Character self-assassination

posted at 3:59 pm on March 16, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

The victimization continues. The Trinity United Church of Christ accused the media of character assassination today in response to the coverage of repeated instances of controversial rhetoric coming from its pastor and confidante of Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright. But does it count when the victim provides the poison himself?

The Chicago church attended by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) issued a statement Sunday contending that coverage of his pastor’s inflammatory statements amounted to character assassination and “an attack on … the history of the African American church.”

Obama condemned inflammatory statements by the church’s retiring pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., after they circulated on YouTube last week and were played repeatedly by cable news channels.

Wright, condemning society as racists, said, “God [expletive] America” and referred to the “U.S. of KKK-A.”

The statement begins: “Nearly three weeks before the 40th commemorative anniversary of the murder of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.’s character is being assassinated in the public sphere because he has preached a social gospel on behalf of oppressed women, children and men in America and around the globe.”

The statement adds: “Trinity United Church of Christ’s ministry is inclusive and global.”

Inclusive and global? Even Wright himself admitted that wasn’t the case in one of the more infamous of his sermons passed around the Internet. He scolded his audience for its initially reticent reaction to the accusation that rich white people exploited the poor, saying that “I know we have a few white people in our congregation.” Calling the nation the “United States of white America” and the “US of KKK-A” doesn’t exactly sound “inclusive and global.”

This is just a tone-deaf way of fighting back against the exposure of Trinity’s senior pastor as raging demagogue and a hater. It isn’t the media delivering that message; it’s the Reverend Wright himself. It doesn’t count as an assassination when the victim exposes his own character, and the media simply rebroadcasts the suicide.


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Or White Mentality Credits? The esteemed rev. needs to talk to the esteemed Mr. Albert Gore, for business advice. He sure has enough followers to pay for his ventures

Don’t forget, the Kudzu of Reparations is rooted in Southside Chicago. Pastor Wrong has been there for 30+ years, Farakkhan, members of Weathermen, Black Panthers among a host of multi-culti Blame America First-ers are settled in the area…Kein Wunder

AH_C on March 16, 2008 at 6:19 PM

You know, Oprah has been frequently cited as a past/possibly still present parishioner of the Chicago TUCC.

Doubtless inspired by the self-emancipation thrust of the church’s Black Liberation Theology teachings, she went on a personal national campaign a few years back to promote establishment of special learning centers/schools in urban black neighborhoods (can-we-still-can-them-ghettoes?) in hopes of addressing the poor educational levels in those hip-hoppity-blighted areas. Well, in her own words, she eventually “gave up” trying to inculcate a sense of the value of education within that community’s gang-and-ho-centric culture after an apparently telling lack of success in her noble enterprise.

Thence, she went to South Africa, and with great fanfare, established a very fancy girls’ school there — mayhap to shame the indifferent youth back home?

Well, a few months back, that South African educational venture also blew up in her face, in a sex abuse scandal.

What to do now, Oprah?

Mojamaiko on March 16, 2008 at 6:23 PM

But AH_C, Mr. Obama ist ein Wunderkind, and all’s forgiven.

Entelechy on March 16, 2008 at 6:24 PM

For the sake of the country, and for the safety of many, I’m just glad this got exposed. Though, why wasn’t this exposed sooner, by anyone, Obama or not?

Entelechy on March 16, 2008 at 5:58 PM

The white capitalist patriarchy was too busy developing a more virulent strain of the AIDs virsus.

phronesis on March 16, 2008 at 6:28 PM

can-we-still-can-them-ghettoes?

Not if they aren’t such.

baldilocks on March 16, 2008 at 6:36 PM

Entelechy on March 16, 2008 at 6:24 PM

touché

AH_C on March 16, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Mojamaiko on March 16, 2008 at 6:23 PM

An urban black neighborhood is not necessarily a ‘ghetto,’ but I see that you spelled out what you meant later in the comment.

Oprah’s actions and her Obama connection make sense now.

baldilocks on March 16, 2008 at 6:40 PM

AH_C on March 16, 2008 at 5:01 PM

I think you misunderstood the tone an intent of the question. That’s a question he needs to be asked by a journalist. It was first posed by a WSJ reporter, who happens to be Black, as the question he most wants to ask Obama

TheBigOldDog on March 16, 2008 at 6:41 PM

Have to hand it to Juan Williams for slamming Obambi for playing both sides of the race issue in Chris Wallace’s roundtable

AH_C on March 16, 2008 at 6:42 PM

Obama is only half black, so he only stayed for half the sermon.

Wade on March 16, 2008 at 4:35 PM

heh… which would explain why Obama never heard any of Wright’s over the top rants.

Hog Wild on March 16, 2008 at 6:50 PM

What is so peculiar and sad at the same time is that most Americans recognize that we have come a long way from the bigotry, the negativity of segregation, and the mindless stereotypes that marked our nation’s history in earlier times. We are a tolerant and accepting people who have made exceptional efforts to support and open doors to those who were once discriminated against. Who knew that all of this hatred has been brewing under the radar and cloaking itself in the mantle of religion?

During every election cycle, the Left with its identity politics that emphasizes division fans and exploits grievance, much of which is fanciful or exagerrated, to garner votes.

Little did many of us know that there are “churches” that foster their own kinds of bigotry, segregation, and ignorance. Houses of worship, whether featuring “liberation theology” of barely disguised Marxism, black separatism, radical jihad through overt threat or imposition of sharia law, are smoldering fires threatening our country with hate-filled conflagrations.

Those of us who have been lulled into believing that we are a nation of generous and accepting people are becoming sleepers awake in learning that we are considered an enemy that must be brought down. It is good that this cesspool of hatred is finally coming to people’s attention. With continuing, fearless exposure, perhaps we will disinfect our society through honesty. Passively accepting snake-oil salesmen’s words of people with a political agenda may be coming to an end. Let us dispose of the political correctness that creates a cowardice in confronting language and behavior that disguises liberty-threatening propaganda.

onlineanalyst on March 16, 2008 at 6:53 PM

Interesting thing about Karma, or in a spirit of the nautical theme, hoisted by one’s petard.

The UCC is under fire on two fronts, one with the Paster Wrong/Obami kerfuffle and by the IRS. According to Jeffery Lord,
http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=12835
it was the UCC that insisted the IRS punish Jerry Falwell and others under a rule designed by LBJ to force critical churches from speaking out against him. Now they’re experience the bite of the IRS on their backside over the violations committed by both Obambi & Pastor Wrong.

On the flip side, McVain has a fundraising dilemna, further choked by the rules he personally designed to ensure incumbency of himself and fellow princes.

Yes, Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus and he’s dropping lumps of coals for these bad actors. Bwahaha.

AH_C on March 16, 2008 at 7:19 PM

Little did many of us know that there are “churches” that foster their own kinds of bigotry, segregation, and ignorance. Houses of worship, whether featuring “liberation theology” of barely disguised Marxism, black separatism, radical jihad through overt threat or imposition of sharia law, are smoldering fires threatening our country with hate-filled conflagrations.–onlineanalyst on March 16, 2008 at 6:53 PM

The next wave of Marxism-clothed-in-Christianity is coming via white progressive churches, soon in a neighborhood near you.

petefrt on March 16, 2008 at 7:20 PM

From Mark Steyn:

Why would he do such a thing? I wouldn’t expose my kids to the four-letter ravings of Jeremiah Wright because I wouldn’t want them to grow up loathing their country. I find it hard not to think less of a man who does.

Yup. Me too.

Ex-tex on March 16, 2008 at 7:26 PM

Weight of Glory on March 16, 2008 at 6:14 PM

More good info. Thank you.

petefrt on March 16, 2008 at 7:32 PM

More good info. Thank you.

petefrt on March 16, 2008 at 7:32 PM

Well, my degree needs to be good for something, since it didn’t pay out in the ol’ vocation department.

Weight of Glory on March 16, 2008 at 8:01 PM

Weight of Glory on March 16, 2008 at 8:01 PM

You know Barth. Was that degree in theology? But you know leftist politics too, so it’s more than theology.

Anyway, one reason I come here is to learn. So I really enjoy your posts.

petefrt on March 16, 2008 at 8:09 PM

Is Jeremiah Wright……….BLACK ENOUGH?????

DfDeportation on March 16, 2008 at 8:34 PM

Someone, possibly William Amos, posted this link to Obama’s sermon of a year ago on the “Joshua Generation”. It’s credible, it’s appealing, and it’s his best apology for Jeremiah Wright.

My bet is we’ll see a lot more along this line before it’s over.

petefrt on March 16, 2008 at 8:36 PM

Now, if the Republican candidate wasn’t such a self-destructive schmuck, then it will be a walk to the White House.

Pray that McCain develops a 7-month case of laryngitis..

TexasJew on March 16, 2008 at 8:42 PM

I love condemnations that begin like this:
Nearly three weeks before the 40th commemorative anniversary of the murder of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr….
aunursa on March 16, 2008 at 4:49 PM

LOL. Nailed it.

Even scarier than Jeremiah Wright’s preaching is how animated the congregation gets when hearing these anti white and anti American sermons. Should I assume that the Obamas are the only ones in the church sitting on their hands with pained looks on their faces when Wright preached the messages? There are many lunatics in this world but when they have an audience of thousands and you are the target, you best pay attention.
Buddahpundit on March 16, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Exactamundo.

I found it hilarious that FOX News Channel pundits and anchors solicited Prof. Dwight Hopkins of the Univ. of Chicago Divinity School, also a TUCC parishioner, to comment on the Rev. Wright’s rantings.

Mojamaiko on March 16, 2008 at 5:53 PM

I saw Bret Baier interview Dwight, whose job it was to do damage control for Obama. IMO it didn’t go very well for him.

/understatement.

Baier asked him about the chickens coming home to roost comment Wright made the Sunday after 9/11. Dwight fumbled and mumbled. Finally Baier said (I paraphrase) – you believe all this stuff is true, don’t you?

Buy Danish on March 16, 2008 at 8:43 PM

Dear Nostradamus, where are you when we really need you. Is this the beginning of the End of Times. That’s all I would like to ask you. Thank You. And also who wins the world series in ’08

Legions on March 16, 2008 at 8:47 PM

Obama’s a Christian (a la Jeremiah Wright), unabashedly even more than GWB. Does this mean if we vote for him, we’ll be voting for a ‘theocracy’? Cf: Faith and Politics: How the “Moral Values” Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together by John C. Danforth, Senator John Danforth

petefrt on March 16, 2008 at 8:52 PM

petefrt on March 16, 2008 at 8:09 PM

Thanks petefrt! Feel the same way about your posts too. As well as many others here. This is a great site.

Weight of Glory on March 16, 2008 at 8:54 PM

I think we’ve finally unearthed John Edwards “other” America. A clutch of racist, hate-mongering, anti-Semites posing as Christians.

Mojave Mark on March 16, 2008 at 9:20 PM

Martin Luther King?

Did they just try to..

*tilts head* really?

Reaps on March 16, 2008 at 9:20 PM

Wright is a suicide bomber–he offed himself & damaged America at the same time.

jgapinoy on March 16, 2008 at 9:21 PM

Did the “church” (I use that term loosely) criticize Obama for his condemnation of Wright?

jgapinoy on March 16, 2008 at 9:23 PM

Someone, possibly William Amos, posted this link to Obama’s sermon of a year ago on the “Joshua Generation”. It’s credible, it’s appealing, and it’s his best apology for Jeremiah Wright.

My bet is we’ll see a lot more along this line before it’s over.

petefrt on March 16, 2008 at 8:36 PM

He is already trying that tack that the “Bad old ways” will be replaced by his “good new way”

The trouble is he is replacing racism with Communism or socialism. We cant be racist if the government doesn allow it ?

He would use the government to enforce fairness. By taking from those that have to give to those that have not. Comunism argues that class struggle is more important than any other struggle. But ending racism by installing communism is no answer.

And one final point. Barack has no problem condeming racism against him or any other black. But he has been silent until push on racism sprewed by his own minister. How can we trust a President to create fairness when he turns a blind eye to his own backers unfairness ?

William Amos on March 16, 2008 at 9:44 PM

Subotai: Hey, old man, where did you get this stuff?
The Wizard: The dead… the gods are pleased with you, they will watch the battle.
Conan: Are they going to help?
The Wizard: No.
Conan: Well, then tell them to stay out of the way.

Conan The Barbarian, 1982

maverick muse on March 16, 2008 at 9:50 PM

Nearly three weeks before the 40th commemorative anniversary of the murder of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.’s character is being assassinated

The new Grand Dragon is trying to link MLK’s assassination to Wright’s speeches. Clever.

faraway on March 16, 2008 at 9:57 PM

He stressed Trinity’s work in its still-impoverished community, mentioning the church’s scholarship programs, drug counseling, SAT prep classes, and missions to Africa.

Still impoverished community huh? Well this is the same community that has been controlled by democrats for over 50 years! It is the same community that Barack did his organizing of unions in to provide a better life for the people. This community isn’t the product of an area controlled by rich white Americans but by black racist democrats and the DNC who is keeping the people pinned down on the plantation. Let’s hear you deny that pastor! The current pastor damns himself and the “Rev” Wright with the above statement. Then on Palm Sunday they encourage the people to boycott WalMart! Oh brother. WalMart is patronized by many blacks all over America and their products, food, etc likely provide the best value to these people. Why boycott? Because Obama and Wright and this church worship at the altar of union labor. Detroit, a totally unionize bastion of freedom, like this community in Chicago is another fine example of a “still-impoverished community!” Why are these people and liberals so dumb?

wepeople on March 16, 2008 at 10:33 PM

Hmmm, either the TUCC took its’ web site down or we’ve crashed the server.

I lived in suburban Atlanta for over 30 years. I love black gospel music (yes, for me it must be black gospel). Co-workers invited me to church; Ben Hill Baptist & New Birth……their choirs give new meaning to “make a joyful noise”. Great, great music.

While the pastors at both churches gave a positive message, the message was grounded in the gospel…….none of this garbage coming out of Rev. Wright’s mouth.

As someone else mentioned, I’ve heard of Rev. Ike. Even Rev. Ike didn’t talk trash like Wright, Ike just didn’t believe money was the root of all evil ;-)

poodlemom on March 16, 2008 at 10:37 PM

You don’t have to worry about either Obama or Hillary, by the time the fighting ends and the dust settles, the Dimo party will be hopelessly split in two. Like ??? HumpteeDumptee. And JohnnyBoy&Romalin will cakewalk in. Quatrain VII

Legions on March 16, 2008 at 10:38 PM

Someone, possibly William Amos, posted this link to Obama’s

sermon of a year ago on the “Joshua Generation”. It’s credible, it’s appealing, and it’s his best apology for Jeremiah Wright.

My bet is we’ll see a lot more along this line before it’s over.

petefrt on March 16, 2008 at 8:36 PM

OK, Obama equates himself as Joshua leading his people into the promised land TO DESTROY THE INHABITANTS AND THEIR CIVILIZATION. Obama claims that his cause is justified, and as Joshua, Obama represents God’s will on earth, not to build, but FIRST to destroy and take from those who have. When Obama could have aligned with JFK’s ask not what your country can to for you, but what you can do for your county, INSTEAD Obama speaks to do whatever it takes to get yourself ahead, that so long as you are downtrodden nothing is forbidden Obama’s Joshua generation. Obama stands on the shoulders of Moses, whether referencing MLK or his own Rev.Wright as neither gets to lead the promenade into the White House for themselves. God denied Moses entry into the land of milk and honey because Moses had assumed too much glory for himself instead of giving all glory to God for the miracles and sustaining life in the desert those 40 years of wandering. So far as Obama is concerned, God denied MLK, but God chooses Obama.

Joshua fought and the walls of Jericho came tumbling down with 7 horn calls.

maverick muse on March 16, 2008 at 10:41 PM

The PC label for black supremacist political action is “social gospel”, so packaged to be disguised as pretty sweet TLC. Just a spoon fool of Obama helps social gospel go down in the most delightful way.

maverick muse on March 16, 2008 at 10:47 PM

maverick muse on March 16, 2008 at 10:41 PM

Your analysis seems deeper than I’m theologically equipped to go. But I’m reasonably confident to tell you that Obama’s message here is credible, it’s appealing and it’s most likely his most effectivec defense. Once folks buy into it, the stage will be set for vitimology. Then come the charges of racism. Same ole Marxist playbook, actually.

petefrt on March 16, 2008 at 11:17 PM

listening to all this venom coming from uncle jerry and wife o’ messiah has prompted me to ask myself these questions:

“is there another country in the world that has as many wealthy people of african descent as the U.S.? if so, what country? if not, well… fill in the blank yourselves.”

i don’t know where to come by this info., but i am certainly going to look.

homesickamerican on March 16, 2008 at 11:37 PM

@ homesickamerican on March 16, 2008 at 11:37 PM:

“is there another country in the world that has as many wealthy people of african descent as the U.S.? if so, what country? if not, well… fill in the blank yourselves.”

I don’t definitely know, but you could extrapolate from the excellent 2004 report on comparative wealth specifically between the US & Europe
http://www.timbro.com/euvsusa/pdf/EU_vs_USA_English.pdf.

Other sources would be the http://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
http://www.bls.gov &
http://www.economistblog.com

AH_C on March 16, 2008 at 11:54 PM

On the theological front, I have to admit that this guy’s really playing this act all the way: anyone ever read Jeremiah, as in Old Testament? Heard of a Jeremiad? JWright certainly has.

It’s a screaming tirade of death and destruction unlike anything else. Shame Mr. Wright didn’t learn anything from it, since I’m guessing that Jeremiah the prophet wasn’t so much into the whole racism thing.

Jaibones on March 16, 2008 at 11:58 PM

How can we trust a President to create fairness when he turns a blind eye to his own backers unfairness ?

William Amos on March 16, 2008 at 9:44 PM

Right, it’s his emerging issue of authenticity, isn’t it.

petefrt on March 17, 2008 at 12:40 AM

Dear Nostradamus, where are you when we really need you. Is this the beginning of the End of Times. That’s all I would like to ask you. Thank You. And also who wins the world series in ‘08

Legions on March 16, 2008 at 8:47 PM

A) Yes

B) What world?

OldEnglish on March 17, 2008 at 2:16 AM

More evidence of Obambi’s stupidity. A smart pol would have told Wright to shut up and take it. Make a mea-culpa and a tearful apology for being a racist. Beg Jesus’s forgiveness for his sins (which are many) and America’s.

But no. More 1968 Rhetoric. Guess what? It’s not 1968. People are sick and tired of the race card. Particularly since it’s been more than 40 years and most people have no personal connection at all to racism, Jim Crow, or segregation.

Vietnam != Iraq. Ho didn’t fly planes into NYC skyscrapers. Or demand America convert to Islam. People are just tired of Wright’s shtick. It’s forty years out of date.

whiskey_199 on March 17, 2008 at 3:36 AM

Character suicide, not assassination.
Mar 16, 2008 3:59 PM by Ed Morrissey

Very well said, Captain Ed!

What Wright believes is the very essence of what Obama believes, and what would become his agenda as President:

But my journey is part of a larger journey – one shared by all who’ve ever sought to apply the values of their faith to our society. It’s a journey that takes us back to our nation’s founding, when none other than a UCC church inspired the Boston Tea Party and helped bring an Empire to its knees.

A Politics of Conscience
Hartford, CT | June 23, 2007

Obama has already removed from his web site the endorsement from Wright. So, is he now going to try to bury his own speech?

Red Pill on March 17, 2008 at 4:49 AM

Note to Obama:
Your not a messiah and that ain’t thunder from above that your hearing , that’s just Hillery dancing on your grave.

leanright on March 17, 2008 at 5:24 AM

Obama is no longer a threat. Hillary still is one, and will be an even bigger threat when she is victorious in her comeback victory for the Democrat nomination. “Blacks” would still vote for a “Clinton/Obama” or “Clinton/Edwards” ticket.

Have you read my analysis of Hillary’s 2008 Presidential game plan?

The way to defeat her is not with McCain (who she is prepared to defeat), but with her antithesis:

The other man from Hope.

He has taken on the Clinton machine before. Four times. And won each time.

Red Pill on March 17, 2008 at 5:38 AM

Red Pill on March 17, 2008 at 5:38 AM

Except that a lot of us see Huckabee as nearly as bad as Clinton or Obama. Whatever McCain’s faults, he’s better than the lot.

Math_Mage on March 17, 2008 at 5:57 AM

Math_Mage on March 17, 2008 at 5:57 AM

Please explain to me how Huckabee’s stand on the issues is anything less than the definition of far-right conservative values.

Red Pill on March 17, 2008 at 6:00 AM

“Passively accepting snake-oil salesmen’s words of people with a political agenda may be coming to an end.” -
onlineanalyst on March 16, 2008 at 6:53 PM

I doubt it, OA. Such salesmen probably were probably around to provide “seed money” to the oldest profession:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_bkXNfvGHvk

And, as far as the following goes:

“Nearly three weeks before the 40th commemorative anniversary of the murder of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.’s character is being assassinated….”

If such individuals wish to link MLK with Rev. “Preachin’ Dirty” Wright, WELL THEN, LET’S HELP THEM, and get the word out: Rev. King was in fact a quite bigotted and anti-American individual.

Hey – THEY wanted to compare the two, so, why not “speak” this truth as well?! They’re not against truth, are they?! Just like Prohibition, maybe the National Holiday to him should be given a second look….

Lockstein13 on March 17, 2008 at 6:12 AM

the media simply rebroadcasts the suicide

I was watching CNN and I noticed that they showed the Good Rev. Dr. sermon in SLO MO, as to make it look like he wasn’t nearly as animated, and maybe an excuse to not play the audio.

CBS is propping up Obama this AM. Just a free PR agency for Barry.

SIckening.

benrand on March 17, 2008 at 7:51 AM

Good story Cap’n Ed, but I read Newsbuster too. ;)

jimbo2008 on March 17, 2008 at 7:59 AM

Math_Mage on March 17, 2008 at 5:57 AM

Red Pill on March 17, 2008 at 6:00 AM

I’m still wating for a response.

You do realize, don’t you, that George Soros contributes to both John McCain and the Democrats? If we keep McCain as our nominee, George Soros wins either way in November.

Red Pill on March 17, 2008 at 8:00 AM

funny

jimbo2008 on March 17, 2008 at 8:31 AM

The timing on this is interesting. It’s been known for months that Wright is a racist and the TUCC is nothing but a black version of the KKK with their “black values system.”

Why is the MSM suddenly interested in Obama’s faith? Are we watching Clinton start pulling out the big ammo?

highhopes on March 17, 2008 at 8:48 AM

You do realize, don’t you, that George Soros contributes to both John McCain and the Democrats? If we keep McCain as our nominee, George Soros wins either way in November.

Red Pill on March 17, 2008 at 8:00 AM

What do you mean if? The bitter old bastard has been forced on the party by liberals who want to make the GOP into a second Democrat party. There is no way, short of health issues, that McCain won’t be the nominee. The Democrat will win and perhaps we can start cleaning house of all the fifth columnists that forced us into this miserable situation in the first place.

highhopes on March 17, 2008 at 8:51 AM

AH_C on March 16, 2008 at 7:19 PM

Just one more of those LBJ gifts that keep on giving.

maverick muse on March 17, 2008 at 9:08 AM

Obama identifies himself as Joshua to lead his people of this generation to conquer the land of milk and honey by entirely destroying those who have what his Joshua generation wants, taking the land and goods for their own with God’s blessings.

And BHObama is NOT a great orator. His own lengthy presentation is slow, without momentum and worse than any criticism the MSM could give an opponent.

As per character assassination, what of NBC referring to anyone over age 60 as “crazy old”? Where’s the AARP on this blanket public smear of the elderly as insane? This stale antic was supposed to be funny on SNL but repeating it on the Monday morning news broadcast only made it worse. This alongside brushing off Obama’s problem. Obama’s current minister cancelled late last night, so here’s this McCain ‘joke’ instead.

maverick muse on March 17, 2008 at 9:21 AM

If only Bary went to church in Massatoosits.

benrand on March 17, 2008 at 9:48 AM

Rev. Wright needs to attend some racial sensitivity training. I demand it.

Geronimo on March 17, 2008 at 10:27 AM

What do you mean if? The bitter old bastard has been forced on the party by liberals Democrats who want to make the GOP into a second Democrat party. There is no way, short of health issues, that McCain won’t be the nominee. The Democrat will win and perhaps we can start cleaning house of all the fifth columnists that forced us into this miserable situation in the first place.

highhopes on March 17, 2008 at 8:51 AM

Have you read my analysis of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Presidential game plan?

The nomination has not been awarded yet. McCain is still the “presumptive nominee”. We will not have an official nominee until the convention. A lot can happen between now and then.

John McCain flew on this plane alone with Vicki Iseman. What if the pilot and co-pilot of that plane come forward and say under oath that McCain did have a “Lewinski” relationship on board that jet? “John” McCain would be forced to admit that, “While I did not have a romantic relationship with Vicki Iseman, I did in fact a relationship that was inappropriate and wrong.”

Sound familiar?

“I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate,” Clinton said from the historic Map Room at the White House, where he had testified to a federal grand jury for more than four hours earlier in the day. “In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible.”

If Hillary Clinton had proof of an affair by McCain, it would be the end of the “Straight Talk Express”. If it doesn’t come out until October, it would be the sweetest of revenge for her. Win the Presidency and take down a man who once voted against her and her husband in the impeachment trial.

Think about.

Properly vet our nominee.

If we don’t do it now, the Democrats will do it as their “October Surprise”.

I don’t care if McCain didn’t have a “romantic” relationship with Iseman. Spitzer’s relationship with “Kristen” wasn’t romantic, either. But it was inappropriate, and caused his downfall.

Don’t let the same thing happen to our party with McCain.

Red Pill on March 17, 2008 at 10:28 AM

The letter to the church in Galatia chapter 1 verses 8-9 anticipated the less then reverend Wrights and said this:

8But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! 9As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned! NIV

4Bear on March 17, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Highhopes laments: “There is no way, short of health issues, that McCain won’t be the nominee.”

I encourage him by saying, the VP pick is more important, because there is a strong potential he wil inherit the office in the first term for health reasons.

I’m for Michael Steele on the VP slot. What poetic irony that would be. Not to mention, he is an excellent pick.

4Bear on March 17, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Highhopes writes: “The timing on this is interesting. It’s been known for months that Wright is a racist …”

Personally, I think the timing was superbly calcuated. I am of the opinion that Hannity send a friend to buy the tapes from the church perhaps as much as a year ago and has been setting on them until the right time.

This event has the potential to split the Democrat party into silly little squabbling factions.

4Bear on March 17, 2008 at 10:59 AM

When he speaks to black audiences in the tapes that have been linked in here, he speaks or attempts to speak with a black dialect. He’s trying to be all things to all people, so he can get all votes. What a jerk.

UnEasyRider on March 17, 2008 at 1:11 PM

I’m for Michael Steele on the VP slot. What poetic irony that would be. Not to mention, he is an excellent pick.

4Bear on March 17, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Michael Steele is my first choice for the VP slot, too. I just think Huckabee will be better in the P slot than McCain. Hillary is ready to sink McCain. I think this is the smoking gun. Hillary will nail McCain with both “Sex Scandal” and “Culture of Corruption”. Count on it.

Huckabee, on the other hand, has gone up against the Clinton machine four times and won each time. He has dirt on the Clintons, rather than the other way around. He won’t necessarily share that dirt, but Hillary is afraid of “the other man from Hope, Arkansas”. She is primed and ready to take down McCain when she secures the nomination.

Red Pill on March 17, 2008 at 2:04 PM

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