The WSJ highlights Barack Obama’s close ties to the insipid community organizers and his recent attempt to distance himself as we have seen before with Wright, Ayers, etc.
Who is it that will ultimately sink Barack’s vision quest? Bill Ayers? Jeremiah Wright? No…it will ultimately be his bitter and angry wife. The more the country sees of this entitled and angry woman the less they will like her and it will stick to BO. Hitchens makes the case that it is Michelle that probably kept BO in Wright’s pews for all those years. Watch the video and read the article and try to figure out why this lady is so damn angry.
I was thinking about Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, and his current situation and how he is playing it and I cannot help but think he squandered his potential to be a transformative leader on the issue of race. It could have happened, and should have, after the first snippets of the Reverend Wright came out…instead Barack gave his bs speach and the media swooned. After Reverend Wright’s Press Club performance Obama had no choice but to put distance between the thoughts and philosophy of Wright and himself. Obama went further though, he put distance between himself and the man that was a mentor and spiritual advisor for 20 years. He ran away from someone who, by all acounts, seemed to be a father figure to him.
What Barack Obama failed to do is to take the opportunity to illuminate black liberation theology and why it was relevant to the struggle Jeremiah Wright was engaged in and why it is not relvant to his current struggle. He had the opportunity to really be the post-racial candidate and he fumbled. I’m not sure if it was fear or just political lust that got the better of him. I do know that had he engaged the public in a genuine discourse on the emancipation of blacks in the United States due in part to those proponents of liberation theology and the subsequent perpetuation of victimology that is the current impediment to progress for blacks it would have been a powerful moment. The solution became the problem. Al Sharpton. Jesse Jackson. Jeremiah Wright.
Imagine if Barack Obama gave a speach that spoke about liberation theology and the context in which it was created. If he talked about it honestly, the rage and the desparation, the struggle for humanity from a critical perspective, we could have moved forward. He fumbled. He could have embraced his friend of twenty years with understanding and explained how the Reverend’s views were part of the past and outlined what we need to do to move forward. Instead Obama acted like a coward and lost a friend and a chance.
I don’t think he can recover. Sure, Barack Obama can go on to get the nomination and perhaps be President but he will not be a great man, he will just be another opportunistic politician. He could have been a statesman.
I get sick of the religious right but good lord, here comes the religious left…
Ok, so Barack Obama has either revealed himself to be a blithering idiot and admits to missing what a hateful piece of shit his pastor Jeremiah Wright is and was for the past 20 years or he is a complete liar and and is trying to save his political bacon with his speach today. Regardless which of the aformentioned possibilities holds true one thing is for sure, the folks following this empty suit, aka Barack Jesus Christ Obama, are blithering idiots. They are a voluminous lot mind you but stupid and/or delusional nonetheless.
The Arizona Senator has come out strong against a North Carolina GOP ad using the Reverend Wright as a hammer against democratic opponents. I wonder if this is part of a strategy to provide distance between McCain and the inevitable attack ads, probably so. It may not be a bad tact to take given that Hillary will be spending some more time tearing down the new messiah. It will be interesting to see what McCain feels is fair game. He has already indicated a willingness to take Obama to task on his relationship with domestic terrorists.
It is clear that McCain feels like he has to walk a fine line and at this point he looks to be doing it with finesse.