Thursday, January 17, 2008

Links: Politics Edition

  • Mitt Romney Defends Himself Against Allegations Of Tolerance. (video)
  • Andrew Sullivan argues that the Clintons aren't exactly LBJ when it comes to sticking up for civil rights.
  • Via Mark at Pseudo-Polymath, Mike Huckabee believes that we should amend the Constitution "so it's in God’s standards."
  • Steve Sailer, who's been hatin' on Obama since before most people had heard of him, finally points out something legitimately troubling: the magazine of the senior pastor at Obama's church recently gave a lifetime achievement award to Louis Farrakan, all-around crazy and antisemite, racist, and homophobe. Obama responded to the controversy with a statement: "I decry racism and anti-Semitism in every form and strongly condemn the anti-Semitic statements made by Minister Farrakhan. I assume that Trumpet Magazine made its own decision to honor Farrakhan based on his efforts to rehabilitate ex-offenders, but it is not a decision with which I agree."

8 comments:

zero said...

Yes, "I decry Anti-Semitism and the jews who make it happen".

Sam said...

Barakkk...

Renegade Eye said...

Neither party is interested in talking about their program.

asher said...

You've really got to hand it to Obama....I mean it's really going out a limb to decry anti-semitism. You'd really think he might have the cojones to mention the fact that it's his pastor, advisor and personal friend who's given out this award. Well, it's just part of religion and that's not a political issue.

Lawyer-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

I decry racism and anti-Semitism in every form and strongly condemn the anti-Semitic statements made by Minister Farrakhan. I assume that Trumpet Magazine made its own decision to honor Farrakhan based on his efforts to rehabilitate ex-offenders, but it is not a decision with which I agree."

Slight problem - the award had nothing to do with praising his efforts to rehabilitate ex-conds. It was for his truth, education, and leadership." Yuck.

Jewish Atheist said...

LWY:

Yeah, that part is pretty dumb.

Comrade Kevin said...

That's the singularly most troubling thing about Obama I have yet heard.

One hopes the mainstream media doesn't get hold of it, or race will enter the dynamic in a BIG way.

Jack said...

I still can't vote for Obama. He just doesn't have enough experience to make me feel comfortable.