Skip to comments.Race and politics (Thomas Sowell)
Posted on 03/17/2008 6:58:36 PM PDT by jazusamo
There is something both poignant and galling about the candidacy of Barack Obama.
Any American, regardless of party or race, has to find it heartening that the country has reached the point where a black candidate for President of the United States sweeps so many primaries in states where the overwhelming majority of the population is white.
We have all seen the crowds enthralled by Barack Obama's rhetoric and theatrical style.
Many of his supporters put their money where their mouths were, so that this recently arrived Senator received more millions of dollars in donations than candidates who have been far more visible on the national stage for far more years.
That's the good news. The bad news is that Barack Obama has been leading as much of a double life as Eliot Spitzer.
While talking about bringing us together and deploring "divisive" actions, Senator Obama has for 20 years been a member of a church whose minister, Jeremiah Wright, has said that "G-d Bless America" should be replaced by "G-d damn America" among many other wild and even obscene denunciations of American society, including blanket racist attacks on whites.
Nor was this an isolated example. Fox News Channel has played tapes of various sermons of Jeremiah Wright, and says that it has tapes with hours of more of the same.
Wright's actions matched his words. He went with Louis Farrakhan to Libya and Farrakhan received an award from his church...
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But does any of this matter? Dude still leads in the delegate race, and Hill can’t win enough to get over the top. It’s still going to come down to Denver.
Obama says that he might not have heard these exact words from his minister...
Wright’s actions matched his words. He went with Louis Farrakhan to Libya and Farrakhan received an award from his church...
I sure think it matters if he gets the nomination. His so called preachers words are going to echo for months.
I guess it’s good that at least one prominent black American has had something to say about this.
I love Thomas Sowell. When I get to read his articles I find I agree with him totally.
Yep, the Three Amigos; Wright, Farrakhan and Ghadafi. I doubt BO can talk smooth enough to explain it away.
Exactly, and they don’t come any more intelligent and prominent than Dr. Sowell.
Not only did Sowell hit a home run- the ball got out of the park like a laser.
I like his columns. His books are a difficult read.
Great column by Sowell, as usaul, but I was hoping for his take on the Bear Stearns collapse.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see him write one on it yet.
In all that time, he never had a clue as to what kind of man Jeremiah Wright was? Give me a break!
A) Deliberately deceptive
B) Incredibly naive and a poor judge of character
C) Slept through every sermon he attended
and the only one who speaks up? are they any other blacks who don't agree with Pastor Wright?
Probably all of the above plus more. :)
Exactly! But even if you could, as Obama claims, the last place you would want him to be is in the Oval Office.
The writer, Larry Elder!