Free Republic: Gadhafi: Obama a Muslim, Studied in Islamic Schools

Free Republic (10/17/08)

Gadhafi: Obama a Muslim, Studied in Islamic Schools

Sen. Barack Obama is a Muslim of Kenyan origins who studied in Islamic schools and whose campaign may have been financed by people in the Islamic and African worlds, Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi said during a recent televised national rally.

“There are elections in America now. Along came a black citizen of Kenyan African origins, a Muslim, who had studied in an Islamic school in Indonesia. His name is Obama,” said Gadhafi in little-noticed remarks he made at a rally marking the anniversary of the 1986 U.S. air raid on his country.

The remarks, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, MEMRI, were aired on Al Jazeera in June.

Newsweek: Writes Like She Talks: Fairfield, OH resident displays Obama hanging in effigy, admits racism

Newsweek: Writes Like She Talks

Fairfield, OH resident displays Obama hanging in effigy, admits racism

I’m sorry, Kevin DeWine, but here’s more evidence (with a video too) that there are racists in Ohio who will not vote for someone because they are black. I know – you just don’t want to believe it. I wish I was wrong and you were right. From Local12.com: Mike Lunsford hung the ghost in his yard. He spoke to us off-camera, saying his views could hurt his employers business but he says make no mistake: He doesn’t want an African American running the country. Lunsford says he believes Barack Obama is not a full blooded American. And he says the United States is a white, Christian nation – and only with white Christians should be in power. And the neighbors’ opinion? Vickie Crowe lives next door. She’s an Obama supporter…

 

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Racist hate flyer threatens Obama

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Racist hate flyer threatens Obama

Federal authorities are investigating an inflammatory racist flyer containing a threat against Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama that was circulated in mailboxes of a suburban Atlanta subdivision.

An FBI spokesman said Friday that investigators “reported the matter to the U.S. Secret Service for further review and determination on handling.”

The Secret Service did not immediately return a call.

The flyer purportedly from “some of us KKK brothers,” which surfaced this week in Clayton County south of Atlanta, contained derogatory references to blacks, Asians and homosexuals. It said if Obama won the election “we may have to get rid” of him and “in fact we will.”

Colorado Independent: Anti-illegal-immigrant crusader hires illegal immigrant

Colorado Independent

Anti-illegal-immigrant crusader hires illegal immigrant

Jeffco Commissioner Kevin McCasky wants the government to crack down on illegal immigration. At a candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Oct. 7, McCasky said, “Making an excuse that the federal government can’t or won’t do anything about the situation is unacceptable to me. Therefore it’s time to take matters into our own hands.” And by take matters into his own hands I guess McCasky meant, “I’m going to hire a few to pass out my campaign literature,” because that’s exactly what happened just a few days before.

Both the Rocky Mountain News and the Columbine Courier confirmed that at least one of the people hired by McCasky to pass out literature on Saturday, Oct. 4, couldn’t legally work in this country. Both papers spoke with the illegal campaign staffer’s son, Manuel, who lives in Los Angeles and who, unlike the staffer, speaks enough English to confirm his father’s immigration status.

Now I think it’s important to clarify the issue at hand here is not the hiring of undocumented workers, it’s the blatant hypocrisy on display by a rabidly anti-illegal-immigration public official. It’s like Rev. Ted Haggard’s homosexual relationship, where the headline doesn’t come from the act so much as the hypocritical vitriol. Just don’t tell the public you’ll crack down on “illegals” with your own bare hands and and then go out and hire some.

Nashville Post Politics: Is Virginia Ready For A Black President?

Nashville Post Politics

Is Virginia Ready For A Black President?

Wall Street Journal: Two Families Named McCain

Wall Street Journal

Two Families Named McCain

Lillie McCain is watching the presidential campaign from a singular perspective.

A 56-year-old psychology professor whose family spans five generations from the enslavement of her great-great-grandparents to her own generation’s fight for civil rights, Ms. McCain appreciates the social changes that have opened the way for Sen. Barack Obama to be the first major-party black contender for the White House.

But she also has an uncommon view on another American passage. Ms. McCain and her siblings are descended from two of about 120 slaves held before the end of the Civil War at Teoc, the Mississippi plantation owned by the family of Republican nominee John McCain’s great-great-grandfather.

In a year when the historic nature of Sen. Obama’s candidacy is drawing much comment, the case of the Teoc McCains offers another quintessential American narrative in black and white. For the black McCain family, it is a story of triumph over the legacy of slavery; for the white McCains, it is the evolution of a 19th-century cotton dynasty into one rooted in an ethic of military and national service.

Hip Hop Republican: San Bernardino County Republican Party- Shame on You!

Hip Hop Republican

San Bernardino County Republican Party- Shame on You!

An example if how just out of touch our party is on the subject of race check out the idiots running “The San Bernardino County Republican Chapter” in Upland, California. They are in trouble after they ran an altered image (see above) of Barack Obama that utilized stereotypes of blacks and was labeled as a “food stamp.” The group used the picture in a newsletter it recently sent out to 200 members, along with the caption, “Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on ????? Food Stamps, what else!” You stay classy, San Bernardino.

The idea that (presumably) educated people would think it’s a good idea to circulate such racist imagery kind of makes our brains melt. At least this Sacramento group’s sign, while still offensive, was nothing new and simply borderline juvenile. We have to give props to California Republican Party chairman Ron Nehring who expressed the proper amount of rage at both incidents when he said:

Any material that invokes issues related to race is unacceptable, tarnishes our party, diminishes the hard work of the tens of thousands of volunteers who are working hard every day for our candidates, and must be condemned. This material I’ve seen inspires nothing but divisiveness and hostility and has absolutely no place in this election, or any public discourse.

Still, we wonder how many more examples of this absurd bullshit we’ll have to endure over the coming weeks as November 4th draws closer.