Thursday, March 13, 2008

Obama’s Dilemma and Our Potential Tragedy

Unless Obama is willing to come clean with America about his actual racial views and to explain how he could follow the teachings of a racist pastor for over twenty years, Obama will lose the Presidency and set back race relations in America for many years to come.

It’s not enough for Obama to play down Rev. Wright’s approach, or to describe Wright as “an old uncle I sometimes don’t agree with.” Obama must disavow his pastor and his racist church. Obama must explain to America how he plans to unite America while maintaining membership in a racist church that teaches hatred of America!!! (For more details on his church see the sidebar under Obama Revealed.)

The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.

These are the words of Obama’s pastor, who just retired this last month, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Wright is Obama’s mentor and the inspiration for Obama’s second book, The Audacity of Hope. ABC broke the story Thursday. “Good Morning America" aired this Brian Ross report on Barack Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

It would appear that Obama makes no bold political moves without first checking with Wright. This is from a January 2007 Chicago Tribune profile of Rev. Jeremiah Wright:

“When Obama sought his own church community, he felt increasingly at home at Trinity. Before leaving for Harvard Law School in 1988, he responded to one of Wright's altar calls and declared a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Later he would base his 2004 keynote speech to the Democratic National Convention on a Wright sermon called "Audacity to Hope," --also the inspiration for Obama's second memoir, "The Audacity of Hope."

Though Wright and Obama do not often talk one-on-one often, the senator does check with his pastor before making any bold political moves.

Last fall, Obama approached Wright to broach the possibility of running for president. Wright cautioned Obama not to let politics change him, but he also encouraged Obama, win or lose. . .”

This article is Cross-posted at Grizzly Groundswell. I also want to thank Wake up America and Radar Site for cross-posting this as well.

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  4. Wait! Stop the presses. You said, "in 1988, he responded to one of Wright's altar calls and declared a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."

    He declared a personal relationship to Jesus Christ in 1988 when he finished law school and started his 'career'. He felt increasingly 'at home' at Trinity?

    I feel there is something here, something MORE. What was his religion from birth to 1988? Was this his 'conversion'? I know I'm stepping all around SOMETHING more here.

    Help me.

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  5. Looks like the anonymous lefty trolls found this blog and left their trash talking marks. I just deleted three.

  6. Looks as if you and I are pretty much on the same page in our view of Obama. I had just finished writing my blog entry for today when a friend sent me the link to your article. You are welcome to read it at The post is entitled: Too Many Red Flags. I have others there as well that you and others may be interested in.
    So far the leftnoids, even those who connect through We101 in Dallas, Texas, have chosen to stay away. They have seen my dealings with their ilk on newspaper blogs in Asheville, NC , G'boro, NC, Denver, Co. and other places.

    There are too many questions about this empty suit that need answering and the Obama-zombies need to wake up.

  7. Just as a note. I have linked your blog on my site.


  8. This one and I promise I will stop , well at least for today.
    I ran across this quote in the Patriot Post and it was just too good to pass up. So Hat Tip to Mark Alexander and the Patriot Post for this:

    This week’s ‘Braying Jackass’ award

    There has been some concern expressed over Barack Obama’s ties to Islam, but as it turns out, he’s actually a “Christian.” In the news this week due to Geraldine Ferraro’s observations are a couple of recent comments from Obama’s pastor, one Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago:

    In December, Wright said, “Barack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people. Hillary would never know that. Hillary ain’t never been called a nigger.”

    In January, he declared, “Hillary is married to Bill, and Bill has been good to us. No he ain’t! Bill did us, just like he did Monica Lewinsky. He was riding dirty.”

    So is that the kind of “Christian” Obama is?

  9. As a life long democrat, I have got say that I have never heard anything so politically, socially or morally skewed as the recent media reports (or lack there of) quoting Senator Obama’s Spiritual Mentor.

    I have been very disenchanted by the media coverage of the democratic candidates. The obvious bias toward Senator Obama is a window into a bigger problem with the American media. I have never bought into the liberal media assertions of many conservatives and Fox News, that is until now. Watching the coverage of the Primaries and the treatment of Hillary Clinton, I have no doubt that there is a big disconnect between what is reported and the truth. Fox News is not innocent either however, they make no bones about it. If Hillary Clinton would have attended a church one time that preached that type of hate, the press would be swinging from the rafters, demanding she resign from the senate. The fact that Mr. Obama not only attends the racially charged Church but considers the pastor "like an Uncle" is a deal breaker for me and should be for the rest of America. How could Mr. Obama actually expect this would be acceptable for a Presidential Candidate? His is obviously banking on the continuing "free ride" he has received from most of the media so far. I honestly never thought I would say this but THANK YOU FOX NEWS.

    Having opposite political views is good for America because it fuels conversation that allows us, as a society to come to middle ground on a host of issues. However, when we are made aware of something this blatant which is a threat to our Society as a whole, it is time for us to stop being Republicans and Democrats and start being Americans. We all, including the African American Community should not only denounce but be outraged that a U. S. Senator has this kind of relationship with such a radical group.

    Calling Trinity a Church does not change the hate in their message or the view they inject. I sincerely hope Americans will stand up to these radicals and not allow this to be sold as religion. This is Racism in it's most disgusting form, in the name of God.

  10. I think its over for Obama, but maybe just the beginning of a difficult national conversation on race. One question is how prevalent are black churches that preach the same lovely message? What percentage of blacks agree with Wright's beliefs and message? There are other questions as well, so here we go. The irony of all this is that the party and the candidates of inclusion and unity are getting torn apart by identity politics which they created.

  11. God Bless AMERICA!!!!

  12. (I partly fear this will probably be deleted since I don't agree with the article, since there's a lot of deleted posts here. But if you leave this post up and we'll at least understand that it was just idiot leftist trolls, which I would agree to delete them too.)

    I would say it is entirely possible his pastor used Obama's fame to try and push a racist agenda. But I don't think it is of any value to say that Obama must secretly agree with him, just because he's the same colour. That in itself is a racist belief, that "because he's black he must agree with what all his black friends say".

    If his pastor was white and said things that were racist on the side of white supremacy, no one would accuse Obama of being a white supremest, even though he's part white.

    That's why I think this whole thing is just not worth the scandal that it is. The scandal itself is racially-biased. If Obama or the pastor were white, none of this would matter to anyone.

  13. Here's what Obama said on Friday on the Huffington POst

    "The pastor of my church, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who recently preached his last sermon and is in the process of retiring, has touched off a firestorm over the last few days. He's drawn attention as the result of some inflammatory and appalling remarks he made about our country, our politics, and my political opponents.

    Let me say at the outset that I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy. I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies. I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it's on the campaign stump or in the pulpit. In sum, I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are at issue.

    Because these particular statements by Rev. Wright are so contrary to my own life and beliefs, a number of people have legitimately raised questions about the nature of my relationship with Rev. Wright and my membership in the church. Let me therefore provide some context.

    As I have written about in my books, I first joined Trinity United Church of Christ nearly twenty years ago. I knew Rev. Wright as someone who served this nation with honor as a United States Marine, as a respected biblical scholar, and as someone who taught or lectured at seminaries across the country, from Union Theological Seminary to the University of Chicago. He also led a diverse congregation that was and still is a pillar of the South Side and the entire city of Chicago. It's a congregation that does not merely preach social justice but acts it out each day, through ministries ranging from housing the homeless to reaching out to those with HIV/AIDS.

    Most importantly, Rev. Wright preached the gospel of Jesus, a gospel on which I base my life. In other words, he has never been my political advisor; he's been my pastor. And the sermons I heard him preach always related to our obligation to love God and one another, to work on behalf of the poor, and to seek justice at every turn.

    The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation. When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign. I made it clear at the time that I strongly condemned his comments. But because Rev. Wright was on the verge of retirement, and because of my strong links to the Trinity faith community, where I married my wife and where my daughters were baptized, I did not think it appropriate to leave the church.

    Let me repeat what I've said earlier. All of the statements that have been the subject of controversy are ones that I vehemently condemn. They in no way reflect my attitudes and directly contradict my profound love for this country.

    With Rev. Wright's retirement and the ascension of my new pastor, Rev. Otis Moss, III, Michelle and I look forward to continuing a relationship with a church that has done so much good. And while Rev. Wright's statements have pained and angered me, I believe that Americans will judge me not on the basis of what someone else said, but on the basis of who I am and what I believe in; on my values, judgment and experience to be President of the United States.:

    Here is the link:

  14. Anon say: I would say it is entirely possible his pastor used Obama's fame to try and push a racist agenda.

    WRONG. This man has been preaching this BS for years. He has not used Obama's fame at all. You argument fails for lack of logic.

    Anon says: If Obama or the pastor were white, none of this would matter to anyone.

    If the pastor was white he wouldn't have said these things. Again your argument fails for lack of logic.

    What you present is called excuses. In my previous career, retired military, excuses only created bodybags.
    I want you to go back and read what you have written and you will see that it totally lacks logic. I suppose however that is to be expected if you believe the Yada yada, of Obama. An empty suit, with no plan, no idea of change, just a lot of words. I have seen his kind before. I suggest you take a look at George McGovern and his yada yada in the late 60's and 70's as well when he was running for president. Same song, second verse, it didn't get better, it only got worse.
    Now take it or leave it but experience speaks.

  15. Lukecash: If you believe Obama in that he stated that in all the years he has been attending that church, 22 years according to him in one speech and 25 according to some of his handlers, and didn't hear this man at any time make any statement in this line, the he was either asleep, didn't attend except maybe Easter and Christmas or is a blantant liar. I choose to believe the last for there is absolutely no way under the sun that this man could have sat in this church for 1,044 Sundays and not heard at least part of the hate filled message this man and this church believes.
    Now Obama has only to go to their website to see what they believe. This believe has not just come about in the last few years for the pastor has been preaching this same hate since the 70's and possibly before. Obama joined this church, knowing that this is what they believed and certainly has had ample opportuity to understand and know wthat the church he attends, according to him, on a regular basis teahes and preaches. To deny such is a lie. Call it what you want but it is a bold face lie.

    Oh, and Huffington Post, give us a break, this rag would post anything the left said and call it gospel.

    His church and his pastor are not the only RED FLAGS thrown up by this empty suited wannabe. Check out my blog. The link is in Friday 14th post.

  16. What does it matter nowadays if you are muslim or christian? Anyone who calls themselves a christian in America is saying it for more of a cultural aspect than a true believer of the Bible and of Jesus Christ. If this "pastor" was a true christian he wouldnt preach hate in ways that he has. Not towards America really but towards the white community that he believes is controlling America. This is the church Obama goes to, enjoys to go to, member and devotee to this church. Why? Because they support him... there is a deep hate in the black community. This church and many other black baptist churches want to desperately see a strong black man in government and will support him all the way. It is unfortunately their only motive. To undo the wrongs America had once unleashed upon them. It will be a sad day if Obama wins this election. I assure you that this will not be the last time we hear of this "pastor." Once Obama gets in office, "pastor" Jeremiah will be like the catholic pope advising the English king.