Monday, June 2, 2008

Michelle or Barack? Who said it?

"These are mean, cruel times, exemplified by a 'lock 'em up, take no prisoners' mentality that dominates the Republican-led Congress. Historically, African-Americans have turned inward and towards black nationalism whenever they have a sense, as we do now, that the mainstream has rebuffed us, and that white Americans couldn't care less about the profound problems African-Americans are facing. But cursing out white folks is not going to get the job done. Anti-Semitic and anti-Asian statements are not going to lift us up. We've got some hard nuts-and-bolts organizing and planning to do. We've got communities to build."

Barack Hussein Obama, 1995.

Notice he did not say "cursing white folks, or making anti-Semitic remarks, isn't fair or morally right."

Only that it isn't practical, that it won't get the job done.

Sure, you can curse whitey and those damn Jews, just make sure you also do some work.

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