Back in 2006, Obama just couldn’t find enough good things to say about his beloved pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ.
Kudos to The Daily Caller for finding this little gem of a video, which Republicans will use in 2012 if they have any sense at all, (so don’t count on it)..
Video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller shows Illinois Senator Barack Obama, then campaigning for Democrats before the 2006 midterm elections, praising Reverend Jeremiah Wright and telling an audience that he “stole” the title of his book “The Audacity of Hope” from Wright’s sermon of the same name, which he “loved.” Obama also referred to Wright as “my pastor.”
Of course he referred to Wright as “his Pastor”. He was Obama’s Pastor until the Spring of 2008 when the nation was recoiling in horror at videos revealing all the unholy and outrageous things that had come out of the man’s mouth while Obama was *definitely* not sitting in the pews. Wright was among the first of many of Obama’s radical pals who ended up under the bus.
As the Caller notes:
In April 2008, Obama said of Wright, “When he states and then amplifies such ridiculous propositions as the U.S. government somehow being involved in AIDS; when he suggests that Minister Farrakhan somehow represents one of the greatest voices of the 20th and 21st century; when he equates the United States’s wartime efforts with terrorism, then there are no excuses. They offend me, they rightly offend all Americans, and they should be denounced. And that’s what I’m doing very clearly and unequivocally here today.”
After witnessing 31/2 years of his economy crushing policies, can America really still believe that Obama’s rejection of Wright’s anti-Americanism was sincere?
All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment — professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists — and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.
We need to keep chipping away at that. Why would any Independents still be supporting him at this point?