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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  April 28, 2008
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Rev. Wright Reveals Obama's Lying

The most memorable part of the interview by Mr. Moyers was Rev. Wright essentially telling the American people that Obama lied to them in his Race on America speech.

Obama as a different kind of politician is a fraud.

After the Democrat South Carolina presidential primary, Team Obama claimed that Bill Clinton had played the race card when he mentioned that Jesse Jackson had won the Democrat South Carolina primary twice (which is true)and recently Bill Clinton complained that the claim that he had played the race card was playing the race card against him.

Bill has a much better case that Team Obama: Bill told the truth that time, albeit in the hope of minimizing the Obama's win in the Democrat South Carolina presidential primary; Team Obama claimed victim status, even though Bill had told the truth that time, and habitually plays the race card to try to rally blacks and shame whites into supporting Obama while Obama poses as a non-threatening person who both combines races and trascends races.

Ironically, Bill was a huge beneficiary of the black block vote and he successfully walked the political tightrope, by balancing his support of affirmative action with a Sister Souljah moment.

Wikipedia: "In United States politics, a Sister Souljah moment is a politician's public repudiation of an allegedly extremist person or group, statement, or position perceived to have some association with the politician or their party. Such an act of repudiation is designed to signal to centrist voters that the politician is not beholden to traditional, and sometimes unpopular, interest groups associated with the party, although such a repudiation runs the risk of alienating some of the politician's allies and the party's base voters."

In a 1992 interview after the Los Angeles riots quoted in the Washington Post, hip-hop MC, author, and political activist Sister Souljah said: "If black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?"

During the next month, Bill commented during a speech to Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition: "If you took the words ‘white’ and ‘black’ and you reversed them, you might think David Duke was giving that speech."

Bill went on to win the 1992 presidential election with the votes of the black block vote and enough white voters confident that Bill was not an extremist.

Rookie United States Senator and presidential hopeful Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. (designated by non-partisanNational Journal as the most liberal United States Senator, initially campaigned for president as an apparently non-threatening candidate who transcended race, being half-black and half-white and educated at Columbia University and Harvard Law School.

As Obama boasted in his autobiography, he had learned early in life how to handle white people: "It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied, they were relieved -- such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn't seem angry all the time."

That assuring, even ingratiating, manner (and lack of media scrutiny for a year) resulted in Obama becoming the frontrunner in the race for the 2008 Democrat presidential nomination.

Then the media played excerpts from the sermons of the man Obama credited in his autobiography with bringing him to Christ, the man who baptized him, presided at this marriage, baptized his children and served as his pastor, spiritual mentor and political supporter for about twenty year, Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr.

It was evident that Rev. Wright WAS threatening, hateful and crazed.

Pope Benedict XVI publicly prayed for God to bless America on his recent visit.

Rev. Wright recited a litany of America's sins, real and imagined, and called upon God to damn America.

Rev. Wright is NOT a pastor to whom young children should be brought to listen to his sermons, since he might say crazy and hateful things, like (1) the terrorist attack on America on September 11, 2001 was "the chickens coming how to roost" or (2) America invented the AIDS virus to exterminate black people or (3) America used drugs to imprison black people.

PBS's far leftist Bill Moyers devoted an hour broadcast to trying to make Rev. Wright look like the victim he claimed on the broadcast to be instead of the crazed hater he is, but it was a hopeless mission.

Rev. Wright was dressed in a fine dark suit and used the Obama strategy of being well-mannered and not angry during the interview.

Mr. Moyers did not ask Rev. Wright about how he grew to hate more and more people he called "honkies" when he was in college or why he said in a tribute to his own mentor just a few years ago that America oppresses Africa.

But the damage to Obama had been done and Rev. Wright and Mr. Moyers together did not undo it.

In order to provide "context," Mr. Moyers played more of the sermons than the excerpts with which America suddenly became familiar, but the contrast between the Rev. Wright of the interview and the Rev. Wright of those sermons was as sharp as the contrast between the colors blacks and white and the "context" did not justify Rev. Wright calling on God to damn America.

Ironically, Rev. Wright tried to parse the word damn, calling to mind Bill Clinton's "It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is.

Attempted parsing did not work for Bill OR Rev. Wright.

Astute viewers realized that the time Mr. Moyers spent explaining how he and Rev. Wright are co-religionists and how they met when President Lyndon Johnson had surgery would have been much better used asking Rev. Wright about more of his "controversial" statements or, if Mr. Moyers could have brought himself to ask them, follow up questions, if the purpose of the interview was to fully explore Obama's Rev. Wright problem instead of trying to ameliorate it.

MSNBC's Chris Matthew's show is called "Hardball" and Chris has been known to ask tough questions, especially to those with whom he does not agree.

In contrast, when it came to interviewing Rev. Wright, Bill Moyers was pitched softballs, under hand and slow, and still Rev. Wright could not undo the damage to the Obama campaign.

The most memorable part of the interview by Mr. Moyers was Rev. Wright essentially telling the American people that Obama lied to them in his Race on America speech.

Rev. Wright said that he is a pastor and Obama is a politician and so Obama said what he said about Rev. Wright's "controversial" statements not because he believed what he said about them to be true, but because he's a politician trying to become the President of the United States and had to say what he said if he was to have a chance to win that title.

So much for the Obama as a unifier and a new kind of politician myths!

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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