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Bill Ayers: Not Just Another Guy In The Neighborhood

Thomas Lifson, among others, has been slowly peeling the onion about who actually wrote Dreams From My Father, the magnum opus attributed to President Barack Obama. It was this literary work that established the intellectual and literary bona fides of a young aspiring Chicago politician in a manner that would cause the cultural elites in the Democratic Party and the media to swoon. Lifson declared in his recent American Thinker column:

It is now abundantly clear that the image of Barack Obama sold to the American electorate was tightly edited, air-brushed, and exaggerated. He has worn a series of masks -- eloquent orator, brilliant scholar, centrist, and literary sensation. All of these masks are coming off as he copes with a job for which image will not suffice.

Now, thanks to Jack Cashill, the literary mask has been removed. Obama is a literary pretender. Case closed. The evidence is overwhelming that Bill Ayers ghost-wrote Dreams from my Father, the book which established Obama's pose as a brilliant writer (and therefore a fine mind, in the estimation of many). The stylistic resemblance between the Dreams and Ayers' work is stunning. Now we know, thanks to Chris Andersen's new book,that Obama hit a brick wall trying to fulfill his contract to produce a book, and shipped off his notes and tapes to Ayers.

Obama's dismissal of Ayers as "just a guy in the neighborhood" has been shown to be an outright lie.

The Left has waged a vicious campaign against bloggers that have chosen to question whether Obama possessed the talent and ability to write a book like Dreams. Jeff Goldstein voiced his suspicions about Obama's authorship early last fall in a post at Protein Wisdom. Andy McCarthy did the same at NRO. They were both excoriated by the defenders of the Obama cult, particularly Goldstein. Jeff got the rough treatment because he reduced the Obama/ Ayers polemic to a brief summary that the academics couldn't refute:

If the charges are true, and Obama's memoirs were in fact written by Bill Ayers, at least in part, than it is clear that at least in part, Barack Obama is a creation of Bill Ayers....

On that meta level, "Obama," as we've come to know him through his memoirs, is more Ayers than he is Obama. Because from the perspective of "literariness" (if such a thing can be said to exist), the presentation is equally as important as the presented.

Meaning that Obama's ties to Ayers go even deeper than we've previously surmised. Because if true, these revelations over authorship strongly suggest that Ayers is, in a very real sense, "Obama's" creator.

(emphasis mine)

Goldstein wrote this before the election on October 9th 2008. This is significant for several reasons, not least of which is the minimalist vetting process the press used to examine just who Barack Obama was. That Candidate Obama is a different policy creature than President Obama is indisputable. That he lied about his relationship with a controversial terrorist who appears to have been intimately involved in the shaping of the public persona of Barack Obama is inexcusable. It's time to learn the rest of the story. I suggest starting with his years in Indonesia.

Note: I misspelled the terrorist's name. Corrected.


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"...not least of which is t... (Below threshold)

"...not least of which is the minimalist vetting process the press used to examine just who Barack Obama was...."

Yeah, Brian Williams let the mask slip after Barry won the election when he commented "We don't really know much about him, do we"?

About that point I was yelling at the TV, "Yeah, you fucking assholes, because you didn't do your damned job! You were too busy kissing his ass!"

Everything about Barry has been a cover-up. Legislative accomplishments in Illinois? "Sorry the records are a mess, we can't find anything". Harvard Law Review? "Sorry those are protected by privacy concerns."

While I am not a birther, t... (Below threshold)
arcman Author Profile Page:

While I am not a birther, this is one of the reasons that I think the birth certificate issue is important. Is Barack H. Obama Sr. really BHO's father? Or was it the Marxist and child molester Frank Marshall Davis? Where are the college records and transcripts, and all the other documentation that BHO has been hiding? The media was derelect in their duty by not having vetted Obama properly. People are astonished by how easily he lies, and then gets away with lying, but the answer is simple. His entire life has been built on a lie. Soon that foundation will start to crumble, and we will see the emperor with no clothes.

I going out on a limb here,... (Below threshold)

I going out on a limb here, but I predict a Palin reference within the first 35 posts.

"I going out on a limb here... (Below threshold)

"I going out on a limb here, but I predict a Palin reference within the first 35 posts."

Yeah, from the same usual suspects who accepted Dan Rather's Texas NG story documentation as 'gospel'.

Perhaps someone should inve... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Perhaps someone should investigate this theory. I think Orly Taitz is available.

We can investigate all we w... (Below threshold)

We can investigate all we want but unless you have a "smoking gun" type video/document/photo evidence that can be verified, it won't do any good. Look at how the MSM has still not covered ACORN and has desperately looked for another news story to dominate the airwaves and they got their wish with Roman Pulanski and the war in Afghanistan. I'm sure there will be another "distraction" after Pulanski dies out. Meanwhile ACORN will just get forgotten or renamed and the libs will carry on their nefarious plans.

Actually a "Palin" referenc... (Below threshold)

Actually a "Palin" reference is perfect here.

The real scandal behind an Obama/Ayres ghostwriting relationship is not the same old "Bill Ayres was a terrorist" meme that we have been hearing for over a year. No - the real scandal is that Barack Obama is only a mere mortal who couldn't accomplish the relatively simple (when compared to the demands of the Presidency) task of writing a book. He is therefore not the dashing, brilliant author/intellectual/statesman/savior sold to us during the election.

If it is true that Barack Obama couldn't write a good book about -- of all things -- his own life (and you really need to read Jack Cashill's original blogging, which establishes that Obama had been contracted to write a book years before Dreams, but utterly failed to produce anything resembling an coherent and interesting manuscript on his own) then his intellectual pedigree will be seriously damaged.

Sarah Palin has just written a memoir, due to be published by Harper in about a month and a half. If the book is good, and primarily the product of Sarah Palin -- not a ghostwriter -- then, well, that kind of makes Palin look a bit more talented than Barack Obama, doesn't it?

"...then, well, that kind o... (Below threshold)

"...then, well, that kind of makes Palin look a bit more talented than Barack Obama, doesn't it?"

The left will never accept she WROTE a book. Most are convinced she can't even READ. But that's just the intellectual depth of "Tingle's" Matthews and his socket puppet Keefums.

If anyone offered any shred... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

If anyone offered any shred of proof this story would be interesting, but as it is it is all conjecture and guesswork.

It's a step down from the whole birther conspiracy. You guys are slipping.


Back to Dreams From My ... (Below threshold)
Mrs. Hatch:

Back to Dreams From My Father:
How many institutions of higher learning (especially state-run ones) are promoting this book as required reading? I know the University of Washington requires it of all freshman.

Scary and disturbing.

From the UW website:
"Regardless of the author, Dreams from My Father stands as an eloquent description of one's search for identity and the meaning of the American dream--themes that resonate with students and individuals of many backgrounds and perspectives."

This [REDACTED] issue was e... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

This [REDACTED] issue was examined in [REDACTED] detail during the [REDACTED] campaign -- here is just one article from TimesOnline:

"Millican took a preliminary look and found the charges "very implausible". A deal was agreed for more detailed research but when Millican said the results had to be made public, even if no link to Ayers was proved, interest waned."


In other words, some rich Wingnut was willing to pay to have this theory tested by an expert until he found out that the results would be public no matter the outcome.

Obama/Biden 2012!

The truth will out. It has ... (Below threshold)

The truth will out. It has the feel of the truth. We've been had, haven't we? If Ayers was indeed the author, then this whole Obama thing is a stinkin' lie, isn't it? The wheels are gonna come off quickly.

AYER'S DYNAMIC INTERVIEW <b... (Below threshold)

Here's an interview we did with William Ayers, that you won't see in the mainstream media.

Stopthepresses: Good morning Mr. Ayers, It has been rumored that you maybe nominated for a cabinet position within the Obama Administration. What Cabinet position do you believe would best fit your talents?
William Ayers: I have to say the Department of transportation, because I have a lot of experience in transporting things that are, that could go OFF-ah often to different destinations by mistake. You don't want thing that are being transported to go off to the wrong place.

Stopthepresses: There had been a lot of controversy in regards to you hosting a meeting for Obama at your home.
William Ayers: I never thought a simple meeting at my home would BLOW UP into such a controversy. I say if you want to BLAST me for my past that's fine but, don't drag Obama into it.

Stopthepresses: Obama's rise to President has been pretty spectacular, don't you agree?
William Ayers: Yes, even back then I knew Barack had a certain something about him. I knew that he would EXPOLDE onto the national scene. But, who could have predicted that he would BURST out in this manner.

Stopthepresses: Thank for your time. I must say you give a DYNAMITE interview.
William Ayers: Yes, yes ah thank you.

"In other words, some rich ... (Below threshold)

"In other words, some rich Wingnut was willing to pay to have this theory tested by an expert until he found out that the results would be public no matter the outcome."

"Millican took a preliminary look and found the charges "very implausible".....Millican said: "I thought it was extremely unlikely that we would get a positive result."

Or to look at it another way, the rich Wingnut wasn't going to shell out $10k to prove his suspicions were wrong.

Rich people don't get rich or stay rich, shitting up a pole.

"The wheels are gonna come ... (Below threshold)

"The wheels are gonna come off quickly."

They already are. Standby for the Iranian "talks tomorrow". Any bets the Iranians WON'T tell Barry to go pound sand?

Barry/Joey 2012? In your wet dreams.

If the book was ghost writt... (Below threshold)
jim m:

If the book was ghost written it does not make that much of a difference.

Everyone knows that Obama is full of S**t when he says that Ayers is just a guy in the neighborhood.

He's just the guy who had Obama appointed chair of the multimillion dollar Chicago Annenberg Challenge.

He's just the guy who shared offices with Obama for years.

He's just the guy who kicked off Obama's political career from his living room.

So Obama lied about his ties to a communist, unrepentant terrorist.

So Obama is best friends with a man (Ayers) who says that he didn't kill enough police and innocent people in the 60's.

So Obama shared an office for years with Mike Klonsky, self described Maoist who co-founded the SDS and weathermen. The same Mike Klonsky who founded the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) in the 70's at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party. The same Mike Klonsky that blogged on Obama's campaign website until Obama threw him under the bus. The Same Mike Klonsky that Obama gave $175K through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (while they shared office space).

So Obama's pre political days were marked with nearly perfect alignment with Ayers & Klonsky's radical communist beliefs.

So what?

Obama says that he never really knew these guys. Just because he hung around them and worked on charity boards with them and gave them money doesn't mean that he knew who hey were.

Either he is the dumbest president ever (possible) or he is the most corrupt president ever (more likely).

Just as a side note, if you... (Below threshold)

Just as a side note, if you're ever bored, drop by whitehouse.gov and go to 'reality check'. This has got to be the most INSECURE administrations ever that believes it has to do a daily refutation of things said about Barry and Company.

Guess there is no opinion BUT OUR OPINION.

While I'm on the subject:</... (Below threshold)
jim m:

While I'm on the subject:

Obama's friends include:

Frank Marshall Davis - Communist, Porn author and Obama's Childhood mentor in Hawaii
Bill Ayers - Communist and Terrorist
Mike Klonsky - Communist (I'll correct my post above and say that Obama funneled Klonsky nearly $2 million)
Van Jones - Communist & Truther
and his world leader friends who are the few he hasn't insulted:
Hugo Chavez - Communist Dictator
Daniel Ortega - Communist Dictator
Evo Morales - Communist Dictator
Raoul Castro - Communist Dictator
Manuel Zelaya - wanna be communist dictator

Who does Obama NOT get along with?

Among others Vladimir Putin, Former Communist who said:

"Any fourth grade history student knows socialism has failed in every country, at every time in history. President Obama and his fellow Democrats are either idiots or deliberately trying to destroy their own economy."

Don't tell me that Obama is a centrist. His friends and political mentors are all radical leftists. He is putting them in his administration.

And he knows his picks coul... (Below threshold)

And he knows his picks could never make through the vetting process even in a democrat congress, so he doesn't even try.

There is a man who should n... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

There is a man who should never have been allowed to be President holding the office. If one just listens to what Jeremiah Wright said in his Church, you will come to understand Barack Obama. When you look at the people he claims to have limited relationships with but on closer examination appear much closer. When you examine what Saul Alinsky said radicals should do to gain power. When you see the people the President surrounds himself with. It becomes obvious this man means us harm. This will not end well.

The birthers, the tea bagge... (Below threshold)

The birthers, the tea baggers, the screamers, and the deathers continued extreme minority presence will become tiresome to mainstream America, if it has not already done so. To all the birthers in La, La Land, it is on you to prove to all of us that your assertion is true, if there are people who were there and support your position then show us the video (everyone has a price), either put up or frankly shut-up. I heard Orly Taitz, is selling a tape (I think it's called "Money, Lies and Video tape"). She is from Orange County, CA, now I know what the mean when they say "behind the Orange Curtain", when they talk about Orange County, the captial of Conspiracy Theories. You know Obama has a passport, he travel abroad before he was a Senator, but I guess they were in on it. In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that's who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, "We Ain't Coming Out". I heard that she now wants to investigate the "Republican 2009 Summer of Love" list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC).

Too bad they didnt have the... (Below threshold)

Too bad they didnt have the chance to fry BILL AYERS in old sparky






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