Having Ties to Radical groups of the 60's make you an agent of Change?

SEDONA, Ariz. — Stepping up the Republican ticket’s attacks on Senator Barack Obama, Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday seized on a report about Mr. Obama’s relationship with a former 1960s radical to accuse him of “palling around with terrorists.” “This is not a man who sees America as you see it, and how I see America,” Ms. Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, said in Colorado, according to a pool report. “We see America as the greatest force for good in this world. If we can be that beacon of light and hope for others who seek freedom and democracy and can live in a country that would allow intolerance in the equal rights that again our military men and women fight for and die for all of us. “Our opponent though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.” The article to which she referred, in The New York Times on Saturday, traced Mr. Obama’s sporadic interactions with Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weathermen who later became an education professor in Chicago and worked on education projects there with Mr. Obama, the Democratic nominee for president. The article said: “A review of records of the schools project and interviews with a dozen people who know both men, suggest that Mr. Obama, 47, has played down his contacts with Mr. Ayers, 63. But the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers.” Ms. Palin seized on their relationship after the campaign of Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, said it planned to shift its strategy and try to turn the campaign into a referendum on Mr. Obama. “Well, I was reading my copy of today’s New York Times and I was interested to read about Barack’s friends from Chicago,” Ms. Palin said at the fund-raiser in Englewood, Colo. “Turns out one of Barack’s earliest supporters is a man who, according to The New York Times, and they are hardly ever wrong, was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol. Wow. These are the same guys who think patriotism is paying higher taxes.” The Obama campaign responded by noting that McCain officials had been quoted as saying that they hoped to “turn the page” on the fiscal crisis, which has hurt Mr. McCain’s standing in the polls, and to devote more time to attacking Mr. Obama. “Governor Palin’s comments, while offensive, are not surprising, given the McCain campaign’s statement this morning that they would be launching Swift-boat-like attacks in hopes of deflecting attention from the nation’s economic ills,” said Hari Sevugan, an Obama spokesman. “What’s clear is that John McCain and Sarah Palin would rather spend their time tearing down Barack Obama than laying out a plan to build up our economy.”

Asked By: Jeff N - 10/6/2008
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LIE: "My view is that the community organizer was really a sham event. Bill Ayers was testing him."(Andy Martin, Hannity's America, October 5, 2008, "Obama and His Friends: History of Radicalism... More
Answered By: treat faerie - 10/6/2008
Additional Answers (21)
Bernardine Dohrn (SDS, Weatherman, Ayers wife) worked at the same Law firm as Obama when as a first year law student he was hired there... More
Answered By: stephen s - 10/6/2008
w*f are you talking about the man was eight years old! question for M/P
Answered By: UNCLE WILLIE - 10/6/2008
Well if you mean changing god bless america to what rev. wright prefers "GOD DA** AMERICA" then yes. otherwise NO
Answered By: McCain Palin<3 - 10/6/2008
sure. now, what kind of change? i'll let you decide. EDIT:3 thumbs down? COOL. must've said something right. and i didn't even try to take sides!
Answered By: daddio - 10/6/2008
Obama is very close with Ayers. He just is hiding this fact and lying about it. The facts are very clear. The NYT and the media are ignoring them. But just wait... heh heh heh
Answered By: castlekeepr - 10/6/2008
I guess Obama should pick his business associates and in this case friend and neighbor to boot more wisely.
Answered By: John M - 10/6/2008
When Palin sends her whipped man to answer to the investigation committee or she quit having affairs, and cease bridges to nowhere and shooting wolves and trying to get her teen married off to a boy who don't want her and quit abusing power in an effort to make the state trooper stay with her sister and can keep her... More
Answered By: dayum_rght - 10/6/2008
Sarah Palin is MARRIED to an ex-radical. Care to explain that?
Answered By: Doc Watson - 10/6/2008
Your last paragraph says it best... More
Answered By: Autumn - 10/6/2008
I guess it does. Kind of a left leaning article, eh?
Answered By: LeAnne - 10/6/2008
Show me pictures of them vacationing together like McCain and Keating. Where's your proof? You have nothing, but what they have told you. The man was 8 years guess he was riding shotgun.
Answered By: G. W. - 10/6/2008
What ties? U-R-DUM. You might have a child molester who lives on your block ... you ran into the guy once at 7-11 when you both were getting a Slurpee ... ... does that make you an associate of child molesters? You need to squeeze that pimple on top of your neck that you call a head.
Answered By: Dr. Terwilliger - 10/6/2008
What about that domestic terrorist in the WHITE house...and all those other domestic terrorists that were called Dixiecrats when i was a kid, but are now called Reagan Democrats. And let's not forget those terrorists in NYPD blue and their piggy brothers throughout the country.
Answered By: eminemsrevenge - 10/6/2008
LOL Obama wasn't 8 years old boy when he was associated with the Terrorist guy. And he keep denying it LOL
Answered By: nena_en_austin - 10/6/2008
McCain is friends with G. Gordon Liddy. This is a man who called for people to shoot and aim for the heads of our ATF Agent in 1994. Previous to this was the principle brain behind the Watergate break in. As a child was inspired by speeches delivered by Adolf Hitler.
Answered By: Brian C - 10/6/2008
You must be kidding...Why so paranoid? Obama was 8 when Ayers did this...palin was in pre-K...These attacks are only making light because mccain is losing! Its a retarded try to take the focus off the bush/mccain ecocomy woes...The press has already looked into these accusations before and it will not change anyones... More
Answered By: Hey Sarah, Pull My Finger - 10/6/2008
Sarah Palin didn't even know what the responsibilities of the vice president were, just weeks before she was called on as the nominee... More
Answered By: nearly-there - 10/6/2008
Obama is the opposite of change! He's more of the same type of politician..............which is a combination of lying and flip flopping... More
Answered By: Jay 101 - 10/6/2008
This stuff makes me laugh. Honestly, if there were very real and tangible ties between Obama and Ayers, it would concern me. Ayers is clearly not a good American. Do we really know what happened? The way I understand it, back when Obama was getting started in politics, his neighbor (Ayers) threw a fundraiser in his... More
Answered By: bedfordczarina - 10/6/2008
It looks like it's back to the McCarthy era. Commies coming out of the wood work. How many did Big Joe find, about 3.
Answered By: Bob H - 10/6/2008
You'd think we were in old Russia the way Obama is being judged and convicted of guilt by association. It's very chilling.
Answered By: huggins - 10/6/2008
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