Friday, October 10, 2008

Why It Is Important That Obama Associated With A Convicted Felon, A Racist, And A Terrorist

Charles Krauthammer explains what Rezko, Rev. Wright and Ayers reveal about Obama:
First, his cynicism and ruthlessness. He found these men useful, and use them he did. Would you attend a church whose pastor was spreading racial animosity from the pulpit? Would you even shake hands with — let alone serve on two boards with — an unrepentant terrorist, whether he bombed U.S. military installations or abortion clinics? . . .Second, and even more disturbing than the cynicism, is the window these associations give on Obama’s core beliefs. He doesn’t share the Rev. Wright’s poisonous views of race nor Ayers’s views, past and present, about the evil that is American society. But Obama clearly did not consider these views beyond the pale. For many years he swam easily and without protest in that fetid pond.
. . .Do you? Obama is a man of first-class intellect and first-class temperament. But his character remains highly suspect. There is a difference between temperament and character. Equanimity is a virtue. Tolerance of the obscene is not.
Not to mention the 'tolerance' of the media that covers for Obama.

[Hat tip: Jennifer Rubin]

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