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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: Dinah Lord

When is he going to be available for a press conference instead of a teleprompted speech? Grrr.


701 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:01 AM PDT by DietCoke
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To: All

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?


702 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: fatima

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...


703 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:11 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEMOCRAT-You'll look great in a Burka!)
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To: jackv
And the media responds....


704 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:14 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: SE Mom
"We can tackle race only as spectacle – as we did in the OJ trial – or in the wake of tragedy, as we did in the aftermath of Katrina - or as fodder for the nightly news. We can play Reverend Wright’s sermons on every channel, every day and talk about them from now until the election, and make the only question in this campaign whether or not the American people think that I somehow believe or sympathize with his most offensive words. We can pounce on some gaffe by a Hillary supporter as evidence that she’s playing the race card, or we can speculate on whether white men will all flock to John McCain in the general election regardless of his policies." He is unbelievable. He accuses whitey of doing what he and Wright do. What a vile hater this pig is.
705 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:19 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama disses his white grandma to lift up Wright. He is a pig.)
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To: tobyhill

“Race matters more to Obama than doing what’s right for America.”

Boy, you hit the nail on the head.

^5!!!!!!


706 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:20 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: P-Marlowe
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.

And make no mistake, that's EXACTLY what he's doing.

707 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:22 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: tobyhill

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.


708 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:24 AM PDT by kabar
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To: SE Mom

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.


709 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:24 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: jdm
I hate it when I get post 666.

I KNEW IT!

jdm = Anti-Christ. ;-)
710 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:31 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Bi-partisanship: Democrats and RINOs working together to screw up the country)
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To: longtermmemmory

yes obama has jumped the shark...


711 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:41 AM PDT by rolling_stone (same)
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To: Oliver Optic
This whole speechathon of Obama’s, trying mightily to stop the downturn of his campaign, makes me so cynical, even more than I was before this all started. What a mess. Obama is a phony. Simple as that.
712 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:43 AM PDT by Max7
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To: Dinah Lord
Hello,

This is simply disgusting. Get those racial fires burning, bigger than ever.

MOgirl

713 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:50 AM PDT by MOgirl (Prayers for my Mom.)
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To: toddlintown

Okay, here it comes.

The big juicy rationalization for why we should love and accept Jeremiah Wright.

He’s excusing it all away


714 posted on 03/18/2008 8:12:51 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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btw I'm sick of people using racial slurs against me
I am a white native american
Just plain native american (because I was born here) would also be fine
but some folk have to define me by the color of my skin...
715 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:00 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: Oliver Optic

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.


716 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:08 AM PDT by jbarkley
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To: kabar

This is an enormous race card play ... talk about divisive!


717 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:09 AM PDT by maggief
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To: P-Marlowe
Obama is such a complete race hustler it's embarrassing. He has no personal connection to American slavery. None. His old man was a Kenyan national. Disgusting he gets away with this crap.
718 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:09 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: TomGuy

In his book, I thought he wrote that his mother had a strange sexual attraction towards black men. (something to that effect)


719 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:12 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: tcrlaf

“You’ll 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.


720 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:21 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: fatima

Yes, his nose is high in the air for this lecture.


721 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:25 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Is he “dissing” his own white family ???

Yep.

722 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:28 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: longtermmemmory

This will all be very impressive to liberal elitists ... but he is not helping himself with middle America.


723 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:33 AM PDT by Oliver Optic
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To: gridlock
Anger over welfare and affirmative action helped forge the Reagan Coalition.

There are so many BARF ALERT moments, we need to change them to DRY HEAVE alerts.

Sickening. He is saying Reagan got elected because whites are racist. Actually, we were sick of Carter being a pansy-ass to the world.
724 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:34 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Client #10)
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To: jbarkley
Not once in my conversations with him have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, .....

(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.

725 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:45 AM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (The Right To Take Life is NOT a Constitutional "Liberty" protected by the 14th Amendment)
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To: SE Mom

726 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:45 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Fishtalk
Right! And he's Now making excuses for Rev. Wright's lingering attitude toward whites.

OMG..he's making a case for Wright! Unbelievable!

sw

727 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:47 AM PDT by spectre (spectre's wife)
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To: TomGuy
His mother cringed at passing Black men on the street?

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.

728 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:54 AM PDT by Bob
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To: austinaero

toooooooooooooooo long! Wrap up Obama!


729 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:54 AM PDT by JFC
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To: tgslTakoma

His grandmother and Geraldine Ferraro.


730 posted on 03/18/2008 8:13:59 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: dead

LMAO!!!


731 posted on 03/18/2008 8:14:11 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: SE Mom
While we are at it:

Is this an authentic piciture? If so, we need to send it to FoxNews Channel!


732 posted on 03/18/2008 8:14:12 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: roses of sharon

Excusing Wright’s speech - Wright is a victim.


733 posted on 03/18/2008 8:14:19 AM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: SE Mom

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.


734 posted on 03/18/2008 8:14:25 AM PDT by toddlintown (On Obama's moral compass, "N" doesn't stand for "North.")
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To: Dinah Lord

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?


735 posted on 03/18/2008 8:14:25 AM PDT by Timeout
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To: PghBaldy

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.


736 posted on 03/18/2008 8:14:26 AM PDT by kabar
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To: tcrlaf

I agree.He is lecturing us.


737 posted on 03/18/2008 8:14:30 AM PDT by fatima
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To: toddlintown

“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.


738 posted on 03/18/2008 8:14:35 AM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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When will he explain his support for the corrupt, gun-waving, reparations seeking former Chicago alderman, Dorothy Tillman?
739 posted on 03/18/2008 8:14:54 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: All; oldglory; MinuteGal; mcmuffin; gonzo; sheikdetailfeather

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
http://onecosmos.blogspot.com/2008/02/doing-battle-with-hope-fiends-and.html


740 posted on 03/18/2008 8:14:58 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Romney will get the VP nod - or else.)
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To: MOgirl
Good to seeya MOgirl!

Get those racial fires burning, bigger than ever.

that is what I getting from this speech. What a shame.

741 posted on 03/18/2008 8:14:58 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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After hearing the Wright hate speeches WTF do I want to hear Obama talking the hardships of black people?

He is DONE!!!


742 posted on 03/18/2008 8:15:03 AM PDT by KavMan
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To: kabar
I told you guys he'd be the last black person to run for president.

I don't think he could get re-elected in Illinois now.

743 posted on 03/18/2008 8:15:11 AM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
“WHY would he allow his children to be agitated to hate?”

There was even a popular term for it... “little, black soldiers”

744 posted on 03/18/2008 8:15:15 AM PDT by johnny7
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To: fatima

Boring as hell, too.


745 posted on 03/18/2008 8:15:16 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: Bosco
"Wright is a victim."

BINGO!

746 posted on 03/18/2008 8:15:17 AM PDT by maggief
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To: rolling_stone
yes obama has jumped the shark...

With insurmountable delegate and popular vote leads in the dem primary. This is so delicious, it has to be fattening.

747 posted on 03/18/2008 8:15:31 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: sarasota

That was just my guess.


748 posted on 03/18/2008 8:15:32 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: theshadow3581
Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely – just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.

Am I the only one here who has never heard commentary like Reverend Wright’s in Church or Synagogue? Much less profanity and hate America political rhetoric. And I’ve 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 lion’s den, Ezekiel’s 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.

749 posted on 03/18/2008 8:15:33 AM PDT by SJackson ( G-d da*n America, J Wright; Don't tell me words don't matter!, BH Obama)
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To: rock_lobsta

President Bush gets crucified when he even MENTIONS anything about faith. This idiot Obama gets applause, and lots of it, even from the MSM.


750 posted on 03/18/2008 8:15:38 AM PDT by Max7
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