PLAYING AUTHORIZED TAPES=LYNCHING?!
Obama:"Ignore my actions (that I sat listening to hate and exposed my children to it); listen to my speeches.""Ignore the words of my pastor for he knows not about what he speaks. He is the victim of his generation" Black ministers:"Playing tapes Reverend Wright sells in his church equals lynching." How more absurd can you get?! If this does not remind you of Muslim apologia for Jihadists, I do not know what will. Disgusting. CNN reports;
More than 50 black ministers from around the country participated in a 90-minute conference call Sunday with representatives of the Obama campaign, according to Dr. Frederick Haynes, one of the participants. Haynes said the pastors -- some of whom were angry with Obama -- felt something had to be done to address the concerns of African-Americans, particularly those in the black ministry..
Haynes, pastor of the 10,000-member Friendship-West Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas -- who considers Wright a"mentor" -- said there was a sense of"outrage," a feeling that Wright was"being lynched in the media" and reduced to sound bites by those"ignorant of black culture, black expression and the black church."
Well, I (and I hope I will not be the only one) will continue to post parts of this hate monger's preachings. This one blames Israel for 9/11 and is one from which Obama sought to distance himself in today's speech after (not before)it was broadcast by a mainstream network:
But the remarks that have caused this recent firestorm weren't simply controversial. They weren't simply a religious leader's effort to speak out against perceived injustice. Instead, they expressed a profoundly distorted view of this country - a view that sees white racism as endemic, and that elevates what is wrong with America above all that we know is right with America; a view that sees the conflicts in the Middle East as rooted primarily in the actions of stalwart allies like Israel, instead of emanating from the perverse and hateful ideologies of radical Islam.
I called for moderate Blacks to speak out. Today, Shelbey Steele does:
How does one"transcend" race in this church? The fact is that Barack Obama has fellow-traveled with a hate-filled, anti-American black nationalism all his adult life, failing to stand and challenge an ideology that would have no place for his own mother. And what portent of presidential judgment is it to have exposed his two daughters for their entire lives to what is, at the very least, a subtext of anti-white vitriol?
What could he have been thinking? Of course he wasn't thinking. He was driven by insecurity, by a need to"be black" despite his biracial background. And so fellow-traveling with a little race hatred seemed a small price to pay for a more secure racial identity. And anyway, wasn't this hatred more rhetorical than real?
But now the floodlight of a presidential campaign has trained on this usually hidden corner of contemporary black life: a mindless indulgence in a rhetorical anti-Americanism as a way of bonding and of asserting one's blackness. Yet Jeremiah Wright, splashed across America's television screens, has shown us that there is no real difference between rhetorical hatred and real hatred.
Be that as it may. This is not a man who we should dare make president in peace time, let alone in wartime!
Update - New Obama Pastor Charges Rev. Wright Victim of ‘Lynching’ When will they ever learn . . . linguistic moderation?
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