“There you have the complexity of Ayers: a man who once tried to overthrow his country’s government…..”
The rest of the story and a real good picture:
Anderson Cooper of CNN does piece on the Obama/Ayers connection – Keeping Them Honest. And Obama wasn’t 8 years old at the time of his association with Ayers! I think now he’s claiming he didn’t even know Ayers. Obama honest? Far from it
Oh, excuse me, now he’s not claiming he didn’t know Ayers, but Obama spokesman says on Morning Joe on MSNBC this morning that “Obama didn’t know (Ayers) was a terrorist.” It all depends on what the meaning of is, is, people. Video. Watch Andrea Mitchell try to minimize the whole thing. What a surprise that is, huh?
Chickaboomer weighs in:
As we say in the South, “Lord, have mercy!”
Sarah Palin brings up the Obama/Ayers connection on the campaign trial, and I just heard this mentioned in the news.
Apparently in response to Palin’s comments, or this in the New York Times…..
…..Obama spokesman again states that Obama was only eight years old when Bill Ayers of the Weather Underground was bombing the U. S Capitol and the Pentagon, parroting Obama’s lame explanation earlier, “the notion that . . . 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.” I can’t believe they are still using that talking point. It is worth noting, however, if you go back, during the time William Ayers was bombing buildings and declaring his war on America, John McCain was in a POW camp in Viet Nam.
But Barack Hussein Obama, quite a master at word games, tries to play the American people for fools. Forty years ago when he was eight is, of course, not the point.
Scroll down to look at the picture below of Ayers in 2001 standing on the American flag at which time he was 55 and Obama was 40. THIS was the time period of the Obama/Ayers connection and Obama either knew or should have know what Ayers was about and what he stood for. Just more really, really poor judgment on Obama’s part.
Check this out to see what a despicable America-hater William Ayers is:
Obama-Ayers Ties Went Further Than Obama Admits:
Ayers set up an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. This group ‘poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.’ Kurtz explained. (Community organizers? Sound familiar?)
The CAC was a brainchild of Ayers. In early 1995, Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board. The other key body of the foundation was co-chaired by Ayers himself.
In order to find out whether the two had a reasonably close working relationship or not, Kurtz decided to delve into the archives of the CAC which are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The archives show that the connection between Obama and Ayers went further than Obama has been willing to admit thus far. ‘The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda.’
Senator Barack Obama is at it again, using strong arm tactics, trying to stifle any criticism.
Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.
“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.
“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment. See full statement at link below:
DENVER (AP) – Barack Obama is striking back fiercely and swiftly to stamp out an ad that links him to a 1960s radical, eager to demonstrate a far more aggressive response to attacks than John Kerry did when faced with the 2004 “Swift Boat” campaign.
Obama not only aired a response ad to the spots linking him to William Ayers, but he sought to block stations airing the commercial by warning station managers and asking the Justice Department to intervene. The campaign also planned to compel advertisers to pressure stations that continue to air the anti-Obama commercial.
This is William Ayers, former Weather Underground organizer who took credit for a series of non-fatal bombings at the U.S. Capitol and Pentagon during the Vietnam War era, STANDING on the American flag. Obama has said, “the notion that . . . 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.”
However, this picture was taken in 2001 when Ayers was 55 years old (still showing his contempt for America). This is the exact time period of the Obama/Ayers connection and Barack Obama was 40, not 8.
No wonder they want to stop this information from becoming widely known. And don’t you just love it when you see someone stand on the American flag?
This is CRAZY. Obama’s association with William Ayers is bad enough, but this is almost worse. This man, Obama, is trying to bring out the Justice Department to BLOCK STATIONS from airing a commercial? What is he so afraid of? If he will do this now what will he do if he should be elected president. Talk about abuse of power!
I thought I had seen it all and I had aleady published this post when I saw the following about the Obama counsel seeking to prosecute the guy who bought the offending ad. See below for excerpt and link.
“We reiterate our request that the Department of Justice fulfill its commitment to take prompt action to investigate and to prosecute the American issues Project, and we further request that the Department of Justice investigate and prsecute Howard (sic) Simmons for a knowing and willful violation of the individual aggregate contribution limits,”
Posted: 08.27.08 Updated: 09.29.08 Updated: 10.04.08 Updated: 10.07.08 Updated: 10.08.08
Originally entitled, Obama Seeks to Silence Ad Linking Him to Radical William Ayers ~ What is the Obama/Ayers Connection?