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The day Obama’s candidacy went down in flames

March 15, 2008

Why Jeremiah Wright has torpedoed Obama’s chances of living in Pennslyvania Avenue.

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Yestoday, Barack Obama’s candidacy was dealt a fatal blow by the release of video tapes of the sermons of his preacher, Jeremiah Wright. These sermons include such comments as ‘G.d d.mn America’, references to the USA as ‘AmeriKKKa’ and the opinion that 9/11 was justified by America’s foreign policy. Clearly these sentiments are shared by a (very small) minority of the American far-left and right, and it should be pointed out that the Republican field included Ron Paul who made such sentiments the centerpiece of his campaign. Barack Obama has also condemned these comments and claimed that he wasn’t in the church when they were said. Critics have also made comparisons between Obama’s relationship with Jeremiah Wright and John Hagee’s endorsement of John McCain.

However, this is really the end for his candidacy. There is a clear difference between a twenty year relationship and a single pander in the heat of a campaign. It is also inconceivable that Obama did not attend at least one of the sermons in question, or something similarly incompatible with a Presidential Candidacy. Even if he manages to limp to the nomination there is no way he can win a campaign where he has to spend a lot of time defending such a blue state as New York. Even the antiwar hacks on Daily Kos are starting to realise the implications of the Obama-Wright relationship saying ‘forget about turning red states blue, this could turn blue states red’.

Therefore I am saying that Barack Obama will not be the 44th President of the United States.

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3 comments

  1. Don’t be so pessimistic. There is still hope- something may turn up against Hillary. All kinds of things.


  2. Religious Right leader Francis Schaeffer denounced America and even called for the violent overthrow of the US government, and he was invited to lunch with presidents Ford, Reagan and Bush, Sr., But they were already presidents, so nobody cared.

    The attack on Rev. Wright reveals the level of misunderstanding that still divides white and black Christians in the United States. Many white people find the traditions of African-American preaching offensive. I don’t.
    Typical of the form used by black preachers is Frederick Douglass’ address, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” first delivered on July 5, 1852. The address, a political sermon, forcefully attacks white culture. “Fellow-citizens,” Douglass proclaims, “above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wails of millions! Whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are, today, rendered more intolerable by the jubilee shouts that reach them.” He goes on to calls American conduct “hideous and revolting” and accuses white Christians of trampling upon and disregarding both the constitution and the Bible. He concluded his sermon with the words, “For revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.” It has been true, right?


  3. This story has been TOTALLY spun out of context. Check out Rev. Wright’s FULL sermon here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TRINITYCHGO.

    (Granted that it is still controversial, it is in NO WAY as bad as it has been portrayed on the media.)

    Looks to me like yet another right-wing hit-job.



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