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Afternoon Video: Rev. Wright Slams Obama At Teachers Union Event

As you may have read (Politico had it first that I saw) earlier this week, Chicago Teachers Union invited firebrand Reverend Jeremiah Wright to speak at an MLK-related breakfast Wednesday morning, and from what I've seen since then Wright didn't disappoint. Watch video above (via HuffPost) or click below for other news coverage.

King had a dream, Obama has a drone, Rev. Wright says Sun Times: Wright — with CTU President Karen Lewis and a host of mainly African-American pastors in attendance — continued in that vein Wednesday, blasting corporate media for reducing King’s words to palatable sound bites. Wright provided plenty of his own sound bites, as he took aim at some of Illinois’ most revered citizens, including America’s 16th president.

King Had 'A Dream,' Obama Has 'A Drone' HuffPost:Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Chicago Teachers Union, the firebrand pastor reportedly drew gasps from the crowd as he mentioned the president's so-called "kill list" and hammered the president's administration on its drone policy.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright Takes Shots At Mayor Emanuel At CTU Breakfast CBS: “Where would Dr. King be standing in 2014? With the Chicago Teachers Union boycotting a mayor who was sent here by the president to shut down the union,” said Wright.

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright joins up with Chicago Teachers Union Politico: The Chicago Teachers Union wants a louder voice in the political world — and to kick off that campaign, it’s turning to a public figure every bit as combative as the union itself: the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

No one's exactly sure what it means, but CTU is also starting an IPO -- an independent political committee -- to help recruit and support elected officials who agree with its views -- apparently under pressure from members to keep up the pressure on MRE (Mayor Rahm Emanuel) and CPS. 

 

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