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Old 03-17-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Obama will deliver a speech on race and politics Tuesday.

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Far from putting the controversial issue of race behind him, Barack Obama has decided to address the issue head on in a speech Tuesday.

"I am going to be talking not just about Reverend Wright, but the larger issue of race in this campaign — which has ramped up over the last couple of weeks," Obama told reporters in Monaca, Pennsylvania.

Obama's chief strategist David Axelrod characterized the speech, to be delivered in Philadelphia, as "a discussion on race and politics."

"Given the events of the last few weeks, Obama felt it was time to address the issue of race and politics directly, and what it means in our country," Axelrod said.
Within 24 hours we will have the text of this speech.

This topic deserves its own thread.


Race is one of America's biggest issues.


Dose supporting one candidate over another, address the core issues of race?

Will it assuage your conscious?


Can Obama be "America's get out of jail free" card?
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Can Obama be "America's get out of jail free" card?
Umm, what do you mean by this statement that you get repeating?

Please clarify for us dimmer folk.

thank u,


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I've been watching the news about "Obama's Pastor" on all the networks and what I believe I am witnessing is the assasination of Barack Obama. Maybe it's all for the better if Hillary is the nominee - if there is an economic collapse coming who the hell would want to be President. Leave it for McCain and Clinton to fight it out. From what I heard (and I admit I may not have heard it all) what Jeremiah Wright said about America is dead on RIGHT!!! It is a corrupt country (as are all countries), they have jailed a ridiculous number of young black males for minor drug use and the three strikes law is sick and twisted. Although I may change my mind right now at this particular moment I'm thinking America will get what it deserves - Hillary or McCain - not much difference between the two. You had your chance for something that could have been terrific but it seems like you've blown it. When everyone thought the media was against Hillary (it was a brilliant smokescreen) we can now see clearly this is not the case. I guess some of the same forces behind the scenes don't have to pull a trigger anymore - they can assasinate someones character through lies and exaggerations, through fear and suspicion...and of coarse race. Come to think of it I really didn't have much hope for America anyway. O.K. I actually did for a brief moment but that has completely disappeared. There is something in the air and it don't smell right. Good luck.
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Can Obama be "America's get out of jail free" card?


yes.

if we elect a black president, that will mean that racism is dead.

phew!
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" The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing "God Bless America". No, no, no, not God Bless America, God Damn America, that's in the bible for killing innocent people...God Damn America for treating our citizens as less than human"

- Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.
Chicago Trinity United Church of Christ

WHAT'S NOT ABSOLUTLEY TRUE ABOUT ANY OF THIS???

SORRY.

IT'S ALL TRUE.

SAD BUT NEVERTHELESS TRUE.
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^ see, i sort of agree with you. the point of it is correct.

and this is where the Cheesecake Factory people kind of miss the forest of rhetoric for the trees of mean-sounding words.
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I don't really understand why this story is still news. It's as if it's because it came out at the end of the week/weekend, and they want to make sure it gets its limelight on a weekday or two.
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I don't really understand why this story is still news. It's as if it's because it came out at the end of the week/weekend, and they want to make sure it gets its limelight on a weekday or two.
No, it's because the powers that be were scared about the momentum that Obama was gaining. They want Hillary Clinton as the nominee. Period (over 100,000 Republicans voted for Hillary Clinton in Texas - what does that tell you???). Therefore either handing the Presidency to McCain OR handing the great depression of 2008 to Hillary. Either way everyone loses...as usual.
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Either way everyone loses...as usual.


in my darker moments, i do think that maybe this is 1968 all over again. only more dystopic.

not that i was alive then.
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I'm with you, Irvine. I fear a repeat of the 1968 convention. If something crazy happens, i.e. Superdelegates taking this nomination away from Obama, you can expect bricks through windows, riots, police, physical mental and emotional distress and the fracture of the Democratic Party.

I don't want it to happen...but I do fear it's possibility.
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more like 72


a candidate cinching the nomination on being "against the war"

with the "youth" being his base


and then a electoral college wipe out.
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I don't expect the superdelegates to override the pledged delegates.

As far as the occasion for Obama's speech, I think it was inevitable from the beginning that some of Rev. Wright's past remarks would become an issue, and when his church decided to release Wright's sermons on video following his retirement last month, that provided journalists with a goldmine of dirt to dig through. Obama really has no choice but to address this at length if he wants to avoid large-scale abandonment by white voters scared off by the specter of the Angry Black Man, irrational though that is.
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There's a LOT more to Obama than being against the war.

The youth are also actually turning out this time around. There's no comparison between Obama and McCarthy.
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