Tuesday, April 29, 2008
For 20 years, Barack Obama stood in the pews of the church where Jeremiah Wright preached his hatred of white people, Italians, Jews, and of America. For 20 years, Barack Obama appears to have had no problem with Wright's bigotry. Even when clips of Wright's sermons appeared on the MSM and on the internet, Obama said that he would stand by Wright. Now, however, as his polls continue to slide and it is becoming more obvious that Obama is being hurt by the good Reverend, Obama decided to become "outraged" and distance himself from Wright.
For everyone with a brain, this is pure politics, and comes too little, too late.
Obama Calls Wright's Remarks `Ridiculous,' Offensive
April 29 (Bloomberg) -- 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.
Wright's statements and past sermons have presented an obstacle for Obama as he tries to win over working-class white voters in the remaining Democratic primaries. Recorded snippets from some of Wright's sermons already have been used by Republicans in North Carolina against local Democrats. Obama and his rival, New York Senator Hillary Clinton, face their next test May 6 in contests in Indiana and North Carolina.
So, Wright said before that the government spread AIDS to kill black people. Now Obama is "outraged"?
Wright said before that 9/11 was deserved for the US "terrorizing" the world. Now Obama is "outraged"?
Wright made ridiculous comments before about black education and white people before, yet now Obama is "outraged"?
This is worse than anything any politician could have done. And it looking more and more true that Barack Obama is nothing more than an empty suit, whose toleration of bigoted statements, terrorist buddies, and crooked friends make him unfit to be President of the United States.