Bits and Pieces:
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the embattled pastor of presidential candidate Barack Obama, gave a 45-minute sermon on Sunday that included a reference to his “public crucifixion” for past comments from the pulpit.
Wright also was the subject of political dispute on the campaign trail, as Republican John McCain criticized some of Wrights earlier remarks that have recently surfaced, and Obama taking a swipe at McCain.
McCain has been fighting the North Carolina GOP over an ad set to air Monday that links Obama and Wright, saying the ad is unfair. But on Sunday, McCain made the most confident steps so far on the subject, criticizing Wright over comments he made comparing Marines to Roman soldiers who killed Jesus, and comparing Al Qaeda flags to the AMerican flag.
Of the Roman comparison, McCain said, “It’s beyond belief. And then of course saying that Al Qaeda and the American flag were the same flags. So I can understand, I can understand why people are upset about this. I can understand why Americans, when viewing these kinds of comments, are angry and upset.”
Obama campaign spokesman Hari Sevugnan said McCain had “broken his word to the American people” in his criticism of Wright, according to a statement from the campaign.
“By sinking to a level that he specifically said he’d avoid, John McCain has broken his word to the American people and rendered hollow his promise of a respectful campaign. With each passing day, John McCain acts more and more like someone who’s spent twenty-six years learning the divisive, distracting tactics of Washington. That’s not the change that the American people are looking for,” Sevugnan said.
John McCain, if you want to win this election, you must step up your game. The Leftist’s in this one…are quite good. If one likes Leftist’s that is.
He also defended Obama and lashed out at the newsmedia for running excerpts of his heated sermons, media pundits and those who have tried to connect him to Islam because of his full name — Barack Hussein Obama.
“Please run and tell my stuck up stupid friends that Arabic is a language, not a religion,” said Wright. “Its not a religion stop trying to scare people like you are giving him a religious name.”
Rev. Wright, pray (no pun intended) tell, WHAT exactly is the predominate “religion” of the “Arabics”? His Mommy and Daddy gave Hussein Obama that name, Just as the Kennedy’s named one of their sons, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. That name he used with pride. Is Obama not proud?
Seems to me Rev. Wright you are a smartass racist…hiding behind your color, are you not proud of your color?
The only one “stuck on stupid”, Rev. Wright, is you.
April 28, 2008, 6:16 am at 6:16 am
Don’t you just love free speech? Let the bastard talk. He hangs himself nicely, yes?
April 30, 2008, 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm
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