Obama Lied (Again) – Ayers Declares That Obama Was ‘Family Friend’


Bill Ayers Bernadine Dohrn FBI Wanted Poster

Yep, that Bill Ayers on the far left of the poster, a criminal wanted by the FBI for plotting the murder of innocent civilians (although he denies it like a lying b*st*rd). And his family would be wife Bernadine Dohrn, on the far right side.

Now that it’s AFTER the Election and Obama is safely President Elect, unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers finally sees fit to admit what right wing blogs have been trying to get through the thick skulls of the liberal-loving media and duped public all along – Obama is Bill Ayers’ family friend.

Via Hot Air, from Chicago Sun Times:

In a new afterword to his 2001 book, Bill Ayers, former leader of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground, describes President-elect Barack Obama as a “family friend” and denies he wished his group had set off more bombs in the 1960s.

“We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign,” he writes.

But right-wing commentators tried to use those connections to smear Obama, he says.

The Weather Underground claimed responsibility for about a dozen bombings in the late 1960s, with targets including the Pentagon and Capitol. The group¹s casualties included three of its own members killed while making a bomb in New York City in 1970. In 1981, two police officers and a security guard were killed when other members of the group committed an armed robbery.

And via Gateway Pundit, from the newspaper Chicago Tribune:

In a new afterword to his memoir, 1960s radical William Ayers describes himself as a “family friend” of President-elect Barack Obama and writes that the campaign controversy over their relationship was an effort by Obama’s political enemies to “deepen a dishonest narrative” about the candidate.

During the campaign, Ayers’ friendship with Obama was a favorite subject of conservative bloggers and talk show hosts who insisted the two were closer than the candidate was admitting. Ayers’ new description of the relationship seems to contradict Obama’s statements.

Obama had dismissed Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood” and “somebody who worked on education issues in Chicago that I know.”

The statements from the winning horse’s mouth:

In Obama’s own words:

Obama said Ayers is “a guy who lives in my neighborhood” and not someone who has endorsed him or talked to him regularly.

“And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense,” Obama said.

From Obama’s ever-spinning Fight the Smears website:

William Ayers is a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with whom Barack served on the board of an education-reform organization in the mid-1990’s. According to the Associated Press, they are not close: “No evidence shows they were “pals” or even close when they worked on community boards years ago…”

Here’s what the New York Times reported on the connection: “But the two men do not appear to have been close.”

Two conclusions can be made from Ayers’ surprise admission:

1) Obama knew, closely befriended, associated with, worked with, reviewed the book of, and had his political career launched by a completely unrepentant terrorist… Who tells us that everyone who worked with him knew that he was a radical. (Why is this important? Because it shows that Obama tolerated, if not approved of, the radical, violent, murderous, lawbreaking, anti-US-government, hate-filled targeting of innocent civilians that Ayers’ Weather Underground carried out.)

and

2) Barack Obama is a shameless and bald-faced liar.

Both of these things should be enough to give pause to anyone who wants to vote this man into the office of leadership of the most powerful nation on Eart…

Oh, wait. TOO LATE. The complicit Obama-slavering media has already accomplished its job by burying this investigation along with every other legitimate-and-with-evidence-but-smeared-as-baseless-rumour criticism of the Obamessiah.

Looks like you’re stuck with this terrorist-approving liar for the next four years. Hope you’re happy, no buyer’s remorse. Unless…

Remember Bill Clinton? Sure, he was a sleazebag who manipulated a woman into giving him illicit sex, sexually harassed another and may even have raped one. But what got him impeached was the fact that he lied about it.

Anyway, more links in this list of hard connections between Obama and Ayers, which Obama continues to deny and the media continues to ignore.

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IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR OBAMA SUPPORTERS:

Like I’ve been saying all along… With Obama’s unbelievably vast track record of flip-flopping, breaking promises, denying he ever said what was caught on video, and outright lying…

What makes any of you Obamaphiles think he will actually do any of the things he said now that he’s President elect? Be it on the economy, taxes, war, energy, social issues?

In fact, how do you even know what policies and viewpoints Obama has, when he is so prone to fibbing, dishonesty, manipulation, nuanced talk and deception?

See also how Obama kept changing the figure for who gets taxed, from $250,000 to $200,000 to $150,000 to $120,000.

See also more videos and transcripts of his shameless flip-flopping on all promises.

And If you Obamabots aren’t convinced that this amounts to anything at all, just imagine…

What if Sarah Palin were revealed to be the ‘family friend’ of a former Ku Klux Klan leader?

Yeah, no one would make a peep of a protest, I’m so sure.

(Note: Weather Underground killed more people than the KKK did in the past 50 years.)

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43 Responses to “Obama Lied (Again) – Ayers Declares That Obama Was ‘Family Friend’”

  1. nytsmasher76 Says:

    Ok…now that has been done and over with…

    What next?

    http://miksas.blogspot.com

  2. wits0 Says:

    Obama’s Draft Registration Raises Serious Questions
    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2008/11/exclusive_did_n.html#comments

  3. simon thong Says:

    Conquerors rewrite history to suit their own purposes. President Elects also try to do something similar. In an era when detractors can challenge the President Elect’s version of things, it is not as easy to white-wash the writing on the wall. (Not the writing on the wall that appeared to King Belshazzar, foretelling his death and the downfall of his dynasty. Not yet, anway.)

  4. Ashes Says:

    I can`t decide:

    Obama being the monkey, who is the organ grinder? –

    1. Bill Ayers, or
    2. Frank Davis
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=9563

  5. The Angry Capitalist Says:

    William Ayres emerged from his pre-election seclusion to appear on Good Morning in America today. Strangely enough the producers of the show felt that all of the controversy surrounding the relationship between Obama and Ayres didn’t warrant any investigation or interview, but the release of a new collection of lies and anti-American propaganda penned by Ayres did. Is there any thinking American left who cannot see the insidious nature of the press and their sycophantic coverage of their chosen candidate? Make no mistake; the media hoisted this character on the nation through their lies, omissions, and distortions and they should be held responsible for the disaster that is unquestionably headed our way. Never did we see a serious examination of Obama, his policies, past relations, or a questioning of his paper thin resume….

    More At:
    http://www.hostileopposition.blogspot.com

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  7. wits0 Says:

    Honesty not an Obama policy

    “..The fact is he has done wrong. He chooses to be friends with terrorists and he deceived America to benefit his political ambitions.

    Barack Obama is very intelligent; he is highly educated and knows American history. Nobody put a gun to his head and forced him to serve with Ayers or to have a campaign event at his home. Certainly he wasn’t forced to be friends with a person who praises the man that murdered Bobby Kennedy. But here we are.

    People are judged everyday by the company they keep. Do you associate yourself with bigots, murderers or people who believed 9/11 was an inside job? No of course not. Our soon to be President does and it sickens me…”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/11/honesty_not_an_obama_policy.html

  8. wits0 Says:

    The Psalm of B.O…

    Obama is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    He maketh me measure my carbon footprint
    He leadeth me beside the closed factories.
    He destroyeth my faith in the American electorate.
    He leadeth me down the path of Marxism for his name’s sake.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the hope & change, I fear this evil:
    For the media will cover for him; The fairness doctrine will silence me

    Thou preparest an unconditional meeting with our enemies:
    thou anointest my head with ACORNS and kool-aid;
    my income tax bill runneth over.

    Surely hope and change will give way to reality and anger
    And we will only live with BO for 4 years.

    http://chickenhawkexpress.blogspot.com/2008/11/revised-23rd-psalm-obama-edition.html

  9. birdy Says:

    wow.. another person who writes but cannot read.

    Ayers said the BLOGOSPHERE characterized his relationship with Obama as being “family friends”. He never said they were family friends.

    How convenient for you to leave out the sentence before. And YOU guys are the ones screaming about liberal news bias? You just turned Ayers comment on its head to make it mean the opposite of what he was saying. Wow.

  10. birdy Says:

    Yeah.. and no one forced Sarah Palin to work with Alaska Independence Party whose leader said, “the fires of hell are like glaciers compared to my hatred for America and I won’t be buried under her d*mn flag”. That guy died in a plastic explosives deal that went bad. She knew all about this groups intentions yet she works with them.

    No one forced John McCain to pal around with Gordon Liddy but he did and said he’s “proud of him”. No one forced John McCain to cheat on his wife, go to bat for Charles Keating nor the fact that his wife continued business dealings with Keating after his conviction.

    Yes.. let’s judge them all based on their associations. John McCain has a list longer than my arm.

  11. birdy Says:

    And let’s not forget that the 9/11 attacks were committed by SAUDIS. You know, ol’ George W. and Bush Sr.’s close friends.

  12. kesava Says:

    And let’s not forget that the 9/11 attacks were committed by SAUDIS. You know, ol’ George W. and Bush Sr.’s close friends. …..birdy

    You are stooopid. Me and my dad done it – and we are still free planning the next Big O(ne).

  13. kesava Says:

    When Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn led the domestic terrorist group Weather Underground in 1969, a chance meeting led Army veteran Larry Grathwohl into joining the group. Grathwohl served as a courier, running messages between the group’s leadership (called the “Weather Bureau”) and individual cells that were to carry out attacks.

    Grathwohl was also an informant for the FBI.

    In an interview from the 1982 documentary “No Place To Hide” that recently surfaced, Grathwohl discussed what the Weathermen intended to do after overthrowing the U.S. government, including what they would do with those Americans who refused to embrace communism.

    I asked, “Well what is going to happen to those people we can’t reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?” And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated.

    And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.

    And when I say “eliminate,” I mean “kill.”

    Twenty-five million people.

    I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.

    And they were dead serious.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Messiah Obama can make it happen.

  14. Paige06 Says:

    Wow, all of this scares me. What the heck will be next with the new President elect? Who next will slither into the White House with the new President elect after January 20th?

  15. bernard michael Says:

    The Terrorist Sympathizer President-Elect Obama:

    I guess this is an indication of how much Americans trust the Republican party after 8 years of Bush and FOX news….that we would elect a Terrorist Sympathizer to be president.

  16. Scott Thong Says:

    wow.. another person who writes but cannot read.

    Ayers said the BLOGOSPHERE characterized his relationship with Obama as being “family friends”. He never said they were family friends. – Birdy

    Oh wow… Another troll who comments but cannot click links or comprehend context.

    Exact quote from two newspapers:

    In a new afterword to his 2001 book, Bill Ayers, former leader of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground, describes President-elect Barack Obama as a “family friend” and denies he wished his group had set off more bombs in the 1960s.

    “We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign,” he writes. – Chicago Sun-Times

    In a new afterword to his memoir, 1960s radical William Ayers describes himself as a “family friend” of President-elect Barack Obama and writes that the campaign controversy over their relationship was an effort by Obama’s political enemies to “deepen a dishonest narrative” about the candidate. – Chicago Tribune

    Oh wow. The blogosphere wrote the afterword to Ayers’ book! And in third person too, describing himself as a family friend to Obama!

    That darn right-wing Internets! Is there no limit to the power of Rove?

    ;P

  17. Scott Thong Says:

    Yeah.. and no one forced Sarah Palin to work with Alaska Independence Party whose leader said, “the fires of hell are like glaciers compared to my hatred for America and I won’t be buried under her d*mn flag”. That guy died in a plastic explosives deal that went bad. She knew all about this groups intentions yet she works with them.

    No one forced John McCain to pal around with Gordon Liddy but he did and said he’s “proud of him”. No one forced John McCain to cheat on his wife, go to bat for Charles Keating nor the fact that his wife continued business dealings with Keating after his conviction. – birdy

    And so did they utterly and totally deny the fact that they had known and worked with these people? The way your ‘CHANGE, no more the old ways of politics’ Obamessiah did?

    How do you know what Obama really wants to do? He might be making politically expedient nuances again when he says he’ll cut taxes, go green energy, pull out of Iraq…

  18. right Says:

    Birdy completely owned you. She threw it right in your face Mr. Blogger, what do you have to say for yourself? You took it OUT OF CONTEXT. If you have the gal to put your ideas and opinions on the web, why don’t you have the gal to defend what you wrote here? There are only two things happening here.

    1) You knew you were lying but wrote it anyways.
    2) You were ignorant and didn’t read the part about him attributing the family friends comment to the blogosphere.

    I can forgive 2. But if not, then you sir are a liar. A waste of air and not worthy of me even listening to or considering for an intellectual discussion. So I will leave this blog as it were, that is, completely devoid of any integrity or intellectual honesty.

    And to his readers that actually believed this article whole-heatedly. I’m sorry that you have been misled, but you must look at what was written and understand that you have been misled. If you cannot see why you have been misled, then please take some courses on critical thinking. If most of you have the gal to dissent to the vast evidence for anthropogenic global warming. If you have the skepticism there, why not look over this critically? Why not I ask you.

  19. Jason Says:

    WOW it is just amazing to me the lunacy and crazy ideas and mindsets that are still out there. He hasnt even taken the oath of office yet and the GOP and the right wingers have already turned him into a modern day Hitler. Come on guys….ask yourself this question: Would you want to be judged on things that someone else did 30 years ago? I am not defending Ayers, I think he’s a nut job, but thats Ayers and not Obama. You just can not tie the two together, its been tried (and tried and tried)….there is nothing there…..let it go and find something else. All you crazies on the losing side of this arguement would at least sound like you have a decent arguement if you could actually find something that he’s done wrong and then exploit that…..oh wait….he hasnt done anything wrong…..Ok…well keep making up crap in your heads and then maybe you all can get someone to believe this pile of shit. Just keep going on Fox and telling Sean Hanniety and Rush how “scared” you all are and how this is the “Obama recession” and maybe….just maybe….someone will give your story some legs and you too can go on Fox News and complain about how we are going to turn into Sweden under Obama …….God you guys are too much….keep it up….I love this stuff….its almost as good as watching Fox….just as crazy without the talking heads! Thanks for perkin up my Saturday!

  20. hutchrun Says:

    “Just keep going on Fox and telling Sean Hanniety and Rush how “scared” you all are and how this is the “Obama recession” and maybe….just maybe….someone will give your story…..”

    Jason and the Arrogants in search of the Golden Fleece. Tough luck on the hope and change farce but it`s so lovely to see the exaltation of the Messiah slowly change to despair – 4 years of great fun ahead as the loonies realise they have been oh bummed.
    ROTFL!!

  21. hutchrun Says:

    One thing for sure Bill Ayers and Obummer have helped move up gun sales. Now that`s hope for a change.
    hahahaha

  22. hutchrun Says:

    Oooops dearie me, Washpo`s gnashing:

    Barack Obama campaigned on a pledge to change Washington, vowing to upend the K Street lobbying culture he encountered when he joined the U.S. Senate.
    But more than a dozen members of President-elect Obama’s fast-growing transition team have worked as federally registered lobbyists within the past four years.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/14/AR2008111403922_pf.html

    Haha The O-Ba-Ma Ringaling in the White House and it`s just begining loony toons

  23. hutchrun Says:

    ROTFL. Say what, mebbe mahdi Obama will go kick some indian butts with hope:

    There is amazement —- and confusion— in India over reports that one of the first acts of the President will be to appoint Bill Clinton as his Special Envoy on the Kashmir issue to facilitate a settlement between India and Pakistan

    2. Well-informed sources in India say that if the President-elect wants to severely damage the developing Indo-US relations he could not have thought of a better idea than to meddle in Kashmir. So many Americans—-Presidents, Presidents-elect and defeated Presidential-aspirants—- thought they could help in finding a solution to the Kashmir issue and burnt their fingers and damaged Indo-US relations.

    http://southasiaanalysis.org/%5Cpapers30%5Cpaper2917.html

  24. los indianos Says:

    The black moslem munkee can kill 25 million americans who deserve it:

    asked, “well what is going to happen to those people we can’t reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?” and the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated.

    And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.

    And when I say “eliminate,” I mean “kill.”
    http://confederateyankee.mu.nu/archives/276377.php

    BUT

    If he tries to mess around in India, we will kick the munkee into the African jungle and he can take his blardy homo friends and sex perverts with him.

  25. los indianos Says:

    Obama’s father is Communist Frank Marshall Davis
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=9563

    Obama’s Red Mentor Was a pervert
    http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/communist-frank-marshall-davis-was-a-pervert

  26. Moooooo Says:

    Covering a sensitive and explosive subject that has been off-limits for the major U.S. media, the London Daily Telegraph is now claiming that Communist Frank Marshall Davis was a strong influence over a young Barack Obama for nine years of his life, rather than just four, and was a sex pervert and pothead.
    The Telegraph article alleges that Davis was a bisexual engaged in “sordid” sexual activities and had repeated sexual encounters with a 13-year-old girl.
    In an article headlined, “Frank Marshall Davis, alleged Communist, was early influence on Barack Obama,” writer Toby Harnden confirms everything Accuracy in Media has been reporting since February about the mysterious “Frank” in Obama’s book being Communist Party USA (CPUSA) member Frank Marshall Davis. Harnden is the Daily Telegraph’s U.S. Editor, based in Washington, D.C.

  27. Los Indianos Says:

    Obama’s father is Communist Frank Marshall Davis

    “I bear Mr. Obama no ill will and no animus. I have only been a faithful servant of the search for truth, and I believe we finally know the secret truths about who Barack Obama really is: the son of Frank Marshall Davis.”
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=9563

  28. I scream Says:

    Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream, fifty percent of the people react like nine year-olds. They want ice cream. The other fifty percent know they’re going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.
    http://experimentumcrucis.blogspot.com/2008/11/saturday-inboxcivics-101-from-3rd.html

  29. wits0 Says:

    Daniel Pipe’s Comments:

    (1) Other than Obama’s lies about his childhood religion, which cast doubt about his character, all the other connections establish the radical circles he frequented during his Chicago years, associations he is trying hard – and with apparent success – to keep from the attention of just enough voters until after election day.

    (2) Andrew McCarthy points out that “This is not about guilt by association. The issue is not that Obama knows Klonsky … or Ayers … or Dohrn … or Wright … or Rashid Khalidi … The issue is that Obama promoted and collaborated with these anti-American radicals. The issue is that he shared their ideology.”

    http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2008/11/obamas-connection-to-sirhan-sirhan.html

  30. Scott Thong Says:

    Birdy completely owned you. She threw it right in your face Mr. Blogger, what do you have to say for yourself? You took it OUT OF CONTEXT. If you have the gal to put your ideas and opinions on the web, why don’t you have the gal to defend what you wrote here? There are only two things happening here.

    1) You knew you were lying but wrote it anyways.
    2) You were ignorant and didn’t read the part about him attributing the family friends comment to the blogosphere.

    I can forgive 2. But if not, then you sir are a liar. A waste of air and not worthy of me even listening to or considering for an intellectual discussion. So I will leave this blog as it were, that is, completely devoid of any integrity or intellectual honesty.

    And to his readers that actually believed this article whole-heatedly. I’m sorry that you have been misled, but you must look at what was written and understand that you have been misled. If you cannot see why you have been misled, then please take some courses on critical thinking. If most of you have the gal to dissent to the vast evidence for anthropogenic global warming. If you have the skepticism there, why not look over this critically? Why not I ask you.

    – right

    Oh no you don’t. You don’t get away that easily.

    Here is the COMPLETE TEXT OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE. Bolded parts are my emphasis.

    Bill Ayers: Barack Obama a ‘family friend’
    Read what Ayers had to say today on ‘Good Morning America’

    Bill Ayers, former 1960s radical activist turned college professor, listens to Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. speak at Northwestern University during an event hosted by Northwestern’s Black Student Alliance. Ayers’ name gained prominence during the presidential race when John McCain’s campaign accused Barack Obama of having close ties to Ayers. (Tribune photo by Charles Cherney / November 7, 2008)

    In a new afterword to his memoir, 1960s radical William Ayers describes himself as a “family friend” of President-elect Barack Obama and writes that the campaign controversy over their relationship was an effort by Obama’s political enemies to “deepen a dishonest narrative” about the candidate.

    Ayers describes phone threats and hate e-mail he received during the campaign, and he bemoans Obama’s guilt by association.

    During the campaign, Ayers’ friendship with Obama was a favorite subject of conservative bloggers and talk show hosts who insisted the two were closer than the candidate was admitting. Ayers’ new description of the relationship seems to contradict Obama’s statements.

    Obama had dismissed Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood” and “somebody who worked on education issues in Chicago that I know.”

    A campaign spokesman told The New York Times last month that Ayers and Obama hadn’t spoken by phone or exchanged e-mail messages since Obama became a U.S. senator in January 2005. Obama himself denounced the “detestable acts” Ayers engaged in during the Vietnam era.

    In the updated version of his 2001 book “Fugitive Days,” Ayers calls into question one of the more incendiary quotes attributed to him during the campaign: “I’m nowadays often quoted as saying, ‘I don’t regret setting bombs. I wish we’d set more bombs. I don’t think we did enough.’

    “I never actually said that I ‘set bombs,’ nor that I wished there were ‘more bombs.’ … I killed no one, and I harmed no one, and I didn’t regret for a minute resisting the murderous assault on Viet Nam with every ounce of my being.”

    He was particularly disturbed by a newspaper headline published in 2001: “No regrets for a love of explosives.”

    “That’s neither my narrative nor my sentiment,” Ayers wrote, “but the idea was seized upon by the neocon media machine: I was an unrepentent and violent terrorist.”

    Ayers wrote the new afterword on July 4, “in the heat of the summer presidential campaign, with all its attendant bells and whistles and spin, all the diversion and dissembling that happens every four years when the big election carnival rolls into town.”

    Now a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an expert on public school reform, Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground, a radical organization that claimed responsibility for a dozen bombings from 1970 to 1974.

    He’ll appear Friday on “Good Morning America” to promote the re-issue of his book this week. The Tribune obtained a copy of the updated material.

    In it, Ayers — who did not respond to requests for comment — summarized his relationship with Obama: “[W]e had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign.”

    Ayers lamented that his relationship with Obama became an issue.

    “The more serious point is that Obama was asked once more to defend something that ought to be at the very heart of democracy: the importance of talking to many people in this complicated and wildly diverse society, of listening with the possibility of learning something new, of speaking with the possibility of persuading or influencing others. … In a robust and sophisticated democracy, political leaders, indeed, all of us, would seek out ways to talk with many people who hold dissenting, even radical, ideas.”

    Obama was criticized by Sen. John McCain throughout the campaign for suggesting that, as president, he would sit down with the leaders of rogue nations like Iran and attempt to have substantive discussions.

    rhuppke@tribune.com

    ——————————————-

    And the ENTIRE TEXT OF THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES ARTICLE to boot:

    Ayers: Obama was ‘family friend’
    New afterword to 2001 book, Ayers describes Barack Obama as ‘family friend’

    November 13, 2008

    BY KARA SPAK and ABON PALLASCH Staff Reporters
    In a new afterword to his 2001 book, Bill Ayers, former leader of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground, describes President-elect Barack Obama as a “family friend” and denies he wished his group had set off more bombs in the 1960s.

    Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, adds few new details about his relationship with Obama in the afterword to Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Anti-War Activist. The book is being reissued this month.

    “We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign,” he writes.

    But right-wing commentators tried to use those connections to smear Obama, he says.

    “Obama’s political rivals and enemies apparently saw an opportunity to deepen a dishonest narrative about him, that he is somehow un-American, alien, linked to radical ideas, a closet terrorist, a sympathizer with extremism,” Ayers wrote.

    Ayers was the purported “terrorist” Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was referring to when she claimed that Obama was “palling around with terrorists.”

    At a presidential debate, Obama described Ayers as engaging in “despicable acts with a radical domestic group,’’ adding that he “roundly condemned those acts.”

    He has also said that Ayers is “not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis.”

    The Weather Underground claimed responsibility for about a dozen bombings in the late 1960s, with targets including the Pentagon and Capitol. The group¹s casualties included three of its own members killed while making a bomb in New York City in 1970. In 1981, two police officers and a security guard were killed when other members of the group committed an armed robbery.

    Ayers defends his role in the group.

    “I killed no one, and I harmed no one, and I didn’t regret for a minute resisting the murderous assault on [Vietnam] with every ounce of my being,” Ayers writes.

    He denies a quote attributed to him in 2001: “I don’t regret setting bombs. I wish we’d set more bombs. I don’t think we did enough.” The quote was widely republished during the presidential campaign.

    Ayers writes, “I never actually said that I ‘set bombs,’ nor that I wished there were ‘more bombs.’ ”

    With the 1960s over, his more radical days are behind him, he writes. Nowadays, “I go about my business, hang out with my wife and our kids and grandchildren, take care of the elders, go to work, teach, and write,” the afterword states. “I also organize and participate in the never-ending effort to build a powerful movement for peace and social justice.”

    Ayers wrote the new afterword on July 8, 2008, a day when he writes he saw a 1960s-style bumper sticker “all tie-dyed and psychedelic,” and heard “Give Peace a Chance” on the radio. He begins the afterword with a quote from Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”: “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds.’’

    It’s “[d]eja vu all over again,” Ayers writes.

    Ayers is scheduled to appear for a live interview Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.’’

    ————————————-

    You read the entirety of the above and tell me how I took the claims in the articles out of context. The articles clearly state, IN CONTEXT, that Ayers’ himself describes Obama as a family friend in the afterword to Ayer’s own book.

    Got that? Ayers himself in his own book’s afterword.

    This is not merely Ayers’ saying that the blogosphere spread rumours about him. He himself writes into his own book that Obama is a family friend. All he says about the blogosphere is that they tried to make a big fuss out of it. Ayers does not deny the blogosphere accusations that he is pals with Obama.

    (How the heck do right wing blogs manage to hack Ayers’ book and include an admission of friendship with Obama???? Tell me that!!!!)

    If you cannot show how I ‘lied’, was ‘ignorant’ and ‘took things out of context’, then your accusations are void. I would therefore like an apology (not that I expect one to be forthcoming).

    Who is lying and ignorant? Who did not read the entire article? Who is taking quotes out of context? Who is misled? Who needs a course in critical thinking?

    Liberals Obamabots, as usual.

  31. I hate WHINERS!!!!!!!!! Says:

    For crying out loud!!!! The battle is OVER. Yes we have a black president, it is bothering you huh? You can’t handle it? Move to Iceland or something!!! Bunch of whiners!!

  32. I scream Says:

    WHINERS whine when they don`t get ice cream. Lots of ice cream in Ice land

  33. sandy Says:

    “The battle is OVER.” ——load of bull patty

    A BLACK shows whitey the way:

    BREAKING: Alan Keyes sues Obama over citizenship proof
    http://www.aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=973&posts=5

  34. sandy Says:

    BLACK Alan Keye`s suit:

    80. If he was born in Hawaii, there are four (4) other obstacles to Senator Obama’s eligibility. In and about 1967, Senator Obama moved to Indonesia, took the last name of his stepfather, Soetoro, and went by the name Barry Soetoro. In original legal action filed by Mr. Berg, he presented Senator Obama’s school registration, showing him registered as Barry Soetoro, Citizenship-Indonesian, Religion Islam, signed by L. Soetoro. From 1945, Indonesia has not allowed dual citizenship and, therefore, Ms. Dunham-Obama-Soetoro, Senator Obama’s mother, had to relinquish her son’s U.S.citizenship in order to obtain Indonesian citizenship for him, which would make him ineligible to become a United States President. Additionally, the United States could not allow dual citizenship with Indonesia at that time, as Indonesia did not allow dual citizenship, and it was prohibited by the Hague Convention of 1930, as interfering with the internal affairs of another sovereign Country.

    81. In addition, upon return to the United States in and around 1971-1972, Senator Obama would have been required to go to the then current immigration procedures to regain his U.S. citizenship. There is no record of him ever doing that. Even if he had done so, he would be considered a naturalized citizen and not a “natural born” citizen.

    82. Additionally, assuming Senator Obama was born in what is now Kenya, at the time of Senator Obama’s birth in 1961, (now) Kenya was the British Protectorate of Zanzibar and Senator Obama was automatically accorded a form of British citizenship under Section 32(1) of the British Nationality Act of 1948, effective date January 28, 1949, based on his father’s citizenship.

    83. Finally, in 1981, Senator Obama traveled to Pakistan, when there was a ban for U.S. citizens to travel to Pakistan. The only logical possibility for him to do so was by using one of his other passports: Indonesian, Kenyan, or British.

  35. simon thong Says:

    It seems to me that RIGHT is not only WRONG but should go back to school and learn to read. Not ready yet to attend classes on critical thinking, just work hard on understanding the text. LOL.

  36. wits0 Says:

    Joseph Farah of “World net Daily”, also asks : “Where’s the birth certificate, Sen. Obama?” He is, “incidentally, a ‘Brown’ man, not White, of Lebanese/Syrian extraction.

    Where’s the birth certificate?
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=81197

  37. KellyD Says:

    Where was obama’s picture in the wanted ad. thought for sure i would see it there since everyone believes he had some real deep life long connection with Ayers. All these feelings about ayers are justified but in all the anger directed at him, barely anything is said about obama until people remember that the whole ayres discussion supposed to be about obama. That shows how weak the argument really is.

  38. sheez Says:

    KellyD is`nt very clever, but then Madelline wasn`t all brite either. When I was young, only a certain elite used to wear the conical D hats to stand in the corner of the classroom.
    They thought they were being honored.

  39. Scott Thong Says:

    Where was obama’s picture in the wanted ad. thought for sure i would see it there since everyone believes he had some real deep life long connection with Ayers. All these feelings about ayers are justified but in all the anger directed at him, barely anything is said about obama until people remember that the whole ayres discussion supposed to be about obama. That shows how weak the argument really is. – KellyD

    If that is true, and being linked to Ayers does not reflect on Obama at all…

    Then why did Obama see fit to LIE about their relationship repeatedly?

    If one is afraid to admit a truth, then either that truth really IS detrimental to his position… Or he is simply lacking in ethics and integrity, and thus believes that is is permissible to lie in order to escape whatever potential detriment that truth bears for him.

  40. wits0 Says:

    Scott: “Or he is simply lacking in ethics and integrity, ..”

    He wants to CHANGE all such according to his own liberal image.

  41. David Says:

    Let’s impeach his a$$ already.

  42. dell Says:

    Obama’s Coalition is Beginning to Split Apart

    A funny thing has been happening on the way to the White House. Barack Obama is losing his halo. The ultra-liberals who were the first to light a fire under the Obama campaign are getting very angry at the President-elect. They feel betrayed by Obama’s choice of Secretary of State, and the fact that Joe Lieberman wasn’t burnt at the stake. Even the Daily Kos-nuts are upset to find out that CHANGE really meant change back to the Clinton administration. Boys and girls don’t be upset, just repeat after me, Barac-krap!

    Read the full story below:

    Hard Left’s Honeymoon with Obama Is Already Over

    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/hard-lefts-honeymoon-with-obama-is-already-over/?print=1

  43. hutchrun Says:

    The harshest criticism of the president-elect is no longer coming from Republicans.
    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/hard-lefts-honeymoon-with-obama-is-already-over/

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