Posted: 10 Nov 2008 12:03 PM CST
Last week it was Jeremiah Wright who burst back on to the national scene casting himself in the role of a victim. Now it’s Bill Ayres’ turn have his say. Anything these two men could have to say can only bedevil the Barack Obama transition team.
In an opinion piece published Friday, Nov 7, by In These Times, Bill Ayres expresses his feelings about what he calls a “surreal campaign season.”
Ayres writes that he’s still in a daze “What was all that mess?”
According to the unrepentant domestic terrorist, Ayres, he’s been minding his own business by hanging out with his kids, taking care of his elders, working, teaching, writing, and participating “in the never-ending effort to build a powerful and irresistible movement for peace and social justice.”
Uh let’s see, might that movement for peace and social justice actually be Marxism?
He writes about how it was in years past when he wrote his 2001 memoir Fugitive Days. According to Ayres it was an exhilarating and difficult time while he was part of the resistance against the war in Vietnam.
It was a time when the world was in flames, revolution was in the air, and the serial assassinations of black leaders disrupted our utopian dreams.
Ayres claims that the media offered up “extravagant and fantastic assertions” about what he did, but then he quickly moves on to the current political season.
Ayres repeats the mantra that he and Obama served together on the Woods Foundation board, they knew each other as Chicago’s Hyde Park neighbors, and that he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, held a coffee gathering at their house for Obama and they donated to his campaign for the Illinois State Senate.
Ayres failed to mention other well-documented engagements they attended together. See Another Obama/Ayres Connection.
Obama’s political rivals and enemies thought they saw an opportunity to deepen a dishonest perception that he is somehow un-American, alien, linked to radical ideas, a closet terrorist who sympathizes with extremism—and they pounced.
Ayres blames Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign for providing the guilt by association “script” that demonized people Obama knew.
Then Ayres blames Sean Hannity of Fox News for springing the story that Ayres was a terrorist on Sen. John McCain during a March 13 interview.
Ayres claims that McCain couldn’t believe it and that even he, Ayres, couldn’t believe it??? What couldn’t he believe, that he actually said this in 1980 when he walked free from tyranny charges for the bombing of the New York police headquarters in 1970?
Or maybe he can’t believe that he actually said this:
You would think that this op-ed piece would be a perfect time for Ayres to clearly come out and disavow, once and for all ,what he said just for the sake of his association with his neighbor, Obama, but NO. Once again Ayres tried to slip by.
Anyone who thinks that Ayres should be given a free pass for things he did when Obama was only 8 years old needs to read the firsthand account Fire In the Night by John H. Murtagh. Here’s an excerpt.
Ayres claims that when Gov. Sarah Palin got hold of the story it went viral, but the Ayres story went viral long before Palin was even considered to run alongside of McCain.
He is upset that someone in the crowd chanted “Kill him! Kill him!”
He even got hate messages on his voice mail. Imagine that. Is there a law against hating unrepentant self-confessed domestic terrorists?
He’s happy that every time that McCain or Palin mentioned his name, they lost a point or two in the polls.
Really? Don’t think so! Facts don’t support that. Actually McCain had gained slightly on Obama in the polls just before the economy suddenly went south.
Imagine the kind of ego that actually thinks his name carries more weight with American voters than the economy completely tanking!!!
Ayres wants to offer his readers a few lessons from the 1960’s and to suggest what is really important to take away from the long, strange trip he’s been on. Could any of us be less interested in what he has to say with regard to his outmoded anarchist political philosophy?
Once again he brings up the subject of his connection with Obama yet refuses to share the full extent of his relationship with Obama. Ayres has principles, you know, and those principles don’t allow for an old fashioned notion of “guilt by association. “
Many Americans, perhaps the 46% of Americans who didn’t vote for Obama, actually do believe that “You are known by the company you keep.”
I’m sure there are a lot of folks who will shake their liberal fingers at such an antiquated notion of “guilt by association.” Let me remind them that one day they just might have a wild teenager, perhaps not unlike a young Bill Ayres, and I’d be willing to bet plenty that they’ll choke when they hear themselves saying to their little darling, “Well, you ARE known by the company you keep!”
Posted: 10 Nov 2008 11:52 AM CST
Via email, H/T to reader Kim R.
Cory the Well Driller wrote an open letter to Barack Obama, in regards to his little "spread the wealth" plans and after reading it and finding verification that the letter in my email that Kim R sent me, is real, I have decided to show it because this is a man that understands the damage Obama's policy will bring about to him and his business as well as other business owners like him.
Cory was contacted via email by Cindy Kilkenny at Fairly Conservative to verify this letter and Cory's response was as follows:
An every day American, living the American dream and the reason he resents Barack Obama's audacity.
Posted: 10 Nov 2008 07:57 AM CST
H/T QandO, video at YouTube and shown below:
Text of Jim Moran, Democrat, Virginia:
Now, in the last seven years, we have had the highest corporate profit ever in American history. Highest corporate profit. We have had the highest productivity. The American worker has produced more, per person, than at any time, but it hasn't been shared. And that's the problem. Because we have been guided by a Republican administration who believes in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it and they have an antipathy towards redistributing wealth and they may be able to sustain it for a while but it doesn't work in the long run.
For those that have argued Barack Obama and the Democrat's plans was not really a redistribution of wealth, listen closely, no amount of "spin" is going to change these words.
Corporations have had the highest profit and the American worker, per person, has had the highest productivity in our history, but it hasn't been shared?
Who is it supposed to be shared with? Those that have not worked for it?
Business 101 folks, simply put, is you produce, you make money. The more you produce, the more money you make.
The American dream.
The reason that millions of people come to America to live. The desire for a better life. The desire to work hard and be compensated for that work.
NEWS FLASH for Moran, the Democrat, when one has busted their ass to produce and obtain wealth, yes, they are entitled to keep it!! As well they should. Not to see the fruits of their labor handed to those that have not worked for it.
Anyone that believes they are entitled to monies that someone else worked for, are no better than leeches.
[Update] Cory the well driller has an open letter to Barack Obama about the Democrats "spread the wealth" aka wealth distribution plans.
Posted: 09 Nov 2008 11:38 PM CST
Posted: 09 Nov 2008 06:46 PM CST
There is a call out for help for this family, and you can find all the details on HOW and where by checking out the War on Terror News site here.
Let's do what we can to show this hero veteran - one of our own - who has already given much, that we stand with his family.
Posted: 09 Nov 2008 02:16 PM CST
The top dog illegal alien just had his first national security briefing. Yep. That's right. The Marxist clown that won an election that couldn't pass the rigors of a Top Secret Security CLearance because of his enemy of the state associations has been briefed on things none of us will ever be. Only in America is that possible. His first Press Conference, the latest of sources for Gaffe Material has also been accomplished (view it here) and his "cocaine brain" symptoms are plainly evident.
In other news, Newt Gingrich is "considering" a run at the RNC top dufus position. The link is from STACLU but one of the TOCB contributors reported it already on their BTR shows. I have mixed emotions about that but at this time any change at the top of the RINO Consortium of Idiots would be welcomed.
The Battle is Over, the War Begins
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So, the voters of the United States have spoken. They have chosen – or we have chosen because it is important to treat the presidency with respect, something the Progressive-Left wouldn't have understood until now – a 47-year old multiracial man, who had a decidedly "Progressive" upbringing, who taught community activist organizations to pressure financial institutions into embracing bad business practices, whose records when in the Illinois Senate were destroyed and who started campaigning for the presidency almost from the beginning of his US Senate career. Congratulations, President-Elect Obama. You pulled it off.The Communist Cancer in America
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