Jeremiah Wright: Unhinged, unplugged
President Obama has said of his former pastor that Wright's extreme commentaries "do not reflect" his values.
Yes, but does he agree with any of the Reverend's accusations?
Last week, Wright spoke at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia, as part of a week-long revival event. His controversial words took aim at Thomas Jefferson, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the media and plenty of other targets.
"Let me tell you one thing they taught us in the United States Marine Corps...fighting for peace is like raping for virginity. Those are oxymorons, but that's what we do in the name of regime change."
The controversial preacher also showed no love for Justice Thomas, as he told his audience that, though Thomas "looks like" them, he is "worshipping some other God." He also made an intriguing comparison about the God of the Hebrew Bible and the Lord depicted in the Quran.
"The god of racists is not the God of righteousness. The god of the greedy is not the God of grace. The god of Wall Street is not the God of Main Street," Wright proclaimed. "Those are two different gods and I ain't talking about Allah and Yahweh. Those are the same names for the same God."
He continued, taking a jab at Thomas and his Christian faith.
"And I'm not talking about black and white...some of ya'll think I'm talking about white folk," he said. "There's a whole lot of folk who look like you who are worshipping some other God - somebody shout Clarence Thomas. Hallelujah!"
There's a lot more along those lines, including accusing Thomas Jefferson of being a "pedophile," and saying that "white supremecy" was driving world policy.
Not that there's a ghost of a chance that Obama will comment on these remarks. But maybe it will be up to his biographer to explain the hold this ranting lunatic had on a president of the United States' mind for more than 20 years.