Last night in the Democratic Presidential Debate for Pennsylvania, George Stephanopoulos asked Barack Obama if Reverend Jeremiah Wright was patriotic.
You would think a journalist would know the answer by now.Â Personally I think that they do, but these folks think that it makes for good television to sling mud at theÂ good guy.Â
Oh, snap!Â I forgot that these are the same people who did not check out Embellishing Hillary’sÂ BosniaÂ bullÂ untilÂ she was busted by Sinbad.Â After that revelation Hillary Clinton’s veracity is suspect.Â Â The veracity of someone who is running for President of the U.S. should beÂ more important than out of context statements made by the former minister of a Presidential front runner who happens to be African American.Â
George, no one from the news corp including you who worked for her husband’s administration during his first term questionsÂ why she continues toÂ pretend to be happilyÂ married to “Blow Me Bill”.Â
Just like you pick your Church, you also pick your spouse, and choose to stay in the marriage after being cheated on and publicly humiliatedÂ time and time again.Â No one should question that personal choice.Â Â George and all other journalist who won’t let go of the Jeremiah Wright story as well as the “bitter” statement, it’sÂ the issues stupid!Â Once again, the same ole schickady, just a different butthole.
Well this one is for youÂ George.Â Read it and please let’s move on to the issues!Â
In 1961, a young African-American man, after hearing President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” gave up his student deferment, left college in Virginia and voluntarily joined the Marines.
In 1963, this man, having completed his two years of service in the Marines, volunteered again to become a Navy corpsman. (They provide medical assistance to the Marines as well as to Navy personnel.)
The man did so well in corpsman school that he was the valedictorian and became a cardiopulmonary technician. Not surprisingly, he was assigned to the Navy’s premier medical facility, Bethesda Naval Hospital , as a member of the commander in chief’s medical team, and helped care for President Lyndon B. Johnson after his 1966 surgery.
For his service on the team, which he left in 1967, the White House awarded him three letters of commendation.
What is even more remarkable is that this man entered the Marines and Navy not many years after the two branches began to become integrated.
While this young man was serving six years on active duty, Vice President Dick Cheney, who was born the same year as the Marine/ sailor, received five deferments, four for being an undergraduate and graduate student and one for being a prospective father.
Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, both five years younger than the African-American youth, used their student deferments to stay in college until 1968. Both then avoided going on active duty through family connections.
Who is the real patriot? The young man who interrupted his studies to serve his country for six years or our three political leaders who beat the system? Are the patriots the people who actually sacrifice something or those who merely talk about their love of the country?
After leaving the service of his country, the young African-American finished his final year of college, entered the seminary, was ordained as a minister, and eventually became pastor of a large church in one of America ‘s biggest cities.
This man is Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the retiring pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ.
This information is on the email circuit and found its way to my attention.Â Unlike the original Bosnia story served up by Hillary,Â the factsÂ have been verified.Â
Oh, and a picture is worth 1000 words.Â
Rev. Wright is located behind the poll.
Â I dareÂ you to clear up the airways to discuss the issues and be aÂ legitimate fair and balanced journalist by reporting this George.
If you agree send this blog to George and other reporters who won’t move towards the issues.Â Also sign in under comments and let me hear from you.Â I want to know your views as well.