This cherry picking is pathetic and unproductive. I could find 7 equally offensive on this site to if I cared, but I don't.
MyDD and DailyKos are two top notch sites, and this kind of infighting is just plain idiotic. Both sites are currently moving away from this kind of hysteria. The diarists' desire to salt wounds rather than heal them is shameful.
For the record, to hell with Randi Rhodes. I didn't like her before she insulted Hillary and I don't like her now. Talk radio sucks whether it comes from the left or the right. Talk radio is propaganda. Turn off Air America and support publicly funded radio.
Also, you might want to kill your TV. It's easy enough to believe a lie if you've heard it repeated enough times, and although we like to think of our selves as being immune to that kind of influence, we aren't.
A key difference between Bush and Obama is that Bush labeled himself a 'Uniter' without empirical evidence to back it up, whereas the public has labled Obama as a uniter, based on his words and actions.
The more context you give the Wright quotes, the more reasonable they become. The jist of the sermon is that racism is still a problem in this country, no matter how hard we pat ourselves on the back. I think few would disagree with the parts of that sermon not shown on TV.
By focusing on Wright, the pubs risk making him a sympathetic and influential character, because his message is actually pretty on the money.
I don't think "God Damn America" is as taboo as it might have been decades ago. We, as a country, are finally facing up to some of our collective demons. Being able to admit we were wrong is a positve.