Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Conservatives Slice and Dice Obama's Minister

Mitt Romney's Mormon church didn't believe African Americans were actually created equal, until 1978, when one of its elders had a revelation.

G.W. Bush had great praise for two ministers who said that 9/11 was the result of gay people and abortions. And wasn't one of his great spiritual advisors, who spent nights in the White House, the Rev. Ted Haggard, who spent money on a gay prostitute?

All week on radio, Barack Obama has been Swift Boated by the steady play of speeches by his longtime pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Not only have the Fox, we distort so you can't decide crew been beating the drum, but I heard Howard Stern turn on Obama too.

He of all people should know better, but I fear he is a reflection of the common man, the ones who got conned in the last election into thinking that a war hero was a coward, while a war dodger was a hero.

It's scary to hear this relentless, orchestrated attack on the promising candidate. It certainly speaks to the fact that there really is no left wing media. This is all controlled by the right wing, and the message is being bashed into the heads of voters, whether fair or not.

I even head Bill O'Reilly admit it wasn't fair, but play Wright's speeches anyway.

Fair and unbalanced, indeed.

If we're going to make what a candidate hears in his place of worship an election issue, I only wish there was an equal airing of the Great Mullahs of the Christian Right, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Bob Jones and Ted Haggard.

And while we're returning to the dark ages, let's debate how many angels fit on the head of a pin.

Here's a good salon.com story.

1 comment:

John W said...

Brad - People are affected by the thoughts and views of their ministers. I doubt you would want to stay in a service where the spiritual leader was decreeing hate for Jewish people. What would you think about the mind set of the people who would go to that service on a regular basis and hear that same hate speech? Mit Romney certainly had to answer questions about his religious beliefs. I am sure Hillary quite happy to see those attacks - does that make her a republican?