Rev. Wright: 'Obama Threw Me Under the Bus'

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    The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, said in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that he is "toxic" to the Obama administration and that the president "threw me under the bus."

    In his strongest language to date about the administration's 2-year-old rift with the Chicago pastor, Wright told a group raising money for African relief that his pleas to release frozen funds for use in earthquake-ravaged Haiti would likely be ignored.

    "No one in the Obama administration will respond to me, listen to me, talk to me or read anything that I write to them. I am 'toxic' in terms of the Obama administration," Wright wrote the president of Africa 6000 International earlier this year.

    "I am 'radioactive,' Sir. When Obama threw me under the bus, he threw me under the bus literally!" he wrote. "Any advice that I offer is going to be taken as something to be avoided. Please understand that!"

    The White House didn't respond to requests for comment Monday about Wright's remarks. Several phone messages left by the AP for Wright at the Trinity United Church of Christ, where he is listed as a pastor emeritus, were not returned. Wright's spokeswoman, his daughter Jeri Wright, did not immediately comment on the substance of the letter.

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    tis a crying shame innit? :eusa_angel:
     
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    Is he just figuring this out? Shit, we've been saying that since before the election, when it happened...
     
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    He's a political liability. I wouldn't be surprised if this letter wasn't leaked to the press purposefully in order to help disassociate Obama from him in the public's eye. Wright is no idiot.
     
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    What do you base your "Wright is no idiot" statement on?
     
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    Are you one of those people who calls people who are more successful, influential, and powerful than you 'idiots', just because you dislike them and their points of view?

    If so, I suggest you expand your vocabulary.
     
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    A little pity for the poor tires that had to run over that racist asswipe.
     
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    Are we supposed to care about this?

    Yawn.
     
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    Your concern for the Rev. Wright is convincing.
     
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    Yes. Two years ago.
     
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    Obama has also thrown the United States under the bus.
    Anything for a power grab.
     

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