Sunday, March 16, 2008
Wright Reich Exits Obama Campaign
Ted Kennedy's Poodle and Reverend Jeremiah Reich
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., condemned racially charged sermons by his former pastor Friday and urged Americans not to reject his presidential campaign because of “guilt by association.”
Obama’s campaign announced that the minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., had left its spiritual advisory committee after videotapes of his sermons again ignited fierce debate in news accounts and political blogs.
Obama did not clarify whether Wright volunteered to leave his African American Religious Leadership Committee, a loose group of supporters associated with the campaign, or whether the campaign asked him to leave.
Obama spoke warmly of Wright, who retired last month as pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Wright is a man “I’ve known for 17 years, [who] helped bring me to Jesus, helped bring me to church,” he said.
“I strongly condemn” Wright’s statements, but “I would not repudiate the man,” Obama said. “He’s been preaching for 30 years. He’s a man who was a former Marine, a biblical scholar, someone who’s spoken at theological schools all over the country.
“That’s the man I know,” Obama said. “That’s the man who was the pastor of this church.”
“What I hope is [that] what the American people will trust is what I believe,” he said, that “my values, my ideas, what I’ve spoke about in terms of bringing the country together will override a guilt by association.”
Why wouldn't anyone repudiate Reich's words, especially a presidential candidate? Perhaps The Poodle is afraid of losing the Hater/Anti-Semite/America Bashing Liberal voter bloc ? Could be.
We are asked to believe that The Poodle, a church member for 20-some years, listened to Rev. Reich and had no problem with what he heard, until The Poodle became a presidential candidate, but even then he could not and would not speak out about Reich's sermons. It took what happened in the past week, the revelations of Reich's words and recorded sermons - a severe and enormous blemish on The Poodle's association with Reich - before The Poodle could bring himself to moderately rebuke Reich's words.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 happened on a Tuesday. Five days later - FIVE DAYS LATER! - on September 16, Rev. Reich said the following in part of his Sunday Sermon. ABC News:
"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye."
It is mind-boggling how the Left tries to excuse and make acceptable the hate-speech and race-baiting of Rev. Reich. Does anybody remember the Left showing the slightest degree of compassion or forgiveness for anything said by the late Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson or any spiritual leader affiliated with or connected to a Conservative?
One can accurately assess a lot about any person by looking at who their friends are, who they hang out with, who their spiritual leader is and who they identify with. Clearly Obama has a close association and relationship with
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