Wright's mission now appears clear: set back race relations several decades and secure a John McCain victory.
Counter-protesters at the National Press Club (Jonn Lilyea photo)
In today's stop on his personal publicity tour, Wright offered this homily:
"This is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright," said Rev. Jeremiah Wright this morning at the National Press Club, explaining why he was emerging before a national audience, regardless of what harm it might do to the candidacy of one of his parishioners, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois. "This is an attack on the black church."
No, Reverend, this is an attack on your despicable lies and Chomsky-style moral equivalence.
In fact, I like to call Wright Jeremiah Froman, Chicago's Moral Equivalence King.
...we are doing is the same thing al Qaeda is doing under a different colored flag, calling on the name of a different God to sanction and approve our murder and our mayhem...
...The government lied in its founding documents, and the government is still lying today..
...The government lied about Pearl Harbor. They knew the Japanese were going to attack...
... The government lied about the Tuskegee experiment. They purposefully infected African-American men with syphilis...
...The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color...
...The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three strikes law, and then wants us to sing God bless America? No, no, no, not God bless America, God damn America, that's in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating her citizens as less than human. God damn America as long as she tries to act like she is God, and she is supreme...
God cursed America? In the bible? I must have missed that day at Sunday School.
Charles Johnson adds:
Associated Press Democratic hack Nedra Pickler, who shall henceforth be known as Nedra “Obvious” Pickler: Analysis: Wright does Obama little good.
That’s the kind of high-quality, incisive analysis you can only get from the mainstream media.
The way I figure it, Hillary Clinton is secretly funding Jeremiah Wright. What else would explain Wright turning up just before the Indiana Primary?
Time Magazine's Joe Klein has a different take: Wright envisions himself as Sharpton 2.0.
Wright's purpose now seems quite clear: to aggrandize himself -- the guy is going to be a go-to mainstream media source for racial extremist spew, the next iteration of Al Sharpton--and destroy Barack Obama.
Update: Transterrestrial agrees and has more.
Update II: Bill O'Reilly: "Compared to Moyers, Larry King waterboards his guests."