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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Libs Upset About Connecting Obama To Jeremiah Wright But Obama Calls It A 'Legitimate Political Issue'

By Susan Duclos

"I think that people were legitimately offended by some of the comments that he had made in the past. The fact that he's my former pastor I think makes it a legitimate political issue."--- Barack Obama, April 2008, via USA Today


[Update] The liberals' freakfest was for nothing, the ad campaign was rejected by Ricketts, but conservatives should thank the NYT and the liberals that had a cow because they highlighted the Obama-Wright connection for everyone without Ricketts having to spend a penny.


On behalf of conservatives, Thank you NYT and thank you Balloon Juice and thank you Alan Colmes and every other liberal that wrote about it.

 Original post below-

The New York Times obtained an advertising plan by a conservative SuperPAC that has submitted a plan to spend at least $10 million on campaigns against Barack Obama in 2012.

Note- ABC News reports that the proposal is just one of several submitted and may not even be implemented.

The proposal includes showing Obama's ties to his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, who in 2008 was exposed as a racist when video clips of Wright's sermons blasted across the Internet. The clips showed Wright's preaching black hatred towards whites as well as showing Wright saying things like  "God Damn America. " and  his opinion that the terrorist attack of 9/11 that killed thousands in New York was the chickens "coming home to roost."

Eventually when Wright became too damaging to Obam's campaign, after Obama said he was "like family" to him, Obama withdrew from  Wright's church after two decades of sitting in Wright's pews and denounced his former pastors words, claiming he wasn't present during the most egregious of the racist rants before admitting that he was present for some.

That was the long story short on Wright for those who are not political junkies and didn't know who Jeremiah Wright is.

(The 54 page document the NYT obtained will be embedded below this post)

Now that everyone is caught up on who Wright is and why this potential attack against Obama is upsetting Liberals, back to the NYT piece:

Timed to upend the Democratic National Convention in September, the plan would “do exactly what John McCain would not let us do,” the strategists wrote. 

The plan, which is awaiting approval, calls for running commercials linking Mr. Obama to incendiary comments by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whose race-related sermons made him a highly charged figure in the 2008 campaign. 

“The world is about to see Jeremiah Wright and understand his influence on Barack Obama for the first time in a big, attention-arresting way,” says the proposal, which was overseen by Fred Davis and commissioned by Joe Ricketts, the founder of the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade. Mr. Ricketts is increasingly putting his fortune to work in conservative politics.

Whether this is a legitimate line of attack or not and whether McCain should or should not have used it in 2008 or not is not the point of this post. Barack Obama saying it is legitimate and liberals screaming bigotry, racism and viciousness is the point.

Liberal hypocrisy is the point here.

Using Balloon Juice, a far left liberal blog as an example, look at the first paragraph of their post on this story:

At least one billionaire conservative’s pet super-PAC is vowing to go into the depths of hatred, bigotry and racism that even the McCain campaign wouldn’t touch, and will do so in October as the presidential election season nears the home stretch.

Interesting how this proposal is considered the "depths of hatred, bigotry and racism" when birds chirped and silence reigned from liberals when news hit the news print and the airwaves that House Democrats took a course on how to play the racism card against the GOP and how to race-bait.

Liberal Alan Colmes describes this proposal as a "Vicious Attack On Obama" and says that Joe Ricketts wants to re-litigate the relationship between President Obama and Reverend Jeremiah Wright."

Colmes didn't describe liberals' attacks against Romney for something he allegedly did back in 1965 as "viscous. "

In fact, liberals seem to think anything Romney has ever done in his life is fair game. Liberals attack Romney on his associations, his past, his religion. They attack his wife.

Barack Obama himself has attacked Mitt Romney donors for doing nothing but loosely associating themselves with his campaign by donating to pro-Romney groups.

Yet just a proposal to delve into Barack Obama's actual associations, men he did business with, men he sat and listened to for almost 20 years promoting racism and attacking America, is "viscous", "hatred", "bigotry" and "racist" according to liberals?

Colmes ends with a question: "Will Mitt Romney denounce such tactics?"

I refer Mr. Colmes and all other liberals freaking out about this superPAC proposal, to the Barack Obama 2008 statement, which they somehow must have missed when they were screaming racism in 2008.

 "I think that people were legitimately offended by some of the comments that he had made in the past. The fact that he's my former pastor I think makes it a legitimate political issue."--- Barack Obama, April 2008, via USA Today
SuperPAC Proposal

 (Proposal added after publishing, my apologies- Changes have been made to this post and headline)