Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Obama and Bill Ayers

"The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming "guilt by association." Yet the issue here isn't guilt by association; it's guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago."--Stanley Kurtz

Dick Morris (in the above video) breaks it down and explains Obama's relationship with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. Below is an excerpt from an article in the Canada Press which talks about it also:
Unfortunately Gov. Sarah Palin wasn’t exaggerating when she said on Saturday that Presidential hopeful Barack Obama was friendly “with terrorists” referring to William Ayers, the unrepentant terrorist and former Weather Underground Operative.

The question to ask today, however, is whether or not Ayer’s radical ideologies play a role in Obama’s revolutionary 2007 education legislation.

In a debate with Sen. Hillary Clinton, Obama tried to downplay his association with Ayers when he said, “This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood…He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis.” But Ayers served as “Collaborative” co-chair crafting education policies to Obama’s chairmanship in the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC). CAC, a foundation the Obama campaign maintains allocated “grants targeted to improve student performance and promote teacher training and leadership development in the Chicago Public Schools,” reportedly funneled over US$100 million to radical activists

In a statement to Stanley Kurtz who reported, “Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism on Schools,” the Obama campaign said, “…by the time Barack Obama met him, Ayers was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, and he has held the title of ‘distinguished scholar’ at the University of South Carolina…” Since then, Obama, on September 27, 2007, introduced in the Senate the “Positive Behavior for Effective Schools Act” which incidentally cites three unnamed schools in three States including Illinois and South Carolina to justify Obama’s expansive education legislation’s purpose.

Obama’s education bill, S.2111, significantly redesigns and amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to allow, in part, for “State…local educational agencies, and schools to increase implementation of early intervention services, particularly school-wide positive behavior supports.”

Here is the conclusion of the Canada Press article:
Why Obama forged relationships with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers with deeply rooted anti-American ideologies remains unclear. What is clear is that Obama vigorously defended Rev. Wright, who served on his “African American Religious Leadership Committee,” after his incendiary sermons made news: “I can no more disown [Rev. Wright] than I can disown the black community,” Obama said. “I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother,” until Obama disowned Rev. Wright when he dropped in the polls. In response, a nonplussed Rev. Wright said Obama was a politician and “politicians say what they say and do what they do based on electability.”

What is also clear is that Obama’s education work with Ayers on CAC resulted in no measurable academic improvements. And even with the “distinguished scholar,” title Ayers now harbors, his Weather Underground ideology has hardly diminished. Instead of smashing windows and planting bombs Ayers, who reportedly has been in contact with Obama well after his 2001, “I don’t regret setting bombs…” statement continues to indoctrinate anti-American toxic teachings through his writings and lectures.

Before election-day, Americans should ask the serious and legitimate question of what precisely Obama’s “positive behavior” legislation systematically “embeds” in their children. As of publication, the Obama campaign hasn’t responded to queries for specifics.

Even the Communist News Network (CNN) had to admit that Obama wasn't honest about his relationship with Ayers.

Additional links:
Obama Is Already Pushing His Radical Socialist Agenda On America In His Education Bill
Would You Vote for This Man for President?

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