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.”
The racially charged and at times angry speech undermines Obama’s carefully-crafted image as a leader eager to build bridges between ethnic groups. For nearly 40 minutes, using an accent he almost never adopts in public, Obama describes a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America. The mostly black audience shouts in agreement. The effect is closer to an Al Sharpton rally than a conventional campaign event.
He sure knows how to preach to the choir.
The Left is not pleased with the release of another video that shows Obama’s flaws:
Since then, the popular news website has leaked further details. The tape is in the possession of the Daily Caller, features the then-Senator giving a warm adulation to controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright, and features divisive statements about inner cities vs. suburbs and the needs of the poor. The portion of the speech relating to Rev. Wright was previously covered by Breitbart News’s Warner Todd Huston in 2008.
A description from the Daily Caller reads, “For nearly 40 minutes, using an accent he never adopts in public, Obama describes a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America.”
The tape would not be aired or posted online until 9PM EST on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program and on the Daily Caller website, but progressive journalists quickly began searching for the promised video.
BuzzFeed Politics posted several edited clips from the speech, apparently delivered at Hampton University in June of 2007. Others found a transcript of Obama’s prepared statements. These sources did not contain all of the quotes teased by Drudge, which suggest the remarks were off the cuff.
Obama’s platform is built on squeezing every bit of mileage he can out of race. Obama has no ethical or moral character, and he can’t credibly defend his shitty record, so the worn out race card is all he has.