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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Obama Divorces His Former Pastor, Bigot Jeremiah Wright

Divorce is never nice. Barack Obama had no choice. He must divorce, and is divorcing himself from his connection with über-bigot Jeremiah Wright.

Whatever excuse he had before was no longer useful. Obama is handicapped in that he is running for president, and that Jeremiah Wright is his former pastor and a friend. Dissing a friend is never good, and only sometimes right. This time, it is right. Wright is no good for Obama, no good for blacks, and no good for America.

Maybe they are not friends now, but what matters is that Obama is not willing to shuffle out platitudes.

Wright's personal hatred of white people bubbles through when he speaks, and he is willing to let Obama's presidential hopes suffer. Not a good friend, and Obama knows it.

Give Obama points for this one.

Obama says he's outraged by former pastor's comments

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday he was outraged and appalled by the latest comments from his former pastor, who asserted that criticism of his fiery sermons is an attack on the black church and the U.S. government was responsible for the creation of the AIDS virus.

The presidential candidate is seeking to tamp down the growing fury over Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his incendiary remarks that threaten to undermine his campaign.

"I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday," Obama told reporters at a news conference....

"I gave him the benefit of the doubt in my speech in Philadelphia explaining that he's done enormous good. ... But when he states and then amplifies such ridiculous propositions as the U.S. government somehow being involved in AIDS. ... There are no excuses. They offended me. They rightly offend all Americans and they should be denounced."

Wright recently retired from the church. He became an issue in Obama's presidential bid when videos circulated of Wright condemning the U.S. government for allegedly racist and genocidal acts. In the videos, some several years old, Wright called on God to "damn America." He also said the government created the AIDS virus to destroy "people of color."


Anonymous said...

You should really stop taking sound bites out of context. Your view is diluded by whatever fox tells you. He's not a bigot, he doesn't hate white people, and he said he wouldn't put it past the U.S. Government to create virus's for chemical & biological warfare.
Get a clue, read a transcript, and don't ignore what he said before and after your sound bites...

Resilient Hawk said...

I read the transcripts, saw the Bill Moyers interview, and read Obama's own comments. The link to the entire story is in my post.

Obama felt strongly enough to dump a long-time friend. At some point, that's not political, but a man standing up for what he believes.

Wright used his pulpit, and now, his national fame, to try to sweet talk people into his socio-political view. Obama disagree harshly enough to dump him. Is Obama missing something you've caught on to?

Resilient Hawk said...

As for Fox, I don't watch it. I have never watched the cable version of it. No cable.

I'm surprised you have such expertise in their views however. Good for you to listen to all sides.

@bdul muHib said...

My last thoughts.