PrestoPundit

Let’s all sing

Posted by PrestoPundit on 03/13/2008

“God Bless Damn America”.  That’s the sort of stuff Barack Obama happily sat and heard from his pastor at his self-chosen church in Chicago for 20 years.  And we also know that Obama went out of his way to chose this church among all of the other churches in Chicago specifically because of the “social” political message of its pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.  Obama has told us so.  In fact, Obama has told us that he was not a Christian and not a man of religion when he became drawn to Wright’s deeply political and thoroughly racist “theological” message.  Among all the churches in all of Chicago Obama happens to chose this one.  The fact that he did, and that he continues his membership today more than 20 years later tells us all we need to know about Obama’s unsuitability for the Office of the Presidency.  From ABC News:

An ABC News review of dozens of Rev. Wright’s sermons, offered for sale
by the church, found repeated denunciations of the U.S. based on what
he described as his reading of the Gospels and the treatment of black
Americans.

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons,
passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless
America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing
innocent people,” he said in a 2003 sermon. “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 damning America, he told his congregation on the
Sunday after Sept. 11, 2001 that the United States had brought on al
Qaeda’s 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,” Rev. Wright said in a sermon on Sept. 16, 2001.

“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.
America’s chickens are coming home to roost,” he told his congregation.

My assumption is that John McCain and the GOP “wise men” are too cowed by the NY Times and perhaps too dumb to know what to do with this stuff.  If every American went into the voting booth with these facts about Obama at the front of their minds Obama would lose in a landslide.  But you can’t expect Americans to make a sound Presidential choice if they never learn who Obama is, and they’ll never learn who Barack Obama is unless John McCain tells them. The press will not make a big issue of this stuff if John McCain says it’s off the table.  Yet the reality remains that if the choice for voters comes down to one between their fantasies of Barack Obama and a crotchety old man, voters will chose fantasy Obama every time.  

McCain keeps telling everyone that Obama is a terrific guy, a man to be respected, a peer.  At some point people are going to start believing McCain and they’ll go ahead and vote Obama, the man McCain is continually recommending.  The idea that you can win an election against a man you recommend except for the fact you call him a “liberal” and insist to the rest of us that we won’t elect a “liberal” in a “moderate conservative” majority country” is a fantasy John McCain needs to give up.  This is the sort of nonsense rhetoric that doesn’t convince anyone of anything except that McCain hasn’t figured out that it’s no longer 1982 and his party is no longer led by Ronald Reagan.   The country — including McCain — has been marching left for more than a generation now.  Whether we go all the way over the cliff and elect a man who practiced a racist version of Marx-inspired “liberation theology” for more than 20 years will be up to John McCain.  Do I need to add that I’m not optimistic about whether John McCain and the GOP elite are up to the task?

Here’s more on Obama and his “spiritual adviser” from Fox News.

And here’s Obama’s racist pastor in action:

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