Nearly a year ago the New York Times ran a story exploring some of the issues the Obama campaign might have with the candidate’s church leader–stressing the progressive and social justice elements of the church, of course, as is the media’s wont whenever the hate-monger in the pulpit happens to be a left-winger. The last few graphs are instructive:
Despite the canceled invocation, Mr. Wright prayed with the Obama family just before his presidential announcement. Asked later about the incident, the Obama campaign said in a statement, “Senator Obama is proud of his pastor and his church.”
Mr. Wright, who has long prided himself on criticizing the establishment, said he knew that he may not play well in Mr. Obama’s audition for the ultimate establishment job. “If Barack gets past the primary, he might have to publicly distance himself from me,” Mr. Wright said with a shrug. “I said it to Barack personally, and he said yeah, that might have to happen.”
And so it came to pass. If Pastor Wright foresaw this, perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss his other contentions. Maybe whitey is the devil…
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