Obama: “The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense, George.”
John M. Murtagh:Obama was indeed only eight in early 1970. I was only nine then, the year Ayers’s Weathermen tried to murder me.
As with the Reverend Wright issue, if Obama really rejected what Ayers stood for, he would have taken great pains to distance himself from the guy long ago. If, despite legacy media interference, the Ayers connection story ever gets traction, expect Obama to fall all over himself stepping away from the vocally unrepentant terrorist and the things he’s said about the worm in the past.
It’s a little bit funny. Several years back, a guy I know carried on and on about how the effort to stop terrorists in the US should be focused on guys like Timothy McVeigh, not Muslim extremists. I should ask him if he included Ayers in there or not. I’m guessing not, and that to even ask such a thing means I’m probably a racist.
And also see: Talk about your moral equivalence
Apparently, John McCain’s bombing missions during Vietnam aren’t any different than the Wethermen.