Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Obama Advisor Met With Hamas

From The Chicago Sun-Times comes this report:

Rob Malley, a Middle East policy adviser to likely Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, resigned after news surfaced that he had been meeting with Hamas -- something Obama pledged he himself would never do.

Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said Saturday Malley called the Obama campaign on Friday to sever ties with the candidate after learning the Times of London was publishing a story about his contacts with the terrorist group.

Interesting enough on its own, but with Obama's public criticism of Carter's meeting with Hamas, it becomes another fine example of hypocrisy, political posturing, and a great source of mistrust. Even more interesting is the fact, Malley kept right on advising until he knew he was going to be fronted out.

Right now, some Dems are becoming increasingly worried that the only ones that will be voting for Obama in November will be elitists and blacks. Paul Begala understands this. But in the meantime, super-delegates are running toward Obama like kids to an ice cream truck.

Again, this the the man that wants to change the way things are done in Washington. Yet, it's easy to see that his campaign, his tactics, his thinking, his integrity, are all very Washington. This is the man that wants to unite the nation. Yet, his voting record is one the most liberal in the Senate.

With anti-Washingtonians like this, who needs Washington? With uniters like this, who needs dividers?


Greg said...

BHO didn't know his people were talking to Hamas, just like he didn't know anything about his pastor's crazy political views.

Anyway, that clip w/ Begala and Brazile is so telling on many levels. First, I am delighted to see the Democrats' "chickens coming home to roost" (to use the pastor's expression) as a result of several decades of race-identity politics. Affirmative action, telling certain races to be proud of their race, telling certain other races to be ashamed of their race, and other stupid racist policies have led to this. The Democrats deserve what's happening to them.

But they don't even get it. Notice Begala try to paint the Republicans as the racist, white party. Not only is it a total lie, but the Republicans are garnering ever-increasing numbers of minority voters who like the Republican message of American values and fiscal conservatism. Bush got almost 50% of the hispanic vote in 2004. He got a large percentage of the muslim vote. Even some blacks are voting Republican, and why shouldn't they? The Republican party is the anti-slavery party by tradition. The Democrats? Let's examine their history pre, during and post-civil war. Not exactly a lot to be proud of there. In fact, it seems the Democrats have been on the wrong side of the race issue for a very long time.

Finally, note how Brazile all but calls Begala a racist for pointing out BHO's shortcomings in attracting whites and hispanics. Who isn't a racist these days? Even Geraldine Ferraro is a racist, it seems. Support Barack Hussein Obama or you're a racist! Hope! Change!

Greg said...

I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but BHO's "foreign policy advisors" appear to have something in common....

Samantha Power, indisputably his closest foreign policy maven, "resigned" in the wake of comments she made regarding Gordon Brown, Jews, and Hillary Clinton (whom she infelicitously called a "monster"). The roles of others, Robert Malley and Zbigniew Brzezinski, who are widely considered to be anti-Israel, have been subject to some conjecture. Malley was identified as Barack Obama foreign policy adviser in the New York Times as recently as March 15th. Conversely, Dennis Ross -- who is trotted out by supporters of Barack Obama as an adviser, expressly denied that he was an adviser for Barack Obama. His campaign co-chair and chief military adviser Tony McPeak was found to have made ominous remarks about foreign policy being unduly influenced by people in Miami and New York. Of course, there are also the more widely known controversial views of Pastor Jeremiah Wright towards America's role in the world and towards Israel-a man who Barack Obama has called his "moral compass', "spiritual adviser", "inspiration" and "sounding board".

The rest of the article is about Daniel Kurtzer. Good read.


Greg said...

Better link


Anonymous said...

I am damned shocked.

Greg, you need a different icon, buddy . . . the one you are using (above) is likely to get you sent to Gitmo. Not unlike the vacation I offered to Mr. & Mrs. Sunsett (who refused my offer).