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Muslims barred from picture at Obama event
Politico ^ | 6/18/08 | Ben Smith

Posted on 06/18/2008 8:30:58 AM PDT by homeguard

Two Muslim women at Barack Obama's rally in Detroit Monday were barred from sitting behind the podium by campaign volunteers seeking to prevent the women's headscarves from appearing in photographs or on television with the candidate.

The campaign has apologized to the women, all Obama supporters who said they felt betrayed by their treatment at the rally.

"This is of course not the policy of the campaign. It is offensive and counter to Obama's commitment to bring Americans together and simply not the kind of campaign we run," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton, who added that the volunteers were acting contrary to the campaign's policy. "We sincerely apologize for this behavior."

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1 posted on 06/18/2008 8:30:58 AM PDT by homeguard
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To: homeguard
Sounds like Osama’s willing to do ***whatever*** it takes to get elected.Even to the point of dissing his sisters of the mosque.One wonders if he's also taking campaign $$$ from China.....or Iran.
2 posted on 06/18/2008 8:33:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We're only seeing singing Hitlers.)
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To: homeguard

Maybe just some ole groupies from Hussein’s madrassa!!!


3 posted on 06/18/2008 8:34:16 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: homeguard

If any Republican (Let alone a Conservative) did this it would be wall to wall coverage for months! Bah, the media will never hold them to the same standards.


4 posted on 06/18/2008 8:34:31 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: homeguard
Bill Burton, who added that the volunteers were acting contrary to the campaign's policy.

Sorry I don't believe you Bill.

5 posted on 06/18/2008 8:34:31 AM PDT by rocksblues (Folks we are in trouble, "Mark Levin" 03/26/08)
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To: homeguard
"I was coming to support him, and I felt like I was discriminated against by the very person who was supposed to be bringing this change, who I could really relate to," said Hebba Aref, a 25-year-old lawyer who lives in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills. "The message that I thought was delivered to us was that they do not want him associated with Muslims or Muslim supporters."

Uh oh Obamma.

6 posted on 06/18/2008 8:34:54 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Checkmate Cruiser")
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To: homeguard

The two were probably clinton plants...I seriously doubt she has given up trying to sink him.


7 posted on 06/18/2008 8:34:59 AM PDT by top 2 toe red ("Cackling hillary...makes her sound like she is mentally-illary." Jimmy Kimmel. "Uh...she is!" Me)
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To: homeguard

Diversity meets political reality meets Obama’s religious skeletons


8 posted on 06/18/2008 8:35:05 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: homeguard

Aref and her friends complained to the campaign, and after those complaints and an inquiry from Politico, Obama's director of advance, Emmett S. Beliveau, called her to apologize.

An Obama aide also noted that the campaign has no policy against the candidate's appearing with women in headscarves: The next morning at Wayne State University, Obama posed for a picture with a student wearing a hijab.

9 posted on 06/18/2008 8:35:51 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: homeguard

“This is of course not the policy of the campaign.”

These are not the campaign staffers I knew.


10 posted on 06/18/2008 8:37:01 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: COUNTrecount

There are some very . . . healthy women in that photo.


11 posted on 06/18/2008 8:37:54 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: homeguard

Waiting for the CAIR press conference. Waiting. Waiting.


12 posted on 06/18/2008 8:37:56 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: homeguard

PC is fine . . . as long as it doesn’t hit too close to home, eh, Hussein?


13 posted on 06/18/2008 8:39:26 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: homeguard

14 posted on 06/18/2008 8:40:03 AM PDT by johnny7 (Don't mess with my tag-lines!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Whoa! Those female students look a LOT hotter than the ones I went to school with at Mad Anthony Wayne State U in the 70’s.

Too bad they have such poor taste in presidential candidates.


15 posted on 06/18/2008 8:40:24 AM PDT by 43north (I did not leave the Republican Party; the Republican Party left me.)
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To: homeguard
Wow. Muslims supporting a Christian. Considering what the Koran says a Muslim must do to Christians they are in danger of being stoned, beaten, or beheaded.

Unless, of course, the "Christian" part of Obama-lama-ding-dong is a facade.

16 posted on 06/18/2008 8:40:40 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: homeguard

Why is this not surprising...I mean, Barry Hussein has a page on his website which declares he is not, nor was he ever a Muslim.


17 posted on 06/18/2008 8:40:43 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: homeguard

Am I the only one who finds the whole people-behind-the-podium thing in general to be bogus as hell?


18 posted on 06/18/2008 8:42:19 AM PDT by jmc813
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To: homeguard

smirk. Getting real crowded under that bus, isn’t it?


19 posted on 06/18/2008 8:42:26 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: COUNTrecount

That’s what they call “posing for a picture with a student wearing a hijab”? Could they have put her any FURTHER from the candidate and still got her in the picture (Well yes, I guess she could have been one over).

Heck, Obama’s even leaning AWAY from her, like he is scared to be too close.


20 posted on 06/18/2008 8:43:23 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: COUNTrecount

Also, he looks a lot like a dumb college student in that picture.


21 posted on 06/18/2008 8:43:58 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: homeguard

The image consultants have told the Obama campaign that he has to avoid being associated with that middle eastern group.
Image is everything.
Truth, to image consultants and democrat campaigners, means nothing.


22 posted on 06/18/2008 8:44:22 AM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com (Fight liberal lies with knowledge. Read conservative books and articles.)
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To: top 2 toe red
What might sink him is his friendship with his Chicago ties and Deval Patrick, who is adamant about putting casinos into Massachusetts with Chicago managers at the helm before leaving for Washington. Smells like rotting fish to me.
23 posted on 06/18/2008 8:44:57 AM PDT by Melinda
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To: johnny7
Which US will it be under obamassiah?

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24 posted on 06/18/2008 8:45:29 AM PDT by processing please hold ( A gov. big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have)
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To: homeguard
From April:

While the crowd was indeed diverse, some students at the event questioned the practices of Mrs. Obama’s event coordinators, who handpicked the crowd sitting behind Mrs. Obama. The Tartan’s correspondents observed one event coordinator say to another, “Get me more white people, we need more white people.” To an Asian girl sitting in the back row, one coordinator said, “We’re moving you, sorry. It’s going to look so pretty, though.

“I didn’t know they would say, ‘We need a white person here,’ ” said attendee and senior psychology major Shayna Watson, who sat in the crowd behind Mrs. Obama. “I understood they would want a show of diversity, but to pick up people and to reseat them, I didn’t know it would be so outright.”


25 posted on 06/18/2008 8:46:31 AM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: COUNTrecount
Obama's director of advance, Emmett S. Beliveau, called her to apologize...

One more time. This is not the [Emmett S. Beliveau] I knew.

26 posted on 06/18/2008 8:48:28 AM PDT by McGruff (This is not the [your name here] I knew.)
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To: homeguard

Trotsky meets the airbrush.


27 posted on 06/18/2008 8:49:27 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SeafoodGumbo

What a country...


28 posted on 06/18/2008 8:50:42 AM PDT by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: SpaceBar

Obammy lives in a Potemkin Village.


29 posted on 06/18/2008 8:50:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Gay State Conservative
Or the puppet master himself........George Soros


30 posted on 06/18/2008 8:50:54 AM PDT by Foolsgold (after all we got Daschel)
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To: homeguard

His middle name would start to ‘glow” again , if associated with hijab-ed backgrounds.


31 posted on 06/18/2008 8:50:58 AM PDT by BigFinn (NoBama 2008.)
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To: SpaceBar

And who said this race would be about race?


32 posted on 06/18/2008 8:51:05 AM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: wideawake

and in obvious support of Obamessiah - oy vey


33 posted on 06/18/2008 8:53:00 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: homeguard

...Obama spokesman Bill Burton, who added that the volunteers were acting contrary to the campaign’s policy. “We sincerely apologize for this behavior.”

&&&
He said, as he mentally added, “Now that we’ve got the shot we want.”

Would have been very interesting to see what would have happened if the muzzies said, “No, we are not moving from here.”


34 posted on 06/18/2008 8:53:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red
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To: weegee

Muslims sure are whiners.


35 posted on 06/18/2008 8:54:16 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: homeguard

bttt


36 posted on 06/18/2008 8:54:27 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: 43north
Whoa! Those female students look a LOT hotter than the ones I went to school with at Mad Anthony Wayne State U in the 70’s.

Obviously you never saw my girlfriend at WSU (69-73) :)

37 posted on 06/18/2008 8:56:51 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: processing please hold
Which US will it be under obamassiah?


38 posted on 06/18/2008 8:57:32 AM PDT by johnny7 (Don't mess with my tag-lines!)
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To: homeguard
Muslims barred from picture at Obama event

Damage control and political posturing by Team Obama
39 posted on 06/18/2008 8:57:45 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: hsalaw

Obama will cater to their wishes if elected


40 posted on 06/18/2008 8:58:38 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: homeguard

Not until after November...


41 posted on 06/18/2008 8:59:29 AM PDT by george123
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To: wideawake
There are some very . . . healthy women in that photo.

I think the word is "buxom".

42 posted on 06/18/2008 8:59:46 AM PDT by COBOL2Java ("It's not my fault if McCain loses - it's his own damn fault!" - Mark Levin)
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To: F15Eagle

She’s a lawyer, obviously a feminist too, who wouldn’t date ply her trade in Saudi Arabia or Iran.


43 posted on 06/18/2008 9:02:52 AM PDT by yorkie01
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To: PGalt

Those are the same years I was there. I probably was too stoned to notice her...


44 posted on 06/18/2008 9:03:02 AM PDT by 43north (I did not leave the Republican Party; the Republican Party left me.)
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To: top 2 toe red

No, they were Obama’s wife and sister.


45 posted on 06/18/2008 9:04:14 AM PDT by karnage
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To: johnny7

I agree but on a much grander scale the next time.


46 posted on 06/18/2008 9:05:44 AM PDT by processing please hold ( A gov. big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have)
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To: homeguard

Balackie Hussein hates moozelimbs!


47 posted on 06/18/2008 9:08:29 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (One likes to believe in the freedom of music.)
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To: homeguard

They must have moved around 25% of Obama’s audience.


48 posted on 06/18/2008 9:10:32 AM PDT by Rosemont ($4+ for gas. Can we drill now?)
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To: homeguard

Rush opening the show with this!


49 posted on 06/18/2008 9:11:04 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: 43north
Those female students look a LOT hotter than the ones I went to school with at Mad Anthony Wayne State U in the 70’s.

How 'bout that! I finished up my degree at Wayne State U. in Detroit in 1977-78 and I honestly, do not remember seeing any Muslim women on campus during that time frame. And you're right; the females I saw on campus didn't look like those in the picture.
50 posted on 06/18/2008 9:12:24 AM PDT by no dems (B. Hussein is an Obamanation)
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