For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Truth Of Obama-Ayers Begins To Surface

NRO has been doing some really intense research on the Obama-Ayers relationship which the Main Stream Media certainly overlooked in its vetting of Obama during the Primary. In previous posts I've drawn your attention to Stanley Kurtz's NRO column, but the latest from Andrew McCarthy blows the Obama lies about his relationship with William Ayers out of the water. Here is an excerpt:

[Obama and Ayers shared all kinds of views. That is why they worked so well together at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), funding the likes of Mike Klonsky, a fellow SDS and Maoist associate of Ayers who, as Steve Diamond relates, used to host a “social justice” blog on Obama’s campaign website. With Obama heading the board of directors that approved expenditures and Ayers, the mastermind running its operational arm, hundreds of thousands of CAC dollars poured into the “Small Schools Workshop” — a project begun by Ayers and run by Klonsky to spur the revolution from the ground up.

Precisely because they shared the same views, Obama and Ayers also worked comfortably together on the board of the Woods Fund. There, they doled out thousands of dollars to Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity Church to promote its Marxist “black liberation theology.” Moreover, they underwrote the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) founded by Rashid Khalidi, a top apologist for Yasser Arafat. As National Review’s David Pryce-Jones notes, Khalidi once directed WAFA, the terrorist PLO’s news agency. Then, like Ayers, he repackaged himself as an academic who rails at American policy. The AAAN, which supports driver’s licenses and public welfare benefits for illegal aliens, holds that the establishment of Israel was an illegitimate “catastrophe.”]

McCarty goes on to explain how easily (and likely) Obama and Ayers met while living in the same neighborhood in Morningside Heights (NYC), as well as who likely introduced them, how they both made the move to Chicago at about the same time, and worked with many of the same people fighting for the same causes, etc... (more of an advocacy than an association). It's a rather long article, but if the subject matter indeed matters to you, I suggest you take the time and read it. It is the most definitive article to date on the issue, IMHO. Read the entire column HERE. It should be very clear to all (except who the MSM succeeds in fooling) that Obama outright lied in the final debate with McCain about the Ayers issue.

For a time I've pondered as to why Obama has refused to release his Columbia transcripts. First I thought it might be to hide poor grades (like John Kerry, whose GPA was even lower than Bush's). But then I realized it could be to hide the types of classes he took. For instance, someone who took several classes in Communism, Socialism, Marxism, political revolutions, or even Islamic fundamentalism, might be mistaken for a Communist, Marxist, Muslim extremist, etc... In other words it would verify for the whole country what the rest of us have suspected about Obama's true views.