From Reliapundit over at THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS:
OBAMA NOT ONLY HEARD A RACIST SPEECH BY WRIGHT - IN PERSON, HE DID WORSE: HE ACTUALLY PRAISED A RACIST DIATRIBE BY WRIGHT.Reliapundit cites this essay by Rich Lowry and includes this quotation from Obama's bestselling autobiography The Audacity of Hope:
“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, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…That’s the world! On which hope sits!”Reliapundit points out,
And so it went, a meditation on a fallen world. While the boys next to me doodled on their church bulletin, Reverend Wright spoke of Sharpsville and Hiroshima, the callousness of policy makers in the White House and in the State House.
OBAMA IS QUOTING A SPECIFIC SERMON OF WRIGHT'S - ONE WHICH OBAMA FELT WAS PARTICULARLY MOVING AND PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO HIS LIFE.I found the following video, about seven minutes in length, over at The Amboy Times.
In the above film footage, we see Obama's denial of knowing that Jeremiah Wright is an America hater and a racist. Notice all of Obama's head tilting and eye blinking, both of which were even more pronounced in another video HERE at FNC's Hannity & Colmes on March 14; if you haven't seen the video, about four minutes in length, it is worth watching, but the load time is quite long.
In the YouTube footage embedded in this posting, Obama states that he never heard "such incendiary language" when he was "in the pew." Do you believe him?
In my view, Obama's denials are not plausible. After all, his autobiography places emphasis on the influence of Jeremiah Wright in his life. And, judging from statements by Michelle Obama, I believe that Wright has also influenced her views about America.
Will Obama's association with Jeremiah Wright ruin Obama's run for the White House? Maybe not:
(Hat-tip to Nanc for the video Obama - Building a Religion)