MSNBC personality Alex Wagner’s wedding occurred back in August of 2014, but news has just emerged that at least two of her guests were old Chicago pals: President Barack Obama and unrepentant domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers. There Obama goes again, palling around with terrorists.
The President and First Lady attended the nuptials of White House chef Sam Kass and MSNBC anchor Wagner in August along with a who’s who of the far left in America today. But two of the other guests were particularly interesting. 1960’s era domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and wife Bernadine Dohrn were also at the Pocantico Hills, New York ceremony.
Ayers and Dorhn are notorious as un-indicted terrorists who were once part of the 1960s radical terror outfit the Weather Underground. The pair were involved in bombings that took lives in 1970 and somehow escaped prosecution for their crimes. Now both are leading cushy lives as professors at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
For a decade now Obama has desperately tried to distance himself from Ayers and Dorhn and many times claimed that he really didn’t know the notorious anti-American bombers quite despite the fact that he launched his political career at a fundraiser in the Ayers’ living room.
For instance, during his first primary for president back in 2008, Obama waved off any notion that he was a friend of the notorious couple saying, “This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood… the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago–when I was 8 years old–somehow reflects on me and my values doesn’t make much sense.”
Of course, not being a contemporary with the detestable does not preclude familiarity, so Obama’s dismissive rhetoric is essentially a classic example of doublespeak.
Still, even as Obama has consistently denied any close relations with Ayers, the former terrorist himself has confirmed that he was indeed close enough to the Obamas to help Barack launch his political career in Chicago.
In one interview in 2013, Ayers admitted it was true that Obama “held a fundraiser in our living room.”