Fight the smears

Posted: June 13, 2008 in Barack Obama, Keith Olbermann
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It is a sad state of the nation when you are running for the highest office in the land and you have to create a site such as this to fight the smears, lies and downright hypocrisy that is a political campaign.
Will the mudslinging ever end?
What happened to decency?
I applaud Barack for doing it, it is so much better to refute the distortions and lies than to retaliate with more mud.

I have received dozens of e-mails from narrow minded or plain ignorant folk claiming that Barack Obama is a Muslim for instance. Why is it in these days of Google that people are so quick to hit the forward button without thinking about the reality of what they are sending?

But my main question for today is how will this new site of Baracks fight the absolute racism of organizations such as Faux News?
This is one of the recent examples. Check out the news ticker where they refer to Michelle Obama as a “Baby Mama”.

  1. Muslims Against Sharia says:

    Senator Obama is NOT a Dirty Muslim!

    “What you won’t hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge,” says Mr. Obama, while denouncing statements of him being a Muslim as a smear. Why is the presidential candidate who claims to be religiously inclusive is treating the word “Muslim” as an insult? Apparently, it is OK for Mr. Obama to be associated with terrorists like William Ayers or racists like Jeremiah Wright, but God forbid somebody would call him a Muslim! No, he won’t stand for that kind of smear! We admit that most terrorists are Muslims, but most Muslims are not terrorists and the statement on Mr. Obama’s website is insulting to hundreds of millions of people.

    How could a man who discards his family heritage in favor of political expediency be even considered for presidency of the United States? Where are all the so-called “Islamic civil rights groups” like CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, MAS, etc. who are quick to defend every Islamic terrorist, but are silent when Muslims in general are being denigrated? Would Mr. Obama have the same reaction if someone claimed that he was raised as a Jew? We sincerely doubt that.

    Muslims Against Sharia demand immediate removal of “SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim” statement from the official Barack Obama’s website as well as an apology for giving the word “Muslim” a negative connotation.

  2. Same as it ever was says:

    I published this in the spirit of freedom of speech, not in recognition of any religion or creed. If you have been a regular reader here you will understand I have no affiliation to any religion.

  3. Muslims Against Sharia says:

    The post was regarding anti-Muslim bigotry on Obama’s website. It has no reflection on you.

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