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Rep. King: Al-Qaida would celebrate Obama victory
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Posted on 03/08/2008 5:32:35 AM PST by indcons

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa Congressman Steve King says terrorists would celebrate if Democratic candidate Barack Obama won the presidency.

King, a Republican, bases his prediction on several criteria: Obama's pledge to pull troops out of Iraq, his Kenyan heritage and his middle name Hussein -- a reminder of Iraq's former leader.

King, in an interview today with the Daily Reporter in Spencer, said al-Qaida would -- quote -- "be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11th."

King says terrorists would declare victory in the war on terror because Obama would pull troops out of the Middle East.

The congressman added -- quote -- "They'll be dancing in the streets because of his middle name, they'll be dancing in the streets because of who his father was."

King's comments are the latest attack on Obama's heritage. The Illinois senator, born in Hawaii to a white Kansas woman and a Kenyan man, has said he is a Christian and has little connection to the Islamic religion.

Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor criticized King and others who have brought Obama's heritage into the presidential debate.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 110th; barackhusseinobama; chebama; cultofobama; hiddenagenda; husseinobama; nobama; obama; obamafuscation; pc; politicalcorrectness; rascism; steveking; terroristvote; thoughtcontrol
In addition to Al Queda, the sharia imposing muslims in Kenya (whom Obama campaigned for in the recent past) and PLO (that were direct beneficiaries of Obama's fundraisers) are also rooting for a Hussein Obama presidency.
1 posted on 03/08/2008 5:32:36 AM PST by indcons
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To: indcons

“King, a Republican, bases his prediction on several criteria: Obama’s pledge to pull troops out of Iraq, his Kenyan heritage and his middle name Hussein — a reminder of Iraq’s former leader.”

What a dumb thing to say. He should have stuck to the “pull troops out of Iraq”, and left out the commentary about his middle name and ethnic heritage. It sounds racist.


2 posted on 03/08/2008 5:34:16 AM PST by nj26 (Border Security=Homeland Security. Put Our Military on the Border! (Proud2BNRA))
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To: indcons

One thing Republicans can forget: That by being defeated they come back with a vengeance. Once Dems are in power they install all their cronies everywhere and these overlast the next prez.


3 posted on 03/08/2008 5:34:41 AM PST by seppel
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To: indcons
Mr King is going to get a tongue lashing from Mr. McCain. We mustn't speak ill of Mr. McCain's “good friend” Barak Hussein Obama!
5 posted on 03/08/2008 5:36:20 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Vote Obama! And we'll be picking shrapnel out of our butts for decades!)
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To: nj26

This guy, Hussein Obama, has a documented history of supporting islamic/sharia causes - in Kenya, Israel, and Illinois.


6 posted on 03/08/2008 5:37:42 AM PST by indcons (FReepmail "indcons" to get on the Barack <<redacted>> Obama ping list)
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To: nj26
He should have stuck to the “pull troops out of Iraq”, and left out the commentary about his middle name and ethnic heritage.

Agreed. And, Congressman King may have had a problem with his own last name in the late eighteenth century had he been running for Congress then. It sounds so damned Royal.

7 posted on 03/08/2008 5:39:10 AM PST by Cagey
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To: indcons

I think we need to be careful about the type of content that is posted to this site. And be sure that there’s nothing that could be construed as racist. Pictures morphing Obama’s face into OBL’s are pushing the boundaries from my perspective. Just my opinion... others can weigh in.

John McCain has also made it very clear that he doesn’t agree with referring to him as “Hussein Obama”. That’s the view from the top.

I want to defeat Obama in November, but these sort of attacks just seem to generate sympathy for him among many voters.


8 posted on 03/08/2008 5:40:51 AM PST by nj26 (Border Security=Homeland Security. Put Our Military on the Border! (Proud2BNRA))
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To: nj26

Somethings need not be said but he is right.


9 posted on 03/08/2008 5:42:09 AM PST by rrrod
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To: indcons

They would also celebrate a Hillary victory with equal fevor.

Of the two, I had rather deal with an Obama Presidency rather than a Hillary Presidency for any number of reasons.

Of the two, Obama would be an easier opponent for John Mc Cain to defeat in the general election.

But to mr that point is moot because I do not believe that the Republican Party wanted to win the Presidency this election cycle. Else they would not have long ago promised John Mc Cain the nomination and then devised a plan to allow him to “win” the nomination.


10 posted on 03/08/2008 5:43:11 AM PST by sport
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To: indcons

Hillary too. It would show them America is weak by electing a woman and stoke their fires.

I dont think the Israelis are going to wait though for this to happen.


11 posted on 03/08/2008 5:47:57 AM PST by bluedressman
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To: indcons
One of the black reporters on CNN was acting stunned that anyone would say such a thing about Obama.
12 posted on 03/08/2008 5:50:09 AM PST by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: nj26
What a dumb thing to say. He should have stuck to the “pull troops out of Iraq”, and left out the commentary about his middle name and ethnic heritage. It sounds racist.

You're right. The guy is spot-on with what he said but it hurts, not helps, to use Obama's name like that.

13 posted on 03/08/2008 5:57:24 AM PST by libertylover (How does enabling Mrs. Clinton or Obama help The United States of America?)
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To: indcons
Rep. King: Al-Qaida would celebrate Obama victory

Which means conservatives had better find someone before November who can beat Obama; in other words, not Juan McCain.

14 posted on 03/08/2008 6:06:07 AM PST by E. Cartman (Huckaboob will never be Vice President.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
King is not a fan of McCain and vice versa. King was one of the loudest voices against the McCain/Kennedy amnesty bill in the House.

King is a god in western Iowa. That seat is his for life if he wants it.

15 posted on 03/08/2008 6:26:15 AM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: nj26
Well I'm not supporting McCain so I can say whatever I want.
16 posted on 03/08/2008 6:27:25 AM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: tobyhill
I'm stunned that the dumb ass made those comments about Obamas heritage. Lets see how many more ethic and religious groups can we alienate? We've already branded Hispanics as illegals, Arabs and Muslims as terrorists, Mormans as unChristian, Catholics as cultists. Who's next?
17 posted on 03/08/2008 6:29:07 AM PST by mimaw
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To: nj26

Yes, you must be politically correct even when speaking the truth.


18 posted on 03/08/2008 6:30:52 AM PST by kabar
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To: mimaw
We've already branded Hispanics as illegals,

No, the correct terminology according to the MSM is undocumented workers. We all know that Hispanics/Latinos/Mexicans are hard workers who just want to provide for their families. Anyone opposed to illegal immigration is a nativist and bigot.

19 posted on 03/08/2008 6:34:14 AM PST by kabar
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To: nj26

That’s the view from the top.

McDole is top Republican for New York Times endorsement, and Democrats voting in Republican primaries.


20 posted on 03/08/2008 6:38:16 AM PST by Son House (The Democrat's High Tax Rates Suppress American Freedom, Opportunity and Jobs..)
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To: Son House
mcpain will be denouncing and repudiating King and his remarks{or may have already done so} and here should be Mr.Kings response.


21 posted on 03/08/2008 6:45:34 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: indcons
...and has little connection to the Islamic religion...

Other than being raised in a Muslim family (whom his sister says is very religious) in a Muslim country (Indonesia), supporting Muslim sharia proponents in Kenya (cousin Raila Odinga, for whom Barack has actively campaigned). But other than that, he has no connection whatsoever to the Islamic religion.

22 posted on 03/08/2008 6:50:43 AM PST by shezza (WWRD?)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

http://laotze.blogspot.com/2008/02/islams-battle-for-white-house.html


23 posted on 03/08/2008 6:53:18 AM PST by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: shezza

I do find it amusing that it was Hillary’s campaign that first started using this issue with statements from Shaheen and Bob Kerrey.


24 posted on 03/08/2008 6:53:26 AM PST by kabar
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To: seppel
There is no comeback in politics. You have one election to deal with,because you may not see another. A big victory by the Rats could result in 50 years of rule and we can not survive 50 years of Rat rule.
25 posted on 03/08/2008 7:00:13 AM PST by Big Horn (Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal . Author unknown)
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To: nj26; USS Alaska

He should have stuck to the “pull troops out of Iraq”, and left out the commentary about his middle name and ethnic heritage. It sounds racist.

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It’s not meant to be racist, it needs to be expanded on, because Obama does embolden our enemies.


26 posted on 03/08/2008 7:01:09 AM PST by Son House (The Democrat's High Tax Rates Suppress American Freedom, Opportunity and Jobs..)
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To: nj26

I guess I am racist, I see nothing wrong with calling a spade a spade.


27 posted on 03/08/2008 7:05:13 AM PST by Big Horn (Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal . Author unknown)
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To: rrrod; nj26

“Somethings need not be said but he is right”

Hear! Hear! Mr. King said it exactly right.

Only days ago, there was a spirited discussion right here on FR regarding the “middle name that must not be mentioned”. Mr. King speaks it outloud, and it resonates with him EXACTLY as it will resonate with the type of voters we may need to win, if Mr. Obama becomes the nominee.

There is a level of self-imposed political correctness right here on FR that rivals the socialized world outside.

Since when has “Hussein” become a new “n-word”?
Are conservatives - even the vocal ones here - going to submit to the left, which will define for us what we can speak - and THINK?

In post #8, nj26 writes:
“I think we need to be careful about the type of content that is posted to this site. And be sure that there’s nothing that could be construed as racist. Pictures morphing Obama’s face into OBL’s are pushing the boundaries from my perspective. Just my opinion... others can weigh in”

Hogwash.
nj26 speaks of things “that could be construed as racist”. This is the ESSENCE of political correctness, for it is not I or we or you who will do the construin’; once we begin to think this way, it will be the LEFT who will declare that ANYthing we say that they don’t like is “racist”, or, whatever “ist” will do at the moment.

We should be UNAFRAID to tread that path and use those words that the left will AUTOMATICALLY try to toss back at us as “racists”. If we cower, their attacks will become bolder, and their definitions of “racist” will grow broader. If we cower, we will be cornered.

I, for one, think Mr. King should go right on a-talkin’!

- John


28 posted on 03/08/2008 7:07:16 AM PST by Fishrrman
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To: mimaw

LOL....Trying hard for the Islamic fundamentalist votebank, aren’t you?


29 posted on 03/08/2008 7:15:45 AM PST by indcons (FReepmail "indcons" to get on the Barack <<redacted>> Obama ping list)
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To: shezza

Don’t forget Hussein’s fundraisers for PLO terrorists.


30 posted on 03/08/2008 7:17:08 AM PST by indcons (FReepmail "indcons" to get on the Barack <<redacted>> Obama ping list)
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To: nj26

B. Hussein Obama is the terrorists best friend.


31 posted on 03/08/2008 7:42:07 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: shezza
Sometimes actions speak louder than words.

If Senator McCain wants to call Senator Obama an "honorable" person that is ok with me.

When Senator McCain thinks that for us to use Senator Barack HUSSEIN Obama's middle name is wrong that is a problem because when he does that he is implying to use it is racist!

At this time in our history we are at war with radical Islam. They want to kill us and destroy our way of life. There is no doubt about that now. Senator Barack Hussein Obama has an Islamic background. A person's religious background is generally not an issue. Barack claims to be a "Christian." So we are supposed to stop right there and not question him further. However, when we examine his "Christian" church we get a different look at who Barack Hussein Obama is. The church he has attended is on the same level as a Ku Klux Klan except they are wearing black sheets instead of white sheets AND to top it all off they spout their racism for the world to see! But, according to the PC world that we live in we are not to question this racism because it is "allowable" racism. Barack talks about getting rid of the things that "divide" us but yet participates in a a church that divides the USA into black and white.

At this time in history we need a President who understands Islam. We do not need a President who is going to sympathize with radical Islam's agenda or cozy up to them so they can stab us in the back later.

The fact that Barack Hussein Obama will not wear an American flag lapel pin or cover his heart while the National Anthem (American National Anthem) is only a symptom that shows where is allegiance is.

Obama Nation 1

32 posted on 03/08/2008 7:55:20 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: nj26

“He should have stuck to the “pull troops out of Iraq”, and left out the commentary about his middle name and ethnic heritage. It sounds racist.”

Unfortunately, sometimes the truth does, but that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be spoken. The effort to censor the spoken word in order to avoid any semblance of offense is the root of the “p.c.” movement, and the fruits of that movement speak for themselves: it was, and is, a HUGE and far-reaching mistake. Can you imagine if the patriots who began the Revolutionary War had worried about sounding Anglophobic? Or if the USA had remained neutral in WWII because they didn’t want to offend the Japanese citizens (let’s just treat it as a police matter, not an act of war), or didn’t want to publicly label Germany as anti-Semitic (that’s so racist, you know)? Ridiculous. Our country is great now because of the courage and freedom we have had to speak the truth since its inception, and to act on that truth when necessary and appropriate. To censor and kowtow sets us on a path to become no different than any other nation, and that would be a travesty.


33 posted on 03/08/2008 8:36:48 AM PST by VRWCer ("The Bible is the Rock on which this Republic rests." - President Andrew Jackson)
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To: mimaw
We've already branded Hispanics as illegals

Don't be a race-baiter. Nobody's branded me or my family illegal.

The only Hispanics anyone has branded illegal are the ones who illegally sneak across our border and illegally steal our identities so that they can illegally work here while illegally using taxpayer-funded benefits and illegally avoiding paying taxes, and then illegally ignoring any deportation orders that might come their way.

34 posted on 03/08/2008 8:48:42 AM PST by sanchmo
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To: sanchmo
I'm not race baiting anything. I have many Hispanic friends and a Hispanic daughter-in-law all legal and born in this country. They also are Republican well educated and very productive citizens. They also to a person are staunchly pro life. My friend was actually asked if she was a citizen by one of her co workers. She had to tell them yes she was as was her great grandparents. There is a certain tone this whole thing has taken on that is starting to be resented by many natural born of Hispanic decent.
35 posted on 03/08/2008 9:56:10 AM PST by mimaw
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To: indcons
Meanwhile....

Ahmadinejad: I never endorsed Obama

Snort.

36 posted on 03/08/2008 9:57:55 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mimaw
My wife is hispanic - Puerto Rican - and she is more anti-illegal immigration than I am. I think a lot of "typical" Hispanic looking people are getting fed up with the illegals partly because of the backlash that is resulting from illegals lowering wages, taking jobs, committing crimes, driving w/o insurance, costing our medical and judicial systems (and thus, us) billions, etc.

We desperately need to control the border.

37 posted on 03/08/2008 11:52:20 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: FreeAtlanta
My daughter-in-law is also Puerto Rican. What I'm talking about is not the merit of the subject but rather the tone it has taken on. We as conservatives and Republicans are surely intelligent enough to find a way to fight this without antagonizing an entire race of people. While many Hispanics are upset about the costs of illegals just as many are resentful about how the conversation is going. There are also many many decent Arab Americans and yes Muslims in this country but they are all painted with the same slurs they are either referred to as towel heads and worse or terrorists and their religion as demonic. Who will be in the cross-hairs next Irish Catholics? (thats me)
38 posted on 03/08/2008 12:41:04 PM PST by mimaw
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To: mimaw
Until Irish Catholics start blowing things up, cutting off heads, making women cover from head to toe, and forcing everyone to convert to Catholosism, I don't believe you have anything to worry about. You don't want any of those things, do you?

Both innocent Muslims and Hispanics are unfortunate to belong to groups where there are huge numbers of common/civil law breaking. As for slurs, those don't phase my wife and we raise our children to not have any possible slurs phase them. Those are only words.

As for Islam being demonic or satanic? Do you believe it is the religion of our God? If not, then what is it? If it is, then convert to it.

39 posted on 03/08/2008 7:41:35 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: nj26

PC strikes again...Let’s all censor ourselves to keep from offending the perpetually offended. It IS his middle name and I do not believe that using it is in any way racist. He has held fundraisers for and supported islamic causes in the past, that is the truth. I do not see anything wrong with bringing it up. The man was raised in a muslim country and is probably considered an apostate by the middle eastern leaders he will have to deal with as President. I do not think that pointing this out to voters is wrong. I think it is an important point to consider.


40 posted on 03/08/2008 9:34:07 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: mimaw
My friend was actually asked if she was a citizen by one of her co workers

If someone had a Hispanic name or a Hispanic accent (like many US-born Mexicans do... no offense intended but most of us Hispanics can tell someone who's been living in a Mexican household the moment they open their mouths, just like we can tell a Brit or Aussie or Mid-Westerner or Southerner), I would think it's a natural question to ask where were you born. Now, if someone knew she was born in the US and then still asked if she's a citizen, if proves the person is an idiot, whether liberal or conservative.

My point is that both sides has its fair share of idiots and racists (as a Hispanic I'll point to "La Raza" and the Reconquista movement as prime examples on the left), but that the idea that enforcing our borders and immigration laws is inherently racist is a canard played by those who want to win Hispanic voters via pure demagoguery. The lailure of cnservatives has not been supporting border control, the failure has been explaining that this is not due to racism.

41 posted on 03/09/2008 7:50:44 AM PDT by sanchmo
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To: missnry; george76
Wouldn't it be nice if we had a youtube video of this picture with Michelle's words, “This is the first time in my adult life that I am proud to be an American.” in the background/ ; )
42 posted on 03/09/2008 9:29:32 AM PDT by Chgogal (When you vote Democrat, you vote Al Qaeda! Ari Emanuel, Rahm's brother was agent to Moore's F9/11.)
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To: sanchmo
I totally agree with you and that is why I referred to the tone of the issue. My daughter-in-law has no accent at all. I'm also aware of the fact that democrats will use Hispanics just as they've used Blacks to secure power. I just hope the GOP will learn to approach the subject of illegals and boarder control in a way we don't turn off future generations of a very large voting constituency that in a lot of ways should be more naturally aligned with the GOP. Can't we find spokesman with in the party that aren't bomb throwers?
43 posted on 03/10/2008 6:57:33 AM PDT by mimaw
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