July 31, 2008

Obama:  US should offer deeds

Obama notes ‘tragic’ US past

American history's "sad" aspects require action, the senator tells cheering journalistsThe Hawaii-born senator, who has told local reporters that he supports the federal recognition bill for native Hawaiians drafted by U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, noted other ethnic groups but did not mention native Hawaiians when answering a question about his thoughts on a formal U.S. apology to American Indians.

"I personally would want to see our tragic history, or the tragic elements of our history, acknowledged," the Democratic presidential hopeful said.

"I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds."
Comment:  While Obama has noted America's tragic past, John McCain has noted Obama is an uppity black man who should remember his place.


dmarks said...

I followed the link through to a couple of pages, and it turns out there is nothing about McCain attacking Obama for being an uppity black man.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Of course not -- that is an uppity EuroMan's position. And when ever have we heard such statements in the national news? Only on this blog...
All Best
Russ Bates

Rob said...

Read the "uppity black man" link again. Here, I'll help you out:


[H]ere we have a candidate, John McCain, who is running on a record of straight talk and honorable campaigning running a campaign made up mainly of charges reporters are now more or less acknowledging are lies. But there's precious little drawing together of the contradiction. What's more, as everyone will acknowledge after the campaign, the McCain campaign is now pushing the caricature of Obama as a uppity young black man whose presumptuousness is displayed not only in taking on airs above his station but also in a taste for young white women.

Anonymous said...

During recent sworn testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, a sworn government official revealed that a secret EMP Pulse attack involving Iran has been discovered. If such an attack takes place, tens of millions would probably die. Read more about Obama's stance on preventing such an attack and the other newspapers who have run articles outlining the attack. http://www.harvybing.com
An attack like this if carried out against the US, would result in over 150 million people losing their lives. There is virtually no existing way to defend against such an attack. Read it for yourself and see what is being cooked up. http://www.harvybing.com

Rob said...

Are you in favor of preemptively bombing Iran, Anonymous? Are you also in favor of preemptively bombing Syria, Pakistan, North Korea, and China? Please answer or we'll have to assume you're a hypocrite as well as a warmonger. You know, like John McCain.