I never thought I'd ever see video more damaging to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign than the first videos of Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ's sermons that emerged in mid-March. Then I saw these:
Roll up, roll up for the misery tour! That would be the upcoming media tour by the good Rev. Jeremiah Wright, which will no doubt be bringing misery upon Sen. Barack Obama's electability argument. Here's a list of some of Rev. Wright's "Greatest Hits" (w/ video excerpts):
"Israel (That Dirty Word Again!)" "America's Chickens....... are Coming Home..... to Roooooooost" "God Damn America!" "The Government LIIIIIIIIED about Pearl Harbor!" "The U.S. of KKK (A.)" "Hillary ain't never been called a n***!" "Fighting for Peace is like Raping for Virginity" "What We are Doing is the Same Thing Al Qaeda is Doing" "Monica (The Other White Meat)"
So, I've been thinking about posting this for a few days now...you know how the news on outgoing Gov. Spitzer broke on Monday? Well, in December 2004, I posted this on my blog.
Obviously, said post wasn't getting that many visits to my blog until this past week. Anyway, it's garnered roughly 40 comments or so...most of which are anti-Semitic in nature and I'm disturbed by the anti-Semitism directed at not just a Jewish governor but Jewish people, like myself, in general.
It was not fun reading some of these comments, which have led to two people being banned, including the one that commented that they were glad that Tom Lantos died. WTF?
Taken from marcambinder.theatlantic.com: Available at
"A Turkish-American Hill-Raiser who "who financed a film that depicted an American Jew trading in Iraqi body parts" has been cast out of the Clinton circle of trust, according to a report by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Clinton adviser Ann Lewis told the JTA that the campaign was "unaware" of Mehmet Celebi's involvement with the film.
But wait -- a Google search suggests that the campaign was contacted by the New York Post on 2/11 and declined comment..."
So not only is this yet another in a long line of recently discovered issues that apparently escaped "vetting." But the Hillary campaign BLATANTLY lies to the press about their knowledge of this fundraiser's anti-semitism. And they say the media is overly fawning of Obama? If the shoe were on the other foot, we'd be hearing about how Obama has an anti-semite problem, and how this is yet another example of how the media refuses to look into his dealings etc.
The sad thing is that there are probably dozens of these unsavory characters that will all of a sudden be discovered - most likely during the general election. It is these kinds of eruptions that McCain can latch onto in order to beat Hillary.
Obama is a member of the United Church of Christ, and his Reverend is Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. - an ardent supporter of the Nation of Islam, and Farrakahn, often reviled as anti-semitic, anti-Catholic, and sexist.
When Obama's Church honored Lous Farrakhan in its magazine as "the epitome of greatness, Obama was advised that he didn't need to comment on this.
Well let's see....since Farrakhan epitomizes racism, particularly in the form of anti-Semitism, wouldn't the right thing be to denounce this action or person? Why doesn't he show some leadership and take a stand? How can you belong to an organization that supports this? Over the years, Farrakhan has compiled an awesome record of offensive statements, even denigrating the Holocaust by falsely attributing it to Jewish cooperation with Hitler -- "They helped him get the Third Reich on the road." http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con