Skip to comments.Obama Woke The Sleeping Giant
Posted on 03/22/2008 7:38:34 AM PDT by AmericaTalks
Barack Obama has based his entire candidacy on one thing. He wanted to be the first African-American to run for the presidency keeping the issue of race as far into the background as possible. And he almost succeeded in pulling the wool over America's eyes.
His good looks and charismatic appeal made many people view him as the next JFK. Some even thought of him as the second coming of Jesus Christ. We've all seen the pictures of him wowing the crowds with his oratories, women swooning, men cheering. And these were people of all races and creeds, desperate for a candidate who could transcend the barrier of hatred that has so divided this country over its entire history. Even those of us who are conservative, and who despise the misguided vision of the left had to admit that here was a man who broke through the walls that have kept our nation disunited for some 200-plus years.
Were we really that far apart? What I mean is...the wounds of racial hatred have, over the past 20 years or so, been healing. The average American, black and white, doesn't harbor any ill will over those of other ethnicities. Most of us get along quite well. We didn't need a guy like Obama to remind us that race should not be an issue. The fact that he was embraced by the voting public should have been an indication that America was ready to put bigotry behind it and accept a black candidate.
And then Obama blew it.
We suddenly find out that we knew absolutely nothing about this guy called Barack Obama. For twenty years, he attended a church in Chicago pastored by a racist whose hatred for America, and especially whites in America, is blatant. Reverend Jeremiah Wright believes our nation was responsible for the attacks of 9-11, and that aids was created to exterminate the black race.
Obama then gave a speech in which acted as an apologist for Wright and refused to disown him. In fact, he continues to embrace him.
That's when the sleeping giant was awakened. The campaign that was supposed to eliminate color suddenly found itself embroiled in controversy. Obama pulled the scabs from the healing wounds of racial divide and now the issue of race is on the front burner.
Will Obama's candidacy be hurt by this? Most certainly. Will his continued association with this church be scrutinized? Absolutely. Will Hillary Clinton and John McCain benefit? You bet.
Will America suffer?
It already has.
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If you want to see just how much better races relations have improved, eliminate welfare and welfare-related entitlement spending. Then, sit back and feel the love.
*screech* Say what? He looks like the bastard child of Sammy Davis Jr and Howdy Doody.
Thats because Lincoln was, A typical Whitey.
> The fact that he was embraced by the voting public should have been an indication that America was ready to put bigotry behind it and accept a black candidate.
And then Obama blew it.<
To me, that says it all.
Can't prove this to me from what I've been seeing around here for the past several years. If anything there is more tension and consciousness of Race as the Race Baiters have been left to run amok. I think we're going backwards in very many ways.
“Can’t we all just get along”? /s
LOL That is the most accurate description of him I have ever heard.
Didn't Allan Keys run for President? Actually, I liked him...I thought he was a very conservative individual.
Even white liberals will stumble into the truth once in a while.
You should add, with Mickey Mouse ears, to that discription.
What I want to know is what Oprah has to say about Obama’s paster.
“Were we really that far apart?”
The only things that are keeping us far apart is the mindset that permeates “black liberation theology,” the so-called “black leaders” such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, and the liberal victicrat ideology that has been spoon-fed to blacks by leftists.
These people will go to great lengths to keep the division alive, to keep the wedge driven into race relations as far as possible, because without it they have no lucrative job, they enjoy no power, and they hold no congregation or base of voters.
People like Obama and his pastor are the REASON for the racial divide.
“”the wounds of racial hatred have, over the past 20 years or so, been healing. “”
And then along came Johnny Cochran and OJ Simpson - to stoke the fires once again and off we went! That was a big set back and we’ll probably never get where we were before that.
Oops. Argh....bad editing!
“The only things that are keeping us far apart are: ....”
There will always be a certain percentage of racists in society, within each race. However, things have certainly changed since the 60's. I don't know how much they have changed in the past 20 years, but in the past 40 years, there is a huge difference.
But as long as there are programs like affirmative action, which favor one group over another only on the basis of race, there will always be a certain amount of resentment on both sides because of the unfairness of the system, on the one hand, and the frustrated sense of entitlement on the other. Frustrated, because the basic premise seems to be that opportunity equals success - a formula which raises expectations but cannot fulfill its promises.
I’m afraid that this all happened too far away from Election Day. It will probably be forgotten by the GE in November.
What’s your opinion? Is there a chance this will kill his chances of getting the Dem nomination? If he does get past the Dem Convention, will this help John McCain in the Fall?
Obama not as black as he claims he is. White mother, father roughly 95% Arab, 5% black. Now who do you think he is playing to?
Don't forget Affirmative Action and Government-forced integration.
I read somewhere that Oprah attended this church until her handlers told her to stop. Can anyone verify this?
I enjoyed reading your profile page. Very interesting.
I listened to a youtube video of Dr. Manning that spoke of racism and Black history. He’s right about this: if in over 400 years Blacks have not changed their situation, it is not others’ fault.
I for one am tired of being accused of something that I had no part in, and of seeing Black “culture” get a pass on its own racism.
And Betty Davis eyes.
Have you seen a picture of obama’s father, not his step father? His father is 100% black, one of those Africans that is the blackest black you have ever seen. His religion may have been muslim but he was not a brown skinned Arab. I am surprised that obama is as light as he is.
Did the number of frontrow fainters top out at 7 or 9? Haven’t heard of any lately.
Talk about Obama as the second coming of Christ! I think that is exactly the imagery his campaign is attempting to convey. Check out the picture of Obama floating in the clouds on the Obama website: http://www.barackobama.com/index.php
I can't stop snickering.
Once read that collectively people are stupid but take a person one-to-one and the person shows remarkable intelligence.
Maybe he uses that stuff Michael Jackson does.
Will America suffer?
It already has.
WE WILL SUFFER MUCH GREATER CONSEQUENCES IF THIS MAN HOLDS THE OFFICE HE IS RUNNING FOR.
GOD HELP US.
Don’t forget his liver lips. Blech.
I gotta tell ya, this “reverse discrimination” phrase irritates the hell out of me. As if discrimination were a one way street. . .
Gotta love those purple/blue lips, though... Not too many people have those.
Obama’s still better than Hillary.
I probably became a confirmed Republican while observing the Democrats' fawning adulation of John Kennedy. Kennedy was a mediocre man and a mediocre President. I think he had some charisma, but, for the most part, it was lost on me. I never thought he was particularly good looking and concluded that charisma must have elevated his personal appearance and his general mediocrity in the minds of those affected by his charisma.
Time has been kind to Kennedy in my opinion. He was certainly a better President than the Democrats who followed him.
Jackie Kennedy was intelligent and well educated, and she had a good sense of humor (as did her husband)--all charming qualities--but she also had qualities that were not admirable.
All in all, I see nothing in particular to admire about the Kennedys.
This is one of the worst criticisms of Democrats: They have bad judgment. They are shallow. They consistently mistake mediocrity for greatness. The Democrat Party is a magnet for self-serving and sociopathic leaders and ill-informed, unintelligent followers who are poor judges of character--or anything else. They tend to value intentions over results. By the uncontradicted admission of their operatives, they place no value on character, morality, or truth. And they obviously consider the objective to be justification for any means taken.
I am certainly not unaware of the deficiencies of the Republican Party, but Republicans tower over Democrats in everything of value.
Sorry. Didn’t notice your lips service before I posted mine.
And to punish O’Bambino we’re going to re-elect the Arkie grifters to the third term come November. Hip hip Hurray!
We see it played out daily by these two.
What you said..yeah.
Did that stuff make M.Jacksons nose rot off?
Is it just me or is the sleeping giant taking more naps? I wonder if the giant can stay awake and remember all this until November? I’m guessing not.