Obama Spreads Politics Of Fear– Blames Rush For Hate Crimes

Barack Obama is sounding more and more like a Far Left loon.
Mr. “I’ll meet with Mahmoud anywhere-anytime” is now claiming that hate crimes against Hispanics doubled last year.
He said this while attacking Rush Limbaugh and Lou Dobbs.
The Palm Beach Post reported:

In a speech to the crowd, Obama sharpened his rhetoric against some of the most vocal voices against immigrant workers and migrant worker programs.

“A certain segment has basically been feeding a kind of xenophobia. There’s a reason why hate crimes against Hispanic people doubled last year,” Obama said. “If you have people like Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh ginning things up, it’s not surprising that would happen.”

Obama obviously knows something the rest of us don’t.
The 2007 hate crime statistics have not been released yet.

The 2006 hate crime statistics were released in late November 2007:


Anti-Hispanic Incidents in 2005 – 522
Anti-Hispanic Incidents in 2006 – 576

This showed a 10% increase.

So unless Barack Obama was privy to some secret information that has not been released yet– he’s pulling numbers out of his Far Left a$$.
Wineaholic added this in the comments at HotAir:

I do a lot of work with crime statistics, and I know the 2007 FBI data is still preliminary at best and there isn’t public access to hate crime stuff for that year. However, there is plenty of data on 2006 and before for hate crimes… between 2004 and 2005, anti-Hispanic crimes went up about 9% (from 475 to 522… NATIONALLY), and then up 10% from 2005 to 2006 (from 522 to 576… again, NATIONALLY). And of course, based on this information, Obama is just talking out his butt regarding numbers anyway even if he knows about the 2007 numbers that the public doesn’t.

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