I can no more disown him [Rev. Jeremiah Wright] than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.
Apparently, what Obama meant was “At a certain point, if what somebody says such things… then that’s enough.” Because Obama has disowned Jeremiah Wright.
Obama’s displayed disasterous judgment, from originally joining the TUCC klavern to defending Wright as of 11:30 last night. Not only did he open himself up to serious question regarding his circle of friends — he embarrassed his supporters, who had to defend him while he defended that bigot.
The Campaign Spot at National Review notes that Obama’s criticisms of Wright that we heard moments ago was more or less what I wanted to hear in the Philadelphia speech.” Remember the Obama echo chamber, which dismissed criticism of Wright as those of sheltered white people frightened by a scary black man? Obama was perfectly happy for race-baiting by his supporters before he thought the Indiana primary might actually matter. But the political winds change, real damage to political discourse is done, and Obama has revealed himself to be even a worse political character than Hillary Clinton.
Obama’s style is so bad that it will hurt the country.
What’s sickening is that Obama’s continues his race-baiting two-step. During the Q&A, Obama was directly asked about Black Liberation Theology, and avoided the question. He’s still trying to have it both ways.