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McCain, advisers divided over Wright (Flashback)
Politico ^ | October 15, 2008 | Mike Allen

Posted on 05/11/2018 12:13:41 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff

John McCain is at odds with many of his top advisers over launching a renewed attack on Barack Obama's ties to his long-time pastor and mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, according to campaign sources.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and several top campaign officials see a sharp attack on Wright as the best — and perhaps last — chance to rattle Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill. ) and force voters to rethink their support of him. But McCain continues to overrule them, fearing a Wright attack would smack of desperation and racism, the officials said.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: flashback; johnmccain; mccain; sniff; stillwatching; wright

1 posted on 05/11/2018 12:13:42 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

It’s no surprise 0bama won; both candidates were campaigning for him.

2 posted on 05/11/2018 12:15:58 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

McCain was trying to lose.
Palin almost screwed up the plan for the Kenyanesian Usurpation.

3 posted on 05/11/2018 12:18:46 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Re: James Cone, founder of “Black Liberation Theology”:

SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on “Hannity & Colmes:”

WRIGHT: If you’re not going to talk about theology in context, if you’re not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the ‘60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can’t talk about the black value system.

HANNITY: But I’m a - reverend

WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?,2933,354158,00.html

The Black church and Marxism: what do they have to say to each other

by Cone, James H. 1938- . Harrington, Michael 1928-1989


Liberation Theology and the KGB

Jay Richards | February 2, 2010

The presence of Marxism in liberation theology is well-known, at least to seminarians who are critical readers. Practically every seminarian reads Gustavo Gutierrez’s Theology of Liberation at some point, but most laypeople find it hard to believe that there could have been (and continues to be) a widespread attempt to hybridize Christian theology and Marxism.

Marxist regimes obviously benefited from the spread of liberation theology in the churches. Still, I was not aware of any connections between liberation theology and communist clandestine organizations until now.

A new article by Robert D. Chapman in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence begins to connect some dots. In “The Church in Revolution,” Chapman, “a retired operations officer in the Clandestine Services Division of the Central Intelligence Agency,” argues that the KGB infiltrated the Russian Orthodox Church through Metropolitan Nikodim, the Russian Orthodoxy’s second-ranking prelate. Nikodim was a proponent of liberation theology. Nikodim was active in the otherwise-Protestant World Council of Churches. And the WCC, of course, became an actively left-wing organization during the last half of the 20th century.

Chapman also details the growth of liberation theology in Latin America-and the Vatican’s struggles with it-and the growth of black liberation theology in the United States. Prominent proponents of the latter include James Cone and Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

The arguments of liberation theologians should be challenged on their merits. The source of an argument, after all, doesn’t establish its truth or falsity. Still, it’s interesting to learn that liberation theology may have been, at least in part, a project of the KGB.

Unfortunately, this isn’t just history. Chapman concludes ominously:

“the Theology of Liberation doctrine is one of the most enduring and powerful to emerge from the KGB’s headquarters. The doctrine asks the poor and downtrodden to revolt and form a Communist government, not in the name of Marx or Lenin, but in continuing the work of Jesus Christ, a revolutionary who opposed economic and social discrimination.

A friend of mine, a head of Catholic social services in my area and formerly a priest, is a liberation theologian. He has made a number of humanitarian trips to Central America and told me, “liberation theology is alive and well.” The same can be said of its sibling in the United States [ie, Black Liberation Theology].”


More on Liberation Theology and the Soviets

Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/15/2015 | Alejandro Bermudez

If the Soviet bloc wasn’t the mother of liberation theology, it was certainly a sinister stepmother, enlisting Catholics in a geopolitical cause and inviting them to sell their souls for funding and support.

Only the naive can disregard the mountain of evidence connecting liberation theology with Soviet action in the region.

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Obama’s Church: Gospel of Hate

Kathy Shaidle,
Monday, April 07, 2008

In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obama’s pastor in a heated interview about his Church’s teachings. For many viewers, the ensuing shouting match was their first exposure to “Black Liberation Theology”...

Like the pro-communist Liberation Theology that swept Central America in the 1980s and was repeatedly condemned by Pope John Paul II, Black Liberation Theology combines warmed-over 1960s vintage Marxism with carefully distorted biblical passages. However, in contrast to traditional Marxism, it emphasizes race rather than class. The Christian notion of “salvation” in the afterlife is superseded by “liberation” on earth, courtesy of the establishment of a socialist utopia.

Catholics for Marx [Liberation Theology]

By Fr. Robert Sirico | Thursday, June 03, 2004

In the days when the Superpowers were locked in a Cold War, Latin America seethed with revolution, and millions lived behind an iron curtain, a group of theologians concocted a novel idea within the history of Christianity. They proposed to combine the teachings of Jesus with the teachings of Marx as a way of justifying violent revolution to overthrow the economics of capitalism.

The Gospels were re-rendered not as doctrine impacting on the human soul but rather as windows into the historical dialectic of class struggle. These “liberation theologians” saw every biblical criticism of the rich as a mandate to expropriate the expropriating owners of capital, and every expression of compassion for the poor as a call for an uprising by the proletarian class of peasants and workers.

4 posted on 05/11/2018 12:21:11 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Nukes. See my FR home page)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

When they invited Obama to the White House to discuss the economy with Bush, I knew it was over. No reason, Obama should have been there. They made him look presidential.

It’s okay...If we didn’t have Obama, no let’s go back. If we didn’t have Bush, McCain, Obama and Romney we would never have had Trump, same as Ford and Carter ushered in Reagan same a the weak presidents before Lincoln ushered in Lincoln.

5 posted on 05/11/2018 12:22:19 PM PDT by nikos1121
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6 posted on 05/11/2018 12:25:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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Jeremiah was very aggressive in his commentaries back then.

7 posted on 05/11/2018 12:27:05 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

McCain’s moral vanity consigned his conservative supporters to 8 years of an Obama presidency. At least Benedict Arnold helped win a couple of decisive battles for the Patriot cause. All McCain did was destroy tens of millions of dollars worth of hardware due to his incompetence.

8 posted on 05/11/2018 12:33:51 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.)
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

The Coward who didn’t become President.

9 posted on 05/11/2018 12:37:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

I saw a lot of McCain ads in 2008. Most of them featured a smiling 0bama, and if you didn’t pay close attention, you would think it was an 0bama ad. I also remember when McCain reassured a woman that 0bama was a great guy, a patriot, and she had no reason to fear him, because he’d make a great president.

I want to hear McCain publicly admit that he voted for 0bama in 2008, and again in 2012.

10 posted on 05/11/2018 1:58:19 PM PDT by euram
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To: DuncanWaring


The McCain-Palin ticket was stick-a-fork-in-it theater, from its conception. There was no moral difference between McCain and Obama, in their willingness to please themselves, at America’s expense, if that’s what it would take.

Obama was far more ideological and more charismatic about presenting it than the bitter curmudgeon McCain, who was an enigmatic of sorts with a gallows darkness about him, whether he was a genetic misfit, or an experiential result from being a POW.

His family and his staff cleaned Palin’s clock, probably furious that she had agreed to run with the traitor. The two had nothing in common, but he needed a prop and for some reason she was too damned willing to bite.

11 posted on 05/11/2018 2:51:09 PM PDT by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Ed/Academia are the farm team for more Marxists coming, infini)
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