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Old 01-25-2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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Sen. Obama response to Harry Belafonte

[q]Obama won't join Belafonte's chorus
Pans likening security agency to Gestapo, calling Bush terrorist

By Jeff Zeleny
Washington Bureau
Published January 23, 2006

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barack Obama on Sunday gently criticized two comments by civil rights activist Harry Belafonte in which he called the Department of Homeland Security a "new Gestapo" and referred to President Bush as "the greatest terrorist in the world."

"I never use Nazi analogies because I think that those were unique," Obama (D-Ill.) said on NBC's "Meet the Press." But he added: "I think people are rightly concerned that we strike the right balance between our concerns for civil liberties and the uniform concern that all of us have about protecting ourselves from terrorism."

As for the remark about the president, Obama said: "I don't think it's appropriate. That's not language that I would use, but keep in mind one of the great things about the United States is all of our citizens have the right to speak our minds about what's going on politically."

In his first appearance on the high-profile Sunday talk show since being sworn into office, Obama also was asked to respond an assertion last week by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) that the Bush administration "will go down in history as one of the worst that has ever governed our country."

While he criticized the response to Hurricane Katrina and its Iraq policy, Obama disagreed with Clinton's assessment of Bush.

"That's a tough standard to meet," Obama said. "We've had some pretty bad ones, so I don't prognosticate in terms of where George Bush will place in American history."

Meanwhile, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) chastised Karl Rove, the president's chief political strategist, for declaring late last week that Republicans would maintain their hold over Congress because Democrats hold weak positions on the war on terrorism and have questioned the administration's eavesdropping program and the USA Patriot Act.

"Karl Rove is just trying to exploit what he considers a fear factor in American politics to try to overlook the obvious," Durbin said, adding, "There is bipartisan support for America's national security."

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Obama in 08? Is it too soon?
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Obama shows more class than Mr. Belafonte and his Buddy Chavez.
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I just finished his book the other day - he's a really thoughful man, some wonderful stories from his childhood there. It's mostly about his search for what it means to be a black man in America, and I really enjoyed his style.
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Mark Warner's running mate in '08 perhaps?
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U2dem, what do you know about Obama's following in the African-American community? I have read that some find it a bit hard to connect immediately to him, compared to other black politicians, because of his family's "recent arrival" status and therefore possibly shakier feel for the legacy of African-American life and ways. But perhaps that was all disingenuous partisan analysis.
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U2dem, what do you know about Obama's following in the African-American community? I have read that some find it a bit hard to connect immediately to him, compared to other black politicians, because of his family's "recent arrival" status and therefore possibly shakier feel for the legacy of African-American life and ways. But perhaps that was all disingenuous partisan analysis.
Where did hear this?

He won by the biggest magain than any other senator in the last election, and his approval ratings remain high.

It sounds like partisan race card BS.
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I'm pretty sure one source was an NYT news analysis, actually. Though they do have a fair number of New Republic-ish apologists writing for them.

Of course it's not like most African-Americans would vote Republican even if they weren't wholly enthralled with the Dem candidate--I didn't mean to imply that.
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Where did hear this?

He won by the biggest magain than any other senator in the last election, and his approval ratings remain high.

It sounds like partisan race card BS.
I can't imagine how a Republican could successfully float such an idea.
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