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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

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To: roses of sharon

“Will he wear a flag pin?”

excellent question...
well we’ll soon find out


151 posted on 03/18/2008 7:17:39 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: sweetiepiezer

:)Maybeee.


152 posted on 03/18/2008 7:17:54 AM PDT by fatima
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To: rollo tomasi
It was reported that suddenly yesterday he started to end his stump speeches with “God Bless America”.

LOL, what a shyster.

153 posted on 03/18/2008 7:17:56 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: SE Mom
Of course, he'll say “God Bless America” along with those flags behind him. So transparent that he is a con man. Black population and some white guilt liberals may buy this rot we are about to hear, but Obama is damaged goods, and this speech won't change that fact.
154 posted on 03/18/2008 7:17:58 AM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: SE Mom

my mother really believes that Obama is the “anti christ”, but she thought that about Kissinger also and that didn’t pan out.


155 posted on 03/18/2008 7:18:17 AM PDT by JFC
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To: TomGuy
Good grief...Why doesn't he just wrap himself in those American flags..!!

sw

156 posted on 03/18/2008 7:18:33 AM PDT by spectre (spectre's wife)
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To: MissMagnolia

My response on another thread this week-

I can’t understand or know what it means to be a black American. I do understand the values my family taught me by example and by talking about race. During the marches in the 60’s a lot of folks in our town went with the minister of our church to march in the South with MLK and others. I remember it clearly- and the discussions we had in school, at church, around the table etc..My family taught me that all races are different- but all are equal. They used the example of ice cream- “ See how many flavors there are...but they’re ALL ICE CREAM”... It was normal for my friends (of different races) and me to think that way, and to behave that way.

I’ve tested those values out in the real world- they’ve never proven false or led me to a mistaken conclusion. My friends and acquaintances are from a variety of backgrounds and skin colors. That seems normal, because this is America and we’re all American. Aren’t we?

This Jeremiah Wright and his sermons has upset and shaken me more than I can express. For the first time in my entire life, I am suddenly looking at people’s skin color, first. I didn’t realize how little attention I’ve paid to skin color, until I suddenly started seeing it, if that makes sense. Now I look around, at the store, in my neighborhood, my church and wonder...do these black people I see around me think of me the way Jeremiah Wright does? Am I hated and reviled for being a white woman by black people? Or just a couple..or a dozen..or all of them?

I’ve lost my bearings.


157 posted on 03/18/2008 7:18:34 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Halls
So what do you think Obama is really going to say today?

"Some of my best friends are white."

158 posted on 03/18/2008 7:18:57 AM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: SE Mom
No matter what he says, he will be canonized my the drive-by's (especially PMSNBC) as the second coming of MLK.

Here's a preview...

Hope & Change, Smile & Wave, blah blah blah...

I denounce Rev. Wright, and all Republicans and Conservatives are racist thugs for the AUDACITY of his somewhat inappropriate sermons.

Oh yeah, all you whitey supporters are still racist, but there's HOPE for you - as long as you don't CHANGE and still vote for me.

159 posted on 03/18/2008 7:19:04 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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To: TornadoAlley3
My cartoon implies nothing as to racism or bigotry but I would most definately disagree that these two issues are not important in an election. As a black, white, yellow or red man and whether a person is a Catholic, Southern Baptist, or a Mormon, one has to be very concerned when a possible racist and/or bigot seeks the most powerful office in the world.

My cartoon simply implies that it is rediculous to think anyone could "sleep" through fire and brimstone sermons for twenty years. If they did, they do not to be in the Whitehouse.

160 posted on 03/18/2008 7:19:16 AM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: rollo tomasi
Forgot, maybe a self apology or “their is/might be some misunderstanding regarding...” stuff.
161 posted on 03/18/2008 7:19:26 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: TomGuy

Wonder where they found the flags?


162 posted on 03/18/2008 7:19:42 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (God Bless George W. Bush)
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To: SE Mom

MSNBC commentators

According to the spinners/Obama supporters, there are 2 kinds of rhetoric — one for use inside Black affairs and one for the rest of the world.

[This is the new excuse being pummeled by the media and spinners.]


163 posted on 03/18/2008 7:19:52 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
I read somewhere that Oprah left the church in 2005. The article didn’t say how long she was a member though.

Well, she has lived in Chicago since 1983 so I wouldn't be surprised if she had been a member for 15-20 years.

164 posted on 03/18/2008 7:20:07 AM PDT by jdm ("You only live once and usually not even then." - Michael O'Donoghue)
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To: SE Mom

I think this is a “drop out of the race speech”....or at least it should be.


165 posted on 03/18/2008 7:20:40 AM PDT by bazbo (God would have you vote your conscience, men would have you vote for a "winner".)
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To: Miss Didi
In today's NY Post:


REV.'S RANTS SHAKE VOTERS' OBAMA FAITH
166 posted on 03/18/2008 7:20:45 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: AxelPaulsenJr

Maybe they raided a local boy scout HQ.


167 posted on 03/18/2008 7:20:48 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Bi-partisanship: Democrats and RINOs working together to screw up the country)
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To: Piquaboy

I won’t be watching either as I just don’t have the stomach for it this AM. Fortunately we can get all the important parts here without having to swim in the sewer ourselves!

thanks to all my fellow freepers who are watching the speech and taking one for the team!


168 posted on 03/18/2008 7:21:01 AM PDT by Mom MD (The scorn of fools is music to the ears of the wise)
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To: TomGuy
According to the spinners/Obama supporters, there are 2 kinds of rhetoric — one for use inside Black affairs and one for the rest of the world.

Does this mean that people inside "White affairs" are now able to tell racist jokes?

169 posted on 03/18/2008 7:21:01 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

She did Alice! She thought the Rev. Wright was a bit “over the top”. Now if Oprah ,(whitey works for me now) Winfrey thinks it was a bit much, it had to be pretty bad.


170 posted on 03/18/2008 7:21:06 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: TomGuy

He’s late. Is that how he would act if elected?


171 posted on 03/18/2008 7:21:09 AM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: roses of sharon

Good call.


172 posted on 03/18/2008 7:21:17 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Muleteam1

Okay....I have not seen your cartoon, could you post it.


173 posted on 03/18/2008 7:21:20 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: JayAr36

Hard to escape the logic of that...

Yet I think the reply would be something like- you don’t get it...we speak a different language in black America, that you can never understand.


174 posted on 03/18/2008 7:21:44 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: AGreatPer
He’s late. Is that how he would act if elected?

He got tied up deleting more stuff from his web site.

175 posted on 03/18/2008 7:22:10 AM PDT by jdm ("You only live once and usually not even then." - Michael O'Donoghue)
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To: Crawdad
After this I wonder who'll be on top....my guess THE SHE-DEVIL! OSama is damage goods! The VP spot is sure looking good for him about now! NIGHTMARE scenario!
176 posted on 03/18/2008 7:22:12 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Timeout

According to the beliefs of his church, there is no such thing as “post-racial.”


177 posted on 03/18/2008 7:22:22 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: TomGuy
One for the consumption of the voters, and one for the “Nafta” partners......... hmmm seems to be a pattern.
178 posted on 03/18/2008 7:22:24 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: SE Mom

Isn’t that a varitation of:

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

That won’t fly.


179 posted on 03/18/2008 7:22:30 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: AGreatPer

No integrity. Not even enough to be on time....sad


180 posted on 03/18/2008 7:22:31 AM PDT by bazbo (God would have you vote your conscience, men would have you vote for a "winner".)
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To: rollo tomasi

Martin Luther King, Jr was a Marxist and surrounded himself with admitted communists.


181 posted on 03/18/2008 7:22:36 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Socialism will destroy a country economically. why dems & Mccain for Socialism?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

we’ll have months to analyze and dissect obama’s response.


182 posted on 03/18/2008 7:22:49 AM PDT by ari-freedom (McCain must pick a conservative VP if he wants conservative support)
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To: SE Mom

True. Just watch Ted Williams on Greta some night for proof.


183 posted on 03/18/2008 7:23:03 AM PDT by John W (We're all gonna die!!!!)
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To: tiredoflaundry
Now if Oprah ,(whitey works for me now) Winfrey thinks it was a bit much, it had to be pretty bad.

Yeah, Oprah has a pretty high tolerance for intolerance.

184 posted on 03/18/2008 7:23:13 AM PDT by jdm ("You only live once and usually not even then." - Michael O'Donoghue)
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To: All
This wont be a speech or an explanation, but a lecture. This is his arrogance. The real Barack we saw was on Fox last Friday, a con man and a liar. Today we get the Manchurian Candidate.
185 posted on 03/18/2008 7:23:25 AM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: pissant
Obama cannot win the general elections, Hillary Clinton can and probably will. As I said, prepare yourself for a lot of butt kicking by the Clintons.
186 posted on 03/18/2008 7:23:46 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: sageb1

Obama shaking finger., “I did not have sex with that pastor...”


187 posted on 03/18/2008 7:23:46 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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Hmmmmmmmmmmm the speech is a tad late......... Barry must be “praying “ with Rev Wright, before the speech.


188 posted on 03/18/2008 7:23:53 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: MaestroLC

http://www.drudgereport.com/flashos.htm

Text of speech, supposedly.


189 posted on 03/18/2008 7:24:04 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: AGreatPer

Just following the tradition set by the first black president, Bill “Sink Emperor” Clinton of being late and wasting other people’s time (While feeling the “power” rushing through the veins making everyone wait).


190 posted on 03/18/2008 7:24:36 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: bazbo
No integrity. Not even enough to be on time....sad

He's probably nervous as all get out.

191 posted on 03/18/2008 7:24:44 AM PDT by jdm ("You only live once and usually not even then." - Michael O'Donoghue)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Maybe he’s looking for more places to insert “hope” and “change.”


192 posted on 03/18/2008 7:24:54 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Bi-partisanship: Democrats and RINOs working together to screw up the country)
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To: Sender

My brother and sister in law belong to a UCC. Over the years I’ve been to a lot of services there - weddings, Baptisms, funerals. This one is where my sister in law’s parents met and married so there’s a long history. I haven’t heard any of the hate. The African Americans at the services I went to were probably there because grandpa Fred owned a business which employed them but who knows. The most controversial thing I’ve ever heard was the pastor, just before the “consecration” said that some believe that the bread and wine are Christ and some don’t but all are invited to share.


193 posted on 03/18/2008 7:24:55 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: SE Mom

So where is he?

I guess they’re trying to find an American lapel pin. LMAO

“Someone go down to the corner Walgreens and buy one of those MADE IN CHINA American lapel pins”


194 posted on 03/18/2008 7:24:57 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: SE Mom
Now I look around, at the store, in my neighborhood, my church and wonder...do these black people I see around me think of me the way Jeremiah Wright does?

There are exceptions, but unfortunately, that's the conclusion I've come to.

The exceptions, as you may well know, are black conservatives - for they are true in the Christian Spirit, and forgave.
195 posted on 03/18/2008 7:24:59 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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To: kellynla
“Will he wear a flag pin?”

Probably a big cross around his neck.

196 posted on 03/18/2008 7:25:01 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: rollo tomasi

Now He Tells Us [Byron York]

From this morning’s Times:

In his many months of stumping, Mr. Obama has rarely bid farewell to an audience the way he did at a morning event in Monaca, Pa. “God bless you and God bless America!” he proclaimed.

03/18 08:29 AM


197 posted on 03/18/2008 7:25:05 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: ltc8k6

just read it. BLAH! Didn’t do enough for me!


198 posted on 03/18/2008 7:25:06 AM PDT by Halls (Hebrews 12:4)
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To: SE Mom

Race will always be a factor as long as affirmative action controls America.


199 posted on 03/18/2008 7:25:16 AM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tiredoflaundry

When was the last time you saw a “rock star” begin his show on time?


200 posted on 03/18/2008 7:25:25 AM PDT by RonnG
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