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Obama's Truthiness About Farrakhan
TownHall.com ^ | Saturday, March 1, 2008 | By Diana West

Posted on 03/01/2008 1:04:53 AM PST by JohnHuang2

Transfixed by the two-candidate "horse race," maybe we didn't focus precisely on what happened in the home stretch of the last Democratic debate when Barack Obama tried to pick and nuance his way through a straight-ahead question from MSNBC's Tim Russert.

Q: Do you accept the support of Louis Farrakhan?

The question arose because the longtime racist and anti-Semitic leader of the racist and anti-Semitic Nation of Islam had delivered a two-hour speech devoted mainly to praising Obama's candidacy.

Here is Obama's answer: "You know, I have been very clear in my denunciation of Minister Farrakhan's anti-Semitic comments. I think they are unacceptable and reprehensible. I did not solicit this support. He expressed pride in an African-American who seems to be bringing the country together. I obviously can't censor him, but it is not support that I sought. And we're not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally, with Minister Farrakhan."

"Minister" Farrakhan? The honorific seems unduly deferential applied to a demagogue who, just to recall a few pearls of his noxiousness, has labeled Judaism a "gutter religion," said "the white man" is "the anti-Christ," and suggested the post-Katrina failure of the New Orleans levees was a "white" plot to flood "black" neighborhoods. But what is most important here is to note Obama's failure to take a stand on Farrakhan support: "I obviously can't censor him" -- whether Obama could censor him wasn't the question -- "but it is not support I sought."

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackhusseinobama; barackobama; chebama; cultofobama; farrakhan; nobama; obama

1 posted on 03/01/2008 1:04:54 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

“truthiness?”

That’s a new one on me.


2 posted on 03/01/2008 4:39:41 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

“truthiness” is a Stephen Colbert invention. It suggests a shade less of veracity than “tuthfulness.”


3 posted on 03/01/2008 4:45:11 AM PST by Malesherbes
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To: JohnHuang2

Russert basically had to hit him over and over with a baseball bat to get him to use the word “reject.” That clip would make a great attack ad.


4 posted on 03/01/2008 4:48:59 AM PST by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: Brilliant
“truthiness?”

That must be the quality of sounding kind of like truth.

5 posted on 03/01/2008 4:50:58 AM PST by arthurus
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To: arthurus

when in fact the statement is an outright lie!

With that additional phrase you have the exact definition of ‘truthiness’ - it describes most MSM ‘reporting’.


6 posted on 03/01/2008 5:26:03 AM PST by NHResident
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To: JohnHuang2
You know, I have been very clear in my denunciation of Minister Farrakhan's anti-Semitic comments

Keep pushing. He's getting defensive.

7 posted on 03/01/2008 6:32:09 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (the model prescribes the required behavior. disincentives ensure compliance.)
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To: JohnHuang2
And Herr Farrakhan has told his minions that they should continue to support Obama, wink wink, because he had to reject support on camera.

I have no doubt that Obama and Farrakhan will have or have had discussions on how to handle NOI support. It must be denied, and yet it must be obtained.

If we let the camel's nose under the tent, it's not just the camel that will come in. All the other animals will come in. The camel was chosen.

8 posted on 03/01/2008 8:06:34 AM PST by Sender (Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.)
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To: JohnHuang2
Witnessing to Black Muslims & the Nation of Islam
9 posted on 03/14/2008 7:40:44 PM PDT by JeepInMazar (http://www.truthformuslims.com)
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