6.20.2008

Fuck Obama ! كس أمك يا أوباما

Via my comrade from Egypt Hossam:
From AP…
A young Muslim woman said she and another woman were refused seats directly behind Barack Obama — and in front of TV cameras — at a Detroit rally because they wear head scarves.
Hebba Aref said Wednesday that she and Shimaa Abdelfadeel were among 20,000 supporters who gathered to see Obama on Monday at the Joe Louis Arena when the groups they were with were separately invited by Obama campaign volunteers to sit behind the podium.
But Aref said the volunteers told members of both parties in separate discussions that women wearing hijabs, the traditional Muslim head scarves, weren’t included in the invitation and couldn’t sit behind the podium.
Aref, a 25-year-old lawyer, said a member of her group was told by a volunteer that she could not invite Aref because of “a sensitive political climate.”
Hopefully I'll blog more on this latter.

7 comments:

Mari-Djata said...

This move by Obama was extremely insensitive and disappointing. I just don't see how a man without a backbone will be a good president.

WordWarrior said...

We can talk about backbone all we want, but it was a smart move. Those two would have ended up in a special segment on FOX news for the next week or so. As much as we like to think no one watches FOX news, the unfortunate truth is that they shape a very large portion of this nation's opinions, and those same people also have the right to vote. Don't hate his campaign for doing it, hate that they even felt the need to do it.

Jack Stephens said...

Worldwarrior: I view that as a cop out. To me it just highlights the bankrupty of the two party system and how there is no real alternative to what is going on in the country. Obama or no Obama the democrats are still an imperialist pro-corporate party.

4thfloorwalkup said...

Maybe so, but if McCain gets in there, we'll be in Iraq and Roe V. Wade will be overturned, which are two things that cannot happen.

If we have seen anything from the last two Bush victories, it's that in order to win the game, you must win the game.

We are trying to win the country. Politics. It's politics. That's the very nature of the word.

Obama is the real deal. Don't bail out now.

Insurekto Esko said...

"Don't hate his campaign for doing it, hate that they even felt the need to do it."

Please. If Obama is so much for "Change" then why does he 'feel' the need to comply with common political strategy? To win (but of course, he is a politician, correct?). McCain would do the same; all those attempting the power-seat would do the same.

Insurekto Esko said...

PS Jack:

There is an alternative, just not in the two-party system; and, the alternative will not be found anywhere within the current system.

Jack Stephens said...

Damn straight Insurekto!