"So, what's the big deal," people ask about Barack Obama's association with people like William Ayers, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Fr. Michael Pfleger, Atoin "Tony" Rezko and his life-long interest in the words and ideology of Louis Farrakhan and Malcom X?
Well, just think seriously for a moment (if your a lefty I'll give oyu some extra time) if John McCain had close ties with a former terrorist or an abortion bomber, or God forbid, someone with a history of pedophilia, how would the American people treat him? How long would it take the media to eviscerate him? I've been thinking lately, if Obama simply had a (R) after his name, how do you think he would have gotten? How much of his past do you think would be front page news? All the way down to the color of his boxer's. Think about that.
Well, that's the pickle that Barack Obama should be in. Of course, he's not in a pickle of any kind about tany of these associations. The mainstream media has seen to that.
What's that you say? You don't know who William Ayers is? Due to the reasons mentioned above, I can't say that I blame you.
William Ayers is a radical, left-wing, anti-American punk who with his terrorist organization, The Weathermen Underground (which Wikipedia seems content to list that terrorist organization as an example of "urban educational reform") are responsible for multiple bombings in the New York and Washington, DC areas. Another unexploded bomb was discovered (after a Vietnam veteran, Larry Grathwohl, infiltrated their group) in the Detroit Police Officer's Association, at a time when the maximum number of people were in the building. In San Francisco, they weren't so lucky as a police station there was bombed resulting in one death and injuries to two others. The Pentagon and Capital buildings were his most prestigious targets.
Ayers writes in his own book, Fugitive Days:
"The Pentagon was ground zero for war and conquest, organizing headquarters of a gang of murdering thieves, a colossal stain on the planet, a hted symbol everywhere around the world. We'd already bombed the Capital, and we'd cased the White House. The Pentagon was leg two of the trifecta."
This is the associate of Barack Obama that he has said "is just a guy down the street" and is "mainstream."
Obama has said repeatedly that he and Ayers are not that close. But, even David Axelrod, Obama's strategist, has described their relationship as "friendly."
Obama has attempted to distance himself from Ayers by trying to marginalize their relationship by saying that Ayers has "moved beyond terrorism" and that he shouldn't be condemned for "something that he did 40 years ago."
Moreover, Ayers has never apologized, he's never admitted he was a terrorist and has said he regrets "not doing more." When asked if he would "do it all again," as saying "I don't want to discount the possibility." And on the question of regretfulness?
"I've thought about this a lot. Being almost 60, it's impossible to not have lots and lots of regrets about lots and lots of things, but the question of did we do something that was horrendous, awful? ... I don't think so. I think what we did was to respond to a situation that was unconscionable."
Nowadays Ayers is a professor of English at the University of Illinois. Doesn't that say wonders for the American educational system?
Ayers wife, Bernadine Dohrn is just as radical and dangerous as he is. She is also a Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. Nice huh?
At a Weathermen War Council meeting in December, 1969, Dohrn was quoted as saying about the Charles Manson murders,
"Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim's stomach! Wild!"
Conveniently omitted by Ayers from Fugitive Days, was this telling statement:
"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents."
Apparently, Ayers is too much of a coward to give an interview with FOX News, where he would undoubtedly have to answer real questions. I'm sure he his students at the Uof I have been assigned his books, while being indoctrinated by his anti-American and anti-Semitic statements. And I'm sure they all listen in amazement and wonder, as well as captivity.
On the morning of September 11 ,2001, Ayers was once again espusing his insensitive and hateful anti-American garbage when he said,
"I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."
Five days later, he was quoted in the New York Times:
"This society is not a fair and decent place...We're living in a country where the election was stolen and we didn't have a mass uprising. It's incredible. We're all asleep. The pundits all pat themselves on the back: God, what a great country." It makes me want to puke."
On April 17, 2008, Mayor Richard Daley warned against attempts to create "guilt by association" or "tarring" his political ally, Barack Obama, "because he happens to know Bill Ayers."
Obama himself doesn't seem to get what all the hoopla is about:
"The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense to me."
Obama met ayers through Alice Palmer, when Obama was invited into Ayers home home for a campaign fund-raiser in which Obama gladly accepted not only a donation to his campaign but also donations to radical left-wing causes a majority of which was donated to programs designated for "educational purposes. Do the phrases, Wahhabism and madrases ring a bell?
These "educational purposes" were mainly for an organization called the Woods Fund of Chicago, where they served together on its Board of Directors from 1999-2002. The fund's stated mission is to "break down structural barriers to job opportunities, job retention and job advancement" for people in low-income neighborhoods.
The organizations that the Woods Fund supports are, but not limited to:
-The Tides Foundation (wherein donor's money is funneled to groups that are often found to be radical)
-The Midwest Academy, a training camp for radicals founded by disciples of Saul Alinsky
-The Center for Community Change, another Alinsky-influenced organization
-The Arab-American Action Network, run by Rashid Khalidi, another radical supporter and "alleged" member and financier of the PLO.
In 2000, Khalidi held a fundraiser for Obama. This particular group is also "creating an oral history project on 'an-Nakba'-the great 'catastrophe' of Israel's founding."
What does all this tell you about a politicians judgment and morals when a person who hates America with every fiber of his being finds that politician acceptable enough to work with on committees for his own projects, not to mention giving campaign contributions to that politicians presidential campaign, after jump-starting his political career?
After a poor analogy attempt by Obama to compare his association with Ayers with that of conservative senator, Tom Coburn, when he noted that he "considered Coburn a friend without sharing his views."
Coburn commented on the statement later,
"Why answer a question by throwing a funder a bus? He did not answer the question, and if your running for president of this country, there is not any question about your associations, your friends, that you should not have to answer. And the fact is that he has never answered the question."
And that's the point folks, a person of public office's friends and their actions, no matter how long ago, matters.
Ayers has killed and wounded innocent people, is unrepentant about it wishes he could do more. Barack Obama doesn't consider it a big deal.
Believe it or not, there are others. Ayers isn't the only radical association in Obama's life. Not only was Alice Palmer influenced by and defended the actions of the communist Soviet Union, but other communists and Marxists have had a profound influence on Obama's personal and political life.
To start with, there's the Communist/Marxist readings of of Richard Wright and Stalin supporter, W.E.B. Dubois and the aforementioned publicized influence of Saul Alinsky. Then there's the Marxist "New Party" of Chicago.
According to New Ground, the newsletter of the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Obama appeared at the New Party's 1995 meeting to seek their endorsement in the State Senate race.
Obama did in fact obtain the NP's endorsement, but it came with a price:
Once approved, candidates must sign a contract with the NP. The contract mandates that they must have a visible and active relationship with the NP.
These are just the influences and allies with radicals that have come to light. Ones that Obama and the press will not discuss.
ODDS & ENDS...
Obama supports the Chicago Teacher's Union (CTU) over the children of the city of Chicago. Especially that of the Thorton Township district. While the average salary of a teacher in that district is $83,000 a year, the kids simply wanted more hours at school. They "pleaded" with Obama for it, because on average at Thorton Township High School, the school days lasted only five and a half hours a day. 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The school boards reason? They can't afford longer days. Literally. With those kinds of salaries for their faculty, what school could? it's no wonder the test scores and aptitude tests in Chicago are some of the lowest in the country. Elementary schools in Chicago have about the same length of time to teach the kids at five hours and forty five minutes.
Does Obama know about these outrageous salaries? Probably. Could he do something about it? Yes, but he fears the CTU. In fact, according to his own writings, he's in debt to them for their endorsement of his presidential run.
"I owe these unions...I don't mind feeling obligated...towards teachers in some of the toughest schools in the country, many of whom have to dip into their own pockets at the beginning of the school year to buy crayons and books for their students."
With their average salary, would dipping into anything really make a dent in their own pocketbooks? Do they even have to worry about it? Maybe they shouldn't have to, but does it really harm them personally?
Supreme Court Justices
The Presidency derives part of its particular importance from the power of appointing judges and Supreme Court justices. What sort of judges would Barack Obama appoint?
Liberal, left-wing ones obviously. In fact, extreme liberal, left-wing ones that would strike down any restriction on abortion, ones that treat the Constitution as a "living document," therefore giving themselves reason to legislate from the bench. Obama was asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer,
"Are there members, justices right now upon who you would model, you would look at? Who do you like?"
"Well you know, I think actually justice Breyer, Justice Ginsburg are very sensible [liberal] judges. I think that Justice Souter, who was a Republican appointee [who regularly votes liberal causes] is a sensible judge."
Ginsburg and Souter, fo their part, were on the short end of a 7-2 ruling on criminal penalties for the promotion of child pornography. They opposed the penalties.
Obama totally disagrees with Justice Antoin Scalia's assertion that,
"the Constitution original understanding must be followed, and if we strictly obey this rule, then democracy is respected."
Obama sees it as "unrealistic to believe that a judge, two hundred years later, can somehow discern the original intent of the founders or ratifiers."
But he has absolutely no problem with the way the liberal Supreme Court Justices approach the Constitution.
"Ultimately, I have to decide with Justice Breyer's view of the Constitution-that it is not a static, but rather a living document and must be read in the context of an ever-changing world."
So apparently, Obama would like to appoint judges who would use the Constitution as they see fit. Eventually hoping to re-write it in his and their image.
The flip-flops of Barack Obama are too numerous to mention. Look at this campaign season alone. There are a couple in particular that you may find interesting and show the transparency of the man when he is truly under inspection:
In the Illinois State Judiciary on February 25, 1999, the assembly was voting on a non-binding resolution put forth by state senator, Patrick O'Malley urging Illinois's state senators to reject a ratification of President Clinton's treaty to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and America's subjection to it. The result of this vote was 10-0, including Obama's vote. But according to O'Malley, that was not Obama's first choice.
Unfotunately, there is no roll call vote available, no list of names...Obama did not vote "yes," but "present."
After the other nine had voted "yes," [he changed his vote] with the permission of the committee's chairman...O'Malley's version is given credence by Obama's ambivelence on the issue.
When the resolution came to the floor, Obama "absented" himself from it (it passed 52-1, with one present vote)
Obama was not actually absent from the Senate that day, he was present to vote for two other unrelated resolutions, one of them sponsored by his political patron, Emil Jones.
The other, more important flip-flop was his opinion on withdrawing troops from Iraq. Obama has always maintained that he has been against the war from the start. This is true (if not a little convenient giving the timing of his views.) But one cannot be blamed for being confused about his stance if one had read the Chicago Tribune July 29, 2004. Believe it or not, he said,
"There's not much difference between my opinion and George Bush's opinion at this stage. The difference in my mind is who's in a position to execute."
It wasn't until 2006 that Obama changed his mind again. Like most Democrats in the Senate he wanted a precipitous withdrawal (not to mention surrender) from/of Iraq. That heavy rhetoric quieted some when the Republicans called the Democrats bluff by calling for an immediate vote on the issue. The Democrats quickly backed off.
Then in November of that year, with the midterm elections finished and the presidential election cycle beginning, Obama suddenly decided it was time to leave,
"The time for waiting for in Iraq is over, it is time to change our policy."
His website then stated he would immediately start withdrawing all troops within 16 months of his inauguration. After conflicting opinions and advice, Obama conceded in his book, Audacity of Hope,
"There are no easy answers."
That is until he began is presidential campaign.
Obama is one of the very few pro-choice advocates who accepts NO RESTRICTIONS on late term abortions, or abortions of any kind.
If elected president, he's promised to sign a bill into law that is tantamount to infanticide. Legal, federally-mandated infanticide. He has in fact voted three times to allow infant survivors of botched abortions to be aborted outside the womb. On July 17, 2007, he told the Planned Parenthood Action Fund,
"The First thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act."
This bill would effectively cancel every state, federal, and local regulation of abortion, how no matter how modest or reasonable. It would, according to the National Organization of Woman, abolish all state restrictions on government funding for abortions.
Any doctor or nurse that refused to perform abortions on grounds personal disagreement, morals or any other reason, would lose their jobs and may even face criminal charges. And even if you adamantly disagree with abortion, you'd be paying for it nationally, with your tax dollars.
So, that's it. That's what you need to know about "the Messiah." Obviously, it's not even close to everything, but that's all I can really tell you, legally speaking.
But, as usual, don't take my word for it, or even David Freddoso's; use the list of sources that have been provide in parts one through five and do your own research. It's important. Really the future of America depends on it.
Take note of the following list of names and check out their history and Obama's association with them:
Antoin "Tony" Rezco
Alexi Giannoulias (with "alleged" ties to the Chicago mob)
Father Michael Pfleger
James Cone (avid racist of which Obama's former church-where he witnessed Jerimiah Wright's sermons for 20 years-doctrines are based on)
Frank Marshall Davis
Khalid al Mansar
"Storm Clouds for Weathermen," Time, Monday, August 3, 1970.
William Ayers. Fugitive Days. Boston: Beacon. 2001. p.256 & 258
Bernadine Dohrn, quoted in Timothy Noah, "Radical Chic Recruitment." Slate, August 22, 2001.
Bill Ayers, quoted in Hope Reeves, "The Way We Live Now: September 16, 2001: Questions for Bill Ayers; Forever Rad," New York Times Magazine. September 16, 2001.
Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate." Philadelphia, April 16, 2008.
"Fact Check: Obama's Relationship with William Ayers," Associated Press, April 17, 2008.
The Sean Hannity Show, May 28, 2008.
Bruce Bentley, "Chicago New Party Update," New Ground 42, September-October, 1995.
ODDS & ENDS
Barack Obama. The Audacity of Hope. Three Rivers Press. New York. 2006. p.90, 119 & 160.
Kati Phillips, "Youth is Served," Daily Southtown. May 28, 2005.
Diane Rado, "School Day Falls Short in Poorer Districts," Chicago Tribune, September 29, 2002.
David Mendell and Jeff Zeleny, "Obama Says War to Decide Election," Chicago Tribune. July 2007.
Mark Sherman, "Court Upholds Part of Child Porn Law," The Associated Press," May 19, 2008.