Obama's Condescending Defense of Jeremiah Wright
by Jacob Freeze, Fri Mar 28, 2008 at 10:16:31 AM EDT
The media have been flooded with paternalistic excuses for Jeremiah Wright, and Barack Obama's was the most condescending of all. First, Reverend Wright was Obama's crazy old "uncle," and now he's a dinosaur mired in the tarpit of segregation:
For the men and women of Reverend Wright's generation, the memories of humiliation and doubt and fear have not gone away; nor has the anger and the bitterness of those years.
Poor old guy! He thinks it's still 1951. Don't wake him up!
It just gets worse.
Asked why he didn't denounce the controversial comments when he first heard of them more than a year ago, Obama noted Wright was on the verge of retirement.
Poor old guy! Put him in a nursing home and forget him!
There is no resemblance whatsoever between this miserable picture and anything about Jeremiah Wright that I have seen or read.
Instead of the half-dead "uncle" Obama describes, the Jeremiah Wright I see in the famous videos is a fluent and highly educated man burning up enough energy to run a marathon in the course of every sermon.
Physically, this guy could kick Obama's scrawny butt all the way from Philadelphia to New York, and mentally, Jeremiah Wright can talk and think rings around Barack Obama in every form of human communication except reading a speech from a teleprompter.
Jeremiah Wright is not your pathetic, half-dead "uncle," Mr. Obama!
Jeremiah Wright is fully responsible for himself, and when he curses America and subscribes to the hateful black-power "theology" of James Cone, he deserves as much condemnation as the white-power neo-Nazis in their stinking gun-clubs in Idaho and Alabama.
Barack Obama's condescending defense of Jeremiah Wright is a throwback to the paternalism of Jim Crow and the ante-bellum South, where the black "race" was supposed to need the guidance of superior beings like the Grand Dragon of the local KKK.
The only difference is that now the superior being is Barack Obama.