BUSTED… Obama Knew Wright Was Wrong Last Year
Barack Obama knew his pastor Jeremiah Wright was a liability LAST YEAR.
(So did the media who refused to look into the story)
But, he denied this last night when he made the cable rounds…
Even though it is documented that Barack has attended these hatefilled sermons, via American Power.
“When I saw these statements which I had heard for the first time. Then I thought it was clear that I had to make a clear and unequivocal statement. None of these statements were ones that I had heard myself personally in the pews. One of them I had heard about after I had started running for president and I put out a statement at that time condemning them. The other statements were ones that I just heard about when they started being run on FOX and some of the other stations.”
But… If Obama knew about the incendiary remarks by Wright after he decided to run for president why did he disinvite Jeremiah Wright from his candidacy announcement?
Holy Smokes! The mainstream news is even delving into the Jeremiah Wright scandal.
Jake Tapper at ABC News reported:
Obama told CNN that he “didn’t know about all these statements. I knew about one or two of these statements that had been made. One or two statements would not lead me to distance myself from either my church or my pastor. … If I had thought that was the tenor or tone on an ongoing basis, then yes, I don’t think it would have been reflective of my values.”
But according to a New York Times story from a year ago, the Obama campaign dis-invited Wright from delivering a public invocation at Obama’s candidacy announcement.
“Fifteen minutes before Shabbos I get a call from Barack,” Wright told the Times. “One of his members had talked him into uninviting me.”
In a phone call with Wright, Obama cited a Rolling Stone story, “The Radical Roots of Barack Obama,” (the name of which has curiously been changed on the RS website) and told him, according to Wright, “You can get kind of rough in the sermons, so what we’ve decided is that it’s best for you not to be out there in public.”
And there is the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a sprawling, profane bear of a preacher, a kind of black ministerial institution, with his own radio shows and guest preaching gigs across the country. Wright takes the pulpit here one Sunday and solemnly, sonorously declares that he will recite 10 essential facts about the United States. ‘Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than there are in college,’ he intones. ‘Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!’ There is thumping applause; Wright has a cadence and power that make Obama sound like John Kerry. Now the reverend begins to preach. ‘We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional KILLERS. … We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. … We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. … We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means!” The crowd whoops and amens as Wright builds to his climax: ‘And. And. And! GAWD! Has GOT! To be SICK! OF THIS S***!'”
FOX News interviewed author Larry Elder earlier and he isn’t buying Obama’s denunciation of Jeremiah Wright.
This is what Barack Obama told Anderson Cooper last night on CNN:
COOPER: Did you not know, though, that, I mean, a couple days after 9/11, he said, you know, this was America’s chickens coming home to roost, a result of what he called American terrorism around the world?
COOPER: I mean, you may not have been there, but have you — you must have heard that he had said these things.
OBAMA: You know, I confess that I did not hear about this until — until I started running for president.
And then there was a story that was issued in which I strongly objected to these statements and condemned them. But what I also understood that was — was Reverend Wright was on the verge of retirement and that a new pastor was coming in. The church family was one that was very important to me. It’s where my wife and I got married. It’s where our children were baptized. And, so, my belief was that this was something out of the ordinary. Obviously, some of these statements indicate that this was happening more frequently.
But I also want to say this, Anderson. This is somebody who was a former U.S. Marine, who is a biblical scholar, who’s preached and taught at theological seminaries all across the country, and has had a reputation as a preeminent preacher in the country.
And, so, I have to strongly condemn the statements that were made. They do not reflect my views or Michelle’s views, or probably the views of many people in the church.
On the other hand, you know, Reverend Wright is somebody who is like an uncle or a family member who you may strongly object to what they have to say, but, as he’s about to retire, I have no intention of leaving the church itself.
COOPER: But, I mean, uncles are blood relatives who you’re kind of stuck with at family gatherings, even when they say outrageous things. You can’t get rid of them.
You can walk out of a church. You can walk go up to a pastor and say, this is wrong.
OBAMA: And, as I said, Anderson, if I had heard any of those statements, I probably would have walked up, and I probably would have told Reverend Wright that they were wrong.
But they were not statements that I heard when I was in church.
COOPER: So, no one in the church ever said to you, man, last week, you missed this sermon; Reverend Wright said this; or…
COOPER: I mean, I think I read in your books that you listened to tapes of Reverend Wright when you were at Harvard Law School.
OBAMA: I did.
** The fact th
at Barack and Michelle Obama stay committed to this racist church with its new controversial pastor is very disturbing.
The Trinity United Church of Christ has not changed just because it has a new pastor.
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