Brutal: New ad hammers Obama over Ayers; Update: McCain ad on Rezko coming tonight, attacks on Wright now “fair game”; Update: “Despicable,” says Obama camp

posted at 4:47 pm on August 21, 2008 by Allahpundit

Was this one set to roll today all along or was it in the chamber and ready to fire in case Obama tried a guilt-by-association ploy of his own first? Either way, acidic stuff. Ben Smith has background on the group that produced it and helpfully starts the lefty talking point rolling on why this is an egregious smear, as all conservative criticism of Obama must and can only be, notwithstanding the facts that (a) Ayers is indeed an unrepentant terrorist and (b) he and the Democratic nominee for president are “friends.”

The group, the American Issues Project, is a 501(c)4 — which means it isn’t required to disclose its donors. According to a press release set to go out shortly, it’s the product of a coalition of conservative groups, including Iowans for Tax Relief. Its president is Ed Martin, a Missouri conservative. Another official, Ed Failor, Jr., is a former McCain aide in Iowa who left after the campaign’s shakeup last summer.

The substance of the ad matches a recent upswing in the McCain campaign’s references to Ayers. The use of 9/11 imagery links Ayers, and Obama, to the American conflict [with] Islamic terror, which is the subject of many viral emails attacking Obama.

The group’s spokesman, Christian Pinkston, called the suggestion that the group is making any link with Islam “unfair.”

“The idea here was to talk about the fact that his friends hate America, and that’s who he’s aligning himself with,” he said.

Riddle me this: If the point is to Islamicize Obama for the ignorant wingnut masses, why include any photos of Ayers? He doesn’t fit the profile of an Islamic terrorist; he fits the profile of what he actually is, a domestic terrorist. They could have easily dirtied this up by not showing his picture or mentioning his name to seed doubt about who Obama’s mystery pal might be. As it is, the narrator specifically refers to the Weather Underground as an “American terrorist group.” Beyond that, though, the left usually loves to point out that domestic terrorists like abortion clinic bombers are every bit as evil as the jihadist movement that so worries hysterical fearmongers like you and me. Which is true: There aren’t as many of them and they don’t have as many apologists, but a truck bomb is a truck bomb is a truck bomb. Morally, they’re equivalent. Just don’t point out that equivalence when you’re criticizing Barack Obama; that turns it into a smear.

I’ve been looking for an excuse to link Ace’s post yesterday about how some smears are more equal than others, so read that after you watch.

Update: Remember, the fightin’ nutroots demanded that their champion fight fight fight back against McCain’s attacks. Now he’s done it and so here’s what he gets, a new TV ad on Rezko that should drop within the hour. New lefty spin forthcoming: Why does McCain insist on fighting when we’re trying to run a polite campaign?

A campaign official said that the decision to Go Rezko was Obama’s. “He’s opened the door to this,” the official said…

Though McCain is widely perceived to to drawn first blood by attacking Obama’s character, the official said that the difference between Obama’s mocking McCain for his wealth and his shaky answer on the number of homes he owns was that McCain’s charge “reflects an existential reality,” where Obama’s charges “attack Cindy. She owns the homes. I thought he said the wives were off-limits.”…

Earlier in the news cycle, McCain’s press team invoked Obama’s friendship with a former member of the Weatherman, William Ayres, and an official said that even Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, “is now fair game.” The official declined to say whether the campaign was contemplating running an advertisement linking Obama to Wright.

Update: I wonder if Obama will roll out his VP announcement sooner than expected to push all the new attacks into the back pages.

Update: Obama’s spokesman goes through the motions:

The fact that John McCain dispatched his paid consultant to launch this despicable ad from a so-called ‘independent’ committee shows how desperate he is to change the subject from his shocking disconnect with the economic struggles of the American people. He knows that Barack Obama has denounced the detestable crimes that Bill Ayers committed forty years ago.

Instead of invoking Paris, Britney and obscure sixties radicals, Senator McCain should take the day off at one of his seven homes to consider whether his support for outsourcing, tax breaks for companies who ship jobs overseas and continued spending of ten billion a month in Iraq is really putting ‘country first.’ To us, it sounds like just more of the same.

The group denies it’s a front. Just so we’re all on the same page: Linking McCain to Jack Abramoff via Ralph Reed, whose connections to Abramoff were actually exposed by the Senate committee McCain chairs, is perfectly fair game but linking Obama to a bona fide terrorist whom he’s denounced but otherwise happily associated with is “despicable.”

Update: I’ve made these same points in other posts about Ayers but it’s worth repeating them now. From Ace:

Does Obama support domestic terrorism? Oh, I doubt that. But let’s also get it on the record, too, that his friendship with Bill Ayers surely must indicate he’s not exactly repulsed by it, either.

That’s an awful lot to get past.

How many unrepentant rapists have you personally befriended in your adult life, Michael? How many convicted but proud murderers? How many such repellent creatures have you found so charming that you could easily put aside qualms about their past crimes to become fast friends with them?

All of this punctuated, of course, but a reminder of how decidedly un-despicable the left would an ad along these lines targeting a conservative who was palsy walsy with an abortion bomber.


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Great.

LtE126 on August 21, 2008 at 4:51 PM

Its a good point to seperate Islamic terrorist from the home grown ones.

But is also good to bring out Ayers just when Recreate 68 is going to hit the streets of Denver and show what Ayers was like in 68

William Amos on August 21, 2008 at 4:51 PM

Here’s the group’s website, btw. Brutal and good ad.

amerpundit on August 21, 2008 at 4:52 PM

Pretty good. Repeat and repeat.

Spirit of 1776 on August 21, 2008 at 4:54 PM

They should have included that pic of him standing on the flag.

Brat on August 21, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Sweet. This is starting to get fun. Seriously, its about time the FACTS start coming out.

ihasurnominashun on August 21, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Riddle me this: If the point is to Islamicize Obama for the ignorant wingnut masses, why include any photos of Ayers?

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Answer: They aren’t trying to islamicize Obama. They are linking the shock of 9/11 to another attack on the capitol which occurred before many voters were born.

Think_b4_speaking on August 21, 2008 at 4:55 PM

Could have been better, it’s not as focused as it could be.

But good for them.

They must be funded by BIG FREAKIN OIL.

benrand on August 21, 2008 at 4:55 PM

The Islamic connection thing is a desperate attempt to deflect from the core message…
great ad…
none of these will convert any of the One’s followers, but i’ve no doubt they will raise questions in the minds of the undecideds…
HOO-RAH!

max1 on August 21, 2008 at 4:55 PM

I like it, I only wish that we could be ironclad sure that this weasel is sure to get the nomination.

bbz123 on August 21, 2008 at 4:56 PM

Did Ayers bomb the Capitol? I thought he bombed the Pentagon.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2008 at 4:57 PM

Now we’re talking. I have been waiting for this.

Hunt035 on August 21, 2008 at 4:57 PM

And there’s the uppercut.

Geronimo on August 21, 2008 at 4:57 PM

Kerry to Obama: yeah, THATS how it feels….

Lights out.

wildweasel on August 21, 2008 at 4:57 PM

Morally, they’re equivalent. Just don’t point out that equivalence when you’re criticizing Barack Obama; that turns it into a smear.

I wouldn’t go the morally equivalent route here. Jihadist have different intentions and target defenseless civilians, who are innocent.

If its true, that scientifically life starts at conception then abortion clinic bombers are targeting mass murders. i.e. Vigilante Justice, can criticize it but its not the equivalent.

there is no justice in what Jihadist are doing, and what their goals ultimately are which is very immoral.

Now to the leftist, ignoring abortion of defenseless babies, they’d likely see what Ayers as doing as similar in their minds. That the US govt. is guilty of killing innoncents, either through inventing HIV to kill blacks(see Rev. Wrigth) or their views on war. of course they think Capitalism is evil too.

clash of worldviews.

jp on August 21, 2008 at 4:58 PM

RAAAACIST! RAAAAAAACIST!

Django on August 21, 2008 at 4:58 PM

Did Ayers bomb the Capitol? I thought he bombed the Pentagon.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2008 at 4:57 PM

The Capitol was bombed in March 1971

Think_b4_speaking on August 21, 2008 at 4:59 PM

McCain has really been taking it to Obama lately. Hope he keeps it up and selects a good Veep.

Jim-Rose on August 21, 2008 at 4:59 PM

none of these will convert any of the One’s followers, but i’ve no doubt they will raise questions in the minds of the undecideds…

max1 on August 21, 2008 at 4:55 PM

I wouldn’t be too sure of that. The Obama faithful have the attention span of ferrets (drugs do that to you). Doesn’t mean they’ll vote for McCain, more likely they’ll just forget about election day.

stonemeister on August 21, 2008 at 5:00 PM

Well lookie here, I’ve got this hundred dollars in my pocket that’s had enough of me and is just begging to go on a little trip. I wonder where I’ll send this hundred dollars …. Hmmm… where to send … Hm.

Here’s the group’s website, btw. Brutal and good ad.
amerpundit on August 21, 2008 at 4:52 PM

My hundred dollars now thinks it’s “Babe” the pig. And it now wants to take a trip to that website.

The American Issues Project: “Supported by over one hundred pages of back-up documentation and historical accounts, the American Issues Project is using this ad to shed light on Obama’s friendship with Ayers, the former leader of an American terrorist group known as Weather Underground.”

My money says: “That’ll do, API. That’ll do.”

Cha-Ching!

wise_man on August 21, 2008 at 5:00 PM

Smears!

Hey, can we get back to talking about John McCain’s 83 houses?

JammieWearingFool on August 21, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Great ad, not because it is against Obama, but because none of it is hyperbole. It’s all true.

Weebork on August 21, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Devastating ad.

CP on August 21, 2008 at 5:01 PM

I don’t regret setting bombs… …I feel we didn’t do enough

Just words, Senator Obama?

Something about laying down with dogs and getting up with fleas comes to mind here.

Great ad!

Citizen Duck on August 21, 2008 at 5:02 PM

Ben Smith has background on the group that produced it and helpfully starts the lefty talking point rolling on why this is an egregious smear,

I wouldn’t mind Ben Smiths gymnastics to “frame” the ad with the background on the evil organization if the media even ever raised an eyebrow about the multitudes of left outfits that don’t reveal their funding.

I noticed this with the Schumer being investigated story. Reuters goes out of it’s way let us know the PR firm representing the 50 odd Fannie Mae employees is a conservative with lots of Republican clients – so by inference Reuters has Schumer’s back.

Whenever the hyper partisan group CREW rushes out a press release the media helpfully reword them into a worthy news article and tout CREW the republican hunters and some generic watchdog group.

It’s why I hate the press.

Topsecretk9 on August 21, 2008 at 5:03 PM

I wouldn’t be too sure of that. The Obama faithful have the attention span of ferrets (drugs do that to you). Doesn’t mean they’ll vote for McCain, more likely they’ll just forget about election day.
stonemeister on August 21, 2008 at 5:00 PM

In addition to them, there’s the great unwashed of this country (such as a few of the secretaries at the office) you know, people who aren’t really that into politics who support Obama now. If they watch this, then maybe the would think twice about voting for Obama. You know – ‘The company you keep,’ and all.

wise_man on August 21, 2008 at 5:03 PM

Superbly done. Gets the message across without getting too overemotional about it. Nice and succinct.

MadisonConservative on August 21, 2008 at 5:03 PM

and AS some generic watchdog group.

Topsecretk9 on August 21, 2008 at 5:04 PM

Next we need an ad about Barack’s destitute brother George juxtaposed with someone who Obama really cares about and wants to communicate with: Tony Rezko

econavenger on August 21, 2008 at 5:04 PM

Finally! I have been following the story of the records with great interest. Hopefully we’ll soon get to see those files, including notes of the meetings, which should shed light on the real relationship between Obama and Ayers.

eucher on August 21, 2008 at 5:04 PM

That’s not the unrepentant terrorist that I knew.

marklmail on August 21, 2008 at 5:04 PM

run it run it run it run it

D2Boston on August 21, 2008 at 5:06 PM

The Capitol was bombed in March 1971

Think_b4_speaking on August 21, 2008 at 4:59 PM

I think there is a spelling error in the ad. It says he bombed the “Capitol”, which refers to the building itself. If he bombed the Pentagon, then he bombed the “capital”, which refers to the entire city. Kinda makes the people who made this ad look amateurish.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2008 at 5:06 PM

Great ad! and might I say its about damn time! pound him in the battleground states with these ads as much as possible.

elduende on August 21, 2008 at 5:07 PM

Riddle me this: If the point is to Islamicize Obama for the ignorant wingnut masses, why include any photos of Ayers?

The enemy of my enemy is my un-repentant terrorist friend.

Catseye on August 21, 2008 at 5:08 PM

Did Ayers bomb the Capitol? I thought he bombed the Pentagon.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2008 at 4:57 PM

The Capitol was bombed in March 1971

Think_b4_speaking on August 21, 2008 at 4:59 PM

The Pentagon and other buildings were bombed by the group as well, later in the year.

Think_b4_speaking on August 21, 2008 at 5:08 PM

Don’t forget about this guy –

Video: John Murtaugh on Weather Underground attempt on his life

He’ll probably be in an ad in the near future.

rw on August 21, 2008 at 5:08 PM

Freaking sweet!!!!

carbon_footprint on August 21, 2008 at 5:09 PM

The Pentagon and other buildings were bombed by the group as well, later in the year.

Think_b4_speaking on August 21, 2008 at 5:08 PM

Here is wikipedia entry showing all the bombings.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weatherman_(organization)

Think_b4_speaking on August 21, 2008 at 5:10 PM

The Swift Boat Vets’ ad and this from American Issues Project. Kinda funny how stating the facts about dem candidates pulls them down every time.

BowHuntingTexas on August 21, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Think_b4_speaking

Ok, thanks. I didn’t know there were two bombings.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Where is Michelle Obama? I bet she is foaming at the mouth mad about these ads.

EJDolbow on August 21, 2008 at 5:12 PM

I’m afraid they’re blowing their load too early. Why start this “conversation” now when the conventions are about to bury it?

DaveS on August 21, 2008 at 5:12 PM

This ad could have only been more perfect if I went to the website and saw this:

American Issues Project Board Members

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Junior United States Senator from New York, and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. She is married to Bill Clinton—the 42nd President of the United States—and was the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

econavenger on August 21, 2008 at 5:12 PM

OK, someone help…

Every time I bring up Rezko to the nutroots, they shoot back with “Rezco raised money for Bush, Rezco invited to WH Christmas party” and such.

Is this true? Need a retort…

JetBoy on August 21, 2008 at 5:13 PM

the left will be going nuts claiming Obama is being “Swift boated”

jp on August 21, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Nice. This whole election battle is going to be VERY entertaining. On par with the Parade at the end of Animal House. OH BOY!!!

Lunkinator on August 21, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Good to see this coming out early instead of waiting. Repetition, increased opportunities for viewing, buzz in the blogs. It seems like campaigns always wait too long hoping for max effect, and good stuff gets lost in the shuffle. Be interesting to see how the University of Illinois library responds to requests for access.

a capella on August 21, 2008 at 5:16 PM

I think it’s a great ad. If Obama is willing to associate with a domestic terrorist, he’s not going to be exactly hell-bent on going after foreign ones (or foreign ones that have set up domestically).

Does he consider Jerry Ayers a terrorist or a freedom fighter?

Connie on August 21, 2008 at 5:16 PM

They should have included that pic of him standing on the flag.

Brat on August 21, 2008 at 4:54 PM

I agree. Those pictures of Ayers standing (and also the one of him jumping) on the American flag show him as he is today — still an arrogant, self-righteous, thug who has nothing but contempt for this country. The commercial was good, but it would be better if they had included those pictures. (That’s assuming they were able to get permission to use the pictures).

I hope they’ll also do a commercial about Obama’s and Ayers’ work on the Annenberg Challenge (based on the little information that they’ve allowed out about it). What we do know is devastating enough: they squandered ten of millions of Walter Annenberg’s money (which he generously donated to help improve education), and at the end they had absolutely nothing to show for it. It’s typical of how liberals behave — they take huge amounts of other people’s money, piss it away (with no accountability), and then come back for more.

AZCoyote on August 21, 2008 at 5:16 PM

Team McCain, stay away from Wright please… no matter how juicy it is nobody wants or needs a religious war here except atheists. Bambi hit back with Hagee and Parsley(which you should have stayed away from) and the average joe will just get muted out. It does you no good.

ninjapirate on August 21, 2008 at 5:17 PM

the drip drip drip of the Annenberg Challenge information will be a source of continued amusement. they have tried a cover-up, but it will be exposed. O is not a babe in the woods. his community organizing was part of the school reform movement that daley built

there should be a pulitzer for john kass at the tribune on this

billypaintbrush on August 21, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Riddle me this: If the point is to Islamicize Obama for the ignorant wingnut masses, why include any photos of Ayers? He doesn’t fit the profile of an Islamic terrorist; he fits the profile of what he actually is, a domestic terrorist.

I think you better riddle Ben Smith, Allah — apparently, he saw the words “Islamic terrorists” on the group’s website and that was enough for him, although the context has nothing to do with Ayers.

Honi soit qui mal y pense, Monsieur Ben?

Nichevo on August 21, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Every time I bring up Rezko to the nutroots, they shoot back with “Rezco raised money for Bush, Rezco invited to WH Christmas party” and such.

Is this true? Need a retort

Just politely point out that Bush isn’t running, so–true or untrue–it’s a red herring.

DaveS on August 21, 2008 at 5:19 PM

JetBoy on August 21, 2008 at 5:13 PM

I’d ask them where they were getting their information from. DU, KOZ, MSNBC?

It may be true, but make them prove it.

PappaMac on August 21, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Geez, I thought I’d never say this but…

It’s on like Donkey Kong

Queasy on August 21, 2008 at 5:20 PM

I just wish they’d wait until Barry officially gets the nomination. I’d hate to see the super delegates panic and run to Hillary.

Buy Danish on August 21, 2008 at 5:21 PM

“Do you know enough to elect Barack Obama?”

The sort of person who makes his voting decision based on commercials won’t be affected by this campaign one single bit.

By this November, the average TV viewer will have seen Barack Obama’s face more often than that of his own brothers and sisters – and nearly always in a favorable, if not downright worshipful, light.

Granted, that virtual bond will have no depth whatsoever; but it will have the breadth of an ocean.

And a few hits of an ad linking one of their closest personal friends to someone they’ve never even seen on TV before? Zero impact.

logis on August 21, 2008 at 5:22 PM

“Do you know enough to elect Barack Obama?”

…………………. no.

Seven Percent Solution on August 21, 2008 at 5:26 PM

Just sent link to my entire address book. Suggest all do the same before it disappears.

roninacreage on August 21, 2008 at 5:26 PM

DaveS on August 21, 2008 at 5:12 PM

There are plenty of other petards for Osama Obama to be hoisted by.

Think: no published work available from his law-school days; no public copy of application to Illinois Bar; no list of his clients while “practicing” as a lawyer; no list of real “accomplishments” as a Senator or “community organizer;” no explanation of his ties to Rezko; His long association with Wright; possible association with “Minister” Farrakhan; defense of indefensible position on abortion; “membership” on House Banking Committee; promise to help Kenyan school; favors done for criminals associates while holding elected office….

And, oh yeah, no official birth certificate released.

I know these are all racist distractions, but what the heck. They must mean something to someone, somewhere.

MrScribbler on August 21, 2008 at 5:26 PM

If the Press was doing their job, ads like this wouldn’t even be possible against the Dem nominee. They think they are helping the Dems but ultimately they virtually guarantee their defeat.

TheBigOldDog on August 21, 2008 at 5:27 PM

And a few hits of an ad linking one of their closest personal friends to someone they’ve never even seen on TV before? Zero impact.
logis on August 21, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Disagree. You go for the don’t-have-a-clue non-ideological-leftist vote. You plant the seed. Seniors will remember the Weather Underground — not even the NY Times sympathized with them. Younger voters, not previously indoctrinated, will have to at least ask, “Who’s Bill Ayers?” or “Weather Undergound?”

It’s a start.

Nichevo on August 21, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Is this true? Need a retort…
JetBoy on August 21, 2008 at 5:13 PM

I don’t know if it is true or not. Don’t really care.

Nonetheless; How about, for a retort:
“Oh? Really?… Well I guess I won’t vote for Bush OR Obama.”

LegendHasIt on August 21, 2008 at 5:28 PM

Update: I wonder if Obama will roll out his VP announcement sooner than expected to push all the new attacks into the back pages.

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He should seriously consider it – he is getting spanked right now.

Think_b4_speaking on August 21, 2008 at 5:28 PM

I just wish they’d wait until Barry officially gets the nomination. I’d hate to see the super delegates panic and run to Hillary.

Buy Danish on August 21, 2008 at 5:21 PM

There would be blood in the streets and the Dems know that.

TheBigOldDog on August 21, 2008 at 5:29 PM

ninjapirate on August 21, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Has any other Christian church asked God to damn “AmeriKKKa?”

I regard Wright and his half-wit mouthing-off to be anti-Christian, and that’s putting it mildly.

Osama Obama should have Wright hung around his neck, too. Both will do America a favor if the vanish into well-earned obscurity.

MrScribbler on August 21, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Breaking on Drudge:
MCCAIN OFFICE IN DENVER RECEIVES ENVELOPE WITH WHITE POWDER AND DEATH THREAT… DEVELOPING…

Brat on August 21, 2008 at 5:31 PM

Release The Hounds!!

ChrisM on August 21, 2008 at 5:31 PM

Ayers is an “obscure 60s radical”?

Not anymore.

JammieWearingFool on August 21, 2008 at 5:32 PM

Ah, yes. The good Rev Wright is now elgible. They must have a lot of stuff in the can ready to go. Barry’s skated through pretty unscathed up till now. There just has to be some correlation with the Denver event on the timing for these things. It can’t be only because McCain is miffed about Cindy and the houses.

a capella on August 21, 2008 at 5:32 PM

change you can believe in

custer on August 21, 2008 at 5:32 PM

Does anyone else get the feeling that McCain has a crapload of stuff to dump on Obama, and is merely playing with him? From the text up top, it sounds like McCain’s team has a planned response to anything that Obama comes out with.

Think_b4_speaking on August 21, 2008 at 5:32 PM

Oops. Meant William Ayers. (My cousin was married to Jerry Ayers – NO RELATION! )

Connie on August 21, 2008 at 5:34 PM

logis on August 21, 2008 at 5:22 PM

That’s what all the liberals thought about the Swift Boat ads too. Until they worked and Kerry collapsed in the polls. Those ads came out right around the DNC convention too.

The reason these ads will have some impact is that people simply do not know much about Barack Obama and they will watch ads that are trying to give them information about him. It’s why those viral emails about him being a Muslim had a huge impact as well.

Ads attacking John McCain will not work as well because a pretty sizable majority of Americans know a lot about John McCain and don’t need to watch ads to give them information about him.

rockmom on August 21, 2008 at 5:35 PM

LegendHasIt on August 21, 2008 at 5:28 PM

PappaMac on August 21, 2008 at 5:19 PM

DaveS on August 21, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Thanks for the help. I gotta find out more, if it’s true.

But yeah, mention Rezko, and it’s switch the subject with the libs.

JetBoy on August 21, 2008 at 5:35 PM

Obama denounced Ayers’ crimes 40 years ago?

Worded weirdly, all’s fair in love and war thin skins.

Topsecretk9 on August 21, 2008 at 5:36 PM

They should have included that pic of him standing on the flag.

Brat on August 21, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Agreed. Could have started showing the pic zoomed in on the flag and then zooming out and up.

shick on August 21, 2008 at 5:37 PM

Don’t get too excited. I fear that McCain doesn’t know what he is up against. The Messiah is merely toying with him.

DaveS on August 21, 2008 at 5:39 PM

The average American who wanted to vote for Obama to make themselves feel good about racehopechange is no longer going to have that warm fuzzy feeling. Combine this with black liberation theology and… “Berlin, we have a problem.”

You’d think it would have occurred to someone with a “funny name” who wanted to be President one day that he should not associate with terrorists. But the ideological love was just too strong to deny.

econavenger on August 21, 2008 at 5:40 PM

I’m trying to start a new comment meme (3rd comment)… I need help.

DaveS on August 21, 2008 at 5:45 PM

wait til they release the ads on bambi and his commie mentor Frank Marshall Davis along with his corresponding FBI files…

elduende on August 21, 2008 at 5:45 PM

The Russians are handing McCain and the GOP absolute victory on the drilling issue if they are able to make the case to the public.
If this doesn’t make it crystal clear that we need a democratic (as opposed to monarchy, dictatorship, or other petro tyrant) supply of oil I don’t know what will. We have the ability to take away the oil weapon employed by the enemies of the West if only we can get the eco-Marxists and their Democrat water carriers out of the way.
We can even supply Europe if we wanted to and crush Russia’s ability to threaten it’s neighbors with the oil weapon.

DerKrieger on August 21, 2008 at 5:46 PM

Obama has denounced the detestable crimes that Bill Ayers committed forty years ago.

Right . . . and with the same degree of sincerity with which Obama “denounced” his spiritual guide and mentor of 20 years, Reverend “G-Damn Amerikkka” Wright — only after Wright became a political liability for Obama, and only after Obama said he could no more disown Wright than he could disown his own typical white racist granny.

Barry Obama chose to spend years working with Ayers because he and Ayers share the same far-left political views. That’s the truth Obama’s trying to hide from now, and that’s what really despicable.

AZCoyote on August 21, 2008 at 5:48 PM

Don’t get too excited. I fear that McCain doesn’t know what he is up against. The Messiah is merely toying with him.

Yep, cause we all know that McCain is such a thin-skinned little wuss that nasty insinuations about his service in the Navy, the prison stuff, his wife, his age, etc, etc, etc. ‘Cause we all know that McCain changes his stances every two seconds and acts all afronted when people bring up his race, er, I mean, his age.

mjk on August 21, 2008 at 5:49 PM

Lovely, just lovely.

More please…AFTER the convention.

tree hugging sister on August 21, 2008 at 5:49 PM

That’s some weak sauce from the Obama camp. I think they know they just fired the old Polish Target Pistol and shot themselves right in the face.

McCain’s camp is now spinning that Obama has attacked Cindy because she owns the houses, yet another flip flop after he insisted that their wives should be off limits in the campaign. Pretty nice jujitsu there.

rockmom on August 21, 2008 at 5:50 PM

I can’t see anything, what with this nuclear blast brightening everything up!

Baphomet on August 21, 2008 at 5:50 PM

if the One and the DNC are going to try and throw down like men they better be ready to get hit back and dont whine after the fact. Oh wait i forgot they have to whine its in their DNA.
Take the gloves off and lets GET IT ON

Mojack420 on August 21, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Re McCain’s campaign manager:

[Steve] Schmidt says he won’t allow the campaign to get thrown off by momentary distractions and pundits shooting from the hip. To that end, he and his colleagues have developed what they jokingly call the “Dave Gergen theory of the campaign” — a metaphor for all talking heads.
Gergen, a veteran of four presidential administrations, is a frequent pundit on cable news. If senior members of the campaign disagree on a strategic move, they watch what Gergen has to say. They then do the opposite.

Stick to that plan and they’ve got a chance.

SteveMG on August 21, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Obama denounced the crimes which his friend the unrepentant Ayers committed 40 years ago?

What about what Ayers and Dohrn have been up to since then? Remember Broadway Baby? Search up the article here.

ForNow on August 21, 2008 at 5:56 PM

Good grief someone lowered the boom on bambi today:

Bambi fumbles a punch on the campaign trail – check
Rezko – check
Ayers – check
Annenberg document coverup – check
Infanticide – check
Jeremiah Wright – check
Anti Anti-Obama DNC “whip” teams – check
bad poll numbers – check
obambi crawling back for the hildebeast’s help – check

holy crap! get the popcorn!

elduende on August 21, 2008 at 5:57 PM

awesome ad.

phronesis on August 21, 2008 at 5:58 PM

Why wasn’t rev. jerry fair game all along?

peacenprosperity on August 21, 2008 at 5:58 PM

Didn’t I read somewhere that either McCain or the RNC has paid advertising during the Dem convention? Are they gonna run this during The One’s acceptance speech?

NeighborhoodCatLady on August 21, 2008 at 6:02 PM

NeighborhoodCatLady on August 21, 2008 at 6:02 PM

No, it’s only going to be shown in 2 States.

ChrisM on August 21, 2008 at 6:05 PM

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