Saturday, March 15, 2008

Crazy Uncle in the Attic

Reading the usual progressive sites (DailyKos, Huffingtonpost, PI, DU, etc.) on the topic of Obama/Wright, supporters are doing the defensive stand by my man tap dance around this week's reverend "revelations."

The usual meme for the defendant is "Obama has denounced and rejected Wright’s comments ... So, people, let’s move on already."

Heehee. Everyone wants to move on when it's their sucking tick under the microscope.

But some of the progressive intelligentsia/vanguard (said with tongue in cheek) are miffed.

Typical responses from DK on Obama's uncle excuse:

"... Obama has insulted the intelligence of every American with that line. I don't believe there is any chance he can be President."

" ... Obama's answer that he only valued Wright for his theology is no comfort for me, since Christian thoeology for me is mythical. It frightens me that a President, weather Bush or Obama really believes this stuff."

" ... as he negates the politics of his church, he is only left with the Theology, which to this atheist, is even less palatable. His problem becomes the problem of all who see a need for something to replace the conservative mentality of the last seven years."

" ... Wright performed his marriage, and, by his own statements, Obama went to Wright's church weekly. He may have missed the individual speech, but he must have heard about it. The "crazy uncle" analogy sounds weak and Obama needs to at some point stop the empty denials."

As I said 10 days ago Bubba , in The Obama Fling - "Obama is the forbidden fruit, the love taboo, call it "change" if you want and you don't have to sneak around - but most white voters aren't going to marry him, or even take him home."

Obama, an intelligent man had to know Rev. Damn America Wright would be an issue. Surely he knew the difficulties of interracial voting. Didn't he see Jungle Fever?

Did you know the government created AIDs for Black American genocide? I thought it was for Gay white men. Damn, learn something new every day Bubba.

Some are incensed over accusations that the "liberal" media bias has not covered the story until now - ranting "... the "media has ignored" Obama's relationship with Wright? What planet is this guy living on? It's been droned about endlessly on Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and all the other far-right media sites..."

Well yea, it has kind of been ignored by MSM as over a year ago RollingStone wrote about Obama and Reverend Wright.

RS: The Trinity United Church of Christ ... is a leftover vision from the Sixties of what a black nationalist future might look like. There's the testifying fervor of the black church, the Afrocentric Bible readings, even the odd dashiki. And there is the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a sprawling, profane bear of a preacher, a kind of black ministerial institution, with his own radio shows and guest preaching gigs across the country. The senator "affirmed" his Christian faith in this church; he uses Wright as a "sounding board" to "make sure I'm not losing myself in the hype and hoopla." Both the title of Obama's second book, The Audacity of Hope, and the theme for his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 come from Wright's sermons. "If you want to understand where Barack gets his feeling and rhetoric from," says the Rev. Jim Wallis, a leader of the religious left, "just look at Jeremiah Wright."

Shame on Obama for now denouncing the crazy uncle who made such an impact on his faith and influence on his life and career. Shame, shame, shame.

And then there's the Farakhan and Wright/Obama "connection." Who, on cue, Obama has also "denounced."

(I won't tell you about Obama's fellow Chicago southside democrat and supporter Bobby Rush, the Barton-Rush telecom bill and the SBC/ATT $1 million to Englewood charity founded by Rush and his wife, cha-ching, or the Bobby Rush fight to save Cabrini-Green from the wrecking balls - until Obama and gentrification began to take hold of Chicago in the early 1990's, and the land on which Cabrini-Green sat became extremely valuable, cha-ching, cha-ching.)

But at least this episode of the political sideshow, Handing McCain the White House, is more entertaining than the 2004 bored to death John I-found-out-I'm-a-Cohen Kerry just standing there with his horse face giving BushCo the White House.

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