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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wright Adding Fuel to Fire

I think Jeremiah Wright has a valid point, and I've been saying it for awhile: the use of Obama's middle name implies that Arab people are bad. If Americans are fine with that, it's a disgrace to us, not to Reverend Wright. HOWEVER, this is Presidential politics, man! Giving a speech like this, while starting out with a beautiful point, does nothing to help Senator Obama (go about 3 minutes in):

"Please run and tell my stuck-on-stupid friends that Arabic is a language -- is a language, it is not a religion," he said. "Barack HUSSEIN Obama," he said, emphasizing the Illinois senator's middle name dramatically, "Barack HUSSEIN Obama, Barack HUSSEIN Obama. There are Arabic-speaking Christians, there Arabic-speaking Jews, Arabic-speaking Muslims and Arabic-speaking atheists. Arabic is a language, it is not a religion. Stop trying to scare folks by giving them this Arabic name like it's some disease."

He also decided to HORRIBLY mock John F. Kennedy, LBJ, and Teddy Kennedy (as well as all of the people living in Boston):


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