20 March 2008

'Hillary ain't never been called a nigger!'


So if you haven't heard about Obama's minister, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, talkin' shit about Israel, you better recognize. While Obama reaches for the I HAVE LOTS OF JEWISH FRIENDS card, some people are wondering if he's getting a pass on incidents like this.

There were those who tried to compare the connection between Obama and Wright to that of Republican candidates to extremist preachers from the Evangelistic right. For example, the relationship between John McCain and the pro-Israel preacher John Hagee, who has already expressed similar contempt for the Catholic faith. This is a possible comparison, but in this case it is not applicable.

"[Obama's] connection to Wright isn't the equivalent to John McCain's going to Liberty University to make nice with [preacher] Jerry Falwell," writes Ross Douthat in The Atlantic magazine. "It's the equivalent of John McCain taking his wife and children, most Sundays, to Jerry Falwell's church." And this McCain has not done - neither with Falwell, nor with Hagee."

This is what one of Obama's Jewish listeners in Cleveland asked him: "Would a Jewish senator be forgiven for his belonging to a synagogue which is headed by a rabbi who curses America?" He thinks that such a senator would not. He also thinks that Obama has been treated lightly on this issue. Why? The listener is silent. If he would have spoken, he would certainly have mentioned the color of the candidate's skin. He is not the only one to hold that extreme remarks by African-American leaders are treated leniently.

In any event, the debate concerning the candidate's skin color is renewing. Wright, when he explained the deficiencies of the opposing candidate, said "Hillary [Clinton] ain't never been called a Nigger!"



That may be true, but nobody ever said Obama had a penis like it was a bad thing.

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