March 21, 2008

Obama flap rolls on

Check it out: Even Al Sharpton thought that Barack Obama should have vamoosed (h/t to Chickaboomer) from Jeremiah Wright's church "if he had heard" any of those nasty comments Wright spewed. (Newsflash Al: Obama has already admitted such.)

Also, Jawa is noting that Wright's/Obama's church once published the Hamas Terror Manifesto:

Sen. Barack Obama's Chicago church reprinted a manifesto by Hamas that defended terrorism as legitimate resistance, refused to recognize the right of Israel to exist and compared the terror group's official charter which calls for the murder of Jews to America's Declaration of Independence.

The Hamas piece was published on the "Pastor's Page" of the Trinity United Church of Christ newsletter reserved for Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., whose anti-American, anti-Israel remarks landed Obama in hot water, prompting the presidential candidate to deliver a major race speech earlier this week.[...]

Conveniently, the piece was retitled "A Fresh View of the Palestinian Struggle" by Obama's church.

Lastly, Barack Obama let us all know what a "typical white person" is like yesterday on local Philly sports radio WIP 610AM:

610 WIP host Angelo Cataldi asked Obama about his Tuesday morning speech on race at the National Constitution Center in which he referenced his own white grandmother and her prejudice. Obama told Cataldi that "The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity, but that she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know - there's a reaction in her that's been bred into our experiences that don't go away and sometimes come out in the wrong way and that's just the nature of race in our society. We have to break through it. What makes me optimistic is you see each generation feeling less like that. And that's pretty powerful stuff"

You can listen to the segment here.

Needless to say, do you think Hillary Clinton or John McCain would be able to get away with making references to "typical black people"? Anyone remember how pundit Bill O'Reilly was raked over the coals for his remarks about diners in Harlem? He's only a talking head. Obama is running for the most powerful position on the planet.

Posted by Felix at March 21, 2008 08:24 AM | TrackBack

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Funny you mentioned O'Reilly. He actually gave Obama the benefit of the doubt last night on his show about his "typical" comments. I wonder why! ;-) Nevertheless, I agree with him. Obama was speaking off the cuff, and he did clarify what he meant (somewhat). Still, if this was anyone else (especially of the white hue), they'd be killed in the media right now, and Jackson, Sharpton, etc. would be picketing and demanding their ouster.

Posted by: Hube at March 21, 2008 08:48 AM

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