Andy McCarthy's right that it's imperative to attack the premise that Obama's a plausible president. Obama consorted with a terrorist who brags about planting bombs and whose organization planted hundreds of bombs. Some were meant to kill cops. Some were meant to kill soldiers. Some were meant to kill civilians.
Let's put this quite simply: This is an abomination. This alone disqualifies Obama from being president. Even if he can heal the planet. Even if the Dow tanks to 5000. Even if he puts a unicorn in every garage. A majority of Americans will not vote for a candidate who they know has had a working relationship with a terrorist — foreign or domestic. But they must know it.
Americans haven't suddenly become so tolerant of terrorism — and those who are tolerant of terrorists — that we'll vote for a smooth, glib, empty suit because we hope that somehow he'll work some form of alchemy on a scary economy.
This is not rocket science. The facts must be presented. Clearly, concisely, repeatedly. They haven't been.
Even more compelling for me is the fact that Obama's associations show a distinct pattern of intimately consorting with and sucking up to the scum of the earth. 'That guy' seems to have hung out with wide range of terrorists, radicals, sleazeballs and criminals. He has variously called them "friends", "mentors" and "benefactors" because they all helped him to become what he is today.
They are, all of them, passionately anti-American, of the "God Damn, America" variety. And when they become a political liability, Obama sheds them like a snake sheds his skin. But it is a certainty that he knew Wright intimately for decades; and a virtual certainty that he was known and trusted by Bill Ayers for years before Ayers launched him politically.
How can we possibly be considering a man with these connections and this world view for the Presidency of our country? How low and self-abasing can we as a people sink, I wonder, if we imagine that this false messiah of 'hope and change' is going to heal us of our sins and show us the path of righteousness?
At least Bill Clinton only had intercourse (though he denies it was of the sexual variety) in the Oval Office with Monica Lewinski. She is a regular paragon of American values compared to the people Obama has had regular intercourse with for decades.
Just because it is now politically convenient for him to lie about it doesn't mean we have to fall for this cynical manipulation by his campaign or the media. Nor is this assinine response from the Obama campaign regarding Ayers very reassuring:
Look, the fact of the matter is, what happened – as you pointed out – happened during the Vietnam War. This is not somebody who was an advisor to Senator Obama. He has not had any role in the campaign. He certainly would not have any role in an Obama administration.
Holy shit. This is something that has to be said??? As if it were a plausible idea but has to be discarded because of political realities? Is Obama making some sort of huge sacrifice here, or what?
Ayers is a 'respectable' university professor; a man who shows his patriotism for America in subtle ways; an educational reformer; along with his wife, a pillar of the [leftist] community; the man who launched Barack Obama's political career; the man who gave Obama millions of dollars to spend on community organizing. In short, we are to believe that Obama knew nothing of the past activities of this man , despite having worked for him, disbursed money for his radical educational agenda; and used him to obtain power and influence in the leftist world for his meteoric political rise... in Chicago...in Illinois..in the US...and probably eventually, the World.
If that is true (and I don't believe it for an instant) why is Obama so anxious that his connection with Ayers be silenced? Why is the MSM so desperate to prove that there is nothing to see here?
I'm sure that's what Ayers would like, because he has always acted behind the scenes to (violently, if necessary) promote his socialist revolutionary agenda. Obama as his most successful front man to date must be kept clean so that the unwashed masses can be properly manipulated and led to the socialist utopia.
Victor Davis Hanson notes:
"He [Obama] said they have not spoken by phone or exchanged e-mail messages since Mr. Obama began serving in the United States Senate in January 2005" (New York Times, 10/3)
Why in the world was Barack Obama still communicating on the phone or via email with Bill Ayers up until 2005 — when in 2001 Ayers gave widely publicized interviews claiming he had no regrets about the bombing, indeed regretted that he had not done enough, and did not necessarily have any remorse either about his Weathermen career?
Ponder that: the possible next President of the United States, well after 9/11 and in the climate of hourly worry over terrorism here at home, was still friendly and communicating with an associate that had to abandon his book tour due to popular outcry, and was widely quoted as absolutely unrepentant about his terrorism. That is a damning indictment of his judgement — among other things — and it is no "smear" to raise the issue.
Indeed, there is a disturbing pattern here. Obama's once-close radical Chicago associates are never jettisoned out of principle, but only at the 11th-hour when they became impediments to Obama's political career.
Nothing disgusted me more about the last Presidential debate (and believe me, there was LOTS to be disgusted about) than Obama's casual remark that, "A lot of you remember the tragedy of 9/11."
Yeah, I remember that day. And it wasn't a fucking tragedy--like some sort of natural disaster--it was an act of war in which 3000 Americans were killed in the blink of an eye by despicable people with ideologically distorted minds eerily similar to William Ayer's and his ilk. I am not the one who has forgotten that day and what it meant and still means.
Yeah, I remember 9/11; and I am also not likely to forget any terrorist who despises this country and what it stands for and wants to destroy it--whether they hail from Al Qaeda, Mr. Obama's neighborhood, or any address on the extreme political left.