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  • California state senator sentenced to 90 days in prison serves about an hour

    11/03/2014 5:23:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/03/14 | Reid Wilson
    **SNIP** After his conviction, Wright faced up to eight years in prison, but in September, a judge sentenced him to just 90 days and barred him from ever holding public office again. On Friday, Wright reported to the Los Angeles County jail to begin serving his term. But California’s prison system is overflowing with so many inmates that they have no room for a nonviolent offender with no prior convictions. Wright was processed, booked and released after just over an hour. A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department told the Sacramento Bee that Wright received no special treatment....
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud (a whole 90 days in the big house)

    09/13/2014 1:31:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/12/14 | Jean Merl, Patrick McGreevy
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a new trial, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy also sentenced the senator to three years' probation and 1,500 hours of community service. He was ordered to surrender and begin serving his sentence Oct. 31. Some observers have speculated that Wright will serve little or no time behind bars, given his heretofore clean record, the nonviolent nature of...
  • Rev Wright’s daughter Jeri Wright’s indictment was a quiet affair

    08/21/2014 5:09:20 PM PDT · by GilGil · 7 replies
    Syndictated News ^ | 7/7/2014 | syndictated news
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Former Country Club Hills, Ill., police chief Regina R. Evans, 50, pled guilty to charges of fraud related to a $1.25 million state grant awarded in 2009 to We Are Our Brother’s Keeper, a not-for-profit program that Evans owned with her husband, Ronald W. Evans, Jr. Regina Evans appeared before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough and entered an open plea of guilty to the following charges: conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering (one count); wire fraud (three counts); and money laundering (seven counts.) There is no plea agreement between the government and Evans.
  • "Vote, vote for revenge..."

    07/08/2014 8:41:35 AM PDT · by mononymous · 1 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 7/8/2014 | Mononymous1
    The historical review of this exhortation, made by Barack Obama in 2012, will some day reflect that it captured the essence of what his intentions were and what we have come to witness in his second term as President. To the millions who ignored the debacle that was his first term, congratulations on enabling and exacting your revenge. It should be clear that Mr. Obama’s current preoccupation is finishing his “transformation” of this nation. In foreign affairs, his administration appears to be either befuddled or else apathetic to what has been happening. Iraq is falling apart and Afghanistan will follow....
  • WND EXCLUSIVE:HILLARY SUPPORTER'S UNTOLD OBAMA HORROR STORIES 04 4/12

    06/10/2014 12:51:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 60 replies
    WND ^ | April 4, 2012 | JEROME R. CORSI
    Allegations of intimidation, manipulation, sudden death Published: Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign violated Democratic Party rules and engaged in improper and possibly illegal actions to steal the 2008 Democratic Party presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton, according to a worker for Hillary’s campaign. Michele Thomas, a professional photographer in Hollywood, told WND in an exclusive interview that her resistance to the Obama campaign made her a target of intimidation. “I have received death threats from Obama’s people,” she said. “I think I was called a ‘racist’ a thousand times. If you didn’t stand for Obama, you were a racist. It was a...
  • Ex-Country Club Hills police chief gets 5 years in prison

    05/04/2014 5:23:05 AM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies
    Chicag Sun-Times ^ | 05/01/2014 | Dave McKinney
    SPRINGFIELD — Described by the prosecution as a “scourge” on Chicago, ex-Country Clubs Hills Police Chief Regina Evans was sentenced late Thursday to five years in prison for stealing more than $900,000 in state grant money. Opting against the 10-year, one-month sentence that federal prosecutors sought, U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough nonetheless told Evans that she “broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificent fraud.” The heart of the government’s fraud case against Evans centered on her misuse of a $1.25 million state work-training grant that was part of her effort to revive the Regal Theater on the South...
  • Jeremiah Wright's Daughter Convicted of Fraud

    03/08/2014 5:06:25 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Jeremiah Wright's Daughter Convicted of Fraud On Friday, a federal jury took less than two hours to convict the daughter of President Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, of fraud. Jeri Wright was found guilty of a fraud scheme that siphoned thousands of taxpayer dollars intended for a not-for-profit work and education program known as We Are Our Brother's Keeper. Prosecutor Timothy Bass said Jeri Wright lied "over and over" and went on a "spending spree" that included traveling to Las Vegas, buying vehicles, and remodeling her basement with cash from the money laundering scheme. She was found guilty...
  • Allen West On Obama” He “Abjectly Despises” Whites...

    01/16/2014 9:49:09 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 1/16/14 | John Hawkins
    ...& He And Holder “Are The Most Vile And Disgusting Racists” Liberal progressives don’t want to tackle the problem they created, the decimation of the black family. Fifty years ago only six percent of births in America were out of wedlock Today the number is 72 percent in the black community. There was a time when “acting out” at school resulted in having to stay after school and worse, a call home to mom and dad — talk about a beat down. …Perhaps this is why Holder and Obama want Debo Adegbile as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil...
  • Preparing For Divorce? Christians and American Empire

    09/14/2013 6:18:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 14Sept13 | Jeff Wright Jr.
    Christians in the United States are witnessing a subtle but mounting transformation in our relationship with the American empire. Some would say the changes are not so subtle. Believers have enjoyed an enviable status throughout the history of this country, largely due to our own efforts in helping to secure certain liberties during it’s founding decades. These “unalienable Rights” were seen, not as rights created by Government, but as gifts given to mankind by the Creator. The Bill of Rights, for example, was composed in order to impel the government to secure rights which already existed. This climate of liberty...
  • Obama no longer a Democrat

    09/14/2013 9:55:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | September 13, 2013 | Keith Davies
    Now that the presidential election of last year is in the distant past, it appears that Obama may have abandoned his domestic agenda and is now squarely focused on the Middle East, or to be more accurate, the “Muslim Agenda”. What is this agenda? The answer is simple – the Caliphate. Obama is setting up the Caliphate as quickly as possible for his Sunni Muslim Brotherhood brethren ... Ed Klein wrote a book about Obama called “The Amateur” .. Klein interviewed Obama’s former Reverend, Jeremiah Wright .. Wright stated that he guided Obama to accept Christianity without affecting his faith...
  • 13 Democrats Charged With Embezzling $16 Million In Federal Grants For AIDS Charities

    09/09/2013 8:20:54 PM PDT · by BAW · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 9, 2013 | Gateway Guest Blogger
    Daughter of Reverend “God Damn America” Wright and 12 other Democrats are charged with embezzling $16 million in Federal health grants that should have gone to AIDS charities and other programs for the poor and needy. More than one of the defendants has direct ties to President Barack Obama. They allegedly stole from AIDS charities and job training programs among other funds of cash meant to help the poor and needy. These and other Dems are accused of stealing the money for personal use including mortgage and credit-card payments, vacation home payments, and in one case, a Mercedes-Benz, a Cadillac...
  • Tally in Illinois Grant Fraud Probe So Far -- 13 Charged, 16 Million Embezzled

    09/09/2013 12:57:23 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 21 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 9, 2013 | Chris Fusco
    The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield has been busy the past few years investigating a variety of fraud schemes involving state grants. Thirteen people have been charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty. Two of them have ties to President Barack Obama. One is the daughter of his controversial former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Another was chief of staff to Obama’s longtime friend Eric E. Whitaker when Whitaker was Illinois’ public health chief. In all, prosecutors are alleging a total of $16 million in fraud involving state health or commerce department grants and contracts.
  • Going Liberal: The Church’s Magic Bullet for Keeping Millennials

    08/11/2013 2:07:24 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 45 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-11-13 | Jeff Wright Jr.
    Give Rachel Held Evans credit. She was able to generate a lot of discussion with her post, “Why millennials are leaving the church.” Evans’s contradictory article, however, is merely another polemic against the conservative evangelicalism she’s been battling for years. The solution to winning back? Churches just need to follow her lead and go liberal!
  • Connecticut Senate passes bill writing Wright Brothers out of history

    06/05/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 163 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    Are they righting a wrong or wronging the Wrights? The Connecticut Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening that would delete the Wright brothers from history, explicitly stripping recognition for the first powered flight from Orville and Wilbur and assigning it to someone else. “The Governor shall proclaim a date certain in each year as Powered Flight Day to honor the first powered flight by [the Wright brothers] Gustave Whitehead and to commemorate the Connecticut aviation and aerospace industry,” reads House Bill No. 6671, which now sits on the governor’s desk awaiting passage into law. "There’s no question that the Wright...
  • CHIEF IRS COUNSEL GOT JEREMIAH WRIGHT'S CHURCH OUT OF IRS PROBE BEFORE JOINING AGENCY

    05/20/2013 7:54:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/20/13 | Matthew Boyle
    News reports from the time indicate the now-chief counsel of the IRS, William Wilkins, helped a church connected to President Barack Obama’s friend Rev. Jeremiah Wright get out of an IRS probe in 2008 while working as a private attorney. “Lawyers from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr have won the dismissal of an IRS case against United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama's denomination,” The American Lawyer’s Zach Lowe wrote on May 22, 2008.
  • Daughter of Obama's former pastor charged with fraud

    04/11/2013 6:15:22 AM PDT · by safetysign · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/10/2013 | Mary Wisniewski
    The daughter of President Barack Obama's controversial former pastor was indicted on Wednesday on charges of money laundering and lying to federal authorities, a Justice Department spokeswoman said. Jeri L. Wright, 47, the daughter of Jeremiah Wright, was accused of participating in a fraud scheme led by a former suburban police chief and the chief's husband that involved a $1.25 million state grant, according to the Attorney's office for the Central District of Illinois in Springfield.
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright calls on Obama to promote peace (not satire)

    01/22/2013 4:31:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/21/13 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the president's former pastor whose sermons touched off a firestorm in the 2008 political campaign, urged today that Barack Obama heed the words of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and transform the country into the world's "No. 1 purveyor of peace." **SNIP** Wright said he hasn't seen Obama in person since 2008. "I think that the media created a firestorm that caused him to distance himself from me," he said Monday.
  • Women Bishops: It's about the Bible, not fake ideas of progress

    11/24/2012 7:24:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-23-12 | Tom Wright and Douglas Wilson
    We, of all people, ought to know better. "Progress" gave us modern medicine, liberal democracy, the internet. It also gave us the guillotine, the Gulag and the gas chambers. Western intelligentsia assumed in the 1920s that "history" was moving away from the muddle and mess of democracy towards the brave new world of Russian communism. Many in 1930s Germany regarded Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his friends as on the wrong side of history. The strong point of postmodernity is that the big stories have let us down. And the biggest of all was the modernist myth of "progress". What is more,...
  • Police Arrest 60-Year-Old Woman Speaking At City Council Meeting

    10/26/2012 8:14:30 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 10/25/12 | Staff
    A Riverside woman is facing misdemeanor charges following her arrest for speaking too long at a Riverside City Council meeting, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Thursday. Karen Wright, whose arrest was videotaped and obtained by the paper, was cited for disrupting a public meeting Tuesday night. “The incident unfolded after Wright exceeded her allotted three minutes to speak at the lectern while commenting on a sludge hauling contract,” the paper reported. Wright, 60, was initially handcuffed by two officers while she was on her knees.
  • Jesse Jackson, Wright 'arranged' Obama marriage

    10/04/2012 8:10:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct 3, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    As a young single woman, Michelle Robinson was a fixture in the home of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who along with Rev. Jeremiah Wright “arranged” her marriage to Barack Obama, according to sources in Chicago who know the couple. Jackson’s daughter, Santita, is still one of Michelle’s best friends. “It all relates back to Trinity and to the Jesse Jackson orbit of blacks here in Chicago who gave Obama legitimacy and helped him establish his identity as a black man,” Robyn explained. “The political left wanted to push a black to the presidency, and the key operatives in the...
  • Trinity Church members reveal Obama shocker! (Jeremiah Wright and the "Down Low" gang)

    10/02/2012 9:33:36 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 62 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    'Matchmaker' Rev. Jeremiah Wright 'provided cover for gays' After nearly four years in office, many Americans still express frustration that much about Barack Obama remains a mystery as establishment media remain incurious about the Democratic president, while seemingly ready to dispatch crack investigative teams at a moment’s notice to probe into the personal lives of Republican figures such as Sarah Palin. Largely ignored in 2008 was research by the Hillary Clinton campaign based on contacts developed with members of the church Obama attended for two decades, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. This is the first of a series...
  • The Most Controversial Quotes from Obama’s Hampton University Speech

    10/02/2012 6:39:51 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 73 replies
    National Review ^ | October 2, 2012 7:54 P.M | By Eliana Johnson
    Based on the transcript posted by the Chicago Sun Times, here are the 5 quotes from then Senator Obama’s 2007 speech at Hampton University that are most likely to raise eyebrows: Hurricane Katrina “was a powerful metaphor for what’s gone [in America] on for generations.” “It was also there — at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago — that I met Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., who took me on another journey and introduced me to a man named Jesus Christ. It was the best education I ever had.” On his run for the Illinois...
  • In heated ’07 speech, Obama praises Wright, says feds ‘don’t care’ about New Orleans [VIDEO]

    10/02/2012 6:20:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/02/2012 | Tucker Carlson
    In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism. “The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims “part of the American family.” The...
  • Vanity: Is Obama Trying to Wright His Ship of State?

    08/16/2012 5:16:17 AM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 12 replies
    me ^ | 08/16/2012 | BT Dooftlook
    Curious if anyone else has noticed the similarities between Biden's erratic behavior of the last week and the erratic behavior evinced by Rev. Wright at the Press Club in 2008 just before Obama threw him under the bus ("This is not the Rev. Wright I knew")? Biden took 2 week-long breaks within a month this summer, and returns to the campaign trail to make 3 gaffes in 24 hours (in chains, Virginia, 20th century). Do you think this is just Joe being Joe, or are Obama and Biden working on an exit scenario for Joe (unstable, mental breakdown, agree to...
  • New SuperPAC exposing Obama administration's racism

    08/03/2012 8:21:43 PM PDT · by bfkirk · 8 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | August 3, 2012 | Josh Israel
    One of the fears that may instill the occasional bout of night terror among American pols is the possibility that “friendly” SuperPACs who don’t agree with the strategy, tactics, or message they ostensibly support will fall into a giant vat of unregulated cash and do something stupid and counter-productive. We may be about to see how effectively Republicans can keep that from happening, via a new Super-PAC created by the shady oppo researcher Stephen Marks that’s already released a web ad which is a small masterpiece of racism-posing-as-anti-racism. As ThinkProgress’ Josh Israel reports: FightBigotry.com, a new Super PAC registered with...
  • HHS Sends $5.9 Million to Program Run by Obama Buddy (U of Chicago program tied to MO)

    05/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5-14-12 | Keith Koffler
    The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obama’s...
  • Are We, our Candidates and our Elections Racist?

    07/25/2012 7:54:34 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 24, 2012 | Dan Miller
    The meaning of "racism" has changed for the worse. There was a time when the adjective "racist" was properly applied to those who based their judgments, words and deeds on race. People and organizations are now characterized as "racist," or not, with little regard to what they think, say or do. "Racist" is now rarely applied to those who rely on, and actively seek to foster, racial hatred and to seek political and financial gain by doing so; perhaps that is because most who do it (and it has become quite fashionable) are in the Librul camp. They apply the...
  • Jeremiah Wright: We need control

    07/08/2012 6:49:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/8/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama’s former spiritual adviser spoke just a few miles from the White House on Sunday, and politics and controversy weren’t far from what Rev. Jeremiah Wright had to say. “As we celebrate the foundations of our future, this is not a time to romanticize because we have the first African-descended president in the White House,” Wright said in a fiery sermon that lasted close to an hour. “You see what the tea party is trying to do.” Speaking at Washington’s Florida Avenue Baptist Church, which marks its 100th anniversary this week, Wright urged parishioners to teach their children...
  • Reverend Wright knocks Obama in Sunday sermon

    07/08/2012 12:13:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/12 | Jamie Weinstein and Michelle Fields
    Speaking at the 100th anniversary of a Washington, D.C. church, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright knocked President Barack Obama and accused America’s elite academic institutions of instilling racism. Wright opened up his sermon at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church Sunday by reading from the Book of Isaiah and speaking of the importance of foundational stones. Using that as a metaphor, Wright proceeded to list dozens of names that he suggested were foundational stones for the black community, from Nat Turner to Emmett Till to W.E.B Du Bois. He then seemingly took a shot at his former parishioner, President Obama. “They are...
  • Obama pal Eric Whitaker: No, I didn’t bribe Rev. Wright not to preach in 2008

    06/01/2012 5:48:21 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | JUNE 1, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I figured Jake Tapper was our only hope of big media taking an interest in a story about a giant bribe allegedly being made on behalf of a now-sitting president to his uber-controversial former pastor. And sure enough, he has:
  • Rev. Wright on Obamas: ‘Church Is Not Their Thing’

    05/29/2012 2:46:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Rev. Wright on Obamas: ‘Church Is Not Their Thing’ By Fred Lucas May 29, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – In speaking about Barack and Michelle Obama, their longtime pastor, the Rev. Jermiah Wright said, “Church is not their thing. It never was their thing.” President Obama and the first lady were married by Rev. Wright, and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia, were baptized by the controversial pastor. As head of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill., Wright sometimes delivered sermons critical of U.S. foreign policy and asked whether God should bless or damn America. (Rev. Wright is now...
  • Why Jeremiah Wright Matters — Still

    05/24/2012 4:23:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 24, 2012 | Larry Elder
    In the 1967 comedy “A Guide for the Married Man,” Joey Bishop’s wife catches him in bed with another woman. As his wife stands at the bedroom door screaming at the sight, Bishop and the mistress calmly get up, make the bed and get dressed. The mistress leaves. Bishop nonchalantly sits down in the living room, lights up a pipe, picks up the newspaper and casually leafs through it. “What bed? What girl?” Bishop says. The wife begins to doubt her own eyes, even her sanity. Finally, she turns to Bishop and meekly asks what he wants for dinner. The...
  • Politico Covers Up Obama Campaign's Alleged Attempt to Bribe Rev. Wright

    05/19/2012 5:03:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | John Nolte
    In a 1200 word feature piece titled "Race Issues Return with Rev. Wright," written by Jonathan Martin and James Hohamann, MSNBC's unofficial web-partners at Politico go into excruciating detail charting the return of Obama's former pastor and 20-year mentor. Naturally, the article is all about race-race-race and racism-racism-racism, and how by some unholy act of MSM witchcraft Wright is a bigger problem for Romney than for the man who spent two decades at his knee. What Politico glaringly chose to leave out of its in-depth and oh-so detailed reporting, though, is the primary reason Reverend Wright is back in the...
  • Limbaugh speculates Clintons could be behind new Wright revelations (AUDIO)

    05/19/2012 11:39:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daiy Caller ^ | 5/18/12 | Jeff Poor
    The resurfacing of the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, particular with the release of Edward Klein’s new book, “The Amateur,” has raised questions if Wright will be fair game in the upcoming presidential election. On his Friday show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh blamed the media for not giving more scrutiny to issues like Rev. Wright, which the Obama campaign has declared off limits. “His college transcripts, the relationship he had with Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Rashid Khalidi, Frank Marshall Davis, his ties to ACORN, what his role was in the ‘million-man march,’ scholarships,...
  • Flashback: Networks Severely Edited Rev. Wright Soundbites, Hailed Obama's 'Race Speech'

    05/18/2012 5:09:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/18/12 | Tim Graham
    Since The New York Times decided to put Reverend Jeremiah Wright back on the nation's agenda, it's important to note that some voters (especially the youngest new voters) may not understand what happened in the last cycle. The most important part for them is this: Barack Obama said in a widely hailed speech on March 18, 2008 that "I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community." He then disowned him on April 29, and finally cut ties to the church entirely on May 31. None of his craven (if very delayed) moves were forced by...
  • Is Romney Scared To Vet Rev. Wright's Connection To Obama?

    05/17/2012 6:58:03 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 82 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 17th | Henry D'Andrea
    Mitt Romney tied one arm behind his back today when he repudiated efforts to make an issue of the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his connection to a former member of his congregation, Barack Obama. Running a campaign much like that of failed 2008 Republican nominee, John McCain, Romney has taken an important issue off the table this election cycle. It is an issue that goes to the deep roots of Obama's character. Wright is arguably most famous for saying, “The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God...
  • Obama’s team suggests racism behind proposed Wright ad campaign

    05/17/2012 3:04:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/17/12 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s supporters are raising a claim of racism to quash a proposed $10 million ad-campaign that highlights the president’s personal ties to his one-time spiritual mentor Jeremiah Wright. The pushback helps the campaign minimize Obama’s association with the controversial pastor, but it also keeps the public’s focus away from the stalled economy’s high unemployment, deficit and debt. The information campaign must be rejected by an act of “moral leadership,” the campaign claimed in a 1:35 p.m. tweet from Obama’s official Twitter account. Campaign manager Jim Messina also hinted that the proposed ad campaign — outlined today by the...
  • Billionaire Won't Air Obama-Wright Campaign Ads (Obama's Media Minions Win Again)

    05/17/2012 10:23:13 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-17-12 | Phillip Elliott
    An aide to the billionaire whom political advisers say wanted to fund TV ads about President Barack Obama's former pastor says the $10 million proposal will not go forward. The New York Times reported Thursday that a group tied to TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts was considering an ad campaign featuring Jeremiah Wright's incendiary sermons. But an aide to Ricketts issued a statement later in the day saying the proposal would not be implemented.
  • Shocker: The “Romney’s a Mormon” media suddenly aghast at mention of Jeremiah Wright

    05/17/2012 9:46:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/17/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Here’s a fun exercise for Hot Air readers. Go to the New York Times website and do a 12-month search for “Romney Mormon,” and see how many hits come back. I’ll end the suspense — “about 12,000 results,” according to the search I conducted earlier today. Now, do a search on “Obama Jeremiah” in the same time frame, and you’ll get 4,190 hits, which is more than I expected but only about a third of the Romney-Mormon search results. Actually, the same search only turns up 4,330 hits since 1851, which means that before mid-2011 the Times only had less...
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Barack Obama Has Done Nothing For Black Community (Video)

    05/17/2012 9:34:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/17/12 | Jim Hoft
    Ouch. Barack Obama’s former pastor and mentor Jeremiah Wright told author Ed Klein of The Amateur that Barack Obama has done nothing for the black community. Wright also said Obama was selected. Klein played the audio today on the Sean Hannity radio show.
  • Obama’s aides freak over possible Rev. Wright-themed attack ads

    05/17/2012 8:25:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Obama’s aides freak over possible Rev. Wright-themed attack ads By Neil Munro - The Daily Caller 9:28 AM 05/17/2012 Top Democratic strategists have reacted quickly to stop a proposed $10 million advertising campaign that would highlight the relationship between President Barack Obama and his old Chicago pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Plans for the potential ad campaign were revealed this morning by the New York Times. “Stunning! Will Mitt stand up, as [Sen.] John McCain did? Or allow the purveyors of slime to operate on his behalf?” claimed a 5.42 a.m. tweet from David Axelrod, the senior strategic at Obama’s campaign...
  • Ed Klein Wright on Obamas Christianity (audio)

    05/16/2012 2:44:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/15/12 | Sean Hannity
    Ed Klein's interview with Sean Hannity. Link to YouTube audio below.
  • Rev. Wright Was a Second Father to Obama

    05/16/2012 1:36:55 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5-15-2012 | Ronald Kessler
    “At this secret meeting with him, Obama practically begged him not to go on and speak any further,” Klein says. “This was after one of Obama’s best friends had sent an email to a member of the church saying that he was prepared to give the Rev. Wright $150,000 if he would shut up. The Rev. Wright told me that he has saved that email.” In the recorded interview, Wright says he basically could not afford to shut up for $150,000, Klein says. “Wright explained he had expenses that he had to pay,” Klein says. “He had a child and...
  • Wright: I “Made It Comfortable” For Obama to Accept Christianity Without Having to Renounce Islam

    05/16/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 183 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-15-2012 | Jim Hoft
    In a shocking interview yesterday on the Sean Hannity Radio Show, author Ed Klein said Barack Obama’s former pastor helped Obama accept Christianity without having to renounce Islam. The Daily Caller reported: Klein also said Wright told him he “made it comfortable” for Obama to accept Christianity without having renounce his “Islamic background,” which Klein said he has on tape. -snip- Klein spoke more on this in a separate interview with NewsMax: Klein says Obama originally sought out Wright to discuss community activism. “Quickly the conversations turned from picking up garbage on the street and getting streetlights put up on...
  • Documents: Obama friend Whitaker had history with Jeremiah Wright

    05/16/2012 12:02:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 16, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller show that President Barack Obama’s close friend Eric Whitaker, who runs the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Urban Health Initiative, spoke at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Chicago-area church in 2006. Whitaker was a speaker at Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ during a Sept. 17, 2006 “Health Care Justice Forum,” according to a church bulletin TheDC obtained. The bulletin is no longer on the church’s website. Whitaker made headline news Monday when New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein alleged during a radio interview with Sean Hannity that Whitaker offered Wright $150,000 to stay silent...
  • U. of Chicago medical center VP revealed as Jeremiah Wright briber

    05/14/2012 3:50:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/154/12 | Jeff Poor
    On an appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show on Monday, “The Amateur” author Edward Klein revealed the name of a close ally of President Barack Obama that his book alleges offered a $150,000 bribe to Rev. Jeremiah Wright to be quiet until after the 2008 election. “Well, what happened is that after ABC’s Brian Ross broadcast the video tapes of the Rev. Wright ‘God damning America’ and slamming whites and slamming Jews and America, he was contacted by one of Obama’s closest personal friends — a guy who travels on Obama’s plane, who plays basketball with him, who goes on...
  • The ‘bribe’ to silence Wright [Obama’s team tried to buy his silence]

    05/13/2012 5:11:14 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 133 replies
    New York Post ^ | MAY 12, 2012 | New York Post
    <p>When sermons of Obama’s Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the Iowa primaries, it threatened to derail Obama’s campaign. ABC aired one where Wright screamed, “Goddamn America!” Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama’s team tried to buy his silence.</p>
  • SHOCKING EVIDENCE TO EXPOSE REAL REASON OBAMA FLOPPED ON GAY MARRIAGE: HIS HOMOSEXUAL PAST

    05/10/2012 3:50:54 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 93 replies
    the DAILY PEN ^ | WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 | Dan Crosby
    COMING OUT: Obama’s sudden support of gay marriage, after publicly opposing it throughout his entire political career, may be prompted by a desperate attempt to prevent impending damage from an ongoing criminal investigation which has already produced explosive evidence about his fraudulent identity. Now, based on his bizarre flip-flop, it is probable that irrefutable evidence has been discovered by the investigation…about his own homosexual past.
  • Hate Group Associations Disqualify Obama

    05/10/2012 10:52:20 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/10/12 | William A. Levinson
    Barack Obama has a long record of open association with racists like Jeremiah Wright, racists and anti-Semites like Al Sharpton, hatemongers like Michael Pfleger, and hate organizations like MoveOn.org. "Association" goes far beyond merely being in the same room with the person, as in "guilt by association." It means making public appearances with him, accepting endorsements and testimonials from him, and so on. As shown by the attached screen shots from Barackobama.com, Obama accepted and posted on his website endorsements from Wright and Pfleger until he had to throw the two men under the bus. (We have added to the...
  • Cleveland Bridge Bombing Suspect Confirmed as Occupier

    05/06/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    Copyright © 2012 Breitbart ^ | 05/06/12 | by Lee Stranahan
    One of the five self-described anarchists arrested last week for attempting to blow up a local bridge signed the lease for a West Side warehouse where about a dozen members of the Occupy Cleveland group live. In a one-hour recording of a Friday evening general assembly meeting of the group posted on its website, occupy leaders expressed concern about Anthony Hayne's name being on the lease, which strengthens his link to the group.... "If this gets into the media, it would be a disaster."