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Brazile: 'Wright One of the More Moderate Black Preachers'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/16/2008 12:00:42 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

How much trouble is Barack Obama in over the extremism of Jeremiah Wright? Enough that Dem strategist Donna Brazile has been reduced to arguing that as black preachers go, Wright is relatively moderate. Enough that the normally affable Brazile got a bit short with Time editor Mark Halperin, he of the infamous memo to his subordinates during the 2004 presidential campaign while serving as ABC News political director.

The comments came during the panel discussion on today's This Week with George Stephanopoulos on ABC.

View video here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blackchurch; brazile; donnabrazile; jeremiahwright; manchuriancandidate; markhalperin; nobama; obama; stopobama
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1 posted on 03/16/2008 12:00:44 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Brazile says Wright a relative moderate ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/16/2008 12:01:30 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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File Under:

“Damning With Faint Praise”


3 posted on 03/16/2008 12:01:53 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The Titanic has struck the iceberg.
4 posted on 03/16/2008 12:02:39 PM PDT by Rocko ( "Where's the global warming? It's freezing in here." -- Bob Dylan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I seriously hope that’s not true.


5 posted on 03/16/2008 12:03:29 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

if that is moderate, am I to assume their are “white sacrifices” in the more radical churches?


6 posted on 03/16/2008 12:03:38 PM PDT by Billg64 (LOL ROFL Senator Mccain for what????)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just when I think things can’t get any better, up pops Brazile!


7 posted on 03/16/2008 12:03:58 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Brazile: 'Wright One of the More Moderate Black Preachers'


8 posted on 03/16/2008 12:03:58 PM PDT by jdm (Relax, it's just the internet.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Brazile steaming hot b*llSh*t on a platter.

Barack Hussein would have found more moderate preachers in any mosque!


9 posted on 03/16/2008 12:04:02 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chickens are coming home to roost in the DemoRAT party. What an eye opener NOT!


10 posted on 03/16/2008 12:04:19 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Somehow I don’t think her comments are going to help matters much, as far as Obama’s campaign is concerned.


11 posted on 03/16/2008 12:04:26 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If that’s true, there is a cancer in the soul of Black America.


12 posted on 03/16/2008 12:04:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
 
EXPSED
Keep digging that hole, Donna.
 

13 posted on 03/16/2008 12:04:33 PM PDT by littlehouse36
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wow.

I’m speechless.

Donna Brazile says he’s trying to bring “reconcilliation”...

OMG.

This is a great clip, Mark...


14 posted on 03/16/2008 12:04:54 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, thanks for that, Donna! I guess that just makes everything all better!

*cough*


15 posted on 03/16/2008 12:05:00 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you wake up in a place where "the lesser of two evils" is your only choice, where are you?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yeah, it wouldn’t exactly surprise me if there are a fair amount of black preachers out there that make Wright look like a conservative patriot by comparison.


16 posted on 03/16/2008 12:05:58 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This reminds me of the two Obama staffers that appeared on O’Reilly on Friday. That was, without a doubt, the stupidest political move I’ve ever seen. They actually tried to DEFEND Wright’s comments and call O’Reilly a racist.

The main reason I’ve been calling Obama “Pol Pot 2.0” because they’re both incredibly stupid, and this proves that beyond any doubt.


17 posted on 03/16/2008 12:06:24 PM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Donna is digging in quicksand.

A damn shame Hillary wasn't finished off in Ohio and Texas. This would have been a cakewalk for McCain. Nevertheless, too many on the right would rather lose this year, bringing on the second coming of Reagan that is NOT going to happen.

18 posted on 03/16/2008 12:06:36 PM PDT by Clemenza (I Live in New Jersey for the Same Reason People Slow Down to Look at Car Crashes)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WHAT! Moderate? Is she smoking crack?


19 posted on 03/16/2008 12:07:04 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Standing by for the: if your not with us your a racist tactic.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sadly, she may be right.

Speaks more about the intellectual honesty and integrity of the concregants than is does about the country.


20 posted on 03/16/2008 12:07:30 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The women got the vote and the Nation got Harding.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
OH, DONNA!...

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21 posted on 03/16/2008 12:07:37 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (McLame's ultimate message: Fed Up Conservatives, Unite!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Civil rights” leaders always talk about the hidden racism in America. I suggest it’s hiding in black churches.


22 posted on 03/16/2008 12:07:52 PM PDT by y6162 (Q)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The Official No Donna Brazile Zone Sign.


23 posted on 03/16/2008 12:08:25 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: jdm
And the MSM plays on...
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24 posted on 03/16/2008 12:08:26 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (McLame's ultimate message: Fed Up Conservatives, Unite!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

sounds like mosques and universities aren’t only place we ought keep an eye on..


25 posted on 03/16/2008 12:09:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
So, we as a nation are to excuse bad, racist, incendiary behavior because there is worse behavior out there?! Typical liberal.
26 posted on 03/16/2008 12:09:44 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: AliVeritas; holdonnow; Dog

I simply cannot believe that Jeremiah Wright is a MODERATE black preacher...

I live in a country I never knew existed. That’s not to say I didn’t know about Farrakhan, Sharpton and Jackson...but I had no CLUE this attitude was so deep and widespread...so..mainstream???


27 posted on 03/16/2008 12:09:44 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: tomnbeverly

28 posted on 03/16/2008 12:11:15 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: SE Mom

Watch the guy in the background from 0:14 to 0:18 in the video. He’s having a hard time withholding laugher!


29 posted on 03/16/2008 12:11:26 PM PDT by jdm (Relax, it's just the internet.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Whenever I have stopped by a black preacher’s program on the satellite, I have never seen that kind of crap said from the pulpit. Just the opposite.


30 posted on 03/16/2008 12:11:42 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

She’s probably right. I am stunned sometimes when I happen to be flipping through my car radio stations and come across some black “preacher” who is saying raving, paranoid, hate-filled things about whites that make you think of sombody with his eyes rolling around and spittle flying out of his mouth - and all the black grannies are saying “hmmmm-hmmmm!” along with him.

Blacks are taught to hate whites from the first breath they draw. This goes to excuse everything that is wrong in their individual and personal lives, with the result that when some hideous mass murderer (of whites) is caught and goes to trial, he becomes a hero.

I think we have a serious problem in this country that nobody is addressing.


31 posted on 03/16/2008 12:11:42 PM PDT by livius
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wouldnt it be something if the most lasting effect of Barry’s candidacy was to expose the extreme black racism in their churches and communities.

The dirty little secret of pervasive black militant racism is being outed.


32 posted on 03/16/2008 12:12:47 PM PDT by Canedawg (No Che Hussein NObama, and Hildebeast, too)
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To: SE Mom

I don’t think Donna believes Wright is moderate. She just wants to BS the masses, so they figure this is nothing of concern, that’s all.


33 posted on 03/16/2008 12:12:47 PM PDT by jdm (Relax, it's just the internet.)
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To: livius

Interesting that you and I would post what we did at practically the same instant. I don’t listen to black preachers on the radio. Do you watch them on TV?


34 posted on 03/16/2008 12:12:59 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Bill Clinton: Life Member of the Liars' Club.)
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To: SE Mom
I know the same is true for me. We really shouldn't be surprised though...think about all the money Farrakhan, Sharpton and Jackson have made from being race baiting poverty pimps....it's not surprising that other schemers would copy.
35 posted on 03/16/2008 12:14:03 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Doesn’t this whole OB’s church mess and some calling it “normal” explain why 90% of the black vote is democrat.


36 posted on 03/16/2008 12:14:11 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Brazille is full of baloney. Anyone ever hear one of E.V. Hills sermons? What a great contrast to Wright, as Hill truly preached the love and salvation of Christ with not a word of hate.

I was in several black churches as a girl and never heard this kind of hate of Wright's. Since they didn't know white people were coming, I don't believe they changed their sermons to accomodate me and friends.

In fact, I believe this kind of black preacher (Wright) has grown into maturity in the last 50 or 60 years, as blacks have been reminded constantly of their victimhood.

vaudine

37 posted on 03/16/2008 12:16:01 PM PDT by vaudine (RO)
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To: jdm

Well...I’m not so sure. Donna is a very bright gal. If she is saying that for the reason you suggest - she has to realize it will bring up questions by white Americans about the actual and REAL state of race, bias, bigotry and discrimination in our country.

It certainly has for me.


38 posted on 03/16/2008 12:17:31 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wright is not a moderate, but when it comes to black churches he isn’t far removed from the mainstream. Preaching of this sort has been going on in many black churches for decades but its been overshadowed people like Calypso Louie Farakhan. Up until now its been given a free pass by the media... black rage and all that.


39 posted on 03/16/2008 12:18:40 PM PDT by navyguy (Some days you are the pigeon, some days you are the statue.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I just think of the real victims of the right-on reverend and his crazed colleagues.

Barry and Michelle may be the all-american success story, but I think the lives of most young black men and women who spend every Sunday listening to this toxic message and internalizing it probably turn out a lot less positive.


40 posted on 03/16/2008 12:19:22 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: purpleraine
Doesn’t this whole OB’s church mess and some calling it “normal” explain why 90% of the black vote is democrat.

You are correct. The real scandal is how the Drive-Bys and the rest of the liberal Establishment have been able to hide this widespread paranoid buffoonery from the public.

Compare the surprise with this assclown church with the constant depiction in the media of conservative Christian congregations.

41 posted on 03/16/2008 12:19:59 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Barack Hussein Obama: THE WRIGHT STUFF)
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To: SE Mom

Some of this is, in my opinion, just a racket.

The race hustlers make lots of dough and have lots of influence. Their sychophantic followers might well realize that their speeches often go over the top, but they don’t care. Either they like hearing “whitey” damned and excoriated so much because it serves some need inside them, or as hangers on they, too, are somehow benefiting from the influence and financial success of such racialists.

I read somewhere that Wright’s home in Chicago is worth three quarters of a mill or some such number. I bet it would be fascinating to track his finances. The apparent and the hidden as well.

Also to look into some of the clappers, jumpers and shouters in his church and find out what they are gaining by their affiliation with it and him.


42 posted on 03/16/2008 12:22:07 PM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult and the Clinton Machine!!)
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To: Past Your Eyes
I agree with you.

I just don't think that black preachers are full of hate and anger like Rev Wright seems to be. African-Americans that I know are good people, very caring.

What is happening?

43 posted on 03/16/2008 12:22:18 PM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

44 posted on 03/16/2008 12:22:48 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: vaudine

My family and I visited a black church in Atlanta a few years ago (we were the only white people in the building). The message was inspiring and the members treated us like family. Very enjoyable.


45 posted on 03/16/2008 12:22:54 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (No relation to John McCain)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

My goodness. If an America-hating, Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan honoring, Khaddafy-visiting, pali-terrorist-loving, Israel-hating, AIDS-conspiracy-moonbat lunatic like Wright is considered a “moderate” I’d hate to meet a “radical”.

This was an extremely dumb statement of her to make.


46 posted on 03/16/2008 12:23:20 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Brazile like many blacks think black preachers can say anything they want an its not racist. Well you what, it is and your not gong to win the White House with that attitude.
47 posted on 03/16/2008 12:23:30 PM PDT by kempo (H)
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To: Past Your Eyes

No, when I’m driving around I flip through stations. Believe me, I don’t seek them out!

Actually, the worst was when I lived in New York City. I heard stuff on the radio there that stunned me - and not only preachers, but morning hosts on black-audience stations who in between playing the latest hip-hop music would rant about whitey and imply that genocide wasn’t truly a bad idea - that really made me wonder if whites have any idea about the depth of hatred that is out there.


48 posted on 03/16/2008 12:23:59 PM PDT by livius
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To: Past Your Eyes

Yes, there are many good evangelical black preachers. I have watched many over the years. Including some in my own church.

They would NEVER embrace the lunacy of Jeremiah Wright.


49 posted on 03/16/2008 12:24:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
She's welcome to prove her case by producing film clips of worse. That wouldn't be the smartest move politically, but she'd be welcome to try it.

The right-wing attack machine, cable news, talk radio, the internet, went crazy on this and they will not stop.

Who didn't see this coming? The thing has Hillary's fingerprints all over it and this clown is blaming the Republicans. That is, of course the default reaction when anything unpleasant happens but it isn't going to help Obama against She Who Must Not Be Named.

50 posted on 03/16/2008 12:25:18 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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