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After 20 Years in the Pews, Obama Outraged by Rev. Wright

Chicago Daily Observer 29 April 2008 3 Comments

After 20 years of Sen. Obama being a parishoner, receiving baptism, marriage, and the baptism of his children from Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Obama is reacting to Rev. Wright’s views expressed over the last week:

CNN Obama ‘outraged’ by Wright’s remarks

LA Times Barack Obama cuts bait with Jeremiah Wright

ABC News Obama Condemns Wright’s Defense

Washington Times Obama on “appalling” Wright: “I mean it”

Bloomberg Obama Calls Wright’s `Ridiculous’ Statements Offensive, Wrong

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist The Pastor Casts a Shadow

Fox News Obama: I Am ‘Outraged’ and ‘Angered’ By Wright’s Comments

Our Chicago Daily Observer editorial board wonders what else might take 20 years to get such a reaction from the Senator. Perhaps after another 20 years, Sen. Obama might note that the public schools in his neighborhood are terrible, the business climate in his wards has been gloomy for his entire political career, and the Chicago Democratic party that he endorses is not very good at running a healthcare system, amongst other things.

3 Comments »

  • Dan Kelley (author) said:

    Since this is Barack Obama denouncing Reverend Jeremiah Wright, I cannot help but wonder if this is a tactical gamble of sorts. Is Obama trying to stage his own “Sistah Souljah” moment?

    If you recall, during the 1992 campaign, Slick Willie Clinton chose to criticize a marginal rap music performer for her (reverse) racist views and inflammatory lyrics. It was a calculated cheap shot that cost nothing and was utterly meaningless, but it pacified the rednecks who felt Clinton was too friendly with blacks. By November, the solid black vote was still cast in Clinton’s favor while the pick up truck crowd was content that Slick could deal with minorities on hard terms if need be.

    So, the question to be asked is this: Can Obama can be believed when he claims to be finished with Wright’s hate speeches and extremist views? Dismissing Wright as an individual means nothing if Obama still adheres to liberation theology and the preacher’s brand of radical politics.

  • Pat H. (author) said:

    I believe the only reason that Barack Obama is finally responding to the Reverend Wright is that he does not want to answer questions about his wife’s beliefs, that mirror the Reverend Wright’s, that she registered in her thesis when she attended Princeton University.

    The thesis is highly inflammatory and is titled “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community” by Michelle LaVaughn Robinson and can be reviewed at Politco.com.

  • Senator Barck Obama ( actually Pat Hickey) (author) said:

    I am disppointed. I am disgusted. I am saddened.

    Writers, especially television writers, have added depth warmth and positive escapes for All Americans.

    From 1985 until 1989, I was entralled to magic of great writing and especially the talents of the staff of ‘Moonlighting’

    To say that I was disappointed is an understantement.

    “Moonlighting” was always plagued with production delays. In the 1986/1987 season the Cybill Shephard and Bruce Willis-fronted romantic dramedy produced only 15 episodes, so a total of mere 14 episodes in the strike-affected 1987/1988 season was not a significant setback.

    The series died a slow and agonizing death in 1989.

    At some time, I will once again watch “Moonlighting” on DVD, but I do not see that happening soon.

    Thank you for again giving this son of Kenyan Father and white Kansas-born mother to share my thoughts with you.

    I will not be taking questions at this time.

    Thank you.

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