Friday, May 30, 2008

Does Senator Obama have any sane ‘Spiritual Advisors’ ?

Doesn’t seem like it. First, the loon Jeremiah Wright. Someone who Obama could not disown, at least until the Rev. made the obvious point that the Emperor Obama’s new politics was just like the old politics.

Then Obama was able to disown him in record time. After all, anti-americanism and racist drivel is ok, but it’s heresy to question the Senator’s ‘new politics’.

Now, “Father” Michael Pfleger chips in. I’m sure that it’s just a coincidence that Senator Obama has been shoveling large amounts of the taxpayer’s money to this nut. I’m sure that it’s just another coincidence that “Father” Pfleger is a longtime Obama contributor.

As Jacques Berlinerblau put it in the Washington Post:

“During his sermon, Father Pfleger mocked Hillary Clinton's tears before the New Hampshire primary. He opines that she cried because she felt ‘entitled’ because she is white ‘and there's a black man stealing my show.’ Father Pfleger apologized late Thursday for the remarks, saying his sermon was ‘inconsistent with Senator Obama's life and message.’

But by delivering his remarks, Father Pfleger seems to have officially submitted his entry to the What Else Can We At Trinity Do to Further Assure that the United States Does Not Have Its First African-American President Any Time Soon? video competition. And this application has ‘Finalist’ marked all over it.”
The non-apology apology is particularly telling:

“’I regret the words I chose on Sunday,’ he said in a statement. ‘These words are inconsistent with Sen. Obama's life and message, and I am deeply sorry if they offended Sen. Clinton or anyone else who saw them.’”

Note that he’s not apologizing for the sentiments, just the choice of words. He’s probably indignant that anyone could even think that he’s calling Hillary a racist, just because he’s saying that she’s crying over having her rightful place taken bu a black man. In short, he’s calling Hillary a racist, but can’t even claim plausible deniability.

Even more interesting is Rev. Moss’s (at least I assume that it’s Rev. Moss) introduction – essentially recapping that “Father” Pfluger’s long history with Trinity. These folk knew what they were going to get.

“Father” Pfluger sure does deliver. Before he gets around to calling Hillary Clinton a racist, he pretty much accuses every white person in America of being a racist. You know, because we all have inherited wealth, 401Ks, and companies that our grandpappys built on the backs of slave labor where we have cushy jobs when we’re not having sherry on the lawn of the yacht club with the John Kerry, Teddy Kennedy, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Warren Buffett.

The congregation at Trinity enthusiastically approved this nutjob’s racist drivel. Apparently, it’s what they’ve been getting from the pulpit for years. The same congregation that is currently teaching Senator Obama’s daughters in Sunday School.

Funny that Rev. Pfleger is so concerned that his words are inconsistent with Sen. Obama’s life and message. One might think that there is another Example for him to consider.