Beware of Misdirection on Dreams Authorship

Mark J. Fitzgibbons
I've concluded, after initially thinking it was an issue, the Obama/Ayers' authorship matter is a distraction.  People sort of assume politicians don't write their own books. People know politicians lie. Whether Ayers wrote or highly edited Obama's "autobiographical" book won't matter in the now. Unlike, say, the birth certificate issue, which is rooted in a constitutional requirement, the authorship of a book won't affect anyone. What affects people is the policy harm that Obama is causing regardless of authorship. 

Ayers, a communist and terrorist, appears to be toying with conservatives. He knows even if he wrote the book, it won't matter to his cause, but it will serve as a distraction of time and resources from the conservative cause. I'd venture to say he's HOPING conservatives will pursue the issue. That would be no harm to Ayers; in fact, this communist/terrorist would become even more of a folk hero to the Left, who also won't think any less of Obama. Voters are looking for results. The issue of authorship is less important than jobs and the economy.

By no means does my opinion detract from the brilliant work of those who deciphered the clues of authorship or editing by the communist and terrorist Ayers. That the media failed to vet Mr. Obama, however, is settled. Now, the challenge is policy, and on that the conservative battle is with the media as well as Obama. We must focus and muster what we have.

Let the authorship battle be fought by historians, I suggest. To put conservative time, energy and resources into an issue that will help (further) bury Obama for history's sake, only takes our eyes off of what Leftists in the Obama administration and Congress are doing now while they're in office. Let's stop Ayers' radical education agenda and other Leftist programs, such as what WSJ calls a "Frankenstein," the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
I've concluded, after initially thinking it was an issue, the Obama/Ayers' authorship matter is a distraction.  People sort of assume politicians don't write their own books. People know politicians lie. Whether Ayers wrote or highly edited Obama's "autobiographical" book won't matter in the now. Unlike, say, the birth certificate issue, which is rooted in a constitutional requirement, the authorship of a book won't affect anyone. What affects people is the policy harm that Obama is causing regardless of authorship. 

Ayers, a communist and terrorist, appears to be toying with conservatives. He knows even if he wrote the book, it won't matter to his cause, but it will serve as a distraction of time and resources from the conservative cause. I'd venture to say he's HOPING conservatives will pursue the issue. That would be no harm to Ayers; in fact, this communist/terrorist would become even more of a folk hero to the Left, who also won't think any less of Obama. Voters are looking for results. The issue of authorship is less important than jobs and the economy.

By no means does my opinion detract from the brilliant work of those who deciphered the clues of authorship or editing by the communist and terrorist Ayers. That the media failed to vet Mr. Obama, however, is settled. Now, the challenge is policy, and on that the conservative battle is with the media as well as Obama. We must focus and muster what we have.

Let the authorship battle be fought by historians, I suggest. To put conservative time, energy and resources into an issue that will help (further) bury Obama for history's sake, only takes our eyes off of what Leftists in the Obama administration and Congress are doing now while they're in office. Let's stop Ayers' radical education agenda and other Leftist programs, such as what WSJ calls a "Frankenstein," the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.