Video: Tucker Carlson presses his case on 2007 Obama speech

posted at 10:01 am on October 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The morning after the big reveal on last night’s Hannity, The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson appeared on Fox and Friends to press his case that the media deliberately underplayed Barack Obama’s June 2007 speech to Hampton University.  Carlson tells Steve Doocy that the media covered the speech — including himself — but limited their reporting to the prepared remarks.  Had they played the actual tape, especially when Obama talked about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 Democratic primary may have looked a lot different:


Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson said on Fox and Friends this morning that the “very revealing” clip is an example of Obama using racially-charged rhetoric.

The speech, given at Hampton University, also shows Obama shouting out Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who was in the audience. He tells the crowd, “The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!”

Carlson explained that in his view, “Obama is telling a majority-black audience that the federal government doesn’t like them because they’re black. He is whipping up fear, and paranoia, and hatred.”

Actually, I think the larger point here isn’t that Obama pandered to black audiences. Every Democrat on the national stage does that.  Hillary Clinton adopted what we could gracefully call a “Southern patois” in similar circumstances at that time that doesn’t emerge under any other circumstances. John Edwards’ Carolina drawl grew stronger in those appearances, too. Joe Biden did the same a few weeks ago in order to feed the same kind of racial demagoguery with his “They gonna put y’all back in chains” comment to a predominantly black audience in Virginia.  Anger and demagoguery along racial lines are not an exclusive province of Obama, not then and certainly not now.

The larger point here is that the media has a double standard on race, and a double standard for Republicans.  They like to talk about “dog whistles” among conservatives that — last time I checked — includes the words “Chicago” and “basketball.”  When a Democrat of any background gets up and flat-out tells a predominantly black audience that the federal government likes the “suburbs” better than “our neighborhoods,” it doesn’t even get so much as a dog-biscuit mention by the media.  When Tucker calls the original coverage “a subversion of what journalism’s supposed to be,” he’s absolutely right.

Will this video change minds about this election?  I doubt it.  Partisans have already chosen sides, and the undecideds and low-information voters will care more about the economy and perhaps the cover-up in Libya.  This, however, serves as a good data point about media biases and double standards.


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Getting away with it

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM

last time I checked — includes the words “Chicago” and “basketball.”

Don’t forget the word..
“Angry”…
But it must be mentioned twice..

Electrongod on October 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM

I don’t know, Bark seemed pretty clean and articulate giving that speech.

Bishop on October 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM

The media will dismiss this as having been covered back in 2007. They’re wrong — they covered his scripted words rather than his actual words. But that will be the way they attempt to wave their hands and make this go away.

aunursa on October 3, 2012 at 10:06 AM

He was “no ways tard”.

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I watched a video of Chuck Todd reporting this on the Today Show.

The speech excerpt he shows is one that was previously in circulation – the one in which Obama disses the Bush administration’s “incompetence.”

He didn’t include any of the new “racially charged” comments.

What a surprise. /s

Drained Brain on October 3, 2012 at 10:07 AM

I don’t know, Bark seemed pretty clean and articulate giving that speech.

Bishop on October 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM

LOL!

aunursa on October 3, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Tucker, the guy Allahpundit loves to go clubbing with/, mentioned that the reports from the MSM went largely from prepared remarks and the video was edited from 36 min down to 9-10 min for release. No one mentioned the unprepared remarks. Moreover, Obama’s statements regarding NOLA and the federal government’s racism came on the heels of several billion dollars worth of aid to the area. If giving a metro area several billion dollars is racism, well, then everything is racism. Wait…er.

ted c on October 3, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Obama has obviously “evolved” sense then.

Electrongod on October 3, 2012 at 10:08 AM

When people just talk about Obama’s friendships with anti-Americans, the press says there’s no proof. And when you finally find proof, then it’s “old news.”

RBMN on October 3, 2012 at 10:08 AM

How about “bath house”?

Nutstuyu on October 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM

I don’t know, Bark seemed pretty clean and articulate giving that speech.

Bishop on October 3, 2012 at 10:05

It’s like a Fairy Tale man.

Rio Linda Refugee on October 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM

This, however, serves as a good data point about media biases and double standards.

How many more “data points” to we need? A googol (1 followed by 100 zeros) of them?

ShainS on October 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Carlson tells Steve Doocy that the media covered the speech — including himself — but limited their reporting to the prepared remarks. Had they played the actual tape,

What? Did they all have the full tape?

the_nile on October 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM

But..but..
That crease in his pants..

Electrongod on October 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM

The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!

that is such a load of bullsh!t.

ted c on October 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Darn spelling..

Electrongod on October 3, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I don’t know, Bark seemed pretty clean and articulate giving that speech.

Bishop on October 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM

With a bizarro accent…

jimver on October 3, 2012 at 10:10 AM

The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!

Let’s have some proof, champ. Then, let’s talk about your statements regarding “the suburbs” and what all ya’ll they’all need/don’t need aaarrrigght?

ted c on October 3, 2012 at 10:10 AM

He was “no ways tard”.

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:06 AM

While I really dislike that word, he is in all ways a tard.

Rio Linda Refugee on October 3, 2012 at 10:10 AM

This, however, serves as a good data point about media biases and double standards.

How many more “data points” to we need? A googol (1 followed by 100 zeros) of them?

ShainS on October 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Exactly.

the_nile on October 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM

low-information voters will care more about the economy and perhaps the cover-up in Libya.

Giving way too much credit to low-information voters.

Bat Chain Puller on October 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM

No one cares.

95-98% of the blacks will never vote for the white candidate.

Bill & Hillary are banging her heads on the table saying why didn’t we have that tape back then?

albill on October 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM

As Ace pointed out the other day, press advocacy for Obama is often ideological and sometimes just plain personal Obama crush.

This is strident ideological advocacy; it’s an example of scumbag media leftists pushing a leftist line of race and class-based attacks against liberal democracy.

They want to turn their opponents into racists who care only about white millionaires and billionaries, while their own preferred representatives (national socialsits to a person) push noble ideas, like doctor enslavement to the state, death panels to decide what medical care an old person (as a class) is entitled to receive, wealth seizures, restrictions on free speech and other reasonable curtailments of the bill of rights etc.

MTF on October 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM

This, however, serves as a good data point about media biases and double standards.

And how.

herm2416 on October 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Ed,

I agree with you on the double-standard, but Tucker, Hannity and Drudge did not sell that line of attack.

If they did, everyone on the right would be behind them.

Instead, they sold it as something like Khalidi or the Chicago Theater Roundtable for Alinsky.

Give me Barry sitting with Studs Turkle talking about Alinsky, and I’m all in. That’s video of Socialist activism.

budfox on October 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

I wish I still had a “dollah”.

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

I don’t know, Bark seemed pretty clean and articulate giving that speech.

Bishop on October 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM

True, but I thought I heard some N3gro (the real word trips the moderation filter??) Dialect a couple times…

affenhauer on October 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Be nice if Tucker would name some reporters who were also in the room and covered the actual speech, complete with ad libs, then chose to exclude them. Names, Tucker!

a capella on October 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Ahem: Jobs, economy, spending, taxing, debt, deficit, horrible foreign policy, Solyndra/cronyism, paying Federal Contractors to break employment laws – with our money, Fast & Furious.

The race stuff, as true as it might be, is a distraction, and is playing right into the hands of Obama/Biden 12. Forward.

juanito on October 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

what grotesque episode. tucker carlson’s career has been on a downward spiral since jon stewart destroyed him on crossfire, but boy this is a new low for him.

sesquipedalian on October 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

First draft: Bombshell clip of damning Obama speech in 2007 that could totally shake up the presidential race! Tune in to Hannity now!

Second draft: Well no, it probably won’t have any affect, but isn’t it amazing how biased the media is for not reporting it then?! Even me!

Confirmed: That one didn’t stick to the wall.

Boomer_Sooner on October 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM

I read the article and watched the video highlights. I’ll say this, I already knew about his race baiting, pandering, basic dishonesty but I still found his words astounding.

* Using terms such as the “bullet of racism”.

* Giving NYC $9B and New Orleans over $100B proves somehow that this country is racist?

* That “America will survive. Just like black folks will survive. We won’t forget where we came from. We won’t forget what happened 19 months ago, or 15 years ago, or 300 years ago.”

The press said Obama was to be the first “post racial” president.

What utter BS. The press covered for this man and lied to the American people about who is really was and is.

WisRich on October 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM

NOt to mention Dear Liar’s shout out to his pastor of twenty years. He did listen to those sermons, and took those lessons to heart. Including God damn America.

rbj on October 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM

sesquipedalian on October 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Yeah! How dare he show footage of what Obama actually said…or something.

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM

There are lots of dumb people out there.
A store chain reported their sales were down in the month of September.
Reason?
In September they changed their advertising to say a percentage off on each item; as in “Save 30%!”
Trouble is their customers could not do the math and could not figure out if 30% off was a good deal. So they did not shop there.

Advertising now says, “Was $100, now $70. You save $30!”

albill on October 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM

We can only hope the undecideds/low-information voters care about the economy. Unfortunately, they’re more likely to care about whatever the Obama Presstitute Organs tell them to care about (car elevators, dog whistles, 47%,…).

Steve Eggleston on October 3, 2012 at 10:17 AM

So Obama goes from (paraphrasing) 2004′s “no white America/no black America/only the United States of America” to “NOLA isn’t part of American family like NYC & FL” and people are the right are so scared of the left calling them racist that they dismiss it all as nothing but run-of-the-mill “pandering” that all politicians do.

Dark Star on October 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM

There are lots of dumb people out there. A store chain reported their sales were down in the month of September. Reason? In September they changed their advertising to say a percentage off on each item; as in “Save 30%!” Trouble is their customers could not do the math and could not figure out if 30% off was a good deal. So they did not shop there. Advertising now says, “Was $100, now $70. You save $30!”

albill on October 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Pls, say this isn’t true…

jimver on October 3, 2012 at 10:19 AM

+1 budfox… should have used against media

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I watched this last night with some anticipation, thinking maybe there was some material I did not already know. I was disappointed. What did we see?
Obama paying homage to Rev. Wright, not news.
Obama pandering to a audience with a fake accent, not news.
Obama thinking that the government is racist, not news.
The media giving him a pass, where as they would have fried President Bush, or any other Republican for that matter, not news.

Not that I thing it should not be released, anything that gets out that shows Obama for what he really is I am fine with. But did we really need all that hype?

kam582 on October 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

“The Media” is Ed’s go to “story” whenever there’s no story. PS the basketball thing is from Rachel Maddow. If you consider her the media then you have to consider tucker hannity and drudge the media too.

red_herring on October 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

The racially charged rhetoric, and accent, he uses is disturbing, and I hope it at least makes a few fence-sitters think twice before voting for him.

changer1701 on October 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Ed and others at this site: I still don’t get what some people are NOT getting, this video will do a LOT OF DAMAGE to Obama among wait for it. the white working class, in OH, PA, MI, WI, IA, NV.

Political junkies like us already know most of this stuff, but a lot of non-political junkies just tuning in have no clue about this stuff.

If this video swings 2-3% in OH or 1.5% in IA that may be the difference between an Obama 2nd term and Romney being elected.

Obama is getting 46% of the White vote in OH. With this new race baiting, hate whitey video that could very well drop to 35%, and it may be enough to swing OH. And possibly even WI.

Game changer doesn’t mean what some of you think it does.

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Yeah! How dare he show footage of what Obama actually said…or something.

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM

he’s welcome to “serve up yesterday’s nothingburger with weak sauce as today’s special” anytime he wants to, but he should not expect to retain any kind of journalistic credibility afterward.

sesquipedalian on October 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Sounds like a lot of women parts were energized in that video..

Along with Chris Matthews’ leg.

Electrongod on October 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

sesquipedalian on October 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Why? Because you say so?

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Wait….

Carlson covered, played, discussed the tape on HIS SHOW in 2008. Is he saying he was biased at the time, not allowed to cover fully, under orders not to discuss?

If he was under orders then a legit complaint on his part, if not …. WTH is he talking about….it was on HIS show..

NextGen on October 3, 2012 at 10:22 AM

the STENCH of desperation is quite strong…I want to see more stuff on why mittens would be so good for America..so far…NADA!

Pragmatic on October 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM

he’s welcome to “serve up yesterday’s nothingburger with weak sauce as today’s special” anytime he wants to, but he should not expect to retain any kind of journalistic credibility afterward.

sesquipedalian on October 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Yesterday’s nothingburger is today’s President.

Electrongod on October 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM

It’s not how he said it, its what he said. He was a sitting senator that knew billions had already been appropriated to NO. He is a racialist through and through and will boldly lie to prove it.

DanMan on October 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I see all the Trolls are assembling to “play it down”.

Yeah, I know. Big surprise: Obama’s a Black guy.

The only problem is:

He’s supposed to be the President of all Americans. In fact, he’s supposed to be our biggest cheerleader…not our biggest critic.

The President of the United States is supposed to pick us up.

Not put us down.

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I think the larger point here isn’t that Obama pandered to black audiences.

Ah! But the real question is which is the real Obama? The one in the White House or that racist who showed up at Hampton in 2007?

And by the way all those people cheering as he was making those racist comments were black clergy. I can only imagine what kind of hatred they took back to their congregations.

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Obama will not only say whatever he has to, he’ll say it in any way he has to. With any dialect.

Paul-Cincy on October 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Mitt could cause a ruckas by demanding his interogators answer the charges tonight. How much do they abuse their responsibility in their constitutional role by being Obama propagandists, or does objective truth not matter anymore to the left?

Don L on October 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Stve Doocy sounds very serious in that clip.
Who is he pandering to with the particular tone he’s choosing to use here?
And Tucker…also very very serious.
Do you think it’s hard for him to pull that off with as many as there are laughing at him this morning?

verbaluce on October 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Partisans have already chosen sides, and the undecideds and low-information voters will care more about the economy and perhaps the cover-up in Libya.

Also, most low-information voters will never learn of this – because the legacy media is going to ignore it.

Romney giving private remarks to donors about his campaign = END OF THE CAMPAIGN!!!!!11

Obama openly pandering and practicing demagoguery on a high level = meh

Red Cloud on October 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

women and latinos are NOT going to flock to mittens after viewing the tape…so what’s the big deal? WORST.CAMPAIGN.AND.NOMINEE.EVER (AND HE’S NO CONSERVATIVE EITHER)!

Pragmatic on October 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

but he should not expect to retain any kind of journalistic credibility afterward.

sesquipedalian on October 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Man, there’s a phrase I haven’t heard for a long time, except from Ted Kopel. Didn’t know it even existed anymore.

a capella on October 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

kam582 on October 3, 2012 at 10:20 AM

What hype…Drudge is always doing that, he had built up anticipation with teasers and bombastic titles on many occasions and on completely different topics, such as israel attacking iran, etc, an armada heading to the persian gulf etc…..nothing new with this particular one, as far as drudge is concerned…as for fox, they didn’t build any anticipation or hyped the video, hanni just showed some portions of it on his show, and daily caller didn’t even have the current title (‘the other race speech’) until this morning…methinks that the hype is/was more in some people’s minds…

jimver on October 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

he’s welcome to “serve up yesterday’s nothingburger with weak sauce as today’s special” anytime he wants to, but he should not expect to retain any kind of journalistic credibility afterward.

sesquipedalian on October 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

The journalist profession in general has no credibility and pointing it out makes him less credible?

You also seem really worked up over what you describe as a nothingburger. I agree with Ed, this revelation about Obama isn’t going to change anything and it has more to say about the corruption of the media. You lose credibility when you get outrageously outraged at someone pointing out obvious media corruption.

gwelf on October 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

verbaluce on October 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

What do you mean “many”? Internet Trolls only comprise a small percentage of the 21% of Liebrals in this country.

Math is hard.

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

True, but I thought I heard some N3gro (the real word trips the moderation filter??) Dialect a couple times…

affenhauer on October 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Hopefully it’s a Fluke and not the filter being n!ggardly.

(Mine tripped too???)

Nutstuyu on October 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

low-information voters will care more about the freebies economy and perhaps the cover-up in Libya on Mitt’s Mercedes Benz.

enhanced for accuracy.

hillsoftx on October 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

anyone else notice that in the speech he says the Rev. Wright introduced him to Jesus Christ… wouldnt someone who was a christian all his life already know Jesus?

geramy2012 on October 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

What got me about the speech was the threat of extortion. Give us what we want in the future, or we will call you racists. You have to be racist for opposing what I want the way I want it. I’m betting that’s why the media was silent on it. They bought the threat.

redmama on October 3, 2012 at 10:29 AM

He’s supposed to be the President of all Americans. In fact, he’s supposed to be our biggest cheerleader…not our biggest critic.

The President of the United States is supposed to pick us up.

Not put us down.

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Per the census there 12.6% of the U.S. population is black or African American. Clearly this is the percentage that the rat-eared coward represents. Puts any complaints about Romney’s 47% in perspective.

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2012 at 10:29 AM

The video comparison of this and his big healing clarifying Speech on Race should go viral. It’s embedded on Page 2 of this Daily Caller article.

The two speeches are only a few months apart.

Naturally Curly on October 3, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Many people who consider themselves Democrats are going to have to come to the realization that this is not their parent’s Democratic Party. The party has been taken over by the extreme left.

ButterflyDragon on October 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

journalistic credibility

sesquipedalian on October 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

There’s an oxymoron for you.

bigmacdaddy on October 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

And by the way all those people cheering as he was making those racist comments were black clergy. I can only imagine what kind of hatred they took back to their congregations.

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Reminds me of Fridays at the mosques in the Middle East. Whip up passions.

We’re supposed to be a nation of laws, based on the Constitution, not like a bunch of wild dogs fighting over scraps of meat. Not racial, ethnic, or religious groups who use their power to get as much as they can for themselves. Our social contract is the rule of law, and equal protection under the law. Obama’s message seems to be “vote for me and I’ll favor you” rather than “vote for me and I’ll favor the law”.

This can’t end well.

Paul-Cincy on October 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

(AND HE’S NO CONSERVATIVE EITHER)!

Pragmatic on October 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

He’s more conservative than you are pragmatic.

cozmo on October 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

WORST.CAMPAIGN.AND.NOMINEE.EVER (AND HE’S NO CONSERVATIVE EITHER)!

Pragmatic on October 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Is your ObamaPhone broken?
No need to yell into it…

Electrongod on October 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Math is hard.

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Things don’t add up for you often.
And with this as the current example…never to much.

verbaluce on October 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

anyone else notice that in the speech he says the Rev. Wright introduced him to Jesus Christ… wouldnt someone who was a christian all his life already know Jesus?

geramy2012 on October 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

That’s a strange one, all right. Almost as if the dude was raised a musl….naaaawwwww.

Bishop on October 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Obama is a fraud perpetrated on the American people by the Dems and their MSM handmaidens.

I am glad this came out. Kudos to Carlson, and I hope there is plenty more from various sources.

matthew8787 on October 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Stve Doocy sounds very serious in that clip.
Who is he pandering to with the particular tone he’s choosing to use here?
verbaluce on October 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I didn’t see it. Did he use a bad southern accent and preacherman cadence?

a capella on October 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Wow, trolls and Obama apologists out in full force this morning

AZfederalist on October 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

You got it right. I said this last night when the video broke, to many of us this is old news, but there are many independents who fell for hope and change that did not know this. This is more evidence of the media protecting Obama and for many this video will be cold water in the face

tbrickert on October 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

WORST.CAMPAIGN.AND.NOMINEE.EVER (AND HE’S NO CONSERVATIVE EITHER)!

Pragmatic on October 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Doctor Mengele 2012

Bishop on October 3, 2012 at 10:32 AM

verbaluce on October 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Why? Because you say so?

Sorry, verbosity. Just because you post it, has never made it a fact.

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:32 AM

How many times will Lehrer use this video as the basis for questions tonight?

My bet is that if it comes up at all, it’ll be used to attack Romney. Romney should use the video to shatter the myth that Obama is a uniter. Obama has always pandered to narrow interest groups, set them against each other, and promised groups things that he can’t deliver. It’s just that he’s never called on it.

Romney won’t go there, but imagine the shock if he actually brought up the black unemployment rate.

hawksruleva on October 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM

he’s welcome to “serve up yesterday’s nothingburger with weak sauce as today’s special” anytime he wants to, but he should not expect to retain any kind of journalistic credibility afterward.

sesquipedalian on October 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Journalistic credibility??? Hahahaha… How the f…has journalistic credibility in this country, tne journolisters, stephapapadopulous, chrissy matthews, mika, andrea, contessa, soledad??? :)….or krugman, or maybe china-is-da-best-model-friedman… you are a really pathetic troll full of it…

jimver on October 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM

anyone else notice that in the speech he says the Rev. Wright introduced him to Jesus Christ… wouldnt someone who was a christian all his life already know Jesus?

geramy2012 on October 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Before Wright Obama mistakenly thought Jesus was a stoner socialist. After Wright Obama knew Jesus was a class/race warfare marxist.

gwelf on October 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

anyone else notice that in the speech he says the Rev. Wright introduced him to Jesus Christ… wouldnt someone who was a christian all his life already know Jesus?

geramy2012 on October 3, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I caught that too but was more fascinated with the fact that he mentioned God and Christ more times in that forty minute speech than he has in four years of being President. Nowdays he goes to prayer breakfasts and says that he is Christ-like because he supports socialized medicine.

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

I’d give Romney a “dollah” if he would ask Obama, “So, do you still think America was racist in it’s handling of the aftermath of Katrina?”

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Stve Doocy sounds very serious in that clip.
Who is he pandering to with the particular tone he’s choosing to use here?
verbaluce on October 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I didn’t see it. Did he use a bad southern accent and preacherman cadence?

a capella on October 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

he actually sounded clean and articulate IMHO :)…harry reid agrees…

jimver on October 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

The video comparison of this and his big healing clarifying Speech on Race should go viral. It’s embedded on Page 2 of this Daily Caller article.

The two speeches are only a few months apart.

Naturally Curly on October 3, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I’ve said for awhile the most powerful ads are Obama versus Obama, and this sounds like a home run. A few months apart? Doesn’t it boggle the mind? Jerry Springer is actively campaigning for Obama in Ohio now. Raving about how shameful it is that the Republicans are making it harder for blacks to vote. Obama and Jerry Springer. They deserve each other.

Obama 2008 video versus Obama 2012 video was powerful enough. We need a lot more of this. Obama on the debt ceiling. Obama on federal campaign limits. Obama on who’s patriotic.

It disturbs me that Obama’s chickens*** ads against Romney are working. Ads about bullcrap.

Paul-Cincy on October 3, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Obama probably won’t like this to get a lot of coverage because he’s tried so hard to hide the angry black man from us dumb white folks.
Plus he looks and sounds foolish. I don’t think BO wants to be compared to ignorant sounding militant black folks like Al and Jesse.

But the real Obama, which we saw in the video, is just a better looking, and slightly more polished version of Al Sharpton.

bailey24 on October 3, 2012 at 10:35 AM

the STENCH of desperation is quite strong…I want to see more stuff on why mittens would be so good for America..so far…NADA!

Pragmatic on October 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM

You manage to get yourself here often enough, you should try typing in Romney’s campaign website and see for yourself. Hint: Use the same buttons with the little letters on them that you do for typing things here at HotGas.

Bishop on October 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Before Wright Obama mistakenly thought Jesus was a stoner socialist. After Wright Obama knew Jesus was a class/race warfare marxist.

gwelf on October 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Good one!

Naturally Curly on October 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

You guys seem to not know what a dog whistle is. It’s when a politician tries to stir up racial fears and stereotypes in a way that the average listener may not notice the speakers actual intent. That’s what the welfare ads do (black people living off white peoples work, which is untrue).

This is a black man pointing out to a black audience the discrepiency of federal treatment between a black city and a white city. Anyone who looks at police/crime/work/poverty statistics and then tells me that this government inequality he’s talking about is unreal is kidding themselves. Obama wasnt trying to be secretive, he was being factual. Any listener knows exactly what he meant. Agree or not, they are two very different things.

Rainsford on October 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

OT: Spittle-flecked 0bama tool Ben LaBolt is on FOX right now, being interviewed by Bill Hemmer, twisting himself into a pretzel trying to spin Biden’s comment about the middle class being buried, the 2007 0bama video, etc.

What a schmuck.

UltimateBob on October 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

I’d give Romney a “dollah” if he would ask Obama, “So, do you still think America was racist in it’s handling of the aftermath of Katrina?”

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:34 AM

tens of billion dollars and countless hours of whiteys’ volunteer work later….oh, and brad pitt’s architecture skillz and money…

jimver on October 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Stve Doocy sounds very serious in that clip.
Who is he pandering to with the particular tone he’s choosing to use here?
And Tucker…also very very serious.
Do you think it’s hard for him to pull that off with as many as there are laughing at him this morning?

verbaluce on October 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM

If there is nothing wrong with it, why hasn’t Obama used the same tone in any Nationally televised interviews or speeches?

Why did he not use the same tone and cadence 9 months after the Hampton speech when he gave his infamous “race” speech in front of the entire country?

weaselyone on October 3, 2012 at 10:38 AM

The way Obama pauses to choose his words reminds me of Bill Clinton right when the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke. Some interviewer was asking him about it, and Clinton pauses, and you knew he was wondering what the interviewer knew, and what people knew, and was thinking what he could get away with saying.

Obama’s vaunted speech on race. JUST WORDS.

Paul-Cincy on October 3, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Rainsford on October 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

As a resident of the Memphis Area for 50+ years, I know exactly what he meant, Skippy.

And, yes, it was RAACIIST.

kingsjester on October 3, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Reminds me of Fridays at the mosques in the Middle East. Whip up passions.

Paul-Cincy on October 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

That was the point I was making though you said it much better.

Those hate-filled pastors were cheering because Obama was telling them what they already believed including absurdities like the government was ignoring New Orleans because it was filled with blacks. (BTW, I was living in New Orleans 20 months after Katrina and the rat-eared bastard is completely wrong about what was going on there).

Happy Nomad on October 3, 2012 at 10:39 AM

I’m less interested in Obama using a different accent than the media using different facts.

Jim Treacher on October 3, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Hint: Use the same buttons with the little letters on them that you do for typing things here at HotGas.

Bishop on October 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Search engines are more demanding in spelling, more case sensitive and too busy for the likes of hasnoideawhatpragmaticmeans.

That’s why he comes here. We’re tolerant of idiots.

cozmo on October 3, 2012 at 10:40 AM

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