Running Scared: Obama Goes on the Attack to
Distance Himself from Ayers August 26, 2008
As the Democratic National
Convention gets underway, presumed Democrat nominee, Barack Obama, has
incredibly gone on the offense a few days after the release of an ad concerning
his relationship with admitted domestic terrorist, William Ayers, by 527 group, American Issues
The basic facts
surrounding Obama's relationship, continuing relationship with Ayers, are
hardly in dispute, but amazingly, Obama has chosen to act to highlight
that relationship by again repeating a failed defense that he has already used:
That he had previously denounced Ayers' crimes, and besides, those crimes
took place when Obama was 8 years old. Instead of hoping that AIP's ad
fades from the public's memory as soon as possible, the Annointed One has
decided that the best thing to do is to try and lie his way around it. His
"defense" is hardly any defense, of course.
The criticism of Obama is
not that he was a co-conspirator with Ayers and Dohrn and the Weathermen in their terrorist
actions; it is, as are so many of the criticisms of Obama, the utter lack of
judgment, in this case in aligning himself politically with people he knows
to be unrepentant terrorists. That is an Obama "sin" that continues
unabated to this date with Ayers.
In addition, Obama's
desperation has extended to requesting the United States Justice Department to
intervene and (somehow?) stop AIP from running the ad. Of course,
the Democrats are in their usual threat mode with respect to television and
cable stations that might choose to accept the group's ad for airing. The
Obama is friends with Ayers, defending him as, quote, 'Respectable'
and 'Mainstream'. Obama's political career was launched in
Ayers' home. And the two served together on a left-wing board.
Why would Barack Obama be friends with someone who bombed the
Capitol and is proud of it? Do you know enough to elect Barack
Obama campaign lawyer,
Robert Bauer, in the threat letter sent to station managers about the ad, claims
that the ad is false:
station is committed to operating in the public interest, an
objective that cannot be satisfied by accepting for compensation
material of such malicious falsity.
Unfortunately for Obama,
the entire text of the ad is demonstratbly true. It is clear from
his actions and statements that Obama is "friends wth Ayers." Obama
has described Ayers as both "respectable" and "mainstream," as video and audio
demonstrates. It is a matter of record that Obama launched his campaign
for U.S. Senate from Ayers home. From 1999 through 2002, Obama was
director of the board of the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based non-profit; a board
upon which Ayers also served. Obama also served on the board of the
Chicago-Annenberg Foundation, along with Ayers.
Obama has done everything
he can possibly think of the highlight his lack of judgment, and his ties to
(and sympathies with) Bill Ayers and his politics. Here are some more
videos for your enjoyment, which Barack would also, no doubt, delight in:
original ad by AIP to which
ad in response: "Why is John McCain Talking About the
Murtagh discusses the 1970 bombing of his childhood home, by
Ayers and the Weather Underground
Dobbs discussing the Obama-Ayers connection with Andrew
answering George Stephanopolis' debate question about Ayers.
(Slanders Tom Coburn in the process)
Bennett discusses Obama's relationship with Ayers with
Stanley Kurtz (Aug. 18, 2008) - and UIC documents
release of Obama/Ayers documents, relating to Obama's on
Ayers' Chicago-Annenberg Challenge (CBS2-Chicago)
the Obama-Ayers relationship, from Hannity's America
"Where Are You Daddy?": Obama Doesn't Know Where He Is. .
.Again August 26, 2008
For what was not
the first time in this campaign, Barack Obama has seemingly forgotten what city
he was in. Last night, Obama appeared — as has become customary for
putative nominees to do prior to their official "unveiling" at the convention —
"live via satellite" from a city other than the convention city. Speaking
interactively from a large video screen on the convention stage, to his wife and
children who were on the stage in Denver, Obama announced that he was speaking
from a home in "St. Louis." (See video, below, at 1:18) A few
moments later, Obama's younger daughter, Sasha asks him "Daddy, what city are
you in?" to which he now responds, perhaps alterted by Sasha to his
earlier faux pas, "I'm in Kansas City, sweetie." (Video, at 1:43)
Ah, well. . .
Biden on "Preconditions":Another Bone of
Contention with Obama August 24, 2008
On August 1, 2007, Joe
Biden was asked to comment on Barack Obama's stand that, in his first term in
office, he would agree to meet, unconditionally, with leaders of terrorist
nations, such as Iran — as Obama had agreed to do. But Biden said, no
Obama: Not Heeding His Own Advice from 2004 August 24, 2008
Back on November 8, 2004,
right after his election to the U.S. Senate from Illinois, Barack Obama
explained why he had ruled out running on a national presidential ticket in
2008: "If I were to seriously consider running on a national ticket, I would
essentially have to start now, before having served a day in the Senate."
Pitting Obama and Hillary
against one another going into the Democrat convention may be seen by some as
just political gamesmanship, but it also makes common sense. With 18
million votes, and a not-inconsiderable pile of electoral votes to her credit —
not to mention many, many angry Hillary delegates poised to deny Obama
unanimous acclaim at the convention — this ad makes political sense:
Joe Biden: Endorses McCain; Slams Obama August 23, 2008
What is about to happen
with Barack Obama's pick of Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) has been just sooooooo
predictable, that it shouldn't be funny. But it is! Here's
just the start, the first post-Biden selection McCain ad, with the most
obviously choosable statements of Sen. Foot-in-Mouth, slamming Obama as
inexperienced, and virtually endorsing McCain as the better choice for
Next off the presses,
courtesy of American Issues
Project, places Barack Obama back on the hook for the years and years that
he maintained his relationship with still-unrepentant terrorist, William Ayers.
Predictably, the Obama campaign has responded with condemnation of what amounts
to the simple recitation of historical events. Mind you, some events being
more recent than others: Such as the kick-off announcement of Obama's presential
bid at the home of Bill Ayers and his wife, also-terrorist, Bernadine
New McCain Ad: "Housing Problem" August 21, 2008
Here is the latest John
McCain campaign ad: Evidently inspired by Obama's inopportune attempt to
attack McCain for allegedly not knowing how many houses he (and his millionaire
wife) own at the moment, McCain has decided to one-up Obama's "housing" attack,
with one of his own. Only this time the subject is serious business:
More on Obama's shady dealings with convicted felon, and long-time friend,
associate, former client, and supporter, Tony Rezko. Watch. Its more
"downhill from here" for Barry:
Video One: RNC ad
from June, 2008, concerning Tony Rezko's fraud conviction, Obama's real estate
deal with Rezko, and Obama's response:
Video Two: Chicago NBC-5,
concerning an investigation into the relationship between Obama and Tony Rezko,
Rezko's shady "affordable housing" deals, millions of dollars in government
money he received, and a land deal that helped Obama obtain valuable property on
the cheap. Obama refuses to respond to questions:
Video Three: A quick
snippet of Hillary Clinton - back during the primaries - in which she notes that
few answers had been provided by Obama to questions concerning his relationship
with Tony Rezko:
a classic example of damned if you do, and damed if you don't, Meet the Press,
NBC's Andrea Mitchell
gave her "analysis" of the performances of John McCain and Barack
Obama at Saturday's Saddleback Civil Forum on Presidency, hosted by the Rev.
Rick Warren, to fellow Peacock, David Gregory — himself no slouch when it comes
to allegedly "professional" and "unbiased" journalism — and astonishingly found
McCain's performance to have been superior to that of her chosen messiah.
Unfortunately, she found it too good to be true and concluded, thanks to
her fortunate selection of the appropriate NutRoots talking point, that John
McCain could not have been so good unless he has somehow cheated:
SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): Defeat it. Couple of points.
One, if I'm president of the United States, my friends,
if I have to follow him to the gates of hell, I will get
Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. I will do that
and I know how to do it. I will get that done.
MR. GREGORY: Andrea Mitchell, that's a pretty clear
MS. ANDREA MITCHELL: Oh, absolutely. And,
you know, there was the crisp, immediate, forceful
response by John McCain, clearly in a comfort zone
because he was with his base. And Barack Obama, taking a
risk in going there but seeing an opportunity. And a
much more nuanced approach. The Obama people must feel
that he didn't do quite as well as they might have
wanted to in that context, because that --
what they're putting out
privately is that McCain may not have been in the cone
of silence and may have had some ability to overhear
what the questions were to Obama.
MR. GREGORY: Right.
He seemed so well
This is objective,
responsible and professional journalism at its best. (At least, it's the
best that Ms. Mitchell can muster when confronted with an excellent performance
by the opposition (John McCain), in the face of the usual lackluster performance
that her candidate (Obama) is capable of delivering. And the shame of it
is that Obama (as well as McCain) had been given specific "hat tips" as to three
particular areas of questioning by Rick Warren, and yet the Messiah simply can
not manage to think on his feet with any alacrity.
So how does Andrea step in
to help compensate for Obama's less than stellar performance? She raises
what she knows is a completely false and fabricated Democrat "talking point,"
dredged from the anonymous bowels of the Left's underground world of
skullduggery. Whenever a "journalist" of the left seeks to say something
of their own, or forward a point or position, they seek out (and usually find,
with no difficulty) some hook into that position. Here, Mitchell wishes to
make Barack's lousy performance appear not so poor in comparison, by asserting
that McCain must have cheated, because how else could her candidiate have
done so poorly?
As in the case of
innumerable mainstream media stories, for example, where the New York Times
seek to impugn one Republican by alleging a stinging rebuke by some anonymous
official, or high-ranking elected Republican, and so on, Mitchell relies upon
unnamed "Obama people" as her hook into accusing McCain of cheating at the
forum. Typical, lazy and biased alleged journalism.
Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen, from Tennessee's 9th District, won the primary
defense of his seat against desperate challenger and self-demonstrated racist,
Nikki Tinker. Tinker was one of a number of Black contestants for the seat
in the primary two years ago, in which lone-Caucasian candidiate, Cohen, won the
Democrat nomination. According to local observers, Tinker has been running
for this year's nomination ever since.
Tinker, in a display that
has garnered harsh criticism nationally, even from other Democrats, ran as
racist a campaign against Cohen as she could muster, airing televised spots in
which she race-baited (accused Cohen of supporting the KKK because he did not
support removal of the statute of a long-deal Confederal general from Memphis)
and Jew-baited (suggested that Cohen was infilitrating "our churches").
"Who is the real Steve Cohen?" asked one of Tinker's ads, in which a hooded
Klansman stood before a burning cross.
Tinker's racism was
evidently too much even for the voters in the majority Black 9th District, who
re-nominated the white Steve Cohen, according to
early returns, by a 4 to 1 margin.
is difficult to find the right words to describe the almost
indescribable: Kwame Kilpatrick, indicted Mayor of the City of
Detroit, out on bail, restricted in his travels while on bond,
decided that he would take a little trip out of the country without
getting the court's approval: And now he's going to have to suffer
the cruelest of treatment for a Democrat politician: He's going to
be treated like any ordinary citizen. He's
going to jail, courtesy of Wayne County, Detroit Judge Ronald
Detroit's chief thug, Mayor Kilpatrick, and his Chief of Staff, and
co-conspirator, Christine Beatty]
Kilpatrick has been out on
bail, after being charged with a slough of criminal offenses surrounding the
firing of, and subsequent $8.4 million settlement of a lawsuit with, Gary Brown.
Free Press provides the following summary of the case:
Press investigation of records shows that Detroit Mayor Kwame
Kilpatrick and chief of staff Christine Beatty lied about their
relationship during a high-profile whilstle-blower trial in summer
In a lawsuit against the City of Detroit, Kilpatrick's former
bodyguard Harold Nelthrope claimed his rights were violated when
people working for Kilpatrick released his name to the media as the
source of misconduct allegations against members of the mayor's
Fired Deputy Chief Gary Brown alleged he was fired for initiating a
police department investigation into Nelthrope's allegations.
Kilpatrick denied the allegations, but a Wayne County jury awarded
$6.5 million to the two former officers
John Edwards: Coverup
and Political Career End August 6, 2008
plaintiff trial attorney. Former one-term United States Senator.
Former 2004 Democrat candidate for Vice President. Former possible
contender for 2008 Democrat Vice Presidential candidate. Former possible
contender for position in potential Democrat presidential administration.
Former anything-else-politically-related you can think of. The resume of
John Edwards has just gone "former."
Accused in the latter
part of 2007, during the early furious days of the 2008 Democrat presidential
primary season, of having fathered a child out-of-wedlock with a woman who is
not his wife, John Edwards appears to have spent the last ten months or so
engaging in a massive coverup that is now in the final stages of falling apart.
When the story was first revealed by the
National Enquirer on October 22, 2007, Edwards issued numerous denials,
and, as the story developed, political operative, Andrew Young, publicly
proclaimed his "fatherhood" of the child of Rielle Hunter.
As these things go, the
mainstream media ignored it, and the Enquirer continued to publish
here), and finally, the
Enquirer has today released photos showing Edwards visiting Hunter in a
room of the Beverly Hills Hotel, holding "his love child."
What will be the MSM's
reaction? And how will Edwards frame his next denial? The jig is up,
as they say. The only remaining question is: How will the Democrats spin
this as the fault of Karl Rove?