Really nothing much more to add to this from Mark Steyn, it says it all in a few paragraphs.
The Senator has said he missed Jeremiah Wright’s post-9/11 sermon. How many other Sundays did he decide to sleep in? Did he also miss the one where the Reverend Wright referred to “the US of KKKA”? How about the one where the pastor said “the government lied about Pearl Harbor. They knew the Japanese were about to attack”?
Out of town that morning? Well, what about the one where he said “the government lied about inventing HIV as a means of genocide against people of color”? Alarm clock out of batteries that Sunday, too?
It seems hard to believe you could spend 20 minutes in this pastor’s company, never mind 20 years (as the Obamas have), without figuring he’s a race-baiting loon. So at the very minimum Senator Obama’s extremely belated distancing is lame. This is the candidate who wants to negotiate with the Iranians. The US deserves better than a president who, asked his reaction to the moment in the meeting when Ahmadinejad promised to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, says, “Oh, gee, I guess I must have stepped out to the men’s room for that bit.”
Obama listened to Wright’s bilge week in, week out his entire adult life and by the end was giving this huckster over 20 grand a year to keep him in business. It seems reasonable to assume, given some of her observations on the hustings, that Mrs Obama agrees with the broad thrust of Jeremiah Wright’s “theology”. Does her husband?
Derb wondered the other day whether the Obama campaign was a massive “con job”. But it’s worse than that. If he were a con artist, he’d be like every other opportunist pol contemplating a run for the presidency: he’d be slick enough to know from the get-go that the Reverend Wright was a guy he needed to keep at way beyond arm’s length; instead, he named his big pre-campaign hey-world-here-I-am book after one of his sermons. That suggests Obama didn’t even appreciate Wright was a potential problem. Which, in turn, suggests a candidate as disconnected from reality as his pastor is.
I have to tell ya, as time goes by I’m almost hoping he gets the nomination now. His Clintonian doublespeak is doing nothing but digging a bigger ditch to throw his carcass in.
It [Trinity United Church of Christ] also helped give him spiritual bona fides and a new assurance. Services at Trinity were a weekly master class in how to move an audience. When Mr. Obama arrived at Harvard Law School later that year, where he fortified himself with recordings of Mr. Wright’s sermons, he was delivering stirring speeches as a student leader in the classic oratorical style of the black church. [my emph.]
Obama says he never heard the ugly, controversial Wright sermons in person. Which ones did he use to hone his oratory skills at Harvard Law?
Keep digging that hole Big O’…..