I’m guessing those are the last words Obama would like to hear. The fact that his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, is saying he would “come after him” if elected President because Obama would then be presiding over the “oppressive” United States.
This is getting to be a soap opera, and quite a funny one at that. Story from The Politico:
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright said Monday that he will try to change national policy by â€œcoming afterâ€ Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he is elected president.
The pastor also insisted Obama â€œdidnâ€™t denounceâ€ him and â€œdidnâ€™t distance himselfâ€ from Wrightâ€™s controversial remarks, but â€œdid what politicians do.â€
Wright implied Obama still agrees with him by saying: â€œHe had to distance himself, because he’s a politician, from what the media was saying I had said, which was [portrayed as] anti-American.â€
Wright, who was Obamaâ€™s pastor for 20 years and performed his wedding, made the explosive comment during a chaotic question-and-answer session at the National Press Club in Washington, following the pastorâ€™s remarks about the black church in America.
â€œI said to Barack Obama last year, â€˜If you get elected, November the 5th I’m coming after you, because you’ll be representing a government whose policies grind under people,â€™ Wright said.
Here’s some video of the remarks:
At some point, you have to wonder if this is a joke or, perhaps, Wright is rooting for Obama to lose so he can continue claiming that America is run by “rich white people.”
Plus, what does it say when Wright is saying that Obama is just doing what “politicians” do? He seems to be implying that Obama is just being a typical politician, saying what he needs to say to get elected.
Seriously though, wouldn’t the Obama camp be asking Wright to disappear until after the election? Whether you think his words or being taken out of context or not, they aren’t being received well by the average voter.