By SusanUnPC on April 30, 2008 at 5:56 PM in Barack Obama, Black Agenda Report, Black nationalism, Chicago politics, Father Michael Pfleger, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. James Meeks, Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.
Here’s a sampling of the thinking of Father Michael Pfleger, who Barack Obama has often cited as a “spiritual adviser” and whose testimonial is on Obama’s official campaign site:
I’ll be damned if I’m going to sit back while you tear down Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright. How dare you. How dare you. How dare you seek to reduce Jeremiah Wright, who’s one of the greatest Biblical scholars this nation has, to a 30-second sound bite and try to demonize him and trivialize him. You cannot do that.
Why does Barack align himself with so many radical religious leaders? Besides Rev. Wright, there are Father Michael Pfleger, closely associated with Wright and Farrakhan, and Rev. James Meeks, also close to Obama’s spiritual advisers. [PHOTO: Father Pfleger together with Louis Farrakhan.]
In a CNN interview aired April 28th, in defense of his close friend Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Fr. Michael Pfleger — whose church is in Chicago’s Southside — said that we must allow Rev. Wright to demonstrate who he “really is”:
Here’s a video sampling of who Fr. Pfleger really is.
As Larry Johnson wrote when he posted this video recently, it “speaks for itself”:
And let’s not forget the “Reverend” James Meeks. A homophobe who believes “nigger” is a term of endearment.
Each of these men have been listed by Barack’s campaign as religious advisers. So we are not talking about merely constituents who support Barack. We are talking about people that Barack has invited to be a part of his campaign. Which raises the more important question. Barack says he disagrees with their views. Okay. Then what are they advising him on? Fashion tips? Ethnic cuisine? Movies? And it is only as media attention is focused on their bizarre behavior that Barack’s campaign starts scrambling to erase them from the Obama website.
These clips demonstrate that it ain’t just a black thing. Pfleger looks like your typical white man to me. So we can conclude that saying crazy things from a pulpit is not caused by one’s skin color. It goes to the issue of character. Senator Obama has demonstrated a consistent pattern of reaching out to clergy who occupy the most extreme fringes of Christianity. Why does he do that?
To date, the only reason that Barack Obama hasn’t had to hold press conferences about his longtime relationships with these extremists is that the MSM hasn’t latched on to his associations.
But, the names of these extremists — and their words and the video clips — are being disseminated by the hundreds of thousands in e-mails among the nation’s voters, to both Republicans and Democrats.
Most Democrats who see these videos and hear about these extremists’ beliefs are aghast, and a sufficient minority of Democrats are so shocked that they realize that they cannot vote for Barack Obama in a general election, given these relationships.
All Republicans who see these videos realize one thing: That Barack Obama cannot, and will not, win the presidency, and that John McCain will be POTUS 44.
Unless we somehow get the Democratic leadership to wake the hell up, and realize that — even if they’re still dreamily imagining an Obama candidacy — they have not vetted this man sufficiently, and that they need to take a cold hard look at Obama. Before it’s too late.
Special thanks to V4Hill for securing the Red Lasso video of Fr. Pfleger on Monday’s CNN Situation Room.