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"Nothing Alien About It"

Barack Obama on Black Evangelicals and Democrats:
From The American Prospect, Feb 2006

"I do think that there is a strain of the Democratic Party -- it's not uniform -- that is somewhat patronizing towards people who go to church...If you go to a black evangelical church, there may be traditions that secular humanists might be uncomfortable with -- 'hoopin' and hollerin' wavin' and dancin'' -- but they are talking about health care and looking after our seniors, and trying to salvage young men from going into the prison system. So there's nothing alien about it. And yet sometimes the Democratic Party, I think, just assumes that as long as people are in a church that somehow we just can't reach them, and have nothing in common. That's simply not true and certainly hasn't been true historically."
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