Why I Left the Right, John Birch Society at CPAC Edition

BunnyThief1/27/2010 1:07:25 pm PST

re: #250 WindUpBird

Oh, here we go again. Do you actually know how often Obama sat in Wright’s church? If he was always spouting this stuff, why did it take so long for political operatives whose specialized skill it is to do exactly that, to dig up the Wright nastiness?

There’s no there-there, man. There never was. Wright was a small time political power broker in Chicago who used some firey language, like every single preacher or protestant megachurch android that was courdted by Republicans for the last fifty years. Par for the course, Wright is no different (in fact far less influential and dangerous) than James Dobson, than Pat Robertson, than any of these people who blame 9/11 on queers and want to rewrite history.

CPAC is a national convention where right-wing big-wigs meet. And pointing and going “they did it too!” just minimizes the real threat from real vile people like the John Birch Society. it gives them cover, helps them grow, and they’d thank you for it.

Tu Quoque, enjoy with a smile!

Wright was Obama’s minister for 20 years.

Wright performed Obama’s marriage.

Wright baptized both of Obama’s daughters.

Obama bought tapes of Wright’s sermons and listened to them while in DC.

Wright gave the title to Obama’s book.

Once they became widely known, Obama denounced Wright’s words, but said he could no more disown Wright than he could disown his own grandmother.

Shortly thereafter, Obama disowned Wright and Obama’s grandmother started getting very nervous.