O’Donnell opponent aided advocates of James Cone, Jeremiah Wright Marxist doctrines.
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Hannity recounts his early discovery of Reverend Wright and the world of Trinity UCC, James Cone, and Black Liberation Theology. It was Hannity who, on February 28, 2007, first began to understand before anyone else the link between these hard core leftists, the philosophy they championed — and the beliefs of rising Democratic presidential candidate, Chicago resident and Illinois Senator Barack Obama.
First on his Fox television show was Erik Rush,
a journalist who had discovered Trinity and written a piece on the connection between Wright, Marxism and Black Liberation Theology. Hannity quickly booked the heretofore nationally unknown Trinity minister — the Reverend Wright. In what would become a riveting exchange, the redistributionist “Black Liberation Theology” of Cone began to be revealed to the public and the rest of the media.
Yet in spite of Hannity’s dogged efforts throughout 2007 and 2008, the potential impact of all of this on average Americans if Obama were elected was ignored. Repeatedly Hannity brought the issue of Cone and Wright’s socialist philosophy into the spotlight. He patiently explained again and again the connection to Obama and a potential Obama presidency of its “Marxism dressed up as Christianity” (as liberation theology was accurately described over at the American Thinker by writer Kyle-Ann Shiver) view of the world.
To no avail. GOP nominee Senator John McCain refused to even make an issue out of it, and, with an electorate tired of George W. Bush, Obama won.
Now, two years later, the situation has changed dramatically.
A recent poll by no less than Bill Clinton allies James Carville and Stanley Greenberg shows a startling 55% of the American people — over half! — believe Obama is an outright socialist.
Now, the liberation theology chickens that Chris Coons was supporting in Africa have come home to roost in America.
Car companies have been nationalized, the government has made a move to control banks, financial institutions and — at the top of the unpopularity chart — America’s health care system. Taxes are headed up, unemployment perpetually hovers close to double-digits, eye-popping deficits into the trillions loom for generations and just last week the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the poverty rate had soared to 14.3%, up from 13.2% in 2008. As the Wall Street Journal points out, this “translates into 43.6 million Americans living below the poverty line, the largest absolute number in the half-century for which comparable data are available.” Last week the Obama White House announced it was putting Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law School professor New Hampshire whom Senator Judd Gregg calls a “social justice” advocate, in a position to, again in the Journal’s words, “dictate how credit is allocated throughout the American economy.” Class warfare reigns.
In other words, America is right this minute in the tightening grip of “liberation theology” — exactly the philosophy that Delaware’s Chris Coons was so anxious to go to Africa and serve as a volunteer. The idea, as the South African Black Consciousness Movement had it, of “state participation in industry and commerce…and an even larger role for the state in planning and control.”
Only to the Ruling Class is it any surprise Americans are furious. Americans — most recently all those Delaware Republicans surging into the voting booths to back Christine O’Donnell — now vividly understand with all too much precision the connection Hannity was explaining. They now understand the direct connection between the far-left ideas behind candidate Obama, James Cone, Jeremiah Wright, liberation theology —and their own everyday lives as Americans.
That understanding, along with the Tea Party movement that has just produced Christine O’Donnell’s victory in Delaware — and wins for Republicans Rand Paul in Kentucky, Mike Lee in Utah, Sharron Angle in Nevada, Joe Miller in Alaska and Marco Rubio in Florida — has launched the decidedly furious reaction to the philosophy Obama has used to govern the country.
The very same philosophy Chris Coons was aiding and abetting in his pilgrimage to volunteer for the South African Council of Churches.
IS THIS UNDERSTOOD by the political elites? Not when it comes to Delaware. Where the Ruling Class of Republican consultants and some party activists are still unable to grasp just how serious the message behind the Christine O’Donnell candidacy really is. With O’Donnell nominated, they are mocking her, bitterly asserting she has no chance to beat Chris Coons in part because of things O’Donnell — now 41 — said and did in her twenties.
Which ignores the glaringly obvious.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?