That’s how the Prophet Barack described William Ayers, a radical Leftist University of Illinois professor of Education and former (and unrepentant) Weather Underground terrorist. Obama has been severely criticized from the Right for his association with Ayers, which, regardless of Obama’s denials, has been deep and extensive. The mainstream media has mostly ignored the Ayers connection in their quest to make Obama president.
Luckily the New York Times has come along with a hard-hitting investigative piece that rips the lid off Obama’s relations with Ayers.
Um…well…not really. It’s actually a complete whitewash, something that could have been written by Obama’s own staff. (Come to think of it, I wonder if the Obama campaign has to report this as an in-kind donation.) Journalist Scott Shane’s headline encapsulates the spin: Obama and ’60s Bomber: A Look Into Crossed Paths.
At a tumultuous meeting of anti-Vietnam War militants at the Chicago Coliseum in 1969, Bill Ayers helped found the radical Weathermen, launching a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and United States Capitol.
Twenty-six years later, at a lunchtime meeting about school reform in a Chicago skyscraper, Barack Obama met Mr. Ayers, by then an education professor. Their paths have crossed sporadically since then, at a coffee Mr. Ayers hosted for Mr. Obama’s first run for office, on the schools project and a charitable board, and in casual encounters as Hyde Park neighbors.
Rather than go into a point-by-point deconstruction of this marketing brochure masquerading as journalism, click the links above, and follow the chain from there. (Also look here.) It’s worth your time, believe me. Not only has Barack Obama had a long working relationship with a man dedicated first to fighting everything America stands for and then inculcating children with his hard Left garbage, not only did he see no problem with that relationship, but he lied about it.
Knowing what we know just about the Obama-Ayers connection, in what way is the junior Senator from Illinois fit to be President of the United States?
LINKS: Sister Toldjah, Tigerhawk, Power Line, Ed Morrissey, The Belmont Club, Classical Values, Fausta, Steve Diamond on how the NYT ignored evidence critical of Obama, Stanley Kurtz responds to the Times article.