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June 05, 2008 11:40 PM UTC

Barack's Baggage. (Part One)

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  • by: GOPpundit

Barack Obama might be young and pretty but his connections to nefarious characters and schemes are long in the tooth and grimly ugly to the careful observer.

First there is Barack’s long-time connection and friendship with Bill Ayers, an admitted founder of the “Weather Underground,” (In 1970 the group issued a “Declaration of a State of War” against the United States government, under the name “Weather Underground Organization” (WUO), and members adopted fake identities and pursued covert activities. They carried out a campaign consisting of bombings, jailbreaks, and riots. Their attacks were mostly bombings of government buildings, along with several banks, police department headquarters and precincts, state and federal courthouses, and state prison administrative offices). More here.

Then there is Reverend Wright and the oft quoted radical and racist statements from the pulpit of Wright’s church and the lips of a man who seems as likely to spew hate speech as any religious guidance. This was the man who married Barack and Michelle. This was the church he donated more than $25,000 to… just last year. And this is the man who he credits with the name of his second book. Oh and keep in mind this is the same church that gave their “Lifetime Achievement Award” to none other than the despicable and vile Louis Farrakhan. Wright’s statements expose him as the worst kind of fear-mongering racist and Barack’s ties to this fellow are tight and genuine.

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and The Pentagon, and we never batted an eye… and now we are indignant, because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.”

“No, no, no, not God Bless America. God damn America – that’s in the Bible – for killing innocent people. God damn America, as long as she pretends to act like she is God, and she is supreme.”

Barack Obama should be ashamed of associating with these people who are such terrible representations of all that is good in America. Are these patriots? No. Are they good educators? No. Are they good people who you or I would want to spend time with? Absolutely not. They represent the fringe – not the fabric – of this great society and experiment of a Constitutional Republic.

Barack’s Baggage will weigh heavy on the minds of Coloradans. When the common fellow gets home from work and sees TV commercials and news stories detailing the connection between Barack and these kinds of people he will be offended… and it will impact that citizen’s vote… as it should.  

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12 thoughts on “Barack’s Baggage. (Part One)

  1. Ok, in this post I am going to point out the same negative associations that most  White politicians have had for years.  Before you all say two wrongs do not make a right, I agree.  

    However, what we are discussing are human beings becoming powerful world leaders.  I will say that ALL of them have questionable contacts.  

    We can begin with Strom Thrumond and his ties to all that is wrong with America and yet he is revered by most of White conservative America.  Remember the “segregation” comment at Strom’s retirement by Trent Lott – yeah, just like Rev. Wright, he thought the other team wasn’t listening. http://archives.cnn.com/2002/A

    We can then move to the entire Bush administration and their ties to the hate ranting of Rush Limbaugh.  Who, BTW, reaches and influences more people than Rev. Wright ever will.  

    How about the racist, sexist and gay bashing ranting of Dr. Dobson and Pastor Hagee. Who McCain is “proud of and worked for his endorsement”.  

    Black people find Strom Thurmond, Rush Limbaugh and Pastor Hagee threatening and hateful.  For the first time, White America is seeing the same glimpse into SOME circles of Black America that Black America has dealt with since the beginning of this country.  

    Many of you know me and know how I feel about race, however, I will be the first person to tell you that I do have Black friends that can not stand and do not trust White people. I could not disagree with them more and we have had many heated conversations about the topic.  However, I still consider them my friends.  I also bet that most all of you have friends that can not stand Black people or gay people or think women are good for only one thing, yet you still get together with them for drink every now and then.

    Anyway, yes, Barack, me and most of you have people in our lives whose views differ from ours, yet we still have some type of association with them.  

    Barack has distanced himself from his entire church, not just the one crazy leader, why hasn’t John McCain distanced himself from Hagee? Are we to believe that McCain thinks women and terrorist can not be reasoned with or that Katrina happened because God was mad at the people there, or even better, that we should bomb Iran before it attacks Israel?

    What are you afraid of with Barack? I am sure that Barack can not hold ill feelings towards White people.  Why I am sure? Because of the special-ness of being bi-racial.  You can not look at your mom, your siblings, your aunts and uncles and feel hatred or even separateness. To do that, you would have to be a person that also hates themselves.  I would bet a lot of money that Barack Obama is not a self hating racist.

    Just my opinion.

    1. As to the alleged special-ness of being biracial, Barack indeed wanted to rip out his white portion of himself at one time in his life. Frankly, your bolded statement sounds something like out of Animal Farm, some animals are more equal than others.  One cannot claim that we are all equal, but some people more so.  Maybe I’m misunderstanding that????

      While I seldom agree with GOPpundit, it doesn’t mean that the issues he raises here should not be of concern with many average voters.

      Responding with general comments about race, Strom Thurmond, etc does nothing to address these matters.  Frankly, I do have trouble with his Ayers friendship. Not that I would vote for McCain, but Bubba out there in the hinterlands might well for that reason alone.

      1. Frankly, I do have trouble with his Ayers friendship.

        They are not friends. Their only connection is serving on the same board: http://www.woodsfund.org/about… and Obama meeting Ayers very early in his political career. Oh and he gave 200 dollars to his state senate campaign in 01. Obama was an up and coming star in IL politics and lived in Hyde Park which is also where Ayers lived.

        He did not seek his apporval, as did McCain with both Hagee and the seldom mentioned, but more damning, Parsley.

        Parsing, you are more discerning than this. I respect your opinion, and I can not believe you would be duped by this.

        I googled Ayers+Obama:  http://www.google.com/search?h… any questions you have, I am sure, can be answered here.

        1. It’s as meaningful as the McCain-Duke Cunningham connection. They both served on a board – I mean, in Congress together and accepted money from the same funding sources (the NRCC and RNC). Now Cunningham sits in a jail cell. It’s not an exaggeration to say Cunningham’s crimes did more to threaten the security of the United States than did Ayers’.

          I’m not even going to mention David Vitter and Larry Craig, who have actually spent many, many hours in the same room with McCain (as recently as this week), eaten together and heaped praise upon each other (at least of the “will my esteemed colleague yield” variety). These two have done far more to corrupt today’s youth than an old reformed former Weatherman college professor ever did.

            1. Who says that’s the only response? It’s pointing out the absurdity of the charge, not saying “he is as guilty as McCain.” It’s saying everyone in politics crosses paths with unsavory characters. That by itself isn’t enough to smear the politician.  

            2. That not only did you not establish a link to Obama and Ayers, you made a strawman with the whole weather underground. I know strawmanning can be an effective argument, convincing people who do not understand logic or are new to debating, but to people who know what logical fallacies are will not be swayed.  

        2. I thought they were tighter, don’t recall how I arrived at that. (Dementia is a wonderful foil….)

          But as written on HuffPost, it could be a Willie Horton moment for Obama.  The good news is that Obama and his staff are a hell of a lot smarter than Kerry and his.  

          1. I was speaking in terms of what I know to be true about being an American that has strong roots in both Black and White America.  

            I think in this situation there is a special understanding. An understanding that is apparent when you look in the mirror or look at your family. Those two things frame your world, in what I beleive, to be a very positve way.

          2. I want to apologize to you. I was recently talking about this with some people who keep referencing Ayers-Obama asserting, essentially that Ayers was a mentor to Obama. Im so used to debating on the internet, where sources and real truth are a click away, and I knew they were wrong, but couldnt remember exactly why.

            There was definitely some frustration in that discussion I had, and I think I vented a little too much in response to your post. For that I apologize.

            You are right, Obama’s people are head and shoulders above Kerry’s people (or Dukakis for that matter) so I dont think it will be a problem.

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