It’s About Time: Sean Wilentz on Obama Playing the Race Card

I have felt all along that the Obama campaign has been the campaign playing the race card, not the Clinton campaign. Sean Wilentz was on Tucker today talking about his piece on the subject in The New Republic.

Watch it:

Wilentz says in Race Man, How Barack Obama played the race card and blamed Hillary Clinton:

After several weeks of swooning, news reports are finally being filed about the gap between Senator Barack Obama’s promises of a pure, soul-cleansing “new” politics and the calculated, deeply dishonest conduct of his actually-existing campaign. But it remains to be seen whether the latest ploy by the Obama camp–over allegations about the circulation of a photograph of Obama in ceremonial Somali dress–will be exposed by the press as the manipulative illusion that it is.

Finally… finally some is saying it. It’s never been that Hillary Clinton would do anything to win… No, from day one it’s been that Barack Obama would do anything to win:

It may strike some as ironic that the racializing should be coming from a black candidate’s campaign and its supporters. But this isan American presidential campaign–and there is a long history of candidates who are willing to inflame the most deadly passions in our national life in order to get elected. Sadly, it is what Barack Obama and his campaign gurus have been doing for months–with the aid of their media helpers on the news and op-ed pages and on cable television, mocked by “SNL” as in the tank for Obama. They promise to continue until they win the nomination, by any means necessary.

Read Wilentz’s entire piece and also read Taylor Marsh on the subject. As uncomfortable as it may be for some to see the truth, Wilentz has nailed it. Sadly, it’s really getting ugly out there in primary land. I’ve said here for weeks that Obama was playing dirty politics and pinning it all on Clinton. It’s good to have some vindication. I doubt Obama supporters will pay Wilentz’s piece any mind, but they should.

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25 Responses to It’s About Time: Sean Wilentz on Obama Playing the Race Card

  1. Wilentz’s logic is totally unlogical!! So, he would have us beleive that it’s Senator Obama thats playing the race card and then making us believe that it’s Hillary. I have followed both campaigns closely and have seen all of the Democratic debates. I am convinced that neither Hillary or Barack have played the race card to enhance their chances.
    In fact Barack saw the photo of him in native African garb as a non-issue. In the last debate he totally absolved Hillary for the alleged improprity. Wilentz, in his piece, mentions Jessie Jackson, specifically, relating to the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries.
    Barack cannot and is not expected to control Rev. Jackson’s comments. Both Jessie and Al Sharpton delight in playing the race card, and now apparently the gender card. Both Jackson and Sharpton are known for not engageing their minds before speaking. It was they who were quick to condemn the male Duke students after the alleged rape in their dormitory. It was they who traveled to South Carolina and later to Jena, to stir up racils tensions. Before the facts were even in, they were judging the Duke students guilty. Of course, subsequently, they were totally vindicated. In a way, however, it was too late. The reputation of these fine men had already been dragged thru the mud and this incident will dog them the rest of their lives. Most importantly neither of the Reverends thought it was important to apologize to either the students or their families!!
    As Barack stated in the last debate, he could not prevent Rev. Louis Farakan from endorsing him. (although he dounced and REJECTED his endorsement} Likewise, he cannot control the words that come out of either Jackson or Sharpton’s mouths.
    Nice try, Mr. Wilentz in attempting to portray Barack as a racist. Unfortunately your effort failed. Buzz

  2. Buzz

    Wilentz was talking about Jesse Jackson Jr’s comments about Hillary Clinton after NH, and then about Bill Clinton’s comments about Jesse Jackson Sr. Two separate incidents. Jesse Jackson Jr’s comments about Hillary were inappropriate at best. As Clinton has had her surrogates apologize for incidents that offended Obama, so too should have Obama had Jesse Jackson Jr apologize. What is fair is fair. Jesse Jackson Jr’s comments were sexist and he played the race card. Point blank. Please see Stuart’s post about Jackson Jr’s comments.

    The Duke and Jena incidents have nothing to do with this election. And FYI, other’s see merit in Wilentz’s piece. I have felt from day one when all this stuff happened that Obama was milking the race card issue to his advantage. It’s called pumping up your base. Obama is a good poltician and that is what politicians do – they pander to their base to get votes.

    Saying that Obama played the race card is not calling him a racist. It is similar to saying that Hillary has played the “women’s card” as her base. All the cries of racism motivated voters for Obama and Wilentz wrote a good analytical piece pointing out the facts.

  3. CindyLou says:

    Amen, I have been saying that for weeks! I was truly starting to believe the no media person had the courage to step up and say it. Thank you!!

    No one will challenge or scrutinize him because he has made himself teflon coated, what ever is said he and his campaign will through the race card. They have have crippled our best shot at Dem for president.

  4. Gary Anderson says:

    This is not the first time surrogates for a black candidate has used the race card. Please note, in April, 2007, the New York Times wrote Rev. Wright said to Obama,” If Barack gets past the primary he might have to publicly distance himself from me. I said it to Barack personally, and he said yeah, that might have to happen.” Let there be no doubt ,while Obama downplays the race card, it is the ace card he holding all the way to the White House.

  5. kacey7 says:

    I totally agree with the fact that the Obama campaign has been race baiting. All anyone has to do is look at CNN and MSNBC footage the night of the New Hampshire primaries. When Clinton won, Chris Matthews tried to attribute it to the fact that New Hampshire is a very “white” state and therefore they didn’t vote for Obama. Michael Eric Dyson agreed and took it further by claiming that Bill Clinton leading up to NH had been using racial “code words” and as an example, explained that the “fairytale” remark was a racial code word. Over on CNN, I heard Jesse Jackson Jr. again bring up the Clintons using racial “code words.” I was stunned and I thought that EVERYONE would realize that these people had lost their minds, instead the media seized on the the idea of Bill Clinton “racializing” Obama.

    When Hillary Clinton was criticized for the MLK-LBJ remarks, I fully expected Obama to do what he SHOULD have done, and explained that it was ridiculous to call those remarks racist since what she said was accurate. Even MLK himself understood the importance of the political process and the need to have a president who was willing to change things in America. Instead, Obama called her remarks, “ill-advised” leaving the impression that her remarks were insensitive to MLK and Black people in general. THAT is the moment where I lost a great deal of respect for Barack Obama. Didn’t anyone find it ODD that the Clintons suddenly became “racist” after Hillary Clinton won in NH and just in time for the primary in South Carolina?

    In addition to what has been mentioned in the article, no one ever talks about how when speaking in front of a largely Black audience, Obama suddenly discovers ebonics and uses the terms “bamboozled” and “hoodwinked.” As a Black person, I know my history and I know EXACTLY what those comments generally refer to. One only needs to look at a speech of Malcolm X when he talked about the “blue-eyed devils” to understand the racial implications of consistently using such terms. So why does Obama consistenly get a pass by the media? Other than the fact that the media love him (lets not forget Chris Matthews gets a chill up his leg when Obama speaks), I think the media are afraid themselves of being perceived as racist.

    The perfect example was when Geraldine Ferraro made her remarks about Obama’s race and people being “caught up in the concept.” No one bothered to mention that Obama had pretty much said the same thing himself, instead they just branded her a racist. In a Chicago Tribune article (June, 2005) still up on his senate website it says,

    Obama acknowledges, with no small irony, that he benefits from his race.
    If he were white, he once bluntly noted, he would simply be one of nine freshmen senators, almost certainly without a multimillion-dollar book deal and a shred of celebrity. Or would he have been elected at all?

    In a NYT (Dec ’06) article it states,

    Mr. Obama has pointedly acknowledged that he benefits from his race, noting last year that a new white senator from Illinois would hardly have stirred comparable interest or intrigue. So Mr. Obama has embraced his role, but he has strived to be defined by more than color alone

    . So Obama had already himself acknowledged what Ferraro said about people being caught up in the concept. Of course he had to “deliver the goods,” and no one doubts that in many ways he has. But to ignore the similarities between what Ferraro said and what Obama HIMSELF has revealed is disingenuous

    The point is, real racism is horrible and harsh and should not be experienced by anyone. I find it demeaning when a politician uses feigned racism as a method to gain votes.

  6. vli says:

    I don’t think either candidate wanted the race card to come out…but when there was substantial evidence of Obamas relationship with the Reverend and his membership and financial support of this racist, hate preaching Church…it all became about race…remember Obamas speech…

    Obama claims he can bring people together on the race issue. But we find it Hypocritical when he is a member of a racist Church. He has caused so much division at this time, and it will continue to grow until he steps down and acknowledges that it is wrong for him to belong to such a divisive organization.

    WE CANNOT have a Prospective President affiliated with a racist and anti-America Church. It’s against everything that America is about.

  7. vli says:

    What I find extremely alarming is how the black community is rallying behind Reverend Wright and Obama’s Church. Every time I hear a black person talking about this situation and justifying it, I am more outraged with their lack of understanding about how wrong it is. They lose all credibility with me and most other people.

    After watching interview after interview with black leaders it’s apparent the black community thinks that these types of Sermons are Ok and it appears that this is “normal” in the black community. When you have the black Churches preaching hatred towards others and slamming America, this explains why racism is alive and strong today. It’s evident that there is more than 30 seconds of these hateful Sermons, which the black community is trying to convince us of otherwise. Most of the White people feel like they have done our part in riding racism, but its apparent the black community has keep it alive and strong.

    Most American’s find these types of Sermons insulting and damaging to the community. Most Americans couldn’t image going to Church and hearing this hatred and anti-America messages. Most Americans believe that Church is a place to go to feed the soul, to be empowered, and spiritually enlightened. Most Americans believe that Sermons should not include hate towards others and slamming America.

  8. vli says:

    Knowing that Obama was a member and financial supporter of this Church speaks volumes. He has empowered this Church and Reverend to Perpetuate Hate. It couldn’t be any clearer on how wrong this is. Obama speaks of bringing people together on the race issue, but he is a member of a racist Church. Americans find this HYPOCRITICAL.

    A prospective President CANNOT be affiliated with an organization that is extremely divisive and perpetuates hates. We are talking 20 years of this despicable Church and Reverend.

    Why Obama hasn’t been asked to step down bewilders all of us. This issue will remain hot, and actually will get hotter the longer he defends his actions.

  9. michelle says:

    Barack Obama wanted Hillary and Bill Clinton to look like they were racist and Barack Obama come out looking and smelling like a rose and the media picked this up but of course they were out to get the Clinton’s, Obama is paying the media too much $$$$ that is why they are against the Clinton’s so much. I watched on fox news also tonight how Barack Obama is buddies with William Ayers an underground terroist if this is not telling the american people something I don’t know what will people need to open their eyes and see the real Barack Obama especially when the allegations with Rezko come out that Barack Obama was into dirty dealings with him how Rezko and Obama had plans to build a nuclear power plant in Iraq and much of the money that Rezko made with other deals were used to advance Obama’s political career so they could control many dealings in Chicago. The money is dirty and I believe Obama will be indicted at least on fraud and money laundering charges, which makes him a disgrace to the party. Then we have the embarrasment of Rev Wright and the hate for this country with those connections stemming to Farrakhan and Qadafi in Lybia. This is part of the changes that they are talking about the model of the Marxist Lybia agenda?? grassroots organizations have been threatening others if they don’t support Obama. These are well connected to Ayers and Dorhn of the weather underground who will use internal terroism to make the changes they want. Articles came out about the Gay murder scandal that Obama is in the middle of which involves Donald Yound murdered suspiciously in Chicago and a member of Obama’s church. Those connections must be connected to Nate Spencer and one other member of the group. All of these crimes have mysteriously not been resolved. This is just the start of the dirty laundry list Howard Dean refuses to look at. I cannot believe america, Howard Dean and the superdelegates will not look into these allegations or just simply do not care, email the superdelegates, Howard Dean there is even a petition site to have Howard Dean resign just type in the web Howard Dean Petition. Tell him what you think . Tell the superdelegates why we do not want Barack Obama as our President I told them and I will not vote for Barack Obama I will cast my vote to John McCain if Hillary Clinton does not get the democratic nomination we will stand strong against Barack Obama!!! We think the world is getting bad now with the recession and out of control gas prices can you imagine our beautiful america with a anti-american with terroist beside him they will take over our world. Email everyone you know let them know what Barack Obama is doing. God Bless

  10. It is funny that whites condem Obama’s Pastor for so-call anti America anti-white comments. But white Catholic get away with molesting children and some adults. NO BIG OUT CRY! Million of dollar paid out to abuse of members.White Latter Day Sanist in Utah have upwards of 15,000 member community. Have been for year participlating in child molesting. NO BIG OUT CRY! Under the eyes of the goverment. NOTHING DONE! Thousand of baby born to white girls as young as 12yrs. old by white men as old as 50yrs old. Now Rev. Wright NEVER molested children or anyone. He serve his country as a Marine! His rant was part of a life of being disrespected at hated by a country that he would have given his life for. 35yrs. as a Pastor and whites condem him for less then 5mi. of clips. Now that is hard for anyone to understand . Whites have been train to HEAR IT! BELIEVE IT! and REPEAT IT! Just look at the Iraq war . The 9/11 report stated that the 9/11 attack and Iraq had nothing to do with each other. Yet to this day I talk to whites about the Iraq war and they will say. We had to do something we where attack first” Or fight them there or fight them here” Remember Rodney King to this day whites I talk to said. ” Well he was high on PCP that why they had to beat him like they did. Every test done of Rodney King showed NO drugs in his system. For me it seem that whites hear what they want and repeat it. Fox News and THE RACIST WHITE MEDIA and OUR Goverment understand white people. They no whites HEAR IT! BELIEVE IT! and REPEAT IT! They also know that keeping white hateful stupid fearful of non- whites. Keep them on the air and in office.I often wonder with all there concern of none whites. What are they doing about the problem in there race? Just think about it they will report on something like black drop out rate. But said NOTHING about white drop out rate which is high too. They will talk about black on black 95% crime BUT not about white on white crime 90% The problem whites chose to hate and NOT understand. If you read some of the late Rev. Martin Luther Kings books he has rants that whites would say is anti-American and anti-white. And I think we know Martin loved his country but at time hated the goverment that ran it.There are some whites that no there judgement will come from GOD NOT man. And one day we ALL will stand before him. WE better asked areself WILL GOD BE PLEASE

  11. I can’t see how THE WHITE RACIST MEDIA can see the negetive in President Bush President Clinton President Bush President? Clinton Back to back family in the White House. Yet say NOTHING about one white man after another WHITE MAN ! THE WHITE RACIST MEDIA see NO negetive in the same thing over and over again. All of American should be sick of the same thing OVER and OVER! Because of the voting of blacks and whites and other races we have gave white men BIG ASS HEADS that has cause them to take for granted that they will be the candidate of choice. White men like Vice President Dick Chaney after being told that 78% of American are against that war . He said SO! That is about we as a nation have let white politician get a free ride. While blacks and whites go against each other all politician pack there pocket with OUR money. While we are fighting they are doing nothing for the country. While some whites are holding Obama responsible for NOT what he said BUT what someone eles said! While we hear candidate out right LIED! And still support her. Pass white candidate for President have gotten a free ride. Remember just as THE WHITE RACIST MEDIA make there money by keeping white HATEFUL ! STUIPD! and FEARFUL OF BLACK PEOPLE! The white politician do the same thing . IT HOW THET STAY IN OFFICE!

  12. Bill Richardson is on line with the American people. Obama is the only candidate. And all these people that called Richardson a turn coat is stupid. He wasn’t given nothing from Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton was the President NOT Hillary. All she did was marry the President. So those 16yrs. years as first lady DON”T COUNT! Take the 16yrs away from the 35yrs. and Sen. Hillary Clinton has 1 LESS years of experince then ObamaThinking about the lie that Hillary did. That was horrible there are troops fighting for there lifes . FOR REAL! I knew Hillary would lie BUT about being under attack something that she is responsible for. With a vote for war. THAT IS A NEW LOW! Troops are dealing with being shot at everyday. A Marine that lives in my area came back from Iraq Monday and we where talking about what Hillary had said. He stated that so many troops where upset about what she said some where in tears. When I asked him why ? All he said was “IT WAS HELL!” I didn’t know that Hillary really disrespected so many America Troops. Then she went on the David Letterman show and made a joke about it. I was so happy to see Craig back from Iraq I had to stop and think about his life. Only 24yrs old and he could have been killed for a war for NOTHING. The odd thing is I was the one that he came to and asked about going into the service. As a former Marine I said the Marine was the best. He went in the Marine It is ashame that OUR government is paying some Iraqi not to fight Americans. And are given Iraqi citizen loans and GRANTS !!! Our damm money. YET in OUR country 600,000 to a million American are losing there home. Stupid behind Senator McCain and President STUPID Bush said to those americans TO SAD SO BAD you should have looked at the find print! Then OUR government takes OUR tax money and bail out big business! WHAT!!! Over 4,000 Americans dead and the Iraqi government show a sur-plus in oil profit.They JUST started paying some of there country bills for this war. American government ( PRESIDENT STUPID BUSH) looks stupid and unable to act as leaders. Military personel that come out of the military 50% can’t find employment some because of there injurys.Gen. Petraeus talks about the surge which is doing some good! THE WAR SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN STARTED!!!! Gen. Petraeus I feel sorry for this man he does not make policy he He war given a job and that it1 He should not be talking to the American people. PRESISENT STUPID BUSH should be!!! . He has to lie about a war that he also knows should have never been started!!!!!There are condition in THIS country worth fighting for! President STUPID Bush should be inpeach and made to live in IRAQ! Sen. John Cornyn talk about a family saying they where proud of there son who had die for his country . THAT WAS A BALL FACE LIE!!!! The family stated that there son was with GOD and they hoped GOD would receive him well!!!!

  13. Hillary Clinton , Bush and McCain voted for a war that 4,000 Americans pay for with their lifes. For NOTHING! Hillary said they trick her. Speaking of President Bush bill to go to war. With all her so-call experince she was the ONLY Senator that was tricked ? She lied to the American people about getting shot at something that American troop do every damm day. Because of her vote for a war that should have NEVER been started. And that for REAL! She also stated that she voted for a bill that she wanted to fail THAT STUPID. Mc Cain just like Hillary are the politicians of the pass that DON”T GET IT AND DON”T CARE! They just want power they don’t want to change nothing in America . Where was Hillary when Former President Bill Clinton let 74 Americans burn to death in WACO? Where was Hillary when Bill Clinton took away jobs from Americans? Where was Hillary when under Bill Clinton American inprisonment rose by nearly 700,000. Making America prison more then 2 million more then any other country. Hillary Clinton a former lawyer for Wal- Mart set up the health insurance policy for Wal Mart. As I write a former Wal Mart employee is being sue by Wal Mart . They want all there money back nearly 470,000. Because of a claus in there health insurance policy they are able to sue the former empolyee . Who is in a nursing home unable to understand any thing that going on because of brain damage.. Then as a double hit there son is killed in Iraq. Hillary Clinton had a hand in both incident. Hillary judgement and voting power need to be stop. Hillary should not be Senator let along PRESIDENT!Iraqi are standing up for thereself like they should have been doing. President Bush credit the surge. This stupid President don’t get IT. And the IT is that this war is not working for American. The Iraq military have done nothing to speed up process in there country . IT is about TIME! American military has suffer 4,000 in death and 90,000 in injury 50% lost of limp. Another 45% of the military personel that has got out of the military can’t find a job after serving there country in Iraq. The President should be inpeach and put in PRISON! He has fail the American people as PRESDENT! His bad judgement has cause the death of Americans. Where are the politicians that is willing to put a bill together to inpeach this stupid President. And send a massage to Vice President Dick Chaney who said SO after being told that 78% of American are against the war in Iraq.

  14. O’Reilly you know what I’m getting sick of hearing . White people are scare of being called racist . Who the hell are they? In this country whites all of my 49yrs. have not given a damm about being a racist nor doing racist things. At about five years old I was told that in the south whites had something called JIM CROW. Where whites by LAW could treat black people less than human White where not scare at that time.. At the age of 8yrs old Martin Luther King was murder by a WHITE MAN and white America said to Black people don’t blame all white people . And that was right. Then I found out that a black American could pay taxes BUT couldn’t vote. The white only government wasn’t scare then. Also blacks could enter the military but had to enter a seperate military. Seperate barracks whites wasn’t scare at that time. Then I heard of the marches and black getting beat . Remember busing and blacks getting beat. Black children getting waterhoses shot directly at them By white people. Today 87% of blacks and hispanic in prison no one scare about unfair and racist sentencing. Mortgage company redlineing black people. Insurance company charging blacks more then white. They arenot scared. Today in 2000 92yrs old black woman shot dead by white cops and you would think the world would be upset about that. NO BIG OUT CRY!Then a five year child home along shot dead by a WHITE COP. But NO justanother ni@@er dead. 41 bullet in the body of a black man who did nothing by four white cops . They where back to work before the body was in the ground. They where not scare of being called racist.

  15. I listen to Glen Beck show when you try to to keep hate alive. Number one the black guy on your show stated that he disagreed with you as do I. Your had the stupid nerve to state the topical white response to every black person ” WHAT ABOUT OPRAH?” There are 38 million black people in America (1) million are in prison (3) million unemployed or on the government welfare. Whites are 450 million (300) Thousand in prison (40) million unemployed (60) million on the government welfare. Given the hand out given to whites in America. Your question should be to whites . WHY ARE THEY NOT ALL BILL GATES? Both question are stupid but white people state stupid thing. Like when Glen states that he wasn’t born back then nor was the black guy. We are all the recipient of the behavior and decisions of our pass. Rev. Wright is a American and a former Marine with a opion and I listen to the clips and there nothing there but a American at time not please with his country. So What! Why not answer the question that Rev Wright pose? Instead Glen Beck and the other white media people want a hot story. So if they can keep hate alive that a better story then finding out the truth. President Bush stated that Osama bin Laden was the evil behind 9/11. Now why isn’t the white media question to Bush 1 and 2. How long was there business relationship with the evil Osama bin Laden Who they new over twenty years? And killed over 3,000 Americans? Rev. Wright NEVER murder Americans. He serve his country. Glen Beck you are the reason hate between the races won’t go away.

  16. Bill Richardson is on line with the American people. Obama is the only candidate. And all these people that called Richardson a turn coat is stupid. He wasn’t given nothing from Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton was the President NOT Hillary. All she did was marry the President. So those 16yrs. years as first lady DON”T COUNT! Take the 16yrs away from the 35yrs. and Sen. Hillary Clinton has 1 LESS years of experince then Obama. Remember Hillary voted for a war that she said she though she was voting for more inspectors . Then she stated that she voted for a bill that she want to fail. That is STUPID! She shouldn’t be Senator let along a President. A vote for Hillary is a vote against America troops. As for Mc Cain just listen to him as a man he is lost. Six or seven months from now someone will be changing his pants. The man is to old. As for his policy oversea SO WHAT . After he stop talking about the Iraq war. He can take his nap. Mc Cain is too OLD!

  17. Newt Gingrich former Speaker of the US House is a lair and a race baiter. I just happen to turn on c-span and he was talking. I heard him quote numbers on how many out of wedlock birth of blacks.He then when on to give numbers of the black drop out rate. He then talk about the goverment helping people in poverty. He went on to talk about native American and alcolohism and there low birth rate. He then talk about prison and how ashame the country should by letting inprisonment grow to almost 3 million 87% black and hispanic.He also said that we have them in our custody (talking about the inmates) and should make them get a education . As he talked he made several reference to Obama not Hillary But Obama. He talking to a audience of all white people NO body else but white people. The big problem I saw right away is. YOUNG white in the audience they heard the one sided negetive quotes by Newt Gingrich. He NEVER talked about how many white young people are getting pregnant and having abortion. I will…. 67% of abortion are of white baby. 69% of all drug use in america are white. 65% of welfare is white people 50% of the 65% are white men. Newt Gingrich what he dosen’t talk about id the fact that the republican party foe which he is a member has this country in a mess. The republican party is the reason 4,000 are dead in Iraq. The mortgate mess the gas prices mess the health insurance mess the racist devide mess just like the fox news The Beltway Boysthey start off the new talk about how nasty both Hillary and Obama campaign and the nasty comments on both sides. Then they only show Hillary making comment about Obama. One of the stupid white men said that blacks vote dem not matter what. AND! 95% of Republican party are white. Bottom line we all have problem BUT white don’t do NOTHING but blame black people and other people of color.

  18. Why is Greta still on the air . She clearly lied about falling over when she heard the Rev. Wright comment. When she asked Rev. Al Sharpton on her show she counldn’t state one hateful anti American statement that she claim she fell over when she heard the Rev Wright . Greta is just another white media person trying to devide this country KEEPING HATE ALIVE! Just like Hillary and Bosnia story. Hillary wasn’t suffering from jetlad she told a very detail story of being under attack. And other words SHE LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE! That is wrong and I think white Americans that want change see right threw Americans that want hate to stay in America. Today white Americans are not the white of the pass. Whites are thinking outside the box The white media can’t stand that. They need to keep hate alive. Just listen to how each of them report the news of Rev. Wright statement. Some have stop playing his comment and just stating that Rev . Wright made hateful comments. That way they don’t have to answer the question about his country that the Rev. Wright has pose. Wright is a former Marine and would have gave his life for Greta and this country. It’s ashame that Greta and other don’t respect the right of other American to have believe about their country. This country did kill more people in other country then on 9/11. This goverment did give Black men a STD. Hillary NEVER been a black boy. All statement that are ture. White American must see the white media as most American do AS LIAR!

  19. The White Media: (WHY):( HARD QUESTION)
    Discussions of white media stereotyping have tended to focus on how traditionally marginalized groups such as women, gay men, lesbians, and ethnic minorities have been negatively affected by stereotypical portrayals. But increasingly, scholars are considering how stereotyping privileges certain groups. There is a collective response to questions that concerns all Americans by the white media.White privilege is reinforced and supported by the white media. It seem that the white media won’t asked the hard question . Like : Mr President will you bring the troops home if congess doesn’t approve your war buget? Why is it that President Bush who started a war for nothing calls other people evil? Why President Bush don’t want Iran to have nucular power but the US can who is proven to be stupid? Osama bin Laden and Bush family Business connections when did it began and end? How did President Raegan run the country in the last two year of officer? When everybody knows that he suffer from Alzheimer and still stay President. Why didn’t the white media report after the OJ civil trial. One of the juror in a interveiw stated.” That she prayed to be a juror to help Nicole and the Goldmen. No one ever reported that. Was it because OJ would have gotten a mistrail? Mother Teresa( died on September 5, 1997.) did so many good nature things while alive.Mother Teresa’s work has been recognised and acclaimed throughout the world and she has received a number of awards and distinctions, including the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971) and the Nehru Prize for her promotion of international peace and understanding (1972). She also received the Balzan Prize (1979) and the Templeton and Magsaysay awards. Yet Princess Diana ( Died on August 31,1997) who die the five days after Mother Teresa is remember and talk about like she was a sanit. There hardly a mention of Mother Teresa WHY & HOW? Where is the Mother Teresa movie? What did Princess Diana do for Americans? Black on Black crime What about white on white crime ? Or Jew on Jew Hispanic on Hispanic. Check the Statistics! Is American military going into Darfur? Or is it ture that white America could give a damm about Darfur? Given the fact that they don’t care about blacks in this country? Why would cops shoot a unarm black child or adult? Or Why is nothing done to the officers when he or she does? How is Rudy Giuliani running for President when he didn’t pervent 9/11his claim to fame is that he brought down crime in NY. It is ture that he hire the man that brought down crime then Rudy Giuliani fire him because he was getting more attention then Rudy Giuliani. Then hire a crook! Matter -of-fact Rudy Giuliani went to a wedding the day after 9/11. His own family can’t stand him. Why is it that the white media NOT going after his kids or ex-wife asking them why they hate their father so much? Why don’t the media asked? “Where are the white leader in this country? Why don’t we have a health care program ? And get a anwser! Or How come politition critizin Hilary Clinton when she was only First Lady when she gave it a try. Or during the Reagan years. How could America pay $400 for a $10 hammer? And no one in jail. Or who purchase the damm hammers? Why haven we open up to Cuba? Where is Jimmy Hoffa?

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  21. It is ashame that OUR government is paying some Iraqi not to fight Americans. And are given Iraqi citizen loans and GRANTS !!! Our damm money. YET in OUR country 600,000 to a million American are losing there home. Stupid behind Senator McCain and President STUPID Bush said to those americans TO SAD SO BAD you should have looked at the find print! Then OUR government takes OUR tax money and bail out big business! WHAT!!! Over 4,000 Americans dead and the Iraqi government show a sur-plus in oil profit.They JUST started paying some of there country bills for this war. American government ( PRESIDENT STUPID BUSH) looks stupid and unable to act as leaders. Military personel that come out of the military 50% can’t find employment some because of there injurys.Gen. Petraeus talks about the surge which is doing some good! THE WAR SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN STARTED!!!! Gen. Petraeus I feel sorry for this man he does not make policy he He war given a job and that it1 He should not be talking to the American people. PRESISENT STUPID BUSH should be!!! . He has to lie about a war that he also knows should have never been started!!!!!There are condition in THIS country worth fighting for! President STUPID Bush should be inpeach and made to live in IRAQ! Sen. John Cornyn talk about a family saying they where proud of there son who had die for his country . THAT WAS A BALL FACE LIE!!!! The family stated that there son was with GOD and they hoped GOD would receive him well

  22. As a american I would be embarrass to have McCain in the position as President. He is stupid and half the time don’t know what he is talking about. This is the same thing that former President Reagan he also suffer from alzheimer the last to years in office . One of the biggest cover up of all time. They are doing it again. Just look at the cards that McCain has at all times! The ear piece in his ear they have to keep telling McCain what to say Senator Lebermen is alway telling him he messed up. THE RACIST WHITE MEDIA went along with the first cover up. Now they are doing the same with McCain…

  23. Kendall A. Johnson says:

    The Clintons are not racist, period. Obama has been playing the race card from the beginning with the help of the biased media who hate the Clintons. Furthermore, Obama has been sexist and arrogent against Senator Clinton. Senator Clinton has been dignified and has not played the gender card even though both the MSNBC and CNN and the Obama campaign have been extremely sexist against her. Senator Clinton has CLASS. THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN IS A BUNCH OF SEXIST RACE BATERS AND IT SHOWS.

  24. Kendall A. Johnson says:

    Obama’s Obama girl video and his refusal to denounse such a sexist and offensive video shows how sexist he is. Furthermore, he played that rap song “99 problems and a bitch aint one of’ ’em” at his victory party after winning Iowa. He also supported his cousins presidential bid in Kanya, whose platform focused on reinstating the misogynistic shiria laws.

    Mr. Obama and his allies at MSNBC and CNN seems to think sexism is perfectly fine and acceptable, BUT IT IS NOT!!!!!!!! Furthermore, his associations with Wright and his obvious race bating throughout this campaign further indicate that he is not a unifier, but a divider. More than half the people in this country are female, we cannot have a president who is this divisive and sexist. We’ve had enough of that with Bush!!!!!!!!!

    VOTE SMART, VOTE CLINTON!!!!!!!!!!!

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