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Did William Ayers Ghost-Write Obama Memoir?
World Net Daily ^ | Sept. 18, 2008 | Reynaldo Mahatma Smith

Posted on 09/18/2008 3:11:56 PM PDT by attiladhun2

According to Jack Cashill (see this link), there is mounting evidence to indicate that Barack Obama was not the author of his now famous memoir, Dreams From My Father. His research into Obama's literary background shows that, prior to 1990, Obama had written nothing of note. Then like a bolt from the blue, Obama produces a work described by Time Magazine as "the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician."

Cashill observes, "I had questioned whether the influential Muslim crackpot who paved Obama’s way into Harvard, Khalid al Mansour, might have greased his way into the world of publishing as well." However, upon comparing the text of Obama's book to that of William Ayers' 2001 memoir Fugitive Days, Cashill now believes that the Obama book is substantially a product of the unrepentant former terrorist. He cites two passages from each book as evidence:

I picture the street coming alive, awakening from the fury of winter, stirred from the chilly spring night by cold glimmers of sunlight angling through the city.” Bill Ayers, Fugitive Days.

 

“Night now fell in midafternoon, especially when the snowstorms rolled in, boundless prairie storms that set the sky close to the ground, the city lights reflected against the clouds.” Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father.

We already know Obama has not been forthcoming about his relationship with Ayers. If Ayers is, indeed, the real author of the Obama memoir, it could well reveal Obama's true puppet master. Were it a shadowy billionaire like George Soros, that would be bad enough, but a fanatical Marxist ideologue and unindicted terrorist!

A forensic textual analysis of Ayers' and Obama's books could answer this question. It could also be the sword that finally slays the presidential asperations of the junior senator from Illinois.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: almansour; author; ayers; bookreview; cashill; conspiracy; cusumanalysis; documentanalysis; dreamsofmyfather; fugitivedays; ghostwriter; jackcashill; kooks; manchuriancandidate; memoir; obamaautobiography; obamasbook; qusm; tinfoil; worldnutdaily
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1 posted on 09/18/2008 3:11:57 PM PDT by attiladhun2
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To: attiladhun2

This is going to sell a few copies of Fugitive Days on Amazon...


2 posted on 09/18/2008 3:13:41 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: attiladhun2
Obama produces a work described by Time Magazine as "the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician."

Uh-Huh......

3 posted on 09/18/2008 3:14:20 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: attiladhun2

Bump


4 posted on 09/18/2008 3:16:26 PM PDT by mnehring (Maverick/Barracuda 2008)
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To: attiladhun2
I hear that the National Enquirer has a blockbuster expose entitled “Obama’s Memoir Ghost Written by Terrorist” but I don't want to post that and have it unfairly put into the Google cache :)
5 posted on 09/18/2008 3:17:45 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: attiladhun2

POST TURTLE!!!


6 posted on 09/18/2008 3:18:55 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: attiladhun2

I think the Earl of Oxford wrote Obama’s memoirs. Seriously, from the quality of the excerpts I’ve seen, it’s entirely possible that a slacker like Obama could’ve written his own books. It’s not that hard.


7 posted on 09/18/2008 3:19:37 PM PDT by Argus (Obama: All turban and no goats.)
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To: attiladhun2

There are computer programs that can figure this out.

They used it to compare disputed Shakespeare works.

People have frequency of certain words and turns of phrase.


8 posted on 09/18/2008 3:19:51 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Wish it was Palin/McCain)
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To: attiladhun2

Read the article! It says that Edward Said was another Obama pal. Good grief.


9 posted on 09/18/2008 3:22:15 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: attiladhun2

This sounds quite plausible: both Mr. and Mrs. Obama are too challenged to speak full proper sentences off TelePrompter, let alone pen something with flair. In such case, Mr. Cashill’s sleuthing is a nice find indeed.


10 posted on 09/18/2008 3:22:59 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: attiladhun2

The “similarity” between these passages is “evidence”?

Not seeing it.

At all.


11 posted on 09/18/2008 3:23:17 PM PDT by Buckhead
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To: mnehrling; All
I did not mean to indicate that this was an article authored by Reynaldo M. Smith in WND. He is not associated with that website. Smith wrote the FR article above. When I post, I usually screw something up. Sorry.
12 posted on 09/18/2008 3:24:05 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: AmericaUnited

Where would you hear that the National Enquirer has an expose on “Obama Memoir Ghost Written by a Terrorist”? I only seem to hear old news like “Biden is a Plagiarist”.


13 posted on 09/18/2008 3:24:12 PM PDT by philled ("I prefer messy democracy to the stability of tyrants." -- Howar Ziad, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada)
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To: Buckhead

I am.


14 posted on 09/18/2008 3:24:14 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: MeanWestTexan
There are computer programs that can figure this out.

Yes, and with a decent degree of confidence. That's what needs to happen.

15 posted on 09/18/2008 3:26:47 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: attiladhun2
Cashill now believes that the Obama book is substantially a product of the unrepentant former terrorist. He cites two passages from each book as evidence:

“I picture the street coming alive, awakening from the fury of winter, stirred from the chilly spring night by cold glimmers of sunlight angling through the city.” Bill Ayers, Fugitive Days.

“Night now fell in midafternoon, especially when the snowstorms rolled in, boundless prairie storms that set the sky close to the ground, the city lights reflected against the clouds.” Barack Obama, Dreams From My Father.

There is nothing in common between these two passages except perhaps they both describe Chicago. Big deal. Cashill should stick to what he knows best - creationism.

16 posted on 09/18/2008 3:27:34 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: philled

LOL!


17 posted on 09/18/2008 3:28:18 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: attiladhun2

“A forensic textual analysis of Ayers’ and Obama’s books could answer this question. It could also be the sword that finally slays the presidential asperations of the junior senator from Illinois.”

I wish I was as optimistic as you. I have come to the conclusion that Obama could knife an old lady in the street with Michelle Obama holding her down and it would still be neck in neck with McCain. Heck, if she were a Republican, it might even move him up 10 points or so.


18 posted on 09/18/2008 3:29:28 PM PDT by autumnraine (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: attiladhun2

Has this clown EVER accomplished anything on his own?


19 posted on 09/18/2008 3:29:29 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Mamzelle

Google on “Obama Palestine said” and click the electronicintifada link. Obama and Said photographed having dinner.


20 posted on 09/18/2008 3:30:41 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Fred Thompson/Clarence Thomas 2008!])
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To: SteamShovel

Hey, you have to be able to write well if you’re writing a political autobiography and you have no actual political accomplishments.


21 posted on 09/18/2008 3:31:11 PM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: 9YearLurker

I think the media and the world was duped into the “Obama is the Great Orator” by his ‘magnificent’ memoir and his ability to read a teleprompter well.

After hearing how he speaks off teleprompter and the fact that he has never written anything else, maybe they are seeing or picking up on something. They would never admit it at this point because ego is too precious to the MSM and liberals, but deep down I think they know.


22 posted on 09/18/2008 3:32:26 PM PDT by autumnraine (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: autumnraine

Maybe, but we have to be optimistic about truth winning out over untruth.


23 posted on 09/18/2008 3:33:41 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: attiladhun2

I doubt that it would have any effect on Obama’s chances to be elected, but it does strike me that, whether Ayers wrote the “memoirs” or not, they were written by someone other than Obama. For one thing, they are so carefully, discreetly massaged to project an image without providing any real information about Obama that they certainly would seem to be the product of somebody who’s a professional at this type of work. And while they’re certainly not great writing, I suspect they’re more than the stumbling, bumbling Obama could produce.

In that case, the question is why? Or, perhaps, the question should be how long the creation of this Manchurian candidate has been in the works, and who is behind it.


24 posted on 09/18/2008 3:35:29 PM PDT by livius
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To: wideminded

“There is nothing in common between these two passages except perhaps they both describe Chicago. Big deal. Cashill should stick to what he knows best - creationism.”

It is the pattern not the word content dingbat.


25 posted on 09/18/2008 3:35:51 PM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: 9YearLurker
Its not that Obama is too challenged to speak proper sentences, it is that he has to flip through his mental rolodex to find acceptable phrases. He could, doubtless, wax eloquently about the evils of capitalism, the white man, and America, i.e., what he truly believes, but he knows that rhetoric would doom his campaign.
26 posted on 09/18/2008 3:41:03 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: MeanWestTexan
There are computer programs that can figure this out.

They used it to compare disputed Shakespeare works.

People have frequency of certain words and turns of phrase.

Indeed. It's called forensic authorship analysis.

If Cashill's theory pans out, it would be worthwhile to present the most damning A/B comparisons in a slick 527 commercial that will have Bambi once again howling to the Justice Department and calling TV stations to demand it not be aired. Certainly, his reaction to that earlier ad linking him to Ayers and Dohrn shouts vulnerability on the issue.

What do Osama and Obama have in common? They both know somebody who bombed the Pentagon.

27 posted on 09/18/2008 3:41:22 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: attiladhun2

Well Well Well..... From wikipedia

William Charles “Bill” Ayers (born 1944) is an American Distinguished Professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is most well known for his violent radical activism in the 1960s and 1970s and his current work in school reform and educational curriculum and instruction. In 1969 he co-founded the militant radical left organization Weatherman active during the 1960s and 1970s and was one of its top leaders.


28 posted on 09/18/2008 3:42:08 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: attiladhun2

OMG! As a small time writer and former small publisher, I know creating a First book that has the phrases Obama supposedly used just doesn’t happen. Those kinds of lines come off terribly hackneyed unless you know exactly what you are doing. The Ayers connection seems very believable.


29 posted on 09/18/2008 3:45:30 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: AmericaUnited
Did you say:

"I hear that the National Enquirer has a blockbuster expose entitled “Obama’s Memoir Ghost Written by Terrorist” but I don't want to post that and have it unfairly put into the Google cache :)"

That's a huge problem for Obama.....

.....if True.

30 posted on 09/18/2008 3:46:49 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Palin for President! (Who was that old fogey she was with?))
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To: kimoajax
It is the pattern not the word content dingbat.

What, a long descriptive sentence of Chicago weather connected by commas? The only smoking gun is that they both took Creative Writing 101 classes. That or Carl Sandburg wrote both of them.

31 posted on 09/18/2008 3:48:13 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: attiladhun2; autumnraine

I think if you listen closely, you’ll find both Mr. and Mrs. Obama are really challenged to use the correct pronouns, tense, and agreement in regular conversation. Yes, Obama speaks slowly in part because he’s censoring his real thoughts, but he’s tripped up on grammar as well.


32 posted on 09/18/2008 3:49:01 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: AmericaUnited
Interesting. I understand the NE is owned by a bigtime Clintonoid.
33 posted on 09/18/2008 3:50:22 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: Buckhead

Me too. If I were given these two papers in a creative writing class by two different students, I’d have to call them in for a frank discussion about authenticity, honesty, and ghostwriter’s royalties.


34 posted on 09/18/2008 3:50:29 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: livius
I doubt that it would have any effect on Obama’s chances to be elected...

I don't. If it could be shown that Obama's "autobiography" is actually a fraud composed by a former terrorist bomber, that would rattle a few cages...

35 posted on 09/18/2008 3:51:54 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: attiladhun2

Very interesting article by Jack Cashill. Thanks for posting.


36 posted on 09/18/2008 3:52:12 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: livius

Sorry... I should have read your post a bit more carefully.


37 posted on 09/18/2008 3:52:34 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: attiladhun2

What is perhaps even more likely is that both memoirs were ghost written by the same writer.

I can easily imagine Ayers passing along the name of his ghoster to a frustrated Obama who hadn’t been able to progress his book for three years.


38 posted on 09/18/2008 3:52:54 PM PDT by John Valentine
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To: livius

The answer to that question is Ayers. Obama and Ayers were both at Columbia U during the same period. Obama refuses to release any information about his grades or activities during that period.


39 posted on 09/18/2008 3:55:05 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: Walkingfeather
For considerably more on Ayers and Obama, click here.

40 posted on 09/18/2008 3:55:07 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: FastCoyote

Interesting. Thanks for posting. I see similarities.


41 posted on 09/18/2008 3:55:38 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: attiladhun2

Wouldn’t surprise me at all if he did.


42 posted on 09/18/2008 3:56:17 PM PDT by Notoriously Conservative
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To: Uncle Miltie
the National Enquirer has a blockbuster expose entitled “Obama’s Memoir Ghost Written by Terrorist”

Well that would be interesting :)

43 posted on 09/18/2008 3:57:37 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: 9YearLurker

Bingo! You nailed it.


44 posted on 09/18/2008 3:57:48 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: kimoajax
It is the pattern not the word content.

Exactly! It is the same type writing in this instance. Obama I believe is incapable of writing a book as he has trouble speaking without a written script. Maybe that is why he submits very few if any bills he writes because he cannot write. Is his education affirmative action at work?

45 posted on 09/18/2008 4:00:00 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: FastCoyote

Thanks for your input. This must come out. Obama cannot be anywhere near the seat of power. He and his radical democrat cohorts will criminalize political opposition, Stalinists that they are. This website, along with talk radio, will be targeted for shut-down. You can make book on it.


46 posted on 09/18/2008 4:01:54 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, instead of opposing the world's tyrants, he wants to embrace them)
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To: John Valentine
What is perhaps even more likely is that both memoirs were ghost written by the same writer.

Good point. If that's true and the person can be identified, it might be possible to include other writing samples in the evaluation.

47 posted on 09/18/2008 4:02:13 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: attiladhun2

Cashill says he will be doing a second article tomorrow that includes more specifics.


48 posted on 09/18/2008 4:03:40 PM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: livius
I doubt that it would have any effect on Obama’s chances to be elected, but it does strike me that, whether Ayers wrote the “memoirs” or not, they were written by someone other than Obama.

The potential damage to Obama is on two levels. First, he didn't acknowledge a ghost writer. So, if you believe the memoirs are in fact written by someone else, it makes Obama appear false and dishonest. Second, evidence that the memoirs were ghost written by Ayers, of all people, further strengthens the link between Obama and the terrorist, a link he has sought to minimize. Caught lying again! A Manchurian candidate trying to infiltrate the Oval Office!

49 posted on 09/18/2008 4:04:30 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: AmericaUnited
"the National Enquirer has a blockbuster expose entitled 'Obama’s Memoir Ghost Written by Terrorist'”

If true, of course. Which hasn't been established. But would be interesting.

50 posted on 09/18/2008 4:07:17 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Palin for President! (Who was that old fogey she was with?))
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