Let me say at the outset that I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy. I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies. I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it's on the campaign stump or in the pulpit. In sum, I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are at issue.Give me a break. Like if John McCain had attended a white supremacist church for 20 years he'd be able to get away with this one. Right.
The truth of the matter is Barack had choices and he chose to keep his family at Rev. Wright's church for 20 years. I've left churches for far less. The rest of the defense is just as bad. Apparently, churches that claim that Americal created AIDS and call the US the greatest murderer in the world are a "pillar of the community." Right. And dingbat preachers who claim that Jesus was black are "respected biblical scholars." Please.
Obama has forgotten the first rule of holes which is this: When you're in a hole, stop digging. Barack goes on to claim that he never heard Rev. Wright say any of these things in person. That's probably a mistake right there since his church has videos of these sermons for sale and it won't take much for someone to place Barack at the church at the time of one of these rants.
His next press conference ought to be a great one. If he could only handle eight Rezko questions, how is he going to do with an hour or so of Rezko plus Wright?