Jewish Journal


June 11, 2009

Rev. Wright and ‘them Jews’



The Rev. Jeremiah Wright is so irrelevant at this point that the only way he can keep himself in the national spotlight is to say ridiculous things—yes, more ridiculous than the firebrand preacher’s speech at the National Press Club last spring. Speaking with the Daily Press of Newport News, Va., Wright said that he didn’t regret his severed relationship with President Barack Obama, who, of course, is being kept away from Wright by “them Jews.”

“Them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me,” Wright said. “I told my baby daughter that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck, or in eight years when he’s out of office. ...

“They will not let him to talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is. ... I said from the beginning: He’s a politician; I’m a pastor. He’s got to do what politicians do.”

Wright also said Obama should have sent a U.S. delegation to the World Conference on Racism held recently in Geneva, Switzerland, but that the president did not for fear of offending Jews and Israel. He specifically cited the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an influential pro-Israel lobbying group.

“Ethnic cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing (by) the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don’t want Barack talking like that because that’s anti-Israel,” Wright said.

And conservative Jews were worried they could get Obama in their pocket ...

P.S. Wright may have been ordained, but there is nothing reverend about him.

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