Senator Barack Obama has said over and over the past few days that until recently he was totally unaware of his pastor’s venomous, hateful speeches. Of course this makes him one of the few people in the United States with internet access who didn’t know. But I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe his old hard drive fried and when he got a new computer he lost his AOL password and hasn’t been online for ten years or so.
Tonight I found that the benefit of doubt was misplaced. Newsmax has published proof that Obama attended at least one of Jeremiah Wrights hate feasts. What’s the proof? A Newsmax reporter was there with him on July 22 and published an article about it back then:

In fact, Obama was present in the South Side Chicago church on July 22 last year when Jim Davis, a freelance correspondent for Newsmax, attended services along with Obama. [See: ”Obama’s Church: Cauldron of Division.”] In his sermon that day, Wright tore into America, referring to the “United States of White America” and lacing his sermon with expletives as Obama listened. Hearing Wright’s attacks on his own country, Obama had the opportunity to walk out, but Davis said the senator sat in his pew and nodded in agreement. Addressing the Iraq war, Wright thundered, “Young African-American men” were “dying for nothing.” The “illegal war,” he shouted, was “based on Bush’s lies” and is being “fought for oil money.” Obama’s most famous celebrity backer, Oprah Winfrey began attending Wright’s church in 1984. Last year, Newsmax magazine reported that Winfrey abruptly stopped attending years ago, and suggested that she did so to distance herself from Wright’s inflammatory rhetoric. She soon found herself a target of Wright, who excoriated her for having broken with “traditional faith.” The Reverend Wright’s anti-white theology that Senator Obama expressed surprise over is evident on the church’s website. The site says the congregation subscribes to what it calls the Black Value System, which is described as a disavowal of “our racist competitive society” and the pursuit of “middle-classness.” That is defined as a way for American society to “snare” blacks rather than “killing them off directly” or “placing them in concentration camps,” just as the country structures “an economic environment that induces captive youth to fill the jails and prisons.” Source:Obama Attended Hate America Sermon By: Ronald Kessler

Obama keeps claiming that he is a uniter and that he is all about “new politics,” as proved by his handling of this Wright scandal he is a practitioner of the old politics of lying about your past. I guess his next move will be to say that he always sleeps during the sermons, so he never actually heard them.