Muslims for America: Powell and his Obama Endorsement Speech

Colin Powell’s declaration – ‘So what if Obama is a Muslim?’ – was an overdue repudiation of Republican smears

After being treated as political kryptonite and depicted as enraged Orcs for the past seven years, Muslims and Arabs – the media’s modern day Morlocks – temporarily emerged as human beings thanks to Colin Powell’s Obama endorsement on Sunday.

The former US secretary of state partially redeemed his tarnished legacy by asking:

What if [Obama] is [a Muslim]? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is: No, that’s not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing he or she can be president?

Yet I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion: he’s a Muslim, and he might be associated with terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America.

Unfortunately, according to an increasingly vocal, racist and Islamophobic minority, which has been shamefully aided over the years by the inexcusable silence of a complicit mainstream media, there is something fundamentally “un-American” about wearing the contemporary Scarlet Letter: Muslim.

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McCain Draws Line on Attacks as Crowds Cry ‘Fight Back’

October 11, 2008

LAKEVILLE, Minn. — After a week of trying to portray Senator Barack Obama as a friend of terrorists who would drive the country into bankruptcy, Senator John McCain abruptly changed his tone on Friday and told voters at a town-hall-style meeting that Mr. Obama was “a decent person” and a “family man” and suggested that he would be an acceptable president should he win the White House.

But moments later, Mr. McCain, the Republican nominee, renewed his attacks on Mr. Obama for his association with the 1960s radical William Ayers and told the crowd, “Mr. Obama’s political career was launched in Mr. Ayers’ living room.”

The dizzying statements came on a confused day when Mr. McCain’s campaign pounded Mr. Obama as a “liar” in an incendiary television commercial about Mr. Ayers and as Mr. McCain abruptly announced another economic policy proposal, this time a plan to suspend mandatory withdrawals from 401(k) retirement accounts. Continue reading