Thursday, April 24, 2008

Is He The One? Friends of Barack

Obama has strange and dangerous friends.

For instance, William Ayers, former Weather Underground terrorist, who said in 2001 that he didn't regrets bombing federal facilities, in fact, he wished he had done more.

Learn more about Obama's friend William Ayers and his wife Bernadine. From Powerline:

When Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer decided to retire in 1995, she hand-picked local left-winger Barack Obama as her successor. In order to introduce Obama to influential liberals in the district, she held a function at the home of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. This was, really, the beginning of Obama's political career, and it linked him forever with Ayers and Dohrn, with whom, as his campaign has acknowledged, he continues to have a friendly relationship.

Ayers and Dohrn were famous radicals, and fugitives from the law, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dohrn, actually, was the more famous of the two; she was the head, as I recall, of Students for a Democratic Society or one of its factions. Dohrn was crazy. She is the only public figure, to my knowledge, to approve publicly and enthusiastically of the Charles Manson murders.

Ayers was a would-be murderer of soldiers and policemen, but he wasn't a very good terrorist. He had the ill fortune to be the subject of a profile in the New York Times on September 11, 2001, in which he said that he didn't regret his attempted murders and only wished that he had planted more bombs.

In last week's Pennsylvania debate, Barack Obama was finally asked about his friendship with, and the political support he has accepted from, Ayers and Dohrn. Obama replied that Ayers had done reprehensible things forty years ago, when Obama was eight years old, and scoffed at the idea that Ayers's ancient history could be relevant. That was disingenuous, of course, given Ayers's 2001 regrets.

It turns out that we don't have to go back as far as 2001 to find that Obama's friends are as unrepentant as ever. Just last year, Ayers and Dohrn attended a reunion--no kidding--of what must have been the tiny remnant of SDS members who still haven't figured out that they were wrong about everything. Listen to what Bill Ayers, who hosted Barack Obama's first fundraiser, has to say about the United States. Not when Obama was eight years old, but in 2007:

At the same event, Obama's friend and supporter Bernadine Dohrn described the United States as "the monster." Obama was 47 years old at the time:

Barack Obama has declined to repudiate or distance himself from his neighbors, supporters and friends, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. There is a certain consistency of perspective among Obama's friends and mentors, which can be summed up in Jeremiah Wright's memorable phrase: "God damn America."

Go to Powerline to hear audio clips.

Additionally, Obama's "Official Blogger" is a Hardcore Marxist.


at his official campaign website, there are Fundraisers who are, apparently, known Islamic terrorists.

This guy's gonna be President?


Anonymous said...

An observation on our election passed on by a Finnish relative who certainly has a knack for simplifying others political issues. . .

"We in Europe cannot figure out why you are even bothering to hold an election in America.

On one side, you have a bitch who is a lawyer, married to a lawyer,
and a lawyer who is married to a bitch who is a lawyer.

On the other side, you have a true war hero married to a woman with a
huge chest who owns a beer distributorship.

Is there a contest here?"

Pastorius said...


If only it were that simple.

Epaminondas said...

What passes for huge in Finland?

Epaminondas said...

OKay I've reread that Finnish comment and decided it's actually classic

Pastorius said...

Yeah, I thought it was pretty funny.

They must have good beer in Finland. Obviously. They have good hockey and good humor; hence, there must be good beer.