Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hear the Argument, See the Arguer

"He ain't white, he ain't rich, and he ain't privileged." Those are the words of Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's pastor and spiritual leader. I'm just wondering: when did a guy who makes nearly one million dollars annually become "not rich?" Watch the video here of Reverend Wright's outlandish statements calling Hillary "not white enough."

Although posting these videos may come across as simply political "mudslinging," it is important to note that these statements are coming from a man who is admired and respected by one of the contenders for the Presidential nomination. The fact is that while Obama may call Wright's statements "inflammatory at times" these statements are at the core of Wright's message to his followers.

We cannot ignore the connections of the Obama campaign to people such as Louis Farrakhan and Reverend Wright. We can not ignore the fact that Barack's wife publicly said that she has never been proud of America (or rather, now that her husband's political aspirations are being realized, she is "for the fist time in my adult life...proud of my country"). All this comes from the candidate who promises "change." Change for what? If it is to spread a message of America's failing's and wrongdoings, then this is change our country can do without. I am not advocating that we ignore our mistakes, I'm simply saying that the mistakes of this country are not what the country is about. Stop campaigning on a message of putting America in "time out" and start instilling home for the future.

While Obama himself has steered clear of making inflammatory remarks, we cannot ignore his past relationships with those less politically tactful than himself.

(Video courtesy of jca325 on YouTube)


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