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In Winston-Salem, Obama sharply attacks Reverend Jeremiah Wright and the substance of his remarks yesterday, a far sharper disavowal than he gave in Philadelphia last month.
The core of his message: That Wright was not only offensive, but the polar opposite of Obama's own views and politics.
"I have spent my entire adult life trying to bridge the gap between different kinds of people. Thatís in my DNA, trying to promote mutual understanding to insist that we all share common hopes and common dreams as Americans and as human beings. Thatís who I am, thatís what I believe, and thatís what this campaign has been about," Obama said.
"I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday," he said.
Obama also distanced himself from the man in a way he has been reluctant to in the past.

"The person that I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago," he said. "His comments were not only divisive and destructive, but I believe that they end up giving comfort to those who prey on hate, and I believe that they do not portray accurately the perspective of the black church."

"They certainly donít portray accurately my values and beliefs," he said.

"If Reverend Wright thinks thatís political posturing, as he put it, then he doesnít know me very well and based on his remarks yesterday, I may not know him as well as I thought either."

"I gave him the benefit of the doubt in my speech in Philadelphia, explaining that he has done enormous good in the church," he said. "But when he states and then amplifies such ridiculous propositions as the U.S. government somehow being involved in AIDS; when he suggests that Minister Farrakhan somehow represents one of the greatest voices of the 20th and 21st century; when he equates the U.S. wartime efforts with terrorism Ė then there are no exuses. They offend me. They rightly offend all Americans. And they should be denounced, and thatís what Iím doing very clearly and unequivocally here today."
"It is antithetical to my campaign. It is antithetical to what Iím about. It is not what I think America stands for," he said.
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Suddenly he doesn't agree with him? Whatever, I am not buying it for a minute. I don't think Obama should be held accountable for everything Wright says but Obama should have made it clear from the get go that this man wasn't someone he wanted to be associated with any longer. Instead he defended him and said we were only hearing 30 second sound bytes. Now Wright proves that what we heard was just that, what we thought it was. Now that it could ruin his entire campaign Obama wants to back away from him and what he is saying. Too late, Obama, too late.
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Obama denounces Wright
In Winston-Salem, Obama sharply attacks Reverend Jeremiah Wright and the substance of his remarks yesterday, a far sharper disavowal than he gave in Philadelphia last month.
The core of his message: That Wright was not only offensive, but the polar opposite of Obama's own views and politics.
"I have spent my entire adult life trying to bridge the gap between different kinds of people. Thatís in my DNA, trying to promote mutual understanding to insist that we all share common hopes and common dreams as Americans and as human beings. Thatís who I am, thatís what I believe, and thatís what this campaign has been about," Obama said.
"I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday," he said.
Obama also distanced himself from the man in a way he has been reluctant to in the past.

"The person that I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago," he said. "His comments were not only divisive and destructive, but I believe that they end up giving comfort to those who prey on hate, and I believe that they do not portray accurately the perspective of the black church."

"They certainly donít portray accurately my values and beliefs," he said.

"If Reverend Wright thinks thatís political posturing, as he put it, then he doesnít know me very well and based on his remarks yesterday, I may not know him as well as I thought either."

"I gave him the benefit of the doubt in my speech in Philadelphia, explaining that he has done enormous good in the church," he said. "But when he states and then amplifies such ridiculous propositions as the U.S. government somehow being involved in AIDS; when he suggests that Minister Farrakhan somehow represents one of the greatest voices of the 20th and 21st century; when he equates the U.S. wartime efforts with terrorism Ė then there are no exuses. They offend me. They rightly offend all Americans. And they should be denounced, and thatís what Iím doing very clearly and unequivocally here today."
"It is antithetical to my campaign. It is antithetical to what Iím about. It is not what I think America stands for," he said.
Good for Barack. I felt as though some of the things he said at the NAACP mtg. was right on but agree that at the National Press Club Rev. Wright was attempting to hurt Barack. I believe that he felt as though he should have been playing a bigger part in Barack's campaign and feel as though he was betrayed by Barack and wasn't going to stand for it.

Anyhow, this isn't over because of the ego of Rev. Wright but he'll only hurt himself.

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Suddenly he doesn't agree with him? Whatever, I am not buying it for a minute. I don't think Obama should be held accountable for everything Wright says but Obama should have made it clear from the get go that this man wasn't someone he wanted to be associated with any longer. Instead he defended him and said we were only hearing 30 second sound bytes. Now Wright proves that what we heard was just that, what we thought it was. Now that it could ruin his entire campaign Obama wants to back away from him and what he is saying. Too late, Obama, too late.
Of course not.

Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children; before you preach to me of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give.

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Rev. Wright needs to respond and do a massive media tour.

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There's no winning for poor Obama- damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. Like mamma always says you can't ever please the masses so just end up doing what pleases you.

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Well, doesn't look like I'll be voting for Rev. Wright for president. Rev. Wright is running for president, right?

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At least he has disavowed the Reverend. Can we believe what he says? Well, no, because he is a politician LOL. Also he represents "a new politics" but still this politics included self-interest and waffling. Overall, though, he is right to bash the Reverend's views even if it comes WAY too late since he realizes that the price tag is high. I still feel that BARACK OBAMA SHOULD HAVE DEFENDED JFK. To see Reverend Wright on TV MAKING FUN OF ONE OF OUR COUNTRY'S FINEST LEADERS MOST ELOQUENT SPEECHES WAS DOWNRIGHT REPUGNANT!
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1) Don't be mad that Rev. Wright called you out as you are. You are a politician Obama whether you like it or not and the faster you understand that the better it will be to pander to groups you don't agree with.
If you don't and you win the nomination McCain will demolish you.

2) The possibility of the US being involved in AIDS is there and again Obama has an issue living in the land of possibilities.

So the US works on a vaccine for hepatatis in the early 80s and months later AIDS starts to appear in the US.
I don't find it a coincedence. I don't think AIDS would mutate that fast for two types to exists.

3) There could be more than a half million Iraqis dead by the time we finally pull out of Iraq compared to 5,000 US troops.
It might not be terrorism in our opinion but why do you think they want us out of their country so badly.
In their opinion we came in without real proof and we're trying to make a profit off what was their soveriegn country.

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I'll be glad when the delegate count finally takes place....LOL! Maybe, then we'll focus on some issues and not a preacher's words from the peanut gallery.

Normally, people would fall for the fallacious connecton between a preacher and a politician.

NOT THIS TIME!!!!!

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Another Obama thread? Couldn't this just be placed in his support thread?
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And why create a new thread?
It's already in your Hillary support thread.
Desperate much?
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And, I don't buy it. I'm sorry. If he felt this way, he would have said it from the beginning. He tried to tiptoe in the beginning to make everyone happy. And now that it's hurting him, he says this. Sounds like a real politician.
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And, I don't buy it. I'm sorry. If he felt this way, he would have said it from the beginning. He tried to tiptoe in the beginning to make everyone happy. And now that it's hurting him, he says this. Sounds like a real politician.
You're not arguing the point, ITZ. He said he disagreed with Wright's points yesterday.

You're arguing about the sound bytes the media showed from some of Wright's 2001 speeches.

Also, there is not any proof that Wright's words have hurt Obama's campaign.

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