Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Barack Obama: "A More Perfect Union"

March 18, 2008. Barack Obama speaks in Philadelphia, PA at Constitution Center, on matters not just of race and recent remarks about his association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, but of the fundamental path by which America can work together to pursue a better future.

plez sez: finally!

i know that he could never win the democratic nomination by running as the "black candidate," so he had to run as just another us senator, but the undertones of his blackness have followed Obama nonetheless.

i love the fact that it is BARACK OBAMA who has taken the lead on discussing the "racial divide" in america... and what can be done to heal this thing that divides this nation along racial lines. i appreciate the fact that he is no longer running from being Black and in this speech has turned to face the ugliness that is racism in america.

thank you, BARACK OBAMA ... i pray that this country exhibits the wisdom to make this man our next PRESIDENT!


Villager said...

We are discussing reactions to the speech over on the Electronic Village and you are invited to share your insights if you have time or inclination.

I agree with your conclusion ... I pray that our nation gives this man a chance to be our POTUS...

peace, Villager

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

"to establish justice and ensure domestic tranquility" from school house rock, thats where i learned it

tom said...

Republicans turning to fear as their basic campaign mode? 'Be afraid of a black man' has perhaps the longest and richest tradition in America, which is one reason Obama's speech yesterday might as well have been given to a wall.

with Obama, we're back to 'be afraid of a black man', and they're using images of Malcolm X, Black Panthers, John Carlos and Tommy Smith, all those "scary" black men from the 1960's, plus Farrakhan and the new guy, Jeremiah Wright, as substitute symbols for the old 'be afraid' cartoon.

it was only last year when 'be afraid of immigrants' was their number one fear.

of course, they always have 'be afraid of muslims' and 'be afraid of terrorists' to rely on, which just replaced the old tried and true 'be afraid of communists' and 'be afraid of gooks' from their childhoods.

Get ready for a lot more of this kind of thing. But who could be surprised?

David Sullivan said...

I've got to say that its about time race is actually the issue.

Get it out there, discuss it, move on. Politics is dirty and every tactic is used to bring down your opponent. I hope Black men and women realize that no matter what difference you bring to the table it will be exploited by the opponent, even race! White politicians have bashed each other on issues of religion, ethnicity and the such since this country started. Black folks shouldn't take the race baiting personally, thats just politics. Now that Barack has addressed it directly maybe we can get off this race bullshit the black folks have been whining about and the white folks have ignored as if its not an issue.

Although I lean toward the liberal end of the spectrum I don't absolve Barack for his ties to Wright. Obama is not just running for president to represent Black america, but all of America, so there is no room in his agenda for a man like Pastor Wright.

CapCity said...

I love Barack & Love Plez World;-).

Hmmm, wonder if i'll have to disown all my loved ones if i ever run for office - cuz MOST of the jokahs I KNOW are crazy! LOL!