March 15, 2008
American Thinker Editorial Deconstructs Obama's Lawyerly Evasions On Wright (Obama Knew!!!)Topics: Political News and commentaries
If, like me, you just happened to be watching Fox's interview with BO the other night, surely you had to be left with the impression that you were somehow expected to believe in circular reasoning and have just overdosed on "nosensatall" pills - because most of what he said made absolutely no sense at all. It was a dance of evasions.
As American Thinker puts it, "There is a fundamental discordance in spirit between a canny, evasive lawyer inserting loopholes, and the smiling vision of unity and change you can believe in." And what we heard was a lot of "uncanny lawyer" talk and very little of the unity and vision one could believe in.
... But the man who wants America to believe his promise of unspecified change adopts the carefully-parsed language of a Harvard-trained lawyer.Obama Was Aware Of Wright's Extreme Statements
Here is the key paragraph of Obama's statement, bizarrely first published on the Huffington Post, a website that once featured Senator Joseph Lieberman in minstrel blackface. There are multiple evasions buried in each line, analyzed below:"The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation. When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign. I made it clear at the time that I strongly condemned his comments. But because Rev. Wright was on the verge of retirement, and because of my strong links to the Trinity faith community, where I married my wife and where my daughters were baptized, I did not think it appropriate to leave the church."Take a close look:"The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy..."Obama avoids getting pinned down on any specific statement. As with his promise of "change", the reader or listener's imagination supplies the specifics, so Obama can be everything to everyone, no matter if the private interpretations differ. Translation: "If any words offended you, I am against them.""...not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity..."This leaves so many doors open for evasion. We noticed on the videotaped sermons that when Rev. Wright fires up the crowd, they jump to their feet. A Harvard-trained lawyer like Obama inserting the phrase "sat in the pews" knows exactly what he is doing. If he was on his feet applauding and shouting approval like so many other Trinity congregants, then this statement becomes true, if utterly misleading."...or heard him utter in private conversation."So if his wife Michelle, or any other person (a staffer or fellow congregant, for instance) was with Obama when he heard such statements, then he didn't hear them in private conversation. Harvard-trained lawyers know that every adjective adds a condition which must be met in order to prove that a denial is false, not just misleading."When these statements first came to my attention...""Came to my attention" is a wonderful phrase. That's the sort of artistry that earns Harvard-trained lawyers their hundreds of dollars an hour rates. "Attention" requires an active psychological engagement. If Wright routinely makes such statements, Obama would pay no attention to them because they are almost boilerplate. Israeli state-sponsored terrorism? Why bother paying attention? Wright has been attacking Israel for years. God damn America? Wright has been railing against this country for years. Who pays attention to routine stuff?
Clearly, Obama not only was aware of Wright's extreme statements - but also had been in attendence when Wright was stating some of his controversial and extremist views. (via American Thinker)
Rich Lowry checked Obama's first autobiographical (and admittedly fictionalized) bookwritten in 1995 (thirteen years ago!) - Dreams from My Father, and discovered that Obama certainly did know and write about some of Wright's extreme views.
Rocco DiPippo of The Autonomist notes this from Newsmax in August last year, when a reporter attended a Trinity service that Barack Obama attended.
Wright Not Obama's Only Problem With Truth.
Obama apparently has a memory problem....
As a state senator, Barack Obama wrote letters to city and state officials supporting his political patron Tony Rezko's successful bid to get more than $14 million from taxpayers to build apartments for senior citizens." (And check out this MUST SEE VIDEO:
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ABC's Brian Ross details the financial dealings between Barack Obama and Chicago influence peddler Tony Rezko...
Posted by Richard at March 15, 2008 3:54 PM
In spite of Newsmax and the Autonomist, Obama was in Miami on July 22.
Oops. I guess all black people look alike to Newsmax.
Posted by: Keith Pickering at March 17, 2008 3:00 AM
Indeed, there are cross reports to the contrary, but there are others coming out as we speak.
However, little does it matter in such a stretch of credulity that BO didn't know what was going on. His own campaign warned him a year ago - per one of his own advisors.
Posted by: Richard at March 17, 2008 8:41 AM
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