Barack Obama gave a speech in Greensboro NC on March 26, 2008. Obama also was interviewed. In Obama’s speech, he talks of change and instead of tearing each other down, lifting the country up. He also spoke of past divisions and coming together as blacks and whites. Obama also spoke of politics without PR or spin and for more honesty and truthfulness.
Once again, Obama is guilty of what he is preaching against, spin, dishonesty, etc. Obama has not been honest about his longtime association with pastor Jeremiah Wright and criminal elements. Obama was hypocritical when he lambasted Don Imus on April 11 2007, yet denounced the comments of Jeremiah Wright only when it was politically expedient. Here is one of the comments Obama made on April 11, 2007:
“And the notion that somehow it’s cute or amusing, or a useful diversion, I think, is something that all of us have to recognize is just not the case. We all have First Amendment rights. And I am a constitutional lawyer and strongly believe in free speech, but as a culture, we really have to do some soul-searching to think about what kind of toxic information are we feeding our kids,”
There are 2 main points about Obama’a quote in April 11, 2007. One is that what Imus said was very tame compared to what pastor Wright said. The other is that Obama said it about a year ago. What a hypocrite! Why was he not speaking out about Wright and Farrakhan then. They were certainly affecting his and other children.
In Greensboro, Obama was asked about Jeremiah Wright and racism. Obama said he does not encounter many people he would consider racist. Obama said the conversation about race in the United States needs to move beyond “this polarized back-and-forth about who is doing what to whom.”
The speech and interview can be viewed here: