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LIVE THREAD - Under Pressure, Obama Prepares for Race and Unity Speech
Fox News ^ | 18 March 2008

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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To: rock_lobsta

What does the yellow fringe mean on an indoor flag?

A gold fringe is sometimes added to silk or rayon flags when used indoors or carried in a parade. The flag can also be decorated with gold cords and tassels on its staff. The custom is derived from a military tradition but is neither required nor forbidden by law.


551 posted on 03/18/2008 8:01:55 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: mware
Now admitting that he has heard the comments.

It's not a lie if no one every beleived him, is it?

552 posted on 03/18/2008 8:01:56 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: rock_lobsta; ClearCase_guy
Not once in my conversations with [Rev. Wright] have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect. ... I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me,... 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.

IOW...Black Wright is not Racist. White Granny is Racist.

One of the primary points of Wright's screeds I've read is that "Black Racism" is not really possible. Seems like the student agrees.

553 posted on 03/18/2008 8:01:58 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Interesting Times

No one can truly claim to be a former slave until they have worked in a call center.


554 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:02 AM PDT by Sender (Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.)
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To: All

obama tries to equate wright with every other religious leader


555 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:06 AM PDT by ari-freedom (McCain must pick a conservative VP if he wants conservative support)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I know one thing, I do not care for michelle at all.


556 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:07 AM PDT by jackv (DEMOCRATS HATE BUSH MORE THAN THEY LOVE THEIR COUNTRY!!!)
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To: spectre

I hope not! It seems to me that she has learned Rev. Wright’s lessons well.


557 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:11 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Vote Obama! And we'll be picking shrapnel out of our butts for decades!)
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To: Crawdad

Waiting for lightning to strike.


558 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:19 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Bi-partisanship: Democrats and RINOs working together to screw up the country)
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To: rock_lobsta

“Seven”

thank you.

Plus, I am hearing “racism”, too.


559 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:22 AM PDT by Canedawg (No Che Hussein NObama, and the Hildebeast, too)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

The words that stick, are “I did hear those comments during the sermons.”


560 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:24 AM PDT by mware (mware...killer of threads.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Blame the media and youtube!


561 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:35 AM PDT by maggief
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To: mware

He sure did after a week of denying he was there during “ANY” of the hate speeches.


562 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:42 AM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: jackv

and what’s up with that bump on her lap in that picture...


563 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:43 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
The strategy behind this speech: throw as many words against the wall as you can and hope a few will stick so the MSM can lick them off and regurgitate them for the next few days.

You nailed it!

564 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:44 AM PDT by CedarDave (John, When will you treat conservatives the way you do fellow senators John, Hillary and Barack?)
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To: RightField

Hmmm, interesting. I appreciate you finding the link.


565 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:47 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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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.
Barack Obama

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."
Lee Atwater

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


566 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:48 AM PDT by SJackson ( G-d da*n America, J Wright; Don't tell me words don't matter!, BH Obama)
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To: toddlintown

Tell us he was a Marine


567 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:56 AM PDT by toddlintown (On Obama's moral compass, "N" doesn't stand for "North.")
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To: Tennessee Nana

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.


568 posted on 03/18/2008 8:02:58 AM PDT by jbarkley
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To: mware

I’ll paraphrase...

“Condemning Rev. Wright never fed a hungry child, or housed a homeless person, or healed global warming.”


569 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:10 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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here we go, clean up in isle zero...


570 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:10 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: tobyhill

Here it comes...BLAME THE MEDIA

last refuge of a racist scoundral


571 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:14 AM PDT by wilco200
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To: rock_lobsta

Oh, I took it as Obama had officially left that church.


572 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:20 AM PDT by adm5 (McCain = Hillary = B. Hussein Obama)
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To: jackv

Militant comes to mind.


573 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:25 AM PDT by maggief
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To: RightField

GMTA but you’re quicker


574 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:29 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: spectre
She will never be our first lady.

I had the exact same thought.
575 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:31 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

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.


576 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:31 AM PDT by auto power
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To: ninergold3
OMG-he is defending him.The Pastor brought him down.
577 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:32 AM PDT by fatima
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To: maggief
Blame the media and youtube!

It's all Gore's fault for inventing the internet.

578 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:47 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: mware
Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely – just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.

Nope, not most Hussein, but very few people have strong disagreements with their religious mentor and yet they hang with them for 20 years.

579 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:53 AM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (The Right To Take Life is NOT a Constitutional "Liberty" protected by the 14th Amendment)
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To: Dinah Lord
and what’s up with that bump on her lap in that picture...

I think she's pregnant, isn't she?

580 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:54 AM PDT by jdm ("You only live once and usually not even then." - Michael O'Donoghue)
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To: Interesting Times

His wife has the blood of slaves running through her veins! Hallelujah!
So does just about everyone else on the planet. Slavery was a worldwide practice for a long time.

My wife is Greek and her ancestors were enslaved by the Romans (Italians) And the are keeping me down, I need some reparations fast!!!


581 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:54 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: jbarkley

So far, he ain’t saying nuttin.


582 posted on 03/18/2008 8:03:57 AM PDT by toddlintown (On Obama's moral compass, "N" doesn't stand for "North.")
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Wright was a marine. So was John Murtha, unindicted Abscam co-conspirator.


583 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:03 AM PDT by syriacus (Michelle-O was proud of U of C volunteers in 1997. When did she become "unproud" of America?)
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Wright was a marine. So was John Murtha, unindicted Abscam co-conspirator.


584 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:04 AM PDT by syriacus (Michelle-O was proud of U of C volunteers in 1997. When did she become "unproud" of America?)
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To: jdm

Houlary Obanton?


585 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:05 AM PDT by Roccus (People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient....then repent.)
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To: Sender
No one can truly claim to be a former slave until they have worked in a call center.

"In level two support, no one can hear you scream."

586 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:05 AM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? See ToSetTheRecordStraight.com - TSTRS.com for short)
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To: maggief

Not exactly soaring rhetoric...

this is kind of a subdued stump speech


587 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:15 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: over3Owithabrain

So the rev was a former Marine. So was Oswald.
And Benedict Arnold was a US Army general. So what?


588 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:15 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: rock_lobsta
Lobsta...will you be giving this a claw rating?
589 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:16 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: CedarDave
THE BLACK VALUE SYSTEM, which is the foundation of this church. It is a racist document. Obama should be asked about whether he subscribes to this document.
590 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:29 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Sender

LOL


591 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:34 AM PDT by RightField (The older you get .... the older "old" is.)
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To: Sender
No one can truly claim to be a former slave until they have worked in a call center.

Testify, FRiend!
592 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:34 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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To: jackv

Michelle has a hate filled heart!


593 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:35 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: DietCoke

And I’ve noticed a few times this morning that the supportive pundits are calling him bi-racial or multi-ethnic, not black or AA.

#####

He found his home after he decided to make Chicago his residence. What took him to Chicago?

When he went to Columbia University he was in actuality a foreign student, never having previously lived in CONUS. At Columbia and Harvard he must have learned a whole lol to racial grievance ideology. He made the decision to set his future with the racial politics of Chicago.

He did not “hear” the ugly words of Rev Wright, because they just sounded like ‘normal’ speech to him.

This is HIS IDEOLOGY, not the Rev Wright’s alone, and he cannot dance away from it!


594 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:38 AM PDT by maica (Romney '08 + McCain, because it is essential to stop socialism at the voting booth.)
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To: SpaceBar

Some audio tech is going to be fired by the end of the day. The mike is terrible.


595 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:45 AM PDT by gridlock (They don't call us "The Stupid Party" for nuthin'!)
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To: Dinah Lord

Obama’s Kitchen Sink speech


596 posted on 03/18/2008 8:04:54 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: SJackson

Excellent post.


597 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:01 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: mware

“The words that stick, are “I did hear those comments during the sermons.””

HEHE!!!
They’ll be the ones used on talk radio, Fox News, and blogs/forums, but they wont be uttered in the empty halls of the MSM.


598 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:04 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Always Right

Who’s tears and blood is he talking about?

His white grandparents who raised him?


599 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:13 AM PDT by maggief
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To: sam_paine

So THAT’s why granny is under house arrest.


600 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:14 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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