Obama’s Pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Off Obama’s Campaign

OK, so as of last night, Obama’s Pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright is officially off Obama’s African American Religious Leadership Committee, because of his recent controversial comments.

Here’s a couple of videos that show those comments.  The first three are news pieces that puts them all together and the second is a recording from the church.  Sorry for any partisanship that’s added in before or after the videos – these were the videos with the most examples in them, so I thought they were the best:

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And here is Obama’s response (transcript available here: http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/samgrahamfelsen/gGBzFP):

OK, so what are my thoughts?  I think Obama was right in denouncing his pastor’s views, but I think he needs to go further.  I think he needs to just denounce him like he did with Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan.  I think the comments that Rev. Wright made went way too far for Obama to even associate with him.

Now, I will quickly make some comments about the charges that Wright violated IRS codes by campaigning from the pulpit.  Although I don’t think that any pastor should ever endorse somebody from the pulpit (Republican or Democrat), I don’t think he went far enough to be campaigning from the pulpit.  He was skirting the line, but I don’t think he did anything illegal.

Again, I think Obama needs to fully denounce his pastor, but it is good that he’s off his campaign committee.

Done Ranting,

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One Response to “Obama’s Pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Off Obama’s Campaign”

  1. Lewis Says:

    Millions of Americans, born black will always be hostile towards America as long as they are Democrats!

    A large majority of their (black) churches tend to lean towards, and support the Democrat, Party. To most black people, White, Rich, Evil America is the Rich Republican Party. Black America’s feelings of, victimization, and hostility are born directly out of the Democrat Party play book.

    Democrats simply love black chaos! Rarely do Democrat politicians have anything good or positive to say about America unless they are in the White House. Therefore, their supporters, especially black supporters will always be hateful towards America; which to them, translates into the Republican Party.

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