Claim: E-mail reproduces Pat Buchanan’s criticism of Barack Obama’s remarks on racial discrimination in the U.S.
Example: [Buchanan, March 2008]
Did Pat Buchanan really write and publish this? I have my doubts.
How would he pull it off? I wondered.
How would Barack explain to his press groupies why he sat silent in a pew for
How would he justify not walking out as Wright spewed his venom about “the U.S. of K.K.K. America,” and howled, “God damn America!”
My hunch was right. Barack would turn the tables.
Yes, Barack agreed, Wright’s statements were “controversial,” and “divisive,” and “racially charged,” reflecting a “distorted view of America.”
But we must understand the man in full and the black experience out of which the
Barack then listed black grievances and informed us what white America must do to close the racial divide and heal the country.
Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America. Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America
needs to be heard from, not just lectured to. This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. And
among them are these:
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Origins: In March 2008, one of the top stories in
Last updated: 31 July 2009