The White Lily Blog


What Do I Think? Let Me Check My Demographics…
March 20, 2008, 2:47 pm
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Is it possible to admire the rhetoric of a speech, and at the same time criticize its contents? Absolutely. While some Americans were deeply moved by Barack Obama’s race speech, other commentators have dismissed it uncategorically and unequivocally as the speech of a ‘mere politician.’ Some went on to call it the beginning of the end of his viable candidacy for the presidency of the United States. None of these commentators defined what they meant by ‘mere politician.’ They don’t have to.  All of us, unfortunately, already know what that means.

The line that gives it away is the one in which he said, “I can no more disown him [Reverend Wright] than I can disown the black community.”

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But It’s Not about Race, Barack
March 18, 2008, 6:32 pm
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Barack Obama, distancing himself from his twenty year pastor,  gave a great speech — about race. Our interest, however, in the comments of Reverend Wright have nothing to do with race, nothing to do with how bitter, or how sweet, the experience of the black community has been in the United States, and how that experience might be used to excuse his teachings. Our interest has to do with the content of those teachings, not the context.

Barack says he repudiates the most extreme comments. On what grounds? To what, if not to America’s conduct, does Barack attribute the attacks of 9/11 if not to those mentioned by his pastor?

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Catholics Save Wall Street!

 It’s the near future, but the same old story. The market has been spiraling downward for several quarters. What began as a minor bump in the road, a little overextension in the sub-prime market, has lasted long enough to be called a recession, and lately even the big D word has begun to join the dismal chant. Nothing’s helped, the old slight-of-hand with interest rates, pitiful attempts to jack productivity, then increasingly ‘socialist’ efforts to spread some remaining wealth around. Nothing’s worked. Everything has gone to hell.

Then, out of nowhere: voila, hello, here comes the cavalry! Can you believe it? It’s the Catholics! In the face of severe economic adversity, they have launched a cultural war.

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