It’s campaign season again, and that means controversial Reverend Jeremiah Wright is back in the news.
Back in 2008, sermons by Obama’s Chicago pastor created a media firestorm during the Iowa primaries, with Wright screaming, “Goddamn America!” Obama cut ties with Wright following the controversy, but now the outspoken reverend is back with new allegations that Obama’s team tried to buy his silence.
In “The Amateur,” author Edward Klein’s unauthorized biography of Obama, Wright said that once his controversial sermons surfaced, he received an email asking him not to preach until after the elections. The New York Times reports that the financier of the Ending Spending super PAC is considering going nuclear with millions of dollars worth of commercials once again linking Wright to Obama.
Here’s my cartoon from back in 2008 that I drew when Wright’s controversial sermons caught the media’s attention: