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Obama's Ayers evasions don't hold up

Barack Obama has dealt with the exposure of his association with radical terrorist bomber William Ayers by asserting Ayers was just some eccentric English professor from the 'hood and, since Ayers' terrorist acts had taken place some forty years ago, when Obama was a mere child, it is unfair to insinuate Obama had any knowledge of what Ayers was about.

Naturally, it's baloney, but the adoring press corps eat it up. Ayers, of course, has consistently and repeatedly defended his actions through the years, right up to the present, and the only remorse he has ever expressed was that his bombings weren't more successful. This was no dark secret from the past known only to those who were adults at the time; Ayers' notoriety flowed from it. And Ayers hosted the campaign kickoff fundraiser for Obama's first State Senate run.

But now it seems his denial is an even more blatant falsehood than was already apparent. He and Ayers worked closely for years, according to Larry Johnson of No Quarter:

But William Ayers was not just some guy who "lives in Barack's neighborhood." He is a well-known and controversial Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. And Obama wants you to believe that he knew nothing of Ayers views or politics even though Barack participated in public forums with him there? I don't think so.

But that is not all. Barack also was essentially an employee of Bill Ayers for eight years.

In 1995, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created to raise funds to help reform the Chicago public schools. One of the architects of the Challenge was none other than Professor Bill Ayers. Ayers co-wrote the initial grant proposal and proudly lists himself on his own website as the co-founder of the Challenge.

And who did William Ayers, co-creator of the Challenge, help select as the new director of the board for this program? Barack Obama. Barack Obama was the first Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. This appointment came at a crucial time in Barack's life. He was on the verge of challenging longtime state Senator Alice Palmer for her job. When Barack decided to run, it is no surprise that he turned to William Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn for help in organizing the campaign and in hosting his first fundraiser in the district.

Read the entire post at the above link. Just how many bald-faced lies is Obama to be allowed without consequence?

It should be noted the author is a Hillary Clinton supporter, but his claim should be easily confirmed or refuted. If true, a clear pattern is emerging: whenever one of Obama's close associates is found to be corrupt, or anti-American, or a radical terrorist, he has minimized his relationship with that person and falsely so.

Unfortunately, so long as the media refuses to report his lies and evasions - much less take note of the pattern of deception - it really doesn't matter how many he tells, does it?

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Comments (5)

If the press doesn't seem t... (Below threshold)

If the press doesn't seem to latch on to the story it may be because most of them were collegiate red diaper doper babies themselves and likely have embarrassing J school paper trails. Or sympathies or common courtesy for a fellow.

The reason the very neocon apparatchiks in the government-media complex aren't pushing it (excessively) is because of their own suppressed histories with Maoist and Trotskyist front groups from which the Weather Underground sprang, such as SLID and SDS. Even iconic sourpuss Jeanne Kirkpatrick was a member of the Young Socialist League. They would rather keep this nuggets of information obscure.

Furthermore, neocons being neocons, though joyful instigators and scribblers, are extremely risk-averse on a personal, moral level. Likewise, admirers of neoconservativism would rather not compare themselves to a person of action (however misguided that person) when even now said admirers must acknowledge sitting out two(2) hot wars which they themselves hold up as existential to the USA.

The other problem I have wi... (Below threshold)

The other problem I have with Obama's excuses is that even if you could believe him, doesn't it tell you something about his naivety? If everyone else in the world knows these things about Ayers, how could it be that Obama knew nothing at all? What does that say about his judgment? What would he be like if he was elected?

When will conservatives get... (Below threshold)

When will conservatives get in the 527 game, follow the blueprint of the Swiftvets and take on the MSM monolith? Bloggers and talk radio preach to the choir. If you want to win elections, you have to get info to the mushy middle in the last two months of a campaign. The MSM will trash any GOP candidate who contradicts them. Outside "media" has to do the job. When will we start the process?

The real problem is now for... (Below threshold)

The real problem is now for McCain since his numbers are not picking up that dramatically even though the two socialist pacifist Dems are tearing themselves new ones! John has to stop attacking fellow Pubs. In NC and Miss. the state Pubs are blasting the Wright-Ayers-Obama connection and money is coming in. McCain will have to connect with the BASE, me, to get some dough and support. He has a chance but if he acts like Todd Whitman or Nelson Rockefeller, he is a dead duck.

In large part the "Dems are... (Below threshold)

In large part the "Dems are tearing their party apart" meme is total BS pushed by the Obamedia as a part of their attempt to put more pressure on Clinton to resign.

If conservatives are actually swallowing the notion that's occurring, and think that the GOP and McCain should be benefiting from this -- the fact that McCain isn't benefiting is further proof that it's just ObamaBS.







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