Or lose your party’s nomination for President of the United States.
With a friend like Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Barak Obama doesn’t need enemies — and the Clinton campaign would be down on their knees thanking God if there was a Christian in the bunch. For Hillary, this insane, egomaniacal con man / cult leader is the gift that just keeps on giving.
OK, so much for the clichÃ©s, but I just couldn’t resist.
Aside from being an anti-American racist, the good reverend is clearly a scoundrel of the first water. He is building himself a $1.6 million 10,000 square foot house with church funds where he will spend his “retirement.” What with Rev. Wright preaching that the government created the HIV virus to kill African-Americans, that the United States brought on the attacks of 9/11 and that the military are no better than terrorists he’ll have a lucrative speaking career on the college and lefty circuits.
The Obama campaign, indeed the candidate himself, must have been asking this guy to keep his trap shut for the last month, but like all self-serving egomaniacs, he just couldn’t help himself. Obama should have disavowed this nut immediately, but he displayed a quality the Reverend clearly has not — loyalty to a friend — and it’s going to cost him the nomination.
Ever since Obama overtook Hillary we’ve been wondering what dirt the wicked witch of the Senate and her army of private investigators would dig up on him, what surprise maneuver she’d pull. It just landed in her lap.
Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s latest charge may be the first true thing to come out of his mouth in years — that Obama distanced himself from Wright only because, as a politician, he had to, implying Obama secretly agreed with Wright’s views.
There’s just no way you can go to a guy’s church for twenty years, know him for twenty years and not know what he thinks. How much slack would we cut any public figure who went to a Christian Identity church for twenty years and claimed he didn’t share the views preached from the pulpit? How would we feel about that same public figure if he described the preacher as a “spiritual adviser?” He’d be called out for the liar he was.
Birds of a feather flock together (ok, not quite done with the clichÃ©s). People form peer groups based on shared values. Guys who like to fish hang out with other guys that like to fish. Guys who think the government created the HIV virus to kill African-Americans, that the United States brought on the attacks of 9/11 and that the military are no better than terrorists hang out with other guys who think the government created the HIV virus to kill African-Americans, that the United States brought on the attacks of 9/11 and that the military are no better than terrorists.
The DNC knows that this and other questionable affiliations (William Ayers, The New Black Panther Party, et al.) would be red meat for the Republicans and right wing 527’s. Howard Dean has said within the last couple of days that the nomination might not go to the candidate with the most delegates, but to the most electable candidate. Don’t take this as an offhand comment.
Hillary haters gear up because, to quote Sir Elton John “(this phrase violates the editorial policy of the Oregon Catalyst, but you all know the one I mean),” and she will be the Democrat’s nominee for President of the United States.