Christopher Hitchens, in his Fighting Words column at Slate.com (see link below), has recently turned his attention to Barack Obama demonstrating a skill all too rare in today’s media: the skill of taking down the smoke and mirrors trickery of Barack Obama. Hitchens is always worth reading, but his essay on Obama’s relationship with religious bigot, Jeremiah Wright, is simply an essential read to anyone who claims to be interested in American politics.
Obama’s crowd of followers blinded by his light should note…
“To have accepted Obama’s smooth apologetics is to have [...] put that quite sober and realistic hope, meanwhile, into untrustworthy and unscrupulous hands. And it is to have done this, furthermore, in the service of blind faith. Mark my words: This disappointment is only the first of many that are still to come.”
Amusing and disturbing…
“You often hear it said, of some political or other opportunist, that he would sell his own grandmother if it would suit his interests. But you seldom, if ever, see this notorious transaction actually being performed, which is why I am slightly surprised that Obama got away with it so easily. (Yet why do I say I am surprised? He still gets away with absolutely everything.)”
Christopher Hitchens sums up perfectly the folly of many in the media and in the Barack Obama fan club. They are trusting are man who is blatently untrustworthy. They are putting all their faith into a man who is guilty of bad faith.
Christopher Hitchens is an sharp as ever in his essay, Blind Faith, in which he offers his take on the Obama/Jeremiah Wright connection. I highly recommend a perusal.