Monday, September 29, 2008

Rep. Alcee Hastings' Anti-Palin Remarks Labeled Racist and Elitist

Rep. Alcee Hastings' Anti-Palin Remarks Labeled Racist and Elitist
LOS ANGELES, September 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) speaking to the National Jewish Democratic Council, warned black and Jewish voters to be wary of Sarah Palin because "anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks." Hastings is a former federal judge who was impeached and removed from the bench in 1989 for perjury and corruption. He's been in Congress since 1992. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND ACTION, Inc., repudiated his remarks. The following is Rev. Peterson's statement on this issue:

"Alcee Hastings' deplorable comments about Sarah Palin are elitist, racially divisive and should be repudiated by Sen. Obama and The Congressional Black Caucus. I would also like to know who Hastings is referring to when he says 'what they do to black and Jews.' Who are 'they'?

"We're seeing an increasing trend of race and class warfare being used by Obama and his surrogates during this election. To hear Rep. Hastings and Sen. Obama's condescending attitudes towards mainstream Americans with traditional values is disturbing.

"Earlier this year, Michelle Obama said 'for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.' In April, Barack Obama showed his true colors when he described small town Americans as 'bitter' and that they 'cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them.' To the contrary Mr. Obama, it's you and your socialist friends who have shown antipathy towards hard-working Americans.

"My fellow Americans, it's crystal clear that the Obama's and their supporters in The Congressional Black Caucus are out of touch and don't much care for the core values and the good people that make this great country work."

BOND Action, Inc. is a 501 (c) (4) new cultural action organization, which exists to educate, motivate and rally Americans to greater involvement in the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten our great country. Contributions to BOND Action, Inc. are not tax-deductible. For more information please call (877) WE-ACT-77 or visit

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