You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Today Lincoln Davis D TN condemned the remarks of Fred Hobbs.... [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 08:20 PM
Original message
Today Lincoln Davis D TN condemned the remarks of Fred Hobbs....
Advertisements [?]
who the other day made a shocking statement after watching too much Fox News.

Fred Hobbs said that Davis might not be endorsing Obama because he might have terrorist ties...though it was not known for certain.

..."Fred Hobbs, a state Democratic Party Executive Committee member representing part of Davis district, said he understands why Davis is not endorsing Obama and is skeptical of the Illinois senator himself.

Maybe the same reason I dont want to I dont exactly approve of a lot of the things he stands for and Im not sure we know enough about him, Hobbs said when asked why he thought Davis wasnt endorsing Obama. Hes got some bad connections, and he may be terrorist connected for all I can tell. It sounds kind of like he may be.

Davis was not made available for comment.

Congressman Davis's chief of staff, Beecher Frasier, said a similar thing.

His chief of staff, Beecher Frasier, said he doesnt know for sure if Obama is terrorist connected but he assumes hes not.

Well, finally today Congressman Davis spoke out against those words.

Lincoln Davis condemns Dem. officials terrorist allegation against Obama

U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis condemned today comments from a state Democratic Party executive committee member alleging that Sen. Barack Obama was terrorist connected.

Last week, Fred Hobbs, a state Democratic Party executive committee member, ignited a firestorm for alleging that the Democrats presumptive presidential nominee was terrorist connected.

The comments, which were first reported in The City Paper, were made in a story relating to Davis (D-Pall Mall), his Fourth Congressional District and his lack of an endorsement of Obama.

This afternoon, Davis, who had remained silent on Hobbs comments, condemned them.

Mr. Hobbs is neither a constituent, close friend nor political ally of mine, Davis said in a statement issued from his congressional office. His statements were wrong, outrageous and unacceptable.

From the link above, Hobb's apology:

apologize if my remarks in any way hurt any of our great Democratic candidates, including Sen. Obama, Hobbs wrote of the presumptive party nominee. Also, I apologize if my comments embarrassed our state or my friends at the Tennessee Democratic Party.

I was not as well prepared as I should have been when speaking with reporters, and I should have taken more time to research Sen. Obama's positions. My comments did reflect questions I had after what I had seen reported on Fox News, but I should have taken some time to check the accuracy of what I saw on television before speaking publicly. My statement that Sen. Obama may be terrorist-connected was incorrect, and I apologize for making it."

Guess that will teach Hobbs to trust Fox News.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Today Lincoln Davis D TN condemned the remarks of Fred Hobbs.... madfloridian  Jun-17-08 08:20 PM   #0 
  - Maybe the congressman could check out a real news source  JeffR   Jun-17-08 08:23 PM   #1 
  - It was Hobbs who quoted Fox News.  madfloridian   Jun-17-08 08:25 PM   #2 
     - Davis strikes me as one of those guys who has people watch the "news"  JeffR   Jun-17-08 08:27 PM   #3 
        - Yes, he did take his time.  madfloridian   Jun-17-08 08:29 PM   #4 
           - Used to think it was just the GOP that didn't get the current news cycle  JeffR   Jun-17-08 08:34 PM   #8 
              - I think the politicians on both sides don't pay attention.  madfloridian   Jun-17-08 08:36 PM   #9 
                 - Almost as pathetic as a presidential candidate who doesn't know  JeffR   Jun-17-08 08:44 PM   #10 
                    - And if they are not reading the bloggers daily...  madfloridian   Jun-18-08 11:58 AM   #12 
  - Throw the fucking bum out. nt  asdjrocky   Jun-17-08 08:31 PM   #5 
  - Does any REAL Democrat...  27inCali   Jun-17-08 08:31 PM   #6 
  - All we need to know:  DesertedRose   Jun-17-08 08:32 PM   #7 
  - WTF was he doing getting his NEWS from FOX ? Ignorant asswipe.  K Gardner   Jun-17-08 08:45 PM   #11 
  - Fuck these asswipes  spokane   Jun-18-08 12:02 PM   #13 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC