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Rev. Wright Offered Hush Money During Obama Campaign

By GOPUSA Staff

It turns out that the Obama campaign was much more concerned about the comments of Rev. Jeremiah Wright than they let on. According to a statement by Wright, not only did Obama personally ask him to keep quiet, but Wright was also offered money to stop speaking until the campaign was over.

When sermons of Obama's Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the Iowa primaries, it threatened to derail Obama's campaign. ABC aired one where Wright screamed, "Goddamn America!" Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama's team tried to buy his silence.

'Man, the media ate me alive," Wright told me when we met in his office at Chicago's Kwame Nkrumah Academy. "After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election."

"Who sent the e-mail?" I asked Wright.

"It was from one of Barack's closest friends."

"He offered you money?"

"Not directly," Wright said. "He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me."

"How much money did he offer you?"

"One hundred and fifty thousand dollars," Wright said.

Read the full story at the New York Post

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  1. cxComment by genesal
    May 14, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    I think Lowbama better pay him off this election cycle. That’s where two Wrights make a Wrong.

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    • capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
      May 16, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

      lets hope obamas chickens quickley come home to roost on eric holders shoulders.

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  2. BeemergrannyComment by Beemergranny
    May 14, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    Surprised??? Nope..that’s how Chicago politics works here in Illinois. The problem is, the liberal media didn’t investigate the Bamster AT ALL! We the people, here in Illinois, knew all to well how he operates.

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    • SuesComment by Sues
      May 14, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

      Really? I’m a little surprised to hear you admit this. I’m a New Yorker and do like Chicago a lot and realize that both our cities are corrupt. I assume that most people from Chicago voted for the hometown guy. I wonder what his chances are there now. Thanks for your post.

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  3. stymied4sureComment by stymied4sure
    May 14, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    And what exactly has happened with the information that has turned up that is negative? America has certainly taken a likin’ to bad boys! What recourse do we citizens have when rotten stuff turns up? He appears to be “way” beyond the law. The O just makes up the rules as he goes and there doesn’t seem to be any stopping him. How does that happen?

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    • SuesComment by Sues
      May 14, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

      Obie does make up the rules as he goes along. My greatest fear is that he tries to change the term limits on the presidency. I am barely making it through his first term and don’t know how I will if he gets in again. This whole Obama thing has turned out to be one hellacious fiasco for this country. Why would anyone think a community organizer would make a good president. He knows nothing of the military, nothing about making money (since it was always handed to him), and nothing about the constitution of this country. We’re already organized. We were the United States of America. I’m starting to think dividing might be the best recourse. Let those who worship Obama do so on their own side of the fence. I’m tired of his whole regime.

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  4. rickinnevComment by rickinnev
    May 14, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    The criminality of this Chicago Crime Boy makes Al Capone envious..folks, call, write, email, go door to door, whatever you have to do, this Criminal can not be allowed another term.

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  5. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    May 14, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    The $150,000.00 he offered to his mentor Reverend Wright was probably money out of his campaign fund. The Democrats are good at providing hush money distributions….just ask Edwards’ aids.

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  6. middlegroundComment by middleground
    May 14, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    I have to admire Wright for speaking out about this attempt to buy his silence, and it makes me wonder about all those in the media who have remained silent about why they didn’t question all of the strange aspects in the Obama background and the fact that he showed up like a comet with a massive campaign fund from somewhere. I know enough about computers to be suspicious of massive numbers of small contributions including the one for $150,000 the donor didn’t know she’d contributed,

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      May 14, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

      “I have to admire Wright for speaking out about this attempt to buy his silence”

      Is Wright just wanting another 15 minutes of fame or is he making a play for another payoff during this campaign?

      It still astounds me that so many people still support and defend the thug-in-chief after all he has done and all that he hasn’t done.

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    • gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
      May 14, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

      I’m sure the Reverend doesn’t want to end up like the 3 men in his church who went to heaven quite mysteriously in one month’s time in December 2007. His health insurance policy is securely placed in a secret safe deposit box. Blago was in the thick of this whole mess, but went silently to fed prison, rather than martyrdom for himself and his family. And let’s not forget “Rambo Rahm”, Oboyma’s Boy-Toy. These CREEPS are as disgusting as it gets.

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  7. BillzillaComment by Billzilla
    May 14, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    Wow! Whatta surprise! Who’da thunk it! Hope the “good” reverend watches his back! Just sayin’.

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  8. DedicatedComment by oldwriter
    May 14, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    ABC News was having its usual love affair with Obama tonight at 5:30. They showed clips from Obama appearing on THE VIEW which will be aired tomorrow morning. In one bit, Obama said..”MY Department of Justice.”

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  9. Jim WixsonComment by Jim Wixson
    May 15, 2012 @ 3:10 am

    I wonder how much further this will go. If the Congress is up to it, can’t they charge Obama with a felony and impeach him? Oh, pardon me, I forgot we have gutless Boehner at the helm.

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  10. Boyd T CochraneComment by Boyd T Cochrane
    May 16, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    IF reports Obama offered Wright money for silence are correct OR if reports Obama personally contacted Wright for silence are correct this is one more example of Obama’s monumental scam on the American people. Has this decorated marine not yet figured out how badly he has been used by Obama?? Obama knows if he ever told the American people his true objective is to destroy the USA he would be turfed out on his big ear. This will happen in Nov 2012. Watch for Obama and corrupt democrats to resurrect 10 million dead people to vote for him along with 47% of Americans which he has ensured would pay no federal income tax. This bears an eerie similarity to how ObamaCare was rammed down the throats of more than a majority of objecting Americans with the Corn Husker pay off and the Louisiana purchase.

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