Skip to comments.Wright Appearance Sparks More Rejection From Obama, Recriminations By Critics
Posted on 04/28/2008 10:17:06 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
Barack Obama on Monday once again distanced himself from his retired pastor, Jeremiah Wright, as the reverend grabbed the spotlight for the fourth day in a row by suggesting the furor around his controversial remarks is an attack on black churches in America.
Plagued by the ongoing uproar regarding Wright, Obama said Wright does not represent his views or vice versa.
I have said before and I will repeat again that what some of the comments that Reverend Wright have made offend me and I understand why theyve offended the American people, Obama told reporters while traveling in Wilmington, N.C. He does not speak for me. He does not speak for the campaign and so he may make statements in the future that dont reflect my values or concerns.
Obama has been trying to get out from under the weight of Wright, an increasingly heavy burden for the Democratic presidential candidate since snippets of his sermons were released all over the Internet last month. Many of the sound bites by the former pastor at the Chicago church where Obama is a member have him cursing the United States as racist and terrorist, and suggesting that the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks were retribution for immoral policies.
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Hussein has to specify exactly what he disagree with regarding the Wracist Wreverend Wright’s spewings.
Hussein has to specify exactly what he disagrees with regarding the Wracist Wreverend Wrights spewings.
I think its a big set up by the Obama PR team to get rid of the Wright issue once and fro all . Just wait there will be a big Obama press meeting with him condemning and disowning him. The Drudge report which has become a Obama 527 now has an odd title to the article which sounds like the latest Obama press strategy.
Obami rejected his white heritage early in his life.
Below are a few lines from Obama’s books “ in his own words:
From Dreams of My Father: “I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.”
From Dreams of My Father: “I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race.”
From Dreams of My Father: “There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.”
From Dreams of My Father: “It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.”
From Dreams of My Father: “I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa , that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.”
From Audacity of Hope: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
“You know I could almost feel sorry for Obambi if he wasn’t a radical leftist who would ruin my country if given a chance.”
As they say, you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.
Obama sat there and listened to Wright for 20 years. He not only tolerated that message but no doubt gave to it in the form of donations.
It’s easy to feel sorry for him until you realize he was swallowing that garbage hook, line, and sinker.
The Mendacity of Audacity.
Didn't his father run out on him?
“Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?”
“I think its a big set up by the Obama PR team to get rid of the Wright issue once and fro all . Just wait there will be a big Obama press meeting with him condemning and disowning him. The Drudge report which has become a Obama 527 now has an odd title to the article which sounds like the latest Obama press strategy.”
I think you are spot on with this.
The entire thing stinks, but dumber than dirt public is going to buy it all.
These Obama the black militant quotes are worthy of it's own thread.
If the GOP runs an ad with these quotes near election time, this will finish off the militant.
Obama also allowed his children to be indoctrinated by this raving racist. How do you “disavow” someone you've allowed to influence your children for 20 years? The answer: You don't-—not convincingly anyway!
'Couldn't happen to a better commie than Obama.
To quote one B Hussein Obama, "Typical".
I think you are spot on with this.
The entire thing stinks, but dumber than dirt public is going to buy it all.
He can disown him, but how the heck can he explain away 20 years of listening to him?
That would take an enormous PR trick.... and a "willing suspension of belief"...
No question, Obama is offended by Wright's comments; his personal 'gospel'; becoming 'public discourse'
Whereas, our offense, is with Wright's focus. . .the content. . .intent. . .of his racist rhetoric posing as 'Gospel'.
Obama will not honestly deny Rev.Wright; because he honestly cannot.
“Jeremiah Wright...grabbed the spotlight for the fourth day in a row by suggesting the furor around his controversial remarks is an attack on black churches.”
Same thing Mitt Romney’s supporters kept saying a few months ago, that criticism of his public policy record and comments were really an attack on the Mormon church.
A nonsensical construct in both cases.
Obama remains; and will bail water; until he no longer can.
Of course, do not know how the other networks are playing this; since the Press core today was as much an embarassment. Fox News, however, is up front and out there with the less-than-Reverend Wright posed against what is viewed as the 'reverent' Obama.
Bottom line; you can take the man - out of Black Lib Theology; but you cannot take BLB; out of the man. Nor will anyone take BLB out of Obama's Chruch; even after a controversial Pastor's retirement. It is what it is; and Obama; like Wright; is who HE is. . .he just practices better 'politics' because he has to.
Watching Wright today, with his body guards. . .and wondered again. . .Meantime, guess Wright's impressive 'team' would accompany him on his 'advisement trips' to the White House.
Imagine 'change'. . .
Racism isn’t the real utlimate issue here.
Its the Marxism of Wright disguised as a discussion of race.
The whites are the oppressors of the black, the Jews of the Palestinians, etc.
He’s preaching Marxism-Liberation Theology in a new racially labeled package.
I’m guessing Farrakhan would be the Obama SCOTUS pick.
Don’t be too angry ,friend. This racist moron has
Wright exists because black racism has been excused.
He’s making a fortune off the sheeple of his congragation.
His new pad ain’t anywhere near the hood!
He’s livin’ with whitey.
I am encouraged that this big mouth can’t control
his egomania. Let him keep talking .
Maybe wright is a hillary supporter!
That is the stipidest thing I have read on FR in nearly 10 years. I don't know what you have "imbibed", but there is no room for racism on FR.
I wouldn’t put ANYTHING past her!
I don’t think the Obamas arranged for this (although they might end up repudiating Wright but that could backfire too as Obama said he can no more turn his back on Wright than on the “black community”):
Clinton supporter invited Wright
Obama’s campaign has disavowed Wright’s media tour, and a correspondent notes an interesting detail:
Wright was invited to the National Press Club by a journalist and minister who supports Clinton.
The Tribune reports that Wright was invited by Barbara Reynolds, a former USA Today editorial board member who has written on personal blog of her support for Clinton.
I don’t mean to suggest some kind of plot. Her agenda here seems to have been the same as Wright’s: To protect the minister’s reputation from, among others, Obama.
“[I]t is a sad testimony that to protect his credentials as a unifier above the fray the Senator is fueling the media characterization that Rev. Dr. Wright is some retiring old uncle in the church basement instead of respecting Wright for the towering astute father of progressive social and global causes that he is,” Reynolds wrote in March.
Reynolds’ is well placed to defend Wright. Her bio says she teaches “prophetic ministry and the media” at Howard University’s divinity school.
This racist demagogue's points are valid? Is this because he has a "right-brain logic" as opposed to the "left-brain logic" of us white folks? Valid is the last word to be used for this loon's arguments. Do you think Farrakhan, Sharpton and Jackson's points are valid? You're the racist, I'd say.
I don’t think Obama has anything to lose by repudiating Wright. There is no way that relationship will ever be the same. Obama has to be beyond the “Give Whitey Hell” traditional black leadership.
Wright sees an opening for him to become a “national black leader” like his heroes, Louis, Al, Jesse Jackson et al.
I wish a pic of his new home (in a mostly white gated golf course community) would always be posted on Wright threads.
Anyway, he has declared that should Obama get elected, not only will he not shut up, he will take it upon himself to hold Obama “accountable.” Just like Flubba will be out there flapping his jaws about any Hildabeast administration.
Both these candidates offer nothing but sick drama to the nation.
I have said before and I will repeat again that what some of the comments that Reverend Wright have made offend me and I understand why theyve offended the American people, Obama told reporters ... He does not speak for me. He does not speak for the campaign and so he may make statements in the future that dont reflect my values or concerns.
Why does this all sound so eerily familiar. The words are different but the meaning is the same. I know I've heard it. Hmmmm...?!?
Eureka, I think I've got it!
And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? And why is thy countenance fallen?Genesis 4 version of throwing a friend 'under the bus'. Which is what Barry's done to his 'mentor'.
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
"Because John McCain and other legislators worry that they are easily corrupted, there are legal limits to the monetary contributions that anyone can make to political candidates. There are, however, no limits to the rhetorical contributions that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright can make to McCains campaign.
"Because Wright is a gift determined to keep on giving, this question arises: Can persons opposed to Barack Obamas candidacy justly make use of Wrights invariably interesting interventions in the campaign? The answer is: Certainly, because Wrights paranoias tell us somethingexactly what remains to be exploredabout his 20-year parishioner."
"With each new hate rant by Wright and the silence of Obama on the topic of Reverend Wright, Barack Obama seems to confirm his own moral obliviousness. Worse yet, he seems to have disdain for those who are troubled by his own unwillingness, to break with Wright.
On his new campaign plane, Obama said he has spoken with Wright in recent days and disputed any suggestion that he or his campaign have asked him to stay out of the limelight.
"I have talked to him," he said. "I haven't asked him to do anything."
Walter Williams: "For the nation and for black people, the first black president should be the caliber of a Jackie Robinson and Barack Obama is not. Barack Obama has charisma and charm but in terms of character, values and understanding, he is no Jackie Robinson. By now, many Americans have heard the racist and anti-American tirades of Obama's minister and spiritual counselor. There's no way that Obama could have been a 20-year member of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church and not been aware of his statements."
Thomas Sowell: "It is painful to watch defenders of Barack Obama tying themselves into knots trying to evade the obvious. Some are saying that Senator Obama cannot be held responsible for what his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, said. In their version of events, Barack Obama just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong timeand a bunch of mean-spirited people are trying to make something out of it."
Hussein Obamas racist pseudo minister has turned the Dems' run for President into party's train wreck!
Devastatingly, Shelby Steele writes: Obama has fellow-traveled with a hate-filled, anti-American black nationalism all his adult life, failing to stand and challenge an ideology that would have no place for his own (white) mother."
Just What Did Obama Know About Wright's Past Sermons? (Plenty)
Barack Obama either agreed with what was preached from the Trinity pulpit, or he tuned it out and stayed around pretending to for political reasons. To say he stayed for 20 years but doesn't agree with Wright's preaching is incredible denial. It'd be like a man buying White Sox season tickets for 20 years, attending the games, and saying he's not a fan.
Obamas supporters want us to ignore this story just push it under the rug. While theyll align Republicans with any obscure pastor who does or says something controversial, theyre trying to convince us that Obamas 20-year long close relationship with Wright, including his effective endorsement of him, his church and rhetoric with a $22,500 donation in 2006 is irrelevant.
When Obama decided against wearing an American flag pin, we may all have been a bit too quick to accept his rationale, too quick to find that issue unimportant. Now, that American flag pin has gotten a lot bigger for a lot of us, especially in light of what may have been and may still be Obamas deeper, and, perhaps, secret, less than patriotic beliefs about America.
Wright says that blacks cant be expected to sing God Bless America because of racism. Obama doesnt salute the flag during the National Anthem. That sure strikes me as an amazing coincidence since Obama swears he never heard Wright say anything against America.
Here is the link to the Star Spangled Banner video with obama standing there without his hand over his heart...
Notice her ear ring!
The picture, which appeared on a U.S. Web site, showed the Illinois senator donning a Muslim elder's headdress and robes during a 2006 trip to Wajir in northeastern Kenya. Ahmed Sheikh Bahalow, a retired teacher and elder from ethnically (read Muslim) Somali Wajir, said his community was offended by the insinuation Obama had done anything wrong on his visit. "The Somali community and in particular those living in Kenya have never been that interested in America politics," Bahalow told Reuters in the central town of Isiolo. "But we are following it keenly now because we have been provoked." Wajir residents planned to demonstrate in the town after Friday prayers to show their support for Obama, he said. Those aren't Episcopalians praying on Friday.
I’m amused by how CNN is reacting to all this. On Sunday night, they were making him out to be a great guy. On Monday night, they were making him out to be a disaster. They had the rug pulled out from under them.
The liberal establishment is unravelling.
Based on todays reports I may have called it WRIGHT!
can you PLEASE tell me what page this is on:
From Audacity of Hope: I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
“I'm shocked, shocked to find hate mongering going on in my church”
“I'm disavowing the usual suspects”
UPDATE AND CORRECTION: From reader Dan, with thanks:
The actual quote from the book is from page 261 and is as follows: “Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”