The entire Shirley Sherrod Flap has created quite the problems for President Obama.
Mark Knoller mentioned a potential wrongful termination lawsuit in passing. And now the media and the administration seem intent on making her disappear. One theory on that I’ve heard is, they don’t want people asking questions about her lawsuit. What I’m wondering is, maybe they don’t want people asking questions about Obama.
He worshiped with Jeremiah Wright for years. He potentially appointed a racist black liberationist Marxist to the USDA. Just how many of them does he have around him, as he sits in the WH waging war on capitalism? And, finally, what might all those college documents of his they won’t let us see tell us about him … especially given this?
Ultimately, given all this now beginning to come out as a result of Andrew Breitbart’s original work makes him a hero in my book. These are the tough questions the press doesn’t even want to ask. It
brings to the front important issues on race and racism, black, or otherwise, the press and the WH don’t wish to confront. But that’s what’s suppose to happen in a genuinely free, open and democratic society.
As things stand, an extremely controversialwoman is sitting there with a free ticket for a promotion at the USDA from an incompetent in the WH who created this mess by appointing her, then firing her too quickly for some reason. This isn’t Breitbart’s mess. This is now Obama’s mess to clean up,or justify, as far as I’m concerned. Heckuva job, Barry. Heckuva job. At least we’re starting to get used to it. I believe the word is: incompetent.
And, I wonder what would have happened in 2008 if John McCain would have allowed attack ads focusing on Obama’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright?
President Barack Obama visits the White House press briefing room, January 2009
American journalism died a long time ago; today Tucker Carlson got around to running the obituary. What The Daily Caller has unearthed proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that most media organizations are either complicit by participation in the treachery that is Journolist, or are guilty of sitting back and watching Alinsky warfare being waged against all that challenged the progressive orthodoxy. The scandal predictably involves journalists posing as professors posing as experts. But dressed down they are nothing but street thugs. They deserve the deepest levels of public consternation. We must demand that they do.
The only way that the media will recover from the horrifyingdiscoveries found in the Journolist is to investigate and investigateuntil every guilty reporter, professor and institution is laid bare begging America for forgiveness. Will they do it?
Killing stories to benefit Barack Obama. What a shocker.
The idea of a capital trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed of Al Qaeda and 9/11 infamy is pure folly. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said it best about the flap:
Returning some of the Guantanamo detainees to New York City for trial, specifically Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, has now brought us full circle â€” we have regressed to a pre-9/11 mentality with respect to Islamic extremist terrorism. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed should be treated like the war criminal he is and tried in a military court. He is not just another murderer, or even a mass murderer. He murdered as part of a declared war against us â€” America.
This is the same mistake we made with the 1993 terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center. We treated them like domestic criminals, when in fact they were terrorists. In the dangerous world we live in today, a nation unable to identify and properly define its enemies is a nation in danger.
Chris, I don’t think that even Chicago would want the trial or subsequent incarceration of these war criminals. But, a jury of Al Qaeda’s peers is a little harsh – unless you mean President Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright and domestic terrorists William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
Maybe you have a point…….
The Day By Day Archive
President Obama’s former Pastor is back and says he has NO regrets.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright says he does not feel any regrets over his severed relationship with President Barack Obama, a former member of the Chicago church in which Wright was the longtime pastor.
Wright also said that he had not spoken to his former church member since Obama became president, implying that the White House won’t allow Obama to talk to him. He did not indicate whether he had tried to reach Obama.
“Regret for what… that the media went back five, seven, 10 years and spent $4,000 buying 20 years worth of sermons to hear what I’ve been preaching for 20 years?
“Regret for preaching like I’ve been preaching for 50 years? Absolutely none,” Wright said.
Wright said that when he went to the polls, he did not hold any grudge against Obama.
“Of course I voted for him; he’s my son. I’m proud of him,” Wright said. “I’ve got five biological kids. They all make mistakes and bad choices. I haven’t stopped loving any of them.
“He made mistakes. He made bad choices. I’ve got kids who listen to their friends. He listened to those around him. I did not disown him.”
Asked if he had spoken to the President, Wright said: “Them Jews aren’t going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter, that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office. …
“They will not let him to talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is. … I said from the beginning: He’s a politician; I’m a pastor. He’s got to do what politicians do.”
“Ethic cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing of the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don’t want Barack talking like that because that’s anti-Israel,” Wright said.
So, does this mean Rahm Emanuel or those damn Israeli’s have hijacked the President?
How about Obama’s Mideast policies – is it all about the JEWS? or NOT?
Remember Obama is a politician and has to do what he has to do.
Fox News Producer gives a tour of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s new mansion
Yet, the ol’ Maverick won’t use Barack Obama’s former spiritual advisor, Jeremiah Wright, as a campaign issue/fodder.
The GOP has deployed Squirrels for tonight’s debateACORN, William Ayers and squirrels aren’t going to cut it if John McCain wants to win the Presidency. Now, Jeremiah Wright and the racism/anti-semitism preached in Obama’s African American church is an issue that can be exploited.
But, McCain won’t do it.
Flap bets Sarah Palin is wondering why she signed onto the Titanic.
Flap agrees with this – mention them ALL – over and over again.
The Presidential campaign is coming home to roost and Sarah Palin wants to put Barack Obama’s former spiritual advisor, Jeremiah Wright, “in play.”
Palin also made clear that she was eager for the McCain-Palin campaign to be more aggressive in helping the American people understand â€œwho the real Barack Obama is.â€ Part of who Obama is, she said, has to do with his past associations, such as with the former bomber Bill Ayers. Palin had raised the topic of Ayers Saturday on the campaign trail, and she maintained to me that Obama, whoâ€™s minimized his relationship with Ayers, â€œhasnâ€™t been wholly truthfulâ€ about this.
I pointed out that Obama surely had a closer connection to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright than to Ayers â€” and so, I asked, if Ayers is a legitimate issue, what about Reverend Wright?
She didnâ€™t hesitate: â€œTo tell you the truth, Bill, I donâ€™t know why that association isnâ€™t discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country, and to have sat in the pews for 20 years and listened to that â€” with, I donâ€™t know, a sense of condoning it, I guess, because he didnâ€™t get up and leave â€” to me, that does say something about character. But, you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up.â€
Team McCain must attack Barack Obama on all fronts including Jeremiah Wright and why Obama sat in those pews all of those years wile saying NOTHING.
Unleash Palin to attack the Obama-Wright-Ayers connection and McCain should attack Obama on Fannie Mae, Jim Johnson and Franklin Raines.
But, Chris, Jeremiah Wright called Barack Obama just another Chicago politician. And…. Obama is.
Plus Ca Change…….
In blogging matters, for the next week flapsblog has moved to Indianapolis where Flap is vacationing with friends.
Yet, Chris, Americans thus far have forgiven or at least turned their head the other way with Barack Obama’s association with:
- Jeremiah Wright – God Damn America preaching black liberation Pastor for over 20 years
- Michael Pfleger – Anti-American racist priest
- William Ayers – Far left Radical terrorist bomber
- Bernardine Dohrn – Far left Radical terrorist bomber
If Obama had been on the RIGHT, the MSM would have had him for lunch.
Is Flap missing something here?
Father Michael Pfleger preaching at Barack Obamaâ€™s church, Trinity United. The mocking of Hillary Clinton around 2:10.
And, after this sermon Father Pfleger returned to his church St. Sabina’s and launched into another tirade against the Clintons.
Last Sunday, I was invited by Trinity United Church of Christ to come and preach on the topic of race.
I agreed to do so because of my love for Trinity, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Rev. Otis Moss, III and because all my life I have sought to deal with the reality of racism. As I said, Last Sunday, I have committed myself to tear down the walls that divide us wherever they stand.
In 1966, as a junior in high school, amidst all the hate and meanness that surrounded me in Marquette Park, I heard more than the voice of Dr. king calling for community over chaos. I heard that small voice from within, that said, I am showing you this now, because you must spend your life trying to eradicate this.
The last few days have been the most painful days of my life, even more so than the murder of Jarvis, my foster son.
For years I have had to deal with media that have sought to define me and often times put me into their box or stereotype.
But that was the cost of being a public figure and for fighting in public battles. But this was a new level, when the world is meeting you for the first time from a dramatization in a sermon that I felt was in the sacredness of a sanctuary, among people who know me and then find a â€œYoutubeâ€ that in no way defines the sermon or the message that I preached, nor the person or pastor that I am. It is painful and shattering.
It is painful that as a result of this video over 3,000 email of hate, threats, and name calling, who go so far as to ask you to kill yourself or take your life, greet you in less than 24 hours, and you are bombarded by mean hateful and racial name calling, yes, it is very painful.
It is also grieving to me when a 1.5 minute â€œYoutubeâ€ video becomes the headlines across the world of papers and news stations, while the tragedy and death of earthquakes, cyclones, and tornadoes that have taken lives of people around this world, while the killing of our children across the country and here in Chicago, and the easy access to guns have become stories on page 18 and 19, and while people are at my front door, looking for food to eat or gas to get to work, indeed that grieves me.
Brothers and sisters, racism is an explosive and sensitive sin in our world and it is against the command to love, and against the God of love.
I said on Thursday, I apologize for words that I chose. I apologize for my dramatization that was for many who do not know me, simply typical dramatics I often use in sermons.
I apologize for anyone who was offended and who thought it to be mockery, that was not my intent, nor my heart.
For whatever damage that was caused to any human being and for any offense felt, especially to any of the candidates or their families, I am deeply sorry and I pray that my apology will be accepted even by those who say they wonâ€™t accept it.
I am neither a racist nor a sexist. I am constrained by this great Gospel that I have been called to preach, to be an agent of reconciliation, as well as a truth teller.
However – we must, if we are to move forward and become who God has called us to be as a human family, we must be willing to have an honest and open discussion on race and justice, and it must be on the equal ground at the foot of Calvary.
We have as a Country done many great things, but we will never become a great Country until justice flows like a river and righteousness like a mighty stream, for each and every human life.
As for what is next, I ask that you wrap me in prayer – I donâ€™t know.
I ask that you pray, that I still might be a voice of truth, in season and out of season, and that I might have the courage to bear whatever wounds that may cost.
As for my defining – Dr. King, my mentor said, that he only wanted to be remembered as a Drum Major for Justice and indeed that is my only hope, and that is what I have tried to do since that afternoon in Marquette Park.
Hate me if you will. Hate my imperfect presentation. Hate my imperfect dramatization. Hate my imperfect articulation. I have never presumed to be anything, but imperfect, but I pray I can still beat the drum of justice, even if sometimes I am off beat.
Statement of apology to the church family.
Rev. Michael L. Pfleger
The Faith Community of Saint Sabina
1210 West 78th Place
Chicago, Illinois 60620
Barack Obama has, in the meantime, left his church of over twenty years, Trinity United, over this mess. But, are Father Pfleger’s apology and Obama’s non-repudiation and non-denouncement of Trinity United enough?
Watch Obama’s comments in the video below:
Barack Obama quits his hateful church but will not denounce it.
Barack Obama should have quit Trinity United years ago, unless he believes and accepts the black liberation theology crap that is promoted there week after week.
Why did Obama have Father Pfleger campaign for him in Iowa and pay his expenses. And, why did Obama obtain earmarks (paid by the United States treasury/taxpayers) worth hundreds of thousands delivered up to Pfleger’s church and ministry?
No, Pfleger’s apology to the Clinton’s is half-hearted and not to be believed – just as Obama’s resignation from his church.
Two words explain it all – POLITICALLY EXPEDIENT.