September 19, 2008

Dreams From My Pastor

You can't have a mentoring relationship of over 20 years without some give and take and melding of ideas, and it looks like the reflexive tendency to stoke racial conspiracies that are a well-documented part of Reverend Jeremiah Wright's character have rooted and grown deeply in at least one member of his flock, Barack Obama.

This morning in the Wall Street Journal, talk show host Rush Limbaugh rightfully rips Barack Obama for a racially-charged Spanish-language campaign ad designed to bully Hispanic voters into the Democratic camp, using fear and distortions so great as to be outright lies:

I understand the rough and tumble of politics. But Barack Obama -- the supposedly postpartisan, postracial candidate of hope and change -- has gone where few modern candidates have gone before.

Mr. Obama's campaign is now trafficking in prejudice of its own making. And in doing so, it is playing with political dynamite. What kind of potential president would let his campaign knowingly extract two incomplete, out-of-context lines from two radio parodies and build a framework of hate around them in order to exploit racial tensions? The segregationists of the 1950s and 1960s were famous for such vile fear-mongering.

Limbaugh then shows that the Limbaugh "quotes" used by the Obama campaign came from several parodies before concluding:

The malignant aspect of this is that Mr. Obama and his advisers know exactly what they are doing. They had to listen to both monologues or read the transcripts. They then had to pick the particular excerpts they used in order to create a commercial of distortions. Their hoped-for result is to inflame racial tensions. In doing this, Mr. Obama and his advisers have demonstrated a pernicious contempt for American society.

We've made much racial progress in this country. Any candidate who employs the tactics of the old segregationists is unworthy of the presidency.

"Any candidate who employs the tactics of the old segregationists is unworthy of the presidency."

Indeed, that should be automatic and reflexive disqualification in this day and age. For that matter, a candidate that goes a radical church based on a racist cult theology advocating the killing of God if God isn't sufficiently committed to one race above all others shouldn't be a factor in his party's nomination process, but Barack Obama, who was a member of a church espousing Black Liberation Theology for 20 years, is still here.

It is the height of hilarity this campaign season that the same media and blogosphere critics who are in hysterics over Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin belonging to a Assemblies of God church—the world's largest Pentecostal denomination—until six years ago when she joined a more traditional church, is utterly unconcerned that Barack Obama was a proud member of a church build upon the principles of Black Liberation Theology—a faith breach-birthed from the the radical politics of the Black Panthers and Malcolm X—until the inherent racism seeped out into YouTube of Jeremiah Wright's sermons.

But Jeremiah Wright's influence still remains in Barack Obama, as does the influence of long-time terrorist friends and fundraisers, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.

Perhaps Rush should consider himself lucky that he was merely the victim of racial slander, and not the target of a nail-studded pipe bomb.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 19, 2008 09:07 AM

"Any candidate who employs the tactics of the old segregationists is unworthy of the presidency."

What did you expect from the party of Franklin Pierce, Stephen Douglas, Andrew Johnson, Bull Connor, Lester Maddox, Jim Folsom, George Wallace...

Posted by: William at September 19, 2008 09:21 AM

Whoa, way to go at the end. I've thought lately that, media fantasies aside, Team McCool has been too soft when discussing Ayers. Hannity always uses the long form address, "Unrepentent former terrorist William Ayers" which is accurate but a little clinical. How about "Weatherman/bomber"? Ayers IS a bomber, he just proved to be an incompetent one. The Chicago Mafia is fond of declaring that the Weathermen only intended property damage. The design specs of the bomb that thankfully blew up so much of the Weathermen organization puts the lie to that. It is astonishing that people are STILL ignorant of these facts. That cannot persist. McCain needs to go on serious offense with the unholy trinity of Wright/Rezko/Ayers. Of course this is just the Chicago contingent of Barry's anti-American biography. Another rich vein is in Hawaii. Why have no reporters gone to Indonesia to plumb the depths of Barrianna there? Too cold?

Posted by: megapotamus at September 19, 2008 09:26 AM

mega, the Weathermen killed police officers and security guards, tried to firebomb a judges family to death, and plotted a mass murder that very well could have caused the highest number of casualties due to a terrorist attack on American soil prior to 9/11. Their intent to murder has been downplayed because of their lack of success and Obama's ties to Ayers.

Perhaps it is time for that to change.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at September 19, 2008 10:22 AM

Barack has his own "nail-studded pipe bomb" and her name is Michelle. She just needs to go off, and again and again. She's so "cute" when she unconsciously explodes with the truth about the America Barack and she have in mind for us: truth squads, labor camps, reparations, submission to the United Nations....

Posted by: twolaneflash at September 19, 2008 10:59 AM

With any luck, Michelle and Barry will be run out on a rail and never be heard from again. And on Limbaugh, he's like a broken clock, right twice a day!

Posted by: southerngrace at September 19, 2008 02:41 PM