Jeremiah Wright: Obama Pastor May Be Subject of New Attack Ads

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President Barack Obama's ties to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his controversial former pastor, may be the subject of a new ad campaign by a conservative political action committee intent on ousting him in this November's election.

A conservative super PAC is considering an advertising plan to "do what John McCain would not let us do" during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Obama's ties to Jeremiah Wright and his inflammatory rhetoric nearly derailed his bid for the presidency during the Democratic primary, but Obama cut ties with his one-time spiritual adviser, hung on against Hillary Clinton, then defeated McCain.

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McCain, honorably, demanded the Wright-Obama angle not be used in any campaign ads during the election. This time around? All bets are off.

With campaign finance reform all but eliminated by the Supreme Court, super PACs can spend whatever they want to run whatever they want.

To that end, Chicago Cubs owner Joe Ricketts commissioned a $10 million plan, known as "The Defeat of Barack Hussein Obama: The Ricketts Plan to End His Spending for Good," to help ensure the President's defeat.

According to a copy of the plan obtained by the New York Times, the group is looking to expose ties between President Obama - who is referred to as a "metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln" - and Rev. Wright's "black liberation theology."

The 54-page proposal says, according to the Times:

"The world is about to see Jeremiah Wright and understand his influence on Barack Obama for the first time in a big, attention-arresting way."

The proposed assault includes television commercials and full-page newspaper ads featuring Wright, along with "aerial banners" in the sky.

Ricketts' plan also includes "preparations for how to respond to the charges of race-baiting," according to the paper and goes as far as to suggest the hiring of an "extremely literate conservative African-American" spokesman.

It also refers to an apparent ad featuring Jeremiah Wright that was produced for McCain's 2008 campaign but never aired. "If the nation had seen that ad," Ricketts writes, "they'd never have elected Barack Obama."

On Thursday, presumptive Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign urged the super PAC to avoid pursuing a racially charged campaign.

While criticizing the Obama camp's reported rhetoric, of course.

"Unlike the Obama campaign, Gov. Romney is running a campaign based on jobs and the economy, and we encourage everyone else to do the same," Matt Rhoades, Mitt Romney's campaign manager, said in a statement to Yahoo News.

"President Obama's team said they would 'kill Romney,' and, just last week, David Axelrod referred to individuals opposing the president as 'contract killers.'"

"It's clear President Obama's team is running a campaign of character assassination. We repudiate those efforts and any on our side to do so."


@ TTF Damn! After reading over your little political tirade I can see why the label "The Town Fool" so aptly fits you. Ha! I presume that's comparable to "village idiot" as well? Romney in 2012!


McCain made two mistakes in the '08 election. He chose Palin as his running mate, and he was too civil, in his campaign ads. If the voters knew about the real, Obama, the only votes BHO, would've gotten, would be from, uneducated, dumb as rocks, blacks, who look at the mixed race aspect, only.


To dont feed the trolls. Very interesting!


@ Don't feed. So is this all you do all day?!? Bet you spend most of your time especially the evenings getting lit "like a Christmas tree" with some rot gut whiskey you stock up on at your local hole-in-the-wall bottle shop! The troll is YOU! You are under numerous names for sure. DON'T FEED.... is one of many you hide behind! Yeah. You have no room to talk Team 67! We always have your number! You might say you "light up" on our screens as well!


Thank you for this " Tid Bit" of useless information. To think only one person has this veiw... In a word- DENIAL! IS WHAT YOU SUFFER FROM. America is ready for a resurrection. Lead- follow or get out of the way.




Chely, your damn socialist ass wrapped in liberals clothing is what's wrong with this country. We need to get a tea party candidate to stop giving you your "free" handouts. Daina and Steffan have tried to inform you that the "free" shit you get is OUR taxpaying dollars. Obama is dragging our country to hell. Get off the monkeys back.


Talk about a country asleep at the wheel. I can't beleive america would vote in a guy as president who belongs to a church this so called reverend leads. my god - has the American public been hypnotized.


That's Good Chely! I knew if you kept talking you would unmask yourself. If this-if that- YADDA YADDA YADDA. You are another little Liberal " OBAMA" troll! You love to BELEIVE that you are misunderstood but you are going the way of Obama..... No matter what! There has NEVER been any doubt in your mind that ROMNEY IS NOT the guy. Do us all a favor - Quit masking yourself as a person who PRETENDS TO BE UNBIASED- you will get more respect here! For you to say that you would vote REPUBLICAN IF SOMEONE WAS GOOD ENOUGH IS NOT TRUE! You and I both know that! Obama has done nothing but apologize for Americas actions of the past! Obama has not earned respect. People do not see Obama as a leader by any stretch! Those are the facts! You? When you vote- you won't vote for Obama- You are like the rest- you vote against Romney.


@Chely You need to be real careful, hun regarding your retorts to the arguments. You're right..Money HAS Corrupted this country. And money especially in politics. And who's been sittin' on top of the biggest mountain of campaign bucks & the one in the same who keeps chasing after even more??? Barack Obama! You admit maybe Romney didn't approve those ads..."yet the ads--they might still happen". Well, if they do. He has no control over it! You say the parties decide these ads? Ha! Then stop bitchin', hun...'cause the Obama camp is just as guilty! At least with Rev. Wright all of it's true. Yet the Dems come out with horribly distorted garbage to demean their opponent. The news reported already that the liberals are holding seminars teaching their supporters how to "twist" the Republicans views/words! You have no ground to stand on. Just watch. The most nasty ads will come from the Dems! I guarantee it!

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