According to a new unauthorized biography about President Obama by author Edward Klein, during the 2008 election campaign, a staffer tried to pay Obama’s former minister Rev. Jeremiah Wright to lay low during the election.
For those that don’t know about Rev. Jeremiah Wright, he is the former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, a church that President Obama used to attend. Obama was linked to Rev. Wright by ABC News, when they posted several of his inflammatory sermons, including his sermon about describing the September 11th attacks as “America’s chickens are coming home to roost” and “…not God Bless America. God damn America.”
Now whether Obama gave him a bribe (as Rev.Wright has described it) or if it was a “donation” (as I’m sure the Obama administration will spin it) who knows. I can imagine the conversation going down like this. Keep in mind, this is only my active imagination working:
Rev. Wright: “YEAH, WE GOIN TO THE WHITE HOUSE NOW, KILL WHITEY!!!”
Senator Obama: “Hey man, uh, can we talk for a second.”
Rev. Wright: “YEAH, WHAT’S UP NYUKKA?”
Senator Obama: “I’m going to need you to turn down the volume on all that potentially hateful stuff you preaching. You know I’m running for president right.”
Rev. Wright: “YEAH, AND WHEN WE GET IN THERE, WE GO PAINT THAT MUTHAF**KIN WHITE HOUSE BLACK!!!”
Senator Obama: “Uh ok, yeah, look man you can’t be saying all this stuff. I’m trying to make history here and you can eff up the game if youknowwhatI’msayin. I’m trying to get in good with some of these white folks.”
Rev. Wright: “WHAT YOU TRYIN TO SAY, YOU DON’T WANT THE GOOD REV. TO BE DOWN NYUKKA?”
Senator Obama: “Nah, I’m not saying that. Look, I’ll slide you some ends to lay low for awhile. Just until the election is over, ok?”
Rev. Wright: “AIGHT THEN, I’LL HOLLA BACK AT YOU, KILL WHITEY!!!”
In comparison, it was like Obama was going to meet his fiancee’s parents and wanted to make a good impression but had to leave his loud, ignorant, cousin at home because he could ruin the whole situation.
Whether a bribe was given or not is up for debate. But can you blame Obama for severing ties with him? When you are in a position to move on up to the next level financially or otherwise, you can’t take everybody with you. It is unfortunate, but sometimes that is life. Not everybody is looking out for your best interest. And they can hold you back from achieving your dreams. If they are true friends, they will understand. If they don’t, hey weren’t your friends to begin with.
In this respect, President Obama lost one…