WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recently released photo of a smiling Barack Obama chumming it up with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan confirms what many felt they knew already – that Obama was, at the very least, sympathetic to the hateful rhetoric spewed by radical anti-American Lefists that make no secret of their disdain for white people.
That is not necessarily news. What is news, is that this photo, taken in 2005, was buried by Obama supporters in the Congressional Black Caucus in order to avoid damaging his prospects in the 2008 presidential election.
Photojournalist Askia Muhammad released a photo this week showing former President Barack Obama and the controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan from Obama’s years as a state senator — and the photographer revealed Thursday that the Congressional Black Caucus had pressured him for more than a decade to keep it hidden.
Muhammad told the Trice Edney News Wire last week that he believed that the image “absolutely would have made a difference” in the 2008 presidential campaign had it been made public.
Muhammad told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that the same day he snapped the photo, the CBC contacted him.
“A staff member from the black caucus called me and said ‘we have to have the picture back,’ and I was kind of taken aback. And we talked a couple of times on the phone after that, and I said ‘Okay, I will give the picture back to Minister Farrakhan’s chief of staff,’” he said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“Minister Farrakhan and his reputation would hurt someone trying to win acceptance in the broad cross-section,” he said, referring to the possibility at the time that the young senator was being considered for a presidential run.
Muhammad also said that Obama had, at some point, people from the Nation of Islam working on his staff and in his offices.
“In fact he had people from the Nation of Islam working on his staff and in his office in the Chicago, his Senate staff. The members of the Nation of Islam helped him in his Senate campaign and on the South Side of Chicago.”
Conservatives that cautioned the country against Barack Obama because of his ties to radical communists, America-haters, and controversial figures like Farrakhan were derided as kooks.
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Even though this photo comes as no surprise to those appropriately wary of Obama’s deep-held political philosophy, it may have swayed many moderates that previously rolled their eyes at such accusations.
The damage to America from Obama is done, now, and will take a Herculean effort to repair. Would have been nice for all the voting public to all the information about this disastrous Leftist before heading to the polls.