Click the title of this post to listen to a 1995 interview with Barack Obama in which he talks about "responsibility," "whether you are a white executive out in the suburbs who doesn't want to pay taxes to inner city children for them to go to school..."
That's right, if you don't want to pay more taxes, you're a racist who has something against little black children getting an education.
I think we're getting a pretty good idea now why Senator Obama remained in Jeremiah Wright's congregation for over two decades.
Then, in another clip, Senator Obama gives an entirely new spin to redistribution of wealth: it's for his personal salvation, as well as the salvation of the country -- or more specifically, from the complete context of his comments, African-Americans:
"My individual salvation is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the country. Unfortunately I think that recognition requires that we make sacrifices and this country has not always been willing to make the sacrifices necessary to bring about a new day and a new age."
I can't find that prescription for salvation in my copy of the New Testament...unfortunately it seems that Reverend Wright may have been too busy cursing and stirring up hatred and racial divisions to bother with educating his congregation about the Bible.
I think Obama's vision of "a new day and a new age" is something I'd just as soon skip, and so would many other Americans.