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March 19, 2008

The Speech (In Case You Missed It)

The Text.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

John K. says: So last friday Obama said he never heard those phrases and was not present when those sermons were delivered. Then Olbermouth said Obama could not have heard those phrases because at the one he was linked to he was in Miami. And yesterday, Obama said he did hear those phrases and was profoundly disturbed. Not distrubed enough. He kept him on as advisor and retains his membership in that church. So just who did he make a fool out of here? You left wing kooks and the stuff you will try to sell. And oh yah, we are going to play those videos of Rev. Wright. He is the face of the current liberal movement.

Anonymous said...

John K proves again that he can't (or choses not to) read.

Here's what Obama said in that speech:

I have already condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy. For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely - just as I'm sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.

Try to read that again, John. This time carefully. He clearly condemns the comments made by Rev Wright that caused the uproar. He then follows that by saying that he while has heard Wright make "remarks that could be considered controversial" while in church, he disagrees with those, too.

Are they the same comments? Read it again, John. They're not.

You can't fully comprehend what you're reading, can you John?

LOL LMAO at your illiteracy! Just like every other inbred rightwingnut kook - you can't read! LOL This is just too easy!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

John K. says: I read it. And last friday this very same Obama said he never heard any of those sermons. Now he says he did. Spin this any way you want. He is still a member of this church and had a 20 year friendship with this guy. Good thing he is not a mormon. LOL LOL LMAO Stuck your foot in it again eh?

Maria said...

Lookie! Stop the pee-pee jokes already, PLEASE. They're annoying everyone. You're actually becoming almost as annoying as JK himself.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Obama is nothing more than an ACORN activist. He spouts lies and BS if it furthers his end. And when you disagree, he threatens to yell racist and bigot. As if those terms mean squat anymore. Remember, at the end of Obama's speech, he threatened all the media outlets that if they did not stop running those videos that is exactly what he would do. ACORN does that. Oh Yah, we will play those Rev Wright vidoes. Oh Yah LOL LOL LMAO

Anonymous said...

In a major speech Tuesday, Obama condemned the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's shocking verbal assaults against the U.S. dating back to 2001.


But in April of last year, Obama was quick to demand Imus' ouster for making a racially insensitive remark.


“There’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude,” Obama told ABC News in an April 11 interview demanding Imus' resignation.


Obama told ABC in the interview he would never appear again on Imus’ show after Imus set off a firestorm of outrage when he called members of the women’s basketball team at Rutgers University “nappy-headed hos” on his popular morning talk show.


“He didn’t just cross the line,” Obama raged then. “He fed into some of the worst stereotypes that my two young daughters are having to deal with today in America.”

Caught this off the web. I guess Obama has no problem with people on his staff name calling as long as it is directed towards a whole white population.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I forgot to site the source of the above quotes on Obama. That was off of NewsMax, Inside Cover. "Obama defends Rev. Wright...." Wed. 3-19-08

Schmuck Shitrock said...

Wright is on Obama's staff? You are so well informed, Anon. No wonder you proudly take responsibility for what you post here!

Anonymous said...

What concerns me most about Obama is the followers. They refuse to be honest with any criticism about him. It's like watching star trek.

Anonymous said...

he proves at ever turn he is a racist, sexist, homophobic jerk, look who he has on his campaign trail, Donnie McClurkin,Isaiah Washington, let alone his minister, and he even threw his grandmother under the bus, might I add his wife quote, who in her life is the first time she is proud of the United States(from her own mouth)...

Anonymous said...

shmut shitrock, you chose a very apt name. If you were not so anal, you wouldn't be shitting rocks. Face it, this guy Obama is a genuine Jive artist. I've worked wth many like him, and they are very suductive.I should sign my name, I'm "Normal bowell movement" Feels good!!!!

Schmuck Shitrock said...

Anon@8:02:
Actually, I was awarded this name by two of the loonier members of the FringeNut tribe, of which you seem to be a proud member.

FYI -- and your clever, distinctive style informs me that you don't pay much attention to what goes on around here -- I'm not a very firm Obama supporter. I'd leave him in a minute if an actual Democrat would run. But I'll be damned if I'll vote for Sen. Clinton, whose attitudes about many things are way to the right of McCain.

Speaking of firm and/or running, thanks for the advice. I could tell you were an expert on bowel movements before you even mentioned them.

I'm very pleased to hear that you've worked. I guess those "Hire the Handicapped" campaigns are finally yeilding some results.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Carbolic Smoke Ball nailed it: What Obama ment to say was that Republicans invented aids to kill blacks. Based on comments in here that is what some of you left wingers think.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Morons all, aids I believe was lab created but the United States of America would do that? Come on people, read, read, read, it is real simple, Obama the uniter not the devider, ya right he threw his grandmother under the bus, his wife makes comments like this is the first time in my life I am proud to be American, and the one I like is I am for all people, ya right, so he puts racist, sexist, homophobic, jerks on his campaign trail...
Hypocrite of the Week: Barack Obama
Op-Ed
Article Date: 02/29/2008

By Duane Wells
With the critical March 4th Democratic primaries in Texas and Ohio looming near, this week, Barack Obama released an open letter to the gay community in which he writes:

“I’m running for President to build an America that lives up to our founding promise of equality for all—a promise that extends to our gay brothers and sisters. It’s wrong to have millions of Americans living as second-class citizens in this nation.”

In addition to this magnificently worded missive, Obama also announced plans to run the aforementioned open letter in an ad campaign specifically targeted to the gay community.

But my question is: Where was all this love, respect and concern for the gay community back in October, 2007, when the junior Senator from Illinois was actively courting the conservative African-American vote in South Carolina with his pal and supporter, ex-gay minister Donnie McClurkin? The same Donnie McClurkin who performed at the 2004 Republican convention and cozied up to that famous agent of change, George W. Bush.

Where were the ads in the local gay press in South Carolina talking about what a friend the Senator was to the LGBT community? South Carolina: An area where such pronouncements might not have been so well received by the stridently homophobic demographic whose support the Obama campaign needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in that state’s primary?

And in what forum back in South Carolina, when his campaign was struggling, did Obama espouse lofty goals like using “the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws,” as he does in this new and timely appeal to the LGBT community?

Senator Obama had none of these messages in South Carolina, more than likely because it was not politically expedient for him to write such a letter back then. However now, with the race tight and the stakes high, Obama is now finally extending an olive branch to the very gay community that he quite unashamedly distanced himself from in South Carolina.

The fact of the matter is that when the Human Rights Campaign’s Joe Solmonese and other gay rights leaders urged Obama to cancel Donnie McClurkin’s appearance at one of his Faith and Family Values tour stops, their arguments fell on deaf ears. This despite the suggestion that the endorsement of someone as antagonistic to the gay community as McClurkin could be construed as an effort by his campaign to cultivate the support of black evangelicals at the expense of the campaign’s stated commitment to gay and lesbian equality.

Boldly ignoring the obvious implications of such a slight, Obama and his staff brushed off the criticism simply citing the Senator’s belief that the country needed to broaden its reach of equal rights.

In all fairness, the campaign reiterated that Obama did not agree with McClurkin’s stance on homosexuality and even reportedly went so far as to distribute memos detailing the candidate’s differences with McClurkin on gay and lesbian issues to the media following McClurkin’s performance. Sadly, the campaign did not distribute the same memo to the many voting "believers" gathered to hear McClurkin perform and proclaim, “God saved me from homosexuality!”.

While all of these actions on behalf of the Obama campaign were fine, good and indeed necessary, they did not address the fundamental question at hand: Why did Obama circle the wagons around his decision to have McClurkin perform? Might it have had something to do with how beloved the Grammy award-winning Christian performer is in the African-American Christian community?
And might it also have had something to do with how McClurkin’s performance might shape the junior Senator’s perception among an African-American electorate whose support had been tipped in favor of Hillary Clinton theretofore? One wonders.

It’s clear that if McClurkin had been a Nazi sympathizer, Senator Obama would not have expected the Jewish community to accept the singer’s appearance on a program designed to attract votes from a constituency known to have neo-Nazi tendencies. Nor would the Obama campaign now be reaching out to the Jewish community in Texas and Ohio touting their candidate’s long-standing friendship and support for them.

So in what way does Obama’s latest outreach to the LGBT community at this critical juncture in Texas and Ohio not appear disingenuous? In what way have his actions leading up to this moment not sidelined and marginalized the gay community as ‘second-class’ in terms of where they have fallen on his campaign’s list of priorities?



How on earth is “equality for all” achieved when one constituency’s value is weighted differently from others possessed of more mainstream appeal, until such a time as that constituency’s support becomes critical?

Sorry Mr. Obama, this is where the rubber hits the road. Prior to your cowardly actions during the South Carolina primary, the LGBT community willingly accepted you at your word, believing that you would be a true friend, despite your imited record of support on gay and lesbian issues.

But that was then and this is now.

Because he did nothng when he was asked to take action on behalf of an issue of importance the LGBT community, and yet now asks the LGBT community to accept him as a friend and support his political ambitions in Texas and Ohio, Senator Barack Obama is the Hypocrite of the Week.

" ONE LAST THING" from me remember he had Isaiah Washington, on this campaign trail and we know what he did to a gay man on Grey's Anatomy. http://www.tmz.com/2006/10/22/isaiah-washington-a-terror-on-the-set/

go there see what this man who is an open supporter of Obama...

Anonymous said...

This is for Schmuck SR. Don't look for any comeback zingers in this. I am apoligizing for my stupid remarks. You are right. I don't know much about what is going on here. I started following DV and Maria, because I wanted to know what people were saying. But I fell into defensive shit-throwing behavior. So, I learned nothing. I'll continue to read and I might make some comments, but they will not be personal or defensive. I don't want to read about me! Although, I am a little interesting. Oops! I guess that was defensive. It will take some practice. Anonomus is my name, but you can call me sincerety.

ptw said...

Lies of Omission: Rev. Wright in Context!

Also the truth about Senator Obama ...

Anonymous said...

“He didn’t just cross the line,” Obama raged then. “He fed into some of the worst stereotypes that my two young daughters are having to deal with today in America.”

Still a relevant remark. Have hs daughters heard any whiteman stereotypes lately?