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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The congregation was whooping and agreeing with Wright's message of hate, anti-semetimm, anti-Americanism, racicist... Barack has shown he is a lightweight in politics. This speech is worse than I imagined!
Well all the people who took a 15 minute break to watch the speech are gone.
I'm not buying that one.
The final score:
Yes, where is he already? I’ve got some vaccumming to do that I’ve put on hold in order to watch the speech.... (although at this point dusting & vaccumming might actually be more interesting....)
here is Obama’s speech:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
sorry , my mistake. That’s Abraham Lincoln.
I believe everything the reverend said which is why I belong to that churh.
“I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community.”
obama is so dead
They should be voting as their districts or states have voted. This practice works against democracy of one man, one vote.
Mod- will you kindly add this to the headline in parenthesis
(POST # 228 for full text of speech)
This shows the level of inner conflict of bi-racial kids. Torn between the hatred. He surely loves his mother and grandparents and hears this hatred form his pastor.
What can he really say or do besides plead that we all just get along???
Twenty minutes late, so far.
Well I see they found a “whitey” to adjust the microphones. LOL
Just the fact that he is forcing himself to give this speech means he is toast! When you have never walked the talk ...
It’s unfortunate that we even have a, “Black America.” Shoudn’t this be America! The racist portion of this country now resides in the black church.
So where the heck is Barry? Is this the way it will be with a constantly late “President Obama”?
2nd question: Do you agree that night follows day?
What a complete sap Stephanopoulos is.
I heard he contacted over 50 black pastors asking for their views over the weekend. Obama showing up late is not a good sign at all. He knows this speech is being covered all over the country, so this is his moment to get it right. Or........... the Clinton’s could be holding his head under the water in the back room.