Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Them Jews"

Why is it always the Jews? The Reverend Jeremiah Wright, President Obama's former pastor, once again shows he's nothing more than a garden-variety bigot, hardly a man of God. This time he lets his anti-Semitism show:

Asked if he had spoken to the president, Wright said: "Them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter, that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck, or in eight years when he's out of office. ...

"They will not let him to talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is. ... I said from the beginning: He's a politician; I'm a pastor. He's got to do what politicians do."

Wright also said Obama should have sent a U.S. delegation to the World Conference on Racism held recently in Geneva, Switzerland, but that the president did not do so for fear of offending Jews and Israel.

"Ethnic cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing (by) the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don't want Barack talking like that because that's anti-Israel," Wright said.

Pastor and mentor to the future president of the United States. President Obama recently said his turn towards a stronger Christian faith came when he saw the good work of Christians in Chicago. What was it exactly that he saw in the Reverend Wright's preaching that he found good or worth following?

Ht: Althouse