Monday, March 17, 2008

Obama's minister . . .

. . . of hate, that is. Some of his so-called sermons are rife with racisim and pure hateful speech.

"Not God bless America . . . God damn America" for "killing innocent people"

That 9/11 was a case of "America's chickens coming home to roost."

"AIDS was designed to kill black people."

I never was an Obama fan, primarily because of his socialist policies. Now, I'm more concerned than ever. He has been running on a platform of change, understanding and judgement. Now, his judgement has been called to question.

He has recently disavowed Wright's bile, but it's too little, too late, and smacks of CYA. Obama has been a member of this church for 17 years. Wright is his spiritual advisor. He sought Wright's counsel and advice when deciding when to run for president. Wright married the Obamas and baptised their child. His excuse is that he missed the sermons on those days?

Even Juan Williams, NPR's generally liberal democrat pundit, wondered whether or not Obama joined that particular church to strengthen his "street creds" enough to be electable in Chicago - whether he was trying to prove that "he was black enough". (Williams' words, not mine.)

This is not a race issue. It's not a religion issue. It's a judgement issue, and Obama has come up wanting.

If you believe this is a non-issue, think on what would be in the press if John McCain had spent the last 17 years in a white supremacist church.