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Elder: Why Jeremiah Wright Matters -- Still

By Larry Elder

In the 1967 comedy "A Guide for the Married Man," Joey Bishop's wife catches him in bed with another woman. As his wife stands at the bedroom door screaming at the sight, Bishop and the mistress calmly get up, make the bed and get dressed. The mistress leaves. Bishop nonchalantly sits down in the living room, lights up a pipe, picks up the newspaper and casually leafs through it. "What bed? What girl?" Bishop says. The wife begins to doubt her own eyes, even her sanity. Finally, she turns to Bishop and meekly asks what he wants for dinner. The culprit convinced the victim that she must be nuts.

On the issue of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's defenders attempt to make you feel insane. How could you bring up the Rev. Jeremiah Wright?! It "injects race" into the contest! Obama supporters warn, "After four years, how dare you 're-litigate' the matter!"

In fact, it was never "litigated" in the first place.

2008 Republican candidate John McCain feared being accused of playing the race card. But Wright is not about "race." It is much, much bigger than that. Wright is about Obama's character, beliefs and policies. The question remains the same one that should have been addressed four years ago: Do Obama and Wright share the same view of "social injustice," a perspective that reveals Obama's character and beliefs -- and reflects his current and future policies?

Obama, in 2007, described the 20-year father/son-like relationship this way: "What I value most about Pastor Wright is not his day-to-day political advice. He's much more of a sounding board for me to make sure that I am speaking as truthfully about what I believe as possible and that I'm not losing myself in some of the hype and hoopla and stress that's involved in national politics."

But Wright is off-limits.

Obama was probably the most surprised politician in America when McCain refused to jam Wright down Obama's throat -- as Obama would most assuredly have if the situation were reversed. Reluctant to "inject race"? Obama's hand-picked chair of the Democratic National Committee routinely accuses the Republicans of wanting "to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws." People forget the bare-knuckled way Obama got every serious opponent kicked off the ballot in his first Illinois state Senate race -- and was therefore elected with no serious opposition.

But Wright, who described himself as a "second father" to Obama, is off-limits.

Obama selected Trinity United. He selected the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Wright married Barack and Michelle. He blessed their home in Hyde Park. He baptized the Obamas' daughters. Obama initially wanted Wright to deliver the invocation when Obama announced his run for the presidency.

Wright calls the criminal justice system racially biased against blacks. So does Obama. Wright, in 2006, falsely said, "We've got more black men in prison than there are in college." A year later, Obama repeated the Wright canard almost verbatim: "More young black men languish in prison than attend colleges and universities across America." Pre-emptively deciding Trayvon Martin's death was a matter of racial profiling, Obama said, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon." Obama sided with the indignant black Harvard professor instead of the white cop who was properly responding to a call about possible burglary. "The Cambridge police," Obama said, "acted stupidly."

Obama, in "Dreams From My Father," quotes Wright from the "Audacity to Hope" sermon: "White folks' greed runs a world in need."

What does Obama blame for the financial crisis? "Greed" and "fat cat bankers on Wall Street." Obama's greed-based view explains why he denounces "millionaires and billionaires" for failing to pay their "fair share" of taxes. It tells us why candidate Obama told an Ohio plumber, "I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

Wright's relationship with Obama helps explain the president's handling of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

Wright said in a 2007 interview, "When (Obama's) enemies find out that in 1984, I went to Tripoli (to visit Moammar Gadhafi) with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell." Wright also blamed "Zionists" for "ethnic cleansing" in Gaza. Does this not shed light on why Obama condemned the "reckless" building of Israeli "settlements" in east Jerusalem -- causing an immediate chill in America's relationship with Israel? Does Wright's anti-Semitism tell us something about why Obama said "nobody's suffering more than the Palestinian people from this whole process"?

But Wright is off-limits.

For his new book, "The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House," reporter Ed Klein taped a lengthy interview with Wright. The reverend claims that Obama secretly met with him and tried to dissuade Wright from speaking out until the election. He says an Obama surrogate offered him $150K to stop giving speeches until after the 2008 election!

Even then-Sen. Obama thought Wright was fair game. "I think that people were legitimately offended by some of the comments that (Wright) had made in the past," said Obama in April 2008. "The fact that he's my former pastor, I think, makes it a legitimate political issue."

But Wright, four years later, is off-limits -- unless you're nuts.

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Larry Elder is a best-selling author and radio talk-show host. To find out more about Larry Elder, or become an "Elderado," visit www.LarryElder.com.

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  1. genesalComment by genesal
    May 24, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Unless you’re nuts – That seems to be the key question to ask Romney, right now. Are you nuts?

    Democratic Super PAC Plans Massive ‘Dirt’ Attack on Romney

    http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/attack-ad-obama-romney/2012/05/23/id/440044?s=al&promo_code=EFF7-1

    Please wake up Romney! You’re much too gentle.

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    • mcoryComment by mcory
      May 24, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

      All Republicans are wimps. If you want to beat a lying Democrat, hit them back harder with the truth. That means in Obama case Rev. Wright and what Obama wrote about himself. I was surprised by the negative reactions during Hannity’s man-on-the-street interviews to the revelations revealed from Obama’s biography of Obama’s past associations and his teenage behavior. The interviewed people were truly shocked. To win, you destroy Obama with his own words. Nothing about Obama’s past should be off the table.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      May 24, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

      “Please wake up Romney! You’re much too gentle.”

      This nice guy approach was tried by McCain and he was defeated because he wouldn’t get in the fight. Apparently Romney is taking the same path, so perhaps we should brace for another term of Obama. If the GOP doesn’t take off the gloves and fight back against Obama’s lies, distortion, and deception, he will win the election.

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    • LenaComment by Mona
      May 24, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

      Really?

      Seems to me that many of you were squalling like a cat in roomful of rocking chairs that Mitt was was way too mean when he was exposing the truth about Gingrich and Santorum.

      Make up your minds.

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      May 24, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

      Unfortunately, mcory, everything about Obama’s past is off limits to Republican politicians. To bring up such things as appointing a confessed domestic terrorist whose “… only regret is that we didn’t kill more people” as a member of his unconstitutional shadow cabinet, a self-professed life-long Communist as another, a preacher with whom he apparently agreed for more than 20 years on the evils of America (the list goes on) wouldn’t be “nice.” As I’ve said many times in this space, the Democrats show up for the fight with chains and brass knuckles, the Republicans bring 30-ounce gloves, a copy of the Marquis of Queensbury rules and a pitcher of iced tea. I fear for our nation more each time a Republican opens his mouth to defend bogus charges instead of hammering the issues.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      May 24, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

      That’s the whole point, Mona. He needs to be even harder on Obama (the BAD guy) than the GOP Candidates (the GOOD guys) taint hard to figure out.

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    • downdraftComment by downdraft
      May 24, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

      Governor Chris Christie…wherefore art thou?

      What we need here is our most effective, dedicated, intelligent “junk yard dog”…

      Sic em, Chris…

      Its a shame…Chris Christie is probably more qualified to fight the junk yard attacks and rumbles that Romney will experience…Romney is not a bare knuckled fighter…Obama isn’t either but is grossly unethical and criminal in his methods…

      I’ve seen Chris hit those hecklers with unsympathetic rhetoric…. he is tough as nails, and really dowesn’t give a bat’s arse what his critics say…he will embarrass Obama’s prima donna ways, his narcissistic mannerisms, his weaknesses, his whole list of inadequacies…and take no prisoners…

      I thought Newt was tough…but Chris?…he’s ruthless when attacked…and equally so when he takes the attack to Obama…

      Lets chant for Chris…we need him, lest it be a slaughter for Romney when it comes to dirty fighting.

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    • ernestjudenavyComment by ernestjudenavy
      May 28, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

      Having a Masters in History, I would like to know a couple of things. I would like to know why Elder is being hypocritical in his attacks on Obama. This is what is wrong with politics. Everybody just wants to defend their party at all cost, but nobody wants to defend the truth. And the truth is Romney has a church problem as well.

      As late as 1975, the Mormon church held hostile racial views about African-Americans and Romney remained a follower of this church. Why didn’t he reject is church? Also, what about the crazy practice of Mormons trying to convert dead Jews, which Romney has actively supported? But politics is politics.

      When are Republicans going to hold Romney accountable for the activities of his church? Well, I guess that will be never since winning an election is more important than being fair.

      I guess Romney is willing to hang out with committed racist, such as the birther Donald Trump, because of his association with his church, which once held Blacks were less than whites. Just using your logic Elder.

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    • LenaComment by Mona
      May 28, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

      Many churches have become more conscious of their position regarding race in the last half century including my own choice of denomination. We did not have mixed congregations in 1975 but now we do.

      1975 was 37 years ago.

      However, Rev. Wright was preaching his particular brand of racism as recently as 2008, just before he became a national embarrassment to a presidential candidate.

      To their credit The Church of Latter Day Saints, as well as many other churches, have changed their ways by welcoming and embracing everyone regardless of skin color.

      Unfortunately, the Black Nationalism movement has been going the wrong direction by becoming militantly racist against their white neighbors.

      So Ernest, when might we see black churches drop their racist attitudes?

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    • ernestjudenavyComment by ernestjudenavy
      May 29, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

      This is for Mona.

      First of all, I grew up in a white Catholic Church. You are trying to make it appear as if the Black churches are racist and the white churches are inclusive. This thinking is inane. 11 o’ clock Sunday morning is still America’s most segregated hour. White people are not trying to recruit Black members. White people prefer to go to church with their own kind. I have white friends and they can attest to this fact.

      Second, by 1975, most Christian churches had condemned racism verbally, even though they still practice it today. The Mormons were the only ones who openly stated Blacks were inferior to whites. Why are you making excuses for the Mormons? You want to bring up Obama’s past, but not Romney’s. Be consistent.

      Third, you have not addressed the fact that the Mormons have a total disrespect for the Jewish culture by trying to convert dead Jews. Mormons are call it proxy baptismal. Even Romney has taken part in this anti-semetic practice. Jews have demanded the Mormons stop this practice but to no avail, they continue to do it.

      Fourth, be consistent enough to hold Romney to the same standard you hold Obama. Maybe you don’t have standards at all, but just hatred toward Obama.

      Fifth, you still have not addressed the fact that Romney is hanging out with birther Donald Trump. The birthers are a racist movement. Why didn’t you address that issue as well? The birthers do not like the fact that Obama is president who happens to be Black. Keep in mind, Obama is not the first president to have a parent born outside of this country. I know this because I majored in history. But, he is the only one to be challenged on the legitimacy of his presidency.

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    • KBBComment by KBB
      May 30, 2012 @ 12:31 am

      Another go-around with the Rev. Wright is very much needed, as evidenced by Hannity’s “man on the street” interviews. It was amazing how many people never heard about the Obama/Wright relationship in the first place. Now that much of the bloom is off the Obamarose, many people are willing to look and listen.

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    • iamacmanComment by iamacman
      May 30, 2012 @ 2:47 am

      ernestjudenavy,

      I would venture to guess that Mona did not address your comments because they are idiotic and racist…

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    • ernestjudenavyComment by ernestjudenavy
      May 30, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

      Come on, IAMACMAN, you can do better than that. Address the issues that I laid out in my cogent argument. You are so blinded that you do not want to address the proxy baptismal, which is racist on the part of the Mormons. All Jews are offended by this practice.

      Moreover, I have spoken in front of liberal and conservative audiences and have never been called a racist. In fact, conservative audiences are constantly asking me to speak.

      P.S. Get your head out of your BUT and learn how to present a creditable debate.

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    • iamacmanComment by iamacman
      May 30, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

      What a laugh. Your “argument” is as far from cogent as it can be, laced with racism, replete with inaccurate comments, and relying on “white friends who can attest to” things, and the fact that you “were a history major” to back yourself up…

      “11 o’ clock Sunday morning is still America’s most segregated hour. White people are not trying to recruit Black members. White people prefer to go to church with their own kind. I have white friends and they can attest to this fact.”

      Racist. So you “have white friends and they can attest to this fact”??? And I would imagine you think that is statistically significant, right?

      “The Mormons were the only ones who openly stated Blacks were inferior to whites.”

      Racist.

      “Third, you have not addressed the fact that the Mormons have a total disrespect for the Jewish culture by trying to convert dead Jews. Mormons are call it proxy baptismal. Even Romney has taken part in this anti-semetic practice. Jews have demanded the Mormons stop this practice but to no avail, they continue to do it.”

      You need to do a bit more research on this. Your statements are not factual.

      “Fifth, you still have not addressed the fact that Romney is hanging out with birther Donald Trump. The birthers are a racist movement. Why didn’t you address that issue as well? The birthers do not like the fact that Obama is president who happens to be Black. Keep in mind, Obama is not the first president to have a parent born outside of this country. I know this because I majored in history. But, he is the only one to be challenged on the legitimacy of his presidency.”

      Oooohh… You majored in history. Wow. I guess that makes you an expert on any number of issues, eh? The BC issue is NOT racist. Calling them racist IS RACIST. “The birthers do not like the fact that Obama is president who happens to be Black.” So you know what all birthers think, eh? You know that that’s the reason why they have an issue with Obama’s birth certificate, right? And how is it that you know this? Because you were a history major? How many “birthers” have you personally interviewed?

      This has NOTHING to do with the fact that Obama is black, you idiot. First of all, he’s half white. Second, we elected him, didn’t we?

      You don’t think that the FACT – as attested to by DOZENS of computer graphic specialists, and contested by NONE – that the obviously amateurishly doctored BC presented by the liar-in-chief has ANYTHING to do with this issue? Why not open your eyes and take a look at what the EXPERTS say about this falsified birth certificate (and selective service registration card) instead of pathetically resorting to the naive and immature practice of calling those who truly believe that Obama has perpetuated a fraud on the American people, racist.

      Because, in doing so, you show your ignorance, your gullibility, your naivete, and YOUR racism.

      “P.S. Get your head out of your BUT and learn how to present a creditable debate.”

      PS – I’m sure you meant “credible” and BUTT…

      If you learn how to use a dictionary, you won’t make such a huge fool of yourself in the future, you “history major”…

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    • ernestjudenavyComment by ernestjudenavy
      May 31, 2012 @ 11:26 am

      IAMACMAN, this is will be the last time I address your inane statements. You still need to learn how to debate. You did not refute my arguments in an articulate manner. It shows your lack of education.

      Second, I did not rely on my white friends to prove 11 o’ clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America. That is a statistical fact by state governments, as well as the Federal, which has been sited by the Clinton and Bushs’ administrations. The slightest research will provide you with this fact.

      Third, the Mormons still conduct proxy baptismal. The Mormon hierarchy admitted to this, as they acknowledged they performed the ritual on Ann Frank, which angered Jews. Even Romney admitted to this.

      Fourth, the birthers are racist and that is a fact. To prove you are an American citizens, you can use either a birth certificate, a certificate of live birth, or a passport. Once Hawaii’s governor said the certificate of live birth was authentic, other states have to recognize it. READ the Constitution and you may understand why the birthers are going against United States laws. Your arguments against Obama’s certificate of live birth, which the state of Hawaii has verified, which makes it constitutionally acceptable, proves one thing: you are nuts.

      Fifth, as late as 1975, the Mormons openly stated Blacks were inferior to whites, while Romney silently remained a member. The Mormons did not change their positions until 1978.

      Sixth, my use of ‘creditable’ was correct. Since you did not go to college, I will inform you the word creditable also means honorable. And there is nothing honorable, creditable, admirable, or laudable about your arguments. Your arguments are just based absurdities. As for the word butt, I guess I need to spend more time learning small, simplistic words like you. I am sure you know all the simple words.

      So, you and your ilk can know drown in your ignorance. Have a good life.

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    • iamacmanComment by iamacman
      May 31, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

      “IAMACMAN, this is will be the last time I address your inane statements.”

      Run, you predictable liberal, run! I expected nothing less than that. I’ll be happy to take the last word “for the record”.

      “You did not refute my arguments in an articulate manner.”

      Yes, I did. You simply don’t recognize articulated refutation because you are blind to facts, and you refuse to admit you’re wrong, as is SO typical of the liberal mentality…

      “Second, I did not rely on my white friends to prove 11 o’ clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America. That is a statistical fact by state governments, as well as the Federal, which has been sited by the Clinton and Bushs’ administrations. The slightest research will provide you with this fact.”

      I didn’t say you did, so don’t put words in my mouth. I quoted your whole paragraph. You indicated that “White people prefer to go to church with their own kind” is a FACT, and you provided as proof that you “have white friends and they can attest to this fact”. These are YOUR OWN words. Now you have twisted the whole thing (again, so typical) to make it sound like this had something to do with proving 11 on Sunday is the most segregated hour, which is NOT what I said. Words don’t lie. You do.

      So, you provide as “proof” of a “fact” that can’t be proven (“White people prefer to go to church with their own kind”), that you “have white friends and they can attest to this fact”, and then you claim that your argument is cogent…???

      Which is why I said that your “argument” is as far from cogent as it can be, laced with racism, replete with inaccurate comments, and relying on “white friends who can attest to” things, and the fact that you “were a history major” to back yourself up…

      Furthermore, “11 o’ clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America” is NOT “a statistical fact by state governments, as well as the Federal, which has been sited by the Clinton and Bushs’ administrations”. It is at best a maxim expressed 50 years ago by ML King. It’s nothing more than a feeling. Back up your ridiculous claims with sources for your “statistical fact” and I’ll shut up. Until then, go down in posterity (at least on this post) as a completely exposed and solidly refuted liberal fool who can’t get his “facts” straight.

      I believe that any sane and educated person would concur that your “arguments” are simply not cogent, particularly now that you have been proven to utter things as “statistical fact” without supporting statistics. And you have the nerve to call my statements inane? You should be embarrassed. You come in here with your haughty, condescending attitude and then make a fool of yourself. I’m pretty sure that no one in here wants to hear your racist drivel, so why don’t you go tell it to your “white friends”?

      “birthers are racist and that is a fact”. Read that again. Are you SURE you want to keep making a complete fool of yourself with absurd statements like that? Whether or not a State is involved is irrelevant. You refuse to address the FACT that the birth certificate and selective service registration card that YOUR president presented are a amateurishly doctored fakes, and that he is a fraud. To call him on that does not make one a racist. To continue to claim that it is racist is, well, racist.

      If YOU choose to sit back and let him blatantly defraud you and YOUR ilk, then go right ahead. You should thank your lucky stars that other less gullible individuals with more educated and inquiring minds are here to protect you.

      Seriously, how can you live with your pathetic, lying, cowardly, racist self? Oh, I know how – you have a Masters in History. That erases all of your negative personality disorders, right? And proves that you are expert in all matters and better than most of us lowly non-history majors, right?

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  2. roscoebonifitucciComment by Roscoe Bonifitucci
    May 24, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    Jeremiah Wright is indeed pertinent to the discussion for the Highest Office in the land. Understanding what makes Obama tick and why he continues to Lie with a Marxist bent is entirely on the table.

    Fruit does not fall far from the Tree. Neither do Marxists and Enemies of America.

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    • jeffpatComment by jeffpat
      May 24, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

      Obama said early on that he went to Wright for spiritual advice, not political advice. If you want to say that Wright’s beliefs are a reflection of Obama’s and therefore should be introduced into the political discussion, then your going to have to include the beliefs of the Mormon church as a reflection of Romney’s beliefs. Does Romney oppose inter-racial marriage and support proxy baptismals? He won’t discuss it. At least Obama addresses the controversies surrounding his faith.

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    • iamacmanComment by iamacman
      May 30, 2012 @ 2:51 am

      Well, I guess that just makes him a stand up guy, now, doesn’t it? I guess that, from now on, we can just ignore his lies and his blatant racism because, well, darn it, “at least he addresses the controversies surrounding his faith”…

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  3. phillip99Comment by phillip99
    May 24, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Great article. It’s too easy to forget about Rev Wright. A great ad would be to quote Obama’s “Day to day political advice” statement from 2007 followed by Obama’s mic/on comments re Netanyahu and Russia after he becomes a second term president.

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  4. bna42Comment by bna42
    May 24, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    “Obama’s greed-based view explains why he denounces “millionaires and billionaires” for failing to pay their “fair share” of taxes.”

    Obama is being dishonest because he knows that the top 10% of the wage earners pay 70% of the federal income taxes. He also knows that the bottom 50% of wage earners pay NO federal income taxes at all. So his “fair share” rantings hold no credibility with me.

    In every speech Obama included the term “millionaires, billionaires, and corporate jet owners” as a way to focus attention on the achievers and enhance the jealousy of those who haven’t taken advantage of their own opportunities.

    Obama’s race division, class warfare, and pitting one group against another is tearing this nation apart and he is doing it deliberately.

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    • MaryComment by Mary
      May 24, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

      “Reverend” Wright needs to be forcably ejected from the country and forced to live in a Muslim country for a while. He thinks this one is so bad, let him try his raving and ranting there.

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  5. gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
    May 24, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    If, as Obama has stated, that Rev. Wright was his ‘spiritual father’ for 20 years, then what does he truly believe? He was also exposed to Frank Marshall Davis, Prof. Bell at Harvard, and William Ayers & Bernadine Doerhn. And let’s not forget his own parents. Every bit of his background is worthy of exploration, from his first breath to his last speech, to determine who he is. Proverbs 23:7 states,”As a man thinks, so is he”.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      May 24, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

      Proverbs 23:7 says “For as he thinketh IN HIS HEART, so is he”.

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      May 24, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

      During the last campaign, Obama told an interviewer “You’ll know who I am by the people I surround myself with.” The RNC should dig up that clip and play it, pointing out just whom Obama has chosen to surround himself with.

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    • theantifoxComment by theantifox
      May 25, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

      After reading a number of the posts above, I notice a distinct lack of connection between the concern raised and the policies of President Obama.

      I challenge any of you to make a clear, non delusional connection from anything Rev. Wright has said, or done, and the policies of the Obama administration.

      Without that, there is no factual basis for your “concerns.”

      It has to be concrete – Wright said X, Obama enacted a policy mirroring it. I double dog dare ya ;)

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    • iamacmanComment by iamacman
      May 30, 2012 @ 3:15 am

      Ok, I’ll take the bait. To see how what Wright said influenced Obama’s policies you first have to see how Obama was personally influenced, indeed how his personality was shaped, by the garbage with which Wright brainwashed Obama over the years.

      Just to give you a FEW examples:

      It’s patently obvious that Obama is a racist, so it comes as no wonder that black liberation proponent Wright is one also. It’s patently obvious that Obama hates America, so it also comes as no wonder that Wright hates her also. It’s also obvious that Obama blames America for everything under the sun, so it comes as no surprise that The Reverend “chickens-have-come-home-to-roost” Wright does also.

      I could go on, but the point is, Obama is a racist America-hater/apologist and he learned how to be that way from Wright. If you don’t think his personality influences his policy decisions (instructing Holder to not defend the DOM Act, among other tramplings of the Constitution and blatant refusal to follow the law) and, moreso, the apologist manner in which he represents this country to the rest of the world, you simply don’t get it.

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  6. kingpupahComment by kingpupah
    May 24, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    The Republicans need to man up and expose Obama and the “church” he attended for 20 years. Trinity Church subscribes to black liberation theology as Reverend Wright is a disciple of James Cone the renown black liberation proponent. Black liberation theology stems from ‘liberation theology’ of South America which is an amalgamation of repackaged Marxism and Catholicism for mass consumption in the black community. In South America, liberation theology is delineates good/evil along economic lines (ie. Marxism). In America, black liberation theology delineates good/evil along racial lines with the ‘white man’ being the essence of evil and repressive. Redemption, they teach, is found in worldly justice rather than individual repentance of sin and redemption realized through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Black liberation theology denounces the essentials of the Christian faith, is worldly based, woefully dangerous and racist at its core. This belief system defines who President Obama is.

    So if Mormonism is on the table fine, let’s talk now about Black Liberation theology.

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    • newrepublicanComment by newrepublican
      May 24, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

      The Catholic Church rejects Black Liberation theology and Marxism. there may be Social Justice Catholics (lay people, priests and maybe even Bishops) who support such a program but “The Church” does not support it.

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    • kingpupahComment by kingpupah
      May 25, 2012 @ 10:45 am

      “newrepublican” you are correct. The Catholic Church does reject black liberation theology as heretical and of course marxism as atheistic nonsense. My intent was to give a brief explanation of genesis of black liberation theology and how they errantly claim to a part of the Christian church.

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    • ernestjudenavyComment by ernestjudenavy
      May 29, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

      You are trying to make it appear as if the Black liberation churches are racist and the white churches are inclusive. This thinking is inane. 11 o’ clock Sunday morning is still America’s most segregated hour. White people are not trying to recruit Black members. White people prefer to go to church with their own kind. I have white friends and they can attest to this fact. By the way, I grew up in a white Catholic church and the white parishioners rarely spoke to us.

      Second, by 1975, most Christian churches had condemned racism verbally, even though they still practice it today. The Mormons were the only ones who openly stated Blacks were inferior to whites. Why are you making excuses for the Mormons? You want to bring up Obama’s past, but not Romney’s. Be consistent.

      Third, you have not addressed the fact that the Mormons have a total disrespect for the Jewish culture by trying to convert dead Jews. Mormons are call it proxy baptismal. Even Romney has taken part in this anti-semetic practice. Jews have demanded the Mormons stop this practice but to no avail, they continue to do it.

      Fourth, be consistent enough to hold Romney to the same standard you hold Obama. Maybe you don’t have standards at all, but just hatred toward Obama.

      Fifth, you still have not addressed the fact that Romney is hanging out with birther Donald Trump. The birthers are a racist movement. Why didn’t you address that issue as well? The birthers do not like the fact that Obama is president who happens to be Black. Keep in mind, Obama is not the first president to have a parent born outside of this country. I know this because I majored in history. But, he is the only one to be challenged on the legitimacy of his presidency.

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  7. CliffystonesComment by Cliffystones
    May 24, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    I truly believe Obama and his minions can be defeated by their own words. I only hope that Romney has the courage to use them.

    On a lighter note, wouldn’t it be great if we all carried around little voice players with audio from Obama, Wright, Ayres, etc. Then anytime someone started to sing Obama’s praises we could simply push play.

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    • theantifoxComment by theantifox
      May 25, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

      That would only have merit “if” Obama agreed, or said it “and” it was reflected in a policy the administration has tried to pursue.

      Without that, everyone would just look at you and wonder why you were focused on the past claiming a vast conspiracy – wondering if you had forgotten to take your meds as they slowly moved away from you.

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    • iamacmanComment by iamacman
      May 30, 2012 @ 3:26 am

      antifox,

      Wait a minute! He had to agree, or say it “and” it has to be reflected in a policy the administration has tried to pursue? What if it was reflected in a policy, but he didn’t actually say it or agree with it? Would that count? Or how bout if he agreed with it, and said it, but it was never reflected in any policy? Would that count?

      You need more education. I suggest you watch Fox News for the next 60 days, non-stop. Hopefully, you will then be able to see reality clearly enough to be able to return to this discussion group and make meaningful contributions.

      My God, man! He’s FORCEFULLY pushing this country toward socialism (Ayres) in ALL of his policies, and he takes every opportunity he gets to spew forth racist statements (Wright). Are you blind, on the dole, or just brainwashed by MSNBC?

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  8. genesalComment by genesal
    May 24, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    You also have to remember that Wright and Wright’s associates such as Farrakhan are Black Separatists and all that black separatism entails, which is, frankly, anti-white.

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  10. Jota_Comment by Jota_
    May 24, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    Yes Wright is a racist but this statement is wrong

    “Does Wright’s anti-Semitism tell us something about why Obama said “nobody’s suffering more than the Palestinian people from this whole process”?

    The Palestinian people ARE SEMITIC, and since their DNA has nearly twice the markers associated with being Semitic standing against them is truly anti-Semitism

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_Arabs
    “In genetic genealogy studies, Negev Bedouins have the highest rates of Haplogroup J1 (Y-DNA) among all populations tested (62.5%) followed by the Palestinian Arab 38.4%, Ashkenazi Jew 14.6%, and Sephardi Jew 11.9% according to Semino and colleagues. Semitic populations, including Jews, usually possess an excess of J1 Y chromosomes compared to other populations harboring Y-haplogroup J”

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      May 24, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

      OK anti-JEWISH, does that clarify the situation?
      pure semantics!

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  11. georgiehallComment by georgiehall
    May 24, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    I’d like to see Republicans criticize the little bigot in the White House for his actions, as well as his fascist values, namely his stereotype driven political policies of black favoritism/white discrimination, often tax funded, deceitfully forced upon the entire nation as the means to “equality.” Since no one can equalize _stereotypes_, because they don’t exist, all Obama has done with his “good black race/bad white race” stereotypes, and his “good poor class/bad rich class” stereotypes, is squander everyone’s money in the creation of massive polarized hate for all whites and all the rich.

    But parasitical Republicans are pocketing just as much as Democrat thieves from this welfare state’s paycheck “redistribution” that ACTUALLY travels from every class and color of working pocket to every political pocket and from there primarily to fund sumptious political lifestyles. Republicans aren’t going to protest today’s tax funded, politician enriching cash cow, rather both parties will ride this tax sucking hate-train until there’s nothing left of either civility or prosperity in America.

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  12. drewscoComment by drewsco
    May 24, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    Reviving the Jeremiah Wright issue would be a losing strategy for team Romney and the GOP.

    Many of you are solely examining Reverend Wright from the perspective of how White conservative folks perceive him.

    However you have to examine his words and belief from a broader perspective in order to have a truly honest and substantive debate about his beliefs on race and whether Barack Obama subscribes to them.

    The legacy of racism in American is a ugly chapter in our history that continues to this day.

    An extensive examination on racism, race relations, Jim Crow laws, institutional racism, and the reality that their is a racial component in our social and political sphere may help to explain the evolution of Reverend Wright’s ideology.

    Again, does the GOP really want to open that painful door? Because if you bring up Jeremiah Wright, it’ll open the door to an extensive discussion of how he evolved into the man he is today.

    In no way am I emdorsing his point of view, my point is simply that you really have to be careful what you ask for.

    Do a Google search and look at the Philadelphia speech President Obama made about Jeremiah Wright in 2008. He talked about the very issues I’m discussing here. After that speech, his popularity skyrocketed to the extent that Arizona Governor Bill Richardson was so compelled that he abandoned support for Hillary Clinton and endorsed Obama.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      May 24, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

      Racism is wrong whether it comes from Whites or it comes from Blacks and Obama should get no free pass, especially after he’s let the truth come out for the last 3 1/2 years, no matter what he said in 2008.

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    • newrepublicanComment by newrepublican
      May 24, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

      “Jim Crow laws” … an effort supported by Blacks as well as Whites to create a separate but equal approach to society. Seemed a good idea at the time to provide “opportunity” for Blacks. In hindsight not so good.

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    • iamacmanComment by iamacman
      May 30, 2012 @ 3:35 am

      “The legacy of racism in American is a ugly chapter in our history that continues to this day.”

      Largely due to the FACT that YOUR president, drewsco, is the biggest racist in the nation…

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  13. dwalk48Comment by dwalk48
    May 24, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    There’s hardly a Republican, Democrat or Independent alive who doesn’t know the story behind Wright and Obama’s idolization of him. To those voters who are still sticking with B.O., beating this dead horse is not going to convert them or change their minds.
    Educating the voters on the debt issue, the malfeasance in office of paying off cronies, the hidden appeasement by B.O. towards Muslim Extremists, the cost of the Health Care fiasco, the hidden attacks on gun ownership, increased taxation and regulation, the lack of job creation, and the march towards extreme socialism are more than enough to convince reasonable voters to remove B.O. from office.

    Playing the Liberal game of attacking religion or lack of religion will only drive those sitting on the fence to Obama’s side.

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      May 24, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

      and so thought McCain. Those who repeat the past expecting different results …….!

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  14. vComment by v
    May 24, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    Yep!
    Here we go again being afraid of being called racist or anti-gay…..tired of the wimpping out folks!
    McCain did this to us and look what we ended up with!
    Stand up and start telling the truth, ask Obama how he got into ALL the colleges that he supposedly attended, where did his money come from…..Just how much DOPE did he smoke….who were his friends….what’s was he doing overseas and where was he during the so called missing years…want to see the real BIRTHCERTIFICATE…..REAL SOCIAL SECURITY/PASSPORT/DRIVERS LICENSE?SCHOOL ENROLLMENT….ETC????
    Explain all these picures that are now showing up with all of these really bad people????? Why have you let everyone think you didn’t really know Timothy Geithner when Obama’s Mother worked for his Father for Years????? Explain how you and Oprah could sit in Wright’s church all those years and listen to all of that racial hate and claim that YOU ARE NOT RACIST YOURSELVES??????

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    • theantifoxComment by theantifox
      May 25, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

      sounds like you’re off your meds v! You’ve incorporated more RW conspiracy theories into one unintelligible, lacking in fact, posting that it can only be seen as the ranting of a madman.

      If you took the time to use Google you’d learn more about those “missing years!” Time at Columbia, Harvard – all well documented. And let’s not forget, Bush didn’t release his transcripts; the press got them years later. When they did, we saw why he tried to hide them – he was a C student.

      And that tired whine about the BC? Really? You don’t believe in States Rights eh? Like the right of the State of Hawaii to manage it’s vital records?

      You can’t have it both ways – either you respect States rights, and thus, the way Hawaii validates BC or you don’t, and in doing so, you show a distinct lack of respect for the Constitution.

      Seek professional help. Or, if you think I’ve been harsh, try this. Tell your boss, and your co-workers what you said above. Tell your entire family, and then, tell your friends. If you do that, and only that, you’ll get the help you need ;)

      TAF

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    • iamacmanComment by iamacman
      May 30, 2012 @ 4:01 am

      “If you took the time to use Google you’d learn more about…”

      If YOU took the time to look into some of this stuff, you would realize that YOU have been duped on multiple levels. By the way, is Google your sole source for FACTS?

      Tired whine? Really? What’s this have to do with State’s rights? He was asked to produce his BC for very good reason – he’s the President and there is confusion as to his eligibility, and we, the people (including your sorry a*s) have a right to see it. So he produces a BC and Selective Service Registration Card that are OBVIOUSLY doctored, but you think they’re real, right? You don’t care that you’re being made a complete fool of, right?

      “You can’t have it both ways – either you respect States rights, and thus, the way Hawaii validates BC or you don’t, and in doing so, you show a distinct lack of respect for the Constitution.”

      Wow, how can you possibly say that when this president has vividly demonstrated the least amount of respect for the Constitution of any president in history???

      “Seek professional help. Or, if you think I’ve been harsh, try this. Tell your boss, and your co-workers what you said above. Tell your entire family, and then, tell your friends. If you do that, and only that, you’ll get the help you need”

      What a condescending narcissistic a_hole. The country is going down fast under the “leadership” of the inept, racist, muslim liar YOU put in office, and you’re sitting there smirking and patting yourself on the back as if you did something good…

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  15. leithel1Comment by leithel1
    May 24, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    I think anyone who speaks out in favor of or to criticize any politician is fair game to be asked why he has the view. We hear about obama being born in Kenya and not being vetted. Someone had better look at Romney. His grand father left The Territory of Utah and moved to Mexico (this man was not a citizen of the United States). Romney’s father was born in Mexico and his Father was not a U.S. citizen. Romney was born in the United States. Romney is not a natural born Citizen and is ineligible to be President.

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    • flatspots479Comment by flatspots479
      May 26, 2012 @ 12:31 am

      America has one choice but Obama is ineligible and potus so what’s your point? You want to walk in and cast your vote for Obama then knock yourself out. You ever see that Forrest Gump movie?

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    • TexannaComment by Texanna
      May 30, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

      Being in the United States makes you an American citizen. Have you ever heard of “anchor babies?”

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  16. judyg46Comment by judyg46
    May 24, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    I expect nothing less from this man [Oabama] and all his cronies. As I heard once, “you cannot make a cow bark”. They are what they are, what they are….

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  17. freetarComment by freetar
    May 25, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    Jeremiah Wright is the tip of the iceberg for Obama. People Obama is the sum of his life experiences. Obama is a radical, socialist, communist, or whatever leans to the super left. How do you know this, its just commonsense. Just look in the mirror and ask what shaped your life? From the moment Obama was born to this very day shaped him to be a radical community organizer. I followed his entire time line and this man is a true Saul Alinsky Communist throughout his life he has lived and breathed this philosophy you only have to read his books which are very telling.

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  18. flatspots479Comment by flatspots479
    May 26, 2012 @ 12:03 am

    I have never been a bald face liar. After the tale has been told and the lie called, there is no where to go. Conversation becomes pointless and the answer is why? We see what is happening unless you are blinders bound and deaf. The thing about socialism is that it breeds no friends. When you are short on answers means your short of someone else’s money. The rules are applied only to the people, not the socialist. The people have a choice. No you don’t. The People have one choice. Obama is going to drive you “forward” off a cliff. Rev. Wright can tell you about those chickens on the way down.

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