Apparently the recent rehashing of the Obama/Ayres connection by the McCain campaign is touching a very sensitive nerve in the Obama campaign. Unable to keep the sordid association between their candidate and the unrepentant terrorist under wraps, the Obama campaign is now trying a different tactic to fend off the damaging facts.
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s top political adviser said yesterday Obama “didn’t know the history” of unrepentant bomber William Ayers’ activities in the violent Weather Underground movement when the candidate attended a political event at Ayers’ home in 1995.
“When he went he certainly didn’t know the history,” chief Obama strategist David Axelrod told CNN – arguing for the first time since the story surfaced early this year that Obama was unaware of Ayers’ past.
According to David Axelrod, Obama simply did not know that William Ayres was a terrorist and a founding member of an organization that advocated the violent overthrow of this nation’s democratically elected government. It apparently took him a few years to figure out that he launched his political career in the home of a domestic terrorist. Which leads us to another question: Is Obama that stupid, or is he just lying?
I believe the best response to this latest attempt to sweep the dirt under the rug by Obama and his operatives came from the barracuda herself, Sarah Palin:
“Wait a minute,” Palin said. “He didn’t know a few months ago that he had launched his political career in the living room of a domestic terrorist?”
I think the best Obama can hope for on this issue is that America thinks he’s just plain stupid. Let’s just hope the McCain/Palin campaign doesn’t listen to the Obamedia and keep the heat on him until November.