Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Rev. Wright and Obama

I will state it up front that I am not a fan of Obama and have no intention of voting for him if he becomes the nominee for the Democratic Party.

That said, even if I were a fan of his I would still have problems with the fact that he has been associating the Rev. Wright for close to 20 years. While Obama states that he was not present at many of the more controversial sermons, it suspends belief to think that over 20 years Obama was not fully aware of the sentiments of Rev Wright.

This man was not only his pastor, but advisor, mentor, etc., etc.

Here are a couple of thoughts for you. This comes from a piece written by Lanny Davis

These two questions are:

1. If a white minister preached sermons to his congregation and had used the "N" word and used rhetoric and words similar to members of the KKK, would you support a Democratic presidential candidate who decided to continue to be a member of that congregation?

2. Would you support that candidate if, after knowing of or hearing those sermons, he or she still appointed that minister to serve on his or her "Religious Advisory Committee" of his or her presidential campaign?

Good questions and something worth thinking about.

If Obama was a Republican the MSM would be all over him, and rightly so.


Blogger casimirrx said...

I disagree. I am not an Obama supporter. Whoever is elected President Im confident the world will keep turning nicely and budgets will continue to spiral out of control whether it be Republican or Dems. That being said, blaming one person for the views of another is mudslinging. Having friends and even mentors with different world views is not something to be condemned for. To say that Obama is a racist or 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree' is ridiculous. He is half white.

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