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Archive for the ‘Reverend Jeremiah Wright’ Category

2007 Video Demonstrates Obama’s Chameleon-like Abilities

Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 3, 2012

Two weeks ago a six-month-old video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with comments concerning the 47% of Americans that don’t pay taxes set the mainstream media abuzz.  Romney inappropriately commented on the work ethic of the entire group, which the media pounced on.  This week, a five-year-old video of then Sen. Barack Obama making even more inappropriate comments has not garnered nearly as much attention in the Leftist media.

The Daily Caller has released a 2007 video of Barack Obama’s speech at Hampton University to an African-American audience that included many clergy.  Obama’s comments and tone are troubling to say the least with a part of the video available below.  First, he basically accused President George W. Bush of a racist reaction to the residents of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina stating:

Now here’s the thing, when 9-11 happened in New York City, they waived the Stafford Act – ‘This is too serious a problem.  We can’t expect New York City to rebuild on its own.  Forget that dollar you gotta put in. Well, here’s ten dollars.’  And that was the right thing to do.  When Hurricane Andrew struck in Florida, people said, ‘Look at this devastation.  We don’t expect you to come up with y’own money, here.  Here’s the money to rebuild.  We’re not gonna wait for you to scratch it together –  because you’re part of the American family.’”  Then Obama says of Katrina: “What’s happening down in New Orleans?  Where’s your dollar?  Where’s your Stafford Act money.  Makes no sense!  Tells me that somehow, the people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!

Obama’s recollection of the facts relating to Stafford Act money for New Orleans is imperfect at best.  However, that issue is for another posting.  In the same speech Obama goes on to praise the infamous racist pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, when he says:

“And then I’ve got to give a special shout out to my Pastor.  The guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me.  He’s a friend and a great leader not just in Chicago but all across the country, so please everybody give an extraordinary welcome to my pastor Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., Trinity United Church of Christ.”

Barack Obama sat in the pews of Rev. Wright’s church for 20 years.  After sitting through the preacher’s racist rants, calling him “a friend and a great leader not just in Chicago but all across the country…” helps demonstrate who Barack Obama really is.

Pres. Obama’s comments are troubling in themselves.  In addition, in the video the President speaks with a tone and accent rarely if ever used by Obama in public.  To those in the audience he undoubtedly came across as an African-American with sympathies towards Black Liberation Theology, which has Marxist roots.  He was likely tutored in this philosophy by Jeremiah Wright and other radicals Associates.  Remarkably, during the same period as a candidate for the presidency, Obama came across too many Americans as a healer and one who would help America past are racial divide.  Only a chameleon like personality could convince these diverse groups that Obama embraced the opposing viewpoints.

 

 

 

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Reverend Wright Speaks Again

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 24, 2010

Reverend Jeremiah Wright is one liberal the mainstream media and their Progressive allies try to ignore.  They fear his words further connect this racist preacher to Obama thereby damming and an embarrassing the Left.

The liberal elites have two standards when defining racism.  Should you be part of the Progressive Left, you get a pass on racist behavior.  This pass is often associated with a phrase like, “we know what’s in the man’s heart”.  Should you not be a part of the “club”, then there is zero tolerance for anything that even smacks of as racism.  This bizarre bifurcation damages race relations and promotes bigotry on the Left.

In the case of Obama’s association with Reverend Wright, we were told to accept Obama’s claim that he was unaware of Wright’s racist sermons.  This is not credible given that Obama sat in Wright’s pews for 20 years, was married by Wright and used a Wright coined phrase for the title of his famous book.

Finally, during the campaign on March 8, 2008 Obama was forced to respond to the Wright issue and did so with typical flare, a prepared speech that while elegant, did not address Obama’s inappropriate behavior.  Remarkably, Obama threw his grandmother, the woman who raised him, under the bus when he stated:

“I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community.  I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.”

However, Obama was not through using the bus.  In keeping his modus operandi, he shortly thereafter threw Wright under the bus when he became too great of a political liability.

Wright has not gone away quietly.  The Associated Press has recently obtained a copy of a letter in which Wright stated that he is “toxic” to Obama and that the President “threw me under the bus.”  Wright also stated that his pleas to release frozen funds for Haiti would be ignored since “No one in the Obama administration will respond to me, listen to me, talk to me or read anything that I write to them. I am ‘toxic’ in terms of the Obama administration.”

Within a month of Obama’s inauguration, Attorney General Eric Holder chided American saying: “Though the nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.”  Mr. Holder, many Americans would agree with your comment.  However, they would also agree that the bifurcated approach to racism followed by you and your fellow Progressives is at the root of this fear.  It would be interesting to get the President’s former mentor, Reverend Wright’s, view on cowardly behavior with his dealings with the President.

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