I caught his speech at the airport, what a pathetic, ill timed performance (and that's what it was, a perfomance).
By their fruits ye shall know them, and so we know him. He is denouncing Jeremiah now? Wright is ugly but consistent. I can't say the same for Obama. He refused to denounce him before - what's changed? Not Wright's message, certainly. What's changed is the obvious repulsion of the American people to Wright's hate speech. Even the left is blanching. From Taranto at Best of the Web:
Some left-liberal commentators are now belatedly denouncing Jeremiah Wright:• Joan Walsh7, Salon: "I regret that I hedged my observation about Wright's narcissism. . . . His Sunday night talk to the NAACP was mostly silly, from the questionable science behind his insistence that black children are right-brained (creative) while white children are left-brained (logical and analytical) to his mocking the way white people talk, dance, clap, worship and sing. I understand and agree with Wright's notion that "different is not deficient," but mocking white people, including JFK and LBJ, doesn't seem like the best way to get his point across."
• Eugene Robinson8, Washington Post: "I'm sorry, but I've had it with Wright. . . . This media tour he's conducting is doing a disservice that goes beyond any impact it might have on Obama's presidential campaign. . . . Historically and theologically, he was inflating his importance in a pride-goeth-before-the-fall kind of way. Politically, by surfacing now, he was throwing Barack Obama under the bus. Sadly, it's time for Obama to return the favor."
• Bob Herbert9, New York Times: "For Senator Obama, the re-emergence of Rev. Wright has been devastating. The senator has been trying desperately to bolster his standing with skeptical and even hostile white working-class voters. When the story line of the campaign shifts almost entirely to the race-in-your-face antics of someone like Mr. Wright, Mr. Obama's chances can only suffer. . . . Mr. Obama seems more and more like someone buffeted by events, rather than in charge of them. Very little has changed in the superdelegate count, but a number of those delegates have expressed concern in private over Mr. Obama's inability to do better among white working-class voters and Catholics. Rev. Wright is absolutely the wrong medicine for those concerns".
Obama, you can run but you can't hide. Taranto notes, "Barack Obama and Jeremiah Wright seem to agree that Wright speaks for black America:
Is Wright really representative of "the black community" or "the black church"?
Yidwith Lid has a good post though I disagree, I thought Obama was transparent, Yid thought Obama's convincing.
UPDATE: Christy Li listened to the "Obama Ramble" today on FOX News about Jeremiah Wright but my Lord, "a person is known by the friends they have." My Grandmother used to say, "You are who your friends are." Cristy Li Post: Another Obama Marxist Supporter