To paraphrase a comment I read regarding this interview with Obama’s longtime pastor Jeremiah Wright, “Whatever… let’s get back to talking about what Mitt Romney did in high school.”

Here’s Wright’s version of the events leading up to the 2008 election:

“Man, the media ate me alive,” Wright told me when we met in his office at Chicago’s Kwame Nkrumah Academy. “After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.”

“Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.

“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”

“He offered you money?”

“Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”

“How much money did he offer you?”

“One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.

“Did Obama himself ever make an effort to see you?”

“Yes,” Wright said. “Barack said he wanted to meet me in secret, in a secure place. And I said, ‘You’re used to coming to my home, you’ve been here countless times, so what’s wrong with coming to my home?’ So we met in the living room of the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ, at South Pleasant Avenue right off 95th Street, just Barack and me. I don’t know if he had a wire on him. His security was outside somewhere.

“And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.”

Sure, in parts of the world this is known as “bribery,” but in Chicago politics it’s called a “silence stimulus.”

Gee, it seems as if people connected to politicians offering people money to stay quiet could be against campaign finance laws (if the money would have come from campaign coffers) — not that the MSM will care to dig any deeper on this.

But this was around the time that Jeremiah Wright’s church reportedly built him a $1.6 million retirement home with a $10 million line of credit. It’s possible Wright considered $150,000 to be chump change, so he kept on talking. Besides, the sycophantic mainstream media Obama lapdogs weren’t about to make a big deal out of anything in his past anyway.

Comments

10 Responses to “Jeremiah Wright Claims That in 2008 Somebody Connected to Obama Offered Him $150k to Shut Up Until After the Election”

  1. SignPainterGuy on May 13th, 2012 7:17 pm

    I read sometime after Zero`s immaculation that Rev. Wrong had refused to limit his speaking engagements. I don`t now remember who the rev. or msm claimed made the request, but seeing the story released again makes me wonder just what`s going on !? Is this a sabotage attempt toward the campaign or is it just the rev`s attempt to get back in the news or more likely, total BS as another attempt to distract us ?!

    The BS factor looms largest in my mind ! Well, maybe the claim IS true, but it still smells of distraction !

  2. Doug on May 13th, 2012 7:20 pm

    "Is this a sabotage attempt toward the campaign or is it just the rev`s attempt to get back in the news or more likely, total BS as another attempt to distract us ?!"
    *****
    Put me down for the 2nd option, although "all of the above" isn't out of the question.

  3. SignPainterGuy on May 13th, 2012 7:32 pm

    If so, it comes with the distraction factor as a bonus !

  4. backwoodsconsr on May 13th, 2012 8:24 pm

    I suspect that Reverend Wrong shares some of BO's narcissism. Yeah, he wants the attention. He probably thought it was fun the first time around, and wants to do it again.

  5. ChapBix on May 13th, 2012 8:27 pm

    How is this different from what a "friend/campaign donor" of John Edwards did to keep quiet Edward's relationship with Ms. Hunter and her baby-to-be?

  6. SignPainterGuy on May 13th, 2012 8:46 pm

    Sex was involved !?

  7. jeffythequick on May 14th, 2012 1:10 am

    Yeah, except we're the ones that got ummm… errr… uhhh… made love to.

  8. jeffythequick on May 14th, 2012 7:45 am

    How much do we have to pay to keep him talking about his closeness with Barack?

  9. Truesoldier__ on May 14th, 2012 12:12 pm

    You never know. Remeber Newseweek just dubbed Obama the First Gay President™.

  10. SignPainterGuy on May 14th, 2012 4:15 pm

    "Procreative" sex was involved !

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.