Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Personal Aside: Obamas Rotten Judgment on Rev. Jeremiah Wright ShouldI Hope--Permanently Maim his Presidential QuestAs Well It Shouldand Citys Timid Media Should Take a Hit.
Blacks should not sing God Bless America but God damn America.
So thundered Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a video that was offered for sale by Trinity United Church of Christ about the governments treatment of black Americans:
The government gives them drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing `God Bless America No,no,no, God damn America, thats in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme!
In addition to cursing America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after September 11, 2001 that the U. S. had brought on al Qaedas attacks because of its own terrorism. We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. Americas chickens are coming home to roost, he told his congregation on September 16, 2001.
This example should rank with rum, Romanism and rebellion spoken by another preacher which detonated James G. Blaines presidential hopes. Throughout U.S. history, judgment of presidential candidates has occupied first tier in elections. Blaines failure to denounce the preacher lost him the election. The slip of a lip that led Gerald Ford to announce in a debate with Jimmy Carter that all of eastern Europe was free of communismand his holding to that untenable conclusion for six succeeding daysconvinced voters of his poor judgment; they decided if the president didnt know whether eastern Europe was communist or not, theyd pick someone else who did. Awful judgment by Richard Nixon over Watergate led the U.S. Congress to secure his resignation. But as bad as these things were, they did not convey the aura of sedition and treason which Wrights proclamations do and which Obamas failure to thoroughly reject Wright supports.
Sen. Obama said he was not in the church when those pronouncements were madebut this is an unacceptable excuse in this political dialogue. He has called Wright his spiritual mentor, advised the minister when he decided to run for public office, was married by Wright, had his children baptized by Wright. Wright was the first man he recognized in his announcement speech in Springfield. On and on.
Obama was given a pass by the Tribune in its editorial Sundaybut this nervous, hesitant and apologetic, unmanly editorial view is endemic of the huge problem local media have covering blacks. They have given Obama and vociferous treasonous talking pastors of whatever color a shaky pass because of political correctness. While the Tribune has become the ace apologist for sedition; the Sun-Times with its Obama-slanted news and propagandists ala Mary Mitchell have become facilitators of it.
Get the facts straight, media. Tonight Barack Obama shouldnt get away explaining this inexcusable lapse in his judgment by spinning another airy and filmy pretty tone poem without specifics. The most important quality a presidential candidate can offer is sound judgment. Obama may not have been in the church when the above mentioned diatribe to the nation was hurled but he has belonged to it for 20 years during which 500 sermons were delivered and if he wasnt aware of what his pastor and spiritual mentor was saying, he is intellectually impaired. It is clear he is not intellectually incompetent; he has a serious character deficiency, is a duplicitous slicker who has been reckless and guilty of ill-serving the country by obfuscating the truth in his own political behalf.
He cant have it both ways. Early in his career, Obama the opportunist saw the value of joining a fast growing church popular with the black middle class that would help him gain followers in the community where he lives. Now he wants to say he never heard his spiritual father as a parishioner and by spinning some magical oratory and sidle up to Martin Luther King, romance the compliant mediaespecially in Chicagolike the terrified guilt-ridden Tribune and corporate ally Sun-Times and have it go away. If he is serious about converting from being perceived as an enabler to a ranking bigot and America hater to something equivalent to an American patriotwhich his refusal to wear a flag emblem in his lapel and not place his hand on his heart during singing of the anthem would testifyhe should quit the church forthwith.
The congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ is not 100% black. Nor is it composed of poor. It is middle class and judging from the finger-snapping, swaying and cheers Wright elicited, it is doubtful that the heavily black membership of the church is anything but shills for blatant lack of fealty of the country. This is a judgment that the middle class black community must be held accountable for in numberless churches where this hatred spews.
Presidential candidates are rated by judgment. By aligning with this travesty church for more than 20 years, Barack Obama deserves to be given a failing grade in the most elementary requite of presidential considerationthe requirement of loyalty to the United States and its traditions. You can hardly say he is loyal to the country after 20 years of winking at this insidious sedition. Hillary Clinton shouldI say shouldbe a slam dunk for the nomination if the Democratic party valued allegiance to U. S. traditions.
Further since all the Democratic congressional incumbents but one (Rahm Emanuel) should immediately be challenged on the basis of supporting Obama whose judgment and character is in serious question. It should be the major issue against Dick Durbin whose status as partisan trimmer and hustler is beyond question.
The Chicago newspaper media should be excoriated for failing to do its duty which is to vett candidates. There is no greater example of incompetence and cowardice than the Tribune editorial that sought to shrug away Obamas sharing of sedition with his spiritual adviser and arch-lefty ideologue Carol Marins Sun-Times idealistic, little-girl Sunday column prattling about candor and fidelity of friendship vis-à-vis his relationship to Tony Rezko.
What does a presidential candidate have to do to earn rebuke and opprobrium from the media of this townsay along with Wright: God damn the United States?