This relationship makes no sense

Leave it to the Golden Child, Barry Obama, to top himself! He can’t seem to distance himself fast enough from his 20+ year long pastor, Reverend Wright, just weeks after he vowed that he never could do such a thing!

Obama and Rev Wright in Better Times

Here’s a revealing snippet from Obama’s landmark (but quickly forgotten) speech on race a few weeks ago:

As imperfect as [Wright] may be, he has been like family to me. He strengthened my faith, officiated my wedding, and baptized my children. Not once in my conversations with him have I heard him talk about any ethnic group in derogatory terms, or treat whites with whom he interacted with anything but courtesy and respect. He contains within him the contradictions “the good and the bad“ of the community that he has served diligently for so many years.

I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother, a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.

These people are a part of me. And they are a part of America, this country that I love.

My, how things can change in just a few weeks

After Wright’s whirlwind weekend media tour, Obama had heard enough and disowned Wright after all! My main question is what changed in the last few weeks? I don’t think Reverend Wright said anything this past weekend that was notably different from what he had said in many of his sermons. So, what changed, Barry?

I suppose the black community and Senator Obama’s white grandmother are looking over their shoulders these days! They may be next to get disowned!

Enjoy this neat compilation of Obama and Wright commentary on the matter prepared by the folks at the excellent Mark Levin Show:

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Barry Obama and Hollywood Jeremiah Wright: A Love Story