Saturday, May 31, 2008

What's with these idiot priests at Trinity?
Priest who mocked Clinton again draws spotlight

Racially charged comments [the Rev. Michael] Pfleger made last week mocking Obama rival Hillary Rodham Clinton — as a guest at Obama's church, no less — triggered a quick response from Obama, who wants nothing to do with a racial firestorm like the one generated by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Obama made it clear he wasn't happy with the comments — in which Pfleger pretended he was Clinton crying over "a black man stealing my show" — and said he was "deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger's divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which doesn't reflect the country I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause."

Pfleger, too, issued an apology, saying he was sorry if his comments offended Clinton or anyone else. He did not return several calls for comment on Friday.
What a fucking moron. Pastors like Pfleger are in love with themselves and can't think critically. Anybody who has followed the news in the last couple of months would know that acting like a jerk, while a guest speaker at Obama's church, would be a problem. Now he says he's sorry. If you saw the video, and you are an Obama supporter or a Democrat looking for harmony within the party, you've got to be disgusted. Pfleger is a jive-ass honkey "playing" a soulful person (and later a fragile Hillary). His performance is incredibly false.

If you take a standard unit of offensivenes to be 1 Lanny Davis, then Pfleger rates a 3LD.

Clinton, her supporters, Obama, his supporters, and just about everybody else are right to be offended.


Another case of "Ring around the collar"? Just imagine the "good" Rev. going to confession about this, being absolved with penance of watching the video of his performance 100 times. His mocking may lead to defrocking. At least the "good" Rev. had the good sense not to do this in "blackface." (I would like to see how the "good" Rev. performs in his own church for comparative purposes. Frankly, I think the parishioners present at Obama's church should have given the "good" Rev. the hook a la the Apollo Theatre.)

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 5/31/2008 4:29 AM  

Why should Obama be offended by this clown or Wright? Worried, yes, now that they are hurting him, but not offended. He's been thick as thieves with the both of them for years on end. He has long known and approved of their crackpot views. The only question is why Obama, with his supposedly superhuman "judgement" could not see what a problem they would be. Could it be arrogance? Let's hope he continues to display it.

As for the parishioners giving Pfleger the "hook" I think that's unlikely, given the standing ovation that met his rant. Wake up, Obamatons. Your guy is a fakir. He ought to be charming snakes somewhere in India. Except they'd be harder to fool than most of the American left has been.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/31/2008 5:10 PM  

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