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Do You Reject or Denounce, Senator Clinton?

barack-obama-somali-elder-clothing.jpgHillary Clinton, who ridiculously gave Barack Obama a healthy amount of shit for “denouncing” instead of “rejecting” the endorsement of anti-semitic, racist, and homophobic Louis Farrakhan, weirdly and ambiguously “disavowed” any knowledge that Obama was Muslim in what must have been the most awkward, clumsy, politically-calculated exchange of the campaign:

“You don’t believe that Senator Obama’s a Muslim?” Kroft asked Sen. Clinton.
“Of course not. I mean, that, you know, there is no basis for that. I take him on the basis of what he says. And, you know, there isn’t any reason to doubt that,” she replied.
“You said you’d take Senator Obama at his word that he’s not…a Muslim. You don’t believe that he’s…,” Kroft said.
“No. No, there is nothing to base that on. As far as I know,” she said.
“It’s just scurrilous…?” Kroft inquired.
“Look, I have been the target of so many ridiculous rumors, that I have a great deal of sympathy for anybody who gets, you know, smeared with the kind of rumors that go on all the time,” Clinton said.

Senator Clinton, respectfully, here’s the correct answer to the question: “Not that would be anything wrong with it if he were, but no: Barack Obama is not a Muslim. And anyone who suggest otherwise is an idiot. Next question, please.”

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Thank you for pointing out something I have been saying for a while. I find it ridiculous that people keep accusing him of being a Muslim--which is some kind of code for terrorist here. So what McCain, Clinton et al are saying is that Obama is an American, despite his Muslim/terrorist sounding name and there is no basis for claiming he is a Muslim/terrorist.


I was never on this bandwagon before, but this is perilously close to Bill's "It depends on what "is" is." As someone who is not interested in a continuance of the Clinton dynasty, this is just another nasty reminder of how much either of them will parse words to create an effect, instead of just speaking the truth.