Some racial healer. But just about what you would expect from a man who has spent 20 years raptuously listening to sermons by the Prime Minister of Hate, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Anyway: Obama -
- said black anger persists over injustice in America, and whites shouldn't be surprised that it bursts out in sermons.
"The fact that so many people are surprised to hear that anger in some of Reverend Wright's sermons simply reminds us of the old truism that the most segregated hour in American life occurs on Sunday morning," he said.
"In the white community, the path to a more perfect union means acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination — and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past — are real and must be addressed," Obama said.
Gee, Mr. Barack Jeremiah Hussein Wright Obama, won't you send this po' white man on the paths to rightousness?
Of course he will. My orders are to do penance:
"… Not just with words, but with deeds — by investing in our schools and our communities; by enforcing our civil rights laws and ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system; by providing this generation with ladders of opportunity that were unavailable for previous generations."
Seems like Obama is terrified of breaking with his spirtual mentor, and instead rationalizes "The Rev"'s hate speech by creating moral relevance between Wright's rants and the perceived sins of the white man (now an original sin held by all Caucasians, I reckon).
Sounds like the same way Wright rationalized the attacks on America of 9/11; and the same way a President Obama will find equivalence when terror strikes Israel, or here in the United States...
K-Lo at The Corner adds:
The more I think about this speech, the more I think Obama said: Damn straight, Rev. Wright is angry. That's how I wound up at his church. That's why I stay there. I'm mad too, I just control it better. Now let's get electing me president so we can all feel good.
Finally, some poetry for Obama by Roger L. Simon:
Barack, I didn’t do it for this.
Barack, I was a civil rights worker… South Carolina, 1966… 22 yrs old … helping old folks register to vote, teaching kids to read and write, directing Raisin in the Sun…
Barack, I didn’t do it for this....
Read it all. Good, disturbing prose is so rare these days....