Thursday :: Nov 29, 2007

Bobby Kennedy Jr. Endorses Hillary; Obama Shamelessly Slimed


by Jeff Dinelli

Both Barack Obama and John Edwards have been compared to Robert Kennedy during this campaign, but today RFK's son, Bobby Jr., endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.

To me this is a big deal, since I honestly thought he would go with Edwards, but the great author of the lengthy Rolling Stone expose on how the 2004 election was stolen feels Hillary has the "strength and experience" to both end the Iraq war and tackle environmentalist Kennedy's main concern, the global warming crisis.

Kennedy's father was once Senator of New York. Bobby Jr. obviously feels Hillary has core Democratic values, even more so than her husband, since I don't remember him being a big Bill fan, correct me if I'm wrong.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama unbelievably is at this hour being forced to deny he has a Muslim background, even though he has never been a Muslim and is a regular Christian Church attendee. This is all over the web. The Washington Post ran a Page One analysis today that ranks with some of the worst and most baffling outbursts of utterly meaningless gibberish in recent memory. The headline, "Foes Use Obama’s Muslim Ties to Fuel Rumors About Him," ignores the fact that Obama has no Muslim ties.

Despite his denials, rumors and e-mails circulating on the Internet continue to allege that Obama (D-Ill.) is a Muslim, a “Muslim plant” in a conspiracy against America, and that, if elected president, he would take the oath of office using a Koran, rather than a Bible, as did Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the only Muslim in Congress, when he was sworn in earlier this year.

The story goes on to analyze the public's feelings about Muslims, quotes Muslim leaders, and essentially gives credibility to right-wing attack dogs like Rush, Bill-O, Hannity, etc., who have been implying this crap for months. And now CBS has taken up the non-story, with a headline "Obama Dogged By Muslim Rumors."

Shame on you, Washington Post.

Jeff Dinelli :: 1:18 PM :: Comments (14) :: Digg It!