The Pot Calling the Kettle Black … Obama Campaign Claims Clinton Has ‘Character Gap’


The Obama campaign is attacking Hillary Clinton’s character. They claim, she has a “character gap” which will make it “next to impossible” for her to win the general election. The Obama camp has all but come out and called her untrustworthy. Obama, I am not to sure if you want to get into a mug slinging contest with the Clintons. You will lose.

The campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., delivered one of its harshest, most negative attacks yet today, asserting that Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is lacking in character and regularly misleads voters.

“She is not seen as trustworthy by the American people,” said Obama campaign manager David Plouffe in a conference call with reporters this morning, citing a Gallup poll released this week indicating that only 44 percent of the American people consider Clinton “honest and trustworthy,” as opposed to 67 percent for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and 63 percent for Obama.

There was a time during the Democratic Primaries where Barack Obama could have gotten away with making such a statement and would have been correct. There was a time where everyone would have agreed. However, that time has past. Following the Reverend Wright racist anti-American comment fiasco and on the foot heels of the Rezco trial, and the “typical white person” comment Barack Obama may have his own Character Gap issues. Does Hillary Clinton have an honest issue? Yes she does. For some reason, Clinton feels the need to exaggerate anything that she may have ever done or taken part in.

However, Hillary Clinton is not the only one who has an issue when it comes to the voters. Barack Obama’s less than sincere explanation of why he has been a part of a church with such a militant, racist view on America will haunt him in the general election against John McCain, if Obama get that far. We will see in the up coming primaries in Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Carolina.

Who benefits from the Democratic blood bath called the Democratic Primaries, John McCain. Poll: Divisive Dem Contest Could Boost McCain.

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  • Comments

    47 Responses to “The Pot Calling the Kettle Black … Obama Campaign Claims Clinton Has ‘Character Gap’”

    1. misskatie on March 22nd, 2008 5:11 pm

      will not win.. people are seeing his character flaws and arrogant self confident attitude.. I CANNOT STAND HIM to thank I once was going to vote for him .. now I am busy persuading people to not vote for his black prejuidice ass

    2. misskatie on March 22nd, 2008 5:11 pm

      to think oops

    3. Lisa on March 22nd, 2008 5:32 pm

      i hope this election will soon come to an end!

    4. InTheKnow on March 22nd, 2008 5:36 pm

      Sheesh…both Shirillary and Osama are idiots!!! You can bet if either wins the presidency our taxes are going through the roof and Osama Bin Laden will rule the U.S.

      Hide and Watch!!!

    5. Patrick on March 22nd, 2008 7:23 pm

      ” now I am busy persuading people to not vote for his black prejuidice”

      You were never going to vote for him… your obviously a slathering Hillary supporter and were probably from the beginning. If not then your trumping for McSame.

      How is it that Barack never said these things and never attended this sermon and you think he is somehow prejudiced? I’m a 39 white male and I will vote for him simply because he isn’t more of the same. McCain or Hillary will bring us four more years of the same old garbage.

    6. Sherry on March 22nd, 2008 8:02 pm

      I cannot trust Obama. I didnt trust him before and I am more distrusting of him now. He chants ‘change’…but change can go 2 ways–good or bad. I tend to believe that I would not like the type of ‘change’ he is wanting to accomplish. At least with Hillary the voters KNOW what they are getting like it or not…with Obama you just cant be quite sure.

    7. Bennie on March 22nd, 2008 8:17 pm

      ” now I am busy persuading people to not vote for his black prejuidice”

      I am a 31 yr old white male who will also be voting for Barack. I reject the Clinton’s divisive methods. I am convinced there is nothing Hillary wouldn’t do to get into the whitehouse.

    8. CNN Misinformed? on March 22nd, 2008 8:19 pm

      I am totally disgusted. I just learned of a blog about Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Trinity Church called and I feel as though I can no longer trust my favorite news sources CNN and MSNBC. Apparently the endless loop of *hate* from Rev. Wright was a quote from a *white* US Ambassador named Peck and the rest of the sermon was logical, and get this *loving* sermon (albeit passionate). I am so disgusted with American media, I expect this from Fox, but not CNN and MSNBC. I now, actually feel sorry for Rev. Wright, he is being dumped on for purely political gain. Somehow, I don’t think God is going to like this. Please visit and you will probably feel as disgusted as I do, I feel responsible for helping to get the truth out!

    9. SteveDinMD on March 22nd, 2008 9:28 pm

      Misinformed: Am I not to believe my own “lying eyes?” I need no blog to explain the obvious. Watching the unedited videotape, anyone can see that Jeremiah Wright is a racist demagogue and that his congregation is largely composed of hateful, ignorant fools. That Barack Obama would associate himself with such says a great deal about the man and his character.

    10. Albert Johnson Jr on March 22nd, 2008 9:44 pm

      My issue with Hillary Clinton is that I feel she is only motivated by her own ambition. She may earnestly believe that her ambition and the interests of the Democratic Party and that of the American people are one and the same, but they are not.

      Barack has given us a framework to discuss not just the thorny issue of race or gender, but several others that afflict every American. Issues like our disastrous adventure in Iraq, the continuing and impending disaster looming in the sub prime mortgage debacle, education, corporate greed, and so on. Rather than join in and constructively add to or even expand the thoughtful and mature discussion on some of the issues that divide us, and how we might go forward and tackle the issues we both share, she sends her husband out as attack dog to play to tired reactionaries with his Jesse Jackson statement, and question this great American Barack Obama’s patriotism with his more recent ones.

      This is the politics of divisiveness that thankfully I believe we are turning the page on. We once had a great Democrat that when campaigning said something along the lines of this – If you are given the choice of candidates and one is preaching hope and the other is talking fear, you better choose the one with the hope. That candidate was Bill Clinton but Hillary is not Bill.

    11. Sherry on March 22nd, 2008 9:48 pm

      Agreed #9…
      What type of ‘reverend’ would stand in front of a congregation and speak the words “gave it up” referring to Natalee Hollaway. I cant even believe people would let children go to this ‘R’ rated church. The man hates white people…if not why would he jump on a missing white girl? He speaks hate against whites…he is one word—racist.

    12. CNN Misinformed? on March 22nd, 2008 10:11 pm

      Ok, SteveDinMD. I think I’m missing something in your logic, but that’s ok. Atleast you *watched* the whole video and arrived at the same point. I definitely don’t think that most people will agree with you after seeing the whole video, but you’ve got a right to your opinion.

      I also just discovered this video on YouTube and was totally amazed by it. I am sure others may find it just as interesting as I did. We are living in interesting times.

    13. Bold Lentil on March 23rd, 2008 12:04 am

      Obama knows racist African-Americas, Hillary is married to Bill and John McCain wants to follow Bush’s lead in the Iraq occupation and cut & spend government. It is confusing. But not that confusing.

    14. Sherry on March 23rd, 2008 12:17 am

      #12 Par for the course for CNN…just a male Cindy Sheehan.

    15. Carpe on March 23rd, 2008 1:07 am

      Hey… that is ‘scriminationnn, dawg.

      Don’t be ‘scriminatin.

      You can’t only be talking about black pots.

      Pots come in all colors.

      … like red, olive, autumn harvest gold,

      and TYPICAL WHITE ONES, for instance! LOL

      Obama has lost his mind if he thinks he can overcome

      not putting a boot up in that Rev. Nutbar’s hiney!

      OBAMA = OVER

      I believe his wheels just fell off.

    16. Maria on March 23rd, 2008 6:10 am

      Rev. Wright is a product of the Civil Rights Movement, and lived during a time when black people were being put through horrific hell by white people! He is only voicing his experience of what he went through and he has a right to that. In any case, the Rev. is not running for President, Barack Obama is, and I am voting Barack Obama for President. Barack has never rejected white people, or any other group of people for that matter! If he did that would mean that rejecting himself because he is just as much white as he is black! I don’t care how you all keep trying to tarnish Barack’s image, he is genuine and you all know it! You are all just prejudice yourselves and looking for an excuse not to vote for the best chance that we have right now for President of the United States! You should be ashamed! I love Barack and we need him for our President!!! Go Barack!!!
      SM: Maria, you are so misguided. I could care less if Wright was a product of the Industrial Revolution. Stop making excuses for people just because they happen to be of a certain color. David Duke is a product of the KKK, is he supposed to be given a pass too? If a white candidate had ever been implicated in the same type story, their political career would be over. You are a perfect example of why race cannot be discussed in America. Any one who dare tell the truth or confront some one of color in the same manner that we would confront a person who is white, is some one a racist and prejudice. Maybe you are.

      The MSM and the Obama campaign are about to perpetrate the biggest fraud on the American people. No one can be under the influence of a Black religious leader like Wright and not be influenced by the message. Unless, one is overly incompetent and refuses to see what is right in front of their nose.

      Let’s just get a couple of fact straight. Obama did not marry a white woman, his mother and one of his grand mothers are white. Obama is married to a black woman who has already been caught spewing the same hate that Wright is guilty of.

      Obama’s pastor did not make these sermons to discuss race and bring people together. Wright did it and has done it in the past to do just the opposite. He is race baiting. There is a cottage industry in America by many so-called black leaders to do just that. Pit White against Black America. Many people would not have a job or wealth if there was actual harmony.

      No one in their “Wright” mind would stay in a church where some one preached such hate filled messages. Also giving awards to racists and anti-Semites like Farrakhan. Any normal person would have left the church and went to another no matter if that pastor introduced them to God or not.

      So why is it only now that Obama is distancing himself? Oh gee … political aspirations maybe? Ya think! Obama knows that no white person with any brain that wasn’t a moonbat could sit through such a sermon. If white people found this so appalling, the question is … WHY DIDN’T Obama as well? If he claims to be able to bridge the gap of race … being a part of this church is hardly any example.


    17. Paul on March 23rd, 2008 6:28 am

      Obama, indoctrinated in White Hated by J Wright. Now no one can criticize him because he’s BLACK! This is really bad for America a new level of politically correctness. Now his attack dogs are after Bill C saying he’s McCarthy. This proves that they’ll stop at nothing. Wake up America Obama is NOT who he says he is.

    18. katablog on March 23rd, 2008 8:23 am

      Those that want to give Obama and Wright a pass for the times in which Wright grew up need to actually investigate Wright’s situation when he grew up. Wright was part of the privileged class, grew up attending an integrated school.

      He is not a product of his environment and bottom line regardless of his past environment, as a pastor he should up uplifting his congregation, not telling them lies about the government.

    19. Sherry on March 23rd, 2008 8:25 am

      Your message is exactly why we must not let Obama become president. If he became president no one could EVER be critical of any of his decisions or they would be RACIST. If he were president and there were people that did not like them–they would be RACIST. If he were president and made a few really dumb decisions no one could ever go against him or they would be ‘racist’.
      Think people—Bush has had MUCH criticism over the last few years–had this been Obama it would be because of ‘racism’.
      If BO becomes president then the race card would definitely be in play. Everyone..voters…house and senate would feel the need to go along with anything just to be ‘politically correct’ and to show the America they are not ‘racist’.
      This would be the worst thing that could happen to this country.

    20. enoughalready on March 23rd, 2008 8:31 am

      It is amazing how people believe what candidates say! They spin the facts of an issue to tell you what you want to hear. Outright lies are not uncommon either. It is like the 100 years in Iraq thing that Clinton and Obama keep misusing. Everyone who heard McCain speak knew exactly what he ment about 100 years. Look at how long we have had bases in other countrys. I don’t like it that we have bases in other countrys but why would Iraq be any different? To spin this into 100 years of war is just plain lying in my book.

      Obama must be pleased to have his own personal “swift boater”.
      One would think a “mentor” would be smarter than this guy. Wright is either crazy or collecting a lot of money from Clinton. Don’t believe the Republicans are paying off Wright cause they have nothing to gain by it in this primary.

      Clinton is a tyranical “cradle to grave” government socialist at the very best which is not what I am looking for.

      I don’t like McCain either but he looks like the
      least of evils at this point. Like to see who he chooses for VP.

      By the way. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

    21. Richard on March 23rd, 2008 8:37 am

      Remember what Plato said … the only reason for a good person to get into politics would be the fear that somebody else would get into office and do a worse job. Make your own judgement about the ones who are seeking the presidency today.

      The only solution that I see for us is to scale down, radically, the powers that the federal government now wields.

      But I don’t have much confidence in any of the ‘systems’ either … not the media, not the educational system (which in my view has become something bloated that simply churns out degrees), certainly not the corrupt entertainment world.

      Guess I’m getting old.

    22. Mike on March 23rd, 2008 9:00 am

      Having listened to the whole of Rev. Wright’s sermons, they represent much more of a commentary on U.S. foreign policy than racial hatred. His critique is largely correct. U.S. military interventions and wars have, in fact, generated a lot of anti-U.S. sentiment. The Iraq war is hardly an isolated incident only one of the longest. None of the victims of 9-11 deserved to die for U.S. foreign policy but in the context of Wright’s sermon, the “chickens did come home to roost.” By the way, the main message of Rev. Wright is that hate leads people and countries to retaliate in ways that cause children – the innocents – to suffer. It was a brilliant point and can be seen daily in the photographs and stories from Iraq.

      The “Gawd D’mn American” statement has generated so much hostility because we Americans love our flag and other patriotic symbols so much. Whether we love our land, our environment, fellow citizens, and institutions is much more problematic. The statement is uncomfortable to hear but try to hear it in the context of his whole message. Wright has been reduced to a cartoon villain by selective extraction from his sermons. It worked in the “sound bite” country.

    23. Mike on March 23rd, 2008 9:18 am

      History has its ironies. Guess who Bill Clinton turned to for spiritual advice during the Monica Lewinsky’s scandal? Rev. Jeremiah Wright! Do a little web research and there are some nice stories and photos. Can we now assume that Bill and Hillary are as complicit in Rev. Wright’s “racial hatred.” Please explain that connection away Hillary supporters. Also how is it that CNN has missed this connection?

    24. Jimmy Sanborn on March 23rd, 2008 10:46 am

      (This letter is not in support of any political candidate. It is to make sure that the people of the United States are aware of what is being taught to the next generation; in hopes to overcome such barriers and continue our fight for equality and justice for ALL people of this Great Land. For over a week now, the learning of these types of sermons has brought sadness and stirred mixed feelings of anger in my heart. After prayer and deep thought I concluded that I must do what ever I can to help bring attention to this type of hatred, and to let people know there is ‘a better way’).
      Webster dictionary, Racism; is hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
      The people were all jumping around and praising the lord at the thought of hating the white people, and there were CHILDREN in the congregation that day during one of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s famous sermons. Not a very nice picture for a white man who attends a church of mixed races that teaches love in the name of our Lord to everyone no matter their skin color.
      Dr Martin Luther King said that “we need not drink from the cup of bitterness and hatred”.
      Hate is a cancer, and hate divides and has no justification.
      What has become disturbing to me is not only were the people in the crowd excited about hating white people, but also their CHILDREN were present. If the people praise hate at church then they most likely teach it at home. All this time I have stood for equality, while their children are being taught to hate my children. This threatens my family’s safety. It shatters our feelings of comfort in our surroundings. The teaching that went on in Senator Obama’s church was the teachings of hate and division. Senator Obama had a choice along time ago to choose a different church, but choose to stay and subject his children to such teachings. Instead of routing out hate Senator Obama has made excuse for it and feeds it into the next generation, by allowing his children and other children to be subjected to such a display of hatred toward other people because of their skin color.
      Babies are not born prejudiced, but children are taught it. We teach by example and perception, words do matter as they form preferences. As long as hate is passed down from fathers to sons, mothers to daughters we will have prejudice. Whether it be prejudice against the White, Black, Native American, Hispanic or Asian what ever the skin color.
      I am a white 45 year old man with four children that I have taught to be Christians and love thy neighbor no matter their skin color for it simply is not an issue with us. It seems to be a very big issue with Obama’s church as they danced around praising the hate of white people in front of their CHILDREN.
      Most men my age are proud to be Americans, and do not want to hear a pastor pushing hate like that, while we are attempting to raise our children in love and kindness. I kind of think it is or should be a form of child abuse. Actually I feel when someone summits to hate it weakens the entire race and existence of man kind. Hate in my home is considered swearing, and the feeling of hate is discouraged.
      I can not support Senator Obama after this. The risk is just too high. Our eyes must be awakened to what we are teaching our youth. The effects of these teachings on society can not be measured because of the people not knowing of there presence and just how close to home these teachings actually are. Especially when a United States Senator and contender for the Presidency of the United States is a part of, or has been a part of a ministry with this type of racial doctrine.
      Hatred being taught in cities like Chicago, or even New York City could be a contributing factor in the high levels of gang activity. Someone may have already died from such teachings. After being taught all your life to hate a certain race can only lead to further violence. Something must be done about this; there must be ‘a better way’.
      A signal has to be sent that this type of teaching’s and division can not go on. You can not be the President of the United States and also be a part of such bashing of man kind no matter his/her skin color. Supporting Senator Obama after this would show support for such hate teachings and the divisions that are direct result of these teachings (teaching hatred of a race to CHILDREN).
      Senator Obama should be able to see that it was in poor judgment to belong to a church who preaches hatred within the human race, much more to stay a part of that church for 20 years. I feel for America, and all the work that we Americans have done and continue to do, to break down these racial divides. It is shocking to find out that here in America hate is being preached behind the doors and in the house of the Lord.
      I feel that it is now time for Senator Obama to step down from public office. He still has the ability to do a lot of good things in the private sector if he so chose’s. He was a part of this type of teaching, for far too long; to just simply state that he did not follow his churches ways. Actions and reactions speak in volumes much louder then speeches do.
      I certainly wish I would have had this knowledge before the primaries came through my state on Super Tuesday. Thank you for your time and please feel free to e-mail me if you wish at
      The right kind of change we need now and in this situation would be teaching our children that there is ‘a better way’.

      You can see this sermon and others like it at Titled Jeremiah Wright-Hillary Clinton ain’t never been called.

    25. yoyo muffintop on March 23rd, 2008 11:30 am

      John McCain has called Asians “Gooks” on numerous occasions.

      Guess the only one left is Nader

    26. Dr. True Heart on March 23rd, 2008 11:40 am

      As a psychologist, I understand that the subconscious mind incorporates everything we hear. Unfortunately for Mr. Obama, this indicates that being mentored by a bigoted anti-American pastor for 20 years makes him a willing accomplice to his views. Let’s not forget, Rev. Wright’s church is known to be one of the most anti-white churches in America. Yet Barack and Michelle deny these sentiments. Hunh, go figure. Please, Mr. Obama, quit patronizing the American people, we do understand who you are, and what you won’t do for our country. Hillary Clinton will balance our budget, elevate the working class and reinstate our good name worldwide.

    27. misskatie on March 23rd, 2008 12:31 pm

      I am not a hilary supporter.. I had all intent to vote for obama.. I am not prejuidice.. I am 100% hispanic.. no room for that wouldnt you say.. I am speaking of wright his pastor and all other’s that have made derogatory statements.. and not to mention that he wont salute the flag.. tell me whats up with that.. every american should be proud to salute their flag.. and than his wife makes statements .. like she wasnt proud of her country until now.. why because obamas running… I say not.. there’s no one qualified to be president.. but thats my opinion.

    28. Sherry on March 23rd, 2008 2:32 pm

      #24—VERY well stated..I also feel hate is being passed down in the black community from generation to generation.

      #22—what has me confused is how is what JW said teaching the gospel of the Lord? I see your point…but to use the pulpit as a sounding board..that in itself is extremely low of a person.

    29. txchic on March 23rd, 2008 3:33 pm

      good grief! are all these obama supporters coming from the same ip address?

      you can spin it any way you like but wright made some very WRONG comments. wrong as well as offensive. how can a person with so much hate teach about jesus?

      billary will do anything to win. if there’s any other dirt on obama the billary camp will be drudging it up quickly. she’s getting to the desperation stage.

      let them have at it.

    30. yoyo muffintop on March 23rd, 2008 3:42 pm

      Jimmy Sanborn – haha. Just a few lies in that post, eh? You know what I’m talking about :)

      You did get one person to believe you were genuine though :)

    31. A New Girl on March 23rd, 2008 3:59 pm

      Barack Obama’s speech on race in America will become a historical one, but it wasn’t enough to explain how he came to embrace a man whose views on bigotry are so damning. And it didn’t explain why he lied to the American people by telling us that he never heard Wright’s hate mongering….

      Who are you, Barack?? Too many unanswered questions and I refuse to vote for a man whose own Pastor and wife who clearly appear to be UNAMERICAN!!!

    32. Nia on March 23rd, 2008 4:12 pm

      Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

      Frank Schaeffer

      When Senator Obama’s preacher thundered about racism and injustice Obama suffered smear-by-association. But when my late father — Religious Right leader Francis Schaeffer — denounced America and even called for the violent overthrow of the US government, he was invited to lunch with presidents Ford, Reagan and Bush, Sr.

      Every Sunday thousands of right wing white preachers (following in my father’s footsteps) rail against America’s sins from tens of thousands of pulpits. They tell us that America is complicit in the “murder of the unborn,” has become “Sodom” by coddling gays, and that our public schools are sinful places full of evolutionists and sex educators hell-bent on corrupting children. They say, as my dad often did, that we are, “under the judgment of God.” They call America evil and warn of immanent destruction. By comparison Obama’s minister’s shouted “controversial” comments were mild. All he said was that God should damn America for our racism and violence and that no one had ever used the N-word about Hillary Clinton.

      Dad and I were amongst the founders of the Religious right. In the 1970s and 1980s, while Dad and I crisscrossed America denouncing our nation’s sins instead of getting in trouble we became darlings of the Republican Party. (This was while I was my father’s sidekick before I dropped out of the evangelical movement altogether.) We were rewarded for our “stand” by people such as Congressman Jack Kemp, the Fords, Reagan and the Bush family. The top Republican leadership depended on preachers and agitators like us to energize their rank and file. No one called us un-American.

      Consider a few passages from my father’s immensely influential America-bashing book A Christian Manifesto. It sailed under the radar of the major media who, back when it was published in 1980, were not paying particular attention to best-selling religious books. Nevertheless it sold more than a million copies.

      Here’s Dad writing in his chapter on civil disobedience:

      If there is a legitimate reason for the use of force [against the US government]… then at a certain point force is justifiable.

      And this:

      In the United States the materialistic, humanistic world view is being taught exclusively in most state schools… There is an obvious parallel between this and the situation in Russia [the USSR]. And we really must not be blind to the fact that indeed in the public schools in the United States all religious influence is as forcibly forbidden as in the Soviet Union….

      Then this:

      There does come a time when force, even physical force, is appropriate… A true Christian in Hitler’s Germany and in the occupied countries should have defied the false and counterfeit state. This brings us to a current issue that is crucial for the future of the church in the United States, the issue of abortion… It is time we consciously realize that when any office commands what is contrary to God’s law it abrogates it’s authority. And our loyalty to the God who gave this law then requires that we make the appropriate response in that situation…
      Was any conservative political leader associated with Dad running for cover? Far from it. Dad was a frequent guest of the Kemps, had lunch with the Fords, stayed in the White House as their guest, he met with Reagan, helped Dr. C. Everett Koop become Surgeon General. (I went on the 700 Club several times to generate support for Koop).

      Dad became a hero to the evangelical community and a leading political instigator. When Dad died in 1984 everyone from Reagan to Kemp to Billy Graham lamented his passing publicly as the loss of a great American. Not one Republican leader was ever asked to denounce my dad or distanced himself from Dad’s statements.

      Take Dad’s words and put them in the mouth of Obama’s preacher (or in the mouth of any black American preacher) and people would be accusing that preacher of treason. Yet when we of the white Religious Right denounced America white conservative Americans and top political leaders, called our words “godly” and “prophetic” and a “call to repentance.”
      We Republican agitators of the mid 1970s to the late 1980s were genuinely anti-American in the same spirit that later Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson (both followers of my father) were anti-American when they said God had removed his blessing from America on 9/11, because America accepted gays. Falwell and Robertson recanted but we never did.

      My dad’s books denouncing America and comparing the USA to Hitler are still best sellers in the “respectable” evangelical community and he’s still hailed as a prophet by many Republican leaders. When Mike Huckabee was recently asked by Katie Couric to name one book he’d take with him to a desert island, besides the Bible, he named Dad’s Whatever Happened to the Human Race? a book where Dad also compared America to Hitler’s Germany.

      The hypocrisy of the right denouncing Obama, because of his minister’s words, is staggering. They are the same people who argue for the right to “bear arms” as “insurance” to limit government power. They are the same people that (in the early 1980s roared and cheered when I called down damnation on America as “fallen away from God” at their national meetings where I was keynote speaker, including the annual meeting of the ultraconservative Southern Baptist convention, and the religious broadcasters that I addressed.

      Today we have a marriage of convenience between the right wing fundamentalists who hate Obama, and the “progressive” Clintons who are playing the race card through their own smear machine. As Jane Smiley writes in the Huffington Post “[The Clinton's] are, indeed, now part of the ‘vast right wing conspiracy.’ ( )

      Both the far right Republicans and the stop-at-nothing Clintons are using the “scandal” of Obama’s preacher to undermine the first black American candidate with a serious shot at the presidency. Funny thing is, the racist Clinton/Far Right smear machine proves that Obama’s minister had a valid point. There is plenty to yell about these days.

      Frank Schaeffer is a writer and author of “CRAZY FOR GOD-How I Grew Up As One Of The Elect, Helped Found The Religious Right, And Lived To Take All (Or Almost All) Of It Back

    33. Sherry on March 23rd, 2008 5:15 pm

      Face it folks…Obama is dead in the water.

    34. Jonathan on March 23rd, 2008 6:03 pm

      “Barack Obama’s less than sincere explanation”

      You have absolutely no basis or authority on which to indict Sen Obama’s explanation — you could call it “less than persuasive,” but at present it is you who is providing “less than sincere” exegesis.

    35. Jon on March 23rd, 2008 7:56 pm

      I am voting for Abraham Lincoln!

    36. A New Girl on March 23rd, 2008 8:24 pm

      #32, Nia- Please excuse the frankness here but I cannot help but comment that your lengthy, overdone post nearly put me to sleep this evening in front of my laptop.

      No wonder I never read your Father’s book.


    37. katablog on March 23rd, 2008 8:30 pm

      Once again, this isn’t to compare the Clintons versus the Obamas. It’s not shocker that the Clintons are filthy. What was a shocker to me is that the American people gave billary 8 years in office.

      Obama is not accused of consulting with a racist minister. He’s not even accused of having a racist minister as a supporter or a friend. Rather, Obama has had a racist pastor for 20 years and then named that same racist paster his campaign’s “spiritual adviser”. This isn’t some casual or business relationship – this is a long term, very personal relationship. Obama looks to Wright for spiritual guidance. I don’t know a much more intimate relationship, other than spouse, than that.

      I believe that if your pastor of your church is a racist and you continue to go to that church for any period of time, you must also be a racist.

      This is why as of last August, I decided that Obama could not possibly receive my vote. since that time, I have several other reasons why I would not vote for Obama, including that he would instantly lose the Iraq war and thereby dishonor every American that gave their blood.

    38. Vrezh from Seattle on March 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm

      Obama is my man, that is if I want this country go finally down the drain, suffocated economy of overtaxed businesses…The coffers of the budget might seem to get fatter for the first couple of years, then they dry up very fast and there would be nobody to tax, as most ships will sink under a heavy load of overzealous IRS and biggest government in the US history.
      He sounds all right, very likeable however as my wife notes he is a wolf under lamb’s skin…his preacher sounds more like a Muslim extremist than a Christian preacher. Of course Obama has not heard him say these outrageous things for which a white would have been dismembered and crucified by major media outlets (remember Don Imus and Obama’s reaction?). How could Obama hear the preacher when fortunately whenever he was in the church the preacher was behaving very well…Of course being close friends (at least having around outside church premises) married by the racist, kids baptized etc. did help him to see what a great man the pastor is. Farrakhan who? Black Panthers ? No idea…
      GIVE ME A BREAK….Liar, I have no idea who YOU ARE Obama…

    39. Ralph on March 23rd, 2008 10:29 pm

      Obama saying that the American people don’t trust the CLINTONS ? OH PLEASE ! OBAMA is the one who can’t be trusted ! 20 years and then he said he didn’t hear the comments from Wright. Then next day he did hear them. And his ass still sits in the pews for 20 YEARS !!! And he is HARVARD educated ?? They tell him to keep his ears shut for 20 years at a time ? What an “education” from that instution ! And the “typical white person” WHAT ? Ain’t that racists as HELL ?
      And I have NEVER heard Blacks not ONE time give thanks to the American soldiers that liberated the black slaves during the civil war ! NOT ONE TIME ! And this “African-American” crap is a bunch of bullshit to. Same goes with any type of “adjective-American” crap. You are AMERICAN first. And then if you have ancestry, it is AMERICAN, with African, or Indian, or Asian, etc. ancestry.
      And another thing, what about Wrights ties to Farrahkhan ? now don’t u think that ties Obama to Islam ? I do. I don’t trust him in the SENATE, much less the presidency ! I say show him the door and deport his black ass !

    40. misskatie on March 24th, 2008 12:59 pm


    41. super dave on March 24th, 2008 2:08 pm

      yoyo: if you had to sleep on the wet ground with leeches crawling over you and have your feet rot in your boots while every one of these (gooks) are looking to cut off your balls and stuff them down your throat, i think you would be doing a little name calling yourself.

    42. Jonathan on March 24th, 2008 3:05 pm

      “I have several other reasons why I would not vote for Obama, including that he would instantly lose the Iraq war and thereby dishonor every American that gave their blood.”

      This is not a reason: it is a blatant and nefarious lie.

    43. Paulus IS DAURY on March 24th, 2008 8:33 pm

      Wright, Sharpton and Jackson and a handful of others like things the way they are because they are in power if they really wanted to help AMERICANS of all color they would stop with their ENDLESS VOMIT about past things that myself and others had NOTHING TO DO WITH.

      GOT IT ? GOOD !

      i didnt own slaves, i didnt hurt anyone and frankly im tired of being blamed for stuff that even my parents had nothing to do with it.

      slavery was horrible but i got a news flash I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT

    44. Nia on March 25th, 2008 5:21 pm

      RE:#32, Nia- Please excuse the frankness here but I cannot help but comment that your lengthy, overdone post nearly put me to sleep this evening in front of my laptop.

      No wonder I never read your Father’s book.


      Well, new girl you did not have to read the post now did you? And apparently your head hit your desk before you got to complete it. SEE ending: Frank Schaeffer is a writer and author of “CRAZY FOR GOD-How I Grew Up As One Of The Elect, Helped Found The Religious Right, And Lived To Take All (Or Almost All) Of It Back. FRANK SCHAEFFER wrote the book, not my father. READ and COMPREHEND before you respond.

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    47. DOUGLAS FIELD on September 6th, 2008 10:19 am








      The prison experts have reported that there are 100,000 innocent Americans currently being falsely imprisoned along with the 2,300,000 total US prison population nationwide.
      Since our US Congress has never afforded poor prison inmates federal appeal legal counsel for their federal retrials,they have effectively closed the doors on these tens of thousands of innocent citizens ever being capable of possibly exonerating themselves to regain their freedom through being granted new retrials.

      This same exact unjust situation was happening in our Southern States when poor and mostly uneducated Black Americans were being falsely imprisoned for endless decades without the needed educational skills to properly submit their own written federal trial appeals.

      This devious and deceptive judicial process of making our poor and innocent prison inmates formulate and write their own federal appeal legal cases for possible retrials on their state criminal cases,is still in effect today even though everyone in our US judicial system knows that without proper legal representation, these tens of thousands of innocent prison inmates will be denied their rightful opportunities of ever being granted new trials from our federal appeal judges!!

      Sadly, the true US *legal* Federal Appeal situation that occurs when any of our uneducated American prison inmates are forced to attempt to submit their own written Federal Appeals (from our prisons nationwide) without the assistance of proper legal counsel, is that they all are in reality being denied their legitimate rights for Habeas Corpus and will win any future Supreme Court Case concerning this injustice!

      For our judicial system and our US Congressional Leaders Of The Free World to continue to pretend that this is a real and fair opportunity for our American Middle Class and Working Poor Citizens, only delays the very needed future change of Federal Financing of all these Federal appeals becoming a normal formula of Our American judicial system.

      It was not so very long ago that Public Defenders became a Reality in this country.Prior that legal reality taking place, their were also some who thought giving anyone charged with a crime a free lawyer was a waste of taxpayers $$.

      This FACADE and HORROR of our Federal Appeal proce$$ is not worthy of the Greatest Country In The World!


      1) YAHOO AND 2) GOOGLE

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