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Old 04-30-2008, 09:29 AM
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Wright isn't running for President, so who cares what he has/had to say. Obama said himself the Wright he knew 20 years ago isn't the same person today.

As a Black man I know the kind of person Wright is. I could sit and listen to him then challenge his views the same way I do here on the forums. That does not mean I represent everything he say all the time. That does not mean this type of person can't be a friend on some level?

When Wright calls out Obama and says things along the lines of Obama is a politician, people are automatically going to assume he is trying to weasel his way out of any situation. Also b/c the media and everyone are joining these two at the hip now he has no choice but to go against him. Obama isn't a sheep. He does not HAVE to agree with everything Wright says. There could be great qualities about the man. It's up to Obama to decide what he feels is appropriate.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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No, You said that everything he said was taken out of context by the media, the Republicans and Clinton. I was the one that said he has freedom of speech. There you go again defending your position because you can't admit you were wrong.
Much of what Rev. Wright says remains true, unfortunately he, rather callously, chose the wrong time to do it. Because of the corporate media's odd fascination with him, he must have known the political hurt he would put on Obama by his appearances this past weekend, yet he went ahead anyway. Those are not the actions of a friend, if I were Obama I would be boiling mad.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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Obama said himself the Wright he knew 20 years ago isn't the same person today.
What about all the time between 20 years ago and today. Years 19,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2???? Obama had Wright as his mentor year after year after year. Did Wright suddenly become a hate-monger and racist overnight? Don't think so. Obama truely has poor judgement and it shows. It shows in the 20 years he let Wright be his mentor, and it also shows in that Obama is only now distancing himself because he is being forced to. Remember this issue came up SEVERAL weeks back and Obama used it as a chance for another speech and to utter his "typical white person" remark, instead of denouncing the Rev.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:37 AM
 
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Good as long as Obama and Wright are separated "at the hips" its the best scenario
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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What about all the time between 20 years ago and today. Years 19,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2???? Obama had Wright as his mentor year after year after year. Did Wright suddenly become a hate-monger and racist overnight? Don't think so. Obama truely has poor judgement and it shows. It shows in the 20 years he let Wright be his mentor, and it also shows in that Obama is only now distancing himself because he is being forced to. Remember this issue came up SEVERAL weeks back and Obama used it as a chance for another speech and to utter his "typical white person" remark, instead of denouncing the Rev.
in answer to your spam, Obama concern is the american people NOT gossip media

The clintons invited Wright to the WH
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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Many of you should be politicians yourselves. You certainly know how to skirt the issue. My question was simple. Do you regret defending Reverend Wright now that Obama has come out and condemned some of his preaching? It's a simple yes or no question.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:46 AM
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What about all the time between 20 years ago and today. Years 19,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2???? Obama had Wright as his mentor year after year after year. Did Wright suddenly become a hate-monger and racist overnight? Don't think so. Obama truely has poor judgement and it shows. It shows in the 20 years he let Wright be his mentor, and it also shows in that Obama is only now distancing himself because he is being forced to. Remember this issue came up SEVERAL weeks back and Obama used it as a chance for another speech and to utter his "typical white person" remark, instead of denouncing the Rev.

Obama isn't the sheep that you want him to be.

As an American do you agree with 100% of what the gov't says and does? They do represent us on the World stage. If not why haven't you moved to another country.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I DEFENDED FREEDOM OF SPEECH, GIVE ME FREEDOM OR GIVE ME DEATH
Nice deflection. No one is saying that Mr. Wright doesn't have the freedom to say what he wants. The issue is that Obama was so close to this man for so long that he considered him a mentor and advisor. That he is now disavowing Wright shows that Obama will do and say anything to get elected, or that he is so naive and/or clueless that he went 20 years without knowing that his mentor and advisor is a hateful racist. Either way it should show anyone with half a brain that he has very poor judgement and has no business being president of a country of 300 million people.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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Many of you know should be politicians yourselves. You certainly know how to skirt the issue. My question was simple. Do you regret defending Reverend Wright now that Obama has come out and condemned some of his preaching? It's a simple yes or no question.
What it sounds like to me, is you're attempting to play a gotcha game. Otherwise what's the point?
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I feel vindicated.I feel my intuition is right on the money.

I think Obama and his handlers think people must be stupid.

WE know that Sunday was not the first time Obama heard Wright's world on these issues.

We know he has heard them before.

But, being the "typical" politician that he is, instead of denouncing them many years ago, he's just doing that now to save his candidacy.

It's very transparent for those who can see.

For those that are still blind, you will see soon.
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