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Obama Finally Denounces Wright After 20+ Years

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

In a desperate move, Barck Obama finally distanced himself from his pastor of over 20 years, Jeremiah Wright. The question is what took him so long? The hate spewed by Wright in his videos was first seen all over the world almost 3 months ago.

On March 18th in Barack’s speech on race he emphaticly said: “I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother…”

While the Wright speeches were being endlessly quoted and viewed, Barack publicly postured that he never heard these words before. Obama often called Jeremiah Wright his “mentor”, “spiritual adviser” and “surrogate father”.

But that all changed after Reverend Wright’s speaking engagements; two sermons at the Friendship-West Baptist Church, in Dallas, the NAACP Dinner in Detroit and Monday in front of the National Press Club in Washington.

All of those appearances were broadcast repeatedly and it showed that Reverend Wright is as divisive and hateful as those “snippets” of his sermons that were seen as Barack said, “in endless loops”.

Suddenly, Obama has a dose of poll-driven leadership — it’s really the first time in his campaign he’s taken a strong stand.

“What we saw yesterday out of Reverend Wright was a resurfacing and, I believe, an exploitation of those old divisions. Whatever his intentions, that was the result. It is antithetical to our campaign. It is antithetical to what I am about. It is not what I think American stands for.

And I want to be very clear that moving forward, Reverend Wright does not speak for me. He does not speak for our campaign. I cannot prevent him from continuing to make these outrageous remarks.” (Full transcript here)

As the campaign progresses, Barack Obama proves himself to be just a typical politician. He’s spun his tale of defense of Wright as far as he could and now that it’s really affecting his campaign — it’s time to throw the Reverend under the bus. Of course he did that first to his grandmother, but that was 6 weeks ago.

What this really shows is that Obama lacks the conviction and backbone of true leadership. He’s stalled making the hard but correct choices his whole career — to finally do it today, is just too little too late.

See previous: Barack Obama Take Note — If I Am A Typical White Person – Then You Are A Typical Politician

Did Obama’s Campaign Kibosh Rev. Wright’s Sermon Tour?

Posted: 1540PT 04/29/08


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. The Bruce permalink
    Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2:55 pm

    Hm… turns out he’s just another politician, changing his tune when the going gets rough. So much for “Hope” eh?
    I spoke briefly on this here.
    Please visit us sometime. I enjoy your blog.

    The Bruce

  2. cmblake6 permalink
    Sunday, May 4, 2008 7:39 am

    Or “change”. Same old b.s. from politics. Holding you back? Under the bus they go!

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