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Obama Takes a Stand on Wright

Posted by Ryan on April 29, 2008

NEWSFLASH: It only took Barack Obama 20 years to notice that his Reverend is crazy.  That’s the kind of man I think we need to bring “hope” and “change” to the White House and America!  Obama calls Wright’s statements over the weekend as, among other things, “a bunch of rants that aren’t grounded in truth.” 

True.

However, what about all the crazy things Wright said before and after 9/11?  Back then, at least until last month, Obama could “no more disown him than [he] can disown the black community.”  Sounds like a flip-flop.

This episode has illustrated one major thing about Obama: he’s a politician just like every other politician, except even worse in some regards.  Of course, he needed to do this politically, but it also showed himself to be a hypocrite who’s willing to dump those he’s closest to if that means scoring political points — and doing so in the most public of ways. 

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4 Responses to “Obama Takes a Stand on Wright”

  1. citizenwells said

    I believe this whole drama may have been orchestrated
    by Obama and Wright.
    Obama has to win in NC. The Wright sermons were the
    biggest obstacle in NC.
    I believe this was a desperation move.

  2. Mike said

    You took the words right out of my mouth Citizenwells. It’s pretty convenient that Obama also had a little spat with Al Sharpton while this was going on. He’s doing what She Who Must Not Be Named tried to do before she was challenged, distance herself from the kooks on the left to make herself look reasonable.

    The sad thing is, I think it’s going to work.

  3. bolsonon said

    Now it’s enough? Now it’s disrespectful? Now he’s gone too far? To paraphrase the radical Reverend Wright, Obama’s chickens have come home to roost. Obama played the game of politics and he played it badly. By not doing the right thing and kicking the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his kooky commentary to the curb years ago, and by waiting until Wright went completely whacked out before a national audience again and again this past weekend, Obama is now forced to try and save the ship before his heretofore loyal followers break out the life rafts.

    For more observation and opinion on the road to the White House, visit: http://bolsonon.wordpress.com

  4. Ryan said

    Many people on the conservative talk today agree with both Citizenwells and Mike. Hannity and Rush have both entertained the idea that this could have been an inside job.

    I’m not sure. If Wright comes out with that promised book in the Fall and Obama is somewhere on the Democrat ticket, then I’d have to say no. Also, I think that by McCain promising not to make a deal about this, Obama has the cover to be as inconsistent as he’s been without anyone calling him on it, which (take Reverend Wright out of the whol thing) is still a legitimate character flaw that the Republicans could use in the Fall.

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