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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
KEYWORDS: 2008; barackhusseinobama; bigot; bigotbarack; blacktheology; dncfalseprophets; elections; falseprophets; hatewhitey; hitler; ideologue; jeremiahsmessiah; jeremiahwright; liberalracism; nobama; obama; politicsofoppression; racism; taqiyya
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To: Fishtalk
I must imagine Rush will weigh in on this speech.

If Hussein were smart, he would have made this speech at 3pm.
651 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:57 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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To: Kozak

QUE the applause.


652 posted on 03/18/2008 8:08:59 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: toddlintown

Great talk.......talk, talk, talk - and “No, I cannot disown him”, (even though he’s obviously a racist and please don’t ask me again). Racism is only on the WHITE side, don’t you know it? And yes, his so-called ex-pastor really IS a crank. A racist crank.


653 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:03 AM PDT by Max7
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To: tobyhill
Race matters more to Obama than doing what's right for America.
654 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:06 AM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: All

Obama is finished.

This is an LA Times “magic negro” speech.

Michigan will cancel their revote too.

This speech only makes things worse.


655 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jbarkley

that is exactly my thought!!!! You can’t disown family(well technically you can, but...) you can disown someone who is not related to you at all!


656 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:08 AM PDT by Halls (Hebrews 12:4)
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To: Kozak

He talks about his white Grandmother but not his Mother!


657 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:08 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: ninergold3
He just threw his grandmother under the bus. What a disgusting human being. You don't accuse your own grandmother of being a racist before the entire nation in order to justify the fact that you've been hanging around a Black racist for 20 years.

This man is below contempt.

658 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:08 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: mware

Yeah, and I guess it is better to say racist things in front of an entire congregation of sheep than in a private conversation?


659 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:12 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: toddlintown

clappers from the balcony .........bused in white folks.


660 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:15 AM PDT by JFC
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To: syriacus
On CNN, white America doesn't understand black ways of speaking.

What we DO understand is that Obama's speech is the insufferably long equivalent of "depends on what the meaning of 'is' is".

661 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:16 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (There's no "Green" in Red, White & Blue.)
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To: JFC

How much allegience does Obama owe his pastor? What does he have to do to have Obama cut off the relationship? This is really not about Pastor Wright, but rather, the basic tenets of this church, which is demonstrably racist.


662 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:18 AM PDT by kabar
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To: TomGuy

He was talking about his granny.


663 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:25 AM PDT by katykelly
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To: All

here’s another ‘simplified’ caricature of wright
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfNEfEBYIZs

warning profanity at the end


664 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:27 AM PDT by ari-freedom (McCain must pick a conservative VP if he wants conservative support)
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To: Fishtalk

Rush has enough material for a month

LOL


665 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:28 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: TornadoAlley3
LOL. Or this:


666 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:31 AM PDT by jdm ("You only live once and usually not even then." - Michael O'Donoghue)
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To: auto power

Yeah, this is not really his element ... he needs the adoring masses, the rock star atmosphere, to be at his best.


667 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:34 AM PDT by Oliver Optic
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To: Kozak

> QUE the applause

Yeah, where did that come from? That wasn’t an applause line. It was as flat as the rest of the speech.


668 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:41 AM PDT by MikeGranby
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To: AGreatPer

He must a)know that his denials ain’t gonna fly or b)know that somewhere there’s a video of him at such a fine Wright sermon.


669 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:46 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Gator113
LOL - one of mine keeps burping and the other fell asleep.

Me thinks Obama should have stayed in bed this morning too - he is saying nothing that can help him (IMHO)
670 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:49 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Don't like my attitude? Then get one of your own!)
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To: gridlock

must of been some honky messing with the mic.


671 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:56 AM PDT by lakeman
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To: kabar

Applause!

People are so damn gullible.


672 posted on 03/18/2008 8:09:59 AM PDT by gridlock (They don't call us "The Stupid Party" for nuthin'!)
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It would be a mistake to think we can just move on past this discussion. (i.e., I get to be the diplomat between the white and black communities in the US)

Disparities between black and "other" communities need to be fixed.

673 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:04 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: AGreatPer
Heck AG, he contradicted himself in the same speech just now. He heard the comment in the sermons but never heard him say a bad word about a white person.

Major Garrett is going to be all over this one.

674 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:06 AM PDT by mware (mware...killer of threads.)
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To: jdm

Arrrgh. I hate it when I get post 666.


675 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:10 AM PDT by jdm ("You only live once and usually not even then." - Michael O'Donoghue)
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To: sportutegrl

The speech text is up on Drudge- and at post # 228 on this thread.


676 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:13 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Obama needs to address Tiger Woods’ purchase of a $65 Million home in The Hamptons.


677 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:17 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: gridlock
Some audio tech is going to be fired by the end of the day. The mike is terrible.

Oh I'll keep it positive too Barak. (positive you'll never win!)

678 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:19 AM PDT by McGruff (Tribal name: 'One with many knives in back')
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To: jdm
"What is the world coming to when a major Presidential candidate is using phrases like “gang banger.”"

Dahh, I don't know what that is, I'm white.

This is pathetic. I thought this guy had class. He had me bamboozled.

679 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:24 AM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: rock_lobsta
a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street

So did Jesse Jackson
680 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:31 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: longtermmemmory
If whites won't voluntarily go to inner city schools Obama will force them.
681 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:37 AM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: TeleStraightShooter

“we do not need to recite the litany or racial injustices that happened in this country..”

SO why not celebrate the progress we made instead?

The mask is slipping - so much for his being POST-racial or whatever the progressives are calling this line of bs these days


682 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:38 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: Miss Didi

What?? You mean Newsmax was right about O being at the infamous service??


683 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:43 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: TeleStraightShooter

“we do not need to recite the litany or racial injustices that happened in this country..”

SO why not celebrate the progress we made instead?

The mask is slipping - so much for his being POST-racial or whatever the progressives are calling this line of bs these days


684 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:44 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=9hPR5jnjtLo


685 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:47 AM PDT by KavMan
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To: sofaman
"You whites (and Jews) need to understand ..." Wait a second! I'm a White African-American Jew .... and I still think that Wright is a racist and an anti-Semite ..

Thank you for your honesty. Wright has set back race relations by fifty years and Obamalama is his disciple. This goes to the heart of who Obama really is and what he really thinks. I know in my heart he does not represent you or multitudes of others but his hate filled rhetoric has now placed in the heart of every American who has heard his rants a genuine concern and fear of Obama and what "CHANGE" he really wants to make and where he really wants to take America...

For Obama not to disassociate himself and his family TOTALLY from Wright and his racist so-called "church" speaks volumes more than his little speech.

One more thing; regarding Katrina, the people of NO were warned to leave, and given ample opportunity to leave BUT mayor Nagain totally dropped the ball for those who did not have to means to leave by leaving the school buses and other public transportation in the lots to get flooded. Many stayed, for whatever reason of their own accord and when the rains descended and the floods finally came... "save me," "save me", bad BUSH, racist BUSH. The fact of the matter is, many people of all races that stayed in NO until it was too late made their own bed and once they had to lay in it, decided they wanted to abdicate their own PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and blame someone else.

686 posted on 03/18/2008 8:10:56 AM PDT by Jmouse007
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To: sportutegrl

Drudge has the entire text of the speech posted


687 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:02 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: kabar

A lot of what was on there has been removed — the whole site has been whitewashed (excuse the word). This remains — for now.


688 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:10 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: TeleStraightShooter
He is arrogant.I have a few words for him.
689 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:14 AM PDT by fatima
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To: jbarkley
Nice for him to throw his grandmother under the bus.

Yep, he's a politician. He will do anything to get to the position he wants; even if it takes insulting and demeaning the grandmother who raised him.

690 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:17 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: TomGuy

REPARATIONS!


691 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:19 AM PDT by maggief
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To: AGreatPer

At least he’s not “ridin’ dirty”


692 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:22 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Have the fathers stay home and there will be no problems in the schools.


693 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:22 AM PDT by toddlintown (On Obama's moral compass, "N" doesn't stand for "North.")
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To: Dinah Lord

we was treated so bad we was treated so bad we was treated so bad....and we will never get over it.


694 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:23 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: mware

Uh oh. He waltzed through the problem of school inequality without including the problem of “acting white if a black child reads a book”.


695 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:25 AM PDT by Timeout
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To: tobyhill
Race matters more to Obama than doing what's right for America.

If this man becomes POTUS, this country is in real trouble.

696 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:35 AM PDT by RightField (The older you get .... the older "old" is.)
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To: over3Owithabrain

blacks were not allowed private property?

except sweetheart deals from Whitey developers like Rezco


697 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:36 AM PDT by wilco200
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To: jdm

No he cannot disown his racist church, which is STILL racist, the new pastor is defending Wright, as is the congregation.


698 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:37 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: TomGuy

His mother cringed at passing Black men on the street?

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His grandmother! Who apparently preferred that her daughter marry the father of her baby, rather than do what modern feminists and NARAL would have recommended.


699 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:38 AM PDT by maica (Romney '08 + McCain, because it is essential to stop socialism at the voting booth.)
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To: AGreatPer

He expresses sorrow for poor people (Note to Obama— your wife wants blacks to stay in underpaying jobs)


700 posted on 03/18/2008 8:11:47 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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