Skip to comments.Biden Speaks Out Again on Obama-Ayers Controversy
Posted on 10/08/2008 4:41:56 PM PDT by kristinn
Democratic party vice presidential nominee Delaware Sen. Joe Biden answered an Orlando, Florida reporter's question about the relationship between unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers and Democratic party presidential nominee Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.
Speaking with WKMG-TV reporter Jacqueline London, Biden answered questions submitted by local viewers. London herself asked Biden about Ayers:
"Sen. Biden, this morning on "The Early Show" you used the words mildly dangerous in describing the McCain campaign's criticism of Barack Obama's associations with William Ayers. Why is that? Was Ayers not a domestic terrorist? And do you think people are judged at least in some way by the company they keep?"
Biden: "Barack Obama was 8 years old when this guy was doing these bad things. This guy is no part of Barack's campaign and he'll be no part of an administration and it was 40 years ago. To make it sound like Barack is consorting with terrorists, the average people out there think, 'Well, God, is he sitting down and talking with these guys?' I just find it to be way over the top."
While trying to dismiss the issue, Biden spells out exactly what Obama was doing with Ayers: sitting down, talking with that guy and consorting with him.
Kudos to Jacqueline London for asking the question in a pointed manner.
Biden, can you repeat that, and keep on repeating that?
The Obama campaign keeps trying to deflect attention to the facts by attacking the messenger. At some point in the next few weeks Obama is going to have to address the issue himself. I think the general public still is unaware of the facts because most every article written about Obama’s deep ties to Ayers minimizes the connection.
Do you think we are stupid, Senator Biden? Oh right, I forgot that you have a higher IQ than most, and that you placed near the top of your law school graduating class.
40 years ago. But he’s the same terrorist and believes in that, as recently as RIGHT NOW.
There a line I believe in drawing. I wouldn’t invite David Duke or Jesse Jackson into my home. I just don’t find them worthy to break bread with. I expect others to draw some ethical lines somewhere. Obambi draws the line at loving my country. I wouldn’t invite them or allow them in my home either.
I get itJoe! So the Tate/LaBianca murders by Chuckie Mansons followers were also about 40 years ago when I was 6. If I were to hang out with Manson, would that matter Biden?
What else was he doing on the Annenberg and Woods boards?
It wasn’t 40 years ago, it was more like 30....
So it will be okay to work with an unrepentant Eric Rudolph in......what...12 more years?
7 October 1969 Bombing of Haymarket Police Statue in Chicago, apparently as a kickoff for the Days of Rage riots in the city October 8-11, 1969. The Weathermen later claimed credit for the bombing in their book, Prairie Fire.
8-11 October 1969 The Days of Rage riots occur in Chicago in which 287 Weatherman members from throughout the country were arrested and a large amount of property damage was done.
6 December 1969 Bombing of several Chicago Police cars parked in a precinct parking lot at 3600 North Halsted Street, Chicago. The WUO stated in their book Prairie Fire that they had did the explosion.
27-31 December 1969 Weathermen hold a War Council meeting in Flint, MI, where they finalize their plans to submerge into an underground status from which they plan to commit strategic acts of sabotage against the government. Thereafter they are called the Weather Underground Organization (WUO).
13 February 1970 - Bombing of several police vehicles of the Berkeley, California, Police Department .
16 February 1970 Bombing of Golden Gate Park branch of the San Francisco Police Department, killing one officer and injuring a number of other policemen.
6 March 1970 Bombing in the 13th Police District of the Detroit, Michigan. 34 sticks of dynamite are discovered. During February and early March, 1970, members of the WUO, led by Bill Ayers, are reported to be in Detroit, during that period, for the purpose of bombing a police facility.
6 March 1970 bomb factory located in New Yorks Greenwich Village accidentally explodes. WUO members die . The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officers dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The bomb was packed with nails TO INFILICT MAXIMUM CASUALTIES UPON DETONATION.
30 March 1970 Chicago Police discover a WUO bomb factory on Chicagos north side. A subsequent discovery of a WUO weapons cache in a south side Chicago apartment several days later ends WUO activity in the city.
10 May 1970 Bombing of The National Guard Association building in Washington, D.C..
21 May 1970 The WUO under Bernardine Dohrns (Ayers current wife) name releases its Declaration of a State of War communique.
6 June 1970 The WUO sends a letter claiming credit for bombing of the San Francisco Hall of Justice; however, no explosion actually took place. Months later, workmen in this building located an unexploded device which had apparently been dormant for some time.
9 June 1970 - Bombing of The New York City Police Headquarters.
27 July 1970 - Bombing of The Presidio army base in San Francisco. [NYT, 7/27/70]
12 September 1970 The WUO helps Dr. Timothy Leary, break out and escape from the California Mens Colony prison.
8 October 1970 - Bombing of Marin County courthouse. [NYT, 8/10/70]
10 October 1970 - Bombing of Queens traffic-court building . [NYT, 10/10/70, p. 12]
14 October 1970 - Bombing of The Harvard Center for International Affairs [NYT, 10/14/70, p. 30]
1 March 1971 - Bombing of The United States Capitol . [NYT, 3/2/71]
April, 1971 abandoned WUO bomb factory discovered in San Francisco, California.
29 August, 1971 - Bombing of the Office of California Prisons . [LAT, 8/29/71]
17 September 1971 - Bombing of The New York Department of Corrections in Albany, NY [NYT, 9/18/71]
15 October 1971 - Bombing of William Bundys office in the MIT research center. [NYT, 10/16/71]
19 May 1972 - Bombing of The Pentagon . [NYT, 5/19/72]
18 May 1973 - Bombing of the 103rd Police Precinct in New York
28 September 1973 - Bombing of ITT headquarters in New York and Rome, Italy . [NYT, 9/28/73]
6 March 1974 - Bombing of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare offices in San Francisco
31 May 1974 - Bombing of The Office of the California Attorney General.
17 June 1974 - Bombing of Gulf Oils Pittsburgh headquarters .
11 September 1974 Bombing of Anaconda Corporation (part of the Rockefeller Corporation).
29 January 1975 - Bombing of the State Department in (AP. State Department Rattled by Blast, The Daily Times-News, January 29 1975, p.1)
16 June 1975 - Bombing of Banco de Ponce (a Puerto Rican bank) in New York .
September, 1975 Bombing of the Kennecott Corporation .
October 20, 1981 - Brinks robbery in which several members of the Weather Underground stole over $1 million from a Brinks armored car near Nyack, New York. The robbers murdered 2 police officers and 1 Brinks guard. Several others were wounded.
1981 Guilty as hel*. Free as a bird. America is a great country, Ayers said when interviewed by David Horowitz.
September 11, 2001 I dont regret setting bombs. I feel we didnt do enough. Ayers is quoted in a New York Times article.
It seems everyone else knew his history except for the person who is asking to become President!
I also won't take Obama's word for anything since he has lied more than once before just in this election as in "I will take public funding", "no I won't take public funding", blah, blah, blah.
My thoughts too! Now if Obama would only speak to it.
"I won't keep the Bush tax cuts...I will not raise taxes for 95% of the people", "I want universal health care paid for by gov't...I want a plan that covers only the uninsured", the list goes on and on.....
Tell us again Joe about 1929....FDR was president....the TV was in American homes....
How old was Kruschev during the Bolshevic revolution? Was he even born yet?