Obama Does Damage Control on Wright

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    Tuesday, April 29, 2008

    "At a certain point, if what somebody says such things, then he questions or not whether you believe it, in front of the National Press Club, then that's enough... That's a show of disrespect for me.

    As described to me, "Obama isn't just throwing Wright under the bus... He's getting a tractor trailer and running him over a few times."

    He says Michelle was "similarly angered."

    Obama describes Wright's comments from yesterday as "a bunch of rants."

    UPDATE: More Obama: "When you start focusing so much on the plight of the historically oppressed, that you lose sight of what we have in common, that it overrides everything else, that we lose sight of the struggle of others... It doesn't address what I believe is the power of faith to bring people together."

    "When this controversy started, I didn't see this as an attack on the black church, I saw it as a simplification, a caricature of who he was... The only aspect that had to do some people were surprised when he was shouting. That's just a black church tradition."

    "Yesterday, I think he caricatured himself. That made me angry, and it also made me sad."

    Obama said he had tried to reach him before the Philadelphia speech, and couldn't reach him because he was on a cruise. He says they talked after the speech, but said that he didn't want to discuss their private conversations. He said he told him that he found certain statements unacceptable.

    "It may have been unintentional on his part, but I do not see our relationship as the same."


    "He was never my quote unquote, spiritual adviser, my quote unquote spiritual mentor, he was my pastor."

    More Obama: Wright is "an embarrassment to his campaign" and "not what my campaign is about."

    ANOTHER UPDATE: The early reaction from CNN: "This was exactly what Barack Obama needed to do."

    Roland Martin: "Barack Obama did everything he could to avoid denouncing Wright, but he had no choice because it was indeed offensive." Martin says people close to Wright pleaded with him not to appear at the National Press Club.

    From what I saw able to see - I joined the press conference in progress — Obama's criticism of Wright that we heard moments ago was more or less what I wanted to hear in the Philadelphia speech. I'm glad that Obama no longer feels that Americans are unfairly misjudging Wright on "snippets", and that the scales have fallen from his eyes. It's frustrating that Wright had to become a catastrophe for Obama's presidential ambitions before he could see him for what he is, and to offer the full-throated, no ifs, ands or buts, disavowal that he explicitly rejected in his earlier speech.

    Obama emphasizes "the man I saw yesterday was not the man I knew for 20 years." I guess the question is, will the voters buy that?

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    Guess it was *finally* time (read politically expedient) to throw the "crotchety old uncle" out....once and for all.....after 20 loooong years.... 'cause what he recently said was so "shocking".....:eusa_liar:

    Wah!....why can't i just finish my waffle? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    One of the questions that was thrown at him was something like "what does this say about your judgement?"

    I didn't listen to the answer, but he fielded some tough questions. I'd like him if it weren't for his views on the economy, health care and the war. I can't decide if he's just a naive baby or if he's intentionally misleading....
     
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    Why would you listen to Obama's answer. Are you that afraid of learning anything?
     
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    Wright's speech at the NPC is easily the best thing to have happened to Obama since the Wright issue began.

    What more is there to say about the issue now that hasn't already been said? Its a good thing all this happened in the context of the biggest primary audience the U.S. has ever seen. Otherwise, the Wright issue may have followed him to the GE in a significant way.

    But now, everyone will tire of it...give it a week.

    Back to the war.
     
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    Thanks to Rev. Wright, no one is calling Obama a secret Muslim, except perhaps the truly deranged.
     
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    The best thing? Maybe.....I wonder if it wasn't set up by the Obama campaign....in order to ditch Wright once and for all. They evidently have no qualms about lying to the public....after all, even Wright said that Obama had to say what he did about him earlier because of politics...you can be sure that lying to whitey bears no shame in his world...

    The FACT still remains that Obama had a close relationship with Jeremiah Wright for over 20 years....all this after Obama graduated from Harvard (the man is not stupid) and during his years of being a state senator (if he didn't hear all of Wrights comments directly he most certainly would have heard them indirectly). I certainly don't consider Obama to be a naive man......misleading? Most definitely. Wright's agenda is quite obvious and there for anybody to see....Obama just wants to distance himself in order to get elected.
     
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    Call me cynical but I think Wright did this to make himself look like a buffoon and get Obama off the hook.
     
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    I've always felt the Wright issue will die a natural death - especially because of the size and interest of the primaries this year. I never thought it would last through to the general. And it appears it won't.

    American people usually don't fall for the guilt by association thing anymore. The days of McCarthy are over.Getting elected nowadays is all about the money you raise and the size and level of the sophistry of the campaign you run.

    Another thing? Who would have ever thought a politician would throw people under the bus for ambition?

    Wow! That's breaking news.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, wow...it is news. Who wudda thought a politician would throw his long-time personal PASTOR under the bus?

    I don't think the issue is going to disappear that easily. It cuts too close to who Obama really is.
     

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