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Sweet: Obama to confront racial divides in nation in Tuesday speech in Philadelphia.


HIGHLAND PARK, ILL.-With divisive remarks made by his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright still in the news--and threatening his presidential quest--Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Tuesday in Philadelphia will address issues of race and politics in what is being billed as a major speech.

A new Rasmussen poll shows Wright with 8 percent favorably and 73 percent say Wright's comments are racially divisive. LINK


Just 8% Have Favorable Opinion of Pastor Jeremiah Wright
Monday, March 17, 2008

Pastor Jeremiah Wright, who has become part of the national political dialogue in recent days, is viewed favorably by 8% of voters nationwide. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 58% have an unfavorable view of the Pastor whose controversial comments have created new challenges for Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign.

Wright was Obama’s Pastor until he retired last month, but Obama has repudiated the preacher’s comments.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters say that Wright’s comments are racially divisive. That opinion is held by 77% of White voters and 58% of African-American voters. In addressing the issue, Obama warned against injecting race into the campaign .

from the Obama campaign...

Philadelphia, PA – On Tuesday, March 18, 2008, Senator Barack Obama will deliver a major address on race, politics, and how we bring our country together at this important moment in our history.


Mr Obama brought race to race the day he started running.

Saying the country needed united. I guess he knew then, what all of us are fining out now. That the African american communmity does have racism in their hearts and minds.

Or was his plan to divide and then Conquer, Making himself look like a god.

Any way you slice and dice it, Obama knew.

I will find this speech very interesting, since it has been the Obama campaign who made an issue of race in politics since South Carolina. Even Rev. Jackson didn't find Bill Clinton to be racist. American people have and will talk amongst themselves about the race and gender cards in this campaign. Majority of Aferican-Americans have voted for Obama because he is black. Just like the majority of women vote for Clinton. Super delegates according to interview on Wolf Blitzer are pressured to give their vote to Obama , due to race. Farrakhan told black muslim to vote for Obama. Rev. Wright has told his congregation to vote for Obama. Its the anti-American and anti-semitic racial undertones that will hurt Obama, espically among white Americans.

"Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community. . . . Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love." James Cone, the theologian credited by Reverend Wright on the TUCC website for 'systematizing' the Black Liberation theology followed, taught and preached by TUCC pastors.

The anti-American and Anti-White beliefs of Reverand Wright and his devoted followers of 20 years, Barrack Obama and his wife Michelle, were revealed to the world on national television recently. Subsequent to these revelations, Barrack tried to distance himself from his spiritual advisor whom he once credited with providing the title of his book Audacity of Hope. However, Barrack's attempts at distancing himself are too little, too late. They are entirely superficial and nothing more than a charming dance he seems to do with the press and those willing to believe his lies out of some sense of misplaced liberal guilt.

The history of Barrack's contacts with Reverand Wright show such a degree of intimacy and interconnectedness that no self respecting person could possibly
believe Barrack was not aware of Reverand Wright's positions. Whether or not Barrack was present in the pew and heard the Preacher's words on any particular day is not relevant. It is implausible Obama did not know Wright's views and beliefs. The fact Obama is using the defense of not being present in the church at a particular time, or did not hear the words at a particular time, makes Obama look untrustworthy. He seems as though he believes he can fool the American public into thinking he is innocent and has no knowledge of Wright's teachings by using these parsed statements.

I, and others I have spoken with in Pennsylvania and Illinois, have started to wonder if Barrack is racist at home and in church and only superficially politically correct in the public eye, when the cameras are rolling, and when it is expedient for him to further his career and political aspirations. People are frightened by Barrack's long term, committed, intimate, familial relationship with someone who is Anti-White, Anti-American and a follower of Louis Farrakhan.

This is one of many times when this person has been exposed as a liar. He does one thing behind the scenes, and yet another when the cameras are rolling, when it is politically expedient and will help further his drive toward the presidency.

How stupid does Barrack think the American people are? Maybe he was listening to his wife too much, she thinks Americans are stupid and lazy. I guess part of the Obama campaign strategy was banking on the stupidity and laziness of the Americans. We would be too lazy and stupid to figure out Obama's lies regarding Tony Rezko, Reverand Wright and his stance on NAFTA. How many other lies is Obama telling us and is his campaign machine covering up? He has broken trust with the American people. He has lost credibility.

Grow up Barrack. The Presidency belongs to someone who is prepared, mature and stands up for what they believe. Not someone who will repeatedly lie to the American public to make themselves look good, while they do something else entirely different when they think no one is looking. What would happen if Obama was elected and had to stand up to Republicans to get his Agenda of Hope passed? Or to foreign leaders? How could we depend upon him to stand up for what he believes in when he is ready to break up with his long time pastor, mentor and spiritual advisor when it no longer serves him well. Obama, you clearly lack experience, maturity and respect for the American voter.

Barrack may be distancing himself from Reverand Wright. But, I am distancing myself from Barrack Obama.


An American Voter

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