Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Obama, here and there, then and now

Obama, candid, on Jeremiah Wright, pastor of twenty years, spiritual mentor, inspiration for book title Audacity of Hope:

Some of Wright's preaching:

Obama, after a little bit of that came to the light:


Reminiscent of Obama's various versions of his long alliance with American terrorist William Ayers?

UPDATE: great statement from This Jew for McCain:
...I will tell you what I cannot forgive either of the Obamas: raising their children in their church of hatred. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright's sermons run chills down my spine. His anti-American venom is shocking. Have you seen the YouTube video of him saying "God Damn the US," and saying "the chickens have come home to roost" in the form of 9/11 because the US never apologized for dropping the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? How can anyone equate the bombs that ended World War II, with bombings that have apparently started World War III?

Obama cannot deny calling Wright his moral compass, sounding board, close confidant, and putting him on his spiritual advisory council, calling upon Wright to perform his marriage ceremony, asking Wright to baptize his children, praying with Obama when he launched his White House bid, and attending Wright's church -- one might say religiously -- for nearly twenty years. As I said on air, Obama's pastor scares me a whole lot more than anything Sarah Palin has ever said or done.

How can anyone talk about being a unifying force, and call for hope to bring us together, when he has marinated himself and his family in a pit of venom? Obama recently claimed he had no knowledge of Wright's anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism, and minimized his relationship with Wright. That's just insulting revisionism. Obama's private actions fail to align with his public assertions.


CR said...

This was from the 2001 NPR Chicago interview:

I think we can say that, uh, uh, the Constitution reflected an enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day and -- and, uh, -- and, uh, that the framers had that same blind spot. I -- I don't think the two viewers are contradictory, to say that it was a remarkable political document that paved the way for where we are now and to say that, uh, it also, uh, reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.

Rachael Starke said...

It makes me wonder, if he really does scrape through on November 12th, or whenever this whole mess is over, and he stands up to take the oath to "uphold" the Constitution, is he going to be all Clintony, thinking in all his contemplativeness that "uphold" just means "hold it up high so that a bunch of teary empathatic law-rewriters can rip it to shreds with their pointy pens and declare a do-over"???

Does anyone really wonder why guys like Brian McLaren love him sooooo much??