Skip to comments.Revving A Wrong Spin (Barack Obama says "Everybody Under The Bus!")
Posted on 03/19/2008 2:54:22 AM PDT by suspects
Forget the Straight Talk Express. Barack Obamas campaign has the biggest bus in this presidential campaign and yesterday he threw everybody under it.
Even his grandmother.
As a former speechwriter myself, I was looking forward to Obamas remarks yesterday because I couldnt for the life of me figure out how anyone could talk themselves out of Obamas predicament. How does Obama - the Kumbaya Candidate - explain his 20 years at the Rev. Jeremiah Wrights black power church? How does a uniter spend every Sunday in the pews where anti-white, anti-Semitic and anti-American conspiracies and kookery are preached on a regular basis?
Its like discovering that John McCain is a closet pacifist, or that Hillary Clinton is Rush Limbaughs Client No. 9.
Yesterday I got my answer. Blame everyone.
I knew we were in trouble when Obama compared the hapless but harmless Geraldine Ferraro with the Rev. Wright on the racial insensitivity scale. And invoking the memory of the O.J. Simpson trial in a speech on racial unity left some of us wondering if the Tawana Brawley references were cut at the last minute.
Obama did say that some of Wrights comments were wrong and divisive. He also admitted that he had in fact been in church for some comments that could be considered controversial - just as Im sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests or rabbis with which you strongly disagree.
As a graduate of Oral Roberts University who grew up attending church five times a week - including tent revivals, healing services and the handling of less-than-friendly reptiles - I can honestly say that I never attended a service where the minister preached race hatred, anti-Israel paranoia or used the phrase ridin dirty in a theological context.
And other than Obama...
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Hey Michael! Great work, as usual (suspects).
I’m with Michael Graham on this. I was raised and educated a Catholic and while I heard a lot of liberal claptrap in homilies and classrooms, I never heard a racist remark or vulgar epithet in church. To the contrary, a lot of the priests and nuns would have had previous assignments in inner city schools or in the Deep South.
I refuse to believe that Rev. Wright’s UCC is a mainstream black church in the USA.
This kind of reminds me of when everyone was waiting for Clinton to make his first public statements on the Lewinksy matter; you remember that horrible, arrogant “you can’t touch me” statement he made?
I remember one of the networks, I think it was CNN, had Orrin Hatch handy, and had been talking to him before the speech. When they cut back to him, he looked horrifed and sputtered: “what a jerk!”
What’s stunning is that Obama has sold out the radicals in favor of the white folks; seriously damaging the base that everyone assumed was his by nature. I wouldn’t be surprised if Cynthia McKinney just got 5% in the polls: that is, if anyone was bothering to track these things.
LOL! "I Have an Excuse" speech!
It is amazing, Obama acts as if he's held hostage by his own church.
I for a fact know you can get up and leave a church ..I've done it. I didn't leave because of racist rant I left, when on the 3rd extra collection of the day a visiting nun said "From the few of us with means to all those who have none", She had nothing but communist rhetoric and this was the fianl straw, it was a long solo walk but after I left many more started too.
This is not a anti catholic rant, I just want to make the point that if one stands for what he believes and commits the simple act of leaving often many others will follow, its a shame B. Hussein, never walked away from Wright, he might have really made a impression then.
Then again his complacency says enough.
He brought his young daughters and exposed them to this rage and hate. What parent would do that if they didn't agree with the message?
Best commentary I’ve seen yet. “You’re all guilty -— and yet — I, the Sacred Heart of Obama, can embrace you all!”
If he’d just said, “In a way, I’ve been looking for an identity all my life. I thought Jeremiah Wright gave me one: bold, strong, confident, black. Now I see that was racism. I saw that along time ago, but it’s hard to part with an old friend and a whole community. That was a weakness on my part, and a dissembling. I’m sorry” — I’d have respected him.
But this “noral equivalence” game that calls his white grandmother a racistr because she was afraid of aggressive black pandhandlers on the street -— no.
Thanks for making that point more clearly than most.
After 9/11, I walked into Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Cool Valley for Sunday Mass. When the priest started ranting about the “evil men controlled by Alan Greenspan”, I made my statement. I got up, genuflected and left, 10 feet from the priest. I never went back. I don’t however, have a racial community on which I have to base my political career.
On youtube, the Obama supporters have pushed his video to number 2 (of most viewed list.) However, when I read all the comments and they were ALL positive, I figured something fishy was going on. I tried to leave a comment...just to ask why all the comments were positive and if they were “censoring” comments. Of course, they are. If it was such a great speech, what are they afraid of...why not let the people’s voice be heard, isn’t that what the Democratic Party is all about? (end/sarcasm)
Mark for later.
Senator Obama through his "I Have An Excuse" speech has jumped the shark!
The cat is out of the bag. He is the last person you would want as President. His refusal to wear an American Flag lapel... his not placing his hand over his heart during the National Anthem... these are just a glimpse of what the Senator thinks of his country.
Nevermind that Grandma only said things Rev. Jesse Jackson has said from time to time and Rev. Wright was sellind DVDs of racist diatribes in the church gift-shop. They are exactly the same!!!
He also brought his wife. OBambi might not have been listening, but it looks like Michelle was hanging on every word.
I grew up in the Deep South. (Louisiana) I never heard any racial, (anti-black) stuff preached in church. For as long as I can remember, there were always a few blacks in church, and it was as fundy as you can get (A of G). Even now, my mother’s church is about 1/5 black. They wouldn’t stay if they heard any of this.
Your assertions are strongly reinforced by Obama and his family listening to racist rants for twenty years. Perhaps the venom being put forth had a ring of truth to the Obama family. That is all well and good in a free country, but he is unsuited to represent all of us. Too bad Rush has handed the nomination to Hitlery.
There are different theories about this which have been suggested by cult experts and the pundits.
"Subject: Obama - Jedi Knight [Rich Lowry] "I've been caught up in the fervor of the last few days of this Obama-Wright controversy and definitely thought the 'taost' analysis was right on the money. But darned if I don't see him beatifully executing jedi mind tricks - "These are not the droids you're looking for" - as this speech is delivered. And the crazy thing is, it's working on me!!" http://corner.nationalreview.com
"Contradiction [Jonah Goldberg] He says we need to air out and discuss the problems/issues of the black community and he also says we shouldn't be distracted so we can be united in our demands for universal healthcare and the like. So which is it? Should we talk about racism and black folks or should we galvanize for a transracial campaign? Should we be distracted or unified?"
He wants to have it both ways. Or, in the language of North Korean Mind Control and schizophrenia - "cognitive dissonance" (the double bind).
Obama himself has written about inter-racial language as requiring "tricks" and "tactics". In his Philadelphia speech he parsed Wright's race baiting by suggesting it was understandable in the context of civil rights struggles 40 and 50 years ago and on a par with Geraldine Ferraro's comment about identity politics.
This is a debater's rhetorical trick: "I don't want to talk about that issue, but now that you have brought that up let me speak my mind on this..." He had a lot to say on the issues and controversies of Wright's racial invective which he previously claimed to know nothing about. It doesn't wash.
He is claiming not to do exactly what he then does. He joins a congregation with a racist ideology and then plays the innocent victim when he is exposed. Are we in the America of 2008 or 1963? He wants it both ways. He wants to pretend to be Martin Luther King and then cry foul when anyone calls him on it.
It's absurd to have to try to debate with this kind of contradiction. Any opposition or criticism will be met with the charge of racism or being unfair to him because of race. This isn't about Geraldine Ferraro, slavery, Jim Crow or Selma, Alabama. What's next, a sermon on the Nubians and Ethiopians building the Egyptian pyramids?
Is it me, or is he darker now after yesterday's speech?
It won't be long until he's whiter again. The winner needs the "white man" vote, so this "Darker Obama" is counter productive.