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  • Israel Warns Neighbors Over March to Jerusalem

    03/23/2012 7:01:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 3+ views
    Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews ^ | 3/23/12 | Elad Benari, Canada
    As activists are planning to lead a Global March to Jerusalem next Friday, Israel has warned neighboring countries that it would forcefully respond to attempted breaches of its borders. The Global March to Jerusalem initiative aims at getting over one million Arabs and their supporters to attempt to infiltrate Israel’s borders on March 30th. A spokesman for the march said last week the initiative “demand[s] freedom for Palestine and its capital Jerusalem.” The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) has presented information that Iran is behind the initiative and openly supports it. The march has also been endorsed...
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright: anti-Semite or misunderstood?

    06/11/2009 12:53:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 646+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 6/11/9 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Just days after he delivered a fiery and well-received sermon in San Francisco, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright has one prominent defender here following his latest controversy -- an interview in which he claims "the Jewish vote" is controlling President Barack Obama. Wright's longtime friend, the Rev. Amos Brown -- a former San Francisco supervisor and pastor of the landmark Third Baptist Church here -- is coming to the defense of the controversial Chicago-based pastor on the heels of the firestorm, saying that Wright has been misunderstood and unfairly been targeted by conservative media. Wright made headlines following a recent sit-down...
  • The Wright stuff comes to celebrate

    05/18/2009 1:03:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 226+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/18/9 | Leah Garchik
    The Rev. Amos Brown of the Third Baptist Church in San Francisco celebrates his 33rd year there with a special service at 3 p.m. June 7. The principal speaker is the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, formerly of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, who was Barack Obama's minister before racially charged remarks during the campaign caused the candidate to break with his church. Brown and Wright attended United Theological Seminary together in Dayton, Ohio, and were both Samuel DeWitt Proctor Fellows, in a program devoted to social justice and a holistic style of leadership and church services. "I think it's...
  • Obama's ex-pastor to speak at University of Memphis

    03/30/2009 7:51:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 610+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/30/9 | Zack McMillin
    Wright's role among topics of 'Phenomenon' It was at the end of May last year, about one week before Barack Obama had sealed the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, that Daphene McFerren sent a letter to Rev. Jeremiah Wright. McFerren, the director of the University of Memphis' Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, was already planning a conference for April of 2009 that would examine the impact of Obama's historic candidacy. She explained her ambitions to Wright and invited him to come and speak. Less than a week later, Wright accepted, agreeing to the speaking fee of $4,000 that McFerren...
  • The Wright Stuff: Latest Obama Ad from Floyd Brown

    10/29/2008 7:34:52 AM PDT · by ElIguana · 5 replies · 658+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/27/08 | Floyd Brown -
    On March 27, 2004, Barack Obama told a reporter that there were two ministers in his life that he looked to for guidance. One was Jeremiah Wright, his pastor since 1987. The other was Father Michael Pfleger. Wright cried out from the pulpit, "Not God bless America, God damn America", while Pfleger screamed, "America is the greatest sin against God." This ad raises the ante in this presidential race by driving the political dialog back to the subject that Barack Obama hates – the truth about his past.

    09/09/2008 4:22:09 AM PDT · by tlb · 37 replies · 934+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 9, 2008 | SAMUEL GOLDSMITH in Dallas and JEANE MacINTOSH in NY
    firebrand pastor Jeremiah Wright has helped destroy a Dallas church worker's marriage - and her job, The Post has learned. Elizabeth Payne, 37, said she had a steamy sexual affair with the controversial, racially divisive man of the cloth while she was an executive assistant at a church headed by a popular Wright protégé. Payne's husband dumped her, and she was canned from the plum job at Friendship-West Baptist Church, she told The Post. "I was involved with Rev. Wright, and that's why I lost my job and why my husband divorced me," Payne said.
  • Barack Obama's Pastor Wright Has Affair (This is in today's New York Post

    09/09/2008 7:41:09 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 80 replies · 717+ views
    The First Post ^ | 9/9/08 | Staff
    Jeremiah Wright, the firebrand pastor and former intimate of Barack Obama - the pair fell out when footage of Wright emerged damning America - is in the news again. On the front page of today's New York Post, he is accused of having an affair with one Elizabeth Payne, (pictured), a 37-year-old church worker, who has told this was the reason for the eventual breakdown of her marriage. Payne claims she and Wright, who christened Obama's children and presided over his marriage to Michelle, began their relationship while he was an executive assistant at a Dallas church headed by one...
  • Obama Campaign Hosts Wish for Clintons to be Lynched and Shot

    09/08/2008 2:35:24 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 40 replies · 394+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 9/8/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    Marilyn Wright's "Fire Bill and Hillary," posted at on January 21 2008 and online as of September 8, 2008, expresses a wish for Bill and Hillary Clinton to be "lynched" and "shot." It also wishes that Bill Clinton would die from a heart attack, and it refers to him as "white trash." This hate speech is "Paid for by Obama for America."...Here is what Marilyn Wright has to say about the Clintons (Google cache in case it "disappears" now that it is becoming an Internet-wide scandal). We believe (not legal advice) that this falls short of being reportable to...
  • It's naive to think race won't be a factor for Obama

    07/11/2008 10:27:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 70 replies · 123+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 7/11/8 | John H. Bunzel
    By becoming the first African American set to win the nomination of a major political party, Barack Obama showed that we have come a long way in overcoming our long history of racism. But winning the presidency is a different matter. The racial divide seen in the primaries has many Democrats (I include myself) worried that the issue of race will loom even larger in the general election. Too many people – how many is hard to estimate since some voters lie to pollsters – still harbor racial resentments against blacks. For them, Obama is first and foremost a black...
  • Pelosi Defends Obama Over Rev. Wright Ties

    06/25/2008 10:47:35 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 160+ views ^ | June 25, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has come out in defense of Barack Obama over his ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying the controversial pastor won’t affect voters’ decisions in November. “Look, I am just glad [Obama] went to church,” Pelosi told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday night. Pelosi, a Catholic, said she doesn’t believe that politicians “should be held accountable for everything that their pastors say in their church. “I have disagreements with some of … my own pastors and churches that I go to and if I had to walk out every time I had an area...
  • Ruben Navarrette: Michelle Obama's under fire, but for no good reason

    06/23/2008 7:47:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 46 replies · 587+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/23/8 | Ruben Navarrette
    SAN DIEGO – Introducing Michelle Obama, Angry Black Woman. What an absurd caricature this is turning out to be. Not to mention a confusing one. Growing up on Chicago's South Side, Michelle Obama was probably accused of "acting white" because she excelled academically and went off to the Ivy League. Now – abracadabra – she's a Black Panther. There was even a malicious rumor that she had given a speech in her church in which she had used the word "whitey." Never happened. Shame on those who spread the lie, and shame on those who rushed to swallow it. Still,...
  • Michael Pfleger returns June 16: “He’s a black Jesus stuck in a white man’s body”

    06/09/2008 11:50:51 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 140+ views ^ | June 9, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Well, it looks like the Catholic Church in Chicago has lost whatever balls it found when it temporarily suspended Pfoaming-at-the-mouth preacher of hate Michael Pfleger for his racially poisoned sermon a few weeks ago. Because he’s baaaack. Again. The Chicago Trib reports that Obama’s longtime friend and earmark recipient will return to St. Sabina on June 16 after being placed on leave to “reflect” on his politicking from the pulpit. Question: Which Pfleger will come back and reassume his leadership position in the Catholic Church? The Hillary-mimicking, Vanilla Ice-prancing, Jeremiah Wright-impersonating reverend who has attracted a cult of supporters over...
  • Black pastors careful in voicing support of Obama

    06/06/2008 3:19:30 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 80+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/6/8 | DIONNE WALKER, Associated Press Writer
    The Rev. Jeffrey Bryan has posted campaign signs for "Obama in '08" and displayed snapshots of the presumed Democratic presidential nominee visiting his Newark, N.J., church. At times he wears a T-shirt emblazoned with Barack Obama's face. That's as far as Bryan will go — there will be no sermons peppered with "Vote Obama!" "It's a historical time for black people. We cannot ignore what's going on," Bryan said. Yet, he added, "you can't tell people who to vote for." The pulpit plays a powerful role in shaping political views in the black community. During the civil rights era, for...
  • Jeremiah Wright video streams online!

    06/04/2008 12:43:22 PM PDT · by conimbricenses · 2 replies · 103+ views
    A dozen or so of the crazy reverend's sermons are archived online here. Hurry and download before they are scrubbed. Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr. Add Speaker to Favorites What's this?Click this link to add this Speaker to your favorites. Go to My Account to view and manage your favorites. Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. pastors Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) and has grown the congregation to over 8,000 members. Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary, a Master’s degree from Howard University, an additional Master’s degree from the...
  • Reverend Wright, Revisited (audio of Obama saying "white folks' greed runs a world in need")

    06/03/2008 8:04:32 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 7 replies · 220+ views
    Powerline ^ | 4-13-08 | John Hinderaker
    Reverend Jeremiah Wright is back in the news, denouncing the Founders and Fox News. (Fox is in good company, I guess.) In honor of Wright's retirement, Barack Obama should consider buying him a ticket to some place far away. Wright's return comes on the heels of Obama's self-revelation in San Francisco. This should remind us that Obama's selection of Wright as his spiritual mentor was also an act of self-revelation. Obama grew up in a secular family, and converted to Christianity as an adult, specifically because he was drawn to Reverend Wright and the theology that Wright preached. So it...
  • Rasmussen: McCain winning the trust of voters

    06/01/2008 8:58:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 63 replies · 143+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 1, 2008 11:30 am | Ed Morrissey
    Rasmussen’s latest polling shows John McCain maintaining voter trust on the key issues of the upcoming presidential campaign despite getting much less earned-media coverage than his likely opponent, Barack Obama. On economics, national security, and especially on Iraq, McCain has kept ahead of Obama: When it comes to the economy, 47% of voters trust John McCain more than Barack Obama. Obama is trusted more by 41%. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey also found that, when it comes to the War in Iraq, McCain is trusted more by 49% of voters. Obama is preferred by 37%. McCain has an even...
  • Desmond Tutu: "Rev. Wright Says What All Blacks Want to Say"

    05/15/2008 8:04:44 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 49 replies · 426+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/15/2008 | Gateway Pundit
    elf-appointed Elder, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, spoke out in Chicago this week on the Rev. Wright controversy. Desmond Tutu believes that Wright says the things that all black Americans want to say... Really? The Chicago Tribune and LGF Quick Links reported: "You are a crazy country," Tutu, 76, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, said in an interview with the Tribune. "You're a country that has I think some of the most generous people I've ever come across in the world." But he chided Americans for getting "very, very upset" with the pastor of Sen. Barack Obama,...
  • New Obama Pastor Will Continue Wright's Legacy (& YouTube Videos Of Obama's "Wonderful Young Pastor"

    05/13/2008 7:18:57 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies · 190+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/6/2008 | Aaron Klein
    Otis Moss, the man slated to become the new chief pastor at Barack Obama's Chicago church, subscribes to the ideology of retiring pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and is expected to continue Wright's legacy, according to Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman of the New Black panther Party... Obama, however said this past weekened he will continue his membership in Trinity. He referred to Moss as "wonderful." "Well, you know, the new pastor - the young pastor, Rev. Otis Moss, is a wonderful young pastor. And as I said, I still very much value the Trinity community," Obama told the New York...
  • What troubles me about the Wright affair

    05/12/2008 5:05:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 69+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-12-08 | AVI SHAFRAN
    Even before Senator Barack Obama unequivocally denounced Reverend Jeremiah Wright as the loon he is, I was willing to take the senator's word for the fact that his erstwhile pastor's rantings about America, the Middle East, the September 11 attacks, Louis Farrakhan, AIDS and white people do not reflect Obama's own feelings. What pained me then, though, and still does, is the tragic subtext of Pastorgate - that the sort of rank idiocy that was spewed from the pulpit at Chicago's Trinity Church may not be unusual in churches that cater to African Americans. Senator Obama's statement, back when he...
  • In support of the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright

    05/10/2008 11:43:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 91+ views
    The Dalton Daily Citizen ^ | March 28, 2008 | Presiding Bishop William P. DeVeaux
    We, the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, representing more than 80,000 members and clergy in Georgia, express support for our clergy colleague, the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ. Rev. Wright is a renowned religious scholar, nurturing pastor and outstanding preacher. Our friend and fellow minister has been vilified in the national media for practicing the great commission to go ye preach and baptize in my name. We repudiate the irresponsible and shameful behavior of the national media for replaying and sensationalizing Rev. Wright’s words out of context simply...
  • Obama’s Pastor Questioned Israel’s Legitimacy

    05/07/2008 3:09:37 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 9 replies · 99+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 5/7/08 | Bill Levinson
    We are coming up on the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Israel or, as the Trinity United Church of Christ’s friends in the Sabeel Ecuminical Liberation Theology Center put it, the Nakba or “catastrophe.” Sabeel’s denial of Israel’s right to exist is entirely consistent with a Trinity United Church of Christ bulletin–the official bulletin of the church of which Barack Hussein Obama has been a member for more than 20 years–in which Jeremiah Wright questions Israel’s legitimacy as a nation. Per “Look Again,” Most of our members do not know that my Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago’s...
  • The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine

    05/07/2008 3:16:22 PM PDT · by Eye On The Left · 33 replies · 115+ views
    FoxNews / Hannity's America | May 5, 2008 | (Transcript of episode)
    "it's based in Marxism. At the core of his [Wright's] theology is really an anti-Christian understanding of God, and as part of a long history of individuals who actually advocate using violence in overthrowing those they perceive to be oppressing them, even acts of murder have been defended by followers of liberation theology. That's very, very dangerous." --- "I saw the churches in Nicaragua that he spoke of, and the churches were churches that talked about the need for violent revolution and I remember clearly one of the major churches in Managua where the Jesus Christ on the altar was...
  • Local Activist says Obama's Church Smeared by Rev. Wright's Critics

    05/07/2008 5:37:30 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 29 replies · 64+ views ^ | May 7, 2008 | Judith Davidoff
    Much hay has been made over the purported anti-American and anti-Israeli statements made by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's church. But Judith Strasser thinks the presidential candidate is the victim of a smear-by-association campaign, as is Wright's former congregation at Trinity United Church of Christ in south Chicago. That's why Strasser is heading down to Chicago this Sunday along with other members of Shaarei Shamayim, Madison's Jewish Reconstructionist congregation, to attend 11 a.m. services at Trinity."I conceived of the trip to support a congregation that has been caught in the limelight by events beyond...
  • 'A portion of the hardcore left thinks Wright and Ayers are a feature, not a bug.

    05/06/2008 5:46:14 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 7 replies · 134+ views
    NRO ^ | 5/6/08 | Jim Garaghty
    It’s always fun to switch Democrats with Republicans in the same situation and imagine what the media would be saying, but with the Obama campaign, it’s become more head-popping than a Kafka play. Imagine John McCain was discovered to have been attending the Westboro Baptist Church for 20 years, and responded by giving a speech about how Fred Phelps is a part of the American experience, a man he could no more disown than he could disown the entire white community. Imagine the majority of white Americans sitting quietly by as Phelps is declared one of their most important voices,...
  • Wright from wrong: What was Obama’s ex-pastor thinking?

    05/06/2008 3:50:29 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 148+ views
    Kenya Daily Nation ^ | 5/7/2008 | TRACEY BARNETT
    HOW CAN BARACK OBAMA’S pastor of 20 years, a man of golden tongue and lofty ideals, shove his own candidate to the back of the bus? This isn’t a stupid man; this is a man who has the audacity to kill hope. He’s John McCain’s and Hillary Clinton’s dream come true. “G-d Damn America!” he infamously intoned in an old sermon that has been splattered across the airwaves, “Not God bless America. No! G-d Damn America for treating its citizens as less than human!” You could just see the veins popping out on white people’s forehead from sea to shining...
  • Barack Obama's Black Liberation Theology

    05/05/2008 7:28:18 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies · 70+ views
    You Tube ^ | 3/20/08 | Schemefighter
    Black Liberation Theology... "Black Theology refuses to accept a god who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against the white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of the Black theology is to kill gods who do not belong to the black community..." ...I'm not sure how much of this theology that Obama is aware of and subscribes to, however I severely doubt that he is clean of this theology since he has apparently been going to this church for 20...
  • Where Reverend Wright is Really Right

    05/04/2008 5:57:00 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 85+ views
    The Virginian/Townhall ^ | 5/4/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Doug Giles in makes the point that Rev. Wright has this in common with the all the so-called "Black Leaders:" when he is questioned about his more outrageous statements he doesn't back down.No, Reverend Jeremiah Wright hasn’t hoodwinked me with his fiery flapdoodle from this past week’s press briefing. Yes, I still think the guy is certifiable. Listening to Wright last Monday at the National Press Club was like listening to Charles Manson during one of his parole hearings; the guy’s frickin’ insane! He’s whacked. His worldview is a bit, let’s say . . . skewed. I put what...
  • Michelle Obama: Barack has hit boiling point

    05/03/2008 10:31:55 PM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 119 replies · 247+ views ^ | 5-4-08 | Tim Shipman
    Michelle Obama lifted the lid on the irritation felt by the leading Democrat candidate for the White House at the way anti-American outbursts by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, have dogged his campaign..... SNIP... Mrs Obama told a rally in Durham, North Carolina, on Friday that only her husband's desire to change US politics had helped him to control his feelings....
  • Uh-oh, Here We Go Again: Meet Obama's New Pastor

    05/03/2008 6:28:30 AM PDT · by kellynla · 24 replies · 108+ views ^ | May 01, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – More pastor problems for Sen. Barack Obama? The man slated to become chief pastor at the Trinity United Church of Christ has called blacks "lepers" with a "skin disease," claimed U.S. entertainment corporations operate with "disdain" for black people, and in a fiery sermon claimed retired pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright was "lynched" by the media and compared the embattled pastor to Jesus. Otis Moss III, lauded this week by Obama as a "wonderful young pastor," also recently refused to deny claims by Wright that the U.S. government was involved in distributing illegal drugs to minorities or spreading the...
  • We're Not in Philly Anymore - Jeremiah Wright is now disowned, and Barack Obama is forever...

    05/02/2008 7:28:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies · 138+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 02, 2008 | Charles Krauthammer
    May 02, 2008, 0:00 a.m. We're Not in Philly AnymoreJeremiah Wright is now disowned, and Barack Obama is forever discredited. By Charles Krauthammer “I can no more disown him (Jeremiah Wright) than I can disown my white grandmother.” — Barack Obama, Philadelphia, March 18Guess it’s time to disown Granny, if Obama’s famous Philadelphia “race” speech is to be believed. Of course, the speech was not just believed. It was hailed, celebrated, canonized as the greatest pronouncement on race in America since Lincoln at Cooper Union. A New York Times columnist said it “should be required reading in classrooms across...
  • FORUM: Obama's contradictions over Wright

    05/02/2008 2:52:30 PM PDT · by CampusKing · 7 replies · 127+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2008 | Alan Nathan
    On Monday April 28th, I was seated directly in front of Rev. Jeremiah Wright at the National Press Club as he recommitted himself to the very bigotry-laced anti-Americanism that his most famous long-time parishioner, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, had contended were feelings the reverend no longer possessed. Exactly one month earlier on ABC Television's “The View,” Mr. Obama argued that he wouldn't have stayed with Trinity United Church of Christ had the reverend “not acknowledged that what he had said had deeply offended people” and was “inappropriate.”
  • Media complicit in making Wright look bad

    05/02/2008 2:02:38 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 38 replies · 48+ views ^ | May 2nd, 2008 | KENNETH F. BUNTING
    "Here endeth the lesson." Sean Connery's memorable line in the 1987 movie "The Untouchables" followed sage advice to Kevin Costner character Elliot Ness that had nothing to do with politics or image rehabilitation. But, oh how I wish those four words had come to mind for the Rev. Jeremiah Wright last week when he concluded taping his memorable, but now forgotten, interview with PBS journalist Bill Moyers. But then we would have all missed last weekend's attention-grabbing flurry of activities. None of us would know that the good reverend could do a pretty good imitation of a drum major for...
  • Obama’s Wright response wins him superdelegates

    05/02/2008 11:47:36 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 39 replies · 119+ views ^ | May 2nd, 2008 | Sam Youngman
    Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) sharp denunciation of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright this week has superdelegates moving in his direction. While the reverend’s controversial remarks and his widely panned appearance at the National Press Club caused many pundits to wonder if superdelegates would be frozen into indecision, those who moved into Obama’s column this week cited the Illinois senator’s reaction as one of their reasons for backing him. Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Joe Andrew was perhaps the biggest jewel of the week for Obama. Until Thursday, Andrew had supported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). He was appointed DNC chairman...
  • Obama Paid By Donor Who Got State Grant

    05/02/2008 10:40:40 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 13 replies · 122+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | Newsmax Staff
    As an Illinois state Senator, Barack Obama received more than $100,000 from a company owned by an entrepreneur whom Obama helped to obtain a state grant. Robert Blackwell Jr., a contributor to Obama’s campaigns, began paying Obama an $8,000-a-month retainer in early 2001 to provide legal advice to his technology firm, Electronic Knowledge Interchange. At the time, Obama had recently completed his unsuccessful campaign for Congress, and had numerous debts and a law practice he had neglected for a year while campaigning, the Los Angeles Times reported. Obama had been so strapped for cash that his credit card was initially...
  • Voters Skeptical of Obama's Outrage With Wright

    05/02/2008 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 27 replies · 37+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 5/2/08 | Michael Barone
    Will Barack Obama's longtime connection to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright continue to hurt him? Evidence that it will comes from pollster Scott Rasmussen, who finds that only 30 percent of likely voters say Obama denounced Wright because he was outraged, while 58 percent believe he denounced him for political convenience. Only 33 percent believe Obama was surprised by Wright's statements at the National Press Club, while 52 percent say he was not surprised. Some 26 percent say it's very likely that Obama "shares some of Pastor Wright's controversial views about the United States" and 56 percent say it's somewhat likely...
  • The new, new math: Clinton's delegate count looks grim, Obama's electability questionable

    05/02/2008 9:39:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 130+ views
    MSNBC/The National Journal ^ | April. 29, 2008 | Charlie Cook
    Despite the recent show of strength by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., the odds against_her_winning the Democratic presidential nomination are as imposing as ever—and probably worse. There was a time when one of the stronger arguments in favor of nominating Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was that he was more electable than Clinton. The thinking at the time was that Clinton was so polarizing, she could get close to winning a general election but would have difficulty getting over the top. Now, about the only plausible argument that Obama is more electable is to claim that Clinton’s backers would probably get_over...
  • Obama's former pastor: 'Don't quote Jeremiah Wright, quote Jesus' [Wright Obama's spiritual mentor]

    05/02/2008 9:48:55 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 3 replies · 172+ views
    Chicago Tribune feeds ^ | April 13, 2008 | Manya A. Brachear |Tribune staff reporter
    Obama, who has attended Trinity United Church of Christ for more than 20 years, calls Wright his spiritual mentor.
  • Do the right thing and shut up, Lee urges pastor

    05/02/2008 6:05:35 AM PDT · by billorites · 52 replies · 72+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | May 1, 2008 | Xan Brooks
    Director Spike Lee has waded into the controversy surrounding Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago pastor whose provocative statements have proved a thorn in the side of Democrat frontrunner Barack Obama. Lee advises the preacher to do the right thing and keep quiet. "The more he opens his mouth, the more damage he does," he told the Guardian. For good measure, Lee hinted at a political conspiracy behind Wright's recent, contentious attempts to justify his remarks. "It looks like he's being paid to keep talking," he said. "Jeremiah Wight needs to be quiet," Lee said yesterday. "If he loves Obama he needs...
  • The Audacity of Barack Hussein Obama’s Hope

    05/02/2008 6:31:07 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 6 replies · 89+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | May 2, 2008 | Mark R. Taylor
    Our country is stuck in a quagmire. Unrelenting terrorism and violence mean families are held hostage in their own homes as gun-toting thugs sweep neighborhoods. The collateral damage is staggering. Twenty shootings in government-run schools have left innocent children dead. With 336 confirmed shootings in three and a half short months, we should ask for an immediate withdrawal of all law enforcement and first responders because they seem to do not much good, and there is a pervasive sense that we have lost. Perhaps America should echo the words of Barack Hussein Obama regarding Iraq. Pull our forces out –...
  • 58% Say Obama Denounced Wright for Political Convenience, not Outrage

    05/02/2008 6:46:12 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 23 replies · 56+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, May 02, 2008
    A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 30% of the nation’s Likely Voters believe Barack Obama denounced his former Pastor, Jeremiah Wright, because he was outraged. Most—58%--say he denounced the Pastor for political convenience. The survey was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday night. Obama made his statements about Wright on Tuesday. Wright held a mini-media tour last weekend capped by a press conference at the National Press Club on Monday. Only 33% of voters believe that Obama was surprised by the views Wright expressed at Monday’s press conference. Fifty-two percent (52%) say he was not surprised. Fifty-six percent...
  • 58% Say Obama Denounced Wright for Political Convenience, not Outrage

    05/02/2008 7:17:39 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 16 replies · 77+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 2, 2008
    A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 30% of the nation’s Likely Voters believe Barack Obama denounced his former Pastor, Jeremiah Wright, because he was outraged. Most—58%--say he denounced the Pastor for political convenience. The survey was conducted on Wednesday and Thursday night. Obama made his statements about Wright on Tuesday. Wright held a mini-media tour last weekend capped by a press conference at the National Press Club on Monday. Only 33% of voters believe that Obama was surprised by the views Wright expressed at Monday’s press conference. Fifty-two percent (52%) say he was not surprised. Fifty-six percent...
  • What Obama wishes he could say

    05/02/2008 7:20:29 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies · 68+ views
    Politico ^ | May 1, 2008 | JOHN F. HARRIS & JIM VANDEHEI
    Thrown off his game by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright uproar, Barack Obama’s strongest answer to Hillary Rodham Clinton is one he won’t give: Senator, do you really want to get in a contest with me over who has more unsavory personal associations? For all the coverage about the rising heat between Clinton and Obama, this year’s nomination race still is a mild affair by historical standards — restrained by a powerful sense on both sides that there are lots of things they could say but shouldn’t. There is one theme, however, that runs through not-for-attribution conversations with both sides: Each...
  • A Pastor's Influence (Obama's too vague about what attracted him to Wright in the first place.)

    05/01/2008 6:29:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies · 77+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2008 | David S. Broder
    In his achingly slow steps toward repudiating the repugnant words of his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama has run the risk of serious political damage by leaving vague what it was that attracted him to this outspoken critic of American society. In the rational part of Wright's appearance Monday at the National Press Club, before he got to the self-justification and the denunciations of our government and the nation's values, Wright offered clues to the answer to that question. They came in the form of his succinct interpretation of the historic goals of the black church. These...
  • CNN poll: Obama losing support

    05/01/2008 3:30:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies · 58+ views
    CNN ^ | May 01, 2008 | Paul Steinhauser
    A new national poll suggests the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is a tie. Forty-six percent of registered Democratic voters questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday support Obama as their party's nominee and 45 percent back Clinton. It's a statistical tie when taking into account the poll's 4.5 percentage point sampling error on that question. "In mid-March, Obama had a 52 percent to 45 percent edge over Clinton, but his support has dropped six points while she has not gained any ground," said Keating Holland, CNN polling director. He...
  • Solving the Pastor Problem?

    05/01/2008 1:26:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 86+ views ^ | May 1, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "That is just terrible, absolutely dreadful," a prominent supporter of Barack Obama said Monday morning after listening to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's screed at the National Press Club. He proposed that the presidential candidate at long last must denounce his pastor, unequivocally and immediately. It took 28 hours after a tepid early reaction Monday, but Obama finally did it Tuesday afternoon. Did that solve Obama's pastor problem? Leading Democrats certainly hope so, but they are not sure. His vulnerability transcends relations with a radical preacher. If Obama is seen as not just a presidential candidate who happens...
  • Obama the Inexperienced

    05/01/2008 1:21:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 92+ views ^ | May 1, 2008 | Cal Thomas
    While the Rev. Jeremiah Wright continues to play out in sound bites on cable TV and talk radio, it isn't Wright who might be president. It is Barack Obama who wants that job. Rev. Wright is consistent in his preaching that America bore some responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and in his conspiratorial lunacy about "how the government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color," but Obama has been inconsistent in what he has said about issues that will have a far greater impact than the outrage produced by his former pastor....
  • Racism in the Pews

    05/01/2008 1:29:44 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 51 replies · 221+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 05/01/08 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    The palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise.Thomas Paine In my recent column "Pulpit Racism Leads Blacks To Destruction," I dealt with the racism coming from many black preachers. The hate-filled anti-American sermons of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. and other wolves in sheep's clothing have been exposed. Yet, there still remains an unspoken disease infecting the black church – the racism in the pews.
  • All the Wright Stuff (Oliver North)

    05/01/2008 1:42:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 103+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2008 | Col. Oliver North
    Washington, D.C. — Fresno, CA – In the U.S. military there is a wonderful little expression: “A good plan never survives the first contact with the enemy.” The corollary to this rule is “Expect the unexpected.” Then of course, there is the expanded version of the Boy Scout motto: “Be Prepared – For Anything.” This week has served to remind me how apt these quaint little expressions really are.My plan for this week was very simple: conduct a series of quiet interviews for print and broadcast media and a few low-key appearances in preparation for the release of my new...
  • What's 'Out of Context'?

    05/01/2008 1:16:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 110+ views ^ | May 1, 2008 | William Rusher
    Whenever a political figure lets fly with some remark that bounces badly, he or she is likely to protest that it was taken "out of context." The implication is that, if the critics would just read (or, better yet, quote) the rest of the speech, the offending utterance would be seen in a different and far less offensive light. But is that really true? The defender of the statement almost never points to anything else in the speech that actually modifies the damage done by the words in question. We are asked to assume that it is there, somewhere, but...
  • Northwestern rescinds honorary degree offer to Rev. Wright

    05/01/2008 11:40:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies · 262+ views
    Northwestern rescinds honorary degree offer to Rev. Wright 21 minutes ago Northwestern University has withdrawn its offer of an honorary degree to the former pastor of Democrat Barack Obama. A university official says the school had offered the Rev. Jeremiah Wright an honorary Doctorate of Sacred Theology. But vice president for university relations Alan Cubbage now says the offer has been rescinded because of the controversy surrounding Wright. He also says the school wants "to ensure that the celebratory character of commencement not be affected." Wright is the former senior minister at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. His...