Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Thaddeus Kirkland Has a Dream

State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland thinks Obama's speech was more powerful than anything John F. Kennedy or Martin Luther King ever came up with.

Yes, well...

UPDATE: The editorialists at the WSJ have a different view.

Money Q:

The Senator noted that the anger of his pastor "is real; it is powerful," and in fact it is mirrored in "white resentments." He then laid down a litany of American woe: "the white woman struggling to break the glass ceiling, the white man who has been laid off," the "shuttered mill," those "without health care," the soldiers who have fought in "a war that never should have been authorized and never should've been waged," etc. Thus Mr. Obama's message is we "need unity" because all Americans are victims, racial and otherwise; he even mentioned working for change by "binding our particular grievances."

In other words, "Grievance groups of the world, unite!"

UPDATE: You be the judge. Obama's speech in its entirety is here.


Anonymous r said...

Kirkland is a known longtime racist. So is anyone surprised that he endorsed his fellow black racist druggie Obama and wholeheartedly approved of his lame speech?

March 19, 2008 at 10:43 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Just Randal being Randal... and not at his best.

March 19, 2008 at 11:32 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

Mr. Obama's villains, in other words, are the standard-issue populist straw men of Wall Street and the GOP, and his candidacy is a vessel for liberal policy orthodoxy -- raise taxes, "invest" more in social programs, restrict trade, retreat from Iraq.

Needless to say, this is not an agenda rooted in bipartisanship or even one that has captured a national Presidential majority in more than 40 years. It would be unfortunate if Mr. Obama's candidacy were toppled by racial neuroses, and his speech yesterday may have prevented that. But it also revealed the extent to which his ideas are neither new nor transcendent.


Killer stuff! So much for all that hollow talk of "change" and "unity" that the sheep had been feeding on from Obama's Black Left hand! Lol...

March 19, 2008 at 11:32 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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March 19, 2008 at 12:14 PM 
Anonymous r said...

And Dave remains an apologist for the black racist candidate.
How nuts is that?!

Btw, you will find nothing racist in my posts here.

March 19, 2008 at 12:50 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The WSJ editorial is an excellent chystialization of the whole situtation and also of why I would not vote for Sen. Obama. I find Obama to be intelligent and thoughtful. He is not a racist, in my opinion and does not harbor the hatred apparently contained in his pastor and spiritual mentor. However, he has bought, hook, line and sinker the liberal agenda of victimhood and old-time social programs which do nothing more ensure that the poor will remain as such. I truly wish Senator Obama was a Rebublican, because I'd be knocking on doors for him right now.

March 19, 2008 at 2:10 PM 
Anonymous randal said...

Yeah, it’s a shame Obama’s a racist… and a liar… and a radical Leftist… and a hollow candidate…
But none of that has swayed his supporters away from him… because Bush lied about WMDs in Iraq, or some such.

March 19, 2008 at 11:32 PM 
Anonymous steve mcdonald said...

Randal can have his comments. From my end, he cannot claim to have heard things like what we saw out of Rev. Wright especially when he 1) Was a parishoner for 20 years, 2) Considered him his 'spiritual advisor' 3) Had Thaddeus Kirkland on commercials for his US Senate run, 4) Links on his campaign website to the new black panther party and 5) allegedly speaks with Al Sharpton three times a week (ok, I'll give him this one, everyone needs a laugh now and then).

Folks, there's too much of a connection here to blow it off and focus on other issues like an empty "change" platform. Please don't give me the half-white arguement, it doesn't fly here.

He can go on his TV campaign tour, INterviews with Anderson Cooper and LArry King, it's not changing my opinion.

We're going to see more of these leaked. If there's a video or two that shows Obama in the audience during one of these controversial sermons, you might as well punch the ticket for Hillary this summer.

March 20, 2008 at 8:21 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

If my pastor started spouting angry white supremacy I would have left after 20 minutes, not 20 years and counting.

March 20, 2008 at 10:50 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Really Randal? I'm glad to hear that.

March 20, 2008 at 6:16 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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March 21, 2008 at 12:44 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Wasn't black enough? Secret muslim? Where on earth are you getting this nonsense about me? Let's take a step further, HOW DARE YOU AND YOUR "BAT VILLIANS" PIN THAT ON ME! Previous to the Rev Wright issues I had nothing to say about his race/religion. I've been harping on his inexperience, how he'll go down hard against a truly opposing view on issues in a debate (No Hillary isn't that person) and how his popularity had boomed due to his oratory skills! (Snake oil sales) Believe me, I made up my mind, this election's too important to throw away my vote to an inexperienced salesman .

I couldn't disagree more about the speech. He's clearly trying to sweep it under the carpet by shaming the media for covering it. I don't blame him; I would probably do something similar. But it's there, there's a trail, and this will only grow from here. And, I'll state it again, if another video of Rev. Wright comes out where we see Obama in the audience, kiss your candidate goodbye (ala Gary Hart).

You're a fool to state that they can't police their own website; it's the campaign's first face to the public, theyr'e laying out all their cards and there is a staff who maintains the site. They can ABSOLUTELY control what's on there at ANY TIME.

March 21, 2008 at 9:12 AM 
Anonymous r said...

Dave and his apologist Liberal White Guilt still desperately clinging to defend the Black Racist Candidate… Nothing new to see here… moving along…

March 21, 2008 at 11:49 AM 
Anonymous randal said...

Oh, and spin it however you want to try, the Black Panthers endorsed B. Hussein Obama (for obvious reasons). Period. This is a statement of fact. The rest is apologist spin.

We all know what Dishonest Dave would have to say about a white candidate had they been endorsed by the KKK, even if he refused the endorsement.

March 21, 2008 at 11:52 AM 

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