Obama strategist “flattered” by Hamas tool comparing him to JFK

posted at 7:06 pm on April 17, 2008 by Allahpundit

Eh.

In the spin room following the debate, I asked Barack Obama’s chief strategist, David Axelrod, to respond to a report that a top Hamas official had endorsed Obama.

“I have no idea about that, I have not heard that,” Axelrod replied.

I told him that the words were spoken by Ahmed Yousef, and offered to read him the quote, which I I proceeded to do from my Blackberry: “we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle…”

Axelrod focused on the Kennedy portion of the quote, and was “flattered” by the comparison.

“I like John Kennedy too,” Axelrod said. “That’s about the only thing we have in common with this gentleman from Hamas. We all agree that John Kennedy was a great president, and it’s flattering when anybody says that Barack Obama would follow in his footsteps.”

Goldfarb takes exception to Team Barry’s willingness to accept compliments from terrorists but I’m not too worried. The campaign’s spent the past week huffing and puffing about how they find Hamas totally unacceptable, won’t deal with them, etc etc (unless of course they become heads of state, in which case everything’s peachy). As such, Axelrod’s reaction is less interesting as proof that they’re soft on terror than as further evidence, if any was needed, of how Pavlovian the Democratic response to the Kennedys remains. Even with an easy gotcha like this tossed at him, Axelrod can’t bring himself to give the obvious answer — “we reject totally any endorsement by Hamas” — simply because the sainted name is uttered.

Needless to say, it’s also a useful illustration of how well jihadist filth understand American political culture. They think they’ve got an ally in the left and they know the sort of sweet nothings they have to whisper to try to make nice. This attempt was fairly subtle. Not all of them are.


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I don’t give a rat’s ass about that story, one thing captured my eyes, the guy’s name:

David Axelrod.

A X E L R O D ???

Sorry, I gotta go.

I peed on myself.

Indy Conservative on April 17, 2008 at 7:09 PM

Hamas knows useful idiots when they see them.

RobCon on April 17, 2008 at 7:10 PM

Wimps.

Vizzini on April 17, 2008 at 7:11 PM

Obama and his zombies are disgusting and for the sake of the Republic must be soundly rejected and defeated.

rplat on April 17, 2008 at 7:11 PM

I hope this election cycle never ends!
The left is being exposed so fast now…

Your Jewish Master on April 17, 2008 at 7:13 PM

Ooooooh. Kennedy.

Cicero43 on April 17, 2008 at 7:14 PM

Let’s keep in mind that nobody has done more for Israel than Obama. Ever. In history.

WisCon on April 17, 2008 at 7:23 PM

Let’s keep in mind that nobody has done more for Israel than Obama. Ever. In history.

WisCon on April 17, 2008 at 7:23 PM

That’s true. And he’ll do more when president.

Like sending U.S. troops to Gaza to protect Hamas against the Jewish suicide bombers.

Indy Conservative on April 17, 2008 at 7:26 PM

Does anybody think the Obamatron will stand up to the Global Caliphate the same way JFK stood up to the commies during Missile Crisis?

Hamas likes Obama ’cause he’s weak and will make it easier for them to conquer us. If he wins, the jihadis will say ‘Allah has made this happen so that we can destroy the infidels!’ and their recruitment will explode (pun intended).

Tony737 on April 17, 2008 at 7:27 PM

If we focus on every single Obama idiocy, will get idiocy fatigue. Best we concentrate on just the really idiotic things.

frankj on April 17, 2008 at 7:32 PM

Does anybody think the Obamatron will stand up to the Global Caliphate the same way JFK stood up to the commies during Missile Crisis?

If Kennedy hadn’t impressed Khrushev with his apparent weightlessness at their meeting in Vienna in June 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis probably wouldn’t have occurred. You think the Soviets would have pulled that stunt if Eisenhower was still in office?

Cicero43 on April 17, 2008 at 7:35 PM

He’s the hope of the world, I tells ya!

thatcher on April 17, 2008 at 7:37 PM

sorry, but Obama is no JFK…

CliffHanger on April 17, 2008 at 7:41 PM

You think the Soviets would have pulled that stunt if Eisenhower was still in office? Cicero

Absolutely not. Ike was the Man!

Tony737 on April 17, 2008 at 7:42 PM

That about covers it Robcon… Obama is a Hamas tool. And likes it.

Zorro on April 17, 2008 at 7:52 PM

I didn’t know Barry had a PT Boat in the ‘Slot’, let alone the gumballs to want to know how the damn thing worked. He would look good with Excalibur in his hand when he is debating Mordred…er Johnny Mac.

Limerick on April 17, 2008 at 7:58 PM

“we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle…”

peacenprosperity on April 17, 2008 at 7:58 PM

“we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle…”

Anybody ask Ahmed why a palestinian terrorist killed JFK’s brother Bobby?

peacenprosperity on April 17, 2008 at 7:59 PM

OOOPS….

Tornado warning just west of Fort Worth (Weatherford), headed east.

Time to round up the mutts and button down the hatches.

What’s the area code in Kansas? :0

Later.

Limerick on April 17, 2008 at 8:04 PM

WisCon on April 17, 2008 at 7:23 PM

Yeah, and no one’s fought against Hamas harder than Obama.

This guy sounds more and more like Bill Clinton, who was almost saying he was the mostest.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on April 17, 2008 at 8:05 PM

Barack Hussein certainly has a bunch of great endorsements: Nation of Islam, Black Panthers,Hamas, Hezzbollah,Raila Odinga,National Muslim Leaders Forum of kenya… if he keeps getting new great endorsements he’ll be president in no time!

Anyone know if al qaeda has given their endorsement yet?

SaintOlaf on April 17, 2008 at 8:07 PM

“We reject totally any endorsement by Hamas”

But but but,Dude thats what their saying officially!

Meanwhile somewhere in a locked back room,the Liberal
anti-war Moonbats are party hardy giddy over the news!

canopfor on April 17, 2008 at 8:15 PM

I would be really pissed if somebody compared me to that ego-centric, immoral, incompetent JFK.. We traded our missles in Turkey for the Soviets missles in Cuba. The Soviets came out ahead, not Kennedy.

DAT60A3 on April 17, 2008 at 8:25 PM

Here’s hoping this endorsement sticks. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this hollow man would be politically crushed like a soda can…

He’s the personification of style contra substance. At least Bubba had to fight to get where he did.

spmat on April 17, 2008 at 8:46 PM

This is not surprising. The Kosovo Liberation Army flattered the US into giving them a country. The KLA are an al-Qaeda affiliate but “Kosovars” love and admire Americans so no problem.

aengus on April 17, 2008 at 9:06 PM

Obama = Kenyan for Sucker Who Exceeds Belief?

profitsbeard on April 17, 2008 at 9:12 PM

No surprise. I suspect Obama is a solid Hamas supporter. Is the guy really as stupid as he appears or is he just completely out of touch with reality?

rplat on April 17, 2008 at 9:57 PM

Next they will think it will help with the California vote if Charles Manson endorses Obama.

Remarkable.

Hog Wild on April 17, 2008 at 10:02 PM

It seems like Sen. Obama’s campaign is using this as a “safe” way of paying Hamas a compliment. If anyone complains, he can say it was a meaningless gesture. But Hamas appreciates the warm reception of their remarks.

daryl_herbert on April 17, 2008 at 10:52 PM

Next they will think it will help with the California vote if Charles Manson endorses Obama

Not unthinkable. Libs love celebrities. And given Barry’s tortured excuses for his bomber buddy and his hate spewing preacher…well, after all, Manson hasn’t killed anybody in years.

whitetop on April 17, 2008 at 11:12 PM

Long live the Democratic primary race. Hours and hours and hours of good fun. I am waiting for someone to say “April Fools” and admit this whole Obama Campaign thing has just been a hoax – just like the Raining McCains ladies.

HawaiiLwyr on April 17, 2008 at 11:21 PM

Maybe it’s time for Bruce to sing a song.

Travis1 on April 17, 2008 at 11:23 PM

In the interests of balance I’d like to say that Kennedy was a ineffectual and effete prettyboy who couldn’t keep it in his pants.

Ares on April 18, 2008 at 3:43 AM

“Ask not what whitey can do for you. Ask what you can do for whitey.”

saved on April 18, 2008 at 9:28 AM