Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wright: He's a 'Barack-Stabber!'

Psycho preacher Jeremiah Wright isn't too happy Barack Obama tossed him under the bus, and apparently has been seething since January 2007 when Obama dis-invited him from his announcement that he was running for president.

Is it any wonder this maniac has seemingly been undermining Obama the past few months?
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright would be happy to see Barack Obama's presidential campaign derailed because the pastor is fuming that his former congregant has "betrayed" their 20-year relationship, The Post has learned.

"After 20 years of loving Barack like he was a member of his own family, for Jeremiah to see Barack saying over and over that he didn't know about Jeremiah's views during those years, that he wasn't familiar with what Jeremiah had said, that he may have missed church on this day or that and didn't hear what Jeremiah said, this is seen by Jeremiah as nonsense and betrayal," said the source, who has deep roots in Wright's Chicago community and is familiar with his thinking on the matter.

"Jeremiah is trying to defend his congregation and the work of his ministry by saying what he is saying now," the source added.

"Jeremiah doesn't care if he derails Obama's candidacy or not . . . He knows what he's doing. Obviously, he's not a dumb man. He knows he's not helping."

The source spoke yesterday about Wright's motivation for thrusting himself back into the news, the day after the pastor appeared at the National Press Club on Monday and embarrassed Obama by accusing the United States of terrorism.

Wright has said the reason he has begun granting interviews and making public appearances now is that he wants to defend black churches.

But the source said the preacher's motivation is much more personal.

The source noted that the roots of Wright's disillusionment with Obama began last year after the Illinois senator unexpectedly yanked him from participating in the public announcement of his presidential campaign.

"That's why Jeremiah revealed . . . that he had actually been at the [announcement] hotel and prayed privately with the Obama family before the official declaration," the source told The Post.

"Rev. Wright, as well as other senior members of his church, believe that Obama has betrayed over 20 years of their supposed friendship."
Obama comes off looking incredibly weak and it's fair game to question his judgment as to how he could sit there in Wright's church for 20 years and see nothing wrong with the demented views of this America-hating loon.

Ralph Peters has a look at the cult of victim-hood (hello, Michelle Obama), while Michelle Malkin has a look at the Jive-Talk Express.

Commentary from far and wide here.

In what has to be one of the lamest attempts at changing the subject, on the day Obama denounces his buddy of 20 years, what does the Associated Press do?

Their chief political correspondent files an item on how much Obama loves to play basketball. What is this, some pathetic attempt to shore up his cred with the peeps in the 'hood?
He's confident and competitive. Superstitious and silly. Admits his mistakes. Shares credit. Always in control. That's Barack Obama on the basketball court, the hardwood hideaway that helped him adjust to a white world as a racially mixed teenager — and now stands as a sweaty platform for his Democratic presidential campaign.

Hillary may have Bill. But Barack's got game.

For months, the Illinois senator kept his "first love" under wraps, but suddenly basketball is center court as a political strategy. It's no accident: Obama needs something — anything — to deflect attention from the re-emergence of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his bombastic former pastor whose racially charged opinions threaten to widen the disconnect between the Illinois senator and white working-class voters.
Obama needs anything to distract from Wright, and Ron Fournier willingly complies, by talking about ... basketball.


Update: Thanks to Dan Collins at protein wisdom for the link.

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