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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:34 PM
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Wright is right....
And we all know it...

We should all take a few deep breaths and say to ourselves that most of us thought pretty much like Rev. Wright after "our" war of choice was started in Iraq...

We all thought it was morally wrong...

We cringed and railed against an America that had gone down a path laid out by a megalomaniac and his willing dupes in Congress and his punks throughout the media...

Everyone in this country wanted war so bad they could taste the blood...

Everyone, it seems, except Rev Wright and most everyone that was hanging around on DU back in those deeply dark and deeply troubled times...

And so now we find ourselves in the midst of a political campaign...

One that has more importance than any other I can think of in my lifetime...

Well, there was the threat that ran rampant through our elementary school playground that Goldwater was going to make Saturday School mandatory, but that was then and this is now...

Now many of us, me included, were upset about what the Rev. had to say...

But on reflection, I see that it is one of those time and place events...

The time that Rev. Wright spoke against the America that is two faced, malicious and malevolent at heart, was a time when he took great risks, a time when he went against the whole damn country...

And if we would have heard that speech in the context of those times, everyone, everyone would have applauded and called him courageous for speeching the truth...

And now, with all that we are hoping for at stake because of what this angry and passionate man said from his pulpit one Sunday in 2003, we are quick to condemn, quick to assign him quackery status and dismiss the truth he spoke in times when truth had no place at the American table...

We are too god damn quick to dismiss him as a flake...

All I can say is Rev. Wright had it right...

Why is that so wrong now that the circumstances have changed...

Are we then any better than our foes...

Courage and truth should never be sacrificed for political expediency...

I know that is easy for me to say, I am not running for president...

And you are right...

Still, I expected just a little more understanding from a man who spoke so eloquently against the war all the way back in 2002...

But then again, he is running for president and I am not...

It was a politically expedient move on his part to distance himself from Rev. Wright...

I understand that and accept that as well...

But all this episode in the reality show we call campaign 2008 shows me is that Sen. Obama is truly human and now that he has a chance to actually win the presidency, he compromised...

And that is good, for he is not the messiah, he is not infallible, he is, however, a politician...
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:40 PM
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1. And you are right as well...
Courage and truth should never be sacrificed for political expediency...

But they often are, alas...

K&R

:patriot:
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:40 PM
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2. K and R
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-14-08 11:55 PM
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3. That's exactly why Obama is going to survive this and then some
Most of Wright's statements are five years old. They don't advocate violence to or separation from whites. Talking ABOUT racism is not racist in itself, and most people know it. I don't think it's going to make a dent.

:headbang:
rocknation
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Saturday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:11 AM
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4. Actually it's your candidate that says he doesn't agree with him.
Take it up with Obama.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:24 AM
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9. I did....
read tyhe post...
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:13 AM
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5. Kick for the Greatest Page...
:kick:

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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:17 AM
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6. You're hurting us.
Knock it off.
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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:22 AM
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7. K&R
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:24 AM
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8. Then why is Obama running as fast as he can away from him?
You're saying that Obama runs from the truth?
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:26 AM
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10. He is distancing himself from the rev. for reasons of political
expediency...

I recognize that and accept it because I have never seen Obama as anything other than a gifted politician...
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:39 AM
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12. You mean a judas?
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:41 AM
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13. The Judas who may have been in on the plan all along...
Or the Judas who betrayed Jesus...
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CitizenLeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:29 AM
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11. well said.
:applause:
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