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The NC GOP Wright Ad

Boy is this an interesting story right here in my own backyard. The flap between John McCain, the RNC and Linda Daves and the NC GOP is fascinating to watch. Below is a round up of some of the blogs covering the story. At the end I include a few of my observations.

Katy's Conservative Corner
Right Wing News
Pirate's Cove
Doug Ross (includes a compilation of Wright quotes)
BitsBlog
Sister Toldjah; More Sista
Amanda Carpenter
Sean Hackbarth
Under the Dome
Hot Air
Newsbusters
Michelle Malkin; more Michelle Malkin
MacRanger

Jenn of the Jungle has a concise, yet accurate, observation:

"This ad entitled "Extreme" released by the North Carolina Republican Party opposes Bev Perdue and Richard Moore for Governor."

1) There is nothing racist about this ad.

2) Why did I just see John McCain apologizing for the ad on TV??????

3) Can someone buy me a fresh brick wall to beat my head against

Now for a few of my observations:

1. John McCain is doing what John McCain does -- ticking off the base and making a play for moderate voters. No surprise there. Remember his "dishonest and dishonorable" take on the Swiftboat vet ads? This is nothing new.

2. The ad was rejected by one NC station with this reason given: "I think it is inflammatory...If that spot was about Senator Obama, that would be one thing. What do Perdue and Moore have to do with Barack Obama's minister?" Inflammatory is one thing. I mean Reverend Wright does say something in the ad that requires bleeping. I don't get the second part of the reason though. Did the Democrats not run any ads in the past tying Republicans to Jack Abramoff, or Ken Lay, or (cue Darth Vader music) Halliburton?

3. Final thought -- I will support John McCain in November. He is certainly preferable to the Democrat candidates on the war in Iraq, he is pro-life, etc. I will support him, but darn I wish he didn't make it so hard.

Seeing a presidential campaign up close and personal has been really interesting and things are only going to get more so between now and May 6th. For more on that see my column at Townhall this week, NC is Finally A Player.


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John McCain is doi... (Below threshold)
jpm100:
John McCain is doing what John McCain does -- ticking off the base and making a play for moderate voters.
From a strategy point of view, Wright is one of the primary drivers of moderates away from Obama.

By doing this, though, McCain is saying Wright doesn't matter. So its inconsistent with McCain purely playing for moderate votes.

Unfortunately for th... (Below threshold)
dr lava:


Unfortunately for the Democrats the satiric premise of the movie "IDIOCRACY" is becoming reality.

None of the candidates are addressing the number one problem facing the nation today: ignorance.

The electorate is so dumbed down, so naive, so clueless on world issues, science, geography and most importantly history, that they would vote for a chimp if it wore a flag lapel pin and carried a bible.

The proof is quite evident daily on this blog. Most here voted for Bush not once but twice...and look what we got.

And one thought concerning Wright. The jeremiad has been a tradition in black churches since slavery. More proof of the ignorance of the electorate.

Dr Lava, you could write a ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Dr Lava, you could write a testimonial on ignorance. You are almost always off topic and offensive. A typical lefty.

There are three priorities that should be maintained at the top of most people list. JT is excused. God, family and work. Obama chose to sit under the teaching of this guy for 20 years. To me, that makes him like minded. The KKK have used racist speeches for years, so I guess that is alright also. It is what it is. Just the man himself, saying what he believes. No matter how Dr Lava or other lefty loons try to spin it, it is Wrights on video. If that is how he and Obama believes, have the courage to stand up for your beliefs. Defend them. Don't blame other for pointing out your beliefs. What a wimp. ww

McCain knows he can win wit... (Below threshold)
epador:

McCain knows he can win without resorting to these ads, which when viewed by intelligent people, can be viewed as informational without being seen as inflammatory, but when viewed by bitter, gun and bible-clingiing bubba's with hooded sheets in their closets will incite lynch mobs to descend upon NC Democratic HQ.

Or something like that.


The overworking of the Wrig... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

The overworking of the Wright clips reminds me of O'Reilly bemoaning the student Spring Break bacchanalia each year while promising plenty of pictures and video for our approval. Which is itself a product of the same mission as the GOP's here: to shunt the quagmire in Iraq and Afghanistan out of sight and out of mind, minute by minute, behind a wall of Kulturkampf, and to ignore the implosion of the US economy within Bush's globalization agenda by, paradoxically, if need be, hearkening the powers of "Optimism".

So while the GOP wedges, it is so wedged itself that it can't get up. Hence the looping propaganda ploys. It's deemed safer to be seen as high-pitched Screamers than to reconcile Open-Borders McCain to American interests and the voters'.

That is also a clue as to why Juan McCain would rather play it safe by running a Bob Dole-style campaign where he can at least die in the Senate instead of being run out on a rail.

"The jeremiad has been a tradition in black churches since slavery"- dl

And in white churches since Jan Hus and Martin Luther. And didn't Jeremiah condemn Israel in YHWH's name? Didn't Isaiah marry a harlot to represent Israel at YHWH's command, and didn't David ride with the Philistines against King Saul? (Don't tell Wizbang! There still on the chapter about Gesundheit)

As a democrat voter for 40 ... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

As a democrat voter for 40 years who learned better I can't belive anyone still votes for those clowns. You have no vote that counts, the leadership (sic) makes all decisions for you. Look at Peeeloshi and Reid, two 'uncomitted delegates', ordering other uncomitted delegates to make a decision, now. They don't even follow the number one rule of the democrat party, monkey see, monkey do.

I wish I could support McCa... (Below threshold)
OLDPUPPYMAX:

I wish I could support McCain as well, especially given the extraordinary danger an Obama presidency would pose. But this arrogant, self-serving, pompous ass has made it just too tough. Even ignoring most of the leftist legistlation to which he so proudly signed his name, his willingness to turn the US into "little Mexico" for a few more votes in November is absolutely unforgiveable. He is a traitor to the nation and to the American people. I have trouble imagining that a dedicated socialist sitting in the White House would be worse than this thug.

Yeah, I will vote for Big J... (Below threshold)
GUYK:

Yeah, I will vote for Big John in November also.
But I think I will puke when I do it. I am sick of voting for the lessor of two evils and this time the lessor is even lessor..

Sometimes I just don't unde... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

Sometimes I just don't understand John McCain.
I am a Conservative, would do whatever I have to do to defeat the democrats in November.
He is the only person that I know of, slightly to the right of the mental masturbators at the Daily Kos, the Democrat Underground, and the Huffington Post that believes Obama's association with Reverend(?) Wright is not revelevent to his core basic beliefs.

I can see the next democrat ad in North Carolina..."Even John McCain, the Conservative Republican nominee for President found the Republican Party in NC to be a group of racist's .....and tada..tada."

Thanks,...John...stop living your political life as a narrative dictated by the NYT and WaPo.

The proof is quite evide... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica Immigrant:

The proof is quite evident daily on this blog. Most here voted for Bush not once but twice...and look what we got.
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We have been doing well until the election of the Dem congress of 2006. They brought the change we all have been waiting for: high oil prices, mortgage "meltdown", food rationing, free propaganda for terorrists, liberal culture of corruption ...


And one thought concerning Wright. The jeremiad has been a tradition in black churches since slavery. More proof of the ignorance of the electorate.
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Is this racism and anti-semitism common on the left?

McCain doesn't believe in w... (Below threshold)

McCain doesn't believe in water boarding enemy combatantsto get to the truth. He doesn't believe in using the truth to expose a man who is an enemy to his country.
I think the green agenda has caused cerebral warming on McAmnesty's part.

The Republican crypto-biggo... (Below threshold)
Phoenix:

The Republican crypto-biggots are alive and well in NC.

The GOP are masters at the filthy campaign.

Phoenix,We all know ... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

Phoenix,
We all know that anything that opposes your political views are Republican filthy, racist's, draconian, Bush's fault, Rovian, and just difficult for you to understand.

But, most of us understand you.

bryanD:.... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

bryanD:

. And didn't Jeremiah condemn Israel in YHWH's name? Didn't Isaiah marry a harlot to represent Israel at YHWH's command, and didn't David ride with the Philistines against King Saul?

And didn't you get banned from commenting here ?

Why is Phoenix so bitter? A... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica Immigrant:

Why is Phoenix so bitter? And when the moonbats are bitter, they cling to Obamamessiah?

1. John McCain is doing ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

1. John McCain is doing what John McCain does -- ticking off the base and making a play for moderate voters. No surprise there. Remember his "dishonest and dishonorable" take on the Swiftboat vet ads? This is nothing new.

OK, so honesty and integrity ticks of the base and attracts moderates. No surprise there.

"... If that spot was about Senator Obama, that would be one thing. What do Perdue and Moore have to do with Barack Obama's minister?"... I don't get the second part of the reason though. Did the Democrats not run any ads in the past tying Republicans to Jack Abramoff, or Ken Lay, or (cue Darth Vader music) Halliburton?

You must have done poorly on the SAT analogy questions. The reason given is that it's OK to run ads highlighting direct ties between two people, but not between people who are two degrees apart and have no direct relationship. Whereas an ad that ties a Republican to Abramoff, et. al., is a direct relationship, not a separation of degrees.

He is the only person th... (Below threshold)
Brian:

He is the only person that I know of, slightly to the right of the mental masturbators at the Daily Kos, the Democrat Underground, and the Huffington Post that believes Obama's association with Reverend(?) Wright is not revelevent to his core basic beliefs.

Then what do you think about McCain's core basic beliefs when he says he's "honored" to have Hagee's endorsement?

BrianDon't you kno... (Below threshold)
Phoenix:

Brian

Don't you know that Great Grandpa sought Hagee's endorsement? By the logic of the kookworld, Methuselah McCain accepts the Catholic Church as the Whore and has repeatedly voted against Katrina aid because McSame knows Katrina was his Lord's punishment against French Quarter Queers.

McCain should learn to supp... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

McCain should learn to support his party or at least review things before shooting from the hip.

Dr Lava,
Though many will say that
The jeremiad has been a tradition in black churches since slavery. More proof of the ignorance of the electorate.

Wright is actually a believer of Black Liberation Theology which came about in 1969 to join MLK Jr and Maclom X by James Crone. It is viewed entirely in terms of race, class warfare and politics. This came from Liberation Theology which came out of socialist teachings in Catholic Church in Latin America tied to land reform.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1X5sZ6Q4Fw

And not all Black Churches believe this. As there are many dominations that people ascribe to.

Oh, look, Huckabee <a href=... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Oh, look, Huckabee says it's 'presumptuous' to assume Obama agrees with Wright.

Well, that shouldn't stop anyone here, I guess.

Well the Huckster is going ... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

Well the Huckster is going for VP or cabinet post.
Both McCain and Hucabee should have stayed out of this.

Obama is a Socialist, hiding as moderate the more one sees who his friends are the more it becomes obvious what he is.
By just doing this knee jerk reaction McCain may have played right into his hands, by keep the truth hidden about this Communist.

It illogical to think Obama does not agree with Wright.
He is Barracks spiritual advisors,

Obama's second book's is the name of one Wrights sermon.
Do you really think he did not read any of the other sermons?

Wrights faith is based on racist hate America first, theology

Obama's list Saul Alinsky the author of Rules for Radicals as an influence (socialists ) Bull Ayers (hate America socialist) and is supported by the Democratic Socialists of America.

Frank Marshall Davis a Communist was Obama mentor in Hawaii.
http://www.politicalaffairs.net/article/articleview/5047/1/32/

His wife who is only now proud of her country.

Finally Obama first book Dreams of My Father
You should read what his father dreamed about
http://gregransom.com/prestopundit/2008/04/gregs-guide-to-barack-obamas-d.html

"bryanD: 'And didn... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"bryanD:

'And didn't Jeremiah condemn Israel in YHWH's name? Didn't Isaiah marry a harlot to represent Israel at YHWH's command, and didn't David ride with the Philistines against King Saul?'

And didn't you get banned from commenting here?
14. Posted by _Mike_"

First: thx for reading my ultra-light exposition regarding God's two-edged sword. The subtlety of the Biblical lessons can never be matched in content. (As for style, Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and Romeo and Juliet come pretty close. And Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. AND Thucydides' Peloponnesian Wars: The Athenian's beat-retreat off the island of Sicily (after bragging of victory) is a hair-raiser! (They ALMOST escape, but end up as slaves of the Syracusans in the (salt?) mines for the rest of their lives! Good stuff!))

"And didn't you get banned from commenting here"

Look: I got banned and who cares?
But THEN I witness the RW blogoshere shrink like George Costanza's dick in a swimming pool and I think: WTF! From whence shall mine entertainment derive if Wingnuttia's gone o'er the hill?
Being an incompletely-evolved redneck, my vigilantism kicked in then.

If Odinesque measures are taken and can't be defeated, I'm banned. Til then: have another cookie.


"Wright is actually a belie... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"Wright is actually a believer of Black Liberation Theology which came about in 1969..."-hcddbz

No, that doesn't look right. King faced the H. Rap Brown (et al.) phenomenon prior to 1968 (which resulted in King's late radicalization and evolution to "direct action" versus "passive resistance"). To source the meme, see Bandung Conference of 1955.

Unless your talking about W... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Unless your talking about Wright's evolution as opposed to Black Liberation Theology evolution.

Wright? I'll cede the point.

BLT? See Bandung'55.

McCain has tried to close... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

McCain has tried to close down a valid line of inquiry.

The sad part , is that he accuses the NC RP of veiled racism (which the ad does not do) when Wright is the one who subscribes to and teaches a racist religion.

This is slightly of topic

If Main St knew what Obama belief system was based on, he would be rejected, which is why the media is working so hard to protect him. McCain is being a useful idiot and helping them.

BryanD

Not sure what your referring to but most sources show BLT started in 1969. Click on the Link in my first post and you will see James Cone state what he was trying to do when he created Black Liberation Theology . (fusing Black Power, MLK and Malcolm X )

Wright list James Cone as major influence.

Divinity schools and universities around the world include James Cone on their reading lists. Cone is known as the founder of black theology -- a philosophy Cone first laid out in BLACK POWER AND BLACK THEOLOGY in 1969:

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/11232007/profile.html

The NC RP ad showed that Barrack influences were extreme left. if you start to read what Chicago church is based on it true. This is like going to church based on the teachings of Richard G Butler and Wesley Smith.

http://www.tucc.org/black_value_system.html

In fact if I took The Black Value System and replaced it with white it would read like Aryan Nation. Also there some nice Marxist statements in their also.

Now why is this not racist?
Because blacks according to Cone cannot be racists. Many liberals will also state it true because you have to have power to be racist and _______ (fill in the blank with your favorite victim group) does not have power.

"Black hatred is the black man's strong aversion to white society. No black man living in white America can escape it... While it is true that blacks do hate whites, black hatred is not racism. "

So the following is OK

"Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community ... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love."

Now I ask reading the above and knowing that is basis of Obama faith is that not too Left, Radical, Extreme? Dare I say I it racist. Now must ask with all this hate of white people who does Obama square the circle with his white half? Well after 20 years BLT vile hate "Typical White Person " is what your left with.

Or we can believe he knew nothing about this which should scare one even more as that would make him clueless easily lead dupe.

Let's see, a state poli... (Below threshold)
Donavon Pfeiffer:

Let's see, a state political organisation launches an add attacking the leading candidate in the other party's presidential race and their own party's candidate attacks that add making it a national new story. This guarantees that the entire country hears about the add and the points it makes. It gets discussed on blogs and in the national news and on national radio shows without being negatively tied to the candidate who denounced it.Do you think that maybe this is why it was denounced in the first place?




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