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Obama Heads for John Edwards-type Hush Money Scandal?
Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | John Ransom

Posted on 05/14/2012 4:06:15 AM PDT by Kaslin

Staggering under an avalanche of bad news regarding the economy, Obama’s presidential campaign took another hit over the weekend as the New York Post detailed divisions amongst Democrats and radicals, including charges that Obama tried to buy the silence of his controversial Chicago pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Author Edward Klein in his new book The Amateur writes that Obama offered his long-time radical preacher and pastor $150,000 in hush money for staying out of the spotlight during Obama’s 2008 run for president.

I might add that I have a feeling that radical association with Obama was a booming cottage industry in 2007 and 2008 for many known associates of Obama’s who drew down 150 large to stay silent.

The web site The Blaze details the email offer of money as Wright described it in Klein’s book:

“Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.

“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”

“He offered you money?”

“Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”

“How much money did he offer you?”

“One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.

It’s just another turn in Obama’s “fairytale” presidency that has the country now thinking “long national nightmare.”

Obama’s presidency has struggled so badly that, according to Klein, former president Bill Clinton urged his wife Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to challenge Obama in 2012.

Klein, reports the Blaze “has been making waves with explosive claims that former President Bill Clinton called Obama an ‘amateur’ and encouraged Hillary Clinton to quit her secretary of state post and run against him in 2012.”

And indeed there have been rumbling from Washington that Clinton has been urged by others to take on Obama.  

Wrote professor Drew Westen of Emory University last summer: “Those of us who were bewitched by his eloquence on the campaign trail chose to ignore some disquieting aspects of his biography: that he had accomplished very little before he ran for president, having never run a business or a state; that he had a singularly unremarkable career as a law professor, publishing nothing in 12 years at the University of Chicago other than an autobiography; and that, before joining the United States Senate, he occasionally, as a state senator in Illinois, voted ‘present’ on difficult issues,”

The data coming out on the economy and Obama’s falling popularity amongst independent-minded voters makes the charges by Klein regarding the Clintons not just likely but probable.

And if Hillary isn’t challenging Obama, it’s only because 1) She recognizes that no matter what Democrats do this cycle, they’ll be weighed down by Obama’s increasing radicalism; and 2) She’s trying to preserve unity in the party for a run in 2016.

But the bigger story is the off-the-books money for our favorite radical The Right Reverend Wright.

If Wright is telling the truth, he surely is not the only radical associate of Obama’s that was offered a money-for-silence deal.

All of a sudden Bill Ayers reticence takes on less the character of a fellow traveler defending his buddy and more the air of a commercial transaction.   

Two hundred Radicals times $150,000 comes out to $30 million- small change for Obama’s billion-dollar fund-raising machine.

The question then becomes: Where did this money come from and how was it accounted for by Obama?

But that the small question.

The even bigger question becomes: Is the footise that Obama played with Reverend Wright’s radial racial hatred-which he then sought to cover up- much different than the footsie that John Edwards tried to cover up with his knocked up mistress?

And then that question leads to asking who else Obama offered hush money to.

From an accounting and legal perspective, I would argue that even if the money was raised legitimately and accounted for in campaign filings under “hush money,” which of course it was not, Obama has a pretty big legal problem.

But his public relations problem might be worse.

The country seems to be suffering a bad case of Obama-burn.

I thought that the public was sick of the Clintons and Bush.

It’s nothing compared to where the country is verging on Obama.

Here’s hoping our long national nightmare will be over in November.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 05/14/2012 4:06:27 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

First, I want to thank you for the effort you bring every morning with all of the informative posts; it is very appreciated!
Secondly, I have thought for the past three years that Hillary would wait and see if Obama was likely to lose, then dump a lot of information regarding his behavior that would call for him to drop out so she can walk in and be the savior. As much as I dislike her, I don’t think she hates the US quite as determinedly as he does; she and Bill are much more interested in their personal power. Could be fun to watch.
In a sick, scary way.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 4:19:08 AM PDT by Rutabega (No one reads these anyway, right?)
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To: Kaslin

I just did a quick search on the word “obama” in google news.

Not a peep about this story.

If it’s not a story in the MSM, is it a story?


3 posted on 05/14/2012 4:20:37 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Kaslin

If a conservative does this, it’s a scandal and it’s in the headlines for weeks, if not months; if a liberal does it, it’s a donation. Nothing to see here, folks....


4 posted on 05/14/2012 4:20:50 AM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: samtheman

It was big on Drudge for a few hours, then poof.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 4:21:55 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

Drudge got the 3AM call.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 4:23:50 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Kaslin

Nope. The media considers obama to be Black. Therefore, it will do everything in its power to cover up for him and protect him.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 4:24:33 AM PDT by sport
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To: Rutabega

Good point


8 posted on 05/14/2012 4:27:29 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

The money does not have to come from Obama. Obama has many handlers with large sums of cash. $150,000.00, they got Wright real cheap.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 4:28:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: samtheman

Not surprising, isn’t it?


10 posted on 05/14/2012 4:28:10 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Jerrybob

Of course


11 posted on 05/14/2012 4:29:23 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin; ltc8k6

Not surprising at all that the MSM buries it. A little more surprising (though not much) about Drudge.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 4:30:57 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Kaslin
"God D*** America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11"
--Rev Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor and "spiritual adviser" for twenty plus years!

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"America’s chickens... are coming home... to ROOST!"


13 posted on 05/14/2012 4:33:10 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin
It wasn't just "reverend" Wright who advocated Communist "Black Liberation", it is/was also Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground, the New and original Black Panthers, the Symbionese Liberation Army (Patty Hearst) and the murderous Black Liberation Army (Brinks Truck robbery triple murder). Of course they didn't do via a bogus church movement as Wright and others did. ie, Black Liberation "Theology".

"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements[1] to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..."-Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, 95.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherman_Underground#cite_ref-Berger_0-0

Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Paperback) by Dan Berger
http://www.amazon.com/Outlaws-America-Underground-Politics-Solidarity/dp/1904859410
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From the New York Times, August 24, 2003

"they [the Weather Underground] employed revolutionary jargon, advocated armed struggle and black liberation and began bombing buildings, taking responsibility for at least 20 attacks. Estimates of their number ranged at times from several dozen to several hundred."

Article: Quieter Lives for 60's Militants, but Intensity of Beliefs Hasn't Faded
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F04E4DE1539F937A1575BC0A9659C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2
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Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright and Dr. William Ayers
are greeted by Rebekah Levin with the Committee
for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine.
(Chuck Berman/Chicago Tribune / May 17, 2009)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-ayers_wrightmay18,0,6689521.story

14 posted on 05/14/2012 4:37:50 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin
The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine
Monday , May 5, 2008
FoxNews/Hannity's America
[special Friday night edition--original airdate May 2, 2008]

(some key excerpts)

["(Jose) Diaz-Balart is the son of Rafael Diaz-Balart y Guitierrez (a former Cuban politician). He has three bothers, Rafael Diaz-Balart (a banker), Mario Diaz-Balart (a US Congressman) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (also a US Congressman). His aunt, Mirta Diaz-Balart, was Fidel Castro's first wife."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Diaz-Balart]

JOSE DIAZ-BALART, TELEMUNDO NETWORK: "Liberation theology in Nicaragua in the mid-1980's was a pro-Sandinista, pro-Marxist, anti-U.S., anti-Catholic Church movement. That's it. No ifs, ands, or buts. His church apparently supported, in the mid-'80s in Nicaragua, groups that supported the Sandinista dictatorships and that were opposed to the Contras whose reason for being was calling for elections. That's all I know. I was there.

I saw the churches in Nicaragua that he spoke of, and the churches were churches that talked about the need for violent revolution and I remember clearly one of the major churches in Managua where the Jesus Christ on the altar was not Jesus Christ, he was a Sandinista soldier, and the priests talked about the corruption of the West, talked about the need for revolution everywhere, and talked about 'the evil empire' which was the United States of America."

REV. BOB SCHENCK, NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL: "it's based in Marxism. At the core of his [Wright's] theology is really an anti-Christian understanding of God, and as part of a long history of individuals who actually advocate using violence in overthrowing those they perceive to be oppressing them, even acts of murder have been defended by followers of liberation theology. That's very, very dangerous."

SCHENCK: "I was actually the only person escorted to Dr. Wright. He asked to see me, and I simply welcomed him to Washington, and then I said Dr. Wright, I want to bring you a warning: your embrace of Marxist liberation theology. It is contrary to the Gospel, and you need, sir, to abandon it. And at that he dropped the handshake and made it clear that he was not in the mood to dialogue on that point."

Source: The Real Story Behind Rev. Wright's Controversial Black Liberation Theology Doctrine:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html
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Obama's Church: Gospel of Hate
Kathy Shaidle, FrontPageMag.com
Monday, April 07, 2008

In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obama’s pastor in a heated interview about his Church’s teachings. For many viewers, the ensuing shouting match was their first exposure to "Black Liberation Theology"...

Like the pro-communist Liberation Theology that swept Central America in the 1980s and was repeatedly condemned by Pope John Paul II, Black Liberation Theology combines warmed-over 1960s vintage Marxism with carefully distorted biblical passages. However, in contrast to traditional Marxism, it emphasizes race rather than class. The Christian notion of "salvation" in the afterlife is superseded by "liberation" on earth, courtesy of the establishment of a socialist utopia.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=30CD9E14-B0C9-4F8C-A0A6-A896F0F44F02
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Catholics for Marx [Liberation Theology]
By Fr. Robert Sirico
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, June 03, 2004

In the days when the Superpowers were locked in a Cold War, Latin America seethed with revolution, and millions lived behind an iron curtain, a group of theologians concocted a novel idea within the history of Christianity. They proposed to combine the teachings of Jesus with the teachings of Marx as a way of justifying violent revolution to overthrow the economics of capitalism.

The Gospels were re-rendered not as doctrine impacting on the human soul but rather as windows into the historical dialectic of class struggle. These "liberation theologians" saw every biblical criticism of the rich as a mandate to expropriate the expropriating owners of capital, and every expression of compassion for the poor as a call for an uprising by the proletarian class of peasants and workers.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=460782B7-35CC-4C9E-A2C5-93832067C7CD
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Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP):
"We believe in a Black first philosophy and a Black Liberation Theology."
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_1858.shtml
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“Although it [The New Black Panther Party] says it sees capitalism as the fundamental problem with the world and “revolution” as the solution, the new party does not draw its influences from Marxism or Maoism as the original party did. Instead, in a carefully-worded, roundabout form of ethnic nationalism,[8] they say that Marx based his ideology and teachings on indigenous African cultures, and that the NBPP therefore need not look to Marxism or Maoism as a basis for their program, but can look to ideologies that stem directly from those African origins.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Black_Panther_Party#Philosophy.2C_ideology.2C_and_criticism

15 posted on 05/14/2012 4:38:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin

You know what they say about keeping your enemies close.. Hillary is Obama’s worst nightmare..


16 posted on 05/14/2012 4:40:56 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Rutabega

“I don’t think she hates the US quite as determinedly as he does;”
I respectfully disagree...the Clintons are communists. They just didn’t go about things as aggresively as The Kenyan.
They have learned much by spending four years in the party backseat.
She despises the U.S. military, and our free enterprise system. If she runs and wins, look out.


17 posted on 05/14/2012 4:42:54 AM PDT by Fireone (Liberals are just overschooled, undereducated, adult children. (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: samtheman

***New York Post*** detailed divisions amongst Democrats and radicals, including charges that Obama tried to buy the silence of his controversial Chicago pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

It’s a story that will hang around,more to to ensue.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 4:45:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Jerrybob
If a conservative does this, it’s a scandal and it’s in the headlines for weeks, if not months; if a liberal does it, it’s a donation.

First of all, a Conservative would never be part of a hate-America, bogus church movement like "Black Liberation Theology". Second, Obama is a devoted Communist, not a standard dopey/naive liberal. BLT was concocted by Communists.

19 posted on 05/14/2012 4:47:37 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: samtheman

***New York Post*** detailed divisions amongst Democrats and radicals, including charges that Obama tried to buy the silence of his controversial Chicago pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

It’s a story that will hang around,more to to ensue.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 4:50:10 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: samtheman

***New York Post*** detailed divisions amongst Democrats and radicals, including charges that Obama tried to buy the silence of his controversial Chicago pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

It’s a story that will hang around,more to to ensue.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 4:50:36 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Fireone; Rutabega
Re: “I don’t think she hates the US quite as determinedly as he does”

I respectfully disagree...the Clintons are communists.

Hillary and the Black Panthers: The Real Story
Richard Poe
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003

I can't take it anymore. If one more person sends me that e-mail about Hillary and the Black Panthers, I'll have to be dragged away screaming in a straitjacket.

You know the e-mail I'm talking about. It accuses Hillary of helping the Black Panthers get away with torture and murder during the early 1970s. With the 2004 presidential race drawing near, the spam mills are creaking to life, flooding the Internet once more with this agitprop classic.

Unfortunately, the e-mail mingles good information with bad, sowing more confusion than enlightenment. Some versions, for instance, carry the byline of radio talk jock Paul Harvey, who says he did not write it. Such misrepresentations help Hillary defenders dismiss the e-mail as a hoax.

The story is no hoax, though. Its basic elements can be found in respected Hillary biographies and exposes such as Barbara Olson's "Hell to Pay," David Brock's "The Seduction of Hillary Rodham," Joyce Milton's "The First Partner" and Carl Limbacher's "Hillary's Scheme."

Here are the facts:

In May 1969, fishermen discovered the body of Black Panther Alex Rackley floating in Connecticut's Coginchaug River. Rackley's captors had clubbed him, burned him with cigarettes, scalded him with boiling water and stabbed him with an ice pick before finally shooting him in the head.

New Haven detectives learned that the Panthers suspected Rackley of being a police informer. Panther enforcers had tied him to a chair and tortured him for hours. Police arrested eight Panthers and later extradited Panther leader Bobby Seale from California, after a witness accused Seale of ordering Rackley's death. (1)

Campus radicals supported the Panthers. They organized mass protests in support of the so-called "New Haven Nine." Hillary was right in the thick of it.

By the time she entered Yale Law School in 1969, Hillary was already a radical celebrity on campus. Life magazine had featured Hillary in a piece titled, "The Class of '69," which showcased three student activists whom Life's editors deemed the best and brightest of the year. A line Hillary used in her Wellesley College commencement speech appeared under her photo: "Protest is an attempt to forge an identity." (2)

At Yale, Hillary helped edit the Yale Review of Law and Social Action – a left-wing journal which promoted cop-killing and featured cartoons of pig-faced police. (3)

A series of hard-Left mentors introduced Hillary to the brass-knuckle realities of revolutionary activism. As a Wellesley undergraduate, she met and interviewed radical organizer Saul Alinsky, whose Machiavellian tactics she admired. Hillary's senior thesis supported Alinsky's call for class warfare. (4)

At Yale, Hillary found a new Svengali in the form of left-wing law professor Thomas Emerson, known around campus as "Tommy the Commie." Emerson recruited Hillary and other students to help monitor the trial of the New Haven Nine for civil rights violations. Hillary took charge of the operation, scheduling the students in shifts, so that student monitors would always be present in the courtroom. She befriended and worked closely with Panther lawyer Charles Garry. (5)

Some believe that the enormous pressure exerted by the Left helped ensure light sentences for the New Haven Nine. Whether or not this is true, the punishments were mild.

"Only one of the killers was still in prison in 1977," reports John McCaslin in the Washington Times. "The gunman, Warren Kimbro, got a Harvard scholarship and became an assistant dean at Eastern Connecticut State College. Ericka Huggins, who boiled the water for Mr. Rackley's torture, got elected to a California school board." (6)

Hillary's defenders argue that she played no "significant" role in the New Haven Nine's defense. This is semantic hairsplitting. Obviously, Hillary was less "significant" than Charles Garry or "Tommy the Commie" Emerson. But Hillary served as a trusted lieutenant to these movers and shakers. Moreover, she had a national profile as a campus activist. Hillary was no rank-and-file student protester, as her apologists claim.

Indeed, Hillary's work for the Panthers won her a summer internship at the Berkeley office of attorney Robert Treuhaft in 1972. A hardline Stalinist, Treuhaft had quit the Communist Party in 1958 only because it was losing members and no longer provided a good platform for his activism. (7) "Treuhaft is a man who dedicated his entire legal career to advancing the agenda of the Soviet Communist Party and the KGB," notes historian Stephen Schwartz. (8)

The defense of the New Haven Nine marked Hillary's initiation into the sinister underworld of the hard-core, revolutionary Left. To my knowledge, Hillary has never publicly renounced nor apologized for her role in that movement.

Richard Poe is a New York Times best-selling author and cyberjournalist. For more information on Poe and his writings, visit his Web site, RichardPoe.com. He may be reached at richardpoe@....

References
1. Joyce Milton, The First Partner: Hillary Rodham Clinton. William, Morrow and Company, Inc., New York, 1999, p. 35. Barbara Olson, Hell to Pay: The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Regnery Publishing, Washington, D.C., 1999, p. 55.
2. Milton, 1999, p. 34; Olson, 1999, pp. 40-45.
3. Olson, 1999, p. 59-61; Evan Gahr, "Hillary and the Cop-Bashers: Will the Real Ms. Rodham Please Stand Up?" JewishWorldReview.com, June 20, 2000.
4. David Brock, The Seduction of Hillary Rodham. The Free Press, New York, 1996, pp. 14-17; Olson, 1999, pp. 46, 48, 50.
5. Milton, 1999, p. 17; Brock, 1996, pp. 31-32; Olson, 1999, p. 54-56.
6. John McCaslin, "Hillary for the Defense." Inside the Beltway, The Washington Times, June 12, 1998, p. A9.
7. Olson, 1999, pp. 56-57.
8. Brock, 1996, p. 33.

http://www.legaled.com/hillaryatyale.htm
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From the Maoist Internationist Movement:
[1960s/original] Black Panther Party [BPP] Archives
From the article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROES

"On May 1st, May Day [1969], the day of the gigantic Free Huey rally, two of Alioto's top executioners vamped on the brothers from the Brown Community who were attending to their own affairs. These brothers, who are endowed with the revolutionary spirit of the Black Panther Party defended themselves from the racist pig gestapo [the police].

Pig Joseph Brodnik received his just reward with a big hole in the chest. Pig Paul McGoran got his in the mouth which was not quite enough to off him.

The revolutionary brothers escaped the huge swarm of pigs with dogs, mace, tanks and helicopters, proving once again that "the spirit of the people is greater than the man's technology."

To these brothers the revolutionary people of racist America want to say, by your revolutionary deed you are heroes, and that you are always welcome to our camp."

Source: Maoist Internationist Movement
Article: REVOLUTIONARY HEROS (May 11, 1969):

http://web.archive.org/web/20060717050055/http://www.etext.org/Politics/MIM/bpp/index.html

22 posted on 05/14/2012 4:51:19 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Fireone; Rutabega
Re: “I don’t think she hates the US quite as determinedly as he does”

I respectfully disagree...the Clintons are communists.

RE: 2008 Clinton-Obama presidential debate

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: And, Senator [OBAMA], if you get the nomination, you'll have to beat back these distractions.

And I want to give Senator Clinton a chance to respond, but first a follow-up on this issue, general theme of patriotism, in your relationships. A gentleman named William Ayers. He was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other buildings. He's never apologized for that.

And, in fact, on 9/11, he was quoted in the New York Times saying, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough." An early organizing meeting for your State Senate campaign was held at his house and your campaign has said you are "friendly."

Can you explain that relationship for the voters and explain to Democrats why it won't be a problem?

OBAMA: George, but this is an example of what I'm talking about. This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.

And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense, George.

The fact is that I'm also friendly with Tom Coburn, one of the most conservative Republicans in the United States Senate, who, during his campaign, once said that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions.

Do I need to apologize for Mr. Coburn's statements? Because I certainly don't agree with those, either.

So this kind of game in which anybody who I know, regardless of how flimsy the relationship is, that somehow their ideas could be attributed to me, I think the American people are smarter than that. They're not going to suggest somehow that that is reflective of my views, because it obviously isn't.

CLINTON: Well, I think that is a fair general statement, but I also believe that Senator Obama served on a board with Mr. Ayers for a period of time, the Woods Foundation, which was a paid directorship position.

And, if I'm not mistaken, that relationship with Mr. Ayers on this board continued after 9/11 and after his reported comments, which were deeply hurtful to people in New York and, I would hope, to every American, because they were published on 9/11, and he said that he was just sorry they hadn't done more.

And what they did was set bombs. And in some instances, people died. So it is -- I think it is, again, an issue that people will be asking about.

And I have no doubt -- I know Senator Obama's a good man and I respect him greatly, but I think that this is an issue that certainly the Republicans will be raising.

http://www.zimbio.com/Barack+Obama/articles/2051/Hillary+Clinton+Questions+Obama+Barack+Bill
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meanwhile...

Hillary, Terrorism and the FALN
Ron Kolb
May 29, 2008

During the April 16 Democratic debate in Philadelphia, moderator George Stephanopoulos asked Barack Obama about his relationship to William Ayers, the unrepentant member of the Weather Underground who had participated in several bombings of government facilities back in 1970s.

Since that time, Ayers had become active in leftist circles in Chicago. In 2001, Ayers bragged, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."

At the debate, Sen. Hillary Clinton condemned Obama's association with Ayers, adding that in those bombings "people died." "So it is--I think it is, again, an issue that people will be asking about," said Clinton.

There is a glaring bit of hypocrisy in Clinton's dismay. In 1999, her husband offered pardons to 16 unrepentant members of a fringe Puerto Rican terrorist group known as the FALN (Armed Forces of National Liberation), who were based in the U.S., and the Macheteros (machete-wielders), the FALN's island-based branch. They were seeking independence from the U.S. and had virtually no political support on the island.

During the 1970s and 1980s, FALN members set off at least 138 bombs in five major U.S. Cities. Six Americans were killed in those attacks. One of those bombings, in January 1975, was at the historic Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan while patrons were at lunch. The explosion killed four and injured more than 50.

Despite the Clintons' repeated denials, there is evidence that the pardons were offered to the terrorists with Hillary Clinton's full knowledge. In the Oct. 4, 1999, issue of the New Republic, Jose Rivera, then a New York City Councilman, is quoted as saying that he personally approached Hillary on Aug. 9, 1999. He said he gave her a packet of information about the FALN members along with a personal letter asking her to "speak to the president and ask him to consider granting clemency" to them.

Two days later, on Aug. 11, President Clinton would offer pardons to the terrorists.

SOURCE: Hillary, Terrorism and the FALN
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/05/bill_hillary_and_the_faln.html

23 posted on 05/14/2012 4:54:58 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Rutabega

But, with the Democratic Convention only 4 months away, don’t you think it’s too late for Hillary, or anyone else, to mount a challenge to Obama?


24 posted on 05/14/2012 4:57:46 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Kaslin

Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP):
"We believe in a Black first philosophy and a Black Liberation Theology."
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_1858.shtml
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"The Justice Department originally brought the case against four armed men who witnesses say derided voters with catcalls of "white devil" and "cracker" and told voters they should prepare to be "ruled by the black man." ..."

One poll watcher called police after he reportedly saw one of the men brandishing a nightstick to threaten voters.

As I walked up, they closed ranks, next to each other,” the witness told Fox News at the time. “So I walked directly in between them, went inside and found the poll watchers. They said they’d been here for about an hour. And they told us not to come outside because a black man is going to win this election no matter what.”

He said the man with a nightstick told him, “’We’re tired of white supremacy,’ and he starts tapping the nightstick in his hand. At which point I said, ‘OK, we’re not going to get in a fistfight right here,’ and I called the police.”...”

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bio/userletter/?id=48778&letter_id=5485433306

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_110408/content/01125111.guest.html
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"Security" patrols stationed at polling places in Philly:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGbKHyGuHU
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Also see:

Black Panthers intimidate voters in Philadelphia with night stick:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzBVxP5wzCY
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Shock Photos: Candidate Obama Appeared And Marched With New Black Panther Party in 2007:
http://biggovernment.com/abreitbart/2011/10/03/shock-photos-barack-obama-with-new-black-panther-party-on-campaign-trail-in-2007/

25 posted on 05/14/2012 4:59:21 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin
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Source: National Geographic Channel:

http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/inside/4271602601-new-black-panthers

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/national-geographic-channel-new-black-panthers/3467174778

26 posted on 05/14/2012 4:59:57 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: samtheman

There has also been nothing from the MSM on Bill urging Hillary to challenge Obama for the nomination this year either. The only place I heard it was on Sean Hannity’s radio program.


27 posted on 05/14/2012 5:00:29 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: Kaslin
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28 posted on 05/14/2012 5:00:45 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin

Spot on question with the John Edwards example paving the way for legal pursuit.

Suggesting something as extreme as 200 $150K payoffs is however unnecessary and probably counterproductive.


29 posted on 05/14/2012 5:03:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Fireone; Rutabega
Re: “I don’t think she hates the US quite as determinedly as he does”

I respectfully disagree...the Clintons are communists.

"In 1985, former Weather Underground members Susan Rosenberg (who also was implicated in the Nyack robbery [Brinks truck robbery/murder joint operation with the Black Liberation Army and original Black Panthers]) and Linda Evans were apprehended while transporting 740 pounds of explosives which they both acknowledged were slated for use in additional bombings. Rosenberg was sentenced to 58 years in prison, Evans 40; President Bill Clinton pardoned both women in January 2001."
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6808

30 posted on 05/14/2012 5:07:02 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: samtheman

Correction: If it’s not a story in the MSM, it’s much more likely to be true.


31 posted on 05/14/2012 5:10:27 AM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Fireone
I respectively disagree with you.

Late 1993 or early 1994 I met a Holocaust survivor. He said more in 5 minutes than any person I have ever met.

He was very clear, the Clinton's ultimate goal was not to take the US to communism, but Nazism.

32 posted on 05/14/2012 5:12:22 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Rutabega
This "Hillary in for Barry" Play has long been thought to be the Soros Plan. Tricky Dick Morris is, IMNSVHO, the chief strategerist.

Perhaps been the plan all along? The Marxist Barry does the heavy lifting, draws all the fire, and then withdraws from the race, citing "ill health," "Racism," etc. In rides Hillary, to face the feckless, spineless, namby-pamby Romney?

With easily twice the brain power of Barack (who is demonstrably a simpleton), Hillary is just the one to consolidate the Socialist gains... completing the Socialist Revolution kicked off by Barry.

33 posted on 05/14/2012 5:13:28 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Kaslin

"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal".--James (Jim) Cone,
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology (Paperback)
by Cornel West (Editor), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Editor)
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SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on "Hannity & Colmes:"

WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the '60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system.

HANNITY: But I'm a — reverend

WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html

34 posted on 05/14/2012 5:14:58 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: samtheman

“If it’s not a story in the MSM, is it a story?”

Herr Goebbles would certainly be proud of all the visceral, rabid Progressives in the media.

IMHO


35 posted on 05/14/2012 5:16:11 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Fireone; Rutabega
Wright's Marxist BLT 'church' (Obama's 'church' for 20+ years) advocated for FALN communist terrorists...

From the website of UCC (United Church of Christ)
('Reverend' Wright's Black Liberation 'church')

March 17, 2008:
"Over the weekend members of our church and others have been subjected to the relentless airing of two or three brief video clips of sermons by the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ for thirty-six years and, for over half of those years, pastor of Senator Barack Obama and his family. These video clips, and news stories about them, have been served up with frenzied and heated commentary by media personalities expressing shock that such language and sentiments could be uttered from the pulpit."
http://www.ucc.org/news/responding-to-wright.html
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From UCCTuths.com:
"No issue has bothered me more than the UCC's relationship with convicted [FALN] Puerto Rican terrorists that are responsible for over 150 bombings in the U.S. during the 70's and 80's. There is no moral or theological reason for defending members of this group who have killed and injured dozens of people. What is further shocking and completely contradictory to any of our beliefs is that there is no record (in the nearly 30 years that the UCC has been advocating for these terrorists) that our denomination ever reached out to the victims of FALN violence."
http://www.ucctruths.com/terrorist.html
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From the American Spectator:
"Does the name Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional -- Armed Forces of National Liberation -- ring a bell? You may remember this charming group by its initials, FALN. A so-called revolutionary group determined to bring about Puerto Rican independence through violence. As reminded in a detailed February 12, 2008 article in the Wall Street Journal by Debra Burlingame, it was FALN that was responsible for a New Year's Eve, 1982 bombing at One Police Plaza in New York. The explosion ripped the lower leg off of Police Officer Rocco Pascarella. ...

April 1998: [Janet] Reno's deputy attorney general Eric Holder meets with Paul Sherry, who is advocating clemency for FALN members. One wonders whether any responsibility for the loss of Officer Rocco Pascarella's leg, the blinding of Detective Senft's one eye, the shattering of his facial bones and the fracturing of his hip, as well as the complete blinding of Detective Pastorella and the loss of all the fingers of his right hand, was discussed. ...

Paul Sherry is actually the Reverend Paul Sherry, who, at the time he was meeting with the Deputy Attorney General of the United States to request clemency for the perpetrators of such horrific acts, was, I am sorry to say, the president of the United Church of Christ -- the denomination that Senator Obama and I share.

Reverend Sherry's request -- and he certainly was not alone -- was granted. As Ms. Burlingame and many others, notably the website UCC Truths, have noted, on August 11, 1999 clemency was indeed offered by President Clinton to the FALN terrorists. Twelve accepted in less than a month, and over the objections of then-Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York, the terrorists were granted their freedom."
http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=12909
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"Between 1974 and 1985 the FALN (Puerto Rican Armed Forces of National Liberation) organized 120 terrorist bombings in the United States. Many Americans were killed in those bombings, and many more were crippled. In 1983, another Puerto Rican terrorist group known as the Macheteros, attacked and robbed a Wells Fargo armored car in Connecticut. The Macheteros intended to use the money to finance a terrorist campaign against the United States. Working under the cover of Puerto Rican nationalism and claiming to act on behalf of the 'oppressed people of Puerto Rico,' the FALN and the Macheteros are nothing but Communist revolutionaries. Both groups were organized by Fidel Castro's secret police. The ultimate goal of the FALN and the Macheteros is the creation of an independent Marxist-Leninist dictatorship on the island of Puerto Rico."
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=19760

36 posted on 05/14/2012 5:20:09 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Fireone

If Hillary runs, she wins. Romney may beat BO, he won’t beat her....IMO.


37 posted on 05/14/2012 5:23:08 AM PDT by jch10
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To: Kaslin
From "45 Communist Goals", as per "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:
Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963:

#27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion.

'Goals' 4-45 can be found here:
http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

38 posted on 05/14/2012 5:25:12 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: goseminoles
You know what they say about keeping your enemies close.. Hillary is Obama’s worst nightmare..

See posts 22, 23 and 30. Hillary can hardly criticize anyone for having supported communist terror groups and movements.

39 posted on 05/14/2012 5:40:43 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kenny Bunk
With easily twice the brain power of Barack (who is demonstrably a simpleton), Hillary is just the one to consolidate the Socialist gains... completing the Socialist Revolution kicked off by Barry.

Hillary is a simpleton as well. I've never once heard her say anything that remotely sounded intelligent.

40 posted on 05/14/2012 5:46:41 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: samtheman
I just did a quick search on the word “obama” in google news.

I'm not really surprised. So far it's one guy suggesting that Obama bribed Wright, or tried to. It doesn't seem from what I've read that Wright accepted.

Contrast this scant evidence with the overwhelming evidence of fraud amassed by Sheriff Arpaio and others. This Wright maybe-bribe stuff is small potatoes.

ML/NJ

41 posted on 05/14/2012 6:00:43 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ETL

Ever seen two more bogus looking flakes in your life?

They’re both grinning from ear-to-ear like the sly and morally deformed creeps they truly are, because of the superlative gag they just played on American voters!


42 posted on 05/14/2012 6:17:34 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: ETL
....never once heard her say anything that remotely sounded intelligent.

Well, I guess I meant it takes me a bit longer to separate the shiite from the shinola than with Barry!

43 posted on 05/14/2012 6:25:12 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Kaslin

Our ‘long national nightmare’ will NOT be over in November, nor will it be ‘over’ in January, even if Obamugabe is defeated. It will take years to undo the damage he has done to this country’s moral fabric and economic position. He has been a disaster of biblical proportions that will leave a stain on the national conscience for generations..........


44 posted on 05/14/2012 6:36:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: goseminoles
Hillary could not take on President Stoner directly. Any white democrat who opposed Stoner and won would alienate black voters, who must turn out heavily for democrats to win. The only way for democrats to shake loose the millstone of President Stoner is for him to step aside.

Ain't gonna happen.

45 posted on 05/14/2012 6:43:21 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Kaslin

Yeah, pay your taxes to fund these associations and presidents and parties who know better than you, giving them to radicals and terrorists.... We are in such good hands, I tell ya.


46 posted on 05/14/2012 6:44:56 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Kaslin

More damning is the money trail itself, not just Obama. This is a cover up for a machine of money trail: from the tax payer, to parties, to Planned Parenthood and to friends of OBama and a bunch of radicals paid to play hush hush..


47 posted on 05/14/2012 6:46:21 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: samtheman
just did a quick search on the word “obama” in google news. Not a peep about this story. If it’s not a story in the MSM, is it a story?

To be fair, the New York Post is MSM.

But the rest of them? They won't cover it even if Obama was impeached and removed. They'd publish this headline on the day he went missing:

OBAMA DISAPPEARS FROM WHITE HOUSE?
Rumors Fly Obama No Longer President
Racism Suspected, Democrats Slam 'Tea Party Radicals;

48 posted on 05/14/2012 6:48:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: 9YearLurker

ABC Morning news says defense team of John Edwards is going to say all the money from Bunny Mellon and Fred Baron was GIFTS!!!

Gee—I would think that the kind of people who can give such sums of money would have pretty high powered accountants and CPA’s. Pretty competant people to file their tax returns!!!

Such high powered people would surely have shown such GIFTS on their tax returns properly and the GIVER is responsible for the taxes on any GIFTS over $12,000-—NOT the recipient.

Who wants to bet their tax returns do NOT show such activity????

IF a jury comes up with a verdict that these were GIFTS, there will be some serious re-filing of certain income tax returns and lots of penalties and interest on those kinds of sums of money. Other high volume donors might get a little hinky!!

Nothing like throwing your benefactors under the bus, eh?

Also- did I hear correctly that Fred Baron’s wife is named LISA BLOOM?

IF so, that would make Gloria Allred=== Fred’s Mother in Law.

If so, the ‘Mommy Dearest’ Mother in Law couldn’t get in front of the cameras fast enough to flaunt the Mexican housekeeper/mistress of Schwarzenegger to everybody-—long after her daughter and son in law had handed over massive sums of money to John Edwards to cover up that mistress!!!

Another example of how the rules don’t apply to Democrats??????

Someone needs to write a huge book on all of this.


49 posted on 05/14/2012 7:24:05 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Kaslin

When did the racist Wright buy that his new house in Whitey’s gated community?


50 posted on 05/14/2012 7:32:00 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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