UPDATE - BARRY O GOES ON FOX
Spokesman Tommy Vietor emails:
"Rev. Wright is no longer serving on the African American Religious Leadership Committee."That cuts Wright's only formal tie to Obama, and answers what was sure to be a question in Obama's interviews tonight: If Geraldine Ferraro had to leave the Clinton campaign, why is Wright different.
Will this make a difference? It shouldn't. Obama has been going to this church for 20 years. Wright married Michelle and Obama, he's baptized their children, he was the inspiration for The Audacity of Hope. The Obamas gave this church over $22,000 in 2006 (which might also answer Michelle's problems with paying for those piano lessons). We are to believe simply saying see ya now means Obama hasn't been affected by this man? Please.
I think there is a direct connection between Mr. Wright's substitution of "G-d Damn America" for "G-d Bless America" and Mr. Obama's refusal to wear the American flag on his lapel or participate in anything patriotic. By the way, who the heck puts their hands over their genitals knowing thousands died for that flag? This idiot who thinks he can be President.
In all the ruckus, the one who wants to be a brave leader goes to the Huffington Post to reply. The Huffington Post? Oh you have cojones of steel, brother! To save you the trouble (and the antacid usage) the key passage is here:
"The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation. When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign. I made it clear at the time that I strongly condemned his comments."Really? Mr. Obama, I suggest some time with the Clintons to better hone the art of lying.
In Monday’s interview, Mr. Wright expressed disappointment but no surprise that Mr. Obama might try to play down their connection.
“When his enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli” to visit Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, Mr. Wright recalled, “with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell.” Mr. Wright added that his trip implied no endorsement of either Louis Farrakhan’s views or Qaddafi’s.
Mr. Wright said that in the phone conversation in which Mr. Obama disinvited him from a role in the announcement, Mr. Obama cited an article in Rolling Stone, “The Radical Roots of Barack Obama.”
According to the pastor, Mr. Obama then told him, “You can get kind of rough in the sermons, so what we’ve decided is that it’s best for you not to be out there in public.”
For those who need a quick recap:
1. This guy is a socialist
2. This guy hates America and white people
3. This guy's friends and family plan includes admitted domestic terrorists, unrepentant to this day
4. This guy isn't a Muslim himself, but likes them a whole lot better than the "Zionists" and will certainly cave to their extreme and not so extreme factions
5.This guy will raise our taxes to oblivion crashing the market
6. This guy buys property like the Clinton's buy cattle futures
7. This guy will be appointing judges that will make Ruth Bader Ginsburg look like...well, me!
8. This guys grip on reality is less than the Clintons.
Yeah - he'd make a fine POTUS.
Old War Dogs (I love those guys!) is following this too.
Ok - so we are to believe that Barry goes to this church 20 years but doesn't know this is how Uncle Pastor Wright feels? I am sorry, but if you don't know this is going on with someone you are that close too, you are absolutely not qualified to be president. And please don't tell us you skipped a few sermons when your first child was born, I sincerely doubt all this hate stuff happened conveniently then. To say you didn't hear these statements until yesterday is disingenuous at best. Barry O's church gives a shout out to Sean Hannity (its played on the radio show over and over again) during is webcasted sermons! The blogosphere has been screaming about this for going on 9 months now, it just so happens the MSM now decided to pick it up. If there aren't minions listening in to conservative talk radio or scanning the blogs for the pulse of whats really going on, then again, Mr. Obama, you have no business running for dog catcher let alone President.
Grab more popcorn, folks. I hear a scream somewhere in the distance....