* Was an active member of the church for over 20 years with Wright as pastor
* Was married to his wife by Wright
* Had his children baptized by Wright
* Had his home blessed by Wright
* Gave tens-of-thousands in donations to the church
* Titled a book after one of Wright’s sermons
* Reflects on Wright's sermons in both books
* Had regularly listened to Wright ‘s sermons on tape while at grad school
* Had appointed Wright to his presidential campaign
* Claimed Wright as his spiritual mentor and advisor
Maybe it’s because he was “unaware” of all that vile rhetoric until early 2007?
Ummmm... I don't think so.
As time has passed, a whole slew of news reports, blog posts and analysis have pretty much made it absolutely clear what a charlatan Barack Hussein Obama real is (as well as being, what I've said from the beginning, an inexperienced empty suit).
For complete analysis of both Wright & Obama, I point you to this panoply of posts:
From Erick over at RedState.
From Juan Williams of Fox News (no conservative, he).
From Little Green Footballs on Trinity Church trying to change their website to cover their tracks.
Michelle Malkin's full analysis of "the speech" (you know... the non-apology apology from The Obamessiah).
Captain Ed (formerly of Captain's Quarters, and now over at Hot Air), on pointing out that Obama's failed (yes, failed) speech in Philadelphia was really intended for a very small and narrow audience.
Flopping Aces going through pertinent quotes from Obama in light of Wright's rants.
And Flopping Aces points out the obvious point that many people have missed from the speech. The key quotes from just a year apart:
“The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation,”
–Barack H. Obama, March 14, 2008
“Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes.”
–Barack H. Obama, March 18, 2007
James Taranto delves into the "black liberation theology" and the disturbing Wright quotes (with a link to ABC News... you know, that "right wing" news organization).
NOTE: This whole "black liberation theology" b.s. is nothing other than a twisting of Christian theology into Marxist militancy and a so-called justification for violence. Another form of "liberation theology" reared it's ugly head in South America from the 50s through the 80s within the Catholic Church. When Pope John Paul II visited Nicaragua in 1983 he publicly scolded Rev. Ernesto Cardenal, the minister of culture in Nicaragua’s then-new Sandinista government, because of his continued disobedience in continuing the "liberation theology" movement in the region.
Question: "What is Liberation Theology?"
Answer: Simply put, Liberation Theology is an attempt to interpret Scripture through the plight of the poor. It is largely a humanistic doctrine. It started in South America in the turbulent 1950's when Marxism was making great gains among the poor because of its emphasis on the redistribution of wealth, allowing poor peasants to share in the wealth of the colonial elite and thus upgrade their economic status in life. As a theology, it has very strong Roman Catholic roots.
Liberation Theology was bolstered in 1968 at the Second Latin American Bishops Conference which met in Medellin, Colombia. The idea was to study the Bible and to fight for social justice in Christian (Catholic) communities. Since the only governmental model for the redistribution of the wealth in a South American country was a Marxist model (gained in the turbulent 1950's), the redistribution of wealth to raise the economic standards of the poor in South America took on a definite Marxist flavor. Since those who had money were very reluctant to part with it in any wealth redistribution model, the use of a populist (read poor) revolt was encouraged by those who worked most closely with the poor. As a result, the Liberation Theology model was mired in Marxist dogma and revolutionary causes.
As a result of its Marxist leanings, by the 1980's the Catholic hierarchy, from Pope John Paul on down, had criticized liberation theology as practiced by the bishops and priests of South America. As a result, they have been accused of supporting violent revolutions and outright Marxist class struggle by the top hierarchy of the Catholic Church. This perversion usually is the result of a humanist view of man being codified into Church Doctrine by zealous priests and bishops and explains why the Catholic top hierarchy now want to separate themselves from a Marxist doctrine and revolution.
However, Liberation Theology has moved from the poor peasants in South America to the poor blacks in America. We now have Black Liberation Theology being preached in the black community. It is the same Marxist, revolutionary, humanistic philosophy found in South American Liberation Theology and has no more claim for a scriptural basis than the South American model has. False doctrine is still false, no matter how it is dressed up or what fancy name is attached to it. In the same way that revolutionary fervor was stirred up in South America, Liberation Theology is now trying to stir up revolutionary fervor among Blacks in America. If the church in America recognizes the falseness of Black Liberation Theology as the Catholic Church did in the South American model, Black Liberation Theology will suffer the same fate that the South America Liberation Theology did, namely it will be seen to be the false doctrine of a humanist viewpoint dressed up in theological terms.
American Thinker's analysis on whether The Obamessiah may just be Jimmy Carter version 2.0.
Charles Krauthammer's article on "The Brilliant Fraud".
Flopping Aces, yet again, on the links among Obama, Rezko, Wright, Farrahkan and the Weather Underground (this is very telling).
John at PowerLine on Obama's throwing his grandmother under the bus by labeling her as "a typical white person".
American Thinker continues to investigate the "property deal" between Obama and Rezko (with intriguing satellite pictures).
And Hugh Hewitt has been broadcasting excerpts of Barack's audiobook, "Dreams of My Grandfather". The book was published in 1995, but the audiobook was recorded - in Barack's own voice - in 2005 (after he was elected U.S. Senator, and around the time he was planning to run for the presidency). More from Hewitt here.
Even more info regarding the Passport Snooping investigation (and an Obama link?).
Rolling Stone magazine did an expose on The Obamessiah last year (very interesting). Just One Minute delves deeper.
And The Autonomist points to the NewsMax story about Barack being in attendance during one of Wright's pulpit preaching moments.
Then, of course, we have the so-called "pro-life" Democrat Senator Bob Casey Jr. endorsing The Obamessiah. Remember that it was The Obamessiah who lead the opposition in the Senate to deny basic health care to infants who happen to survive a failed abortion (a bill which Hillary, Barbara Boxer and Ted Kennedy all supported).
And, finally, we have two pictures that point out the blatant hypocrisy and political expediency of The Obamessiah. Remember, it was not too long ago during the early portions of the campaign that Barack would refuse to place his hand over his heart and pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America:
Yet, when The Obamessiah wanted to give his speech to not-quite apologize and not-really distance himself from his racist, bigoted and un-Christian pastor & spiritual advisor, Jeremigh Wright.... well, he just couldn't seem to find quite enough flags for his patriotic backdrop (thanks to Creative Minority Report):
Of course, The Hildabeast has her own issues with the Bosnian sniper incident that never was.
The fun of it all is seeing both Hillary MacBeth and The Obamessiah duke it out all the way to the Democratic National Convention in late August - neither getting enough delegates to win the nomination outright, with Barrack in the delegate lead, but with Hillary most likely having the popular vote lead, and Florida (of all states) and Michagan voters being (as liberals love to say) "disenfranchised" - thus leaving both of them politically bloodied and battered, with no one to blame but themselves.
Someone, please pass the buttered popcorn. This is fun. More entertaining than most of what Hollywood tries to pass for theater entertainment.
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