Obama's Farrakhan moment

Dan Gordon and Richard Baehr
Barack Obama's response to Tim Russert's questioning and Hillary Clinton's barbs on Farrakhan may suffice for those who don't listen closely, but the repudiation of only his anti-Semitic views struck many as lawyerly. See law professor Ann Althouse's deconstruction. The generally pro-Obama JTA website collects commentary.

Compare how the late William Buckley acted toward Joe Sobran for antisemitism -- he fired him from National Review. What about Pastor Wright? I have not seen a critical word about him from Obama in 20 years. Just a dis-invitation from the announcement of his candidacy and an apparent wish that nobody notice how close Obama has been to him.

Barack Obama's response to Tim Russert's questioning and Hillary Clinton's barbs on Farrakhan may suffice for those who don't listen closely, but the repudiation of only his anti-Semitic views struck many as lawyerly. See law professor Ann Althouse's deconstruction. The generally pro-Obama JTA website collects commentary.

Compare how the late William Buckley acted toward Joe Sobran for antisemitism -- he fired him from National Review. What about Pastor Wright? I have not seen a critical word about him from Obama in 20 years. Just a dis-invitation from the announcement of his candidacy and an apparent wish that nobody notice how close Obama has been to him.