April 30, 2008


Sharpton on Obama on Wright (Jake Tapper, April 29, 2008, ABC News: Political Punch)

ABC News' Brinda Adhikari reports: Reacting to Sen. Barack Obama's comments today about his former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright's inflammatory remarks at the National Press Club on Monday, the Rev. Al Sharpton told ABCNEWS that it took "a lot of courage for [Sen. Obama] to say some unequivocal statements against someone that has been dear to him, his pastor."

Were politics geometry there would be no proof to show that the Left does not exist solely for our amusement.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 30, 2008 7:45 AM

Obama has found a way to turn Wright into his "Sistah Souljah moment" that will play all the way to November.

Anyone attempting to point to Wright will gain Obama votes rather than cost him votes.

With in hours, we will see the same pundits decrying Wright as hurting Obama laud the Senator for "brilliantly handling the issue."

The doped white mice will be eating this up til November.

Posted by: Bruno at April 30, 2008 8:46 AM

Circus elephants are for our amusement too. At what point, when the center poles of the tent are snapped, the multi ton canvas roof comes crashing down, and the blood of the trampled circus-goers is spread to all three rings.... do we stop laughing.

Posted by: Andrew X at April 30, 2008 9:00 AM

Not until our own toe is stepped on.

Posted by: oj at April 30, 2008 11:06 AM

No one cares about black on black violence. Whereas, if a "brilliant" speech mattered this wouldn't be his second one on the same topic.

Posted by: oj at April 30, 2008 11:07 AM

Bruno: Get away from the MSM bubble. Obama's done. The Dems are stuck with him, but Hillary has accomplished her goal of making sure McCain wins in November.

Posted by: b at April 30, 2008 11:43 AM


I'm quite immune from the MSM bubble. If anything, I'm currently ignoring their shallow punditry about how bad Wright is for Obama.

I'm still hoping he implodes fast enough to allow Hillary to pull it out, so I'm not arguing he's shoe-in under any circumstance.

Done or not, this is a "Sistah Souljah" play, and it was likely scripted from the moment they decided on the timing of the Wright Story, which was clearly set up to do Obama the least damage.

To the the extent that he's "done," it has far more to do with his 'clinging' flap in SF and his poor debate performance on Dohrn and Ayers questions.

Posted by: Bruno at April 30, 2008 2:47 PM

Bruno: The notion that this is anything like "Sistah Souljah" or that this was "likely scripted" shows that you're deeply immersed in the MSM bubble. The fact is that the public now knows that Obama is intimately connected with a lunatic racist preacher.

Do you think that the blue-collar voters flocking to Hillary are doing so because of anything to do with her personally? Not a chance. They just detest Obama and everything he represents (i.e., the intellectual wing of the party, that hates them). If John Edwards had played things better, the Dems would be sitting pretty (hey morons--nominate Southerners!). As it is, they're screwed.

Posted by: b at April 30, 2008 3:09 PM

His second Sista Souljah, so far. An admission that he can't pull it off. Indeed, all he's doing is calling attention to a guy few had ever heard of before.

Posted by: oj at April 30, 2008 6:35 PM

The media will praise Obama and laud his courage for 'dropping' Wright. But they praised him when he gave his first speech (in Philly), and it didn't help him very much.

If the public looks at Wright, sees Sharpton, and then wonders why Obama was his friend for 20+ years, no media or academic deconstructionist spin can change that. Nor can it erase the reaction when pictures of Wright's million-dollar retirement mansion are published.

Rezko is also out there, and when a verdict comes in, it will be big news.

What are the Dems going to do if Obama wins NC by, say, 5-10 points, but Hillary wins IN by 5?

Eventually, someone is going to say that black votes alone won't win the election. And Al Sharpton (and Jim Clyburn) will say "try winning without them".

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 30, 2008 8:22 PM


I once again find myself hoping that you are all correct.

Posted by: Bruno at May 1, 2008 10:17 AM