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Another Obama Preacher

Posted by Mike on May 29, 2008

This isn’t exactly the same situation as the Reverend Wright controversy because unlike Wright, Michael Pfleger was not the person from whom Barack Obama received twenty years of spiritual guidance. However, Obama has some more explaining to do about his Trinity pseudo-church in Chicago.

We’re all familiar with the racist Wright who closely counseled and preached to Obama for 20 years. At the time, Obama tried to explain Wright away by pretending that Wright had been taken out of context, something that’s a little hard to do when the “church” itself has a mission statement like this. Now if it was difficult for Obama to explain away his radical “church” before, just imagine how hard it will be now that the church decided to bring in a preacher who gives sermons like this one:

The problem for Obama, other than the fact that this type of speech is what repetitive campaign commercials are made of, is that no one took Reverend Wright out of context and no one is taking Michael Pfleger out of context. When one considers the “church’s” mission statement, Reverend Wright’s sermons, Pfleger’s sermons, the fact that the candidate’s wife was never proud of her country, the fact that Obama himself stopped wearing the American flag on his lapel in September 12, 2001, then it is obvious why the candidate views the American people with such contempt.

With values like these (and he must share them otherwise he would not have maintained his close relationship with Wright or remained in the pews for 20 years), it is no wonder why Obama has such little faith in people’s abilities that his only policy prescriptions involve government solutions. With values like these, it is no wonder why he has so little understanding of real Christianity that he claims people “cling” to the beliefs out of bitterness.  With values like these, it is also no wonder that he puts more faith in a potential meeting with a dictator like Ahmadinejad than in a meeting with our own soldiers in Iraq.

If incidents like these continue to surface, Obama will need a miracle to win in November. If that’s the case, I think its time he start clinging to the kind of religion practiced in a real church.

Hat tip: Hot Air

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Newt Says (and I agree): Sign the Petition!

Posted by Ryan on May 29, 2008

Here’s Newt making tons of sense once again:

So, SIGN THIS PETITION from Newt’s American Solutions project to get your voice heard on having a sound, pro-growth energy policy for our nation during these hard times. 

The Warner-Lieberman Bill is a horrible, anti-growth, anti-business bill that is gaining momentum in the Senate not because it is sound policy, but because it is ideological populist environmentalism stuck between the Republicans who don’t want to look mean and the Democrats who want to impose socialism.  Warner-Lieberman is a scary New Deal rehash (which has Barbara Boxer’s mitts all over it) that, according to the Wall Street Journal, “would impose the most extensive government reorganization of the American economy since the 1930s.”  This would unleash so many repercussions that no one could fully see.  We have a global economy — businesses do not have to stay in the USA anymore, and they won’t. 

Drill here, drill now, pay less” is Newt’s mantra.  It’s a private sector solution that will yield faster results with less red tape without attacking our economic and political systems.

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