Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tennessee GOP Issues Stupid, Racist Press Release

Posted by on Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 4:00 AM

From a press release issued this afternoon: "The Tennessee Republican Party today joins a growing chorus of Americans concerned about the future of the nation of Israel, the only stable democracy in the Middle East, if Sen. Barack Hussein Obama is elected president of the United States.

It's time to set the record straight about Barack Obama and where he really stands on vital issues such as national security and the security of Israel," said Robin Smith, chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party. 'Voters need to know about two items that surfaced today which strongly suggest that an Obama presidency will view Israel as a problem rather than a partner for peace in the Middle East.'"

Accompanying the release, which went on to quote Farrakhan extensively, and which ignored Obama's "rejection and denunciation" of Farrakhan in last night's debate, was a photo of Obama in Somali native costume, which the GOP-tards called "muslim dress," (thereby remaining at least 24 hours behind the national news cycle, which had debunked the "muslim clothes" meme yesterday).

The release was soon being ridiculed on various national websites and shortly thereafter, the TN GOP issued the following "Clarification": This release originally referenced a photo of Sen. Obama and incorrectly termed it to be “”Muslim” garb. It is, in fact, Somali tribal garb, hence, we have deleted the photo. Also, in order to diffuse attempts by Democrats and the Left to divert attention from the main point of this release -- that Sen. Obama has surrounded himself with advisers and recieved (sic) endorsements from people who are anti-Semitic and anti-Israel -- we have deleted the use of Barack Obama's middle name."

Yes, of course, it's the "Democrats and the Left" who are at fault for seeing this as fear-mongering ignorance. Remember that, people.

By the way, if we're not mistaken, Robin (we can't tell you her real middle name, but it's scary) Smith appears to be wearing traditional ass-hat garb in this photo.

--Bruce VanWyngarden

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