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Obama on White Supremacists: That's Not Who America Is


Barack Obama spoke with Pittsburgh's KDKA last night about the foiled plot by white supremacists in Tennessee to kill black people and ultimately the Democratic candidate:

Cowart"I think what's been striking in this campaign is the degree to which these kinds of hate groups have been completely marginalized. That's not who America is. That's not what our future is. What our future is what's reflected in this rally here today...I've got the best folks in the world [protecting me]. Secret service."

According to the AP, "Two white supremacists (Daniel Cowart (pictured), 20, of Bells, Tenn., and Paul Schlesselman 18) allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said Monday. In all, the two men whom officials describe as neo-Nazi skinheads planned to kill 88 people — 14 by beheading, according to documents unsealed in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Tenn. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community. The spree, which initially targeted an unidentified predominantly African-American school, was to end with the two men driving toward Obama, 'shooting at him from the windows,' the court documents show."

Watch Obama's remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Now there's a photo for the family Christmas news letter.

    So who's fueling the hatred? Who is fueling racism in America?

    Posted by: Rad | Oct 28, 2008 8:14:49 AM

  2. Obama is total class through and through. Only one more week until he wins the election.

    Everyone get out and vote on Tuesday!

    Posted by: ichabod | Oct 28, 2008 8:19:29 AM

  3. Indeed. He takes the high road.

    Everybody vote. It looks great for Obama but the more of us show up and vote the sooner the Republican party will be OVER.

    And if you life in California -- don't forget to vote NO ON 8!!!!!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 28, 2008 9:16:20 AM

  4. Agreed

    David Ehrenstein

    Add in that the more who show up to vote = better chances for down ticket races across the board.

    I want a freaking land slide

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Oct 28, 2008 10:45:37 AM

  5. Is the guy with the semiautomatic in the photo wearing eyeliner? He looks like the lead singer of Fall Out Boy.

    Posted by: Frank L | Oct 28, 2008 11:56:56 AM

  6. You want to know who's fueling hatred? Attend a Sarah Palin rally. Watch Fox News. Listen to Limbaugh. Read Drudge. If Obama is taken out, they'll be the cause for it -- and they should be held accountable.

    As for the freak with the gun, is it just me or does he look like he's wearing eye shadow and rouge?

    Posted by: Kyle Michel Sullivan | Oct 28, 2008 1:47:16 PM

  7. Unfortunately this is exactly how some/many will view this campaign. To disregard them is an 'at your own risk' type of mentality. Don't be naive gentlemen and ladies.

    Posted by: richard s | Oct 28, 2008 3:48:12 PM

  8. "Oh, Kitten, put down that dayim GUN. We're late for the pageant and you've only got yer MAKEUP on. Grab yer gown'n'wig and git a MOVE-on!" I'm sorry, but this idiot doesn't look macho, he looks like a drag queen-in-training with that blush and eyeliner. Can't have it both ways, boy. Which way do you want it, boy? Guess you'll find that out in prison.

    Posted by: Jim | Oct 28, 2008 7:48:25 PM

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