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An 'Idiot Wind' (John McCain's latest attempt to link Barack Obama to extremism)
Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2008 | WaPo editor?

Posted on 10/31/2008 3:54:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog

WITH THE presidential campaign clock ticking down, Sen. John McCain has suddenly discovered a new boogeyman to link to Sen. Barack Obama: a sometimes controversial but widely respected Middle East scholar named Rashid Khalidi. In the past couple of days, Mr. McCain and his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, have likened Mr. Khalidi, the director of a Middle East institute at Columbia University, to neo-Nazis; called him "a PLO spokesman"; and suggested that the Los Angeles Times is hiding something sinister by refusing to release a videotape of a 2003 dinner in honor of Mr. Khalidi at which Mr. Obama spoke. Mr. McCain even threw former Weatherman Bill Ayers into the mix, suggesting that the tape might reveal that Mr. Ayers -- a terrorist-turned-professor who also has been an Obama acquaintance -- was at the dinner.

For the record, Mr. Khalidi is an American born in New York who graduated from Yale a couple of years after George W. Bush. For much of his long academic career, he taught at the University of Chicago, where he and his wife became friends with Barack and Michelle Obama. In the early 1990s, he worked as an adviser to the Palestinian delegation at peace talks in Madrid and Washington sponsored by the first Bush administration. We don't agree with a lot of what Mr. Khalidi has had to say about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the years, and Mr. Obama has made clear that he doesn't, either. But to compare the professor to neo-Nazis -- or even to Mr. Ayers -- is a vile smear.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; ayers; billayers; bo; democrat; democrats; election; khalidi; mccain; obama; plo; tape; williamayers; wp
Mr. Khalidi holds "complex" views.
1 posted on 10/31/2008 3:54:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
Washington Post Co. Earnings Plummet in Third Quarter

These asshats are finished.

2 posted on 10/31/2008 3:56:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm voting for McCain/Palin so I can look my grandchildren in the eyes when I tell them I'm sorry.)
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To: smokingfrog

Heh WAPO, how is that 87% drop in revenue this year treating ya? That is what happens when you are biased liberal press that reports only one side. Please keep it up and you all will be out of jobs.


3 posted on 10/31/2008 3:58:06 PM PDT by jrooney (I am not voting for Spread the Wealth/Senator Government. I am voting for the War Hero and Baracuda.)
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To: smokingfrog

Hey, compost, it don’t take Mac to explain the Barack Hussein Obama’s link(s) to extremism.

America already knows.


4 posted on 10/31/2008 3:58:37 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Is ACORN founder Wade Rathke, a Bill Ayers Weather Underground Associate)
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To: smokingfrog

It’s a good sign that the MSM feels they can’t ignore the story without putting their spin on it. That’s progress.


5 posted on 10/31/2008 3:58:53 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: jrooney

It’s going to be a fast slide to the bottom for these traitors after this election.


6 posted on 10/31/2008 4:00:10 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Is ACORN founder Wade Rathke, a Bill Ayers Weather Underground Associate)
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To: smokingfrog

We want to see the video and make up our own minds.


7 posted on 10/31/2008 4:00:33 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: smokingfrog

We can always count on the Washington Post (I think Warren Buffet owns a major position there these days) to DEFEND any antisemite who comes down the road.


8 posted on 10/31/2008 4:01:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: smokingfrog
WITH THE presidential campaign clock ticking down, Sen. John McCain has suddenly discovered a new boogeyman to link to Sen. Barack Obama

Actually, it's the ticking clock and McCain not speaking about all the "neighbors" months ago that is the problem.

9 posted on 10/31/2008 4:01:27 PM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I can’t wait until the WaPo goes out of business.


10 posted on 10/31/2008 4:03:57 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: smokingfrog

With the presidential campaign clock ticking down, the Washington Post is getting worried that victory for the Annointed One is slipping away. They have reason to be worried, because the American people is tired of this political charade, and more than ever convinced that the liberal media elite is stabbing us all in the back by promoting this dangerous man. Obama President! We may as well have Hugo Chavez sleep in the Lincoln bedroom, Osama bin Laden in the Rose Garden, and Putin pacing in the Oval office dictating talking points to that One.


11 posted on 10/31/2008 4:04:39 PM PDT by no_go_lie
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To: smokingfrog

Khalidi is exactly what we need right now - to defeat NObama.

Good job, LA Times! It might be better if you don’t release the tape, since people can readily imagine the scene...

McCain/Palin ‘08!


12 posted on 10/31/2008 4:17:51 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: nobama08

From Debbie Schlussel site (http://www.debbieschlussel.com/), we have the following:

“The evening’s “entertainment” consisted of young boys—some apparently as young as seven—simulating beheadings and shootings of other young boys who donned the American, Israeli, and British flags. Then they put red scarves over their heads to symbolize blood . . . and no head.

While I do not know if Sanabel AlQuds performed this particular “dance” for Barack and Michelle Obama and other guests at this dinner, I know that this was their performance in the summer of 2004, just a year after the dinner that is the subject of the videotape the Los Angeles Times will not release. It may be that this same “act” was performed for the Obamas, but that it was not part of the tape, which would be why L.A. Times plagiarist/”reporter” Peter Wallsten did not write about it.

Still, why is Barack Obama hanging out with young kids who simulate beheadings of Americans and Jews on a regular basis?”

Perhaps the LA Times tape shows this act and it also shows Obama cheeering it wildly. Can’t tell without the release of the tape.


13 posted on 10/31/2008 4:23:51 PM PDT by mombi
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14 posted on 10/31/2008 4:26:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The only “idiot wind” in this race is the mainline media, and that includes the Washington Post. Just look at where they are going soon, “gone with the wind”. And it could not happen to a more deserving group.


15 posted on 10/31/2008 4:56:08 PM PDT by mulligan (A)
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To: smokingfrog

It’s amazing the long list of questionable characters we’re supposed to ignore.


16 posted on 10/31/2008 4:59:02 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl ("We rocked the vote all right; those little b-------s betrayed us again." Hunter S. Thompson)
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To: smokingfrog

An IDIOT COWARD by not putting their name on the piece of crap.


17 posted on 10/31/2008 5:04:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: smokingfrog
...a sometimes controversial but widely respected Middle East scholar named Rashid Khalidi

Very similar to the description the MSM gives to Bill Ayers, except he is a widely respected professor of education.
18 posted on 10/31/2008 5:13:18 PM PDT by Binghamton_native
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To: mombi

We need that tape.


19 posted on 10/31/2008 5:37:14 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: PreciousLiberty
It might be better if you don’t release the tape, since people can readily imagine the scene...

Saaaayyyy....... good one, BTTT.

20 posted on 11/01/2008 1:49:15 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Binghamton_native
....Bill Ayers, except he is a widely respected professor of education.

Yeah, I remember when Ayers's FBI poster, together with that of his bomb-throwing squeeze Bernadine Dohrn, was displayed in the Bahamian post office at Governor's Harbour on Eleuthera in 1971. Yeah, they were very widely respected as armed and dangerous.

21 posted on 11/01/2008 1:54:00 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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