Skip to comments.Not Speaking for Obama, Pastor Speaks for Himself, at Length
Posted on 04/29/2008 2:48:42 AM PDT by freerepublic_or_die
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. has wriggled out from under sound bites and screen-grab loops to put himself into context in that most American of ways: on television. And he went deep into context a rich, stem-winding brew of black history, Scripture, hallelujahs and hermeneutics. Mr. Wright, Senator Barack Obamas former pastor, was cocky, defiant, declamatory, inflammatory and mischievous, but most of all, he was all over the place, performing a television triathlon of interview, lecture and live news conference that pushed Mr. Obama aside and placed himself front and center in the presidential election campaign.
His rehabilitation tour has done no favors to the Obama campaign, which has expressed distress over Mr. Wrights timing and intemperance. He does not speak for me; he does not speak for the campaign, Mr. Obama said Monday. But Mr. Wrights monomania over the last three days has helped prove the point Mr. Obama made about his former pastor last month in his speech on race, in which he described Mr. Wright as imperfect but having also been like family to me. Mr. Wright revealed himself to be the compelling but slightly wacky uncle who unsettles strangers but really just craves attention.
Viewers who had seen the Chicago preacher only in brief cable news clips or campaign attack ads finally saw the unexpurgated version, and it was an illuminating display. Followers of Fox News may have been appalled by the sound bites, but so were members of Mr. Wrights congregation, including Mr. Obama, who complained that the inflammatory snippets were reductive and unfair.
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Ah, New York Time, how you make us laugh.
he is pro gay and pro abortion. Does this “Speak for the black church?”
This guy Wright didn't sound as if he were giving up "pastoring" anytime soon. So what's with the word "former"? Was Wright dismissed by Obama's church?
How long was this "dismissal"(!) in the works?
The government invented HIV and spread it to black people. The US deserved what it got on 9/11. It’s not G-d Bless America, it’s G-d D-m America.
I don’t care how much you try to put these statements “in context”.
They are what they are. They say what they say. They mean what they mean.
In the words of candidate Hussein: Words matter.
Wright is what he is: an anti-American racist bigot.
A church that was once a political strong hold for Obama has become a political box canyon from which he can not escape.
Wright would have the same voting record as Obama (and Karl Marx) if he were in the U.S. Senate. You can’t get to the left of Obama in practical terms.
You heard it here first: The NYT endorsement of Wright as veep nominee is the next logical phase in the sanitation program. The original choice was Ward Churchill, but Jeremiah’s brilliant racial insights give him the nod in the minds of NYT editors.
Pa. The. Tic.
I have not heard him speak one about love of God, of your neighbor, family...or sacrafice, following the way of the Lord, moral living, prayerful contemplation, forgiveness, seeking the Kingdom of Heaven, etc. Things normally preached at church. He is dedicated to be a politician in a preacher's cloak and mocking us because he knows if white Americans protest too much about what he has said and is saying (in his oh, so smooth, cocky, fake intellectual, con-artist manner) they will be seen as prejudiced against the black church.
Most Americans I know didn't even know or care what went on/goes on in a Black church. It was nothing we even thought about before Wright. Wright has exposed that,at least about his church. (I have been - several times - to a local black church and there was/is no such political talk. There is prayer, love, singing and praising the Lord). Then, after Wright has done all he can to expose the goings-on in his own church and the philosophy he is clammoring about from his pulpit (not God's word for the sake of direction, he misues God's word for the sake of damnation ala G.D. America. --that, in God's words is blasphemy)!!! he acts offended. He complains that we have made this about the black church. He states this is about all black churches in general, and uses the comparison about "not picking on Momma," or something to arrouse his followers, and again was totally a comment used to inflame hatred. You are WRONG, Wright. We are only making this about him,this audacious, anti-American, hate-filled preacher because he is the person out there speaking to the country...and evidently he is loving every minute of it and not giving a "damn" about Obama.
Not that I am unhappy about the effect this has on BHO's campaign. That is Obama's problem. If Obama can't control Wright and solve the problem without lying and spinning the story...it will only prove he can't solve problems for the U.S. This is a great way to have an insight into Obama's capabilities and skill as a leader. Thanks, Wright!
Obama is rapidly approaching his last option: a Sister Soulja moment with Brother Wright.
Admitted by the NY fishwrap on April 29, 2008. It's officially over for the Dems this time around.
The Rev. Wright is a diversionary tactic, to draw attention away from the greater damaging story concerning the close relationship between Bill Ayers and Barack Obama, who’ve know each other since 1988 when their wives worked together at the same law firm in Chicago.
SEE THE FOLLOWING FOR MORE INFORMATION: “Why is Obama Hiding the Truth About William Ayers? Follow the Money”
How would you know, NYT?
And would you give this benefit of a doubt to a Republican?
I suspect that Allessandra may have creamed her jeans writing that drivel.
And the unexpurgated version was the exact same as those film clips we've been seeing. I'm glad he confirmed those clips ARE Rev. Wright. Jihad with a Cross.
What I see in Rev. Wrights talking head tour is his application for his retirement job as the next Al Sharpton.
No amount of whitewash like this above will provide any explanation why it has taken nObama 20 years to come to the conclusion Rev Wright is a racist!