Thursday, March 20, 2008

Obama's Grams

For someone who's clearly a gifted rhetoritician, Barry Obamessiah sure can figure out ways to stick his foot in his mouth when asked for something a little more concrete than hope, change and unity, and railing against unnamed bad people.

First there was renegotiating NAFTA (except, his surrogates said when the Canucks asked about it, he really didn't mean what he was saying). Then there was getting out of Iraq on day one of the New Jerusalem, I mean, the Obama presidency (except, his advisors later said, he might, um, allow circumstances to dictate whether or not we move troops). Then there was the nine-pronged defense of his nutty conspiracy theorist Afrocentrist pastor (which went from never heard it to he's a crazy uncle to...I've lost count, which defense are we on today?)

Now comes the explaination for the "Throw Grandma Under the Bus" portion of Tuesday's speech:

610 WIP host Angelo Cataldi asked Obama about his Tuesday morning speech on race at the National Constitution Center in which he referenced his own white
grandmother and her prejudice. Obama told Cataldi that "The point I was making
was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know (pause) there's a reaction in her that doesn't go away and it comes out in the wrong way."

Highlights my own. Way to go Barry. She's just a typical white person-afraid, predjudiced and suspicious. But you got nothing out of those sermons that you didn't hear and were taken out of context, right?

So Hampton: Examine those words.

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