Monday, September 8, 2008

Re: Obama and Bill Ayers

Here’s a bit more on the Obama Ayers connection – from Wikipedia -- indicating that Ayers indeed helped launch Obama’s political career: “Ayers and Dohrn hosted a "meet-and-greet" political meeting for Obama at their home in the Hyde Park section of Chicago, where the Ayers and the Obamas lived. (The meeting has also been called a fundraising event.[7]) It was at this meeting that then State Senator Alice Palmer introduced Barack Obama as her chosen candidate for the 1996 Democratic primary.[8] Although the exact date of the meeting is not known, it was sometime in the second half of 1995, according to Ben Smith, a reporter for The Politico.[4] Chicagoan Maria Warren wrote in 2005 on her Musings & Migraines blog: "When I first met Barack Obama, he was giving a standard, innocuous little talk in the living room of those two legends-in-their-own-minds, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. They were launching him — introducing him to the Hyde Park community as the best thing since sliced bread."[4]

In Darcy’s continued search for viciousness I was asked once more for one more explanation. Okay. Here is the note containing the alleged viciousness:

“No, no, no, Polly. Not Six degrees. Not that much separation. Obama’s career was launched in Ayers home. They are buds – unless Obama has recently renounced him the way he did the Reverend Wright. He did denounce Ayers Weather Underground acts, but apparently Ayers didn’t – if he wished he had bombed more. And Obama still occasionally exchanges ideas with Ayers – according to Obama’s statement.

Obama has launched a counter attack against the posters of an ad describing the Obama-Ayers relationship.

"The fact that Barack Obama chose to launch his political career at the home of an unrepentant terrorist raises more questions about Senator Obama's judgment than any TV ad ever could," said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers."

I don’t see why Lefty and others are outraged. Obama is Left Wing. Ayers is Left Wing. Lefty is Left wing. They all hate America and want to become like Europe. What’s not to blow up? . . . er like?

By the time I wrote this, I was no longer taking the responses I received seriously. They were poorly reasoned. I saw no reason to continue seriousness. But to connect the dots:

Ayers, Obama, and Lefty all three opposed American military activities in recent years. All three believe in a form of government that is more closely approximated in Europe, in Europe’s Welfare State, than in the U.S. And all three excuse Bill Ayers and consider him respectable even though he said in 2001 that he wished he could have bombed more when he was at it in the 60s. Ayers in his book indicated that he intended to bomb the White House. Obama who hopes to go to the White House considers Ayers respectable. Both Obama and Lefty consider Ayers respectable. I found the whole matter ludicrous and absurd. I’ll admit to hyperbole but not viciousness.

Lawrence Helm

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