The Democrats' favorite racists and religious bigot
I find it hard to square Davis's two statements. Would they accept the same state3ments from a Republican associated with David Duke? Farrakhan is not an "outstanding human being." He is a vile racist and religious bigot and all that those words imply.In late January of this year, a previously unreleased photo of then-senator Barack Obama schmoozing it up with Louis Farrakhan was made public. The photo had been kept from public view to protect the political aspirant from potential negative fallout for associating with the racist and anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI).How damaging this photo would have been to Obama's presidential campaign is subject to debate. Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, a rare honest liberal, stated he would not have supported Obama had he known of his association with "Calypso Louie." Certainly, at a minimum, the Jewish vote would have been impacted. Dershowitz further added, "We should have nobody in public office associating with a bigot like Farrakhan."
Keeping the "hidden" life of Obama quiet was instrumental in the success of this unique political figure. Associations with a known terrorist and an anti-American preacher were downplayed, while those who pushed these stories were ridiculed as extremists.
Farrakhan posed a different problem, one that had to be kept quiet, thus the photo was shelved at the insistence of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). There were 21 members of the CBC at that meeting who are still in Congress today. They have yet to suffer any significant backlash for their association with Calypso Louie – in fact, they praised him, at least until they were caught....Another CBC member, Danny Davis (Ill.), also an attendee of the Obama-Farrakhan meeting, sang the praises of Farrakhan in February of this year:I personally know [Farrakhan], I've been to his home, done meetings, participated in events with him. I don't regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything. I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate[.]Davis, possibly realizing that he was up for re-election, later clarified his statement:There have been attempts to question my commitment to these principles because I did not specifically single out the views and remarks of Minister Louis Farrakhan. So let me be clear: I reject, condemn and oppose Minister Farrakhan's views and remarks regarding the Jewish people and the Jewish religion[.]The CBC, and especially Maxine Waters, has been decrying President Trump as a racist, yet the group has associated with one of the most extreme and vile racists active today....