Louis Farrakhan Praises Barack Obama

Wake up people!

If someone like Farrakhan praises a Presidential candidate, it should tell you that candidate is BAD news.

CHICAGO – In his first major public address since a cancer crisis, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the “hope of the entire world” that the U.S. will change for the better.

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The 74-year-old Farrakhan, addressing an estimated crowd of 20,000 people at the annual Saviours’ Day celebration, never outrightly endorsed Obama but spent most of the nearly two-hour speech praising the Illinois senator.

“This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better,” he said. “This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama’s audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed.”

Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion’s founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.

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9 responses to “Louis Farrakhan Praises Barack Obama

  1. Pingback: Presidential election 2008 |Republicans Vs. Democrats » Louis Farrakhan Praises Barack Obama

  2. I know this asshole John who, if asked would probably say I’m a great guy. You know what…if John says I’m a great guy that’s his business. I don’t agree with him on anything.

    Just because someone endorses you, doesn’t mean you subscribe to their world view.

    And you can bet your life that I’m not defending the Nation of Islam here….I may be liberal but I’m not naive.

    Seriously though…aren’t you glad you’re getting comments on your blog?
    At least I’m reading even though I disagree with you.
    : )

  3. By the way…
    Wake up white people is the rallying cry of the Klu Klux Klan…

    first thing I thought of when I saw “wake up people” at the top of this blog…

  4. Now really Goldstein, would you be so non-chalant about a white candidate with ties to David Duke and/or Stormfront? I would find that hard to believe.

    Regarding the expression wake up people, I’ve heard that quite often, and I don’t hang out with KKK people either.

  5. Wake up people, is a rallying cry of conspiracy theorists, and haters in general.

    You know what…he cannot control who endorses him. It is obvious that he did not seek out the endorsement of the minister, and for anyone who lives in Chicago it is apparent that whatever Farrakhan does is reduced to the periphery of politics.

    The fact that Russert even brought up the question is insulting to any rational human being…although I think Tim did a great job of bringing hard questions to the debate tonight.

    And after all didn’t the Stern gang support the Nazis? They thought it would help stimulate support for a Jewish homeland…the Nazis neither accepted or solicited the endorsement…

    Yes…a completely absurd, hyperbolic analogy…but still…think about it.

  6. Hi Jeff!

    I’ve heard all about that. It’s ridiculous what these Democrats can get away with, especially Obama, since he’s black.

  7. Excuse me, but Obama’s MENTOR and pastor praised Farrakhan, so I think it’s entirely relevant that Obama renounce the support from a Jew-basher.

    The AP is now reporting that Catholics are irate that McCain won’t renounce the support from a Cathollic -basher, so how is that different?

    Journalists should cover these stories, and how is it that Catholics get it and Jews suddenly are tolerant of a candidate who accepts antiSemite support?

    Incidentally, Obama also has sought the campaigning efforts of a self-loathing ex-gay preacher and has run away from photo ops with the mayor of San Francisco because he wants to signal he’s no champion of gay rights.

    And Dr. G, I don’t give a flip if you “wake up” or not. Obama is a moral coward who caters to bigots. Those are the facts, whether you care about them or not.

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