The Wright Reverend Rants
When Barack Obama was campaigning for President, I wondered if the views of a candidate’s pastor were fair game for scrutiny as part of looking at the complete candidate. A commenter told me, "Absolutely." Then candidate Obama distanced himself from that same pastor, and later cut ties with him. (That same commenter then told me that, since the pastor wasn’t running, his views were a "distraction". Convenient.)
Today, that same pastor is whining about how he got thrown under the bus, allegedly "literally".
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor, said in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that he is "toxic" to the Obama administration and that the president "threw me under the bus."
In his strongest language to date about the administration’s 2-year-old rift with the Chicago pastor, Wright told a group raising money for African relief that his pleas to release frozen funds for use in earthquake-ravaged Haiti would likely be ignored.
"No one in the Obama administration will respond to me, listen to me, talk to me or read anything that I write to them. I am ‘toxic’ in terms of the Obama administration," Wright wrote the president of Africa 6000 International earlier this year.
"I am ‘radioactive,’ Sir. When Obama threw me under the bus, he threw me under the bus literally!" he wrote. "Any advice that I offer is going to be taken as something to be avoided. Please understand that!"
(Hat tip: Bruce McQuain at Q&O)
I await the video showing that our President literally threw anyone under a bus before I believe the Reverend’s words in that regard. In the meantime, his rantings serve to remind us that Obama will throw anyone, figuratively, under the bus, even after a close association of 20 years, if it will serve his purposes. That’s the kind of guy we have as President.
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