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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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To: Dinah Lord
his is kind of a subdued stump speech

It also seems as though he is trying to sell a few more copies of his book.

601 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:15 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: R_Kangel

My dog fainted again.


602 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:17 AM PDT by Gator113 (Serve your country today, fire a democrat.)
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To: mware
"Now admitting that he has heard the comments."

He just contradicted himself from his previous statements.

603 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:20 AM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: Dinah Lord

yes very subdued. i’m not exactly fainting for this one


604 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:29 AM PDT by ari-freedom (McCain must pick a conservative VP if he wants conservative support)
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To: CedarDave
Wow..don't you just want to puke..

sw

605 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:30 AM PDT by spectre (spectre's wife)
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To: ari-freedom
obama tries to equate wright with every other religious leader

That's the latest theme from most of the articles defending him.

606 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:30 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: toddlintown

Obama is merely reading his speech...he’s not “feeling” it.


607 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:33 AM PDT by auto power
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To: toddlintown
So far, he ain’t saying nuttin.

So he's back on his game. ;-)

608 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:33 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: toddlintown

“So far, he ain’t saying nuttin.”

He never does.


609 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:33 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: sam_paine
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.

I've heard that his grandmother is still around but is off limits to interviews. True?

610 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:33 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: Canedawg
Plus, I am hearing “racism”, too.

Six.
611 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:33 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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To: gridlock
Some audio tech is going to be fired by the end of the day. The mike is terrible.

He's probably a Hillary! supporter.

612 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:40 AM PDT by jdm ("You only live once and usually not even then." - Michael O'Donoghue)
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To: syriacus

He heard Wright make “bad” remarks in church.
_____________________________________

yeah kinda like another pastor might say Peter when he meant Paul...


613 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:47 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: syriacus

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his elementary education in that city and then went to Virginia Union University. After three and a half years at Virginia Union, Pastor Wright left school and entered the United States Marine Corps. He transferred from the USMC into the United States Navy where he served as a cardiopulmonary technician.


614 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:57 AM PDT by kabar
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To: tcrlaf

He’s the descendent of people who who SOLD SLAVES to the whites!!!!

^^^^^^

His children can join American colonial societies as descendants on their grandmother’s side of Colonists.


615 posted on 03/18/2008 8:05:59 AM PDT by maica (Romney '08 + McCain, because it is essential to stop socialism at the voting booth.)
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To: Kozak

OH.

“It’s a Black Thang you wouldn’t understand, Honkeys....”


616 posted on 03/18/2008 8:06:04 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: jbarkley

I must imagine Rush will weigh in on this speech.


617 posted on 03/18/2008 8:06:08 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: mware
Also admits he was in the church when he heard them.

He got the word that Clinton Inc. has the tapes.
618 posted on 03/18/2008 8:06:08 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: AGreatPer

Yep...he’s a liar.


619 posted on 03/18/2008 8:06:09 AM PDT by Gator113 (Serve your country today, fire a democrat.)
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To: Dinah Lord

Yes I noticed that bumb. And that great big smile seems out of place.


620 posted on 03/18/2008 8:06:18 AM PDT by jackv (DEMOCRATS HATE BUSH MORE THAN THEY LOVE THEIR COUNTRY!!!)
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To: sageb1

“You white folks don’t understand” card.


621 posted on 03/18/2008 8:06:26 AM PDT by toddlintown (On Obama's moral compass, "N" doesn't stand for "North.")
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To: Fox_Mulder77

I still don’t understand one thing.

WHY would he allow his children to be agitated to hate?

Why does he WANT his children to feel hated?

Does he think this will help them in the future?


622 posted on 03/18/2008 8:06:38 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: Tennessee Nana

What is the world coming to when a major Presidential candidate is using phrases like “gang banger.” Can you imagine Bush or Reagan talking that way?


623 posted on 03/18/2008 8:06:45 AM PDT by jdm ("You only live once and usually not even then." - Michael O'Donoghue)
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To: Kozak

Sorry Obama, I as a white american, don’t buy that about the racist pastor being like family.


624 posted on 03/18/2008 8:06:49 AM PDT by JFC
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To: kabar
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.

He's going to be answering as many questions as Cankles prior to February.
625 posted on 03/18/2008 8:06:59 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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To: jackv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubBBa2NdHXM


626 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:04 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: maggief
Blame the media and youtube!

Thank goodness for talk radio and the internet or we'd never know this about Obama.

627 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:06 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: gridlock
Now saying he has never heard his minister say a racist word about a white person.

Ah.....so the KKK of America is not racist????

628 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:07 AM PDT by mware (mware...killer of threads.)
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To: toddlintown

White granny is afraid of black men walking down the street.


629 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:14 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maica
Is he saying that the crazy man only said these things a few times??? WhatEver. . .
630 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:27 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Don't like my attitude? Then get one of your own!)
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To: JFC

What about the racial and ethnic slurs uttered by his Kenya clan..

Kunta Kinte (sp?)


631 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:32 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: roses of sharon

Obama can’t disown a lifelong racist?

Okie-do-kie.


632 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:32 AM PDT by jdm ("You only live once and usually not even then." - Michael O'Donoghue)
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Obama: Services in Wright’s church might seem jarring to some people unfamiliar with such things. Wright always treats whites with courtesy and respect. I cannot disown him any more than I can disown the black community or my white grandmother. His grandmother has uttered racial, ethnic stereotypes that have made him cringe.


633 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:35 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: SE Mom

His mother cringed at passing Black men on the street?

[Apparently not all of them.]


634 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:36 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Kozak
Wright ALWAYS treats whites with courtesy and respect...You can't make this stuff up, LOL..
635 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:41 AM PDT by spectre (spectre's wife)
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To: CedarDave

Nice for him to throw his grandmother under the bus.

The difference Obama, is that you could have walked away from Wright at any time, but your grandmother is family. REAL family. Idiot.


636 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:55 AM PDT by jbarkley
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To: CedarDave
Thank goodness for talk radio and the internet or we'd never know this about Obama.

I was thinking the same thing ...

637 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:55 AM PDT by maggief
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To: CedarDave
a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street

For no reason at all, right, Hussein?
638 posted on 03/18/2008 8:07:56 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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He still refuses to condemn Adolf Wright.


639 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:01 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: toddlintown

Yeah well, my life is

“A caucasian experience you could not comprehend”.


640 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:04 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: fatima; Allegra; EX52D; StephenTX; wallcrawlr; Xenalyte; Tatze; MaryFromMichigan; Chanticleer; ...
Bla-Bla Bla Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Hey, ya’ll white folk, you don't understand. Its a BLACK THING!!!!!

I yam, what I yam! The Black Popeye with just a shade of white spinach to count.

And CNN, the MSM will eat this crap up!

641 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:14 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: SJackson
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

How did you know that he was going to say this exact word for word paragraph?

642 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:18 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Always Right

Wow, this Rev. Wright is great.
Wright for president....................oh pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee.


643 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:25 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: JFC

Maybe he’ll start crying. That’ll be a good one.


644 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:26 AM PDT by toddlintown (On Obama's moral compass, "N" doesn't stand for "North.")
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To: jennyjenny
Interesting that he said “a woman who loves me very much,” versus “a woman whom I love very much.”

What a narcissistic a-hole.

645 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:27 AM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: over3Owithabrain

Is he “dissing” his own white family ???


646 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:30 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: roses of sharon

“WHY would he allow his children to be agitated to hate?”

Bad parenting. He can’t attend church without his family in tow, so he puts his desires above the welfare of his girls.


647 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:33 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Kozak

It’s just more blame whitey only in Harvard speak


648 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:38 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: McGruff

Everybody in PA needs to change parties and vote for Obama on 4/22. Keep hope alive!


649 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:45 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: fatima
After six days of being found out Barck Hussien Obama has yet to demand his $22,000 subscription to hate for 2006 be returned.
650 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:45 AM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (The Right To Take Life is NOT a Constitutional "Liberty" protected by the 14th Amendment)
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