In 2007, President Obama made a campaign speech to a mostly black audience at Hampton University. The speech, while covered at the time by the main stream media with excerpts being showed on the news, has resurfaced in recent days in its entirety. It has generated new attention not because of what's been played on the news but for what was left out of the news broadcasts. I'll explain.
First, while many will laugh this off as being irrelevant, I just laugh at it. The President is an accomplished speaker. He can read a speech from his teleprompter with perfect diction, perfect grammar and without an accent of any kind. Yet, when he speaks to an African-American audience he seems to take on an accent that he apparently thinks makes him sound more like a brother. And I'm not being disrespectful to the man - I'm not the only one who noticed it. Hillary Clinton did the same thing during a campaign speech in Selma, Alabama, in 2007. Why do Democrats think you have to change your accent for specific audiences?
One of President Obama's talking points during the speech was in reference to the Stafford Act and how it was waived in Miami after Andrew and waived in New York after 9/11 but was not waived when it came to New Orleans after Katrina. What the President said was not only misleading but it was blatantly untrue. Just 10 days before he made this speech the Senate voted on (and passed) a bill that gave New Orleans about $6 billion in aid with no strings attached. The Stafford Act was waived and New Orleans got the money they needed. The interesting thing was that President Obama was one of only 14 Senators that voted against the bill. He left that little detail out of the speech. He lied and said the Stafford Act was applied unfairly to the people of New Orleans (and hinted that it was because they were mostly black Americans) but forgot to mention that he didn't want them to get that aid in the first place. Funny how that works, huh?
The other important thing in the speech, that by now everyone knows but about which very few really care, was Obama's introduction of his friend and pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Once again we have proof of what a liar the President is (with all his denials of who and what Wright really is and what he stands for). What's sad is that his supporters really don't care about the lies he tells. They will vilify George Bush or Mitt Romney if they even say something wrong by mistake but when President Obama blatantly lies they brush it off as "All politicians lie during campaigns." The double standard by which Obama is judged by the left is truly staggering.
The video should be as relevant as any other actual vetting process that the President should have gone through. The main stream media, if they were still journalists, would have put this information out there in 2007 and 2008. But when the mains stream media is part of the Obama campaign, the truth about their candidate just doesn't come out except on the conservative network that liberals won't watch. It's time to make journalism honest again and time to hold them responsible for dishonest reporting. As someone I used to know once told me - "Not telling the whole truth is the same as lying...."