Monday, April 28, 2008

Rev. Wright: Will Hold Barack Obama Accountable Day One

Youtube video of Wright National Press Club


During his appearance at the National Press Club this morning, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr. made a statement that many may find puzzling. We don't.

Wright said, speaking to the audience and invoking the name of Barack Obama, if you're elected November 4, on the next day, November 5, I'll be watching... you'll be part of the government then... a government that grinds people under...

Others may see this differently, but we think this is truly a breakthrough. Imagine, someone supporting any political candidate upfront, telling that candidate, look, you're not infallible, you may be tempted to become the very thing we're fighting against, (insert whatever that is), and we're going to hold you accountable, not hold you up on a pedestal, just because you're President of the United States, you are still and forever, one of us.

This is so in keeping with what most Americans actually want, accountability even from the President of the United States of America, it will be interesting to see how the media spins Wright's comment.

Net the Truth Online

Wright to Obama: 'Coming after you'
By MIKE ALLEN | 4/28/08 11:58 AM EST

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright said Monday that he will try to chance national policy by “coming after” Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he is elected president.

The pastor also insisted Obama “didn’t denounce” him and “didn’t distance himself” from Wright’s controversial remarks, but “did what politicians do.”

Wright implied Obama still agrees with him by saying: “He had to distance himself, because he's a politician, from what the media was saying I had said, which was [portrayed as] anti-American.”

Wright, who was Obama’s pastor for 20 years and performed his wedding, made the explosive comment during a chaotic question-and-answer session at the National Press Club in Washington, following the pastor’s remarks about the black church in America.

“I said to Barack Obama last year, ‘If you get elected, November the 5th I'm coming after you, because you'll be representing a government whose policies grind under people,’ Wright said.

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