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Obama Insults Lee

Obama attends the hallowed Alfalfa dinner;

Following in the footsteps of White House predecessors, Obama served as headline speaker at the light-hearted black-tie affair, which in accordance with a 96-year tradition bars reporters.

Obama, the first black U.S. president, also poked fun at the Alfalfa Club’s founding in 1913 by a group of Southern gentlemen.

“Many you are aware that this dinner began almost one hundred years ago as a way to celebrate the birthday of General Robert E. Lee. If he were here with us tonight, the general would be 202 years old. And very confused,” Obama said.


http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/2009/01/31/obama-shares-spotlight-with-palin-at-alfalfa-dinner/
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The main stream media got it wrong of course- they labeled under some kind of political grudge match between Sarah Palin, who also attended- and Obama. Like they would start a food fight or something. What a shocker- Sarah Plain at an Obama event- let's see they are both politicians after the same power base- could be they will meet again. The Media needs to stop trying to make them polar opposites.

No what disturbs me - here Obama had a golden opportunity to extend a olive branch to Confederate Americans like myself and say a nice word or two about General Lee. His statement indicates to me that Obama knows NOTHING about Lee except his age (had he lived)- and that is what he attacked him on. Doubtless he considers Lee just another southern racist as everyone else does- a Bitter disenfranchised White Person whom- if Obama had his way- would be stricken from the historical record.
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