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Fox News and Drudge Team Up for the Ultimate Obama Video October Surprise Fail

Your easily duped and always angry right wing friends were treated to this fear mongering hit of rage today from Fox News: “THE ACCENT… THE ANGER… THE ACCUSATIONS… THE SHOUT OUT TO REV. WRIGHT, WHO IS IN AUDIENCE…” They are referring to a Drudge video that is they think is going to be a game changer. Your always willing to go there host, Sean Hannity, will be playing the video tonight on cultland.

Yes, buckle up, Victims, because the Right wing has Obama caught on tape from 2007! The only problem is the tape proves that he cares about the poor and he wants to help the homeless and our veterans get work. My God, Obama, have you no shame?!

Here’s how the Drudge trolled with more taken out of context desperation:

“We don’t need to build more highways out in the suburbs. We should be investing in minority-owned businesses, in our neighborhoods.”

Poor people “need help with basic skills, how to shop, how to show up for work on time, how to wear the right clothes, how to act appropriately in an office.”

“‘My pastor, the guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me. He’s a friend and a great leader. Not just in Chicago, but all across the country.”

Wow, yeah, that is almost the same as Mitt Romney only NOT AT ALL. Here is what your President said in 2007 speaking at a ministers conference at Hampton University, a historically black school in Virginia:

We know that we have to invest in transitional jobs too. When there are people who are homeless, veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from this war in Iraq, and thousands of children aging out of foster care, we can’t expect them to have all the skills they need for work. They may need help with basic skills—how to show up to work on time, wear the right clothes, and act appropriately in an office. We have to help them get there. That’s why I have called for $50 million to begin innovative new job training and workforce development programs.

Here’s the video:

And here is the part where Obama praises his pastor (always a sin, especially when you are a pretend Muslim):

The Right is claiming that this is proof that Obama is just like Mitt Romney; Obama ALSO hates everyone, so there! Why doesn’t that make sense? Because you are not reading Obama taken out of context! DOH.

Meanwhile, Buzzfeed already had the video up and reminded everyone that they had already seen it in 2007. FAIL Drudge, FAIL Fox. Still, at 9PM we are told the other shoe will drop!

PREPARE YOURSELVES! Here are a few more tidbits from his really inspiring, awesome speech (full speech as prepared here):

It is a privilege to stand with so many ministers from across this country and we thank God and all His blessings for this wonderful day.

A few weeks ago, I attended a service at First A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the LA Riots. After a jury acquitted 4 police officers of beating Rodney King—a beating that was filmed and flashed around the world— Los Angeles erupted. I remember the sense of despair and powerlessness in watching one of America’s greatest cities engulfed in flames.
But in the middle of that desperate time, there was a miracle: a baby born with a bullet in its arm. We need to hear about these miracles in these desperate times because they are the blessings that can unite us when some in the world try to drive a wedge between our common humanity and deep, abiding faith. And this story, too, starts with a baby.

Don’t you just hate this guy for caring about babies and riots and the poor?

By God’s grace, the baby was fine. It was breathing and crying and kicking. They removed the bullet, stitched up the baby’s arm, and everything was fine. The doctor went on to say that there’s always going to be a scar to remind that child how quickly she came into the world in very unusual circumstances.

He sounds a lot like Jesus here. I’m not sure what the problem is, unless the Right really secretly hates Jesus, which I have been suspecting for a while now. Let us continue:

If we have more black men in prison than are in our colleges and universities, then it’s time to take the bullet out. If we have millions of people going to the emergency room for treatable illnesses like asthma; it’s time to take the bullet out. If too many of our kids don’t have health insurance; it’s time to take the bullet out. If we keep sending our kids to dilapidated school buildings, if we keep fighting this war in Iraq, a war that never should have been authorized and waged, a war that’s costing us $275 million dollars a day and a war that is taking too many innocent lives — if we have all these challenges and nothing’s changing, then every minister in America needs to come together — form our own surgery teams — and take the bullets out.
So what’s stopping us? What’s stopping us from taking these bullets out and rebuilding our families, our communities, our nation and our faith in one another? What’s stopping us from seeing the light and the way and the faith that unites us?

Find the light and the faith? This is going to be the end of Obama?

It was also there – at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago – that I met Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., who took me on another journey and introduced me to a man named Jesus Christ. It was the best education I ever had. At Trinity and working in the South Side, I learned that when church folks come together, they can achieve extraordinary things.

He refers wisely to his wife as one of the higher powers:

After a few years, people started coming up to me and telling me I should run for state Senate. So I did what every man does when he’s faced with a big decision – I prayed on it, and I asked my wife. And after consulting those two higher powers, I decided to get in the race.

Hello, Right wing, I believe you might want to start listening about now:

And when it comes to faith, we’ve been told that all that matters is what divides us – Evangelicals from Mainline Protestants, the Black church from the White church, Catholics from Protestants from Muslims from Jews.

A call for ministers to unite, like Jesus would have wanted:

Right here in this room, we believe that God is big enough to overcome the smallness of our politics; that He is big enough to overcome our doubts and our cynicism and our worries; that He is big enough to love children of every color and creed and political label.
Ministers, it’s time to unite behind our faith and help all of God’s children around the world and here at home realize that we are all surgeons. Our faith, the word and his will are the instruments we need to take the bullets out.

Now Obama talks about a subject close to his heart – poverty:

Let’s start with fighting poverty.
There are 37 million Americans who are poor. Most work. Most are single mothers and children. And most are forgotten by leaders in Washington. It’s time to take the bullet out and lift the poor out of despair and into the middle class of America.

I’m starting to be thankful that Drudge lifted this out of obscurity. Is this not the real definition of pro-life?:

We can diminish poverty if we approach it in two ways: by taking mutual responsibility for each other as a society, and also by asking for some more individual responsibility to strengthen our families.
If we want to stop the cycle of poverty, then we need to start with our families.
We need to start supporting parents with young children. There is a pioneering Nurse-Family Partnership program right now that offers home visits by trained registered nurses to low-income mothers and mothers-to-be. They learn how to care for themselves before the baby is born and what to do after. It’s common sense to reach out to a young mother. Teach her about changing the baby. Help her understand what all that crying means, and when to get vaccines and check-ups.
This program saves money. It raises healthy babies and creates better parents. It reduced childhood injuries and unintended pregnancies, increased father involvement and women’s employment, reduced use of welfare and food stamps, and increased children’s school readiness. And it produced more than $28,000 in net savings for every high-risk family enrolled in the program.

Now he talks about the homeless, our veterans, and the necessity of public transportation (which if you are a liberal you will be pleased to know was one of many liberal ideas in the Stimulus that hardly ever gets mentioned):

But we need to do a better job making sure that there are jobs in our communities. We need to provide economic opportunity in every corner of our country if we want to take the bullet out.
We know that we have to invest in transitional jobs too. When there are people who are homeless, veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from this war in Iraq, and thousands of children aging out of foster care, we can’t expect them to have all the skills they need for work. They may need help with basic skills—how to show up to work on time, wear the right clothes, and act appropriately in an office. We have to help them get there. That’s why I have called for $50 million to begin innovative new job training and workforce development programs.

But what good are these efforts if men and women can’t afford the bus fare or the subway fare or the car insurance to get to the training center or new job. That is why, as president, I will invest in transportation.

Here’s another part Drudge salivated over:

We know that three-quarters of welfare recipients live in areas that are poorly served by public transportation and low-income workers spend up to 36% of their incomes on transportation. That is why I will fight to ensure that the federal Jobs Access and Reverse Commute program provides grants to improve low-income access to transportation. And that additional federal public transportation dollars flow to the highest-need communities. No one should be denied work in this country because they can’t find public transportation in their neighborhood.

And now, on to something else Obama accomplished as part of his lifting Americans out of poverty plan:

And here’s one final idea today that will help break the cycle of poverty – affordable health care for every American. Our God is big enough for that now.

And then he addressed the hatred he’s been met with, and again, lifted us up:

Indeed, Mr. Keyes announced toward the end of the campaign that, “Jesus Christ would not vote for Barack Obama. Christ would not vote for Barack Obama because Barack Obama has behaved in a way that it is inconceivable for Christ to have behaved.” Jesus Christ would not vote for Barack Obama.
It nagged at me in that campaign because I did not respond with the full force of what I found that Sunday morning at Trinity United Church of Christ: that our faith can never be used as a driving force to divide us. That with a big God, with a loving and forceful God we need to unite in His name to finish His work on earth.

It reminds me of a simple truth: a truth I learned all those years ago as an organizer in Chicago—a truth you speak of in your churches every Sunday. In the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it. With a uniting faith, with a God powerful enough to empower us—we can take the bullets out.

I’m ready to go vote for this guy. Good job, Fox. He drives the final nail in:

We’re never going to forget there is always hope — there is always light in the midst of desperate days — that a baby can be born even with a bullet in her arm. And we can come together as one people and transform this nation. Our God is big enough for that.

What makes this video even more devastating for the Right is that Obama’s policies have done exactly what he talks about in this video in terms of lifting up the poor and helping our veterans.

Tomorrow, when your coworkers are all atwitter about Obama Muslim Kenyan Wright video, you can tell them that you read the speech in full, and you think it’s a message they sorely need to hear and absorb, before it’s too late for them.

Oh, and tell them that you already knew Obama was black, so they’re a little late.

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