Jeff Poor reports on newsbusters.com "According to Richard Wolffe, an MSNBC contributor and former Newsweek columnist that covered the Obama presidential campaign for the weekly magazine, people don't have to worry about the rantings and ravings of Obama's controversial preacher having any impact on his world view because he wasn't there.
Wolffe, in an appearance at the Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. on June 15 promoting his book about Obama, "Renegade," told the audience the president wasn't naïve about Wright - he was ignorant."
Isn't it great to find out that Obama isn't a complete moron who sat in a church for 20 years but never heard any of the sermons, or someone who supports the theory the government injected African Americans with HIV and that our chickens came home to roost on 9/11, but that he is just a lying politician who created a false image of himself to win elections?
That false narrative really helped him win a big block of Christian votes...South Carolina comes to mind. He sure did a lot of pandering to the conservative Christians down south.
Wolffe told the audience Obama was using religion, specifically his church attendance to garner support for the various offices he held - from Illinois state senate, the U.S. senator and ultimately President.
"And then at the same time, he was running for various offices," Wolffe said. "So when he went to church, and this is where the politician's slipperiness comes in - he didn't say, ‘I wasn't much of a churchgoer.' If he was in church, it just wasn't his church. He wasn't going to church to pray. He was going to church around the state of Illinois to get votes."
Wolffe reference a Feb. 22, 2007 Rolling Stone article and said that was the actual first warning sign to the Obama campaign the radical preacher was a problem for Obama.
“Rolling Stone did a story about Wright’s sermons right at the start of the campaign,” Wolffe said. “The candidate saw it. He disinvited Wright from giving the public prayer at the start of the Springfield launch. He gave a private prayer with the family and he ordered his campaign staff to go research the sermons. He said, ‘Go find out what’s in these sermons,’ obviously he wasn’t there.”
However, as Wolffe explained – the research wasn’t done and it took some time before the details emerged.
“That work was never done,” Wolffe said. “That was a huge mistake.”
Wolffe described the Obama campaign as lucky the news didn’t surface before the Iowa caucuses or in the heat of the contest with Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton during the early part of 2008.
“They were lucky, lucky, lucky that it didn’t emerge before Iowa, just before Iowa or before he had won that whole string of primaries through February,” Wolffe said.
Wasn't that lucky that the media didn't figure it out before Iowa that Obama was a big fraud?
When the Wright controversy broke, Obama was in a tight spot. He didn't want to admit that he lied about attending church every Sunday, especially with all the suspicion circulating that he was a Muslim (hmmm), so he said he never heard what Wright was preaching. Which was finally, actually the truth. Albeit we all thought he was a complete idiot for attending church for 20 years, without ever hearing what was said. But all that lying actually worked for him...amazingly.
This also explains why Crazy Uncle Jeremiah came out and went all bat shit crazy at the National Press Club. He was pissed. Obama used him and his church to get elected, and then tossed him under the bus. It makes so much more sense to me now.
Obama made this statement after the Wright controvery exploded:
"I believe that Americans will judge me not on the basis of what someone else said, but on the basis of who I am and what I believe in; on my values, judgment and experience to be President of the United States."
But, since it was all a lie, I guess he still can't judged on who is and what he believes in, or what his values, and judgment are, because we still don't know. Well, except that he is a liar.