August 28, 2008

Do Not Blaspheme, Non-Believers

Instead of making a good-faith effort to explain his 21-year working and personal relationship with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, Barack Obama has chosen another route in an attempt quell the building controversy; he's having his campaign incite his followers to shout down his critics.

Obama's campaign has previously threatened broadcasters who would carry an ad linking Obama to Ayers, and has also asked the Department of Justice to shut down the group that made the ad.

The intense campaign to silence dissenting voice has also included a recent campaign email asking Obama supporters to deluge Chicago-based broadcaster WGN with complaints to pressure the radio station to cancel an appearance by Stanley Kurtz, a writer with National Review who is researching the documents of the Chicago Annenburg Challenge.

The Challenge, co-founded by Ayers and chaired by Obama, took tens of millions dollars in grant funds and public and private matching funds with the stated goal of increasing the quality of education in Chicago. The program was utterly ineffective, and some critics are suggesting that the challenge was little more than a slush fund for left-wing radicals. At least $175,000 was funneled to Ayers' friend, SDS radical, Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) (CPML) chairman and Barack Obama supporter Mike Klonsky's Small School Workshop.

I wrote earlier this week:

Barack Obama wants to convince us that it shouldn't matter that Bill Ayers, Ayer's dead terrorist bomber girlfriend, his terrorist wife and their cronies declared war on the United States and murdered its citizens. The murders, the treason, the bombings of American targets in a war they declared... all distractions.

I was dead wrong. The Barack Obama campaign doesn't want to convince us of anything. It simple wants to threaten and bully critics into silence.

Freedom of speech is nice, if you can keep it. As a blogger, I wonder how much we'll have left if ever faced with a Justice Department run by the Silencer in Chief.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 28, 2008 09:22 AM

Hussein O is a member or the Chicago mob so why would he not use mob tactics to win 'another' election. It got him where he is, that and being a black tool of his white lords in Chicago.

Posted by: Scrapiron at August 28, 2008 09:45 AM

Among other approaches, Obama's apologists want to try to convince inquiring minds that the span of time since Ayers committed his atrocities should lessen the stigma of Obama associating with Ayers during the most recent ten years or so.

The best response is to ask the apologists if this means that Obama would be comfortable buddying up to Charlie Manson - whose infamous activities occurred during roughly the time period as Ayers' misdeeds. Ayers, Manson, and Obama - that should make a memorable image.

What I keep wondering is: How can Obama possibly qualify for a Top Secret security clearance - given his shady and criminal associates, his extensive family ties overseas, and his inability to produce key personal history documents. There should be no way he could get a top-level clearance - and that alone should disqualify him from being eligible to serve as Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces.

Posted by: Lone Ranger at August 28, 2008 10:28 AM

Gee, I thought dissent was the highest form of patriotism.

Since Obama and Co. lie so much, and spread so many distortions about McCain, Bush, and Republicans..... would it be fair to send letters to radio stations and tv stations to have them ban Obama and Co. from the airwaves? Should we send tons of letters to DoJ to investigate and prosecute the rich enablers of Obama and Co.?

Remember too that leading Democrats in Congress sent a letter to Clear Channel to try to dump Rush.

The left claims that the Patriot Act is chilling free speech. There are no documented caes I can recall. However, we have two examples of Democrats using, or threatening to use, the force of government to shut down free speech.

Which really is more chilling?

Posted by: SouthernRoots at August 28, 2008 10:30 AM

Barry may have gotten the notion that such tactics can prevail honestly, through experience in Chicago. Bill stated it well; Barry has the instincts of a Chicago thug. They seem not to understand that such efforts then become stories themselves. It truly is amateur night for the Dems. The major problem for them though is that even if you discount Ayers bombing history the very facts of Annenberg and Ayers other forays into "education reform" are just as damning. Ayers truly and explicitly strives to make ALL education in this country an exercise in socialist totalitarian indoctrination. Not even your pony-tailed granola munchers want that. Ayers continues his politics by other means; that is to say, warfare. This is all well documented in his own public statements. Terry McCauliffe demonstrated that he was utterly unfamiliar with the content or tenor of these statements the other day on Hannity. They have plugged their ears to this. Let's unplug 'em.

Posted by: megapotamus at August 28, 2008 10:50 AM
Among other approaches, Obama's apologists want to try to convince inquiring minds that the span of time since Ayers committed his atrocities should lessen the stigma of Obama associating with Ayers during the most recent ten years or so.
Back when everyone thought Arnold was a Republican, how many times did we hear about Gustav Schwarzenegger's Nazi Party membership, which happened long before the Weathermen's activities? Posted by: The Monster at August 28, 2008 10:53 AM

When you can't rebut the facts, silence the source. Reminiscent of Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Khrushchev, Putin, Chavez, Hussein, Khomeini. obama fits in well doesn't he? Just the kind of "leader" the left wants to see in the Oval Office.

Will we soon be hearing? "Freedom of speech is what we tell you it is."

Posted by: TheEnigma47 at August 28, 2008 11:01 AM

what a post title, thought it might be about the muzzies in the UN

“Defaming Islam” could soon be violation of international law

Posted by: Momo at August 28, 2008 11:02 AM

One thought does strike me: what if there is more to the story than just a close relationship between Ayers and Obama? What if the real story is the activities (and final audit) at the Annenberg Education Challenge fund and not the questionable recipients? Could that be the Obama campaigns real fear? The nearly unhinged reaction of the Obama campaign to Kurtz and the ad backers certainly can be interpreted as a deeper fear than justified for just yet another inappropriate friendship (or maybe they are just juvenile amateurs in campaigning--which does fit the Razor criteria).

After all, questionable recipients combined with questionable associates under the umbrella of questionable philosophy in the milieu of Chicago politics might have some interesting stories.

I look forward to reading what Kurtz discovers. I doubt that the records can be sufficiently purges to hide the holes where the purging was done. Someone like Kurtz may well be able to fill in those holes--if they exist.

Posted by: iconoclast at August 28, 2008 12:02 PM

There seems to be a lack of understanding on how things work here in the U.S., so I volunteer as a tutor:

When a democrat/liberal speaks it's free speech.

When a Republican/conservative speaks it's hate speech.

Here endeth the lesson.

Posted by: Pardo at August 28, 2008 12:57 PM

As far as I know, and I am not a lawyer, there is no statute of limitations on murder.

Posted by: 1sttofight at August 28, 2008 01:01 PM

1sttofight, Ayers slaughtered many innocent people, he even admits it. Problem is his case was thrown out because the wire taps proving his guilt were "found" to be illegal. There is very little if any difference between Ayers and Charles Manson, except I believe Ayers (and his cronies) murdered more people than did Manson and his cronies.

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at August 28, 2008 01:33 PM

This is just another silly distraction from the serious issues which need to be discussed during this campaign.


Obama has only proved willing to give up the truth(?) about his shady associations when he is backed into a corner. With Wright, Rezko, Pfleger and now Ayers, it is a pattern. Just connect the dots.

Posted by: daleyrocks at August 28, 2008 05:15 PM

I can vouch for the Terry McCauliffe thing on Hannity. Hannity was like, "But Ayers is un-repentant", and Terry McCauliffe was like, "Why? What did he say?", and when Hannity read him Ayers' quotes... there was dead silence for about 5 seconds as Terry McCauliffe tried to digest what he had just heard.

Posted by: Gary at August 28, 2008 05:25 PM

how many times did we hear about Gustav Schwarzenegger's Nazi Party membership

You can't choose your relatives. You can however choose your friends and people you associate with.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at August 28, 2008 07:42 PM

I think iconoclast is on to something. However, remember the delay between the time they refused Kurtz access (with Da Mayor's backing) and the time they backed down. This is Chicago. I'm sure some very pertinent documents were fed into the shredder.

Obama really wants the U.S. to be another Canada. Well, if he's elected, we'll become just that - a socialist country with a severely pared down military and - just you wait - our very own Human Rights Commission!

Please Lord, let this guy lose.

Posted by: Donna V. at August 28, 2008 11:13 PM