It is being reported that Obama will address race and politics in his speech tonight. Pundits are comparing the importance of this speech to JFK's Catholic speech, and more recently, Mitt Romney's Mormon speech. I think it has the potential to be as impactful as Nixon's "I am not a crook" speech. It should be interesting to see how the debonair but vacuous Obama straddles the fence of embracing the Rev. J Wright, while at the same time stiff-arming him.
Jeff Emanuel has a great post on this subject at RedState.com, titled"GOD D#$% AMERICA (and other stories straight from the bible)". Here's the gist:
If there's one lesson that has been abundantly clear from the fall of public figures over the last few years -- Bill Clinton, Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmeiro, Eliot Spitzer, Mike Vick, Alberto Gonzales, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera -- it is that the bad deed is not what does in the person who commits it; rather, it is the persistent lying about it that does.
Barack Obama's continued pathetic attempts to spin (read: lie about) the situation regarding his involvement with Jeremiah Wright's black-separatist megachurch shows that he, like all of those listed above and so many more, is afflicted with the same elitist mindset that drove the others to maintain that they were innocent of those things which they were rightly accused of.
Good point! If guilt by association is unfair, may we at least question Obama's honesty as he tries to spin his way out of this?
I wonder if wife Michelle is still proud of her country (for the first time), or if this controversy has sunk her back into the life-long mode of hatred and shame for the “US of KKKA”. This is too rich!