“Three Chicago Wise Men”

“Three Wise Men”

The National Review Online, Jim Geraghty, June 3rd 2008

Flopping Aces has put together a video on Obama’s “Three Wise Men.” A late, but probably worthwhile observation, comparing the three:

Fr. Michael Pfleger, in what he called an apology for his sermon that depicted Hillary Clinton screaming, “a black man is stealing my show”:

“I apologize for anyone who was offended and who thought it to be mockery, that was not my intent, nor my heart.”

This reveals to us that Michael Pfleger believes that everyone around him is astoundingly gullible. Watch the sermon again. As he grabs a handkerchief to wipe away fake tears in his imitation of Hillary, is there any part of you that doubts the intent is to mock Hillary Clinton?

This man thinks we’re stupid. He thinks we’ll believe anything he tells us.

Then of course, there is Obama’s other other spiritual mentor, Rev. James Meeks, preaching from a pulpit, “We don’t have slave masters, we got mayors! But they are still the same white people who are presiding over systems where black people are not able to be educated. You got some preachers that are house n———! You got some elected officials that are house n———! Rather than them try and break this up, they’re gonna fight you to protect that white man!” Meeks then told local news that when he used the term, “house N-word,” he meant it as a “term of endearment.”

Again… this man thinks we’re stupid. He thinks we’ll believe anything he tells us.

Ironically, as jaw-dropping as Jeremiah Wright’s words were, I can’t necessarily find a time he let out a whopper and tried to pass off such a laughable excuse. Among the three, Wright is the comparably honest one, who doesn’t try to convince us we didn’t hear what we just heard.

Which lesson did Obama learn from these men? Perhaps we can see it in his first response to the matter, posted on Huffington Post: “the sermons I heard [Wright] preach always related to our obligation to love God and one another, to work on behalf of the poor, and to seek justice at every turn.”

This man thinks… well, you know the drill.

Jim Geraghty



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