"Surely you can question my policies without questioning my faith, or, for that matter, my citizenship," Obama said, at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
During his 2008 election campaign, some arch-conservative voices claimed Obama's birth certificate, showing him born in Hawaii in August 1961 was faked, and that the first African American president was born abroad.
Yes, there are causes that move our hearts and offenses that stir our souls," Obama said, at the breakfast at a top Washington hotel.
"But progress doesn't come when we demonize opponents. It's not born in righteous spite. Progress comes when we open our hearts, when we extend our hands, when we recognize our common humanity.
"This erosion of civility in the public square sows division and distrust among our citizens. It poisons the well of public opinion. It leaves each side little room to negotiate with the other."
I believe most of the women here didn't even read the remarks. They saw "Obama said...." and immediately replied "Ugh! Such lip service! Hypocrite!"
Deliberately missing the point, eh?
BTW, I agree with his statements.
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:44 PM on Feb. 4, 2010
Jesus. Was he looking in a mirror or the teleprompter reflection?? Doesnt it sound so civil. Too bad he is rwo faced....yes just like EVERY other politician. But I dont see the point in praising these words when he is being SUCH a hypocrite. They are really gra=eat WORDS. I will give you that. And had I watched it they were probably spoken most eloquently....as all good con men do. I would like to take a moment and point out tho that yes we can still question ANYTHING we want about him. We can question his policies. We can question weather he shows strength of character by lying about his supposed faith (if we choose, I dont really care, its OTHER lies that bother me more), AND we can EVEN have vast off the wall conspiracy theories....aint America GREAT!!?? :)
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