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Thanks for creating this thread, I feel that it highlights a very serious issue facing the USA. That issue is the CONTROL the media is able to exert over the nation. In that list you provided I suppose it is possible for someone to have what they believe is a legitimate concern under normal conditions; however, in todays USA these issues are huge because the MEDIA makes them huge.
I find it especially interesting that here on ATS there still seems to be many who fall into this trap so willingly.
Originally posted by Equinox99
Well actually the pastor's words were taken out of context. If you actually heard his whole sermon then you would understand.
The bottom line is Barack Obama is a very shrewd politician, and chose all his past associations for one reason, they were able to advance his political ambitions. They had access to large segments of the black voting base which he needed. They were carefully picked stepping stones in his bid for the US Presidency. Like most politicians, he will say or do whatever is necessary to further his goals. The end justifies the means.
I Think You Had Better Go Back And Dwell Alittle Deeper into his voteing record my friend . This Clown Is No Better than the rest of the idiots running , With the exception Of Dr.Ron Paul ! He Is A Phoney And People see right through him ! That is The People that dont have Blinders On ! He Could Care Less About The Constitution Or The Bill Of Rights ! Vote Ron Paul 08.......
Originally posted by bigbert81
reply to post by _Del_
True; however, his votes for 'present' are actually a noted and popular strategy used in the Illinois senate to basically say 'I'd vote for it if it was revised a little'.
Obama did explain that when he voted for 'present', it was because he thought the bills unconstitutional. Shouldn't that be a good thing then?
"That hate hadn't gone away"...."white people — some cruel, some ignorant, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives." Barack Hussein Obama from Dreams Of My Father
There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out, many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs. . . It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names" Barack Hussein Obama from Dreams of My Father
"I found solice in nursing a pervasive sense of grievancee and animosity against my mother's race" Barack Hussein Obama from Dreams of My Father
Originally posted by MostlyHarmless
(I didn't read the whole thread, I'm sorry if someone has said this already)...
On the subject of Obama and Rev. Wright:
You cannot judge a person by their frequentations. Judas, for example had Irreproachable friends.
Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama is giving $2,300 in presidential campaign contributions to charity -- money he got from Aiham Alsammarae, a dual U.S.-Iraqi citizen who posted more than $2.7 million in property to help spring Tony Rezko from jail.
Obama does not ever recall meeting Alsammarae, LaBolt said.
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama was again drawn into Tony Rezko's corruption trial on Monday, when the prosecution's star witness placed Obama at a party for an Iraqi-born billionaire who was later barred entry to the United States.
Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said Monday that the senator "does not recall meeting Nadhmi Auchi at any time or on any occasion," and that Obama and his wife do not remember attending the party.Rezko, 52, was a major fundraiser for Obama CHICAGO - The government's star witness at the fraud trial of Antoin "Tony" Rezko testified Monday that Sen. Barack Obama and his wife attended a party four years ago at the home of the indicted political fundraiser.
Stuart Levine said the party took place in April 2004 and was held to honor Iraqi-born Nadhmi Auchi, a London-based billionaire who was visiting the United States at the time.
Auchi -- who lives in London -- had been convicted of fraud in France in 2003. After visiting Chicago and Detroit in 2004, he wasn't allowed back into this country in 2005, according to a prosecution filing in the Rezko case. Gov. Blagojevich hosted a separate dinner party for Auchi two days earlier, at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Chicago, the Sun-Times has reported.
This morning at the Tony Rezko trial, before jurors entered the courtroom, lawyers discuss the expected testimony of Elie Maloof. Though Maloof is accused of making a straw donation to Barack Obama's campaign, lawyers and the judge this morning tiptoed around Obama's name, never mentioning it.
It appears when Maloof takes the stand in Rezko's trial, Obama will be kept out of the picture. Maloof is testifying with a grant of immunity from prosecution.
Maloof is a Rezko associate who allegedly made a straw donation to Obama's Senatorial campaign at Rezko's behest. That allegation was outlined in the government's proffer of evidence before the trial. Obama wasn't named in the proffer, he was just referred to as a political candidate. But the Chicago Sun-Times, citing a source, reported Obama was that candidate. Obama was not accused of wrongdoing and subsequently donated Maloof's money (and other Rezko-related cash) to charity.
I'm still on the fence about Obama. I don't see how denying the truthful statements about him helps anyone
Originally posted by dave420
Care to show us where he's a racist black-panther-esque "black liberalist"?