Friday, October 10, 2008

Dick Morris on Obama-Ayers alliance.

Writing in The Hill Dick Morris leaves no doubt Sen. Obama was lying when he said he knew unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers as “just a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” He also explains what Obama and Ayers really did together. Hint: ACORN’s involved although you wouldn’t know that if you relied on the NYT for your news.

Morris reports - - -

… The records of the administration of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), released last week by the University of Illinois, show that the Ayers-Obama connection was, in fact, an intimate collaboration and that it led to the only executive or administrative experience in Obama’s life.

After Walter Annenberg’s foundation offered several hundred million dollars to American public schools in the mid-’90s, William Ayers applied for $50 million for Chicago. The purpose of his application was to secure funds to “raise political consciousness” in Chicago’s public schools.

After he won the grant, Ayers’s group chose Barack Obama to distribute the money. Between 1995 and 1999, Obama distributed the $50 million and raised another $60 million from other civic groups to augment it.

In doing so, he was following Ayers’s admonition to grant the funds to “external” organizations, like American Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) to pair with schools and conduct programs to radicalize the students and politicize them.

Reading, math and science achievement tests counted for little in the CAC grants, but the school’s success in preaching a radical political agenda determined how much money they got.

Barack Obama should have run screaming at the sight of William Ayers and his wife, Bernadette Dohrn.

Ayers has admitted bombing the U.S. Capitol building and the Pentagon, and his wife was sent to prison for failing to cooperate in solving the robbery of a Brink’s armored car in which two police officers were killed. Far from remorse, Ayers told The New York Times in September 2001 that he “wished he could have done more.”

Ayers only avoided conviction when the evidence against him turned out to be contained in illegally obtained wiretaps by the FBI. He was, in fact, guilty as sin.

That Obama should ally himself with Ayers is almost beyond understanding. The former terrorist had not repented of his views and the education grants he got were expressly designed to further them.

So let’s sum up Obama’s Chicago connections. His chief financial supporter was Tony Rezko, now on his way to federal prison. His spiritual adviser and mentor was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, of “God damn America” fame. And the guy who got him his only administrative job and put him in charge of doling out $50 million is William Ayers, a terrorist who was a domestic Osama bin Laden in his youth.

Even apart from the details of the Obama/Ayers connection, two key points emerge:

a) Obama lied and misled the American people in his description of his relationship with Ayers as casual and arm’s-length; and

b) Obama was consciously guided by Ayers’s radical philosophy, rooted in the teachings of leftist Saul Alinsky, in his distribution of CAC grant funds. …

Morris’ entire column’s here.



Other key points have emerged:

a) Almost all MSM have been and remain unwilling to report the truth about the Obama-Ayers alliance to indoctrinate school children; and

b) Obama is refusing to explain to the America people why he formed such a close association with Bill Ayers, working with him to spread the “God damn America” gospel of leftist Saul Alinsky.

Hat tips: BN, Jack in Silver Springs


AMac said...

The blog "Brutally Honest" has an embedded 2.5 minute YouTube clip from ABC reporter Charlie Gibson's interview of Sen. Obama. It includes Gibson's questions about Ayers, and Obama's answers.

Obama condemns Ayers long-ago acts. But he ignores the Weathermen's less-ancient deeds, and elides what it might mean to "hate the sin but love the sinner" when the sinner himself remains wholly delighted with his record of evildoing.

Obama also rebuts the accusation that Ayers is presently playing a role in his campaign. A charge I'd not heard prior to this interview.

Reporter Gibson seems to find Obama's answers to be quite excellent. If the clip covers all discussion of Ayers in the interview, Gibson can't think of any follow-ups worth asking.

Anonymous said...

John: The wife of William Ayers is Bernardine Rae Dohrn; I keep seeing reports identifying her as "Bernadette;" I am surprised Morris doesn't have her correct name. Incidently, before the name change, the family was known as "Ohrnstein."
Tarheel Hawkeye