Palin Highlights Obama-Ayers Connection

by Ryan on October 5, 2008

in Election 2008,Media Bias,Politics,War on Terror

Finally, it seems like someone on the McCain-Palin ticket actually wants to win this election!  In her latest rounds of stump speeches, Palin is highlighting Obama’s unsavory connection to Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers.  It’s about time that this relationship be vetted.

The Obama Campaign is trying to laugh this off, calling it “desperate” and their friends in the MSM are loyally writing it off as well.  Yet for the McCain campaign to be bringing up terrorist ties to a relatively unvetted Presidential candidate whose middle name is “Hussein” and whose first name kind of rhymes with “Osama,” this could have an impact if it lingers; hence the Obama people are trying to squash this ASAP.  Let’s face it, both sides have voters that react to these simplistic things: ex-  McCain’s too old, Obama’s a Muslim, etc.

However, to quote from the above NY Slimes article:

“If you’re in public life, you ought to say, ‘I don’t want to be associated with this guy.’ ” … “If John McCain had a long association with a guy who’d bombed abortion clinics, I don’t think people would say, ‘That’s ancient history.’ ”

This isn’t ”dirty” campaigning at all. Rather, it’s strategic, gutsy, and demonstrates a contrast between the candidates.  The MSM was happy to let this tie die a premature death during the primaries, but how many people are really aware about the Obama and Ayers relationship at all?  Why was it Obama’s impulse to seek support of this particular guy when running for State Senate?  Maybe it was simply local politics, but add this tie to twenty years with Reverend Wright and we see a distinct pattern of radical associations during his formative years.  If Vietnam shaped McCain in his formative years, surely Wright and Ayers affected Obama in some way, considering how liberal Obama was in the primaries.

It’s about time this becomes part of the national discussion. If this issue gets this same amount of attention in February 2007 (when it should have), we’d be running against She Who Must Not Be Named. Plain and simple.

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Chris October 5, 2008 at 11:05 am

I’m very happy they are finally starting to go this route. Hopefully, Stanley Kurtz’s research on Annenberg to show a stronger connection between Obama and Ayers, as well as the Obama campaigns supression tactics on Kurtz, becomes more public.

I also have a couple of requests for the McCain campaign: stop announcing to the drive-bys what your upcoming tactics would be. Doing that gives Obama a chance to head you off at the pass. It’s just about as bad as Geraldo’s line in the sand describing troop movements in Iraq. Second, watch Hannity’s America tonight…he’s going to not only talk about Ayers, but also the relationship between Obama and known Palestinian/homicide bomber backer/Israeli hater Rashid Khalidi.

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4 more years of this? October 5, 2008 at 11:58 pm

Bush Vows To Make It Up To Country Somehow
The Onion February 27, 2008 | Issue 44•09
WASHINGTON—Amid allegations that his thoughtless and insensitive decisions have damaged his relationship with the nation, President George W. Bush vowed Monday that he would, starting now, “make everything better.”
“This time I’m serious,” Bush said. “I am ready to make a fresh start if we can just put the past behind us. I promise.”
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Bush swears that this time he’s really going to pay attention to all 300 million U.S. citizens, and try to do right by them for once.
An estimated 35 million citizens listened to the president’s televised remarks while silently crying behind locked bathroom doors.
Though Bush told all Americans they owed it to him to give him one more chance, he admitted that there was no excuse for his mishandling of national affairs.
“Things have just been so crazy at work lately,” he said.
During the 14-minute address Bush acknowledged that he and the country had drifted apart. He accepted some of the blame, but stressed that it was partly the American people’s fault, and went on to chide them for not giving him an opportunity to explain, not standing behind him, and failing to understand his “very real” need for unchecked executive authority.
“My job is stressful,” Bush said. “Trust me, things will calm down in a few months once I don’t have to deal with it anymore.”
George W. Bush
The president, whose approval ratings have dropped steadily in recent years, said he had no idea how bad things had gotten until he found out that an overwhelming percentage of Americans didn’t even bother responding to an opinion poll this month about his recent $3.1 trillion budget proposal.
Bush has since taken steps towards reconciliation with the American people, including promoting a promise to help alleviate the fiscal woes the U.S. has faced in recent months. Bush said he knew that the $300 he intended to give to every citizen “couldn’t possibly make up for how [he has] governed,” but nevertheless asked the nation to have faith in him.
“I know it’s not much, but it’s a start, right?” Bush said. “And it hasn’t always been bad. Doesn’t this remind you of that other $300 rebate I gave you in 2003? You always forget all the times I’m a really great president. We have really had some wonderful moments.”
“Cut me some slack here, for Christ’s sake,” Bush continued. “I’m trying. I really am.”
In addition to providing economic relief, Bush said he has taken other measures to strengthen his bond with the nation. According to the president, his newly proposed warrantless-wiretapping bill will greatly broaden the reach of his personal attention to the American people’s needs and put him in a position to be more directly involved in their lives.
The president concluded by imploring the nation to help him rectify the situation, stressing that he always has America’s best interests at heart but cannot be expected to improve things all by himself.
“You have to realize that everything I do, I do for you,” Bush said. “Do you think I like denying health care to underprivileged children, or plunging the country deeper and deeper into debt? Well, I don’t, and I hope someday you’ll understand that. In the meantime, I’m asking the American people to try to meet me halfway on this.”
Despite Bush’s seemingly conciliatory stance, public response to Bush’s promises has been frosty at best. Cato Institute policy scholar Brian Whitaker echoed the sentiments of many Americans, calling Bush’s recent overtures “too little, too late.”
“We want to believe that he’s finally going to be the president we always wanted, but we’ve given him so many chances,” Whitaker said. “I don’t think we can handle another disappointment. Maybe it’s time to realize that President Bush will never be the head of state we need him to be.”
“Then again, maybe our expectations are unfair,” Whitaker added. “He seemed so sincere this time. He wouldn’t abuse his executive powers if he didn’t care about us, right?”
Whitaker predicted that the nation will likely move forward and try to forget Bush, though it may be difficult for Americans to ever trust a president again. He said the current crop of presidential contenders offers little in the way of an alternative to Bush, but maintained that “at least Barack Obama listens to us.”

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Chris October 6, 2008 at 7:55 am

I think commenter #2 thinks he’s a witty, funny ‘satirist,’ in the vain of Al Franken, through the posting of this ridiculous piece in The Onion. Debate the actual post and comments instead of showing the cyberworld your lack of wittiness. We’ll all wait with baited breath for that to happen.

Let me end by reminding you this: George W. Bush isn’t running and I know you have to keep thinking that he is to garner up your supporters to back that loser the Democrats are running.

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