4. Jeremiah Wright Blames “Them Jews” For Keeping Him From Obama
President Obama once introduced the Reverend Jeremiah Wright as “a friend … and a great leader … not just in Chicago but across the country.” But to many of us, just the name of Obama’s longtime pastor evokes caustic images of anti-American, racially divisive Marxist rhetoric booming from the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ.
So is it Americans’ distaste for Wright’s radical black liberation theology that keeps the president from having his trusted spiritual advisor over to the White House for dijon-dressed arugula? No, silly, it’s “them Jews” of course! In a June 2009 interview, Wright explained why he was no longer in touch with Obama:
“Them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me,” Wright said. “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. …
Wright went on to offer the Hamas perspective on the Obama administration’s Middle East policy:
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.
Oh, but don’t worry. Like all professional bigots, the good reverend publicly clarified his anti-Semitic remarks about “them Jews”:
“I’m not talking about all Jews, all people of the Jewish faith, I’m talking about Zionists… I’m talking about facts, historical facts. I’m not talking about emotionally charged words.
“They can jump on that phrase if they want to,” he said, “but they can’t undo history and they can’t undo the fact of Jewish historians and Jewish theologians who write about what’s going on.”
A more carefully scripted apology was later posted on Facebook. The president’s former spiritual mentor stayed under the radar for a while, resurfacing in June 2010 with more incendiary bigotry about the nefarious motives of whites and Jews.
By the way, just so we’re clear, you’re still a RAAAAACIST! if you point out the radical ideology and foul bigotry of this man Obama was proud to call “friend” for 20 years. Stick to the MSNBC talking points and you should be fine.