Larry Elder

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama's spiritual advisor and former pastor, holds a charter membership in the white-man-done-me-wrong, things-remain-the-same, we-feel-your-pain club.

Here's the "victicrat" mindset: Kids having difficulty performing well on standardized tests? Blame "cultural bias." Get pulled over by a cop? DWB -- driving while black. A disproportionate number of blacks in prison? A racist criminal justice system that "targets" blacks for prosecution and imprisonment. Katrina? As Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., put it, "ethnic cleansing by inaction." Difficulty qualifying for a loan? Blame banks' devious plan to prevent blacks from getting "access to capital." Pay more for car insurance because you live in a high-crime neighborhood? Why, illegal "redlining," of course. High inner-city dropout rate? Bad teachers, unequal funding, racist teachers -- yada, blah, etc.

We learn that Wright, from the pulpit and in other venues, sermonizes that: the government put drugs in the community; the government invented AIDS to exterminate blacks; he considers the 9/11 attacks that killed 3,000 people on American soil an understandable retribution for America's racist and unjust past; "white greed" causes America's ills; he considers Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, "Condoskeeza Rice" -- a street term for whore; he condemns the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; racism built America and racism remains a substantial problem today; he considers the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, a friend and one of the "greatest voices" of the 20th century; because of their different brain patterns, blacks and whites learn differently; and much more.

Rev. Wright, after lying low for a few days post-YouTube excerpts, emerged unrepentant, either unconcerned or oblivious to the damage he continues to do to Obama's candidacy. Wright recently appeared before the National Press Club, the NAACP, and sat down for an interview with PBS' oh-so-sympathetic, I-feel-your-pain, hyper-liberal Bill Moyers. Wright not only reiterated but expanded upon his conspiratorial beliefs, and even ridiculed the accents of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. "Nobody says to a Kennedy, 'You speak bad English,'" Wright said. "Only to a black child was that said."

Once again, America asks: How could "uniter" Barack Obama attend this church for 20 years? How could Obama call Wright his "spiritual advisor," his "mentor," his "sounding board," one of the "greatest preachers in America"? How could Obama include Wright on his campaign committee of religious advisors?


Larry Elder

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