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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)

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WfI says:

“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!

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  6. Jo said

    The fact that he would defame is own grandmother, who helped to raise him and pay for his prep-school education in order to make excuses for his hate-mongering preacher is absolutely disgraceful!!!!!!!!

    I do not understand how people can praise him for his loyalty to Rev. Wright when that loyalty brings shame on a person that has supported and loved him since birth.

    This only goes to show how truly weak-minded Sen. Obama really is that he could be so brainwashed by this hateful man he would turn on his own family.

    My only comfort is that should he win the nomination (which he probably will because the democratic party is so afraid of angering the black community) is that the 527 are gonna swift-boat him rite out of the presidency.

    This country can not afford to have a weak-minded, disloyal racist in the White House.
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    WfI Reply~

    I agree and my strongest contention against him is that he attended, therefore assented to, the twisting of scripture from a man who “entertained” a large “audience” with hate and racism.

    If he cannot/ will not take a stand against such in his own church and community, how can anyone believe he will do anything positive for the United States? Gotta admit, we must listen closely and search for the truth with this one!

    Thanks for coming by and commenting, Jo!

  7. Anonymous said

    Anyone questioning why Obama attended Wright’s church needs to read Obama’s 1995 book, Dreams from my Father. It is a sickeningly racist book “in his own words”. His deep hatred toward whites is discussed in every chapter, and sometimes on every page in every chapter! Sadly his white grandparent’s that raised him, are the one’s he discriminates against the most–The first two chapters in this book are heartbreaking and show a very cruel, self-important, self-centered, Obama, takes great lengths to tear apart every shred of dignity and character of his grandparents, even belittling his grandfather’s service in the war under Patton by saying “he sloshed around the mud in France” but never saw TRUE COMBAT!!! (Page 15 DREAMS); Obama belittles his grandmother working in a bomber assembly line calling her “Rosie the Riveter” (Page 15 Dreams)–Then tonight his his pathetic speech about Rev. Wright mentions his grandfathers service and grandmothers work on the assembly line as if this made them great Americans. On page 14 he reveals his grandfather had a troubled past, mother committed suicide & the grandfather found her body when he was 8, and that he was possibly the reason (or his philandering father?- for her suicide…-that was the “undoubtable cause of the mother’s unfortunate demise”! (Page 14 DREAMS). He ridicules his grandparents for the “world they were raised in…”That was the world in which my grandparents had been raised, the dab-smack, landlocked center of the country, a place where decency & endurance & the pioneer spirit were joined at the hip with conformity and suspicion & the potential for unblinking cruelty” where white trash “farm boys” who got sewn into their woolen underwear at the beginning of winter and STANK LIKE PIGS as the months wore on.” Page 13 DREAMS.

    He goes on to describe what his granparents must have looked like when they met, his granfather looked like a “wop” and grandmother he desribes as a “dyed blond, smart talking girl w/too much red lipstick, cigarette smoker, etc. (Page 15 DREAMS. His grandfather wanting to escape the “empty, dust-ridden plains, where big plans means a job as a bank manager & entertainment means ice cream soda…”. Obama describes his grandparents BY LOOKING AT A PHOTOGRAPH OF THEM ON A BOOKSHELF THAT SPOKE “ELOQUENTLY OF THEIR ROOTS” (Page 12 DREAMS) . “Theirs were the faces of American Gothic, the WASP bloodline’s poorer cousins”

    On Page 17 he describes his grandfather as “considering himself something of a freethinker–bohemian even”; because he “counted a number of Jews he’d met in the furniture business as his closest friends.” On the same page, Obama describes them as “vaguely liberal, although their ideas would never congeal into anything like a firm ideaolgy (because they were) in this too AMERICAN”! “An American character, one typical of men of his generation…whose enthusiasms could as easily lead to the cowardice of McCathyism as to heroics of World War II…men prone to, in the end, disappointment”! (Page 16). On page 18, Obama says “The truth is that, like most white Americans at the time, they had never really given black people much thought” Apparently Obama can not only read the minds and thoughts of his grandparents, but knew the minds and thoughts of all of white America of their generation (before Obama was even born!). On Page 21, Obama likens his grandfather’s recollections of events as “another act of white revisionism”, but couldn’t completely dismiss them altogether because “I know how strongly gramps believed in his fiction; how badly he wanted them to be true. Obama later states on Page 21 that “for many white people of my grandparents’ generation and background,” their instincts were in “the direction of the mob.”. On Page 23 Obama says that “part of the story his grandfather told himself (Obama once again spends page after page on supposition as if he knows what other people are thinking etc.) was “with his black son in law & brown grandson, Gramps had entered the space age”. Obama likens his grandfathers “breezy chatty style” as a calculated effort to help him with customers. (Page 24)

    The saddest and cruelest part he leaves for his grandmother. In his speech tonight he says his grandmother once told him she was afraid of black men she passed on the street. In his book DREAMS, Page 88 he refers to this ONLY IT IS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN HOW HE DESCRIBED TONIGHT IN HIS SPEECH! He overhears his grandparents and walks in and asks his grandmother what is wrong. She says “a man asked me for money yesterday. While I was waiting for the bus.” Obama says “that’s all”. She says “her lips pursed with irritation. He was very aggressive, Barry. Very Aggressive. I gave him a dollar and he kept asking. If the bus hadn’t come, I think he might have hit me over the head” Next Obama walks into the other room where Gramps is at & tells him “it’s probably a little scary for her, seeing some big man block her way….” Apparently Obama left out some of the conversation w/his grandmother because he did not mention his grandmother said the man was “big” or that he “blocked” her way!!! ONE THING IS VERY CLEAR IN OBAMA’S BOOK DREAMS—HIS GRANDMOTHER NEVER SAID THE MAN WAS BLACK OR THAT THIS WAS THE REASON SHE WAS AFRAID!!! Obama says on Page 88 he learned the harrasser was black from his Grandfather–NOT GRANDMOTHER!!! Now in my opinion there is a big difference between Obama saying tonight his grandmother told him she was afraid of “BLACK MEN SHE PASSED ON THE STREET” and the incident of one black man who was big and BLOCKED HER WAY SO SHE COULD NOT “PASS”. Apparently Obama thinks Americans are so stupid they won’t read his book or notice the “details” are a little different. On Page 89 he says men who “might easily have been my brothers could inspire their (his grandparents) rawest fears. Again, Obama writes as if his supposition of what people feel is fact!

    His description of the sermon “Audacity of Hope”–the 1st sermon he heard of Rev. Wright’s is in itself a racist hatefilled sermon basically saying Hope for blacks is Audacious to a black back, because White’s control the Hope & fate and evils of the world, hunger, apartheid and all–“where white folks’ greed runs a world in need….” that’s the World! On which hope sits!” (Page 293–Dreams)

    His first meeting w/Rev. Wright prior to hearing his sermon, he learned from Wright himself that he was a confessed “former” Muslim, black nationalist, studied the teachings of very controversial literature and incorporated all of “this” into Trinity (Page 282)
    Source(s):
    DREAMS OF MY FATHER–OBAMA WRITTEN IN 1995

  8. timbob said

    Greetings. The astonishing thing in all of this is the willingness of people to “follow a person” who says smooth things without checking into their credentials. It should be understood that their past decisions and statements reveal the contents of the heart are a good indicator of their future actions; should they suceed in taking the republic by flatteries.

    Ours is a generation in which ten-second sound bytes are given more credence than the words of Jesus. Jesus stated that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”

    A most insightful post about an issue that has all but passed from the collective memory of America. Thanks for the most needful memory.

    Have a blessed day in Jesus.

    timbob
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    WfI Reply~

    Thank you, Brother, as we share the same thoughts on trying not to get too caught up in the “drama of the day”! Glad you mentioned “flatteries”—very important “word for it”. :-) [To clarify for readers: Psalm 78: 36-37; Proverbs 2:16; 24:24].

    It’s disturbing, to put it mildly, that so many are willing to overlook important facts that will have repercussions we shudder to think about. I’ve read “Born Again Believers Support Barack” and “we shouldn’t mix our religion with politics” and it causes me to wonder how anyone can seperate THE Savior from any part of life?!?

    Some are claiming that the “reverends’ ” “sermons” are only being given in ‘snippets’. . . even if that were true (it’s not; they’re entire videos sold from the church website as “the best of. . ” or some such marketing tag) what, except hate, would possess someone to “teach” others “That’s in the Bible” (<<he repeats that over and over) and revised history so that they can hate as much as he does? Only one answer. . .

    Now, we must wonder why Imus went thru apologizing and, essentially, groveling, while this is reportedly going on all over the US?? Wright asks God to damn America (betcha you’re thinking what I’m thinking—let God tend his biz and be careful what you speak!) and we’re supposed to quietly let that slide?

    God Keep You & Yours Safe, timbob!
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  9. Angie said

    Think is the key word, Oh, how I wish they would at least read and not be so gung ho on pretty speeches!Hypocrisy? you are so right!!

    Hugs
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    WfI Reply~

    It’s sad. Sad, sad, sad to watch people be bamboozled b/c they think it’s going to benefit them somehow. Don’t they know they are ‘just a number’? You know, in Revelation 19:10, John fell down to worship the angel and even the angel said angels are not to be worshipped!! Isn’t this idol stuff over a man who’s so full of himself sickening?

    Love & Hugs!

  10. Angie said

    Wow, I loved the comments Anonymous makes on the book by Obama. Frankly, I thought about purchasing it to see for myself what he had to say, Just did not want to seem to support it. Thanks for the info.
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    WfI Reply~

    Don’t you spend your hard-earned money for that man’s mansion!! LOL Michelle compared his book to “Jack & the Beanstalk”. . . is that what they teach at Ivy League schools—fairy tales??? LOL couldn’t resist that one!

    Anon/Drake left that comment here and at another post—need to post that don’t we?!?! Lots & lots of info, if people will stop kidding themselves.

    Love & Hugs!
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