Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Obama Speech

Great speech, well delivered, but I just don't believe him.
Barack Obama has listened to and supported Jeremiah Wright for twenty years and it's just now that he disavows some of the hateful things Wright has said? Is this because of some change of heart or is it naked political necessity?
We do need to have a national discussion on race, but it needs to be conducted by sincere people who have the best interests of the entire nation at heart. As it stands, Obama is not one of those people.


Dexter said...

As opposed to the current administration who always has our best interests at heart...

El Duderino said...

Dexter, this would have been a clever comment IF the current administration had deigned to instruct the nation on race relations while the president had belonged to, supported and defended, a hate filled man like Jeremiah Wright and his extremist theories. But none of that happened, nor could a Republican cross the Potomac into D.C. with such an extreme, racist past.
The point of my post, is that we need to address race relations in this country, but it needs to be done by people of good will, not people who support, defend and at the very, very least, appear to believe the most paranoid, bizarre and destructive racist tenets of Black Liberation Theology. Barack Obama has tried to position himself as one thing and has been shown to be another. He’s a hypocrite, plain and simple. George W. Bush has many faults, but I challenge you to name an instance where he has preached one thing and done another.