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Why is Obama Hiding the Truth About William Ayers? Follow the Money
No Quarter ^ | April 26, 2008 | Larry Johnson

Posted on 04/27/2008 7:01:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Barack Obama is not telling the truth about his relationship with Bill Ayers. There is more to this story than is already known, but Obama and his campaign are working hard to obfuscate and cover up the matter. Why? Because Barack Obama has had a close personal and business relationship with Bill Ayers that predates his run for the Illinois State Senate, and it is incumbent on the Senator from Illinois to come clean.

In fact, Barack worked for Bill Ayers for at least eight years and the press, so far, has not investigated this matter.

I predicted on this blog four months ago that Barack’s relationship with an unrepentant terrorist would become a heated issue in the presidential contest. Although Obama insists that he barely knows Ayers, this is not true. Democrats, beware — the problems of Obama’s associations with Ayers will create serious problems in the fall campaign if he is the candidate. Republicans take heart — if Barack is the nominee, your only problem will be deciding whether or focus your campaign attack ads on Obama’s questionable ties to the corrupt Tony Rezko, the racist Jeremiah Wright, the terrorist group Hamas, or the unrepentant bomber, William Ayers.

Can it be true that Obama is hiding the reality of the relationship? I will let you, the reader, decide for yourself.

In the ABC News debate in Philadelphia on April 16, Obama was asked about Ayers for the first time in a prominent public forum. It’s important to read the entire exchange in order to see that George Stephanopoulos’s question was precise in seeking information and that Obama’s answer was dismissive of the query and certain in refuting any close tie.

STEPHANOPOULOS: And, Senator, if you get the nomination, you’ll have to beat back these distractions.

And I want to give Senator Clinton a chance to respond, but first a follow-up on this issue, general theme of patriotism, in your relationships. A gentleman named William Ayers. He was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that.

And, in fact, on 9/11, he was quoted in the New York Times saying, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.” An early organizing meeting for your State Senate campaign was held at his house and your campaign has said you are “friendly.”

Can you explain that relationship for the voters and explain to Democrats why it won’t be a problem?

OBAMA: George, but this is an example of what I’m talking about. This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.

And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn’t make much sense, George….

So this kind of game in which anybody who I know, regardless of how flimsy the relationship is, that somehow their ideas could be attributed to me, I think the American people are smarter than that. They’re not going to suggest somehow that that is reflective of my views, because it obviously isn’t.

Nice try, Barack. He conveniently forgot to mention what was already on the blogs — that Ayers held the first fundraiser at his home to help launch Obama’s state senate campaign in 1995; and that the two men have sat on the board of a private foundation in Chicago, the Woods Fund, for years, giving grants to, among others, a radical Palestinian activist named Rashid Khalidi.

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.

Obama served on the board for eight years until the Challenge ended in 2003. Bill Ayers was intimately involved in the Challenge over this same time period.

Now, let’s revisit Obama’s claim about Ayers in the ABC debate:

“Not someone I’ve accepted endorsement of, it’s not someone I exchange ideas with on a regular basis…”

That is a lie. Both parts of Obama’s statement are obviously false. Obama not only evaded Stephanopoulos’s question, he was deliberately deceptive and misleading.

Ayers helped select Obama to exercise a leadership role on the Annenberg Challenge. And Obama wants us to believe they never talked? Never exchanged ideas? Never identified issues to raise and policies to pursue? What is Barack hiding?

Senator Obama, how did you become acquainted with William Ayers? When and how did you and Bill meet?

Maybe Barack met Bill Ayers through his wife, Michelle Obama? That is one possibility. Michelle started working at the Sidley Austin law firm in Chicago in in the summer of 1988 (and stayed there until 1991). Who else worked there? None other than Bill Ayers’ wife, Bernardine Dohrn, who worked at Sidley from 1984 through 1988. Indeed, she is widely thought in Chicago to have gotten this position due to the influence of her father-in-law, Thomas Ayers, former CEO of Commonwealth Edison, who was one of the law firm’s biggest clients.

In the aftermath of the ABC debate, no one in the mainstream media has dared probe into this relationship. The most informative article to appear since then has been written by Steve Diamond, law professor on the faculty of Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, California, on his blog, on April 22. None of what he reports has appeared in any major media outlet.

Here are key excerpts from Diamond’s report:

So, who “sent” Obama? The key I think is his ties…to the family of (in)famous former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers – not just Bill Ayers, but Bill’s father Tom Ayers and his brother John as well. Obama was a community organizer from about 1985 to 1988, when he left for Harvard Law School. . . .

Active in the local control-from-below side of this effort was Bill Ayers who had returned to Chicago in 1987 as a professor of education at the University of Illinois’ Chicago Circle campus, after surfacing from the underground, as well as Barack Obama’s Developing Communities Project (DCP). . . .

Thus, Bill Ayers was a vigorous advocate of local control along with a related concept called “small schools,” most likely because he believes it gives him the potential to build a political base from which to operate. He has discussed these ideas in speeches and writings on his blog. As he said in a speech he gave in front of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela in late 2006: “Teaching invites transformations, it urges revolutions small and large. La educacion es revolucion!” . . . .

In the fall of 1988, however, Obama left the city to go off to law school. My best guess, though, is that it was in that 86-88 time frame that Obama likely met up with the Ayers family. I will explain why I believe that in a minute. Interestingly, after his first year in law school Obama returned in the summer of 1989 to work as a summer associate at the prestigious Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin. This in and of itself is a bit unusual. Very few top-tier law students work for big law firms during their first summer. The big law firms discourage it because if you work for them in the first summer you are likely to work for a second firm the following year and then the firms have to compete to get you.

So, why or how did Obama — at that point not yet the prominent first black president of the Harvard Law Review (that would happen the following year) — end up at Sidley?

Coincidentally, or not, Sidley had been long time outside counsel to Commonwealth Edison. The senior Sidley partner who was their key outside counsel, Howard Trienens, was a member of the board of trustees of Northwestern alongside Tom Ayers (as well as Sidley partner Newton Minow). Coincidentally, or not, Bernardine Dohrn worked at Sidley also, hired there in the late 1980s, many contend, through the intervention of Tom Ayers, even though she is not a member of the bar (as far as I can tell) because of her past jail time for Weather Underground activities. . . .

It is highly unlikely that a 30-something second-year lawyer would have been plucked from relative obscurity out of a left wing law firm to head up something as visible and important in Chicago as the Annenberg Challenge by Bill Ayers — unless Ayers had not already known Obama very well. Obama likely proved himself to Ayers in the battle for local school control when at the DCP in the 80s.

One guess as to why Obama does not play up his educational experience more thoroughly now -– it certainly could be of use to him one would think in beefing up his “I have the experience to be President” argument -– is that it would lead to a renewed discussion of the Bill Ayers connection, which is clearly toxic for Obama. This likely explains why Obama tried a kind of head fake when asked about Ayers in the recent TV debate. Obama said Ayers was a “professor of english.” Yet, Obama chaired the Annenberg Challenge for three years and served on its board for another three years, working closely with Ayers on grants to Chicago schools. And he did not know that Ayers was a professor of education? That strains credulity.

One final curiosity: Here’s yet another bizarre incident involving Ayers, reported in The New Yorker in 2001. Did Obama happen to be at this neighborhood event? We imagine he wouldn’t recall.

Dohrn teaches law at Northwestern University and is, at fifty-nine, still notably glamorous. Ayers, who is fifty-six, teaches education at the University of Illinois at Chicago; his business card reads “Distinguished Professor, University Scholar, Educator, Activist, Peacemaker, Flash-of-Lightning.” The night I got to Chicago, the couple was giving a party, timed to coincide with the booksellers’ convention, which was being held downtown… Ayers’s memoir, titled “Fugitive Days,” is coming out this fall, and he was handing his guests promotional stick-on tattoos of the Weatherman symbol–a three-colored rainbow crossed by a lightning bolt. He showed me a larger version of the symbol tattooed on his upper back.

It is of vital importance to clarify Barack’s relationship with Ayers. This is not a casual relationship. It is not a recent relationship. And, as reported in an earlier piece on this blog, Ayers has not changed his tune of political radicalism. I don’t challenge his right to believe such things, but Ayers certainly does not reflect the views of most Americans, both Democrats and Republicans. Why is Barack lying about this relationship? That is the question voters deserve to have asked and answered.


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1 posted on 04/27/2008 7:01:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In fact, Barack worked for Bill Ayers for at least eight years and the press, so far, has not investigated this matter.
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And this writer is surprised? HA !!! The press, the lap- dogs-by-omission for the radical left, will not lift a finger to expose Osama Obama for what he reall is.


2 posted on 04/27/2008 7:12:29 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; kristinn; tgslTakoma; Doctor Raoul
Thanks for posting this!

This item, combined with his fundraiser hosted by Terrorist Supporter Jodie Evans of Code Pink, should be the talk of the town.

4 posted on 04/27/2008 7:20:24 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This was sent to me by a friend in D.C. who knows truth from fiction:


John,

This came from a good friend that is very connected to Africa and the missions and many of the missionaries there. I don't know if there's any proof, but at some point, if it's true, it will come out.

These are Missionaries in Africa and can shed some light on one of our Presidential candidates.


Thanks for sending out an alert about Obama. We are living and working in Kenya for almost twelve years now and know his family (tribe) well. They are the ones who were behind the recent Presidential election chaos here. Thousands of people have been displaced by election violence (over 350,000) and I don't know the last count of the dead. Obama under 'friends of Obama' gave almost a million dollars to the opposition campaign who just happened to be his cousin, Raila Odinga, who is a socialist trained in east Germany. He has been trying to bring Kenya down for years and the last president threw him in prison for trying to subvert this country!

December 27th elections brought cries from ODM (Odinga Camp) of rigged election. Obama and Raila speak daily. As we watch Obama rise in the US we are sure that whatever happens, he will use the same tactic, crying rigged election if he doesn't win and possibly cause a race war in America.What we would like you to know is what the American press has been keeping a dirty little secret. Obama IS a Muslim and he IS a racist and this is a fulfillment of the 911 threat that was just the beginning. Jihad is the only true Muslim way. We have been working with them for 20 years this July! He is not an American as we know it. Please encourage your friends and associates not to be taken in by those that are promoting him. It is world wide Jihad. All our friends in Europe are very disturbed by the Muslim infiltration into their countries.

By the way, his true name is Barak Hussein Muhammad Obama. Won't that sound sweet to our enemies as they swear him in on the Koran! God Bless you. Pray for us here in Kenya . We are still fighting for our nation to withstand the same kind of assault that every nation, including America, is fighting. Takeover from the outside to fit the new world order. As believers, this means we will be the first targets. Here in Kenya, not one mosque was burned down, but hundreds of churches were burned down, some with people in them, burned alive. Jesus Christ is our peace but the new world order of Globalism has infiltrated the church and confused believers into thinking that they can compromise and survive. It won't be so. I will send you a newsletter we sent out in February documenting in a more cohesive manner what I've tried to say in a few paragraphs.





5 posted on 04/27/2008 7:23:21 PM PDT by B-Cause (It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, but it doesn’t matter, for the American voters cannot spell “skeleton” much less understand what they are.


6 posted on 04/27/2008 7:24:48 PM PDT by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The MSM (except for Hannity) is giving the 'Ayers' issue minimal (if any) exposure. That is an outrage!!!

The only thing more disgusting than that--is the pathetic and insulting defense (by Obama) that Obama was 'only eight years old' when his current friend engaged in terrorist bombings.

That is an absolutely unbelievable, outrageous,pathetic and insulting defense of Obama's adult friendship with a terrorist.

Does that mean that someone who was under 8 years of age on 9/11--could then develop a friendship with Osama bin Laden, and that would be ok???

Yet there are some people (most notably in the MSM) that will into that blatant, BS, bogus logic as a defense.

Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable!!!

7 posted on 04/27/2008 7:28:42 PM PDT by stockstrader (Obama's "I HAVE AN EXCUSE" speech on race most certainly was "Eloquent, but Outrageous".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is Barack lying about this relationship?

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"Cause I'm the Bamboozler baby! I'm an audacious hoodwinkin' mofo."

8 posted on 04/27/2008 7:33:59 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BUMP-TO-THE-TRUTH!


9 posted on 04/27/2008 7:40:02 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: F15Eagle

Nice graphic.


10 posted on 04/27/2008 7:40:41 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: EagleUSA
In fact, Barack worked for Bill Ayers for at least eight years and the press, so far, has not investigated this matter.

Come on now. Why in the world would the 'press' want to investigate anything that could harm their 'dream far-left extremist' candidate???

The only one really covering the terrorist Ayre's relationship with Obama is Hannity. He was the only one to continue to focus on Wright also!!

The American people owe Hannity a 'debt of gratitude' for helping to show the 'real' Obama!!

12 posted on 04/27/2008 7:56:47 PM PDT by stockstrader (Obama's "I HAVE AN EXCUSE" speech on race most certainly was "Eloquent, but Outrageous".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary was all over the Rezko ties, but has been relatively silent on the Obama-Wright connection, for fear of antagonizing the huge black voting bloc that is absolutely crucial to any democrat’s chances in the general election. So far, for reasons I have yet to discern, Hillary hasn’t jumped on the Obama-Ayers connection.


13 posted on 04/27/2008 8:00:27 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
So far, for reasons I have yet to discern, Hillary hasn’t jumped on the Obama-Ayers connection.

Probably because Slick pardoned 14 Puerto Rican terrorists--and so far, Obama is just friends with ONE.

14 posted on 04/27/2008 8:10:36 PM PDT by stockstrader (Obama's "I HAVE AN EXCUSE" speech on race most certainly was "Eloquent, but Outrageous".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the racist Jeremiah Wright
He's more than a racist, he's a Marxist. And this is no exaggeration, he even freely admits it.
look at the the transcript of Wright's interview on March 1, 2007 with Hannity and Colmes:
Reverend, welcome to the program. Thank you for being with us.

REV. DR. JEREMIAH WRIGHT, TRINITY UNITY CHURCH OF CHRIST: Thank you for having me.

HANNITY: OK, this is the same church. You do have the Web site, right, where it says commitment to the black community, commitment to the black...

WRIGHT: The black value system, which was developed by the congregation, by laypersons of the congregation, 26 years ago, very similar to the gospel (INAUDIBLE) developed by laypersons in Nicaragua during the whole liberation theology movement, 26, 28, 30 years ago, yes.
What's that? Developed in Nicaragua 28 years ago? As in Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas? But of course, in true Hannity form, Sean passes up this bombshell admission, and keeps on with his weak and narrow train of thought, that the Church is racist. (This is already a given, but thanks anyways, Captain Obvious.)

OK, but maybe Sean didn't hear him. No worries, Reverend Wright gives Sean another opportunity, by bringing up what his 'Liberation Theology' is all about himself:
WRIGHT: No, let me finish. No, here's my point to you.

HANNITY: I'm waiting.

WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the ‘60s, (INAUDIBLE) black liberation theology, that started with Jim Cone in 1968, and the writings of Cone, and the writings of Dwight Hopkins, and the writings of womanist theologians, and Asian theologians, and Hispanic theologians...
OK, so Reverend Wright just laid bare the Marxist origins of the 'Liberation Theology' he's been preaching to Barack Obama for 20 years. But Hannity still is completely uninterested, and wants to continue talking about racism. So Reverend Wright begins beating Hannity over the head with a clue-by-four, which still leaves Sean unphased:
HANNITY: I'm going to tell you this. Listen...

WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir? Do you know liberation theology?

HANNITY: I studied theology; I went to a seminary. And I studied Latin.

WRIGHT: Do you know black liberation theology?

HANNITY: I'm very aware of what you're calling black liberation, but let me get my question out.
Wait a minute... so Sean claims he is aware of what 'Liberation Theology' is, and yet he still just wants to talk about his stupid, irrelevant question?

Which is a more shocking revelation to Americans? That Barack Obama, a black man, listened to Afro-centric sermons at an Afro-centric church? Or that when Barack Obama claims he was in church to "hear about Jesus", he was really indoctrinating himself with Sandinista inspired revolutionary Marxism.
15 posted on 04/27/2008 8:10:41 PM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain for President - Because we need VICTORY in Iraq, not RETREAT)
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To: Amendment10

Looks like a lot more substantive information about Ayers.


16 posted on 04/27/2008 8:10:51 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barak Obama is a rotten commie just like every daggone one of the Weathermen Underground. Commies make me sick.


17 posted on 04/27/2008 8:10:58 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: stockstrader; 2ndDivisionVet; Theodore R.
This is precisely why the Clintons have been telling all and sundry on the DNC level that Obama is "unelectable." He is unelectable as President this time around. Being friends with a genuine bomb-tossing terrorist certainly cannot help!

But bomb-throwing criminal terrorist friends aside, Obama's people have, in effect, been telling all and sundry that anyone taking a position opposed to him are racists. The African-American primary electorate and younger left-leaning Democrats have certainly bought this line of reasoning. Neither do they seem to care about Obama's friends and associates. The problem for the Democrats is that if Obama is not the nominee, their most devoted voting bloc might very well stay home, or worse, perhaps even riot during the convention or in some extreme cases,during the election. The Democrats probably do not want Obama as the nominee, yet they have to keep him and his constituency under control to win the big states.

IMHO, Mrs. Clinton may also be unelectable. So I believe the Democrat ticket is going to be Gore/Obama. Ostensibly, the idea might even come from Obama, in the name of party unity. It might even be presented as a "co-presidency." Al might even promise to bow out after one term to clear the way for the by-then "experienced" Obama. By then, all will be forgotten and forgiven about Obama's unfortunate youthful friendships. What to do with Mrs. Clinton? Senate. Cabinet. UN Ambassador, Supreme Court? Who knows?

I think this ticket would be very tough for McCain to beat.

18 posted on 04/27/2008 8:13:47 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (GOP Plank: Pump MORE US Crude--2Xrefining capacity -- Coal /METHANOL fuel-- Build Nukes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the racist Jeremiah Wright
He's more than a racist, he's a Marxist. And this is no exaggeration, he even freely admits it.
look at the the transcript of Wright's interview on March 1, 2007 with Hannity and Colmes:

Reverend, welcome to the program. Thank you for being with us.

REV. DR. JEREMIAH WRIGHT, TRINITY UNITY CHURCH OF CHRIST: Thank you for having me.

HANNITY: OK, this is the same church. You do have the Web site, right, where it says commitment to the black community, commitment to the black...

WRIGHT: The black value system, which was developed by the congregation, by laypersons of the congregation, 26 years ago, very similar to the gospel (INAUDIBLE) developed by laypersons in Nicaragua during the whole liberation theology movement, 26, 28, 30 years ago, yes.
What's that? Developed in Nicaragua 28 years ago? As in Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas? But of course, in true Hannity form, Sean passes up this bombshell admission, and keeps on with his weak and narrow train of thought, that the Church is racist. (This is already a given, but thanks anyways, Captain Obvious.)

OK, but maybe Sean didn't hear him. No worries, Reverend Wright gives Sean another opportunity, by bringing up what his 'Liberation Theology' is all about himself:

WRIGHT: No, let me finish. No, here's my point to you.

HANNITY: I'm waiting.

WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the ‘60s, (INAUDIBLE) black liberation theology, that started with Jim Cone in 1968, and the writings of Cone, and the writings of Dwight Hopkins, and the writings of womanist theologians, and Asian theologians, and Hispanic theologians...
OK, so Reverend Wright just laid bare the Marxist origins of the 'Liberation Theology' he's been preaching to Barack Obama for 20 years. But Hannity still is completely uninterested, and wants to continue talking about racism. So Reverend Wright begins beating Hannity over the head with a clue-by-four, which still leaves Sean unphased:

HANNITY: I'm going to tell you this. Listen...

WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir? Do you know liberation theology?

HANNITY: I studied theology; I went to a seminary. And I studied Latin.

WRIGHT: Do you know black liberation theology?

HANNITY: I'm very aware of what you're calling black liberation, but let me get my question out.
Wait a minute... so Sean claims he is aware of what 'Liberation Theology' is, and yet he still just wants to talk about his stupid, irrelevant question?

Which is a more shocking revelation to Americans? That Barack Obama, a black man, listened to Afro-centric sermons at an Afro-centric church? Or that when Barack Obama claims he was in church to "hear about Jesus", he was really indoctrinating himself with Sandinista inspired revolutionary Marxism.
 
19 posted on 04/27/2008 8:14:23 PM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain for President - Because we need VICTORY in Iraq, not RETREAT)
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To: counterpunch
WRIGHT: Do you know black liberation theology?

Hannity should have responded as follows:

HANNITY: From the hateful, ugly, venomous, racist rants I have seen you spew in your 'so-called' church, I know that you are intentionally POISONING the minds of the next generation of black youths. That's all I need to know about a 'bogus theology' like that.

20 posted on 04/27/2008 8:16:13 PM PDT by stockstrader (Obama's "I HAVE AN EXCUSE" speech on race most certainly was "Eloquent, but Outrageous".)
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To: stockstrader

No, he shouldn’t have.
He should have latched onto it from the very start, and exposed the political roots of it. He should have exposed that it isn’t Christian theology at all, but rather thinly veiled Marxist ideology.


21 posted on 04/27/2008 8:20:15 PM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain for President - Because we need VICTORY in Iraq, not RETREAT)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Hillary hasn’t jumped on the Obama-Ayers connection.
she really can't "burn all the bridges" to her Socialist-Marxist/Stalinist past.....it defines her whole being....did I said that?
22 posted on 04/27/2008 8:23:27 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid,doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you..our hopes were dashed by CINOs :)
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To: counterpunch
a clue-by-four, which still leaves Sean unphased#:

It would take a lot more than a "clue-by-four#" to get through Hannity's hair-do and affect his brain.

#1. that's "unfazed." "unphased" is an electrical term .. which still leaves Hannity's brain unfazed.
#2. I am sorry to report that the brilliant "clue-by-four" has been stolen by a shameless plagiarist: me.

23 posted on 04/27/2008 8:23:50 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (GOP Plank: Pump MORE US Crude--2Xrefining capacity -- Coal /METHANOL fuel-- Build Nukes)
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To: stockstrader

Obama is friends with more than one ~ Bill’s got a wife ~ she’s got convictions to show for it. There are undoubtedly others.


24 posted on 04/27/2008 8:25:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kenny Bunk
Algore is actually very easy to beat. He's done nothing for local party people for a long time. Dems have a habit of not supporting those who have not supported them somewhere.

Remember, almost all Dems are in it for the money.

25 posted on 04/27/2008 8:27:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kenny Bunk; 2ndDivisionVet
So I believe the Democrat ticket is going to be Gore/Obama...I think this ticket would be very tough for McCain to beat...This is a very troubling thought.
26 posted on 04/27/2008 8:32:38 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid,doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you..our hopes were dashed by CINOs :)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author, Larry Johnson, is a big Hillary supporter, but I have to say, I’m impressed with his research. IIRC, he was the first to point out that Obambi has three skeletons in his closet: Ayers, Wright, and Rashid Khalidi.

I think he really has nailed something here about how Obama landed at Sidley. Very good detective work.


27 posted on 04/27/2008 8:32:52 PM PDT by freespirited (Michelle Obama says the U.S. is "just downright mean." That must be why our poor people are fat.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
So I believe the Democrat ticket is going to be Gore/Obama.

The RAT party will explode if Obambi is denied the presidential nomination.

28 posted on 04/27/2008 8:34:58 PM PDT by freespirited (Michelle Obama says the U.S. is "just downright mean." That must be why our poor people are fat.)
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To: freespirited
The RAT party will explode if Obambi is denied the presidential nomination.

But what if it's Obama's idea? The guy lies pretty good.

29 posted on 04/27/2008 8:38:07 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (GOP Plank: Pump MORE US Crude--2Xrefining capacity -- Coal /METHANOL fuel-- Build Nukes)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Al Gore is well on the way to being a billionaire. Why would he give that up for a $400,000 a year gig?


30 posted on 04/27/2008 8:43:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only Hillary or Obama can!)
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To: muawiyah
Algore is actually very easy to beat. He's done nothing for local party people for a long time. Dems have a habit of not supporting those who have not supported them somewhere.

Remember, almost all Dems are in it for the money.
That's correct. And Obama is rolling in money, and has spread around a lot of money. More than Hillary has. All the elected Democrat super-delegates are salivating at the prospect of getting a slice of Obama's leftover primary election war chest once we enter the general election. They are not, however, looking forward to the the prospect of the Clintons back in power, where they can exact revenge on all of the disloyal Obama supporters who stabbed Hillary in the back. And there are a great many of them, and in high places.

This is why Obama will be the nominee, no matter how badly he crashes and burns from here on out.
 
31 posted on 04/27/2008 8:48:32 PM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain for President - Because we need VICTORY in Iraq, not RETREAT)
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To: muawiyah
Algore is actually very easy to beat.

Wait just a cotton-pickin' minute! Easy to beat?

A genuine Oscar Winner. A genuine Nobel Prize Winner. A Carbon-Offset Trader. The Pope of the Orthodox Church of Global Warming. This is not the pompous drooling fool that lost to George II in the Supreme Court, where he took the dispute. He's grown, He's matured. He's gained gravitas. He hates the Clintons. He's available.

And if it had not been for this great American, Al Gore, you and I would not be speaking through cyberspace on his Internet.

Oh yeah, he's got money and knows where to get more.

32 posted on 04/27/2008 8:53:43 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (GOP Plank: Pump MORE US Crude--2Xrefining capacity -- Coal /METHANOL fuel-- Build Nukes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sometimes I think this guy is the “Manchurian Candidate”. Something that has been planned for a long time.


33 posted on 04/27/2008 9:01:03 PM PDT by skimask (Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why would he give that up for a $400,000 a year gig?

well...
short answer: Its all about the power
the long answer: Its the idealogical Elitism.

...Communism, didn't fail.....only Soviet/Sino Communism did....We are American Socialist-Marxist (Stalinists), We just can't fail...We (the Elite) are supremely qualified...to guide (shepherd) the "little people/lambs"....the sheep (think Animal Farm).


34 posted on 04/27/2008 9:04:41 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid,doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you..our hopes were dashed by CINOs :)
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To: counterpunch
....prospect of the Clintons back in power, where they can exact revenge

If that happened, Bill Richardson would have to go into the Witness Protection Program.

But if Obama could be convinced to cheerfully take the VP slot as a "co-president," and could sell it in the 'hood, that just might work. They get the dough (left-overs are Obama's property, legal fair and square), and they keep the Black vote on the plantation.

Such a deal! And look at the credit Obama would get as a hero of the party. OK, so he's president next time. He's young. He'll get over it.

Alternate scenario: a real scandal bomb drops on the Golden-Tongued Anointed One, something with low down dirty sex and drugs ... what happens then?

35 posted on 04/27/2008 9:05:21 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (GOP Plank: Pump MORE US Crude--2Xrefining capacity -- Coal /METHANOL fuel-- Build Nukes)
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To: Kenny Bunk
IMHO, Mrs. Clinton may also be unelectable. So I believe the Democrat ticket is going to be Gore/Obama. Ostensibly, the idea might even come from Obama, in the name of party unity.
No, you have to look at this 3 dimensionally. There are a lot of hidden layers to it. First of all, Al Gore wouldn't take the grueling day-to-day job of president now. He was, as it turns out, the real winner of election 2000, because he has international influence in the areas he's interested in, without the burden of having to deal with all the areas he's not. He sets his own schedule and can take as much money for his work as he wants, from whomever he wants. And most importantly to Gore, he is insulated from criticism, something he would lose once he was back in political office. What Gore is doing is all upside for him.

But beyond that, you need to understand, that the super-delegates want to win the 2008, election, they really do... but it's not a matter of life and death. They are more interested in their own political fates, and taking the nomination from Obama, no matter how poorly they know he will do now, would be political suicide for them.

Hillary would begin Stalinist purges of the party. Blacks would hemorrhage. "Young people" would be disillusioned. The news media would castigate them. All of that money Obama has to throw around would dry up.

The Democrat party hacks put their own survival ahead of someone with a 'D' by their name winning an election.

But even all of this aside, the harsh reality of it is that both candidates will be so close to having the necessary delegates to win, that no one else could be selected. There is not a 3-way tie here. Delegates will break one way or another, either to Clinton or Obama, and one of them will win on the first ballot.
If by some impossible turn of events neither candidate is nominated on the first few ballots, and delegates of one candidate blink and decide to break off and form an Al Gore coalition, enough delegates from their side would switch to the other in order to block it, handing the nomination to the candidate whose delegates won the game of chicken.
 
36 posted on 04/27/2008 9:08:51 PM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain for President - Because we need VICTORY in Iraq, not RETREAT)
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To: freespirited
.....Sidley. Very good detective work.

Sounds to me that Bernadine Dohrn got to Michelle Obama, who's reputed to run Barak Hussein. Bill runs Bernadine, or vice versa, they run Michelle, Michelle runs Barak.

Well, that's solved. Waddawedo now?

Question: During all those years when Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were on the run, was it the wealthy Tom Ayers that supported them and knew where they were when the FBI didn't?

37 posted on 04/27/2008 9:14:53 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (GOP Plank: Pump MORE US Crude--2Xrefining capacity -- Coal /METHANOL fuel-- Build Nukes)
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To: counterpunch
...and delegates of one candidate blink and decide to break off and form an Al Gore coalition,...

Just a feeling on my part, but I "feel" that this contingency plan may have already been set in motion.

But one thing is for sure, and that is that the Democrats have captured our bandwidth. Prhaps we really ought to be worrying about what to do with McCain.

Now there's an interesting situation....+

38 posted on 04/27/2008 9:21:36 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (GOP Plank: Pump MORE US Crude--2Xrefining capacity -- Coal /METHANOL fuel-- Build Nukes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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39 posted on 04/27/2008 9:27:28 PM PDT by midway
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To: Kenny Bunk
There is no way said contingency plan could be set in motion.
There are only two candidates, and not enough uncommitted delegates left to have any kind of impact. This unexpected mystery candidate would be in a very distant 3rd place and not go anywhere.

These brokered convention type deals can only take place in a crowded field where no one candidate can muster enough votes to reach 50%+1.
So let's remain rational here. Your scenario is pure fantasy.
 
40 posted on 04/27/2008 9:29:24 PM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain for President - Because we need VICTORY in Iraq, not RETREAT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send this to O’Reilly.

One salient fact is that Obama appeared on a panel with Ayes AFTER Ayers’s article appeared in teh New York Times in which hesaid that he didn’t regret setting bombs and didn’t think he did enough.


41 posted on 04/27/2008 10:18:10 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Kenny Bunk

It’s hard to believe a sex scandal could bring Obama down, but that being a Communist wouldn’t. Have we let so many illegals into this country to vote that we are in danger of electing and out and out Communist? The evidence is overwhelming. I remember hearing when I was young that the only way to elect a Communist was for them to run as a Democrat. I remember hearing about persecution of Christians when I was young and I thought it could never happen here. Now I see how we are frighteningly close to it and wonder what can be done to stop this trainwreck. We seem as vulnerable to real extremists as Post WWI Germany.


42 posted on 04/27/2008 10:36:29 PM PDT by LongTimeMILurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you are researching this matter you may encounter blog articles which question whether Obama was really the ‘Chair’ of this operation. YES HE WAS

60 page PDF document

Note the priceless, disingenuous whitewash of Ayers background

“William Ayers, a political organizer who became a local professor of education”

http://ccsr.uchicago.edu/publications/p0b06.pdf

The Chicago Annenberg Challenge:
The First Three Years

p.5

How the Chicago Annenberg Challenge Was Formed

Shortly after Walter Annenberg launched his Challenge in 1993, three Chicago school activists - Anne Hallett, a local foundation executive turned national advocate of urban school improvement, William Ayers, a political organizer who became a local professor of education, and Warren Chapman, a state school reformer who is now a local foundation officer - seized the opportunity.

p.54 Endnotes

15 Vartan Gregorian, Letter to Barack Obama, Chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge Board. Brown University, May 28, 1996.


43 posted on 04/27/2008 11:14:01 PM PDT by midway
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To: midway
"Barack Obama, Chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge Board"

BINGO! Obama was Chairman of this project, for which Ayers was one of the 3 originators and a central participant. It is IMPOSSIBLE that Obama did not know that Ayers is a Prof. of EDUCATION, not "English" and therefore Obama lied in the debate to try to misdirect attention. More importantly, Obama clearly worked with Ayers for YEARS on educational "reform" and has LIED in pretending to barely know Ayers.

It is also remarkable that Obama has not made his supposed leadership and expertise in educational "reform" one of the central planks of his qualifications for higher office...... after all, this is just about the only significant thing he has done in public life!!!! (if they actually accomplished anything?) The fact that Obama did not see fit to emphasize his 8 years of "experience" leading the way for educational "reform" strongly suggests that he knew he had to keep public and media attention away from his ties with people like Ayers, and maybe all the Annenberg money was squandered anyway if these bozos did not do much more than hold meetings and generate reports. Did they actually accomplish anything in all these years of "reform"??

btw, I only glanced through the .pdf but I noticed that they refer to some governing body as the "collective" -- a term only used in far-left political organizing..... it would be most interesting to find out the extent to which they (mis)used the Annenberg funds simply to support an Ayers-fantasy radical collective experiment..... and Obambi was the Chairman of the whole project.

oh, boy, I wish he were already the nominee because this sort of stuff should be lethal to his campaign and by coming out now the 'Rats may still have a last-ditch chance to switch over to Shrillary.
44 posted on 04/27/2008 11:43:22 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama: All you dumb, bitter "typical white people" must learn to say "God D--n America!")
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To: EagleUSA

The MSM won’t investigate Democrats unless bloggers force them to. Bloggers work both ways. They eliminated Sen. Lott and they exposed Obama’s statements about small town residents.


45 posted on 04/28/2008 12:21:28 AM PDT by kathsua (A woman can do anything a man can do and have babies besides.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Can anybody verify this $200 contribution that Ayers allegedly gave to Obama?
"As an Illinois state senator in 2001, Mr. Obama accepted a $200 contribution from William Ayers, a founding member of the group that bombed the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon during the 1970s."--New York Sun

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/HughHewitt/2008/04/17/airing_the_ayers-obama_connection

If the information concerning the Ayers' contribution to Obama is true then Obama's remark concerning being 8 years old 40 years ago when Ayers was busy making himself infamous seems to me to be an attempt by Obama to try to cover his tracks concerning his relatively recent associations with the man.
46 posted on 04/28/2008 12:47:20 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama: communist, socialist, racist.

Hillary: America’s worst nightmare.


47 posted on 04/28/2008 1:08:08 AM PDT by Rudder (Klinton-Kool-Aid FReepers prefer spectacle over victory.)
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To: counterpunch
Your scenario is pure fantasy.

Punch, I sure as hell hope so! Thanks.

48 posted on 04/28/2008 5:39:38 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (GOP Plank: Pump MORE US Crude--2Xrefining capacity -- Coal /METHANOL fuel-- Build Nukes)
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To: Enchante
Pursuant to the discussion on a previous thread, here's a chronology:

1. Michelle Robinson went to work for Sidley & Austin in 1988. Bernadine Dohrn was working for Sidley & Austin in 1988.

2. Michelle Robinson met Barack Obama in 1989, when he interned at Sidley & Austin. She was assigned to supervise him.

3. Michelle Robinson became Michelle Obama in 1992. After that, his political career got underway. He was appointed to the chairmanship of the Annenberg Challenge (likely by William Ayers) in 1995, then was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1997 (having launched his campaign under Ayers' auspices).

The Dohrn-Michelle connection may be the critical one.

49 posted on 04/29/2008 1:53:39 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Thanks for the article. I don't have anything to add, except it blows my mind that with all the terrorist connections that Obama has, people are still voting for him.

I guess Chris Matthews leg still tingles when Obama speaks.

50 posted on 05/04/2008 10:36:07 AM PDT by FR_addict
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