With the latest revelations of controversial messages from the pulpit at Obama’s church, Obama has calculated that it’s less damaging for him to leave the church than stay, and resigned. On this occasion, it’s worth remembering Charles Krauthammer’s column pointing out that Obama had vitiated his own famous “race” speech.
In that speech, incredibly, Obama argued that when whites are upset about the depraved language coming from his church’s pulpit, it is the whites who are being racist, not the man at the pulpit. If churches weren’t so segregated, he said, whites would be familiar with that language and understand it. Now that Obama has twice disavowed that language, where does this leave his argument? Is Obama also a racist, as his argument would seem to require? The alternative is that his speech was a bunch of baloney. Hmm.