Tuesday, October 07, 2008
"Ayers" of His Way Come Back to Haunt Barack Obama
By John W. Lillpop
William Ayers is not the sort of fellow that any patriotic, mainstream American would willingly choose as a friend.
In fact, given the choice, most Americans would not even associate with his type.
From Wikipedia, this profile:
"Ayers became involved in the New Left and the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). He rose to national prominence as an SDS leader in 1968 and 1969. As head of an SDS regional group, the "Jesse James Gang", Ayers made decisive contributions to the Weatherman orientation toward militancy. The group Ayers headed in Detroit, Michigan became one of the earliest gatherings of what became the Weatherman. Between the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the June 1969 SDS convention, Ayers became a prominent leader of the group, which arose as a result of a schism in SDS.
"During that time his infatuation with street fighting grew and he developed a language of confrontational militancy that became more and more pronounced over the year ,' disaffected former Weatherman member Cathy Wilkerson wrote in 2001. Ayers had previously become a roommate of Terry Robbins, a fellow militant, Wilkerson wrote. Robbins would later be killed while making a bomb. In June 1969, the Weatherman took control of the SDS at its national convention, where Ayers was elected Education Secretary. Later in 1969, Ayers participated in planting a bomb at a statue dedicated to riot police casualties in the 1886 Haymarket Riot confrontation between labor supporters and the police.
"In 1970 he 'went underground' with several associates after the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, in which Weatherman member Ted Gold, Ayers' close friend Terry Robbins, and Ayers' girlfriend, Diana Oughton, were killed when a nail bomb (an anti-personnel device) they were assembling exploded. Kathy Boudin and Cathy Wilkerson survived the blast. Ayers was not facing criminal charges at the time, but the federal government later filed charges against him. Ayers participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, the United States Capitol building in 1971, and The Pentagon in 1972."
Reading about William Ayers automatically conjures up images of Osama bin Laden and other brutal terrorists intent on destroying America.
Affiliating with such a person is not what one would normally expect to find in the dossier of a serious candidate for the presidency of the United States. Yet that is precisely the case with Barack Obama.
Of course, Obama now denies knowing anything about Ayers' background and claims that he barely knew the terrorist.
However, the Republican Party has documented the Obama-Ayers relationship thoroughly, a document that can be viewed at the link below:
In addition, from the Weekly Standard, this report about CNN's review of the Obama-Ayers relationship:
"CNN's Drew Griffin reports that Obama and Ayers funded niche lefty causes and Jeremiah Wright's church. And a number of sources who attended Obama's coming out party hosted by Ayers in 1995 dispute the Obama camp's portrayal of that meeting:
Obama campaign representative Anita Dunn: A Democratic state senator organizes a meeting of her supporters at the house of another one of her supporters. ... It is the worst kind of inference and the worst kind of politics to say that that says something about Barack Obama....
CNN reporter Drew Griffin: What I can tell you from two people who were actually there is that, number one, former [Democratic] state senator Alice Palmer says she in no way organized this meeting. She was invited and attended it briefly.
Dr. Quentin Young, a retired doctor, told us this indeed was Barack Obama's political coming out party, and it was hosted by Bill Ayers."
As much as Barack Obama and his minions would like to close their eyes and wish William Ayers away, the domestic terrorist is here to stay, and his presence in the life of the man who would be 44th President of the United States must be thoroughly investigated by responsible journalists, and explained by Obama himself.
Why did Obama affiliate with Ayers to begin with, and why did he deliberately lie about that affiliation?
Of course the larger question that the American people are owed a reasonable answer for is:
Why should anyone vote for a presidential candidate whose "coming out party" in politics was hosted by an Osama bin Laden-like terrorist?
Another nagging question: Why have mainstream tigers like Charles Gibson, Katie Couric, and others worked 24/7 to "expose" Governor Palin, while ignoring Barack Obama's frightening affiliation with William Ayers?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 10:53 AM