Obama raises Reparations Again in front of enthusiastic crowd of journalists

Barack Obama in a speech to minority journalists told them that America must confront it’s ‘tragic’ past.

“I personally would want to see our tragic history, or the tragic elements of our history, acknowledged,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said.

“I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it’s Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds.”

Obama, who appeared tired in his first major appearance since returning Saturday from a 10-day trip abroad, met with a receptive audience at the Chicago convention. Some journalists had waited three hours for the 40-minute appearance.

The group had expected Obama and Sen. John McCain to speak on Thursday night, but because of scheduling conflicts, only Obama could attend yesterday morning’s talk.

When Obama walked on stage at the McCormick Center, many journalists in the audience leapt to their feet and applauded enthusiastically after being told not to do so. During a two-minute break halfway through the event, which was broadcast live on CNN, journalists ran to the stage to snap photos of Obama.

What deeds Senator?  Are we going to be paying for the sins of our ancestors?  Who pays for whom?  Your family comes from Africa which means your family stayed.  For all we know your family sold your wife’s family to the white man. Do you pay your wife?  Oh and while we are at it, my family comes from Acadia, where Massachusetts militias went up and burned our villages and practiced genocide and deportation.  Do I get reparations from the General court?  

Yes we can reopen racial wounds.  

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  • wavemaker

    Of course, he’ll waffle and equivocate and say that’s not what he meant by “deeds,” and the “journalists” will follow up with fawning acceptance, without even asking him what he did mean.

  • geo999

    paving the way for discussion of reparations.

  • nomad943

    Os Obama certainly knows, reparations, 200 years after the fact, would only be a symbolic gesture anyhow, so what could be a more fitting symbolic gesture than this handsomly engraved portrait of the man largely credited with bringing about an end to the atrocity of slavery … A round on the House and than lets all get back to work

    Chnage You Can Beleive In 🙂

  •  just ailenated a good portion of everyone who isn’t “African-Ameriacn” and some who are.  

  • I would point out that Obama isn’t descended from slaves.

  • Yellow Cake?

    Some question marks in the appropriate places would be nice. Maybe the commonwealth owes you reparations in the form of an education in the English language?

  • I wonder what he would have said to this group.

  • First, Seeing as how it was the Portuguese & Spanish who first brought slaves over from the new world,  shouldn’t they have to pay up? we weren’t even a ounctry till the late 1700’s.

    Secondly, on the french branch of my family tree, it turns out I’m descended from a bunch of indentured servants. if Obama is elected, when can I expect to see some type of payment?