Front page of the Chicago Sun-Times: “The speech of his life.” Doesn’t this beg the question, why he hasn’t made this speech sooner? I’m sure any Republican would get the same fawning treatment if he was renouncing ties to a radical church, right? Does anybody recall a Pat Buchanan campaign staffer in 2006, who was invited to the same event where some white supremacist whackos had rented an expo booth? There were no speeches, just "off with his head." No one tried to understand anyone's rage. It did not matter that the Buchanan aide had no affiliation with the white supremacist. No newspaper attempted to place it in a good light. Contrast with Obama and his America-hating, race-baiting Pastor of twenty years.
The Sun-Times sub-headline goes on to add this gloss-over:
“his former Pastor’s fiery sermons”
Pu-uh-leeeeeese, give me a break.
“former” ? Obama still belongs to the church and the pastor just retired. The new pastor is the same breed and Obama still belongs to the Church.
“pastor” ? not only was J. Wright Obama’s pastor, he was/is his spiritual counselor and for some time a campaign advisor for faith matters.
“fiery sermons” ? I'll say. How about anti-American rants and hatred-towards-whites tirades?
This is spin at its finest. Obama is exposed as either an afro-centric whacko, or an obsequeious member of the mob, who doesn’t have the sense or the fortitude to remove himself and his family from the spiritual leadership of a raving Louis Farrakhan knock-off with a cross on the wall. So, what does Obama do? He changes the subject. He calls for racial healing, blah, blah, blah. A little late, don’t you think? About 20 years too late.
Moreover, Obama does nothing to explain how a patriotic American could sit in the pews and listen to the most vile anti-American vituperations, and the most unhinged conspiracy theories, without dissenting, UNTIL his political aspirations required a dissent. Would you lead your wife and children to sit under the tutelage of Jeremiah Wright’s frothings against the Nation you love?
Of course the drive-by media is only too quick to pick up Obama’s spin and run with it. So, if you or I don’t swallow Obama’s load of excrement -- which the media is comparing to Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech (talk about the lowering of standards) – then we are the ones prolonging the agony of racial strife. This would be funny if it didn’t fool so many people. Obama is like the cartoon character being chased, who when his pursuer catches him says, “quick, he went that-a-way.” And we’re supposed to go running that-a-way?
You cannot participate in racial division, and for that matter national division for twenty years, then when you’re caught red-handed at it, declare yourself the agent of racial and national reconciliation. Or maybe you can, if good-hearted people want badly enough to believe you. We’ll soon see how gullible people are in the age of feelings uber-alles.