What is there left to say about the Rev. Wright?

Not much it seems, but since everyone else is throwing in their two cents, I’ll add mine:

  • Today’s forceful push back by Obama against Wright’s preening, self-aggrandizing performance at the National Press Club yesterday, in some ways, ought to be the end of this shameful sideshow. However, our media, more obsessed with scandal than the real and serious issues facing this country, seems content to milk this story for all it’s worth.
  • We’re reached a ridiculous point in our public discourse that seems to center around the idea that any political candidate is essentially bound by the actions of anyone associated with a campaign, however loosely. This, of course, is a ludicrious standard to apply.
  • There’s a lot more I could write, but I’ll save the time by just letting John Cole say it all. The best part of Cole’s post:

    Maybe it is because I am totally and unrepentantly in the tank for Obama, but I just can’t get worked up over what his pastor said. Maybe it is because I am not religious, and I am used to religious people saying things that sound crazy. Or maybe I just refuse to spend any more time and energy getting worked up over and denouncing, distancing, and rejecting the wrong people- people who really don’t matter in the big scheme of things. If you have a memo from Jeremiah Wright to John Yoo showing how we should become a rogue nation, let me know. If you have pictures of Jeremiah Wright voting against the GI Bill, send it to me. If you have evidence of Jeremiah Wright training junior soldiers on the finer aspects of stacking and torturing naked Iraqi captives, pass them on.

    Until then, I just can’t seem to get all worked up about the crazy scary black preacher that Obama has to “throw under the bus.”

    ~ by uvasig on April 30, 2008.

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