By John Lillpop
William Ayers is not the sort of fellow that any patriotic,
mainstream American would willingly choose as a friend. In fact,
given the choice, most Americans would not even associate with his type.
From Wikipedia, this profile:
"Ayers became involved in the New Left and the Students for a
Democratic Society (SDS). He rose to national prominence as an SDS
leader in 1968 and 1969. As head of an SDS regional group, the "Jesse
James Gang", Ayers made decisive contributions to the Weatherman
orientation toward militancy. The group Ayers headed in Detroit,
Michigan became one of the earliest gatherings of what became the
Weatherman. Between the 1968 Democratic National Convention in
Chicago and the June 1969 SDS convention, Ayers became a prominent
leader of the group, which arose as a result of a schism in SDS.
"During that time his infatuation with street fighting grew and he
developed a language of confrontational militancy that became more
and more pronounced over the year ,' disaffected former
Weatherman member Cathy Wilkerson wrote in 2001. Ayers had previously
become a roommate of Terry Robbins, a fellow militant, Wilkerson
wrote. Robbins would later be killed while making a bomb. In June
1969, the Weatherman took control of the SDS at its national
convention, where Ayers was elected Education Secretary. Later in
1969, Ayers participated in planting a bomb at a statue dedicated to
riot police casualties in the 1886 Haymarket Riot confrontation
between labor supporters and the police.
"In 1970 he 'went underground' with several associates after the
Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, in which Weatherman member Ted
Gold, Ayers' close friend Terry Robbins, and Ayers' girlfriend, Diana
Oughton, were killed when a nail bomb (an anti-personnel device) they
were assembling exploded. Kathy Boudin and Cathy Wilkerson survived
the blast. Ayers was not facing criminal charges at the time, but the
federal government later filed charges against him. Ayers
participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in
1970, the United States Capitol building in 1971, and The Pentagon in 1972."
Reading about William Ayers automatically conjures up images of Osama
bin Laden and other brutal terrorist's intent on destroying America.
Affiliating with such a person is not what one would normally expect
to find in the dossier of a serious candidate for the presidency of
the United States. Yet that is precisely the case with Barack Obama.
Of course, Obama now denies knowing anything about Ayers' background
and claims that he barely knew the terrorist.
However, the Republican Party has documented the Obama-Ayers
relationship thoroughly, a document that can be viewed at the link below:
In addition, from the Weekly Standard, this report about CNN's review
of the Obama-Ayers relationship:
"CNN's Drew Griffin reports that Obama and Ayers funded niche lefty
causes and Jeremiah Wright's church. And a number of sources who
attended Obama's coming out party hosted by Ayers in 1995 dispute the
Obama camp's portrayal of that meeting:
Obama campaign representative Anita Dunn: A Democratic state senator
organizes a meeting of her supporters at the house of another one of
her supporters. ... It is the worst kind of inference and the worst
kind of politics to say that that says something about Barack Obama....
CNN reporter Drew Griffin: What I can tell you from two people who
were actually there is that, number one, former [Democratic] state
senator Alice Palmer says she in no way organized this meeting. She
was invited and attended it briefly.
Dr. Quentin Young, a retired doctor, told us this indeed was Barack
Obama's political coming out party, and it was hosted by Bill Ayers."
As much as Barack Obama and his minions would like to close their
eyes and wish William Ayers away, the domestic terrorist is here to
stay, and his presence in the life of the man who would be 44th
President of the United States must be thoroughly investigated by
responsible journalists, and explained by Obama himself.
Why did Obama affiliate with Ayers to begin with, and why did he
deliberately lie about that affiliation?
Of course the larger question that the American people are owed a
reasonable answer for is:
Why should anyone vote for a presidential candidate whose "coming out
party" in politics was hosted by an Osama bin Laden-like terrorist?
Another nagging question: Why have mainstream tigers like Charles
Gibson, Katie Couric, and others worked 24/7 to "expose" Governor
Palin, while ignoring Barack Obama's frightening affiliation with