Obama Says People Paying Too Much Attention To Stupid Comments

March 27th, 2008 | by Sqotty |

Barack Obama still hasn’t figured out how to extract his foot from his mouth where the Reverend Jeremiah Wright is concerned. Of course, maybe Obama believes that the only people making “hay” out of this are “typical white people.”

From the Washington Post:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Wednesday sought to quell concerns over anti-American remarks by his former pastor, saying people are paying too much attention to a small number of “stupid” comments.

The kinds of remarks Wright has made are not simply stupid, but are clearly racist and inflammatory. He has referred to our nation as the “U.S. of K.K.K.A.” and claimed that AIDS was developed by the government in order to kill “people of color.” And most recently, he has made very racist remarks about Italians.

From CNSNews:

“(Jesus’) enemies had their opinion about Him,” Wright wrote in a eulogy of the late scholar Asa Hilliard in the November/December 2007 issue. “The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans.”

That’s pretty racist stuff. And it isn’t limited to a few, rare occasions distilled down to some sound bites played over and over again, as Obama would have us believe. That last one was in an article published in the Trumpet Magazine, published by the church Obama attends. And this may well be just the tip of the iceberg.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Imus lost is job over a stupid and racist remark he made on the air (and rightfully so). Why has Wright been given a pass for all these years with the untold number of hateful and racist remarks he has made, and why has Obama stuck with him throughout this time? Obama claims he doesn’t agree with Wright when Wright spews “God D@mn America!” If so, why has he remained a member of Wright’s church and kept him on as a close adviser and mentor for all these years?

When a man writes “The government runs everything from the White House to the schoolhouse, from the Capitol to the Klan, white supremacy is clearly in charge,” that is pretty vile and racist stuff. And Wright did exactly that in the Trumpet.

I truly believe that such a long and close affiliation with Wright has had an impact on Obama’s thinking; why else would he have turned the phrase “typical white people” in is speech on Race last week?

Wright may still be living in the ’50s, but the rest of us have moved on to the 21st Century. It is well past time that Obama join the rest of us in eradicating race as being a divisive issue, rather than using it for political gain.


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  1. One Response to “Obama Says People Paying Too Much Attention To Stupid Comments”

  2. By Duke Univ on Mar 27, 2008 | Reply

    Come on we know Obama is not going to win a general election since this racist stuff came out about him. Funny watching the Obama cult followers twisting into pretzels trying to make this seem Wright.

    Latest Obama blunder is his pastor saying Italians have Garlic Noses. How about if IMUS said all blacks have BIG LIPS.

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