Obama Has A Friend
That he doesn’t want you to know about – and the Obamabots are making sure that you don’t get to know him. As fast as you can say Zippideedooda (wait, was that racist), Rashid Khalidi’s Wikipedia page is being quickly “revised“. Isn’t that funny?
Who is Rashid?
It was a celebration of Palestinian culture — a night of music, dancing and a dash of politics. Local Arab Americans were bidding farewell to Rashid Khalidi, an internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights, who was leaving town for a job in New York.
A special tribute came from Khalidi’s friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi’s wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking.
His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been “consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases. . . . It’s for that reason that I’m hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation — a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid’s dinner table,” but around “this entire world.”
Of course you know what they were talking about. Right?
While teaching at the University of Chicago, Khalidi and his wife lived in the Hyde Park neighborhood near the Obamas. The families became friends and dinner companions.
In 2000, the Khalidis held a fundraiser for Obama’s unsuccessful congressional bid. The next year, a social service group whose board was headed by Mona Khalidi received a $40,000 grant from a local charity, the Woods Fund of Chicago, when Obama served on the fund’s board of directors.
At Khalidi’s going-away party in 2003, the scholar lavished praise on Obama, telling the mostly Palestinian American crowd that the state senator deserved their help in winning a U.S. Senate seat. “You will not have a better senator under any circumstances,” Khalidi said.
The event was videotaped, and a copy of the tape was obtained by The Times.
And guess who else came to the party?
A big farewell dinner was held in their honor by AAAN with a commemorative book filled with testimonials from their friends and political allies. These included the left wing anti-war group Not In My Name, the Electronic Intifada, and the ex-Weatherman domestic terrorists Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers. (There were also testimonials from then-state Senator Barack Obama and the mayor of Chicago.)
Khalidi is a man who has said anti-Israel violence (suicide bombings, etc.) contributed to “political enlightenment” – neat. That explains why he and Bill Ayers were buddies. So, not only was Obama friends with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, he was also friends with pro-terrorism Rashid Khalidi, member of the PLO, employee of the PLO. That’s just great. Just another guy in his neighborhood. Busy neighborhood.
Obama is nothing if not a man who has chosen his friends based on getting himself ahead politically and socially. No one really know what he stands for or what he believes. His association with Khalidi is another inconvenient truth. Khalidi – soon to be swept under the bus.
Obama would like to dedicate this next number to his friend Rashid and all his Pally pals.