Who Cares About Wright the Second Time Around?

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    Black Liberation theology and president Obama- the reason it matters is that liberation theology aligns itself with political and even violent revolution~

    By Karin McQuillan

    When the videos of Obama's angry pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, hit voters' TV screens in March of 2008, Obama's favorable ratings plummeted. The number of Democrats saying he would be their nominee fell 20%. In a Rasmussen poll, a strong 56% of likely voters thought Obama shared some of Wright's views. Soon after, we were told the Wright story was over, that it was racist, and never to mention it again.

    Democrats and mainstream media then and now insist that Obama's church is off-limits, while simultaneously attacking Mormonism. "If Mormons are such responsible people, why are voters turned off?" asks the New York Times, while TIME magazine piously intones, "Associating Obama with Wright's radical views raises the specter of racial stereotyping ... knowingly discounting his stated positions and making assumptions that may be influenced by his race."

    It is less clear why Republicans continue to cave in to the Democrat pressure to shut up. The polling data at the time showed that Obama's closeness to the odious Rev. Wright went over very badly indeed with more than half of independents, precisely those voters essential to Romney's re-election.

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    Preacher's kid...
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    Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Daughter Indicted for Alleged Money Laundering
    April 11, 2013 - The daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Obama's controversial former pastor, has been accused of laundering money in an alleged $1.25 million fraud led by an ex-police chief in Illinois.
     
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    IMHO, the Republicans should not have shut up about Wright. McCain made a mistake there. But he was trying to be "nice" and he didn't want to have to deal with being called a racist by the same people in the media who liked him when he was attacking President Bush.

    They let Obama get away with that one speech where he claimed he never heard anything wrong from Wright during his 20 years of attending services there, even tho Oprah stopped attending because of what Wright was saying.
     

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