Monday, March 17, 2008
Well, school and work have kept me busy, but it's the beginning of spring break so I thought I'd chime in and state the obvious. Obama is a liar and I'm ashamed that such man is running for President of the United States. Now, admittedly, I was somewhat taken by his flare and charisma initially, but there's just too much going on. You can't tell me that you have been a member of a church and not know what the preacher's preaching. You can't tell me that before you began running for office, you've never heard this man say the divisive and offensive things Jeremiah Wright has said. You can't tell me in twenty years, you did not know what your preacher stands for. Even if you missed a few Sundays, someone would have told you what the preacher said from the pulpit. I'm not buying that Obama has never heard Wright make any such statements in twenty years. This has nothing to do with it being a black church. Wright said "God damn America" several times and for several reasons. Sorry, I don't follow his line of reasoning. It's hard to follow the line of reasoning of someone who is a big Farrakhan supporter. Wright is just as racist as Farrakhan. Whatever happened to preaching the Word? I thought that's why we are supposed to go to church. Anyway, the thing is, Obama is lying to America. Wright didn't just start making such statements after Obama made is presidential bid. He held those opinions and made those statements long before Obama ever dreamed of being President. If I'm wrong, I'll apologize. Sure, we can't really prove Obama never heard those statements before the campaigning began, but you don't have a "close relationship" as he claims to have with his pastor, and not be familiar with the divisive views he holds. Now, I'm glad that he has rejected and condemned those statements and kicked him off the spiritual leader team, but I would have felt much better about it if he had never been on that team and if Obama had renounced Wright's views from the beginning of his campaign. But since Obama wants to pretend that he has never heard Wright's comments before the primaries, I will say he is a liar and undeserving of our time and attention and most importantly, President of the United States.