Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mark Steyn: So much for the 'post-racial' candidate
OC Register ^ | 22 March 08 | MARK STEYN

Posted on 03/22/2008 4:22:37 AM PDT by Laverne

"I'm sure," said Barack Obama in that sonorous baritone that makes his drive-thru order for a Big Mac, fries and strawberry shake sound profound, "many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed." Well, yes. But not many of us have heard remarks from our pastors, priests or rabbis that are stark, staring, out-of-his-tree, flown-the-coop nuts. ...snip...

It is Barack Obama's choice to entrust his daughters to the spiritual care of such a man for their entire lives, but in Philadelphia the senator attempted to universalize his peculiar judgment – to claim that, given America's history, it would be unreasonable to expect black men of Jeremiah Wright's generation not to peddle hateful and damaging lunacies. Isn't that – what's the word? – racist? So much for the post-racial candidate.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ihaveanexcusespeech; jeremiahsmessiah; jeremiahwright; marksteyn; nobama; obama; politicsofoppression; racism; steyn; wright
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-159 next last
To: Laverne
I've read that the Obama campaign diligently keeps the media away from Granny Dunham. His Kenyan grandmother, however, is accessible and gives interviews which, although translated from the local Luo dialect, seem free of racial bias.

I had assumed that they were simply protecting Granny Dunham's privacy but maybe it is more sinister than that. Is it possible that she is “a typical white person” and will spout racist invective if exposed to the MSM? Maybe she believes that black people cause the plague, are responsible for earthquakes, and want to bring the New Black Panthers to power.

51 posted on 03/22/2008 5:54:09 AM PDT by Malesherbes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: twntaipan

One of BHO’s theses is that Wright is just a crazy uncle and he can’t disown his uncle. Maybe you ought not disown him, but you don’t keep going back to your CRAZY uncle for advice and counsel. That’s irresponsible.

And if your CRAZY uncle is a danger to the community, you try to protect the community more than your CRAZY uncle. This crazy uncle has been dangerously influencing the black community in Chicago to hate whites and their own government for decades. Obama apparently has never made a single attempt to protect all those vulnerable children in Wright’s church from the messages of hate and anger. Not even one time.

That is proof positive that Obama is not qualified to be President. It’s not even a close call.


52 posted on 03/22/2008 5:59:18 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Enterprise

I wonder just how “typical” he might be. Scary to think about it...


53 posted on 03/22/2008 5:59:26 AM PDT by MarDav
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: Laverne

I keep hearing that Pastor Wright’s attitude is understandable considering 350 years of oppression.

But he doesn’t look a day over 70.


54 posted on 03/22/2008 6:01:53 AM PDT by wolfpat (If you don't like the Patriot Act, you're really gonna hate Sharia Law.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: magooey
“Turning MLK upside down nails it.”

MLK was also a scam, but if he made people feel good, I guess it is ok and he gets a pass.
The sad thing is that many blacks seem to be in reverse now.

55 posted on 03/22/2008 6:02:29 AM PDT by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: rodguy911; All

I wish I could be as optimistic as many on here. Obama toast? Not so folks. They make excuse after excuse for him . The bulk of this nation is now a heard of idiots , self hating and uneducated . An even worse generation is now in school . If Obama came right out and said I hate white people he’d still get half the white vote and the MSM would still excuse him.Don’t doubt this anti-American , racist pig can wind up a POS.


56 posted on 03/22/2008 6:03:06 AM PDT by sonic109
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Laverne
If Reverend Wright is correct that the US Government invented the AIDS virus to destroy the black man (Steyn makes the marvelous point that AIDS is entirely useless against moral people), it has been known for centuries that disease as a weapon is moderately effective at best.

The US released penicillin resistant gonorrhea in Viet Nam, and look what that did. In the forties, they released tularemia (rabbit fever) to control the rabbit population. Now you have to be extremely careful with handling wild rabbits after you shoot them to avoid getting tularemia, and they're as plentiful as ever.

Even if he's correct, the Wright Reverend has driven home, once again, that government programs fail, or succeed poorly, no matter what the purpose. I'm sure Senators Obama and Clinton would agree with me on that obvious point. /sarc

57 posted on 03/22/2008 6:03:50 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (DemocraticUnderground.com is an internet hate site.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kabar

The ironic thing is that most if not all of the money and sex education is funneled to urban schools in most states, but they have the lowest test scores and the highest teen pregnancy rates.


58 posted on 03/22/2008 6:03:57 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (I'm An American Engaged To Another American, we're not a mixed couple.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: jch10
He is toast.

Yes, but only if the superdelegates think they can spin the blame for the riots on Bush and not Ms. Clinton.

59 posted on 03/22/2008 6:04:26 AM PDT by libertylover (How does enabling Mrs. Clinton or Obama help The United States of America?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Laverne

“many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.”

No - not much to argue with when you stick to the Bible and not Das Kapital.


60 posted on 03/22/2008 6:05:19 AM PDT by spanalot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Enchante
"there is no way a majority of Americans are going to vote for this charlatan."

I think that millions of religious people have been profoundly shocked and angered seeing a pastor cursing God in church and preaching hatred against whites and America. The MSM doesn't yet understand the depth of that shock and anger. Obama is either with Wright or against him. He didn't separate himself from Wright. He chose poorly.

61 posted on 03/22/2008 6:06:31 AM PDT by Enterprise ((Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: savedbygrace

Is there not ONE , even ONE reporter on our side who would present tough questions to this racist Obama ? I’ve yet to hear anyone challenge him at all. You make some great points here .


62 posted on 03/22/2008 6:14:46 AM PDT by sonic109
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: TalBlack
[ ere is very little doubt in my mind that that is EXACTLY what will happen in the fullness of time. ]

Enter.... Al Gump... "its like a box of chocolates"..

63 posted on 03/22/2008 6:15:28 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Enterprise
Obama is far from done.
He is still heavily favored to get the nomination - even after being trounced in PA, WV, KY and perhaps IN and PR, he will be 120-130 pledged delegates ahead. No way the supers will dare to take the nomination from him.

After this, it all boils down to the economy. It is very likely that's the Fed cuts are not enough, and by Fall we have a full-blown recession, together with $4 gas and rising jobless claims.
No way McCain will win if this is the case.

The only hope is for the Fed cuts to work, then it's 50/50. Remember, Obama only has to get 42% of white vote, and he wins. Even with Wright albatross, it's easily possible.

64 posted on 03/22/2008 6:15:48 AM PDT by ubaldus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies]

To: rodguy911; All

heard= herd ..Sorry just starting my 1st coffee here. Not quite alive.


65 posted on 03/22/2008 6:16:21 AM PDT by sonic109
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: ubaldus

I’m afraid you are right . God help us all if this racist pig becomes president.The handouts will me monumental , the taxes will be heavy and whitey will PAY for past injustices real or imagined.


66 posted on 03/22/2008 6:19:55 AM PDT by sonic109
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: sonic109

If Obama came right out and said I hate white people he’d still get half the white vote and the MSM would still excuse him.Don’t doubt this anti-American , racist pig can wind up a POS.

He has, from Dreams Of My Father....”that hate hadn’t gone away” he wrote, blaming “white people-some cruel, some ignorant, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives”.

Just picture in your mind what type of government he has in mind!


67 posted on 03/22/2008 6:22:26 AM PDT by Bob from De ((All liberals may not be narcissists...but it sure seems to help))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: ubaldus

By July, Bush will say something, the Saudi’s et al will increase production and the price of oil will fall. the dreary farce of a hoped for recession will evaporate and the economic issue will go away.

The GCC will pull all the strings possible to eliminate the possibility of a Rat president.


68 posted on 03/22/2008 6:23:29 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: TalBlack

Hate to harp on this—but Kerry jumped on Obama’s wagon VERY early. I half-wonder if he’s not behind some of the Dems’ ills. (And I have to admit, I’d love to see a McCain-Kerry election!)


69 posted on 03/22/2008 6:30:07 AM PDT by Mach9 (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: ubaldus

If the nomination is stolen away from him, I fearlessly predict widespread violence. I don’t advocate it, I just predict it.


70 posted on 03/22/2008 6:32:37 AM PDT by Enterprise ((Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: libertylover

Quite.


71 posted on 03/22/2008 6:32:50 AM PDT by Mach9 (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: jch10
Obama will have more delegates than Clinton but she will get the superdelegates and be the nominee.

FWIW: I concur. Also I cannot wait for the repeat 68 group to get involved. Things are shaping up for a truly entertaining Dim convention. This has the potential to be a spectacle.

72 posted on 03/22/2008 6:33:14 AM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Laverne

Obama’s quest for change may just bring about the one change he couldn’t imagine which is White America waking up to what is going on and putting a stop to it! I watched O’Reilly yesterday for the first time in a long time and while I am not normally a fan I must say that he put the Reverend Wrong in perspective. The last guest was some black clown who tried to make excuses for the Reverend and O’Reilly slapped him down like the pissant he was.


73 posted on 03/22/2008 6:40:29 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Does anyone still believe this is a free country?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick
I know. I wish the Democrats were a loyal opposition party and I could feel bad about what is happening to them much more easily.

As it is it is all I can do to keep from pointing and laughing. Perhaps I should have given up gloating for Lent rather then cookies?

74 posted on 03/22/2008 6:53:14 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes into it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Laverne

Imagine Michelle Obama as our First Lady! Makes me shudder and cringe to even think of it!


75 posted on 03/22/2008 6:53:43 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laverne

Imagine Michelle Obama as our First Lady! Makes me shudder and cringe to even think of it!


76 posted on 03/22/2008 6:56:58 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laverne
What I heard in Obama’s speech was that we should not judge his good reverand by the content of his character but by the color of his skin. He turned MLK’s dream speech on its head; and yet, the media swoons over his delivery and ignores the content of his speeches.

Excellent distillation from a huge pile of charismatic but empty BS that was O's speech into two sentences of irrefutable clarity.

I ain't too good at that myself, so, if you don't mind, I'm going to use your two sentences in any conversations I get into with pro-O folks. I hope everybody else does too because that can be said with disappointment and no trace of hostility, racism, etc.

Much more effective than arguing.

77 posted on 03/22/2008 6:58:27 AM PDT by Sal (We elect politicians as our servants, not our masters. WE are the government, not pols.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Laverne

Imagine Michelle Obama as our First Lady!!! I cringe and shudder at the very thought of it!


78 posted on 03/22/2008 6:58:32 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jch10
Obama will have more delegates than Clinton but she will get the superdelegates and be the nominee.

He is toast.


I was thinking that, too, until Bill Richardson turned on Hillary to support Obama. Maybe he knows something the rest of us don't about the superdelegates. Otherwise, to turn his back on Hillary would be both stupid and dangerous.
79 posted on 03/22/2008 6:59:19 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Laverne
"I'm sure," said Barack Obama in that sonorous baritone that makes his drive-thru order for a Big Mac, fries and strawberry shake sound profound...

I think I just decided what I want for lunch today.

80 posted on 03/22/2008 7:00:28 AM PDT by xjcsa (Has anyone seen my cornballer?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sonic109

“The bulk of this nation is now a heard of idiots , self hating and uneducated.”
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

This statement is too negative for me to allow it to remain unchallenged. Please find below all the reasons you should retract this.
1. .....................................................
2. .....................................................
3. .....................................................
4. .....................................................
Well, give me a little time to think of something.


81 posted on 03/22/2008 7:00:33 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Does anyone still believe this is a free country?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182
I wouldn’t be surprised if she not only loses the Presidential race, but eventually her Senate seat.

In a state that embraced Spitzer, dimbulb Paterson and Schumer?? You've got to be kidding! Hillary's wide seat is safe for as long as she wants it.
82 posted on 03/22/2008 7:01:52 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: omniscient

You know, the MSM may treat the Pastor Disaster as no big deal, but the polls are showing a definite shift of white voters away from Obama. That’s the important piece here, not what the brain-dead MSM does.


83 posted on 03/22/2008 7:04:20 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Homeschool like your kids' lives depend on it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Laverne

Another good column on Obama’s pastor and “the speech”. He’s toast.


84 posted on 03/22/2008 7:15:23 AM PDT by Rocky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ChocChipCookie

The Democrats are headed into a dead end with two badly deficient candidates. We’ve understood Mrs. Clinton for 15 years.It took a while to get a peek into the reality of Obama, but no one who has heard those tapes will forget them. Pause to ponder where we would be without the internet, then be joyful.


85 posted on 03/22/2008 7:15:39 AM PDT by Kanzan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 83 | View Replies]

To: sonic109

“If Obama came right out and said I hate white people he’d still get half the white vote and the MSM would still excuse him.Don’t doubt this anti-American , racist pig can wind up a POS.”

I agree with you in that Obama is already a P.O.S.
Being elected POTUS remains to be seen. God help us if he is.


86 posted on 03/22/2008 7:23:43 AM PDT by mund1011
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: jch10

Obambi = typical black politician


87 posted on 03/22/2008 7:26:19 AM PDT by y6162 (Q)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Laverne
Divine Prediction: The DNC is spineless and will give the nomination to Obama.. McCain will win the General Election.
88 posted on 03/22/2008 7:28:39 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Laverne; All
It is Barack Obama's choice to entrust his daughters to the spiritual care of such a man for their entire lives

Anyone who is familiar with me on this website knows I am NOT in love with liberals but I'm about to piss off a lot of people here.

Sean Hannity has led the charge against Barack Hussein Osama-Obama and that is commendable. But, someone needs to ask Sean why he has kept his kids in a church that has covered up for child molesting priests for decades.

89 posted on 03/22/2008 7:45:45 AM PDT by no dems (Barack Obama's Pastor is nuttier than a squirrel turd.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems

Yes, you succeeded in pissing me off. The two things really are not comparable, but you’re willfully ignorant enough about Catholicism that no explanation would be profitable.


90 posted on 03/22/2008 7:49:37 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier (Right makes might)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 89 | View Replies]

To: leadhead
Good morning

Do you suppose the offended minorities will go beyond burning their own neighborhoods this time?

My family flew back from Baja the night of the Rodney King riots. LA was some what disconcerting from the air, but Oakland, where there was no rioting to speak of, was downright eerie.

There were no people or cars on the streets but ours and lunatic lefty talk show host Ray Taliaferro was literally screaming for white blood on KGO radio as we drove north out of the city. It was surreal.

I hope to be no where near any population center if Osama Obama isn't given the nomination in Denver. I'll be less worried if he gets the nomination but gets his clock cleaned in November, because rioting just not as much fun in winter.

Michael Frazier

91 posted on 03/22/2008 7:50:50 AM PDT by brazzaville (No surrender, no retreat. Well, maybe retreat's ok)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: fightinJAG

What people have failed to understand is that Obama grew out of a radical urban black self-image that has been present in the black community going back to the Black Panther 60s.

He is a disciple of the radical Saul Alinsky and worked with those people for years. He is merely repackaged in a non-threatening veneer to make him acceptable to both sides.

He can no more renounce this marxist black liberation theology than the man who has led him in that ideology over the past 20 years.

This is who he truly is and his wife also expressed it in passing by accident.

Your disappointment is founded on the belief that you were not aware of Obama being born of this ‘movement’ and also that you did not look under the covers of what he says and how he votes.

If you look at his Senate voting record in DC, he’s the most partisan voter of any Democrat and that includes Shrillary. If you look at his Illinois Senate voting record you would be aware that he has repeatedly voted against protecting the life of babies born in botched abortions. He called it an attack on abortion overall. And he has voted for the death of these babies repeatedly.

Sadly, many people have bought into the mantra of propaganda, repeated ad nauseum.

Shouldn’t you know better?


92 posted on 03/22/2008 7:54:15 AM PDT by romanesq
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Thermalseeker
New Yorkers obviously don't care who they elect. Just look at their track record over the past 30 some odd years.....it's almost as bad as Massachusetts or California.....

Hey, don't forget Illinois. I'll match our two idiots up against anyone's.

93 posted on 03/22/2008 7:54:17 AM PDT by Marathoner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: romanesq

Notice his wife is no where to be found lately.
Who put up the money to get this guy going in the 1st place?
I’m very interested where he got all this backing and money and support.


94 posted on 03/22/2008 8:00:45 AM PDT by sonic109
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 92 | View Replies]

To: sonic109

There’s a story that he sought out Tony Rezko and upon meeting him said, “You can make a US Senator” or something like that.

His wife IMHO, should not be made an issue. She’s his wife and it should be left alone. Her remark is what it is and she is entitled to her own opinion even if we find it disagreeable.

If many people look back to their college experience, they can probably recall many ethnic groups self-segregating themselves. Attitudes were shaped by this and Michelle Obama clearly suffered from it being a black woman in an Ivy League school where this was magnified not just by race but by economic disparity. I’m not defending her attitude, just pointing out how it may have originated.

There’s a real issue with Obama’s house though. Monies from Rezko via a shady Iraqi arms dealer aligned with Saddam Hussein could blow up his candidacy. Shrillary is probably sitting on this and deciding when it can be best used.

Since the Super Politician Delegates are her target, she may in fact wield this just when it applies to influencing them. I hope her effort fails.


95 posted on 03/22/2008 8:07:28 AM PDT by romanesq
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 94 | View Replies]

To: MaggieCarta; Rummyfan; kellynla; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; ...
Pinging the NEW Mark Steyn Ping List.

My apologies for  not pinging last weeks article, I was on deaths door with the worst case of the flu I have ever had.

I promise to do better from now on :)



On or off, FReepmail  or Ping me.

Cheers,

knewshound

knewshounds blog
96 posted on 03/22/2008 8:07:28 AM PDT by knews_hound (Democrats dilema:Vote for a Nut with 2 boobs or a Boob with 2 nuts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: knews_hound

Pinging the great Mark Steyn.


97 posted on 03/22/2008 8:09:22 AM PDT by romanesq
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96 | View Replies]

To: twntaipan
There is something profoundly wrong about a man that will twist the words of his own flesh and blood for political gain, will equate a racist pastor’s 20 years worth of insanity with grandma’s single incident all for the sake of some political gain.

If he is so willing to throw his grandmother under the bus, just think what he'll do to this country if elected President!

98 posted on 03/22/2008 8:15:10 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Illegals : Why spend the money to educate them if its against the law to employ them?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: knews_hound

Hope you’re completely well now, and just don’t do it again.

;-P

Thanks for running the ping list.


99 posted on 03/22/2008 8:15:16 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (<===Typical White American)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96 | View Replies]

To: Laverne

I’ll bet Al Gore is getting his acceptance speech out of the lock box.


100 posted on 03/22/2008 8:17:35 AM PDT by Space Moose
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-159 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson