Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Obama's Real Easter Message

President Barack Obama has made a point of meticulously posting obsequious greetings for every Muslim holiday - Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha, the Iranian New Year, Nowruz.

The White House even managed to churn out an 8 paragraph statement on Earth Day.

But this year, he somehow missed out on Easter, the pre-eminent Christian holiday. The president's weekend address had no mention of either Good Friday or Easter.

A bit odd for someone who keeps referring to himself as such a devout Christian, no?

The president did host the traditional Easter Egg roll on the White House lawn, but that's hardly what the holiday is about. And more significantly, he did take his family to church on Easter Sunday, but more on that shortly.

This latest comes after the president released what amounted to a vicious insult in his Passover message released by the White House last week, comparing the Jewish Exodus and journey of the Jewish people to freedom with 'Arab liberation unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa'.... when most of the participants in that 'liberation' would cheerfully murder every Jew they could get their hands on.

And no, it isn't just about Israel. A 2010 Brookings Institution poll of the Arab World asked the following question: “When you watch a movie or a program about the Jewish Holocaust, which of the following is closest to your feelings?"

A mere 3% said they empathize with the Jews who suffered under the Nazis. Fifty nine percent chose “resent it as I feel it brings sympathy toward Israel and Jews at the expense of Palestinians and Arabs.” Only twenty nine percent selected the option, “I have mixed feelings” about the Holocaust. Nice of them to have mixed feelings about the Holocaust, wouldn't you say?

President Obama is either clueless and insensitive about the hypocrisy of using a message on a Jewish holiday to empathize with a bunch of vicious anti-Semites, or he's somewhat sympathetic to the Arab view on these matters...there's no third possibility.

As I mentioned, the president did make it to church Easter Sunday, and there was definitely an Easter message for the nation in that.

The president took his family to the Shiloh Baptist Church, with one Pastor Wallace Charles Smith presiding over the festivities.

Pastor Smith had an interesting sermon to say the least, mentioning that his 4 week old grandson was attending church for the first time. And the pastor talked about how his baby grandson's gurgling is actually "talking" because he is saying 'I am here ... they tried to write me off as 3/5 a person in the Constitution, but I am here right now ... and is saying I am not going to let anybody from stopping me from being what God wants me to be. "

An interesting choice for an Easter sermon topic...especially since, as my regular readers know, the '3/5 of a man' clause the grievance mongers and race pimps keep whining about that appeared in our original Constitution was actually a successful compromise by the Founders to limit the reach of slavery and set the stage for its demise.

But given who Pastor Smith is, this sort of blathering during an Easter sermon is hardly surprising. When you do a bit of research, you find that the Shiloh Baptist Church and Pastor Smith have a certain reputation, just like Obama's old church in Chicago, Trinity United and Obama's self described spiritual mentor, Pastor Jeremiah Wright. They're havens of Black Liberation theology, that interesting perversion of the message of the gospels with racist rhetoric and Leftist cant.

Here's a short clip of Pastor Smith weighing in on 'racist talk radio' and comparing Rush Limbaugh and FOX to the Klu Klux Klan:

What you have here, of course, is a Pastor who is simply a quieter, less bombastic version of Jeremiah Wright - racist, paranoid, and obsessed with his own sense of faux injustice. And oh yes, 'anti-Zionist' too. Pastor Smith touches all the right bases.

By coming to this particular church on Easter and bringing his family here, the president was sending a non-too-subtle message to the nation. First, that he wasn't at all asleep or not paying attention when Jeremiah Wright said similar things over at Trinity United, and that his famous speech on race in Philadelphia was simply horse manure to flim flam the useful idiots .

And second, that this is his preferred version of 'Christianity' and he largely concurs with these views. The president is simply informing us that Trinity and Jeremiah Wright were no accident, that the nonsense about him being a 'post racial' president is exactly that and that anyone who has a problem with it can go pound sand.

(hat tip, James Parker at WRNO, New Orleans)

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1 comment:

Independent Patriot said...

Never thought it was anything but a flimflam. However, you can see that it is 2012 campaign in full gear. Obama is trying to shore up his support in the African-American community again by going to a hater-preacher. The issue is what does that not only say about Obama(well we know what it says about Obama), but what does that say about the African-American community that they are enthralled by such rhetoric and hate? Or atleast that is what the diehard democratic machine thinks of how the African-American community thinks.

Whether this registers with the American population as a whole is unknown. Honestly I don't think the vast majority of Americans give a care about race relations. They are quite frankly so frightened that they will not be able to put food on the table that they will elect anyone who seems to have an answer.

Hopefully the Republicans will runs someone who is not a moron, who understands business and is not congressman from Texas.Wouldn't that be just horrible having to pick from a leftist-Jew-hater and a lunatic-Nazis?Now that is my nightmare.