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May 01, 2008

Barack pulls the plug...

Kareem_wright_2 Barack Obama has made the extraordinary effort to cut all ties between himself and Rev. Wright. There really was no choice for Senator Obama because he was seeing first hand how the rants of Reverend Wright negatively affect the sensibilities of most patriotic Americans.

Mr. Obama took issue with several statements that were made by the Reverend with regard to the recent controversy caused by the Reverends sermons while he was the Pastor at Senator Obama’s church.

Reverend Wright is very critical of many aspects of American life that involve racism and discrimination. However, he tends to go way overboard when venting about real and perceived bad deeds done to people of color. Most people would concede that there are many facts supporting his position but the Reverend goes to the max in labeling America as a racist oppressive society. There seems to be no good that can happen in America according to Reverend Wright. And most Americans, including Senator Obama, believe that there is plenty of good left in America.

The most disturbing part of the Reverends campaign was watching him make use of the media attention that has focused on him. He really seemed to relish a platform that allowed him to vent his views one more time. Most people have dismissed him as a crank but he doesn’t get it. The Reverend suggests that those who criticize him don’t get it. I think the Senator has the best idea as to what to make of the Reverend. It’s time to leave him to his own devices and supporters and move on. The coming election is too important an event to ignore.


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Peter Maguire

Smart move by Barack Hussein Obama- a little late and hard to figure why he didn't have many oppositions to this "leader" for all these past months...more political positioning and trying to be the perfect candidate I guess.
I am afraid his name alone could cost him the election. He certainly seems to have the best mind and overall compassion and diplomacy we need so much as a country. It seems as though he might be getting a little to worried about Hillary’s attack and less about the true issues. Hate and envy, just horrible how these people seem to degrade and work against each other versus creating a platform where they teach and learn from each other why they choose to side on whatever issues there are to discuss. The whole election process stinks knowing that even at his level he is still the mouthpiece for many of his affluent money backers. God Bless us all and please let us find a way to lead by example and share love and peace as a nation around the world. The wars that exist are always created by government and money and the people who suffer live in turmoil and disillusionment of the truth. Too much anger and hatred by religious groups - a shame and disgrace to their 'GODS'.

Good luck Barack and Kareem - keep up the good work. You impress me in many ways.

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fred warrick

dirty tricks
dirty tricks
the "all's fair" of politics

here's hoping now that Obama has a strong advantage that the old guard of the Democratic party doesn't shoot him down because he's not "electable"

nothing would be worse than to have his nomination ripped away in a smoke filled room by super(ior) delegates.

i'm not an Obama supporter,
i may not vote for him,
but between the two, he is clearly superior in both attitude and progressive thinking to H Clinton.

H Clinton seems to have a sense of entitlement, that the nomination is akin to a lifetime achievement award.

fred warrick


this is the problem with politics.........
american and otherwise

a quote from a "feminist" leader concerning candidate H Clinton
"Unless we are working together, in a strategically thought-out effort to vote in our own best interests, we are in danger of never having another election where people will say women can determine the outcome."

my thoughts - self interest should take a back seat to what is best for the country(first) and the world(second)

what do we really need?????????
world peace
alt energy

land deals
abusing power
my husband scores

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