Obama’s Race Video, With a Shout-Out to Jeremiah “AmeriKKKa” Wright”

Obama’s Race Video, With a Shout-Out to Jeremiah “AmeriKKKa” Wright”

The Daily Caller has Obama’s race video (you can see the whole thing here), and boy, is it about race. He begins by giving a shout-out to Jeremiah Wright, who he says counsels him, and is a great friend and leader.

Yep, that Jeremiah Wright. The “AmeriKKKa and America’s chickens are coming home to roost” Jeremiah Wright.

But mainly, this video is Obama’s “George Bush doesn’t care about black people!” moment.

“The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!” Obama shouts in the video, which was shot in June of 2007 at Hampton University in Virginia. By contrast, survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid, Obama explains. The reason? Unlike residents of majority-black New Orleans, the federal government considers those victims “part of the American family.”

The racially charged and at times angry speech undermines Obama’s carefully-crafted image as a leader eager to build bridges between ethnic groups. For nearly 40 minutes, using an accent he almost never adopts in public, Obama describes a racist, zero-sum society, in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America. The mostly black audience shouts in agreement. The effect is closer to an Al Sharpton rally than a conventional campaign event.

… Obama begins his address with “a special shout out” to Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago pastor who nearly derailed Obama’s campaign months later when his sermons attacking Israel and America and accusing the U.S. government of “inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color” became public.

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