Sadly, the ugly shadow of McCarthyism and Witch-hunts recently returned, this time targeting high profile Muslim Americans. Psychotic gutter dwellers have made a particular attempt to demonize Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's long time aide.
Last night in the the East Room of the White House, President Obama responded to this smear:
Muslim American women are serving with distinction in government. And that includes a good friend, Huma Abedin, who has worked tirelessly worked tirelessly in the White House, in the U.S. Senate, and most exhaustingly, at the State Department, where she has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear. Senator Clinton has relied on her expertise, and so have I.Will the media have the guts to ask Romney and Ryan if they at long last have the decency to denounce the disgusting, scurrilous attacks being made by their Teabag supporters?
The American people owe her a debt of gratitude because Huma is an American patriot, and an example of what we need in this country, more public servants with her sense of decency, her grace and her generosity of spirit.