Larry Elder

Obama pleaded ignorance about much of Rev. Wright's worldview. But there's a problem. Obama disinvited Rev. Wright from giving the invocation when the senator announced his candidacy for the presidency.

Wright said that Obama, in disinviting him, referred to a Rolling Stone article listing incendiary remarks made by the pastor. According to the pastor, Obama said, "Your sermons can get a little rough." Thus, the disinvitation. But now, says Barack Obama, he's shocked! shocked! at Wright's anger, outlandishness and offensive remarks.

Obama, to minimize the YouTube damage, went to Philadelphia and delivered "The Speech." He spoke less about why and how he attended such a church for 20 years, and called Rev. Wright a product of his generation. Instead Obama urged America to come to terms with its racist past and its continued racial "chasm" and "divide."

News Bulletin: While most Americans feel sympathy for the "black plight," they do not feel responsible for slavery, Jim Crow or legalized segregation. They resent those who continue to blame past injustices for current problems and inconveniences. And recoil at the apparent widespread victicrat mentality that forms the psyche of so many blacks, including, but not limited to Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, et al. This includes much of the Democratic Party, that tacitly and explicitly endorses this mindset in order to get the monolithic black vote, without which the party cannot prevail.

When the Democrats hold their convention in Denver, expect Obama to enter with more state victories, and a greater share of the popular vote. If the convention hands the nomination to Clinton, blacks -- trained by Democrats and sympathetic liberals to perceive racism under every rock -- will cry "foul." So Obama will get the nomination.

Having conditioned blacks to view the world through race-tinted glasses, how can the Democratic Party tell blacks to meekly and mildly accept "handing" the nomination to Sen. Clinton? The Democratic Party enables people like Jeremiah Wright -- now threatening to derail Obama's prospects of winning the White House -- to thrive along with the likes of race-hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. These people believe, want you to believe, want blacks to believe, or America to believe, that the country of today remains the country of yesterday. This suited the Democratic Party and their needs for the monolithic black vote just fine.

Until now.

Larry Elder

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