Archive for April 2008

Throwing Obama Under the Bus

April 29, 2008

Ok, you know all that stuff I said about Wright a couple of posts ago? Just ignore me. The man is not a monster but he is a bastard.

Obama’s repudiation of him lacked passion, I thought. But he’s just found a knife in his back put there by a friend and father figure of 20 years. It’s got to hurt and hurt bad.

Wright’s pontificating about how he has to answer to God makes me want to puke. It’s a bleeding miracle Wright wasn’t struck down when said that. If smiting was ever going to happen, it should have happened then.

I noticed that even Huckabee is saying Obama was betrayed (though he couldn’t resist the Repub talking point about how “Obama should have known.”)

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Listen to this Woman!

April 29, 2008

She’s right. No bullshit, no exaggeration.

“You’d better be president! You’ve gotta be president!”

The Rehabilitation of Rev. Wright

April 28, 2008

I don’t know if Obama is happy that Wright is talking to the press right now, but I’m glad. I don’t know if it will be good for Obama’s campaign, but I’m glad it’s happening. I want Wright to show his face and show people he’s something of a wingnut, but not evil and not demented.

I listened to more than the Fox News clip of Wright’s “God Damn America” speech and right up to that line I think he was right. Black people have lived and continue to live in a police state where you can be pulled over for any reason or no reason at all, arrested for no reason or any reason at all and easily gunned down for the crime looking like you might be thinking about having a gun. The reason Fox News doesn’t bother to play the whole clip is because too many people are going to listen to it and think “he’s not exactly wrong.”

That said, he’s not exactly right, either. But I understand why he said what he said.

Here’s the speech the Karl Rovites don’t want you to see:
http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/03/the-wright-post.html