(/sites/default/files/uploads/2014/10/imam-siraj-wahhaj-uk-tour.jpg)Oftentimes I think the Democratic Party thinks that Americans are stupid. They practice class warfare and desperately work to discredit those who disagree with them because they do not have facts on their side. A microcosm of this issue is taking place in Long Island’s Congressional race.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has tried to distance herself from President Obama for fear of a backlash, going so far as to shy away from the President on his recent trip to Long Island. Yet, I can now reveal that a leading PR Agency SKDKnickerbocker represents her campaign. The firm, according to multiple media reports, “ is co-owned by President Barack Obama’s former Communications Director Anita Dunn and a member of Obama’s national media team for his 2008 run for President, Bill Knapp.”
No one has bothered to report that while Rice wants distance from Obama, her communications team is owned by close Obama allies.
An article I wrote this week claimed that Rice agreed to serve as a keynote speaker at a fundraiser alongside Imam Siraj Wahhaj of the Muslim Alliance of North America, who was an unindicted co-conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Rice’s imam co-host supported the notorious blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, and has said that “America is the wicked government on the face of the planet Earth.” After my piece was published, she issued a statement claiming that “this individual was not yet an invited participant. He was later added to the guest list and as soon as we became aware of his involvement we immediately pulled out of the event.”
Despite the fact that the invite was widely being distributed for at least a week, Long Island’s highest ranking political official cancelled only after reading about said imam’s history in the media. They still haven’t spoken about why she agreed to appear at a mosque where speakers have “told mosque attendees that Hamas was a ‘resistance organization’ – whose armed resistance is legitimized by clearly established international law!“ Nor has this congressional candidate advised on whether she urged Reverend Calvin Butts of the College of Old Westbury to pull out of said event – as one would imagine a leader who was concerned about doing the right thing would do.
Yesterday, Long Island’s largest newspaper, Newsday, ran an expose challenging Ms. Rice’s record as prosecutor. She refused to cooperate, and her spokesman made claims which he didn’t provide any corroboration for. Sounds like the Obama way – a lot of hot air.
While Rice didn’t vote even once before the age of 37, she may have not addressed the mosque because she was too busy dealing with fallout from her office being banned from obtaining recorded jailhouse conversations between inmates and their lawyers. Or, her employees may have been tweeting racist and sexually inappropriate jokes – as her Field director has done throughout this campaign.
One wonders at what time leftists will be held responsible for continued double-talk and excuses. It is high time for affirmative leadership from politicians of all political stripes.
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