Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mayor Michael Nutter said that if he was Obama he would have left Reverend Wright's church a long time ago, leaving behind the nutcase Reverend Jeremiah Wright's fiery and controversial sermons.
"I think there's no room for hate, and I could not sit and tolerate that kind of language, and especially over a very long period of time," said Philadelphia's newly elected mayor, Michael Nutter, in an interview with ABC News' David Muir.
"If I were in my own church and heard my pastor saying some of those kinds of things," he added, "we'd have a conversation about what's going on here, what is this all about, and then I would have to make my own personal decision about whether or not to be associated or affiliated."
Asked by Muir if he would he have quit Obama's church, Nutter said, "Absolutely."
To this day, Barack Obama continues to lie to the American people about what he knew and when he knew it, as he continues to try to make excuses for staying and supporting Wright's hate-filled diatribes. Just yesterday, on ABC's "The View" Obama said the following:
Barack Obama says his controversial former pastor was stuck in a "time warp" and suggests he would have left his Chicago church had Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. not retired. [...]
Asked what he'd do if the reverend had stayed on, Obama told "The View": "Had the reverend not retired, and had he not acknowledged that what he had said had deeply offended people and were inappropriate and mischaracterized what I believe is the greatness of this country, for all its flaws, then I wouldn't have felt comfortable staying at the church.[...]
Obama reiterated that he never personally heard Wright's most controversial sermons.
Note the careful parsing of yet another Obama lie. Obama claims he didn't personally hear those sermons, and maybe that's true, but nonetheless Obama was well aware of the controversial sermons, and now chooses to lie about it. Over a year ago, in March, 2007, Obama took action precisely because of Wright's controversial positions.
"Fifteen minutes before Shabbos I get a call from Barack," Wright told the Times. "One of his members had talked him into uninviting me."
In a phone call with Wright, Obama cited a Rolling Stone story, "The Radical Roots of Barack Obama," (the name of which has curiously been changed on the RS website) and told him, according to Wright, "You can get kind of rough in the sermons, so what we've decided is that it's best for you not to be out there in public."
And yet just yesterday Barack Obama lies on national television, and no one in the press calls him on it. Obama knew over a year ago and he didn't quit the church, but now he tells us he would have quit had he known. He knew a year before Wright retired!
And, as this writer from the The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California writes, the truth is slowly catching up with Mighty Mouth:
In the end it was not the lies about his religion, but the truth about his religion that may have irrevocably splattered the image of Barack Obama.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Obama survived a malicious viral email campaign lying that he was a Muslim. But can Obama's populist candidacy survive the revelations about his 20-year relationship with spiritual adviser Jeremiah A. Wright, the "black separatist" Christian pastor?
The two men were tight -- very tight.
It was Wright's charismatic, in-your-face African American activism that first brought Obama into the Trinity Church as a practicing Christian and regular attendee. While away at Harvard studying law, Obama morally tutored himself with tapes of Wright's fiery lectures.
Wright was a moving force in Obama's family as well. Wright married Obama and his wife, and baptized their two children. The pastor's provocative sermon "The Audacity of Hope" gave Obama the title for his bestselling book. Obama even huddled with his pastor for spiritual guidance just before announcing his presidential bid. Wright was given a prominent advisory role in the campaign, which he has abdicated in the wake of media attention. The pastor is precisely the mentor and close personal adviser Obama has long declared him to be.
And yet Obama lied about this as well yesterday on "the View", disputing what he called an overstated notion that Wright was his "spiritual adviser" or "mentor."
Mighty Mouth, the Man of Steal, continues to try to steal the Democratic nomination, and his lies are becoming more bold every day.
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