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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 05:35 AM
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"Wright Issue Will Haunt Conservative Media Elite"
Edited on Wed May-07-08 05:37 AM by SeattleGirl
My apologies for bringing Wright up again, but the point of Roland Martin's commentary is that if Wright and his words are fair game for the conservatives, then the conservative pastors revered by the right are fair game for US.

:Roland Martin:

(CNN) -- Now that Sen. Barack Obama has denounced his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, many of his critics, especially those who call themselves conservative, are happy he has put the dashiki-wearing, American-criticizing former Marine in his place.

See, these same voices, many that are allegedly Christian, have reacted with glee by calling Wright a prophet of hate and a race baiter.

They hold themselves up to be so concerned about their fellow brother and sister, yet if you looked at their personal lives, I doubt you'd find many with African-American friends and associates (and I doubt their staffs are the most diverse in the world, but that's another story).

:snip:

For them, Wright's "hate" was a stench. Their "hate" comes up smelling like roses. But to every politician, whether you are a Democrat or a Republican: Beware. The die has been cast. The repeated denunciations of Wright will now lead each and every single one of you to have your pastors' oral and written words examined. If even one thing is said that can be construed as criticizing America or deemed hateful, then expect to see it on YouTube and replayed for millions to see. I suggest you go to your pastor now and say, "Please, watch what you say. I don't want to have to denounce you on national television."

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/05/05/roland.martin.05...
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 05:41 AM
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1. Would love to see rethugs keep harping on this...
a spotlight needs to be put on right wing pastors and every damn thing they say, commercials with them calling the pastors "the GOP".

The media would be sorry the "went there".
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 05:42 AM
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2. Yep.
I'd love to see that too. IMHO, I think the rethug pastors have said a lot more hateful things than Wright did.

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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 05:47 AM
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3. The difference is that the Right's pastors are REALLY crazy and REALLY hate America.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 05:48 AM
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4. Absolutely. The problem is that the M$M focuses on Wright and lets
the reich wing whacko's get off scott free.

Frankly, I'd rather leave ALL pastors out of politics, but if the right is going to fling that kind of shit at us, perhaps we should be flinging some back at them.

:)

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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 06:27 AM
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5. We can just say, "We've got our pastors. You've got yours."
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 06:39 AM
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6. Pastorbating has flamed out. John McCain won't want a 527
making a 30 second tape of Hagee, Falwell, Robertson, et al. In addition, considering McCain has a black child, it will be difficult for much race baiting to take place. (Although, curiously, no one has seem McCain's daughter in quite some time.)
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 06:58 AM
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8. I hope you are correct (or should I say, right?).
And I mean that in terms of pastorbating AND McCain.

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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 06:58 AM
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7. Even those idiots must know (the GOP) that if Wright was going to be a main wedge issue
then they've failed Wright out of the gate heh. Back to the drawing board boys.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 07:00 AM
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9. I sure hope so, shadow.
And I hope you and yours are doing well.

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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 07:21 AM
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10. Thanks SG, could be worse, hope you're doing well.
:hi:
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The Traveler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 07:24 AM
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11. Dangerous ground
Obama was a member of a large, active, socially engaged congregation. Wright as pastor was largely responsible for assembling that. He also said wacky things. Well, pastors do that and now that the press has made candidates accountable for their comments of their priests, things are going to get yucky.

Martin's points I think are quite valid. But the MSM is not going to rake Republicans over the connections to preachers who say wacky things from time to time ... and I fear the real reason for that is, quite simply, a matter of melanin. When that fear is confirmed by the actions of the MSM, how shall we hold them to account?

Every time I contemplate the MSM's public colonoscopy of Reverend Wright, I feel embarrassment for my country a little more deeply than I felt a moment before. And, quite frankly, after nearly 8 years of Bushista rule, I think I have felt enough embarrassment for a life time.

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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-07-08 07:26 AM
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12. Rangel said the same thing. Liberals and Blacks have allowed racists to pretty much go uncalled
like the Fundies.

like the Gays.

Live and let live.

No longer.
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