Wright’s comments and Barack Obama’s reaction to them.
"...it's not simply about race, but about judgment and the courage to
stand up and confront a longtime friend and supporter who is prominent
and influential, and who has also been divisive and dangerous. Wright
may have done good things for many poor people in Chicago, but this in
no way excuses or explains what I and every other person in the media,
as well as every interested American, saw on tape from his disgraceful
sermons. It’s inexcusable. It’s unacceptable. While Obama isn’t
responsible for those comments, his feigning ignorance that he wasn’t in
the pew listening to Wright on a particular day, or that he didn’t know
how bad Rev. Wright’s hateful rhetoric was makes him look very
Try this on, Steve...
"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones
who attacked us in America on September the 11th."
— John McCain’s friend and supporter, George W. Bush, July 12, 2007
While Senator McCain has yet to admit to the dazzling comments of
his unrepentant friend, he had to have heard what this guy has done. He
didn’t have to sit in a pew to hear it. He must have known that his
friend has repeated the lies that have mislead the American people into
a continued war, dismantling America’s well-being and allowed the man
behind the murder of nearly 3,000 Americans to remain free.
"There's no cave deep enough for America, or dark enough to hide."
— John McCain’s friend and supporter, George W. Bush, on finding Osama
bin Laden, Aug. 29, 2002
If you didn’t know already - with all the harm this unrepentant friend
of John McCain has done to our country, by now, right-wing radio must be
shouting it to the rooftops- John McCain supporter and unrepentant
close associate, George Bush, with whom he has had a
relationship for close to 20 years, has led a cabal that invaded a
sovereign nation, causing thousands of American young men,
women and hundreds of thousands Iraqi civilians to be killed,
perpetrating the ruination of the economy of at least two countries.
"But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me."
— John McCain’s friend and supporter, George W. Bush, summing up his
first year in office, Dec. 20, 2001
How about nausea provoking?
Not to worry. As long as we have media celebrities
like George Stephanopoulus and Bill O'Reilly constantly
confronting McCain on this nocuous association with a man who feels that
in a year of the most catastrophic attack on our country that it was a
good year for him, the voter will know the truth... right?
Do we really want a president who allies himself with this kind of
person? McCain not only refuses to disavow his relationship with
this fanatic, but to make matters worse, he wants to emulate this guy’s
deeds stay in Iraq, "maybe a hundred years...[that] would be fine with me."
"We are making steadfast progress."
— John McCain’s friend and supporter, George W. Bush, June 9, 2003
"The solution to Iraq -- an Iraq that can govern itself, sustain itself
and defend itself -- is more than a military mission. Precisely the
reason why I sent more troops into Baghdad."
— John McCain’s friend and supporter,George W. Bush, April 3, 2007
"I want to remind you all that in order to fight and win the war, it
requires an expenditure of money that is commiserate with keeping a
promise to our troops to make sure that they're well-paid, well-trained,
— John McCain’s friend and supporter, George W. Bush, Dec. 15, 2003
"Bring them on." John McCain’s friend and supporter, George W. Bush,
concerning attacks on our troops in Iraq, July 23, 2003
Mccain's most powerful supporter is misleading America, the troops and
their families, while asking for more attacks on
our young men and women in harm’s way, and yet Senator McCain says he
glad to have the support of a man who expresses this kind of anti-troop
Will Abudato ask McCain to dissociate himself with the man behind these
words and actions?
On one side, a candidate who has a friend who says "G-damn
America," and knows a questionable character who allegedly perpetrated
crimes 40 years ago, who sat on a Chicago charity board
with the candidate...
On the other, a candidate who wants to emulate a supporter who has
actually torn apart the Constitution and two countries along the way.
Who do you think looks the most un-presidential?