Thursday, March 20, 2008

Obama hypocrisy

Well, well, well. It looks like some chickens have come home to roost. Mr. Barack {don't say his middle name or you're a racist} Obama, so very late in decrying the hate spewed forth by his pastor, Rev. Wright, wasn't quite so slow to throw Don Imus under the bus.

In a major speech Tuesday, Obama condemned the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's shocking verbal assaults against the U.S. dating back to 2001.

But in April of last year, Obama was quick to demand Imus' ouster for making a racially insensitive remark.

"There’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude," Obama told ABC News in an April 11 interview demanding Imus' resignation.
Let's check the tally board, shall we? Obama is first in line to call for Imus's head...but attends the church of the Rev. "if it's white, it's not" Wright for 20 years without seeing any problem!!! Not only that, but apparently the Rev. was on Obama's campaign staff.

"There’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group". Really, Mr. Obama? Really?

Words like that have a funny way of boomeranging. Ain't karma a bitch?


It looks like Imus wasn't the only whitey being thrown under the bus by Obama. Trent Lott got the Obama treatment himself back in '02.
While Sen. Barack Obama said he couldn't throw over his friend and pastor of 20 years for racially charged and divisive hate speech, he had no trouble calling for the head of Sen. Trent Lott, the Republican Senate majority leader, for embracing a colleague with a segregationist past on his 100th birthday.

On Dec. 12, 2002, Obama, then serving as an Illinois state senator and filling in as host of the Cliff Kelley radio show on WVON, challenged the Republican Party to demand Lott's resignation.

"It seems to be that we can forgive a 100-year-old senator for some of the indiscretion of his youth, but, what is more difficult to forgive is the current president of the U.S. Senate (Lott) suggesting we had been better off if we had followed a segregationist path in this country after all of the battles and fights for civil rights and all the work that we still have to do," said Obama.

He added: "The Republican Party itself has to drive out Trent Lott. If they have to stand for something, they have to stand up and say this is not the person we want representing our party."