Tell us another one Senator Obama
by owl06, Tue Apr 29, 2008 at 11:18:09 AM EDT
Senator Obama is just now demonstrating righteous anger toward his former pastor over controversial remarks that he made at the pulpit - sermons that Senator Obama undoubtedly heard and did not object to during his 20+ years spent as a parishioner. Talk about a delayed reaction! The American people aren't stupid Senator: You are merely angry because he is raining on your parade.
Obama's 'Plan A' failed. He attempted to snowball the Reverend Wright controversy into a racial issue in a cynical ploy to convert it into political plutonium for his opponents. He even tried to profit from it and produced a DVD of his speech for fundraising purposes.
But the issue had legs; people didn't buy his multitude of excuses. Obama didn't walk out when most of us would have, and expects us to believe that he, a man revered for his intellect, had no inclination of what the Reverend was saying over a span of two decades.
Now, he is fulminating against the man that baptized his children and married him to his wife. But it's not about the Reverend: It's about Obama's poor political judgement. And indeed, the chickens HAVE come home to roost.
Wright is damaging his chances for the Presidency, and Obama is throwing his own preacher and former mentor under the bus. Just a month ago, Obama claimed that he could not denounce his pastor, but now he has done just that for political expediency.
Tell me another one Senator. You brought this on yourself, and it is wrong of you to blame a man of faith, albeit flawed, for speaking his mind just because you lacked the judgement and/or desire to stand up and walk out.
The American people don't buy it, nor should they. What we are getting is a window into Senator Obama's character - the character of a prototypical politician with designs on power.