After watching and reading Barrack Hussein Obama’s attempt Friday evening to calm the uproar over his pastor’s extremist anti-American/anti-white racism and his association with the Tony Rezko and William Ayers scandals, I’m convinced Obama is a better dancer around the truth than even Bill Clinton was.
In fact, Obama makes himself the Fred Astaire of bullpuckey. Obama’s dance, spin and twirl around questions of his judgment about the kind of company he keeps over the last two decades was truly breathtaking. It must be a political resume enhancer in this day and age to be able to lie with incredible skill and aplomb, for the people marvel at the ability to boldly lie with grace, and in that ability – Obama has shown he shines.
However, I was not fooled by Barrack’s sleight-of-foot.
Obama is an amazing liar. Smooth, misdirecting and redefining with incredible ease with little stumbling. He has raised spin to an new art form of mastery – one that puts the Clinton’s to utter shame and makes the former president look like an amateur “The-Dog-Ate-My-Homework” dufus.
Let’s take a look at Obama’s Spin Dance on Friday after the story about his Afro-centric pastor gained legs in the mainstream media. Amidst all the twirling spin and graceful sidesteps, there are glowing gaps of truth left wide open for us to discover.
Obama began his spin performance with a letter he wrote to the Huffington Post Friday afternoon.
He begins with a statement that will become his signature move of the evening by a strong footstomp of fact:
“The pastor of my church, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, recently preached his last sermon and is in the process of retiring”
This became a foundational talking point that both Obama and his Apologists made sure was underscored. Fine. Hooray. He’s retiring. But it doesn’t really matter what Wright’s after-the-fact retirement is. The fact remains that Obama chose to be an intimate part of his congregation for two decades.
Then Obama employs the typical footwork of distancing himself from the firestorm controversy with these distinctive dance moves:
Let me say at the outset that I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy. I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies. I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it’s on the campaign stump or in the pulpit. In sum, I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are at issue.
While the footwork is admirable here, he cannot outdance the fact that these comments by his pastor are not rare or new. In fact Wright has a decades-long history of combining his politics with his sermons. Obama even wrote about them in his book “Dreams from my father”. It is what inspired Obama to become a member. If Obama vehemently disagrees with these views, how is it he attended this separatist congregation for so long? Even as far as being married by and having his children baptised by this man and supporting it financially?
Somehow we are to believe Obama repudiates any statement that “disparages our great country or serves to divide us” when he attended a church by choice with a slogan of: “Unashamedly Black. Unapologetically Christian”? I cannot imagine what nuclear firestorm the Democrats and the media would have had if Mitt Romney was discovered to have attended even ONE service in a church with a slogan: “Unashamedly White. Unapologetically Mormon”.
Somehow though, Obama wants us to believe he eschews what ‘divides us’ when he attends and supports a church that preaches division and disparages whites and this country for 20 years?
Barrack Hussein Obama then attempts to just boldly deny he even knew of this ideology of his pastor:
”The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation. When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign. I made it clear at the time that I strongly condemned his comments.”
We cannot buy into this lie. While the technique of side-sliding is a bold one here, the fact remains that Wright preached some of the most outlandish comments played by the media this week from a 2003 Christmas sermon. Then there is the fact Wright himself WROTE articles in his magazine and had them published in his church bulletins. He had put many of his offensive political diatribes on DVD, including one “The Best of Pastor Wright” that contained many of these political rants we have been seeing clips of.
Does Obama really think we will buy his excuse that in 20 years of Wright’s Hate America, Hate Whitey liturgies – that he never knew where his pastor stood on these issues he says he opposes?? What a miracle for Obama to miss EVERY sermon, study and article Wright wrote that identifies his extremist views in the like manner we have been reading and hearing excerpts from.
No. And we shouldn’t. For this is one of Obama’s most glaring lies of the evening, one that he repeats on Fox News, and on CNN with Anderson Cooper, thinking that we will be so stunned by his denials, we will simply accept his statement at face value.
Well, we can’t.
As was pointed out almost immediately after his denouncement letter was posted on the Huffinton Post, on January 7th, 2008, journalist Ronald Kessler wrote the following, posted at Newsmax.com:
“Just before Obama’s nationally televised campaign kickoff rally last Feb. 10, the candidate [Obama] disinvited Wright from giving the public invocation. Wright explained: “When [Obama’s] enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli” to visit Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, “a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell.”
According to Wright, Obama then told him, “’You can get kind of rough in the sermons, so what we’ve decided is that it’s best for you not to be out there in public.’” But privately, Obama and his family prayed with Wright just before the presidential announcement.”
According to Wright, Obama attended sermons containing “rough content”, and knew that Wright’s sermons might be considered objectionable to voters.
So right there we can know – Obama lied.
It’s either that or his former pastor Jeremiah Wright lied about what Obama said.
But why would Mr. Wright have to lie about what Obama said he knew? He was after all, in fact, DISinvited to give the invocation at Obama’s presidential annoucement, which means there had to be a reason for the retraction of the invite.
Let’s be plain, Obama lied. Boldfaced. To the media Friday night.
Obama said he was never present when these ‘political’ and ‘social gospel’ messages were being ranted about by pastor Wright. He said so again later on with Anderson Cooper on CNN. Boldfaced. Straight into the camera when asked specifically whether or not he ever heard these sermons by Wright.
Obama said no, he never heard Wright talk like he had in those sermons.
Yet Jim Davis from a Newsmax story on August 9 of last year reported that Obama WAS IN ATTENDANCE at a sermon at Wright’s Trinity United where he launched into a litany of Hate White America rantings:
Wright’s strong sentiments were echoed in the Sunday morning service attended by NewsMax.
Wright laced into America’s establishment, blaming the “white arrogance” of America’s Caucasian majority for the woes of the world, especially the oppression suffered by blacks. To underscore the point he refers to the country as the “United States of White America.” Many in the congregation, including Obama, nodded in apparent agreement as these statements were made.
So, according to what Newsmax reported, what Barrack Hussein Obama said Friday night, makes him a liar.
Or he has Alzheimers.
Or, as is permissible in Islam, LIES to confuse the infidels.
It is incredulous in itself to think that we can take Obama’s denial of ever knowing about his pastor’s extremism as truth. His own church’s magazine the Trumpet, or the church bulletins are littered with essays by Wright proclaiming “This racist United States of America”.
Barrack Hussein Obama wants us, you and me to believe he never heard the sermons, watched the DVDs or read the literature from his own church.
It is clear that Obama’s former spiritual advisor hates America and Obama’s wife has said she has only been proud of America once; when it voted for her husband. It does not take a genius to figure out the connection between the kind of hate his pastor preached and what Michelle Obama meant behind the words she spoke. It also gives us pause to ask; exactly what kind of CHANGE and HOPE is Obama really talking about, and for whom?
Obama dances the mezmerizing dance of obfuscation and spin. On Saturday in Indiana he “calls for unity” and evokes RFK to attempt a deflection for the audience, and while they admire his incredible spinning, he’s hoping no one will notice he is dancing to different music altogether while reprising a line from his 2004 Democratic Convention speech:
“there’s no black America, white America, or Asian America or Latino America. There’s the United States of America.”
He says this now, yet sat in a Wright sermon and nodded his head in agreement when his former pastor and spiritual mentor disparaged this country as “…the United States of White America.”
But the skill of a dancer is not just in employing a single technique to perfection, but combining several to make the signature his very own, and it is here that Obama has shown he can just about outdance anyone. After preaching about unity, remembering RFK and MLK, Obama then launches from defense to offense and in perfect subtle aplomb, suggests those pointing out his flaws in judgment, are the dividers; the ugly ones:
But I noticed over the last several weeks that the forces of division have started to raise their ugly heads again. And I’m not here to cast blame or point fingers because everybody, you know, senses that there’s been this shift. You know, that you’ve been seeing in the reporting. You’ve been seeing some of the commentaries of supporters on all sides.
Okay, so Obama sat in this divisive “Unashamedly Black” congregation for two decades and has the audacity to suggest that the forces of division are “raising their ugly heads” in the last several weeks? What about the last twenty years in YOUR chosen congregation Barrack?? Or are the forces of division being when those outside your congregation point out your incredible lack of judgment?
But while we use this moment to ponder, Obama, like a politcal Michael Jackson is up with a Moonwalk maneuver to shift attention by tossing the top hat of blame on the audience:
And it just reminds me that we’ve got a tragic history when it comes to race in this country. We’ve got a lot of pent-up anger and bitterness and misunderstanding. But what I continue to believe in is that this country wants to move beyond these kinds of divisions. That this country wants something different.
Really Mr. Obama?
Did you come to that revelation AFTER you left a twenty-year Seminary on Hating White America?
But while some are noticing the fact Obama is not keeping up with the beat forthrightly, the fact really is that the music he is dancing to is music he refuses to face.
Obama has horrible judgment in the kinds of associations he has, and his ability to dance around these very questionable characters and circumstances is beginning to reveal his amateurish political saavy. For all that incredible smoothness, he employs simple acrobatics with the truth to create an illusion.
From his ties to the former leader of the violent left-wing activist group the Weather Underground, to his ties with indicted Chicago financier Tony Rezko, Obama can dance hypnotically and make everyone almost forget he is dancing to the wrong music.
You’re a good dancer Barrack, but we’ve learned after Clinton how to spot the faults in the midst of an astoundingly smooth oratory.
Your past and your chosen associates, not to mention your platform – underscores the music that you are not fit for the Presidency.