Skip to comments.E-mail smear taxes Obama campaign
Posted on 02/29/2008 10:54:25 PM PST by Winged Hussar
COLUMBIA, S.C. For over a year, largely out of the media glare, Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign has been fighting a determined, low-intensity conflict against the viral e-mail that forwards the myth that Obama is a crypto-Muslim Manchurian candidate.
...The e-mails arent a well-funded, faux-grassroots smear like the attacks on John Kerry's war record.
Instead, most observers believe, it's a largely organic expression of a dark place in the American consciousness. And the campaign is aware it is operating in a changed media landscape in which a powerful, false idea can spread deep into the American psyche, almost entirely under the radar of the mainstream media and with no authoritative broadcast voice to put it to rest.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
“The whole Muslim world is itching to have this guy be president.”
If he is not a muslime, he does seem to have a level of comfort with muslimes and islam which is not appropriate for the a man running for President of a country that radical islam is at war with. And if the rumors that he is a muslime represent exaggerations or outright falsehoods, then cry me a river — Republicans have been putting up with rumors, innuendoes, and outright lies for years — not just on the internet, but on the evening news. Just remember the NAACP ads about Jasper TX, Dan Rather and the TX Air National Guard, and the slanderous stories about Katrina.
He is a Muslim sympathizer at the very least.
I wonder if after Obama wins this nomination, the Dems wont pull the same trick they pulled in New Jersy when Torrecelli was losing in the polls so they yanked him and threw in a new candidate at the end.
A “smear” is something one puts on a bagel.
alot more to the story than that.
Spare me this crap!
Only Democrats use "swiftboating" as a negative. "Swiftboating" Kerry was telling the truth about him.
He still did NOT reject the support of Louis Farrakhan. In the debate the other night, Obama merely rejected the Anti-Jewish statements made by Farrakhan.
Big Difference. If Hillary were smart, she would continue to hammer away at Obama's relationship to Farrakhan, because the Republicans certainly will in the Fall.
Obama may not be a Muslim now. Notice he stated he’s been a member of the Christian Church for 20 years. No mention of his childhood or where he lived and where he worshipped as a child. I have read that he attended a Catholic school in Indonesia where he was registered as a Muslim. And, also that during that phase of his life, he attended Friday prayers at a mosque with his step-father.
I do not blame him for not shouting our his conversion (if he’s truly a Christian now), because it would make him a target of a fatwah against him by the most radical islamists. Still, how can we trust a man who does not come clean, in order to halt these whispers about him? For one thing, most Christians “put on the new mantel of Christ” in that they choose a Christian name to indicate to the world that they are Christians. [Note: Bobby Jindal took a Christian name when he converted!] Barack H. Obama still clings to his Muslim names. Yet, he does not want anyone to actually call him by his complete name. He says it’s bigotry to do so. He’s being two-faced.
So, however can he be surprised that many people wonder at his true religious alliegiance, and also at his honesty?
"Swiftboating" is telling the truth and defending the honor of those who were "smeared" by John F'n Kerry.
Down is down.
The Feds weren’t picky about Capone.
For the record- he’s Muslim enough for me(by heritage if not by practice) to make him sympathetic toward the enemy of the world-Islam.
He’s touchy about his middle name because he knows it screams ‘Islamic’. So why not change it, hmmm? He should want the White House more than a middle name,right? But he’s proud of it! He wants to be a Muslim named President.
And that pride in his Islamic blood is enough for me to say ‘Hell no!’
Any and every weapon should be used against him- and if he reacts to the Islamic name and what it represents, then THAT’S one that will get the job done.
I thought he Politico was conservative. I guess not.
Which is why we focus on his policies and not what we might think his motivations are.
Sorry âbout that. But we have seen the picture and we know his name. And he says publicly that, if he had had his way, namesake Saddam Hussein would still be in power in Iraq. He wants to open the gates and release the terrorists from Guantanamo. He opposes monitoring terrorist communicationsâhe was one of the few Senators to join Pelosi and the Democrat House in opposing FISA. He has received the open support of 80 terrorist defense lawyers. What are we to think? Sure looks like the Enemy Within to me.
I agree. Hey, everybody goes through their "Sinatra phase".
“You need to understand the meaning of so called “swiftboating” before you use it so carelessly. Those of us who were involved with bringing the truth to the American public take exception to your insinuation that it was a smear or dishonorable. You need to apologize!”
You’re right; what the Swiftboat Veterans said against Kerry was TRUE. In fact, what Genghis John the Khan said about himself (war criminal) was even worse.
” “Swiftboating” is telling the truth and defending the honor of those who were “smeared” by John F’n Kerry.” You’re right; Genghis John the Khan couldn’t even remember whether he threw his medals away, or those of another man.
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