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December 18, 2007

Hilary Supporter Bob Kerrey: Barack Hussein Obama Is An Islamic Manchurian Candidate

Oh, he says he's not an Islamic Manchurian Candidate, while asking the rhetorical question can we afford to take that chance?

Yet Kerrey's comments are distinct because he is the highest level Clinton supporter to publicly push the Muslim smears against Obama, and he is also ratcheting up the rhetoric. In a series of high profile interviews, Kerrey has gone out of his way to cover every aspect of the smears – saying "Muslim," "madrassa," "Hussein" and that Obama chose Christianity – and also raising traitorous language. Pressed about his comments on CNN, Kerry purported to distance himself from the very smear campaign he was advancing: "There is a smear campaign going on. And people are acting as if he's an Islamic Manchurian candidate." That phrase only turns up 29 hits on Google, however, and nine of the references quote Kerrey. So very few "people are acting" or saying that – unless they're discussing Kerrey's sly effort to raise the line of attack.

If Kerrey is actually attempting to defuse worries that Obama is a stealth handmaiden of the coming Caliphate, he's doing a very poor job if it. The Media Blog notes that since Kerrey so generously attempted to, um, defuse the very charge he was making Google-hits for "Obama Manchurian Candidate" have gone from six or so to almost 150.


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