Video: Roland Martin and Soledad O’Brien gush over Wright’s NAACP speech

posted at 11:00 am on April 28, 2008 by Allahpundit

Lots of requests for this last night, even as it was still happening. You can thank the ‘Busters, who have more video of O’Brien in semi-swoon, for digging it up. The star of this show is Martin, though, who proved himself once before an Obama shill of the highest order and resorts here to defending the sermons on the dubious ground of context. Read this if you missed it last week to discover that all-important context you’ve been missing. Exit question via Karl: In Martin’s many commentaries on Wright and Obama, has he even once identified himself as a “life-long friend” of the good reverend? I’m asking seriously. Even if he has, is there no one else at CNN capable of commenting intelligently at Wright who’s not burdened by a similar conflict of interest? Good lord. Click the image to watch.

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Those two are fools . . . Wright is a dangerous, racist revolutionary. Succumb to his rhetoric at your own peril.

rplat on April 28, 2008 at 11:07 AM

My Mistake. I read it as “Rowan and Martin”.

Shy Guy on April 28, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Not to step on you shoes Allah but you have mail and it involves you

BTW I have sent you several Martin videos over time he is a real demogogue on some issues but then it is CNN

William Amos on April 28, 2008 at 11:09 AM

nice shirt Roland Martin, try mixing in a collar or a tie.

custer on April 28, 2008 at 11:10 AM

I’m confused…how can “God D##n America” be possibly put into any other kind of context? The MSM will say or do anything to get who they want in. It used to be Clinton now I guess it’s Obama.

trader67 on April 28, 2008 at 11:10 AM

When Wright mentioned her name two maybe three times I knew what was coming.

Domino on April 28, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Sentence parsing, the left’s favorite tool, authored by the Clinton’s, has come home to roost.

swami on April 28, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Two Affirmative Action hires pimping for an Affirmative Action “Reverend”.

What else can you expect from these silly dimwits?

TexasJew on April 28, 2008 at 11:13 AM

What about Wright’s assertion that black people’s brains are physically different so they learn differently than white people. What if Pat Robertson had said that?

petefrt on April 28, 2008 at 11:13 AM

His speech was so inspiring that they couldn’t even remember what his catch-phrase was (

Different isn’t deficient, it’s just different

) after just listening to it. Idjuts.

p40tiger on April 28, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Roland Martin and Soledad O’Brien gush…

Wackadoodle….Lapadoodles

soulsirkus on April 28, 2008 at 11:14 AM

Wright’s chickens?

Roosting while he is roasting

profitsbeard on April 28, 2008 at 11:18 AM

Ok so now we know, ala Rev. Wright, that Blacks and Whites think with different parts of their brains and these two cheer him on and keep their jobs! ARE THEY JUST STUPID or didn’t they EVEN LISTEN TO HIS SPEECH???

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on April 28, 2008 at 11:19 AM

Not everyone in the MSM is gushing over Rev. Wright’s comments:

*** You’re so vain, you probably think this campaign is about you: After addressing the NAACP yesterday in Detroit, Jeremiah Wright travels to the heart of the media beast — the National Press Club in DC — where he has been speaking this morning. At this point, no matter one’s political inexperience, Wright has to know he’s not helping his friend; his decision to go public and defend his reputation at this point in the campaign is doing nothing to help Obama, if anything, it’s leading some to believe he’s actually trying to sabotage him. He’s hurting him and hurting him very badly. Frankly, it’s as selfish of a move as we’ve seen in some time. Imagine, for example, if Norman Hsu or Vicki Iseman were doing publicity tours right now. Maybe, if there’s a silver lining for Obama, he’s giving Obama a very easy chance to simply walk away. Remember, Obama didn’t toss Wright under the bus, but Wright appears to be doing that to Obama’s candidacy. Still, if Wright Vol. 1, “bitter,” and Pennsylvania didn’t move superdelegates, what will? Nevertheless, Obama seems to be starting off this week in about as bad of shape as we’ve seen in him in some time.

Mike Honcho on April 28, 2008 at 11:21 AM

What kind of context does “God Damn America” need, exactly?

amkun on April 28, 2008 at 11:22 AM

In Martin’s many commentaries on Wright and Obama, has he even once identified himself as a “life-long friend” of the good reverend?

Along the same lines, why is Wright always announced as Obama’s “former” pastor- as if the association between the two has been severed. Wright retired and built a multi-million dollar mansion in a White Jewish neighborhood. It is dishonest to ignore real and valid criticism of the Obama-Wright relationship just because doing “God’s work” gave a rabid racist enough money to retire from dealing with the poor ignorant blacks of South Chicago.

highhopes on April 28, 2008 at 11:23 AM

So, what we got here is a failure to communicate?

HARDLY! The NAACP endorses Rev.Wright’s philosophy via two born and raised Catholics. She says Wright “mocks his critics”–SHE besmearches all listeners while alleviating Wright from the responsibility of condemning all whites who see through the act.

Wright’s performance tactic, to begin with a friendly voice and tell the congregation that they can’t go home yet (the sermon should have ended right there if “peace be unto you” was intended) because he has to get them all angry at whitey before they can leave. SHE thought that presentation to be brilliant, which only shows what a limited mind she has and would have us all share with her.

So Wright says he’s gonna go after BHO if he wins. But for now, he’s going after every white voter who won’t join in for BHO. Wright just has to “go after” someone to lynch. What an evil con man; he finalizes with, “We NEED to take Jesus out of Christianity!”

BETO OCHOA GOT IT RIGHT–
Obama, Wright & Co. are just MONEY CHANGERS, the very evil that Jesus cast out of the Temple as they corrupted the worship of God. The only CHANGE that we’ll get from them is our money changing from our pocket into their hands.

maverick muse on April 28, 2008 at 11:23 AM

What influence in fact has the NAACP in the last few decades had on civil society? In many instances they have been upholding the thrones of political tyranny. In no instance have they been the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty have for some time found in the NAACP a convenient auxiliary. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate liberty, does not need the NAACP [updated}.
- James Madison

I have examined all of Jeremiah Wright’s pronouncements and I do not find in his rantings one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on hate and paranoia. What has been the effect of Roland Martin and Soledad O’Brien swooning over him? To make one a fool and the other a hypocrite; to support roguery and error all over the media. Jeremiah Wright, Roland Martin and Soledad O’Brien converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine for bamboozling Americans to filch wealth and power to themselves. They, in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ.[updated]
- Thomas Jefferson

Every good Christian should line up and kick Jeremiah Wright, Roland Martin and Soledad O’Brien all right in the a$$.[updated]
- Barry Goldwater

MB4 on April 28, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Grr forgot I cant post CNN links to this site

Here is old story involving Roland Martin and why Black initially didnt back Obama

But there are other reasons why black voters have been ambivalent about an Obama candidacy, and it’s clearly having an affect on him being able to build momentum to challenge Clinton.

Reason number two: Obama will be “taken out” if he
wins. The New York Times had a piece over the weekend
where a black woman essentially said her way of
protecting Obama from harm is by not voting for him.
Sounds nutty, but again, it’s real, and it’s been said
many times. I’ve heard this “fear factor” time and
time again, and it speaks to the deep concern blacks
have that America has not advanced enough to be
comfortable with a black man in the White House.

William Amos on April 28, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Two Affirmative Action hires pimping for an Affirmative Action “Reverend”.

What else can you expect from these silly dimwits?

TexasJew on April 28, 2008 at 11:13 AM

just when you start to get mad about black racism, you’re reminded of racism’s realest and most pervasive form.

crr6 on April 28, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Wright is desperate to change the subject and divert public attention away from his in context racist remarks. It’s like he craving for another race war in this country.

Let’s be clear, the uproar was over what HE SAID, not over blacks in general, not over what’s preached from the pulpit in all black churches and certainly not because the media and whitey have begun a concentrated attack on ALL BLACK CHURCHES in America.

In today’s speech when asked to comment on how his words may affect the political race, he balked at answering the question by saying he was speaking as a pastor on black theology and had nothing to say regarding politics. Moments later he lays into Cheney, criticizing his lack of military service and his sending of 4000 troops to die in Iraq. If that’s not a political commentary, I don’t know what is.

The man’s a phony troublemaker, in the image of Farrakhan.

And by the way Rev. Wright, we don’t send our troops into battle to die. We send them into battle to go after our enemies and make them die.

God bless our troops and screw the reverend.

fogw on April 28, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Wright’s thesis is nothing but mush. “Different isn’t deficient”? Of course not, bozo. Neither is it necessarily superior nor equal.

“Different” is like “change” in that it implies no value. Change can be good change, and change can be bad change. Likewise with “different.”

If Wright is suggesting we should not judge the quality of the difference, then he would foreclose enhancements in our civilization and improvement in the human condition. His thesis is nothing but mush.

petefrt on April 28, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Opps and again

Martin: Paul’s 9/11 explanation deserves to be debated

POSTED: 3:41 p.m. EDT, May 18, 2007

By Roland S. Martin
CNN contributor

As the crowd applauded wildly, Giuliani demanded that
Paul retract his statements.

Paul tried to explain the process known as “blowback”
– which is the result of someone else’s action coming
back to afflict you — but the audience drowned him
out as the other candidates tried to pounce on him.

After watching all the network pundits laud Giuliani,
it struck me that they must be the most clueless folks
in the world.

First, Giuliani must be an idiot to not have heard
Paul’s rationale before. That issue has been raised
countless times in the last six years by any number of
experts.

Second, when we finish with our emotional response, it
would behoove us to actually think about what Paul
said and make the effort to understand his rationale.

William Amos on April 28, 2008 at 11:29 AM

My Mistake. I read it as “Rowan and Martin”.

Shy Guy on April 28, 2008 at 11:09 AM

He’s round enough to be both Rowan and Martin. And his fashion consultant should be fired for letting that fat, round little man wear a goatee and that silly frock.

Jaibones on April 28, 2008 at 11:29 AM

When will they get fired?

jencab on April 28, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on April 28, 2008 at 11:19 AM

They may or may not be stupid but the reality is that they didn’t have to listen to the speech. The storyline was already written long before the speech was even given. We are to believe that Wright is nothing but a misunderstood pastor whose body of work isn’t represented by those clips that keep getting played.

It’s the left’s version of the way all the McCain apologists insist that McCain is a “Reagan Conservative” even though there is more than enough evidence that McCain is a raging liberal who wanted to bolt from the GOP after he wasn’t handed the nomination in 2000.

highhopes on April 28, 2008 at 11:30 AM

Should Hill-Rod steal this nomination, I have to wonder which side of the brain causes rioting and how that will be explained by the MSM.

swami on April 28, 2008 at 11:31 AM

“Difference doesn’t mean deficient.” They couldn’t even get that quote correct. What I took away from the 10 minute video I watched at MM was that Wright, was pushing for segregation rather than integration. AA children needing to “climb around on their desks” rather than being in a disciplined environment, needing to be taught subjectively versus objectively.

captivated_dem on April 28, 2008 at 11:31 AM

crr6 on April 28, 2008 at 11:28 AM

Right – opposition to affirmative action (i.e., “discrimination”) is racism.

So…show us all of your comments and published pieces decrying black racism.

Jaibones on April 28, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Isn’t cute little Soledad a Harvard grad? What the heck happened?

Travis1 on April 28, 2008 at 11:39 AM

O’Brian says that Wright has two Masters degrees, and a PhD.

He does not have a PhD. He has a D.Min. – Doctor of Ministry.

It may not seem like a big difference, but for those who have (or are on the verge of getting) a Ph.D. in Theology, the difference is quite real indeed.

nailinmyeye on April 28, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Right – opposition to affirmative action (i.e., “discrimination”) is racism.

So…show us all of your comments and published pieces decrying black racism.

Jaibones on April 28, 2008 at 11:32 AM

go ahead and oppose AA, but constantly assuming that blacks in paid positions are there because of affirmative action is racist.

crr6 on April 28, 2008 at 11:40 AM

I’m not saying he’s not educated. He certainly is. I’m commenting on O’Brian’s hagiography.

nailinmyeye on April 28, 2008 at 11:41 AM

He does not have a PhD. He has a D.Min. – Doctor of Ministry.

nailinmyeye on April 28, 2008 at 11:40 AM

I knew a guy who had one of those. He got it through the mail after sending in $10.

MB4 on April 28, 2008 at 11:46 AM

When will they get fired?

jencab on April 28, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Fired! While they still have an audience of 15 or so? Never happen.

TooTall on April 28, 2008 at 11:49 AM

go ahead and oppose AA, but constantly assuming that blacks in paid positions are there because of affirmative action is racist.

crr6 on April 28, 2008 at 11:40 AM

If a person is in a job for which they have no apparent skill or ability to perform then there must be some reason they are there. Maybe it’s his good looks.

pistolero on April 28, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Unbelievable, truly unbelievable. I watched the WHOLE sermon put out by his own, so called church and it was so much WORSE than just the sound bites. I’m baffled how anyone can support this racist.

abinitioadinfinitum on April 28, 2008 at 11:51 AM

That was embarassing. I suspect both CNN personalities perhaps got “carried away” after experiencing the event. Maybe it’s the Dashiki one of them is wearing that gives it away.

AYNBLAND on April 28, 2008 at 11:51 AM

I listened to the wrap-up first on CNN and then on Fox News over the XM radio in my car. I really thought Soledad’s lubrication juices were going to start oozing out of the car stereo speakers the way she was swooning about this seminal moment before a sympathetic audience — which in this case was actually unfair to the press corps in the building, since they did get all those responses out of Rev. Wright, and the anchors on Fox called the same Q and A session “contentious”, which was a lot closer to the truth (there may have been a lot of Wright/Obama backers among the media there, but that didn’t change the fact that the reverend not only wasn’t willing to throw himself under the bus during the 55-minute session, Wright pretty much threw Obama under the bus with his line about how he’ll will still be here come January, no matter who the president is).

jon1979 on April 28, 2008 at 11:51 AM

go ahead and oppose AA, but constantly assuming that blacks in paid positions are there because of affirmative action is racist.

crr6 on April 28, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Here is another one. People like you who support AA, must be truly racist, because AA is based on the childish concept of skin color or gender. I wonder what ivory tower you live in. Let me guess, Bill Cosby was the first black person you were ever exposed to.

ClassicCon on April 28, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Soledad has suffered a case of mistaken identity. She is a bloody awful news reader who has mistaken herself a journalist.

I’m commenting on O’Brian’s hagiography.

I don’t know about that, but she does seem to be worshiping or idealizing the guy as if he were a saint.

O’Brian says that Wright has two Masters degrees, and a PhD. He does not have a PhD. He has a D.Min. – Doctor of Ministry

I guess you’ve not heard, he had several masters but threw them off with the chains.

moxie_neanderthal on April 28, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Wright is emerging as just another race pimp in the mold of Jackson and Sharpton and he’ll get rich off of his rhetoric.

orlandocajun on April 28, 2008 at 11:59 AM

McCain and Hillary couldn’t have asked for a BETTER present than this.
Rev. Wright, the gift that keeps on giving!

Conservaboomer on April 28, 2008 at 12:00 PM

I do hereby nominate the Rev. Wright for the Nobel Prize in ________! Take you pick!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on April 28, 2008 at 12:04 PM

ClassicCon on April 28, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Actually, affirmative action is based on the belief that blacks and certain other minorities (with some exceptions, notably Asians) cannot compete with whites, and therefore must be given additional (unearned) points or other (unearned) competitive advantages over whites, in order to “level the playing field.”
In other words, affirmative action is based on racist beliefs.

AZCoyote on April 28, 2008 at 12:06 PM

What kind of context does “God Damn America” need, exactly?

amkun on April 28, 2008 at 11:22 AM

I think what he meant to say was God Dam America meaning we need more hydro-power producing facilities. See he is actually an environmentalist looking out for white America. The entire quote was obviously taken out of context and we owe Mr. Wright an apology.

trs on April 28, 2008 at 12:07 PM

Ok so now we know, ala Rev. Wright, that Blacks and Whites think with different parts of their brains and these two cheer him on and keep their jobs! ARE THEY JUST STUPID or didn’t they EVEN LISTEN TO HIS SPEECH???

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on April 28, 2008 at 11:19 AM

Yeah, I’m just slackjawed. Or is the word gobsmacked? How can you gush over that crapola?

funky chicken on April 28, 2008 at 12:15 PM

Wright is emerging as just another race pimp in the mold of Jackson and Sharpton and he’ll get rich off of his rhetoric.

orlandocajun on April 28, 2008 at 11:59 AM

He already has. I’ll never retire to a mansion in a gated golf community in Chicago.

funky chicken on April 28, 2008 at 12:16 PM

Sophistry. Hugh Hewitt has provided large, unedited audio segments of Wright’s sermons which totally rebut the notion that his comments were somehow taken out of context. Having listened to several of Wright’s sermons, I think they are actually more damning when heard in their entirety.

Moreover, hearing the amen’s from the audience certainly lays bare the false claim that these views might somehow be aberrant or not the norm.

The irony will be complete when Wright (the anger and hate merchant) is repackaged and resold as a spokesperson for national dialog and reconciliation while not changing the underlying message.

moxie_neanderthal on April 28, 2008 at 12:18 PM

Wright is emerging as just another race pimp in the mold of Jackson and Sharpton

Wade on April 28, 2008 at 12:21 PM

go ahead and oppose AA, but constantly assuming that blacks in paid positions are there because of affirmative action is racist.

crr6 on April 28, 2008 at 11:40 AM

THIS is the strawman that makes effective and ACTUAL dialogue on race in this country IMPOSSIBLE. You assume that anyone against Affirmative Action AUTOMATICALLY believes that blacks in paid positions are there because AA is racist.

That assumption is a straw man and completely disingenuous. And this is the problem. If I were a black person, I’d demand an end to Affirmative Action if for only the APPEARANCE that capitalism (the best person for the job) took a back seat to political correctness.

There are many white people who should not be in authoritative positions, and many black people who should. But there are ZERO policies saying that you have to hire a certain number of whites. But we can’t discuss why Affirmative Action is harmful without being called ‘racists’ for ‘thinking’ that all blacks are in their positions because of Affirmative Action.

Go ahead and think that ALL white people against Affirmative Action believe that ALL black people got their positions because of racial preferences. Heaven forbid we get rid of racial preferences and allow people to gain positions on the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

If the African American community wants to have this conversation, you can’t knee jerk anyone is ‘racist’ because they are against RACE BASED LEGISLATION. . . unless of course you think it is OK to have white based scholarships and hiring practices.

Just. Stop. It. Blacks in this country have every opportunity that whites, asians, mexicans, and arabs do.

ThackerAgency on April 28, 2008 at 12:22 PM

I am just wondering why Soledad and Roland aren’t asking why Wrong-Way Wright and the NAACP aren’t out there in New York City arm-in-arm with Al Sharpton, protesting the Sean Bell incident.

pilamaye on April 28, 2008 at 12:23 PM

just when you start to get mad about black racism, you’re reminded of racism’s realest and most pervasive form.

crr6 on April 28, 2008 at 11:28 YAM

Yes. Hiring incompetents instead of a fair color-blind meritocracy.
When your kid applies to an Ivy League school with great grades and superb SAT’s he or she will never get through those gates. Is that a level playing field? How many poor white kids are going to Ivy League schools? And what about the “anti-quotas” applied to Asian-Americans of all classes and backgrounds? If it’s about class, and not race, then why are there strict racial quotas?

Should multimillionaire Bill Cosby’s kids get preferential treatment? Should the black or hispanic professional classes? Yet those classes are the main beneficiary of these quotas. Their kids can just slide into seats at the top-tier universities. It’s not based on poverty or equal accomplishment, as far as the seats alloted for Affirmative Action set-aside seats. Most of these kids come from upper middle class (or higher) backgrounds. Many are from private schools. It’s not the inner city that is serviced here, generally. And, of course, there is an almost nonexistant number of poor rural white kids. They don’t seem to exist at Harvard or Yale.

It’s a rigged and ginned system, and the universities don’t even seem to keep records of the failure rates of these kids, or their astronomical dropout rates. They just want that “feel-good” entry number. Statistically, it’s far better for many of these kids to simply attend a good university, graduate and get on with a very successful career instead of being a feel-good number at an institution where they are being groomed for failure.

TexasJew on April 28, 2008 at 12:33 PM

He’s round enough to be both Rowan and Martin. And his fashion consultant should be fired for letting that fat, round little man wear a goatee and that silly frock.

Jaibones on April 28, 2008 at 11:29 AM

That frock actually looks like a Goldie Hawn hand-me-down. :)

Shy Guy on April 28, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Translation:
You white racists are too dumb to understand the great Rev.
so we will talk down to you like, um…..Obama?

RobCon on April 28, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Do a Google image search on Soledad O’Brien.

Someone has a different viewpoint.

corona on April 28, 2008 at 12:40 PM

Isn’t the host the same guy you attacked McCain because he did not sufficiently take down the old lady who called Hillary a B/tch in his presense?
Gee, you think he and Soledad are politically biased? Nah!

RobCon on April 28, 2008 at 12:41 PM

All this proves is that Soledad and most other soft leftists are easily impressed with a slick BS artist.
Guess who they are voting for.

RobCon on April 28, 2008 at 12:59 PM

gush over Wright’s NAACP speech

He does inspire micturition.

whitetop on April 28, 2008 at 1:02 PM

Gee, why didn’t they swoon when Rev. Wright–in that same speech–thanked a Hezbo/Khomeini Imam?

Debbie Schlussel on April 28, 2008 at 1:08 PM

When the rev says change is comming he is right.

If Obama gets elected then you will see race baters in high positions in his cabinet and in government. If he does not then, it vendicates the revs message that the US of KKK A is racest and let the race war begin.

This guy makes me ill. Either way it is bad.

jharada on April 28, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Good point Debbie.
Soledad and others believe what they want to believe. It is the sure sign of the brainwashed. Sad to see people so deluded.

RobCon on April 28, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Of all the TV ‘personalities’, Soledad O’Brien’s head is larger than the rest of her body, and it’s all fluff. Insufferable!

Entelechy on April 28, 2008 at 1:14 PM

O’Brien’s comments were especially shameful and dishonest. She more than once tried to portray Wright’s commments as funny, bordering on hilarious.

I didn’t know Wright is branching out into stand-up and even if he is, his act was anything but funny.

awake on April 28, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Theres’s 2 suckers born every minute and CNN has the
copyrights.

Texyank on April 28, 2008 at 1:26 PM

So now they agree that “negroes” have a different brain structure then whites? Well then, which one is brighter, the higher I.Q., is that the reason “negroes” have not succeeded?

right2bright on April 28, 2008 at 1:27 PM

Hate pays:
Ayers and Dohrn have cushy tax payer paid jobs while Wright is getting a huge roost for his chickens.

Wright’s new, 10,340 square foot home is valued at $1.6 Million and located in a gated community.

Obviously, whitey kept him from getting a $2 million house.

moxie_neanderthal on April 28, 2008 at 1:28 PM

All this proves is that Soledad and most other soft leftists are easily impressed with a slick BS artist.
Guess who they are voting for. RobCon on April 28, 2008 at 12:59 PM

I sure liked her more when she was hosting “The Site.”

wise_man on April 28, 2008 at 1:33 PM

So now they agree that “negroes” have a different brain structure then whites?

Soledad O’Brien’s head is larger than the rest of her body, and it’s all fluff. Insufferable!

Wright to receive an honorary doctorate in phrenology.

moxie_neanderthal on April 28, 2008 at 1:34 PM

go ahead and oppose AA, but constantly assuming that blacks in paid positions are there because of affirmative action is racist.

crr6 on April 28, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Nonsense. It is the direct and predictable result of the program itself. I know personally that many institutions use the most egregious form of AA – a hard and fast quota system. And when you see it in action, there is no other conclusion to reach but that it is racial discrimination.

To your point, though, it is not racist, but human nature. There is no way to know which if any of the protected classes would have succeeded without the quota system, which is why Ward Connerly’s criticism of AA is so spot on. AA undermines its beneficiaries.

Jaibones on April 28, 2008 at 2:02 PM

Someone needs to juxtapose her Wright tongue bath to her sex abuse, more sex abuse, and nothing but sex abuse mantra when the pope was here.

MarkJudge on April 28, 2008 at 2:12 PM

O’Brian says that Wright has two Masters degrees, and a PhD.

He does not have a PhD. He has a D.Min. – Doctor of Ministry.

It may not seem like a big difference, but for those who have (or are on the verge of getting) a Ph.D. in Theology, the difference is quite real indeed.

nailinmyeye on April 28, 2008 at 11:40 AM

As a wife who put her husband through seminary to get a PhD in Theology, I heartily agree.

Congrats, by the way. :)

acleaver on April 28, 2008 at 2:22 PM

Whenever I hear about the multimillion dollar house and the ten million dollar line of credit it makes me think that there must be thousands of poor members of that church who are doing without to feed this man’s boundless ego. It has to make one wonder about all of the talk about the charitable work of the church. I know the cattle that tread the grain cannot be muzzled but this goes way beyond that.

snaggletoothie on April 28, 2008 at 2:26 PM

stupid question, but does Soledad consider herself and African-American? if so, on what basis?

max1 on April 28, 2008 at 2:34 PM

Wait, so if we listen to Rev Wright’s whole sermon, that may shed new light on his comments? If that logic applies,
second look at what David Duke has to say.

Geronimo on April 28, 2008 at 2:55 PM

What they were wearing made me wanna hurl, once they started flapping their lips, my bucket ran over.

Wright: “We NEED to take Jesus out of Christianity!”
this clues me in about 2 things: Wright is no Christian and he’s definitely an anti-Semitic. His buddy Louisss Fara-con
makes that point for him anyway.

Christine on April 28, 2008 at 3:38 PM

“We NEED to take Jesus out of Christianity!”

Another preacher who said that: Jim Jones. Jones’s ministry ended, er, rather badly.

Django on April 28, 2008 at 4:16 PM

Isn’t “Soledad” Spanish for “loneliness”?

She might be rather lonely after people stop watching CNN, to avoid hearing Wright.

Steve Z on April 28, 2008 at 5:17 PM

I couldn’t watch the whole video – Rev. Wright is so very tiresome, but we can’t simply tune him out because he (and his position as Obama’s “spiritual mentor”) is so very dangerous.

reine.de.tout on April 28, 2008 at 5:34 PM