“One of the best comments I've read on this topic! You're right, this sort of thing has been going on for years. Who would have believed that Strom Thurmond, of all people, had a black child. This lady has a right to tell her story. It's not easy for some people when their well of idealism has been poisoned.”
snide7242ca on Feb 10, 2012 at 20:13:44
Mimi was hurt the most because she found out she wasn't his only affair. Also, she was denigrated by being asked to" help out" some of Jack's friends like she was a prostitute. At that point, I'm sure that's what she felt she was. She was 19 years old. She's lived with this guilty secret for over 50 years and I'm glad she has gotten this off her chest/mind.”
“I don't believe he's a Christian and I didn't know that his parents were atheists.”
wolfsvssarah on Feb 7, 2012 at 20:59:23
“His mother was, I am not sure she remained such till her death, but she was at one time. Obama's religious training came from Ann's parents who he lived with in Hawaii.”
Marxsuxd on Feb 7, 2012 at 20:37:25
“"In a 2006 speech, "I was not raised in a particularly religious household, as undoubtedly many in the audience were. My father, was born Muslim but as an adult became an atheist. My mother, grew up with a healthy skepticism of organized religion herself. As a consequence, so did I."
Describing his grandfather in Dreams (p17), Obama wrote: "In his only skirmish into organized religion, he would enroll the family in the local Unitarian Universalist congregation...."
Like grandfather, like grandson: Barack Obama would make his "only skirmish into organized religion", joining Chicago's Trinity United Church, inspired by anti-American church leader, ReverendJeremiahWright. He held tightly to Trinity until it endangered his presidential campaign. Then he quit. This is the sole basis of Obama's description of himself as a "Christian."
“"It is my belief he will wait til he is re-elected before coming out (so to speak) fully in favor of equality"
Yeah, that's what the black community believes, too. They think Obama is going to put policies in place that supports and helps them. They feel he can't say it now for fear of losing white support. We'll see.”
invisbl on Feb 7, 2012 at 21:04:26
“It's a tricky situation for sure. Any support he gives to the black community is seen as favoritism from the opposition.
I'm not saying he's been a perfect president, but you can be damn sure McCain would not have let DADT repeal out of the starting gate.
Again, *not saying it's right*, but you can't argue with the fact that politics is politics.”