Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Obama's lie about Pastor Wright

I've always held as ridiculous Obama's claim that he listened to Pastor Wright's sermons for over 20 years and had no clue of the man's racist, anti-American rantings. I've been meaning to look up the Rolling Stone article that Obama cited as his reason for disinviting Wright from his announcement to run for president.

Betsy summarizes the issue and provides a link to a partial transcript of the sermon discussed in the Rolling Stone article. The Wright found here is just as repugnant as the one seen in the now-famous video clips that appear in the nightly news. And Obama can't claim he was unaware of these remarks, since he cited the Rolling Stone article himself. An excerpt from what I believe is the article in question:
Wright takes the pulpit here one Sunday and solemnly, sonorously declares that he will recite ten essential facts about the United States. "Fact number one: We've got more black men in prison than there are in college," he intones. "Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run!" There is thumping applause; Wright has a cadence and power that make Obama sound like John Kerry. Now the reverend begins to preach. "We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional KILLERS. . . . We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. . . . We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. . . . We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means!" The crowd whoops and amens as Wright builds to his climax: "And. And. And! GAWD! Has GOT! To be SICK! OF THIS SHIT!"

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