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Clinton Says Obama Made the Right Move By Condemning Pastor, in Factor’ Sit-Down
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Hillary Clinton, in her first appearance on FOX News' "The O'Reilly Factor," said Barack Obama made the right move by condemning Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. but that she was still offended by the pastor's statements.
In the first part of a two-part interview - the second will air at 8 p.m. ET Thursday on FOX News - Clinton also defended her stances on health care and oil companies and sought to burnish her image as a "fighter" candidate.
Asked about Wright, Clinton said it's up to voters to decide whether the mounting controversy over Obama's retired pastor should impact the presidential race.
"(Obama) spoke out forcefully yesterday," she told Bill O'Reilly in the appearance taped Wednesday in South Bend, Ind. "He made his views clear, finally, that he disagreed, and I think that's what he had to do."
Obama went on the offensive Tuesday, saying he was "outraged" and "angered" by Wright's statements the day before in Washington, D.C.
Clinton matched that outrage and repeated that she would not have stayed in the church if Wright were her pastor.
"Well, I take offense. I think it's offensive and outrageous. I'm going to express my opinion, others can express theirs. It is part of just, you know, an atmosphere we're in today," she told O'Reilly.
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Hillary Clinton: Wright Remarks 'Offensive and Outrageous', are you?
As an African American I'm offended & outraged
As a White & other I'm offended & outraged
As an African American I'm NOT offended & outraged
As a White & other I'm NOT offended & outraged
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2500 days ago
The only thing offensive is Obama's attempt at damage control. He stood by the man for decades. He knew his mind for decades. He called the man his mentor and soundboard for truth and described him as "an uncle".
Wright plays a medley of his golden oldies, all-time favorites and greatest hits and all of a sudden, Obama can not take it anymore? After listening to the rant of Wright for 20 years, he finally realises that there is venom and hate in the statements? Obama is an intelligent man and tries to tell us that he never saw or heard the statements?
They have been in the news long enough and it was virtually impossible to not see/hear them. A few weeks ago, he just distanced himself from the statements, but not from the man and now all of a sudden, he throws him under the bus.
Sounds fake to me. A desperate attempt at damage control.
Clinton on the other hand always said that she would have left the man and his church, so her outrage is genuine.
We will see how much the story hurts Obama in North Carolina. My guess is that bubba voters will stay away from him and vote Hillary and angry black voters will stay at home, while moderates will become more and more uncomfortable with Obama, because he was too vocal too long in supporting Wright and his church.
Change is a good thing, but if it is just change of positions... or loyalties... people wonder who's next thrown under the bus.
2500 days ago
Bish66 - I agree with your assessment. In addition who are we in American to condemn the Rev. we have not walked a day in an African American shoe. African American struggles are still on going today in America. I truly believe that Obama including his wife harbor these emotions, good or bad that's why he was part of his Church for 20 years.
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