Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wright's revenge

From ABC:

ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman Reports: In a Tuesday appearance on Good Morning America, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., suggested that controversial pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright is angry with parishioner Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and may be deliberately trying to hurt his presidential bid.

Saying that Wright "went out of his way to weaken Obama" during Monday's address at the National Press Club, Gingrich told Barbara Walters "I think Reverend Wright has a greater interest in his self-importance."

Gingrich described Obama former pastor as "hard-line anti-American", and said "if Rev. Wright continues to talk that the burden that Sen. Obama carries becomes bigger and bigger. "

Gingrich isn't the only one to have made this observation and I think there is a great deal of merit to it.

You see Obama didn't just do what Wright expected him to do and distance himself from some specific statements which Wright had made. He went far beyond that and said that Wright was wrong in his entire approach and world view. He said that the United States of the 21st century was not as Wright describes it. He essentially accused Wright of being an out-of-touch fossil who was stuck in a pre-1950's mindset.

This kind of talk endangers the legitimacy of the entire Black "Church" and calls into question Wright's personal legacy. Compare Wright's ravings about how America is the "US of KKK-A" which creates diseases in laboratories to exterminate black people to Bill Cosby's message of how the legal obstacles to black advancement have been removed and now the only thing holding black people back is their own dysfunctional behaviors.

Who do you think is more in touch with the real world?

But Cosby's message is hard to hear because it puts the onus of responsibility on the listener to improve himself while Wright's message absolves the listener of all responsibility by placing the blame on sinister outside, in this case racial, forces.

Wright and every other black pastor who preaches the same kind of message as Wright is doing nothing more than making his congregation comfortable on the bottom and giving them an excuse not to even try to elevate themselves. That and filling their heads with a view of America which is completely in line with the MoveOn.org/DailyKos/Nancy Pelosi wing of the Democrat party.

And that is what it is really all about. Keeping blacks poor and ignorant with a massively inflamed sense of grievance and entitlement so that they will keep going into the voting booth and pulling the lever next to the picture of the donkey.

In an interview the other day Wright said that he would not denounce Louis Farrakhan because Farrakhan had never enslaved him or put chains on him. Mr. Wright no one has ever put chains on you nor has anyone ever enslaved you. The USA fought a bloody civil war which ended before you were ever born which ended slavery. So when, sir, were you ever "enslaved"?

Unless, of course, you count the moral, intellectual, spiritual slavery which is imposed upon 90% of blacks in America which holds them in bondage to a political party which only finds them useful as long as they are suffering the lash of poverty while living in crime and drug infested ghettos.

Naturally Wright doesn't have to live that way. As an overseer on the Democrat's plantation Wright gets to live in a mansion which was paid for by the contributions of the very people he has helped to keep down.

Obama described Wright as "an uncle". I guess we know what that uncle's first name is.


Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama denounced ``ridiculous'' statements made by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, using his strongest language to date to distance himself from his former pastor.

Obama cited Wright's contentions, repeated yesterday, that the government may have had a role in spreading AIDS in the black community, that U.S. actions overseas were partly to blame for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and about the importance of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

Wright's statements ``offend me, they rightly offend all Americans and they should be denounced and that's what I'm doing very clearly and unequivocally today,'' Obama said in a news conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

[. . .]

Obama said he was ``shocked'' by Wright's statements during a speech at the National Press Club yesterday in Washington.

``The person I saw yesterday was not the person I had come to know over 20 years,'' said Obama, an Illinois senator.

Wright repeated some of his most controversial statements during a speech and when answering questions yesterday. Asked whether he still believed the U.S. government shares the blame for the Sept. 11 attacks, Wright responded:

``You can't do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back on you. Those are biblical principles, not Jeremiah Wright bombastic, divisive principles.''

Wright was unapologetic about his praise for Farrakhan, the Chicago-based leader of the Nation of Islam. Obama has denounced Farrakhan's support of his candidacy and condemned him as an anti-Semite. Wright's church gave Farrakhan an award last year for his influence on the black community.

[. . .]

``When Louis Farrakhan speaks, it's like E.F. Hutton speaks, all black America listens. Whether they agree with him or not, they listen,'' Wright said, adding that he doesn't agree with all of Farrakhan's views. ``He's one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century.''

Obama called such statements ``outrageous'' and ``appalling.'' He said Wright ``does not speak for me, he does not speak for my campaign.''

He said he was most angry that Wright seemed to suggest Obama's rejection of his remarks was only political. ``If Reverend Wright thinks that's political posturing, as he put it, then he doesn't know me very well,'' Obama said. ``I may not know him as well as I thought.''

Wright yesterday repeated a previous comment that Obama's effort to distance himself was politically motivated ``based on electability, based on sound bites, based on polls.''

Obama called that statement ``a show of disrespect to me'' and an insult to his supporters.

[. . .]

The candidate said he hadn't had a conversation with Wright before the news conference. He said he spoke to the pastor after giving a speech last month in Philadelphia in which he distanced himself from Wright's statements. In that speech, Obama said he wouldn't ``disown'' Wright even though he disagreed with his statements.

``Obviously whatever relationship that I had with Reverend Wright has changed as a consequence of this,'' Obama said today. ``I don't think that he showed much concern for me; I don't think he showed much concern for what we're trying to do.''

Obama really isn't very bright is he? Of course everyone with an IQ in the double digits knows that Obama is only mad at Wright because Wright is out there running his mouth repeating his wacko statements and telling anybody who will listen that Obama is denouncing him only because he is running for office.

But when you are running for president you tell everyone that your problem with Wright is that he hates the nation that you love (even if you don't) not that you're just pissed off that he's "dissing" you.

Obama is showing himself to be a genuine lightweight.