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“That gives legs to the story. If somebody has evidence that myself or Michelle or anybody has said something inappropriate, let them do it.”
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Like he said, if there's a tape, let's see it.
Originally posted by biggie smalls
All I have to say is: Karl Rove. How can anyone believe the crap this man spews?
I still have seen no proof of this tape existing FlyersFan.
Why Does the Michelle Obama Tape Rumor Match a 2006 Novel?
Sometimes, this rumor of this alleged tape of Michelle Obama denouncing “whitey” sounds like something out of a clichéd political thriller novel.
Actually, it sounds exactly like something out of a clichéd political thriller novel. Specifically, Stephen Frey’s The Power Broker, published in 2006 by Ballantine Books.
A major plot line of the novel is the presidential campaign of Democrat Jesse Wood, aiming to be the country’s first African American president — “Wood was handsome, smart, charismatic, and being mentioned increasingly often in the press as someone who could unite a twenty-first century America growing more, not less, racially and economically divided.” (p.35)
He’s a U.S. Senator from New York and former senior partner at a prestigious law firm. His backers include “some of the old Black Panthers.” He wants to make Puerto Rico a state, and a recurring figure in his campaign is a controversial minister from Philadelphia called “Jefferson Roundtree.”
And by page 130, his opponents find a videotape that could ruin his candidacy…
Originally posted by kosmicjack
I'm not going to waste any more of my time than I actually have to on this absurd thread.
Originally posted by Jemison
I still think there may be some truth to this story.
I'm pretty sure there's a tape out there somewhere that shows a very unappealing side of her.
What a wonderful October surprise this alleged tape would be!
But WHY do you think that? Because you wish it to be true, perhaps? There is really no other reason for people to believe it.
Originally posted by xmotex
There's no evidence that this tape ever existed, and now a strong clue that it was adapted from a work of fiction.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Because you wish it to be true, perhaps? There is really no other reason for people to believe it.
“We have seen this before. There is dirt and lies that are circulated in e-mails and they pump them out long enough until finally you, a mainstream reporter, asks me about it,” Obama said to the McClatchy reporter during a press conference aboard his campaign plane. “That gives legs to the story. If somebody has evidence that myself or Michelle or anybody has said something inappropriate, let them do it.”
Asked whether he knew it not to be true, Obama said he had answered the question.
“Frankly, my hope is people don’t play this game,” Obama said. “It is a destructive aspect of our politics. Simply because something appears in an e-mail, that should lend it no more credence than if you heard it on the corner. Presumably the job of the press is to not to go around and spread scurrilous rumors like this until there is actually anything, an iota, of substance or evidence that would substantiate it.”
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Because we 'wish it to be true'?? BH .. that's funny.
Or were you trying to be insulting?
The woman rants against white people in her college thesis (yes, yes, ... you disagree ...
she says 'for the first time in my adult life I'm proud of my country',
She wouldn't be hanging with them so much if she didn't agree with their racist bunk.
Originally posted by Sheeper
Originally posted by HowlrunnerIV
Your attitude is typical and is the reason "whitey" has such a bad rep among people of color
[edit on 4-6-2008 by HowlrunnerIV]
Well, actually it is that. Maybe I'm taking it wrong, but how I took it was, by pointing me out specifically and saying I am what the black community looks at as "whitey" then yes I see that as her calling me whitey. I don't think my opinions label me as "whitey" or racist or any reason to be looked at as a "typical whitey". Maybe I'm thinking on a higher level than you, but it is most certainly what she was insinuating. And if you'll allow me to, I very much resent anyone insinuating that I am what the black community looks at as "whitey", go through any of my posts, why should anyone say that to me and not expect me to be agitated!
[edit on 4-6-2008 by Sheeper]