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Rep. Jerrold Nadler: Obama didn't have the "political courage" to leave Rev. Wright's church (asking questions works)

For almost two years, I've been trying to encourage people to go to public appearances by politicians, ask them tough questions, and upload their responses to video sharing sites. A month ago, I sent an open letter to a series of mostly Pajamas Media bloggers urging them to push such a plan, and none of them did. Instead, some pushed loony theories, some sat in a dark corner moaning (PW), and others concentrated on their Amazon sales.

Now, one other person from that group - almost assuredly doing so on her own initiative and not on the prompting of the other hacks at PJM - has done something similar to my plan that might have an effect on the election. It would have been better if the person asked had been Obama and if the question had been an actual tough question, but a stumbling gaffe response might be enough to spur others to do something similar in the future.

From this:
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, was down in Florida over the weekend, and one supposes that he thought he was helping Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., but it will ultimately be hard to make that case.

Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugged has posted [link] some video of Nadler at a synagogue in Boca Raton trying to explain why Obama was able to stay in Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years.

He starts off my saying he has no idea of what he's talking about. And then he proceeds to open mouth, insert foot...

...And then, the line that may haunt Nadler for four years or longer: "[Obama] didn't have the political courage to make the statement of walking out [of Rev. Wright's church]...
He apparently said other things too; see the last link.

Other tags: questions asked

Politics · Sun, 11/02/2008 - 23:29 · Importance: 14

Mon, 11/03/2008 - 08:01
eh

Whatever else is or is not true, it's definitely true that Obama did not publicly denounce Wright until it became obvious that if he didn't it could become a serious negative for his campaign. So it definitely seems it was politically motivated; after all, he sat in that church (ahem) for years listening to the same stuff he supposedly did not find objectionable until he was a candidate/the likely democratic nominee for President. Not to mention the monetary support. And I don't see how even the most rabid Obama supporters can deny or spin that. Add to that the recent fishy story of his Aunt and it is overall not a flattering picture.

Mon, 11/03/2008 - 13:33
lulz
whatthe.blogetery.com/index.php/2007/12/29/list-of-bush-scandal

Wouldn't it be terrifying if President Obama was repeatedly told about imminent threats against the nation, and he simply dismissed them out-of-hand? And what if the US was attacked, and he just sat in a classroom, reading a kids' book, because he didn't know what to do? Wouldn't it be just awful if President Obama started ignoring the Constitution, and declared himself unaccountable to anyone? And what if he started cranking out "signing statements", began pardoning people who were instrumental in outing a covert CIA agent, or allowed White House emails to be deleted in complete defiance of the law? Wouldn't it be truly dreadful if President Obama lied our country into war, and then started handing out no-bid contracts to war profiteers? Wouldn't it be downright disillusioning if President Obama poured billions into an unwinnable war? Wouldn't it be profoundly disturbing if President Obama continued on one of his many vacations while a major US city was wiped out by a natural disaster? Wouldn't it be absolutely disastrous if President Obama appointed incompetent cronies to important positions, like Attorney General? And what if his appointee started purging the department of experienced, competent people based solely on their political affiliation? Wouldn't it be morally reprehensible if President Obama condoned the use of torture, or the unlimited detention of people without charge or trial? Wouldn't it be an incredible outrage if President Obama insisted on tax subsidies for corporations making record profits, or tax incentives for companies that outsourced American jobs?

Mon, 11/03/2008 - 13:39
In Good Company

lulz, the "Right" side loves to point out that liberals see the Constitution as a living document because it distracts from the fact that they themselves see it as an obstacle. I'll take the side who sees it as a tool for securing liberties, thank you very much.

Mon, 11/03/2008 - 18:01
petty bourgeois

You faggot lefties always love trying to define the right in your own terms, but it does not change the fact you are all still faggot lefties.

Tue, 11/04/2008 - 03:21
Fred Dawes
myspace.com/freddawes1776

both sides are our real enemies of freedom both want the usa inside the third world.