Wednesday, April 30, 2008

 

Getting Wright with O-Ba-Ma

Apparently, Senator Obama is not happy with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Can you guess what particularly has the Illinois senator upset? (Hint: it concerns Senator Obama)

"And what I think particularly angered me was his suggestion somehow that my previous denunciations of his remarks were somehow political posturing. Anybody who knows me and anybody who knows what I'm about knows that I am about trying to bridge gaps and I see the commonality in all people."

That’s right, “all people” – even if we’re just a "typical white person". (work warning – links to a recording)

Of course, the big problem with all of this is, well, I’ll let Senator Obama tell us:

“Obama said he was troubled by many aspects of Wright's recent appearances, including his decision "to command the stage for three or four consecutive days in the midst of this major debate" about such issues as health care, education, energy, economic policy and the fight against terrorism.” Obama Calls Minister's Comments 'Outrageous'

Not sure it’s fair to imply that Rev. Wright interrupted a “major debate” when Senator Obama has made it clear he won’t debate anyway.

Besides, what do he and Senator Clinton really disagree about?

What the Wright flare-up has done though is distract us from Barack Obama’s audaciously hopeful plan to reenergize America. To do this, he promises to:

Quit Iraq;
Quit NAFTA and;
Quit any recent tax cuts.

(But in order to make it happen, he has to first convince Hillary Clinton to...quit.)

In his Philadelphia speech, Senator Obama tried to give us more than just “the snippets of those sermons that have run in an endless loop on the television and You Tube” because we didn’t the know good Reverend like he did.

Well, I think that educational gap has been bridged.

Comments:
In Philia., Obie said he could no more disown Wright than he could disown the black community. Now that he's disowned Wright, has he also disowned the black community? [Hope I'm not just being another typical white person. ;-) ]
 
Charles Krauthhammer makes much the same point today
 
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