Jeremiah WrightThe lapdog media has decided that it will judge for the great "unwashed masses" which stories are relevant or not. It has deemed Jeremiah Wright irrelevant and is toeing the Democrat line by throwing out the race card, claiming that it's racist to discuss President Obama's pastor and spiritual counselor of twenty years.
Sorry, media, but the American people will decide what is relevant or not. And discussing the character of people with which a man surrounds himself is relevant, not racist. More importantly, there are allegations of a hush-money bribe. Exposing bribery is also not racism; it's called journalism.
That doesn't stop the lapdog media from desperately trying to regurgitate talking points of the Left; Wright is totally irrelevant except for when it feels like screeching about how "racist" it is. Politico had an article about "renewed interest" in Jeremiah Wright in which it totally "forgot" to mention the bribery allegations. That doesn't suit the narrative, you see. Pesky old facts!
And The Washington Post is far too busy trying to help other media outlets and the Left (redundant) foment bigotry against Mormonism to do its job. Obama spent twenty years sitting in a pew listening to rants against America and then allegedly tried to bribe the pastor to hush him up? No big whoop! It's more important to try to tie Romney to a Mormon militia massacre...in 1857. That kind of bigotry is hunky-dory, because shut up, racists.
The media is clearly following the talking points of the Left, who is desperately trying to cling to the good old race card as a distraction. The DNC is in panic mode, calling any questioning of the Wright matter "hate-filled and divisive." Oh, look! A shiny distraction! Never mind the actual hate-filled rhetoric of President Obama's pastor of twenty years. He is totally warm and fuzzy what with his “Goddamn America” and “AmeriKKKa” and “chickens coming home to roost” spewing.
Democrat strategist Donna Brazile called it racism, straight up and a "hate fest." She pathetically went so far as to bring up Brown vs. Topeka Board of Ed. Good grief! Race card straw man much, Ms. Brazile?
The Left and the media want to make divisive hay to distract from Obama’s failures and to distract from the fact that he was mentored and/or counseled by Jeremiah Wright, his pastor for decades. So they very transparently try to flip it around to paint those who actually vet Obama as “hate-filled and divisive.” And racist, natch.
What is actually racist is when people see only color. Now even the mere mention of a man who happens to be black results in shrieks of "raaaaacist!!!111" What happened to judging a man on the content of his character and not the color of his skin? Those who only see color are the ones who are, in fact, racist.
See, that is why Jeremiah Wright matters. A good friend of mine has this in his Twitter bio: "You can tell a man’s vices by his friends, and his virtues by his enemies."
Exactly. And Obama's friends show the worst of his character; Tony Rezko, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, and Jeremiah Wright. I'll judge them by their characters, not the color of their skin. Unlike the racist media.
This post is part of a weekly conversation with our Moms Matter 2012 political bloggers. To see the original question and what the other writers have to say, read Does Jeremiah Wright Matter in This Election?
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