Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You Can Feel The Enemy

Don't believe what you hear
Don't believe what you see
If you just close your eyes
You can feel the enemy
The propaganda outfit known as Fox News trots out this:
John McCain slammed The Los Angeles Times Wednesday for refusing to release a videotape that the newspaper's editors say shows Barack Obama praising a Chicago professor who served as a spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization when it was a U.S.-designated terror group.

Speaking to two Florida radio stations, the Republican presidential candidate suggested a double standard in reporting by the newspaper and said if he were hanging out with neo-Nazis he'd bet the tape would be made public.
Now Obama "palls around with tyrants". Go. For it. Go for it.

Of course if listening to Khalidi is bad, then giving him $0.5M is probably a lot worse, right?
In regards to Khalidi, however, the guilt-by-association game burns John McCain as well.

During the 1990s, while he served as chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), McCain distributed several grants to the Palestinian research center co-founded by Khalidi, including one worth half a million dollars.

A 1998 tax filing for the McCain-led group shows a $448,873 grant to Khalidi's Center for Palestine Research and Studies for work in the West Bank. (See grant number 5180, "West Bank: CPRS" on page 14 of this PDF.)

The relationship extends back as far as 1993, when John McCain joined IRI as chairman in January. Foreign Affairs noted in September of that year that IRI had helped fund several extensive studies in Palestine run by Khalidi's group, including over 30 public opinion polls and a study of "sociopolitical attitudes."
Speaking of throwing anything that is total BS at Obama, how's this , via JoGo @ the echo chamber of NRO...
Much has been made of Obama’s comment to “Joe the Plumber” that things are better when we “spread the wealth around.” The Obama campaign has rebuffed charges of “socialism” or “radicalism” with the usual eye-rolling.
Can you tell a "He says he's not not an axe murderer, but...." moment coming on?

But Obama’s words that day in Ohio were consistent with his past statements.
Right. I don't remember JoGo taking Bush to task for expanding government well beyond Bill Clinton's regime. Where have these fiscal hawks been? Weren't they concerned about how liberal and "big government" these guys are/were?

Michelle Malkin sinks lower, too, referring to Obama's "biases":
1. The Los Angeles Times and the suppressed Obama/Jew-bash videotape.

In April, L.A. Times reporter Peter Wallsten reported on a 2003 farewell party for Rashid Khalidi, a radical Palestinian Liberation Organization spokesman/adviser turned Ivy League professor. The anti-Israel Arab American Action Network sponsored the gala. In attendance: good neighbors Barack Obama and Weather Underground terrorist duo Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
The title appears to make it seem that Obama is bashing Jews. This is not even close to the truth, and with the description she provides, it would appear that Jews were being bashed while Obama looks on if nothing else.

Dick Morris is just more funny. You know you've gone too far in your McCain cheerleading when you have to state midway through your piece...

But don't write Obama off.
Thanks. We won't.


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Shamrocks! said...

short and succinct. nice.