How Will Obama Explain Away Rev James Meeks?

 Bill Clinton had his bimbo eruptions.  Now Obama seems to have preacher eruptions.  Each week, along comes another close religious advisor who preaches Liberation Theology and racial hatred.  The latest is James Meeks, pastor of Salem Baptist Church.

Illinois State Senator James Meeks has endorsed Barack Obama for president.

Here is how James Meeks and his relationship with Obama were described in a 2004 Men’s News Daily report during Obama’s 2004 US Senate campaign:

Obama’s closest religious advisers — Fr. (Michael) Pfleger, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, and Illinois State Sen. James Meeks, who moonlights as the pastor of Chicago’s Salem Baptist Church – may have quotes from Scripture always handy, but are theologically closer to Karl Marx and black nationalism, than to Christianity.

….. According to State Sen./Rev. James Meeks’ humble, personal church Web page, “Meeks’ practical and charismatic style of instruction motivates the hearer to take action and has resulted in accomplishments of miraculous proportions.” When the good Senator/Reverend is not accomplishing miracles and other feats “never before documented in history,” he serves as the executive vice president of Jesse Jackson Sr.’s National Rainbow-Push Coalition.

6 Responses

  1. […] PoliJAM Blog put an intriguing blog post on How Will Obama Explain Away Rev James Meeks? […]

  2. Interesting. I read a post earlier on another blog that posited that Obama was actually a neocon. Neocons are mostly ex-Trotskyites, but presumably Obama is not ex-Marxist, according to your sources, so that means he can’t be a neocon. I was sort of hoping that analysis might pan out.

  3. Obama is a “neoliberal” not neo-conservative.

  4. Imagine that, Obama is nothing more than an extension of the same old Jesse Jackson politics of race and grievance. The only difference is that Obama knows how to makes whites feel hopeful WHILE he is exploiting their white guilt.

  5. Not that I’m totally impressed, but this is a lot more than I expected for when I stumpled upon a link on Delicious telling that the info is awesome. Thanks.

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