March 19, 2008

GIVEN THAT HE'S SUCH A CIPHER, WHAT IS THE BASIS FOR GIVING HIM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT?:

Obama’s Evasions (The Editors, 3/19/08, Nationalk Review)

[N]ot many of us have heard our religious leaders ask the congregation to pray for God to “damn America.” So Obama then tried to draw a distinction between Wright’s videotaped rants and his typical preaching (which could merely “be considered controversial”). Those rants, he said, “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.”

But that distorted view of the country is at the heart of Wright’s “black-liberation theology”; it is one of the foundations of his ministry. For Obama to pretend his videotaped statements were an aberration is a dishonest evasion.

That was not the only slippery portion of the speech. Obama repeatedly compared Rev. Wright to Geraldine Ferraro, who recently made an essentially true but poorly formulated remark about how Obama’s race has helped his candidacy. For that, she is the moral equivalent of a man who preached that the 9/11 attacks were “chickens coming home to roost”? We would have thought Obama was above this.


Why?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 19, 2008 1:23 PM
Comments

I was apalled at how this excrescence defamed his grandmother by positing her equivalence with that Wright fellow. He richly deserves what he is about to receive.

Posted by: Lou Gots at March 19, 2008 7:53 PM
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