Thursday, May 01, 2008

Sad Conclusions

I feel for Senator Obama. He tried to give his minister a pass when the whole Rev. Wright thing reared its head. He tried to hold on to his respect for his minister and remain loyal to him.

But on Bill Moyers show and in front of the National Press Club on Monday morning, Rev Wright turned on Senator Obama. He said that the senator had to say what he did for political reasons. Didn’t Rev. Wright realize that Obama had tried to blunt the sharp words Rev. Wright had used in the past in order to try to keep Rev. Wright from looking like a deranged person to the rest of the country?

Rev. Wright pushed Senator Obama too far and forced the Senator to make a decision he never wanted to make. Rev Wright’s ego made him do to Senator Obama what the Senator never wanted to do to him. Rev Wright hurt Senator Obama to further his own cause and his own notoriety.

Real friends, and certainly good ministers, don’t do that and Senator Obama came to that sad realization Tuesday. Senator Obama made his speech not for political reasons but because he realized Rev. Wright was using him to Senator Obama’s detriment. Senator Obama gave the minister one free pass and the minister saw it as an opportunity. Senator Obama tried to be loyal, Rev Wright did not.

23 Comments:

Blogger the walking man said...

eeyup.

May 01, 2008 2:22 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

A posturing, grandstanding traitor to the causes of humanity.
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May 01, 2008 3:38 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

wright really is a creep

if obama was his friend he would never have said the things he did. obama did give him a pass and actually a second chance -- and what does wright do --- stabs him right in the back.

wright might have single handedly lost this for obama. and wright doesnt seem one bit contrite or caring ---

some friend.

May 01, 2008 4:16 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

Wright is an egomaniac and a sad person.

Wright may well have undone this whole campaign.

Which serves the white right because they get to blame the angry black man and it gets to be and gets stuck in being another tragic black on black crime.

Really awful.

May 01, 2008 4:37 AM  
Blogger Colonel Colonel said...

I have to say I have a lot more respect for Jeremiah Wright than Obama right now. Here's a very interesting article on what's really going on behind the scenes between Wright, the press and the GOP which casts the entire scandalous affair (scandalous being the press's outrageously false reporting).

I like the Rev. Wright- he's an old-fashioned, "love-thy-neighbor" style preacher, a breath of fresh air from the judgmental and divisive voices we see on the rest of the news.

May 01, 2008 4:45 AM  
Blogger diamondmc said...

I think Wright might not want Obama to be president. Obama could make it harder for Wright to make his case that america is a racist country. I can't understand why he would do what he did unless Obama being president would be bad for Wrights buisness.

May 01, 2008 4:50 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i sadly agree.

May 01, 2008 5:29 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

I agree with some of Wright's opinions. In many ways, Wright is saying a lot of what needs to be said--that America is the terrorist nation, occupying other nations at will and just killing with impugnity. But I think this whole "the camera's on me, so I gotta perform!" thing he's working right now has gone way over the top and is detrimental to everyone involved. I have to wonder to if what DiamondMC says is true--why else would Wright be purposefully alienating so many people?

The saddest part is that while none of this bullshit should even matter, the MSM is brainwashing the whiteys out there to see Obama as the next Louis Farakhan or something. That's just wrong.

May 01, 2008 6:49 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I think the Rev Wright has exhausted his fifteen minutes. He needs to exit the stage now. Walk quickly away, head down, eyes averted, mouth shut tight.

May 01, 2008 7:25 AM  
Blogger roger said...

elect me. i don't go to any church. i have no pastor or spiritual advisor. oh, that won't work in this country either.

May 01, 2008 7:47 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

While we sat waiting for our plane to leave Atlanta, I had the "opportunity" to hear this thing over and over again via the CNN "Situation Room." Wright struck me as an egotisticial old coot, like Nader and Jimmy Carter, and said he'd go after Obama if he got elected, just as he goes after all people in power, to prod his conscience. Occasionally Wright said things I liked, such as,"I served in the U.S. military for six years. How long did Dick Cheney serve?"
Overall, however, it was pathetic all round.

May 01, 2008 10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like it of not,Wright is stuck to Obama like a tick on a hound.

May 01, 2008 10:13 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Damn you dguzman, for saying what I was going to say!

May 01, 2008 12:05 PM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

Finally, we get a politician who actually talks to people like an adult addressing other adults, and this is what the "media" and his own reverend do to him. "We don't want you to appeal to our better natures, Senator," they seem to be saying. "We prefer behaving like juveniles, idiots, and assholes."

I've learned a lot about my fellow countryfolk over the last few days, most of it unsavory...

May 01, 2008 12:17 PM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

Wright was dead wrong and was concerned about his own ego and careless of the harm he was causing Obama and the country! First i am nonplussed that the likes of Limbaugh and Coulter are not tried for terrorism for the crap they espouse. it is sickening and harmful to America.

Now I posted on this the other day but in a nut shell MSM is in the rights pocket. As I have said innumerable times it is a media controlled agenda.
They control the agenda and the discussions.
First McCain is a given already but I will still do my end and just watch how this will get stolen this time. Anyway, MSM got off Hillary and on Obama when she whined and they were worried Obama might get the nomination.
They have to stay off McCain and stay on Obama until they sink him and guarantee the scenario Bush called for 2 years ago.
They want to face Hillary because they know they will defeat her and guarantee a continuation of Bush's new order agenda only worse because McCain is even much worse if you can believe that.
As you know I say frequently that this entire mess is just beginning
I saw a poll yesterday that we are in trouble because 50% of Dems said they will switch or not vote if their nominee is not nominated. That is asinine and counter productive to our future. People must wake up to the nightmare before them. At least make them steal it or whatever they're going to do.

May 01, 2008 2:58 PM  
Blogger ZILLA said...

robin andrea has the right idea.

I agree with you -- so who, then, is the true "Christian," Wright, or Obama?

At the seminary I learned that "ego" is an acronym for Easing God Out. It seems right on the mark in this case, doesn't it?

May 01, 2008 5:24 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I'm willing to bet that Rev. Wright is shopping a book deal right now and is willing to do anything or sacrifice anyone to keep his name in the spotlight.

May 01, 2008 6:45 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Very well said, POP. I am very saddened by the entire thing.

May 01, 2008 9:30 PM  
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May 01, 2008 10:04 PM  
Blogger Dean Wormer said...

So many people have let us down this election season. First the Clintons and now Wright...

May 02, 2008 8:47 AM  
Anonymous via said...

PoP, I am disturbed about this more than I can say. The 'faith' debate between Clinton and Obama illustrates how far Church has inserted itself (along with plenty of lubrication and a couple of mighty shoves from Ronald Reagan George Bush) into State. Look at the hours of time the Rev. Wright loop has consumed, choking out useful discourse on the problems that beset this nation. Think of the enormous impact that clowns
like Wright and Hagee wield among their followers. We have been forced so far off the track of separation that we don't even notice it any longer. Why hasn't the tax-exempt status been stripped away from these blatantly political 'pastors' and their churches?

May 03, 2008 6:30 AM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

Obama is so coooooollllllll under fire. I really admire himn for this. His heart shows, his intellect shines, his balanced personality is there for all to see.

That Rev. has gone over the edge as far as I'm concerned - an egomanic.

May 04, 2008 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wright told it like it was.

May 07, 2008 5:05 AM  

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