With a peacock’s strut, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright basked in the media spotlight in D.C. this morning – just like he did yesterday in Detroit – to avenge his wounded pride.
In the best tradition of crabs-in-a-barrel black bullshit, Rev. Wright did his part to cut the legs out from under Barack Obama.
Among the gift-wrapped sound bites he presented to Fox News, Hillary Clinton and the Republican Party, here’s one about Louis Farrakhan:
“He is one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st Century, that’s what I think about him. ... When Louis Farrakhan speaks, it’s like E.F. Hutton speaks: All black America listens.”
“Louis Farrakhan is not my enemy,” Wright continued. “He did not put me in chains. He didn’t put me in slavery. And he didn’t make me this color.”
(Sean Hannity just nutted in his pants.)
If Sen. Obama is undone by all of this... well, ummm... he did choose this pastor. He chose a church with a racial-nationalist agenda.
And I bet that’s because, as a biracial man raised by whites, Obama felt the need to boost his “black” credentials to make himself more electable.
And that, my friends, is called irony.
UPDATE (04/28/08): David Gergen, a political commentator I respect, said on CNN tonight that Rev. Wright’s shenanigans could cost Sen. Obama the state of Indiana.
The grim tone with which Gergen discussed this put a chill into me. Because it sounds right.
In Gergen’s opinion, Obama has got to speak on this again. He must display the strength to push this story out of his way... or it will reflect poorly on his ability to lead in a national crisis.
“This isn’t a story about Wright,” Gergen said. “This is ultimately a test of Barack Obama, of his inner steel.”
Tonight is probably the worst night of the entire campaign for Obama. Because he probably doesn’t have a clue how to handle this mess.
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