Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD - Under Pressure, Obama Prepares for Race and Unity Speech
Posted on 03/18/2008 6:12:13 AM PDT by SE Mom
Barack Obama is preparing to deliver a major address Tuesday on race, politics and unifying the country after being hounded by questions about his relationship to a pastor whose sermons have been laced with anti-American invective.
In a speech whose religious significance could compare to one given in December by former GOP presidential hopeful and Mormon Mitt Romney, Obama may be forced to explain the philosophy of the 8,000-strong Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where the Democratic presidential candidate has been a congregant for 20 years.
In announcing the morning address, to be delivered in Philadelphia, Obama would not say specifically what he will discuss, but suggested he wants to cool down the atmosphere after incendiary remarks by his pastor, retired Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., blanketed the airwaves over the past week.
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ditto to that...I just can’t stomach his lies
I couldn’t read it all - god knows how long I’ll last for the speech...
Your right! I just read the text! That is exactly what he said!
*bangs hand on head*
Your right! ;0)
Guess he's waiting for people to show from the looks of all those empty seats.
From the link:
I can no more disown him (Wright) than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother ñ a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.
These people are a part of me. And they are a part of America, this country that I love.
“Will he wear a flag pin?
That’s probably why the the delay...no one had one to pin on Obama.
They had to send someone out to purchase one.LOL
Good observation Tom.
I could really do without FNC constantly referring to this approaching alibi-filled oration as a “major speech”. Barf.
Obama: Did I know him (Rev. Wright) to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy?"Did I know him?" Why is Obama speaking in the past tense? They're still buddy, buddy.
That has been my experience at Trinity. Like other predominantly black churches across the country, Trinity embodies the black community in its entirety the doctor and the welfare mom, the model student and the former gang-banger. Like other black churches, Trinitys services are full of raucous laughter and sometimes bawdy humor. They are full of dancing, clapping, screaming and shouting that may seem jarring to the untrained ear. The church contains in full the kindness and cruelty, the fierce intelligence and the shocking ignorance, the struggles and successes, the love and yes, the bitterness and bias that make up the black experience in America.
Read it. Arrogant and condescending IMHO.
Are they sure he said “bless”?
Hillary’s only path to victory is if the superdelegates break her way. That will cause great consternation in the democrat ranks. Almost as bad as the GOP’s selection of McCain caused in conservative ranks.
Just read it.
Geez, way to sell Grandma down the river!
Hillary is a socialist. And Hillary Clinton will get a fillibuster proof Democrat Congress which will allow “her” to turn the U.S. into a socialist state and let in hundreds of millions of 3rd world illegals. Remember BJ Clinton had a conservative Republican Congress that kept the Clinton commie in Check. Before the Republican Congress the Clintons tried to nationalize the healthcare industry, socialized healthcare( the liberal media still called Clinton a centrist, moderate and even conservative when Clinton tried to turn over to the government 15% of of the GDP like a Chavez would).
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