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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Obambi vs. Hillzilla
She stomps Obambi, just so Democrats can LOSE in November.
It’s a mixed bag, I think. Some of what he says is reasonable- but I do not walk away from reading it with a newfound trust in his integrity..
It’s also now 10:35 and he’s quite late in delivering the speech..
Next we'll be told that black people have a different concept of time.
That's what I fear as well. I'm afraid we may have outsmarted ourselves with the Rush strategy to keep Her Thighness alive in TX and OH.
they may “sear”into his memory
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.
spread this around - the “dumb blond” sounds off
LOL - it's a black thing...you wouldn't understand
How many morons does it take to mic check. Shouldn;t they have done this BEFORE 10:15.
Maybe it will give Barry enough time to rewrite that nonsense
From what I either read or heard from pundits, it has a large white congregation which baffles me.
Of course it does........This is the "baby" of the Democratic party!
I think it was a good move. If he disowned him, he would be seen as a sellout by the black community.
Maybe he’ll use the old “Some of my best friends (soft-money contributors, political hacks, stupid liberal Chicago Jew who runs my campaign, etc.) are white” line.
That’ll bring down the house. And then he’ll have the wife, the kids, and their dog, Checkers, come out on the stage.
HazMat situation as Charlotte NC airport involving Airbus.
Not much else is known.
“When was the last time you saw a rock star begin his show on time?”
He’s allowing his fans to get a good buzz on before the show starts.
Have to admit, good speech in the context of a liberal dem candidate. This may insulate him.
Great post. And every word the truth.
Even the CNN Newsbabe, Suzanne Malveaux, has made note of the eight US flag backdrop. She said "everything about this is deliberate."
I guess Barack Hussein Obama thinks he can win over the people he and his racist pastor hate, by draping himself in the US flag.
Mic check is staged. It is not real, they are stalling!!!!!
One of the the talk-newsies said yesterday that she was a former member of that church, but she left a while previous because she did not agree with what was being taught/preached there.
Interesting. Apparently Oprah has good judgement, but Barry - who hopes to be Commander in Chief of the United States - doesn't.
“Obviously, it has been delayed a few minutes” —— It’s nearly 1/2 hour. Since when is 30 minutes a few?
For one thing, he could have spoken up sometime during the last 20 years to mention that he disagrees with Wright's hate-laced racial haranges.
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