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October 05, 2008

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Ranger

I posted this in the other thread too, but since discussion has moved here...

Hot Air has video up of Team Obama playing defense this morning. Their new excuse is pathetic... Obama had no idea who Ayers was when they first started working together!

Kind of hard to sell that when Michelle Obama worked at the same law firm as "Mrs. Ayers" aka, Bernardine Dohrn at the time when she (Dohrn) was denied a law license by the state for moral terpitude relating to her criminal obstruction of justice. I have a feeling that would have been a huge topic around the office when it happened.

Obama's new excuse comes down to 'I wasn't knowingly paling around with terrorists, I was just too stupid to know who they were!'

Sue

So ask him the obvious follow up question. When did he learn who Ayers was?

PeterUK

"Just saw Hannity's America....WOW, just WOW"

Send it to everybody in the military you know.It will soon get disseminated.

M. Simon

Barry, Bill, and Michelle together for the children.

JJ

Well, I wish that the McCain camp would hire TM to pop all these Obama media bubbles a la this post, because McCain surely is NOT at it.

Good grief.

WISH SOMEONE WOULD INVOKE THE MEMORY OF RONALD REAGAN'S ABILITY TO SMACK BACK RHETORICALLY AT YOUR OPPONENT'S PROPAGANDA...

Oh, sorry, I was shouting.

And don't tell me that he is, because he isn't.

bad

This is somebody that The New York Times said Barack Obama’s not close to, and, again, John, this is a way of distracting the American people from what’s important.

How lovely of the NYT to provide cover. Were they paid for their efforts?

Ranger

Here's the link to the Hannity special:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9F8A48061A962CDD>Obama & Friends: History of Radicalism

JJ

The problem with Hannity's special is that, as usual, it sounds like a Hannity hit piece.

It may be all true, but he could learn something from the NYT about critical journalism: you have to sound fair and balanced first and then present your information.

Although with the Times, you have to hedge the criticism against your favorite and uncritically amplify the favorite's defense.

MayBee
This is somebody that The New York Times said Barack Obama’s not close to, and, again, John, this is a way of distracting the American people from what’s important.

How lovely of the NYT to provide cover. Were they paid for their efforts?

Most of Obama's fact checks are similar to this. They provide information to the press, then point to the press as having proven something exculpatory.

At one point, they used a report in their fact check to "prove" there was no evidence the two men had ever worked together or knew each other before Alice Palmer introduced Obama at the Ayres's house.

But they get away with it because the Scott Shanes of the world feel no need to address it.

PeterUK

"I have noticed the spirit of brotherly love and human kindness that illuminates this board. Nothing says 'love thy fellow man' quite like discussions of fat asses, guns, and blackhawks"

I feel I must contrsdict your statement,
JOM is the very fount of brotherly love and human kindness.Now piss off!

bad

fat asses, guns,

I'm ready for my close-up...

DebinNC

Ugh!! Why expend so much effort "proving" Obama and Ayers were "close"... while ignoring the indisputable face that Chairman Obama oversaw a radical $160M boondoogle which demonstrably produced no positive results?

This Ayers-Obama stuff scares me, because I think it will mean so little to voters at this point and can be brushed off as guilt by association. What will stick are the things Obama himself has said, done/not done, and promised to do... compared to what McCain's record and plans are. Yet we're not hearing nearly enough about that.

JJ

I couldn't resist...

Just a few Reaganisms.

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."
- Ronald Reagan

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so."
- Ronald Reagan

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
- Ronald Reagan

"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."
- Ronald Reagan

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."
- Ronald Reagan

PeterUK

"Son: Zayd Atheola Dohrn (b. 1977, playwright) 30
Son: Malik Cochise Dohrn (b. 1980, teacher) 27
Son: Chesa Jackson Gilbert Boudin (activist, b. 1981, adopted 1982, parents incarcerated) 28"

Obviously hated children giving them names like that.Good job Ayers is firing blanks.

aardvark

New all time high for Obama on Rasmussen.

Obama up by 8.

Change is coming to Washington, my friends.

bad

Change is coming to Washington, my friends.

So says aa...

boris

What will stick ...

Wasting money? See no evidence of that sticking to politicians.

DebinNC

I'm consoling myself with happy memories of what happened to Dems the last time they controlled both Congress and the White House.

boris

Apparently every new generation has to burn their fingers before they learn.

pagar

"It may be all true, but he could learn something from the NYT about critical journalism: you have to sound fair and balanced first and then present your information."

The only people the NYTs "sounds fair and balanced" to is those terrorists who oppose America and the Americans that provide aid and Comfort to those terrorists.

jimmyk

While the character may be effective, at this point I think it's much more important to link Obama and the Dems to the financial collapse. Which shouldn't be hard given the history of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, the CRA, etc. McCain and Palin both need to hammer away at this.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Hypocrisy thy name is Obama:

Ben Smith reports:

McCain spokesman Brian Rogers notes that three of McCain’s fellow members of the Keating Five have endorsed Obama: Former senators Dennis DeConcini. John Glenn, and Donald W. Riegle. All three are Democrats — McCain was the only Republican in the group — and DeConcini and Riegle were among the more deeply implicated officials.

jimmyk

Character *attacks*

Jane Whitman

Hell John Glenn is campaigning for him.

I think this talk is hurting Obama - the stuff about Ayers. And I think when they get to the Palestinian terrorist, it will get worse.

McCain damn well better hammer on the dems and Fannie Mae tomorrow.

clarice

I hope that ARove is helping with the debate preparation--I do not trust the present campaign staff to know what the eff they're doing.

sylvia

I just saw a really fair piece on CNN on Ayers. First they had the narrated news piece, which of course minimized it all, and then they had a reporter come on live as a special investigater, I forget the names but I've seen him before, and he went into it with the hostess. He was the first one I've heard that said Obama was the CHAIRMAN of Ayers foundation, for seven years, and he said that Ayers was part of a group that recruited Obama for the chair.

Then she (an obvious Obama supporter) seemed upset and was like "This is not true from the McCain campaign right?? It's not true that Obama was palling around with terrorists right?" expecting the reporter to agree. But the reporter said, "well, yes Ayers is a terrorist and Obama was friendly with him." And then she was like, "well when you say terrorist, people think bombing and murder." And he said "Well, bombing for sure. Murder, maybe a stretch."

It was awesome.

Daddy

The MSM is never going to investigate Bill Ayers unless they can find some advantage in it either positive for their candidate or negative for their candidates opponent. I suggest McCain make up some big lie about how he really admires Bill Ayers and that if elected he'll appoint Ayers to head the Department of Education or some Human Rights Commission. Then we just sit back and watch the MSM go schizophrenic trying to figure out how to honestly report the facts on that loathsome character to McCain's detriment and Obamas benefit.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

20,000 Greet Sarah Palin in Florida Where She Continues to Pound Obama On His Radical Background

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