March 18, 2008, - 1:59 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Readers are asking me why I haven’t commented on the “race speech” delivered by Barack Hussein Obama, this morning (video here). Well, because he didn’t say anything that really addressed or assuaged me or anyone with any reason on his historically racist pastor. He basically said nothing.
But here’s what he did say:
* On Rev. Jeremiah “Shabbos” Wright’s views:
A profoundly distorted view of this country – a view that sees white racism as endemic and that elevates what is wrong with America above all that we know is right with America.
Well, Duh. We already knew that. What he didn’t say is why he sat by for those views for years, even though he admitted to the New York Times and others that he knew about it. Hello . . .? That’s the issue. Unaddressed. Can’t be addressed.
* He claims that we are distorting Wright’s comments (How can you distort the statement, “G-d Damn America!”? I’m not sure.) And he gives what I call the Hezbollah/HAMAS/Hitler excuse–that Wright is okay because, hey, he helps the poor. B-F-D:
Caricatures being peddled by some commentators [distort Wright’s appeal]. The man I met more than 20 years ago is a man who helped introduce me to my Christian faith, a man who spoke to me about our obligations to love one another, to care for the sick and lift up the poor . . . . [Wright] is a man who served his country as a U.S. Marine . . . and who for over 30 years led a church that serves the community by doing G-d’s work on Earth by housing the homeless, ministering to the needy.
Um, attacking Jews, Whites, America, etc., and defending Cuba, Palestinian terrorists, and Muslim 9/11 hijackers is NOT G-d’s work. Sorry. Never was. Never will be.
* MOST IMPORTANT PART: Obama refused to disown Rev. David Duke, er . . . Grand Wizard Wright. This should disqualify him from the White House, PERIOD:
I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother–a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street. . . . These people are a part of me. And they are a part of America, this country that I love.
This is a giant, “F-U, America.” Please take note of it.
I beg of you, my fellow Michigan readers, to vote in the Michigan mail-in revote for the Democratic primary and vote for Cankles. As I said, I will. Even Hillary, is not as scary as this man. She’s scary, but he’s far more so.
The bottom line is that he knew of Rev. Wright’s racism, he went along with it, and even now that he’s been caught, he won’t disown him.
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