Video: Barack Obama on Race and Politics

March 18, 2008 at 11:56 am 21 comments

Here is video of Barack Obama’s powerful speech on race and politics in America. I am convinced now more than ever that Barack is the president that we need to move our country forward and to help us create a more perfect union.

This is possibly the best political speech that I have ever heard.

Read the text of Barack Obama’s A More Perfect Union.


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  • 1. Christian Prophet  |  March 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Barack Obama wants it both ways. He wants America to rise above race and religion while appearing to be religious himself. He will be in deep trouble if a spotlight is shined on his own THEOLOGY. See:

  • 2. Webster  |  March 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Oh, Jeebus. Here come the Right-Wing Fundamentalist nut-jobs again. *Sigh*

    There is only one prayer: Jesus, protect us from your followers.

  • 3. jwazzz  |  March 18, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    You took the words right out of my mouth – best political speech ever and I now have no doubts about my support for him as president.

  • 4. propellerbuzz  |  March 19, 2008 at 1:45 am

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  • 5. Fr. J.  |  March 19, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Yes, it was a gutsy speech. But, it was the speech he has been avoiding all along. He was forced into it. And, I don’t find it convincing.

    Obama used an emotional device to get the listener to stop thinking. “I will not disown” This language gets us to feel the emotional bond between Obama and Wright and sympathize with it. But, emotional bonds to people with wicked thoughts and who teach lies and falsehoods in the public arena are dangerous.

    Comparing Wright’s fire-breathing racist rants to the privately expressed fears of his grandmother is completely imbalanced and out of whack. Though in a public forum he has now thrown her forever under the bus, his grandmother was not a public person. Wright is. She is not accountable to the American public. Wright, like Farrakhan is.

    The words of Wright are not the words of a spiritual leader, but of a self appointed street corner prophet. They do not preach the Good News that brings about the peace beyond all understanding. Rather they inspire anger, envy, spite, contempt and recrimination. This is not of the Lord by any means.

    Obama ought to disown this man, not yesterday, but 20 years ago. Obama upon hearing that Klannish thinking should have run the other way.

    “I could no sooner disown this man than I could the black community.”But, Obama held on to Wright and Trinity because they were his tie to a black community he had never been a part of. Obama, from an elite prep school in Hawaii and Harvard, was looking for street cred in the hood. He has used Wright for 20 years. And, this is just as evil as the words of Wright himself.

    Obama has been sleeping with some wicked people with some very wicked and dangerous ideas. It is time to stop defending Obama whether right or wrong. He is no messiah. He is a Chicago politician dirty with the likes of Rezko and Wright.

  • 6. Webster  |  March 20, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Fr (ha!) J.,

    Just curious: What color is the sky in your world?

  • 7. Fr. J.  |  March 20, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Not sure Webster if your parentheses were something anti-Catholic or if you have something against priests. But, whatever.

    The blueness of the sky in my world was just confirmed by Obama today when he went off talking about “typical white people.” Seems he is as racist as his reverend.

  • 8. Webster  |  March 20, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?”

  • 9. Michael Crawford  |  March 20, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Fr. J.,

    Obama is not a racist and to claim that he is says a lot about you.

    No other candidate would ever dare to gave a major address on race in America particularly while engaged in tight battle for the Democratic. For his willingness to began the kind of real discussion on race and moving past the racist division that has kept America from fulfilling its promise, he gets called a racist by people like you and cynically attack by right-wing media.

    That goes to show that Obama spoke the truth in his speech and that we have a long way to go before we deal honestly with race.

  • 10. Fr. J.  |  March 21, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Actually, both John and Bobby Kennedy gave major speeches on race as did Clinton.

    Trying to maintain the Obama Messiah image is futile. He is not special. He is not original. He is a Chicago politician dirty with the likes of Rezko and Wright.

  • 11. Fr. J.  |  March 21, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Besides, you dont know me. All you know is that I am critical of Obama. So what you are saying really is that Obama is getting criticized by people who are critical of Obama.

    Unless, perhaps you are finding yet another way to characterize me as a “typical white person.” Frankly, “people like you” sounds dangerously close to being a racial comment. Not sure. Tell me, who are people like me?

  • 12. Fr. J.  |  March 21, 2008 at 9:06 am

    While we are talking about race, let’s talk about how Obama supports Planned Parenthood, the biggest racist organization in America. Did you know that PP puts its abortion mills in black and Hispanic neighborhoods to specifically reduce those populations? Did you know that the founder of PP, Margaret Sanger, received a prestigious award from Adolf Hitler? That she gave talks to the KKK? That her plan was to wipe out the African race?

    And Obama is a huge supporter of her PP. The black community would be so much stronger today if it had not aborted half its children in the past almost 40 years.

  • 13. Michael Crawford  |  March 21, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Fr. J.

    What are you smoking? Whatever it is you need to put it down because you are way too paranoid.

  • 14. Fr. J.  |  March 21, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Check this out:

  • 15. Webster  |  March 22, 2008 at 12:49 am

    Okay, Fr. (ha!) J.–you are some seriously demented.



    Before someone drops a house on you.


  • 16. Fr. J.  |  March 22, 2008 at 1:35 am

    Oh, you are going to LOVE this:

  • 17. Webster  |  March 22, 2008 at 9:39 am

    I’m not using the honorific “Fr.” to address you–you don’t deserve it, and I’m not clicking on your benighted links. I believe that a woman has a right to choose what she does with her own body–and that women are fully equal in every way to men. I believe all women should have access to contraceptives–the condom, the pill, and the morning-after pill. Furthermore, I think they all should be free. I believe that gays are fully equal to straights and should have all the same rights and privileges as straight people. Finally, I believe that churches and their so-called leaders have no right to tell me, or anyone, what they should do–it should be function of the individual’s conscience. The more I hear from “Christians,” the more I feel Christianity has been befouled by its followers. You are a prime example.

    Now, f*ck you–and the Rat(zinger) you rode in on.

  • 18. Fr. J.  |  March 22, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Interesting how fast atheists lose all rationality and simply resort to being crude. You have not said one reasonable thing yet. All you have done is ridicule me. Just like Pilot’s centurions.

  • 19. Webster  |  March 23, 2008 at 8:49 am

    I’m no atheist. I’m just not a nut.

    All you have done is ridicule me. Just like Pilot’s centurions. is an irrational comparison that is actually not only tasteless, but indicates how very, very delusional you are. Time for someone to be defrocked and institutionalized.

  • 20. max  |  July 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

    if you are colored and drive through MA. pray that the police or sheriff dont see you for you are going to be pulled over and get a ticket from the racist cops. i had the unfortunate experience to be driving through MA and got a ticket for changing lanes on the Highway. maybe it was because i was brown skinned? or maybe it was becuase i had a foreigh accent? or maybe i was driving an expensive car? or maybe as he said he was tailing me for a while…

  • 21. Federal Farmer  |  October 12, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Does Obama being multiracial make any difference here? I just blogged on it at


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