Wash. Times' Kuhner: Obama Has "Black Nationalist Sympathies"

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In an April 26 Washington Times column headlined, "Obama's black nationalism," Jeffrey Kuhner wrote that "[i]t is clear by his actions and affiliations that [President] Obama has black nationalist sympathies." He further claimed that Obama's "racial socialist politics are alien to the American tradition. They belong more to the Third World."

From Kuhner's column:

A disturbing pattern is emerging. For 20 years, Mr. Obama sat in the church of an anti-American pastor who constantly railed against "white greed" and "white oppression." The president's hand-picked attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., has called America "a nation of cowards" when it comes to race. His Justice Department has refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panthers for blatant voter intimidation. Mr. Obama has openly embraced Mr. Sharpton, an odious race-baiter. It is clear by his actions and affiliations that Mr. Obama has black nationalist sympathies.

The result is that he appears increasingly strange to many voters; his racial socialist politics are alien to the American tradition. They belong more to the Third World. This explains why Middle America is turning its back on Mr. Obama. When Americans voted for him in 2008, they thought they were getting a liberal pragmatist, a modern-day Franklin D. Roosevelt or John F. Kennedy. Instead, they got a Rev. Jeremiah Wright in blue pinstripes who attended law school.

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