Sweet: Obama links McCain to Abramoff, McCain links Obama to Ayers

posted at 6:24 pm on August 20, 2008 by Allahpundit

Via the Standard, here’s The Lamb taking his new tough-guy approach aimed at reassuring the base that he won’t let the GOP push him around the way they did Kerry. But since he is, after all, the Lamb, it’ll air only in Georgia lest wider exposure upset the balance in public perception of who’s running the more negative campaign. The insinuation, obviously, is that McCain gave Reed a pass during his Senate committee’s investigation of Abramoff and now he’s getting a quid pro quo in the form of fundraisers organized by Reed. Read Politifact to see how much of a “pass” Reed actually got. It’s true that he wasn’t charged with anything, but he was named in the committee’s report 197 times, was tied to “numerous unseemly Abramoff efforts,” and was “plagued by scandal as a result.” So much for the quid pro quo. Even TNR concedes that it’s — “maybe” — unfair.

But now that the door is opened on guilt by association, Team McCain barges through. Quote:

“Barack Obama’s ad is ridiculous. Because of John McCain, corruption was exposed and people like Jack Abramoff went to jail.

“However, if Barack Obama wants to have a discussion about truly questionable associations, let’s start with his relationship with the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, at whose home Obama’s political career was reportedly launched. Mr. Ayers was a leader of the Weather Underground, a terrorist group responsible for countless bombings against targets including the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and numerous police stations, courthouses and banks. In recent years, Mr. Ayers has stated, ‘I don’t regret setting bombs … I feel we didn’t do enough.’

“The question now is, will Barack Obama immediately call on the University of Illinois to release all of the records they are currently withholding to shed further light on Senator Obama’s relationship with this unrepentant terrorist?” –McCain spokesman Brian Rogers

McCain has brought up Ayers before but I don’t think he’s run any ads about him. Look for that to change. Exit quotation: Aren’t they supposed to be against “smear politics” and “divisive tactics”?

Update: Given the relative sharpness of these two attacks, Barry O’s warning that McCain doesn’t know what he’s up against seems even more pathetically funny now than it did yesterday.


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Nice strong response by McCain

Defector01 on August 20, 2008 at 6:29 PM

“The question now is, will Barack Obama immediately call on the University of Illinois to release all of the records they are currently withholding to shed further light on Senator Obama’s relationship with this unrepentant terrorist?”

It wasn’t a counter-smear, it was a “hey, look at them there records over there”…

ninjapirate on August 20, 2008 at 6:29 PM

October’s going to be fun.

Typhonsentra on August 20, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Ah, isn’t that cute? Obama is trotting out the McSame line.

Nutroots really are running the ship here, aren’t they?

lorien1973 on August 20, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Obama’s better line of attack is the Keating 5 anyways. Why isn’t he using it?

lorien1973 on August 20, 2008 at 6:30 PM

IMPORTANT ACTION ALERT!!!

MCCAIN GOES NEGATIVE AGAINST THE HOLY LAMB!

benrand on August 20, 2008 at 6:31 PM

**rubs hands together**

Oooohhhhh this is getting juicy!

I am curious if McCain will be doing the “Ayers” commericals.

upinak on August 20, 2008 at 6:31 PM

opps I should say more Ayers Commercials.

Hmmm… I can almost see it. Pictures of where the weather under bombed D.C. with subtitles and a background music to tick off anyone, slowly pan out to Ayers and obama hugging. Hmmm.

upinak on August 20, 2008 at 6:34 PM

Aren’t they supposed to be against “smear politics” and “divisive tactics”?

Whose “they”?

I know, both of them…

bnelson44 on August 20, 2008 at 6:35 PM

“The question now is, will Barack Obama immediately call on the University of Illinois to release all of the records they are currently withholding to shed further light on Senator Obama’s relationship with this unrepentant terrorist?” –McCain spokesman Brian Rogers

This is the maverick that I like. Expose the radicals that associate with Obama!
Good job McCain campaign. Now I want to see those ads!

jencab on August 20, 2008 at 6:36 PM

weak ad by Obama.

Obama Ayres, Rezko(I would use Hillay’s own word’s at the debate of her bash Obama about Rezko and the slum lord)

Chakra Hammer on August 20, 2008 at 6:37 PM

The GOP could set up a killer ad campaign on the cheap — keep it Web only at least for now.

Just have one guy with a microphone and a friend with a camera demand access to Ayers/Obama documents (for Annenberg or anything else). Make it look like a “Michael Moore”-style documentary. As the duo is pushed out of various universities, meetings, etc., have him say, “What are you trying to hide about Sen. Obama and Bill Ayers?!” Easy, cheap, funny, effective — and very viral.

(The McCain campaign can just hit my blog tip jar for the awesome idea. Thanks.)

Exurban Jon on August 20, 2008 at 6:38 PM

Make an ad of Hillary bashing Obama about Tony Rezko and the slum lords in Chicago. >:D

Chakra Hammer on August 20, 2008 at 6:38 PM

munch, munch. Hey, can you pass me another beer?

pedestrian on August 20, 2008 at 6:43 PM

I truly hope something very damaging to Obama is found in those records. Something that most middle America, even parts of LeftCoast America, would find too troubling to consider voting for him. Obama agreeing with Ayers that he hates America, type ugly. Let it be released in late September.

talking_mouse on August 20, 2008 at 6:43 PM

Sic em Mac

Les in NC on August 20, 2008 at 6:47 PM

I’m very glad to see that the McCain camp isn’t afraid to go for the jugular when provoked. And if I were in the Obama camp, I would take this as a warning shot: Go down this road, and we’ll start in on Rev. Wright, too!

Good times!

SWLiP on August 20, 2008 at 6:47 PM

If this is Ubama fighting back, I’m scared for our nation if he needs to respond to Putin, terrorists, etc.

SouthernGent on August 20, 2008 at 6:48 PM

Shouldn’t Obama worry about his own committee? You know, the one that he’s never convened…

rw on August 20, 2008 at 6:49 PM

Exurban Jon on August 20, 2008 at 6:38 PM

Someone call the McCain camp and have them hire this guy IMMEDIATELY!

MB007 on August 20, 2008 at 6:49 PM

that add is BS!!!

In any case, McCain should throw the gloves down now and go for Obama with Rezko and Ayers ads.

eski502 on August 20, 2008 at 6:49 PM

Yeah, time to get Ayers and the coverup of the records from IL out there for the general consumption. The timing for this is excellent.

bbz123 on August 20, 2008 at 6:51 PM

I wonder if Obama’s campaign forgot to mention that they’ve accepted contributions from Abramoff’s firm?

Never mind. I’m sure it’s not important.

landshark on August 20, 2008 at 6:53 PM

Obama’s better line of attack is the Keating 5 anyways. Why isn’t he using it?

lorien1973 on August 20, 2008 at 6:30 PM

It would be futile; McCain was cleared of any wrong doing with the Keating Five; he later became the star witness to the Keating civil trail and was very effective in getting the guilty verdict against Keating in the trail.

carbon_footprint on August 20, 2008 at 6:53 PM

munch, munch. Hey, can you pass me another beer?

pedestrian on August 20, 2008 at 6:43 PM

Glad to!

RushBaby on August 20, 2008 at 6:54 PM

IMPORTANT ACTION ALERT!!!

MCCAIN GOES NEGATIVE AGAINST THE HOLY LAMB!

benrand on August 20, 2008 at 6:31 PM

Well, according to the lefties, McCain’s been running a negative campaign from the get-go. *sigh*

And hey, what about Tony Rezko, Senator Obama?

JetBoy on August 20, 2008 at 6:55 PM

Obama’s better line of attack is the Keating 5 anyways. Why isn’t he using it?

lorien1973 on August 20, 2008 at 6:30 P

McCain was the “affirmative action” player in that gig!

The five senators, Alan Cranston (D-CA), Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ), John Glenn (D-OH), John McCain (R-AZ), and Donald W. Riegle (D-MI),

mred on August 20, 2008 at 6:55 PM

Stating facts is now negative campaigning, I have to throw the BS flag. 10 ad penalty and loss of down. Release the hounds McCain. Obama has no postitive record. Everything we know is negative, call him on it. The MSM has shown they will not even vet the guy. Obama is like the little kid who goads his big brother in to smacking him and then goes crying to his mom. Let him cry.

Les in NC on August 20, 2008 at 6:57 PM

talking_mouse on August 20, 2008 at 6:43 PM

Lot of good it’ll do, one way or the other, when they get around to releasing them in 9 months or so…

Obama faces every day not ‘Knowing what he’s up against’, but he has numerous polls and about 900 lackeys to clue him in…

heh…I was going to say ‘Obama wakes up every morning not ‘Knowing what he’s up against’…

A little voice said…’don’t go there’…..

BigWyo on August 20, 2008 at 6:57 PM

‘Bout time, McCain!

Hey, Barry! Put up your fists and fight like a man. Wha? Wha’s that? You can’t?!

Thought so, you wuss.

Let’s get Hillary and McCain in here for a real fight. Two geriatrics are better than Barry messing things up with his pu$$y antics.

Cody1991 on August 20, 2008 at 6:58 PM

Question for Obama campaign closer to the election: Is Bill Ayers under consideration for Secretary of Defense?

Even closer to the election: Is Pastor Wright being considered for chaplain of Congress?

Let’s blow on the coals some more. I don’t think Obama’s done yet.

Tantor on August 20, 2008 at 6:58 PM

McCain FTW… if they decide to use this to full effect.

LickyLicky on August 20, 2008 at 7:04 PM

I want to see that f*** off attitude, that McCain had to some of his fellow congressmen, turned onto Obamination.
It’s starting to with this response.

jencab on August 20, 2008 at 7:10 PM

Obama’s better line of attack is the Keating 5 anyways. Why isn’t he using it?

lorien1973 on August 20, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Keating 5 = 4 Democrats 1 Republican and the Republican got Keating BUSTED and McCain was found to be innocent!

Chakra Hammer on August 20, 2008 at 7:14 PM

Is it time for Barry’s chickens to come home to roost?

Naw, let’s save the full Jeremiah for a couple more months. :)

JayHaw Phrenzie on August 20, 2008 at 7:16 PM

The nuts are calling McCain ‘Quick-Draw’ McCain.

Well I’d rather have ‘Quick-Draw’ McCain than Panty-Waste Obama facing any enemy. With McCain they would know not to try it. With Obama they would know all it would take to win would be to talk about it.

The nuts are well………. both insane and cowards.

ilitigant on August 20, 2008 at 7:18 PM

Oh YEAH. Like I said last night, bring it Barry.

And the McCain-corruption dog won’t hunt. One of the reasons lots of big time GOPers don’t like McCain is that he is very quick to denounce folks like Wide Stance Craig and porkmeisters like Ted Stevens and Thad Cochran. It’s kind of a “known known.”

funky chicken on August 20, 2008 at 7:23 PM

McCain needs to raise this bet and run a positive ad showing how he actually first uncovered the Jack Abramoff mess. Some of those hearings were vintage Angry John McCain. Once again, McCain put his country first ahead of one of his party’s most prolific fundraisers. It really was one of his finest hours as a Senator. Obama really does not want to go there. He has nothing in his record that even remotely compares.

Looks like the Dems may have given up trying to pin the Bush tail on the McCain donkey. Now they’re pulling out Abramoff. Desperate.

rockmom on August 20, 2008 at 7:23 PM

So why was Obama holding a fundraiser at Abramoff’s lobbying firm again? Link

Queasy on August 20, 2008 at 7:24 PM

It’s still too early to open up on Obama. I hope the McCain camp waits until at least mid September, when the slackards are watching. We’ve all been watching this since the beginning, but not many of our minds are going to be changed. It’s the undecideds (basically, the unawares) who will settle this.

Buford Gooch on August 20, 2008 at 7:24 PM

http://www.globallabor.blogspot.com

When PUMAs attack.

funky chicken on August 20, 2008 at 7:26 PM

McCain needs to raise this bet and run a positive ad showing how he actually first uncovered the Jack Abramoff mess. Some of those hearings were vintage Angry John McCain. Once again, McCain put his country first ahead of one of his party’s most prolific fundraisers. It really was one of his finest hours as a Senator. Obama really does not want to go there. He has nothing in his record that even remotely compares.

Looks like the Dems may have given up trying to pin the Bush tail on the McCain donkey. Now they’re pulling out Abramoff. Desperate.

rockmom on August 20, 2008 at 7:23 PM

Rock on, rockmom.

funky chicken on August 20, 2008 at 7:27 PM

Brian Rogers should turn his statement into a nice concise 30-second ad, showing the rubble of everything Ayers&Co. blew up, his quote about wanting to do more, Hillary’s quote about Ayers and Obama working together on a “board”, then asking voters (with a picture of Obama) “Would you trust this man to lead America’s war on terror?”

To be shown in FL, OH, PA, CO, VA, MI, and any other states Barry Oblahblah needs to win, right after the Dem convention.

Steve Z on August 20, 2008 at 7:30 PM

By the way, McCain was on FIRE in his townhall in New Mexico today. For everyone who has chastised him to start boiling down his message, he sure did it today, as follows:

“Here is Senator Obama’s plan for America:

Government is too big — let’s grow it some more!

We need energy independence — let’s not have any offshore drilling or nuclear power!

We have a huge government deficit — let’s make it bigger!

We’re about to win in Iraq — let’s forfeit!”

Good stuff.

rockmom on August 20, 2008 at 7:33 PM

You know, I was completely worn out with this endless campaign, but Barry’s Boofers have me energized. Stanley Kurtz must somehow get the papers released from the Annenberg Challenge.

http://chronicle.com/blogs/election/2331/conservative-scholar-takes-on-u-of-illinois-in-fight-over-papers-linked-to-obama

Let’s get them and have another look at this charlatan.

And let’s have a good look at the Democrats (as if we need one.)

I’ve had it with the Dems. They are utterly irresponsible and bereft of any purposeful cause other than their desire for control of this nation and its people.

Who’s the man behind the curtain? Who’s pulling the money chain for the Dems?

If BO wins, or Hillary, who is actually in control? Neither.

BO is a creation that only the far liberal left could create thinking that we could all be cowed with guilt into voting for him. BO is nothing but a mouthpiece. Hillary is the same.

Look Left, y’all, and follow the money. It’s big, but they are fallible. They’re simply wrong, and they don’t understand this country…. well they do in a sense because they constantly malign those of us who thwart their plans. They hate, absolutely hate, those of us who live in “flyover” country who don’t buy into their Socialist dream.

BO is nothing, and he knows it. Hillary is a dream unto herself.

Soros and his pals are living their worst nightmare.

Keep it alive.

Cody1991 on August 20, 2008 at 7:34 PM

PS: By the way, why are the Obama people running that ad in Georgia? Even with Barr in the race, Rasmussen has McCain leading 53-44 in GA. Not exactly friendly territory for the Lamb of Odd.

Steve Z on August 20, 2008 at 7:34 PM

Obama links McCain to Abramoff, McCain links Obama to Ayers

Abramoff: is serving six years in prison on a criminal case out of Florida, where he pled guilty in January 2006 to charges of conspiracy, honest services fraud and tax evasion. He has not yet been sentenced on charges of mail fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion stemming from the influence-peddling scandal in Washington. Abramoff is cooperating in a bribery investigation involving lawmakers, their aides and members of the Bush administration.

William Ayers:
“Guilty as sin, free as a bird, it’s a great country.”

wise_man on August 20, 2008 at 7:34 PM

I’ll match your Abramoff with Rezko and raise it to Ayers & Dohrn.

Buy Danish on August 20, 2008 at 7:36 PM

I happen to know that if the moons align correctly, and the stars are all neatly in a row, we will see some ‘stars fall from the sky’ any time now.

Read about it

http://www.countryaboveself.com

ilitigant on August 20, 2008 at 7:37 PM

“John McCain (voice breaking) doesn’t know (squeaks) who he is messin’ with”.

I think he does, Baracky, I think he does.

Bishop on August 20, 2008 at 7:37 PM

Obama’s better line of attack is the Keating 5 anyways. Why isn’t he using it?
lorien1973 on August 20, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Keating 5 = 4 Democrats 1 Republican and the Republican got Keating BUSTED and McCain was found to be innocent!
Chakra Hammer on August 20, 2008 at 7:14 PM

I didn’t know much of the details of that before. I am so glad that I caught the Fox News report on McCain (and Obama the previous evening). They showed the “Keating Five” for what it was, and it was much more interesting to watch that part of the video, than to read some report on how it transpired. Everything they said was true. Cranston was the worst, the other two got a reprimand(or something) and the last one and McCain used poor judgment. McCain answered every single question from reporters for an hour and a half, and then was the only one of the 5 who showed up at the trial for Keating.

wise_man on August 20, 2008 at 7:39 PM

“I don’t have time for that mess”. Wow. How “street”.

LtE126 on August 20, 2008 at 7:42 PM

It’s amazing..I’ve written newspaper editors and columnists around the country..posted numerous comments urging people to googe barack obama chicago annenberg challenge at youtube , letters to the editor and blogs such as this..emailed my friends and family..

And it took a partisan paper pusher to stupid to realize that a cover-up in the middle of a presidential election would set off a feeding frenzy that would cause it to be covered in the MSM..

this is going to be fun to watch..

galtg on August 20, 2008 at 7:43 PM

“I don’t have time for that mess”. Wow. How “street”.
LtE126 on August 20, 2008 at 7:42 PM

Tailored for the audience, do doubt. I’m surprised he didn’t say, “I don’t got time for that shiznat”.

Bishop on August 20, 2008 at 7:47 PM

Barrys been friends with William Ayers since 1988:

If the Ayers/Dohrn-Obama meet and greet took place in November, 1995, it cannot have been the first time that Obama met Ayers. By that time Obama was already Chairman of the Board of the $50 million Chicago Annenberg Challenge Grant program that was designed by Ayers. Ayers began the grant proposal design process in December 1993 and the grant was formally announced in January, 1995. Barack Obama was identified as the Chair in press reports in June of 1995.

So, unless Ayers helped pick a board chair he had never met and would never meet until the “meet and greet,” Obama, in fact, met Ayers well before the launching of his state senate campaign. Of course, it is very likely that there would have had to have been a very close working relationship between Ayers, as the lead architect of the Annenberg proposal, and the first board chairman. They would have had to have agreed on basic educational policy issues. And Obama would have been crucial in leading fund raising efforts since the $50 million grant was conditioned on a 2-1 match from other donors (and something they were quite successful at – raising an additional $60 million by 1999).

As I have written here before, my hypothesis is that Ayers and Obama had an older relationship and a deeper political affinity than has been made clear until now. The attempts by so many around Obama, and by Obama himself, to portray this as an arms length relationship simply do not fit the facts that are available.

For example, the Annenberg Challenge grant money was aimed at solidifying the school reforms put in place in Chicago in 1988 when a campaign for “local control” emerged in the wake of a teachers’ strike that galvanized business and community opposition to the power of teachers’ union and the Chicago school bureaucracy.

Both Obama and Ayers were active in that reform post-strike campaign. Ayers helped organize a major force in the lobbying for that 1988 campaign, the Alliance For Better Chicago Schools, or ABCs. The Developing Communities Project which Obama headed at that time was a member of the ABCs, apparently one of the few members of the ABCs that worked with the black community. Many in the black community knew that teaching, the unions and school administration were one avenue to the middle class for blacks and thus were wary of the reform effort.

Certainly support for “local control” would have been a pre-requisite to allowing Obama to chair, at such a young and untested age, the Annenberg Challenge. Thus, I think we can safely date the beginning of the Obama-Ayers relationship to at least 1988 when the ABCs effort was underway in Chicago schools. That was also when Ayers and Obama would have met up with the future Executive Director of the Annenberg Challenge, who would have been hired by Ayers and Obama, Ken Rolling. Rolling in 1988 was on the staff of the Woods Fund which provided several grants to the school reform effort and to Obama’s Developing Communities Project at that time. Of course, a decade later, in 1999, as is already widely known, Ayers would join Obama on the board of the Woods Fund itself.

from http://www.globallabor.blogspot.com

funky chicken on August 20, 2008 at 7:48 PM

“I don’t have time for that mess”. Wow. How “street”.
LtE126 on August 20, 2008 at 7:42 PM

Tailored for the audience, do doubt. I’m surprised he didn’t say, “I don’t got time for that shiznat”.

Bishop on August 20, 2008 at 7:47 PM

Miss Ingraham was nailing Obama today about his chameleon dialect that he slips in and out of depending upon his audience. She played parts of his speech at MLK’s old church when Barack spoke there. His voice was thick with ebonics.
Then she played him at Saddleback; the difference was amazing.
This shows that the man is a fake, a panderer.

carbon_footprint on August 20, 2008 at 8:16 PM

The downside of chatting with Charlie Keating is he’ll tell you that you don’t get what you pay for with McCain. I’m sure there’s video of it but then again consider the source.

Obama is so vulnerable on so many areas he shouldn’t be throwing rocks. Intersplice his Wright apology with the good reverend’s bon mots. Work in his typical racist grandma. Farrakhan’s body guards are dressed in the same colors as the Obama seal and Louis likes it for his ties. Yeah, we want NOI goons replacing the Secret Service detail and escorting the inaugural parade. Ayers dancing on the flag while Obama pronounces his patriotism. How much tax money did Rezko get? Make a list. The gloves are off.

Could Obama melt down before the convention?

i b squidly on August 20, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Thanks for the link Allah. I bet this video is all the rage at Annapolis today. The middies are just going to be howling with laughter. The look on Barry’s face is just classic putz.

http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=156903

love it

funky chicken on August 20, 2008 at 8:28 PM

i b squidly on August 20, 2008 at 8:17 PM

need more Farrakhan.. >:D

the dudes crazy!.

Chakra Hammer on August 20, 2008 at 8:30 PM

Looks like Barry0 brought his knife to the gunfight.
This the best Chicagos got? I guess, considering the mess that cesspool is in.
Just remember Al Bore had conceeded from the back of his limo before he got the call from the Dailey machine 2000, then W. opened a can of whoopass up on the Chitown mob. We need to be very vigilant this election! Record numbers of newly registered Dem voting felons, illegals and deceased may be counted.
Good job Mccain keep them guns blazing, don’t listen to Barry0 or the MSM!
Americans love a fighter and a winner not so much a whinner and loooooser. Fight-on!

dhunter on August 20, 2008 at 9:10 PM

Fox ran two documentaries on the character of the two major candidates this week on the O’Reily hour.(He’s on vaction). I felt the one on McCain was a hit job and dwelt far too long on his Keating five affair. The documentary the night before gave the Rezco Obama connection a very brief touch. Who put those togther?

wepeople on August 20, 2008 at 9:19 PM

Maybe Lord Obama’s birth certificate is in with those Univ of IL records.

Maybe Rev. Wright is hiding out in there?

faraway on August 20, 2008 at 10:08 PM

wepeople on August 20, 2008 at 9:19 PM

I liked the part with the Keating five. They explained it, showed all the details and it was pretty obvious that McCain didn’t do anything wrong. And as far as the “you don’t get what you pay for with McCain” claim, that only holds true if Keating thought that he bought McCain. He didn’t. So that claim is false. Keating ‘got his money’s worth’ from Cranston.

And for the Obama program, they never mentioned Ayers (that I remember seeing,) and they relied on video, photos, documents and interviews with people who were and still are Obama’s friends and associates. Maybe there wasn’t any video of the time that Obama launched his political career from Ayers house. Maybe no one wanted to come on camera and tell the story about how they embraced warmly and everyone cheered. No pictures, no story. So it was disappointing that they spent more time on Rezko, and less (if nothing) on Ayers.

If anyone else saw the program, what did you think of it?

wise_man on August 20, 2008 at 10:09 PM

Oooooh! The Democrat finger wag! Jump back, Jack!

How well is the Community Organizer® “answerable” for the mess in the neighborhoods he left behind?

onlineanalyst on August 20, 2008 at 10:38 PM

How can you “smear” someone who comes to the party covered in s***?

Merovign on August 20, 2008 at 10:42 PM

OAyers

OWright

ORezko

OFarrakhan

drjohn on August 20, 2008 at 10:50 PM

Hey, AP, if you’re gettin’ up grab me another Newcastle. You got any more Fritos? This onion dip is excellent.

Johnny Mac, whadya say we run a prime time Ayers ad in every major media market every day until November 1st. We could do a bunch:

- Ayers standing on the U.S. flag in the alley,
- Pictures of the Pentagon after 9-11, in flames, with flashes of the NY Times Magazine piece on 9-12 and favorite quotes (i.e., “we didn’t do enough”),
- Pictures of the Philly rowhouse debris after your maggot friends blew themselves up (“how are you enjoying hell, boys?”),
- Pictures of the dead cop’s grieving widow and partner, and the funeral service with all the cop cars,
- Pictures of the Manson loonies (who said the ads had to be fair?).

This is going to be So.Much.Fun.

Jaibones on August 21, 2008 at 12:37 AM

Don’t see Obama as a fighter but his staff is. Just one more reason why he should not be President during what are beginning to shape up as difficult times. Wondering if he’ll learn how to carry it off. It might be quite interesting to watch this evolve. He could take useful lessons from Jeremiah Wright on this one.

jeanie on August 21, 2008 at 12:38 AM

Awesome!

becki51758 on August 21, 2008 at 5:20 AM

Obama: “Abramoff to E4. I believe this is check.”

McCain: “My good friend… Ayers to E4 Checkmate.”

Obama brought his pistol to intimidate McCain, but then McCain pulled out his shotgun.

I’ll take an old man with great aim over a young man with all hat.

BKennedy on August 21, 2008 at 10:13 AM

funky chicken on August 20, 2008 at 7:26 PM

Steve Diamond rocks.

One of the first grants awarded in 1995 was a $175,000 Implementation Grant to the Small Schools Workshop. The Workshop had been founded by Bill Ayers in 1992 and was headed up by his former SDS comrade and hardcore Maoist, Mike Klonsky. Klonsky actually visited China and met with its stalinist leaders in the early 1970s. Klonsky still heads up the Small Schools Workshop and, until it was summarily removed, hosted a blog on “social justice” and education issues on the official Barack Obama Presidential campaign website. Hundreds of thousands of dollars more would be forthcoming from the CAC for the Klonsky group.

The Chairman of the Board who must have approved this grant to an, er, “mainstream” Communist? Barack Obama.

Oh well, I suppose that after Mr. Annenberg approved a grant proposal from an unrepentant terrorist and mainstream communist like Bill Ayers he must have figured that the coast was clear for Klonsky the Maoist.

Buy Danish on August 21, 2008 at 10:37 AM