The campaign of Senator Barack Obama hit a brick wall after remarks from a black minister who ranted and r aved about rpejudice in America. The Reverend Jermiah Wright, preacher at the church Obama attends, made incendiary remarks about prejudice in America that angered millions of people. Senator Obama denounced the minister’s comments as “stupid” and a distraction to the political process. A new Rasmussen poll published yesterday said Wright’s comments made 56% of the electorate less likely to vote for Obama.
One assumes Mr. Wright would like to see one of his parishoners become president of the United States, but he has done everything in his power to prevent this from happening. In a sense, Minister Wright is a black version of Ralph Nader, two self righteous individuals who would rather rant and rave to satisfy their own egos than support efforts to end the Bush era of disaster for America. Obama, in an interview with Jim Lehrer, said Wright reflected the past and struggles of the 1960sand 1970s. And, it was time to move on. Unfortunately, the past continues casting its shadow on the present.
Minister Wright most probably feels very smug and satisfied at this moment since he let out all of his rage against whites, discrimination, and so on. Of course, in the process he damaged efforts to improve the racial climate in this nation. But, for Wright, the important thing is dealing with his own neeeds for self importance. Damn America he says, and damn the candidacy of Barack Obama, just let me spew hate and discord. Mr. Wright is no servant of God, he is a servant of his own emotional needs to take center stage.