You may have heard by now about the Daily Caller's revealing video of Boss Obama in 2007 saying (among other things) that the federal government "doesn't care" about [black] New Orleans, spends too much cash on the suburbs as opposed to the cities, and heaps praise upon his preacher -- the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It's just yet more vetting that the mainstream media refused to do before the last election ... y'know, like the "progressive" JournoList got together to kill the Reverend Wright story in '08.
You can guarantee that the same MSM will now pooh-pooh this video -- it's "timing" is suspect, and the "inherent racism" of it is reprehensible -- so its effect on the coming election will probably be negligible. Nevertheless, it's just further proof of how radical our chief exec really is. If one honestly believes that a person can spend his entire life immersed in radicalism (political, social and racial) yet "suddenly" suspend those beliefs to mount a presidential campaign and subsequent administration, well, then, you ought to write a paper for Psychology Today explaining how such is possible.
The Trinity United Church of Christ, the church that Barack Obama attends in Chicago, is at once vast and unprepossessing, a big structure a couple of blocks from the projects, in the long open sore of a ghetto on the city’s far South Side. The church is a leftover vision from the Sixties of what a black nationalist future might look like. There’s the testifying fervor of the black church, the Afrocentric Bible readings, even the odd dashiki. And there is the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a sprawling, profane bear of a preacher, a kind of black ministerial institution, with his own radio shows and guest preaching gigs across the country. Wright takes the pulpit here one Sunday and solemnly, sonorously declares that he will recite ten essential facts about the United States. “Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than there are in college,” he intones. “Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!” There is thumping applause; Wright has a cadence and power that make Obama sound like John Kerry. Now the reverend begins to preach. “We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional KILLERS. . . . We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. . . . We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. . . . We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means!” The crowd whoops and amens as Wright builds to his climax: “And. And. And! GAWD! Has GOT! To be SICK! OF THIS SHIT!”
This is as openly radical a background as any significant American political figure has ever emerged from, as much Malcolm X as Martin Luther King Jr. Wright is not an incidental figure in Obama’s life, or his politics. The senator “affirmed” his Christian faith in this church; he uses Wright as a “sounding board” to “make sure I’m not losing myself in the hype and hoopla.” Both the title of Obama’s second book, The Audacity of Hope, and the theme for his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 come from Wright’s sermons. “If you want to understand where Barack gets his feeling and rhetoric from,” says the Rev. Jim Wallis, a leader of the religious left, “just look at Jeremiah Wright.”
Obama wasn’t born into Wright’s world. His parents were atheists, an African bureaucrat and a white grad student, Jerry Falwell’s nightmare vision of secular liberals come to life. Obama could have picked any church — the spare, spiritual places in Hyde Park, the awesome pomp and procession of the cathedrals downtown. He could have picked a mosque, for that matter, or even a synagogue. Obama chose Trinity United. He picked Jeremiah Wright. Obama writes in his autobiography that on the day he chose this church, he felt the spirit of black memory and history moving through Wright, and “felt for the first time how that spirit carried within it, nascent, incomplete, the possibility of moving beyond our narrow dreams.”
Obama has now spent two years in the Senate and written two books about himself, both remarkably frank: There is a desire to own his story, to be both his own Boswell and his own investigative reporter. When you read his autobiography, the surprising thing — for such a measured politician — is the depth of radical feeling that seeps through, the amount of Jeremiah Wright that’s packed in there.”
Does anyone seriously believe that Boss Obama meant it when he "disavowed" Wright for his incendiary comments during the 2008 campaign?? It was a ruthlessly and transparently political move, period. Wright claimed himself that Obama offered him "hush money" so as not to hurt his presidential chances any further. And does anyone seriously believe Obama is divorced from the legal precepts of Critical Race Theory? The unearthed 2007 speech is chock full of it.
*Sigh* No, this isn't going to be another lengthy treatise on Boss Obama's far-leftism. If anything, it's yet another excoriation of our media for its pathetic malpractice. And if anything else, it's a warning to the public -- you'll get what you deserve if you continue to elect people like Boss Obama. But don't be mistaken: It isn't a warning about race or racism (the sort that emanates from people like Wright); it's a warning about the changes Obama's legal theories represent to the structure of government as it's currently built. They're a departure away from the equal justice for all ideal to that of certain rights need to be curtailed for some and certain transgressions need to be overlooked for others ... all in the name of "righting" historical injustices. It's a transformation that would turn our system into one such as South Africa's with its emphasis on "positive rights" -- and the president has ideological buddies on our high court who share his views. Indeed, also in 2007 Boss Obama ripped the George W. Bush Justice Dept. for -- gasp! -- enforcing race neutral policies. The way he put it, of course, was via his usual lying self, stating,
The single most significant concern that this Justice Department under this administration has had with respect to discrimination has to do with affirmative action. That they have basically spent all their time worrying about colleges and universities around the country that are giving a little break to young African Americans and Hispanics to make sure that they can go to college, too.
Yes, the previous administration "basically spent all their time" making sure poor minorities had no shot at getting in to college. Uh huh. More like the case of Southern Illinois University which was handing out taxpayer-funded scholarships purely based on applicants' skin tone. Oh, and white applicants were excluded from them, by the way. So, the former DOJ was interested in that little previously mentioned item called "equal justice under the law." But Critical Race Theory feels differently about justice, natch.
FWIW, here's the full video of Boss Obama's comments:
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the makers of the [Mohammed parody] movie could be held "liable" for the deaths of the US Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He recommended that the United States should "investigate and crack down" on "evil forces" such as those people behind the movie.
Perfectly in line with what Critical Race Theory's stance on "free" speech.
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I dare say that if this video had been played by the mainstream media and candidate Obama had been vigorously questioned about it, many Americans’ idealism about the post-racialism he purported to represent would have been irreparably shattered.Posted by Hube at October 3, 2012 05:30 PM | TrackBack