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From the Obama campaign....

Radio Ad: Transcript

[AD] John McCain's campaign told the press if the election is about the economy, he'll lose. Now as Americans lose their jobs and savings, McCain is resorting to desperate attacks the press calls quote smears and false.

Bill Ayers is a professor of education who once served with Obama on a school reform board, a board funded by conservative Republicans tied to McCain. When Ayers committed crimes in the 60s, Obama was eight years old. Obama condemned those despicable acts. Ayers has had no role in Obama's campaign and will have no role in his administration. Obama says this campaign should be about how to fix our economy, help small businesses and homeowners on Main Street and crack down on Wall Street abuses. And John McCain, with no plan to fix our economy, smears are all he has left.

[BO] I'm Barack Obama candidate for President and I approve this message.

110 Comments

It's the same old stuff, grasping at anything that might help him smear Obama in this election...I look forward to the day that we boot the Republican politicians out of office and begin cleaning up after them!

Gee, leave it to the Sun-times and Sweet to be a shill for Obama. You might want to mention the $50M that Ayers gave to Obama to spend on education, that, instead, went to anything but.
Nice reporting.

Obama found himself on a commission with a respected university professor committed to improving American society. What matters is that Ayers deeply cared, and cares, about his country, albeit his former methods were wrong. And if Obama happened to talk with Ayers about his former terrorist experience, the more power to him. In this day and age, it is imperative that the president know how terrorists think and what motivates them. Obama did good if he got any insight from Ayers.

That's the smartest thing Obama could do right now.

obama campaign team needs to credited with an A Plus. Why? because they just know what to do, what to say at any given time or circumstance. And that is an indication of the "change" they want to give USA. God bless America. Because we look to America for purposeful leadership.

People in glass houses shouldn't ..... Conservative republicans tied to MCCain. ??? Obama was 8 who at 8 is paning attention to politics. Give me a break MCCain are you a fool. Ok I know you graduated at the bottom of your class. It is showing especially in your vp pick.

OBama/Biden 08

Great. He had to respond to the smears coming from McCain.

Good for Barack! Rebutt the false accusations without resorting to similar attacks. I'm canvassing, registering voters, and wearing Obama pajamas. I don't want to see Barack go negative, nor do I want to see him passively allow desperate claims to go unchecked.

If Barack Obama were to apply for a job with the FBI or with the
Secret Service, he would be disqualified "because" of his
past association with William Ayers, a known terrorist.
If he is elected President he would not qualify to be his own body guard!

It's about time the nature of this Ayers affiliation to Obama was corrected publicly. We who can read are already aware of this , but republican extremest desperate to say anything apparently can't. I am more concerned with the Mcain , Keating pals than two guys working to help schools.
A teacher....

I find it hilarious that Johnny has allowed himself to be suckered in by Obama-Biden. This is the oldest playground trick in the book! I dare you! They said I dare you to Johnny Mcpropaganda, and he is actually going to do it. Wouldn't the Maverick mind say, "Hey, If the guy wants me to bring it up, maybe he has something up his sleeve?" But no, The Jack Asterick is going to do it. He deserves what he gets.

I am a Canadian and am so happy that Mr. Obama is doing so well!!! Best of luck. It will be such a relief to no longer have George W in charge and I believe Mr. Obama will be a great President.
Janet Deep Ottawa Ontario

It's not about Obama being 8 years old at the time. It's about character. It's about the types of people Obama chooses as friends and associates. An unrepentant domestic terrorist, a radically racist preacher, and other radically racist associates, lead one to question his judgement and character.

I am strongly convinced that Barack Obama will be the best president this nation has ever experienced. This nation is not what is was 30 years ago; however, this nation is not what is should be. I credit God for changing the hearts and minds of Americans across this nation. The many acts committed by William Ayers are considered acts of terriosm and so are the acts of the infamous Klu Klux Klan. I am sure that if you search the associations of Senator McCain, you will find that he has been in the company of a former member of the KKK. If your definition of a terriosts include acts of violence against American citizens or Gov't, then I can safely classify the KKK as a terriosts group. The KKK is not considered a terriosts group by mainstream America because of who they targeted, African Americans. By God we are created equal and until everyone is treated equally, America will be a country of hypocrisy in the eyes of the world.

Obama will not divide this country by race, he will unite us all black, white, mexicans, jews and all others.

A committed Obama supporter

Is the best that McCain can come up with? That Obama was on a high-powered bi-partisan board and thus has some tangential relationship to a guy who was named Citizen of the Year in Chicago in 1997? McCain is attacking OBama for something that someone else did 40 years ago, when Barack was eight?

I read this attack was designed to resonate with uneducated young voters who don't read very much. I'm sure it will play well with them.

You know what does concern me? I'm more worried that Gov. Palin was actually found to have violated ethics laws and abused her power during her short tenure as governor. That's something that she has done herself, in elected office, within the past 20 months and it potentially says a lot about her character and what kind of executive she'd make in the White House.

McCain must think we're a bunch of chumps.

I am a registered Independant & an agnostic...
"Conservatives tied to McCain"? That deserves explaining with some sort of relavent proof. What does that statement mean? Ayers is not repentant of what he did & in fact is quoted as recently as 5 years ago that he wishes he could have done more(violence). Based on this the tired statement that Obama was 8 years old means nothing. Liberals & the "whatever" or "live & let live" mantra is silly at best...You are & always will be judged by the company you keep.
NOBAMA '08

I am a registered Independant & an agnostic...
"Conservatives tied to McCain"? That deserves explaining with some sort of relavent proof. What does that statement mean? Ayers is not repentant of what he did & in fact is quoted as recently as 5 years ago that he wishes he could have done more(violence). Based on this the tired statement that Obama was 8 years old means nothing. Liberals & the "whatever" or "live & let live" mantra is silly at best...You are & always will be judged by the company you keep.
NOBAMA '08

Correction to Anna in Florida:

Palin violated no laws. The board considered her actions (which were within her province as Governor) to be unethical.

For someone bashing the uneducated, you need to keep current.

AS for Ayers not committing any crimes since the 60's, fair enough; however, I see that no one defending Ayers has mentioned the substance of his educational programs.

Beyond that, it isn't Ayers' past that bothers me, but the hem-hawing tactics that Obama's used to describe the relationship. It's the same he used with Pfleger and Wright.

None of these people were who Obama had thought they were, he states, and his supporters state that Obama's got better judgment?

I'm not supporting McCain; but, I can't help but notice that there's an increasing amount of baggage accumulating beneath Obama's bus.

What makes this all so ludicrous is...

The foundation they are referring to is the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), set up in the early 1990’s with funding from the Annenberg Foundation to reform public schools. Walter Annenberg is a well-known philanthropist and conservative Republican.

Ayers would not be working if he was a terrorist. There is no way, in this day in age of varied colored threat levels, duck tape and plastic sheeting, strip downs at the airport, that Ayers would be around.

As far as Wright, give it a rest. Mormons didn't allow blacks in their churches for decades. The reds loved Romney, ignoring the fact that Romney has spent his entire life in that atmosphere. Pastor Hagee is a Catholic hater who was asked to support McCain by McCain, and Pastor Mike Huckabee is just a plain loon.

When it comes to crazy preachers, all of us have seen our share.

Obama needs to be bought down to earth ASAP, he's spent too much money on ads attacking McCain and Palin.His popularity has gone too far and to his head; I saw a campaign sign for McCain and Palin with sprain paint on it!Where is the smears and rumors about Obama?

I cannot believe how gullible, stupid and ignorant masses of Americans are. Barrack Obama would never pass a security check and because of his proven associations with radicals and criminals it is apparent he is a security threat to the United States.

As usual, Obama just repeated what the people wanted to hear. Obama really has the people fooled with his lies!! Obama has NO judge of character as all his alliances are either convicted criminals, unrepentant terrorist and
voter fraud organizors, just to name a few.
Obama doesn't know how he's going to pay for ANY of the promises he made to the people, he just said whatever they wanted to hear. "WORDS, JUST WORDS", "SPEECHES, JUST SPEECHES", ALL LIES!!!
I wouldn't hire anyone who hangs around with undesirable charactors. Obama has NO experience, NO accomplishments, and doesn't qualify to be POTUS. WE don't need someone for
"on the job" training!! Obama wants to "spread the wealth" around by TAXING you to death!!!!
ASK Joe the plumber!!!!

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"VOTE COUNTRY FIRST" McCAIN & PALIN

OBAMA SCARES ME TO DEATH AND HOW AMERICANS CAN DEFEND A PERSON WHO TURNS AWAY WHEN THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IS PLAYED AND REFUSED TO WEAR A FLAG PIN AND LIES EACH TIME HE SPEAKS. ALSO SAT IN A CHURCH WHERE THE PASTOR SPIT OUT HATRED OF WHITES,AND HAD FRIENDS, BILL AYERS, RESZO A CONVICTED FELON AND GAVE $830,000 TO ACORN WHO ARE STEALING THE ELECTION. WHERE ARE THESE FOLKS COMING FROM. I LIVE IN ILLINOIS AND I CAN TELL YOU ALL THAT HE IS A MEMBER OF THE CHICAGO MACHINE.........GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL OF YOU WITH ANY BRAINS GET OUT AND VOTE FOR MCCAIN.

you have got to be kidding me....good for obama for talking to the terrorist and getting his views on how a terrorist thinks?? that might be our ticket to a better education system? to heck with learning to read or "right"... maybe you would feel the same way if this unrepentant,professor of warped minds blew up your house or your neighborhood. you just don't get it, birds of a feather flock together...that's what my mama always said! you can't trust obama, everything he says is a half truth, he wouldn't know the moral issue of abortion if it hit him in the face. how can anyone allow partial abortions, shame on Ill. for allowing such a law to pass,and he seems to hold no value on American lives or freedoms. look at who he associates with over the last 20 years verses the last 16 months. he can't even mention any of them without disclosing what he is really about.i think mccain played it smart tonight, he didn't spend a lot of time on the issue of character, abc and cnn have started sharing the burden with fox news and have put some of these questions out in the open, even though they don't dig deep, if your that concerned about obama's connections with trash, then you'll research it on your own or talk to someone you can trust to give you the facts. that's what some people did months ago.it's like watching the "Emperor's New Clothes" come to life after each debate. mccain is damned if he says to much and damned if he doesn't say enough. i'm not rich but i damn sure don't want to have the government take something from someone else and give it to me,sooner or later i would be the one left standing that they would have to take from, the pecking order always has someone at the end of the line. why don't the athletes and movie stars just donate 50% of their worth to obama,since they seems to feel so guilty, and he can redistribute their money to the middle class, since obama's not mentioning the poor, i guess the middle class will get some,who can be sure. look at his education distribution again, that's his record.
the bottom line is, as mccain said, WHO DO YOU TRUST? McCain has the record to show what he's been doing for this country for the last 50 years, obama has two years worth of "pass" on the vote, maybe that's why he endorsed ACORN, McCain will get ride of such a corruption in our democracy, obama doesn't even want to criticize them. Another issue,obama has already embarrassed every American by saying that he would talk to iran, then iran said they won't talk to use unless we meet their preconditions; if we leave the middle east then they might talk to our dieing country...Mccain has inspired me to fight for my country and it's democracy. my prayer is that every American will vote fairly and justly, one time, and that you will vote for the man that has given so much to this country already, he has more to give and has shown you that he is up to the task of the job, which some have doubted. his 911 commission that he briefly mentioned, was one of his finest attempts at digging out the truth so this country could heal. he's not a bragger, that's for sure, but he knows how to dig in and hunker down. remember, he's not physically challenged because of age, but from injuries that are admirable due to the fact that most of us couldn't have endured them at all.

Yes, Walter Annenberg was a strong Republican and he and his wife were personal friends of the Reagans for years.

in 1997 The Annenberg foundation donated 46 millon dollars to a school project which William Ayers spearheaded in Chicago.

So is Walter Annenberg now a "terrorist sympathizer" - No - he is a good, truly compassionate Republican (unlike some so-called compassionate conservatives) who wanted to share his wealth and Obviously believed William Ayers was doing a good job in working in school reform.

The whole topic is a bad joke and the only reason McCain is sticking to this dumb thing is he knows most people don't read or research anything.

I am a concerned citizen of the USA and am very concerned about where Obama would lead this country if elected. As everyone states, he is an eloquent speaker but you have to actually listen to some of his explanations and pick out what he is "sometimes not saying" to see what he is all about as he apparently could talk himself out of a paper bag. His associations with radicals and his former pastor (of which he sat in the pews and listened to for 20 years and did not find anything wrong with his "teachings" until it was finally brought to his attention after announcing his candidacy for president) - such as this really disturbs me about this candidate. American needs to wake up NOW!!!!!

What flavor is the kool-aid?

Obama is an unchecked socialist. Get ready to have your income redistributed to all the lazy looser welfare suckers bred by the democratic party. You're being "played" America,wake up before it's too late.

A person is and should be measured by the company they keep. While Obama may not be a terrorist he certainly tolerates and keeps company with those that were, are or at the very least have very questionable views and demonstrated behavior. His inability to come clean with his relationships and shift focus is very political; he is a very smooth talking attorney. Ask yourself, have you ever really met one you could trust? Americans for Obama - wake up!

They still didn't point out that Bill Ayers was a domestic terrorist trying to kill government officials, military personnel, and policement. They didn't point out that he admits to the crime and wishes he had done more.

obama still dodges the questions on who his friends are if you play in the pen with pigs you smell like the pigs. He can speak well and stay calm and cool because after all he is layer.

Obama is a socialist and is going to bring this nation down. Why are all of you so blind... "spread the wealth around" so all the no good crack heads can get some of my hard earned money. Where is the motivation going to be for anyone to better themselves if all they have to do is wait for their welfare check because that is what is all boils down to... more welfare to the people that won't or don't want to work. People voting for obama are voting for socialism. The poor and ignorant people of Venezuela voted in stupid chavez cuz he had them convinced he would help them. Look at the monster they voted in to that country. This is what you are going to be doing. An all Democrat Senate, all Democrat House and Democrat President = a huge bus with two accelerator pedals and NO brakes
You are absolutely as bad as the poor and ignorant of the chavez people if you vote for this madman,

obama still dodges the questions on who his friends are if you play in the pen with pigs you smell like the pigs. He can speak well and stay calm and cool because after all he is layer.

Same old stuff! Still no answers. I don't care what Obama was doing when he was 7 or 8, please!! This has to do what he did as an adult! He clams up every time someone brings it up and repeats the same mantra. Although why should he answer any other way? the media has let him get away with the same lame answer over and over. If he would only get some real pressure on the subject or any subject for that matter, maybe we could actually she the real BO.
A 47 year old baby with no real experience going to the white house with all the dangers this country faces! God help us!

Obama is an eloquent speaker. He's all talk, he's reminds me of a salesperson who'll say anything to get votes or fool people with speeches. He doesn't have any experience in running anything let alone run a country. What does he know about foreign policy? how to balance a budge? how to protect our country from terrorists? does he know how to deal with world leaders who don't like America? In addition to that, he hung around with undesirable and questionable characters.

BO stinks, Obama is the biggest recipient of campaign contributions in the shortest period of time from Fannie Mae and his friend Franklin Raines who himself received 90 million plus perks as CEO of Fannie Mae in his six years at the helm of deceit who packaged bad loans that has lead to the demise of the US and world economy. William Ayers damaged buildings and injured people, the Democrats fooled and then killed peoples dreams.

McCain was and is the winner. Obama is a socialist at heart. He is not for American values. I resent him thinking that he can decide how to spend my money. I worked too hard for all the money that I make. When I was in college I gave up lots of fun and games to study hard so that I could get the job to earn lots of money. Now Obama wants more of my money. That is like me sharing my good grades with the guy down the hall who partied all night instead of working for the upcoming test.

No more tax and spend from Obama. Also having the three Stooges rule us is too scary....Obama, Reed, Polosi.

An all Democrat Senate, all Democrat House and Democrat President = a huge bus with two accelerator pedals and NO brakes

He is a socialist - can't you see that

You can tell a Liberal by what he thinks and says Ob Is full of it. He just put on his flag pin and he still won't put his hand over his heart to show that he is a true American and he is an ungratefull fool From an Independent. That will vote for McCain and Palin. He is an ementy suite that is total a lier about his 95% back.

So tell me do you go to peoples homes to eat... and for them to raise money for your to go into politics if they are your enemy? I call it a PAL... friend... buddy...
Sorry but if you tax the rich more do you really think they are going to hire you or me? Or do you think they will pull back ... I would pull back hire less pay less... oh frustration now people are loosing jobs... so what you get one tax break... you have no money cause you have no job... in case any of you out there are confused we are not a socialist country. We are the US of A ... we all have the opportunity to make something big... if we start sharing the wealth that makes us a socialist country... once Obama + Biden + Peloci + Reid come together they will work their best to make us a socialist country... really if you all want to live like that ... I guess you are welcome to go to ... Russia or some such... I like our Capitalist country... if you do too vote McCain!

It's NOT just Ayers...it all of Obama's associates, mentors and friends that I question.. It says a lot about his character to say the least.. WAKE UP AMERICA

Radical and Socialist Influences:
Saul Alinsky
Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour
Bill Ayers
Carl Davidson
Frank Marshall Davis
Bernardine Dohrn
John L. McKnight
Democratic Socialists of America
Gamaliel Foundation
New Party
Socialist Scholars Conference

Political Allies and Advisors:
Ali Abunimah
Mohamed Salim Al-Churbaji
David Axelrod
Joe Biden
Gregg Craig
Jim Johnson
Marilyn Katz
Anthony Lake
Robert Malley
Raila Odinga
Alice Palmer
Eli Pariser
George Soros
Cass Sunstein
Dorothy Tillman
Joyce Wheeler
Tim Wheeler

Religious Affiliations:
Louis Farrakan
Rev. Joseph Lowery
James Meeks
Rev. Otis Moss
Rev. Michael Pfleger
Rev. Al Sharpton
Jim Wallis
Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Organizational Affiliations:
ACORN
Arab American Action Network
Chicago Annenberg Challenge
Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.
International Crisis Group
MoveOn
National Council of La Raza
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Project Vote
Sojourners

Academic Affiliations:
Rashid Khalidi
Edward Said
Cornel West
Foundations:
Joyce Foundation
Woods Fund of Chicago
Money Scandals:
Nadhmi Auchi
Robert Blackwell, Jr.
Tony Rezko

Family:
Michelle Obama

Fannie Mae Connections:
James Johnson
Franklin Raines

After my research.... Obama is NOT the man to run AMERICA !!!!

I'm another Canadian interested in, and concerned about, what happens south of our border.. particularly as it will affect us one way or another.
I find it most interesting that Obama would not pass the security clearance to be his own bodyguard, and yet could hold the highest office in the land. Fine, he would select Warren Buffett as a financial advisor, and provided names of other well-respected public figures as consultants and advisors in other areas...but who does he invite into his home, who do he and Michelle socialize with, who does he shoot a game of hoops with, who are his true friends and associates. As McCain stated more than once, but all the Obama supporters seem to ignore, is that the problem isn't so much that he associated with Ayers (that is bad enough) but that he lied about it when asked and disassociated with Ayers and Wright only when it was politically expedient to do so.
Take off your blinders folks and look for the real answers!

It's not about what Ayers did in the 60's it's about when Obama realized who Ayers was, and you know people talk. Obama could have at any time made the decision to distance himself from Ayers if only for his own reputation and his career, but he didn't. It also shows he condones what Ayers did, as well as when Obama says "it was a long time ago". It doesn't matter if it was a long time ago when Ayers says he didn't do enough. Obama knew Ayers had access to money and they could help each other out, plain and simple. If it wasn't for Ayers, who should have spent his life in jail, and possibly put to death (rememeber Timothy McVeigh?) Obama may have never been steered onto the path of politics. But, on second thought he probably would have just launched his career in the living room of some other ratical, such as Rev. Wright. Speaking of him, remember, if Wrights' nasty rasist comments had not been aired on main stream news, Obama would still happily be a member of that church and receptive to Wrights teaching. His teaching by the way is not from the Bible. Someone who is tolerable to what Ayers did, even a long time ago, or tolerable to what Wright preaches is not a man who should be in the White House.

I am not technically proficient re texting but hope to be so shortly. In the interim I want you to know, Greta, that the two people in this household are voting the McCain/Palin ticket. We are of the opinion that although we both agree he is a fantastic speaker and could possibly be a movie star because he is good-looking CHARACTER should count. His associations are in reality alliances.Every day I hear polls, polls, polls but nobody has called us nor have they called any of our many friends who are also voting the McCain/Palin ticket. FYI some of them are dyed in the wool Democrats who are switching but informed me ONLY for this election.
Two Seniors from North Port, FL

Greta...get a clue..."guess obama doesn't like Fox news?" us!
Not fox news...Hannity is riding his hate horse again....side saddle I might add..Palin's his gal..McCain his hero..nothing but negative from his reports..he is encouraging racist fear....FAIR AND BALANCE? FOX SHOULD DUMP HIM ...next he will be telling us he gets all the credit for McCain debates...he is a loser and FOX IS LOWERING THEIR STANDARDS..I enjoy your program..do hope you never take Hannity's ugly floormat of his bias news...Combs needs a new sidekick..someone with firm opinions BUT TIRED OF HANNITY'S ONE SIDED HATE JAMMED DOWN MY THROAT...DON'T GO THERE....MY REMOTE WORKS WELL WHEN HE IS ON..

Americans are so manic about blaming all the woes on Bush, that they're ready to let anybody take over our country. BHO will spend 1.3 trillion dollars, and YOU will be sending what's in YOUR pocket, to help him do that. Furthermore, we will no longer be the America we've always known. We will be a socialist country where those who work hard and make more, will have to give up their earnings, for distribution to those who do not. This plan will be disastrous for an already very troubled economy. Furthermore, the American opportunity and dream, will be lost. Let's not throw away our country because of troubled times and allow it to be run by a most questionable character, who has most questionable associations. His chief advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was born in IRAN. The two men who are over the contributions to his campaign are his college roommates and they are from PAKISTAN. The man who got him in at Harvard is a very wealthy arab who hates America and Americans, and makes speeches recommending violent acts against us. Then, there's his preacher, Wright, who damned our country in his sermons. There's other such characters surrounding him. Do you see the pattern? He doesn't like our flag or our national anthem. Isn't it obvious that his public speaking is so eloquent that he can be dangerously convincing? There are other concerns......have you read about ACORN? AND he slipped and said "my muslim religion" this week!C'mon people, this man cannot be trusted! Vote for a real American hero.....McCain. No worries there.

I WILL STOP AND DECIST WATCHING FOX NEWS AND THAT GUY SEAN SHOULD BE FIRED FOR GIVING FALSE INFORMATION,I WAS LEANING MCCAIN, I'M NOW VOTING OBAMA.I THOUGHT I COULD TRUST FOX NEWS AND ITS INFORMATION BUT NOW I LEARNED THAT Y'ALL ARE OUT OF TOUCH AND BIAS,I'VE SERVED MY COUNTRY AND STILL SERVING TODAY I KNOW THAT I'M WAY FAR BETTER QAULIFIED TO LEAD AS VP THAN THAT SUPERMODEL THAT MCCAIN TRY TO SELL TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ,THAT YOU ALL ON FOX PRAISED, PLEASE GIVE ME A BREAK, THIS RACE WOULD HAVE BEEN DEFERENT RACE HAD HE CHOOSEN CRISS OR KAY BAILY-HUTCHINSON OR SOMEONE WITH SOME SUBSTANCE THIS STATION WILL BE BANKRUPT IN A YEAR OR TWO,DAMN MCCAIN HAS FAILED ME AGAIN. VETERAN FOR VETERANS JUST NOT GETTING IT.OH GRETA YOU SHOULD QUIT AND GO TO CNN.......OBAMA CLEARLY WON ON ALL THE OTHER STATIONS LOCAL AND NATIONAL EXCEPT FOX,PLEASE GIVE ME A FREAKIN BREAK............

With all the money Obama is spending on his attach adds he could have already fixed the economy. He talks a good game, but there is no way his plans can work. He is going to give 95% of the people a tax cut. Well, Mr. Obama 30% of those people you talk about don't even pay taxes, did you mean a hand out?

It's not that he was 8 years old at the time, it's not that he worked on a board with him, but that money that was donated for education and it went to an organization to radialize students.What conserns more!!! He also has a long list of friends who seem to hate Americans.Thats not by accident.

Bill ayers is a traitor who was not tried because of a technicality. he bragged about it after it was over saying he was guilty and free "what agreat country ". As for obama's associations, if he didn't have radical friends he wouldn't have any friends at all. Lets be truthful, who in their right mind would walk acrossthe street to shake billayers hand? What, pray tell is the statue of limitations on treason. One week, one month, one year, or no limitations.

Please...anybody but Obama!!
Wake up America! How many "radicals" does it take before people take off the partison blinders and realize putting this man in the white house would be an abomination? I cannot trust this man and can't help but wonder who is pulling then strings that control this man puppet.
Consider who is backing his nomination...every foreign dictator, terroist leader, and enemy of the USA. I'm not thrilled with McCain, but God help us if Obama wins on November 4th.

I find it funny, McCain brings up some of Obama's past in is slammed againt the wall. Crazy left wing media bashes Sarah Palin personally and her family and it seems to be oky.

Obama is a great politician, he is as smooth as glass and can talk your socks off.....Does he have what it takes to lead the US???? Not, in a million years....well maybe in 20 years or so, then I would consider him to be ready to lead. John McCain has experience and more importantly SUBSTANCE and GUTS. You don't get too far in this world by saying please and thank you to the likes of the President of Iran or Hugo Chavez.

Bill Ayers should be in JAIL! He's a radical that set off a bomb and hurt innocent people and doesn't even have remorse!! He thinks he didn't bomb enough people!! He's crazy, why is he walking around free and teaching at a University? That's insane! He's a criminal and should be in prison!!

Wow. Tom Hagen wrote, Ayers is a "respected university professor committed to improving American society." That is, of course, after he bombed Americans, wishes he had done more, and is unapologetic about it. If this is his idea of a respected Amercain...man, we are all in trouble. You deserve a lesson in humanity and what it really menas to be an American. You obvioulsy missed that class. And that you support a candidate who refuses to condemn this man is a true reminder of what we all need to be watchful of. Domestic terrosits are obvioulsy your value base. Gee, remember OK City? I'll bet the only uniform you ever wore was at the local Dairy Queen. You're a disgrace.

Wow. Tom Hagen wrote, Ayers is a "respected university professor committed to improving American society." That is, of course, after he bombed Americans, wishes he had done more, and is unapologetic about it. If this is his idea of a respected American...man, we are all in trouble. You deserve a lesson in humanity and what it really menas to be an American. You obvioulsy missed that class. And that you support a candidate who refuses to condemn this man is a true reminder of what we all need to be watchful of. Domestic terrosits are obvioulsy your value base. Gee, remember OK City? I'll bet the only uniform you ever wore was at the local Dairy Queen. You're a disgrace.

What did you expect Obama to say about Ayers, "oh yeah, I knew he was a radical that didn't mind Americans dying as a means to an end"? Obama isn't stupid, he's going to SAY whatever it takes to get him what he wants. What he SAYS doesn't mean anything. His associations do mean something. There is just too much unknown about where Obama's loyalties lie.

Reporter??
Supporter Sweet is in the tank.

1981 “Guilty as hell. Free as a bird. America is a great country,” Ayers said when interviewed by David Horowitz.

September 11, 2001 “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.” Ayers is quoted in NYT article

The only reason bill ayers was not prosecuted was because of a technicality. Bill ayers bragged about being guilty and being free. Just what is the statute of limitations on treason. One day, one week, one month, one year, or is there no limitations at all. You should be proud to have bill ayers as a friend, he might help you become president one day.

Obama was well rehearsed and knew the attacks would come about Ayers. McCain should have kept on him about what him and Ayers did with all of their grant money that was supposed to go to school programs. Listening to Obama talk tonight about education made me want to throw up, he's a hypocrite, he denied giving grants to science & math and yet gave grants to Jeremiah Wrights church and other of his liberal organizations. If people had been told this they would be disgusted. As a senator for Il what has he done for the school system in chicago, nothing!! it has the worst record in the country with 55% drop out rate, 6% go on to college. What has he really done to deserve the right to be our President, nothing, but hang out with other racists. I bought his book on page 100 "dreams of my father" To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk rock performance poets. You look at his life and the type of people he hung around it was no wonder that he was attacted to Jeremiah Wright and his anti-American sermons. His book was very racist and if it was McCain that wrote it he'd be in trouble. I'm sick of the media, they chose to blind us from the truth around Obama. he's also ashamed of being white on page Introduction page xv
They know too much, we have all seen too much, to take my parents’ brief union - a black man and white woman, an African and an American – at face value. When people who don’t know me well, black or white, discover my background (AND IT IS USUALLY A DISCOVERY, FOR I CEASED TO ADVERTISE MY MOTHER’S RACE AT THE AGE OF TWELVE OR THIRTEEN, WHEN I BEGAN TO SUSPECT THAT BY DOING SO I WAS INTGRATIATING MYSELF TO WHITES).

I bought this book because I thought he would be the one that I would be voting for and I never got through reading it because of his racist quotes that are throughout the book. He'll cause race divisions between the USA if he becomes President, he's already started doing that and in 4 states with Florida included, his campaign ads are in Spanish, give me a break this is America and our national language is English. He even was quoted as saying that it'd be easier and better if we learned how to speak Spanish instead of them learning English, why is it he's for everything that goes against who we are. In Germany he had the nerve to tell the Germans that America isn't as good as it was, WHAT!!! since when?? we are still the greatest country in the world and if he can't admit that, then he has no right to be our President.

I FEEL A NEW CIVIL WAR BREWING THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN ALLOW OBAMA TO STEAL THIS ELECTION WITH A FINANCIAL WAR CHEST THAT HAS OVER 20% FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION. THAT IS ILLEGAL.HE HAS ALSO USED ACORN INTENTIONALLY AND COMMITTED VOTER FRAUD. I SUGGEST EVERYONE ARM THEMSELVES NOW WHILE YOU CAN BECAUSE THAT IS ONE OF THE MANY FREEDOMS WE WILL BE LOSING AND IT IS OUR CIVIC DUTY TO PROTECT AMERICA FROM SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM.

OBAMA HAS NO CLUE HE BLAMES WALL STREET BECAUSE THAT IS THE COMMON DENOMINATOR, THE MAGNET SORT OF SPEAK FOR THE MASSES ANGER AND HE IS EXPLOITING THAT FOR HIS GAIN. BUT WHAT THEY ARE REALLY ANGRY ABOUT AND WHO THEY SHOULD BLAME IS THEMSELVES FOR LISTENING TO A REALTOR TELLING THEM THAT THEY HAVE MULTIPLE OFFERS AND YOUR OFFER HAS TO BE AT LEAST 5-8% OVER ASKING. BY THE TIME WALL STREET BOUGHT THEM THEY WERE ALREADY INFLATED AND NOT WORTH THE AMOUNT OF THE BANK NOTE. WALL STREET DIDN'T SELL YOU THE HOME YOUR REALTOR DID, LIKE A CAR SALESMAN.

A VOTE FOR OBAMA WILL BRING US CLOSER TO THE END AND I HOPE THAT THERE ARE MANY WHO WON'T GIVE UP WITHOUT A DAMN GOOD FIGHT.EVEN IF IT COMES DOWN TO BLOOD IN THE STREETS. OUR FOREFATHERS GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR OUR FREEDOMS AND IT COULD BE OUR TIME TO DO THAT AGAIN BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS WILL TAKE US DOWN THE COMMUNIST PATH. LET OBAMA GO TO VENEZUELA OR RUSSIA.

You brought up John Hagee being a Catholic hater, He is not a Catholic hater, But a Catholic doctrine hater. Obama has a lot of baggage. And the Bible in the book of Proverbs talks about being known by your associations.

McCain/Palin Supporter
Scotty Searan

Why do I find it surprising that a fair percentage of you in Chicago are singing Obama's praise? Have any of you actually researched his activities from his college days(which he has kept under wraps - WHY?) to his failed attempt to do s omething for the African-
American community, to the Woods Fund, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (which by the way was a waste of $50 million from a well-known philanthropist), to Alice Palmer (a long-time member of the Communist Party who hand-picked Obama for her Senate seat), to Rev. Wright, to Tony Rezko (who got millions with Obama's help and sold a bill of goods to the eleven districts in Obama's senate district), to Father Pleger, to Rashid Khalidi, to Emil Jones (political godfather) to Mayor Daley's office and the Chicago Machine.

I want someone to tell me with documented facts one thing of substance that Barack Obama did for the African-American community. No opinions just facts. I also want someone to tell me what he has said he is going to do for the African-American community if elected.

You can laud him all you want but he sure did not improve education in Chicago, did not even try to find solutions to all the violence those people face each and every day and did nothing when the people of those eleven low-income housing units that were in his district that Rezko was supposed to fix lived without heat, were subject to squalor with sewage backing up in their homes, squatters, drug dealers and the violence that goes with it. I DO NOT believe for one minute that he did not know when Rezko wrote him a check for his campaign.

So wise up Chicago and the restof the country. Until he levels with the voters and comes clean, then he shouldnot be elected.

I don't understand why people are so blind for Obama, coming from a Socialist country I see what many of the people who like him don't see.

His associations are important, if you don't want to know is because you want to be ignorant about it, the hole problem with the economy star with the Democrats in the Congress, far more with Acorn in their labby in Washington, Obama is been part of this group for long time, to this day... no wonder!

I don't understand why when ask straigh questions, the anwsers are always " talking points " or go around the issues and blame McCain. My question is.. Why the american people trust someone who lie all the time, who hide and not come straitgh forth with the answer? Why trust someone in the White House who promise empty promise. Americans said " Tell me with who you go and i will tell you who you are " we also said in my country.. " if you sleep with a baby, you will wake up wet " ( mean that if you are around a type of people most likely you will think or do what they think or do )

By listen everyone from every side, I understand that the american Constitution " persue of happiness " " The american Dream " will be dead with BO.

For the sake of my grand kids I hope that he will not be elected, for the wake up of the people who fallow him, I wish that he win, so they will understand the danger behind this man, who for power don't mind to lie about the true intentions of his running for President. The same intentions that 6yrs go I saw in Hugo Chavez and my friends from latino countries don'tSo stop play ignorant and star loving your countrie belive me them. Now they have what they ask for, but I don't live there, I live here! , it's worry me alot the fact that he ( BO ) is surrender by people who hate USA.

So I ask to americans... Do you love your countrie ? because I do, and I'm very worry, I grow up with a Dictator, became a grown up with Socialism where no one can own anything because everything is run by the goverment. I hope that you guys can see that.

Sorry for my english, I still learning and I hope that at least you get my point.

Thank you and God Bless America!

As I understand that if obama becomes president, there will be a limit to success. If you make more than 250,000 dollars a year you will be punished with a tax for being too good at what your'e doing. So why try to gain wealth just so the government can take your hard earned money away to give it to someone who has done none of the work to get it in the first place.
I am afraid that I am talking to deaf ears!

During Bush's presidency...

Thousands of American citizens lost their lives during 911 because of terrorism...Our capital was bombed by terrorists...Many American soldiers gave their lives to protect us from future attacks from terrorists...We are experiencing large deficits to fight the war against terrorism...

AND NOW, AFTER ALL OF THIS, WE ARE CONSIDERING ELECTING A PRESIDENT THAT ASSOCIATES WITH TERRORISTS?!?!?

HAS AMERICA REALLY STOPPED TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS???

If Bill Ayers was the only questionable person in BO's world...I would say ok...but you people are in such denial. All you have to do is google a few names and find the depth of his involvment with Ayers, ACORN and his Wright (I know he has you all believing that he sat in that church for 20 years and didn't know waht a wacko his pastor was...are you gullible or just blinded?)...I suggest that you hurry to do your GOOGLE searches because the email I got from JKERRYDOTCOM

"Last week, John Kerry emailed you and mentioned our Google search advertising program, where we buy ads around key search words"

Sounds to me like you have something to hide! Messing with GOOGLE...now that is shady!

So much ignorance here.

The significance of Bill Ayers is not merely that he is an unrepentant terrorist. What is significant is his ideology.. which is basically Anti-American Marxism.

His entire school reform philosophy is that schools should be use to indoctrinate the youth to subscribe to Marxism and eventually the society will move in that direction.

Obama has been raised and mentored by Socialists, Communists, and Marxists his entire life.

His mother was a Communist, his grandparents were Far Leftists, his teenage-years mentor, Frank, was a Communist. His church's theology is based on Latin American Marxism.

Obama has known Ayers since the 1980s , when they both lived in NYC. It is no mistake that when Ayers moved back to Chicago, that Obama did too.. It is no conincidence that Obama lives just a few blocks from Ayers house.

The question isn't what does Obama see in Ayers... the question what does a Revolutionary like Ayers see in Obama?


Obama is one of them.. he is one of the Far Left revolutionaries. Ayers has been grooming him since his days at Columbia.

That is why Obama has done everythign he can to have the most bland of political records... leave no paper trail of writings ... conceal anything that can illuminate our understanding of his values.

Obama is a Trojan Horse.

Americans who support him are derelict in their obligations as citizens to be informed and to protect our Constitution.


Ayers is an unrepentive terrorist who after 9/11 said he didn't do enough, he wish he had done more of them(bombings). The same man who stumped on the American flag with pride, this is Obama's friend. Obama can say what ever he wants, he only fools those who will listen. How many other radical friends does Obama have in the closet?

people are looking for something better, they will beleive anything obama says, mostly because they want to see real truth, he is not realistic, and people better watch what they ask for , they just might get it. anything that sounds to good to be true, is just that--- to good to be true. He can lie to people, and they run right toward it. Mccain is real, and truth. How long has he been around, and how long has obama been around. wake up people, or later you will be saying , what have we done.

It was very nice tonight, that Senator Clinton was so very kind to obama. Greta your pictures of former President Clinton and former President Bush were awesome! Thank-you, to Senator John McCain for having such a wonderful 3rd and finale debate. Senator McCain spoke with empathy, composure, intelligence, valour and dignity. obama struggles as if he was sinking like a lead balloon in quicksand,it was truly sad to see, that the campaign has aged him so. or is it more than that? The American public will wait and see what results from good, fair and balanced investigative journelism. Police investigation well they have their procedures and its not to pretty or kind its law and policy and justice. ayers/acorn/freddie mac/downfall/obama?
I was so disheartened when he spoke as if it is nothing and he will be President in 3 weeks? oh boy! obama I wouldn't want to be you right now for anything seriously! America, she never sleeps 24/7 working hard for freedom, justice, equality. Senator McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin are very well qualified to be President and Vice President 2009. obama/acorn/ayers/freddie mac/ downfall? The truth will come out because that is the American Way. Nobody should be denied Her Justice.

SOME PEOPLE CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! IT IS SO OBVIOUS TO MOST OBJECTIVE PEOPLE...THE OPERATIVE WORD BEING, "OBJECTIVE", THAT OBAMA HAS MADE A SERIES OF BAD DECISIONS IN HIS LIFE WHILE LOOKING FOR HIMSELF. FURTHER, IT IS JUST AS OBVIOUS THAT THERE IS A PATTERN OF UNSAVORY ASSOCIATIONS, BEYOND THE AGE OF 8, MOST RECENTLY AS THE SUMMER OF 08, THE DAILYKOS CONF., ALONG WITH ACORN, REZKO, AYERS, DODD, RAINES, ETC. AND ONLY GOD KNOWS THOSE THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN DISCOVERED AND EXPOSED, THAT SPEAK TO THE "FLOCK" THAT OBAMA HAS CHOSEN TO "CLING TO." HIS ELOQUENT SPEECH, ELITIST MINDSET AND EMPTY WORDS HAVE SOMEHOW ESCAPED THE THOUGHT PROCESSES OF MANY. HE IS NOT ABOVE REPROACH NO MATTER HOW POPULAR HE APPEARS TO BE. HE DESERVES TO BE SCRITUNIZED TO THE SAME EXTENT AS OTHER PRESIDENTIAL & VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES. HE ALWAYS WANTS TO FOLLOW THE RULES AS LONG AS THE RULES DON'T POINT THEIR FINGER AT HIM. WATCH AND SEE HOW HE TRIES TO DEFLECT HIS CONNECTION TO THE INFAMOUS "ACORN" OPERATION. I KNOW OBAMA...WELL. I ALSO KNOW DR. WRIGHT! I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS REALITY, "THE TRUTH CRUSHED TO THE EARTH WILL RISE AGAIN!"

As I sit here reading many of these posts, it sickens and confuses me... I feel as though McCain is clearly the better leader in this election!

This is not d/t pretentious health care plans, futuristic economic strategies, or what some might call rhetoric of "change" of both candidates b/c these types of issues take time to implement, and the issues are not solved over night; for as with everything, there is a process in place... Look it up and become familiar with it before you place your vote...

For some, it might help clear up a few individual posts, which clearly indicated deficiency in govt knowledge.

Assuming some of the posts are not first time voter responses, I conclude many persons undestand the election process for president, but what about the duties and responsibilities of all of the BIG 3 in US Govt?

Does anyone know the names of the individuals for which they elected to congress or plan too? Most that I have personally asked this question 2 answer, I just vote for who is on the ballot, the president is the only one that matters. ABSOLUTELY NO research is done concerning the candidates at all...hmmm... Meanwhile others laugh and are without a doubt clueless!

Furthermore, when looking to the juvenile definition of leader, it brought to mind a few simple questions regarding integrity in leadership "core values":

First, how can a commander in chief lead our troops in combat or attempt to work on policy regarding our troops training when he makes a clear satire of our national anthem to the one sided media? Obama sites some find it offensive...Well, what about our troops who here that song vs. another countries song...the troops are filled with pride.

Try to envision a leader that cannot set an example for the troops and makes a clear mockery of the intended meaning of the foundation of this country. Again, this will be a nightmare re: our troops morale while over seas.

Also, for anyone who truly believes that bama is pulling our troops out...LOL! Well, We, as military were told we were pulling out of Bosnia, Korea,and Germany,as well as others...WE R STILL THERE.

Finally, I would really appreciate an educated opinion regarding my thoughts. Whether or not you agree/disagree with my vote for Senator McCain, I simply would like to hear feedback on our military; how you even perceive our military; or, does it matter??

Lastly, I would like to know your opinion on mandatory government education tests, given by the board of elections,which requires individuals' to take a government competency exam prior to voter registion...

Sorry so long, but I am just curious...

It appears millions of people want to be Socialists. I am just hoping the real life blood of this country will come out and Vote For McCain. The evil you know is better than the Devil you don't. And no-one really knows Obama. Even Obama himself....`

To Anonymous,
Since you mention the KKK, would you vote for David Duke if he were running for president? I don't think anyone would. Duke says he is no longer part of the KKK and renounces them to the general public. The question is would you hold that against him? I think most people would. Past associations, friends, call them whatever - matter. I base a person's judgement on what they have done in the past. It is the ideology and judgement of Obama that I do not like. Why are there so many questionable people in his past. If we are honest with our vetting of the canidates, we will look closely at past associations and accomplishments on both sides. This is not about rhetoric or youth, infirmity or the 'last eight years'. This election is about the future of our country! Do your homework.

Barack Obama told us that his grandfather once said, "Don't tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I will tell you what you value." Wise advice. Barack Obama has also told us that Bill Ayers has nothing to do with his campaign; Rev Wright has nothing to do with his campaign; Tony Rezko has nothing to do with his campaign; and Acorn has nothing to do with his campaign. Seriously? "Past is prologue" as he likes to say. Following his grandfather's insight, his past behaviors MUST matter more than his sweeping words. Obama has employed Alinsky's rules for radicals not only in his community organizing, but in his campaigns. These are hate filled, destructive, ruthless tactics that are based on the end justifying the means. His first campaign in the Illinois senate was won by having all of his opponents thrown off the ballot by aggressively, and ruthlessly, challenging petition signatures based on technicalities, leaving him the only candidate on the ballot for voters to choose. Just one of Alinsky’s destructive, divisive tactics he has continually employed in his campaign. That fundamental philosophy clearly ties him philosophically to these people. I see why he has associated with them. It's not guilt by association. He clearly shares their ideology. That divisiveness and hostility is the toxin that permeates Washington now. It is what makes it so dysfunctional. His life didn't start with his campaign - yet he thinks that all Americans need to hear is his sweeping oversimplification that these extreme, fringe members of our society “have nothing to do with my campaign.” Really? Please! Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your record and I will tell you what you value.

To Anonymous,
Since you mention the KKK, would you vote for David Duke if he were running for president? I don't think anyone would. Duke says he is no longer part of the KKK and renounces them to the general public. The question is would you hold that against him? I think most people would. Past associations, friends, call them whatever - matter. I base a person's judgement on what they have done in the past. It is the ideology and judgement of Obama that I do not like. Why are there so many questionable people in his past? If we are honest with our vetting of the canidates, we will look closely at past associations and accomplishments on both sides. This is not about rhetoric or youth, infirmity or the 'last eight years'. This election is about the future of our country! Do your homework.

I am undecided right now but I do not feel like Obama is quite the man that all these comments above are painting. I do a lot of research and I have found that there are many unknown things about Senator Obama. I will give him this. He is a very polished and charismatic speaker who delivers his speech well. He knows how to dodge a question. The one concern that bothers me is that Obama was sworn into the Senate on a Koran. Does that not strike anyone as odd? That is not an accusation but a fact that anyone of you can look up. Also, there are too many loopholes in his policies. They sound great but when you really sit and evaluate how he is going to do all this for us without costing a lot of money and raising our taxes, it doesn't work out evenly. Now I believe he has good intentions but I just don't think he can deliver. He worries me as the lack of experience he provides. These are not days I feel comfortable with trying a little something new. I have found several things out about John McCain but I can truthfully say not one related him too or associated him with any known terrorist at any point and time in his life. I also saw a man on tv yesterday that stated he was 9 years old when the weather underground and bill ayers bombed his home. His dad was a judge at the time. People these are dangerous people. Have all of you forgotten 911 and the bombing of the Twin Towers?? I lost family members there. There was a very accomplished proffessor convicted of being a terrorist that was linked to the bombings in Miami. That's why the link is so important to Bill Ayers. Why doesn't anyone realize this? I think we have all been so busy with thinking Obama is riding up on a big white horse to save us all and he will not. He can not. It's just not possible. Sorry folks but whether he wins or not, he just can't save us. I'm sure someone will read and since this is negative against him, it won't print but if not it will just prove a point that this whole presidency has been a joke from the start. Might as well elect Mickey Mouse for President.

BARACK OBAMA 3 MCCAIN 0
BIDEN 1 PALIN 0
THE DEBATES ARE OVER AND THE GOP LOST EVERY ONE!
MCCAIN IS OVER THE HILL AND PALIN DOESN'T KNOW
WHERE SHE IS HALF OF THE TIME!
LET'S GO WITH THE LAWYERS, SMART MEN WHO WILL DO
THEIR VERY BEST FOR AMERICA!
OBAMA AND BIDEN MEN WITH VISION FOR AMERICA!

It is truly sad and disturbing that there are
so many people that just follow what someone
says, not wanting to look beyond the surface.
They are truly led by the nose. No wonder this
country is becoming a socialistic country. I hope
and pray that people wake up from this sleep
before it is to late. It has become apparent how easy it is to fool society, especially the youth.
I keep hearing that it doesn't matter with whom
you associate with, which in some cases is true. But here is a news flash for people who don't research anything, especially whom is running for the most important job in our society. The wrong word is being used to describe the people in Obama's life. The right word is alliances!
Associations are very different from ALLIANCES.
Allies are not just people who happen to be around where you are, Allies you choose deliberately. I submit that alliances show a persons priorities in life, they have a great deal to do with the type of person you are, or become. A simplistic example would be - Joe has had alliances with people who are felons, America haters, Raciest and slum lords, and he wants to be the CEO of our company, I think anyone who agreed would be committed. Obama has Rev Wright, Ayers, Fpflenger, Rezko, Raines, johnson from Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. Acorn etc. To me he has used these people as stepping stones to get to where he is now, which shows a true lack of character. Obama's explanations for anyone or anything to do with his life are all full of cracks with deep holes.
If this man gets elected we are on our way to no longer being a free country, but a communist country.


Dear Tom Hagen,

What planet did you just lite down from,,, Ayers, the committed, and should have been convicted, 'educator' is nothing more than a left over, left leaning, left wing radical from the sixties; having been born in 1950 and being subjected to the likes of Jane Fonda on my campus in Ellensburg, WA in 1971, where she incited the other mindless morons into breaking out every window in our ROTC building, which I witnessed with abject horror, makes me want to puke, again! I WILL NOT sit back and watch your rabble bring down this great Nation of OURS,,, outta the way,,, one way or the other,,, you WILL LOSE,,, GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS MCAIN AND PALIN!!! I wanted to be more subjective,, but you guys are pathetic,,,,,,,,,

Obama might be considered an intelligent orator, but THAT DOES NOT MAKE HIM A PRESIDENT.
Food for thought: What if you ARE WRONG?? What if he speaks so well, he can cooly cover-up his TRUE SELF. What if he does hold the same thoughts as rev. wright and ayres? THEN WHAT???Wake up AMERICA! put a PROVEN HERO into the White House!!!!!

I cannot believe you democrats believe what comes out of BO's mouth. He is trying to push his religious beliefs on to this country that his rev wright preaches. He is a liar if he says he does not associate with the church. If you read the "Audacity of Deceit" and you will see what he stands for.

Barack is the modern day Pied Piper. . . sounds so good, but beware of the end results.

I listened to the debate on the radio tonight and I was impressed by McCain's points. I was surprised by Obama's stammering and stuttering. The ah's and uh's are limitless. Could this be the slick charismatic speaker I keep hearing about on the MSM? Then I got home and watched a replay of the debate on TV with a split screen. I was then struck by all the smirking and laughing Obama did, during points that McCain was making. How arrogant. Hey Obama supporters, there are a whole lot of us out here that are not blown away by his pro-choice views. Please don't be as cocky as he is being. You might just be surprised at how many of us don't approve of much of what he stands for. Obama should not be so sure of winning.

If I as an adult, wanted to have a career in politics, I would know better than to have associations with the likes of Ayers.

Obama can "denounce" all he wants but that doesn't excuse his decisions.

If a republican were in this position they would have never made it to a Senate seat.

I'm sick of main-stream-media and their inability to just report the story instead of giving Obama a "pass" on everything that happens to be a fact.Everything is free game when you want to run this country.

What ever happened to ethics and morals?

Wow...after reading all these comments it's really interesting to me to see that all the people backing Barrack Hussein Obama only have is to rag on the fact that he was 8 when this Ayers committed a terrorist act on his own country. It's not about Ayers...it's about the fact that Obama would have a relationship with this man when most true Americans would never even go as far as to shake hands with him. It's about Obama's character and judgment...and about Rev. Wright...have you ever even listened to the man's sermons?! Its not about bringing people together peacefully. He practices hate towards other races. HELLO? He's racist! and he was Obama's spiritual adviser for 20 years! The only reason Obama renounced these relationships is because he knew that it would show the American people his true character. Stop being so naive people...we don't need an eloquent speaker...we need a real president.

This Presidential choice seems to be one of "if you can't beat them, join them", when it comes to dealing with terrorism. Sen. McCain wants to kill them. Sen. Obama wants to befriend them, as he has in the past.

FOR Rev Wright now AGAINST, FOR William Ayers now AGAINST, FOR Rezko now AGAINST,
How many things has Obama flip flopped on during the campaign? Twenty? ...

Here are the facts about Ayers; Ayers was running Obama's "community organizing" to train ACORN on how to steal elections from republicans via intimidation, massive voter registration fraud and to legally defend this corrupt organization. He also gave $800,000. to ACORN to rig votes for his presidential election. Acorn is currently being investigated for massive voter fraud in 11 states! BHO is just a slimy lying street thug.

Considering Obama's lack of executive experience, I can't help but wonder why he didn't previously highlight his experience on the Annenberg board. It's likely he didn't want (a) the general public to become aware of his association with Ayers, (b) the public to realize he gave away millions of dollars to improve education, without actually improving education, and (c) people to realize that Ayers' goal is to radicalize students in an attempt to promote his personal agenda.

Now that everyone knows Obama was in charge of the board for the Annenberg Challenge, it's time for voters to focus on what the board was able to accomplish and examine where and how the funds were allocated. An examination of the effectiveness of the millions of dollars handed out by Obama, provides a track record which can be evaluated to predict how well we can expect Obama to allocate our tax dollars if he should be elected.

LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I agree with McCain's remark that Bill Ayers is a washed up terrorist but that is not the point. The point is that Obama , to further this political career and personal agenda, has a relationship to Ayers. What do you think people would say if McCain had a relationship, however flimsy, with a member of the KKK?

Be careful what you wish for, you might get a worse mess. Those who are frantic about getting Geo Bush out of office - and I look forward to it myself - are assuming that Obama will set everything right. I read blogs where some say "get all the Republicans out of government" - duh, you want a one-party system? It's called a dictatorship in some countries.

DEE--YOU NEED TO GET REAL--

I do not believe that people think this is okay, So what if Obama was 8 when Bill Ayers bombed that police station? He was not 8 in 2001 when Ayers said he did not regret it and wish that he would have done more. Add Ayers to Obama's list of anti American friends and associates like Jeremiah Wright, Father Pflagher, Louis Farrankhan and others and this association speaks volumes. Now Obama thinks that he can throw around big money names like Warren Buffett as his friend and all is okay. Well it is not okay with me. The man lacks judgement. All he cares about is winning. All the economists say his tax plan will lead us into a depression so if his terrorist ties are not enough to keep you from voting for him than this should be. But I seriously doubt it. Obama's supporters seem to be brainwashed, so eager to jump on his bandwagon that they can overlook everything about him. He is definitely a silver tongued devil.

From Sunday's Televised 'Meet the Press'
Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag. Obama Explains National Anthem Stance Sun, 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, General Bill Ginn' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

The General also stated to the Senator that according to the United States Code,

Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171... During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. At the very least, 'Stand and Face It'

Senator Obama Live on Sunday states,
'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides, Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.'We should consider to reinvent our National Anthem as well as to redesign our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we as a Nation of warring people, shou ld conduct ourselves as the nations of Islam, whereas peace prevails. Perhaps a state or period of mutual concord between our governments. When I become President, I will seek a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation have placed upon the nations of Islam an unfair injustice. My wife disrespects the Flag for many personal reasons. Together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, many years ago. She has her views and I have mine'. Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put aside my hatred. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path of hope. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America."
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NOW WHO DOES THIS SOUND LIKE?:

Howard Zinn: Ayers Friend whom he quotes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Zinn
"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people for a purpose which is unattainable."

[Ayres referring to what Howard Zinn thinks]
"The great American historian Howard Zinn argues that we should “Put Away The Flags”:

"On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed. Is not nationalism – that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder – one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred?"

NOW, I ask you again, WHO does this sound like????

AYERS - JUST THE GREAT TEACHER??
In his own words

http://billayers.wordpress.com/2006/11/
[4th trip to Venezula]

World Education Forum
***November 7, 2006***
Centro Interncional Miranda
Caracas, Venezuela

[Ayers says in part]
“I began teaching when I was 20 years old in a small freedom school affiliated with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The year was 1965, and I’d been arrested in a demonstration. Jailed for ten days, I met several activists who were finding ways to link teaching and education with deep and fundamental social change. They were following Dewey and DuBois, King and Helen Keller who wrote: “We can’t have education without revolution. We have tried peace education for 1,900 years and it has failed. Let us try revolution and see what it will do now.”

I walked out of jail and into my first teaching position—and from that day until this I’ve thought of myself as a teacher, but I’ve also understood teaching as a project intimately connected with social justice. After all, the fundamental message of the teacher is this: you can change your life—whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, whatever you’ve done, another world is possible. As students and teachers begin to see themselves as linked to one another, as tied to history and capable of collective action, the fundamental message of teaching shifts slightly, and becomes broader, more generous: we must change ourselves as we come together to change the world. Teaching invites transformations, it urges revolutions small and large. La educacion es revolucion!”

…. more
“I also thank my youngest son, Chesa Boudin, who is interpreting my talk this morning and whose book on the Bolivarian revolution has played an important part in countering the barrage of lies spread by the U.S. State Department and the corrupted Northamerican media.”

The fact - yes there are facts, google them - that Obama and Ayers funneled taxpayer dollars, hundreds of thousands of dollars, to activist groups such as ACORN and AAAN (Arab American Action Network)an activist group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a "catastrophy" should be of concern to every American.

Obama and his people are trying to paint Ayers as just a 'professor', but Ayers has on his door today pictures of terrorists and convicted criminals. This is what Ayers' students are exposed to, adoration of people that hate America.

Someone should ask Obama why his friends hate America

Please see Ayers for who he really is. He is an admitted terrorist who admits to bombing NY police station and several other targets. People died because of the methods he espoused as a member of the WEather Underground and SDS. He didn';t serve time in jail (though his wife Bernadine Dohrn did). He didn't serve time because the felony cases against him were thrown out on a technicality, leaving him free to promulgate his rabble rousing methods. He wants to overthrow the US government - still. He wants to train teachers in methods to capture the minds of children and turn them against their country (I am not just saying this, read his works on the subject, they're around for you to find). Ayers has not done overt terrorist acts in a long time (too dangerous, and they might be able to put him in prison next time). But he has found a new way to do get his ideas into the government...promote, protect and propel Barack Obama into the presidency. Wake up, you folks. Obama and Ayers are hand in glove in this socialist taking of America. A vote for Obama is a vote for Ayers because he will still be an Obama advisor as he has since at least 1993.

Obama is nothing but a liar and I don't know how so many Americans can be so ignorant.

I am totally convince OBAMA WILL SPELL DISASTER.

People say that Obama hung around with terrorists like Ayers but I don't believe it for a second. And they say that because he went to a supposedly "extremely racist black church" for twenty years that he shares those values. Duh people, just because you go to a church doesn't mean you believe what the preacher is saying day in and day out. And just because he's tied to Pfleger, another extremist doesn't mean anything. And I don't care if his church honored Farakhan, who believes whites aren't fully evolved human beings - that doesn't mean a thing. Barrack Obama is going to give me money and stick it to the rich folk, and that's all that matters to me. Thirty years from now, when America is a third world ghetto because all of the corporations and wealthy, successful people have fled abroad, we're all going to feel pretty darned good about our free health care. That's what matters people.

Another Mama for Obama


TO ALL KOOL AID DRINKERS,

GET A LIFE AND DO A MORE THOROUGH AND OBJECTIVE RESEARCH.
SOME OF YOU ARE SO GULLIBLE. YOU BELIEVE EVERY THING OBAMA TELLS YOU; DON'T BE FOOLED BY HIS CHARM AND LIES. CHECK OBAMA OUT, YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT WHAT YOU FIND. WHAT YOU WILL FIND WILL CAUSE YOU TO PAUSE AND TO RECONSIDER .... A VOTE FOR OBAMA IS A VOTE FOR SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT. YOU ARE FREE NOW AND DEMOCRACY IS ALIVE, WAIT UNTIL HE TAKES OFFICE, YOU WILL QUICKLY FIND OUT THE REAL OBAMA, DISGUISED IN A FOX'S SKIN.
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND LET FREEDOM CONTINUE TO RING. MAY OBAMA FOLLOWERS WAKE UP FROM THEIR SLUMBERING, DAZE-LIKE SLEEP, WHERE APATHY IS VERY PREVALENT.

OBAMA AND OSAMA HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON.

By Anonymous on October 15, 2008 8:28 AM
I am a Canadian and am so happy that Mr. Obama is doing so well!!! Best of luck. It will be such a relief to no longer have George W in charge and I believe Mr. Obama will be a great President.
Janet Deep Ottawa Ontario

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Glad to see that you are happy, but just exactly what business is this of yours?

McCain/Palin

Play clip of Jimmy Carters four years....that's right..."A campaign for change" and what did have left after his first and only term...change in your pocket. William Ayres is no better than Timothy McVay...would you live next to him? Work on a board with him? Sit in his home for ANY reason? Take 50,000,000 in campaign contributions? You Obamabots sound like Moonies who followed a cult leader no matter what truth was said. Obama swore by a Pastor who called this the KKK of america, who said g-d damn america! Obama refused to salute the flag, wear a flag lapel pin and wants to deal with Iran and Peru without precondition. Tony Rezco is a felon and nobody questions Obama's purchase of a house from him 100,000 below value? I fear the lesson you liberal's will learn by voting in the first Black Panther sympathizer to the white house...ever wonder why Obama's mother has been absent througout the campaign? Even McCains 92 year old mother made it to the debate...It is because Obama is a self hating mixed race who over compensates by becoming a militant black...he is going to destroy race realations in this country by gaining your trust and then handing it over...i do hope i am wrong...but I have my eyes open to all of the available info out there and you should take a look.

Play clip of Jimmy Carters four years....that's right..."A campaign for change" and what did have left after his first and only term...change in your pocket. William Ayres is no better than Timothy McVay...would you live next to him? Work on a board with him? Sit in his home for ANY reason? Take 50,000,000 in campaign contributions? You Obamabots sound like Moonies who followed a cult leader no matter what truth was said. Obama swore by a Pastor who called this the KKK of america, who said g-d damn america! Obama refused to salute the flag, wear a flag lapel pin and wants to deal with Iran and Peru without precondition. Tony Rezco is a felon and nobody questions Obama's purchase of a house from him 100,000 below value? I fear the lesson you liberal's will learn by voting in the first Black Panther sympathizer to the white house...ever wonder why Obama's mother has been absent throughout the campaign? Even McCains 92 year old mother made it to the debate...It is because Obama is a self hating mixed race who over compensates by becoming a militant black...he is going to destroy race relations in this country by gaining your trust and then handing it over...i do hope i am wrong...but I have my eyes open to all of the available info out there and you should take a look.

This is America. Everyone deserves a second chance.Only person that can judge us is GOD. Everyone is going on and on about Obama and who his friends are. He was a young boy when Ayers was a so call terrorist. Let it go. People make mistakes. I am sure that we look in some of your closets you have done things that you are not all so proud of. It is time for change.

To Anonymous,
Yes everyone makes mistakes....but we are not the ones running for President of the most powerful country in the world.

You don't clean up or change anything,with people that have friends like,Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright, Rezko,and Father Fleger! Because this kind of hateful scum will not just wash away!

You don't clean up or change anything,with people that have friends like,Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright, Rezko,and Father Fleger! Because this kind of hateful scum will not just wash away!

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