Jeremiah Wright throws Obama under the bus

Jeremiah Wright played a three game series three game series this weekend.  But unlike baseball, he was playing four other teams – Obama, Clinton, McCain and the fourth team, other voices within the Black Church in the US.  And this game is on points.  Here is my score card:

 Game One (Bill Moyer) 

          Wright (+1)

         Obama (-1)

         Clinton (even)

         McCain (+1)

         Black Church (+1)

 

Game Two (NAACP)

          Wright (-3)

         Obama (-3)

         Clinton (+1)

         McCain (+3)

         Black Church (-2)

 

Game Three (National Press Club)

          Wright (-5)

         Obama (-10)

         Clinton (+3)

         McCain (+5)

         Black Church (-5)

 I know that above stats are not scientific, but they sum up my overall view of this debacle.  Wright’s motivations are unclear, but it seems as if he views himself as some martyr and is enjoying playing the role.

 As I watched the Reverend, I could only wonder if Wright wants racial reconciliation.  It has often been said that workers at the American (pick your ailment) who live off of fund raising might not truly work for a cure as if they found it, they would be out of a job.  I wonder the same about Wright.  His entire life has been spent fighting racism.  As this nation moves beyond race, he finds himself loosing power.  Only if Obama looses, can Wright be relevant.  Therefore Wright may be working for self-preservation. 

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