This is from John McCain’s speech today in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Several have said it is one of the best speeches they’ve heard him give recently. It’s Time McCain spoke out, many have called on him to do so from the beginning. You can’t count on the Media to bring it out. They did not even listen to Hillary during the primaries.. The Media did not investigate her claims of voter fraud. Why in the world would the GOP think they would do anything now? It is up to us to get it out..email it, blog it, tell it. Then if they do not listen and want to believe the Liberal Left..well, that’s what they will get and we will all suffer. We will know that we have done our best and that is all one can do.
C-Span has the full speech
Today, on CNN, Obama’s chief strategist David Axelrod asserted that Obama didn’t even know about Ayers’ radical past as a founder of the Weathermen.
Didn’t even know? What are you on people? We have been talking about this for a year. Tell me, Were you on something then or now? All together now let’s sing.. Memories… by Barbara Streisand and see if you can recall..
But bringing it up seems to be a tactical error.
It seems defensive. It opens up a factual issue that will merit more journalism, and more attention — can anyone contradict Axelrod? When did Obama find out who Ayers was? Already, paper is flying out of the McCain camp:
“Does Barack Obama truly expect the American people to believe that he had no idea about his friend’s past as the infamous founder of the domestic terror group ‘The Weather Underground’ or is he just lying? If Obama didn’t know in 1995 about the bombings Ayers was responsible for, when did he find out — because Obama was promoting Ayers’ book in 1997, serving on boards with him until 2002, and trading emails and phone calls with him as recently as 2005. If Obama really was unaware of Ayers’ radical past, learning the truth doesn’t seem to have had any effect on their friendship.” …
The Newsday blogger adds All the McCain camp wants is for people to talk about Obama-Ayers, and Axelrod has provided fuel for the discussion.
October 6, 2008 excerpt:
CNN’s John Roberts: “I just want to try to get to the heart of it so that people at home can understand. Our Jim Acosta talked with your senior strategist David Axelrod about this. In 1995, William Ayers held kind of a get-to-know you event at his place where he was introducing Barack Obama to the political culture there in Chicago when he was running for the State Senate for the first time. David Axelrod said that at that meeting Senator Obama was not aware of Ayers’ radical background. Is that true?”
Obama Senior Strategist Robert Gibbs: “Look, if that’s what David said, that is true. Look, again, this is a relationship, excuse me, that Barack Obama has condemned the actions of Bill Ayers. 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.”
Watch The New Obama Campaign Defense
FACT CHECK: Axelrod Has Said Ayers And Obama Are “Certainly Friendly,” And The Obama Campaign Has NEVER BEFORE SAID Obama Didn’t Know Ayers’ Radical And Violent History — But Has Referred To Him As “Respected Advisor” To Chicago Mayor
When Politico First Reported On Obama’s 1995 Meeting At William Ayers’ Home Reportedly Launching His Campaign, The Obama Campaign Never Said He Didn’t Know Ayers’ Radical History. “In 1995, State Senator Alice Palmer introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, to a few of the district’s influential liberals at the home of two well known figures on the local left: William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. While Ayers and Dohrn may be thought of in Hyde Park as local activists, they’re better known nationally as two of the most notorious — and unrepentant — figures from the violent fringe of the 1960s anti-war movement. … I can remember being one of a small group of people who came to Bill Ayers’ house to learn that Alice Palmer was stepping down from the senate and running for Congress,’ said Dr. Quentin Young, a prominent Chicago physician and advocate for single-payer health care, of the informal gathering at the home of A yers and his wife, Dohrn. [Palmer] identified [Obama] as her successor.’ Obama’s campaign dismisses the notion that his relationship with Ayers should be seen through the lens of the latter’s violent past, or his present lack of regret for the bombings. … He described Ayers as a professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a former aide to Mayor Richard J. Daley,’ referring to printed reports that he had “advised” Daley on school reform. Dr. Young and another guest, Maria Warren, described it similarly: as an introduction to Hyde Park liberals of the handpicked successor to Palmer, a well-regarded figure on the left. When I first met Barack Obama, he was giving a standard, innocuous little talk in the living room of those two legends-in-their-own-minds, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn,’ Warren wrote on her blog in 2005. They were launching him — introducing him to the Hyde Park community as the best thing since sliced bread.'” (Ben Smith, “Obama Once Visited 60s Radicals,” The Politico, 1/22/08)
A lot of people have fallen for you, they have fainted too…Sliced Bread eh? All the time I thought it was the Kool-Aid. Bet Alice Palmer sure regrets knowing ya, since she wanted her seat back and you were up to your tricks…had her thrown out on technicalities..A very nice thank you to her being nice to you. What is that I am hearing about your Acorn connections? What is that about the Voter Fraud? Doggone it! It sure is easier to run unopposed!
When Senator Hillary Clinton Made Similar Attack, Obama Campaign NEVER Made Argument That He Didn’t Know About Obama’s Radical And Violent Past. (Obama For America, “Fact Check On Obama And Ayers, factcheck.barackobama.com, 4/17/08)
Obama Campaign Argued That Ayers Was “Respected Advisor” To Chicago Mayor Daley, And That “Charges Against Ayers Were Dropped And He Served No Time.” (Obama For America, “Fact Check On Obama And Ayers, factcheck.barackobama.com, 4/17/08)
Axelrod Has Previously Said Obama And Ayers Are “Certainly Friendly.” AXELROD: “They’re certainly friendly, they know each other, as anyone whose kids go to school together.” (Ben Smith, “Ax On Ayers,” http://www.politico.com, 2/26/08)
Two Years After Meeting Ayers, Obama Published “Rave Review” Of Ayers’ Book In The Chicago Tribune, And Jointly Appeared On Academic Panels Together. “The two men were involved in efforts to reform the city’s education system. They appeared together on academic panels, including one organized by Michelle Obama to discuss the juvenile justice system, an area of mutual concern. Mr. Ayers’s book on the subject won a rave review in The Chicago Tribune by Mr. Obama, who called it a searing and timely account.'” (Jo Becker and Christopher Drew, “Pragmatic Politics, Forged On The South Side,” The New York Times, 5/11/08) Were you just using your friends Obama or are they using you? Either way, it is dangerous for our country.
Who wants to bet that Sean Hannity may mention Bill Ayers tonight?
Obama, If you did not know anything about Ayers and Dohrns background, then you are certainly lacking judgment and want to win so badly that you would allow an unrepentant hater of America and his wanting to bring capitalism down wife, Dohrn to launch your career..Guess you thought your eventual ‘truth squads’ could intimidate enough people to keep it quiet. eh? Is that out of Alinski’s playbook? Why did you promote his book and sit on boards with him later? How much do men of his calibre help you now?
When Rev. Wright went on a tirade before the National Press Club, Barack Obama came out and said “This is not the man I knew.”
When Tony Rezko was being exposed as a crook, Barack Obama came out and said “This is not the Tony Rezko I knew.”
Is America dumb enough to believe that Barack Obama was clueless about THREE NOTORIOUS MEN IN A ROW? Three men closely associated with him, no less?
Does Barack Obama think that America will fall for his lies? Probably, as long as they don’t read, and think for themselves.
Ayers terrorist activities and connection to Weather Underground was well known across America when Obama met him in his living room and kicked off his Illinois political career in his living room – when Obama was in his 30’s – no less. I was only 8 years old when this happened..Get off of that 8 year old bit! You were a man when you met them and are you not a man now?
Now, I’m sure that most of the MSM will, like the New York Times, minimize the Ayers/Obama relationship. And the MSM will never mention the unusual “coincidences” in the men’s histories — such as their living about a block from each other in New York City, during Obama’s mysterious years at Columbia University. This is really interesting..tell us more.Inquiring minds want to know..only a block..mysterious…yeah, that sounds like you..mysterious..that is.
See former post with video of Dohrn: Obama-Ayers-Dohrn-Mama- and Qaddafi
So it will be up to us “citizen journalists” — readers and writers like you all here — to spread the word via e-mails and conversations with neighbors, relatives, and friends.
CENSORSHIP: NBC PULLS SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE C-SPAN SPOOF OF BAIL OUT. MAKING FUN/SPOOFING OF REPUBLICANS AND THE CLINTONS IS OK, BUT NOT THE POWER ELITE (SOROS TOO). DEAD LINK:
Wow. Looks like SNL got too close to the truth about soros owning the DNC…and this financial crisis timed so perfectly, eh?
Sure are a lot of dead links and dead video’s these days…Wonder what squad is appointed for these jobs? With Soro’s anything could happen.
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