Excellent look at the spiritual guide of Obama’s. Someone he has refused to separate himself from. He will only say he disagrees with him.
In fact Obama has said he felt at home in this ugly, hateful preachers church.
The sign stayed until the end of apartheid, – long enough to catch the eye of a young Barack Obama, who visited the church in 1985 as a community activist. Obama, was not a churchgoer at the time, but he found himself returning to the sanctuary of Trinity United. In Wright he had found both a spiritual mentor and a role model…
Obama says that rather than advising him on strategy, Wright helps keep his priorities straight and his moral compass calibrated.
In his 1993 memoir “Dreams from My Father,” Obama recounts in vivid detail his first meeting with Wright in 1985. The pastor warned the community activist that getting involved with Trinity might turn off other black clergy because of the church’s radical reputation.
When Obama sought his own church community, he felt increasingly at home at Trinity…
Later he would base his 2004 keynote speech to the Democratic National Convention on a Wright sermon called “Audacity to Hope,” –also the inspiration for Obama’s second memoir, “The Audacity of Hope.”
Remember…he CHOSE this church. What kind of man chooses this hateful church and then expects all of us to overlook it? Or to overlook his own reaction to the hate speech directed at our country:
“I don’t think my church is actually particularly controversial.” He said Rev. Wright “is like an old uncle who says things I don’t always agree with,” telling a Jewish group that everyone has someone like that in their family.
You don’t choose your family Obama. Your born into it.
You CHOSE this church, you have said it feels like home.
In this segment of GMA today a advisor to Obama complains that people are not vetting Hillarys or McCains pastors. I’m sure they will but lets imagine that McCain’s pastor HAD said these sort of ignorant statements. Does anyone really believe the left and the MSM wouldn’t be calling for his head? If McCain’s pastor was a racist, like Wright is, there is no way in hell that he even gets close to the nomination.
Roger Simon is appalled:
It’s not funny. Barack is running for President of the United States. As a former civil rights worker, I find it pretty appalling. Was this what we were fight for? Forget the primaries, in the general election this video is going to be all over the airwaves and the internet. It could do for Obama what Willie Horton did for Dukakis…. But unlike the Willie Horton ad, Obama will deserve this. Horton was a mistake by Dukakis that any of us could have made. Jeremiah Wright was Obama’s personal choice for years. And let’s not even get into Barack giving Farrakhan the honorific of “Minister” in the recent debate…
As he should be. This was no mistake, this was a choice Obama made on who to associate with, as was Rezko, and judging by those choices it’s clear the man shouldn’t be within 100 miles of the White House let alone inside the Oval Office.