Obama Rejects Farrakhan’s Endorsemnt; Farrakhan Says Too Bad

Well, in at the rate we’re going, John McCain isn’t going to have to do much to get elected against Barack Obama (I’m not even going to mention Clinton, because even the Yellow Dog Dems wouldn’t all support her).  Here’s what’s going on – Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam Minister endorsed Barack Obama.  In a debate between Obama and Clinton, Obama denounced Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic views and rejected his endorsement: “I have been very clear in my denunciation of Minister Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic comments.  I think that they are unacceptable and reprehensible.  I did not solicit this support. … [Clinton and Obama speak] There’s no formal offer of help from Minister Farrakhan that would involve me rejecting it.  But if the word ‘reject’ Senator Clinton feels is stronger than the word ‘denounce,’ then I’m happy to concede the point, and I would reject and denounce.”

So yesterday, Farrakhan released this statement in response to “outrage expressed by many” Farrakhan’s supporters because of Obama’s comments: “Those who have been supporting Sen. Barack Obama should not allow what was said during the Feb. 26 presidential debate to lessen their support for his campaign. This is simply mischief making [the questions asked by Tim Russert during the debate – later clarified in a statement released by a spokesman of Farrakhan] intended to hurt Mr. Obama politically.”

Then Obama’s campaign released this statement: “Senator Obama has been clear in his objections to Minister Farrakhan’s past pronouncements and has not solicited the minister’s support.”

So, Farrakhan continues his endorsement, and I think it will hurt Obama some (not a lot).  Obama was smart to immediately distance himself from this terribly racist man.

What would be nice is if this helped Clinton out and she took Texas and Ohio (bring out the champagne Mr. McCain!), but that may be too much wishful thinking  on my part.

I will take this time to note that Obama is not a Muslim, and does not swear in on the Koran, contrary to popular urban legends.

Done Ranting,

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2 Responses to “Obama Rejects Farrakhan’s Endorsemnt; Farrakhan Says Too Bad”

  1. Louis Calabro Says:

    We should be concerned when Minister Louis Farrakhan hatefully disparages the religion of many American Jews.

    What troubles me is that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama should be outraged by the fact that members Minister Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam vicisously and violently murdered 15 European Americans in San Francisco, and as many as 71 throughout the State of California during 1973/74. Minster Farrakhan was personally active in providing financial support for the murders for what was dubbed as the “Zebra Killings”. The killers remain in prison to this day.

    He has never apologized to the European American community.

    When will both Obama and Clinton acknowledge the 35,000 annual black on white rapes of European American white women and the more than 500,000 violent crimes committed by black Americans against white European Americans.

    Louis Calabro,
    President Emeritus
    European/American Issues Forum

    He has never apologized

  2. inkslwc Says:

    “We should be concerned when Minister Louis Farrakhan hatefully disparages the religion of many American Jews.”

    We should be concerned that Farrakhan has as large of a following as he does – the man’s a nut. I’ve heard people adore the man and I just want to smack them across the face and yell, “snap out of it.”

    The man’s dangerous.

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