January 14, 2008

MAY AS WELL ADD JEWS VS. BLACKS TO THE MIX:

An Obama-Farrakhan Connection? (Richard Cohen, 1/14/08, Real Clear Politics)

Barack Obama is a member of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. Its minister, and Obama's spiritual adviser, is the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. In 1982, the church launched Trumpet Newsmagazine, with Wright's daughters now serving as publisher and executive editor. Every year, the magazine makes awards in various categories. Last year, it gave the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to a man it said "truly epitomized greatness." That man is Louis Farrakhan.

Maybe for Wright and some others, Farrakhan "epitomized greatness." For most Americans, though, Farrakhan epitomizes racism, particularly in the form of anti-Semitism. Over the years, he has compiled an awesome record of offensive statements, even denigrating the Holocaust by falsely attributing it to Jewish cooperation with Hitler -- "They helped him get the Third Reich on the road." His history is a rancid stew of lies.


Heck, the Senator himself says he'd meet with Holocaust deniers like Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 14, 2008 11:28 PM
Comments

I actually like Obama and agree with Cohen that he is not an anti-semite at all, but is he really a strong man who has the courage to tell the crazy Jeremiah Wright to go to hell? We will see.

An interesting angle on this is that Wright's magazine made this award to Farrakhan knowing full well that it would reverberate in the media as it is doing. What's up with that?

Posted by: Morningstar at January 15, 2008 4:35 AM

Attention, Morningstar.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 15, 2008 7:44 AM

Whites and Jews are too paranoid.

No one wants to hurt these people.

They need to get over the past and look to the future and stop being so scared of change.

Posted by: supermike at February 27, 2008 8:30 PM

Morningstar, you forgot to end your comment with s/off.

Posted by: erp at February 28, 2008 9:37 AM
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