"Our opponent ... is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country"
Republican vice presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin on Saturday hit Obama for his longtime association with unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers:
The New York Times article mentioned by Governor Palin is available here. It is a typical example of the elite media's efforts to minimize the connections between Obama and the terrorist turned teacher, Ayers.
One of the things that repels me most about Obama is his stubborn refusal to dissociate himself from American terrorists Bill Ayers and Ayers' wife, Bernadine Dohrn.
When confronted with his friendship with the terrorist Ayers, Obama defends this association by saying he was only eight when Ayers was engaged in "detestable acts 40 years ago." You can watch Obama defend his relationship with Ayers in Obama's recent interview with Bill O'Reilly.
Obama's pathetic defense is "Ayers engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was eight years old." Though that retort seems to satisfy the Obama worshiping liberal/progressive elite media, it fails to persuade me. Obama calls it guilt by association. Maybe. But, I was taught you are known by the company you keep.
Seven years ago, on September 11, 2001, in an article in the New York Times, entitled in part "No Regrets for a Love of Explosives," Ayers made it very clear he is not the least bit repentant about his terrorist activities:
''I don't regret setting bombs,'' Bill Ayers said. ''I feel we didn't do enough.'' Mr. Ayers, who spent the 1970's as a fugitive in the Weather Underground, was sitting in the kitchen of his big turn-of-the-19th-century stone house in the Hyde Park district of Chicago.
You can read more of what I have to say about "No Regrets for a Love of Explosives" article here.
In a recent article entitled, "Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism," Stanley Kurtz reveals the connections between Obama, Ayers, radical community organizers and education activists and the education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC).Obama led the CAC from 1995 to 1999 and remained on the board until 2001.
According to Kurtz, the CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground.
Documents in the CAC archives make clear that Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama were partners in the CAC.
Instead of improving Chicago's public schools, under the leadership of the Ayers/Obama team, the CAC set out to achieve the CAC's agenda. That agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers's educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism.
Kurtz appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" and discussed Obama's radical connections with Ayers. You can watch the discussion in the following video:
A final point about the Obama-Ayers association -- it is widely known that Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at the Ayers' home.
Obama continues to struggle to downplay his association with this unrepentant American terrorist. I thank Governor Palin bringing Obama's association with Ayers to the attention of the American voters.