March 15, 2008


Wright: 'U.S. of KKKA' knew about Pearl Harbor: Preacher tells black-on-black criminals they're fighting wrong enemy in video (WorldNetDaily, 3/15/08)

Newly released video of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Democrat presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama's controversial pastor, shows the preacher telling his congregation the United States knew of the attack on Pearl Harbor before the Japanese struck, the U.S. would plant weapons of mass destruction in Iraq "just like the LAPD," and those committing black-on-black crime are "fighting the wrong enemy."

The series of clips, taken from hours of sermons, was broadcast on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes program last night.

Just What Did Obama Know About Wright's Past Sermons? (Jake Tapper, March 15, 2008, ABC News: Political Punch)
[A]ccording to a New York Times story from a year ago, the Obama campaign dis-invited Wright from delivering a public invocation at Obama's candidacy announcement.

“Fifteen minutes before Shabbos I get a call from Barack,” Wright told the Times. “One of his members had talked him into uninviting me."

In a phone call with Wright, Obama cited a Rolling Stone story, “The Radical Roots of Barack Obama," (the name of which has curiously been changed on the RS website) and told him, according to Wright, “You can get kind of rough in the sermons, so what we’ve decided is that it’s best for you not to be out there in public.”

That story included the following passage: "The Trinity United Church of Christ, the church that Barack Obama attends in Chicago, is at once vast and unprepossessing, a big structure a couple of blocks from the projects, in the long open sore of a ghetto on the city's far South Side. The church is a leftover vision from the Sixties of what a black nationalist future might look like. There's the testifying fervor of the black church, the Afrocentric Bible readings, even the odd dashiki. And there is the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a sprawling, profane bear of a preacher, a kind of black ministerial institution, with his own radio shows and guest preaching gigs across the country. Wright takes the pulpit here one Sunday and solemnly, sonorously declares that he will recite 10 essential facts about the United States. 'Fact number one: We've got more black men in prison than there are in college,' he intones. 'Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!' There is thumping applause; Wright has a cadence and power that make Obama sound like John Kerry. Now the reverend begins to preach. 'We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional KILLERS. ... We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. ... We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. ... We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means!" The crowd whoops and amens as Wright builds to his climax: 'And. And. And! GAWD! Has GOT! To be SICK! OF THIS S***!'"

This was more than a year ago.

Thank Karl this stuff didn't gain traction until he'd secured the nomination.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 15, 2008 6:49 PM

You think he has the nomination?

Posted by: Perry at March 16, 2008 8:28 AM

The only way he can lose mathematically is for the party's white elite to choose Hillary instead. If they were capable of that sort of un-pc decision they'd be Republicans.

Posted by: oj at March 16, 2008 9:37 AM

I thought Forida and Michigan, reconstituted, gave Hill a mathematical chance?

Posted by: Perry at March 16, 2008 12:06 PM

Either which way it is a god-awful mess for the Democrats.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 17, 2008 8:19 AM