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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:53 PM
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Why did Obama say he strongly condemns Wright's comments?
I thought most of Obama's supporters on this board approved of Wright's comments.


Are you angry at Obama condemning those remarks by Rev Wright?

Or do you think that Obama was lying about his condemnation (therefore you approve lies).
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:57 PM
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1. Perhaps what you "thought" was wrong?
n/t
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:58 PM
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2. Because the only thing HRC supporters talk about is "God Damn America"
Not about his opposition to the Iraq War or speaking out against missing white girl syndrome (a disease which afflicts most of the MSM.)
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:04 PM
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15. And why would we God Bless America...we went over and killed
probably one million people in Iraq...We have tortured, we keep people in locked up without repersention...
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:58 PM
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3. Because he can have views diffferent from mine n/t
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:59 PM
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4. Far left Obama supporters approved of the comments, the more "centrist" of us did not...
..and Obama is more centrist than he is far left.


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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:59 PM
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5. I wish he had come out AS strongly about the anti-gay guy he loves so much
The contrast tells me quite a bit about Obama.
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:06 PM
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17. Well from what I read his preacher did..
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:59 PM
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6. Obama's probably a better patriot than I am.
I'm also certain that I'm more cynical of our government than he.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:01 PM
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11. Same here.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:10 PM
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25. I'm sorry to hear that
I wish our people would aspire to more than simply being followers.

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:59 PM
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7. Because Obama loves America, and doesn't blame us for Sept. 11th, and
doesn't think the government gave the black community AIDS, etc? Unless, of course, you can find statements that he believes these things...
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:59 PM
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8. "storm in a teacup"
the GOP and their Hillary are using Wright ofcourse. 'Just because my football coach was racist it does mean I agree with him.'
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:59 PM
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9. Please tell me what about what preacher Wright said that you
find so bad...
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:17 PM
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Maybe Obama could help you out, he is the one that said what he heard
angered him.
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:01 PM
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10. Hes running for president jackhole.
And the majority of people arent open to anything other than what they believe. And If you think for a second that Hillary doesnt lie.... then.... HAHAHA. I laugh in your face.

This country is full of idiots. Thats the reason we got Bush. Obamas got to dumb it down or else face losing because of a flag pin. Or maybe the knuckle draggers cant understand the difference between black churches and white. Dumb down Dumb down. If you want to be president... you have to cater to the idiots.
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:20 PM
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30. I thought Obama was a new kind of politics
that he represents change, change that we, the we that we have been waiting for, can believe in. (?)
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ej510 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:57 PM
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36. I could'nt have said it better myself.
Thumbs up!
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:01 PM
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12. Nope.
Obama was right to condemn Wright's remarks.

Now I wish more Republicans would condemn the vitriol that comes out of the mouths of the Robertsons, Coulters and Limbaughs who shill for the Republicans every chance they get.

I won't hold my breath.
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kwenu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:02 PM
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13. We're not angry with Obama. We're just waiting for Hillary's tax returns.
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Yes We Did Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:03 PM
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14. He did what he had to do to keep the bigots from lynching him.
As african americans have had to do for years.

Your minimizing of the real issues is disgusting and you should be ashamed of yourself for asking such a baited question.
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BenDavid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:04 PM
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16. "obama starts off as a kid going to a school as a Muslim,
and probably hears some of the same hate-filled "Amerikka is the evil!" stuff Wright preaches. When his mom moves him back to the US, that message is what resonates the most within him, not the religion behind it (especially since, by most accounts, it was his father that signed him up as a Muslim at that school, and young Obama wasn't all that devout). Obama thus falls into Wright's church, where he remains to this day.

It really doesn't matter that much whether he is a Muslim under Farrakhan or Christian under Wright, the message of hate is the same. Only the superficial trappings are different. And that is not a life-long indoctrinated message that we should allow to take over the Presidency, no matter the religion."

Samurai
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:06 PM
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21. Thank you, Dr. Freud.
:eyes:
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:09 PM
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18. Obama denounced specific statements about America and Clinton
I thought that was appropriate. But even I disagreed, I don't see any reason to be angry.

I'm saddened that so many people seem to be using the occasional anger of Obama's pastor to justify fear of Obama. I hope it ends up being a minority.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:14 PM
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19. It is expedient. As is voting to fund a war he blames on Clinton.
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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:35 PM
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20. he is in a bind
I can't blame Obama. If his white supporters were ready to tackle racism and had his back, this could be a spectacular opportunity for real discussion and progress. But he cannot be expected to shoulder the burden alone. As a Black man, he is already burdened more than a white candidate would be. He has to work harder for the same results, as Black people do everywhere in our society. Do whites only have his back so long as they are comfortable with him as a non-threatening and reassuring person of color, and so long as he disconnects himself from the AA community and experience?

He is carrying an enormous burden and handling it brilliantly.

I was amazed at how many Obama supporters vehemently attacked Wright and his remarks, including calling him a "racist" and every other name imaginable. There is a disconnection going on for white supporters of Obama. Wright can be savaged without any recognition that racism could be at play there, but any criticism of Obama is called racist.

So many have accused Wright of "reverse racism." There is no such thing. "Reverse racism" is itself a racist idea, invented and popularized by the reactionary right wing propaganda machines. It is based on the false and destructive idea that racism - who is or is not racist - has to do with individuals liking people or not liking people as individuals. This reduces racism to being a matter of personal preferences and feelings, and trivializes the issue.

"I don't care if people like me or not, so long as they do not have the power to harm me."

Liking a particular person who happens to be Black - and then patting oneself on the back for being "color blind" or progressive as evidenced by that - while not looking at the millions who are being harmed, is not a blow against racism. It can actually disguise racism, and promote and support it.

We have a long way to go.
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:09 PM
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22. It's called Politics.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:18 PM
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29. The OP knows politics...
s/he's playing, too.
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:22 PM
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32. What happened to the new kind of politics?
The politics of hope?
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:10 PM
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23. He's a panderer of the first order......n/t
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:34 PM
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24. God damn America is not a great campaign slogan
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PerfectSage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:13 PM
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26. Go back to reading your newsmax approved lies.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:14 PM
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27. I certainly don't approve of those comments
however, I do think it's wrong to judge Obama on this as his campaign has not reflected the comments by his former pastor.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:17 PM
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28. If Wright's not angry, why should we be?
The "under the bus" arguement doesn't work here. Wright said himself last April that Obama might have to distance himself from him.

"have to," as in - political pressure that comes with being a candidate. But I think you already know the realities of politics, considering you're a willing participant in the game.

What I am angry about is people oversimplifying this story, and twisting it to play some sort of gotcha game.
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:20 PM
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31. I dont like the way he said it
but the meaning behind it was the truth...save the AIDs comment. But even that is understandable with the Tuskegee experiment. I don't blame Obama for distancing himself away from these comments.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:22 PM
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33. What a "sincere" question this is
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:26 PM
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34. He's just repeating what he said about this A MONTH & A HALF AGO!
Wright is old news dug up by Drudge & broadcast by Clinton.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 01:29 PM
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35. Obama had to refute Wright's statements for political reasons.
Personally, I agree with a lot of what Reverend Wright said, and I think it's ridiculous that the media and some other people are making such a big deal out of it.

Obama is a politician. He wants to be president. He did what was politically essential. I think it's sad that in this country, apparently nobody who has any interesting or unusual acquaintances or experiences is allowed to be president. Instead, we get jerks like w. Yeah, that's much better than somebody interesting. /sarcasm
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