Presidential Pants Aflame
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright ought to be grinning from ear to ear.
Earlier this week, just before the President’s dismal performance at the Denver debate grabbed all the headlines, the Daily Caller unveiled a video which had never been seen before of then Senator Obama giving a speech to a group of black ministers in Virginia. It should be said that the speech was, indeed, covered by the media. But, in a clever bit of legerdemain the ENTIRE video was never been released until this week, nor has the ENTIRE transcript which features a set of damning ad-libs by the president.
In the video Obama strays from his prepared comments – which were distributed to the press – and talks disparagingly about the federal government for allegedly withholding disaster funds from New Orleans following hurricane Katrina.
Obama adopts a “black” dialect and preaching posture ala Jeremiah Wright throughout his remarks. (You see? Twenty years in the Amen Pew of Trinity Church of Christ where Black Liberation Theology is the dogma du jour did NOT go to waste.)
Then Senator Obama tells the group that the Feds waived the Stafford Act disaster relief funding in the case of Hurricane Andrew and following the 9/11 attacks on New York City suggesting that New Orleans, with its largely black citizenry, was passed over for racial reasons.
“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” he says in Wrightspeak. Interestingly, though, these comments were shot through with out-and-out lies.
Not only had Congress voted to provide disaster funds for Katrina victims, they had done so a full ten days before the speech in the video. If that were not enough, in the vote to waive the Stafford Act “buy in” which requires a small contribution from the recipients of federal disaster funds, there were fourteen Senators who voted “Nay.” Among those fourteen nays…Barack Obama’s.
The words “pants on fire” always come to mind when I think of this President.