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The company we keep

It's and old tried and true axiom, taught to all of us by our mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, that the company we keep says a lot about us. Take the case of Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama. Stanley Kurtz has reported extensively on the relationship between Obama and William Ayers, a radical domestic terrorist while on an education board in Illinois. (Read Kurtz's brilliant pieces on National Review:

There is no doubt that Ayers is a Communist. Add Frank Marshall Davis, another mentor, who just happened to be a Communist, as well, and the sundry other radical friends and "mentors," and you begin to get an interesting, and quite disturbing and frightening, portrait of the man who may be poised to lead America.

I'd like to focus on only one of these: William Ayers. Yesterday, the New York Times published an article written by Scott Shane whitewashing Ayers's and Obama's relationship. I blogged about Stanley Kurtz's response to it here. But putting that post up got me to reading a bit. I found an excellent piece by P. J. Gladnick of NewsBusters, on Ken Burns's McCain epiphany, where he recommended the documentary that, for the next nine days, I'll be presenting. This is a documentary series on the domestic terrorist group "The Weather Underground," in nine parts on YouTube. Why is this relevant today? Ayers, along with his wife, was one of the founders; he remains defiantly unrepentant about his murderous terrorist activities. (As additional nails in the coffin, read this analysis of Ayers relationship with Obama and this piece in The American Thinker.)

Watch the nine-part series and decide for yourself whether a Presidential candidate should have -- or should have had -- a relationship, regardless of how innocent it may be painted, with someone whose avowed goal was the destruction of this country. Sarah Palin, speaking at rally on Saturday, said this about Obama:

Our opponent ... is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country ... This is not a man who sees America as you see America and as I see America.

I couldn't agree more. The past is prologue, ladies and gentlemen, and history can teach us many lessons, if only we want to learn them. So, without further comment, here is Part 1 of The Weather Underground:

2 comments to The company we keep

  • Melek

    George,
    Even thought many of us are aware of the connections the following diagram on ACORN-The Picture makes it very visual, providing a crash course in Oboma 101. I encourage Babalu readers to take a couple of minutes to check this link and connect the dots (nuts)!! It will help us understand how Obama has gotten to where he is and how Obama, his advisers & the dems are linked to the biggest financial meltown since the Great Depression.
    http://justsaynodeal.com/acorn.html
    I wish you well :) Melek
    "They used to call Clinton the “Teflon President” because nothing stuck to him. Well, Obama is the “radioactive” candidate. You don’t dare touch him or it will be death to your career... If you are against anything he stands for then it has to be because you are another one of those hateful, racist bigots. He’s untouchable. Barry is a white socialist liberal with a black man’s face ... He is the perfect candidate to sell socialism to America.”~ Andree

  • honey

    Nostalgia. Remember when the News Media would report things like this? Now the msm is part of the revolution!
    We cannot let these people. Obama/Biden win.