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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Questionable Characters? Jeremiah Wright Jr and Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - Great Picture?

AAPP: Is this the type of picture Obama needs? Great work NAACP! Did you ever think about dis-inviting The Mayor? For that matter why is Rev Wright so important now?
Could The Washington Post be right?
Could Wright Spell Doom for Obama?

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., right, the former pastor of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., laughs with Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, left, at the Detroit NAACP's 53rd annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit, Sunday, April 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Why did the NAACP need to give him an opportunity
Strike Back at this critical time in American political history? (update: I stand corrected. I guess I understand why, after watching the video below). But I still have a number of concerns about the picture above and how it will be used in the media. The media is already twisting it, saying, Wright Stirs Race Controversy

It's too bad the NAACP does not pay as much attention to the people that really need attention the victims of Dunbar Village. My question now is whether Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. trying to set up Obama? Should Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. be chilling out until after after the general election? Rev Wright and indicted Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, on the same stage. Great picture for the Republicans. Great picture for the other real Republican - Hillary Clinton.



Special note: After watching the video below and after reading a post by Shawn Williams at
dallas South Blog. I could be wrong. In many ways I agree with Shawn when he wrote, "What’s news to some is another day at church for others. I wish it would all go away, but I know that it won’t. I’m glad that Dr. Wright has the courage to stand up for what he believes in, and fight against this unfair, undeserved portrayal of his ministry. There are a lot of people who are learning more about others through what has been a painful process." What man meant for evil, God meant it for good. Read More HERE.







The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., right, the former pastor of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., with Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

Check out this story in The Washington Post by Jeff Karoub with The Associated Press:

DETROIT -- The outspoken former pastor of Barack Obama told an audience of 10,000 at an NAACP dinner on Sunday that despite what his critics say, he is descriptive, not divisive, when he speaks about racial injustices.

"I describe the conditions in this country," the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. said during the 53rd annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner held by the Detroit chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

"I'm not here for political reasons," Wright said. "I'm not a politician. I know that fact will surprise many of you because many in the corporate-owned media made it seem like I am running for the Oval Office. I am not running for the Oval Office. I've been running for Jesus a long, long time, and I'm not tired yet."

By speaking at the event, Wright was following in the footsteps of Obama and the senator's rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as former President Bill Clinton. It's a $150-a-plate fundraiser billed as America's largest sit-down dinner. Read More HERE.

Update: Politico's Michael Calderone is reporting on how Rev. Wright has found his way back to spotlight. Calderone reports that on Sunday, Wright gave two morning sermons to 4,000 attendees at a Dallas mega-church before speaking at the NAACP’s Freedom Fund dinner that night in Detroit. Already, clips of Wright’s first lengthy interview with PBS’s Bill Moyers — which aired Friday — have been making the rounds on all the cable networks.

Indeed, Axelrod doesn’t have much control. Especially since Wright’s church didn’t speak in advance to public affairs firm Jasculca/Terman and Associates, Inc., which Axelrod reportedly helped coordinate when controversial clips of truncated Wright sermons started making the rounds in March, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

These days, although Wright is operating independently and is not a campaign surrogate, the media are covering him with full force — much to the chagrin of top Obama staffers.

“There’s not a thing we can do about it,” Axelrod said earlier on MSNBC. “This is, it’s a free country and he’s exercising his right to speak. And frankly, you’re exercising your right to give him a huge platform. So, there’s nothing we can do about that either.”

AAPP: When is the character assassination going to stop? When is the major media outlets going to stop the attacks on Obama and Wright? I'm not sure, but one thing is for sure, this is not the type of picture Obama needs?


The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., right, the former pastor of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., laughs with Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, left, at the Detroit NAACP's 53rd annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner in Detroit, Sunday, April 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


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