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Karmadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:02 PM
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Just What Did Obama Know About Wright's Past Sermons?
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Just What Did Obama Know About Wright's Past Sermons?
March 15, 2008 6:15 PM
Jake Tapper

In his Friday night cable mea culpas on the incendiary comments made by his spiritual adviser Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., repeatedly said, "I wasn't in church during the time that these statement were made. I did not hear such incendiary language myself, personally. Either in conversations with him or when I was in the pew, he always preached the social gospel. ... If I had heard them repeated, I would have quit. ... If I thought that was the repeated tenor of the church, then I wouldnt feel comfortable there."

Obama told CNN that he "didn't know about all these statements. I knew about one or two of these statements that had been made. One or two statements would not lead me to distance myself from either my church or my pastor. ... If I had thought that was the tenor or tone on an ongoing basis, then yes, I don't think it would have been reflective of my values."

But according to a New York Times story from a year ago, the Obama campaign dis-invited Wright from delivering a public invocation at Obama's candidacy announcement.

Fifteen minutes before Shabbos I get a call from Barack, Wright told the Times. One of his members had talked him into uninviting me."

In a phone call with Wright, Obama cited a Rolling Stone story, The Radical Roots of Barack Obama," (the name of which has curiously been changed on the RS website) and told him, according to Wright, You can get kind of rough in the sermons, so what weve decided is that its best for you not to be out there in public.

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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:04 PM
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1. Another faux scandal! Fresh phony outrage!
:eyes:


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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:07 PM
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3. Obama actually addressed this question already.
However the idiots skim transcripts instead of actually reading them. :eyes:
Old news, now...
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:06 PM
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2. He Dis-Invited the Guy
good call Senator, good call!

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Saturday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:08 PM
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4. "not to be out there in public"
Hmmm, according to TV reports today Wright has left on an over seas vacation. Now isn't that timing incredible? :rofl:
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:09 PM
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6. CNN reported that 2 days ago, when the story first started. They called the
church and were told that he was unavailable as he was on vacation. Therefore, he was gone before Faux did their report.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:08 PM
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5. Who the hell cares. Wright is not Obama....it's a free country
Fuck Faux News...
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candice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:11 PM
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7. About as little as he knew about Rezko...
...remember he told us on TV in a debate that his relationship was limited to about 5 hours indirectly working for Rezko.
Rezko held those private fundraisers and had his wife buy the property next door when Obama needed a favor out of the goodness of his heart.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:05 PM
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8. I really really don't give a sh*t whether
Obama does or doesn't listen to his pastor. I've listened to people of all stripes in my lifetime and some of what they say I take with a grain of salt, especially if it doesn't jibe with my own ideas. Personally, I like what Obama says to this nation. It's about time we heard some uplifting speeches that take us back out of Bush and the Republican dark ages.
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angie_love Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:06 PM
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9. this is getting boring really fast.
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