Barack Obama expressed his dislike of comments made by a guest minister in his church the past weekend in which Senator Clinton was mocked and derided by the Rev. Michael Pfieger. Obama said he was “deeply disappointed” by the tone and words used in the sermon. The Rev. Pfieger, a Chicago activist, also apologized for what he said last Sunday when he stated Clinton’s eyes swelled with tears before the New Hampshire primary because she felt “entitled” to the Democratic nomination because “there’s a black man stealing my show.” He went on: “She just always thought that ‘this is mine. I’m Bill’s wife. I’m white.. And then, out of nowhere came, “Hey, i’m Barack Obama. And she said, ‘Oh damn, where did you come from? I’m white. I’m entitled. There’s a black man stealing my show.”
The pastor went on to mock Senator Clinton by wiping his face with a handkerchief and saying, “she wasn’t the only one crying. There was a whole lot of white people crying.”
Barack Obama emphasized, that “as I have traveled this country, I’ve been impressed not by what divides us, but by all that unites us. That is why I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfieger’s divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which doesn’t reflect the counry I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause.”
Clinton spokespeople expressed their disappointment that “Senator Obama doesn’t specifically reject Father Pfieger’s despicable comments about Senator Clinton.” Unless, I am not able to read the English language, Senator Obama has specifically denounced the comments of the pastor. I assume terming somone’s talk as “divisve backward-looking rhetoric” is attacking the individual.