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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama's Speech


For the past several days right wing palaverers like Sean Hannity and other extreme right wing dingbats have been frothing at the mouth and gleefully showing the now infamous viral video of Reverend Jeremiah Wright and his sermon. This has given them what they see as a golden opportunity to throw a roadblock in the way of the candidacy of Barack Obama.
Obama responded yesterday in Philadelphia with a masterful address, a speech that ranks high amongst the best speeches of our history.
He demonstrated, with masterful eloquence, that it is Obama’s words, not those of his former pastor’s, that should matter to us.
“On one end of the spectrum, we've heard the implication that my candidacy is somehow an exercise in affirmative action; that it's based solely on the desire of wide-eyed liberals to purchase racial reconciliation on the cheap. On the other end, we've heard my former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, use incendiary language to express views that have the potential not only to widen the racial divide, but views that denigrate both the greatness and the goodness of our nation, and that rightly offend white and black alike,” said Obama.
He also said “I have already condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy and, in some cases, pain. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely — just as I'm sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.”
The right wing fear mongering hacks will foam at the mouth and spread fear and hate to further their own agendas no matter who is the Democratic nominee and they will be a constant source of divisiveness and agitation for any foreseeable future. It is up to public opinion to diminish their influence by ignoring such despicable “talk show” personalities and commentators.

Here is a link to Obama’s speech.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88478467

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