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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:26 AM
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Barack is half WHITE who dearly loved his white mom and grandparetns stop distorting him America.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 09:21 AM by barack the house
We all know people who say messed up s*** we cant be held acountable for all who we know. Wright was his pastor not hired advisor. Clearly Barack's heritage and background means he rejects racism to whites. GET REAL HERE. To hate white people would be to hate himself so can we move on. Barack is the perfect man for unity, as he would wish unity in himself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGGIHqIoP2k ........LINK 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eUnBYhFyto
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shaniqua6392 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:31 AM
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1. He is not known as half white.
He is self described as an African American. The first African American President, etc. Maybe he should acknowledge the white part a little bit. It sometimes looks like he is denying it and only identifying with the black part. I don't think most people even know he had a white mother because he only calls himself a black man.
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EffieBlack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:36 AM
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2. Oh, please
Barack Obama always acknowledges the "white part" - apparently you haven't been paying attention.

But get real. In this United States of America, a person with as much black blood as Obama has (indeed, even considerably less) is considered and called black. That's how it's been for centuries. Obama didn't make the rules. This country - white people - made those rules to ensure that "mongrels" "tainted" with even "one drop" of African blood didn't slip into the wrong parts of society.

So, it's bullshit for people to all of a sudden complain about the "one drop" rule and insist that Obama walk around consistently calling himself half-white. He is, for all intents and purposes in this society that made the rules, a black man, even if his mother was white. And he has never, ever pretended otherwise. And he has never ever disowned his mother.

Shame on you.
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elizm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:39 AM
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4. Both Barack and Michelle talk about Barack's mom on the campaign trail...
I guess maybe you haven't been to any of the stump speeches OR listened to the keynote speech in 2004 which was BASED on his background and he where he talked extensively about BOTH his parents and grandparents. Maybe you don't have cable news and haven't seen the ads on TV of Barack with his white mother on TV. Maybe you just haven't paid attention at all. MAYBE this is just another pathetic attempt to smear Obama.
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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:25 AM
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21. IIRC, Michelle wrote a paper on the danger of AA's becoming "too white"....
seriously?
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:32 PM
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35. disgusting
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 03:33 PM by Moochy
Do you know how race "works" in America? Are you completely oblivious?

I'm sure he's so ashamed of his white mom. Yeah I'm sure that denying his white mom is part of his political strategy. :eyes: Fucking disgusting.
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MyNameGoesHere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:37 AM
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3. He is half white?
I just thought he was boring and uninspiring. who knew?
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:48 AM
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8. As half white he is entiteled to as much indignation as anyone else and did say the comments hurt..
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 08:51 AM by barack the house
he pastor of my church, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who recently preached his last sermon and is in the process of retiring, has touched off a firestorm over the last few days. He's drawn attention as the result of some inflammatory and appalling remarks he made about our country, our politics, and my political opponents.

Let me say at the outset that I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy. I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies. I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it's on the campaign stump or in the pulpit. In sum, I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are at issue.
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Because these particular statements by Rev. Wright are so contrary to my own life and beliefs, a number of people have legitimately raised questions about the nature of my relationship with Rev. Wright and my membership in the church. Let me therefore provide some context.

As I have written about in my books, I first joined Trinity United Church of Christ nearly twenty years ago. I knew Rev. Wright as someone who served this nation with honor as a United States Marine, as a respected biblical scholar, and as someone who taught or lectured at seminaries across the country, from Union Theological Seminary to the University of Chicago. He also led a diverse congregation that was and still is a pillar of the South Side and the entire city of Chicago. It's a congregation that does not merely preach social justice but acts it out each day, through ministries ranging from housing the homeless to reaching out to those with HIV/AIDS.

Most importantly, Rev. Wright preached the gospel of Jesus, a gospel on which I base my life. In other words, he has never been my political advisor; he's been my pastor. And the sermons I heard him preach always related to our obligation to love God and one another, to work on behalf of the poor, and to seek justice at every turn.

The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation. When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign. I made it clear at the time that I strongly condemned his comments. But because Rev. Wright was on the verge of retirement, and because of my strong links to the Trinity faith community, where I married my wife and where my daughters were baptized, I did not think it appropriate to leave the church.

Let me repeat what I've said earlier. All of the statements that have been the subject of controversy are ones that I vehemently condemn. They in no way reflect my attitudes and directly contradict my profound love for this country.

With Rev. Wright's retirement and the ascension of my new pastor, Rev. Otis Moss, III, Michelle and I look forward to continuing a relationship with a church that has done so much good. And while Rev. Wright's statements have pained and angered me, I believe that Americans will judge me not on the basis of what someone else said, but on the basis of who I am and what I believe in; on my values, judgment and experience to be President of the United States.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barack-obama/on-my-faith-...
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SunsetDreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:41 AM
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5. Did you see this?
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pokercat999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:44 AM
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6. I wish we could get to the point where he was only
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 08:44 AM by pokercat999
described as a "person that meets the constitutional requirements to be president" Followed by, "a member of the Democratic Party here is what he states his policies and positions are........."

edit typo
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:45 AM
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7. K&R. n/t
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RestoreGore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:57 AM
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9. So then, since I was told here that I was "privleged" just by being born white...
Does that mean he is half privileged? How then does he understand what it is to be black according to those who claim that to be white is not to know that?
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:09 AM
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11. Did Barack say thesee words, NO. Okie doek. Obama " the same old okie doke wont do"
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 09:10 AM by barack the house
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:11 AM
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There are undeniable unearned privileges in being
white, male and heterosexual.

Obama has two of those three. Not bad.

Too bad he found religion though.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:09 AM
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10. Why has he betrayed his roots?
His atheist roots I mean.
(His mother sounds amazing.)
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:11 AM
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12. Is there a law to be atheist I missed that one. I guess he's got free will.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:26 AM
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14. You are totally right of course
But I wish he had not.
And given that he was going to fall under the thrall of an older male mentor - I wish he had not chose J. Wright.
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:24 AM
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13. Obama truly is African-American
His father being from Africa, and his mother being a white American.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:31 AM
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15. People sometimes do hate themselves
Internalized homophobia for example is VERY common. Internalized racism is also common.

I am not Obama's therapist so have no idea whether this is a factor in his psychological make-up. But it does seem possible.
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:47 AM
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16. Then why does he speak of great love for his mom and gradnparents stop the distortion...
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 09:50 AM by barack the house
One pastors comments does not aman make especially when he wasn't attending during these statements.

This is not hate of his white mother..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRYh3Ae-DoQ
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:08 AM
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18. Actually, you are the one distorting
or maybe willfully choosing to misread.

I have no doubt he loved his mother. She sounds amazing and we get that notion from him.

But Obama has a problem with this pastor stuff. Wright seems obsessed with sex and has said many hateful things in his rant.

I have always maintained that the dems have two great candidates for president. This certainly worries me about Obama. And the religiosity is always sickening to me - whosever's it is.
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:29 AM
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24. Can you tell me a candidate that hasn't mentioned religion this season I dont reacall??
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:30 AM by barack the house
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:30 AM
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25. Yeah. Because Obama acts just like someone who hates his self...
:eyes: :banghead:
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:31 AM
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26. EXACTLY, they jsut want the world the wayit isnt
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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:53 AM
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17. He has always more closely identified himself with AA's than Whites...
and he joined a church that is anything but Unity.

Actions not words are what matter Barak.
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:23 AM
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19. In a country of racism it only leads to seek your black identity.His campaign and life is unity.link
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:27 AM by barack the house
As with feminism women seek stronger identity when put down by men. Similar is the case for Obama but no rejection of his whit side. Here is his speech of unity at his church...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5daX7T_1bM
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Texas Hill Country Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:24 AM
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20. LOL, ok.
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:28 AM
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22. I'm glad I made you laugh good to see HRC supporters smile for a change.
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moobu2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:34 AM
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30. More meaningless words from Barack


His rhetoric clearly doesnt match his actions.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:32 AM
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27. Are you an expert on Trinity United Church of Christ?
I'd love to see the research paper or book you wrote on his church. Thanks in advance. :hi:
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moobu2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:29 AM
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23. Oh, Only Hillary has to be held accountable
I see
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:33 AM
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29. I think Barack has been held more accountable than any poltiian inhistory this election.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 10:34 AM by barack the house
Of Barack is very lucky for this according to Ferraro.
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moobu2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:36 AM
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32. LoL wright,,, I mean right....
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:32 AM
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28. It's the one drop rule.
he must be destroyed at all costs.
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:35 AM
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31. I hear ya. =)
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:37 AM
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33. I Don't Think It Much Matters. You're Preaching To The Wrong People.
You need to be preaching to the ones who would actually let this affect their vote, and relate him too closely to his pastor, thereby completely ruining his electability in the fall. And there may be (we don't know yet) millions of them, so you better get started...
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:29 PM
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34. kick
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