Obama’s interview with Stephanopoulos

On today’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, there was this interesting exchange:


STEPHANOPOULOS: You mention your Christian faith. Yesterday you took off after the Republicans for suggesting you have Muslim connections.

Just a few minutes ago, Rick Davis, John McCain ’s campaign manager, said they’ve never done that. This is a false and cynical attempt to play victim.

OBAMA: You know what? I mean, these guys love to throw a rock and hide their hand. The…

STEPHANOPOULOS: The McCain campaign has never suggested you have Muslim connections.

OBAMA: No, no, no. But the — I don’t think that when you look at what is being promulgated on Fox News, let’s say, and Republican commentators who are closely allied to these folks…

STEPHANOPOULOS: But John McCain said that’s wrong.

OBAMA: Now, well, look. Listen. You and I both know that the minute that Governor Palin was forced to talk about her daughter, I immediately said that’s off limits. And…

STEPHANOPOULOS: But John McCain said the same thing about questioning your faith.

OBAMA: And what was the first thing the McCain’s campaign went out and did? They said, look, these liberal blogs that support Obama are out there attacking Governor Palin.

Let’s not play games. What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you’re absolutely right that that has not come…

STEPHANOPOULOS: Christian faith.

OBAMA: … my Christian faith. Well, what I’m saying is that he hasn’t suggested…

STEPHANOPOULOS: Has connections, right.

OBAMA: … that I’m a Muslim. And I think that his campaign’s upper echelons have not, either.

What I think is fair to say is that, coming out of the Republican camp, there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps I’m not who I say I am when it comes to my faith — something which I find deeply offensive, and that has been going on for a pretty long time.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Sixty days to go, just about. What’s the single most important thing you need to do? …

Talk about politically inept! As roses of sharon posted on Free Republic: “So Obama’s defending himself against saying what John McCain didn’t say about the Muslim faith that Obama doesn’t hold?”

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2 Responses to Obama’s interview with Stephanopoulos

  1. Apok the Great says:

    OBAMA: … Let’s not play games. What I was suggesting — you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about MY MUSLIM FAITH [all caps mine for emphasis] And you’re absolutely right that that has not come…

    STEPHANOPOULOS: Christian faith.

    OBAMA: … my Christian faith. Well, what I’m saying is that he hasn’t suggested…
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    Freudian Slip?

  2. linda says:

    Now the world will know what i and many have known hussein obama is a muslim…..straight from his own mouth….. priceless

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