"We the People, in order to form a more perfect -- yeah, yeah, that's it......"
With those historic words Barak Obama embraced the mantle of a former President of the United States:
President William Jefferson Clinton.
Obama tried to play both ends against the middle while at the same time trying to show he was "above the fray" all while making a political campaign speech. This was classic Clinton triangulation.
You might ask "what do you mean, TJ?"
Here, let me show you...
QUOTE FROM TODAY:
"Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely" LINKBut wait...On Friday, 14 March 2008, Obama said this:
"I wasn't in church during the time that these statement were made. I did not hear such incendiary language myself, personally. Either in conversations with him or when I was in the pew, he always preached the social gospel. ... If I had heard them repeated, I would have quit... LINK TO FRIDAYSo, we are supposed to believe that Obama heard some amorphous controversial statements, but just not the ones played on the airwaves over the last few days and all contained in a SOCIAL GOSPEL?
Is Obama telling us that there are more statements out there that we have yet to discover...but ones that are just not bad enough for him to quit his church?
Barak likes to quote the Founding Fathers (who Jeremiah Wright obviously hates), so let me provide a more contemporary Presidential quote:
"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. " - Abraham Lincoln (does Wright hate him too?)