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Americans are Getting the Significance of the Obama Pastor Story While the MSM Spins Away
Blogs for John McCain ^ | March 14, 2008 | brianinmo

Posted on 03/14/2008 7:27:52 AM PDT by blogsforthompson.com

I thought it might be interesting to see how people other than political junkies like me are reacting to the bombshell news about the statements of Barack Obama's longtime pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Many in the media are trying to gloss it over, or suggest it is on a par with radical statements by supporters who have endorsed Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Of course, they know that is a totally false comparison. The big deal in this story is that BARACK OBAMA HAS LISTENED TO THIS KIND OF ANTI-AMERICAN AND RACIAL HATRED FOR 20 YEARS AND WAS NOT BOTHERED ENOUGH BY IT TO LEAVE THE CHURCH! Pardon my shouting, but the Mainstream Media's deliberate attempts to protect Obama are breathtaking.

Back to the purpose of this post - comments from real people! Here is a sampling from ABC News blog Political Punch, hardly frequented by radical Republicans, and I think you see many voters are "getting" the real problem for Obama in this story, even though the MSM is working hard to protect him on it. You can go over there to read many more comments:

Posted by: Jing | Mar 14, 2008 4:19:47 AM

I don't know what Obama can do now. How can he denounce and reject the support of his own pastor for 20 years? It's not like it was a little one-time slip.

It's up to the people and the media to hold him accountable for his long, intimate association with this hate-monger and this church which honored Farrakhan with a lifetime achievement award.

Posted by: Judith | Mar 14, 2008 4:09:05 AM

Its over for Obama because there is nothing he could now say except "Words".
Too bad the media didn't pick this up sooner.

Posted by: so saddened | Mar 14, 2008 2:56:04 AM

if hillary attended a similar church she'd have been forced out immediately. but obamaites just keep excusing, excusing, excusing. he may even get the nomination, because of all the excusing and the media coverup of the truth about him. but the repubs will not be so kind as to hide this sort of thing. and they won't let him get away with that just a crazy old uncle b.s. they will rightly point out that he CHOSE this church/pastor, stayed there 20 years, had this guy marry him and baptize his kids, contributed 2000 per month, etc. just another of the many reasons obama is not only wrong for the country but unelectable.


Posted by: Concerned Christian | Mar 14, 2008 3:08:04 AM

girlinvt, you are so right about leaving a church that spews hatred. but obama didn't. and not only does that reflect his agreement with the pastor's views, despite his denials, but it also says something about what he's teaching his children. imagine how children's views of the world must be affected by spending their childhood hearing that sort of hate speech in what's supposed to be a place of God?

Posted by: suzelee | Mar 14, 2008 12:57:45 AM

Why didn't the media report on this before so many people voted for Obama? Nobody would go to this church (which should NOT be tax exempt) for 20 years unless they liked the message. He should change his slogan from "yes we can" to oh no you didint!



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1 posted on 03/14/2008 7:27:54 AM PDT by blogsforthompson.com
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To: blogsforthompson.com

Obama can say what he wants, the reason he is a member of a false Christian Church is I believe he is a closet muslim and uses the church as a cover to make him more American loking for political gain.

In the start I didn’t buy into the muslim angle but the more I read and hear from this mouthbreater the more I am starting to think it is true. If he wasn’t you’d think he would try harder to distance himself from this rumor.


2 posted on 03/14/2008 7:34:13 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: blogsforthompson.com

If America today even remotely resembles the country we have had for the past 225 years, this person will be rejected by the voters either in the primary or in November. Electing an America-hater like this would be such a tremendous step backwards, it seems almost impossible that it would happen.

We shall see, but I just hope that enough people see through his energetic speeches to realize what a fraud he is.


3 posted on 03/14/2008 7:34:20 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: blogsforthompson.com

Blog for John McCain is obviously not an official campaign blog. They will have no part of this, I’m sure.

Hillary had better run with this.


4 posted on 03/14/2008 7:35:23 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: blogsforthompson.com
Its not just Obama. Its liberalism. Jeremiah Wright and Cindy Sheehan both agree America is the fount of all evil. The Democrats today have taken up the notion America is totally and absolutely wrong... that the original sin was the founding of America itself.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

5 posted on 03/14/2008 7:36:11 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Correct. Blogs for John McCain has no connection with McCain’s campaign. Is is a grassroots place for those who support John McCain and don’t want to see Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton elected President.


7 posted on 03/14/2008 7:37:52 AM PDT by blogsforthompson.com
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To: Resolute Conservative

You sing it brother. I also believe Barry is a closet muslim, the veil over him is starting to tear but will voters see Barry for what he truly is in time.


8 posted on 03/14/2008 7:38:07 AM PDT by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: blogsforthompson.com

MSNBC which has been in the tank for Obama for a long time has been covering this thing all morning. They keep showing clips of Wright saying outlandish things. If they are featuring it and ABC has it, it is going to gain some traction. Obama is going to have to throw this guy under the bus, and that may not work. Questions will prevail such as was he in the congregation when these inflamatory sermons were give and if so. why didn’t he walk out or repudiate them then.


9 posted on 03/14/2008 7:39:26 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: blogsforthompson.com
Poster suzeelee: Nobody would go to this church (which should NOT be tax exempt)...

Reality to Suzeelee:
No "black" democrat church will EVER have ANY repercussions for political activism. That would be "racist".

10 posted on 03/14/2008 7:40:27 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: MrB

True, true...


11 posted on 03/14/2008 7:43:43 AM PDT by griswold3 (Al queda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: blogsforthompson.com

Non-issue for the MSM.

The liberals have protected Robert Byrd for decades. He, most certainly, attended many equivalent -but opposite- types of speeces.

Remember, only liberals can have cake ^and^ eat it.


12 posted on 03/14/2008 7:44:03 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: blogsforthompson.com

Obama’s whole “hope” and “change” theme was inspired by that clown, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It’s taken from Wright’s “The Audacity of Hope” sermon. Yep, that was a Wright sermon before it was the title of Obama’s book.

There is nothing — NOTHING — that Obama can do to disavow his allegiance to Wright. The link is far too strong.


13 posted on 03/14/2008 7:44:51 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: blogsforthompson.com

Now can everyone understand why the Ivy League educated, corporate attorney, Michelle Obama has never until now been proud of her country?


14 posted on 03/14/2008 7:44:54 AM PDT by The Lumster (USA - where the innocent have nothing to fear!)
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To: blogsforthompson.com

If Obama can explain his way outta this.. he truly IS the Antichrist! LOL!


15 posted on 03/14/2008 7:45:33 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
MSNBC which has been in the tank for Obama for a long time has been covering this thing all morning

One reporter asked why this old news was back. It is Bill O'Reilly trying to be "a factor." Hillary and McCain are distancing themselves.

16 posted on 03/14/2008 7:47:11 AM PDT by drubyfive
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To: blogsforthompson.com

The only way Barry was going to get enough street cred to get elected to the Illinoize legislature was to prove to the bros that he was down for the struggle. What better way than making regular showy entrances to Reverend Loudmouth’s Trinity United Church of God Damn America? Wright on!


17 posted on 03/14/2008 7:47:15 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: The Lumster

Now I can understand why their daughters always look so unhappy.


18 posted on 03/14/2008 7:47:34 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

McCain has radical supporters....? Either way, Big Mac is much more of a human being than Hillary or Obama. McCain wasn’t my first choice but watching Hillary all these years, seeing who this media hyped Obama really is and listening to McCain last night on Hannity makes me feel much better that we have the best candidate for POTUS.


19 posted on 03/14/2008 7:47:52 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Wow, I didn’t know that, if the MSM is starting to talk about this crap, they’re onto something: As in, he won’t make it in the general election. Woohooooo!!!!

Because it’s more than likely now that this party will come apart at the seams now, where the white meets black seam there. The black dems will NOT vote for Hillary if she is the nominee in enough numbers for her win. Obama won’t win, I am starting to feel it in my bones.

I’m really surprised that they sing his praises so much, he’s a chain smoker you know. That’s worse than anything his pastor ever said, LOL


20 posted on 03/14/2008 7:48:10 AM PDT by SaintDismas (.)
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To: blogsforthompson.com

I’m sorry.....I can’t handle this crap in our White House. This so called preacher is crazy and his people or followers are nuts. I can’t see a bunch of shuckers and jivers in our White House.


21 posted on 03/14/2008 7:48:12 AM PDT by RC2
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To: RepublitarianRoger2
Obama’s whole “hope” and “change” theme was inspired by that clown, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It’s taken from Wright’s “The Audacity of Hope” sermon. Yep, that was a Wright sermon before it was the title of Obama’s book.

After watching and listening to some of these sermons, it should be called the "Audacity of Hate". Obama can't run from this one. He may get the nomination. We'll see how this is playing around Dem Convention time. But there are many non-African-American people who have heard his message. And it is beyond disgusting. They won't forget.
22 posted on 03/14/2008 7:50:17 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: RC2
The Left is all crazed. If you liked Jimmy Carter, version 2.0 will be quite a downgrade.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

23 posted on 03/14/2008 7:50:23 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ilgipper
If America today even remotely resembles the country we have had for the past 225 years, this person will be rejected by the voters either in the primary or in November.

I just hope he gets the 'Rat nomination. I have no doubt that America will reject him in November. I just wish this had broke around Labor Day.

24 posted on 03/14/2008 7:51:41 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: blogsforthompson.com

Wow. That’s enough to inspire me to run over to Daliy Kos to see how they’re handling this...

While McCain will undoubtedly ignore or gloss this over- it’s thinking what Fred would say about this that has me smiling...:)


25 posted on 03/14/2008 7:53:32 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“Questions will prevail such as was he in the congregation when these inflamatory sermons were give and if so. why didn’t he walk out or repudiate them then.”

I suspect there may be video of Obama in church during one of these ‘sermons’. They were all video taped. I’m sure Obama would have secured a front row seat so that he could be seen by all and it would be reasonable for the camera man to want to capture a US Senator in a video.

If you’ve taken the time to actually pay attention to the background during these videos, the troubling thing is the reaction of the congregation. They aren’t walking out. They’re jumping up and down. They screaming their approval. Do you think Obama could even consider sitting on his hands during all this? Or would he be compelled to join in?

Find that video of Obama standing and cheering some of these statements and you’ll have the political equivalent of the neutron bomb. (BTW, send it to Hillary and you and I can be the new deputy assistant under secretary of something or other or maybe even the ambassadors to Jamaca and Tahiti.)


26 posted on 03/14/2008 7:53:55 AM PDT by DugwayDuke (A true patriot will do anything to keep a Democrat out of the White House.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

If this were a white church, all the congregation needs are some hoods and a cross to burn...


27 posted on 03/14/2008 7:54:22 AM PDT by phs3 (If you call a terrorist a freedom fighter, I call you the enemy.)
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To: blogsforthompson.com
Wright's diatribes can be heard in any Nation of Islam or Islamic extremist Mosque anywhere in the world.Obama is the proverbial “wolf in sheep's clothing”. Show me who your friends are and I'll show you who you are.
28 posted on 03/14/2008 7:54:43 AM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: blogsforthompson.com
Jeremiah Wright is a black version of Fred Phelps without the anti-homo stuff.

If he was anti-homo, the media would be all over him. Instead, they'll give him a pass.

29 posted on 03/14/2008 7:54:47 AM PDT by Slump Tester (Only CINOs and democRATs knowingly and willingly vote for RINOs!)
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To: Girlene

I know for certain that I read that Michelle brought the Chicago Shiek to this “church” and introduced him to her “pastor”.


30 posted on 03/14/2008 7:56:22 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: pgkdan

No No! This is the right time for this to come out. It’s going to make those “Super Delegates” really squirm over what to do. This will be especially true if she crushes him in PA.


31 posted on 03/14/2008 7:56:59 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: blogsforthompson.com
This is old hat. Steve Sailer has been digging up this stuff for about a year. He was the first serious journalist to comment on Obama's book "Dreams" and what the hidden messages in that book really mean. It's just amazing how dimwitted most journalists, even the so-called conservative ones, are. See:

http://isteve.blogspot.com/search/label/Rev.%20Dr.%20Jeremiah%20A.%20Wright%2
32 posted on 03/14/2008 7:58:20 AM PDT by seppel
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To: DugwayDuke

I hope you are right. This is a Republican’s dream.


33 posted on 03/14/2008 7:58:27 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Republic Rocker
McCain has radical supporters....?

Oh yeah. The radical conservatives are completely down with John. We say radical things for him all the time.

34 posted on 03/14/2008 8:01:08 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: blogsforthompson.com

At the very least you have to question Obama’s judgement.


35 posted on 03/14/2008 8:01:57 AM PDT by Mark319 (You'd think that at some point we'd have all the laws we need.)
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To: wtc911
I know for certain that I read that Michelle brought the Chicago Shiek to this “church” and introduced him to her “pastor”.

Pardon my ignorance, but who is the Chicago Shiek? Are you referring to Obama?
36 posted on 03/14/2008 8:02:50 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I hope I’m right too but it won’t be the first time I’ve been wrong.

Just One Old Retired Army Guy to another. BTW, you want Tahiti or Jamaca for your ambassadorship?


37 posted on 03/14/2008 8:04:05 AM PDT by DugwayDuke (A true patriot will do anything to keep a Democrat out of the White House.)
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To: blogsforthompson.com

The media is too busy throwing pictures of Spitzer’s half-naked whore on their cover, playing her myspace music and fantasizing about the Spitzers on Oprah. If we were talking about the Clinton’s pastor, I would definitely say orchestration. And it still may be - perpetuated by the Obama-loving media - to distract from this pseudo-church for their superstar.


38 posted on 03/14/2008 8:07:26 AM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: All

Here’s how some are dealing with it at Kos...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/3/14/10822/1720/511/476480


39 posted on 03/14/2008 8:07:35 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: pgkdan

This is so rich.. It’s a lose/lose situation for the DNC.. If Hillary wins the nomination, while Obama has more delegates, they will be accused of being racist(which they have always been). If Obama wins the nomination, the Hilleryites will vote for McCain now more than ever. It will be real interesting to see how this plays out.


40 posted on 03/14/2008 8:07:57 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Did you catch what this bozo was saying just FIVE days after 9/11, while Americans were still mourning the dead and coming to terms with death and destruction in our cities? It's a standard rant for the far-left but most certainly not reasonable or plausible or acceptable to a majority of real Americans:

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye," Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001. "We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost," he told his congregation.
41 posted on 03/14/2008 8:08:12 AM PDT by Enchante (Governor Spitzer, can you recommend a "high class" prostitute for a Democrat friend?)
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To: DugwayDuke

That’s what I was thinking. Get videos of these sermons and post them on YouTube, Google Video, Metacafe, Veoh, everywhere. Get the word out through a viral campaign. If enough people hear it and grok its implications, Obama should be toast.


42 posted on 03/14/2008 8:09:53 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: SE Mom

I notice the concern is not about Obama’s viewpoints as exposed by this reverend,

but about how this will affect Obama’s campaign.


43 posted on 03/14/2008 8:10:20 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: blogsforthompson.com

I have a feeling that the grassroots will work harder for him than he will.


44 posted on 03/14/2008 8:11:09 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: SE Mom
LOL. Good find! I love how this little KosFreak thinks that someone's hate-filled loony pastor of 20 years can be passed of as just some "crazy friend" kept around for purposes of enlightenment:

"We all have our crazy friends but instead of them branding us as crazy they give us insight into the complex human brain and force us outside of our comfort zone where creativity flourishes."

Yeah, go with that one, Obama, that line of rationalization will be a huge winner!!
45 posted on 03/14/2008 8:13:16 AM PDT by Enchante (Governor Spitzer, can you recommend a "high class" prostitute for a Democrat friend?)
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To: cgk

Maybe Brother Bill Slickwilly is client #10


46 posted on 03/14/2008 8:14:53 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Resolute Conservative
IMHO the key to whether Obama is a closet Muslim is the apostasy thing. Islam views apostasy as a crime every bit as bad as murder, a crime that carries a death penalty. If an apostate isn't killed, he's at least forever ostracized by the Muslim community. Although Obama states he's a "Christian" and has attended this "Christian" church for 20 years, he's never been denounced as an apostate by any leading Muslim, even the most radical. All by itself, that's compelling evidence that he's an anti-American closet Muslim.
47 posted on 03/14/2008 8:15:35 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: MrB

EXACTLY.

I refuse to be cynical about this- it is completely unnerving to ponder on the 20 YEAR relationship between Jeremiah Wright, Barack and Michelle Obama. They take their CHILDREN to this church. The teachings of Wright are condoned by the Obama’s just by their continued membership.

He wants to be President of the United States of America.

Chilling.


48 posted on 03/14/2008 8:16:01 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: wequalswinner

His wife claims that she agreed he could run for the presidency if he quit smoking. I doubt he really quit with the stress of campaigning and all.


49 posted on 03/14/2008 8:16:45 AM PDT by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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To: SE Mom

Kos’s strategy won’t work because Obama has been an acolyte of the Reverend Wright for more than twenty years. He performed the marriage for Obama and his wife and baptized their two daughters. Add that to the fact that Obama borrowed the title of his book, The Audacity of Hope, from the title of one of Wright’s sermons. Obama needs to explain what he believes, instead of speaking in platitudes.

The tenets and beliefs of Wright’s church need to be given the same scrutiny that was given to Romney’s Mormonism, because Obama’s church is certainly not mainstream Christianity. Maybe Wright’s church should lose it’s tax free status, since it is more of a political activist group than a church.


50 posted on 03/14/2008 8:17:49 AM PDT by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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