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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Blame the media and youtube!
He sure did after a week of denying he was there during “ANY” of the hate speeches.
and what’s up with that bump on her lap in that picture...
You nailed it!
Hmmm, interesting. I appreciate you finding the link.
I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother 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.
I do not want such an endorsement and that I repudiate it and everything the Klan stands for.
Ronald Reagan on the KKK
I firmly believe that there is no room for partisanship on this question. Democrats and Republicans alike must be resolute in disassociating ourselves from any group or individual whose political philosophy consists only of racial or religious intolerance, whose arguments are supported only by intimidation or threats of violence. We must, and will, continue our unified rejection of such elements of hate in our political life, for while there are many issues which divide us, it is fundamental principles such as this which will always draw us together.
Ronald Reagan on the KKK
"David Duke is not a Republican. He is a pretender, a charlatan and a political opportunist who is looking for any organization he can find to try to legitimize his views of racial and religious bigotry and intolerance."
I don't like Duke's politics. I don't like where his heart is. I don't like the bigotry and prejudice that he spreads. That's my position on David Duke ... As a loyal Republican, I don't want that kind of message in our party
George W. Bush
Tell us he was a Marine
Okay BHO, now it’s OUR fault that you are a racist hatemonger?
And now it’s all the media’s fault that Wright is a hatemonger?
That won’t fly with the average union Democrat. They may be Dems, but they love their country, unlike Obama.
“Condemning Rev. Wright never fed a hungry child, or housed a homeless person, or healed global warming.”
here we go, clean up in isle zero...
Here it comes...BLAME THE MEDIA
last refuge of a racist scoundral
Oh, I took it as Obama had officially left that church.
Militant comes to mind.
GMTA but you’re quicker
This speech of Obama’s is really scrambled and not very convincing...Obama is pontificating, campaigning and trying to convince the public of Rev. Wright’s divisive statements...all at the same time. It ain’t working, Obama.
It's all Gore's fault for inventing the internet.
Nope, not most Hussein, but very few people have strong disagreements with their religious mentor and yet they hang with them for 20 years.
I think she's pregnant, isn't she?
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