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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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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.


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:

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.



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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