Sunday, March 16, 2008

Why Obama is a LIAR-The Jeremiah Wright Connection

As much as it saddens me, it seems that those who support Obama do so at all costs, are willing to ignore truths placed right before their eyes. Much as groups like La Raza does against those that speak up against illegal aliens, Obama followers seem quick to jump into any thread that paints Obama in a negative light and play the race card, accusing us of some sinister agenda against a black man, accusing us of carrying out some evil agenda of either Hillary Clinton or John McCain and the Republican Right. Watching the news I am disturbed that black political pundits are suggesting Obama’s disturbing connections to Jeremiah Wright should be allowed to die a natural death, even suggesting that we as “White People” are hearing things wrong, do not understand the “Black Perspective.” Funny, do not remember the Al Sharpton’s and Jesse Jackson’s of the world letting charges of white hate speech dying until after the offending party had lost their career.

Close your eyes, or pretend you do not know the ethnic origins of the parties involved in this brewing scandal that could take down Obama, potentially end not just his run for the Presidency, but his political career. If you heard Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s words, read them on a printed page, are they hate speech? It is a simple yes or no question, and if you answer yes, then should Reverend Wright, Senator Obama be held to the same standards of accountability that we hold our white politicians to? Do a cursory search of the internet, and there are numerous examples of fallen politicians, run out of our nation’s capital for far less offensive speech than we are hearing from the Reverend Wright’s lips.

Senator George Allen (R) was being pegged as the likely Republican Nominee to replace George W. Bush, and then he had his Macaca Moment of shame. What about Trent Lott as another example, or Imus and his ill placed nappy headed whore remarks? None of these should be condoned, but neither can we have a double standard because the politician is black. Some will say Jeremiah Wright’s words are not those of Obama, and this much is true…but, Obama has embraced both the comments and the man, then turned around and lied about it, hoping it will all just go away. It is at this point that the Obamaniacs start their howling, accuse me of being on a witchhunt, suggest I am out to ruin his career, even claim what I say is not true.

Time out, lets examine some FACTS. Obama claims that he wants to be a Uniter, wants America and its citizens to come together as one to solve our problems. Why then does he attend a church that has a long standing reputation as being a boiling cauldron of devision falling along racial lines? Reverend Jeremiah Wright was a controversial man long before Obama credited him as being the man who showed him Jesus, credited him with being “my spiritual mentor”, long before Barrack Obama wrote his book based on a Wright sermon, “The Audacity of Hope”. These realities, known facts easy to find show that Obama lies when he claims he was unaware of the controversy, unaware of Jereimiah Wright’s bigoted, racist hate filled speech.

As example, a regular part of the bread of life spewed forth from Wright’s pulpit of hate are expressions like, “white arrogance” and “the United States of White America.” Not exactly phrases that fit in with Barack Obama’s message of consensus based upon a platform of shared faith combined with bipartisanship in government. More importantly, we know Obama has been in the pews when certain hate speech was delivered, such as on July 22, 2007 when both of the above phrases were peppered at the audience. Perhaps Obama should have taken a cue from Oprah, once a congregant, who distanced herself from both the church and the man.

Obama has been attending the “Trinity Church of Christ”, building a strong personal relationship with Jeremiah Wright since the 80’s when the skeptical Obama became a community organizer in the Chicago area, their friendship spanning decades. You can find numerous examples of Obama’s praise of the man, and his message, many of them written or spoken by Obama himself. Obama credits Wright with converting him to Christianity, yet would have us believe he had no clue of the hateful bigoted racist remarks attributed to Jeremiah Wright? Does a Harvard graduate, the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review expects us to be so na├»ve? Consider this:

Obama easily shares the story of how Jeremiah Wright took him on a spiritual journey where he came to know Jesus Christ.

Obama has described himself as a close disciple and personal friend of Jeremiah Wright.

Wright conducted the marriage ceremony when Barack married his wife Michelle.

Jeremiah Wright personally baptised the Obama daughters.

Obama had Jeremiah Wright bless his Chicago home.

“Audacity of Hope” is based on a Jeremiah Wright sermon, takes its title from it.

These are inconvenient truths for Barack Obama, and perhaps for the black community. It lends validity to our call for a full rebuke of Jeremiah Wright, a complete severing of Obama’s relationship with the man, and the church. That creates problems for Barack, because in his community Jeremiah Wright has done no wrong, is a well respected even revered man of god. Could potentially see a major segment of the Black Community abandon Barack, withdraw their support from his campaign.

Unfortunately, this scandal has exposed a very ugly truth…not all, but many blacks themselves are guilty of the same sin they accuse whites of…RACISM in all of its ugly truth. This tragic set of events, Jeremiah Wright’s ugliness has exposed a horrendous double standard wherein it is the black community guilty of demanding equality while deny that same gift to others. It raises the question, how can we have racial equality and justice for all when hatred and separation are being preached from the pulpit of America’s Black Churches? More important, how can we believe Barack Obama’s message of oneness, of inclusion when he embraces a church and a minister that embraces and ministers hate of all things white? There is a simple truth in life, it takes two people to fight, but it also takes two people to heal.

Obama cannot serve two masters, cannot be America’s President without facing this problem head on, and honestly…so far, he has done neither. To address any issue, to become a better person we must first be honest with ourself…Obama is lying when he claims no prior knowledge, there are too many examples of Wright’s controversy that have caught the attention of the American Media:

Wright on 9/11: "White America got their wake-up call after 9/11. White America and the Western world came to realize people of color had not gone away, faded in the woodwork, or just disappeared as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns." On the Sunday after the attacks, Dr. Wright blamed America.

Wright on the disappearance of Natalee Holloway: "Black women are being raped daily in Africa. One white girl from Alabama gets drunk at a graduation trip to Aruba, goes off and gives it up while in a foreign country and that stays in the news for months."

Wright on Israel: "The Israelis have illegally occupied Palestinian territories for over 40 years now. Divestment has now hit the table again as a strategy to wake the business community and wake up Americans concerning the injustice and the racism under which the Palestinians have lived because of Zionism."

These are all examples of Jeremiah Wright’s hate speech spoken before Obama had invited the man to give the opening remarks the day he announced his presidency…an invite rescinded on the advice of senior staffers. Eyebrow raising and controversy are Wright’s calling card, have been since 1984 when he visited Muammar Gaddafi three years after Libyan fighter jets fired on US aircraft in International Waters, and four years before the Libyan bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. These facts, these examples of hate speech make Obama look stupid when he claims ignorance, bring into question his ability to be a Senator, let alone our next president.

Instead of being honest, instead of rebuking both the man and the words, Obama has tried instead to excuse his behaviors, give him a free pass with comments such as:

New York Times-"We don't agree on everything. I've never had a thorough conversation with him about all aspects of politics."

Same Interview on Jeremiah Wright’s 9/11 comments-"The violence of 9/11 was inexcusable and without justification," adding "It sounds like Wright was trying to be provocative."

Justifying Wrights Hate Speech-Obama attributed views to Wright being "a child of the 60s"…"expresses himself in that language of concern with institutional racism, and the struggles the African-American community has gone through."

When Wright’s minions expressed disappointment at Jeremiah Wright not giving the invocation the day Obama announced his run for the Presidency, Obama’s campaign issued a quick statement to the press wherein Senator Obama claims to be PROUD OF HIS PASTOR, and his church. Sorry, but the two positions do not jive…the invite was revoked because senior staff knew Wright could kill Obama’s Campaign before it ever got off the launching pad, and this fact again makes Obama’s claimed ignorance a lie. Despite apparent staff warnings, Obama if anything has been reluctant to put distance between himself and Jeremiah Wright.

In June, Obama was appearing before a conference of religious leaders. Wright appeared in a videotaped introduction.

One of Obama's campaign themes alleges conservative evangelicals have "hijacked" Christianity, ignoring poverty, AIDS, and racism…a core pillar of Jeremiah’s hate speeches.

In an effort to build consensus between his new politics and faith, Obama's campaign launched a new Web page, that prominently featured a testimonial from Jeremiah Wright, which drew a quick rebuke from the Catholic League wherein the organizations President Bill Donohue stated Obama knew his spiritual advisor was so divisive that his inclusion could cloud the ceremonies, further nothing that Wright has “has a record of giving racially inflammatory sermons and has even said that Zionism has an element of ‘white racism.' He also blamed the attacks of 9/11 on American foreign policy."

This letter from Bill Donahue is irrefutable proof that Barack Obama is lying when he claims no previous knowledge of Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s hate speech. Is absolute proof that Obama has an inability to exercise good judgment when it comes to the company he keeps, the people he chooses to be in his personal circle of mentors. The facts are simple…to have a real chance at winning the Democratic Nomination Barack Obama has to carry the black vote by a overwhelming majority. To do that, he has place political practicality ahead of his morals. Rebuking Jeremiah Wright, severing his ties with both the man and the church would lose Obama something he desperately needs if he is to attain his goal…both Wright, and the activist African American church and the help, money and support they bring to his campaign and his staff. Problem is, that choice if it continues will not only haunt Barack Obama, but the entire Democratic Party, as the Republicans will use that choice to destroy the man in the General Election.

Both Wright and Barack know this, are willing to roll the dice. Wright stated in a quote to the New York Times, "If Barack gets past the primary, he might have to publicly distance himself from me," and "I said it to Barack personally, and he said 'yeah, that might have to happen.'" A calculated gamble…that does not sound like new politics, does not sound like change, but instead politics as usual. Obama refusing to call bigoted racist hate speech what it is, rebuke his friend and mentor because politically, right now during this contentious primary, he needs his help, even if he is a prejudiced bigot. Americans need to ask themselves a serious question, “Can we afford to lose the White House on the gamble of a dreamer spiritually married to a bigot preacher?

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