Setting aside for the moment any appearance on The View is beyond stupid, but why Obama decided to dig his “Reverand Hole” any deeper than it already resides is far past my comprehension.
In a clip posted by ABC, Obama says: ‘Had the reverend not retired, and had he not acknowledged that what he had said had deeply offended people and were inappropriate and mis-characterized what I believe is the greatness of this country – for all its flaws – then I wouldn’t have felt comfortable staying there at the church.”
What the frickin’ hell is his retirement have to do with anything? Obama-Wamma-Slamma knew over a year ago what was coming and why Wright was pointedly asked to step away from the campaign.
On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Hewitt played excerpts of Barack Obama reading from his autobiography, Dreams of My Father. In one, Obama remembers a sermon by Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
[T]he pastor described going to a museum and being confronted by a painting title Hope.
“The painting depicts a harpist,” Revernd Wright explained, “a woman who at first glance appears to be sitting atop a great mountaintop. Untill you take a closer look and see that the woman is bruised and bloodied, dressed in tattered rags, the harp reduced to a single frayed string. Your eye is then drawn down to the scene below, down to the valley below, where everywhere are the ravages of famine, the drumbeat of war, a world groaning under strife and deprivation.
It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need, aprtheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere … That’s the world! On which hope sits.”
By his own account, Obama wasn’t put off or turned off by Wright’s racism, it was what drew Obama to Wright’s church.
Just another example why Obama is uniquely unfit to be President, or Senator.