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."


as far racisim goes... I dnt think at all that every repub is racist. In fact in real like i have great discussions with repubs and we can talk fine about politics. Hell i wud vote repub if a good one came along and didnt bow to the tea party. But one thing i do kno if u are a racist u sure as hell arent a democrat at this moment when that party has a blk president. So lets nt play games and act like the racist ppl are dems right now.


@ steffen... First off ur talking shit about our president so that makes u unamerican too and also unchristan since u are making unfounded judgement. But do tell wat makes him so unamerican! This shit aint killing obama pls u got to do way mre than this. As far as obama playing dirty: explain how and when??? did he claim romeny wasnt born here? No did he say romney was a muslim? No in all the yrs of all presidents raising the debt celling, including bush, multiple times, did u ever see a show dwn the way u do now? U want to talk about dirty politics... Well sir repubs wrote the book on it! My god look how they treat teachers jus because they dnt agree with unions! The disrespect was horrendous!!! But u didnt give a shit huh? All ur doing is repeating the same ol bs. Its called a tactic! Thats y glenn beck used words like nazis and czars. If u can demonize a person by saying hes unamerican yet nt explain any reasons as to y u start to fool ppl real good. Aint that right steffen


@diana.... Calling a person a cunt is never ok. Yet i bet u were fine with rush calling a woman a slut? Wat about allen west in fl and his behavior towards a woman in office who simply wanted him to clairify his stance on a issue??? We can go bk n forth. None of them are right but if u wana battle ill meet ya blow for blow. As far as them nt having control of the super pact... Ur right ur also dumb to nt figure out on ur own it was set up this way on purpose! U are screaming for the pacts to be inflamitory yet sit there and argue about things dems have said that cross the line. I will hold obama and romney responsible for all that comes out of the super pacts because its their own funking party backing these pacts!!!! Hello of course nether one wnts to take responsibility for slinging mud so they found a way to do it and nt be held accountable. But ur fiine with that under handness i see. As a american u shud be outraged instead u rather align urself with the pacts. Smh


@ CHELY- You are full of shit! Romney has no dirt on him! This is killing Obama! Obama is anti American-Anti Christian and that weak backing he gave Gays is an insult - even to the Gays! Romney has proven himself that he can Govern people! When Romney starts playing as dirty as Obama then you will have something to talk about!


This campaign will be based solely with rhetoric that consists of all Republicans are Racist. This has been the " Obama" mindset all along. When all else fails - PLAY THE CARD! The problem now is.... People have found it self destructive to feel guilt when accused of something they are not! How can Obama go to a Church that preaches Anti-White and it not affect Obama! Are Americans going to buy into this Racism charge again?


@Chely You know what? I'll say it again! Romney came out and repudiated that Rev. Wright ad. He was decent about it. A gentleman. Now. If you're kind can't accept he's done the right thing by doing so? Then you know what I have to say I deeply regret he did that. Now? I hope to hell that Super Pack DOES come out with this ad! Yep, I do. You see. When the conservatives try to be decent and fair about such a thing? The lousy lib-turds trash 'em anyway they can and move forward to attack them in worse ways! Using "c-words" against women, etc.! So, I say what the hell! Let it be run all over the country. It IS a damning ad for Obama. It reflects what kind of man he is. And thanks to folks like you? I say..."Bring it on!" Btw, it's a fact: No candidate can dictate to a Super Pack anyway! Watch horribly nasty ads come from Obama's Super Pack and then listen to him and his camp come forward and say, "But we don't have control over these ads!" Yeah. Right.


Don't worry, just stay home and don't vote.


The ad is a waste of cash anyway. The kinds of people who would be swayed by this have an inherent racial bias and were therefore never going to vote for Obama. And since those of us dont care about race or metrosexuality are turned off by such tactics, Romney is distancing himself so as not to alienate us. I'm still undecided about my vote but for sure I want to see a clean fight with as little dirty tricks as possible.


and super pacts are the biggest piece of bullshit legislative i have ever seen!!!! On both sides! Money has corrupted this country! It has destroyed our economy! Greed is why we are where we are. If things dnt change in government i dnt see how this country will nt fall like rome! This was a very bad decision. This means obamas pact could talk shit about romney being morman (which is a pretty big deal for most christians but has nothing to do with him as a person)and romneys can say oh obama wasnt born here. And on and on this means nothing is off limits. Nt fam kids nothing! These pacts have unlimited money and can do whatever the hell they want! Very dangerous for all involved. What a joke and sadly the joke is on the american ppl. The richest ppl will donate to these pacts then televise their opinions in the form of ads and the americans will eat it up like apple pie.


@daina maybe he says to the public he doesnt approve of it but looks like its still going to happen! This is sick! Esp super pacts! Politics is becoming a circus for effin morons! If ppl are going to make ppl responsible for others actions then look out romney. Cuz now i guess i can blame u for all the shit ted nugget says???? Right is that fair game? At least mccain had some integrety. Thay cant make romney look good so this is the tactic they resort to? Very weak romney camp.. Very!

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