Thursday, October 16, 2008

Moron Report #22: Anti-Obama Man, Andy Martin

In spite of my distaste for some of Obama's corporatist views (particularly his view on the Wall Street bailout [as you can see, it is having no impact]), one cannot help but to think that a positive outcome of his coming election will be the discrediting of wretches like this. Meet Andy Martin. This piece of work is one of the responsible parties behind the smear campaign this last year to paint Senator Obama as an Islamic terrorist. After failing in that bid, he graduated to exterminating Jews. Yes, he actually claims to want to exterminate an entire group of people.

Just so you know, Dennis Prager, this is the kind of fellow you and your friend Sean Hannity are allying with.

Anti-Semite Launched Obama Smears

Before Barack bash, kook pledged to "exterminate" powerful Jews

OCTOBER 14--The Chicago man credited with launching the Barack Obama-is-a-Muslim smear campaign once pledged to "exterminate Jew Power in America," and claimed that "Jew babies are fed with subsidized American taxpayer money," and that Jews were "schooled in blood sucking and money grubbing from birth." Those anti-Semitic statements (and many, many others) were contained in a 1986 fundraising letter circulated by Andy Martin, then a Connecticut congressional candidate. Martin, who began his whisper campaign against Obama in August 2004 after the politician's keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, has a long history of impugning Jews, often in connection with the hundreds of legal proceedings filed by the 62-year-old perennial candidate. But the 1986 letter, a copy of which you'll find below, is particularly virulent. In fact, in 1996, when Republican officials in Florida learned of Martin's prior fundraising pitch they rescinded the party's support for Martin, then a state senate candidate (when he ran for Congress in 1986, Martin was known as Anthony R. Martin-Trigona). Martin's sleazy background has gained renewed attention in light of his appearance this month in a Sean Hannity-hosted Fox News documentary about Obama. During that October 5 program, Martin claimed that the Democratic presidential candidate was once "in training for radical overthrow of the government." Martin offered no proof for this claim, nor was any sought by Hannity, who identified Martin as an "Internet journalist." Nor did Fox mention the kooky Martin's history of anti-Semitic statements or his arrest record (click here to view five of his mug shots). In fact, Martin is wanted in New York and Florida on outstanding arrest warrants. The New York warrant, out of Ulster County, resulted from harassment charges related to a child custody battle. The Florida warrant, from Palm Beach County, was filed in connection with a criminal contempt conviction.

This is not the first time Sean Hannity has given air time to white supremacists, by the way. Over the last couple of years, he gave consideration and his friendship to neo-Nazi Hal Turner. Remember, this is the same Sean Hannity who claims that we should not vote for Barack Obama because of his association with Jeremiah Wright, but it is OK for him to give time to people who want to kill off this country's Jewish, Mexican, and black population. Maybe Sean will imitate his check writer and claim to have the secret diaries of Jefferson Davis. Maybe Murdoch will just be honest and hire Andy Martin as an anchor. Such is Fox "news."

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