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Is Jeremiah Wright Now Working for Clinton?

I just saw a link this morning at Drudge that blared: "Paper: Enthusiastic Clinton Supporter ORGANIZED Rev. Wright at Press Club." Immediately, I was intrigued. I hadn't seen Reverend Wright's comments at the Press Club, but I knew it was devastating for Obama. Nonetheless, I couldn't believe that the good reverend could actually be working against Obama purposefully. But, maybe he is. Check out the first few paragraphs of New York Daily News' opinion piece:

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright couldn't have done more damage to Barack Obama's campaign if he had tried. And you have to wonder if that's just what one friend of Wright wanted.

Shortly before he rose to deliver his rambling, angry, sarcastic remarks at the National Press Club Monday, Wright sat next to, and chatted with, Barbara Reynolds.

A former editorial board member at USA Today, she runs something called Reynolds News Services and teaches ministry at the Howard University School of Divinity. (She is an ordained minister).

It also turns out that Reynolds - introduced Monday as a member of the National Press Club "who organized" the event - is an enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter.

Here's the photo that accompanies the article.

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If it's true that Wright is working for Hillary, how did she get to him? What did she have to promise him? Did she have to pay him off some how? The Clintons are tenacious politicians who play dirty. They will do whatever it takes to win this nomination, even if it means siding with Wright and using him to destroy Obama.

Now, the question is, if, and this is still a big if, Wright is now working for and supporting the Clinton campaign, will this hurt Hillary as much as it's hurt Obama? It should because Obama can completely separate himself from Wright and denounce his comments while pointing to the fact that he's is supporting Hillary.

Errol Louis, author of the opinion piece, expands on the possibility that Wright's helping Clinton:

I don't know if Reynolds' eagerness to help Wright stage a disastrous news conference with the national media was a way of trying to help Clinton - my queries to Reynolds by phone and e-mail weren't returned yesterday - but it's safe to say she didn't see any conflict between promoting Wright and supporting Clinton.

It's hard to exaggerate how bad the actual news conference was. Wright, steeped in an honorable, fiery tradition of Bible-based social criticism, cheapened his arguments and his movement by mugging for the cameras, rolling his eyes, heaping scorn on his critics and acting as if nobody in the room was learned enough to ask him a question.

AJ Strata also commented on Louis' Daily News piece and writes this, with the assumption that Wright and Clinton are now best buds:

I predicted the Clintons would do whatever it would take to win the nomination, and that includes turing allies against Obama. It seems Rev Wright has decided to switch camps undermine his one-time parishioner, which he has done. The black community could split wide open over this act of betrayal.

And this is exactly what the Clintons are hoping, praying, will happen.


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Comments (14)

please quit. she is also a... (Below threshold)
tony:

please quit. she is also a big wright supporter. and the naacp and moyer invited him too. i guess the naacp and moyer work for clinton . i think the nc rnc works for hillary. so do white rural people in pa. so do latinos. everyone against obama works for clinton.

So desperate are the Obama-... (Below threshold)
hermie:

So desperate are the Obama-maniacs, that not only did they approve of BHO's turning his grandmother into a 'typical white person' and a racist, that they will attack the man that Obama considered a friend, a mentor, and advisor and 'like an uncle'. Yet they lionized Wright only a short time ago and intensely defended him, despite the evidence.

Libs are funny that way...

One small train leaves Illi... (Below threshold)

One small train leaves Illinois going 500 mph, heading east. A large train leaves New York going 150 mph, heading west. The small train grows larger, but slows, as it travels. The large train diminishes in size, but speeds up as it travels.

Q: How much of the Democratic Party will remain when the trains collide?

Extra Credit: How much TNT would Howard Dean need to derail either train prior to the collision?

Kim, I think you are right ... (Below threshold)

Kim, I think you are right on target.
No political couple has been more Machiavellian than the Clinton's.
Let's not forget that they bribed Jesse Jackson to "tour" the country on first class bookings provided he shut his mumbling mouth until after the election.

Great work!

IMHO Wright does not work f... (Below threshold)
sshiell:

IMHO Wright does not work for Hillary - he is self employed! By that I mean he is saving his own bacon. Should Obama win the nomination and then the Presidency, Wright and his Black Liberation Theology would be out of a job. He just does not want an Obama win to result in him being outsourced.

Black Liberation Theology, ... (Below threshold)
hermie:

Black Liberation Theology, the kind that Obama supported for over 20 years and allowed his children to be exposed to, is waiting to become predominant in black churches. With a POTUS who believes in the messages this philosophy and political movement expresses, they are poised to become the 'big dogs'.

Oh, sure their masks slipped a bit, but the still fawning MSM and those in the 'civil rights' movement who still hold tremendous power will not disown them. Look at the NAACP gathering...Wright was lionized and defended, and his words were even supported.

Obama has not given up Black Liberation Theology. It still serves him in his political career, and he'll still need the support of the proponents of this hateful, racist groupthink.

sshiell,I think yo... (Below threshold)
Mike:

sshiell,

I think you're on the right (or "Wright") track. You'll note that neither Sharpton nor Jackson nor many of the other usual racial agitators have gone out of their way to support Obama. I think the reason is simple -- if Obama gets the nomination, and especially if he wins the presidency, the "black man held back by the white establishment" meme will suffer a fatal blow.

I don't think that Wright or Jackson or Sharpton or any of these other stand up comedian con-men and race hustlers want to see Obama take away their bread and butter.

Obama is now pathetically t... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Obama is now pathetically telling the media he was shocked by Wrights appearance at the NPC yesterday. Is the electorate that stupid? Never mind. ww

The real problem is not Rev... (Below threshold)

The real problem is not Rev. Wright, or the Clintonista/Republican/Mainstream Media types who have latched onto this as some kind of serious issue in the campaign. The problem is with Senator Obama.

Obama should have supported what Wright said all along. Wright was merely speaking the truth about America's history and its curious national morality and doing so in a way that is typical of African-American preaching. Instead of "distancing himself", Obama could have used the moment to let us know that he is not a typical politician - he is a man of faith and integrity and he is willing to tell us the truth even when it is unpleasant.

Of course, Obama is not that man. He is trying to run a post-racial campaign in a racist nation and that is a pretense that ultimately will not work.

Anyone who is honest with themselves realizes that what a candidate's former pastor says or has said is irrelevant to their fitness for the Oval Office. What are Obama's policy positions? Are they workable? Is he being honest with the people about what he can achieve as President? I suppose those wouldn't be particularly advantageous topics for him to discuss either.

Ahh! Democracy lover, how n... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Ahh! Democracy lover, how naive you are. When Falwell said the blessing of GOD has been removed from this country because of our deviancy which caused 9/11. All the leftest in the country went nuts. So, if a republican candidate attended Falwell's church, you would be fine with that? Yeah! Right. You lefties are a lying, loony, hypocritical bunch. ww

Wright is pissed. Look Ob... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

Wright is pissed. Look Obama was supposed be down for the struggle he hung with all the leftover 60 radicals.
Then after telling the wold Wright his Spiritual Advisor he said he did not listen to him and he like a crazy uncle.
However Wright is not fan of Rules for Radicals so he is not going to wear a mask for public consumption and he not going to let Obama do it either. .

Wright is a racist and marxist and it is obvious that he is proud of it and would never hide his TRUTH from anyone.

How can Obama be in a group for 20 years and not know this?
1. He is deaf
could not hear Wright Sermons
dumb
could not understand what Wright was speaking on
bind
Could not see what Wright was saying as he read his speeches for his books

2. Democratic Senator Just like Robert KKK Byrd.

Democracy lower - "Obam... (Below threshold)
marc:

Democracy lower - "Obama should have supported what Wright said all along. Wright was merely speaking the truth about America's history and its curious national morality and doing so in a way that is typical of African-American preaching."

So, what does that mean? That you have the proof the US purposefully gave black citizens the AIDS virus and introduced cocaine into black neighborhoods that the Rev Asshat has never produced.

Put up or shut-up there guy, lets see the proof.

The problem is people are n... (Below threshold)
Jhov:

The problem is people are not listening to Wrights sermons. Does he say anything negative about whites as a whole?? ... No, just the governments. The Bush govt, as pompus and careless as they are, has showed how power corrupts and how they lie and how they have no respect for any of us, black white latino or other. People need to take a closer listen to his whole sermons before condemning the man.

By the way... has anyone even mentioned McCain's pastor who was shown praising and teaching the destruction of minorities... and then he turns around to say, I'm happy for the endorsement. Be fair people.

I think people are missing ... (Below threshold)
MommaKat:

I think people are missing the bigger picture here. Obama did not condemn Wright's initial words b/c the clips were presented out of context. The sermons addressing 9/11 actually summarized the words of WHITE former U.S. Abassador Peck (Ambassador to Iraq.) The idea that our government has taken part in actions that could be deemed terroris in and of themselves is not a novel idea, and many have voiced concern that it would eventually come to U.S. soil. Obama did not take issue with those statements, nor did many Americans who took the time to research and understand what the real story behind the drama was.

These new string of appearances by Rev. Wright, particulary his presentation at the Press Club, were entirely different and served to underscore the formerly erroneous position on Wright portrayed by the MSM. Why would Wright do that? It's a question that deserves exploration, and Obama had every reason to distance himself from those comments, nor are they necessarily things that a pastor would say in a typical Sunday setting - this is the public, political version of Wright. The Wright, that we should ALL remember, was called to the White House to minister to Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal.

Now for those republicans who condemn Obama for his association with Wright, let's discuss Haggee, a man who's hatred for minorities spews forth in ways exponentially worse than the mutterings of one Rev. J. Wright, and who's endorsement John McCain actively sought and praised.




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