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Does Jeremiah Wright Matter in This Election? What do you think?

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Does Jeremiah Wright Matter in This Election?

Posted by Lindsay Ferrier on May 22, 2012 

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright is back in the news again.

The former pastor of President Obama made headlines back in 2008, when inflammatory remarks he'd made in his sermons about racism and September 11th were uncovered by the media. Mr. Obama already had distanced himself from Rev. Wright at that point, but some worried that the pastor's topics had influenced the future president's outlook.

Despite those concerns, Barack Obama won the presidency and Jeremiah Wright faded back into the woodwork.

Until now.

The New York Times has revealed a $10 million Republican proposal to launch a series of attack ads reminding voters of the Obama-Wright connection.

And so this week, we're asking our political bloggers this question: Does Jeremiah Wright matter in the upcoming election?

They'll be giving us their answers all week long. In the meantime, though, what do you think?

 

From a purely objective perspective, an ad campaign about Jeremiah Wright seems like a tremendous waste of cash. President Obama has had nothing to do with Wright for years, the dirt on Wright is already out there, and despite this, Obama already was elected to office once with no problem.

Republicans seem aware of this -- After the New York Times published its story, Mitt Romney publicly spoke out against the proposal, as did billionaire Joe Ricketts, the man said to be considering funding the attack ad campaign.

If anything, the resurrection of the Jeremiah Wright story would seem to illustrate the problem Republicans are having when it comes to uncovering any problems with Mr. Obama's past. Morally, he seems as unblemished as Mitt Romney, and if Jeremiah Wright is the best anyone can dig up on him, then good for the President. (Remember, for example, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush's pasts? Phew!)

Hopefully, the candidates' rather boring backgrounds mean that both parties will end up addressing the real issue when it comes to this election:  the economy.

Those are my thoughts on the matter, and I can't wait to read what our bloggers have to say. In the meantime, what do you think?

by on May. 22, 2012 at 3:41 PM
Replies (11-20):
sarebear31976
by on May. 22, 2012 at 5:12 PM


Quoting UpSheRises:


Quoting sarebear31976:


Quoting _Kissy_:

Does Romney's magical underwear?

This is pretty insulting to the several members of this group who are Mormons.


Mormons wear magic underware?

nope, but it is something that people who know next to nothing about Mormons choose to make fun of.  It's insulting and not at all necessary.

Sarah




Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

-Dr. Seuss

UpSheRises
by on May. 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM


Quoting sarebear31976:


Quoting UpSheRises:

 

Quoting sarebear31976:


Quoting _Kissy_:

Does Romney's magical underwear?

This is pretty insulting to the several members of this group who are Mormons.


Mormons wear magic underware?

nope, but it is something that people who know next to nothing about Mormons choose to make fun of.  It's insulting and not at all necessary.

But what's the real story? Seem like magic underware is a strange insult to pull out of thin air?

sarebear31976
by on May. 22, 2012 at 5:22 PM


Quoting UpSheRises:


Quoting sarebear31976:


Quoting UpSheRises:


Quoting sarebear31976:


Quoting _Kissy_:

Does Romney's magical underwear?

This is pretty insulting to the several members of this group who are Mormons.


Mormons wear magic underware?

nope, but it is something that people who know next to nothing about Mormons choose to make fun of.  It's insulting and not at all necessary.

But what's the real story? Seem like magic underware is a strange insult to pull out of thin air?

When members of the LDS church go through the temple, they receive special undergarments to wear as an outward expression of an inward commitment to follow the Savior.  Its a constant reminder of the covenants made in the temple.  


Sarah




Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

-Dr. Seuss

itsmesteph11
by Silver Member on May. 22, 2012 at 5:24 PM

 He mattered in the last election and that's why the media would not talk about him. He still matters in this election. At neither time was he the sole or most important issue in either campaign.

This horse is not dead. There are many who really (hard to believe) knew nothing of this idiot and Obamas relationship with him.

The fact that Rev Wright himself did this long involved interview speaking of Obama through out makes it matter even more.

_Kissy_
by on May. 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM
And people talking about Obama's Reverend isn't? Every persons religion is questionable, and judging one persons religion is fair game for the same attack.



Quoting sarebear31976:


Quoting _Kissy_:

Does Romney's magical underwear?

This is pretty insulting to the several members of this group who are Mormons.

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Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on May. 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM
No he doesn't.

He didn't matter in 2008 and he wont matter in 2012...
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sarebear31976
by on May. 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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Quoting _Kissy_:

And people talking about Obama's Reverend isn't? Every persons religion is questionable, and judging one persons religion is fair game for the same attack.



Quoting sarebear31976:


Quoting _Kissy_:

Does Romney's magical underwear?

This is pretty insulting to the several members of this group who are Mormons.

no, neither one is okay.  But someone else's wrong comment does not make yours right.  Not one person talking about wright is talking about something so private and sacred to him.  They are talking about his public comments.

Sarah




Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."

-Dr. Seuss

UpSheRises
by on May. 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM


Quoting sarebear31976:


Quoting UpSheRises:


Quoting sarebear31976:


Quoting UpSheRises:


Quoting sarebear31976:


Quoting _Kissy_:

Does Romney's magical underwear?

This is pretty insulting to the several members of this group who are Mormons.


Mormons wear magic underware?

nope, but it is something that people who know next to nothing about Mormons choose to make fun of.  It's insulting and not at all necessary.

But what's the real story? Seem like magic underware is a strange insult to pull out of thin air?

When members of the LDS church go through the temple, they receive special undergarments to wear as an outward expression of an inward commitment to follow the Savior.  Its a constant reminder of the covenants made in the temple.  


Okay...now i remember. But they don't just wear special undergarments, they wear special everything...all white. I have a close friend who is a Mormon and was considering moving close to me so when she came to visit a few years ago i took her to the temple that would be hers (i happen to drive by it every day). Of course i couldn't go inside but we did look through the front doors...it was breathtakingly beautiful inside. It actually looked sacred.

I think if more people knew more about mormons than what they hear from the media they would feel much differently.

Sorry OP...know this is totally OT.

UpSheRises
by on May. 22, 2012 at 9:28 PM

But the media did talk about him...and they still are.

Quoting itsmesteph11:

 He mattered in the last election and that's why the media would not talk about him. He still matters in this election. At neither time was he the sole or most important issue in either campaign.

This horse is not dead. There are many who really (hard to believe) knew nothing of this idiot and Obamas relationship with him.

The fact that Rev Wright himself did this long involved interview speaking of Obama through out makes it matter even more.


UpSheRises
by on May. 22, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Wait...is he black or white?

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