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  •  If you take the views from people across that (1+ / 0-)
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    Eternal Hope

    committee, I don't think you'll lack for quotes to feed the right-leaning TradMed.

    Of course, this is all coming out on the heels of Clinton's climax with Ferraro, yesterday.

    Interesting coincidence.

    Obama has specifically said in the past that Wright, his ex-pastor, does not represent his views and (per a TPM quote) has categorized him "like an old uncle who says things I don't always agree with."

    One year ago, he took Wright off the agenda to speak at an Obama event.

    I think he's created a consistent pattern of behavior that will be natural to build upon, if necessary.  Coming out proactively would just make this smear story grew faster than it needs to, and potentially defuse the furor over Clinton's campaign.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 11:54:44 AM PDT

    •  Keep spinning (2+ / 0-)
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      miriam, rigso

      Obama may have taken Wright off the agenda to speak but then he put his "old uncle" on his campaign. Nice try.

      •  Er, he's not on his campaign (1+ / 0-)
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        and you're reaching.  Mightily.

        Should I say, "desperately?"  Yes, yes I should.

        I only see spin coming from some extremists at DKos who happen to support Clinton, and who apparently desire to fan even more racially-charged flames on the day after their candidate was pounded across the media for her handling of the Ferraro fiasco.

        Really, some folks have no shame at all.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 02:16:41 PM PDT

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        •  yep, Wright on campaign (2+ / 0-)
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          miriam, NewHampster

          No shame at all when pointing out blatant hypocrisy. Politico reports that Wright "has a formal role on the campaign." Read the press release that lists Wright's name on Obama's African American Religious Leadership Committee. The diarist also included the press snip, but I guess you didn't read the diary either.

          •  So, what? (2+ / 0-)
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            It's too bad that the media doesn't go and see what Clinton's preacher or John McCain's preacher say. And it's too bad that the media does not go and scrutinize what John Hagee said, since he is one of John McCain's supporters. It's just Obama. It seems that the media is following a double standard here.

          •  Please explain the role of that Leadership (1+ / 0-)
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            Eternal Hope

            committee to the Obama campaign, please?

            I knew of this before reading the diary - but, please, lets' hear your spin of how this long list of black clergy are official campaign representatives for Obama.

            Oh, and beyond the concern . . . what do you hope this inferenced reporting is meant to do, please?

            Obama has already stated he doesn't subscribe to all the personal views expressed by his "uncle"-like Wright, and is thus not represented by them.  He learned spirituality from the man, and these fiery speeches about black people feeling beset upon over so many years in the USA is so much noise.

            And, has never been a tone in the Obama campaign.  It's entirely inconsistent with Obama's history as a politician.

            Love the recent quoting of Politico by the more extremist Clinton supporters, BTW!

            "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

            by wader on Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 02:41:29 PM PDT

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            •  BTW, I should note my context (1+ / 0-)
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              Eternal Hope

              the "so much noise" mention above was meant in terms of noise being reported here to inflame.

              Not that I feel Wright's points are only noise.  While harsh, he actually seems to offer understandable issues from which to express anger with his congregations, in the context of where and when he presented them.

              "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

              by wader on Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 02:44:05 PM PDT

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