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There was nothing inadequate about Mr. Obama’s race speech. It got your full attention and acknowledged your discomfort with affirmative action. It held up a mirror to our discomfort with race in America, and challenged us to work together to solve the actual problems which threaten our lives, our children’s lives, and the continued progress of the human race, which brings me to question the good news you speak about, how word travels so fast on the internet.
Yes, Reverend Wright’s malicious words, taken out of context and apparently not reflective of the man himself, will travel cyberspace until the election is over, or until Obama is out of it. And many swing voters may be impacted by it, just as voters in Virginia were impacted by Mr. Macaca.
However, I have a prediction for you. Every hateful word spoken against racial equality, or even implied, by every conservative, by every friend of McCain, will also find its way to You Tube. Mr. McCain has visited Bob Jones University. His political friends have also visited. Who knows what has been said. Many many hateful things, of this we can be certain. For every Reverend Wright, there are a dozen George Allens, and “Macaca” will continue to resonate.p>Be careful what you wish for. It will probably bite you in the [rear]. br> — Michael Strauss /p>
I’m sure you understand that in this current PC atmosphere you will labeled a racist. That of course is the natural answer to the truth about race in America.
Your article is excellent, yet incomplete, the larger problem for Sen. Obama is the nature of the church and congregation of Wright (Reverend and Mr. are terms of honor). In Michael Medved’s “Three Big Problems with Barack’s Speech,” the key requirements of church membership and the admonishment that the church was/is Afrocentric and grievance driven and Africa not America was to be venerated, in this light Wright’s preachings’ were/are in keeping with that church’s stated doctrine. As congregant, of long standing, Sen. Obama was honor bound not only to hear Wright’s message but take it to heart or get out.
Wright has been exposed and his rants should continue to be on display, unless and until he recants, repents and reforms (that would be in public). The church/congregation that cheered racist anti-American rants must do the same also in public. Sen. Obama must publicly recant, repent, and reform to keep true Americans; Black and White, Brown and Yellow, Red and all mixtures thereof, from rejecting him. Of course, if he did that his candidacy would be over.
This issue has legs and will follow Sen. Obama forever. The particular vision from his speech that will haunt him is that of him throwing his grandmother under the bus (figuratively) to protect a racist anti-American.
The only fault I could have with your piece is it didn’t go the distance. But, then, I understand time and space.p>See the truth, speak the truth.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?