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Release of concealed 2005 Obama-Farrakhan photo shows first post at Legal Insurrection was prescient

Release of concealed 2005 Obama-Farrakhan photo shows first post at Legal Insurrection was prescient

Obama was Door No. 2: Alan Dershowitz now says he never would have campaigned for Obama had he known.

A reporter withheld a 2005 photo of Senator Barack Obama smiling next to Louis Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus gathering until a few days ago.

The reporter said he didn’t want to hurt Obama’s political career, as we reported in Journalist Releases Photo of Obama With Farrakhan Hidden From Public Since 2005.

The photographer was interviewed on Tucker, and made it clear he was pressured to conceal the photo:

Why would hobnobbing with Farrakhan have been damaging? It’s not for people like Linda Sarsour and other fringe players.

But for a presidential candidate, there would be no denying that Farrakhan was a well-known anti-American anti-Semite and anti-White racist, and had been known as such for decades.

I covered the public knowledge of Farrakhan’s open anti-Semitism when I covered Keith Ellison’s run for DNC Chair, Keith Ellison blames “right-wing smear campaign” for his Farrakhan and Israel controversies:

The excuse that he was unaware of just what Farrakhan was just doesn’t hold up. By the time of the Million Man March in October 1995, the media had been saturated for years with criticisms of Farrakhan’s anti-white, anti-semitic rhetoric.,16641,19940228,00.html

[Time Magazine Cover, February 28, 1994]

Had the Obama-Farrakhan photo been released, it would have added context to other problematic Obama connections, like Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers. It also might have given even greater pressure for the L.A. Times to release a tape of Obama attending a speech by anti-Israel extremist Rashid Khalidi (that tape has never been released).

The very first post at Legal Insurrection was on October 12, 2008, Obama is “Door No. 2” in which I suggested the public Obama may not be the real Obama (emphasis added):

As in Let’s Make a Deal, choosing Door No. 2 carries great risks. So does choosing Obama.

Obama may be a post-racial healer, or he may be someone who carefully uses race and false accusations of racism to advance his political career. Obama may not have known about Jeremiah Wright’s political race-baiting, or he may have known but not cared. Obama may be someone who views this country as inherently good, or he may secretly share the views of his political enabler, William Ayers, that this country is inherently bad. We may know Obama better than Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers know Obama, or we may not know Obama at all.

Obama may be everything good, or the promise Obama embodies may just be a figment of our own imagination.

Obama is the perfect vehicle for imagining hope, because he has almost no record. Obama is a blank canvas upon which we can paint our imagined hope. Obama has avoided almost every hard issue that has confronted him in his political career, choosing to vote “present” (literally or figuratively) hundreds of times.

Just about the only thing we know about Obama is what he has told us about himself. To inquire deeper invites accusations that one is a “smear merchant” and using “racially tinged subtexts.”

… I will not gamble on the presidency. I will not choose Door No. 2 by voting for Obama.

Alan Dershowitz says he never would have campaigned for Obama had he known of the Farrakhan photo:–qR4?t=4m9s

We didn’t need the Farrakhan photo to know not to vote for Obama.

But it would have helped fill in at least one part of what was behind Door No. 2 for many other people.


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I generally respect Dershowitz, though disagree with him a lot. He is a model along Moynihan – articulate, intelligent, and persuasive – unlike the current debate today. His wilfull ignorance in Obama is disappointing and telling.

The picture does nothing other than further validate my thoughts of the former President.

    Tom Servo in reply to rabid wombat. | January 28, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Agreed – how could a man who is supposed to be as smart as Dershowitz possibly have been fooled as to who and what Obama truly was? Obvious answer, he wasn’t fooled, he knew all the time.

    The only reason he’s saying this now is that this photo embarrasses him, by showing that what the rest of us always said was the truth, and Dershowitz and men like this knowingly covered that up because they thought it would suit their own interests to do so.

I imagine now that had the photo been released, we would have seen HilLiary defeat the non-powerhouse McCain.

At a time like this, I wish I had no imagination.

    MattMusson in reply to Rab. | January 28, 2018 at 9:32 am

    I wonder how many other photographs were suppressed by “journalists” to benefit Obama?

    10 or 100 or 1000?

    murkyv in reply to Rab. | January 28, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    “But I have to tell you, I have to tell you, he is a decent person, and a person that you do not have to be scared as President of the United States.”

    McCain would have said the same thing about Hillary. He would have probably suspended the last 6 months of his campaign to assure her election.

    Strange, strange unpredictable man. We’re all probably better off that he didn’t somehow win

4th armored div | January 27, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Alan Dershowitz, in his old age, has finally found wisdom.

He was always a smart guy but not a wise guy (no pin intended).

sure he is pushing a book but he also is seeing the D’Rats for what they are.
a recent poll found very little support for Israel by D’Rats.

along with that they show very little support for our own Republic — sad.

Alan Dershowitz says he never would have campaigned for Obama had he known of the Farrakhan photo

Senility or he’s lying. With pals like Wright and Ayers, obaama’s refusal to fess up on critical issues, Obama attending a speech by anti-Israel extremist Rashid Khalidi and it not going public by the LA Times and all the other stuff Alan “missed” he had to have on the world’s darkest blinders to miss what obaaama really was up to and what a charlatan he was.

    Arminius in reply to 4fun. | January 28, 2018 at 8:02 am

    When I was growing up, the idea that someone needed a pic meant that someone was an idiot.

    “What, do I need to draw you a picture?”

    When did this change? Has it changed?

Why would anyone ever even questioned whether Obama was a contemporary of Farrakhan? It seemed, to me, a forgone conclusion.

For all of his life, so far, Obama has yet to be other than appealing to street people. A community organizer? Sheesh, who has created greater polarization and racial animosity in the past 50 years?

Obama’s legacy is that he reversed civil rights, integration and incited racial antagonism.

Obama made the term racist into pabulum.

Poor Dershowitz, bitch walked down the primrose path.

On the uptick… Even Obama beat Hillary! You gotta kinda wonder how that may have worked out between McNothing McCain and Ms. Rodham. McCain was a thrown election, he would have lost to everyone the DNC may have foisted.

They all knew!

This so-called confession reminds me of another old has-been trying to erase the errors he made: Robert McNamara.

Paul In Sweden | January 27, 2018 at 9:41 pm

Hej, I was born and raised in NYC. What was that commercial for a financial company that had the saying When XYZ speaks everybody listens? Sure if Alan Dershowitz is quoted or speaks my interest is peaked. I am not someone for hero worship. Politics makes strange bedfellows. Too many people jumped on the Obama bandwagon. It still pisses me off that the GOPe gave Obama a second term. Alan Dershowitz is probably regretting some of his decisions. Given the same situation…I do not believe Alan Dershowitz would not do exactly like he did again.

This really strains believably, it wasn’t very hard to figure this out, given all of the other relationships, statements and non-statements. Too bad, although it would not make much difference, Chairman O had the left and most of the middle wound around his little finger. Add in the guilt ridden white folks, looking to show how prejudiced they aren’t, and there is your election victory.


-Jews are “the “Synagogue of Satan”
– Jews caused the Holocaust
-“White people deserve to die”
-Farrakhan blames the Jews for 9/11
-Interracial marriage is evil
-Hollywood Jews “are the chosen of Satan”
-“Hitler was a very great man”

Sh-t flows downhill – and in the following order:

Louis Farrakhan
Jesse Jackson
Al Sharpton
Frank Davis
Jeremiah Wright
The democrat news media

And the turd at the bottom: Barry Obama

A disgraced former president, and and a disgrace this low-life ever held office in the United States.

For a very intelligent man, Professor Dershowitz sure was easily snowed.

I still remember the very first time I say Obama. The first words out of my mouth were “Empty suit.” My opinion hasn’t changed.

Combine that with the relationship with Bill Ayres et al and he was a non-starter for me right from the beginning. How Prof. D. didn’t see that is beyond me.

What willful blindness – out of loyalty to corrupt political parties, instead of country.

    I agree. Willful blindness is usually based on assumptions one applies but does not question either deliberately (I want to be in the club) or culturally (I actually believe the KKK was made up of Republicans).

    It is a big psychological step for Dershowitz to not only question his assumptions but to do so publically. I suggest we not judge him to harshly as a person. He was steeped in the leftist culture. Support him and perhaps others will risk the examination of their programmed inferences and then risk going public.

      TX-rifraph in reply to TX-rifraph. | January 28, 2018 at 5:39 am

      “…too harshly…”

      Agree. But we need to hold his feet to the fire: he can’t get off THAT easy. He’s got to continue repenting.

      His sin in allowing himself to be so corrupted and lending his name to the corruption was grievous to the nation, and to the world. (Remember: traitors obama and john kerry gave the loons in iran the atomic bomb. This could not have happened if the likes of Dershowitz didn’t enable a fascistic traitor to become president. Twice.

      And even them, Dershowitz supported hillary klinton: the most malignant, corrupt, incompetent weirdo to ever come upon the American political scene. Dersh: how do you look back at that?

G. de La Hoya | January 28, 2018 at 5:50 am

Poor, poor Alan Dershowitz. Bamboozled by the “Bamboozler”. Yes, I do think less of Dershowitz because of a statement like this. Stick to academia because you sure as hell can’t read a person 🙂

IndependentDem | January 28, 2018 at 8:18 am

It’s good to see someone come around, even if just a bit, but come 2020 Dershowitz will still vote Democrat regardless of who is running.

If you pay attention, there’s a psychological profile that most radical leftists fit. They are dishonest, ambitious, and generally make things worse because their ideology is false.

Too bad most people don’t pay attention.

But, Dershowitz had no problem backing a natural-born British East African for an office for which he was constitutionally ineligible.

All the doors sucked

“Black Liberation Theology will only accept the love of a God that participates in the destruction of the white race.”

That quote was center stage during the first election. They can pretend they would have behaved differently had the photo been made public, but that’s a lie.

This is the crap Obama came to church for. Black Liberation Theology. Racist and Evil.

And what other religions invoke their God to destroy another race?

Farrakhan. Farrakhan. I feel for you.

Can anyone here name one big name liberal/Demorat that has EVER told the truth about their real intent when running for office? It doesn’t get much better for the supporters like Dershowitz. As has been written, we know more about Thomas Jefferson than we do Barack Obama. Only with a compliant and adoring msm could this have ever happened. I still cannot imagine a presidential candidate telling the public that he has sealed all of his early records! That should have been an automatic disqualification. On AmericanThinker, a writer there has proposed that we use the new acronym of DMIC in place of msm to tell the real involvement that they have with the Demorat party. BTW, it stands for Demorat Media Industrial Complex.

Dershowitz is a product of his time and environment, nothing more. While very intelligent, he has been blinded by the ideology in which he was raised or lived. He became a liberal, racial angst ridden man, because that was the atmosphere in which he lived. So, he supported Barry Soetoro based solely upon the color of his skin, and possibly because he was Ivy League educated. Not unexpected. The same mentality also exists in both conservatives and moderates.

However, as we mature, we often become more clear sighted. As the liberal movement, in this country, has moved so far onto the fringe, many late 20th Century liberals, of high intelligence, have recognized the liberal mentality for what it is, insanity. Welcome back, Mr. Dershowitz.

    He’s ‘back,’ but we have to be sure his past remains attached: kind of like reformed criminals, who now advise honest people how to avoid being victims of crime.

    Dersh should always be introduced as ‘former obama supporter’, Alan Dershowitz.’

They are corrupt and they know it. Keenly. Why do you think they spend so much time virtue signaling?

Alan is lying. This type of information was being talked about even while the photo itself was being hidden. Alan, like everyone else who voted for this POS, didn’t want to know.