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Obama Outraged by Rev. Wright's Comments and Spectacle

Obama Outraged by Rev. Wright's Comments and Spectacle

At a press conference today, Barack Obama said he was was outraged by his former pastor's, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, recent assertion that criticism of his controversial sermons is an attack on the black church.

Obama had some strong words for the Reverend's person and positions:

The person I saw yesterday was not the person I met 20 years ago. His comments were not only divisive and destructive, but they also give comfort to those that prey on hate and I believe they do not accurately portray the perspective of the black church. They certainly do not accurately portray my values and beliefs. If Reverend Wright thinks that is political posturing on my part, he does not know me very well.

Obama said that he gave Reverend Wright the benefit of the doubt in his Philadelphia speech, based on all the good the pastor had done in his church. But, Obama said he is now again offended by the Reverend's decision to amplify his ridiculous propositions. Wright had made three public appearances in four days.

Do you think Americans will be side-tracked by the controversial Reverend, who seems to enjoy the spotlight? Will Obama's denouncements be enough to separate him from a figure who is causing division instead or unity, or will his efforts fall on deaf ears? Is Barack forever guilty by association?

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Jillness Jillness 8 years
You should do more research Auntie. The Oil Tax holiday is projected to cut 300,000 jobs nation wide.
Auntie-Coosa Auntie-Coosa 8 years
Obama also said today that the gas tax vacation will cut 7,000 construction jobs in North Carolina alone. ~~~~~~~~~~ NO it will NOT. Those jobs are being paid by LAST YEAR's FEDERAL and State Budget money. He's perpetuating a LIE on people who are ready to accept every word out of his mouth as 'gospel.' -- Well, he's lied in his books, he's lied in person, he's allowed others to believe a lie. He is not an African-American. He doesn't have the legally required 1/8 Negro-African bloodline. He has 1/2 White-Caucasian, 7/16 ARAB-African, and 1/16 Negro-African. He's a Caucasian-Arab-American. That's who he is and who he is hiding from and hiding from the voters. There is no way that Barack Hussein Obama Junior sat under the tutelage of "Rev Wright" for 20 years and didn't hear the Liberal Black Liberation Theology preached from the pulpit. That is the reason he chose that church over a mosque in the first place. One other thing, WHO attends Church just to PRAY? In the USofA, in a Christian church, one attends to WORSHIP. In a Mosque, one attends solely to PRAY, five times a day. Oops, Barack Hussein Obama, Jr, let that little word slip out and won't touch it because then he'd have to explain what he meant. And he's told so many lies, he can't remember them all. "Go read his book," that's the only answer he can give when he's afraid of telling the Allah-Awful truth. You also notice how he is unable to speak without notes or having memorized his answers? When asked a question he isn't prepared for, he's constantly "uh-ing" while he tries to remember what he's supposed to say. He's a puppet on a string . . . but who's holding the strings? Michelle is angry enough, but I don't think she's savvy enough. As for "Rev" Wright, he may be doing Barack Hussein Obama, Jr, a favor by sabotaging his political ambitions. May . . . Be!
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Thanks Lainetm! HAHA no I didn't use it because of THAT. I used it because I was being bossy. :)
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Aww, harmony, feel better. Any particular reason you used a smiley with a cigar when discussing the Clintons? :evil:
piper23 piper23 8 years
Wright is totally trying to sabotage Obama. Its sad to see because I think Obama was trying to protect him as best he could under the circumstances. It reiterates my feelings that this man is a racist divider who always thinks that someone is out to get him. And I honestly don't care what he's been through to harbor those beliefs because as a pastor and a leader he should teach hope and compassion to his congregation. Especially the young people. Because these kids are going to pass on this kind of hatred. And it is hatred.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Sorry I'm sick and have NO sense of humor today. :OOPS:
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
NO CONSPIRACY THEORIES! Rev. Wright is CLEARLY not a Hillary Clinton fan. :bossy:
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Jill, I suspect he's sad because he has been exposed, more than his feelings of betrayal. However, I wonder if there's something to the Clinton-Wright connection. I believe I heard a snippet on the radio this morning mention that he had been a repeat guest at the Clinton White House. I have also pondered :ponder: the fact that he, like some other self-appointed "leaders" of the black community, makes bank on perpetuating the victim status of African-Americans. If there's one of their own in the White House, gee, how do you sell that kool-aid? :cocktail: Anyone care to help me start a conspiracy theory?
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I thought Obama sounded genuinely sad when he gave his speech. It kind of reminds me of when people who have been your friends for a long time get greedy when you become famous or successful. People who grew up with you, and then they run to the tabloids or start trying to put things on your tab. (Not talking about myself, but I have seen it happen to several people). The way seemingly genuine people can turn on a dime is sad. Like the Lord of the Rings, you know? Precious...
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
Barbara Reynolds has been trying to get Rev. Wright to speak for years. The first time being two years ago. She wasn't the one to ask for him to speak this time, but was only assigned point person because of her history with Rev. Wright. http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/04/29/press-club-chief-disputes-notion-that-wright-appearance-was-scheduled-to-hurt-obama/ Let's not start crazy conspiracy theories. This campaign season is crazy enough.
liliblu liliblu 8 years
I posted links to articles about Barbara Reynolds part in bringing Wright to the National Press Club and her strong support of Hillary Clinton. But I was flagged. Maybe it will show up later. This is what Reynolds once wrote about Obama, "Hope by definition is not based on facts," wrote Reynolds. It is an emotional expectation. Things hoped for may or may not come. But help based on experience trumps hope every time."
liliblu liliblu 8 years
I posted links to articles about Barbara Reynolds part in bringing Wright to the National Press Club and her strong support of Hillary Clinton. But I was flagged. Maybe it will show up later.This is what Reynolds once wrote about Obama, "Hope by definition is not based on facts," wrote Reynolds. It is an emotional expectation. Things hoped for may or may not come. But help based on experience trumps hope every time."
liliblu liliblu 8 years
Here is the story on Reverend Doctor Barbara Reynolds. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/columnists/louis/index.html http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/04/wrightsetup.html
liliblu liliblu 8 years
Here is the story on Reverend Doctor Barbara Reynolds. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/columnists/louis/index.htmlhttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/04/wrightsetup.html
subtleheights subtleheights 8 years
I think wright should be concerned with his flock of followers and leave the politics to the politicians. i am sick of all these damned self righteos, so-called preachers out there who are just the devils puppets.
liliblu liliblu 8 years
I was listening to Thomm Hartman on my way home from work yesterday; and he stated that the woman, Mrs. Reynolds,was part of the commitee that brought Wright to speak at the press club. Mrs. Reynolds is a member of Trinity and a Clinton supporter and campaign worker. Hartman said that her website which had comments about Hillary Clinton and why she was supporting her has been wiped clean. Now conspiracy theories are being thrown around about the Clinton campaign and the Wright controversy.
syako syako 8 years
cine I agree. I was watching clips from that press club thing and his cockiness just made me want to smack him!
lula29 lula29 8 years
Wright is obviously an egomaniac. I'm tired of all the preachers.
lula29 lula29 8 years
Wright is obviously an egomaniac.I'm tired of all the preachers.
cine_lover cine_lover 8 years
I feel like Wright does not want Obama to win. I mean come on. Just keep your mouth shut for a few months already.
Cinnamon-Girl Cinnamon-Girl 8 years
Yeah , i watched this on CNN the other day . just horrible ...
Cinnamon-Girl Cinnamon-Girl 8 years
Yeah , i watched this on CNN the other day .just horrible ...
janneth janneth 8 years
Wright is wrong. He is so dazzled by all the attention and cameras in his face, he can't shut up. People are egging him on and he is too blind to see that he is ruining something very valuable. He will regret it.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
That is a good question. I think that she is just trying to do this balancing act and there's a cliff on either side of her. She probably knew that she wouldn't win as the "uniter" candidate. Obama and change and unite seem to synonymous in this campaign, so she had to go from a different angle. Hillary also believes in hiring republicans and independents for her cabinet and group of advisors. She is extremely bi-partisan, but not many people are actually paying attention to what she actually stands for. Most (I said most) dislike her on principle.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
Harmony, I just caught a second of the Factor tonite and he asked Karl Rove (I know, a dirty word) what he would ask Sen. Clinton and he said something to the effect of - She has worked with both sides Dem. and Repub. and worked to be bipartisan on many things including on the senate armed forces committee since she became a senator, yet when obama came out on a platform of bipartisanship, she did nothing. Why hasn't she mentioned her own bipartisanship in her campaign?I was like, Huh... thats a really good question! :)
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