Jeremiah Wright, the former spiritual mentor to President Obama who shouted “God damn America,” was a keynote speaker at a Wednesday breakfast held by the Chicago Teachers Union to honor Martin Luther King Jr. He used the occasion to slam the president’s military and foreign policy.
In his speech, Wright said that although King declared “I have a dream, Barack says, I have a drone.” He called for a rejection of the “three-headed demon” of “racism, militarism and capitalism,” according to a report by the Chicago Sun-Times.
“Every Tuesday morning, there’s a kill list that the president decides who they’re going to kill this week,” Wright said.
CTU President Karen Lewis told Politico she was unconcerned about any negative publicity for having him. “He’s a theologian and scholar.”
Wright, who baptized Obama’s children and gave Obama the inspiration for the phrase “the audacity of hope,” was subsequently repudiated by the president in 2008 after videos of sermons surfaced showing him saying the U.S. got its just desserts in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and that AIDS was created specifically to destroy African-Americans, among other viewpoints.
Actually, no. The President stood behind his now-former “spiritual mentor” right up until the time he had the audacity to accuse the then-candidate for the Oval Office of … gasp! … playing politics and “doing what politicians do” to win voters and get elected. After that, the Rev. got thrown under the bus within a matter of hours.
President Obama, meanwhile, was unavailable for comment on Wright’s speech today – not that he’d have cared to. He was busy in North Carolina, surrounding himself with his usual – a captive audience of impressionable college students. And while he wasn’t greeted – at all – by Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), who was busy avoiding Obama by staying in DC, he was warmly greeted by some of my fellow conservatives …