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Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda


h/t No Quarter

Oh brother, this sequence of events is priceless.

When asked in an interview, Clinton comes out a couple of days ago to answer a question that she would
not have stayed in Rev. Wright’s church after hearing his anti-American screeds.

So let me get this straight. After sitting in the church pew for about twenty years, including with his wife and daughters. Suddenly, after YouTubes have been revealed of Rev. Wright’s anti-American rants, that no doubt raised his campaign team’s hair on end. Even though long before this the candidate himself talked to Wright saying at some point they’d have to do something about him eventually. Then after Obama’s speech, which has around 50%+ people less likely to vote for him, with independents now fleeing to McCain, while Clinton voters turn away in disgust. Obama continues to make excuses for Wright, including in an ABC interview just last night with Charles Gibson:


“If all I saw of Rev. Wright … were the 30-second or one-minute clips that have been looped over the last two weeks again and again as opposed to the body of work for 30 years that he engaged in in building a church that is a pillar of the community on the South Side [of Chicago],” Obama told ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson, referring to the controversy that erupted over incendiary remarks by his pastor of 20 years.

“It’s as if we took the five dumbest things that I ever said or you ever said … in our lives and compressed them, and put them out there, you know, I think that people’s reaction would be understandably upset.”

But then suddenly, Obama is to come out on — wait for it — “The View,” that’s right, “The View,”
to say what Clinton said a couple of days ago in response to a question about Wright:


“Had the reverend not retired, and had he not acknowledged that what
he had said had deeply offended people and were inappropriate and mischaracterized
what I believe is the greatness of this country, for all its flaws, then I
wouldn’t have felt comfortable staying at the church,” Obama said Thursday
during a taping of the ABC talk show, “The View.” The interview
will be broadcast Friday.

Obama
would have left if Wright stayed

Praise Jesus! Is it an Obama epiphany, or just more political calculation, as the candidate moves to do further damage control after yet another one of Wright’s hate screeds bubbles up from the dark underground of Wright’s writings?



From the Wright-written eulogy for scholar Asa Hilliard in the Dec. 2007 edition of the Trumpet magazine: “(Jesus’) enemies had their opinion about Him… The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans.”

After calling Jesus’s crucifixion “a public lynching Italian style” executed in “Apartheid Rome,” he goes on to claim that white supremicists run the U.S. government:

“The government runs everything from the White House to the schoolhouse, from the Capitol to the Klan, white supremacy is clearly in charge, but Asa, like Jesus, refused to be defined by an oppressive government because Asa got his identity from an Omnipotent God.”

Newsday

Obama is getting creamed by the Rev. Wright revelations, even though Democratic primary voters aren’t paying attention. It will be quite different in the general, as most of us who deal in the world of political reality know. Obviously, Obama watched what Clinton did a couple of days ago. So he’s decided to play a very simple game. It’s called Follow the Leader. Oh, and for you Obama fans, your guy isn’t the one leading. Because after sitting in the pews of Trinity for 20 years, admitting he’d heard some of Wright’s screeds, after he said he didn’t, Barack Obama still couldn’t figure out the right thing to do until Clinton demonstrated it for him a couple of days ago.

So if you’re one of those people buying his latest “Had the reverend not retired, and had he not acknowledged that what
he had said had deeply offended people and were inappropriate and mischaracterized
what I believe is the greatness of this country, for all its flaws, then I
wouldn’t have felt comfortable staying at the church,”
well, then I’ve got a country you can buy cheap. It’s on sale for suckers.

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