Saturday, May 31, 2008

Obama resigns Trinity; CNN begins a fogging over

CNN reports - - -

Sen. Barack Obama's campaign confirmed Saturday that he has resigned from the church where controversial sermons by his former pastor and other ministers created repeated political headaches for the Democratic frontrunner.

he resignation comes days after the Rev. Michael Pfleger, a visiting Catholic priest, mocked Obama's Democratic rival during a sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois.

In the video, Pfleger wipes his eyes with a handkerchief and suggests that Sen. Hillary Clinton wept because she thought that as a white person and the wife of a former president, she was entitled to the presidency.

"And then, out of nowhere, came 'Hey, I'm Barack Obama,' " Pfleger said "And [Clinton] said, 'Oh, damn, where did you come from? I'm white! I'm entitled! There's a black man stealing my show!' "

Pfleger is a Catholic priest at St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church on Chicago's southwest side. He is also a friend of Trinity's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, from whom Obama distanced himself in April.

Wright, Obama's minister for about 20 years, drew unwanted attention for the campaign when videos of his fiery sermons surfaced.

In the speeches, Wright suggested that the U.S. government may be responsible for the spread of AIDS in the black community and equated some American wartime activities to terrorism.

Obama has said he was not present for the controversial sermons by Wright or Pfleger. …

The rest of CNN’s story's here.

Comments:

Of all the news organizations in Obama’s tank , CNN’s one of those deepest in his tank.

So it’s not surprising CNN describes Wright’s anti-white, racist, and anti-American sermons as merely “fiery” and “controversial.”

Many of Martin Luther King’s sermons were fiery and controversial but they didn’t contain that loud, raw, hate-filled racism and anti-Americanism we find in the sermons of Obama’s close friend and pastor of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright.

But CNN doesn’t want us to notice that.

How’d you like CNN fogging over for Obama with: “Obama has said he was not present for the controversial sermons by Wright or Pfleger?”

Pfleger delivered a sermon last Sunday at Trinity.

Wright’s been delivering them for twenty years.

CNN hopes we don’t notice the difference.

CNN worries if we do notice, we'll ask questions like:

"I don't understand why such nice people as the Obama's took their daughters to Wright's church for religious instruction after they'd known Wright all those years.

"Has CNN or Bill Moyers ever asked the Obama's why they did that?"
Now it’s you’re turn.

Hat tip: AC

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

No doubt Mr. Obama does not realize the seriousness of alienating the core group who got him where he is. He has slapped the face of his creators. He thinks he just quit his church but he has quit his core and his core no doubt will quit him.

He will no longer be able to hide the disgusting man he truly is, when those whom he betrayed bring all his dirty laundry out in public.

The democrats would do well to consider a Hillary nomination. Obama cannot win. A house divided against itself cannot stand. He has driven a wedge that will be his undoing.

Anonymous said...

Hi John,

I enjoy your posts, and check in regularly.

The MSM's attempt to deflect the Fr. Pfleger controversy is clearest in the universal characterization of his sermon as "mocking Clinton." If he were simply mocking Clinton, then he is a jerk, and I wouldn't particularly hold it against Obama.

Fr. Pfleger's rants, however, as you clearly point out, are devisive race-baiting. Obama seems to associate with a lot of devisive people for someone who has based his compaign on bringing people together.

-RD

Anonymous said...

John -

So, CNN wants us to believe that Obama never went to church for the twenty years that he was member? The MSM seems to have a problem with truth and reality (witness your hometown newspapers). That's why I gave up watching news on TV and reading anything the MSM puts out. While others may make fun of bloggers like yourself, you are one heck of a lot more reliable than anything the MSM produces.

Jack in Silver Spring

Archer05 said...

I would guess Obama sent a note to Trinity saying he has to say it, but he doesn’t mean it, like he sent to Canada about NAFTA.

Anonymous said...

The poor, deluded Obama-ites really believe Obamessiah is the second coming when he is little more than another ultra leftwing Black racist who thinks we don't see through his charade. If he truly is a uniter as he claims, he would have departed from Trinity long ago. His supporters are pitifully blind not to realize they're being taken for a ride.
Tarheel Hawkeye