March 19, 2008


What happened yesterday was an Obamination. (Sorry, I just really wanted to find a way to make that joke.)


Madonna is "controversial," champ. Changing the opening theme to Monk was "controversial." The Patriots' SpyGate was "controversial."

This was vicious and vile anti-Americanism and racism and anti-semitism. If those things are, to you, merely "controversial," it seems you need a teachable moment or two, rather than presuming to fill us with "understanding."

Stanley Kurtz:

No, Obama does not fully agree with Jeremiah Wright, but the Democratic Party under Obama will be complacent about its Michael Moore wing. Thats why the MoveOn types are so excited about Obama. There will be plenty of the most left-leaning appointees staffing the federal bureaucracy and set into judgeships under Obama, and all of it will be smoothed over by speeches about national healing and understanding pain. Under Obama, the Michael Moore-MoveOn wing, far from being purged, will be in the catbird seat, and all because theyve found the perfect spokesman.

Newt Gingrich:

So, here's question; if you knew a year ago that (Wright) was saying things so anti-American, so dishonest, so hateful, that you were going to have to disown him, then...why did you only disown him when it became such a big political issue? And if you thought what he was saying was false and wrong and to be condemned, why didn't you care enough for him to try to teach him the truth? I don't think he can have it both ways...

...if he can't give a different opinion to Reverend Wright, who he has known for 20 years, I sure don't want him visiting the dictator, Ahmadinejad, or visiting the younger Castro brother. ...This is a core question of character. How can you ask me to believe that this guy who has said he wants to visit Kim Jung-Il...(he thinks) the President of the United States ought to talk to anybody. He can't even talk to his own pastor?

Here's something really obvious that I haven't yet heard someone ask. Obama says that he wasn't in the pews when these things were being said. But he was friends with this pastor for 20 years. In all their personal talks after church or in their homes, these ideas never came up? Wright cares enough to get fired up on Sunday but not to mention his beef with the US when he's got a Senator's ear? I seriously doubt that. I mean, seriously. He screams and rants and shouts from the pulpit but never once brings his views up outside of church? Right. Obama knew his pastor was an angry racist and continued to be friends with him. Period.

Has Obama jumped the shark yet?

Posted by Sarah at March 19, 2008 08:51 AM | TrackBack

I was personally impressed at how well Obama threw his own grandmother under the bus.

Plus, let's draw comparisons here... Would a politician who attended Westboro Baptist be able to seriously run for national office without being tarred and feathered in the public square?

I mean, it's just their RELIGIOUS LEADER, right? They don't get into politics or anything.

Quite frankly, I don't see a difference between Wright and Fred Phelps.

Oh, and I can't believe you left that wonderful Obama haiku Ace has up out of your quote round up. I've been laughing about that since I saw it last night. It deserves widespread dissemination.

Posted by: airforcewife at March 19, 2008 09:48 AM

Obama has done the most politically expedient things during his career. He listened to Wright's sermons as he faced down the big, bad wimps at Harvard...I guess it must really suck to go to such a renowned law school--I have my feelings hurt at my 4th tier school all the time so I have little sympathy.
He continued his association with that church to gain street cred...after all, if you have the potential to do well for yourself, you might as well glom on to someone who, laughing all the way to the bank, tells you it isn't your fault if you don't succeed.
As a child, I listened to PLENTY of inappropriate things fall from my family member's mouths. As an adult, I made it clear that was not okay and they were being ignorant. When I was pregnant with M1 I made it clear that their mouths & attitudes would need adjusting or they wouldn't be seeing her. Period.

That's MY family story. I sure as hell wouldn't sit in a pew on Sunday and listen to that kind of filth nor would I have my daughters baptized into such an unholy MESS as that.

Gimme a break.

Every time M2 hears his name on the radio, she pipes up, "What's a Barack Obama??" I say, "Good question."

Posted by: Guard Wife at March 19, 2008 11:46 AM

The obvious is never seen in politics or in regular life, it seems. It's so insulting and ridiculous, but happens every second of every day.

But it's human nature, kinda-sorta.... I'm sure you've known that dickhead before who kisses all sorts of ass and the bosses love it and don't seem to see through it....

And blowjobs aren't sex, after all. Right? Right.

Posted by: Allison at March 22, 2008 12:36 AM

Sir, yes sir! I'm agreeing with you, but I don't think everybody do. You should not be so rude, it frightens of.

Posted by: sigma at April 3, 2008 05:59 AM

It's a pain in everyone else's butt. Lets just stop discussing this crap, the topic is too questionable.

Posted by: LovelyAngle at April 4, 2008 08:38 AM

I’m sure all guys who write comments are teens or even younger. If you are older, than shame on you!

Posted by: dolphin278 at April 6, 2008 12:00 PM