For over a year and a half, Obama was given a chance to distance himself and he chose not to do it.
Suddenly, now the MSM is playing these hate filled videos, it is a problem. Why wasn't it a problem before? Why was it not a problem when the blogosphere picked up on this well over a year ago? In fact, Obama spent his time defending his "crazy uncle living in the basement".
By Obama's own admission, that "crazy uncle" married him and his wife, baptized his children and has been his spiritual leader for over 20 years.
The title to Obama's best selling book "The Audacity of Hope", which launch his presidential aspirations, was a knockoff from a sermon by the pastor in question. Obama even dedicated the title of his book to his pastor.
Now Obama wants us to believe that he never heard any of the repulsive statements made from the pulpit or in private that is being heavily played in the main stream media and the internet today.
"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. When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign. I made it clear at the time that I strongly condemned his comments. But because Rev. Wright was on the verge of retirement, and because of my strong links to the Trinity faith community, where I married my wife and where my daughters were baptized, I did not think it appropriate to leave the church. "
So do you believe Barack Obama?
Before you answer that question, think about these questions:
If Hillary Clinton or John McCain were members of the KKK, would you believe that the KKK had no influence over them?
If Hillary Clinton or John McCain had been attending KKK meetings for 20 years, would you believe that they never once heard a single vile word of hatred at these meetings?
If Hillary Clinton or John McCain had been attending KKK meetings for 20 years and had been giving money to them religiously, would you believe the KKK had no influence over their thinking?
Today's media would rightfully destroy the political careers of Hillary Clinton and John McCain if they discovered they had a 20 year relationship with the vile and hateful KKK.
So again, do you believe Barack Obama that he never heard any of this type of stuff at his church before these videos came out?