Obama was 1st to Demand Don Imus Firing!
Posted by wordforit on March 18, 2008
An article from last April via ABC News:
H/T Sweetness&Light (video)
Obama: Fire Imus
Obama First White House Contender to Call for Imus’ Firing Over Racial Slur
By JAKE TAPPER
April 11, 2007-In an interview with ABC News Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., called for the firing of talk radio host Don Imus. Obama said he would never again appear on Imus’ show, which is broadcast on CBS Radio and MSNBC television.
“I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus,” Obama told ABC News, “but I would also say that there’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude.”
Obama said he appeared once on Imus’ show two years ago, and “I have no intention of returning.”
Last week, Imus referred to the Rutgers University women’s basketball team, most of whom are African-American, as “nappy-headed hos.” He has since apologized for his remarks, and CBS and MSNBC suspended his show for two weeks.
“He didn’t just cross the line,” Obama said. “He fed into some of the worst stereotypes that my two young daughters are having to deal with today in America. The notions that as young African-American women – who I hope will be athletes – that that somehow makes them less beautiful or less important. It was a degrading comment. It’s one that I’m not interested in supporting.”
Though every major presidential candidate has decried the racist remarks, Obama is the first one to say Imus should lose his job for them…
“What we’ve been seeing around this country is this constant ratcheting up of a coarsening of the culture that all of have to think about,” Obama said.
“Insults, humor that degrades women, humor that is based in racism and racial stereotypes isn’t fun,” the senator told ABC News.
“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,” he concluded.
H/T Sweetness&Light (video)
“Ratcheting up of a coarsening of the culture”?
“Toxic information we are feeding our kids”?
The irony is so loaded as to be other-worldly. Obama and his wife take their daughters to a church that’s so toxic and hostile, most people are still trying to comprehend that “they do exist”!
Who can support an individual who’s so obviously hypocritical in a sensitive area? Other than more hypocrites and those feeding on revised history, of course. This is not your run-of-the-mill politician, folks! This is the Obamamessiah. Remember?
Hard to believe the “we’ll set up our kingdom right here on earth” and “obscure passages in Romans” was not enough to get through that he is not what he claims. A Christian knows intrinsically not to play around with God’s Word in changing, rearranging and all together dismissing. How can anyone embrace nonsense that’s blatantly poisonous?
Is this enough to convince voters that Obama has a double-standard, which is not conducive to harmony? Without the Sharptons, the Jacksons, the Wrights, and yes, the Obamas, making careers of racism, we might have a chance to stop being distracted by the hate that they foment.
He attended and assented to Wright’s passionate attacks against the United States and “other races”. I like to think that most people would have walked out, or, at least not returned out of common decency and recognizing the unholy content of Wright’s diatribes.
Instead, Obama lies and protects the lies of Wright, while claiming indignation toward the words of a “shock jock” no one took seriously.
Healer, indeed. Think, people. Please think!