What are Obama Past Associations and Are They Important?
Barack Obama does not want anyone talking about his radical associations. He’s even sought criminal prosecutions against those who have dared to speak out on issues that make him squirm. Average Americans are judged by the company they keep, and our leaders ought to be held to the same standard.
Even though Obama says the issue is resolved (and John McCain refuses to raise it) voters must consider the case of Jeremiah Wright. Think of it this way: Barack Obama has himself estimated that he attends church twice a month. He spent twenty years at Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ under the leadership of Rev. Wright. Within this metric, a rough calculation concludes that Obama sat through approximately 500 sermons at that church. 500. Still, he claims he never heard outrageous, racist, or anti-American comments from the pulpit. Watch the following clips—you probably saw them back when this controversy erupted—and ask yourself if you believe Obama’s self-serving selective deafness. The man featured in these clips is the same man who performed Obama’s wedding and baptized his children. Notice that his unhinged rantings did not elicit stunned silence from his congregation, but approving cheers. Is Obama’s “this isn’t the Jeremiah Wright I once knew” a credible excuse? Can you imagine anything like this being said at your church or house of worship—much less applauded?
Bill Ayers is another name many Americans have heard by now. He is a former terrorist who detonated bombs at federal buildings and plotted to blow up an army dance at Ft. Dix, New Jersey. He remains proud of his actions,
and only regrets not having bombed more. Obama has been personal and professional friends with Ayers for more than a dozen years. When confronted with this association, Obama has said Ayers is (a) just a guy in his neighborhood, (b) a local professor, and (c) someone with whom he’d served on a charitable board. These are all true statements, but they obfuscate a much deeper relationship about which Obama is not being honest. In fact, the two served together on two boards—The Woods Fund and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, where together they funneled huge sums of money to a who’s-who leftwing causes. Obama’s 1995 political coming-out party took place in the home of Ayers and his wife, a fellow unrepentant terrorist. Obama now denies this, but it’s a matter of record, confirmed by individuals who attended the party. Investigative journalist and Ethics and Public Policy Center Fellow, Stanley Kurtz, has written many thorough and indispensable articles on Obama’s substantial ties to Ayers. If you don’t have time to read them, consider the following videos.
First, CNN looks into Bill Ayers and the Obama connection. The report concludes that “the relationship between Obama and Ayers went much deeper, ran much longer, and was much more political than Obama says.” It also confirms the 1995 political party Ayers hosted for Obama.
Second, Obama repeatedly states that Ayers’ violence took place 40 years ago when he was just eight years old. This is true, and it’s irrelevant. Would you shake hands with, let alone work comfortably with, someone who bombed the US Capitol and Pentagon, and remains proud that he did so? It is implausible that Obama didn’t know about Ayers’ sordid past, just as it’s implausible that he was unaware that Ayers’ hatred of this country continues to fester to this day. The following video features a 1998 ABC News interview with Ayers and his wife that showcases their continued defiance. It also portrays Ayers at a 1960s radical reunion just last year during which he describes the United States as he sees it today. Why did Obama feel comfortable around these people, and is it any wonder that he’s been less than forthcoming about their relationship?
ACORN is a community organization whose fraudulent voter registration activities have drawn indictments and investigations in more than a dozen states.
Their intimidation tactics in the 1990s forced banks into issuing unwise mortgage loans to low-income individuals, setting the stage for the recent mortgage crisis that send the economy into a tailspin. Barack Obama has denied any connection to ACORN beyond performing some minimal legal work on their behalf in the distant past.
Once again, this is an intentionally misleading understatement. As it turns out,
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
We are judged by the company we keep. It is directly related to our values, our beliefs, our mindset, and our character.
By all accounts, Obama falls short.
- georgewarren93Lv 51 decade ago
This once great country has been heading for socialist/communist rule for years now, put Obama in office and America is done for and no longer a free country.However so many teenagers and young people can not read between the lines and see all the lies. And what is worse, so many women are voting for Obama because they think he is good looking.This reflects a shallow thinking person and good looks do not get the job done
Men too are shallow and voting for McCain, because of Palin The future of America is very bleak and grim and neither of these candidates will make any change,except for the worse
As for what the media has to say,I laugh. They twist and contort so much of the truth,that between them and Government, America has been might near destroyed and is on her final leg
I know this answer will offend some and probably get me a violation Because people are afraid to hear the truth
- 5 years ago
"Oh and it only took a couple of years after he was President to get his birth certificate." First off that's bullshit. Obama made his birth certificate available before the 2008 election. It was the same type I used to obtain a US passport. It was the birthers who arbitrarily decided that what he presented wasn't good enough. And I have no interest in rehashing the fictionalized talking points created by the right concerning Wright and the rest of that crap. It's all meaningless. I also don't give a **** about Romney's dog. I do care about his business experience and if the man who claims he is best suited to create new jobs in the US has a history of involvement with a company that shipped jobs overseas during a recession. The real question is, why don't YOU care about that? It's a hell of a lot more relevant to being the President of the United States than a set of college transcripts are.
- Olbermann's EgoLv 41 decade ago
This is the same Obama who took off his American Flag pin after 9/11.
Who says he cannot denounce Rev. Wright in the same way he cannot denounce his grandmother.
Who calls his grandmother "a typical white person." At the same time, he describes her as a person who fears the black man and spouts off anti-black stereotypes.
Who says that rural Americans "cling to guns and religion."
Whose wife wrote a college thesis obsessing how whites and blacks will never get along.
Whose grandfather's friend, HIS OWN MENTOR, Frank Marshall Davis, is a communist
Who registered for the Democratic Socialist Party in 1996.
Whose wife professed that she was never proud of America, until her husband was the Democratic nominee.
Who negotiated a sweetheart housing deal with a convicted criminal, and invited a Pentagon bomber to his house.
IF YOU WERE A HIGH RANKING MILITARY OFFICIAL , THEY'D KICK YOUR a** OUT IF YOU HAD A BACKGROUND CHECK LIKE THIS . What prez has this many skeletons in his closet?Source(s): http://www.usnews.com/blogs/news-desk/2008/03/21/o... http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1... http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/26/politics...
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Obama hung out with Marxists, a know Communist agent, and radical Muslims. His preacher for 20 years screeched racist hatred from a pulpit. And a know terrorist and Marxist gave him millions of dollars to radicalize the children of Illinois. He has been really cozy with a lot of anti semite radicals lilke Louis Farrakhan. I personally dread what kind of 'change' he will bring to out country. Gotta love our mainstream 'media' for giving him a completely free pass on all this.
God save these United States of America.Source(s): The Case Against Barack Obama - David Freddoso
- 1 decade ago
Great information. I agree with you. Here's another past/current association...
and here's another video that I feel is important too, even though it's not about a connection of obama's, just his wacked-out plans for America.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You guys rock. I printed it out and I'm going to go door to door here and pass them out. Just doing my part to get John McCain elected. Go team McCain. I will beat the pavement until my feet fall off.
- Linda JLv 71 decade ago
What it does show us is that Obama is a very poor judge of character.
Either he's completely naive, or he's a big a scoundrel as the most right-wing nut jobs out there claim he is.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Actually there is another allegation which really concerns me: They say that he attended a party of an Al Queda leader.
- Matt ALv 71 decade ago
Yes they are important. If he were a military officer and was applying for a security clearance, he would be denied one based on his past associations. And now he wants to be our President.