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Timing Is Everything.

Sweet Jesus be a concession speech because I am about tired of the 2008 Democratic Primary.  I feel like I’m living in a 1978 trailer for JAWS 2 (just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water….DUNH DUNH DUNH DUNH tiny tears is still holding on)! I had my fingers crossed that Obama would pull off an upset in Pennsylvania but I knew it was a long shot.  He finished much better than originally forecasted, but still the media is acting like he is the candidate that won’t go away.  If I hear one more reporter say “why can’t he win the big states” I think I might try to slit my wrists with a spatula.  Is it just me, or has this misery dragged on for far too long?  Sweet Jesus be a time machine to transport me to November 5th.  SOMEBODY new will be the President, and “W” will be on his way OUT!

At any rate, not only am I tired of the Democratic Primary process as I whole, I am really tired of this Reverend Wright scandal.  Don’t get me wrong, I heard the ENTIRE sermon he delivered back in 2001, and took NO ISSUE with his comments.  I feel that the media took the snippets they wanted and tried to spin this man as un-patriotic, and get Obama on guilt by association.  Even without hearing the entire speech, most of us would agree with what he said, but once you hear the entire speech (and understand part of it was based on someone else’s quote, and biblical scripture) you realize it was a set up.  Let’s be honest, how many of us haven’t heard similar things in our own churches?

Obama was in a lose-lose situation.  He could say nothing, and slip in the polls or he could say something.  I do not think his speech in Philly last month was him posturing, nor do I think he was selling out.  He touched on many valid points without throwing his beloved Pastor under the bus. Some would say he should have gone hard and backed Reverend Wright 100% no matter what.  To them I say: you obviously want four more years of the Republicans in office.

I know Reverend Wright took a lot of unfair heat for his past speeches and maybe he justifiably has sour grapes.  For the life of me I can’t figure out why he would chose now to come out in defense of himself pretty much at the expense of Obama.  Granted he is right in his views, but wouldn’t he still be right after the election? 

This is a free country and we all have the right to say whatever we want (so long as it’s not about bootleg movies J ), but there is something to be said for discretion.  What part of the game is this?  If Wright truly supported this man, truly cared about him or ever called him a friend why would he take a national stage and play him out like that.  To say Obama was being a “politician” implies he was less than honest/sincere.  Why would he come out now to take center stage, when it’s obvious the very last thing the Obama campaign needs is to rehash this mess!

Again, Reverend Wright may have been justifiably upset with the media.  People that know nothing of his service to the community all of a sudden come out to call him unpatriotic.  How can you do six years in the military and be unpatriotic (especially when the current administration managed to shirk their military responsibilities)?  His most recent speeches had valid points which deserved to be mentioned….but did they have to be mentioned right after tiny tears won Pennsylvania?  What about the whole “on November 5th and January 21st I’ll still be a pastor” comment…..did he really have to play Obama out like that?  People that never heard the first speech were in no position to judge the man, but he has given us all a new batch of ammunition one way or the other!

On the flip side what if this was all a part of Wright’s bigger plan?  What if he really does want Obama to succeed and knew the only way to truly put distance between himself and Obama was to come out in such a way that would force Obama’s hand?  Maybe he knew the Senator needed to come out in front of the country and separate himself for once and for all if he wanted to win.  As it stands now, all those people that were “concerned” about Obama’s relationship to Reverend Wright can rest easy.  Those two are through….. the only thing missing is a dis record on Hot 97 (with a Jay-Z verse and a Diddy remix).

So Epiphany Blog, timing is everything.  Do you think the most recent speeches of Reverend Wright are the beginning of the end of Obama’s quest for the White House?  On the other hand, was this just the thing Obama needed to separate himself from the controversial Pastor and ease the fears of white America?  Will the timing of all this ultimately help or hurt the Obama campaign?




PS: Happy Birthday Leanda!


April 30, 2008 - Posted by | News, Opinion, Politics, Race


  1. Sweet Jesus is right! That’s exactly what I have said every night for the last week everytime I turn on the news and hear Obama’s name followed by Rev. Wright. I’m scared to listen to what has happend….what has he said now? I sympathized with Rev. Wright at first. I felt he had been given a raw deal with the snippets on the news. However, I think he has become a bit narcissistic with the news coverage in the last week. I think he is taking this 15 minutes of fame and running with it at the expense of Obama. There is no way he thinks that the last speech he gave in any way could be helping Obama. Since last week the polls show Obama’s favorability ratings have dropped as a direct relationship to the controversy surrounding Rev. Wright. This whole thing has taken on a life of its own. Who would have thought that of all things and all people that could ruin Obama’s chances of winning the Democratic nomination for the Presidency of the United States would be his own Pastor! SWEET JESUS!

    Comment by Miss Linda | May 1, 2008

  2. Excuse my verbiage but Reverend Wright is an a$$. He made a spectacle of himself this week and probably put the final nail in Obama’s coffin. Maybe the fact that Obama publically distanced himself from the Wright will help him with the super delegates but I think the damage Wright inflicted will cost Obama white votes. I think any and everyone that gave Wright a national stage (NAACP et al) are a bunch of Obama haters and knew they were giving Wright a loaded gun! Definitely a set up JerzeeChick and it’s sad that his own people will
    be the ones to cost Obama the white house.

    Comment by divastyles | May 1, 2008

  3. I’m saddened by the whole thing. I recently learned myself, that the people closest to you will/can cut you the deepest. To keep it 100, at times our folks don’t know how to just sit down and shut up for a few. The crab in a bucket. Deep inside he wants to be Obama. His timing could not have been any worse. Someone put a battery in his back and he’s off on his path of destruction. Yes, he did get beat up by the press a lil at first(take one for the team). But, Obama was noble and came to his defense. Now, he’s just running his mouth for a check (Yes these are paid events) and the spot light. The timing couldn’t be any worse. This can’t help Obama at all. He should be ashame of himself.

    Comment by The Lone Wolf | May 1, 2008

  4. More on that set up theory: the person that organized this press conference where Reverend Wright showed out is actually
    1. A black woman
    2. A Hillary Clinton supporter.
    There us an article in the New York Daily News today.

    Comment by divastyles | May 1, 2008

  5. And that’s whats funny, hopefully our people will be/are smart enough to realize the media is doing their job by providing snipits of information so that we will react like crabs. The devil is busy in all forms. Hopefully as educated people we will not allow the media’s negative influenceto affect our vote. Michelle Obama said well last night on CNN–its time to MOVE ON!

    Comment by Irving on the Crest | May 1, 2008

  6. Just wake me up when its all over. I already know who I am voting for and I know who the better candidate is. It is just a shame that the rest of America would rather listen to all the BS then to choose for themselves. Gossip, controversy and scandal has the popular vote. None of this has to do with any of the real issues I face everyday. I pray my candidate wins and we get “W” the hell out!

    Comment by Venom | May 1, 2008

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