Skip to comments.In Fla., Palin Goes for the Rough Stuff as Audience Boos Obama
Posted on 10/06/2008 9:09:57 AM PDT by Maelstorm
"I was reading my copy of the New York Times the other day," she said.
"Booooo!" replied the crowd.
"I knew you guys would react that way, okay," she continued. "So I was reading the New York Times and I was really interested to read about Barack's friends from Chicago."
It was time to revive the allegation, made over the weekend, that Obama "pals around" with terrorists, in this case Bill Ayers, late of the Weather Underground. Many independent observers say Palin's allegations are a stretch; Obama served on a Chicago charitable board with Ayers, now an education professor, and has condemned his past activities.
"Now it turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers," Palin said.
"Boooo!" said the crowd.
"And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'" she continued.
"Boooo!" the crowd repeated.
"Kill him!" proposed one man in the audience.
Palin went on to say that "Obama held one of the first meetings of his political career in Bill Ayers's living room, and they've worked together on various projects in Chicago." Here, Palin began to connect the dots. "These are the same guys who think that patriotism is paying higher taxes -- remember that's what Joe Biden had said. And" -- she paused and sighed -- "I am just so fearful that this is not a man who sees America the way you and I see America, as the greatest force for good in the world. I'm afraid this is someone who sees America as 'imperfect enough' to work with a former domestic terrorist who had targeted his own country."
"Boooo!" said the audience.
(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...
What kind of nutjob yelled “kill him”?
This does not help our cause.
She’s stripping the bark off him!
I say we win.....
I am guessing that the author of the article made that up.
Did someone in the audience really propose that? OK Dana, if you say so. Whatever helps your agenda.
Point out that Ayers is a terrorist like Timothy McVeigh—only not as successful.
He was talking about Ayers not Obama. It doesn’t help anything but it doesn’t hurt either. Now if the crowd was shouting death to Obama that would be different.
Probably one of the other reporters in the crowd, just so the guy could put it in the article.
And I like the use of “many independent observers”...translation, a few left-wing media hacks dismiss it, therefore, it’s false! Media logic in action.
Be very wary of any edited accounts!
I just heard an audiotape of what Palin said, and it was really mild stuff. Of course, some people will treat it as an ranting, racist attack.
If I was in Palin’s place, I would have said Obama is a socialist, and all his companions are leftist radicals. And dared anyone to show me where I was wrong.
In this case I imagine their "independent observers" consisted of Lanny Davis, Maureen Dowd and Saul Alinsky's son.
Hope she starts bringing up the Odinga/Kenya thing since the MSM can’t complain that’s in the past. Just watched the video - OMG.
“”” “Kill him!” proposed one man in the audience. “”””
I am guessing that the author of the article made that up.
The author is a denizen of the Washington comPost Heap. Your guess is highly likely to be accurate.
So, honest now, what do we really think the chances are of Mr. McCain winning? I know, anything can happen in the next 4 weeks.
I think Gov. Palin is doing a great job....but...
Imagine how much fun she could have had if Mr. McCain had voted against the Bailout Plan?
And the man was not immediately tackled to the ground by several men wearing sunglasses and earpieces? Riiight.
ROTFL!! What's sad is that I can completely believe that.
The blogs on the right have been talking about Bill Ayers for many MONTHS....I wonder if talking about it now by the McCain camp is too little too late? It’s going to be seen as desperation by the MSM, of course...I think what McCain/Palin needs to do is combine the story about Ayers’ connections to Obama with questions about judgement...what kind of President associates at ALL, in any way, with an unrepentant domestic terrorist who was part of an organization that planted bombs at the Pentagon, robbed banks, and killed two police officers? Framed that way, I think it helps to bring up these questionable Obama associations.
“Many independent observers say Palin’s allegations are a stretch”
Ah yes, the unnamed “independent” observers. I guess this is like “some people” who claim blah blah blah.
BTW I doubt anyone yelled “kill him” but if they did the odds may be good that it was a plant from the little o’s camp to make it look like Palin’s supporters are violent racists.
Just another scumbag tactic from the king of scumbags.
Good gawd, wake up and smell the bias.
I saw the Keating 5 Ad....tee hee...
Now this is a great job of going on the offensive.
Palin is doing a great job of getting the word out on 0bama & sounding good doing it. The ‘Rats should also be knocked for criticizing her experience, because she looks like the most effective campaigner bar none here.
One man says this and we hear that kind of stuff on their side everyday on TV but this is NEWS. Some kind of pissed.
It's the New York Times, remember. They invent stories, quotes, and even people. I seriously doubt someone yelled "Kill him."
CNN’s protect-obama response team had the denials out.
FOLKS THESE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO WERE COVERING FOR CLINTON HAVING SEX IN THE OVAL OFFICE.
(and there was a video tape and there was the dress)
THEN they said it was not about lying under oath it was just physical fun fun time.
October surprises work!
It's nice that we have one on our side for a change.
McCain/Palin just need to focus on 4 issues for the next 4 weeks and keep pounding away at them:
Obama/Dems Fannie/Freddie connections
Obamas proposed tax increases
Probably a reporter for the WSJ.
He was probably thinking of Obama supporter Sandra Berhard musing about Palin being gang banged in Harlem (she hastens to point out she did NOT use the word rape).
Hmmm, sounds like all that the audience said today was “Boo” and “Kill him”. However, I was there and it was a much more positive, energetic and happy event than the writer protrayed (and I certainly didn’t hear anyone talking about killing anyone).
Yeah what can you expect from the the mainstream press.
“Kill him!” proposed one man in the audience...
..., while spitting out tobacco juice on the ground and fiddling around with his big pitchfork casually propped on his right shoulder. A rather large man standing nearby, the guy with the hangmans noose, hollered to “String him up!” right before Sarah Palin declared “Not until every last Harry Potter book has been burned!!!”
I heard someone yell,
COOL RIMS....obviously they like her glasses!!!!
That was my exact response. How convenient that he just happened to overhear someone in the crowd say “kill him” What BS!
Funny, I keep hearing the Obama campaign claiming Obama has condemned Ayers, but I can’t find the actual documentation where Obama actually condemned Ayers.
Anybody know when and where 0 did this?
“What kind of nutjob yelled kill him?
This does not help our cause.”
What makes you think anybody did?
If a right-winger had said anything along those lines, it would have been “execute him”, not “kill him”. Those on the right respect due process. An execution occurs after a trial.
“Kill him” sounds more like the stereotype the left has of the right. An angry mob.
Remember when the left was surprised to the reaction of the right when Palin’s daughter was revealed to be pregnant? They thought there would a ringing condemnation of her. They were surprised to find the reaction from the right was compassion.
This sound more like the writer heard something (I don’t know what), but their mind/bias interpreted it as “kill him”. Not what you would hear from the right. The likely “angry” responses from the right would be “execute him” or more likely “if he doesn’t like American then he can leave.”
I gurantee they made that up if there is no video or audio.
This is the “chains behind the pickup” commercial BS.
remember for democrats, voting for a democrat ONLY because of skin color is not racist it is enlighted.
slavery is freedom as orwel wrote in 1984
“Point out that Ayers is a terrorist like Timothy McVeighonly not as successful.”
This is a point we need to bang home (and which I have been suggesting for a while, not that they listen to me.)
The American public understands who Timothy McVeigh is.
I believe he said they don’t communicate “on a regular basis” To me, that means they STILL COMMUNICATE, just not every day. Maybe one week it’s Monday, Wednesday, Sunday. And the next week, it’s Tuesday and Friday. That’s not a regular basis, ie. not consistently every day or every other day.
Yeah, I understand that. I was saying that I’ve heard the campaign SAY Obama has condemned Ayers, but I can’t find the actual real time quote from 0 himself actually condemning Ayers.
Beautiful photos! Thank you.
Closest thing I’ve found is a quote from Obama on Fox News Sunday, April 27, 2008:
“Now, Mr. Ayres is a 60 plus year old individual who lives in my neighborhood, who did something that I deplore 40 years ago when I was six or seven years old.”
1 a: to feel or express grief for
b: to regret strongly2: to consider unfortunate or deserving of deprecation (many critics deplore his methods)
And regret means:
1 a: to mourn the loss or death of
b: to miss very much
2: to be very sorry for (regrets his mistakes)
So, Obama still hasn’t condemned Ayers. It’s apparently OK with Obama that Ayers still hasn’t repented of his bombings and his anti-American views, though Obama regrets that the bombings took place.
Obama might be sorry the bombings took place, but the guy who founded the group that did the bombings, the guy who taught others how to build those bombs, that guy is just a regular guy who happens to live in Obama’s neighborhood.