Obama's AMAZING Speech!

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  1. Bob26003

    Bob26003 Well-Known Member

  2. I'm not American, but I'd vote for him. I listened to the whole thing, and it was really wonderful...

    Not to digress (but I guess I am...), the one and only thing I noted that I disagreed with was that "The Original Sin" was slavery. But it's forever overlooked that the first abominable crimes were visted on the Native North Americans (who had been here for at least, well, a mere 10,000 years)

    But other than that, Obama rawks...
  3. Bob26003

    Bob26003 Well-Known Member

    Good Point
  4. Hey, thanks man...when I saw you replied I was thinking "oh-OH!! :huh:

    I tried to address the issue in "FW: God's Plan", but had no takers...(that's ok)

    (btw - I'm a fan of your posts)

    Obama's words sounded the most genuine thing I have ever heard come out of any politician's mouth (except for our old Canadian Prime Minister - Jean Chr├ętien - he naturally was funny as hell)
  5. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I'm an "Obama mama" for sure. He's my candidate for president this fall. I was quite upset that Ohio didn't give him more votes than Hillary. I still have the feeling that he's going to be our next president - I hope I'm right...
  6. Believe

    Believe Well-Known Member

    Sorry to be the dissenter on this topic, but I think Obama's pretty much all talk. It bothers me so much that people are making a big deal during this election that racism is wrong (which it is, don't get me wrong) but no one is standing up and talking about the clear misogyny that is going on against Hillary. Sexism is also alive and well in this country and it has taken a back seat to racism - shouldn't they be equally as important?
  7. That has not escaped me (and again, I'm not from the U.S.). It's a damned shame and ironic as hell that they should be pitted against each other because of these issues at this time. To tell you the truth though, it'd be f'n ahmazing to have either one as a FIRST anything.

    (wouldn't it have been swell - in another alien universe - if she'd gotten in for Bush's first term...and Obama made it in for the second...Or heck - vice versa! "Dreamer...you know you are a dreamer!" - Supertramp)
  8. Random

    Random Well-Known Member

    Both racism and misogyny are clearly wrong. And besides that, I don't really understand why Hillary is so hated. If you really look at her past, there's not that much to justify such venom. No more than any other politician, anyway. She and Obama are both politicians (obviously) and every single politician has a few skeletons in their closets. But when I look back over the last 7 years, I can't believe anyone has the nerve to point out the flaws of Hillary OR Obama. Both of them are easily more qualified to run this country than what we have now. And McCain only promises more of the same.
  9. Believe

    Believe Well-Known Member

    I definitely agree with you about McCain - my friends and I have been calling him McBush ever since he made that comment about staying in Iraq for another hundred years if we have to. Let's hope either Obama or Hillary wins and puts an end to the fear-mongering that's been going on since Bush took office.
  10. Random

    Random Well-Known Member

    And McCain gets too much of a free ride on his military record too. I mean, OK. Sure. He's got my respect and thanks for his service but that doesn't make him any more qualified to be president. There's actually a lot about him that I think is pretty creepy when you dig deeper into his views and his past.
  11. LetItGo

    LetItGo Staff Alumni

    His clearly the best candidate and in my view he should get the job. I watched his speech on youtube, his a very impressive guy. Although his speech highlighted issues that would seem specific to the U.S - black & white america, religion & politics (religion is sidelined here). I could relate to some of it on a smaller scale given the recent coverage of the PM's apology to the stolen generations, past and present social injustice etc. The history of black australia is more closely related to the experience of native americans than african americans though.

    The only way McCain gets up is if white middle america gets scared by the prospect of a black president, and that wouldnt surprise me. It would be really sad, a missed opportunity, and I think another blow for americas relationship with the rest of the world.
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  12. dreamer

    dreamer Well-Known Member

    I live in the UK but find US politics more fun, probably because it has a more commercial and dramatic angle. I think Barack has a more powerful voice and presence and can speak with more confidence and fluidity then any other candidate. Having heard his speeches on youtube and read his first book, im still torn between him and Hillary. I want to believe in him but i feel he might be more of a dreamer and Hillary is more of a realist. Im thinking that we might need a more experienced leader post-Bush.
  13. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I know nothing about Obama except for he is hot :rofl:
  14. Bostonensis

    Bostonensis Guest

    Anybody heard Obama's speech in Pennsylvania?
    the topic was racism.
    It was the most moving speech
    I have heard in my entire life.
    Every word he said is like an arrow
    penetrating my heart.
    The most powerful speech in US history.
    After thqt SPEECH rOCKEFELLER &
    many democrats are pouring their endorsements
    ,& I know how powerful that speech was.
    It has no taint of hypocrisy .
    He does not have to read
    as what he has to say was
    from his understanding based
    on real life experiences.

    We are watching history in the making.
    Barrack is a new blood & a product of common people ,
    not come from an elite family.
    Hillary is more experienced than him granted
    but her experiences represents status quo, obselete.
    She's been in Politics for too long that what
    she promised now is nothing but
    a repertoir of a typical poltician
    If indeed she was true
    to her words she has so much opportuhnity
    in the past to show them
    to get us out from the turmoil
    of the healthcare system isince 1992 ,
    & with her husband on her side ,she failed.
    She cannot unite both parties.
    And she came from the elite family
    how does she know about losing a health coverage,
    being laid off,struggling three jobs.
    Neither one of the candidates ,Billary or
    Mc Cain mayonnaise
    is so far from the reality that
    common American are suffering.

    Assuming Barrack has no experience ,
    but no one enter into politics
    with all the wisdom of politica .
    it is a teamwork ,
    & I can only rely on Barrack to pull
    both parties together becoz
    of his openness & sincerity in his heart
    while the other two are all corrupted already.

    Go my man,
    the wounds of racism is on the path of healing.
    I was on my knees when he deliver that speech.
    He has the Power that represents Common people
    & that is a trait who can change the world.

    NH diehard
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  15. Sunday night...

    Is anyone else besides me cringing at this preposterous debate called "The Compassion Forum" between Hilary & Barack?!?!?!

    The questions?!?!?! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! :blink:
    Those freakin' %!@fundamentalists*&@! wrote the whole damned script!! :mad: :mad:
  16. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I didn't see it (no TV) but heard it was a disaster and that the moderators were stupid and awful.

    Politics... :dry:
  17. Whitewolf

    Whitewolf Well-Known Member

    So the speech went something like...
    "Waaaaaaah, Woe is me! Racism!!!!! Waaaaahhhhhh, if only I was all privileged, if only we could take your hard earned dough, and re-distribute it to poor bums like me! Ignorance is strength!Waaaaaahhh, I'm black! War is peace! Waaaaaahh, when i grab white women's asses they never complain cause if they did i'd shout "Racist!", Freedom is slavery!!!!
    Great we have to choose between McInsane(another Bush in the making), Obamination(a socialist, racist, whiny race pandering panzy), and Hillary(a feminist man hating power hungry flip-flopper). Write in Ron Paul, and make sure you search his middle name because you have to write it in full. If not vote Obama, because if he wins, we will never make the mistake of electing a democrat/socialist/racist again.
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  18. Lead Savior

    Lead Savior Well-Known Member

    I have yet to actually hear any of the three candidates speak, on television or any other medium. Fuck politics
  19. PressedIn

    PressedIn Well-Known Member

    i like obama hope he wins
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