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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:35 AM
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Obama refers to 'my Muslim faith" on TV this morning
A righty already posted the you tube link in the local newspaper comments. I'm certain it will be very viral very soon.

I did not see the interview; can some one please give me context so I can refute the claim that "Hussein bin Obama is finally admitting it"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zQK_EhDhZQ
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:37 AM
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It was used with sarcasm.
But thanks for passing it on. /sarcasm
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:37 AM
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1. Links to the interview
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:14 PM
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40. The portion in question begins about 1/3 of the way in to Part 3
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everything-bolt-up Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:37 AM
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2. no he did not!!!!!!! O.M. G. - Barack may need some sleep !
Please someone say it aint so!!!!!
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:38 AM
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5. Calm the hell down.
Instead of going crazy, watch the whole interview on the abcnews website or the link I posted above.
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live love laugh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:38 AM
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3. That's all you got? Seriesly??!??!!1?? n/t
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:38 AM
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4. He was saying that McCain has not personally implied he is muslim....
Edited on Sun Sep-07-08 11:39 AM by timeforarevolution
but that Republican operatives have. He said McCain had not talked about "my muslim faith,"...saying McCain hasn't been saying he's muslim.

Oh yes, it will be spun and the die-hard right-wing will use it ad nauseum, but it won't sway anyone currently undecided. The whole muslim thing only plays to the fundi, right-wing, racist crazies.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:40 AM
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8. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
> The whole muslim thing only plays with the right-wing crazies.

Those "right-wing crazies" are bristling with guns and are filled to the brim with hate for Obama.
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:45 AM
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16. Oh, trust me, I agree.
I'm surrounded by them and it's why the choice of Palin has energized them to dangerous levels, so my fight is now very focused on exposing racists for what they are.

I'm actually goading them to quit being so politically correct (they've chastised "liberal pussies" for being political correct for two decades now) and just "call a spade a spade," quit using all the other BS being passed around and just say you don't like him, and you FEAR him, because he's BLACK.

Bottom line. That's what this race is now about and we can't run from it, and I refuse to let the other side run from it.

It's like a festering boil that needs to erupt and then be exposed to fresh air in order to start healing. Too many in this country aren't aware how prevalent it is; they need to know, so they can be repulsed by the extremists within our own country.
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:59 AM
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29. and hate for the rest of us too
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LVZ Donating Member (632 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:44 AM
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15. Don't be so sure, there is latent even subconscious racism out there ...
Earlier in the year I was surprised to hear from a respected, liberal, highly intelligent, non-practicing Jewish friend, and college instructor with two Masters degrees that she preferred Hillary Clinton because Obama was a muslim.

That was a shock to be sure.



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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:46 AM
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18. No, you're right...
I was being hopeful in saying it only plays with "them." You're absolutely right though; it's rather astonishing, but I refuse to run from it and am fighting it head on every single day where I am.
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:00 PM
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30. Well now thanks to you
we know the context of what Barack said.. Thanks :hi:

And oh yea, the op-spinners will have a field day with it. Oh well I could use the opportunity to point and LOL if I personally hear anyone say, 'but he said he was a muslim.'
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:10 PM
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38. You know, I'd like to see more people shut this whole stupid
thing down by tackling the bigotry at the heart of it. Is there a problem with someone being Muslim? I thought this country welcomed everyone?

Obama ought to go to Detroit and just turn this whole thing around on them. Bring along Keith Ellison. Stand there with a bunch of people from the large Arab American population there. And ask if McCain's campaign has a problem with Muslims.
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:39 AM
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6. Boy oh boy, three little syllables sure could've helped on this one...
"...my SUPPOSED Muslim faith..."

argh
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:40 AM
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7. No - its true. He is a covert jihadist in kahoots with OBL.
WTF?
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:41 AM
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12. Hahahahaha teehee hahahaha
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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:40 AM
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9. It was on George Stephanopoulos' show this morning..........
HOWEVER, THE REPUKES DIDN'T SEE FIT TO LET THE VIDEO CONTINUE ON ...................OBAMA WAS TALKING ABOUT 'HIS MUSLIM FAITH' IN QUOTES, SO TO SPEAK, NOT AS A TRUE FACT.

I NOTED THAT UNDERNEATH THE VIDEO, IT APPEARS THAT IT IS IN RESPONSE TO ANOTHER VIDEO.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:51 AM
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23. In a world of sound bytes this is going to make the rounds to reinforce
those who already believe he is and to push those who are uncertain about what the truth is. Hopefully that does not include many of our own party.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:41 AM
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10. Good, it will give Obama a chance to talk about it head on
nt

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riverdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:46 AM
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17. He has talked about it head on.
He devoted an entire speech to it. There are people who simply don't want to let it go, because these lies are their only hope.
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LiveLiberally Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:49 AM
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21. I agree with you...
I watched the interview, and the point of George S.'s question was that the McCain camp has categorically denied spreading rumors about Obama's "muslim connections." If the right-wing attack dogs take his reply out-of-context to do exactly that, Obama can with even greater credibility call them out for it.

As far as I'm concerned, the rumor mills have done their job on this issue during the primaries. At this point, the more it is confronted now the better.

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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:41 AM
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11. might want to edit your headline to reflect "right wingers take Obama statement out of context"
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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:52 AM
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25. agreed n/t
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:43 AM
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13. Why only such a short clip?
Because any more than what they showed would reveal the context of the comment.

OMG!
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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:02 PM
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32. exactly. n/t
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Dollface Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:43 AM
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14. They were discussing the continued attacks on his Christian faith and he said McCain, personally,
has not attacked him on his Muslim faith, referring to the rumors on the right wing blogosphere. The minute it passed his lips I knew it would removed from its context. I am impressed that it happened so fast, but not surprised I guess.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:49 AM
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19. It's obvious that" my muslim faith" is in quotes attributed to Mc
Cain's not mentioning the lie.Gees! What nasty edited tidbit won't the desparate RW grab to try to chink the Obama armor? :crazy:
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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:49 AM
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20. Here is the direct quote
Edited on Sun Sep-07-08 11:53 AM by whrab
BO: What I was suggesting... you're absolutely right that McCain has not talked about "my Muslim faith", and you're absolutely right that...
GS: (interrupting) Your Christian faith.
BO: My Christian faith. (smirking) Well, what I'm saying is that he hasn't suggested that I'm a Muslim.

Do you need more?
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:54 AM
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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:50 AM
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22. Change you headline, please, it is misleading. nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:52 AM
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:16 PM
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42. as they say, don't let the door hit ya...
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:52 AM
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26. Freepers are LOVING it
Because it proves he's a secret Muslim.

sigh

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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:04 PM
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34. they got nothing. n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 11:57 AM
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i-grok Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:04 PM
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33. Indeed. We should ignore it so it will go away.
:shrug:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:10 PM
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:01 PM
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31. It looks edited.....
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:05 PM
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35. IN CONTEXT
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Clovis Sangrail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:07 PM
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36. watch the interview /nt
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:12 PM
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39. awferchrissake... not another one. yawn.
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:14 PM
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41. People, settle the fuck down!!
I asked a question; needing something fast to refute a comment in my local (online) newspaper, I didn't have time to "watch the interview" or "edit my headline", I came to DU.

To those of you who did give me useful information, thank you.

For those of you who violate DU rules and called me--a long time DUer-- a "freeper troll", welL..what could I say that wouldn't just take me down to your level?
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-07-08 12:17 PM
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43. Locking
The title is misleading and inflammatory.

Cheers,

cbayer
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