An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Barack Obama said Tuesday he was outraged by the latest assertion by his former pastor that criticism of his fiery sermons is an attack on the black church.
The Democratic presidential candidate is seeking to tamp down the growing fury over Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his incendiary remarks that threaten to undermine his campaign. “I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday,” Senator Obama (D-Illinois) told reporters at a news conference.
Where’s he been for the last 20 years? Why wasn’t he outraged before now? Why is only NOW getting outraged, when it’s hurting him politically?
After weeks of staying out of the public eye while critics lambasted his sermons, Wright made three public appearances in four days to defend himself. The former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago has been combative, providing colorful commentary and feeding the story Obama had hoped was dying down. “This is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright,” Wright told the Washington media Monday. “It has nothing to do with Senator Obama. It is an attack on the black church launched by people who know nothing about the African-American religious tradition.”
First off, if he’s from Africa, then so is my granddaughter. Second, do black Americans use a different Bible than white Americans? Or brown Americans? If they do, then it’s not surprising there have been reverses in progress between races.
“I gave him the benefit of the doubt in my speech in Philadelphia explaining that he’s done enormous good …. But when he states and then amplifies such ridiculous propositions as the U.S. government somehow being involved in AIDS …. There are no excuses. They offended me. They rightly offend all Americans and they should be denounced.”
LARGE piles of male bovine manure!
Why do I get the feeling that B. had a consultation with Wright, informing him that he was going to “denounce” his words? Sorry, if he was going to denounce them, then he should have gotten up and walked out of that church 20 years ago!
Ain’t buyin’ it!