Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Line o' the Day: Blame Bush. Oh, and white mens' greed, too.

John Hinderaker at Powerline:

[Obama] converted to Christianity as an adult, specifically because he was drawn to Reverend Wright and the theology that Wright preached.

So it is rather stunning to hear Obama explain, in his own words and in his own voice, what it was about Wright that he found so compelling. In fact, it was Wright's denouncing Hiroshima and teaching that the world's problems are caused by "white men's greed" that, by Obama's own account, brought him to tears...

...Barack Obama is an extraordinarily divisive figure, not because of who he is, but because of what he says. Does he still find the claim that the "world in need" is caused by "white men's greed" to be credible? No Presidential candidate has run for office on an explicitly racist platform since the Democrats of the mid-19th century. But if Obama still endorses references to "white men's greed," as he did when he wrote Dreams From My Father, he is disqualified from office on grounds of racial divisiveness alone.

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