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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When is he going to be available for a press conference instead of a teleprompted speech? Grrr.
Obama is excusing racist speech in modern churches.
Obama is finished in the general election as a quota queen.
The only question is can the DNC afford to regject Obama?
This campaign is OVER..
HE’s just positioning himself to be a “Black Leader”, now...
It pays VERY WELL, as Jesse and AL can attest...
“Race matters more to Obama than doing what’s right for America.”
Boy, you hit the nail on the head.
And make no mistake, that's EXACTLY what he's doing.
Obama is pulling the race card. If you criticize him or Wright, you are a racist. Obama is more than just an apologist for Wright, he is defending him and his views.
What a fake this man is! He cites the beginning of our country, does not say the word “America” that I have heard yet...............only United States, and then continues to degrade original founders because they continued slavery.
As far as I’m concernend his speech flopped in the first minutes.
yes obama has jumped the shark...
This is simply disgusting. Get those racial fires burning, bigger than ever.
Okay, here it comes.
The big juicy rationalization for why we should love and accept Jeremiah Wright.
He’s excusing it all away
All he needs is the sound of his own voice. For goodness sakes, how long is this crap going to go on?
Congrats Obama, with this speech you just lost Michigan. We’re a little tired here of being blamed for everything that’s wrong with the black community and you can call Kwame personally to thank him.
This is an enormous race card play ... talk about divisive!
In his book, I thought he wrote that his mother had a strange sexual attraction towards black men. (something to that effect)
“Youll take notice that the Trinity Church website has been TOTALLY revamped over the weekend?
The I hate White People and the archived sermons are gone now.”
The creepy thing is, the feelings and the attitude haven’t been revamped,,,they’ve just gone underground.
Yes, his nose is high in the air for this lecture.
This will all be very impressive to liberal elitists ... but he is not helping himself with middle America.
(My white grandmother).. on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.
So his adopted black uncle never uttered racial stereotypes but his white granny did?
You NOT CREDIBLE Hussein.
OMG..he's making a case for Wright! Unbelievable!
If I'm not mistaken, Jesse Jackson once said that he felt relieved when a group of guys he encountered at night turned out to be white and not black. I'll try to find a link to that story.
toooooooooooooooo long! Wrap up Obama!
His grandmother and Geraldine Ferraro.
Is this an authentic piciture? If so, we need to send it to FoxNews Channel!
Excusing Wright’s speech - Wright is a victim.
Black politicians have been running the South Side of Chicago since before Prohibition and they drive the finest cars, play with the finest black and white women and amass a fortune, and still, their neighborhoods go to the dogs.
I am tired of hearing about whites screwing over blacks. It’s always been equal opportunity in Chicago.
I think he’s about to justify white churches condemning Islam.
Oh, and I guess now Rabbis can preach vile hatred of Germans.
Surely I’ve forgotten some. Where does it stop?
The fact that 90% of blacks are voting for him demonstrates how polarized the Dem electorate is. He is the beneficiary of that polarization despite denouncing it.
I agree.He is lecturing us.
“Have the fathers stay home and there will be no problems in the schools.’
Bingo. There appears to be a bit of their culture that is not based on a monogamous two parent family. It seems perfectly acceptable and expected that grandparents raise kids.
I bet there are stats that show that show no matter the race, two parent households are successful and those that aren’t are typically less successful.
This is the sort of thing I think of when I listen to Obama - or ANY other ‘RAT - give a speech from their “hearts”:
“...a prince should always seem to be religious.” ~ Machiavelli
“Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes, not divine, but demonic.” —Pope Benedict XVI
“What we hear from Obama is the eternal mantra of the socialists; America is broken, millions have no health care, families cannot afford necessities, the rich are evil, we are selfish, we are unhappy, unfulfilled, without hope, desperate, poverty stricken, morally desolate, corrupt and racist. This nihilism is the lifeblood of all the democrat candidates, even ‘hope you can believe in’ performers like Obama. When Michelle Obama claims she is only newly proud of her country, she does not exaggerate. In her world as in Obama’s, they believe we are a mess, a land filled with the ignorant and unenlightened, filled with despair” (Fairchok).
Monday, February 25, 2008
Doing Battle with Hope Fiends, Crockheads, and Moonbatshiners
Get those racial fires burning, bigger than ever.
that is what I getting from this speech. What a shame.
After hearing the Wright hate speeches WTF do I want to hear Obama talking the hardships of black people?
He is DONE!!!
I don't think he could get re-elected in Illinois now.
There was even a popular term for it... little, black soldiers
Boring as hell, too.
With insurmountable delegate and popular vote leads in the dem primary. This is so delicious, it has to be fattening.
That was just my guess.
Am I the only one here who has never heard commentary like Reverend Wrights in Church or Synagogue? Much less profanity and hate America political rhetoric. And Ive got more years in than Obama. Might just be me, but if not I wonder what congregations he visits when traveling.
Nitpicking, but David and Goliath, Moses and Pharaoh, the Christians in the lions den, Ezekiels field of dry bones, is he talking about Daniel? If so, they need to work on Bible Study more and politics less.
All in all, an OK speech, it will keep supporters on board. And clearly the major issue in the 2008 Presidential campaign is race and racial injustice, perhaps morphed into economic injustice, at least from the Democrat perspective.
President Bush gets crucified when he even MENTIONS anything about faith. This idiot Obama gets applause, and lots of it, even from the MSM.