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    Eternal Hope

    so if he said "God damn America," he most likely didn't mean "Fuck America," he meant something very specific by the word "damn." I believe he meant that God would not approve of a lot of what goes on in America and would condemn that behavior.

    I remember the climate right after 9/11. Everybody went around spouting "God Bless America," and meanwhile, a Muslim coffee shop owner in my town whose name happened to be Osama had his shop vandalized and a desecrated Koran left at the scene, and there was at least one case elsewhere of someone being killed because looked Middle Eastern. The level of jingoism dressed up as piety was horrific.

    I'll admit that these remarks will play badly among low-info voters, but they're definitely cherry-picked, and Obama's church is well known for its charitable works. He needs to emphasize that stuff while continuing to distance himself from Wright's rhetoric.

    Barracking for Barack.

    by paintitblue on Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 07:30:07 PM PDT

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