Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Obama Transcends Reverend Wright
Unfortunately this horse is not dead and the racial Pandora's box has been opened. I hate to harp on this, but I am going to partly because it is such good blogging material, and partly because it is on my mind and it must come out or I can't sleep. Oddly enough the gorilla in the room was pointed out by the wrong camp. Obama never expected to be the one that had to explain his philosophies on race in this election. But here we are discussing it and it is because of the explosive Reverend Jeremy Wright, who Obama credits for his spiritual growth. Funny, I fail to see how one can grow spiritually in a church where the pastor screams about the President of the United States getting the same service from Monica Lewinsky that black people have gotten for years from white people, but that's just me. NC-17 church ain't the place the kiddies should be learning about Jesus. Anyway, Obama's in a pickle, and it's a dill.
There is a part in one of Wright's sermons where he trashes Hillary. Now, normally I am all about a Hillary bash and like doing it myself, but this is too much even for my mud flinging self. He starts by saying that "Jesus is a poor black man raised in a country that was controlled by rich white people", he goes on to say that it occurred to him why people were "hatin' on Barack Obama", EX squeeze me? Sphincter says what? Did you say people were hating on Obama? He has had more positive press than any other candidate, up until now. Every news agency has had their tongues down the throat of Obama for weeks! Whatever. He then states that it is because Obama doesn't fit the mold, "He ain't white" um, yes he is, "He ain't rich" um, yes he is. "He ain't privileged" um, yes he is. Then he begins the Hillary bash. Hillary fits the mold. White, rich and privileged. Then the comparison takes an even uglier turn. He states that Hillary was not a black boy raised in a single parent home like Obama. Obama knows what it is like to live in a country that is controlled by rich white people and knows what it is like to be raised in a single parent home. Holy COW! this guy should be President! Am I missing something here? Wasn't Obama raised by a WHITE WOMAN? And wasn't the man that left her a BLACK MAN? I think the sob story is a big fat fantasy. He was also raised by an Indonesian stepfather. Doesn't sound so single. Very dramatic effect I suppose. He attended Columbia University and Harvard law School. Hope he's OK with that lowly poor boy education. I worry about him and his run down body from all this suffering. While he lived in Hawaii he was enrolled in the fifth grade at Punahou School, a private college-preparatory school. Poor baby, a private school. I am so choked up I have to take a moment. I am back. This guy sucks. He is such an over-blown, over-rated moron and I really have no problem with Barack going to church with him. For real. I think he would be better off sticking with this guy and saying you know what, there are some Catholics that don't like the church's stand on birth control and gay marriage and they stay Catholic, this is no different. I would buy that argument and leave it at that. But NO. He has denounced, fired and said bye-bye to this Reverend who molded his spiritual self and why? Because he wants to be President and that trumps his loyalty to his friend, mentor and spiritual guide. Abandoning his thought feeder because the road to the White House is also paved by white people and we can't have the Reverend trashing on needed voters. Fascinating. It's a crock of crap and I love it!!! Can't wait to hear his speech tomorrow and I will have plenty to say about it. Memo: to Barack Obama: Please try to not sound like you are preaching a sermon like all of your other speeches, it will make you sound like "you know who" and that is a bad thing. I think it is interesting how Obama is hidden from the media and is forbidden to talk or address the media at all. The media has no access to Obama other than to listen to him give a pre-written, pre-practiced speech. Because that Obama sure can give a speech. Who gives a damn.