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Albatross Week: Hillary and the Martyrs

May 9, 2008 |

Today, as part of our special week covering candidates with the shadiest of contemporaries, we fall upon Hillary Clinton. In an April debate, she said all of her "baggage" had been "rummaged through" for years. But her close relationship with known terrorist sympathizers may not be so well-known.

Flash back to the middle of the 1980s. Madonna's "Like a Virgin" was gracing the charts, and Hillary was about to end her own celibacy in the area of schmoozing with Islamists. At the time, she was serving on the board of the New World Foundation, which gave funds to (surprise) the PLO.

Above: Apparently fences can't keep out cash.

I'll remind you that the Palestinian Liberation Organization was officially recognized by the government of the United States as a terrorist organization. But Hillary didn't see a problem with this, or as she would have you believe, she didn't know. In much the same way Obama had no idea his preacher hated America, Hillary had no idea her foundation was giving money to terrorists.

Now flash forward. It's 1996 and Hillary is First Lady. After failing to shove her healthcare plan down our throats (and after Bill succeeded in shoving his...well, you understand), one of her notable initiatives was an "outreach program" to bring Muslim leaders to the White House. Her Muslim mixer was described by terrorism expert Steve Emerson in the Wall Street Journal as follows:
"Curiously, nearly all of the leaders with whom Mrs. Clinton elected to meet came from Islamic fundamentalist organizations. A review of the statements, publications, and conferences of the groups Mrs. Clinton embraced shows unambiguously that they have long advocated or justified violence."
Which groups were these? The American Muslim Alliance (AMA), and none other than our good friends at CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Both groups attended a reception hosted by Hillary that same year, and both groups have had their funding tied to Hamas. In other words, Hillary has Israeli and Arab blood on her hands. Or pantsuits, as it were. Emerson again says of these groups:
"[Their leaders] have sanctioned terrorism, published anti-Semitic statements, and repeatedly hosted conferences that were forums for denunciations of Jews and exhortations to wage jihad."
The American Muslim Alliance was headed in the 90s by Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who met with Clinton and Gore in 1995. He was also, according to Emerson, "the primary defender of Musa Abu Marzug, the Hamas political bureau chief responsible for creating the group’s death squads." This is a man who took the credit when Hamas brigades sprayed machine gun fire in a Jerusalem mall.

Flash forward once again. It's 2000, and Hilldawg just can't wait to get her Senate seat (from which she will later launch her ultimately unsuccessful bid for the presidency). Guess who held a fundraiser for Mrs. Clinton? The American Muslim Alliance. Tahir Ali, the chairman of the Massachusetts chapter of the group, said "we must support all who have Muslim interests at heart." Dick Morris described how her staffers attempted to conceal the source of the funds:
"Perhaps conscious of how controversial the contribution would be, Hillary or someone on her staff, tried to pull a fast one, recording the donation on federal filing forms as being from the "American Museum Alliance." But alert observers weren’t fooled and Senate candidate Clinton was forced to acknowledge who the real donor was and, four months after getting the money, she returned it."
But supporters of the Palestinian cause (ahem, the destruction of Israel) know they have a friend in Hillary Clinton. Last year, World Net Daily published a story noting that leading terrorists have actually publicly called for her election. Ala Senakreh, the West Bank chief of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade said:
"I hope Hillary is elected in order to have the occasion to carry out all the promises she is giving regarding Iraq. I hope also that she will maintain her husband's policies regarding Palestine and even develop that policy."
Meanwhile in Gaza, local Al-Aqsa Brigade leader Abu Hamed noted that:
"Her popularity shows that the resistance is winning and that the occupation is losing. We just hope that she will go until the end and change American policy. President Clinton wanted to give the Palestinians 98 percent of the West Bank territories. I hope Hillary will move a step forward and give the Palestinians all their rights."
With last night's extremely predictable defeat in North Carolina, the fat lady may finally be singing for Hillary. So who is more upset - Hillary or Hamas? Well, while "the bitch" is left with nothing, Hamas' thugs still have Obama.


Albatross Week: Obama and the Reverend

May 7, 2008 |

It's another installment of a week-long series about the company kept by our presidential candidates. It should come as no surprise that Obama is enjoying his second day in a row as part of Albatross Week, and today has been reserved for the "reverend" Jeremiah Wright. Wright is an interesting character indeed, and I'm torn each time I consider his views -- is he brilliantly wicked, or just plain nuts?

If there's one thing Jeremiah can't say enough about, it's race. His other more notable topics of discussion include: Zionism versus the poor Palestinians, white Jesus versus black Jesus, white rhythm versus black rhythm, white students versus black students, American terrorism, the KKK, and government-dispersed AIDS. Because there are just too many Jeremiah gems to absorb, I have scattered them throughout the two videos on this page, like the Easter bunny of hate. Let's start with a quick refresher.

We've heard it all before. Despite what the media has been feeding you (until now), we know Wright is a problem for Obama. Wright himself knows he's a problem for Obama. So why is he keeping this up? Well, if his off-the-cuff comment to the National Press Club is to be believed, he's got a book coming out. Is he climbing on the shoulders of his own disciple and attempting to destroy his dear friend's chance at the presidency to sell a book?

Of course we know Obama has constantly emphasized that he doesn't agree with the reverend. I don't know anyone who thought he did, because that was never the question. The important (and wholly legitimate) question was: why would he regard him so highly for 20 years, be a member of the church, give the church a substantial charitable donation, have him marry him and his wife and baptize his children, and say a prayer when he announced his candidacy for presidency?

I said it yesterday, and I'll say it again. This man has a remarkable pattern of being comfortable around people who hate this country. The question isn't "Would you like Obama as your next-door neighbor?" It's "Is Obama judgmentally sound and thought through enough to lead the free world?"

As per usual when dealing with questions about the reverend, he uses the vocabulary of dismissal. This is the man who tells us he will transcend racial tensions in this country, and the closest mentor in his life (by his own admission) turns out to be race-obsessed, if not outright racist. Meanwhile, we're told we should just "move on." We're told that providing health care for every American or getting the Unites States out of Iraq is more important than the character, judgment, and racial perspective of Barack Obama, the man who up until now was being virtually catapulted into the white house.

One of the most telling of Wright's comments was his claim that there is an "African brain," and that black children don't learn the way white children do. God forbid we ask black children to sit in a desk, refrain from talking, and follow the instructions of a teacher. That's not the right way -- it's the white way. Watch.

There is nothing more purely racist in the precise definition of the word, than attesting that there is an African brain and a non-African brain. By implying that Africans have an inherent difference in their learning style and ability to be taught with the methods that have worked for centuries, Wright is basing this claim entirely on race, not culture or values. This is race-based intellectual relativism which teaches us that there is no such thing as "improper English." There is simply a white way of speaking and a black way of speaking, and who are we to judge that which is "improper?" After all, as Jeremiah quipped in regard to JFK's inaugural "ask not what your country can do for you" address -- how do you spell "eehsk?"

If that's the case, and there truly are different brains for different races, what kind of brain does Obama have? Is it half-white and half-black? Is the left side black, and the right side white? Does he get the best of both? Maybe he got the worst of both? Come on Reverend, help me out with some more stereotypes to set blacks and whites back even further. Can he no more get enough Young Jeezy than he can issues of the Wall Street Journal?

According to Jeremiah, if you sit in a quiet library for hours and slave over a text, diligently making notes, working long and hard to write a graduate thesis, complete a research paper, or simply prepare for an exam -- that's a "white" thing to do; that’s the "white" way to learn. Blacks, he claims, do not learn this way. They can not sit still in class, and they have difficulty learning from quiet study.

How does Wright explain self-made blacks in America, who did study quietly, who did pay attention in class, and who did reject anyone who told them that the rules are or should be different for them based on their race? Has the reverend never met a wealthy black man who attributed his success to hard work and academic diligence? I have, and I was inspired.

Do you want to know why? Do you want to know why white people enjoy seeing hard-working, dignified, self-made, self-reliant black Americans? Because by being irrationally anxious about being branded a “racist,” their mindsets have been so warped by white liberal guilt, which offers nothing but contempt for African-American potential. They realize that they are witnessing what amounts to a flicker of hope; that young black men and women will finally see through the decades of lies that have been fed to them, shun the victim mentality, and build bridges to their common man through the revelation of their own self-worth.

When it comes to America's racial wounds, whites generally feel powerless to do anything. In constant fear of a perpetual scarlet ‘R’ pinned to their chest, many tread lightly through society, almost going out of their way to be perceived as a non-bigoted person. It is for this reason that "white America" (to use Wright's vernacular) is so tired of the Sharptons, the Jacksons, and the Jeremiahs telling them they are oppressive, intolerant, and above all -- guilty as sin. But while whites just try to keep these racial wounds from becoming infected, race-baiters like Jeremiah are taking scalpels to the sutures, and setting the progress of their people back decades in the process. He is enslaving his race all over again, only this time with shackles made of hate.

After all, did you hear any boos? Did you see anyone turning around to walk out when Wright said Africans had different brains, and can't learn from quiet study the way white children do? Did you hear any jeers when Jeremiah reprised the cultural differential that "blacks clap on beats 2 and 4, while whites clap on beats 1 and 3," and extrapolated it into a metaphor for the classroom? Did you hear anyone stand up and say “Excuse me, but this man believes the government invented the AIDS virus in order to intentionally infect black people; why are we listening to him again?” If I remember correctly, there was uproarious applause and laughter.

Jeremiah's ideas were not simply disseminated once during an NAACP dinner or forum with the National Press Club. This rhetorical poison was administered in the pews of Trinity United Church for two decades, while Obama sat there and told us he didn't hear it. How deeply have these racially venomous ideas penetrated Obama's psyche? I don't know for sure, but if I had to make a bet, I'd wager that most Americans do not believe the revelation that Jeremiah Wright is a race-oriented America-hating zealot is new to Barack Obama. In fact, a majority of voters polled by the New York Times said that Obama “distanced himself from Wright for political reasons,” and “not because he really disagreed with his statements.” For Barry, this is devastating.

Barack has referred to the often repeated sound-bites as "snippets," like the now-infamous "God Damn America" sermon delivered on September 16th, 2001 -- the Sunday after 9/11, on which more Americans attended churches than had in decades. But apparently Barack wasn't in church the Sunday after 9/11. That is, if what he is telling us now is true.

And they aren't "snippets." They aren't "out of context." Trust me, I've read the entire sermons and these comments are the context. The sound-bites are merely individual measures from the symphony of hate that is a Jeremiah Wright sermon; one that might not end on a high note for our friend Barack Obama.

Next: Hillary and the Martyrs

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Albatross Week: Obama and the Bomb Thrower

May 5, 2008 |

This is Albatross Week, a week devoted to dissecting certain infamous characters and their unflattering and damaging affiliations with the 2008 presidential candidates. It's no surprise Barack Obama will be making several appearances. As sick of the man as I am, I am resolute in my belief that while we know virtually nothing about him, we know enough now to understand why he shouldn't be trusted with the Presidency.

Consider this another reason not to buy Obama's explanation for his relationship with Jeremiah Wright, or in this case, former (and proud of it) domestic terrorist William Ayers. Oh, while watching this film, note that the photograph of Ayers stepping on the American flag was taken in 2001, for an interview with Chicago Magazine. You know, when Obama wasn't 8 years old.

Imagine Obama's luck. Bill Ayers, a former terrorist who openly admitted to perpetrating bombings on governmental buildings and led a movement to violently overthrow the United States government, became a university professor in Obama's home town. He would later pen the following admission in his book Fugitive Days, describing the bombing of the Pentagon in which he participated:
"Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon. The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them."
With a little help from his friends, Obama isn't exactly helping to improve his image or the way his character is perceived. Given that no one knew who Barry was before he announced he was running for president, the American people don't want to hear that their concerns are illegitimate. The man is running for the most powerful position on earth, subject to constant media attention, so I'll spare you what you already know about his relationship with Ayers and transpose the problem of terrorist activity from "domestic" to "Islamic."

Obama served as director of the Woods Fund, a not-for-profit group. It was during this time in 2001 that the group donated $40,000 in grant money to the Arab American Action Network. The Fund donated an additional $35,000 the following year, with Obama still serving as director.

The AAAN has its headquarters in what it calls "the heart of Chicago's Palestinian immigrant community," and
describes itself as working to "empower Chicago-area Arab immigrants and Arab Americans through the combined strategies of community organizing, advocacy, education and social services, leadership development, and forging productive relationships with other communities."

The AAAN has also reportedly worked on several projects with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee rights, supporting open borders and education for illegal aliens. In 2005, the group called an initiative to deny driver's licenses to illegal immigrants "a bigoted attack on Arabs and Muslims."

AAAN co-founder Rashid Khalidi was reportedly a director of the official PLO press agency in Beirut from 1976-82. Meanwhile, the PLO committed a slew of anti-Western attacks and was labeled a terrorist group by the United States. Khalidi's wife Mona Khalidi (President of the AAAN), was an english translator for the PLO during that time.

Khalidi has called Israel an "apartheid system in creation" and a destructive "racist" state. He has expressed support for Palestinian terror on numerous occasions, and has justified suicide bombings by describing them as a response to "Israeli aggression."

Obama first befriended Khalidi when the two worked together at the University of Chicago. Khalidi would go on to hold a fundraiser for Obama's 2000 campaign for House of Representatives.
According to a World Net Daily interview, Khalidi said he supports Obama for president because, "He is the only candidate who has expressed sympathy for the Palestinian cause."

Hmmm. I can't remember a time when Obama has expressed support for the Palestinian cause. At least not publicly to the American people, from behind a podium instead of the closed doors of the AAAN. Would anyone at ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, or FOX News care to ask Obama to describe his "support for the Palestinian cause?" Any liberal Jews want to ask Obama whether he'd sell out Israel faster than its own government can?

Why all this nonsense about the Woods Fund, the $75,000 in grant money given to the Arab American Action Network, and the Palestinian cause? Because Hillary was right. Obama was serving as a director on the board of this group with none other than former terrorist Bill Ayers, proving that sometimes, bitches can speak the truth.

Ayers is married to another notorious Weather Underground terrorist. You might remember her from our film as the girl who said "there's no way to be committed to nonviolence in the middle of the most violent society that history has ever created; I'm not committed to nonviolence in any way."

Her name is Bernadine Dohrn, and as she graced the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List, she was described by J. Edgar Hoover as "the most dangerous woman in America." Even Bernadine knows Obama, has supported his campaigns, and has served on panels with him.

Never have I known a public figure with such an ability to surround himself with people who hate this country. The biggest issue is not that America thinks Obama is a terrorist, despite his connections to those who are. The biggest issue is that Barack's attempts have not been to distance himself from Ayers and his views, but rather to convey that the public's concern over his friendship with an unrepentant terrorist is an illegitimate and irrelevant one.

After all, he's just a guy who lives in his neighborhood.

Next: Obama and the Reverend

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