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Obama Woke The Sleeping Giant
America Talks ^ | 3/22/08 | David Zublick

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.

But wait.

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: nobama; obama
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1 posted on 03/22/2008 7:38:34 AM PDT by AmericaTalks
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To: AmericaTalks
“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

Lincoln

2 posted on 03/22/2008 7:40:40 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: AmericaTalks

Link:

http://www.americatalks.com/


3 posted on 03/22/2008 7:41:09 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: AmericaTalks

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.


4 posted on 03/22/2008 7:42:34 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: AmericaTalks
His good looks...

*screech* Say what? He looks like the bastard child of Sammy Davis Jr and Howdy Doody.

5 posted on 03/22/2008 7:42:43 AM PDT by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Rome2000

Thats because Lincoln was, A typical Whitey.


6 posted on 03/22/2008 7:43:05 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (Standing by for the inevitable: Conservatives are intent on stamping out MLK's Dream.)
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To: AmericaTalks

> 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.


7 posted on 03/22/2008 7:43:13 AM PDT by Califreak (Hangin' with Hunter-under the bus "Dread and Circuses")
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To: AmericaTalks
"The wounds of racial hatred have, over the past 20 years or so, been healing."

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.

8 posted on 03/22/2008 7:43:58 AM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: AmericaTalks

“Can’t we all just get along”? /s


9 posted on 03/22/2008 7:45:04 AM PDT by mylife (The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

tagline maintenance


10 posted on 03/22/2008 7:48:40 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Digital Sniper
"He looks like the bastard child of Sammy Davis Jr and Howdy Doody."

LOL That is the most accurate description of him I have ever heard.

11 posted on 03/22/2008 7:50:47 AM PDT by skimask (Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: AmericaTalks
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.

Didn't Allan Keys run for President? Actually, I liked him...I thought he was a very conservative individual.

12 posted on 03/22/2008 7:52:02 AM PDT by oswegodeee (Dee ( Born and raised in the south, yummy corn bread and BBQ ))
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To: Rome2000
Lincoln: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

Even white liberals will stumble into the truth once in a while.


13 posted on 03/22/2008 7:55:37 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: skimask

You should add, with Mickey Mouse ears, to that discription.


14 posted on 03/22/2008 7:55:45 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: AmericaTalks
Obama will start speaking in all white churches, bring out his white side of the family for the media.....
15 posted on 03/22/2008 7:56:19 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: AmericaTalks

What I want to know is what Oprah has to say about Obama’s paster.


16 posted on 03/22/2008 7:56:49 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Rome2000

“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.


17 posted on 03/22/2008 7:56:58 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: AmericaTalks

“”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.


18 posted on 03/22/2008 7:58:33 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Oops. Argh....bad editing!

“The only things that are keeping us far apart are: ....”


19 posted on 03/22/2008 7:58:48 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: TCats
"The wounds of racial hatred have, over the past 20 years or so, been healing."

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.

20 posted on 03/22/2008 7:58:59 AM PDT by Rocky
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To: Digital Sniper
LOL! Maybe I would not go quite that far, but I love the Howdy Doody part--explains the ears. Anyway,he ain't purty.

vaudine

21 posted on 03/22/2008 7:59:59 AM PDT by vaudine (RO)
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To: Rome2000

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?


22 posted on 03/22/2008 8:01:27 AM PDT by no dems (Barack Obama's Pastor is nuttier than a squirrel turd.)
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To: AmericaTalks

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?


23 posted on 03/22/2008 8:02:07 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( on the cutting edge.)
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To: Eurale
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.

Don't forget Affirmative Action and Government-forced integration.

24 posted on 03/22/2008 8:02:23 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Illegals : Why spend the money to educate them if its against the law to employ them?)
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To: Schnucki

I read somewhere that Oprah attended this church until her handlers told her to stop. Can anyone verify this?


25 posted on 03/22/2008 8:02:28 AM PDT by sibb1213
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To: TCats

I enjoyed reading your profile page. Very interesting.


26 posted on 03/22/2008 8:02:30 AM PDT by potlatch
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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.


27 posted on 03/22/2008 8:03:54 AM PDT by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: Rocky
Agree that the improvement fro the 60’s is tremendous. However, as you point out, the Affirmative Action and Welfare State have gone way too far and there is backlash in process. Frankly, Whites are sick and tired of the double standards and reverse discrimination they are being more and more subjected to.
28 posted on 03/22/2008 8:04:18 AM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: Piquaboy

And Betty Davis eyes.


29 posted on 03/22/2008 8:04:30 AM PDT by shaft29
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To: Paperdoll

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.


30 posted on 03/22/2008 8:06:54 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: AmericaTalks

Did the number of frontrow fainters top out at 7 or 9? Haven’t heard of any lately.


31 posted on 03/22/2008 8:07:52 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: AmericaTalks
“Some even thought of him as the second coming of Jesus Christ.”

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

32 posted on 03/22/2008 8:08:28 AM PDT by Nevadan (nevadan)
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To: skimask; Digital Sniper; NeoCaveman; xsmommy
LOL.......I will never look at Obama again without remembering that - "He looks like the bastard child of Sammy Davis Jr and Howdy Doody."

I can't stop snickering.

34 posted on 03/22/2008 8:09:15 AM PDT by tioga (HESCMNGBCK: He promised.)
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To: AmericaTalks

Once read that collectively people are stupid but take a person one-to-one and the person shows remarkable intelligence.


35 posted on 03/22/2008 8:09:41 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Ditter

Maybe he uses that stuff Michael Jackson does.


36 posted on 03/22/2008 8:11:00 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: AmericaTalks

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.


37 posted on 03/22/2008 8:11:05 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: vaudine

Don’t forget his liver lips. Blech.


38 posted on 03/22/2008 8:12:01 AM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: TCats

I gotta tell ya, this “reverse discrimination” phrase irritates the hell out of me. As if discrimination were a one way street. . .


39 posted on 03/22/2008 8:12:29 AM PDT by stentorian conservative (Ignore Napolean's Dogs. . . Vote your conscience.)
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To: vaudine
Anyway,he ain't purty.

Gotta love those purple/blue lips, though... Not too many people have those.

40 posted on 03/22/2008 8:13:03 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great...(until it happens to YOU).)
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To: AmericaTalks

Obama’s still better than Hillary.


41 posted on 03/22/2008 8:13:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Wright shows blacks too can be hateful small minded bigots - Ferraro shows the same for pols.)
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To: AmericaTalks
"His good looks and charismatic appeal made many people view him as the next JFK."

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.

42 posted on 03/22/2008 8:14:06 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Scarpetta

Sorry. Didn’t notice your lips service before I posted mine.


43 posted on 03/22/2008 8:14:16 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great...(until it happens to YOU).)
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To: AmericaTalks

And to punish O’Bambino we’re going to re-elect the Arkie grifters to the third term come November. Hip hip Hurray!


44 posted on 03/22/2008 8:14:17 AM PDT by Revolting cat! ("I am like...Dude......do you really....like want the Sex?")
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To: potlatch
Thanks. It is really scary when you think of these two, especially Bill. I don't explore it fully in the profile but his upbringing, alcoholic father dead early, abusive step father, low socioeconomic status in early childhood, etc. really set him up for the rapist/sociopath he became. Hillary's situation is a little more complicated but just as strong as Bill's.

We see it played out daily by these two.

45 posted on 03/22/2008 8:14:26 AM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: AmericaTalks
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.

Give me a break. No, it was just that Obama didn't appear, at first, to be a racist hate-monger. This is why Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton never had a chance in a presidential campaign; they obviously were racist misery pimps. Now Obama has revealed himself to be merely a closet racist with a big smile. And even worse, not a racist who, unthinkingly, was the product of a racist environment but one who had, with calculation, adopted that viewpoint in order to give himself believability among racist blacks in Chicago, thinking that they represented the opinions of U.S. blacks at large. He is a Clinton triangulationist in hyperdrive who uses and abuses the attitudes and prejudices of everyone with impugnity for advancing his own agenda.
46 posted on 03/22/2008 8:14:53 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Savage Beast

What you said..yeah.


47 posted on 03/22/2008 8:17:33 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: stentorian conservative
OK. What term would you suggest to more accurately describe the substitution of one form of discrimination with another discrimination against a party that discriminated - If this makes any sense?
48 posted on 03/22/2008 8:17:45 AM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: Piquaboy

Did that stuff make M.Jacksons nose rot off?


49 posted on 03/22/2008 8:18:07 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: AmericaTalks

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.


50 posted on 03/22/2008 8:18:49 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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