Domestic terrorist William Ayers laid low until after the election. Now he can come clean and announce just how close he and THE ONE actually are.
In a new afterword to his 2001 book, Bill Ayers, former leader of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground, describes President-elect Barack Obama as a “family friend” and denies he wished his group had set off more bombs in the 1960s.
Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, adds few new details about his relationship with Obama in the afterword to Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Anti-War Activist. The book is being reissued this month.
In a new afterword to his memoir, 1960s radical William Ayers writes that the campaign controversy over their relationship was an effort by Obama’s political enemies to “deepen a dishonest narrative” about the candidate.
“We had served together on the board of a foundation, knew one another as neighbors and family friends, held an initial fund-raiser at my house, where I’d made a small donation to his earliest political campaign,” he writes.
But right-wing commentators tried to use those connections to smear Obama, he says.
Oh yeah. Anytime the truth is told about Obama’s radical connections, it’s just a ‘smear’ from the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
He goes on to deny Obama’s documented ties to the very militant organizations that were instrumental in kicking off his political career and supporting him throughout his candidacy, as well as lying about his quote that he ‘didn’t do enough’.
He denies a quote attributed to him in 2001: “I don’t regret setting bombs. I wish we’d set more bombs. I don’t think we did enough.” The quote was widely republished during the presidential campaign.
Ayers writes, “I never actually said that I ‘set bombs,’ nor that I wished there were ‘more bombs.’ ”
“The more serious point is that Obama was asked once more to defend something that ought to be at the very heart of democracy: the importance of talking to many people in this complicated and wildly diverse society, of listening with the possibility of learning something new, of speaking with the possibility of persuading or influencing others. … In a robust and sophisticated democracy, political leaders, indeed, all of us, would seek out ways to talk with many people who hold dissenting, even radical, ideas.”
This is all coming from an anarchistic miscreant who, with his SDS and Weatherman comrades, set out to destroy this ‘robust and sophisticated democracy’. Their stated objective was to kill as many Americans as possible.
Obama’s ‘defense’ was to lie and deny.
But the former bomb-throwing peacenik is still involved in ‘communty organizing’:
With the 1960s over, his more radical days are behind him, he writes. Nowadays, “I go about my business, hang out with my wife and our kids and grandchildren, take care of the elders, go to work, teach, and write,” the afterword states. “I also organize and participate in the never-ending effort to build a powerful movement for peace and social justice.”
Let’s see how many more of Obama’s ‘family friends’ like the New Party, ACORN, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hatem El-Hady, Rashid Khalidi, and the Arab American Action Network, will come crawling out into the sunlight to confess just how deep their ‘friendships’ are with Obama.