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Thursday, March 13, 2008


posted by on March 13 at 15:27 PM

Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Weight—a man who is at least as much a surrogate for the Obama campaign as Geraldine Ferraro was for Hillary’s…

Bullshit. And you know it. Obama knows Wright (not Weight) is a liability and has been trying to distance himself from his pastor’s views for the entire length of his presidential campaign, starting with canceling a scheduled invocation at Obama’s formal announcement in February ‘07. Here’s a NYT article on the subject.

Yes, speeches such as the below will come up in a general election campaign. But you aren’t even couching it in those terms. That’s really, really unfortunate.

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Erica is naughty!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 13, 2008 3:31 PM

Wow. ECB is taking her marching orders from Sean Hannity now?

Posted by heywhatsit | March 13, 2008 3:32 PM

ECB has become increasingly shrill and bitter, now resorting to bald-faced lies and misdirection in an effort to justify her unwavering support for this ticket. At what point does she cease to be a journalist and become just another noisemaker on a blog?

Posted by alan | March 13, 2008 3:38 PM

Why is Erica so desperately lashing out for Hillary? This is worse than her Stephanie Pure crush. Her credibility is in tatters.

Posted by Why? | March 13, 2008 3:40 PM

Obama does have more Jebus than Clinton. And, he did get his Jebus from Wright. To wit:

"You need to come to church precisely because you are of this world, not apart from it; you need to embrace Christ precisely because you have sins to wash away - because you are human and need an ally in your difficult journey.

It was because of these newfound understandings that I was finally able to walk down the aisle of Trinity United Church of Christ one day and affirm my Christian faith. It came about as a choice, and not an epiphany; the questions I had did not magically disappear. But kneeling beneath that cross on the South Side of Chicago, I felt I heard God's spirit beckoning me. I submitted myself to his will, and dedicated myself to discovering His truth."

From Barack Obama speaks out on faith and politics: 'Call to Renewal' Keynote Address

Posted by umvue | March 13, 2008 3:41 PM

I can understand a Stephanie Pure crush!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 13, 2008 3:42 PM

Erica knows she exaggerates, but once we have a nominee, she is going to unite with the rest of the party. Even if she finds herself supporting a guy who doesn't meet the minimum threshold to be president. I'm sure her explanation for why she likes the unqualified guy will be as logical as ever.

Alternatively, couldn't Obama just go on and on running against both Hillary and McCain? Since it's basically working? He could run as the man best able to save America from Hillary. And then Erica could keep doing what she does best.

Posted by elenchos | March 13, 2008 3:45 PM

So let me get this straight - Obama is trying to distance himself from his own Pastor? The one who's on his own African American Religious Leadership Committee?

What kind of fucked up narrative is that?

Posted by Donolectic | March 13, 2008 3:49 PM

@7 - Yes, ECB will come up with a convoluted rationalization for why she supports Obama, but hey ... perhaps, if she restricts her Obama advocacy to crowds of other Clinton supporters similarly seeking to be talked into supporting the guy they happily piss on now, some good will come out of the whole affair. There will be a place for her brand of delusion.

Posted by tsm | March 13, 2008 4:01 PM

@6 - well, Stephanie is hot, but ECB ain't sliced bread either ... even if she's mean and spiteful nowadays ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 13, 2008 4:22 PM

@10: re ECB, beauty is only skin-deep.

Posted by Her skin is thin | March 13, 2008 4:30 PM

Don't pay attention to those haters, Erica. You are totally right on. Thanks for reporting on something that otherwise would've been passed by.

Posted by Fair is Fair | March 13, 2008 4:33 PM

Don't pay attention to those haters, Erica. You are totally right on. Thanks for reporting on something that otherwise would've been passed by.

Posted by Fair is Fair | March 13, 2008 4:34 PM

The only reason Erica is in the position she's in is because she's black.

Posted by Todd | March 13, 2008 6:14 PM

I'm sorry, alan and elenchos, what did ECB exaggerate or lie about?

Posted by Big Sven | March 13, 2008 8:19 PM

Senetor Obama better not start reaching out more for the Jewish vote, his pastor would not like it!

Posted by Steve Rodriguez | March 14, 2008 10:11 AM

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