Obama: ‘I am outraged’ and Disrespected by Rev. Wright’s
Barack Obama has come out today denouncing very clearly Rev. Wright’s statements while maintaining his love for his church. Obama said that he is outraged that Rev. Wright would believe the U.S. Government had something to do with developing th AIDS virus to kill off Black Americans. He also related that he feels disrespected that he would come out against Rev. Wright because it is political Expedient to do so. He told reporters, “any one who knows me”. knows that that is not the kind of person I am.
Barack Obama’s Statements come following Rev. Wrights statements at the National Press Club in Washington DC.
What this writer noted by viewing the satellite feed of Rev. Wright at the NPC was that it appeared that he was being protected by the Nation of Islam. Rev. Wright had stated that he had been receiving death threats. I am just wondering what is wrong with the security provided by the NPC?
This writer believes that Senator Obama is sincere in his statements on Rev. Wright. I have been duped before, but I really don’t think this is political spin. One thing, whether you agree with Obama or not, he is a man of integrity.
“I am outraged by the comments that were made yesterday and saddened by the spectacle,” Barack Obama just said about the things said Monday by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his former pastor.
Obama has opened a news conference in North Carolina with a statement.
He’s also said that “if Rev. Wright thinks” that what he’s saying today is “political posturing, then he doesn’t know me very well.”
Obama specifically condemned Wright’s comments that the government might have been responsible for the AIDS virus and Wright’s expressions of support for National of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
“When I say I find these comments appalling, I mean it,” Obama said.
Update at 2:35 p.m. ET. “That’s enough:”
Obama has finished his news conference. Toward the end, he spoke about how he fundamentally disagrees with the things that Wright has said — and that the minister’s questioning of whether Obama has been sincere in his objections offended him greatly. Here’s what that sounded like:
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