Headline Of The Day

Obama Blames ’60s For Pastor’s Comments

You can’t make this stuff up. The ’60s, a time of free love, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, God damn America and our government invented AIDS to inflict on black people—-ah yes, I remember it well.

I think Obama is trying too hard here—in order to shore up Wright’s credentials, he mentions that Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright was a Marine. But so was Lee Harvey Oswald and Lane Evans. The fact that Wright was a Marine is meaningless, especially considering he is 66 and it’s been a while since he was in uniform.

Obama quote: “Like a lot of African American men of fierce intelligence who came of age {in the ’60s], he has a lot of the language and memories and the baggage of those times. Would that include someone like Condi Rice, whose church was bombed by racists, but for some odd reason doesn’t think 9/11 was an inside job like the good Pastor Wright?

Obama claims he never heard any of the controversial sermons Wright delivered, but that strains credulity and reeks of Bill Clinton’s claim that he “didn’t inhale”. It might be that the “politics of change” is in reality “politics as usual”.

Further in the Tribune article is a bit about the earmarks that Obama made and the inconvenient truth that the hospital where his wife worked, and where she got a 150% raise just before he was elected to US Senate, got a juicy earmark of $1,000,000.00. Obama offers no apologies for helping his wife’s employer, but instead says he should have asked Dick “Our Soldiers Are Nazis” Durbin to put in the earmark instead. Again, I have to ask: Does Obama represent the politics of change or politics as usual? Or, meet the new boss, same as the old boss?

I give Obama the final word:“I have learned that I…have a temperament that I think is suitable to the presidency, as well as campaigning for the presidency.”

And he certainly knows how to play the press like a tune, which in our current state of govenment is more important that any five point policy on health care insurance or China.