Updated: Donna Brazile is lying about Wright's moderateness
by Mike Pridmore, Sun Mar 16, 2008 at 12:55:42 PM EDT
Donna Brazile said on This Week that Jeremiah Wright is a moderate among black ministers. He is not. And Barack Obama has known this the whole time he has known Reverend Wright. Wright was so radical that he could not get a job at any Baptist Church. (link):
The rebellious son of a Baptist minister, Wright was hired by Trinity United when he could find no Baptist church to take him. The congregation on 95th Street, then numbering just 87, had recently adopted the motto "Unashamedly black and unapologetically Christian." They did not mind his fiery red Afro and black power agenda.
In his 1993 memoir "Dreams from My Father," Obama recounts in vivid detail his first meeting with Wright in 1985. The pastor warned the community activist that getting involved with Trinity might turn off other black clergy because of the church's radical reputation.
The point here is not whether one should be a moderate or not. That is a wholly separate issue. The point is that Donna Brazile wants us to believe that Wright is a moderate even though he is not. Why would she say that? Perhaps for the same reason she twisted Bill Clinton's use of the word "fairytale" out of context and accused him of racism. (Video of that here.)
Donna Brazile is not the unbiased observer she pretends to be. And she needs to be called out on that.