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54. We can all relate, and this issue is actually showing the power to unite us. n/t
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  -Because he was a part of me cali  Mar-18-08 03:28 PM   #0 
  - It spoke of love and integrity. Thanks for sharing. nt  babylonsister   Mar-18-08 03:31 PM   #1 
  - Good post, Cali. Thanks!  Oregonian   Mar-18-08 03:31 PM   #2 
  - Its unconditional love - something Obama knows intimately. Thanks, Cali.  K Gardner   Mar-18-08 03:32 PM   #3 
  - my father was ALWAYS a racist Cali  SoFlaJet   Mar-18-08 03:35 PM   #4 
  - "They grew up in different times that's all" is practically a paraphrase  hedgehog   Mar-18-08 04:18 PM   #42 
     - and something I've been saying since  SoFlaJet   Mar-18-08 04:44 PM   #50 
  - the thing is, most who are racist  Blue_Roses   Mar-18-08 03:37 PM   #5 
  - Cali  sorrybushisfromtexas   Mar-18-08 03:45 PM   #16 
  - Precisely the point Obama was making and most fair-minded people get that.  InAbLuEsTaTe   Mar-18-08 03:37 PM   #6 
  - You know, cali, the same thing happened with both my parents in their eightys.  enough   Mar-18-08 03:37 PM   #7 
  - My mother is 87 and supporting Obama  cali   Mar-18-08 03:42 PM   #13 
     - First off....thanks for the great post! K&R  snappyturtle   Mar-18-08 04:15 PM   #39 
  - My Dad was an Ayn-Rand-loving Objectivist and an alcoholic  rox63   Mar-18-08 03:38 PM   #8 
  - K&R for you and your dad, cali.  No Surrender   Mar-18-08 03:39 PM   # 
  - Thanks for your post :) N/T  DerekJ   Mar-18-08 03:39 PM   #9 
  - Thanks, Cali!  ClayZ   Mar-18-08 03:39 PM   #10 
  - "We don't stop loving people because they're flawed."  VolcanoJen   Mar-18-08 03:40 PM   #11 
  - Then why are you consistently one of the nastiest people on DU??  undeterred   Mar-18-08 03:41 PM   #12 
  - ...  indimuse   Mar-18-08 04:05 PM   #33 
  - I hope the irony of your nasty, out-of-place post isn't lost on you. n/t  krkaufman   Mar-19-08 05:22 PM   #57 
  - It was a marvelous speech, but what I loved most about it  chieftain   Mar-18-08 03:42 PM   #14 
  - K&R Cali, Thanks!  Adams Wulff   Mar-18-08 03:43 PM   #15 
  - Thank you for your post but I am most certain that it was related to the  grantcart   Mar-18-08 03:46 PM   #17 
  - Perhaps. But why that manifestation?  cali   Mar-18-08 03:50 PM   #23 
     - I think it's the Pool of our Collective Unconsiousness. That Reptilian brain stem we share with all  cryingshame   Mar-18-08 03:57 PM   #26 
     - No that is the point that is why you can rest assured that it was dementia  grantcart   Mar-18-08 04:04 PM   #32 
        - I think you both have a point  foo_bar   Mar-19-08 07:36 PM   #62 
  - It was brilliant for Obama to link Wright to this kind of experience  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-18-08 03:46 PM   #18 
  - My grandmother grew up living in a shack with a dirt floor. Her father was a sharecropper.  SemiCharmedQuark   Mar-18-08 03:46 PM   #19 
  - Re: your side note... Isn't that the "genius" of racism and pitting sub-groups against each other?  krkaufman   Mar-19-08 05:24 PM   #58 
  - Eloquently put, cali.  11 Bravo   Mar-18-08 03:46 PM   #20 
  - Excellent, moving OP. K & R.  apocalypsehow   Mar-18-08 03:48 PM   #21 
  - "These people are all a part of me...."  Skidmore   Mar-18-08 03:49 PM   #22 
  - Beautiful post. Thank you for your honesty.  Catherina   Mar-18-08 03:52 PM   #24 
  - That's a pretty low bar you set for Obama.  Auntie Bush   Mar-18-08 03:54 PM   #25 
  - huh? The post is about MY father not Obama's  cali   Mar-18-08 03:57 PM   #27 
  - Then this thread should be moved...  Juniperx   Mar-18-08 03:59 PM   #28 
  - Yes, it's about a candidate. It's about Obama  cali   Mar-18-08 04:03 PM   #31 
     - You should have explained that to the poster  Juniperx   Mar-18-08 04:05 PM   #34 
        - Whatever. The OP was pretty self-explanatory  cali   Mar-18-08 04:07 PM   #35 
        - We can all be more kind.  Teaser   Mar-18-08 04:07 PM   #36 
        - You're just looking for an excuse to be rude and divisive.  Elrond Hubbard   Mar-18-08 04:10 PM   #37 
  - Sorry, it wouldn't have been politically expedient.  Auntie Bush   Mar-18-08 06:38 PM   #51 
  - ... Or his minister...  Juniperx   Mar-18-08 04:01 PM   #30 
     - ot: Your sig pic is hilarious  Lilith Velkor   Mar-19-08 06:03 PM   #61 
  - K&R  dmsRoar   Mar-18-08 04:00 PM   #29 
  - My father is a straight up bigot cali. He did have an influence on me at a young age, but I battled...  IsItJustMe   Mar-18-08 04:10 PM   #38 
  - The same thing happened to my father.  janeaustin   Mar-18-08 04:17 PM   #40 
  - The argument is this, you dont choose your father, you choose a church/minister because of worldview  Texas Hill Country   Mar-18-08 04:18 PM   #41 
  - No. It's about loving people despite their flaws  cali   Mar-18-08 04:20 PM   #43 
  - The first thing that I did when Obama's speech was over was call my father.  JTFrog   Mar-18-08 04:21 PM   #44 
  - Thanks for that.  cali   Mar-18-08 04:22 PM   #45 
  - Cali - I'd have to say that the first sign of your father's dementia  hedgehog   Mar-18-08 04:25 PM   #46 
  - Well, maybe  cali   Mar-18-08 04:28 PM   #48 
     - Dementia is very complicated, but most families can look back and  hedgehog   Mar-18-08 04:36 PM   #49 
  - Your father  goodgd_yall   Mar-18-08 04:26 PM   #47 
  - God bless you Cali  mdmc   Mar-18-08 06:39 PM   #52 
  - I am sure  MassDemm   Mar-18-08 06:45 PM   #53 
  - We can all relate, and this issue is actually showing the power to unite us. n/t  Tatiana   Mar-19-08 12:24 AM   #54 
  - Your post makes me wonder if there wasn't a biological cause for your father's change  krkaufman   Mar-19-08 05:13 PM   #55 
  - Cali, this is yet another of your most precious posts  Mike03   Mar-19-08 05:20 PM   #56 
  - your Dad sounds like a great man  npincus   Mar-19-08 05:27 PM   #59 
  - Just kicking a lovely post that had moved off of page one.  Mike03   Mar-19-08 05:49 PM   #60 

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