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April 23, 2008
New Audio of Obama's Terrorist Friends
Hugh Hewitt featured on-air some audio clips (dug up by Salem Radio producer Guy Benson) of recent audio of Barack Obama friends William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn giving their warped views of America. The audio dates from 2007 - a little past Obama's claim to being "8 years old" when the terrorists were spouting their hate.
Powerline picks up on the story:
Ayers and Dohrn were famous radicals, and fugitives from the law, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dohrn, actually, was the more famous of the two; she was the head, as I recall, of Students for a Democratic Society or one of its factions. Dohrn was crazy. She is the only public figure, to my knowledge, to approve publicly and enthusiastically of the Charles Manson murders. Given this new information, I think that Obama owes the voters an explanation; why do many of his friends seem to be virulent haters of America? Not just haters of conservatives or Democrats or Republicans but dyed in the wool, unreconstructed haters of the country and what she stands for?
In last week's Pennsylvania debate, Barack Obama was finally asked about his friendship with, and the political support he has accepted from, Ayers and Dohrn. Obama replied that Ayers had done reprehensible things forty years ago, when Obama was eight years old, and scoffed at the idea that Ayers's ancient history could be relevant. That was disingenuous, of course, given Ayers's 2001 regrets.
It turns out that we don't have to go back as far as 2001 to find that Obama's friends are as unrepentant as ever. Just last year, Ayers and Dohrn attended a reunion--no kidding--of what must have been the tiny remnant of SDS members who still haven't figured out that they were wrong about everything. Listen to what Bill Ayers, who hosted Barack Obama's first fundraiser, has to say about the United States. Not when Obama was eight years old, but in 2007:
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky