Skip to comments.Bill Ayers Admits For Second Time He Wrote Obama's 'Dreams From My Father'
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):
UNKNOWN QUESTIONER: Time magazine columnist Joe Klein wrote that President Obamas 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 Obamas 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 books quite good.
QUESTIONER: Right, and also, you mentioned about the Pentagon and
AYERS: Did you know I wrote it?
QUESTIONER: Whats 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, Ill split the royalties with you.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Ayers is making a joke, son....
Misleading headlines and ideas are not the conservative way
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.)
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.
I said it is sarcasm. But probably for a reason, IMHO.
BTW, unless you are past 80, the “son” is a little thick.
That was Newsbusters’ headline.
We have rules around here about re-writing them to suit our own tastes.
"It's a joke, son."
Now do you get it?
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.
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.
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.
Why does an old communist and terrorist like Ayers get invited to speak at Montclair State College?
Its 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.
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.
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?”
So what ?? who cares about the Arthur of that lying crap!
Sounds like something Bubba went to school on.
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.
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.
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.
Dat boy is ‘bout sharp as a bowlin’ ball...
Did Ayers ever see the Birth Certificate?
“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.
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.
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).
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.