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A Guy in the Neighborhood Whose Barbecue I Attended

President Obama’s fanciful efforts to distance himself from Bill Ayers took another blow Monday when Breitbart Big Government found a blog post by a Chicago law professor who wrote he had seen Obama chowing on barbecue at Ayers’ home.

Ayers, you’ll remember, is the former Weather Underground terrorist who in recent years said his only regret was that he didn’t blow up enough stuff.

According to Brietbart Editor Joel Pollack, the post was erased soon after he contacted the author, Dr. Tom Perrin, but he saved a screen shot:

If true – I wouldn’t go so far to say that a 7-year old blog post is definitive evidence of anything – it would put Obama in Ayers’ backyard even after being elected Senator.

Some of the best evidence that Obama and Ayers had an enduring relationship beyond Ayers just being someone who lived neighborhood and oh-I-couldn’t-help-but-bump-into-the-dude, as Obama has suggested, is Obama and his campaign’s response to suggestions that it was something more.

As Pollack notes, Obama 2008 campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt – now the chief spokesman for the 2012 campaign – was cagey four years ago in his characterization of the relationship in comments to the New York Times:

Mr. LaBolt said the men first met in 1995 through the education project, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, and have encountered each other occasionally in public life or in the neighborhood. He said they have not spoken by phone or exchanged e-mail messages since Mr. Obama began serving in the United States Senate in January 2005 and last met more than a year ago when they bumped into each other on the street in Hyde Park.

Let’s dissect that. What is occasionally? Once a year? Once every two months? I have good friends I see only every couple of months, or even less.

. . . they have not spoken by phone or exchanged e-mail messages since Mr. Obama began serving in the United States Senate . . .

Wow, alarm bells. LaBolt very pointedly leaves out direct contact, like, say, at a barbecue at Ayers’ house. Not to mention omitting the decade before Obama became Senator and presumably started to watch his step more closely.

Take a look at how defensive Obama is when questioned about Ayers during a 2008 debate with Hillary.

Let’s get passed the reprehensible comparison of Ayers to Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Neb., and take a look at how defensive and misleading Obama is.

Notice how Obama physically freezes the moment Ayers’ name is mentioned.

Let’s see what he said:

He’s not someone I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. On what basis then? A semi-regular basis? An intermittent basis. Occasionally?

I have not received some official endorsement from. Well who asked about that? And does this mean he gave you an unofficial endorsement?

Obama – remember, a trained lawyer who knows how to carefully choose his words – throws in all kinds of irrelevant information, like that Ayers is a professor of English, and so forth, all of it designed to distract from the point, which is their relationship.

I review this ancient history because the effort to distance Obama from Ayers is important even today. It raises questions about Obama’s honesty and his political views.

I don’t think Obama sympathizes with the thinking, objectives or the morality of the Weather Underground. But it’s important to remember Obama’s biography as he bids for a second term during which he will no longer be accountable to voters.

Obama is someone who in his past has extensive exposure to radical leftist thinking, be it that of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Communist poet Frank Marshall Davis – a friend of Obama’s grandfather – or the Marxist professors Obama himself says he hung out with in college.

His relationship with Bill Ayers indicates that he never completely severed those ties. And it suggests that Obama would move even further to the left during a second term as president.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t associate with people who used to blow up other Americans. Even if they said they’re sorry, which Ayers has not.

32 thoughts on “A Guy in the Neighborhood Whose Barbecue I Attended”

  1. Ayers should be rotting away in a prison cell. The liar-in-chief should be in the cell next to him. They could bump into each other in the exercise yard.

  2. This is excellent information Keith. Another in the long line of “irrelevant” segments of the current POTUS’s mysterious and oh-so-not-transparent past . You will, of course, be branded a RACIST for bringing this stuff up. But just ignore them. YOU know you’re not!!

  3. I don’t know if I can find the web address, but I had a site that listed out year by year, month by month all of Obama’s associations to left/socialist persons and organizations. For all of that to be ignored is beyond my understanding. To say that isn’t what he believes, what he thinks and what he will do is beyond stupidity. We associate with others who think like we do. That is human nature. A second term for Obama would be in Clinton’s words, “calamitous for our country and the world”.

    1. All references to anything negative or incriminating of Oblame-A have been deleted thanks to the AP (American Pravda) google and the out of control in the bag on the take leftist media.

  4. Charlie Manson engaged in detestable acts before I was born. Somehow, I think people would say there was something wrong with me if I had even a passing relationship with him.

  5. As much as I feel that this is relevant, the Ayers connection was brought up in 2008 and went nowhere. Of course the MSM hardly covered it then and did not investigate it as they were protecting Obama all that they could. But how is this going to be any more successful in defining Obama now if, as it appears, the MSM continues to cover up these derogatory aspects of Obama’s life and political career?

      1. The only person I have heard not let it just go away is Hannity. He still refers to the “unrepentent terrorist”.

  6. “…a blog post by a Chicago law professor who wrote he had seen Obama chowing on barbecue at Ayers’ home.”

    Okay, please tell me that I’m not the only one who thought “dog” while reading about BHO “chowing on barbecue”. LOL.


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  7. Thanks, Keith! Those who refused to listen to what very little vetting of BHO was done in 2008 would do well to listen to this video of the liar-in-chief who presently occupies the Office of the Presidency. We who did our homework in 2008 are not at all surprised by the state of our country today. Barack Hussein Obama has done exactly what he said he would do.

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  8. Will any of the people who didn’t care in 2008 feel any concern about this in 2012? We’ll see. I think some thought it was cool and edgy that Obama hung out w a terrorist and even cooler and edgier that he’d prance around the issue as he did above.

    Didn’t both of these people look MUCH younger in 2008? Obama now looks like Obama-skeletor and H. Clinton looks like a street person.

  9. “…throws in all kinds of irrelevant information, like that Ayers is a professor of English”

    Keith, it’s the very same reaction I had – the shiny object distraction.

    Also worth noting that Hillary, who was more than familiar with the facts, is working for him. Birds of a feather and the birds are vultures.

    1. Well, well, well … What a coincidence that the groom-to-be works for the very same law firm as did MO.

      Tony Balkissoon — an attorney with the Sidley Austin law firm

  10. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
    Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
    Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
    Matthew 7:15-17

    The trees these two came from are rotten to the core. The fraud in chief is a third generation red diaper baby, just like his ghostwriting buddy Billy Boy.

  11. Good pick up on the freeze moment!
    You don’t need to be a Dr. Cal Lightman (Lie to Me) to see Obama was a “deer in the headlights,” finishing the freeze look with an involuntary right-sided mouth twitch.
    His rapid blinking as he tried to compose a lie was awesome (MAKING UP AN ANSWER). I didn’t know human eyelids could move that fast without spontaneously combusting.

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  13. Obama is such a liar. He knew Ayers. He knew him well. And he knew that he is NOT an “English” professor. He’s one of the most influential EDUCATION professors in the world. He writes the books that teach teachers. He knew that calling him an English professor would make people dismiss him as inconsequential.

    Oh, he knows him, all right. And if we are stupid and careless enough to give him an unfettered second term, Ayers will be in the Education Department as soon as he can retire from the lucrative educational perch he’s in now.

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