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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Senator Barack Obama

Barack Obama speaks out: (thanks to Zergle at dKos for this.)

"I hope we realize that the people of New Orleans weren't just abandoned during the Hurricane. They were abandoned long ago - to murder and mayhem in their streets; to substandard schools; to dilapidated housing; to inadequate health care; to a pervasive sense of hopelessness.

That is the deeper shame of this past week - that it has taken a crisis like this one to awaken us to the great divide that continues to fester in our midst. That's what all Americans are truly ashamed about, and the fact that we're ashamed about it is a good sign. The fact that all of us - black, white, rich, poor, Republican, Democrat - don't like to see such a reflection of this country we love, tells me that the American people have better instincts and a broader heart than our current politics would indicate."

The Senator talks about justice by addressing fairness. He talks about shame, by addressing the shame we all feel. He talks about heart, by inspiring folks to broaden theirs. He doesn't "play any cards," or leave any out:

Senator Obama deals the whole deck.

Heads up to Democrats: listen, understand, and follow.

1 Comments:

  • The only person who can serve as President and bring the US to a new era of race relations is Barack Obama. That has been clear since his speech at the Dem convention.

    By Anonymous Cdn Looking South, at 9:45 AM  

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