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Obama Seems to Have Suggested Racist Katrina Response

Wanted to make sure you saw this one.

Tucker Carlson over at the Daily Caller has gotten ahold of a video of President Obama speaking in June 2007 at Virginia’s Hampton University, a black college, in which the president not only lavishes praise on the extremist Rev. Jeremiah Wright but appears to subscribe to some of Wright’s conspiracy theories.

From the Daily Caller article.

In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism.

“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims “part of the American family.”

Have a look.

Notice Obama is in full black inflexion mode. Can’t imagine he speaks like that at his $40,000-a-plate fundraisers in Manhattan.

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44 Responses to Obama Seems to Have Suggested Racist Katrina Response

  1. Perfect timing. It will change the subject with his side being put on the defensive. I heard the part about Rev Wright before on You Tube but his Katrina remarks that were unscripted were new.

    I think criticizing 9/11 victims help is the worst for him but this coming before the debates is good timing in general. I don’t think it is smoking gun though.

  2. It just sounds so plausible that the response to the tragedy in NewOrleans was hindered by the racist attitudes of White America, when you compare the response to the massacre of 9/11.
    No facts need be brought forward, no comparison made of a sudden terrorist attack and a tragedy that could have been avoided if the residents would have evacuated as ordered when someone is trying to appease a group of eternal victims.
    MrObama did it well, he made two different events sound the same and the response to one event be an excuse for a large group of people who took no personal responsiblility but are now able to blame their misery on racial attitudes.
    He was race-baiting to promote racial solidarity with the Black community.

  3. Hannity showed this speech with another one about a year later and how completely different they are. It is pretty astounding.

    The worse of the entire tape is the 9/11 garbage. I can’t tell you how ticked I am about that part of the tape.

  4. Candidate for U.S. Senate in Illinois, Barack Obama, delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston Tuesday night.
    July 2004

    “Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes.
    Well, I say to them tonight, there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America.

    There’s not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.

    The pundits, the pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue States: red states for Republicans, blue States for Democrats.”

    Yes, quite the speaker – quite the liar – quite the pundit.

    • At this point, there are so many instances of blatant “faux pas”, that his supporters don’t want to know the truth. They would rather blindly follow him than to accept that he is not all they hoped and expected. He is, for many, the embodiment of their own hopes and dreams. To acquiesce to any failure on his part would be akin to personal destruction. Too much has been invested in him to give up easily. I believe he could be caught red-handed in the most serious of circumstances (which he already has been, in my honest opinion) and they would still defend him. They must defend him because in doing so they are really defending themselves.

  5. You know, many people owe George W Bush an apology. He got nailed with the racism card, particularly in New Orleans, over and over. If you look at what he’s done since leaving office (working tirelessly in Africa to help with the AIDS epidemic) it is very clear where his heart is. More than being appalled by Obama’s clear desire to drum up racial tension I’m disgusted by the fact that Bush’s work should be applauded by the same people who vilified him after Katrina, yet they remain mostly silent.

  6. “I’ve got to give a special shout-out to my pastor. The guy who puts up with me. Counsels me. Listens to my wife complain about me. He’s a friend. And a great leader,”

    No attempt to hide his personal friendship and admiration for the race-baiting Jeremiah Wright when he was a U.S. Senator. How is it possible that this video escaped the scrutiny of the MSM? Or did it?

    Fast forward four years. The cat is out of the bag – Obama is a two-faced, race-baiting liar with not an ounce of character. It’s the ‘character’ part that is most troubling. This is a man who threw his own pastor and his own grandmother under the bus for political gain….and this is a man who is now guilty of the highest form of treason for callously ignoring warnings of a pre-planned terror attack on American soil. He has thrown America under the bus for political gain. He lied, Americans died. The enormity of Obama’s treasonous act must not go unpunished. He is unfit to serve! .

    • Yes, BUT: Wright supposedly “under the bus”: Didn’t he move into a gated community, on a golf course somewhere, to a multi-million $$ home shortly after we were told to “move along, nothing to see here”?
      Seems to me “under the bus” differs for some.

  7. The story here is he embellished “the facts” about Katrina to drive a racist point home to his black audience.

    We gave NOLA more money than NYC with no Stafford act requirement.

    He lied.

  8. You know, these stories are a big distraction. It’s like; tell us something we don’t already know! Remember Michele and the first time I am proud of my country? That told me all I needed to know. Whether Obama actually sat in Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years or not, the fact that he did sit there more than once said enough. If the first black president had been a Republican, I do not believe that the race card would have been used, and probably many blacks would not have voted for him or her either. What else could you expect from the first black president, who is a Democrat? This is what Democrats do, and have done for at least my adult lifetime. So these stories, while they may help to drum up the base, are otherwise a distraction from what will really resonate and cause Obama’s defeat.