Jeremiah Wright - A Closet Republican Perhaps?
Jeremiah Wright, a closet Republican and a McCain supporter? Absurd, right. Well, maybe not. It’s obvious that Rev. Wright does not want his former congregant, Barack Obama, to be the Democratic nominee and perhaps, the next President. It’s obvious to me anyway, because the Reverend just can’t seem to keep his mouth closed. He must give speeches, like he did yesterday in Detroit, and as did today in Washington, that serve to worry those millions of white voters who are still somewhat nervous about Mr. Obama because of his former relationship with Rev. Wright.
Jeremiah Wright is not a fool, so he must realize that he is doing this – making the white folks nervous – every time he opens his mouth and makes those fiery statements and speeches for which he has become famous. So why does he do it? Why, if he really wants Mr. Obama to become President one day – hopefully this November – does he keep saying and doing things that prevent people from forgetting the controversy he first stirred up a couple of months back? Why, unless he is really a closet McCain supporter, can’t he control himself and just stay out of the limelight for a while, ‘cause every time he opens his mouth, he just reminds people of his relationship with Obama. He is making sure that no one forgets, that no one will ever allow Obama to distance himself from Wright and his divisive rhetoric.
Rev. Wright may call his rhetoric “descriptive” by the way, rather than divisive, and he may be right, except in the eyes of the American people. The majority of them, who still happen to be white (many of whom still harbor a little bit of racism) see his speeches and ideas as divisive. And, guess what Rev? Those millions of white voters are the people who will decide in November who is going to lead this country for the next four, if not eight, years. You are making them nervous. You are causing them to worry about Obama. You are bringing to the surface whatever fears they might still have about putting a black man in the White House.
So, my advice to you, totally unsolicited of course, is “will you please just stop talking – at least until after November.” Unless of course you really do want McCain in the White House. In which case, keep talking. You’re doing one helluva job helping to get him elected.
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