Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ironic McCain Defends Clinton but Obama Doesn't Bother

Seems ironic that Senator McCain comes to Senator Clinton's defense and Senator Obama doesn't. The statements out of the Obama camp adds doubt to Senator Obama's claim that he's a uniter. Senator Obama's statement expressed disappointment at the divisive remarks, but what about rebutting the content of the statement? The Clinton's have been criticized for decades, but even the most strident Clinton-hater has never suggested that Senator Clinton is a white supremist. This is really nasty stuff. Candidates I'm sure realize that when they decide to run they'll be criticized, be the but of jokes, and even be attacked (possibly unjustly) for things they do or say. However, this statement is slander and it's odd that the media and the Obama campaign aren't treating it as such. Senator Clinton has done nothing to warrant claims of racism/white entitlement/white supremacy. What she is entitled to at minimum, is an appology beyond the 'it you were offended, I'm sorry' drivel that Pastor Pfleger put out. This is the type of politics people are sick of; the I can say anything about the opposition to gain votes strategy.

Pastor Pfleger's Rant


Senator McCain's Reaction...

5 comments:

jbjd said...

Several thoughts crossed my mind when I first heard the priest's rant against Senator Clinton, among which were these. How will Senator Obama respond to this? What about Senator McCain? I was not surprised to see Senator McCain come to Senator Clinton's defense. I was not surprised that Senator Obama didn't.

Anonymous said...

The immense prodding it has taken for Obama to issue any apology to Hillary for Pfleger and the American people for Wright leads me to only one conclusion. HE DOESN'T REALIZE THAT IT IS WRONG.

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Anonymous said...

Why should Obama be compelled to say anything? What makes you think he should apologize for the remarks of Pfleger, someone who is in no way directly associated with him or his campaign?

kmorrison said...

The reason he should have apologized is that Pfleger has been directly associated with his campaign and was only taken off Senator Obama's web site a few weeks before this incident. He was another spiritual advisor Obama has had long term contact with. Some of the back in forth in campaigning is normal even if not particularly pleasant, but calling Clinton a white supremist is way over the line, and the Obama campaign at least should have acknowledged that.