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Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:36 PM

"Thank you, Reverend President..."

Oh my.

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Reply "Thank you, Reverend President..." (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Jun 2015 OP
MohRokTah Jun 2015 #1
demmiblue Jun 2015 #6
MohRokTah Jun 2015 #13
CherokeeDem Jun 2015 #24
MohRokTah Jun 2015 #27
CherokeeDem Jun 2015 #29
CherokeeDem Jun 2015 #7
MohRokTah Jun 2015 #14
nolabear Jun 2015 #9
Autumn Jun 2015 #11
demmiblue Jun 2015 #16
MohRokTah Jun 2015 #19
MohRokTah Jun 2015 #22
MohRokTah Jun 2015 #15
bunnies Jun 2015 #10
MohRokTah Jun 2015 #17
msanthrope Jun 2015 #12
MohRokTah Jun 2015 #18
JI7 Jun 2015 #20
MohRokTah Jun 2015 #21
CherokeeDem Jun 2015 #28
tishaLA Jun 2015 #30
Iliyah Jun 2015 #2
uponit7771 Jun 2015 #3
frazzled Jun 2015 #4
flamingdem Jun 2015 #25
leftofcool Jun 2015 #5
flamingdem Jun 2015 #8
MohRokTah Jun 2015 #23
oldandhappy Jun 2015 #26

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:39 PM

1. Heard that, too.

 

Wow.

And you wanna know something? That entire eulogy was thematically lifted from one person.

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Shhhhh, don't let that get out too far. ETA The wingnuts will go wild.

See post 13 for further explanations.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:41 PM

6. What a shitty thing to write.

And on this day of all days.

MohRokTah (8,459 posts)
1. Heard that, too.

Wow.

And you wanna know something? That entire eulogy was thematically lifted from one person.

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Shhhhh, don't let that get out too far.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:54 PM

13. Thematically, he heard the same thing preached week after week in church

 

Juxtaposing the grace message against the ills of society while keeping focused on the future is the very basis of black liberation theology.

He was taught that theme throughout his association with Reverend Wright. That Wright would take it off the deep end says nothing about how Obama kept true to the approach.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:08 PM

24. Thematically... perhaps...

This is a message which resonates among the African American community. Having been oppressed for so long, they have learned to turn the other cheek and look for hope in the future.

My problem with your comment is its implication, intended or not, to associate the President's words with Rev. Wright, considering his relationship with Wright is used to demean the President. Perhaps if you could have refrained from that comment and only discussed the theology, your comment may have been more appropriate. To insert Rev. Wright's name, in my opinion, was a slap at the President and uncalled for in the context of this thread.

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:10 PM

27. Reverend Wright was the man who introduced Obama to his spirituality

 

Like it or not, Obama's spirituality is directly linked to Reverend Wright.

He says so in his own book, for goodness sake!

So, take it as you will. I know how it was intended and what it meant, even if most of DU does not because most of DU has never associated with black liberation theology.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #27)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:21 PM

29. See post #28

I know of Obama' relationship with Rev. Wright... I recognize his role in the President's life, and I understand the black liberation theology. However, you apparently are so involved in educating all of us, you've missed the point. Talk about this in another thread... this was not the place.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:43 PM

7. Despicable Comment...

You should be ashamed.

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:54 PM

14. See post 13. eom

 

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:46 PM

9. What compels a line like that at a time like this?

Seriously, what's in that soul? Because I just don't get it.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:50 PM

11. Think about it for a minute. It will all become clear. Crystal clear

Today of all days.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:55 PM

19. See post 13. eom

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:58 PM

22. See post 13. eom

 

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Response to nolabear (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:54 PM

15. See post 13. eom

 

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:48 PM

10. What a Republican thing to say.

 

Thats fucked.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:55 PM

17. See post 13. eom

 

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:54 PM

12. Not everyone is going to get that, without more explanation. nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:55 PM

18. See post 13. eom

 

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:56 PM

20. wow, people are not getting what you are saying and that it's a positive thing

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Response to JI7 (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:57 PM

21. I noticed.

 

Shows that the vast majority of DU has absolutely no experience with the basic themes of black liberation theology.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #21)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:15 PM

28. Sorry....

We're not all as 'inexperienced' on DU as you would like to think. I'm not black, but I m Southern nd I've spent many Sundays with my friend who is, attending her church when we were growing up.

No one doesn't understand you premise, just your use of Rev Wright on a thread where it has no place. This started out to be thread sharing the message of grace the president gave. If you wanted to discuss theology... get your own thread.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 05:12 PM

30. befuddles me, too nt

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:39 PM

2. K & R

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:40 PM

3. Anyone got the video?! He was great!!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:40 PM

4. Oh.my.lord

is right.

That was absolutely amazing. The most artfully constructed speech I've heard in many decades (maybe ever). How he pivoted from quiet eulogy to questions of theology, taking his musings on grace seamlessly into a call for action.

He went there: he called it terrorism; he spoke about racial injustice in ways he'd never felt able to address before. He SANG.

It was truly a memorable time.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:08 PM

25. It was perfect

now I have amazing grace humming in my head. Absolutely memorable and will go down as legendary.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:41 PM

5. Amazing Grace!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 03:44 PM

8. Well, uncalled for comment but I didn't vote to hide

Obviously Potus knew how to connect, that's what counts imo

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:03 PM

23. See post 13. eom

 

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 04:10 PM

26. Yes! I was thinking -- a good preacher!!

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