Not the crime but the cover-up, as Woodward and Bernstein liked to say. Well, Obama's close alliance with Bill Ayers, Leftie bomb maker from the 60s, may not have been a crime. But O sure peddled a barefaced lie to the nation on ABC News about knowing Ayers.
Remember this answer to George Stephanopoulos?
"This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense."
" ...Obama's campaign manager, David Axelrod, added: "Bill Ayers lives in his neighborhood. Their kids attend the same school.""
Pretty innocuous, no?
Here's the truth, from Stanley Kurtz at National Review Online and the Wall Street Journal, Joshua Muravchik at Commentary, and Aaron Klein at WND.
1. Ayers hired Obama to run the Annenberg Chicago education project, which did not help kids get educated but paid off radical organizations in Chicago.
2. Ayers and Obama were both on the steering committee of that 160 million dollar project --- with no measurable improvements in learning for kids on the South Side. (That is simply immoral.)
If you want to know why a total unknown who couldn't get into the Democrat National Convention eight years ago, is now its official nominee for President of the United States, that 160 million bucks may have had something to do with it. It looks like Bill Ayers, just some "guy who lives in my neighborhood" gave Obama the capital to get the Chicago Machine humming for him. That's why Obama launched his Illinois Senate candidacy at chez Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
As for Jeremiah Wright, he wasn't just a "spiritual mentor."
3. "It was in the course of trying to mobilize churches for political protest that Obama met Jeremiah Wright. ... The first time Obama attended services at Trinity, Wright delivered a sermon (it was titled "the audacity of hope") whose theme was: "white folks' greed runs a world in need."
Twenty years later, when it was revealed that Wright's church had honored Louis Farrakhan, that Wright had traveled with Farrakhan to visit the Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, and that in his sermons Wright had beseeched God to "damn America," charged the U.S. government with inventing the AIDS virus in order to kill black people, and claimed that Israel and South Africa had colluded to invent an "ethnic bomb" to kill blacks and Arabs while leaving whites unharmed-when all this was revealed, Obama, under pressure from the Hillary Clinton campaign, declared himself "shocked" at Wright's vitriol.
But in truth not only was he aware of Wright's views, they were what had drawn him to Trinity church in the first place." (italics added)
There's no longer any question about the biggest influences in Barack Obama's life. Sure, he could have met Leftwing radicals like any other Democrat politician. They certainly swarm around Democrats like horse flies around a cattle trough. Mere association with Lefty radicals may not prove much.
But the fact that Obama has consistently told lies and made misleading statements on national TV, and gone out of his way to deceive the country about Ayers, Wright, Meeks, Pfleger, Frank Davis, Tony Rezko, Axelrod, "Khaleed Mansour" (former Black Panther associate Don Warden) and all the others --- it all makes an open and shut case. In fact, Obama's campaign shows a deadly convergence between Stalin-type radicals and Muslim influence peddlers. Those people will end up running the Federal government if Obama is elected in November --- now a 50-50 toss-up.
If Obama is what he looks like, the country is in danger. Barack Obama may be running the deadliest deception campaign since Stalin-supporter Henry Wallace almost captured the Democrat nomination in 1948.
James Lewis blogs at dangeroustimes.wordpress.com