Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Wright

The superdelegates are watching. Voters in states crucial to Democratic victory are watching. Obama is sinking. The lies and the hypocrisy of Barack Obama can no longer be kept hidden — even by his Big Media protectors.

BEFORE Obama’s blaxploitation speech this past Tuesday we wrote:

Again, Obama is stoking racial strife, racial issues, race itself – for his own personal benefit. Instead of answering why Obama has displayed, repeatedly, total lack of judgment in decades long, generations long relationships – Obama will try to drag us all into his Obama drama of race “in a broader context“. We don’t need to discuss Reverend Wright in a “broader context”. We need Obama to specifically address his lack of judgment.

AFTER Obama’s Tuesday speech we wrote that Obama had proven himself a liar and a hypocrite. We noted Obama’s repeated denials, for days, of knowledge regarding “Pastor” Wright’s comments.

Buried in the Tuesday speech Obama ‘fessed up.

ABC News, echos our reports:

Buried in his eloquent, highly praised speech on America’s racial divide, Sen. Barack Obama contradicted more than a year of denials and spin from him and his staff about his knowledge of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s controversial sermons.

Similarly, Obama also has only recently given a much fuller accounting of his relationship with indicted political fixer Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a longtime friend, who his campaign once described as just one of “thousands of donors.”

Until yesterday, Obama said the only thing controversial he knew about Rev. Wright was his stand on issues relating to Africa, abortion and gay marriage.

I don’t think my church is actually particularly controversial,” Obama said at a community meeting in Nelsonville, Ohio, earlier this month.

ABC News, as we wrote, politely calls Obama a Liar and a Hypocrite:

His initial reaction to the initial ABC News broadcast of Rev. Wright’s sermons denouncing the U.S. was that he had never heard his pastor of 20 years make any comments that were anti-U.S. until the tape was played on air.

But yesterday, he told a different story.

“Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes,” he said in his speech yesterday in Philadelphia.

Obama did not say what he heard that he considered “controversial,” and the campaign has yet to answer repeated requests for dates on which the senator attended Rev. Wright’s sermons over the last 20 years.

We need dates and specific sermons he heard from Obama. This is the week Obama was to “assault” Hillary on transparency. Where is the Obama openness and transparency on his schedules and documents?

In the case of his relationship with Rezko, Obama has also been slow to acknowledge the full extent of his relationship.

It was only last week that he revealed Rezko had raised some $250,000 in campaign contributions for him.

The campaign had initially claimed Rezko-connected contributions were no more than $60,000, an amount the campaign donated to charity. Then the figure grew to around $86,000, and there were additional revelations that put the amount at about $150,000. Obama’s $250,000 accounting was a substantial jump and clearly contradicted earlier campaign statements that Rezko was just one of “thousands of donors.” [snip]

Obama was initially vague about Rezko’s role in helping him buy a new home on Chicago’s south side. Unable to afford an adjacent vacant lot the seller wanted to sell at the same time as the house, Obama approached Rezko. Rezko’s wife bought the lot on the same day Obama bought the house, and then later, Mrs. Rezko sold the Obamas a strip of the lot which gave the Obamas a larger backyard.

Obama called it a “bone-headed” mistake but never revealed, until he met with Chicago reporters last week, that Rezko had actually toured the house with him and been deeply involved in the transaction.

Obama repeatedly stated he would have walked out of his church if he had heard things that made him “uncomfortable”. For 20 years Obama remained comfortable. Maybe it was those Big Media provided pillows.

Big Media for years protected Imus too. Imus, the bigot, Imus of the “nappy headed hos” runs a big ranch for kids with cancer. Imus still had to go. Defending Wright by citing non-wrongs is a non-starter. Every criminal in jail can cite a good deed. Obama, on Tuesday, excused his “Pastor” using the Don Imus defense – which failed.

The Imus Wrong defense:

Our British cousins see the cement block tied to Obama’s feet which superdelegates also see:

Was the speech a turning point? No. Will the issue of the Rev Jeremiah Wright and his views on race be a burden to Barack Obama all the way to election day? Yes. [snip]

The Democratic Party establishment is privately deeply worried about this election. This is a year when it should be relatively easy for them to reclaim the Oval Office, yet there are nagging doubts about whether Obama, if nominated, could carry states such as Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania, which will determine the outcome of this battle. Obama’s words will undoubtedly impress those who take the trouble to listen to him. Whether they will work with those who are watching rather than listening is far more debatable.

Florida and Michigan are lost to Obama the election thief. Ohio is certainly lost to McCain if Obama is the nominee. Pennsylvania too is beyond Obama’s reach.

But, not to worry Obama incense burners! Hillary Hater Dick Morris comes to the Obama rescue. Morris insists Obama has already won. Yet, Morris tries to save “already won” Obama by throwing him an anvil.

Why did he stay in the church? Because he’s a black Chicago politician who comes from a mixed marriage and went to Columbia and Harvard. Suspected of not being black enough or sufficiently tied to the minority community, he needed the networking opportunities Wright afforded him in his church to get elected. If he had not risen to the top of Chicago black politics, we would never have heard of him. But obviously, he can’t say that. So what should he say? [snip]

What Obama needs not to do is to resort to the kind of Clintonian fudging that animated his interview with Keith Olbermann. By saying “I wasn’t there” and “I didn’t know” and “I didn’t hear him say it,” he will invite contempt and derision. If he were to continue in that vein, he would buy himself a controversy akin to that which drowned John Kerry in the facts and allegations of his service in Vietnam. People will surface to say, “I sat next to him, and Wright said such and such,” and Obama will be hostage to everybody’s subjective memory.

But if he handles the situation with subtlety and lets what he cannot say — that it was opportunism that led him to stay in that church — sink in among the electorate, he can and will survive this battle.

Gurgle, gurgle, as Obama sinks after catching that rescue anvil.

Obama is exploiting race to save himself. Again.

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