The Minister the right wing loves to hate is at it again, with another case of hoof-in-mouth.
HAMPTON, Va. — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright says he does not feel any regrets over his severed relationship with President Barack Obama, a former member of the Chicago church in which Wright was the longtime pastor.
“Regret for what … that the media went back five, seven, 10 years and spent $4,000 buying 20 years worth of sermons to hear what I’ve been preaching for 20 years?
“Regret for preaching like I’ve been preaching for 50 years? Absolutely none,” Wright said in an interview late Tuesday.
Wright also said he hadn’t spoken to his former church member since Obama became president, implying that the White House won’t allow Obama to talk to him. He did not indicate whether he had tried to reach Obama.
Wright is in Hampton, Va., this week attending Hampton University’s 95th Annual Ministers Conference.
Wright said that when he went to the polls, he did not hold any grudge against Obama.
“Of course I voted for him; he’s my son. I’m proud of him,” Wright said. “I’ve got five biological kids. They all make mistakes and bad choices. I haven’t stopped loving any of them.
“He made mistakes. He made bad choices. I’ve got kids who listen to their friends. He listened to those around him. I did not disown him.”
Then the “Left” Reverend goes way off the reservation with –
Asked if he had spoken to the president, Wright said: “Them Jews aren’t going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter, that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office. …
“They will not let him to talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is…. I said from the beginning: He’s a politician; I’m a pastor. He’s got to do what politicians do.”
Why is the Reverend pissed at “Them Jews”?
Wright also said Obama should have sent a U.S. delegation to the World Conference on Racism held recently in Geneva, Switzerland, but that the president did not do so for fear of offending Jews and Israel.
“Ethnic cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing (by) the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don’t want Barack talking like that because that’s anti-Israel,” Wright said.
Well… The Rev is half right – after throwing in a lot of wrong. What is going on in Gaza is “a sin and a crime against humanity”. And the treatment of Palestinian Arabs within Israel for years has been the closest thing to Jim Crow you will ever see without black folks.
But the “Them Jews” comment, apparently in reference to President Obama’s staff…
Is way out of bounds, and is at a minimum anti-Semetic, if not racist.
So why the post title including Drugbo?
Reverend Wright is a target rich environment for the media, who chase him whenever he makes a public appearance in hopes of getting an “off the wall” quote. The Reverend doesn’t seem able to resist when cornered.
Drugbo is paid $40 million a year to spew racism and hate over the airwaves – making the same sorts of comments, although targeting different groups.
Does Rev Wright matter – or the sleazebag who channels hate through the airwaves to every major market in the United States?