Democrats And racism

@dbmax41 (585)
United States
March 24, 2008 5:23am CST
Are the Democrates going back to their racist history? As history tells, Democrats have been racist in history since before the civil war all the way up into the 1960s. Are they headed back with Obama? When you attend a church you learn all about your preacher. Anyone whose went to church for a time knows this. So what do you say? I believe its the new Democrat party except backwards. Obama REALLY hasnt distenced himself that far from Rev. Wright. Looks bad to me but I may be wrong. Can anyone explain it away?
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
24 Mar 08
There's no evidence to back up the assertion that Obama is a racist. The actions of words of Jeremiah Wright's do not echo Obama's opinions, though some would have you assume they do since Obama decided to not turn his friend of 20+ years away. This is to be extpected and admired, not taken and twisted into a "Obama must be a racist to still stand by his friend," slander fest.
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• United States
25 Mar 08
yes,but the blacks are racist to the whites and the latino is racist to the white guys like me..here the talk on the street! we are going to take care of OUR OWN people first last and always..hos is this just about some dumb Dem oh cna't that sit on the race issue? I voted republican for Bush and Bush again but did this ehplme to much and Yes I am German American Third Generation.. your defination of racism will last forever..it won't go away..bugt we all can learn to understandthat that we all want a beter life for us and our familu..so let this light show through and stop hating for the sake of hating..this is very counterproductive. white people do not think like black people and black people don't think about whjite peeople..we have a hgge gap o cuture and life styles that much be grasched or we are all dooned...
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@dbmax41 (585)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Very good point. Maybe the best here. Racism lives. Believe it or not and Oboma is in the middle. 20 years at the same sermins.
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• United States
25 Mar 08
yes, we are all victims of victims..if we knew better we would do better.. i can't change the world..i can only do what is best for me and my family...this world and i shall never agree..god bless you and yours
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@dbmax41 (585)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Very good-agree to disagree with the worldly bad stuff but we can promote the good as far as we can.
@redrover (597)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I think this subject is way over played. We only see clips of the sermons and may be getting a false picture of them. I find it honorable that Obama sticks by his pastor. He overlooks the few things he may disagree with and looks at the man himself. I don't think it's fair to attack either of them as we have not lived their lives that formed their views. Also if this is all the could find to smear Obama then he should be president. Can you imagine all the skeletons tucked away in Clintons closet?
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@dbmax41 (585)
• United States
25 Mar 08
If you go to church, do you listen to what is preached?
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@redrover (597)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I do listen when I go to church but don't see how thats relevant from my response. I would not stop going if I disagreed with only a few things I heard, but overall agreed.
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• United States
24 Mar 08
These claims of Obama being a racist sound a bit desperate. Besides, there is no comparison between his pastor's remarks and the persecution and discrimination suffered by African Americans throughout this country's history. That's why we still need affirmative action (which some consider racism), and why we should have some sympathy for the pastor's sentiments (though not necessarily endorsed by Obama or by myself).
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Slow down. He hasn't even won the nomination yet. We don't yet know who the Democratic nominee will be.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
26 Mar 08
First of all, in my area preachers come and go from most of the Protestant churches but members remain the same for decades. Sometimes a new preacher will come and some of the membership will be unhappy with some things about him, sometimes they even discuss how they didn't particularly agree with his sermon but they don't leave the church because they know the church is really made up of its membership. I'm not saying this to defend anything Reverend Wright, who is now retired by the way, has said but to say just because he made a few controversial statements within a few sermons over his 30 years at this church doesn't mean everyone who remained in that church agreed with him word for word or that anyone who disagreed with him would have left. I wish I could "explain it away" but the media won't let anyone do that, I'm afraid, nor will those who were against Obama from the start for whatever reason. First they alleged he was a Muslim then when he started talking about the Christian church he attended they switched their attacks to his pastor. There are some people whose minds won't be changed no matter what so all I'd like to say and will continue to say is that we need to focus on the issues and on the records of the candidates. As for the Democrats being "racist" I'd say their record through the years speaks for itself. I would never belong to a party that was racist. Annie
@dbmax41 (585)
• United States
25 Apr 08
anniepa, Thanks for the response and sorry it took me so long to get back. I would like people to understand that when someone runs for president, we need to know this persons views on everything. All the people he or she listens to. Most important their attitude on all subjects. Someone said something about personal responsability. A man of faith (preachers) are people of huge responsabilities as to their influences on people. They could be like Mother Teresa or like Jim Jones. This country is strong but if we had Jim Jones or worse as president, we could be set off track of gaining peace in the middle east and could create distension in our own country in the future. In my (opinion) Obama listened to this racial preaching and was influenced. Wrights own people have said he preached this hatred many times. Obama didnt stop attending. He made a choice to stay.