Senator Obama, the Kos community, Kos himself, myself, have rightly been upset over Geraldine Ferraro's racially insensitive comments. Now it's Reverend Wright's turn:
The things he says speak for themselves, plain ugly. In my opinion, more divisive than anything Ferraro said.
Now here is the question, I've heard a few people claim it doesn't matter because Obama's camp has said:
"Senator Obama has said repeatedly that personal attacks such as this have no place in this campaign or our politics, whether they’re offered from a platform at a rally or the pulpit of a church," said Bill Burton, a campaign spokesman.
Or, Because, he has no official role in campaign...
BUT, he is no mere Reverand speaking from the pulpit, this from the Obama campaign's own press release:
CHARLESTON, S.C. –U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign today unveiled its African American Religious Leadership Committee at both the national and statewide levels.
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.*
Trinity United Church of Christ
Senator Barack Obama's Pastor
*Endorsements from religious leaders are extended in their personal capacity, and not on behalf of any house of worship, organization or denomination.
Dated Dec, 2007
(SEQUENCE IS MINE)
Now... where can you spot the problems?
A. He should resign from such committee, or if it is not active, the Campaign should imediately rebuke his position according to this press release.
B. His sermon was given in the house of worship, potentially breaking the law, and repealing Trinity United Church of Christ's tax exempt status.
Now some on here may question my motives to posting this story, as I am an HRC supporter. But I post this to say that we should not stand for hypocrisy from either campaign, and that both campaigns can be held accountable for what they do with those officialy in in the campaign.
I'm not here trying to smear Obama's religion, or his Church. I'm here trying to apply one standard, and to put pressure on Obama to repudiate Wright's statements forcefully, as well as his position on campaign.
This isn't only in the interest of the primary, the General Election is equally important to me, no matter who the candidate is.
to quote our great leader:
It's inexcusable, and whatever
FerraroWright says from here on out will be on Clinton'sObama's head.
This is an aside from the racial standards of the campaign, but further controversial statements from Wright that feed into an already existing Obama meme, more reason why Obama should strongly repudiate Rev. Wright, IMHO: