Sunday, February 24, 2008

Obama and anti-semitism

Debbie Schlussel reports that Sen. Obama has stronger connections with the racist and anti-semitic Rev. Farrakhan than was previously known: "Obama employed and continues to employ several Farrakhan acolytes in high positions on his Illinois and U.S. Senate campaign and office staffs." As examples, Ms. Schlussel cites Cynthia K. Miller who was the Treasurer of Obama's senate campaign and Jennifer Mason who is "Obama's Director of Constituent Services in his U.S. Senate office and is also in charge of selecting Obama's Senate interns."

Separately, two of Obama's foreign policy advisers, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samatha Power, seem to be anti-semitic. Interestingly, Obama is also supporting the Islamist side in Kenya. Bill Levinson at Israpundit summarizes:

A growing number of bloggers such as Richard Cohen, Brigitte Gabriel, Sharon Hughes, Charles Krauthammer, Kenneth Blackwell, Naomi Ragen, Debbie Schlussel, Ed Lasky, and William Levinson are pointing out Barack Obama’s numerous connections to unsavory individuals and organizations that espouse and promote hatred of Jews, Catholics, white people, Israel, and/or the United States. By “connections” we do not mean casual social contacts, but Obama’s deliberate efforts to seek out these entities and gain their support.

PREVIOUS discussion on anti-semitism in the Democratic party is here, here, here, here, and here.

UPDATE: More on this including a round-up of left-side reaction to the accusations here.

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