Obama’s pastor simply bad news


We all know the choices for president now. Here’s the way I see it. Barack Obama is a fine public speaker. He is also an extremely liberal senator from the state of Illinois, which has a long and sick history of political corruption. He is indeed a child of that system.

He has finally insulted my intelligence far beyond my capacity to tolerate his. It has nothing at all to do with his skin color. As a matter of fact, it would be great to finally have an African-American as president. What a great statement that would make to the entire world that we are indeed the greatest country on earth.

But, unfortunately, Gen. Colin Powell is not running and Barack Obama is not the man for the job. He wants me to believe that he has never heard the sermons of his pastor, the Right Rev. “God Damn America” Jeremiah Wright. It is a matter of record that this has been Obama’s church for over 20 years. It is a matter of record that Obama was married there by this very pastor and that his children were baptized there.

The good Reverend saw fit to visit Khadafy with Obama and give a lifetime achievement award to Louis Farahkan, of all people. And Obama publicly stated that this man is his “spiritual mentor.” Please don’t tell me he attended church there for 20 years and never once heard a “discouraging word.”

Now, don’t tell me that, in addition to the good Reverend, he is not having anything to do with all those people hooting and howling out in the audience in the background of Wright’s fiery tirades. Even Oprah Winfrey got disgusted and walked out. I am no Oprah fan, but she did the right thing.

Now if he could look me in the eye and ask me to believe that he never heard such language in all the years he attended the Reverend’s church, that is like me telling him I attended dozens of Klan rallys and never once heard the “N” word.

Now you know of one Democrat who won’t vote for Obama.

Howard Baker

Sweet Home