Barack Obama Finally Sees Problems with Rev. Wright Speech … Divorce Because he Called him a Politician
“The person that I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago.”
After 20 years Barack Obama divorces Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Obama denounces Wright’s comments as the “he said, he said” battle continues. Some how Obama has had an epiphany that what Rev. Wright has been saying is wrong and hateful. Barack, where the hell have you been for the past 20 years? Wright said nothing different the other day at the National Press Club than he has said in the past. So what’s the difference? Is it because he called you a politician? Finally yesterday at a news conference Obama breaks with pastor Wright to stop the drama of race, values, patriotism and betrayal that has sabotaged his presidential candidacy. After all this time Obama decides to throw Wright under the bus, but alas, his head is too large to fit. What is that, if not political posturing?
“I have spent my entire adult life trying to bridge the gap between different kinds of people. That’s in my DNA, trying to promote mutual understanding to insist that we all share common hopes and common dreams as Americans and as human beings. That’s who I am, that’s what I believe, and that’s what this campaign has been about,” Obama said.
“I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday,” he said.
Obama also distanced himself from the man in a way he has been reluctant to in the past.
“The person that I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago,” he said. “His comments were not only divisive and destructive, but I believe that they end up giving comfort to those who prey on hate, and I believe that they do not portray accurately the perspective of the black church.”
“They certainly don’t portray accurately my values and beliefs,” he said.
“If Reverend Wright thinks that’s political posturing, as he put it, then he doesn’t know me very well and based on his remarks yesterday, I may not know him as well as I thought either.” (The Politico)
The full transcript of Obama on Wright can be read HERE.
What is most telling about Obama’s actions are the following. Obama allowed Rev. Wright to attack America and that was OK. Obama sat back while seeing Rev. Wright and his church praise Louis Farrakhan. No one in their “Wright” mind thinks that in some 20 years that Obama could not have been exposed to Wright’s rantings. The only time that Obama actually takes a stand against Wright is when it was hurting him politically. This coming from the “candidate of change”.
Its a power war to the top of the Black leadership in the United States and there is only so much room at the top. There can be only one. The New York Post reported that in a telephone conversation Al Sharpton accused Barack Obama of grandstanding in front of white people. How sad and pathetic is it that some people when speaking have to always use the words black and white to describe people for effect? We cannot just be people. We have always said that racism is a cottage industry in the US and many people keep blacks at whites at each others throats and benefit in the process. Does an arms dealer ever want war to end?
Barack Obama made a call for nonviolence in the aftermath of the Sean Bell verdict - infuriating the Rev. Al Sharpton, who accused the presidential candidate of trying to “grandstand in front of white people,” sources told The Post.
During what a source described as a “heated” phone call yesterday, Sharpton told Obama he was disappointed with the Illinois senator’s words on Friday, when Obama said “resorting to violence to express displeasure” was “completely unacceptable and counterproductive.”
Of course the irony is not lost in Sharpton’s comments. Imagine Al telling anyone not to grandstand. Isn’t Al Sharpton the master of grandstanding?
The source said Sharpton had hoped Obama would “side with the Bell family” and not use it as an “opportunity to grandstand in front of white people.”
An Obama spokesman described the conversation as a chance to “hear [Sharpton's] views and to get his perspective.”
A spokesman for Sharpton is denying the report. Although the report is being denied, one finds it hard to believe that Sharpton would take kind to any lack of support for his cause.
- Dana asks how much power Reverend Jeremiah Wright actually yields, and analyzes Reverend Wright’s motivations.
Wright is completely WRONG …
The more that Reverend Jeremiah Wright talks the more people question Barack Obama. Do not believe what some pundits tell you that this is all about Rev. Wright and his 15 minutes of fame. That s only partially correct. It has become obvious to any thinking person that it was impossible for Barack Obama not to have seen or heard the hate spewed from the mouth of Reverend Wright over 20 years. Impossible!!! Does anyone think that Wright is capable of actually being sincere or keeping his mouth shut? Look what he is doing when the whole world is watching. Imagine what he did when no one was? What this does show is that Obama sold his soul to Wright for street cred in the Black community.
By the way Reverend Wright … who the hell do you think you are? Attacks against you are just that … attacks against you and no one else. How dare you try and incite racial divide. However, what should we expect from someone who has consistently spewed hate and racial division. Where is your message of hope to not just blacks, but all people? There is a cottage industry in the US on racial divide and its not just white people who profit. There are many people of color who benefit from racial unrest as well. Where is your message of hope Rev. Wright? As the Bible teaches us, BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS!
“This is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright,” the minister said. “It is an attack on the black church.” He positioned himself as a mainstream voice of African American religious traditions. “Why am I speaking out now?” he asked. “If you think I’m going to let you talk about my mama and her religious tradition, and my daddy and his religious tradition and my grandma, you got another thing coming.”
Reverend Wright is turning this event into a lifetime of what he has always wanted, fame. Not God, but fame. All too often in Wright’s speeches the topic has been Wright and that he is a victim. He has been crucified. What is lacking from his sermons? A humbleness to the Almighty. I have never in my life heard a “man of God” speak so long and never hear the words Jesus Christ, God, the Father, the Almighty or the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Why? Because its never been about religion … its been about the Reverend Wright.
Now Wright wants to teach Obama a lesson as to who is in charge. Wright can make Obama and Wright can break him.
Wright suggested that Obama was insincere in distancing himself from his pastor. “He didn’t distance himself,” Wright announced. “He had to distance himself, because he’s a politician, from what the media was saying I had said, which was anti-American.”
Explaining further, Wright said friends had written to him and said, “We both know that if Senator Obama did not say what he said, he would never get elected.” The minister continued: “Politicians say what they say and do what they do based on electability, based on sound bites, based on polls.”
Read Full Transcript HERE.
So many blogging on this topic and all great points of view:
- Blue Crab Boulevard: Trifecta
- Michelle Malkin: Wright’s security provided by Nation of Islam
- Red State: The second time, as farce
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Maybe this is partially because the Aruban police consistently bring a knife to a gun fight, metaphorically speaking. Is it a standard practice to continually not arrest criminals due to a lack of evidence? There seems to be a pattern. It was not just Joran Van der Sloot who was released for lack of evidence in the case of missing Natalee Holloway. Interestingly enough, criminals always find a way to stay in trouble with the law.
… chief of police Peter de Witte didn’t want to say yet whether the police had indeed run up against a criminal network during a routine action.
The in Colombia born Hernan Tobias Quiñonez Villareal, popular as ‘El Flaco’, was guilty of several drug- and violent crimes. He has been arrested before, but not convicted due to lack of evidence.
Suspect in the shooting tragedy still on the run (Amigoe: 4/28/2008)
Police officers carrying off the body of the 38-years old marksman ‘El Flaco’.