I don’t regret setting bombs; I feel we didn’t do enough. …
– William Ayers, the New York Times, 2001.
It has become apparent that the establishment media would be willing to overlook Democrat presidential hopeful Barack Obama consorting with the devil himself. Statistically speaking, the majority of people in these circles don’t believe such a being even exists, so this is probably a moot point.
To date, there is only one large broadcast news organization and one heavyweight journalist taking up the cause of enlightening the American public as to who Obama really is and how important it is that such an individual be kept as far away from the Oval Office as possible.
Most of the press has addressed the thickening cloud of controversy converging around this candidate as trite noise, the typical negative hubbub that springs up to annoy nearly every candidate for high office. Ronald Reagan had been divorced, Bill Clinton had the legendary “bimbo eruptions,” and George W. Bush had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Even if we lay aside Obama’s wife, Michelle, being an angry, acerbic afrocentric and his exceedingly disquieting associations with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Rev. James Meeks, involvement with Syrian-born Antoin Rezko (currently being tried by the federal government for a kickback and bribery scheme) and all that these imply, there are still the two most recent incidents for which the candidate is being called to account.
When I was in my teens and 20s, the names “Weather Underground” and “William Ayers” were virtually profanities – their mention evoking the kind of disgust reserved these days for people such as Timothy McVeigh.
Toward the end of February of this year, it was revealed that Obama not only served on the board of the philanthropic Woods Fund of Chicago with Ayers, but that The Man Who Would be President and this individual are friends.
In many ways, Bill Ayers was a typical ’60s privileged ingrate of a brat – but very few were able to put their mark on the public consciousness and in history books as did Ayers. An arrogant, narcissistic punk, Ayers and his cohorts terrorized the American “establishment” by bombing federal government buildings, banks, police stations and courthouses. In 1970, when one of the Weathermen’s bombs accidentally exploded, killing two of Ayers’ friends and his girlfriend, the terrorist slithered deep underground.
With the emerging zeitgeist and distorted perceptions fostered by the news and entertainment media, and leftists who insinuated themselves in positions of influence, people such as Ayers came to be considered “kids expressing themselves” rather than criminals. The government’s bungling of the case against Ayers and his compatriots – which kept them from the lifetime incarceration they so richly deserved – certainly did not help. Ayers went on to become an author and tenured professor at University of Illinois at Chicago. No doubt that he feels profoundly comfortable there.
Yet, while pundits rail, no one in the press is making an active effort to ferret out of Obama details of his friendship with this perfidious cestode of candidate.
Last week at a fundraiser in California, Obama spoke to the issue of certain voters embittered by repercussions of the economic degeneration in America: “… [T]hey cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment. …”
This was seized upon by Hillary Clinton, who labeled Obama “elitist,” and those who have been expressing concern over Obama’s inscrutability for some time. Not only did he display a lack of identification with a substantial segment of the electorate, he insulted them. His attempt at damage control evidenced even less solidarity.
… People want to feel like they’re being listened to. And so they pray, and they count on each other and they count on their families.
– Barack Obama, April 12, 2008
Neither Obama nor those reporting on his faux pas seemed to notice that even this apology smacked of the ignorance and detachment of a far left patrician who, as a matter of course, markets government as the healer of all ills. The idea that a government of cyclopean proportions and oligarchical elitism contributed to many of the woes he mentioned is anathema to him.
An Obama presidency appears more and more foreboding with each passing week – but this has ceased to be the principal issue. The establishment press serving as the candidate’s personal public relations organization is a far more malignant reality.