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Bill Ayers Admits For Second Time He Wrote Obama's 'Dreams From My Father'
Newsbusters ^ | March 27, 2011 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 03/28/2011 11:35:13 AM PDT by Scanian

For the second time in less than eighteen months, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers admitted he wrote Barack Obama's book "Dreams From My Father."

This time, it was recorded on videotape as he was speaking last Thursday at Montclair State University (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):

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UNKNOWN QUESTIONER: Time magazine columnist Joe Klein wrote that President Obama’s book “Dreams From My Father” quote “may be the best written memoir ever produced by an American politician.”

BILL AYERS: I agree with that.

QUESTIONER: What is your opinion of Barack Obama’s style as a writer?

AYERS: I think the first book is very good. The second one was more of a political hack book, but the first book’s quite good.

QUESTIONER: Right, and also, you mentioned about the Pentagon and…

AYERS: Did you know I wrote it?

QUESTIONER: What’s that?

AYERS: I wrote “Dreams From My Father.”

CROWD: We know that.

QUESTIONER: You wrote that?

AYERS: Yeah, and if you could help me prove it, I’ll split the royalties with you.

[Laughter]

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ayers; bho44; birthcertificate; democrats; eligibility; illegalacts; obama; obamatruthfile; radicalleft

1 posted on 03/28/2011 11:35:20 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Ayers is making a joke, son....


2 posted on 03/28/2011 11:38:29 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Scanian

Misleading headlines and ideas are not the conservative way


3 posted on 03/28/2011 11:39:47 AM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Scanian

Sounds like Ayers using sarcasm to suppress suspicion, i.e. make a joke out of it, Alinsky-style.

But to me the mention of “royalties” is a key. All those leftoids are money mad and Ayers has to resent Obama getting 100% of the royalties when 0 surely didn’t do 100% of the writing.

If you accept Cashill’s style analysis, which I do.

(The genuine writings we have from 0 show him to be a very clumsy writer. “Dreams” reflects the work of someone experienced with genuine literary skill. Ayers fits the bill.)


4 posted on 03/28/2011 11:41:49 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: r9etb
Agree.

But listen to it again and listen to the audience, a woman says "we know" and others make comments which are inaudible. They then laugh when he jokes about 'proving it' so as to collect royalties. I sensed that the audience took it as fact that he wrote it and that the joke is on us because we cannot prove it.

5 posted on 03/28/2011 11:44:29 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Going to Charlotte for the barbecue is like going to Minneapolis for the gumbo - John Reed)
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To: r9etb

See #4.

I said it is sarcasm. But probably for a reason, IMHO.


6 posted on 03/28/2011 11:45:37 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: r9etb

BTW, unless you are past 80, the “son” is a little thick.


7 posted on 03/28/2011 11:46:45 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Flightdeck

That was Newsbusters’ headline.

We have rules around here about re-writing them to suit our own tastes.


8 posted on 03/28/2011 11:48:43 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
I think "son" is a reference to Foghorn Leghorn's famous line: "That's a joke, son."


9 posted on 03/28/2011 11:50:34 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama -- he's as American as nasi goreng)
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To: Scanian
BTW, unless you are past 80, the “son” is a little thick.


"It's a joke, son."

Now do you get it?

10 posted on 03/28/2011 11:51:05 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Maceman

dingdingding....


11 posted on 03/28/2011 11:51:37 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Scanian
OK, I haven't read the book and I'm certainly no expert or even knowledgeable on literary topics. But from what I've read and heard, it's nearly impossible to believe Obama wrote the book. The book is supposed to have a high literary style despite the fact the substance may be junk. However no one can find any other work of Obama's which has this same quality. To the extent that anyone can find anything at all, Obama's writing is borderline childish. He's the only president of the Harvard Law Review who never wrote an article for the Review. Very unusual.
12 posted on 03/28/2011 11:55:14 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Scanian

Billy makes this “joke” to anyone who’ll listen. He loves bringing it up. He loves that he’s finally getting some credit for the best book he’s ever written.

The way he praised “Dreams” and trashes “Audacity” tells you all you really need to know. He wrote the book, adores the adulation and wants the credit. Otherwise, he’d dismiss the theory and let it die.

BTW, if you haven’t read Cashill’s “Decontructing Obama”, do so. It’s brilliant.


13 posted on 03/28/2011 11:58:35 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Scanian

Ayers is speaking the truth, knowing that it is the best way for him to be perceived as lying. He is a trained liar who knows most people assume there is a lie in anything a liberal says, so to cover up the truth, he told the truth as though it were a lie.


14 posted on 03/28/2011 11:58:44 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Scanian

http://www.renewamerica.com/article/081030


15 posted on 03/28/2011 12:02:02 PM PDT by PLD
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To: truthguy

We see it just about the same way.

Just as I believe that “The Audacity of Hope”-—which Rush just called a “hackjob”-—was written by speechwriter Jon Favreau.


16 posted on 03/28/2011 12:02:34 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Why does an old communist and terrorist like Ayers get invited to speak at Montclair State College?


17 posted on 03/28/2011 12:03:23 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats are silly people - but silly people can be dangerous)
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To: pallis
From Time Enough For Love by Robert A. Heinlein:

“It’s not enough to be able to lie with a straight face; anybody with enough gall to raise on a busted flush can do that. The first way to lie artistically is to tell the truth – but not all of it. The second way involves telling the truth, too, but is harder: Tell the exact truth and maybe all of it .. but tell it so unconvincingly that your listener is sure you are lying.”
Source.
18 posted on 03/28/2011 12:07:15 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: pallis

Yep-—dissimulation.

He put too much of himself into that book not thinking that it would end up a “big efin’ deal.”

Some close analysis of Ayers’ other writings by Cashill exposed the scam.


19 posted on 03/28/2011 12:08:22 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: popdonnelly

I don’t know anything about the place except I think it was mentioned on “The Soprano’s” a time or two. But aren’t most “institutions of higher learning” left- leaning nowadays?

And isn’t Ayers an acclaimed “education expert?”


20 posted on 03/28/2011 12:11:01 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

So what ?? who cares about the Arthur of that lying crap!


21 posted on 03/28/2011 12:11:39 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Steely Tom

Sounds like something Bubba went to school on.


22 posted on 03/28/2011 12:12:45 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Cheetahcat

Other than the fact that Obama’s whole myth is based on it, who could possibly care?

It would be nice of some pubbie candidate would look into it-—somebody besides Trump.


23 posted on 03/28/2011 12:14:58 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian
“Other than the fact that Obama’s whole myth is based on it, who could possibly care?

It would be nice of some pubbie candidate would look into it-—somebody besides Trump.”

Not going to happen,we have compassionate “Bonehead” protecting the Usurper.

24 posted on 03/28/2011 12:19:43 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
He wrote the book, adores the adulation and wants the credit.

Still, if he really wanted to, he could end the controversy in a heartbeat, simply by holding a press conference or issuing an official statement. In fact, at this point, it might be in his best interest to do so, if you get my drift. But the fact that he allows the lie to continue is proof that he's more idealist than writer. He still believes Obama can carry out the political agenda he himself might have executed, had he not disqualified himself by his crimes.

I do have to wonder how long it will be before Ayers and the other hard leftists finally realize that their man in the Oval Office is really Goldman Sachs' man in the Oval Office. The Libyan KMA might help raise their consciousness in that regard.

25 posted on 03/28/2011 12:26:31 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Maceman

Dat boy is ‘bout sharp as a bowlin’ ball...


26 posted on 03/28/2011 12:35:04 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Scanian

Did Ayers ever see the Birth Certificate?


27 posted on 03/28/2011 12:51:47 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Flightdeck

“Misleading headlines and ideas are not the conservative way”

There has been alot of that around here lately. People read a headline that someone said “fill in outrageous comment”, they believe it and go on a rant. If you actually read what was said, it’s not what was claimed. Not a good trend.


28 posted on 03/28/2011 1:07:59 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Scanian
I have questioned “Dreams of My Father” for a long time since I first heard about the book and read about the book. Obama was an unknown talent with dubious writing ability. Obama had written two poems one about apes in a Grotto stamping figs and the other that showed promise called POPs, but very strange for a college freshman or sophomore. In law school Obama wrote, as I understand it, a few uninspiring workman pieces for the law review. My question is, the publishing business is cut throat and very hard to get a foot in. You write a manuscript and hire an agent, he shops it around, if you are lucky you get a rejection note from a publisher who actually read it. If you are lucky enought to get your manuscript published you run around to “book signing” where a few bored people may actually show up buy a copy. You might if lucky make a buck or two. Most books end up in bargain bin. Now why would a publishing company give some one like Obama, a person of dubious talent, twenty five grand to write a book on civil rights and the constitution? Then when no book is forth coming advance another 25 or maybe even 40 grand? Obama then retires to Bali and writes “Dreams” instead of writing on the constitution and civil rights like the advances was originally for? I really think that the fix was in for Obama about the book before the advance was ever made. Who would set Obama up other than a pr-oven writer like William Ayers. Somebody in the publishing industry paved the road for Obama!
29 posted on 03/28/2011 2:00:30 PM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: Scanian

I think he’s just making fun of Cashill and others who have doubted Obama’s authorship.

Personally, I wouldn’t doubt that Obama had help with that book. But this video is not much in the way of evidence to support that, given Ayers’ body language which indicates he’s joking.


30 posted on 03/28/2011 2:34:23 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Scanian

You’ve been here long enough to understand that when a reply is made to the original poster of an article, it is often directed at the author of the article (especially if the poster doesn’t include a comment of their own).


31 posted on 03/28/2011 3:01:21 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Flightdeck

I think that should be made clear, don’t you?

But does that make any sense? I never could see it. Does anybody really think the author will ever read it?

Plus, there are some commenter who take a “you post it, you own it” attitude.

Have you been paying attention to the decline in atmosphere around here? Freepers jumping Freepers with a frequency I’ve never seen before. And it’s not ny imagination either. I get private complaints about it whenever I make a post like this.


32 posted on 03/28/2011 3:23:09 PM PDT by Scanian
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