posted on Apr, 27 2008 @ 07:21 PM
Now let me preface my statements by saying I support Barack Obama for POTUS. Furthermore, I am an Independent, White, Middle Class voter.
That said...what idiot thought it would be a good idea for Jeremiah Wright to give an interview to Bill Moyers or to speak before the NAACP Detroit
Conference? Don't get me wrong, he most decisively has a right to freedom of speech. But any idiot who actually supports Obama should realize that
Wright should avoid the spotlight until after November.
I tuned into to the conference this evening (Sunday) which is being covered by CNN and FOX. I am astounded by the scene I have witnessed so far. My
husband, who is trying very hard to stick with me on this Obama issue, is outright horrified.
Mind you, if you don't have much experience with African-American churches, you might be surprised by the animated and passionate rhetoric you see on
the T.V. I'll put it out there and say that there are African-American people who are not totally comfortable with the agenda of the NAACP and
certainly not the ceremonies presented tonight.
Obama should not be defined by the words of his pastor. I challenge anyone to dispute that it is difficult to challenge or disagree with your
spiritual counselor. Lord knows I have some crazy-ass friends and family, but damn it, they're mine and I wouldn't turn by back on them! I view it
as an excellent indicator of his personal ethics that Obama has not disassociated himself from Wright. Loyalty is to be admired.
That said, for God's sake, will someone in the Obama campaign put this issue on lock down!?
Furthermore...I think it is absolutely pandering to the lowest common denominator for CNN and FOX to have covered the NAACP speech. Just stirring the
pot for ratings...