Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama says he knew Wright was nuts but it's all our fault

So much for Barack Obama's claim that he didn't know Jeremiah Wright was delivering poisonous rants from the pulpit. According to his speech today:
Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes.
I guess he wasn't really sleeping during 20 years of sermons after all. So is he going to disclaim Wright?
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.
Nice touch - Barack just threw Granny under the bus by making her seem equivalent to that hate-spewing wingnut Wright. In point of fact, Granny was mostly wary after an attempted mugging according to Obama himself and never said anything even approaching one of Rev. Wright's footnotes. Hmm, Granny Dunham is still alive but Obama's campaign won't let her talk to anyone. I wonder what she thinks?

I'll spare you the rest of the speech and give you the punchline: everybody is imperfect and racist except for the Obamessiah, but we'll all be saved if we turn to him and immediately implement socialism. Oh yeah - he finished off with a John Edwards style fairy story.