Excellent op-ed by Charles Krauthammer on the Wright kerfluffle:
[...]The Left is trying to bury its head in the sand regarding the deficiencies of Obama. In fact, the reaction by the superdelegates to the revelations - all previously mentioned, but never actually questioned - is to throw their support behind Obama.
Obama's turning surprise about Wright into something to be counted against whites-- one of the more clever devices in that shameful, brilliantly executed, 5,000-word intellectual fraud in Philadelphia -- now stands discredited by Obama's own admission of surprise. But Obama's liberal acolytes are not daunted. They were taken in by the first great statement on race: the Annunciation, the Chosen One comes to heal us in Philly. They now are taken in by the second: the Renunciation.
Obama's newest attempt to save himself after Wright's latest poisonous performance is now declared the new final word on the subject. Therefore, any future ads linking Obama and Wright are preemptively declared out of bounds, illegitimate, indeed "race-baiting" (a New York Times editorial, April 30).
On what grounds? This 20-year association with Wright calls into question everything about Obama: his truthfulness in his serially adjusted stories of what he knew and when he knew it; his judgment in choosing as his mentor, pastor and great friend a man he just now realizes is a purveyor of racial hatred; and the central premise of his campaign, that he is the bringer of a "new politics," rising above the old Washington ways of expediency. It's hard to think of an act more blatantly expedient than renouncing Wright when his show, once done from the press club instead of the pulpit, could no longer be "contextualized" as something whites could not understand and only Obama could explain in all its complexity.
Turns out the Wright show was not that complex after all. Everyone understands it now. Even Obama.
Since this blogs inception, we have poked fun of some of the more idiotic statements by and beliefs of the Moonbat left. The conspirazoid racist rhetoric of Jeremiah Wright and the unreconstructed communism of Bill Ayers are not inconsistent with the world view of the Left.
One of our first posts on the blog was about Ward Churchill, who famously quipped that America's "chickens have come home to roost." Similarly idiotic statements by Robert Jensen, Erica Jong, et al are only the tip of the iceberg regarding the Left's true beliefs about America and its history.
Obama's supporters are the elites within the Democratic party, sharing a disdain for the American traditions which they've benefited from. Patriotism and the view that America is a force for good do not exist within them.
This is illustrated not only by Obama's relationships with a radical pastor, a radical Leftist terrorist, or a corrupt real estate developer in Chicago.
No, hints of a negative view of America are apparent in statements by his wife about not having pride in America until 2008, in Obama's unwillingness to wear a flag on his lapel (and then stand in front of 100 flags when it proves politically expedient), his unwillingness to put his hand over his heart when saying the pledge, his
These are not unique in the Obamas or the black community or in Democratic voters. They too often focus on the problems of the past and present, without recognizing the amazing good that America has done since its founding.
This is out of step with mainstream American beliefs and this is why Barack will lose (assuming that McCain is able to illuminate this fact about his opponent).
ARC: St Wendeler