The Right-Wing is out to destroy Wright, no matter what he says or does, because that is their way of destroying Obama.
You and I saw Wright's speech at the NAACP and we both thought it was brilliant, and that Wright is a genius -- all of which is true. Any independent, fair-minded person would come to that conclusion, which is why Wright has now become a national Superstar.
Now, exactly which audience is this right-wing "pundit" talking about -- the NAACP, the National Press Club, or some other audience which he doesn't identify?
Notice the Big Lie inherent in the e-mail you sent me. The author says that the audience "included" -- and he mentions every black person whose name alone will instill fear into the hearts of whites. He doesn't mention any of the white leaders who were also in attendance. Whoever wrote this e-mail is obviously lying.
We saw the NAACP speech. In that speech, Wright did not say that "Zionism is racism" -- on the contrary, he spoke very favorably of the Jews and he spoke out forcibly against the Gospel teaching that "the Jews killed Christ". He clearly pointed out that a leader of the American Jewish Committee was in the audience at the NAACP dinner to support him.
He did not repeat his view that "the government created the AIDS virus" for use against racial minorities. On the contrary, he said something very, very different. He said that "in light of the Tuskeegee Syphilis experiments performed on black people, one can believe that this government is capable of anything". I took that to mean that he was retreating from his assertion about the AIDS virus, and resting his case on the Tuskeegee story, which is far more provable.
Today, all the Right-Wing Talking Heads are saying that Wright is "a nut". Notice that. It's a talking point. Listen to how many of them are calling Wright "a nut", and you will know that that word has been scripted for them. O'Reilly, Tucker Carlson, the same old wrecking crew -- they are all saying "he's a nut".
They are trying to create a new "Dean Scream" with Reverend Wright.
If Reverend Wright had not come out swinging, they would have destroyed him by simply re-showing that 90-second TV loop forever, as they have been doing.
Instead, he has come out fighting, very hard. The Right-Wing won't stop -- as your above e-mail to me clearly shows. However, Wright is rallying millions of supporters to his side and a huge counter-attack is mounting on his behalf.
Yes, Wright may very well destroy Obama's campaign. That would have happened whether or not Wright responded to the doctored video loop. At least this way, if Obama goes down, Wright himself is available to be drafted for the presidency. (He has already announced that he's available for the vice-presidency).
Speaking before an audience that included Marion Barry, Cornel West, Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam official Jamil Muhammad, Wright praised Louis Farrakhan, defended the view that Zionism is racism, accused the United States of terrorism, repeated his view that the government created the AIDS virus to cause the genocide of racial minorities, stood by other past remarks ("God damn America") and held himself out as a spokesman for the black church in America.
In front of 30 television cameras, Wright's audience cheered him on as the minister mocked the media and, at one point, did a little victory dance on the podium. It seemed as if Wright, jokingly offering himself as Obama's vice president, was actually trying to doom Obama; a member of the head table, American Urban Radio's April Ryan, confirmed that Wright's security was provided by bodyguards from Farrakhan's Nation of Islam.