"I don't think my church is particularly controversial."
Rev. Wright is "like an old uncle who sometimes says things I don't agree with."
"The emotion between the races could never be pure..... the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart."
"I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites"
"never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself..".
"I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations."
"The person who made me proudest of all, though, was [half brother] Roy .. He converted to Islam."
"...I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."
"I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator."
"I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying."
"You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt."
Originally posted by jetxnet
I think you missed this post:
Barack and Michelle are lieing to everyone telling them that they grew up poor. It's rediculous, because if you 10 minutes worth of reasearch, you'll find that:
Barack is not in office because of backing from shady corporations or family fortune, like the Bush clan. Bush and McCain are the same in most political aspects and they are both super rich elitists.
It's something special about Barack. With his background from working for the grassroot americans and his proposals to fix the screwed up US economy, ending the war in Iraq etc, I don't doubt for a second that he would be a better president than John McCain.
I am very good at research Mental, have a very strong background in research and problem-solving.
Originally posted by jetxnet
Obama got Rezko Congressional approved funding to start these operations in his district. Congress didn't know though that Obama and Rezko were a team. Rezko got the funding and gave a large percentage of his earnings back to Obama which is illegal. All this money is from American Taxpayers.
This is just the tip of the Iceberg .. there is much more you should know about Obama.
I am confused, if this is true, then how can he get the nomination? Shouldn't he be in jail? I would say do a little research instead of repeating talking points you hear from Faux News, but I guess you have done your research, it just appears that Obama, much like Bush is above the law I guess.
Originally posted by seagull
I would encourage you, and others, to start ignoring the ads, and slanted, in which ever direction, commentary, and start listening for yourself. The speeches are, for the most part, available on the internet, without any commentary. Don't let the news media, bloggers, whomever, decide for you.
Listen with both ears, then use your brain and decide for yourself. You support Obama, good for you...if others support McCain, good for them. Just make sure your decision was made by YOU, not FOR you...that is after all what these sites are designed to do, keep you from thinking, and just react...