Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Obama's Pastor

Over the top? You be the judge.

...And there is the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a sprawling, profane bear of a preacher, a kind of black ministerial institution, with his own radio shows and guest preaching gigs across the country. Wright takes the pulpit here one Sunday and solemnly, sonorously declares that he will recite ten essential facts about the United States. "Fact number one: We've got more black men in prison than there are in college," he intones. "Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!" There is thumping applause; Wright has a cadence and power that make Obama sound like John Kerry. Now the reverend begins to preach. "We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional KILLERS. . . . We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. . . . We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. . . . We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means!" The crowd whoops and amens as Wright builds to his climax: "And. And. And! GAWD! Has GOT! To be SICK! OF THIS SHIT!"

Of course, "Fact number one" is wrong. And while there's some traction to "fact number 2," based on the existence of slavery and the 'vote calculation' stuff for slaves, I don't think that "racism" was "how the country was founded." IIRC, it had more to do with King George's Big Gummint schemes and taxes.

(Hear that, DarthDoyle??)

HT: Dreher


Brother James said...

I would posit that God may also be sick of Blacks selling each other into the slavery of drug addiction, gunning each other down in the streets over money and reputation, despising each other to the point that they refuse to form stable families, and of Black leaders, supposedly preachers of Christ, abdicating responsibility for these problems in the community, but instead seeking out slights from other groups.

I could go on, but God's probably sick of hearing me complain about it.

capper said...

News flash: I can't wait until tomorrow, when we find out that Fred Thompson's next door neighbor's best friend's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician doesn't like Jack Bauer. That will ruin him, too.

Amy said...


This is Obama's "spiritual leader." His pastor, the church where he worships on Sunday.

Bill Maher recently got on television and said Mitt Romney (and by extension all who believe in the Eucharsit) are schizophrenic for partaking in religious ceremonies.

But the difference is, our priest isn't spouting downright lies from the pulpit.

And, ultimately, isn't Obama's platform claiming he's the "great uniter"? That he will overcome all this bipartisanship and racism and discord and division and unite the nation?

Please show me exactly how his pastor is contributing to that sense of unity, or where Obama's record shows even *one* instance where Obama's vote crossed party lines in the name of unity.

Anonymous said...

"Please show me exactly... where Obama's record shows even *one* instance where Obama's vote crossed party lines in the name of unity."

Obama sponsored with Kit Bond (R-MO) an amendment to the 2008 Defense Authorization Act adding safeguards for personality disorder military discharges, and calling for a review by the Government Accounting Office following reports that the procedure had been used inappropriately to reduce government costs. He sponsored the "Iran Sanctions Enabling Act" supporting divestment of state pension funds from Iran's oil and gas industry, and joined Chuck Hagel in introducing legislation to reduce risks of nuclear terrorism. A provision from the Obama-Hagel bill was passed by Congress in December 2007 as an amendment to the State-Foreign Operations appropriations bill.

Maybe you should check to see if the GOP talking points on Obama have any credence behind them before repeating them. This one doesn't.

Dad29 said...

Umnnnhhhh...Cap...the POINT was Obama's minister, NOT Obama. Frankly, Obama is a ward-heeling machine pol from Chicago. No big deal--it makes no difference what he "thinks."

But that pastor's remarks are VERY interesting in and of themselves, no?