That’s the question on everybody’s lips, and it’s ludicrous. But it’s given anyone who can’t imagine anybody but a white male in the White House reason to declare, “Well, that does it! His middle name is Hussein. I’ve seen him dressed like a Muslim. His skin is too dark, and his pastor hates America. No way is he getting my vote!”
Sure, just ignore Obama’s stance on anything of substance – like his aspiration to make life better for everyone, not to just help the fat cats get fatter.
In the never-ending mud-slinging at the newest kid running for president, they uncovered some nutty remarks Reverand Jeremiah Wright made about 9/11 from the pulpit of Obama’s church – nearly 7 years ago.
The way people are carrying on, you’d think nothing positive Obama has written, said, or done since that day matters. He must have been brainwashed by Wright.
When John McCain did a complete 180 and embraced Jerry Falwell when he thought it would win him votes, after he had condemned Falwell’s views, was he brainwashed? Or doesn’t it work that way with white guys?
Seven years ago, I suppose Obama should have hijacked the pulpit and told Wright, “Cool it with the anti-American babbling. I might want to run for president some day.”
If everyone who disagreed with something their minister said switched churches, there wouldn’t be the same congregation in any church – anywhere – two weeks in a row.
What I admire most about Obama is his refusal to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Rev. Wright performed Obama’s marriage and baptized his two children. In the 30 years he served, Wright obviously did many more good deeds than bad. Like Obama, it made parishioners willing to overlook Wright’s wacko side.
To Barack Obama, I say as one black cat to another, “You make me proud. Never let the dogs have the last word.”