It's clear Barack Obama is not well. He's maybe not as sick as his pastor, but he's clearly ill. He sought out a racist hater and made the man his advisor, and in his one chance to denounce Jerry Wright, Obama not only refused, but he equated the minister's hatred, his racism, and his many character flaws to his white grandmother's rational fear of black men - an incredibly incongruent comparison. and he attacked an innocent bystander, Grandma, the woman who raised him and made this all possible, while at the same time he showcased his "two wrongs make a Wright" mentality.
The next day, Barry himself uttered a racist remark when he labeled his own grandmother "a typical white person." I don't know about you, but I'd love to hear granny's reply.
So then is Obama a typical black person? Because he's certainly typical of the "worshipers" at Trinity Church. Do they even have white people in their congregation? If they do, I would certainly agree they aren't typical white people. They're sick too.
In an amazing bit of coincidence, while defending Reverend Wright and Trinity on Day Two TS (in the year of The Speech), Barry lamented that people had taken a few examples and painted them as representative of the pastor and the church, and he added, "if you go there on Easter, on this Easter Sunday, and you sat down there in the pew, you would think this is just like any other church."
Well, here's what attendees heard two days later, Easter Sunday, 2008:
Rev. Otis Moss: "No one should start a ministry with lynching, no one should end their ministry with lynching. The lynching was national news. The RNN, the Roman News Network, was reporting it and NPR, National Publican Radio had it on the radio. The Jerusalem Post and the Palestine Times all wanted exclusives, they searched out the young ministers, showed up unannounced at their houses, tried to talk with their families, called up their friends, wanted to get a quote on how do you feel about the lynching?" "…If I was Ice Cube I’d say it a little differently — ‘You picked the wrong folk to mess with.’"
The title of the sermon: "How to Handle a Public Lynching." A church pamphlet decried Wright’s treatment and reinforced the concept of a "modern-day lynching."
"We are all being vilified," Pastor Otis said. "This is an attack on the African American church tradition."
We can only audaciously hope that's true..
The bigger question is, are there people out there who care enough about B.O. to stage an intervention?