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Obama's Other Radical Friends
WSJ ^ | ELIZABETH WURTZEL

Posted on 05/03/2008 1:35:28 PM PDT by Weight of Glory

Apparently, back when he was running for state senate, Barack Obama had fund-raising events at the home of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, and there's been some press about the senator's friendship with this controversial Weathercouple. Many reporters are well aware, even though Mr. Obama has described his connection to Ayers and Dohrn as "flimsy," that the senator's relationship with his radical Hyde Park neighbors is actually quite warm, even close.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; andbernardinedohrn; ayers; obama; obamatruthfile
New angle on the Ayers relationship. The Press knows, and they don't believe it to be news that's fit to print! Let's see where this goes.
1 posted on 05/03/2008 1:35:28 PM PDT by Weight of Glory
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To: Weight of Glory
You left out the most interesting part:

Miss Wurtzel, a recent graduate of Yale Law School, is the author of "Prozac Nation" (Houghton Mifflin, 1994).

I guess sooner or later, everybody does go to law school.


2 posted on 05/03/2008 1:41:11 PM PDT by x
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To: Weight of Glory
Let's see where this goes.

Like the article, it's unlikely to go anywhere, unfortunately. The writer ends the piece essentially saying forget about it; it doesn't matter today:

As for Mr. Obama's friends, the Weathercouple: By all accounts, Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers are unfathomably charming, brilliant and comely people, absolutely irresistible. Everybody who meets them is taken and forgets what they should know.

Mr. Obama expects us all to understand this, because we understand everything else. He is doing something most unusual: He's acting as if the American people are thinking with their brains. He's giving all of us a lot of credit. Could it be that we deserve it?

3 posted on 05/03/2008 1:50:07 PM PDT by CedarDave (Obama says he loves America. So why does he associate with those who so obviously hate it?)
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To: Weight of Glory

Earth to Wurtzel. Earth to Wurtzel. Calling Elizabeth Wurtzel.

This isn’t about the sixties. It’s about a POS bomber-terrorist who as recently as 2001 said his only regret was he didn’t set off more bombs.


4 posted on 05/03/2008 1:57:05 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Her book is autobiographical in it’s title. It should only have the word “Liberal” first, then it would be right

“Bitch,” like “Prozac Nation,” is attracting a good deal of attention, both for its content and its title and cover, which is perhaps the most provocative of current hardbacks. It features Wurtzel sitting backwards in a chair, topless, the “I” in the title “Bitch” covered by her protruding middle finger.


5 posted on 05/03/2008 2:18:46 PM PDT by milwguy (........)
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To: milwguy

Elizabeth Wurtzel Endorses Obama


6 posted on 05/03/2008 2:26:35 PM PDT by milwguy (........)
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To: CedarDave

I don’t know. If she really didn’t want this to be a story, then she shouldn’t have written a story about it.


7 posted on 05/03/2008 2:42:38 PM PDT by Weight of Glory
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To: x

Not everyone goes to Yale Law School and gets published, however.


8 posted on 05/03/2008 2:43:23 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Weight of Glory
"...Mr. Obama expects us all to understand this, because we understand everything else. He is doing something most unusual: He's acting as if the American people are thinking with their brains. He's giving all of us a lot of credit. Could it be that we deserve it?

Values are culturally inculcated. It is unlikely the average person is going to accept the federal government his infected blacks with HIV, exploited them for the welfare of "rich, white people or provided the blacks with drugs.

It is Barack and his supporters who are not thinking. They look at one thing--skin color and assume that others, like they, believe this to be the important issue of the day.

9 posted on 05/03/2008 2:50:36 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: milwguy

Elizabeth Wurtzel is the epitome of much that’s wrong with “higher” education today: she managed to receive a B.A. from Harvard and then the J.D. from Yale Law School, yet she cannot even pretend to analyze the issue adequately. She does not even address the real facts, depravity, and criminality of the terrorist careers of the Weatherfreaks or how they should be regarded today. Instead, by sleight-of-hand she simply sweeps them up into some amorphous blob known as “the 60s” and “hippies” and the Weatherfreaks are left as vaguely annoying reminders of a controversial era. That’s it.


10 posted on 05/03/2008 2:56:58 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama: My 1930s Foreign Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Social Policy!)
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To: Weight of Glory
I don’t know. If she really didn’t want this to be a story, then she shouldn’t have written a story about it.

It seems to me its an inoculation. She can answer, "yes, we wrote about it, but no one said much, so their actions back then are no big deal today. So let move on..."

11 posted on 05/03/2008 3:20:24 PM PDT by CedarDave (Obama says he loves America. So why does he associate with those who so obviously hate it?)
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To: CedarDave

That’s certainly reasonable.


12 posted on 05/03/2008 3:29:58 PM PDT by Weight of Glory
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To: Weight of Glory

Wurtzel suffers from that malady which infects all of liberaldom—foolish pride. It informs her (falsely) that she is capable of understanding the important points of a given circumstance.

She thinks it’s her job, using that wonderful intelligence of hers, to convince people to support Obama.

The last few lines of her article can be translated as “Intelligent people vote Obama.”

It’s the same old formula the drivebys have always used to sucker people with.


13 posted on 05/03/2008 4:02:46 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Of foolishness and evil intent only one can take the lead, and socialists have no other choices.)
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To: Weight of Glory
Here's another Amerikkka-hating "friend of Obama."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006110/posts
The Art of Politics ["Obey Obama"]

Shepard Fairey, the artist who designed the official fund-raising set of Obama posters, like this one:

Fairey has a company ("Obey") that produces his own artwork, such as these.
See Fairey's website: http://www.thegiant.org/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Prints




14 posted on 05/04/2008 5:04:57 PM PDT by Dajjal
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To: Dajjal
HOPE! grounded in what? in whom?

CHANGE! What? How much?

15 posted on 05/07/2008 7:55:19 PM PDT by TPartyType
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