Barack Obama spoke today, trying to calm voter’s concerns about a candidate whose preacher calls on God to damn America when he’s not busy blaming American for introducing AIDS to African Americans…intentionally.

I’m not sure the speech accomplished much though, other than reminding us that Obama continues at a church pastored by someone who is either completely intellectually dishonest or absolutely looney. As a friend at dinner tonight pointed out, it seems all Obama managed to do was sully his grandmother’s name while trying to avoid acknowledging his pastor’s sullied name. I mean really Barack, you want to convince us that it’s ok for your pastor to be a racist because your grandmother was one too? Or is it that it’s ok for you to accept your racist pastor because your grandmother was racist. Come on Obama, was the teleprompter out?

Transcript and CNN story here