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Is Jeremiah Wright a colossal disaster for Barack Obama or a [Hillary Clinton] press trick?
NYDailyNews.com ^ | 29 Apr 08 | Errol Louis

Posted on 04/29/2008 5:26:59 AM PDT by seanmerc

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright couldn't have done more damage to Barack Obama's campaign if he had tried. And you have to wonder if that's just what one friend of Wright wanted.

Shortly before he rose to deliver his rambling, angry, sarcastic remarks at the National Press Club Monday, Wright sat next to, and chatted with, Barbara Reynolds.

A former editorial board member at USA Today, she runs something called Reynolds News Services and teaches ministry at the Howard University School of Divinity. (She is an ordained minister).

It also turns out that Reynolds - introduced Monday as a member of the National Press Club "who organized" the event - is an enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter.

On a blog linked to her Web site- www.reynoldsnews.com- Reynolds said in a February post: "My vote for Hillary in the Maryland primary was my way of saying thank you" to Clinton and her husband for the successes of Bill Clinton's presidency.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


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1 posted on 04/29/2008 5:26:59 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Why is this headline written as an either/or question?


2 posted on 04/29/2008 5:28:14 AM PDT by fightinJAG (RUSH: McCain was in the Hanoi Hilton longer than we've been in Iraq, and never gave up.)
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To: seanmerc
He's a colossal disaster for Jeremiah Wright.
3 posted on 04/29/2008 5:28:34 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("resort not to force until every just law be defied")
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To: fightinJAG

Exactly. Seems like both propositions equally valid.


4 posted on 04/29/2008 5:29:18 AM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the first, second, and fourth Amendments?)
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To: seanmerc

When I first heard the pseudo-conspiracy theory about Hillary engineering the Rev. Wright fiasco I took it for what it is, pure gibberish. Watching Fox last night I was floored when one of the pundits actually argued for that possibility. I could not believe that the media and the pundits were so far in the tank for Obama that they could sit there and espouse this notion with a straight face.

As a measure of how far they’ve fallen in the tank, I’d say they reached the bottom of the barrel.


5 posted on 04/29/2008 5:30:52 AM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: seanmerc

And so this Hillary operative, knowing that Wright would sink Obama’s ship, arranged for his appearance in front of the national press. Brilliant!
And they say Rove is good....


6 posted on 04/29/2008 5:31:19 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: seanmerc

Is this news story just spin from Obama’s campaign or evidence of a typical Clinton dirty trick using Minister Farrakhan um. Reverend Jeremiah Wright?

It stinks either way.

And the raving Marxist Reverend Wright can shove his racial radicalism you know where.


7 posted on 04/29/2008 5:31:45 AM PDT by Nextrush (MCCAIN, OBAMA, CLINTON......WHAT A CHOICE?)
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To: kittymyrib

Operation Chaos is working!!!


8 posted on 04/29/2008 5:33:13 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Did any money change hands, here?


9 posted on 04/29/2008 5:34:17 AM PDT by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: seanmerc

IMO... Wright’s speech for the NAACP thugs was just as damaging.


10 posted on 04/29/2008 5:34:39 AM PDT by johnny7
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To: seanmerc

Ah, yes. The finger-pointing has begun!


11 posted on 04/29/2008 5:34:41 AM PDT by notbuyingit2
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To: seanmerc

I wonder if this will get DBM traction.


12 posted on 04/29/2008 5:36:12 AM PDT by Eurale
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To: seanmerc

He’s a colossal idiot doing damage all around.

I wonder what he’ll call his book?


13 posted on 04/29/2008 5:42:10 AM PDT by period end of story
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To: period end of story

It won’t matter. Hillary’s campaign will buy a million copies for free distribution.


14 posted on 04/29/2008 5:47:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: seanmerc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORJsBUqKlCg

parody Obama/Wright/lying

15 posted on 04/29/2008 5:47:52 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
I read the blog post you linked, and I have to say that is about the dumbest analysis I've seen of the whole ordeal. Wright coming out on his "speaking tour" is the worst thing possible for Obama, because a) it revives a controversy that had passed, with much help from the press, before it peaked. It would be like saying Bill bringing up Hillary's sniper fire all over again was somehow good for her. But that pales in comparison to the Reverend Wright sequel. And b) because no one can, after watching 20 minutes of Jeremiah Wright, possibly believe now that Barack Obama say for 20 years in his church not knowing what this guy was all about. Wright made it very clear in his speech what his congregation is all about. Blaming whitey, and blaming America is the core of his ministry. That was on full display and was not lost on anyone.

Reverend Wright blew Obama's cover in front on the national press corps, and not only did he do that, but he told everyone that Obama was just a politician, saying whatever he needs to say to get elected. One can assume that if Obama's public distancing of himself from Wright was just words, then it was also just words when he claimed he didn't know what Reverend Wright was all about. It was just worlds when he said he didn't share Reverend Wright's views.
 
16 posted on 04/29/2008 5:52:27 AM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain for President - Because we need VICTORY in Iraq, not RETREAT)
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To: period end of story

> I wonder what he’ll call his book?

“The N- in the Woodpile”?


17 posted on 04/29/2008 5:52:33 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: seanmerc

On the other hand, Bill Moyers’ invitation to Reverend Wright was intended to rehabilitate both Wright and Obama’s candidacy.


18 posted on 04/29/2008 5:54:10 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Please pass the arugula.)
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To: period end of story

The Audacity of Chutzpah?


19 posted on 04/29/2008 5:55:01 AM PDT by Ronin (Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
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To: seanmerc
Or, perhaps these last few days has been all about Barack...letting Wright go unfettered and unhinged in order to give Obama the opportunity for a clean and definitive, morally outraged break...just before Indiana. Maybe we will see that break, what should have occurred years ago, now.

If it is, then the overall question still begs to be answered. Why did it take so long? Why did it have to go this far?

The answer is clear. Obama went to this church, fed at this trough, drank deeply at this well because it is what he believes. Now he has to seperate himself purely for political expediency...but it does not change the man and still points terribly towards his judgement and character.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH - BRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

20 posted on 04/29/2008 5:55:44 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: kittymyrib

Yes, this has the Clintons’ fingerprints on it.


21 posted on 04/29/2008 5:57:08 AM PDT by tips up
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To: seanmerc
Operation Chaos is working!!!

Maybe too good.

22 posted on 04/29/2008 5:57:13 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: contemplator

Gibberish???

Your right...Team Clinton has far too much itegrity to ever stoop this low.


23 posted on 04/29/2008 5:57:37 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

It’s not a question of integrity, it’s a question of intelligence. Specifically, a lack thereof.


24 posted on 04/29/2008 6:00:35 AM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: contemplator

Or....

Clinton/Wright ‘08


25 posted on 04/29/2008 6:02:37 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: counterpunch
Both Hillary and Wright know that Obama can't win. Hillary is telling the undecided super delegates that and Wright knew it when he told Obama that the jewish vote would dry up when his trip to Libya was exposed by the media.
Hillary's plan is to damage him so he can't win so she can run in 2012 and Wright is trying to repair his image and keep folks riled up which translates to $$$$$.
26 posted on 04/29/2008 6:04:27 AM PDT by RichBruer
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To: seanmerc
A no-brainer! Wright is a race-pimp. He's no different than Jesse Jerkson or Al “Tawana” Sharpy Sharpton. He's a race hustler. The real question is how many more hundreds of years talk radio will have moronic blacks calling in after one of Wright's racist speeches attempting to “spin” his hatred as “misunderstood”, “taken out of context” and “white hatred of the African-American black church in racist America!” What a bunch of DEMONRat plantation slaves these guys are. They love being the victim!
27 posted on 04/29/2008 6:05:49 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: seanmerc
cheapened his arguments and his movement by mugging for the cameras, rolling his eyes, heaping scorn on his critics and acting as if nobody in the room was learned enough to ask him a question.

This description from someone who has previously defended the hate mongering demagogue.

28 posted on 04/29/2008 6:07:26 AM PDT by Biblebelter (Barry, your Uncle Jeremiah is speaking now, Barry can you hear him, Barry what you say now.)
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To: seanmerc; All

Did anyone in the MSM comment that Wright was surrounded by “Fruit of Islam” goons, ...er...bodyguards on the STAGE of the National Press Club.


29 posted on 04/29/2008 6:11:15 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: seanmerc
Operation Chaos is working!!!

It's working too well...scaring me.

30 posted on 04/29/2008 6:12:17 AM PDT by JPJones (Cry havoc and let loose the Freepers!)
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To: notbuyingit2
Told y'all. It won't take long for all the race baiters to start pointing at Hillary and calling her a racist. And for all the conspiracy theorists to crawl out of their basements. (actually they just stay in their basements and churn out letter to the media) It is a simple and believable conspiracy theory too. A loyal Hillary supporter with the power to set up such a meeting, butters up Mr. Wight and gets him to explain himself in front of a national media circus. Brilliant! LoL!

Obama exposed, tarred and feathered, but as Obama goes down in flames exposes the Clinton machine which has destroyed so many before him.

McCain quietly assumes the presidency without saying a word.

31 posted on 04/29/2008 6:12:49 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: the invisib1e hand
Oh good grief, Wright and Hussein are two peas in a pod, and the MSM attempt to make poor, poor, Obama a victim of Wright or Hillary is just plain silly.
32 posted on 04/29/2008 6:16:43 AM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: seanmerc; Always Right
Operation Chaos is working!!!

Actually, the Democrats are doing this to themselves. It would have happened without Operation Chaos. Rush Limbaugh is just piling on, and the more the better.

33 posted on 04/29/2008 6:17:45 AM PDT by foxfield
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To: the invisib1e hand

I’d be interested to know if the membership of TUCC is up or down since Wright’s rhetoric has been on public display for the nation.


34 posted on 04/29/2008 6:22:02 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: RichBruer

I doubt Hillary will run in 2012. This is her shot now. She won’t be able to stretch that skin into a presentable face to make another run in 2012, and even Bill is looking old lately.

She’ll simply be too old for another run. Maybe she’s try to hang on in 2012 if she wins now, but thats about it. Plus people are just tired of the Clinton’s. She can’t generate enough support now, which is why she has to destroy Obama so completely in order to get ahead of him. Her support will be far, far less in 4 more years, especially against a bunch of new faces.


35 posted on 04/29/2008 6:23:44 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: seanmerc

like Newt said today on GMA, Wright is all about Wright and his own self importance. Now he is going out of his way to hurt Obama.
Keep talkin Wright!


36 posted on 04/29/2008 6:29:24 AM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: RDTF

Oh-Come_on! Obama is no victim in this! He believes everything Wright does, and is every bit a the Marxist/Islamic fundamentalist Wright is. They both hide their true Islamic identity within that fake “christian” church, which shouldn’t even be a tax free haven according to our laws.


37 posted on 04/29/2008 6:33:31 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: seanmerc
OMG!! I'll bet the Clintons gave Wright THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of DOLLARS to DESTROY OBAMA!!!

This info needs to get out to the right media.

38 posted on 04/29/2008 6:35:21 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nathan Zachary

LOL - I never said he was a victim. But Wright has his own agenda.


39 posted on 04/29/2008 6:35:48 AM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: Nextrush
Even if the Clintons set the NPC appearance up and supplied the questions Wright so disastrously answered, the fact remains that the answers were his voluntary answers, just as the stain on Monica's blue dress came from Bill Clinton. Wright and Obama can't get off that hook.
40 posted on 04/29/2008 6:47:48 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: seanmerc

Obama had said that he had not heard Wright’s controversial remarks, but to the extent that he did hear them, he disagreed with them. Obama went on to say that he didn’t much notice any political talk from Wright, and he was there to hear about Jesus.

But after hearing Wright’s speech describing just what the Black Liberation Theology of his church was all about, that excuse no longer flies.

That would be like saying “I’ve listened to Rush Limbaugh for 20 years, but I’ve never heard him say anything negative about the Clintons. I’ve never heard him criticize liberals. I just listened to hear about football.”


41 posted on 04/29/2008 6:54:03 AM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain for President - Because we need VICTORY in Iraq, not RETREAT)
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To: counterpunch

I get Playboy mag for the articles.


42 posted on 04/29/2008 6:58:31 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah, where the world comes to see America!)
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To: All

I heard from a reliable source that a staff member of Bill Moyers,—I don’t remember her name or position—thought Wright’s “speaking tour” would help soften his image. The word is that their intent was to let Wright make public speeches with less incendiary language giving the media more kinder, gentler sound bites to play in place of the ones they’ve been playing over and over. I can’t confirm this but if somebody in the media are interested they should start in the office of Bill Moyers asking questions.


43 posted on 04/29/2008 7:00:45 AM PDT by coffee260 (coffee)
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To: Nextrush

I would say 100% chance dirty trick by Hillary Clinton, 0% chance Obama spin! :-)

***Is this news story just spin from Obama’s campaign or evidence of a typical Clinton dirty trick using Minister Farrakhan um. Reverend Jeremiah Wright?***


44 posted on 04/29/2008 7:05:45 AM PDT by msnpatriot
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To: RDTF
I kinda sorta agree with Newt, but for reasons no one is talking about yet. Wright WANTS a race war. That would make him seem prophetic. If he can get broken windows and fires burning in Denver, maybe he can get it to spread. Race baiting hucksters have no street cred if there is no racial tension. If everything went smooth, his sermons would seem rather schitzo. Jesse Jackson, Sharpton and Wright type hucksters are becoming like tags on America's armpit without trouble in the streets. If America nominated Obama, even if he loses the general, it proves we aren't as bad as what they've been saying for 40 years. If Wright can knock Obama out by himself, then the trouble will start, no matter what the reason.

Obama is just Obama, Clinton doesn't have to try with all this help, and McCain is even hurting himself to dance around the race issue. Wright is screwing Obama for HIS own reasons. The most inflammable result would be the Dems nominating Clinton at the convention. That is the optimum result for Wright's purposes. If the Dems nominate Obama, then he is so damaged, or even more stuff in the future comes out, that McCain wins and the US is still a racist pit of snakes for not allowing Obama to be president even thought he's a commie terrorist sympathizer. Either way, trouble is brewing.

45 posted on 04/29/2008 7:12:31 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: chuckles

Reverend Wright is to Barack Obama as Fort Marcy Park was to Vince Foster.


46 posted on 04/29/2008 7:28:14 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: Nathan Zachary

You could be right but how she expects to win without the black vote,,, I don’t know.


47 posted on 04/29/2008 7:28:51 AM PDT by RichBruer
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To: seanmerc

More popcorn please.


48 posted on 04/29/2008 7:29:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (Rev. Wright "ministered" to Bill Clinton after Monica. Is that a hint?)
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To: seanmerc
Support OPERATION CHAOS
49 posted on 04/29/2008 7:29:51 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: kittymyrib

I don’t like Hillary, but her team does receive an A+ for this one. This has been worth taking the time to watch. LOL


50 posted on 04/29/2008 7:59:54 AM PDT by Paige ("Facts are stubborn things." President Ronald Reagan)
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