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I had just been asked a question -- I don't remember which one -- and Obama was sitting right next to me. Then the moderator went across the room, I think to Chris Dodd, so I thought I was home free for a while. I wasn't going to listen to the next question. I was about to say something to Obama when the moderator turned to me and said, 'So, Gov. Richardson, what do you think of that?' But I wasn't paying any attention! I was about to say, 'Could you repeat the question? I wasn't listening.' But I wasn't about to say I wasn't listening. I looked at Obama. I was just horrified. And Obama whispered, 'Katrina. Katrina.' The question was on Katrina! So I said, 'On Katrina, my policy . . .' Obama could have just thrown me under the bus. So I said, 'Obama, that was good of you to do that.'"
Originally posted by Anatomic Bomb
I don't know if other people in the running for the WH would have done that.
Originally posted by coven
This is actually Standard procedure on ANY political Campaign. You should see the candidates hanging out before and after a debate if you want to see the REALLY interesting conversation.
We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian... Our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation. We constantly affirm our trust in God through cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the Black Community.
Obama could have just thrown me under the bus. So I said, 'Obama, that was good of you to do that.'"
Originally posted by bigbert81
reply to post by jbondo
Ok, here's what I see. I see someone who votes for candidates based on their religious beliefs instead of their policies, DESPITE the need for a separation of church and state.
I also see a black church talking about it's proud heritage. I see something on the site that says they'll remain true to their mother land; however, to say that Barack Obama has pledged allegiance to Africa and not America is downright wrong.
Forget his church. Look at his policies. Look at the fact that he seems to understand that forcing people to pay for something they can't afford or that can't help them is wrong.
People shouldn't be judging candidates based off their church or church doctrines. You're missing the whole point.
1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the White Community
3. Commitment to the White Family
4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness"
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the White Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.