Barack Obama? Controversial, racist preacher?
Via the Georgia Tipsheet:
The man who delivered the benediction at President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration said that he believes, as he once did in his “militant” youth, that all whites are hell-bound.
The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a patriarch of the civil rights movement and close ally of the president, said at a weekend rally in central Georgia that the “level and hatred and bitterness” borne of this election had made him a believer that whites were going to hell.
Lowery said, according to the Monroe County Reporter, it was the same belief he held at the height of the civil rights movement. Eventually he mellowed, believing that not all whites, rather only “most,” would get their brimstone comeuppance.
“Now,” the local newsweekly reported, “he is back to where he was.”
So the man went from delivering the benediction for the post-racial President, to four years later rekindling a previously held belief that all whites were Hell-bound?
In other words, the most racially polarizing Presidency in modern history turned a mellowed out racist back into being a hardcore racist.
Read the rest of the report to see some more controversial comments from the reverend.
Don’t worry Iowa voters, many, many people should be making the same apology in newspapers throughout the country. Here’s hoping they apologize at the voting booth in November.
A full-page Mitt Romney campaign ad in today’s Cedar Rapids Gazette takes the form of an open letter from 13 Iowans who say they voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 but regret their choice and won’t do so again in 2012.
The letter is phrased as an apology, and lays out a case for why Romney, the Republican nominee is a better choice this time around.
“Mitt Romney will deliver the real recovery that President Obama has failed to bring, he’ll get Americans working again, and he’ll turn our economy around,” the letter says.
Here is a copy of the letter:
Best part of this report? The claim that the media ate Jeremiah Wright alive. The Wright scandal left Obama relatively unscathed and was vastly under reported.
‘Man, the media ate me alive,” Wright told me when we met in his office at Chicago’s Kwame Nkrumah Academy. “After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.”
“Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.
“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”
“He offered you money?”
“Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”
“How much money did he offer you?”
“One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.
“Did Obama himself ever make an effort to see you?”
“Yes,” Wright said. “Barack said he wanted to meet me in secret, in a secure place. And I said, ‘You’re used to coming to my home, you’ve been here countless times, so what’s wrong with coming to my home?’ So we met in the living room of the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ, at South Pleasant Avenue right off 95th Street, just Barack and me.
Ed Morrisey at Hot Air states:
Wright’s version of the conversation makes it clear that Obama knew very well what his pastor had preached from the pulpit, and what he was likely to do once attention focused on him.
Some members of the media apparently are not willing to eat Wright alive. Take the Washington Post, which recently ran an embarrassing and thoroughly debunked story about Romney’s high school bullying. They apparently have not yet found the time to cover a story involving a Presidential campaign bribing somebody to shut up in order to protect their candidate’ reputation.
Via Legal Insurrection:
The Washington Post, all too happy to cover in detail the now-discredited story about Romney’s supposed bully incident, has yet to report on the story. Perhaps they’re still busy re-editing their myriad Romney hit pieces.
We have a right to be righteously indignant over the carelessness with which the media have skimmed over Barack Obama’s past and current affiliations. As the Washington Post concocts ways to vet Romney, perhaps they’d be better off doing some catch-up work on the one who has the keys to the ignition.
2008 seems like such a long time ago. The President will be thoroughly vetted this time around, and the mistakes of the past will not be repeated in 2012.
Make no mistake, the old media will continue to cover for the President. But the new media will hold the old media accountable. 2012 is a new game.
To think, 78% of the Jewish vote went to Obama-Biden in 2008…
Via Yid With Lid:
Only Barack Obama! Today the President tried to show he was a friend of the Jews with a beautifully crafted speech Holocaust Museum. Showing his words mean nothing, also today Samantha Power began work today as chair of President Barack Obama’s new Atrocities Prevention Board. If you don’t remember Ms Power she once called for a US force to invade Israel and force through a “peace settlement.” Powers also had some unflattering things to say about about America’s Jewish population during the 2008 campaign
How long do you think it will be before Powers uses that board as tool to de-legitimize Israel?
Power was a foreign policy adviser to the Obama campaign in 2008 when she blamed the Jews for the criticism of then Candidate Obama’s foreign policy platform.
In an interview in 2002, Power suggested that she would advise the President to stage an American ground invasion of Israel in response to recent events involving Palestine and Israel.
Today President Obama spoke at the US Holocaust Museum, his words were pretty but it is his actions that tell the tale.
In her own words Samantha Powers has attacked Israel when it had done no wrong, and blamed the Jews for Obama’s campaign troubles. The appointment of Samantha Power to head up the new Atrocities Prevention Board, which under her tutelage is sure to become a forum for false attacks against Israel, is just one more example of Obama’s actions not matching his words.
We know what you’re thinking… Far-fetched, right?
According to emails obtained by WikiLeaks, which is led by the embattled Julian Assange, Republican Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign staff allegedly had evidence that Democrats stuffed ballot boxes in Pennsylvania and Ohio on election night. However, the candidate chose not to pursue voter fraud, according to internal emails obtained from the private intelligence and analysis firm, Stratfor.
Stratfor regularly reports on geopolitics, narcotics, security and terrorism, particularly overseas. The company, which was founded by George Friedman, has high-level subscribers including at least one former U.S. Secretary of State, various foreign governments, and intelligence agencies. The U.S. Marines and the Department of Homeland Security are also customers. In recent months, Stratfor was in the news because a still unknown party hacked the Stratfor website and obtained subscribers’ names.
Why did McCain choose not to pursue voter fraud allegations? Likely because, much like voter ID laws, it would have been perceived as racist.
Good to see things like this coming out nearly four years after the act. As opposed to say, in 2008, when it actually mattered.
More from Spero News:
In an email sent on November 7, 2008, entitled ” Insight – The Dems & Dirty Tricks **Internal Use Only – Pls Do Not Forward **,” Stratfor vice president of intelligence Fred Burton wrote:
1) The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly and Ohio as reported the night of the election and Sen. McCain chose not to fight. The matter is not dead inside the party. It now becomes a matter of sequence now as to how and when to “out”.
Philly, eh? Wonder if Eric Holder would be interested in investigating more of “his people”.
Two days earlier, Burton wrote an email entitled “Insight – McCain #5 **internal use only – Pls do not forward **,” :
After discussions with his inner circle, which explains the delay in his speech, McCain decided not to pursue the voter fraud in PA and Ohio, despite his staff’s desire to make it an issue. He said no. Staff felt they could get a federal injunction to stop the process. McCain felt the crowds assembled in support of Obama and such would be detrimental to our country and it would do our nation no good for this to drag out like last go around, coupled with the possibility of domestic violence. The Nov. 7 email also contains allegations that Democrats made a “six-figure donation” to Rev. Jesse Jackson to silence him on the topic of Israel after an October 2008 interview in which he said Obama’s presidency would remove the clout of “Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades.”
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It may be obvious to some, but needs to be pointed out occasionally. Rick Santorum early this morning stated the fundamental problem in the way Obama has been governing our country – that he views the very country he leads to be a mistake.
From The Other McCain:
President Obama sees America’s transformational role in world history as a “mistake,” Rick Santorum said this morning at a gathering of Christian conservative activists.
The founding principles of limited government permit people ”to pursue their dreams, to provide for themselves and build strong families and communities and build a great country, as [Alexis] de Tocqueville wrote about in the early days of America, from the bottom up,” Santorum said at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Prayer Breakfast here.
“We’re the wealthiest country in the world and the world is wealthier because they have become more like us. We’ve transformed humankind. And we have a president who sees all of that as a mistake.”
He told the French that America “has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward Europe.
He told Al Arabiya that America “sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect.”
In the Prague, he stated that America has “a moral responsibility to act” on arms control because only the U.S. had “used a nuclear weapon.”
He apologized at the Summit of the Americas, saying “I know that promises of partnership have gone unfulfilled in the past, and that trust has to be earned over time.”
He touted himself as the savior while apologizing for his predecessors at the G-20 Summit of World Leaders: “I would like to think that with my election and the early decisions that we’ve made, that you’re starting to see some restoration of America’s standing in the world.”
How arrogant is that last statement?
On the contrary, America’s standing in the world has taken a significant blow because other nations no longer take the Office of the Presidency seriously. Nor did the voters in 2008. A rock star was anointed President, and America has been paying dearly since.
Will Santorum or one of the other GOP candidates restore that standing?