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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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Rev. Wright Still “Stuck on Stupid”

Posted by Ryan on April 17, 2008

I know this story’s a little bit old, however, while cheering the Dem Debate last night, I heard Imus this morning picking on Fox News, specifically O’Reilly and Hannity, using the recent phrase uttered by Obama’s reverend, Jeremiah Wright, at one of Wright’s friend’s funeral that O’Reilly and Hannity were both “forever stuck on stupid.” 

Nice try, Reverend Wright, but give credit where credit’s due!

We all know “stuck on stupid” was a brilliant quip uttered by the straight-talking General Russel Honore in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, knocking the MSM for asking ridiculous questions:

Note to friends: please don’t knock Fox News at my funeral service — it’s kind of tacky and inappropriate.

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The Wright Side of Obama

Posted by Ryan on March 14, 2008

Sean Hannity has been beating the drum all week on his radio show  as well as his TV show with the pitiful Alan Colmes about the connection between radical Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama.  Anyone who listens to Sean knows that the “Stop [She Who Must Not Be Named] Express” has begun to morph into the “Stop Obama Express,” with all the hard-hitting scrutiny that the MSM should be giving Obama. 

Well, the Wall Street Journal Online and the Washington Post among others have picked up the story and are running with it.  Obama himself is distancing himself from the radical Wright who has said numerous inflammatory remarks about AIDS, 9/11, white racism in America, and so on.  Wright’s views are appalling and could seriously blemish Obama’s image and campaign as this story could have legs.  Remember that it was in March 2004 when “flip-flopper” came into our political lexicon over that pesky $87 million supplemental package.   

Remember that Obama has been in this race for President since February 11, 2007.  It is now March 14, 2008.  Does anyone really believe that if he were a Republican and that Republican had a crazy, radical, anger-filled, racist preacher for the last 20 years that these kinds of connections would have been unvetted in 13 months of a national campaign for commander-in-chief?  Perhaps the MSM is shot itself in the foot by giving Obama a pass for so long.

Pic from the New York Times, taken from the Trinity United Church of Christ/Religion News Service.

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