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

Maybe he's trying to channel MLK, and the line is busy.
251 posted on 03/18/2008 7:33:38 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obambi vs. Hillzilla

She stomps Obambi, just so Democrats can LOSE in November.


252 posted on 03/18/2008 7:33:44 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEMOCRAT-You'll look great in a Burka!)
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To: MaestroLC

It’s a mixed bag, I think. Some of what he says is reasonable- but I do not walk away from reading it with a newfound trust in his integrity..

It’s also now 10:35 and he’s quite late in delivering the speech..


253 posted on 03/18/2008 7:33:52 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Democrat_media
She is a socialist and a defeatist. Did you hear her speech yesterday on Iraq? She said that we cannot win the war even if we stay there for a 100 year. The largest Al Qaeda terrorist forum on the internet was cheering her defeatism: Hillary Clinton Defeatism On Iraq Gives A Great Joy To Largest Terrorist Forum
254 posted on 03/18/2008 7:33:57 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Dinah Lord
He’s getting some last minute alterations to his dashiki...

Next we'll be told that black people have a different concept of time.

255 posted on 03/18/2008 7:33:59 AM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Yup!


256 posted on 03/18/2008 7:34:11 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: jveritas
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.

That's what I fear as well. I'm afraid we may have outsmarted ourselves with the Rush strategy to keep Her Thighness alive in TX and OH.

257 posted on 03/18/2008 7:34:19 AM PDT by Marathoner
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To: tgslTakoma

they may “sear”into his memory


258 posted on 03/18/2008 7:34:26 AM PDT by TN Conserative
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To: Dinah Lord
OBAMA /QUEST '08!!!

259 posted on 03/18/2008 7:34:34 AM PDT by evets
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To: CedarDave
Yes, here we go, more black grievances.
260 posted on 03/18/2008 7:34:58 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: bazbo
Obama: "These people are a part of me. And they are a part of America, this country that I love."

The congregation was whooping and agreeing with Wright's message of hate, anti-semetimm, anti-Americanism, racicist... Barack has shown he is a lightweight in politics. This speech is worse than I imagined!

261 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:00 AM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: Crawdad

Well all the people who took a 15 minute break to watch the speech are gone.


262 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:01 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: SE Mom
Will Obama discuss his support for Dorothy Tillman the corrupt, reparations-seeking, gun-waving former Chicago Alderman
263 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:16 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: jveritas
(from Drudge's transcript) Not once in my conversations with him have I heard [Wright] talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect.

I'm not buying that one.

264 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:19 AM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? See ToSetTheRecordStraight.com - TSTRS.com for short)
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To: theshadow3581

The final score:

HOPE: 8

CHANGE: 6

FORGIVENESS: 0


265 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:30 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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To: SE Mom

Hi Mom!

Yes, where is he already? I’ve got some vaccumming to do that I’ve put on hold in order to watch the speech.... (although at this point dusting & vaccumming might actually be more interesting....)


266 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:36 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Obamanation = Abomination)
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To: Grampa Dave

here is Obama’s speech:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

sorry , my mistake. That’s Abraham Lincoln.

Obama’s is:

I believe everything the reverend said which is why I belong to that churh.


267 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:43 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Socialism will destroy a country economically. why dems & Mccain for Socialism?)
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To: ltc8k6

“I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community.”

oh good
obama is so dead


268 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:43 AM PDT by ari-freedom (McCain must pick a conservative VP if he wants conservative support)
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To: tiredoflaundry

They should be voting as their districts or states have voted. This practice works against democracy of one man, one vote.


269 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:47 AM PDT by misterrob (Obama-Does America Need Another Jimmy Carter?)
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To: theshadow3581; Admin Moderator

Mod- will you kindly add this to the headline in parenthesis

(POST # 228 for full text of speech)


270 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:52 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: rock_lobsta

This shows the level of inner conflict of bi-racial kids. Torn between the hatred. He surely loves his mother and grandparents and hears this hatred form his pastor.
What can he really say or do besides plead that we all just get along???


271 posted on 03/18/2008 7:35:57 AM PDT by jackv (DEMOCRATS HATE BUSH MORE THAN THEY LOVE THEIR COUNTRY!!!)
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To: syriacus

“Audio” problems.


272 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:14 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

Twenty minutes late, so far.


273 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:14 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: SE Mom

Well I see they found a “whitey” to adjust the microphones. LOL


274 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:24 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Canedawg

Just the fact that he is forcing himself to give this speech means he is toast! When you have never walked the talk ...


275 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:30 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: SE Mom

It’s unfortunate that we even have a, “Black America.” Shoudn’t this be America! The racist portion of this country now resides in the black church.


276 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:35 AM PDT by JayAr36 (What good has Islam provided for the World?)
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To: tiredoflaundry

So where the heck is Barry? Is this the way it will be with a constantly late “President Obama”?


277 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:43 AM PDT by nutmeg (Obama supporters: Drink the Kool-Aid? Yes we can!)
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To: tobyhill

2nd question: Do you agree that night follows day?

What a complete sap Stephanopoulos is.


278 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:50 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Muleteam1
No, it's a live thread so I just post to whoever:) That was a JFK speech excerpt that I thought Obama would just copy.
279 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:51 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: SE Mom

I heard he contacted over 50 black pastors asking for their views over the weekend. Obama showing up late is not a good sign at all. He knows this speech is being covered all over the country, so this is his moment to get it right. Or........... the Clinton’s could be holding his head under the water in the back room.


280 posted on 03/18/2008 7:36:54 AM PDT by JFC
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To: SE Mom

spread this around - the “dumb blond” sounds off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqRwLyCH2fs

pass along


281 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:08 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Crawdad
Next we'll be told that black people have a different concept of time.

LOL - it's a black thing...you wouldn't understand

282 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:13 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: jennyjenny

How many morons does it take to mic check. Shouldn;t they have done this BEFORE 10:15.

Maybe it will give Barry enough time to rewrite that nonsense


283 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:18 AM PDT by wilco200
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To: jdm
Another lie. From what I've read it's all black. Not "predominantly."

From what I either read or heard from pundits, it has a large white congregation which baffles me.

284 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:25 AM PDT by StarFan
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To: misterrob
This practice works against democracy of one man, one vote

Of course it does........This is the "baby" of the Democratic party!

285 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:26 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: ari-freedom
oh good obama is so dead

I think it was a good move. If he disowned him, he would be seen as a sellout by the black community.

286 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:30 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: jdm
Obama’s handlers are lurking the blogs/forums to measure reactions before liftoff.
287 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:41 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi

Maybe he’ll use the old “Some of my best friends (soft-money contributors, political hacks, stupid liberal Chicago Jew who runs my campaign, etc.) are white” line.

That’ll bring down the house. And then he’ll have the wife, the kids, and their dog, Checkers, come out on the stage.


288 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:45 AM PDT by toddlintown (On Obama's moral compass, "N" doesn't stand for "North.")
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To: JFC
Ashley(from Obama's speech) on the left.
289 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:50 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: SE Mom

CNN Stream

HazMat situation as Charlotte NC airport involving Airbus.

Not much else is known.

Developing.....


290 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:51 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: RonnG

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

He’s allowing his fans to get a good buzz on before the show starts.


291 posted on 03/18/2008 7:37:57 AM PDT by Canedawg (No Che Hussein NObama, and the Hildebeast, too)
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To: ltc8k6

Have to admit, good speech in the context of a liberal dem candidate. This may insulate him.


292 posted on 03/18/2008 7:38:04 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: MissMagnolia

Great post. And every word the truth.


293 posted on 03/18/2008 7:38:06 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: SE Mom
CNN has just said this brings a “unique perception” to the discussion. Nothing unique about it, Obama embraced the “pastor” and made him a part of his campaign.
294 posted on 03/18/2008 7:38:09 AM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: evets
OBAMA /QUEST '08!!!

Haji!

295 posted on 03/18/2008 7:38:17 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: tgslTakoma
HA !!

Even the CNN Newsbabe, Suzanne Malveaux, has made note of the eight US flag backdrop. She said "everything about this is deliberate."

I guess Barack Hussein Obama thinks he can win over the people he and his racist pastor hate, by draping himself in the US flag.

296 posted on 03/18/2008 7:38:20 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: wilco200

Mic check is staged. It is not real, they are stalling!!!!!


297 posted on 03/18/2008 7:38:21 AM PDT by JFC
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To: TomGuy
Has Oprah weighed in on this? Is she a member of that church?

One of the the talk-newsies said yesterday that she was a former member of that church, but she left a while previous because she did not agree with what was being taught/preached there.

Interesting. Apparently Oprah has good judgement, but Barry - who hopes to be Commander in Chief of the United States - doesn't.

298 posted on 03/18/2008 7:38:31 AM PDT by nutmeg (Obama supporters: Drink the Kool-Aid? Yes we can!)
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To: Always Right

“Obviously, it has been delayed a few minutes” —— It’s nearly 1/2 hour. Since when is 30 minutes a few?


299 posted on 03/18/2008 7:38:34 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: jackv
What can he really say or do besides plead that we all just get along???

For one thing, he could have spoken up sometime during the last 20 years to mention that he disagrees with Wright's hate-laced racial haranges.

300 posted on 03/18/2008 7:38:34 AM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? See ToSetTheRecordStraight.com - TSTRS.com for short)
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