the phone, really calling off the dogs. There were people who wanted to fan the ... the flames of the racial issue and have real unrest. And he was on the phone asking them not to, because of what was best for the country not because of what was best for him politically. And that's really who he is. [My emphasis. End excerpt]

There are people still happily fanning the flames. A long hot summer coming?

4 posted on 06/05/2007 10:59:27 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Rodney King
Quite a title there, Rodney.
Not very descriptive though.

;^)

5 posted on 06/05/2007 11:00:26 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Rodney King
“with black people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast still displaced 20 months after Hurricane Katrina, frustration and resentments are building explosively”

Is the frustration and resentment building only in New Orleans? What about Mississippi? Are any whites or other minorities frustrated and resentful, or only just blacks? Is there any frustration and resentment in the rest of the country as it watches “victims” not lift a finger to help themselves, and almost two years later are still living happily on the dole? And how about their re-electing the same incompetents that created the disaster in the first place; is that building any frustration and resentment? Frankly, I think there’s plenty of frustration and resentment floating around over NO. And if the blacks explode, this time not everyone is going to sit back and watch the ongoings on TV. Maybe its time to teach some civic lessons...

6 posted on 06/05/2007 11:02:51 AM PDT by raftguide
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To: Rodney King
"The first-term Illinois senator said that with black people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast still displaced 20 months after Hurricane Katrina, frustration and resentments are building explosively as they did before the 1992 riots."

Look you cocaine sniffing pandering fool, those "evacuees" are in Houston living on the dole and just got an extension for a free ride all the way to March 2009! Unemployment in Houston is 3.8% and they don't want to work! How exactly is Bush supposed to make them work?

7 posted on 06/05/2007 11:03:33 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Rodney King

As long as the riots are like they usually are, confined to the neighborhoods where folks only want freebies and gubmint handouts, who really gives a damn? I sure don’t, and if they want to come into my neighborhood and burn my house down, it just might be a war really quick. Obama is just another racebait jerk, and his chain ought to be pulled by the adult leadership in the black community, if such a thing even exists anymore.


8 posted on 06/05/2007 11:06:54 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Rodney King

Obama says blacks will riot and McCain says illegals will riot and burn cars.
Guess we really are under mob rule.


9 posted on 06/05/2007 11:07:19 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Rodney King

Come on feel the noise.


10 posted on 06/05/2007 11:07:37 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Fred 2008)
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To: Rodney King

forgot to add

Damn our representatives are doing a stellar job!


11 posted on 06/05/2007 11:08:24 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Rodney King
Beat me to it. I was too busy looking for a Quiet Riot pic to post!


12 posted on 06/05/2007 11:09:06 AM PDT by RockinRight (Fred has not yet begun to hurt Rudy.)
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To: Rodney King
I think they'd stand out if they were among blacks.


13 posted on 06/05/2007 11:10:05 AM PDT by TChris (The Republican Party is merely the Democrat Party's "away" jersey - Vox Day)
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To: Rodney King

Obama evidently does not need any votes except the Jesse Sharpton crowd. I don’t think he is going to have any chance if he happens to get the Rat nomination....he is just another hate mongering leftist inciting a riot, jeez.


14 posted on 06/05/2007 11:10:45 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: RockinRight

Obama hair metal ping.


15 posted on 06/05/2007 11:11:09 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Fred 2008)
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To: Rodney King

Obama’s first mistake in my view . . . he’s making himself just another race huckster.


16 posted on 06/05/2007 11:14:57 AM PDT by Greg F (<><)
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To: Rodney King; NeoCaveman; RockinRight; TChris
Quiet Riot?! Mental Health (Bang Your Head)

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Liberals?! *roll eyes*

17 posted on 06/05/2007 11:15:43 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time!)
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To: Rodney King

Didn’t the liberal candidate for PM in rance try this? Violence actually occurred.

Is B. Hussein Obama really so desparate as to attempt extortion? Sad.


18 posted on 06/05/2007 11:15:55 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: iopscusa
“Obama evidently does not need any votes except the Jesse Sharpton crowd.”

No doubt. Let this guy keep talking. He sounds more like Sharpton and Jackson every day.

The MSM may be in love with Obama but he won’t go anywhere.

19 posted on 06/05/2007 11:16:25 AM PDT by ryan71 (You can hear it on the coconut telegraph...)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

rance=France (although, rance is funnier...)


20 posted on 06/05/2007 11:16:30 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: sheana

According to those two leftists we are under mob rule. Which is why we need to elect someone—other than those two clowns—who will stop the anarchy.


21 posted on 06/05/2007 11:17:32 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Tamar1973

Excellent tune!


22 posted on 06/05/2007 11:17:33 AM PDT by RockinRight (Fred has not yet begun to hurt Rudy.)
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To: NeoCaveman

23 posted on 06/05/2007 11:18:29 AM PDT by RockinRight (Fred has not yet begun to hurt Rudy.)
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To: Rodney King

The biggest threat to low income blacks comes from the illegal alien invasion.

If Obama cares for his people, he better come out against this amnesty bill and the open border waves that will follow.

It should be illuminating to black America that both the Republicans AND Democrats have dumped them in favor of the increasing hispanic minority (soon to be majority, gringo). LaRaza has replaced the NAACP as the special interest du jour.


24 posted on 06/05/2007 11:18:54 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: TChris

Not likely. Their Latin rhythms will protect them. The most amazing thing is how the lead singer can still yell in tune like that.


26 posted on 06/05/2007 11:19:23 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)
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To: iopscusa

We need to call out the Democrats on these types of issues.

For example, the ghettos of New Orleans and other cities were hell holes and wastelands during the Clinton administration, the Carter administration, and the administration of Mr. War on Poverty, Lyndon Johnson. The problems of the inner cities were there long before Bush and are not the fault of this administration.

And since the Democrats are so big on government programs to help fight poverty and its related problems, we should ask Obama, and anyone else, questions about how effective these programs have been over the past 40 years in fighting poverty.

If they want a war of words about how effective the war on poverty has been, let’s bring it on. How can they honestly say that the various Great Society programs have worked as intended? I would love to see this debate.


27 posted on 06/05/2007 11:19:51 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Rodney King

Obama said “the poverty and the hopelessness was there long before the hurricane.”

Then it was also there long before Bush took office. Will Obama have the guts to lay the blame on Hillary’s husband, too? Or would that seem too cynical.

Or will they note the city has been governed by democrat mayors for years and was at the time governed by Ray Nagin? I wonder if any reporters will ask Nagin about the ‘long-held’ black hatred against his policies.


28 posted on 06/05/2007 11:19:51 AM PDT by Gothmog (Valerie Plame is guilty of treason)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
B. Hussein Obama knows how to blackmail.

Liberal blacks and Muslims are expert at it, and it works.

29 posted on 06/05/2007 11:21:52 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Rodney King
He argued that once a hurricane hits or a jury renders a not guilty verdict, "the frustration is there for all to see."

Oh, does he mean like when OJ got away with killing two white people?

}:-)4

30 posted on 06/05/2007 11:22:17 AM PDT by Moose4 (Just junk all across the horizon, a real highwayman's farewell...)
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To: Rodney King
I read a piece in the Houston Chronicle that said New Orleans residents are TIRED OF WAITING FOR GOVERNMENT and are taking matters into their own hand and fixing the city. Well Yea! It’s about time!
31 posted on 06/05/2007 11:22:21 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Rodney King
"..The first-term Illinois senator said that with black people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast still displaced 20 months after Hurricane Katrina, frustration and resentments are building explosively as they did before the 1992 riots..."

And the horse Obama rode in on! Veiled extortion from a candidate who has been treated with kid gloves due entirely to his semi-black hide!

32 posted on 06/05/2007 11:23:22 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Rodney King

I’m having a quiet riot, myself, and it’s going to become a noisy riot if the Washington establishment stops representing itself and starts representing the country.


33 posted on 06/05/2007 11:23:46 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: Rodney King
"he referred to..........Fifty-five people died and 2,000 were injured in several days of riots in the city's black neighborhoods."

Hmmmm. Wants to be President, and threatens that the minority population on non-workers, in an area that leads the nation in murders and aggravated crime, is not getting "their fair share" of Amercia's bounty?

The entitlements' crowd is willing to loot the taxpayers for handouts, and Osama Obama panders to them to assure they'll vote Democrat, so they can be kept on the Democrat Plantation.

Yeah, this is the voterbase of the Democrats, alright, and they want to expand the entitlements' base to include 20 million other non-English speaking patrons now, too.....

Is this a GREAT country now, or what?

34 posted on 06/05/2007 11:24:44 AM PDT by traditional1
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To: popdonnelly

should read “doesn’t stop representing itself”.


35 posted on 06/05/2007 11:25:08 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: Rodney King
The first-term Illinois senator said that with black people from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast still displaced 20 months after Hurricane Katrina,

They aren't displaced. They decided not to go back to that quagmire. Katrina was the best thing that ever happened to them.

36 posted on 06/05/2007 11:25:51 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Rodney King

So Osama Obama is threatening to incite riots if the black folks don’t get more handouts? Just like Maxine Waters did. How many billions of my tax dollars have been handed to New Orleans? This reminds me of the South Central riots where the rioters burned down the post office, and there were crowds in the street demanding their welfare checks.


37 posted on 06/05/2007 11:26:34 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Rodney King

The way I figure it, blacks largely bring the poverty and despair problem onto themselves by voting for Democrats who only encourage them to become more hopelessly dependent on government handout programmes. Nothing saps your self-respect and initiative like have some nanny-state leftist give you everything instead of encouraging you to work for it yourself.


38 posted on 06/05/2007 11:26:41 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Run Fred RUN!)
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To: Rodney King

Obama makes an underlying assumption that blacks are violent just like McCain suggested that Mexicans will rise up if not given amnesty.


39 posted on 06/05/2007 11:26:45 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Too principled to support Bush)
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To: Rodney King

Obama makes an underlying assumption that blacks are violent just like McCain suggested that Mexicans will rise up if not given amnesty.


40 posted on 06/05/2007 11:26:51 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Too principled to support Bush)
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To: Rodney King

Since the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans are run by Obama’s party, why doesn’t he assist his fellow Democrats in straightening the city out.


41 posted on 06/05/2007 11:28:29 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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"the poverty and the hopelessness was there long before the hurricane."

And yet he still uses it to blame Bush, and nobody seems to call him on it. Typical.

42 posted on 06/05/2007 11:28:31 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Tamar1973

I thought it was “Metal Health”


43 posted on 06/05/2007 11:29:49 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Rodney King

Is this the Barack Obama guy who has a white mother who raised him, a black father who abandoned him and calls himself an “African-American”?

Oh yeah, that guy.


44 posted on 06/05/2007 11:29:55 AM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Rodney King

Since the band jokes have been told, I’ll mention my own “Quiet Riot”. I’ll never ever give another dime to a charity for any past present or future problem affecting NOLA. I’ve heard nothing but ingratitude from that area for those of us who did our best to help. I hear about more and more and more of my tax dollars pouring into that place. From now on, the tax dollars are all they get, because the government forces me to give it. I never see such poor behavior coming out of any of the other affected areas. Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas can count on me.


45 posted on 06/05/2007 11:29:59 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: School of Rational Thought

Well, I guess he knows his people, and the ugly reality is that crime rates would seem to bear him out.


46 posted on 06/05/2007 11:30:26 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Rodney King

compare this pic to a pic of kevi dubrow lately. Where did all that hair come from? Not only a member but the freakin president as well?


47 posted on 06/05/2007 11:30:27 AM PDT by Delbert
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To: Teacher317
I thought it was “Metal Health”

You're correct. It was one of the first casettes I ever owned.
48 posted on 06/05/2007 11:30:56 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Teacher317

The official title is “Mental Health” but since the chorus starts out “Bang your Head....mental health will drive you mad” most people think the song’s called Bang your Head so I put both in there just to make sure people know what the song is.


49 posted on 06/05/2007 11:32:03 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time!)
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To: Rodney King

And this knuckle head is running for president! Give me a break. All that hurricane did was flush out the criminal element from NOLA and that element is what has returned.


50 posted on 06/05/2007 11:32:07 AM PDT by hgro (Jerry Riversd)
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