Thursday, March 13, 2008

Obama's Preacher's Hate Speech

The following two links each contain actual recordings of Obama's "preacher" spewing some awful, anti-American hate speech. He certainly doesn't sound like any genuine Christian pastor that I have ever known or heard!

Jeremiah Wright's Hate Speech (part 1)

Those audio clips are bad enough, but the next four are far worse! In fact, he takes the name of God in vain in one clip!!!

Jeremiah Wright's Hate Speech (part 2)

That place is no true Christian church. It's an ugly, demonic, hateful, anti-American political forum for a ranting maniac who tries to pass himself off as a "pastor."

Awful!!!

HT: Michael Savage.com

What others have written (including a video at Hot Air!):

1. Michele Malkin - Now we know where Michelle Obamas' resentment of America comes from.

2. Hot Air - Video: Obama's pastor takes highly nuanced approach to racial divisiveness.

23 comments:

Neil said...

This is going to hurt Obama. He is trying to gloss over it but this is the kind of thing that really ticks people off.

Christinewjc said...

Again, this is just another huge example of why we must question Obama's judgment. He has been attending Wright's church for 20 years!! All of that hateful preaching has got to have had an effect upon his morals, views, and values!

If I had ever visited a church like that and heard one of those messages, I would have walked out...immediately! Of course, I wouldn't have been there in the first place because I'm white and obviously, Wright hates white people!

Obama. A man who would be president has listened to the rantings of this maniac for 20 years and all he can do is have a spokesperson for the campaign come out and share a quote or two about how Obama "disagrees with Wright...like an old uncle in a family." What an utterly stupid thing to say! A person's uncle is not their spiritual advisor! But a person's pastor/preacher certainly is!! How could he just sit there, week after week, and take in Wright's hateful words for 20 years and not have it severely affect his worldview?

Obama is such a phoney!!

Matt W. said...

What this amounts to is proof that we were right in our annalysis of his wife's comments about not being proud of her country before now.

Anonymous said...

I been around lots of black people, I am hispanic and let me tell you, no matter what economic level they are in, they all have one thing in common, and that is- they hate white people more than any other kind. They will stand together, always.
Most white people are trying not to be racist, and that's why Obama got as far as he did, but Black people are big time racist and they have so much anger and hate, I truely believe they will always be racist.

Christinewjc said...

Anonymous,

That just has not been my experience. Unless black people are extremely good at hiding their true feelings, I have not seen nor heard such a generalization as yours.

Things just must be quite different here in CA.

There are racists of every color. However, I would not ever say that it is a trait among all people of any particular color. There are racist whites. Can't deny that. But to claim that ALL whites are racist? No. NOT true. Just like I don't believe that all blacks are racist against whites.

Anonymous said...

I find these sermons by Wright to be very troubling. If I went to a
particular church that continually
castigated another race I would have to agree with the pastor, at least partially, or leave the church and find one more in line with my views. Oh well, I am sure
his "Hope a Dope" defense will still work with the Googy Heads on the left

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog as i was trying to track down this preacher that all the news is talking about to see what he was saying as someone who's not American, i am an outsider looking in. My daughter is born in america and raised there. She is american.

I listened to the audio clips claiming to be hate speech and dont see what the fus is all about. Im not black either.

On the first audio clip on Michael Savages web site i heard obamas pastor say jesus was a black man.

If you think that is outrageous just read revelations 1:13- 16

Also if you just go to the jesus wikipedia page you can see some art depicting jesus.

What you will notice is that all the early paintings from the 1st century AD to around the 16th century show jesus with dark skin. It was not until the reformation that the paintings and statues started to resemmble white skin, blue eyes.

Its common knowledge that people from that area of the world are dark skinned.

I cant believe you Americans are getting so uptight for someone expressing his religious views. Im not agreeing with this pastor but i thought thats what your country was about , freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Christinewjc said...
"I wouldn't have been there in the first place because I'm white and obviously, Wright hates white people!"

So just because theres a black preacher and the congregation is mostly if not all black you wouldn't be there. That sounds like you have a problem being aroound people with black skin or that you some how feel uncomfortable being around people of different skin colour.

See thats the thing with white americans not all of them , they are stirring into a mirror , so picture a black guy going into a church thats mostly all white and a white pastor and pictures and statues of a white jesus. How do you think that comes across to him. You should not fear a place of GOD just because your of different skin colour to someone else. Its not whats on the outside that matters its inside. Treat others the way you yourself would like to be treated.

Coming of with a statement like you wouldn't even be there because your white, why is your skin color even an issue.

Coming from Northern Ireland and we here have are own sectarian issues between so called Christians , catholics/protestants which has been going on since the reformation.

I have lived in the USA for a few years and it was an amazing experience because due to the conflict that was raging in ireland , Ireland never had any emigration come to it, so there was very very very little black people. Up until I was about 16 i maybe had seen 2 black people in Belfast and they were members of the british army.

I spent some time in England and met some black people there and then i went to live in the USA. The black people in the UK were totally different to the blacks in the USA. Totally different mentality.

Unitl I went to USA I never experienced racism and hatred towards other people just because they had a different skin colour. I studied and read about your history there before i went and thought yous had sorted it all out but i was surprised.

Thats both ways I head white americans talk about blacks in such horrible ways and equally I was given racist abuse by some black people just because I was white.

Outside of america there are places where blacks and white live in peace with no issue about skin colour but in the usa it is very segregated.

I was raised a christian and as i got older i started to do my own research into history and cultures of other nations and I was lied to if you go into most churchs in the UK, Ireland even europe jesus is always depicted as a white man straight hair in some cases blue eyes but this is a complete lie like i said earlier people from that part of the world are naturally dark skined not nesseceraliy a black man but more towards a middle eastern complextion.

A pastor like Obamas pastor is a creation in response to the overtly White Christianity so dominant in america.

Instead of taken your own pastor /preacher/priests word for it go and do some research and independant study of your own. Read revelations 1 : 13-16 and look at the old art works and compare with the newer art works from the 16th c upwards.

The modern state of Israel was created in 1947 and jewish people from all over the world started going there thats why now when you see jewish people on tv from Israel they have the white European complexion. Many jewish people who lived in Israel prior to 1947 were "sephardic" jews(those with darker skin).

Your remarks were typical of a white american, however i agree with your points about not all white people are racist and not all black people are racist but do you not understand that even if most people are not racist the system is racist that is the religious system because all the depictions of jesus are white. So for a black man or any person whos not white to be a Christian he/she must bow to a white depiction of jesus and for me personally i dont like being lied to.

Ask yourself with the religious intolerance in the first half of 20th century in america and before that with the slave trade could you see those white people praying to a black jesus whilst they were actively engaged in buying and selling black people.

I could not have seen them doing it. If you read the bible especially the early books where moses was raised as the pharaohs daughters child when she found him on the river bank.

Ask yourself how could she have passed moses of as her son if he was white skinned.

AS far as im aware Egyptians are not white skinned and again im not black im as white as snow i am someone who just does not like being lied to. As much as i disagree with someone i will fight for their right to freedom of speech and their freedom to express their religious faith as they interpret it because for centuries white Europeans and Americans have expressed their faith as they interpreted it as i have explained above.

I dont ever reply to any blogs but i just had to reply to this because the audio i listened to was not hate at all. I have heard some Christian preachers preach worse hate than that.



kind regards
P
Belfast, Ireland

Christinewjc said...

Anonymous - (March 18, 2008 6:44:00 AM PDT)


Thank you for commenting. You hit the nail on the head when you wrote:

"If I went to a
particular church that continually
castigated another race I would have to agree with the pastor, at least partially, or leave the church and find one more in line with my views."


Exactly!. This is the point that I think bothers most Americans (except those who would support Obama...no matter what!!).

Our family had been a member of a mixed race church for 15 years. The pastor is black, his wife, white. I had volunteered in many ministry positions where black and white people worked together. I attended, and held, Bible study groups with both black and white Christian women. I had NEVER EVER heard such hate speech spoken by that pastor...NEVER!

Today, we attend another church called The Rock Church. Click on that link and hear any one of the messages given over the past 8 years by Pastor Miles McPherson. You will NEVER run across any kind of hate speech. The man doesn't have a racist bone in his body! He has Jesus Christ in his heart who leads and guides walk with our Lord, his evangelism towards those who don't know Christ yet, and his sermon messages that are delivered both in the church and wherever he is invited to speak.

To be honest, I never knew such hatred ran so deep in some black churches like Wright's. I admit, I was very naive about this fact in America.

It has truly saddened me.

Christinewjc said...

Anonymous - (March 18, 2008 9:57:00 AM PDT)

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I would direct you to my reply that I gave the other "anonymous."

The arguments over Wright's hate speech doesn't have anything to do with Jesus' skin color. It has to do with the hateful messages being delivered. Do you honestly believe that Jesus would have ever said such things as what Wright spewed from his pulpit?

If you don't view Wright's terrible comments as hate speech, then you are in the only 8% of people who have been polled regarding these awful recordings.

Just take what is being said against whites and Jews in the recordings...and turn them around to being said about blacks. Now can you see the blatant racism being spewed?

Did you hear (or read) Obama's speech that he delivered in Philadelphia this morning? Even he doesn't support his own pastor's comment like you apparently do!

Everyone is entitled to free speech. However, when a person, like Obama, claims to want to bring unity to the American people - no matter what color or race they are - but then goes to a church for 20 years where the reverend spews such awful hate speech makes us question his judgment to be president of our nation.

Belfast said...

Thanks for your quick reply and comments.

I see someone like this pastor as a direct opposition to some of white america. He is bigging up so to speak his black congregation to trying and make them feel good about themselves.

I have heard just as equally terrible sermons delivered from
Pastor Fred Phelps of the westbro baptist church in Topeka Kansas.

I can see your point about Obama talking about unity of america when he sits in a church with a pastor who speaks in such a way.

This does bring his judgment into question. I can see that.

Obama may not believe everything that this man preaches he could be attending each week just to please his wife and to be shown as upstanding member of his community.

YouSaid
"Even he doesn't support his own pastor's comment like you apparently do!"

I said
"Im not agreeing with this pastor but i thought thats what your country was about , freedom of speech and freedom of religion."

I do not agree with him and i dont think its really hate speech check out fred phelps that is hate speech http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Phelps People only give this manic old man consideration because he is Obamas preacher.

Of course Obama has to get up an denounce it and say he's against it an so on , thats politics all around the world politicians say one thing and go and do another thing. Politicans are professional paid liars I have seen are fair share of lying politicans here.

Like you said if he or you or I disagreed with what was being taught or preached in a church we would go to another one.

I had a look at some of your other publications and would like to get your opinion and views on how I can approach my university about a controversial topic.

In these comments it is not really the place to talk about as its totally unrelated. I being taught evolutionary computing which draws heavily on Darwin's theories and this clashes with my Christian views

kind regards
P
Belfast, Ireland

Cristina said...

And we wonder why racism is still just as prevalent today as it was 50 years ago!!! It seems Mr. Obama may have a differnt agenda than everyone thought!!!!!

Christinewjc said...

Hi Belfast,

Thanks for the screen name change -easier to respond.

Yes. Free speech - even if it is hateful - is guaranteed by our Constitution. However, when a man runs for the highest office in the land and claims to want to "bring all people together," we must question such a man's 20 year association with an anti-American hater of whites; hater of the Jews and Israel; 9/11 false conspiracy spewing rhetoric; blame our government for AIDS in the black community rumor-mongering bigot such as the likes of Wright.

Pointing out other's bad behavior (like Phelps) does not negate the gravity of the situation with Obama and Wright. Phelps isn't directly associated (as far as I know) with someone trying to get a presidential nomination for the Democrat party. BTW, Phelps is a life-long registered Democrat!. The liberals often try to pin his views upon the Conservative Republican Religious Right. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Unrelated topic, but see illustration of this saying in this post.

You wrote: "Obama may not believe everything that this man preaches he could be attending each week just to please his wife and to be shown as upstanding member of his community."

Well, his wife certainly has demonstrated similar feelings as "Rev." Wright towards America. I'm sorry but people just do not stay in a church when they hear things being shared that are not biblical and/or that they don't agree with! It just doesn't happen! People leave churches for far less incendiary rhetoric than the hate speech bellowed by Wright.

You asked, "I had a look at some of your other publications and would like to get your opinion and views on how I can approach my university about a controversial topic.

In these comments it is not really the place to talk about as its totally unrelated. I being taught evolutionary computing which draws heavily on Darwin's theories and this clashes with my Christian views."


I'm not sure what you mean by evolutionary computing. But as far as challenging those who hold to evolution theory as fact...Wow...good luck on THAT one!

If your university is anything like the liberal, secular humanistic ones in the U.S., your views will not only be unwelcome, but vilified and denounced harshly.

Here in America, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced in a recenty published book that there is "overwhelming" evidence to support evolution. Tom DeRosa, executive director of Creation Studies Institute (CSI), strongly disagrees and warns of the group's influence in pushing evolution education in public schools.

"I challenge the NAS view that there is evidence supporting evolution. Where is it?" asked DeRosa. "Just how do molecules over time become the human race, and how do simple living organisms become so complex?"

DeRosa said the NAS position reflects the outlook of its members. He cited a 1998 survey published in the journal Nature. The survey was sent to 517 NAS members, just over half of whom responded. Of those, 72 percent said they were atheists and 21 percent were agnostics.

"That means a whopping 93 percent of NAS members disregard God," DeRosa said. "It's clear that the NAS membership holds to a secular humanistic worldview that they want impressionable schoolchildren to embrace."

But mainstream America isn't buying the NAS stance. According to a 2005 Harris poll, two-thirds of U.S. adults believe human beings were created by God, and a Pew Research Center poll released the same year indicated the 64 percent support teaching creationism alongside evolution in classrooms.

"CSI still has its work cut out for it to face the great lie of evolution with creation truths," DeRosa said. "We know that we'll be victorious because the God who we believe created Heaven and earth is on our side."


Perhaps you might find some helpful information at that website.

The "scientific elitists" here in America absolutely hate any mention of Creation studies and/or Intelligent Design. Obviously, with such a huge percentage of the NAS rejecting God, they rely on their a priori notion that materialism alone can explain life here on earth. They reject any and all other possibilities. In fact, those who were involved and interested in the SETI program (like Carl Sagan) would rather believe in aliens from other planets than in God as Creator of the universe! With philosophical mindsets like that, there is a zero chance for differing opinions and evidence to be seen, heard or given any consideration.

One hint during debates with Darwinists that DeRosa gives us is this:

When debating a Darwinist, it's important to remember several key points. First, organisms over time do not gain new DNA information and thereby evolve. Second, natural selection produces extinction, not evolution.

Perhaps others will come along and give you some good advice and links.

Christinewjc said...

Hi Cristina,

Good point and so true. It seems that those on the left want to keep the "race card" alive and well to promote their own agendas.

How sad is it that liberal black Democratic leaders view successful, conservative Republican black leaders as "traitors to their cause." I think that is so awful!! They put down people like Condi Rice - first black Secretary of State in history - just because her political stance doesn't agree with theirs? Truly sad...

Matt W. said...

Christine,
You have been having quite an excellent discussion here, I've just been too sick and busy, a really lousy combination, to put into it.
Anyway, just wanted to correct you, Rice is the 2nd black SecState... but the other one was W's also.
God Bless,
Matt W.

Christinewjc said...

Hi Matt,

Thanks and welcome back! I'm really sorry to hear that you have been sick! No wonder you haven't been commenting...I have missed you and your input of wisdom at my blog!

Thanks for the correction about Rice. What I should have said was that she was the first black woman to hold the position. I hope it's ok to say "black." African-American takes so long to type out!

Isn't it strange how Bush never gets any credit for these two "firsts" in placing two highly intelligent black people in high levels of position in his Cabinet?

And the liberals still want to call Bill Clinton the first "black" president! Sheesh! Who did he appoint in his Cabinet?

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many of you have actually listened to Obama's speech on race, all 37 minutes of it. We have some very big problems with race in this country and people are not willing to talk about it unless it is behind closed doors with members of one's own race. Keep in mind that Rev. Wright grew up during some very difficult times for our country in dealing with race. We were a segregated country where blacks were treated as second rate citizens. Many blacks were hanged from trees and killed just for being black. I'm sure he holds some resentment towards this country, and don't think for a minute that we are past our racial differences.
We all also need to understand that what happens in my church is not the same thing that is happening in your church. Blacks and whites do not worship in the same way and nor should we be expected to. I listened to the words of the Rev. Wright and as a white man was not in the least bit offended. After years of listening to the likes of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson blaming everything from 9/11 to natural disasters on gays and immigrants I fail to see why we should be so angry with Obama. People in glass houses...
What Obama is attempting to do is get past this decisiveness and start a dialog in this country so that we can move on and be stronger than ever. People in this country have WAY more in common with each other than we do differences. It's time to stop using those little differences to divide us and take all of our similarities and move on .

God bless...and please...listen to Obama don't just believe what you hear on FoxNews, who would tear down the Pope if he was a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

I'm an atheist, but I would have thought that you use the name of your god, Jesus Christ, at extreme risk of eternal damnation in pursuing a racist agenda.

You cannot be, I woud have thought, both race centred and focussed on your god, who after all is the creator of your universe.

However, I am just an atheist. Perhaps your god is an American patriot and white. Who am I, as a godless heathen, to tell you what to believe.

Christinewjc said...

Anonymous, (March 19, 2008 5:54:00 PM PDT )

I watched, and listened to the entire speech.

I agree that we need to "get past our racial differences." But I also think that we cannot do so with preachers like Wright who rail against ALL whites, and ALL Jews, and Israel (as an independent state); while making FALSE CLAIMS against our government (e.g. AIDS invented by U.S. Gov. to kill blacks), and OUTRIGHTLY LYING BY blaming our foreign policies for the 9/11 attacks (Radical Islam is at fault); screaming that "Hillary doesn't know what it means to be growing up black but Obama does - she has never been called a [racial epithet deleted].

Do you see any of these things as helpful in soothing the racial divide? I certainly don't!!

You wrote: "We all also need to understand that what happens in my church is not the same thing that is happening in your church. Blacks and whites do not worship in the same way and nor should we be expected to."

Just whom are you worshipping? If you are a Christian, then we both worship Jesus Christ. The sermons and services might be different, but we have the same Object of worship - Jesus Christ - don't we??

I don't listen to Obama because his policies are anti-Christian. My number one reason for not ever being able to vote for him is...he is pro-abortion (he even lobbied against, and rejected, the Born Alive Infants Protection Act of 2000. Do you know what that is about? If not, google it.)

I am staunchly pro-life. I cannot, with good concience EVER VOTE FOR A PRO-DEATH-TO-BABIES-IN-THE-WOMB CANDIDATE!! I don't care if they are black, white, brown, yellow, handsome, young, old....you name it.

I ATTEND A MIXED RACE CHURCH AND THE PASTOR HAPPENS TO BE BLACK! Yet, I have NEVER HEARD HATE SPEECH SPEWED LIKE "REV." WRIGHT'S. Our pastor doesn't have a racist bone in his body!

I have never been to a "black" church that preaches "black liberation theology." Apparently, many other white people like me had NO IDEA what goes on in such churches. More than anything else, I am deeply saddened by what I have learned.

A woman called into the Sean Hannity radio show yesterday. She is a democrat who was determined to vote for Obama until she heard the hate speech that Obama's preacher spews in his church. She, like me, never even knew about the rage against white people that is happening in such churches. Being a liberal, she admitted being sheepish about calling Sean's show...you know...the enemy "republican" territory. Sean was very gracious towards her for her courage in calling. He even told the audience that he was sending her a lobster dinner gram.

Wasn't it Martin Luther King who advocated for peaceful protest against injustice based on race? Didn't he say that someday, he hope that, (paraphrased) 'people would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character?'

However, there were the Malcolm X types that raged against the establishment (which meant "whitie") and wanted to do harm and damage to get their point across.

Churches (of any color, creed, locale, denomination, etc.) where ANY PREACHER PREACHES HATE against people is NOT GENUINELY CHRISTIAN...in my view.

Indeed, God hates sin - not the sinner. The job of the church is to show the way towards repentance for sin (have you read my new post??) and preach the gospel of Christ. Mixing political (and obviously resentment filled hatred) in with the gospel and biblical instruction (like Wright did in his church) is sinful!! It is especially sinful because Wright HAD LIED ABOUT MANY OF THE ISSUES THAT HE RAILED AGAINST ON THOSE VIDEO TAPES!!

It also happens to be against the law. Churches and their pastors aren't supposed to side with any political candidate in front of their congregation. They can preach for particular POLICIES, but not mention the name of a particular candidate so as to influence their members to vote for them. So, that's the second problem with this Obama/Wright fiasco.

I agree with you that we need to talk about race. But "white people" have to walk on egg shells when doing so otherwise we are labeled as "racist." If we say ANYTHING that could possibly be perceived in the wrong way and labeled as "racist," then why would we want to start a dialogue in the first place? This is the dilemma many of us face. I am already facing it on this blog! See the "Anonymous" comment after yours!

You wrote: "What Obama is attempting to do is get past this decisiveness and start a dialog in this country so that we can move on and be stronger than ever."

I would have given Obama the benefit of the doubt if it were not for some of the things that he said in his speech. I think that Michael Reagan nails it with this article:

It's Not Compassion -- It's Wright-Wing Racism.

Maybe if you read that entire article, you will understand how (and why) many white people perceived his speech as unsatisfying regarding this controversy.

Excerpts:

What people listening to Obama's speech expected:

The speech was meant to be an explanation and expiation of his guilt for his years of remaining mute in the face of the outrageous anti-Americanism spewed by his pastor and bosom buddy, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

What people got and heard:

What was not expected was Barack H. Obama's use of a litany of America's past racist offenses to justify not only Wright's blatant hatred of white America but his suggestion that it was a sentiment shared by most African Americans. And that is simply not true.

Nor was it true, as Obama charged, that the Reagan coalition was created out of white resentment for affirmative action or forced busing.

He charged that "anger over welfare and affirmative action helped forge the Reagan coalition. Politicians routinely exploited fears of crime... talk show hosts and conservative commentators built entire careers unmasking bogus claims of racism while dismissing legitimate discussions of racial injustice and inequality as mere political correctness or reverse racism."

Poppycock! These are not only outright falsehoods, but echoes of what Obama learned at the feet of Jeremiah Wright and now preaches as his own beliefs. He learned his lessons well.

When he suggested that my father's coalition was based on anger over affirmative action and welfare he was peddling a blatant falsehood as egregious in its falsity as Wright's charge that whites created AIDS to wipe out the black population.

Everything Obama said was directed at suggesting that while Rev. Wright should not have used such inflammatory language, he was somehow justified because of America's white racism.

Try as he might, Barack Obama cannot claim the innocence of a lamb in his long years of worshipful association with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. He was either fully aware of the seething racial hatred that motivated Wright, or something of a blithering idiot who can't spot a racist hater when he spends years genuflecting at his feet.


What this reveals about Obama:

Barack Obama is not an idiot. He is a brilliant orator who exudes charm and arouses near-worship from his host of giddy, hypnotized supporters. He is also a committed socialist and a talented salesman for his brand of Marxist snake oil.

Beware of camels bearing gifts, and politicians promising utopia.


I thank God that many people in this nation have finally been awakened from their slumber, have had the veil over their eyes removed and have been broken of the hypnotic "Obama-messiah" spell that they were formerly under. They now see that they don't want his type of Obamanation as our next Commander in Chief!

Christinewjc said...

Anonymous, (March 19, 2008 9:10:00 PM PDT)

1. Please cite proof of what you label as my "racist agenda."

2. Since you don't believe in God, you must believe in the new definition of "tolerance." Where is your tolerance towards me? What's more, you probably do not believe in making any judgments about anyone's character. This is known as moral relativism. Therefore, what (or Whom) is your basis for morality?

3. Please see my comment to the other "Anonymous."

Christinewjc said...

If you don't think that the Obama/Wright controversy matters, think again. It's already having a profound effect in the election.

From Real Clear Politics:

March 20, 2008
The Wright Effect
Posted by TOM BEVAN | E-Mail This | Permalink | Email Author
SurveyUSA is out with polling in three states that looks ominous for Obama:

Ohio
McCain 44 - Clinton 50
McCain 50 - Obama 43

For Obama, it's a 17-point swing against him since the last SurveyUSA poll taken just three weeks ago, going up from up ten on McCain to down seven. Clinton has slipped four points over the same period but still leads McCain by six.

Missiouri
McCain 48 - Clinton 46
McCain 53 - Obama 39

Again, Obama's support slipped three points in Missouri while McCain's rose five, giving McCain a substantial 14-point lead. Over the same period Clinton picked up four points on McCain according to the SUSA survey.

Kentucky
McCain 53 - Clinton 43
McCain 64 - Obama 28

Not that Kentucky was in any danger of going blue, but McCain's support jumped 10 points and Obama's dropped five in three weeks. Clinton's support remained steady, though she trails McCain by 10.

These are the kind of numbers that will give the superdelegates nightmares. Given Obama's lead in the pledged delegates, the supers will face a tough decision should his general election prospects against McCain deteriorate.

Anonymous said...

As a white male, 36 years old and lifelong republican, I totally agree with Rev. Wrights comments about the "chickens coming home to roost" and that our foreign policy has put our nation behind the eight ball. I believe this because it comes from a quote by former US ambassador to Iraq and deputy of the Reagan administrations task force on terror Edward Peck. Also when Ron Paul based his campaign on this, where was the outrage, Oh yeah, he wasn't black. As for the rest of it, I cannot speak out because like I said before, like the majority of you who have posted comments, I am white and do not know what it is like to be black in America. I read that "comment moderation" has been enabled by the blog author. I would imagine this will be "moderated" like much of the stories run by Micheal Savage, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity have been over the past few days about Obama and his "racist" preacher. These dopes have taken a 3 minute speech, redacted it down to a few choice sound bites, and proceeded to skewer an apparently decent politician. Maybe it's because they know McCain would run over Hillary in the Election. The "liberal" media also needs to take responsibility for this as well, for they are to lazy to let the facts get in the way of a good story. Many people are looking for a reason to not vote for Obama because while not calling themselves "racist" they just can't get past the color of the man.

Christinewjc said...

Anonymous,

Are you aware that the "chickens have come home to roost" is a quote originally spoken by Malcolm X?

As far as I'm concerned - all of them are wrong! Wright, Obama, and Ron Paul!

For me, there are MANY GOOD REASONS not to vote for Obama...none of which have anything to do with his skin color. It is his POLITICS AND POLICIES that I vehemently disagree with!

The sound "bites" speak for themselves. No amount of spin can excuse the magnitude of hate being spewed by Wright.

I have NEVER been in ANY Christian church where the preacher mixed politics, hate speech and racism as Wright did. What's worse is that the church had the videos for sale!! That means that they AGREE WITH and are PROUD of these racist rants. The people attending there would NEVER stay in such a church if they didn't AGREE WITH THE PASTOR THERE! THAT IS OBAMA'S PROBLEM...HIS 20 YEAR ATTENDANCE THERE PROVES THAT HE AGREED WITH WRIGHT'S RANTS! His wife proved it too when she said, "for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country."

This privileged, educated, rich middle-aged woman feels THAT WAY ABOUT AMERICA? That's just over the top...

Michele Malkin asks -

Where will Obama be for Easter?

You must view the video there! It certainly depicts people "worshiping" at Obama's rallies.

It would seem that if one (Obama) thinks of themselves (himself) as the "new messiah," then there is obviously no good reason for him to go to church on one of the most holiest days of the year on the Christian calendar - Easter Sunday - to worship the True, One and Only Messiah who died for the sins of mankind and rose from the grave three days later. His name is Jesus Christ.

Matt W. said...

As to people not being outraged by Ron Pauls 9/11 comments, Christine and I discussed those in the comment section of a post right here on this blog. The tone was a little differant, not because of his color, but because he never had any shot of becoming President.