February 27, 2008, - 2:13 pm
Hillary’s Mistake: Stupid Word-Parsing versus Real Farrakhan-Obama Info; Plus-St. Pete Times Interviews Me on Obama and Islam
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: Video Posted ****
The Clintons must have incurable WPS (Word-Parsing Syndrome). We all know about Bill Clinton’s parsing about what the words “sex” and “is” mean.
But last night, during the Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton–whom I’d much prefer to Barack Hussein Obama–missed a golden opportunity to hang B Hussein O on the Farrakhan issue. Instead of demanding that Obama use the word “reject” instead of “denounce”–a distinction without a difference that, frankly, made her look silly and petty and backfired on her (video below). She should have demanded that Obama fire his Nation of Islam staffers and promise he won’t have Nation of Islam staffers in the White House. She should have asked him about his association with the Edward Said and his own pastor, Jeremiah Wright. She failed. Here’s the video (don’t believe Obama’s phony sudden support for Israel–he’s lying and far too many Jews believe this Pied Piper):
That would have started the ball rolling on this issue in the Mainstream media and made gains for her among Whites, especially Jewish Whites (though I think I’m being optimistic–most of them are blindly following this guy despite everything that’s come out about him).
I know the Hillary people are aware of my investigative report about Obama’s numerous Nation of Islam employees, past and present, in key positions on the staffs of his U.S. Senate and his former and current campaigns. As I’ve written, the Treasurer of B Hussein O’s U.S. Senate campaign was Cynthia K. Miller who basically admitted to me that she is a Nation of Islam Member. His Director of Constituent Services–who also picks his Senate interns–is another NOI member, Jennifer Mason.
The Hillary people told me they repeatedly pitched the story I wrote and the information I put forth to many mainstream media reporters, none of whom would cover this. I know that to be the case in my own experience. For example, St. Petersburg Times reporter Wes Allison interviewed me for this article about Obama and Islam. I pointed out these two Obama staffers and others and asked Allison to look into it. It could be an attention-getting piece for a guy like him. He said he would. But, predictably, he didn’t, and instead produced this softball, puff-piece touting Obama’s claim that he’s not Muslim. Incidentally here’s the quote from me he chose:
“I don’t believe he’s a Manchurian candidate. I have said that he does have these very significant Islamic connections that you cannot break away from. Those are part of his life,” said Debbie Schlussel, a conservative commentator and occasional guest on Fox News whose blog, www.debbieschlussel.com, has provided a forum for readers to discuss the Obama e-mails and their concerns about his heritage.
She said she finds Obama’s background scary. “We’ve never had a candidate who is so closely allied to a religion shared by those who are at war with us around the world.”
That’s not what I said. I was far stronger in my statements about Obama and how he’s running away from his Islamic background and trying to hide it. I asked why he won’t admit: “Yes, I have an Islamic background, but I am a Christian, and I don’t believe in Islam. I renounce my Islamic past.” That would go a long way.
But St. Pete Times reporter Allison couldn’t bring himself to print that. And actually, we’ve never discussed the e-mails on my site–only my work that inspired them in the first place (about B Hussein O’s Islamic heritage), but this reporter simply didn’t want to “report.” Or delve further than B Hussein O’s talking points on himself and Islam.
When someone finally does in the mainstream media, it will be far too late. It’s already too late.
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