To borrow from a favorite phrase of mine, the hubris of Barack Obama knows no bounds. Not that the former president doesn’t milk to death the fawning adulation from Leftists, everywhere — with no one more slobbery in their drooling affinity than the liberal media.
Moreover, to suggest that Obama doesn’t get away with more than any political leader, past or present, on the face of the earth would be laugh-out-loud wrong.
As reported by Fox News, during an appearance on “The Breakfast Club” radio show on Wednesday, Obama said that attacks by Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler against her Democrat runoff opponent, Rev. Raphael Warnock, over his connection with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, are “crazy stuff.”
Even crazier? Obama defended Wright as a “supremely gifted preacher.”
We always knew Obama shared Reverend Wright’s “God damn America” philosophy. Previously he hid it but now he’s coming out of the closet! https://t.co/4YrRil4Vzt
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 25, 2020
For those inclined to take a stroll down memory lane, here are 18 seconds of the most “supremely gifted” words ever spoken by America-hating Jeremiah Wright.
“No no no, not God bless America, God damn America, that’s in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating her citizens as less than human, God damn America as long as she tries to act like she is God and she is supreme.”
Remember, this was the same “reverend” who said of 9/11 — on the Sunday after the terrorist attack: “America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”
“Breakfast Club” co-host Angela Yee asked Obama if he thought he would have had to distance himself from Wright and his anti-America rhetoric in the political climate of 2020 vs. during the 2008 presidential election.
“It’s an interesting thing… Rev. Wright is an example of somebody who – supremely gifted preacher, Trinity United Church of Christ obviously outside Chicago had an amazing ministry, still does. And I was very close to a lot of people in that congregation as well as Rev. Wright.”
He actually said he believed some of Wright’s more controversial comments were “taken out of context.”
“In national politics, if you can take out a bunch of sound bites that say ‘God damn America,’ even if the context of it is prophetic and biblical and he’s trying to describe you know how somebody might feel – he wasn’t promoting the notion that God was damning America.”
Stop the tape. He said that with a straight face. What exactly is the proper context to declare “God Damn America”? And of course Wright was exactly promoting the notion that God was damning America.
“He was making a point that if you looked at slavery and discrimination you could see the conclusion of people feeling that there was not an alignment with Christian values and America. But if you see a two-minute sound bite, trying to explain that is too complicated.”
Oh please. Two minutes. Two hours and two minutes. What difference does it make, O? What’s that you say” Oh — wait — “slavery and discrimination.” Got it. All good.
Obama also went with the excuse that the experience of Black people is not the same as the experience of much of the country (white people), which made it important for him to manage how he was communicating with voters and legislators. As an example, he said, his comment after a controversial arrest that police “acted stupidly,” was something that would not be nearly as contentious in 2020 as it was at the time.
While Obama denounced Wright’s comment at the time and distanced himself from the controversial pastor, Warnock has defended Wright, including during a 2008 appearance on Fox News.
“We celebrate Rev. Wright in the same way that we celebrate the truth-telling tradition of the black church, which when preachers tell the truth, very often it makes people uncomfortable.”
Warnock is the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached. One wonders what MLK would have thought of Wright’s incendiary hatred of America. His runoff election against Loeffler is one of two in Georgia that will determine which party controls the Senate for at least the next two years.
As for Obama, try to convince me that the ever-smug former president doesn’t purposely make controversial statements precisely because he knows he can get away with it, and you’ll fail every time.
Imagine the apoplectic meltdown on the Left if Donald Trump were to say something even remotely close about any number of white pastors who have made far less controversial comments than Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright.