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Originally posted by wutone
What is worse is that Obama is pushing for, or at least taking advantage of this.
Originally posted by Witness2008
reply to post by blimpseeker
And your comparrison of Obama with Sammy Davis is probably the dancing skills they both share? Right?
Originally posted by SRTkid86
most of his supporters are NOT able to note anything of importance he has done with his seat in the senate.
Originally posted by jetxnet
Jamie, that is errie, you have to wonder if the Close Encounter theme was on purpose or what. Obama is no Alien and doesn't have Alien type Intelligence, that is for dam sure.
[edit on 2-6-2008 by jetxnet]
Of course, even James Cone, the radical founder of black-liberation theology, sees himself as synthesizing the moderation of Martin Luther King Jr. with the radicalism of Malcolm X. Obama here seems to be calling for an inside/outside strategy like the one he would have learned working with Chicago Acorn. Note Obama’s reference to the controversial tradition of “direct action” favored by Acorn (and earlier by Saul Alinsky, whose tradition of radicalism the book is meant to carry on). Obama offers radicalism with a moderate face.
MYSTERY SOLVED So it would appear that Obama’s own writings solve the mystery of why he stayed at Trinity for 20 years. Obama’s long-held and decidedly audacious hope has been to spread Wright’s radical spirit by linking it to a viable, left-leaning political program, with Obama himself at the center. The revolutionizing power of a politically awakened black church is not some side issue, or merely a personal matter, but has been the signature theme of Obama’s grand political strategy.
Lucky for Obama, this political background is unfamiliar to most Americans. There are others who share Obama’s approach, however. Take a look at this piece by Manhattan Institute scholar Steven Malanga on “The Rise Of The Religious Left” and you will see exactly where Obama is coming from. Malanga ends his account by noting that religious-left activists often partner with groups like MoveOn.org and attend gatherings featuring speakers like Michael Moore. After the 2004 election, there was some talk of the Democratic party “purging” MoveOn and Moore. Far from purging its radical Left, however, the Democratic party is now just inches away from placing it in the driver’s seat. That is the real meaning of the fiasco at Trinity Church.
Originally posted by vision
I had to mention his middle name for all the racists who can't get past skin color.