Uncle Wackadoodle sends a warning

posted at 12:44 pm on November 25, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Jeremiah Wright apparently has no intention of going away quietly.  The former pastor of president-elect Barack Obama tells the Chicago Tribune about the hurt feelings from the presidential campaign and how his former congregant didn’t even bother to inform him personally about being tossed under the bus.  Wright warns Obama that he won’t cut him any slack, either:

Watching the election returns on TV—Wright was apparently not invited to the Grant Park rally—was somewhat bittersweet, he told Sirius XM Radio host Mark Thompson.

“It was like a mixed bag of being proud of him and being blessed to have lived to see something my parents would never have believed was going to happen while at the same time having been put up as the whipping boy by the media to be the weapon of mass destruction to destroy his candidacy,” he said.

Though he hopes to talk with Obama again once he leaves office, he also said he won’t hold back in criticizing Obama’s administration.

“I’ve already told . . . Obama: On Nov. 5, I’m coming after you,” he said. “It’s not you the person . . . it’s the policies of this country. And as long as you are presiding over policies that grind God’s people into the earth, I’m coming after you.[“]

He didn’t get invited to Grant Park?  Wasn’t that an open event?  Apparently, Wright needs the gilt-edged invitation.  It’s hard to blame him for that, though, considering how he discovered he’d gotten the boot from his spot on the Obama campaign.  He saw the report on TV during a Caribbean cruise, rather than hearing from Team Obama.

Wright professed to developing a sense of humor about the press he received during the campaign, including adopting the “wackadoodle” label applied to him by a New York Times columnist.  I guess we can look forward to lots of “garlic nose” jokes and demonstrations of high-school marching band routines over the next four years.

Obama may actually welcome attacks from Wright over the next four years.  He needs to get as much distance from his former preacher as possible, and if Wright wants to carry that mileage, that should suit Obama just fine.  It will make Obama appear less leftist and more mainstream to have Uncle Wackadoodle performing his routines from the sidelines.

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All we have to do is say, “And Obama sat in THIS GUY’s CHURCH for 20 years…”

I see your point, but Obama is not going to be able to live this guy down.

Every time UW speaks up, the right needs to tie Obama’s 20 years of church going with him to whatever he’s saying.

catmman on November 25, 2008 at 12:56 PM

That didn’t seem to gain any traction during this election cycle. Are you saying it will in 2012 if we have a candidate who allows it/encourages it to be brought up?

Red State State of Mind on November 25, 2008 at 8:28 PM

An offshoot of political expediency, that.

baldilocks on November 25, 2008 at 2:56 PM

Baldilocks is my new hero! I admire you sir/madam!

Neocon Peg on November 25, 2008 at 8:29 PM

Dwarfs have been spotted, jumping up and down.

Entelechy on November 25, 2008 at 6:14 PM

Entelechy! I’ve missed you. I don’t comment much as you know, but I do lurk! You have always been kind to me and do so appreciate your comments. You can say so much in so few words than anyone I have met! Glad to see you are back!

Neocon Peg on November 25, 2008 at 8:33 PM

Apparently Jeremiah hadn’t caught on to the Obama pattern:
his grandmother, as a typical white person- thrown under the bus; Ayers/Dohrn/Rezco- all shunned then minimized; his half brother- ignored and left in crushing poverty; his auntie- thrown under the deportation bus, (‘we are a nation of laws’).
Wackadoodles really have a hard time seeing the larger picture but I’m glad Wright will keep Barry in check.

Christine on November 25, 2008 at 9:02 PM