Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Obama says patriotism jabs a distraction....then condemns Wright once more

Entertaining. Here's the first story:

"“When I hear people questioning my patriotism … when I see that being used to distract voters from those unpatriotic acts that are making it harder for the American people to live out the American Dream, that makes me angry. And that’s the kind of politics that we’re gonna change when I’m president of the United States of America.”

And Here's the second story. The Obama quotes are scattered through it.

"Barack Obama said the Jeremiah Wright who’s reinserted himself into the spotlight over the last few days “was not the person that I met 20 years ago,” and he condemned his former pastor’s eagerness to grab headlines with controversial statements in the most forceful language he’s used so far.

“His comments were not only divisive and destructive,” Obama said, “but I believe that they end up giving comfort to those who pray on hate.”

Obama said he was particularly angered by Wright’s insinuation that his previous condemnation of the former pastor’s most controversial statements was simply a move of expedience in a heated campaign.

“If Rev. Wright thinks that is political posturing, as he put it, then he doesn’t know me very well,” Obama said. “And based on his remarks yesterday, well I may not know him as well as I thought either.”

Acknowledging that he was powerless to prevent more “outrageous remarks” from Rev. Wright, Obama made clear that the former pastor spoke only for himself and that his comments were antithetical to the ideals Obama holds dear and has emphasized throughout the campaign."

In other words, whatever....you know what I'm going to say.

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