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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 10:20 PM
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Obama said nothing we did not know already...
However, what we know has always been buried just under the surface of consciousness. Obama scratched that surface. He not only explained the reasons for the racial hatred of whites, he also explained the reasons for the racial hatred of blacks as well. He walked straight down the middle on that issue. Perhaps it is because he has seen both sides like few people ever have?

He talked of the angry and divisive remarks of Reverend Wright, as well as the fearful epithets of his white grandmother. Because of his sensitivity and intelligence, he was able to put into words the underlying causes of the racial division this country has experienced for over 300 years. He spoke as a true uniter. He exposed his true soul for America to see. No one can truthfully say that they saw a racist.

Whether or not Obama becomes President this time around, we would all do well to heed the words and sentiments of this American patriot.
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 10:23 PM
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1. He blamed society for his religious mentor being a bigot
That way he doesn't have to explain his 20 year relationship with this phony religious leader who said Natalie Holloway was asking for it.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 10:26 PM
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2. Trying to find intelligence in your posts is like trying to find a fart in a jacuzzi.
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InAbLuEsTaTe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 10:59 PM
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9. Have to remember that one.
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 10:28 PM
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4. When the media falls all over someone
with nothing but love and praise,puts them on a pedistal you can bet your arse they will eventully tear them down,just as they did Bill,Hillary,Gore,Kerry. The media can either make ya or break ya. Obama will get his turn.They will chew him up and spit him out,you can beleive that.No need to worry. He will never make it to the WH.
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RethugAssKicker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 10:30 PM
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5. idiot
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 10:40 PM
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6. Shall we vote on it?
Cause I'll second it.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 10:50 PM
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8. Wrights remarks were based on hate, just as were remarks from the Catholic Church
and other Christian groups throughout the years against the Jews

In fact your remarks indicate to me you know very little about the history of African Americans in this country

You don't like what Obama said, you think he is a phony, then don't vote for him, but your inane remarks indicate to me if you heard his speech, you weren't listening




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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 10:27 PM
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3. Off to the greatest page with you.
I agree that these are things that we all "know". And it's the "knowing" them, but NOT discussing them that makes race relations in this country so strained and painful.

Obama, from the inception of his candidacy, has encouraged, if by nothing else than his genetic makeup, our nation to begin to discuss these issues. And, yes, many have found this to be cathartic.
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AGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 10:41 PM
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7. or perhaps he has to get both votes from white people and black people... HUM.
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