Gingrich: Wright’s hurting Obama deliberately

posted at 11:10 am on April 29, 2008 by Allahpundit

The Democratic primary as “Fatal Attraction”: Who’s playing Glenn Close’s role? The Beeb lazily casts Hillary but Newt has someone else in mind for the part. Wright’s not just going to be ignored, Barack.

He makes a fair point about the possible significance of having to pray in the basement — the prospect of being thrown under the bus by Obama has been on Wright’s mind for a year — but I wonder if he doesn’t go far enough. Someone I read over the weekend (can’t remember who) speculated that part of Al Sharpton’s hissyfit in New York over the NYPD acquittals was aimed at reclaiming the spotlight from the new most powerful black politician in America, one who happily consorts with vicious racial demagogues but is not, at least, one himself. The more success Obama has, the theory goes, the more endangered Reverend Al’s shtick is. Maybe Wright’s thinking along the same lines, that the best way to preserve his viability as a grievance merchant is to kneecap Obama before he reaches the throne of power. In fairness to Sharpton, his own anxiety on this point hasn’t stopped him from threatening the DNC on Obama’s behalf, but then he hasn’t spent six weeks watching Obama distance himself from him at every turn. In Wright’s case, the personal may well have become political, and vice versa.

Update: Maybe I spoke too soon about Sharpton.


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Who’s this Newt Gingrich?

mymanpotsandpans on April 29, 2008 at 11:14 AM

an interesting point that a caller made on Laura Ingraham this morning too.

And that would require them to forgive the past indiscretions which would also hurt their power. They only preach forgiveness when it’s convenient.

America on the other hand, forgives constantly. Of course sometimes you have to kick evil’s butt and then forgive.

kirkill on April 29, 2008 at 11:15 AM

Can you stop using Red Lasso? It’s always times out when it tries to connect to “available ports”… I have to refresh like 17 times, and even when I get through It’s slow and choppy. I never have this problem with YT or LiveLeak…

AlexB on April 29, 2008 at 11:20 AM

I certainly hope Obama is reflecting on the difference between grandmother family and pastor family now. It might actually be worth it for him get back to his roots and pay her a quiet visit.

Dusty on April 29, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Who’s this Newt Gingrich?

mymanpotsandpans on April 29, 2008 at 11:14 AM

I think he’s a former Republican who caught a near-fatal brain-cell-destroying disease and now thinks Nancy Pelosi is his powerful friend who controls the planet’s temperature by feeding tax money into a big machine.

landlines on April 29, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Here comes the “poor nonpartisan Obama as a victim of divisive former pastor” meme.

TexasJew on April 29, 2008 at 11:23 AM

“Who’s this Newt Gingrich?”
…and why is he always on TV whenever I turn it on?

Forgiving is easier (and safer) than forgetting.

Christine on April 29, 2008 at 11:24 AM

I have this vision of Wright and Sharpton in a cage match in MSG and Jesse is under the floor boards, lighting the wick to one of those bombs we used to see in “The Roadrunner” cartoons.

Syd B. on April 29, 2008 at 11:24 AM

Wright is being set up so Obama can throw him under the bus (I hope there’s room down there with his grandmother) and look all stupdendous.

Darksean on April 29, 2008 at 11:29 AM

I totally disagree. Gingrich is aiding Obama by setting Wright up to take a fall, just like the MSM folks.

I guess his new friend Nancy P whispered sweet nothings in his ear….

funky chicken on April 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Wright’s not just going to be ignored, Barack.

Interesting but couldn’t it be that Wright is really just using his sudden public attention to espouse all the racist crap he’s been preaching for decades? The Obama/Wright relationship was spawned by Obama’s need to be more black if he wanted to get elected to anything outside South Chicago. In other words Obama used Wright and his racist church for pure opportunistic reasons. Now, Obama’s learning that payback is a b**ch and Wright is going to collect with interest.

highhopes on April 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Why is everyone going through all these ridiculous contortions trying to separate Obama from Wright? Go back and listen to his (Obama’s) “Hoodwinked” speech from just before the South Carolina primary if you want to hear for yourself how he’s been influenced by his race baiting demogogue spiritual mentor. In fact, play that speech side by side with Wright’s rantings and I challenge you to tell the difference.

miles on April 29, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Wright’s been saying this stuff, and Obama’s been agreeing with this stuff for 20 years. Wright feels that Obama is behaving badly by deserting the faith to gain political power.

It doesn’t matter if the faith in question is poison to the rest of us, it’s the faith that Obama embraced for 20 years.

funky chicken on April 29, 2008 at 11:34 AM

The hate industry is getting crowded. Need lots of sharp elbows to compete, and don’t forget to box out under the basket. For some demented reason, I’m enjoying this tremendously. All the hate merchants jockying for the biggest piece of pie in full view.

a capella on April 29, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Note how Hill-Dog is staying away from this controversy. Rev Wright was counciling BJ at the WH after le affaire’ Blewinsky. The Clintons have some of this Rev Wright stink on themselves too.

swami on April 29, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Rev. Al Sharpton, who accused the presidential candidate of trying to “grandstand in front of white people,”

This just gets better and better each passing day.

Rick on April 29, 2008 at 11:38 AM

If Al comes out and throws his weight behind Clinton, that would probably give the super delegates enough cover to side with Clinton, because she will maintain the establishment “civil rights” movement, as characterized by Sharpton and Jackson, while making Obama look too “white”. Meanwhile, Wright is out there making Obama look too “black.” This is going to further the notion that Obama is not a good candidate in the general. All that is needed for the super delegates is enough wiggle room for them to make their move, and if Obama can’t provide it, then maybe Clinton will through Sharpton, whether it is intentional or not. Always remember that everything that happens in the Democrat primary only matters in how it plays out with the SD.

Weight of Glory on April 29, 2008 at 11:39 AM

I totally disagree. Gingrich is aiding Obama by setting Wright up to take a fall, just like the MSM folks.

I guess his new friend Nancy P whispered sweet nothings in his ear….

funky chicken on April 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Yep. Newt has some agenda in mind. I’ve never trusted him.

a capella on April 29, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Hmmm…I wonder if Obama’s found a rabbit boiling on his stove lately.

flipflop on April 29, 2008 at 11:40 AM

This MR. NEWT was operating in a mindless FOG until discovering the GOREACLE and the CHURCH OF WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW. He has seen the LIGHT and with the help of AUNTIE NANNA will never stray again to the DARK SIDE!!! AMEN BROTHER, AMEN!!!

pueblo1032 on April 29, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Thanks for the pw link, as always.

Karl on April 29, 2008 at 11:42 AM

I don’t think Wright is doing this to hurt Obama, I just think that Wright is a big enough douchebag to think that everyone in America agrees with him. So, why not go on these speaking tours and raise his profile to get more money? That $1.6 million mansion doesn’t just heat itself, you know.

Badger in KC on April 29, 2008 at 11:42 AM

Weight of Glory on April 29, 2008 at 11:39 AM

So, Her Majesty gets the nod, Fat Al retains his crown as number one hater, and the black backlash is somewhat diluted in Denver. Sounds reasonable.

a capella on April 29, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Gingrich is aiding Obama by setting Wright up to take a fall, just like the MSM folks.

I guess his new friend Nancy P whispered sweet nothings in his ear….

funky chicken on April 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM

That’s how it looks to me. Well said.

RushBaby on April 29, 2008 at 11:44 AM

I personally am not interested in speculating “why” Wright is doing what he has recently done.

That he is being even wackier in non-pulpit venues (with cameras rolling!) reminds me that Obama’s problem of 20-or-so years “following” as protegee-to-this-mentor is only growing.

Lockstein13 on April 29, 2008 at 11:45 AM

So, Her Majesty gets the nod, Fat Al retains his crown as number one hater, and the black backlash is somewhat diluted in Denver. Sounds reasonable.

a capella on April 29, 2008 at 11:43 AM

BINGO! And might I say, you said it better than I did.

Weight of Glory on April 29, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Wright can’t help himself.

He sees dollar signs here and God help anybody that gets in his way!

He is the next Al Sharpton.

We’ll be hearing from this clown for years.

cntrlfrk on April 29, 2008 at 11:48 AM

Wright’s act is intentional. The goal is to create sympathy for Obama and distract from Obama’s 20 years of black theology.

darwin on April 29, 2008 at 11:48 AM

Newt-ered is not to be trusted ever, just another dirty rider!

el Vaquero on April 29, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Update: Maybe I spoke too soon about Sharpton.

First, a long drawn out fight within the Dem party, and now a possible fight between the race baiters in the Dem party. Pass the popcorn!

abinitioadinfinitum on April 29, 2008 at 11:52 AM

I no longer give a hoot about anything this jerk says

Hunt035 on April 29, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Imus annual Radiothon for Children’s charities coming up

This is something Al Sharpton didn’t seem to care about last year when he insisted Imus be fired in the middle of his annual radiothon for Children’s charities. I guess CBS and MSNBC didn’t realize either his many fans were watching what appeared to be pretty callous and heartless, they couldn’t let him have one more day to finish his radiothon and say good bye to his fans?

http://imustimes.wordpress.com/2008/04/26/imus-radiothon-auction/

Now Obama stated that Imus should have been fired last year he wouldn’t work for me is what Obama stated, no they did not take into account the soundbyte that saturated the newscycle in context of failed satire, they are not all gems and Imus apologized…unlike Obama’s Pastor who is complaing now that the Black Church not himself is under attack…because his rants were taken out of context. I listened to him yesterday putting them in context uh huh well Obama stated, I wouldn’t or couldn’t disown Rev Jeremiah Wright and compared him to his aging white Grandmother, you know a typical white person. Barbara Walters asked Obama about his apparently two different standards on the View one standard for Don Imus who apologized an on air personality and the other his Pastor of 20 some years, Trinity was selling the DVDs of his incindiary remarks. Obama dodged the question he still hasn’t explained to this day.

Dr Evil on April 29, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Wright and Sharpton are acting in concert. The only question is, to what end?

The two possibilities are:
1. They have declared civil war on Obama and the Democrats in order to stay in power.

2. (most likely) They are setting themselves up so Obama can denounce them in stronger terms.
It’s a win/win.
Obama gets his blue collar white voters in the stretch.
Sharpton and Wright become heroes and become more important to their followers.

faraway on April 29, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Conspiracy theory time! Perhaps Wright is setting the stage for a “great awakening” once Obama has the nomination? I.e. he’ll “see the light,” repudiate (some of) his own past rhetoric and realize that America can come together under Obama’s leadership, thus proving that Obama is the great uniter. A pretty piece of political theater if true, and pretty risky (silly) given that the nomination is hardly in hand.

Nah, never attribute to malice (or cunning) what could more easily be explained by incompetence.

spmat on April 29, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Bottom line:

1. Obama doesn’t have enough judgment to leave a racist, hate-mongering church. He sat there for 20 years.
2. He either agreed or disagreed with the sermons.
3. If he agrees he’s a mental midget. If he disagrees, he’s a phony and a hypocrite.
4. Either way, he is done.

Bring on the general election! My fav part will be when the ads run that have Barrck’s own voice (audiobook) reading from his book saying “white men’s greed creates a world of need.”

Bring it!

JustTruth101 on April 29, 2008 at 11:59 AM

I have to wonder about the shakedown that must have occurred before Wright came out and did this to Obama. (There’s always a shakedown with these hustlers.)

Whatever Wright demanded as payment, either monetary or politically, Obama must have refused so this is the payback.

It’s actually a huge opportunity for Obama. He can come out and say exactly what the blackmail was and end up looking like a courageous guy for refusing to cave in to thugs.

But Obama hasn’t exactly demonstrated any courage in the past and I don’t expect he’ll suddenly start now.

Gilda on April 29, 2008 at 12:03 PM

I have to wonder about the shakedown that must have occurred before Wright came out and did this to Obama. (There’s always a shakedown with these hustlers.)

Whatever Wright demanded as payment, either monetary or politically, Obama must have refused so this is the payback.

It’s actually a huge opportunity for Obama. He can come out and say exactly what the blackmail was and end up looking like a courageous guy for refusing to cave in to thugs.

But Obama hasn’t exactly demonstrated any courage in the past and I don’t expect he’ll suddenly start now.

Gilda on April 29, 2008 at 12:03 PM

This would seem like a reasonable theory. The problem is that Wright no doubt has a boatload of dirt on Obama and the last think Obama wants is for the good Reverend to release the hounds, so to speak.

Syd B. on April 29, 2008 at 12:12 PM

This would seem like a reasonable theory. The problem is that Wright no doubt has a boatload of dirt on Obama and the last think Obama wants is for the good Reverend to release the hounds, so to speak.

Syd B. on April 29, 2008 at 12:12 PM

The most damaging would be visual evidence of Obama’s attendance and enthusiastic participation in the “hate whitey” sermons. I still think Hillary has something like that up her sleeve.

a capella on April 29, 2008 at 12:16 PM

one who happily consorts with vicious racial demagogues but is not, at least, one himself.

Make that — is not one himself, at least as far as we know –

Obama was quite willing to sit in the congregation while this filth was being preached, without uttering a word of protest.

MarkTheGreat on April 29, 2008 at 12:19 PM

The most damaging would be visual evidence of Obama’s attendance and enthusiastic participation in the “hate whitey” sermons. I still think Hillary has something like that up her sleeve.

If Hillary doesn’t have it I bet somebody in Wright’s circle does. Was this just the first shot in a “pay up or else” strategy? A warning of things to come for Obama?

I am not prone to conspiracy theories so I don’t want to take this too far, but Wright’s behavior may be due to more than just ego. He and the other race hustlers (Sharpton, Farrakhan etc.) have huge empires at stake here.

Gilda on April 29, 2008 at 12:33 PM

faraway on April 29, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Whether The Obamboozler stays in the Trinity Church or not, whether he “disavows” Wright or not…it is (thankfully) irrelevant, in that Obama spent 20 years following and being “inspired” by this monstrous Rev. Wright.

At this point it is no longer “guilt by assocoiation,” as suggested by his apologists. It is his longest-standing record.

Lockstein13 on April 29, 2008 at 12:45 PM

This may be a little OT but I wanted to throw it out there for you all to see what you thought about this.

Here is my theory on this, after all this frabajabba about Wright.

*The Dems cannot deny Obama the nod or they will really hurt the black vote. Dems cannot win anything without the black vote so they will have to give it to him, even though he will probably get beat in the general election. This does two things for the Dems, maintain the Black vote and stick a shiv in the back of the Clintons.

*It will essentially be a win-win for them in the fall. The Dems will though a Hail Mary with Obama and if he loses then they can continue with the narrative that Repubs and Americans in general are racist bigots and the Rev will be vindicated. The Dems will probably gain seats in the House and Senate and if they gain enough to break a filibuster or over turn a veto, and McCain wins then McCain is a lame duck as far as any Republican agenda is concerned.

*If Obama wins then all the better for the Dems, since they will maintain the Black vote for a long time to come because the Dems have the first Black President, and will be able to push there agenda easier.

*My feeling is that the only way that this election can be good for Republicans win the General and we maintain the filibuster and do not allow the Dems to override the McCain’s’ veto. If the Repubs lose the General then they need to be able to at least maintain the filibuster to try and head off crazyness and do all they can to block SCOTUS appointments of the Ginsburg type till 2012.

Repubs need to really focus on the Senate races and House races.

*Just my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions. They are like booty holes, everyone has one and they all stink.

jharada on April 29, 2008 at 12:46 PM

That was a very interesting discussion with Walters he had. On one hand he got the digs he wanted to make connecting Obama to terrorists and radicals, but on the other he was boxed into a corner to say that Wright and Obama are no longer aligned. Wright’s been the gravy-train of anti-Obama coverage and having such a high profile conservative admit that might eventually lead to this story drying up over the next few months.

Typhonsentra on April 29, 2008 at 12:48 PM

Wright is loving it. He loves the attention like Sharpton.
Just maybe everyone should stop writing the same lame stories about him. The less coverage the better. I personally am not enjoying watching hate filled people. It’s old already.
And I agree with the other poster, redlasso stinks–doesn’t work most of the time.

Conservatives R Us on April 29, 2008 at 12:55 PM

Wright’s been the gravy-train of anti-Obama coverage and having such a high profile conservative admit that might eventually lead to this story drying up over the next few months.

Typhonsentra on April 29, 2008 at 12:48 PM

Don’t think so. Newt has lost a lot of traction recently. Very few want to follow where he is trying to lead. Wright can’t help himself. He’ll milk this thing for all it’s worth, and he’s only got until November to make his mark.

a capella on April 29, 2008 at 12:59 PM

Conservatives R Us on April 29, 2008 at 12:55 PM

I look at it as positive. Get this BLT thing out in the sunlight and examine it. I had never heard of James Cone before this came about. This is the best way to attack the hate industry.

a capella on April 29, 2008 at 1:02 PM

Rush Limbaugh has been saying for years that the left really has no interest in ACTUALLY resolving poverty and racism and sexism and whatever else they advocate. They have too much personal interest at stake. What would they do for a living if they had nothing to rant and rave about??? They might actually have to go get a job like the rest of us. Nope…Al Sharpton and his ilk definitely do not need Obama being a President elected by white voters.

HawaiiLwyr on April 29, 2008 at 1:02 PM

Newt has ZERO political credibility after suckling at the teat of Algore’s glowball worming scam.

MCPO Airdale on April 29, 2008 at 1:03 PM

Wright is driven by pure ego. Watch him, he is laughing with joy at all the attention, and Obama just doesn’t know whether to shit or wind his watch.

easy on April 29, 2008 at 1:08 PM

yeah Newt I said the same thing yesterday…

Kaptain Amerika on April 29, 2008 at 1:11 PM

I don’t think Wright can hurt Obama any more than he already has. He can hurt McCain, though — by baiting the Republicans into an unbecoming obsession over racial politics — and I think that’s more likely the end game he has in mind. That, and maybe a bid to join Sharpton’s fraternity of professional grievance-mongering.

The Wright scandal has already outlasted the short attention span of your typical American swing voter. Republicans can’t afford the perception that the Wright issue will be the main line of attack against Obama, lest they be accused of protesting too much.

The real scandal here is that Obama cynically manipulated race to build a political base in Chicago. That’s bad, but it’s not exactly Watergate. It’s the sort of political gamesmanship Americans have come to expect and accept, really. I know a few commenters here want McCain to hit harder on Wright, but seriously, be careful what you wish for…

RightOFLeft on April 29, 2008 at 1:28 PM

This isn’t about Wright protecting the victim/grievance franchise. Wright is too old and too rich to care about that. This is about: 1) His own ego; 2) His true belief in his own message; 3) Paying back Obama for disrespecting him in public.

TheBigOldDog on April 29, 2008 at 1:36 PM

I don’t think Wright can hurt Obama any more than he already has….

The Wright scandal has already outlasted the short attention span of your typical American swing voter.

RightOFLeft on April 29, 2008 at 1:28 PM

Where have you been the last 2 days?

TheBigOldDog on April 29, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Where have you been the last 2 days?

TheBigOldDog on April 29, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Has there been some momentous 2-day surge in McCain’s poll numbers in the last 2 days? I know Republicans are freaking out about this, but is it translating to actual votes for McCain (or Clinton, for that matter)? Obama’s “bittergate” remarks hurt him more than Wright ever will. The Wright connection wasn’t even serious enough to warrant the obligatory -gate suffix. Obama, if nothing else, is a master politician. Think it was really a gaffe when admitted the Wright controversy as a legitimate campaign issue? Go ahead and take his invitation to the briar patch, I’m sure everything will work out fine.

RightOFLeft on April 29, 2008 at 1:53 PM

When your life has been dedicated to “the struggle” it’s hard to watch a younger man come in and take away your thunder.

Worse yet, to watch him inspire your people to greater heights than you could. And when he starts to change your game plan and refers to you as someone representing the past. Ouch. Meet the new alpha male, rev.

When your life is the struggle, the struggle becomes who you are. If it ends, what is to become of you?

dingbat on April 29, 2008 at 2:01 PM

I like Newt. And he’s right, the conservative movement has got to take the lead on environmental issues if we want market solutions rather than more big government. Even if he knows climate change is all bull-droppings, we’ve got to take the lead in the debate. Conservatives lead. Liberals whine.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2008 at 2:08 PM

I don’t think Newt quite realizes just how ignorant a lefty-marxist anti-American pastor can be.

Griz on April 29, 2008 at 2:38 PM

landlines on April 29, 2008 at 11:21 AM

*cries*

misterpeasea on April 29, 2008 at 2:42 PM

I am warning everybody now. This latest dust up with Rev. Wright is all a coordinated setup by the Obama campaign staff!

Obama tried for the “It was all a mischaracterization of Rev. Wright. He’s a nice guy. I won’t denounce him.” That didn’t sell. His internal polling and focus groups showed that the public was not buying the story since Obama had been a loyal church member for 20 years. Obama was losing ground. And it would hurt him in November!

Obama needed to find a “quick exit”. But how do you denounce Wright when you have already refused to do so????? Well, you need Wright to say something even more outrageous and then denounce that. As Obama’s loyal counselor, mentor and Pastor who presided over his wedding and the baptism of his children, Rev. Wright was willing. So Pastor Jeremiah came out of hiding (where he had passed up some honorary awards) and calls a series of press conferences and issues some more outrageous comments.

Quick like a rabbit, Obama denounces the “latest statements”. He then denounces Sharpton. Then Obama calls a press conference to “answer the questions about Rev. Wright”. Gee. Would would have guessed?!?!?!?!?!?!

Thi is such an obvious sham, it is hilarious that anyone is buying into it! Obama merely wants to dispose of the Rev. Wright issue by denouncing him. But he needed a new provocation in order to justify it. And Wright gave him the opening. And undoubtedly they planned it together!

Gingrich is the funny one in all of this. He is asking, “Is Rev. Wright trying to undermine Obama”? Of course not! the Pastor is doing Obama a favor. Its a coordinated kabuki dance. Obama gets to dispose of Wright six months before the election and then refuse to discuss it till after the election. Then who do you think will be holding the bible when he is sworn in?

Why are you all missing this? Obama has the nomination locked. This is the final move to prepare for the general election. Dump Wright. Dump Sharpton. Dump Jesse. Then they all meet after the election and toss back a few scotches and call for women and cigars! Big con job on America! How else could Obama unload the “Rev. Wright scandal” from around his neck? He had to have a premise! So he asked Wright to fall on his sword, and Jeremiah complied!. Anyone buying into this is simply blind!

tehehehe on April 29, 2008 at 3:22 PM

Red Lasso really sucks AP. You gotta scrap this crap software.

Jungliszt on April 29, 2008 at 3:33 PM

Red Lasso really sucks AP. You gotta scrap this crap software.

Jungliszt on April 29, 2008 at 3:33 PM

+10,000

And I have the latest flash player..

Chakra Hammer on April 29, 2008 at 4:13 PM

tehehehe on April 29, 2008 at 3:22 PM

You need proof. Otherwise you come off like any other conspiracy nut.

Having said that, I wont say it hasn’t crossed mind.

Speculate, don’t pontificate.

dingbat on April 29, 2008 at 4:32 PM

TheBigOldDog on April 29, 2008 at 1:36 PM

I think you’ve hit the nail on the head, once again.

Al in St. Lou on April 29, 2008 at 5:33 PM

In fairness to Sharpton, his own anxiety on this point hasn’t stopped him from threatening the DNC on Obama’s behalf, but then he hasn’t spent six weeks watching Obama distance himself from him at every turn.

Come on Allah think about it, what would benefit Sharpton more than publically supporting Obama while working behind the scenes to kneecap him? You think if he and Wright succeeded in forcing the Democratic Party to dump Obama Sharpton wouldn’t still be leading those marches and protests? His visibility and fundraising would go sky high, not only that but what could he and the other race hustlers extort from the Democratic Party in order to keep the black vote in the fold? A Sharpton or NAACP coming out after the Supers deliver the nomination to Hillary would really do a lot to tamp down on the bitching from Obama who, seeing the writing on the wall and knowing he’s going to be feeding from the Sharpton/Conyers/Rangel trough for the rest of his career, might be brought to heel at considerable cost to the Dems. From the point of view of a race huslter like Sharpton the best case scenario is the Dems having to use the superdelegates to give the nomination to Hillary.

Big E on April 29, 2008 at 7:15 PM

So, Her Majesty gets the nod, Fat Al retains his crown as number one hater, and the black backlash is somewhat diluted in Denver. Sounds reasonable.

a capella on April 29, 2008 at 11:43 AM

So the race hustler capos got together and decided to feed Obama to the fishes? Verrry interesting. What a great Sat Night Live sketch THAT would be. The only problem for the capos is that they only control NY NJ and LA. The black community, even the wacky-lefty black community is very multi-valent, and they don’t by any means take orders from “the family.” Just one problem, though. They feed Obama to the fishes so that his natural constituencies can’t vote for him, but they sure can’t make them vote for Hillary. I think she loses a big part of the Obama vote, and McCain wins in a walk. What happens down the ticket matters as much as anything else.

I’m with jharada on April 29, 2008 at 12:46 PM

My feeling is that the only way that this election can be good for Republicans win the General and we maintain the filibuster and do not allow the Dems to override the McCain’s’ veto. If the Repubs lose the General then they need to be able to at least maintain the filibuster to try and head off crazyness and do all they can to block SCOTUS appointments of the Ginsburg type till 2012. Repubs need to really focus on the Senate races and House races.

smellthecoffee on April 29, 2008 at 7:22 PM

Newt talking about going out of his way to hurt someone? Self reference?
Newt is stuck on that stupid couch with Nancy forever in the public mind, stuck on stupid.

I asked my spouse if Newt had been diagnosed with a malady, perhaps high stress, and been taking an Rx. If so, what psychological effects have the Rx played in Newt’s brainwaves? THAT would be a matter of interest for America. Maybe Michael Savage would make an educated projection about it on his show.

Gingrich has some explaining to do on his liberally progressive bribed “bipartisan” global warming seat.

“As a matter of life and death”, the NY Times has a piece promoting full-throttle growth for chemical industrial production. The poster-child? A VietCong peasant. See today’s NY Times “fertilizer shortage” story by KEITH BRADSHER and ANDREW MARTIN. They report, on behalf of the fertilizer industry and the subsistence level VietCong peasant, that there just aren’t enough chemicals to go around unless we “build scores of new factories”. I found it interesting to note Bradsher-Martin’s claim that “Agriculture and development experts say the world has few alternatives to its growing dependence on fertilizer.” Agriculture and development experts! That’s right, university agriculture departments are now part of the School of Real Estate Development within the College of Engineering! Again, Bradsher-Martin’s source? “Jeffrey D. Sachs, the Columbia University economist who has focused on eradicating poverty.” So now an economist is the NY Times expert on agriculture and development who promotes unleashing the chemical industry to reproduce chemicals ASAP.

Bradsher-Martin failed to consult an agriculture professor to garner the full picture regarding crop production, relying instead on an economist as the expert on crop production as if the economist is the expert on the overall agricultural effects from total reliance on industrially produced chemical fertilizers, particularly when freely used by uneducated and illiterate peasants. That the economist’s research funding is provided by the chemical industry is also not mentioned. But heck, “That’s the difference between life and death.”

maverick muse on April 30, 2008 at 9:46 AM