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Rev. Jeremiah Wright is still Wrong!

I was asked by several people to give my feelings about Obama’s speech today. I watched the entire speech. I did not see or hear any news comments on it as of this writing:

The man is an accomplished speaker, uses the right kind of words and has the “triggers” at the correct places. However, he: 

    1)  Spoke more about defending Wright than condemning him and/or his words. He did acknowledge that he WAS in the church at times and heard the controversial comments made by Wright. He now denounces that commentary but in a way later on in the speech he condoned it.

    2)  Spoke more about black rights and their move upward than about acceptance by whites than acceptance of whites

    3)  It seemed he forgot, at least with many of the white people I knew in business, that white people are happy to see blacks move up, work hard, get an education and succeed, many of my best employees were black.

    4)  Had many of what I would consider borderline racial comments and conclusions

5)  The speech, for a non-campaign type speech, sure had a few shots at McCain, Clinton and the Conservative media, talk show hosts and conservative population in general, espoecially toward the end.

 I could go on but in conclusion I will say he made a good speech.

He didn’t offer anything to solve the problem other than the usual rhetoric and I do not think the Rev. Wright situation nor will the Rezko situation go away.

I also still say that while I believe Ferraro was wrong in the way she either said or was interpreted, I believe she is correct. His position, his celebrity, his success in the campaign thus far IS because he is black! He pulls the great majority of black voters away from Clinton (I would expect that), he gathers support from white liberals who are trying to take the edge off their own negative racial beliefs and he energizes the young, inexperienced and possibly first time voter. Add all that to the general dislike that people have always voited for Hillary Clinton and you have a front runner who is Barack Obama!

RWD

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March 18, 2008 Posted by | 2008 Election, Blogroll, Chicago, Democrat, Liberal Democrat, McCain, Obama, Political, POLITICS, President, Presidential Candidate, RIGHTWINGDOG, Senator | , , , | 2 Comments

Ministers say they didn’t endorse Obama

This is a hot off the press AP story with quotes. I would say this mess was due to extremely sloppy record keeping by Obama’s staff or some over zealous campaigning on his behalf! In either case, it don’t look good for Obama especially when the same thing happened to Hillary Clinton. One would think he would be more careful unless….

Ministers say they didn’t endorse Obama

RWD

By SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Press WriterWed Dec 26, 5:16 PM ET

“Two black South Carolina ministers listed by Barack Obama’s campaign as endorsing his White House bid say they did no such thing, and at least two others affirmed their support only after being contacted by campaign workers when questions were raised about their endorsements.

Earlier this month, Obama’s campaign released a list of what it said were nearly 130 senior pastors in South Carolina endorsing his run for the Democratic nomination. But when contacted by The Associated Press, several ministers said they have yet to decide who will get their vote and were unclear how they ended up on the Illinois senator’s list.

“I really haven’t decided to endorse him yet. I was thinking about it,” said the Rev. Clifford Gaymon of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in rural Clarendon County.

An Obama spokeswoman said the list was created after campaign organizers called ministers and asked to release their names publicly.

“We used all our resources to ensure we had the most accurate and up-to-date list, and we worked to check with everyone on the list,” said South Carolina spokeswoman Amaya Smith. “It’s a pretty long list of people.”

But some ministers said their names were used without their permission. Gaymon, mistakenly listed as retired on the Obama list, said he’s been to campaign events to find out more about the Illinois senator, but did not receive a phone call about making an endorsement.

The Rev. Michael Blue of Door of Hope Christian Church in Marion was added to the list without permission and has asked the Obama campaign to take his name off the list, said church spokesman Ronnie Green.

Inaccuracies and murky tallies are not unique to the Obama campaign when in comes to touting the endorsements of black ministers in this early voting state — rival Hillary Rodham Clinton ran into some of the same questions after her campaign released its list of endorsements from black ministers late last month.

Blacks comprise nearly half the Democratic primary vote in South Carolina, and the candidates are looking for an edge with the critical voting bloc.

The majority of people endorsing each candidate was accurate, according to the AP reviews, and many supporters said they are eager to lend a hand.

Both campaigns lists’ had some sloppy record keeping: misspelled names, churches listed in incorrect cities and beside incorrect names. But, like Clinton’s list, Obama has some other substantial inconsistencies.

When Obama’s campaign released its list of ministers Dec. 4, it said everyone on it was a senior pastor, unless otherwise noted. That meant there were 122 senior pastors and three associate pastors of different churches and ministries, including four retirees.

Before supplying a second list to the AP a day later, the campaign withdrew two names and added one, and noted a fourth associate pastor. The AP review found at least two more associate pastors and a youth pastor’s assistant.”

December 27, 2007 Posted by | 2008 Election, Christian, Clinton, Congress, Democrat, Hillary, Illinois, Liberal Democrat, Political, POLITICS, Presidential Candidate, Senator | , , | Leave a comment