Friday, March 14, 2008

Obama resorts to insulting our intelligence

It was pathetic enough that Barack Obama considered the Reverend Jeremiah Wright to be his "spiritual advisor." What is even more pathetic is the song and dance that Obama is now putting forward in an effort to distance himself from the good reverend and the racist, anti-American statements that he was caught uttering on tape during some of his many sermons. For audio and video examples of these statements - "AmeriKKKa", "God Damn America", 9-11 was the chickens coming home to roost - just see my previous post.

I'm sure Obama was hoping that the magic he currently enjoys with voters and especially the fawning news media would cause this controversy to blow right over and he could keep on chugging. Instead, it became apparent today that the situation was beginning to snowball - time for damage control. Barack Obama made a statement today, which was picked up by the New York Times:
On Friday, Mr. Obama called a grab bag of statements by his longtime minister, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., “inflammatory and appalling.”

“I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are at issue,” he wrote in a campaign statement that was his strongest in a series of public disavowals of his pastor’s views over the past year...
Here is where Obama's statement enters the land of the clucked tongue:
“The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation,” he said.
C'mon Senator! You have been attending this church for 20 years, with Reverend Wright as its head pastor during that entire period... 20 years! Do you actually expect me to believe that you just happened to not be in the pews during the times that Reverend Wright went off on hate-filled tirades like this? If Obama truly found statements like these to be appalling and worthy of outright rejection, then you think he would have walked out on that church at least 19 years ago. That 20-year record of attendance is a show-stopper. No matter how much Barack Obama tries to distance himself from the race-baiting rantings of Jeremiah Wright, one only needs to point to the two decades that Obama has attended that church. Let's say that Obama and his family attended an average of 40 Sundays a year. That is 800 chances to walk out of that sanctuary during the middle of one of Wright's sermons and never look back. Obama didn't do it. Instead, he had Jeremiah Wright preside over his marriage to Michelle Obama, and he had Jeremiah Wright baptize his children. I cannot overemphasize the exasperation and disgust that I feel toward not only Jeremiah Wright for his rantings, but The Obamas for apparently accepting it as gospel, and for the news media for taking this long to discover the true nature of Barack Obama's attitude toward race relations in the United States of America. Get the hook for this clown.

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