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Obama’s Friends in Low Places

May 22, 2008

The Friends of Barack Obama, Part 2
– Power Line


Last night, in The Friends of Barack Obama, Part 1 I reviewed Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who helped to kick off Obama’s first political campaign and with whom Obama’s campaign says he has a “friendly” relationship. Ayers and Dohrn were domestic terrorists in the 1960s and 1970s, and they are as radical now as they ever were, as evidenced by their own words. Obama emerged from the far-left fringe of Chicago politics, and his relationship with Ayers and Dohrn, like his relationship with spiritual mentor Jeremiah Wright, raises important questions about Obama’s own political beliefs.


Obama has defended his relationship with Ayers and Dohrn by saying that Ayers did “reprehensible” things forty years ago, when Obama was eight years old. He says that Ayers and Dohrn are now respectable, mainstream figures in Chicago. But the reality is quite different; they, like Wright, are anything but “mainstream” in their views of America. The audio clips in which Ayers and Dohrn reveal their still-radical views were uncovered by Guy Benson, a recent college graduate who works for radio station WYLL in Chicago. Guy writes to introduce this series of clips:[…]

The list

The Top Five – THEN and NOW:

  • 1. William Ayers Then: clip titled- Ayers fighting and upheaval
  • 2. William Ayers Now: – Ayers 2007 rebellion and Mao
  • 3. William Ayers Now: Ayers on leftist strategy
  • 4. Bernadine Dohrn Then: Dohrn says “guard your children”
  • 5. Bernadine Dohrn Now: US violent “monster”
  • And much more audio at link. All downloadable mp3’s

    Embedded video

    Obama’s terrorist friends: the Weather Underground

    H/T Rezko Watch

    Which actually is a loaded article with several updates. Go check it out.
    This post at Rezko Watch is also fantastic resource.
    RezkoWatch FactChecker: The Ayers-Dohrn

    The following is a resource list of articles related to domestic terrorists William (“Bill”) C. Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, leaders in the 1960s Weather Underground Organization.

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    1. May 22, 2008 10:42 pm

      Oh come on Velvet…

      What’s a little terrorism between friends… I mean – come on – he was young… 🙂

      Personally, I find this part of the Obama past the most disturbing… at a time when we’re facing serious radical extremism – Obama’s foreign policy positions are unsophisticated and his background suggests that he’s sympathetic in general to radical resistance… yeah – that’s the guy I want guiding our armed forces…

      No wonder Palestinians in Gaza are hawking for him… no wonder Hamas is happy to have him…

      Personally, I can’t wait to see that Iran – US summit explode in our faces… the audacity of stupidity… 😛

      Bryan’s last blog post..Obama, McCain Begin Running-Mate Searches

    2. May 23, 2008 7:49 pm

      An Obama presidency would be akin to an inmate running the asylum. Nothing short of a monumental disaster.

      Unsophisticated is a most apropos term.

      He does not have a clue. Not in the slightest. Any who feel differently are ignorant in the strongest sense of the word.

      For those who haven’t heard:
      Petraeus Slams Obama’s Loony Plans For Iraq

      BTW Bryan I have been pulling your comments from my spam queue.
      That is why I still sift through them all. Askimet is fantastic but screws up now and again.


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