What did you think about the speech? Discussion here.
Today Barack Obama gave a lofty lecture on the state of race relations in America; stemming from the day of the founders, recounting their failure to address the "original sin of slavery," through the decades of discrimination and civil rights crusades, to the tirades of hate America sermons from his spiritual advisor, Pastor Jerimiah Wright.
Does anyone see the irony of this condemnation of racism in America? Barack Obama is the Democratic front runner for the Presidency, for gods sake!! Granted, he was forced to answer criticism about his 20 year friendship with a black separatist preacher who blamed America for the attack on 9/ll (the chickens came home to rooste); and, charged that our Government infected the urban black community with HIV. Is any of that about racism? NO..those rants could be likened to Left-Wing anti-American conspiracy theories.
Obama implied that all of us have heard offensive remarks from the pulpit; WRONG. If my priest ever cursed America he'd be gone. It's become evident that black Americans dance to different drummer...they don't respect the founding fathers of this nation the way whites do. Coincidentally, David McCollough's JOHN ADAMS aired this weekend. Tom Hanks produced the seven part series and it was carefully produced to instruct today's history deprived younger citizens about the wonder of our fight for independence, the men who formed our Country and wrote the glorious Constitution.
All Obama had to say about "we the people" is that they allowed slavery for profit to continue and that's the reason blacks have less fond regard for American history. Will President Barack Obama spend much of his term fixing the perceived wrongs done to the black man since the beginning of America? Is that what he means by the "urgency of now"..by "CHANGE?"
(Here come de Judge)
Did this speech put the pastor gaff behind him? No..Obama used his "famous judgement" to make his self-defense grander; to address how black and white America feel about each other. Maybe it was courageous to focus on the taboo issue of race that couldn't help to further his ambition for high office; nor, assuage the doubts of white working men in Pennsylvania or the rest of the Country who really don't want to talk about race throughout this long Primary nor into the campaign for President ...it's tiresome.
(The woman's touch)
Smartly Hillary Clinton has nothing to add on the topic...she's serving the voters easy to digest comfort foods to put on their kitchen tables; end the war in Iraq, fight terrorism, save the economy for the middle class, improve public school education, universal health care, all the old stand-bys...home made recipes, good for the American soul.