Sunday, April 27, 2008

Video: Basketball with Barack

From Friday: An excellent compilation of Barack Obama's pick-up game of basketball with the winners of the 3-on-3 Challenge for Change voter registration drive in Indiana.

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bacalove said...

It is time for the Republican-controlled Media to put this Wright controversy to bed and their attempt to Judge Barack Obama on the words and deeds of Rev. Wright. It is time for the Republican-controlled media to end their distortion and misleading phrase of the 20 years of Barack's membership with the Church as if Rev. Wright preached that way for 20 years. Rev. Wright's controversial words were said 5 or 6 years ago, not 20 years ago!

Let's be clear, Rev. Wright's gifts are not the gifts of uniting like Barack Obama or the Gifts of healing and reconcilliation like Barack Obama's or a modulated speaking voice, cool temper, and demeanor under fire like Barack Obama's or his inability to look beyond color and party affiliation like Barack Obama, and to simply just love, like Barack Obama!
And when both meet their Maker -- God will judge Rev. Wright on his actions/words and His deeds only, and Barack Obama on his words and deeds, only, not Rev. Wright's or anyone elses'!

However, maybe Rev. Wright for the good of Barack's nomination could have waited to become more vocal in his pursuit of setting the record straight. He did not, so I think it is unfair of media or anyone else to Judge Barack by Rev. Wright's words or actions and to lose sight of the wonderful gift we have in Barack Obama and his ability to Change a nation because Rev. Wright's ego had to be heard! It is very clear to onlookers that Rev. Wright's style and Barack Obama's style are so disimmilar and so different as day and night, so maybe that is the one good thing about the sudden exposure now of Rev. Wright and the media coverage, one can see these men's styles are world's apart! -- These men are not the same!

And on the otherhand, is it unfair of media not to enquire of Hillary Clinton and her surrogates the following: Is it true that, (1) Hillary surrogate, Congresswoman Shiela Jackson Lee, is also a devotee of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright; that he's been preaching at her home church, where she is actively involved, annually for the past 15 years and has an open invitation to return, and, that she sat in the pews for his visits and did not bat an eye?

Is it true that (2) Hillary surrogate, Rev. Marcia Dyson was not only a longtime member of Trinity United Church of Christ but also still considers Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright her pastor? That Rev. Marcia Dyson's seminary education, in part, was sponsored by Trinity UCC and encouraged by Rev. Wright? And was it not at Trinity were she first met her husband, Rev. Dr. Michael Dyson, who's been very vocal in his defense of Rev. Wright.?

And, lastly of Hillary Clinton, that if Rev. Wright would not have been her Pastor, then why did she and Bill when going through Impeachment, turn to Rev. Wright for Prayer and Support and invite him to the White House? These things should be answered.

And, in the last analysis the Media should ask themselves this question, "Do you want to be Judged on someone elses' actions and words Or your own?"