Remember Jeremiah Wright? This is the man who Barack Obama chose to be his mentor, chose to be his friend, chose to conduct his marriage, chose to baptize his daughters, chose to guide him in his faith, chose to support financially, chose to listen to for 20+ years …
… and only when it became politically expedient did Obama distance himself. Obama hopes you’ll swallow the lie that he was surprised and shocked at Jeremiah Wright’s hateful anti-American beliefs, and that you’ll believe him when he says he doesn’t share Jeremiah Wright’s views.
Don’t you believe it. Even Jeremiah Wright knows better.
Here is a man who came to see you 20 years ago. Wanted to know about the neighborhood. Barack Obama was a skeptic when it came to religion. He sought you out because he knew you knew about the community. You led him to the faith.
You performed his wedding ceremony. You baptized his two children. You were, for 20 years, his spiritual counsel. He has said that. And, yet, he, in that speech at Philadelphia, had to say some hard things about you. How did those words…how did it go down with you when you heard Barack Obama say those things?
It went down very simply. He’s a politician, I’m a pastor. We speak to two different audiences. And he says what he has to say as a politician. I say what I have to say as a pastor. But they’re two different worlds.
I do what I do. He does what politicians do. So that what happened in Philadelphia where he had to respond to the sound bytes, he responded as a politician.
The emphasis is mine, but the plain message is Wright’s: Obama only abandoned him to keep his political career alive.
And when Obama protests any mention of Jeremiah Wright, just remember that Obama himself declared it “fair game.”