Friday, March 14, 2008

Barack Obama's Pastor hangs Barack out as a laughingstock


5 comments:

joyce said...

I hate religion. It should be the first thing to disqualify anyone who plans on running for any office. The people who preach it, the idiots who follow it, need a reality check.
Never has anything been so disruptive of human life and peace. I do not understand. Even as a young girl it all sounded so phony to me. It was not any different than believing that Peter Pan was real. It is all a fairy tale.
Maybe if people would wake up and realize this is your life, here, now, and there is no later...maybe they would get more involved in the day to day dealing with living and helping everyone live in peace. No more wars, no more hunger, no more hatred... crap. Here I go, never never land again.

peace and love to the Weazzzzz

Anonymous said...

This is awful. It makes me sad. I don't agree that he characterized the "reality" of being black. I am black and there is no way I am that paranoid. I have had to face very little prejudice. My husband is white and we do well in our community. Obama, please move beyond this.

The Freewheeling Socrates said...

Obama says in a haughty voice, "I'm p r o u d of my religion."

As a veteran scholar, I am proud of cracking my cosmic egg and moving into the realm of infinite possibilities where genius is effortless, opposites reconcile, and everything is nothing.

Obama can't be here because he is proud to be shackled by false religious dogma which demands he be obedient to his master, Crist Jesus.

Da Weaz said...

I like Barack. I have supported Barack when this has boiled down to three people. But in recent weeks, Barack's campaign strategy has been one misstep after another, starting from when he didn't finish Hillary off during the Ohio debate when they asked him what he thought of her mocking behavior in Ohio.

That said, for him to have KNOWN about this kind of shit coming from his pastor and not have disassociated himself from the church BEFORE it was held up to public scrutiny, shows Obama to have a SERIOUS political blind spot.

He should have known this was coming, and just claimed to be a Christian without going to any church. Now he allows people to define him a some prodigy of some racist cult. Hellery will have great ammunition to frighten the people into thinking that he is some black Manchurian Candidate.

Nevermind the bullshit nature of religion specifically, the popular American mythology (especially for a black politician) REQUIRES that he pay homage to the 911 mythology (as well as the God mythology). When he aspired for highest office of the land, and his pastor was "blaming America" for 911, he should have known that that would come back to haunt him, lest he moved away.

This is stupid, stupid, stupid, and it is Barack Obama's own damn fault.

And now he takes away the ability to use some of his most potent weapons, namely, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey to challenge Hillary on the gender and race thing. With this lurking in the background, it makes them both look like racist cultists defending their man, no matter what.

This bullshit is a MAJOR distraction from anything that his message is supposed to be about. And during the past two weeks his message has been muted and nearly non-existent.

Personally, I find it disgraceful that an otherwise intelligent man can be so fucking stupid. And personally, I don't put much stock in his advisers for not telling him to deal with this OBVIOUSLY looming problem before.

Hillary has been a bitch and a witch, but she can't be blamed for this: Obama brought this on himself.

I am completely disgusted.

To me, this shows that the country will be fucked again, no matter who is elected. And this idiot just made his chances for electability as slim as possible, shy of fucking homeless, drug abusing whores without condoms (over a ten year period) for thousands of dollars a pop (Can you hear me, Eliot Spitzer?)

Wonderful.


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Da Weaz said...

OBAMA'S REPLY:

On My Faith and My Church
Barack Obama

The pastor of my church, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who recently preached his last sermon and is in the process of retiring, has touched off a firestorm over the last few days. He's drawn attention as the result of some inflammatory and appalling remarks he made about our country, our politics, and my political opponents.

Let me say at the outset that I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy. I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies. I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it's on the campaign stump or in the pulpit. In sum, I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are at issue.

Because these particular statements by Rev. Wright are so contrary to my own life and beliefs, a number of people have legitimately raised questions about the nature of my relationship with Rev. Wright and my membership in the church. Let me therefore provide some context.

As I have written about in my books, I first joined Trinity United Church of Christ nearly twenty years ago. I knew Rev. Wright as someone who served this nation with honor as a United States Marine, as a respected biblical scholar, and as someone who taught or lectured at seminaries across the country, from Union Theological Seminary to the University of Chicago. He also led a diverse congregation that was and still is a pillar of the South Side and the entire city of Chicago. It's a congregation that does not merely preach social justice but acts it out each day, through ministries ranging from housing the homeless to reaching out to those with HIV/AIDS.

Most importantly, Rev. Wright preached the gospel of Jesus, a gospel on which I base my life. In other words, he has never been my political advisor; he's been my pastor. And the sermons I heard him preach always related to our obligation to love God and one another, to work on behalf of the poor, and to seek justice at every turn.

The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation. When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign. I made it clear at the time that I strongly condemned his comments. But because Rev. Wright was on the verge of retirement, and because of my strong links to the Trinity faith community, where I married my wife and where my daughters were baptized, I did not think it appropriate to leave the church.

Let me repeat what I've said earlier. All of the statements that have been the subject of controversy are ones that I vehemently condemn. They in no way reflect my attitudes and directly contradict my profound love for this country.

With Rev. Wright's retirement and the ascension of my new pastor, Rev. Otis Moss, III, Michelle and I look forward to continuing a relationship with a church that has done so much good. And while Rev. Wright's statements have pained and angered me, I believe that Americans will judge me not on the basis of what someone else said, but on the basis of who I am and what I believe in; on my values, judgment and experience to be President of the United States.

Barack Obama is a Democratic Senator from Illinois and a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.