Monday, June 02, 2008

You're only 20 years too late!

Well la-dee-frickin'-da: Barack Obama and his wife have quit their membership with Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. The sad part is that so many people will defend him now because, after all, what is there to complain about? He quit the church didn't he?

The problem with Barack Obama quitting TUCofC is his impeccably bad timing. Quitting in June of the year of the election doesn't really show that he quit out of a sense of moral outrage at what goes on in that insane asylum he called his church for the last twenty years. It shows that he could no longer handle the heat of criticism every time one of his "spiritual advisors" mouthed off with racially-charged and hateful rhetoric. If he was truly leaving the church because of what they say and believe, then he would have walked out of the pews around 1988.

Obama's money quote was this one:
"It's clear that now that I'm a candidate for president, every time something is said in the church by anyone associated with Trinity, including guest pastors, the remarks will imputed to me even if they totally conflict with my long-held views, statements and principles," he said.
Well... yeah. You are, and should rightly be, judged by the company you keep. For the last twenty years, Barack Obama kept company with a congregation of racist, America-hating grievance mongers. He shouldn't be surprised now that he would be looked upon as a racist, America-hating grievance monger, especially when he spent months defending these people even after their spittle and spew came to public light.

On Newsbusters, they ran a conversation between two talking heads (both likely Obamamaniacs) on CNN. One of them said:
"You know, he's getting criticized -- okay, he acting like a typical politician.... He's bailing out of the church. Well, he would have been accused of the same type of things if he stayed in the church. He can't win."
Well... yeah. As we go through life, our actions have consequences. If you choose to attend and donate money to a racist, anti-American church for over twenty years, what is there to say? You chose your path, and the path was not a righteous one. In my eyes, and the eyes of anyone with any kind of moral fortitude, Obama is indeed trapped, as he should be. He stayed way too long at this church, and whether he stays or quits, either way it is too late. There is nothing he can do to make amends. Even if he truly had a total change of heart and a reversal of his views that are shared with TUCofC, his continued attendance of that church makes him unfit for the presidency. Think of former California gang member, murderer, and death row inmate, Tookie Williams: I'm glad he found Christ and was sorry for his crimes, and I'm sure he will find forgiveness from God... that doesn't mean that he still shouldn't have been executed.

Barack Obama still seems to express this naive surprise that people are so repulsed by his membership in Trinity United Church of Christ. He just doesn't seem to understand why this makes people so angry. His cluelessness on this matter alone should give people pause in their support of his run for the presidency.

Good Day to You, Sir


Mrs. Bluebird said...

Bravo Sir. Perfectly said.

Anonymous said...

He would have you believe that he is just now realizing what has been going on in his church for the last 20 years...well either he has been sleeping through sermons or a member in name only.

Another inconvenient truth.

Law and Order Teacher said...

It is hard to believe that Obama expects people to believe he didn't know about the rampant racism and anti-Americanism spewing from that sewer of a pulpit. He's either stupid, unaware, or lying. All three aren't good qualities for a president.

Don, American said...

After the election, he won't be living in Chicago anyway. Let's hope he'll be living in oblivion.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Like this one isn't gonna get exploited by the 527s. Obama is in for a rude surprise once the convention is over.

Texas Truth said...

Yes, they (supposedly) quit the church, but did the church leave them?