Through The Static

April 29, 2008

Obama Distances Himself From Rev. Wright

Filed under: Politics,Race — disciplepete @ 5:27 pm

Obama has (finally) taken an unequivocal stance against comments from his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. These particular comments Obama is reacting against are ones Wright made over the weekend at some speaking engagements. If you haven’t seen Wright’s performances this weekend, I highly recommend you check ’em out. I saw his talk at an NAACP event, it was deep and had me cracking up at certain parts. The dude is very entertaining… I need to get him for my next birthday party. Anyway, Obama’s got beef with him now. NYT:

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Senator Barack Obama broke forcefully on Tuesday with his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., in an effort to curtail a drama of race, values, patriotism and betrayal that has enveloped his presidential candidacy at a critical juncture.

At a news conference here, Mr. Obama denounced remarks Mr. Wright made in a series of televised appearances over the last several days suggesting that the United States had been attacked because it engaged in terrorism on other people, that the government was capable of having used the AIDS virus to commit genocide against minorities and casting Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, in a positive light…

“I’m outraged by the comments that were made and saddened over the spectacle that we saw yesterday,” Mr. Obama said. He added, “I find these comments appalling. It contradicts everything that I’m about and who I am.”

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12 Comments »

  1. “I’m outraged by the comments that were made and saddened over the spectacle that we saw yesterday,” Mr. Obama said. He added, “I find these comments appalling. It contradicts everything that I’m about and who I am.”

    Are you talking to the mirror or the microphone, Obama???

    ::shakes head::

    The sad part is that I UNDERSTAND.

    I underSTAND, dammit. You know, as to WHY YOU GOTTA BE LIKE THIS!

    BUT FOR SERIOUS, MUST ALL POLITICALLY INCLINED HETERO MEN TURN OUT TO BE ASSHOLES??? MUST THEY???

    First he commits to a congregation, take that first step, stand up for his pastor in times of strife, but when he can’t take the heat in the kitchen in the public eye, he makes a break for it and LEAVEs US — I mean, THEM. THEM!!!

    Comment by Aliiiiiiice — April 29, 2008 @ 6:21 pm | Reply

  2. Ya I agree with you, except I don’t think it’s limited to hetero men…I think questioning the character of anyone who makes it far in the political system is warranted. Although, yeah, most who make it far are hetero men, but I’m sure you see what I’m saying.

    I think Obama’s disavowal of Wright is totally political. You’re telling me you’ve known this guy for 20 yrs and had no idea what he was about? That’s a tough one to swallow…and Obama probably should have taken this strong stance when Wright’s soundbites first blew up…if he was gonna denounce Wright, that was the time to do it…

    Comment by disciplepete — April 29, 2008 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  3. Alice was being facetious and projecting her luck in the dating game onto Obama. Unfairly so. Bahahaha.

    But yeah, I totally see this as strategic, as well as his accomdationist comments in his speech last month.

    Comment by Aliiiiiiiiiiiiiice — April 30, 2008 @ 6:19 am | Reply

  4. Yeah, assholes in the dating game suck…almost as bad as those girls who don’t even realize that they’re on a date. ahaha!

    Comment by disciplepete — April 30, 2008 @ 10:07 am | Reply

  5. and I heart Rev. Wright!! I’d definitely date his female equivalent (minus like 50 yrs)

    Comment by disciplepete — April 30, 2008 @ 10:08 am | Reply

  6. AGEIST!!! Ur such an AGEIST! See, I was soooo right about you heteronormative men!!!

    and, BTW, how was I supposed to know it was a date?? at least I figured it out eventually. like, after I asked him!

    Comment by Aliiiiiiiiiiiiiice — April 30, 2008 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  7. stop oppressing us hetero men!! ur such a sexist.

    Comment by disciplepete — April 30, 2008 @ 10:52 am | Reply

  8. and i’m not an ageist!! stop complaining just cuz ur OLD!!

    Comment by disciplepete — April 30, 2008 @ 10:54 am | Reply

  9. recognizing sexism doesn’t make me a sexist! stop oppressing womyn! PERIOD. yeah, that’s right. the red kind.

    Comment by bobbleheadedbob — April 30, 2008 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

  10. LOL that’s gross. And yes you are the biggest reverse racist/sexist I know. You can try but you can’t stop hetero male liberation!!

    Comment by disciplepete — April 30, 2008 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

  11. ::protests::

    Comment by bobbleheadedbob — May 1, 2008 @ 3:40 am | Reply

  12. Oh, and what’s up with you misspelling “women” as “womyn”? Trying to obliterate men out of the language? OPPRESSOR!!

    Comment by disciplepete — May 1, 2008 @ 6:47 am | Reply


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