Update: The Fox News interview.
GARRETT: Sir, would you have — would you have quit the church had you heard them personally?
OBAMA: You know, I guess — …
GARRETT: So, quick yes or no. If had you heard them in person you would have quit?
OBAMA: If I had heard them repeated, I would have quit…If I thought that that was the repeated tenor of the church, then I wouldn’t feel comfortable there.
Today Barack Obama proved himself a liar and a hypocrite.
Barack Obama (D-Rezko) tried to change the topic away from his opportunistic 20 year relationship with “Pastor” Wright.
Obama either displayed a 20 year lack of judgment with respect to Reverend Wright or Obama is a fellow traveling bigot with “Pastor” Wright.
In either case Americans do not need a lesson on race from Obama – Americans, including superdelegates require an explanation or resignation from church and Senate by Obama.
Obama has spent the last few days lying about his relationship with Pastor Wright and what he knew and when he knew it.
But the sermons I’ve always hear[d] were no different than the sermons you hear in many African-American churches. I had not heard him make such, what I consider to be objectionable remarks from the pulpit. Had I heard them while I was in church, I would have objected.
That was yesterday. Today Obama said:
“Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes.”
Liar. Hypocrite. Liar.
Obama lied repeatedly and openly to millions of Americans in interview after interview:
COOPER: (AUDIO GAP) … was created by the government to kill black people. He’s called America the number-one killer around the world. He’s said that black people shouldn’t sing “God Bless America,” but say God damn America.
There’s a lot of folks in America right now who have heard that. And I want to ask you why you have been listening to this pastor and close to him for nearly 20 years?
SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, first of all, Anderson, you know, I strongly condemn the statements that have been shown on the tape.
I have to confess that those are not statements that I ever heard when I was sitting in the pews at this church. This is a church that I have been a member of for 20 years. This is a well-established, typical, historically African-American church in the South Side of Chicago, with a wonderful set of ministries.
And what I have been hearing and had been hearing in church was talk about Jesus and talk about faith and values and serving the poor…
OBAMA: … something that the church (INAUDIBLE) some.
But so the — what is — what is undeniable is that, you know, these are a series of incendiary statements that I can’t object to strongly enough. Had I heard those in the church, I would have told Reverend Wright that, you know, that I profoundly disagreed with them. They didn’t reflect my values, and they didn’t reflect my ideals.
COOPER: Did you not know, though, that, I mean, a couple days after 9/11, he said, you know, this was America’s chickens coming home to roost, a result of what he called American terrorism around the world?
COOPER: I mean, you may not have been there, but have you — you must have heard that he had said these things.
OBAMA: You know, I confess that I did not hear about this until — until I started running for president.
COOPER: But, I mean, uncles are blood relatives who you’re kind of stuck with at family gatherings, even when they say outrageous things. You can’t get rid of them.
You can walk out of a church. You can walk go up to a pastor and say, this is wrong.
OBAMA: And, as I said, Anderson, if I had heard any of those statements, I probably would have walked up, and I probably would have told Reverend Wright that they were wrong.
But they were not statements that I heard when I was in church.
COOPER: So, no one in the church ever said to you, man, last week, you missed this sermon; Reverend Wright said this; or…
COOPER: I mean, I think I read in your books that you listened to tapes of Reverend Wright when you were at Harvard Law School.
OBAMA: I did.
COOPER: So, you had no idea?
OBAMA: I understand.
I did not. Well, I want to be clear that, when I ran for president, some of these statements started surfacing.
Contrary to his earlier suggestion, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) acknowledged in his speech Tuesday that he had heard “controversial” remarks by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
“Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy?” Obama said. “Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely — just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.”
Obama did not specify which statements.
In his first detailed response to the firestorm over Wright’s remarks charging that the United States is a racist country, Obama said in a posting on The Huffington Post:
“The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation. When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign.”
Big Media wants to protect Obama. Big Media will lionize Obama’s ‘lack of judgement and full of lies’ speech. But the damage has been done. Americans have seen the real Obama. Big Media tried to lionize Mitt Romney’s empty speech on religion too. But the damage had already been done.
Barack Obama (D-Rezko) today is a proven liar and hypocrite.
His old white grandma is a racist too, we’re told.
Today, Barack Obama proved himself a liar and a hypocrite.
Some people never change.