“I can no more disown [Rev. Wright] than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.“
Senator Barack Obama
A More Perfect Union Speech
March 18, 2008
Barack Obama threw his ailing grandmother who raised him under the bus during the 2008 election. Obama compared his grandma to the racist anti-Semitic “G-Damning AmeriKKKa” preacher he chose for himself and his family- Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, a bank vice president, and grandfather, Stanley Dunham, a salesman, lived in a two-bedroom apartment in downtown Honolulu and helped raise their grandson along with his white mother until he graduated from high school. (Washington Post)
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“The kids are acting up, so he threatens to starve Granny to death. That’s just how a strong father behaves. It looks to us as if Obama may once again be overestimating his persuasive powers by relying for feedback on journalists who, for a combination of ideological, partisan and personal reasons, are predisposed to take his side.”