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Obama's Pastor 'Politically Incorrect' for Limbaugh and Republicans (VIDEO)Political commentary by Tim King Salem-News.com
Perhaps Wright isn't "politically correct" enough for Limbaugh and McCain, but that's because he shoots from the hip like Bush.
(SALEM, Ore.) - How Does it Feel Limbaugh? I just have to ask, what does the frustration feel like? It has to be gut wrenching, knowing that the odds of a black American President intent on fixing problems in this country from the top down, will probably become reality.
After all the years of hatemongering and nailing people because they have a heart, because they care about the poor, the needy, the notion of an Obama Presidency must drive this hatemonger half crazy, as if this pill popper isn't already from his pharmaceutical drug addiction.
They can dish it out but they sure can't take it. Rush Limbaugh called Barack Obama's Pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, "a race-baiter and a hatemonger." What a hypocrite.
I honestly believe that most Americans who watched the madness of the last seven years take place never thought there could be such a bright light at the end of the tunnel as Obama. Many conservatives are open minded on this one too. It isn't difficult for people who see the Iraq war and the unanswered questions building and swirling around what happened on September 11th, 2001 and myriad other serious problems from the Bush Administration, to admit that we need serious change.
John McCain doesn't represent it. I respect McCain, particularly for his military service, but he believes we might need to spend 100 more years in Iraq, and he doesn't hesitate to say it. His camp is mad over comments made by Reverend Wright, particularly his saying that, "Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run."
I'm sorry, but can somebody explain to me how those words aren't true? Step up to the bar, I want to hear it, come on, tell me that slavery wasn't a huge pillar of early American development.
Obama's pastor is in trouble for being honest, I think he nailed it with the statements that McCain's people brought to the attention of the American public this week. I believe they are counting on the shock value that a black "Racist" could represent, and it is laughable.
White people are just as separated and ignorant about African-Americans as ever, never understanding how wide the poverty scale is that engulfs them. More black men are in prison than in college. The problems affect everybody, as we now know that under Bush, we have achieved a point in American society where one out of every 100 people are serving time in prison. Most are down for harmless drug offenses, and it seems that an equal number of dangerous offenders are on the street in their place. That is what happens when you make things that God placed on the earth illegal to possess, I guess.
Another way that Wright's comments have riled people came in his delivery of certain messages about Hillary Clinton, the first to play the "race card" in this campaign.
"Hillary never had a cab whiz by and not pick her up because her skin is the wrong color."
Neither did McCain. But when his campaign people start throwing out comparisons between Obama and Malcolm X, then they are speaking once again in tunes of made-up fantasy, lunacy, and lies.
Obama is a Christian, and members of this religion are supposed to turn the other cheek and learn to love and forgive their enemies. Most Americans dismiss that part.
Bush's version of Christianity involves annihilating civilians and torturing captive fighters. It involves blocking movements that could lead to a cleaner planet, and he above all, wants to run our soldiers and Marines to the point of exhaustion and burn out in combat.
Of course Bush and nearly every soul surrounding him in the White House has no combat experience, so what would they know about what that toll really is on our military?
I know it angers some people to read this, but most Americans have been angry, really angry for a long time. When it comes to Reverend Wright, many believe it is nice to hear a man with courage just lay it down and tell it how it is.
Perhaps Wright isn't "politically correct" enough for Limbaugh and McCain, but that's because he shoots from the hip like the President.
It is important to note that Senator Barack Obama has distanced himself from Wright, who is on the verge of retiring. In the video below Obama condemns the words of his 20-year spiritual leader, but he also acknowledges where the man is coming from. Wright is a former U.S. Marine.
So this must mean that the GOP's "Obama is actually a Muslim" line is yesterday's word now? It has to be harder I would think, to be connected to a Christian who actually sounds like one when he talks.
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