Tuesday, August 19, 2008

RNC turns spotlight on Obama's radical friends... latest salvo shows Obama bundler supports insurgency

In a new evelopment, the RNC has started to highlight some of Barack Obama's radical friends. This week, the RNC turns the focus on Jodie Evans, the radical Code Pink co-founder who supports the insurgency against US troops. PR Newswire:
The RNC quoted a January 15, 2006 column by Robert Novak that said,"Code Pink, At A Mock War Crimes Tribunal In Istanbul June 27, Signed A Declaration That The Iraqi Insurgency 'Deserved The Support Of People Everywhere Who Care For Justice And Freedom.'"

Evans represented Code Pink at the mock war crimes tribunal. In addition to expressing Code Pink's support for the insurgency, Evans published a statement from Istanbul personally endorsing the insurgency that has killed thousands of American troops and free Iraqis:

"We must begin by really standing with the Iraqi people and defending their right to resist. I can remain myself against all forms of violence, and yet I cannot judge what someone has to do when pushed to the wall to protect all they love. The Iraqi people are fighting for their country, to protect their families and to preserve all they love. They are fighting for their lives, and we are fighting for lies." (AlterNet, June 26, 2005)

Evans has a close relationship with the Obama campaign. She hosted Obama's first Hollywood fundraiser in February 2007, along with Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg and her ex-husband Max Palevsky.

According to Evans' Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin, Evans is on a first name basis with Obama and discussed Iraq policy with Obama at another Hollywood fundraiser on June 24, 2008.

Evans is listed on the Obama website as having bundled between $50,000 and $100,000. She has also contributed the maximum $2300 to his primary campaign, according to FEC records.

Readers of my blog are acquainted with Jodi Evans and her radical history.
I wonder if the MSM will cover this campaign development. (Actually, I'm not holding my breath, since the Obama booster squad wants to bury any news that reflects poorly on The Messiah; it will be up to bloggers and non-traditional media.)
Hat tip: Weasel Zippers
Barack Obama on first-name basis with co-founder of radical group
Code Pink activist who has history of interrupting speeches and congressional hearings is now fund-raising for Obama

1 comment:

Unknown said...

What could Radical's William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn have accomplished with a friend in the White House?