June 26, 2008

Obama: The Bus List

Yet another uncomfortable Obama associate has found his way under the treads of the Hope and Change Express.

This time it was former Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) chairman Michael Klonsky, a long-time friend of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn, Barack Obama's long-time terrorist friends. Ayers and Klonsky have co-authored several works together, and trace their relationship back to their days in the 1960s as radicals in Students for a Democratic Society, back before the Weathermen split off and began active domestic terrorism.

Klonsky had a blog on Obama's community web site. The page was quickly "disappeared" overnight by the campaign with an efficiency that Che-loving Obama fans will certainly admire.

For those of you keeping score at home:

Under the BusClinging to the Bumper
  • Grandma Dunham
  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright
  • Fr. Michael Pleger
  • NEW!Michael Klonsky
  • Muslim supporters
  • babies that survive abortion attempts
  • 8,000 Members of Trinity Church of Christ
  • Samatha Power
  • Obama advisor/Hamas friend Rob Malley
  • Marilyn Katz (former SDS radical, Obama campaign PR professional)
  • Carl Davidson (former SDS radical, Fidel Castro Fan, webmaster of Progressives for Obama)
  • Michelle Obama
  • half-brother Abongo Obama, a militant Muslim
  • "Uncle Frank" Frank Marshall Davis, role model/mentor and member of the Communist Party USA, poet who authored "Smash-on, victory-eating Red Army"
  • Bill Ayers, domestic terrorist and long-time friend
  • Bernadine Dorhn, Ayer's wife, fellow domestic terrorist. and Manson Family admirer.

The lists is off the top of my head and is no doubt incomplete, and doesn't include the various countries and/or regions the freshman Senator from Illinois has irritated or infuriated with his gaffe-a-matic pandering to his left-wing domestic base and woefully inadequate foreign policy inexperience.

Still it illustrates just how bloody the undercarriage of the Obama bus is, as the candidate who promised a new kind of campaign shows he's lied to the media and his supporters when he promised something other than politics as usual.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 26, 2008 09:38 AM

This is NOT politics as usual. I've been to scores of rodeos, including 3 Gay ones that raised funds for a pediatric HIV clinic, and I ain't never seen nothing like this. This is theatre of the absurb and a three ring circus all under one tent.

Eisenhower-Stevenson 1952 is the first campaign I remember from my childhood. The Democratic candidate from Illinois got his clock cleaned: 442 to 89 electoral votes. Pray history repeats. I won't say "I Like Mac", but I truly, deeply don't like Obama and his bus of zombies, whether their in it or under it.

Posted by: twolaneflash at June 26, 2008 10:44 AM

Last sentence should be "they're in it" not "their in it".

sorry. rented fingers.

Posted by: twolaneflash at June 26, 2008 10:46 AM

Just to be fair, it wasn't Obama that threw the Muslim Supporters under the bus.

Posted by: Ryan at June 26, 2008 10:59 AM
Just to be fair, it wasn't Obama that threw the Muslim Supporters under the bus.

Sorry, but you're wrong. Obama has been to all sorts of churches, temples, and synagogues, but refuses to come near a mosque, and even told Muslim congressman Keith Ellison to step off:

As Sen. Barack Obama courted voters in Iowa in December, Rep. Keith Ellison, America's first Muslim congressman, stepped forward eagerly to help.

Ellison said he believed that Obama's message of unity resonated deeply with American Muslims. He volunteered to speak on Obama's behalf at a mosque in Cedar Rapids, one of the nation's oldest Muslim enclaves. But before the rally could take place, aides to Obama asked Ellison to cancel the trip because it might stir controversy. Another aide appeared at Ellison's Washington office to explain.

"I will never forget the quote," Ellison said, leaning forward in his chair as he recalled the aide's words. "He said, 'We have a very tightly wrapped message.'"

A "very tightly wrapped message" that has no room for Muslim supporters.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at June 26, 2008 11:06 AM

He threw Scarlett Johansson under the bus yesterday. Does she count?

Posted by: JWF at June 26, 2008 11:14 AM

You forgot his campaign staff************

That's a star for each instance.

Posted by: MaE at June 26, 2008 12:13 PM

CY, you missed Power, Johnson, and they guy who told the Canucks that Barack was lying to Americans about NAFTA.

Posted by: Dusty at June 26, 2008 12:19 PM

No, I missed your listing of Power. My bad.

Posted by: Dusty at June 26, 2008 12:38 PM

Dusty, the Obamanation back flipper with a half twist, who met with the Canadian Ambassador in Illinois was Austan Goolsbee from the University of Chicago. The mod also forgot Obama Sr, as he was nowhere to be found in the Obamanation's first ad. Also his step brother Malik who gave an interview to the Israeli press about Obama's 'muslim background'. You also forgot Tony Rezko and that Iraqi/Syrian Ali. You also could add Iraq, as Obama threw that country under the bus, before it even pulled out of the parking lot.

Posted by: Eaglewingz08 at June 26, 2008 01:07 PM

Austin Goolsbee has a prominent place near the under carriage. Don't forget the staffer that signed his name to the questionaire on gun control.

There are many more I'm sure, but the most crowded place is on the curb next to the bus stop.

Posted by: MagicalPat at June 26, 2008 01:37 PM

Public Financing. Or are we only counting actual persons?

Posted by: Dudley Smith at June 26, 2008 01:52 PM

Eaglewingz08, thanks. My memory isn't what it used to be. I usually fill the gaps with Altavista but I tire of that sometimes. Much appreciated.

MagicalPat: And it's two months still on the road to the convention. That final stretch of road is gonna awfully bumpy, I suspect, at the rate Obama's chucking policies, advisors and supporters of the bus, 'cause the scrutiny and close questioning has hardly started in earnest.

Posted by: Dusty at June 26, 2008 02:02 PM

Merrill McPeak, one of his top military people, who said that US foreign policy was made in New York and Florida.

Posted by: RPL at June 26, 2008 02:20 PM

I don't see Jimmy Johnson on the list; and he is definitely under the bus...

Posted by: Duns at June 26, 2008 02:49 PM

And the seal! The baby Obamadential Seal!

Also, did he say at one point that he couldn't disavow Wright any more than he could disavow the entire black community?

Posted by: Nevicata at June 26, 2008 03:13 PM

Don't forget Tony Rezko?

Also, his mentor who he chose to run against and got here petition names thrown off the ballot. I forget her name right now.

Where does Farrakan stand?

Posted by: jjv at June 26, 2008 03:48 PM

Don't forget Bob the Builder: "Yes, we can!". Under the bus.

Posted by: twolaneflash at June 26, 2008 04:13 PM

I don't know if this counts since everyone knows he is lying about his positions regarding the recent Supreme Court decisions, but I guess you could say he threw the liberal justices under the bus. Except there is no doubt he would appoint more justices like the ones he recently criticized.

Posted by: largebill at June 26, 2008 04:21 PM

Obama really does embody the politics of change... he changes staff, friends, and opinions as the winds change.

Posted by: C-C-G at June 26, 2008 05:36 PM

Did anybody mention his grandmother?

Posted by: Immanual Goldstein at June 26, 2008 07:28 PM

How about the bitter, gun toting, religious white people of rural Pennsylvania?

Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein at June 26, 2008 07:32 PM

Not to mention those stupid Kentuckians, and their next door neighbors, the Arkansasians.

Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein at June 26, 2008 07:35 PM






That's what we call transparency.

Posted by: seeker at June 26, 2008 09:08 PM

Clearly those purged by Obama endangered the campaign by their transgressions, and just as clearly, that made them objectively wrong.

These people will need to be reeducated, and engage in positive self-criticism; trenchantly engaging their own deviations from poltically correct thought; and earnestly engaging in thought reform. If the interests of the oppressed demand it, they may hope for rehabilitation.

For now, all Right-Thinking people must close ranks against the Right-Deviationists; exposing their connivance with the Roveite-Republican-fascist minions. Above all, progressives everywhere must hold to the correct line, ever more resolved to follow Obama wherever he leads.


Posted by: El Jefe Maximo at June 26, 2008 10:07 PM


You have some updating to do. There are some good pickups.

Someone mentioned campaign financing and another mentioned the seal. You might consider two other lists: one for issues and one for objects.

Thinking about objects, beyond the seal, you could bowling balls because you won't find him going anywhere near a bowling alley. And, preemptively, you might add tanks too. I doubt a Democratic candidate will get caught dead in a tank for 100 years.

Because Obama threw Scarlet Johanson under the bus, I think you can safely move Michelle off the clinging list. Think about the dough they spent in polling, media, and so forth to come up with some formula for her makeover and rollout last week. That said, can you imagine the scowl she gave him the first time she saw him after hearing they'd traded e-mails or texts. I'll bet he'll be in the doghouse for a while.

Posted by: SAM at June 26, 2008 11:57 PM

Add ACORN to the to do list

Posted by: JustADude at June 27, 2008 12:00 AM

He's thrown so many people and principles under the bus, he's had to start picking up Clintonian stragglers to use for wheel fodder.

Plus, I don't know how you throw an entire race under the bus, but if I was black, I'd be watching my bus seat REALLY closely. He may not toss you under the bus, but I bet you end up sitting in the back (again).

As a resident of Illinois, I can tell you all that this is "politics as usual" in this P.O.S. state. I wish I could throw this place under the bus as easy as the "air apparent". (I do mean "air", that's all he's made of.)

Posted by: Dave G at June 27, 2008 07:56 PM

Nice work, Bob!

Just an FYI... We may need to add the Nation of Islam staffers who apparently are still clinging to the bumper.

Posted by: Doug Ross at June 28, 2008 06:00 PM

This is not p[politics as usual, it's Marxism-Communism in disguise.

Posted by: bill-tb at June 29, 2008 07:47 PM