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  • Carson In 1999: White People “Have No Grasp” On History Of Racial Violence In U.S

    10/25/2015 11:35:04 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    In his 1999 book, Dr. Ben Carson wrote that our nation’s history on racial injustices made it impossible for the black community to think of the judicial system in anything but racial terms and that white Americans were only able to view racial violence in a modern context. In his book, The Big Picture, released by Zondervan, Carson argued white Americans had “no grasp on the history of racial violence in this country.” Carson wrote of a time his mother was thrown in jail for a minor traffic violation as an example of personal history of the racial injustice in...
  • Funeral Pastors Compare Michael Brown’s Death To Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion [VIDEO]

    08/26/2014 3:10:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/26/2014 | Heather Smith
    A crowd of family, friends, music stars, civil rights leaders and preachers gathered at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for the memorial of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old robbery suspect who was fatally shot by local police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo.Brown’s uncle, Pastor Charles Ewing, gave a passionate eulogy and made parallels of his nephew’s life and that of the life of Jesus Christ. “Michael Brown was 18 years old. He was shot around noon. Our Lord and Savior hung on the cross — now compare our time frame 12 o’clock to the Jewish time frame...
  • Brave Pastor Confronts Obama's "Theology" to his face!

    01/28/2013 5:22:33 AM PST · by RobaWho · 36 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Rob Cunningham
    On the morning of Obama’s 2nd inauguration, January 21, 2013, Barack and Michelle received a powerful message of TRUTH from Pastor Jonathan Cahn, one that must have infuriated both of them greatly. This courageous pastor delivered a Presidential inaugural message that directly refuted the Black Liberation Theology of hate professed by Obama’s “Reverend” of 20 years, Mr. Jeremiah Wright. Pastor Cahn’s inspired message effectively repudiated Obama’s entire world view, his leadership style and his political priorities. As anyone paying attention knows, almost every word spoken by Obama is a calculated deception, one designed to insult Believers, agitate conservatives, denigrate Americans...
  • Obama insisted on state, local Stafford Act funding after Joplin, Mo. tornado

    10/03/2012 3:52:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 3, 2012 | Zachary Snider
    Despite his harsh criticism of the George W. Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2007, President Obama decided not to waive a requirement that state and local governments contribute 25 percent of relief funds devoted to cleaning up after a tornado that swept through Joplin, Mo. in May 2011. The Stafford Act requires those matching funds in order to collect federal disaster relief money, but that requirement may be modified or even waived at the president’s discretion. “What’s happening down in New Orleans,” Obama asked in a video of a June 2007 speech at Hampton University obtained by The...
  • Is a pro-Romney ad racist? Five questions to ask yourself [Groan!]

    07/26/2012 7:23:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 23, 2012 | Charlton McIlwain and Stephen M. Caliendo
    In the presidential election, it’s not a matter of whether racism will appear in campaign messaging, but when. President Obama is running for reelection with the support of the majority of black and Latino voters. Mitt Romney is challenging Mr. Obama with an almost exclusively white constituency behind him. Both candidates will raise and spend unprecedented amounts of money on political advertisements, as will their respective parties and allied super PACs. A crucial question is: How will we know when pro-Romney ads are potentially racist? It’s not always so easy to recognize. Reasonable people will disagree about whether an ad...
  • 5 Reasons That Shouting "Racism" Doesn't Work Anymore

    03/23/2012 4:53:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 2+ views ^ | March 23, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Because of slavery (Democrats did it), KKK violence (Democrats did it), segregation (Democrats did it), Jim Crow laws (Democrats did it) and other historic abuses heaped on black Americans in our country by the Democratic Party and its supporters, America has been a bit oversensitive about race for the last few decades. Of course, the political party responsible for all of that racism is now the one shouting, "You're a racist," and trying to pit different racial groups against each other. That might seem ironic at first glance, but if you think about it, it's actually par for the...
  • Obama's defense of religion {Mega BARF-Alert - talk about spin...}

    02/23/2012 10:01:30 PM PST · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 Feb 2012 | Steve Chapmen
    Catholic bishops, evangelical pastors and Republican presidential candidates have been decrying the Obama administration's war on religious liberty. Amid all the uproar, it's easy to overlook something equally important: the administration's many battles for religious liberty....In other realms, believers have found a Barack Obama and his Justice Department to be staunch allies.The most conspicuous surprise involves government rules for faith-based organizations that get federal funding for social services.President George W. Bushissued an executive order allowing such groups to hire only people who share their faith — exempting them from the usual ban on religious discrimination. Liberal critics accused him of...
  • The Gospel According To Wright (how much race-based "theology" does Obama really share?)

    12/09/2011 1:11:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 2011 - January 2012 issue | Charles C. Johnson
    How much of Pastor Jeremiah Wright's race-based "theology" does Barack Obama really share? ....Candidate Obama tried to dismiss his support for Wright, telling Charlie Gibson of ABC News, "It's as if we took the five dumbest things that I ever said or you ever said…in our lives and compressed them, and put them out there, you know, I think that people's reaction, would be understandably upset." And rightly so. In sermon after sermon, Wright's radical black nationalist ideas were clearly and emphatically stated. They were not an aberration, but the focal point of Pastor Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ...
  • Spike Lee Ridicules Herman Cain: ‘Negro, Please’

    10/20/2011 11:02:44 PM PDT · by This Just In · 57 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | October 19, 2011 | John Nolte
    Spike Lee Ridicules Herman Cain: ‘Negro, Please’ Posted By John Nolte On October 19, 2011 @ 3:22 pm In Celebrity News, Politics | 147 Comments The New York Times piece Lee refers to here is the most appalling piece of race-baiting I’ve read in years. You can read my write-up about it at Big Journalism [1]. The reaction the Times was looking for is exactly this kind of thing from Spike Lee.
  • More Republican Racists Support Cain (Title Barf Alert!!!)

    10/14/2011 6:51:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 14, 2011 | Jeff Carter
    I am in New Orleans the next couple of days. The weather is great. Around 80, sunny, not a lot of humidity. Going to meet a friend for lunch, then a guy for a drink and dinner at Herbsaint tonight. The weather here is pretty rough from late May to September. But this time of year, and when its bitter cold up north you should book a trip here. New Orleans isn’t just Bourbon Street although that’s what it’s famous for. The reason the town is so funky is because of the history of it.I have found a lot of...
  • It's The Theology, Stupid - Obama, Farrakhan & Black Liberation Theology

    08/21/2011 8:24:38 AM PDT · by Roger-SD · 40 replies
    Stop Obama Now!! ^ | 10/21/2011 | Roger-SD
    It's important that people converge on the truth about Obama, in order to oppose him and his minions effectively. The truth is that Obama is influenced more by Malcolm X than anyone else. James H. Cone said that Black Liberation theology is based on Malcolm X (Black Nationalism) and Martin Luther King (Christianity). If you read his books, it has Malcolm's Nation of Islam beliefs at the core and only a thin facade of Christianity. There are degrees of racism. Black Liberation Theology is not merely racist, but actually genocidal in it's racial core concept, just like the doctrine of...
  • Will the Truth Catch Up to Bill Ayers and his Comrades?

    09/27/2010 3:59:57 PM PDT · by Freedom Frayed · 45 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | September 27, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    McDonnell’s body was hit with shrapnel from a pipe bomb and suffered in a hospital for two days. This is why his death is recorded on February 18 and the blast went off on February 16. One of the heavy metal staples from the bomb went through his eye and into his brain. Ayers’ fingerprints were found in a Weather Underground bomb factory discovered by the FBI in San Francisco in 1971. Photographs were taken of the materials, including C-4 plastic explosive. Members of the Weather Underground were taught how to make bombs by the Cuban intelligence service during trips...
  • Obama Goes to Church (Drudge)

    09/19/2010 7:25:03 AM PDT · by ziravan · 238 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 09/19/10 | Drudge Report
    The first family left the White House on foot this morning for the 9am choral holy eucharist service and sermon at St John's Church Lafayette Square.
  • CNN Panelist to Tea Party: ‘We Don’t Think You’re Racist, We Think Your Ideology is Racism’

    07/24/2010 9:16:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies ^ | July 24, 2010
    CNN Analyst Warren Ballentine comments on the Tea Party during CNN's Shirley Sherrod Special.
  • New Black Panther Dismissal is Sleeper Issue for 2010 Midterms

    07/06/2010 2:39:48 PM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies
    The Hill- Pundits Blog ^ | 7/6/2010 | Ron Christie
    Earlier today I had the opportunity to attend the United States Commission on Civil Rights’ hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice and the New Black Panther Party litigation. The testimony by the hearing's lone witness, former DoJ lawyer J. Christian Adams, was nothing short of extraordinary. During the 2008 presidential election, members of the New Black Panther Party were caught on videotape brandishing a nightstick and hurling racial taunts at white and black voters as they sought entry to a polling station in Philadelphia. Following the irrefutable evidence caught on film of voter intimidation, the Department of Justice filed...
  • Obama’s Spiritual Mentor Praises No-Nonsense Marxism

    07/02/2010 4:21:05 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-02-10 | Skookum
    Reverend Jeremiah Wright, while addressing the New York Society for Ethical Culture, in New York City on September 17, 2009, praised Socialism and No-Nonsense Marxism: once again he manages to denigrate the country that has allowed him to build a personal fortune while praising the political systems of slavery, repression and death. [VIDEO AT SITE] Americans who are not Socialists continue to wonder at the bizarre and counter productive policies of Obama and become skeptical of his message that resembles Socialism; while he steadfastly denies being a Socialist. There are those of us who plead that if we refer...
  • Russert Amazed Black Republicans Seek Tea Party Support, A Group Many 'Claim To Be Racist'

    05/05/2010 9:18:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies · 1,517+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Listen to the surprise in Luke Russert's voice as he reports that many African-American Republican candidates for congress are seeking support from the Tea Party. After all, says Luke, the Tea Party is a group that "a lot of folks have claimed to be racist against African-Americans." Russert expressed his amazement on MSNBC this morning, discussing a New York Times article that reports that as many as 32 black Republicans are running for Congress. View video here.
  • B.O.'s pals stink

    10/18/2008 7:38:41 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies · 542+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | Oct. 18, 2008 | Salim Mansur
    Nineteen months or seemingly an eternity ago, in March 2007, the Washington Post published a long background piece by Peter Slevin on senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama, and the relationship that connected both to Saul Alinsky (1909-72) of Chicago. The life experience Obama brings as his credentials for the White House is of a community organizer in Chicago. Slevin reported Alinsky's disciples hired Obama to "organize black residents on the south side, while learning and applying Alinsky's philosophy of street-level democracy." In 1985 Obama moved to Chicago and there discovered Alinsky through his disciples and writings. It...
  • Obama and Black Liberation Theology: The Inside Story

    09/16/2008 7:36:43 AM PDT · by GoingBacktoCali · 4 replies · 172+ views
    The Neocon Latina ^ | 9/15/08 | GoingBacktoCali
    We've all seen the shocking clips of Reverend Wright screaming, "God damn America," "US of KKK," and declaring with seeming delight in his heart -- a mere 5 days after the 9/11 attacks -- that "America's chickens have come home to roost." While Obama unconvincingly attempted to dismiss Wright's rantings as mere out-of-context "snippets," the reality is that such sentiments are entirely consistent with the theology of Obama's church -- that is, black liberation theology. As Reverend Wright has explained, black liberation theology is based on the teachings of Dr. James Cone. So who is Dr. Cone and what does...
  • Obama: Success is Failure, Victory is Defeat! (vanity)

    07/30/2008 6:31:30 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 10 replies · 447+ views
    07-30-2008 | STE=Q
    Some of you may have been surprised that even after visiting Iraq Obama still talks about our accomplishments there in somewhat disparaging terms. As senator McCain aptly put it: “Senator Obama said that the strategy of the surge would not succeed. He said it was doomed to fail. He said there would be an increase in sectarian violence. He still, to this day, has said that the surge is not succeeding.” A very critical linchpin in Obama’s political platform has been his unequivocal opposition to the invasion of Iraq -- pejoratively referred to by the left as “Bush ’s...
  • Obama, Black Liberation Theology and Antisemitism [Long]

    06/09/2008 4:51:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 277+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 6-9-08 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    I admit it: in certain ways I have led a very sheltered life. My circle of acquaintance may have led me astray in understanding American antisemitism. As an American, who grew up in the two decades just after World War II, I have long had a strong repugnance for even the slightest hint of antisemitism.  During my lifetime, and in my own experience, the American gentiles I've known have had only the most unabashed love and respect for Jews.  To be perfectly honest -- though it may make me seem incomparably naïve -- I didn't really think antisemitism could...
  • What’s Really Been Going On In Obama’s Church and the Mysterious Frank

    05/10/2008 6:41:12 AM PDT · by drbasketball · 11 replies · 160+ views
    The focus of media attention is [on Rev. Wright’s] “God damn America” sermon. But that’s not the main conclusion of his theology. The main conclusion of his theology is his call for gigantic reparations payments to African-Americans by the Federal government. This would be the largest government welfare project since Medicare… Rev. Wright is an advocate of what is known as black theology. Black theology is a variant of the radical movement known as liberation theology, which is an extreme version of the social gospel. Rev. Wright is open about his advocacy of black theology-liberation theology… They all preach the...
  • Barack Obama's Black Liberation Theology

    05/05/2008 7:28:18 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies · 70+ views
    You Tube ^ | 3/20/08 | Schemefighter
    Black Liberation Theology... "Black Theology refuses to accept a god who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against the white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of the Black theology is to kill gods who do not belong to the black community..." ...I'm not sure how much of this theology that Obama is aware of and subscribes to, however I severely doubt that he is clean of this theology since he has apparently been going to this church for 20...
  • A Christian Farrakhan

    04/28/2008 5:39:07 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 39 replies · 161+ views
    TownHall ^ | 4/28/2008 | Rich Lowry
    The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has taken Barack Obama's critically acclaimed race speech in Philadelphia, ripped it to bits and tossed it in the air to serve as confetti for his parade through the media... Then cometh the good reverend to step all over the out-of-context defense in a speech at the National Press Club. He defended his "chickens come home to roost" statement about 9/11 in exactly the same terms as in his original sermon: "You cannot do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back on you." He stood by his damnation of America and his...
  • Obama Said What?(vanity)

    04/13/2008 4:11:45 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 29 replies · 178+ views
    Obama, speaking to a group of supporters in San Francisco, CA. , recently said: "You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment...
  • Obama Slams Clinton and McCain

    03/26/2008 9:42:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 26 replies · 676+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 26th, 2008 9:03 PM Eastern | Shushannah Walshe
    Barack Obama returned to the trail today after vacationing in the Virgin Islands with his family..., he went after both his Democratic and Republican rivals slamming Hillary Clinton for taking donations from lobbyists and John McCain on his economic policy. -snip- “She said awhile back that she didn’t think that lobbyists aren’t a problem–she said you know they represent real people. Well, they don’t represent you,” Obama said, “When she takes more money from lobbyists and special interests than any candidate including John McCain.... -snip- Obama then attacked McCain on his economic plan saying “he offered not one policy, not...
  • Obama’s Mentor Wright -- Not “Typical” Racist (vanity)

    03/22/2008 7:33:12 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 40 replies · 1,032+ views
    Obama’s Mentor Wright -- Not “Typical” Racist (vanity) Reverend Wright -- Senator Obama’s avowed mentor -- is not your “typical” racist. He’s an Afro-centric racist! Think “killer” Africanized bees vs. your everyday “typical” honey bee. Both can sting, but the Africanized killers bees are far more likely to attack than typical normal bees. Bees are interesting in that when they sting… they die! Like the strap-a-bomb-on terrorists that kill others by blowing themselves up! Apparently, the Africanized bees are far more likely to become martyrs for the colony than normal bees. Perhaps Africanized bees are more noble than normal bees....
  • Obama for President? Be serious. (Oldie, but a Goodie)

    03/25/2008 12:33:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 921+ views
    Political Gateway ^ | January 17, 2007 | Andy Martin
    In the 1960's I had a lady friend who loved Robert Redford. So, naturally, I got dragged to all of Redford's movies. I saw "The Candidate" several times. In that film, Mr. McKay (Redford), a "community organizer" like Barack Obama, hatches a slogan, "McKay, The Better Way" to run for office. Ironically, Barack "Barry" Obama has now chosen "The Better Way" as his mantra through February 10th. Well. Obama's slogan has about as much substance as the celluloid version popularized by Robert Redford. Obama is entirely a creation of wealthy contributors and powerful, liberal media interests. So what he does...
  • The Case for an Obama-Clinton Ticket

    03/24/2008 4:47:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,027+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | March 24, 2008 | Steve Kornacki
    Maybe, just maybe, it’s now worth at least asking whether Hillary Clinton might wind up as the Democratic candidate for vice president. When the chatter about a Democratic “dream ticket” began last year, it was easy to dismiss. Either Clinton or Obama would win a clear victory in the primaries and, after what inevitably would be a contentious campaign, each would want as little to do with the other as possible. Clinton, if she emerged victorious, would instead choose some kind of national security graybeard to her political right, a retired general perhaps, or maybe even a Republican. Likewise, Obama...
  • Obama's brilliant bad speech (The LA Times!)

    03/24/2008 1:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1,703+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 24, 2008 | Gregory Rodriguez
    In some ways, Barack Obama's speech on race last week was as brilliant as it was nuanced. But for all its rhetorical beauty, it was also an enormous step backward and, in the end, a rather self-serving call for more discussion about racial grievance in a country that has already done way too much talking. Until last week, so much of Obama's appeal lay in the fact that he was not asking us to talk about the racial divide. Instead, he offered himself as a living and breathing symbol of racial reconciliation; his very origins pointed to the goal of...
  • Slouching Toward Denver: The Democratic death march

    03/24/2008 12:03:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 2,476+ views
    The New Republic ^ | April 09, 2008 Issue | Noam Scheiber
    When Democrats contemplate the apocalypse these days, they have visions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton slugging it out à la Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter at the 1980 convention. The campaign's current trajectory is, in fact, alarmingly similar to the one that produced that disastrous affair. Back then, Carter had built up a delegate lead with early wins in Iowa, New Hampshire, and several Southern states. But, as the primary season dragged on, Kennedy began pocketing big states and gaining momentum. Once all the voting ended and Kennedy came up short, he eyed the New York convention as a...
  • Deepening Democratic Dilemma [Robert Novak]

    03/24/2008 2:33:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,684+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 24, 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barack Obama's speech last week, hastily prepared to extinguish the firestorm over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, won critical praise for style and substance but failed politically. By elevating the question of race in America, the front-running Democratic presidential candidate has deepened the dilemma created by his campaign's success against the party establishment's anointed choice, Hillary Clinton. In rejecting the racist views of his longtime spiritual mentor but not disowning him, Obama has unwittingly enhanced his image as the African-American candidate -- not just a remarkable candidate who happens to be black. That poses a racial dilemma for...
  • Haunting Obama's dreams

    03/23/2008 11:58:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1,017+ views
    The International Herald Tribune ^ | March 23, 2008 | Maureen Dowd
    It is a tribute to Hillary Clinton that even though, rationally, political soothsayers think she can no longer win, irrationally, they wonder how she will pull it off. It's impossible to imagine The Terminator, as a former aide calls her, giving up. Unless every circuit is out, she'll regenerate enough to claw her way out of the grave, crawl through the Rezko Memorial Lawn and up Obama's wall, hurl her torso into the house and brutally haunt his dreams. "It's like one of those movies where you think you know the end, but then you watch with your fingers over...
  • No Dr. Wright, God Bless America

    03/23/2008 1:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,170+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 23, 2008 | Kevin McCullough
    Even though Barack Obama has "moved on" from the messy association that he has recently been forced to explain to man who had been his pastor for 20 years, it is clear - the voters haven't. There are legitimate questions being raised about a relationship that spans a generation and the beliefs of a man who has on multiple dozens of occasions issued some of the most vitriolic, bigoted, racism imaginable in America today. No doubt one of the most infamous video moments recently unearthed was Jeremiah Wright's use of what he cleverly believed to be a cute play on...
  • Obama seems inept at patriot games: Clinton wisely mum as troubles engulf rival

    03/22/2008 9:14:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,444+ views
    The National Post ^ | March 22, 2008 | Sheldon Alberts
    WASHINGTON -It is already easy to imagine the Republican attack ads against Barack Obama. They open with video of his wife, Michelle, saying she was proud of America "for the first time in my adult lifetime" because of her husband's presidential candidacy. Cut to the Illinois Senator explaining that he doesn't wear an American flag lapel pin because it is a "substitute for true patriotism." Then flash a clip of Obama explaining that his Caucasian grandmother was a "typical white person" because she uttered racial epithets and was afraid of black people. Finally, the coup de grace, pictures of Obama's...
  • My Whiteness Versus My Wrightness

    03/21/2008 10:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 1,692+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 21, 2008 | Lee Culpepper
    Watching the “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright gesticulate like a horny peacock and spew out ignorance, hatred, and bitterness towards America truly inspired my religious faith. Once Wright pointed out that he was “still in Bible country,” I began to “love the hell out of” rich, white people just as much as Wright does. How could so many people not understand that white people have caused all the world’s problems? As Wright pointed out to his congregation, the Bible says it’s so. I’m not sure what verse actually says that, but I’m now betting that rich, white people are responsible for my...
  • Obama as Cinderella in What Could Have Been a Rough Week.

    03/21/2008 8:13:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 621+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 21, 2008 | Rick Klein and Mike Elmore
    Sometimes, like a Cinderella team marching through March, Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign seems nothing short of charmed. It helps that while Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has 10 weeks to make Obama totally and entirely unelectable, Obama just has to wait out the clock. But the outside help Obama is getting (some that he asked for, some that he didn't) is the X-factor -- and it means that, even as Obama grapples with perhaps the biggest challenge to his candidacy, he will be the nominee short of something else dramatic happening in the race that's already seen everything. To survey...
  • Black Biography: Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

    03/21/2008 2:41:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 2,137+ views ^ | 2007 | Kari Bethel
    Personal Information Born on September 22, 1941, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sr. and Dr. Mary Henderson Wright; married Ramah Reed; children: Janet Marie, Jeri Lynne, Nikol, Nathan, Jamila Education: Virginia Union University, 1959-61; Howard University, BA, 1968, MA, 1969; University of Chicago School of Divinity, MA, 1975; United Theological Seminary, DMin, Black Sacred music, 1990. Religion: United Church of Christ. Military/Wartime Service: U.S. Marine Corps, private first class, 1961-63; U.S. Navy, hospital corpsman third class, 1964-67. Memberships: Selected: Ministers for Racial and Social Justice, United Church of Christ, 1972-; Black Theology Project, Board of Directors, 1975-95;...
  • Is He American Enough? Obama battles a dangerous campaign storyline (Eleanor Clift)

    03/21/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 2,044+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 21, 2008 | Eleanor Clift
    Some 50 delegates were reportedly poised to unite behind Barack Obama if he had won by even 1 point in Texas. He lost the popular vote by 100,000 ballots, and now we learn that 100,000 Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton, probably not because of some change in party allegiance but because they thought she would be the easier candidate to beat. This kind of strategic voting often backfires (think Ralph Nader). The Texas crossovers are winners. By helping to prolong the Democratic race, they can claim credit for weakening the eventual nominee, whoever it turns out to be. Obama has...
  • Provocative ideas at core of [Obama's] church

    03/21/2008 5:58:22 AM PDT · by southernnorthcarolina · 25 replies · 586+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers via Charlotte Observer ^ | March 21, 2008 | Margaret Talev
    Chicago's Trinity United tied to founder of black liberation theology WASHINGTON --Jesus is black. Merging Marxism with Christian Gospel may show the way to a better tomorrow. The white church in America is the Antichrist because it supported slavery and segregation. Those are some of the more provocative doctrines that animate the theology at the core of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Barack Obama's church.
  • Why Obama failed in Philadelphia (Must Read)

    03/21/2008 4:16:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 522+ views
    Mr. Obama’s Philadelphia speech, in spite of its eloquent passages expressing his hope for better racial relations in America, is a mastery example of literary subterfuge, the broadening of the scenery whereby an object of inquiry becomes blurred and lost in the background, or more bluntly, the escaping of a slippery fish from a pond into a lake to hide in a wider expanse of water. His speech is essentially a sophisticated lawyerly defense of Rev Wright’s sin on the basis of self-defense. While Mr. Obama’s understanding on the root causes of America’s racial problems is quite apt, he attempts...
  • Obama's minister's remarks won't fade

    03/20/2008 8:37:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 942+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 20, 2008 | Charles Babington
    WASHINGTON - Even if Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides do not mention Barack Obama's fiery-tongued spiritual mentor, don't expect the Illinois senator's well-publicized speech Tuesday to make the controversy disappear, political strategists said this week. Reporters, talk-show hosts and others will keep asking about Obama's close and long-standing relationship to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose most bombastic comments came to dominate the Democratic presidential contest recently, the strategists predicted in interviews. In video clips playing on Internet sites, Wright can be heard arguing that HIV-AIDS was a U.S. government plot to wipe out "people of color," and that God...
  • Dining Dirty (Jeremiah Wright met with President Clinton)

    03/20/2008 8:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 369+ views
    Holy Coast ^ | March 21, 2008 | Rick Moore
    An interesting photo has surfaced (h/t Drudge): That's the Rev. Jeremiah Wright grippin' and grinnin' with President Bill Clinton on September 11th, 1998, at a meeting of various clerics where Clinton gave his "I have sinned" speech following the Lewinsky affair. I guess Rev. Wright didn't consider an invitation to the White House as "being treated the same way Clinton treated Lewinsky", to quote the good Reverend. The same day this photo popped up, the story leaked out that the Clintons are shopping the Rev. Wright controversy around to superdelegates in the hopes of getting them to abandon Obama While...
  • Worsening polls reveal Obama's pastor problem

    03/20/2008 12:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies · 1,975+ views
    AFP/Yahoo! News ^ | March 20, 2008 | Jitendra Joshi
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democrat Barack Obama suffered in the polls Thursday after a much-acclaimed speech on race that, pundits said, had failed to defuse voters' anger over rage-filled sermons by his former pastor. Waging an acrimonious battle against Hillary Clinton for the Democrats' White House nomination, Obama confessed to being bruised by the controversy surrounding his longtime Chicago preacher, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. "In some ways this controversy has actually shaken me up a little bit and gotten me back into remembering that, you know, the odds of me getting elected have always been lower than some of the other conventional...
  • Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama and the Unacceptability of Truth (Hurl Alert)

    03/20/2008 12:17:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1,158+ views
    Lip ^ | March 18, 2008 | Tim Wise
    For most white folks, indignation just doesn't wear well. Once affected or conjured up, it reminds one of a pudgy man, wearing a tie that may well have fit him when he was fifty pounds lighter, but which now cuts off somewhere above his navel and makes him look like an idiot. Indignation doesn't work for most whites, because having remained sanguine about, silent during, indeed often supportive of so much injustice over the years in this country--the theft of native land and genocide of indigenous persons, and the enslavement of Africans being only two of the best examples--we are...
  • The Real Agenda of Black Liberation Theology

    03/19/2008 7:38:01 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 31 replies · 1,519+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2008 | Jeffrey Schmidt
    Now, suddenly, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright is misunderstood. Suddenly, so-called black liberation theology is misunderstood. Wright's successor at Trinity United Church of Christ, the Reverend Otis Moss III, won't bow to the wishes of "they" to shut up. It begs the question: "Who are they?" The larger white cultural? Or liberals and Democrats who see all this unfavorable publicity hurting the election chances of Barack Obama? The sad truth is that neither the Reverend Wright nor black liberation theology is being misunderstood. Both, thanks to the candidacy of Barack Obama, are being exposed. God, in fact, works in mysterious ways....
  • Obama yanked New Black Panther endorsement for 'political reasons'

    03/19/2008 5:10:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies · 1,092+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3-19-08 | Aaron Klein
    Obama yanked New Black Panther endorsement for 'political reasons' 'It's part of the game,' says anti-white, anti-Jew leader Sen. Barack Obama addresses controversy over his pastor in Philadelphia speech yesterday The removal by the Barack Obama campaign from its official website of an endorsement from the black supremacist New Black Panther Party, or NBPP, was decided upon for "understandable political reasons," according to the party's national chairman. "It's the game of politics," the NBPP's Malik Zulu Shabazz told WND. "The Obama camp's move to remove our blog doesn't mean much because I understand politics. We still completely support Obama as...
  • Mika Bemoans Blue-Collar Whites Who 'Can't Hear' Obama's Message

    03/19/2008 11:06:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies · 1,972+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There's a new entry next to Mika Brzezinski's name in the annals of MSM elitism. The Morning Joe panelist today lamented blue-collar whites who "can't hear" the message Barack Obama propounded. Poor benighted souls. Joe Scarborough called Mika on it. Brzezinski's comment came in response to Scarborough's exposition of why he didn't think Obama's speech would work with many blue-collar whites. View video here.
  • Convince critics OR reassure supporters and fellow-travelers? (Obama's Speech)

    03/19/2008 10:29:17 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 20 replies · 741+ views ^ | March 19, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    Obama's Speech by Thomas Sowell Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Did Senator Barack Obama's speech in Philadelphia convince people that he is still a viable candidate to be President of the United States, despite the adverse reactions to statements by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright? The polls and the primaries will answer that question. The great unasked question for Senator Obama is the question that was asked about President Nixon during the Watergate scandal; What did he know and when did he know it? Although Senator Obama would now have us believe that he is shocked, shocked, at what Jeremiah Wright said,...
  • The End for Obama?

    03/18/2008 9:57:26 PM PDT · by americanophile · 50 replies · 2,019+ views ^ | March 18, 2008 |
    Bill Clinton, once hailed as America’s “first black president,” has been disavowed by a once adoring black community. Geraldine Ferraro has been accused of being a secret racist. Oprah Winfrey is labeled a feminist sell-out. The major campaigns eagerly pander to racial and socioeconomic groups, and try different combinations of divide and conquer strategies. Black Americans are for Obama, and overwhelmingly admit that it’s a vote based on race, women are for Clinton and overwhelmingly admit that it’s a vote on gender. The two campaigns eagerly fight to curry favor with Hispanics. The wealthy are targeted for income redistribution, the...