Friday, February 22, 2008

Obama's and racism

In a recent NewsMax article, Jay Kessler writes:
Michelle Obama’s comment that, for the first time in her adult life, she feels
proud of America helps crystallize who Barack Obama is.

To be sure, the wife of a candidate is perfectly free to have views that are distinct from her husband’s. But on a matter that is so fundamental to one’s being as love of
country, it is difficult to imagine that Michelle Obama would publicly twice make such a statement suggesting disdain for America unless she felt it comported with her husband’s views.

Equally important, her statement aligns perfectly with the hate-America views of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s minister, friend, and sounding board for more than two decades…Wright has been a key supporter of Louis Farrakhan, and in December, honored the Nation of Islam leader for lifetime achievement, saying he “truly epitomize[s] greatness.”
If one Sunday my pastor voiced his support for a racist (e.g. a white supremacist version of Louis Farrakhan), it would be my last Sunday at that church. The real question is not so much about Michelle Obama’s statement, but about why the Obama’s stayed at this racist church for 20 years!

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