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Obama: I Assumed Ayers Had Been Rehabilitated
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Posted on 10/09/2008 6:45:37 PM PDT by Chet 99

In an interview with conservative Philadelphia radio talk show host Michael Smerconish today, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said his relationship with William Ayers is being questioned and his middle name is being invoked at events for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to distract voters from the economy.

You can listen to the audio HERE, courtesy of Politico.

"This is a red herring," Obama said of the Ayers story," because people don't want to talk about the fact that economy over the last eight years has been mismanaged to the point that we're teetering on a really, really bad situation.

Smerconish asked about the myriad Republicans at McCain-Palin events this week who referred to "Barack Hussein Obama."

"I don't think there's any secret about this," Obama said. "My father was from Kenya so I've got an Arab-sounding name, and I think most people know that I was raised by my mom who was from Kansas, which is why I've got a Kansas-sounding accent…When people are purposely doing this in connection with a theme the McCain campaign's decided they want to pursue in the past few weeks, which is to go after me personally, in some pretty aggressive ways, then, you know they're trying to distract from the economy."


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1 posted on 10/09/2008 6:45:38 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

No Obama... you’re a crooked punk who hates this country, and will associate with anyone who feels the same way.


2 posted on 10/09/2008 6:47:25 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Chet 99

Hahahahahahaha!

Maybe in 10 years when if I see Osama at Starbucks and decide to work on a children’s foundation with him, I can shrug and say, “I thought he had been rehabilitated”.


3 posted on 10/09/2008 6:47:58 PM PDT by rom (Cold on McCain '08. Enthusiastic about McCain-Palin '08!)
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To: Chet 99

Baloney - boy is he digging himself in a hole. McCain really needs to be a pitbull on this issue at the next debate.


4 posted on 10/09/2008 6:48:04 PM PDT by DocT111
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To: Chet 99

“You can trust me even though I have no record. Believe me.”

“How dare my opponent question whether or not you can believe me?!”


5 posted on 10/09/2008 6:48:15 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Rep. Thaddeus McCotter is my hero.)
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To: Chet 99

I guess Odumbo didn’t read Ayers books...or his listen to his speeches...or converse with him...

If this cover story were true, then it further proves that he is a gullible dunce.


6 posted on 10/09/2008 6:48:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Chet 99

This guy keeps digging a deeper and deeper hole for himself. He didn’t know Ayers had done those bombings, but at the same time he assumed Ayers had been rehabilitated? Rehabilitated from what, Mr. Obama?


7 posted on 10/09/2008 6:48:19 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ("They aren't people! They're the ACLU!" - General Patton in An American Carol)
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To: Chet 99

Waaaahhhhhh!! WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! They're calling me by my name that I adopted when I decided I was going to reject my mother's people!

8 posted on 10/09/2008 6:48:42 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The Word of God is powerful. That's why so many people are afraid to read it.)
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To: Chet 99

Liar, liar, pants on fire.


9 posted on 10/09/2008 6:49:17 PM PDT by Not A Democrat
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To: Chet 99

Kansas accent? Good grief.


10 posted on 10/09/2008 6:49:17 PM PDT by John W (Lord Barry heal the bitter ones)
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To: Chet 99

The more this punk says, the more he sounds like an absolute pompous jerk. And this is who people want to elect in a time like this?


11 posted on 10/09/2008 6:49:35 PM PDT by chpmass
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To: Chet 99

The only “Red Herring” in Obama’s most recent effort to cover up his deep ties to his former employer/mentor Bill Ayers is that he is saying that calling attention to his past executive experience, which seems to consist solely of working closely with Ayers is the equivalent of making childish fun of his middle name. He’s trying to deflect the real issue with a frivolous one - the traditional Red Herring served with style.


12 posted on 10/09/2008 6:49:54 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: Chet 99

I never knew anyone from Kansas that sounded like Obama.

Barry can’t be trusted. A POTUS should never assume anything.

Not ready or fit to lead.


13 posted on 10/09/2008 6:50:03 PM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: John W

Been telling y’all about this for months and months, guy sounds like Eisenhower!


14 posted on 10/09/2008 6:51:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Chet 99

If his accent is from Kansas, I’m Toto.


15 posted on 10/09/2008 6:51:20 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

this man is a fool. and who is running his campaign, giving him advise? dont they even TRY to make the story line FIT or are they throwing whatever they can find, in hopes it sticks. idiots.


16 posted on 10/09/2008 6:51:28 PM PDT by CanadianMusherinMI (Mrs. Musher here!)
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To: Chet 99

How can he assume he had been rehabilitated when he didn’t know of his past. To make the assumption he was rehabilitated is to admit he knows about Ayers. He can’t have it both ways.


17 posted on 10/09/2008 6:51:32 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Chet 99

Mary Matalin quoted Ayers tonight.

I’m guilty as hell and free as hell. America, what a great country.


18 posted on 10/09/2008 6:51:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: Harry Wurzbach
“You can trust me even though I have no record. Believe me.”


LOL — that's the old lawyer joke:


Q. How does a lawyer say "F*** you"?

A. "Trust me."

19 posted on 10/09/2008 6:51:40 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The Word of God is powerful. That's why so many people are afraid to read it.)
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To: indylindy

Never assume, commie.


20 posted on 10/09/2008 6:51:43 PM PDT by Charles Bronson Forever
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To: Chet 99
"Ultimately, I ended up learning about the fact that he had engaged in this reprehensible act 40 years ago, but I was eight years old at the time and I assumed that he had been rehabilitated.

So he really IS that STUPID.

You know what they say about those who assume don't you?

Try this link - http://patriotroom.com/?p=2823

21 posted on 10/09/2008 6:51:54 PM PDT by bayliving (Democrats = Enemy of the State)
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To: Bender2

Ping to another lame Obambi excuse.


22 posted on 10/09/2008 6:52:27 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Chet 99

The Ayers question is catching fire.


23 posted on 10/09/2008 6:52:58 PM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: Chet 99

In order to believe that someone had been rehabilitated you would need to believe they needed to be rehabilitated. I thought Hussein barely knew the guy???

Obama is so full of it.


24 posted on 10/09/2008 6:53:03 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: John W
Kansas accent? Good grief.

Apparently no-one pronounces their "g's" on the end of verbs out there.

25 posted on 10/09/2008 6:53:03 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The Word of God is powerful. That's why so many people are afraid to read it.)
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To: Chet 99

Yes, and I’m sure he thought the Reverrrrund Wrong had been too. What a putz.


26 posted on 10/09/2008 6:53:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: Chet 99

This is always the pattern with Barry. He wasn’t there or he wasn’t aware.


27 posted on 10/09/2008 6:53:18 PM PDT by bluecollarman (This post could be considered Spam , Capitalism, Conservatism, Idealism or something else.)
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To: Chet 99

“nd his middle name is being invoked at events for Sen. John McCain,”

Surreal.

If he’s offended by that,

“Barack Hussain Obama is a murtad fitri”.

Why shouldn’t we use his middle name? If this Stalininst gets into the White House, there will be an ever-growing list of things we cannot say.


28 posted on 10/09/2008 6:53:27 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Chet 99

Obama and Ayers are political soul mates.


29 posted on 10/09/2008 6:53:54 PM PDT by devere
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To: Albion Wilde
1. Barack , Mr. Ayers applied for the grant and selected you chairman

He did so without knowing you?

You think we just got in town by watermelon truck last night.

30 posted on 10/09/2008 6:54:10 PM PDT by scooby321 (Cai)
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To: Chet 99

Sorry, Barack, but don’t talk like a fellow Kansan.


31 posted on 10/09/2008 6:54:24 PM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: Chet 99

” I was raised by my mom who was from Kansas, which is why I’ve got a Kansas-sounding accent…”

Obama is a pathological liar.
He tries to imply that he was raised by his mother..in Kansas.
In Kansas, they do not call Pakistan -Pockeyston.
And Obama wasn’t raised by his mother..but, by his mother and Muslim stepfather in Indonesia
and then after being abandoned by his mother,
he was raised by his typical white people grandparents in Hawaii.


32 posted on 10/09/2008 6:54:41 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Chet 99

I’ve been in Kansas, even lived there for a while.

I never heard anyone say “Pocky-ston”.


33 posted on 10/09/2008 6:54:50 PM PDT by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: Chet 99

Drags Reagan into it? Wow.


34 posted on 10/09/2008 6:54:52 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: cripplecreek

Guilty as sin, free as a bird, is what he said, then went on about America.


35 posted on 10/09/2008 6:55:08 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Thane_Banquo

This guy keeps digging a deeper and deeper hole for himself. He didn’t know Ayers had done those bombings, but at the same time he assumed Ayers had been rehabilitated? Rehabilitated from what, Mr. Obama?

__________________

Exactly


36 posted on 10/09/2008 6:56:02 PM PDT by conservativepoet (The chief aim of order within Christianity is to make room for good things to romp and play.)
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To: mnehrling
"How can he assume he had been rehabilitated when he didn’t know of his past. To make the assumption he was rehabilitated is to admit he knows about Ayers. He can’t have it both ways."

In a world where logic exists, you might have a point.
37 posted on 10/09/2008 6:56:09 PM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Chet 99

Nice try. Now who is trying to deflect the issue? Ayers, ok so now your excuse is you THOUGHT he was rehabilitated. Right....wonder how your going to deal with the Odinga video coming next. Oh and ACORN, Rezko....let’s see Arafat’s buddy.....OH and your name that you chose to change to from Barry Solero....is an Arab name....maybe YOU WANT to be ARAB...unless it costs you this election.


38 posted on 10/09/2008 6:56:16 PM PDT by IndianPrincessOK (McCain/Palin...2 pit bulls, one with lipstick! Pigs will fly with lipstick Nov. 4th)
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To: Chet 99

Smerconish, conservative? He’s been pulling for Obama for months.


39 posted on 10/09/2008 6:56:28 PM PDT by mak5
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To: Albion Wilde

I didn’t know there was such a thing as a Kansas accent. And I’m a Kansan!


40 posted on 10/09/2008 6:56:34 PM PDT by CarolAnn (If we aren't supposed to shoot animals, then why did God make them out of meat?)
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To: Chet 99

Did you all know that Osama bin Laden has been living quietly and peacefully for many years now, eating organic goat meat and northern Pakistan home grown vegetables? He knits prayer caps, plays with babies, and is about 99% fully rehabilitated.

So everything is cool now.


41 posted on 10/09/2008 6:56:58 PM PDT by Yaelle (One candidate fought America's enemies and one candidate owes all he has to America's enemies)
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To: truthluva

Earlier he said he didn’t know about Ayers past. Now he assumes he was rehabed.

The pathological liar Obama just keeps spinning.


42 posted on 10/09/2008 6:57:04 PM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: Chet 99
Follow up question: Phillies or Dodgers?

Wow, some conservative Michael Smerconish is. No wonder Obama went on this guy's show.

43 posted on 10/09/2008 6:57:14 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Petronski

The Ayers question is catching fire.

___________________

Agreed


44 posted on 10/09/2008 6:57:22 PM PDT by conservativepoet (The chief aim of order within Christianity is to make room for good things to romp and play.)
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To: Chet 99

Where does he think Ayres went to be rehabilitated? Camp Obama?


45 posted on 10/09/2008 6:58:01 PM PDT by stayathomemom ( nowanemptynester)
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To: Chet 99
"This is a red herring," Obama said

Redherring? Racist!

46 posted on 10/09/2008 7:00:14 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: scooby321

You should have said turnip truck. The O goons will be gunning for you now. LOL


47 posted on 10/09/2008 7:00:15 PM PDT by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: Not A Democrat
Liar, liar, pants on fire.

No, those are the houses in Detroit on fire the night before Halloween.

48 posted on 10/09/2008 7:01:27 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Chet 99

LMAO! WOO HOO!


49 posted on 10/09/2008 7:01:46 PM PDT by CommieCutter (I'm voting for Sarah.......and that other guy.)
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To: indylindy
I never knew anyone from Kansas that sounded like Obama.

"The wind began to... uh... twitch. The house... uh... I believe... to pitch... And suddenly, if, uh, I'm not mistaken... the hinges started to, uh, um, unhitch. Just then... um, I believe, the Witch... to satisfy, um, what may have been, an itch..."

50 posted on 10/09/2008 7:01:47 PM PDT by Yaelle (One candidate fought America's enemies and one candidate owes all he has to America's enemies)
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