The Trinity United Church accomplished something that has eluded Hillary Clinton thus far in the campaign – they stopped Barack Obama’s momentum. I watched Obama’s interviews last night on both CNN and Fox, and frankly it insults my intelligence to hear him say that he never heard that hate speech from Wright “repeated”. The journalists involved, especially Major Garrett who was acting like a prosecutor anyway, should have asked Obama to define “repeated” as it applies to this situation. I take the meaning as Obama heard Reverend Wright say all of these things at least on one occasion.
It is hard to believe that Obama did not hear this rhetoric on a regular basis. If Wright’s hateful rants were so infrequent, then how did ABC and Sean Hannity procure the video so easily? Furthermore, I am tired of Obama’s narrow repudiations of those who preach hate. First he narrowly renounced Farrakhan after being prodded by Hillary Clinton and now, if you listen closely, his repudiation of Wright is done in exactly the same way. I have stated before that I don’t generally believe in guilt by association but now there is a very discernable pattern that has developed in regards to Obama and his association with racists.
The good news for the Hillary Clinton campaign is that the Trinity United Church stops Barack Obama’s momentum dead in its’ tracks. The way this story is unfolding, I now predict that the Obama campaign will completely implode to the point where Hillary dare not even consider for the VP slot. Obama will get crushed in Pennsylvania and North Carolina will be closer than it otherwise would have been. Indiana may tip towards Hillary while Kentucky will be a blow out win for Clinton. Perhaps more importantly, Hillary Clinton now has a rock solid case that can be made to the super delegates and previously pledged delegates to Barack Obama. The Democratic Party needs to think long and hard about Obama’s association with racists and how that could make Obama the worse possible Democratic candidate in the general election. Of course, should Clinton ultimately prevail, that would cause a huge rift between the African-American community and the Democratic Party.
The GOP simply needs to stay quiet and allow events to play out. Do not look a gift horse in the mouth by injecting yourself into the argument. This campaign season is highlighting the fact that racism is alive and well in the Democratic Party. The GOP should quietly Reverend Wright for exposing something that has been there all along. Again, the Trinity United Church stops Barack Obama’s momentum.