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Democrat Says Obama Lacked “Political Courage”

November 3, 2008

You already knew that Barack Obama was a coward.  In the face of a pastor acting like a  raving lunatic and some 8,000 parishoners singing, chanting and applauding in approval, Barack Obama stayed put in a congregation of nutcakes because he was too afraid to say the truth to his bros: Reverend Jeremiah Wright is a man that should not be followed.  “Reverend” Wright, who once said, “God damn America,” should have been condemned himself by any member of the U.S. Senate. 

In this April 28, 2008 file photo, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., ...
In this April 28, 2008 file photo, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ and former pastor of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., addresses a breakfast gathering at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

U.S. Senators are sometuimes called leaders.  But Obama couldn’t, wouldn’t and didn’t point out that Mr. Wright was “over the top.”   That means Mr. Obama is no leader.  He is a follower and a coward.

Even if he gets elected president — and he probably will — I stand by this remark.  Until Mr. Obama proves otherwise.

Now another Democrat has said what we all know.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler of Manhattan was visiting a synagogue in Boca Raton, Fla., Sunday when he was confronted by Obama critics who wanted to know why Obama hadn’t ended his association earlier with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Obama severed ties with Wright this year after videotapes surfaced showing the pastor making anti-American statements from the pulpit of the Chicago church where Obama worshipped for 20 years.

Nadler said he was guessing that Obama “didn’t have the political courage” to leave the church earlier.

Why did John McCain make Rev. Wright out of bounds?  Because he didn’t want to be attacked as a racist….

See the Associated Press report on Mr. Nadler:
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics/AP/story/754428.html

The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. performed Barack Obama's wedding ceremony and held a largely ceremonial role on a campaign committee.
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. performed Barack Obama’s wedding ceremony and held a role on an Obama for President campaign committee. (Photo by E. Jason Wambsgans — Chicago Tribune)

The Real Obama: Part IV

October 15, 2008

By Thomas Sowell
The Washington Times

This is part of a series: to find the other articles link here:
 The real Obama: Part III

COMMENTARY:

Barack Obama’s supporters often try to sidestep questions about his character and judgment by saying that we should stick to what they arbitrarily define as “the real issues.”

But Mr. Obama’s record on specific issues is as bad as his record of repeatedly allying himself over the years with people who make no attempt to hide their hatred of America.

Bill Ayers' booking photo taken in 1968 by the Chicago Police Dept. 
Above: Obama friend Bill Ayers’ booking
photo taken in 1968 by the Chicago Police Dept.

Supporters say that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is misunderstood.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Said “God damn America”
during church sermon.

Among the so-called “real issues” are earmarks for senators’ pet projects, like the “bridge to nowhere.” These are among the most indefensible parts of the inbred Washington political culture, which Mr. Obama has so often claimed to be against, as part of his promise of “change” to “clean up the mess in Washington.”

Yet Mr. Obama not only voted in favor of the bridge to nowhere, he voted against anti-earmark amendments proposed by Sen. John McCain.

Mr. Obama has had more than two dozen of his own earmarks in the past fiscal year, and he knows the Senate well enough to know that, if he voted against the bridge to nowhere, his own earmarks might get nowhere.

Those earmarks, incidentally, included a million dollars of the taxpayers’ money for a facility where his wife works at the University of Chicago. Her salary rose by nearly $200,000 when her husband became a United States senator – no doubt a shrewd university investment that paid off.

When a highly publicized 2007 bridge collapse in Minnesota led Sen. Tom Coburn to propose taking money from federal funds for bicycle paths and use to maintain and repair bridges instead, Sen. Obama voted against it. The kind of people who vote for him want bike paths.

Moreover, the very idea of taking money from one thing to use for something with a higher priority – something we all have to do in our own personal lives – is foreign to the liberal big spenders in Washington.

When they want more money for some purpose, they simply raise the tax rates. They don’t cut spending somewhere else.

The idea Barack Obama is somehow different….

Read the rest:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/
oct/15/the-real-obama-part-iv/

Obama’s Church Founded on “Destruction of White Enemy”

April 1, 2008

By S. A. Miller
The Washington Times
April 1, 2008
(This is not an “April Fools” joke)

The church where Sen. Barack Obama has worshipped for two decades publicly declares that its ministry is founded on a 1960s book that espouses “the destruction of the white enemy.”
During his appearance last week on ABC's
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) makes ...

During his appearance last week on ABC’s “The View,” Sen. Barack Obama tells hosts (from left) Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck that if they visited his “wonderful, welcoming church” on any given Sunday, the themes of mercy, sin, family and forgiveness would make them “feel right at home.” (ABC-TV via Associated Press)
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Trinity United Church of Christ’s Web site says its teachings are based on the black liberation theology of James H. Cone and his 1969 book “Black Theology and Black Power.”
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“What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love,” Mr. Cone wrote in the book.
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Mr. Cone, a professor at the Union Theological Seminary in New York, added that “black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy.”
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Mr. Obama’s campaign, which for weeks has weathered criticism about inflammatory racial language by the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. at Trinity, said the candidate “vehemently disagrees” with those tenets.

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Worsening polls reveal Obama’s pastor problem

March 20, 2008
By Jitendra Joshi

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Democrat Barack Obama suffered in the polls Thursday after a much-acclaimed speech on race that, pundits said, had failed to defuse voters’ anger over rage-filled sermons by his former pastor.

US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) ...
US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks to supporters during a campaign stop at the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia, March 20, 2008.REUTER/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)

Waging an acrimonious battle against Hillary Clinton for the Democrats’ White House nomination, Obama confessed to being bruised by the controversy surrounding his longtime Chicago preacher, Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

“In some ways this controversy has actually shaken me up a little bit and gotten me back into remembering that, you know, the odds of me getting elected have always been lower than some of the other conventional candidates,” the Illinois senator told CNN in an interview that aired late Wednesday.

“As a practical matter, in terms of how this plays out demographically, I can’t tell you. And the speech I gave yesterday (Tuesday) obviously was not crafted to hit a particular demographic,” he said.

Obama, the first African-American with a viable shot at the presidency, used his landmark address on race and politics to try to blunt the Wright controversy but also to elevate the debate to a higher plane.

On endless television replays of his sermons, Wright has been shown assailing US and Israeli “terrorism,” calling on blacks to sing “God damn America,” and alleging that AIDS in Africa was spread by the US government.

Many conservative commentators have fastened on Obama’s refusal to disown Wright….

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080320/ts_alt_afp/
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Senator Obama: Black Extremist?

March 20, 2008

By Thomas Sowell
The Washington Times
March 20, 2008

There is something both poignant and galling about the candidacy of Barack Obama.
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Any American, regardless of party or race, has to find it heartening that the country has reached the point where a black candidate for president sweeps so many primaries in states with overwhelming white majority populations.
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We have all seen the crowds enthralled by Barack Obama’s rhetoric and theatrical style. Many of his supporters put their money where their mouths were, so that this recently arrived senator received more millions of dollars in donations than candidates who have been far more visible on the national stage for far more years.
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That’s the good news. The bad news is that Barack Obama has been leading as much of a double life as Eliot Spitzer.
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While talking about bringing us together and deploring “divisive” actions, Mr. Obama has for 20 years been a member of a church whose minister, Jeremiah Wright, has said “God Bless America” should be replaced by “God d… America” — among many other wild and even obscene denunciations of American society, including blanket racist attacks on whites.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks to ...
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Charlotte, North Carolina March 19, 2008. Many U.S. voters have been shocked by the sentiments expressed by Obama’s pastor.
REUTERS/Chris Keane


Nor was this an isolated example. Fox News Channel has played tapes of various sermons of Jeremiah Wright, and says it has tapes with hours of more of the same.
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Mr. Wright’s actions matched his words. He went with Louis Farrakhan to Libya and Mr. Farrakhan received an award from his church.
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Sean Hannity began reporting on Jeremiah Wright back in April 2007. But the mainstream media saw no evil, heard no evil and spoke no evil.

Louis Farrakhan

Related:

Obama: Racist or Just Extremist? 

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/
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A Speech That Fell Short

March 19, 2008

By Michael Gerson
The Washingon Post 
Wednesday, March 19, 2008; Page A15
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Barack Obama has run a campaign based on a simple premise: that words of unity and hope matter to America. Now he has been forced by his charismatic, angry pastor to argue that words of hatred and division don’t really matter as much as we thought.
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Obama’s speech in Philadelphia yesterday made this argument as well as it could be made. He condemned the Rev. Jeremiah Wright‘s views in strong language — and embraced Wright as a wayward member of the family. He made Wright and his congregation a symbol of both the nobility and “shocking ignorance” of the African American experience — and presented himself as a leader who transcends that conflicted legacy. The speech recognized the historical reasons for black anger — and argued that the best response to those grievances is the adoption of Obama’s own social and economic agenda.
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It was one of the finest political performances under pressure since John F. Kennedy at the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in 1960. It also fell short in significant ways.
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The problem with Obama’s argument is that Wright is not a symbol of the strengths and weaknesses of African Americans. He is a political extremist, holding views that are shocking to many Americans who wonder how any presidential candidate could be so closely associated with an adviser who refers to the “U.S. of KKK-A” and urges God to “damn” our country. .
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Obama’s excellent and important speech on race in America did little to address his strange tolerance for the anti-Americanism of his spiritual mentor.
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Take an issue that Obama did not specifically confront yesterday. In a 2003 sermon, Wright claimed, “The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color.”
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This accusation does not make Wright, as Obama would have it, an “occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy.” It makes Wright a dangerous man. He has casually accused America of one of the most monstrous crimes in history, perpetrated by a conspiracy of medical Mengeles. .
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If Wright believes what he said, he should urge the overthrow of the U.S. government, which he views as guilty of unspeakable evil.
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If I believed Wright were correct, I would join him in that cause.
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But Wright’s accusation is batty, reflecting a sputtering, incoherent hatred for America. And his pastoral teaching may put lives at risk because the virus that causes AIDS spreads more readily in an atmosphere of denial, quack science and conspiracy theories.
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Obama’s speech implied that these toxic views are somehow parallel to the stereotyping of black men by Obama’s grandmother, which Obama said made him “cringe” — both are the foibles of family. But while Grandma may have had some issues to work through, Wright is accusing the American government of trying to kill every member of a race. There is a difference.
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Yet didn’t George Bush and other Republican politicians accept the support of Jerry Falwell, who spouted hate of his own? Yes, but they didn’t financially support his ministry and sit directly under his teaching for decades.
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The better analogy is this: What if a Republican presidential candidate spent years in the pew of a theonomist church — a fanatical fragment of Protestantism that teaches the modern political validity of ancient Hebrew law? What if the church’s pastor attacked the U.S. government as illegitimate and accepted the stoning of homosexuals and recalcitrant children as appropriate legal penalties (which some theonomists see as biblical requirements)? Surely we would conclude, at the very least, that the candidate attending this church lacked judgment and that his donations were subsidizing hatred. And we would be right.
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In Philadelphia, Obama attempted to explain Wright’s anger as typical of the civil rights generation, with its “memories of humiliation and doubt and fear.” But Wright has the opposite problem: He ignored the message of Martin Luther King Jr. and introduced a new generation to the politics of hatred.
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King drew a different lesson from the oppression he experienced: “I’ve seen too much hate to want to hate myself; hate is too great a burden to bear. I’ve seen it on the faces of too many sheriffs of the South. . . . Hate distorts the personality. . . . The man who hates can’t think straight; the man who hates can’t reason right; the man who hates can’t see right; the man who hates can’t walk right.”
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Barack Obama is not a man who hates — but he chose to walk with a man who does.

Senator Obama: “Give Me A Break”

March 17, 2008

By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom 

After 20 years attending the same church with the same pastor and donating $22,000.00 to the church in one year, Senator Obama apparently wants Americans to believe that he didn’t hear any of his pastor’s anti-White and Anti-American rantings — and nobody ever made him aware of these ugly “sermons.”

I attend a church called “Holy Martyrs of Vietnam.”  I can assure you, if the pastor told the congregation that the U.S. government was helping the HIV/AIDS epidemic along as a form of genocide against “persons of color” I would hear about it.

I would know.

And I don’t even speak Vietnamese very much: practically the only language spoken in this church.

Yet Senator Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. told his congregation that the Government of the United States was waging a war of genocide against people of color using HIV/AIDS.
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. performed Barack Obama's wedding ceremony and held a largely ceremonial role on a campaign committee.
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. performed Barack Obama’s wedding ceremony and held a role on an Obama for President campaign committee. (Photo by E. Jason Wambsgans — Chicago Tribune)

And the Senator was clueless.

Even after the Senator was informed, he refused to say he would no longer attend this “church,” which is really a house of hate speech.

The Senator is either stupid or lying to the American people or naive or a gross combination of all three.

Or he thinks I am stupid or naive.

I know I’ll be called a racist for this.  That’s the way the Obama machine wages counter-attacks.

Or I’ll be told I don’t understand “Black Culture,” which is what some people said when I wrote about Michael Vick’s stupid and illegal dog fighting escapades.

This isn’t good “Black Culture” any more than suicide bombers represent Islam and the teachings of the Koran.

This is a twisting together of “religion” and hate.  And I deplore it.

And I tell you in all honesty: any person of any color who tells me the U.S. government is intentionally killing off its citizens by any means deserves condemnation — unless certain proof can be put on the table.

Some of Rev. Wright’s sermons have been called “revolutionary,” inflammatory” and “unAmerican.”  And no wonder.

Rev. Wright, former pastor (although the church’s web site says he is still pastor) at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, married the Senator and his wife, baptized his children and preached to him on Sundays for about 20 years.  Senator Obama told Major Garrett of the Fox News Network that he frequently made donations to the church and hired Rev. Wright to assist as a campaign advisor. 

Senator Obama also prayed with Rev. Wright before the Senator announced his run for the presidency.

In a sermon on the Sunday after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Wright suggested the United States brought on the attacks.

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Wright said. “We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”

In a 2003 sermon, he said Blacks should condemn the United States.

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”

He also gave a sermon in December comparing Obama to Jesus, promoting his candidacy and criticizing his rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“Barack knows what it means to be a black man to be living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people,” Wright told a cheering congregation. “Hillary can never know that. Hillary ain’t never been called a nigger.”

Well, I am sorry Senator Obama, but if these are samples of the “sermons” and “prayer” eminating from your “church,” you have lost my vote.
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I agree with Juan Williams of National Public Radio, Senator.  A United States Senator should not participate with a group of people who cheers remarks like those of Rev. Wright.  He should stand up and set he record straight.
Juan Williams

Photo: Stephen Voss ©2007 NPR

And a man seeking the vote and confidence of all Americans who stays in a church that cheers comments like Rev. Wright’s is a loser.

I don’t agree with Bill Clinton much.

The former President said during the New Hampshire primary about Senator Obama, “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”

Mister President, you seem to have spoken too soon.  But I agree with you now — on this one.

Obama Wounded by Association With Fiery Pastor?

March 15, 2008

By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom 

It now seems that Senator Obama’s bid for the White House has suffered a significant set back due to his association with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.

Some of Rev. Wright’s sermons have been called “revolutionary” and “unAmerican.”
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., ... 
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, shown here with his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, March 10, 2005. Obama on Friday March 14, 2008 denounced inflammatory remarks from his pastor, who has railed against the United States and accused the country of bringing on the Sept. 11 attacks by spreading terrorism.(AP Photo/Trinity United Church of Christ)

Rev. Wright, former pastor at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, married the Senator and his wife, baptized his children and preached to him on Sundays for more than 17 years.  Senator Obama told Major Garrett of the Fox News Network that he frequently made donations to the church and hired Rev. Wright to assist as a campaign adviror.  Senator Obama also prayed with Rev. Wright before the Senator announced his run for the presidency.

In a sermon on the Sunday after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Wright suggested the United States brought on the attacks.

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Wright said. “We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”

In a 2003 sermon, he said blacks should condemn the United States.

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”

He also gave a sermon in December comparing Obama to Jesus, promoting his candidacy and criticizing his rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“Barack knows what it means to be a black man to be living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people,” Wright told a cheering congregation. “Hillary can never know that. Hillary ain’t never been called a nigger.”

The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. performed Barack Obama's wedding ceremony and held a largely ceremonial role on a campaign committee.
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. performed Barack Obama’s wedding ceremony and held a largely ceremonial role on a campaign committee. (By E. Jason Wambsgans — Chicago Tribune)

Leaders of the Black American community appeared on several TV talk shows last night and this morning to say that White people don’t understand the Black church or Black culture.

The problem is: people do understand that when one hints or implies that America caused a justifiable 9/11 attack upon the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon the accusation is unfounded an inflamatory.

Senator Obama has denounced the preacher and removed him from his team of advisors.

Senator Obama has said that he was not present in the church during Rev. Wrights most disconcerting sermons — but people are asking how the Senator could have participated in that church for so long and been so close to Rev. Wright without realizing that the preacher’s rhetoric was going to cause him problems down the road someday.

The problem is: the road is here now.  And the video tapes of Rev. Wright’s sermons will likely hurt a steamrolling Obama campaign.

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http://www.tucc.org/home.htm

Outspoken Minister Out Of Obama Campaign

March 15, 2008

By Peter Slevin 
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, March 15, 2008; Page A01

CHICAGO, March 14 — A campaign spokesman said Friday night that the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., former pastor at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, is no longer affiliated with Sen. Barack Obama‘s presidential race after coming under fresh scrutiny for controversial comments that the Illinois Democrat called “inflammatory and appalling.”
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. performed Barack Obama's wedding ceremony and held a largely ceremonial role on a campaign committee.
The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. performed Barack Obama’s wedding ceremony and held a largely ceremonial role on a campaign committee. (By E. Jason Wambsgans — Chicago Tribune)

Wright, who presided over Obama’s wedding and supplied the “audacity of hope” line that has become one of the candidate’s signatures, has been a source of controversy for Obama for months because of the inflammatory words and themes of some sermons.

Last month, in a meeting with Jewish leaders in Cleveland, Obama said Wright was “like an old uncle who sometimes will say things that I don’t agree with.”

But more examples of Wright’s rhetoric surfaced this week, including a speech Wright delivered in 2006 at Howard University in which he said: “Racism is how this country was founded and how this country was run. . . . We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God.” The speech was quoted in an op-ed article in Friday’s Wall Street Journal.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/14/AR2008031404218.html?hpid=topnews

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Race Issue Marring Election Unnecessarily

Obama’s Pastor Known for “Inflammatory Rhetoric”

Race Issue Marring Election Unnecessarily

March 14, 2008

By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom

This is an election featuring a Black Man and a White Woman – but mentioning that fact might get you accused of racism, bigotry, fanaticism, zealotry and other forms of treachery.

Take Geraldine Ferraro, for example.  She was quoted recently is a California newspaper saying, “If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman [of any color] he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.”

Former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro addresses ... 

Obama surrogates unloaded on her; inferring if not saying outright that she was a racist.

Hillary, instead of running to her friend’s assistance, said, “I didn’t say it.”

Many in the Black American community acted appalled.

Give me a break.

This came closely on the heels of another firestorm caused when an Obama advisor called Senator Clinton a “Monster.”

Even Bill Clinton, once referred to as “The First Black President,” has taken the heat and been tarred and feathered as a bigot from Black Church pulpits.

Sum up all the criticism from Black toward white and you find one word in the undercurrent: division.

The only guy that hasn’t taken too much heat for his over the top language is long-time Obama pastor Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.  He said “God Bless America” should be changed to “God Damn America,” he implied that America deserved the carnage of September 11, 2001, and he more than hinted that the KKK was running things in America. 

Barack Obama, Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Not divisive, right?

If you think it is, I dare you to criticize him.  The Black Leader Union will attack you for sure.

When a recent study reported that one quarter of America’s teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease, you just about had to read the fine print before you saw that the study also concluded that fully fifty percent of the teenage Black girls had an STD. To use this fact in a headline, one newspaper editor told me, would be “Journalistic suicide.”

You cannot fix problems until you face them.  And it is difficult to face issues unless and until you can discuss them.

So the Black Leadership Union of America has created and fosters an atmosphere of ignoring facts and not facing the truth.  This allows them to perpetuate the idea that White people are holding the Black population back.  And it allows these so-called Black Leaders to sustain their “positions,” “reputations” and don’t forget donations.

Bill Cosby is among just a handful of Black Leaders that has been critical of his own Black people. For his efforts he has been roundly criticized by other members of the Black American Leadership Union and called an “Uncle Tom” in many churches.

I spend a significant amount of time in the Asian-American community.  Last Sunday we taught English as a Second Language to Vietnamese-American immigrants and just yesterday I worked with Korean-Americans on their language skills.

When I asked them about race being used in this election and all the reflections and facets of that use, I was simply told by Asian-Americans, “It’s not polite.”

Last night during a public appearance, while refusing to talk about her controversial comment about Obama, Geraldine Ferraro made the audience pause when she took a shot at how Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — a Republican and the second black judge to sit on the court — gained admittance to Yale University’s law school.
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“Take a look and think about Justice Thurgood Marshall,” said Ferraro, referring to the first black judge to sit on the high court, “who drew on his life experiences as an African-American and as a civil-rights activist to write some of the greatest civil-rights decisions of the sixties and of the entire century.” Then she said that she did not think Thomas showed the same “sensitivity” as Marshall. Thomas, Ferraro said, acts as a rubber stamp for conservative Justice Antonin Scalia and “votes against affirmative action, which got him into Yale.”

Geraldine, you apparently just don’t get it.  Despite laws protecting your freedom to speak out, the Black Leader Union is watching you now and they’re ready to pounce.

Is this good for America, do you think?

I am not a racist.  But I expect I’ll be accused of that because of this essay.