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“Senator Obama, Unplugged”

Posted in Liberalism, Obama, Politics by Karmi on July 6, 2008

‘Opponents and opposition researchers may use snippets of the candidate’s own recording of “Dreams from My Father” in attack ads.’

David Mark and Kenneth Vogel have an article at POLITICO, about Obama’s book – “Dreams from My Father.” In the article, they point to an article by Hugh Hewitt, which leads to fourteen audio sound clips of Obama reading from his book – “Dreams from My Father.”

Obama’s own voice may haunt him

..While candidates often have their own words turned against them in attack ads, it’s one thing to see past statements in block text and something else entirely to hear the same words in the office-seeker’s own voice.

“I think the audio version makes a much more immediate impact” than the print version of his memoir, said conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt, who has played audio excerpts from the book on his syndicated radio show. “It turns out to be very jarring to many ears to hear Obama talking about his youthful adventures, his attitudes on race.”

.. In a passage describing his high school experience in Hawaii, for example, Obama explains the allure of drugs: “I kept playing basketball, attended classes sparingly, drank beer heavily, and tried drugs enthusiastically. … If the high didn’t solve whatever it was that was getting you down,” Obama intones, “it could at least help you laugh at the world’s ongoing folly.”

.. In one excerpt from the audio book that Hewitt played on his show in March, Obama alters his voice to mimic Wright’s and repeats passages from a sermon decrying a society “where white folks’ greed runs a world in need.” Later Obama says of Wright’s preaching, “I found the tears running down my cheeks.”

.. “The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation.”

After the controversy over Reverend Wright’s racist words came to light, Obama went through a period of changing his story, and finally ended up condemning Reverend Wright and leaving TUCC. Obama had claimed, at one point, that he had never heard such words from Wright…later claiming that this suddenly ‘NEW’ version of Wright wasn’t the same Wright whom he had known for twenty-years. These sound clips, in Obama’s own words, suggest otherwise.

Senator Obama, Unplugged

I have written and broadcast on the subject of Senator Obama’s first book, Dreams From My Father. It has to be the most unusual book ever by a presidential aspirant, and much of what he writes cannot be classified as mainstream, and some of what he wrote would shock the average American, including his causal use of profanity and his admission concerning past cocaine use.

.. I did not learn until today that Senator Obama actually recorded the audio book, and I suspect that it won’t be long until the most controversial parts of that audio book are broadcast.

Hugh Hewitt had written those words back on March 24, 2008, and I had never heard those clips before today. Where has MSM been on this story?! The first I knew about it, was from David Mark and Kenneth Vogel POLITICO’s article today. More people need to compare Obama’s past words with his words of today, IMHO.

Here are two of Hugh Hewitt’s sound clips of Obama. The first one has five sound clips, and the second sound clip has the rest:

Obama, Unplugged 1

Obama, Unplugged 2

Here’s more…from YouTube:

SHOCKING Obama words: what he really thinks of white folks

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