Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Meet Rev. Jeremiah Wright

This will likely be Obama's swift-boating.

The political noise-machine of hatred will soon be descending upon Barak Obama. They've been laying off him because of "the enemies of our enemies are our friends" notion of solidarity as Obama has been "hurting" HIllary Clinton, one of their long-standing favorite targets. Now they may decide it is in their interests to divide the Democratic majority by applying the pressure of lies, smears, and character assassination to both candidates

They've already started with his Muslim connections via his father. There's no actual facts there, Obama is Presbyterian, so that's going to dry up pretty soon. I predict they will soon take aim at Obama's pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a very prominent head of a megachurch in Chicago called Trinity United Church of Christ.

The church's website is already slashdotted (though I doubt it is slashdot that is the cause), even the google cache is slow to load.

Rev. Wright's motto is "Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian." He is known for strongly africa-centric rhetoric and writings, the kind of stuff that scares white people. The title of Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope, is taken from Rev. Wright's teachings.

The Wikipedia entry is still relatively okay as of this writing (here's the cache,) but I expect it to be hacked soon.

Oh boy, here we go again. Obama will have this opportunity to demonstrate whether or not he has the character to serve in a country where a large portion of what passes for the news media is actually an organ of polemic delusion and xenophobic ill-will much of the time.

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