posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 06:08 PM
Just some Obama quotes. I left out the redistribution of wealth, bankrupting the coal industry comments, and many others.......
"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join me as we try to change it."
"I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to
"I found solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race."
"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The
Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."
"I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds. One of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were
courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved -- such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered
young black man who didn't seem angry all the time."
"I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford
it. Not smack, though. ..."
"...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 can no more disown (Jeremiah Wright) than I can disown the black community." --UPDATE: Barack Obama decides to "disown" him on Tuesday, April
29th after he realized his campaign was in severe turmoil due to his association with Mr. Wright.
"The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person..."
"That’s just how white folks will do you."
"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and
nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said
that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion
or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
"We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's
like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges."
Call to Islamic prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are
going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen.
We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like
to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges.
I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.
"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go." --at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon
In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." --on a Kansas tornado that
killed 12 people
"It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: (White) People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and
smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied, they were relieved -- such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man
who didn't seem angry all the time.