So, to the speech. I was immediately turned off by this:
I have already condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy. For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely – just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests, or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.
Of course the highlighted sentence directly contradicts his statement made in his Huff Po post just a few days ago:
The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation.
One of those is a lie. I rarely use that word, and, in fact, have a real problem with those who misuse it routinely. When I use it I mean saying something you know to be untrue. So Obama either never heard him say controversial things about domestic and foreign policy while he sat in church or he did. Two days ago the answer was he hadn’t. Today he has? I can only believe the reason the answers are different is he is aware of some proof that will expose his first statement as untrue.
The stupid, it burns. Obama is talking about two different things. Was he personally there for the remarks which started this controversy (God damn America,etc.)? He says, in the Huffington Post piece, no. Was he there when Rev. Wright made other remarks which could be considered controversial? Yes, today he tells us, he has been.
This is not a lie, it was the polar opposite- it was complete honesty.
McQ can’t be that stupid. He really can’t. He was in the military for years and handled heavy weaponry, so I hope to God he really is not that stupid.
I need a filter that blocks out everything at Q and O other than Jon Henke posts.
*** Update ***
McQ responds, proving he is dumber than we feared:
John Cole, in what could be called “the audacity of a dope” tries to explain away Obama’s admission that he has indeed heard the controversial things his pastor has said while sitting in church after saying he hadn’t.
I remember when Cole used to be worth reading.
How could you possibly remember when I was worth reading? You can’t read.