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What Do You Think About Obama's Latest Speech On His Pastor's Comments?

1. Incredibly on point

2. Fair, but not good enough to revive all his voters' high spirit

3. The damage is done and the speech doesn't have any effect

4. The speech has made things worst

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Old man McCain farts!

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Check out Obama girl in action!

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the clip or youtube is already posted for bonehead like you, why not check it out yourself and answer your own silly questions.

you stay on-line day and night trying to force your childish minority views and tastes on people.

grow up and get a life, kid.

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i do not see how else to put a true meaning to obama's speech than this. kobojunkiess you need to seriously grow up and get a life.

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Check out the speech and make your judgement

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I think Obama's speech is great and it just goes the extra mile to show how good a human being he is.

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4Play,

you have the rights to believe whatever makes you happy. And I think I do too.

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@Kobojunkie:

You don't get it.

Again, you're not in any position to be asking me questions. Please, kindly direct all your infantile questions to someone else.

No disrespect, we both belong to different league!

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The speech is brilliant and a pure sample of utmost originality.  WHY?

Obama clearly and cleverly denounced the statements of his pastor without martyrizing the man (the way most whites would have preferred). He did this in a systematical manner that left many speechless and wondering at the same time.

He also re-introduced the power of racism in America by rationally simplifying the negative effects and pointing out the products that have compiled by these unbearable backwash over the years. He made his points and gave several examples without choosing sides (not many people could accomplish this goal successfully).

He further mentioned that people shouldn't berate Pastor Wright without critically analyzing and clearly understanding the root of his disapprobation.

He also stated that America will move forward effectively and efficiently only if folks could accept one another and work together as one.

Sen Barack H. Obama Jr. methodically touched all the sensitive demons that are clearly frightenable to many (politicians) in America today. He did this with zero hesitation, without stepping on any toes, without choosing sides, with pure sincerity, with supreme genuineness and with a crystal clear frame of mind.

And he did it all his way!

Many (Bill Cosby, Louis Farrakhan, Bill Clinton, Al Shapton, Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jessie Jackson etc.) tried to do the same in the past, but failed abundantly.

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@ 4Him,

I couldn't have said it better myself.

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You are wasting your time asking these questions.Do you know why people here find the speech "incredible and very insightful"? Because the media told them the speech was brilliant.If you look throughout this forum for the past 3 days,nobody has been able to articulate in their own words why they find this speech inspiring.This is herd mentality at work.The best you will hear is,"the speech is brilliant because everyone has been saying so".

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Obama forced to confront race issue head-on

BARACK Obama has taken the biggest gamble of his presidential campaign by refusing to disown his controversial pastor and instead opening up the debate about race in America.

In his most important speech since launching his campaign in February last year, the Democratic candidate took dramatic steps on Tuesday to dampen the firestorm ignited by the release of a video showing Reverend Jeremiah Wright shouting, "God damn America," during a sermon on racism.

While repudiating the pastor's "profoundly distorted view of this country", Senator Obama tackled the experience of growing up a black man in America head-on as he explained his 20-year involvement with Reverend Wright's church.

Speaking in Philadelphia, the biggest city in the state of Pennsylvania, which holds its primary vote on April 22, he delved deeply into the problems of race in America.

In a country in which racial distrust runs deep and is often unspoken, historians and others described the speech's frankness about race as almost without precedent. Some said it could be likened only to speeches by Presidents Johnson, Kennedy and Lincoln.

Until now, Senator Obama has avoided talking directly about race, preferring instead to allude to it in his vaguer, more hopeful message of healing a divided community.

But after days of negative commentary from right-wing talkback hosts and television coverage of various inflammatory remarks by Reverend Wright, Senator Obama moved to confront the issue directly.

"Race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now," he said.

"We would be making the same mistake that Reverend Wright made in his offending sermons about America: to simplify and stereotype and amplify the negative to the point that it distorts reality.

"But the anger is real; it is powerful; and to simply wish it away, to condemn it without understanding its roots, only serves to widen the chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races."

Commentators were divided over whether the speech — which attendees described as electrifying — would end the controversy that is threatening serious damage to Senator Obama's candidacy.

Republicans think he handed them a major weapon by refusing to disown the pastor.

"This is far and away the most damaging issue of the campaign for him, and his wonderful speech did nothing to make it go away," said veteran Republican pollster Whit Ayres.

In a sign that the furore is hurting Senator Obama, a Quinnipiac poll in Pennsylvania released on Tuesday showed Senator Clinton widening her lead, 53% to 41%, among likely primary voters — with a growing split between black and white voters.

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria?action=post;topic=121865.0;num_replies=32

(A picture of a) supporter Marty Nesbitt sheds tears as he listens to Barack Obama's speech

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What part of the speech was incredible and very insightful?? I mean What did he say that we have never heard before? What points were made in this speech?? Help those of us who don't get it understand it please

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The speech was incredible and very insightful. I really wish the guy all the best. He's got what America needs at the moment. Quite an Intelligent guy too.

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Photo shows President Clinton, controversial Obama minister

(CNN) – Barack Obama’s former minister, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, attended a 1998 Clinton White House prayer breakfast, and met former President Bill Clinton – a moment which was documented by official photographers in a photo that surfaced Thursday.

Wright was one of roughly 100 religious leaders invited to the breakfast, which was held in the East Room on September 11, 1998, as part of a series of similar events scheduled that year in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

The photograph appeared on "The truth about Trinity United Church of Christ," a blog operated by a church member.

During the breakfast, then-President Clinton told the group that "I don't think there is a fancy way to say that I have sinned."

An Obama spokesman declined to comment. Clinton spokesman Phil Singer told CNN, “In the course of his two terms in office, Bill Clinton met with, corresponded with and took pictures with literally tens of thousands of people.

According to White House documents released this week, Hillary Clinton was scheduled to attend the event as well.

The Obama campaign has struggled to re-gain its footing following the controversy over racially-charged comments by the Illinois senator’s former minister. Earlier this week, Obama gave a speech in Philadelphia that was meant to clarify his opposition to the substance of Wright’s remarks, as well as his views on racial division in America.

The Clinton campaign has largely steered clear of public criticism of Obama over the incident, though some current and former campaign surrogates have suggested the fact that the senator did not dissociate himself sooner might raise questions about his judgment.

–CNN's Steve Brusk and Rebeca Sinderbrand

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

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The same quiz to you, Point out the dumb part of that statement or any of the statements I have made so far. I would like to know what part of it you find dumb. I don't even know you personally but would like to understand how you arrived at my post comment sounding childish and dotish to you.

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kobojunkiees why are you this dumb. all your comments sound childish and doltish. go to bed and give adults a chance to have grownup discussion

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Here is a quiz for you. Point out the amusing part of that statement. I would like to know what part of it you find amusing.

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Wow, you're amusing indeed!

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Sure, a child will always be a child even in adult body but it is possible for the child to grow and that is why I am saying people need to start looking past the surface and looking deeper when it comes to making decisions that will affect their lives and those of others. Great speech is just that, great speech. At the end of the day, that great speech is not going to make problems go away, action does and looking the details and asking the right questions help.

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LOL!

It is what it is, a child will always be a child.

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My Recommendation to you:

Try to understand that it may all be MAGNIFICENT to YOU but others could listen to the very same, and come out thinking "what in the world was that". I happen to have listened to the speech myself and I am sorry, I still do not get the amazing part. I mean maybe I am just not wowed by such things, maybe that is the reason. But I do beg you to actually look beyond the stage and the show and consider the details of what each of the candidates has to offer. Do not base your decision on speeches alone.

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My recommendation to all:

Please, do not listen to just part of the speech before passing your judgement, you've got to listen to the entire speech.

The speech is absolutely magnificent with out any questions. The speech has disabled many of his fallacious backbiters, left others speechless and also made Hillary and Bill Clinton to look like bunch of desperate (hungry) pimps.

I have never in my life witnessed such an incredible speech before; he was focused, full of confidence, absolutely on point and answered many questions boldly with zero hesitation.

Obama, Obama, Obama; this man will forever be on top. I admire his sincerity, genuineness and his unique frame of mind.

Please, keep in mind that Sen Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. did not read any part of this speech.

The speech represents power, opulent, superlative, peerless, unsurpassable and absolutely one of a kind.

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What exactly is this salient and latent point that he made?? I would like to know what exactly you are referrin to here.

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The typical thing about those who offer a "context" defence,like M'uslims trying to defend a controversial scriptural verse,is that they fail to produce the alternative context in which the controversial remarks could be understood.

As someone noted,in what context can "God Damn America" be justified? In what context can celebrating Louis Farrakhan or Ghadaffi be justified?

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He made a salient and latent point. It culd dent his campaign but I think what he said was the truth and that is what Americans want, the truth.

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The speech made nothing worse . . . whites who were looking for an excuse not to vote for a black man now have a valid excuse.

Were Obama to personally execute Rev Wright, it will still not be enough for those hiding their racism behind a mask of self righteousness.

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