Saturday, May 31, 2008

Barack and Radicalism

Barack's close ties to radicalism are an area of his life that some 527 (Swift Boat style group) must be eagerly researching in preparation for the general election.
In April 2004, Barack Obama told a reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times that he had three spiritual mentors or counselors: Jeremiah Wright, James Meeks, and Father Michael Pfleger.
In a deflection of the seriousness of Barack's partnership with Jeremiah Wright, many have cited the Pastor John Hagee endorsement of John McCain. Obviously, John McCain seeking and receiving political support from a questionable preacher can't be compared with Barack's 20 year mentoring from and familial ties to Wright. But, for those who aren't focused enough to see this, Michael Pfleger comes along to illuminate things. One of the best parts of the Pfleger situation is this:

In September 2007 in Iowa, Plfeger participated in forums on the role of spirituality in politics, which the Obama campaign had organized. The Obama campaign welcomed Pfleger's endorsement, listing him as one of about a dozen prominent ministers who supported Obama.

Yup. Pfleger is not just another of Barack's divisive, race-baiting mentors. He also endorsed Barack! And worked on his campaign! On the role of consulting on spirituality in politics. The disingenuous attempt by the left to fluff off Wright as the exception, and to cancel him out with Hagee, are blown out of the water.
Pfleger was a prominent early endorser of Obama's successful 2004 Senate campaign, as well as his unsuccessful 2000 challenge to U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush.

In 2001, Pfleger appeared at a press conference to support state legislator Obama's bill requiring the police to keep statistics on the race of motorists who were stopped by the police, to deter racial profiling. Pfleger also appeared at a press conference announcing State Senator Obama's proposal to outlaw the sale of high-nicotine hand-rolled cigarettes.

Pfleger brings back to the forefront an image problem for the Obama campaign - Barack as a poser. His light skin, intellectual demeanor and elite educational background make him play as someone who isn't part of the Sharpton wing of the Democratic Party. As his ties to the racists unfold, this link will become unmistakable. Combine that with his ties to radicalism, and an ugly brew is simmering.

Wright, Ayers, Pfleger, Rezko, Dohrn. It's tough to imagine that Barack's mafia won't destroy his credibility with the American people.

made prominent this week

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