O’bama’s Own Words

A few citations from O’bama’s own words:

“when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” Obama, 10-11-08.

“The Supreme Court never ventured into…redistribution of wealth, and…political and economic justice…one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement…community organizing [is used to] bring about redistributive change.” Obama, WBEZ FM, 2001.

“America [is] increasingly unequal [along] racial lines” Obama, “Audacity of Hope,” p.157.

“[S]omeone [must] give up a piece of their pie so someone else can have more.” Michelle Obama, 4-8-08.

“I chose my friends carefully [including] Marxist professors.” Obama, “Dreams of My Father,” pp. 100-101.

“As I imagined myself following [racist Marxist] Malcolm X’s call [I focused on] his wish that [his] white blood…might somehow be expunged. I knew that [on my] road to self-respect my own white blood would never recede.” Obama, Dreams, p. 80.

“It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm [X].” Obama, Dreams, p. 157.

“I read [Heart of Darkness] to help me understand . . . white people…That’s the only way to cure an illness, right? Diagnose it.” Obama, Dreams, p. 77.

“I ceased to advertise my mother’s race [to avoid] ingratiating myself to whites” Obama, Dreams, p. 6.

“[W]e would never talk about whites as whites in front of whites without knowing exactly what we were doing.” Obama, Dreams, p. 62.

“[A]ny distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning,” Obama, Dreams p. 6.

“We [must] complet[e] the unfinished business of the civil rights movement.” Obama, Audacity p. 143.


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