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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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.