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Old 03-15-2008, 02:58 PM   #41
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Maybe I have not heard all of his sermon clips, but I do not recall hearing him say white people were inferior as a consequence of their skin color. If he did, that would make him a loud bigot. What I heard was him decrying the way black people are and have been treated by the country as a whole, but primarily by the government. I don't know why certain white people insist on hearing something as an attack on whites as people when it is simply a black person complaining about how he or she is treated by the government. Maybe guilt? I don't know, but I do think the sensitivity is curious. And I think that is precisely the feeling that Ferraro was trying to tap into.
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:25 PM   #42
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Next time you presume to school me, you'd better be correct.

You constructed your argument on the basis that what Reverend Wright said was wrong. Essentially, what you have said is this: Rev. Wright was wrong - Obama did not stop it or leave - Obama is therefore wrong. This argument depends on the assumption that Rev. Wright was wrong. You may have your own reasons for believing that Rev. Wright was wrong, but they remain unstated. Accordingly, on the basis of the argument you actually presented, it is an a priori assumption that Rev. Wright was wrong.

Maybe you can run off now and discuss the proper spelling of potato with Dan Quayle.
The senator himself said that the Rev. Wright was wrong.
See the attached article.
Controversial minister off Obama's campaign -

I stated in my posts why I beleive this reflects poorly upon the senator.

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Politics, race, religion--this thread has nearly everything needed to make sure it gets locked.

Hey, I heard that Reverend Wright is advocating that his congregation pay off their mortgages early, buy variable annuities with half of their savings, and take a 6% withdrawal rate in retirement when valuations get right (he has a formula for this based on a 10 year P/E average).

There--that oughta do it . . .
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