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FLASHBACK: Remember When We Talked About Obama’s Ties to Bill Ayers?

The #BlackLivesMatter controversy now should remind us of how quickly the media dismissed the Barack Obama-Bill Ayers relationship.

According to the candidate in 2008, the Barack Obama-Bill Ayers association was meaningless. Sarah Palin raised it to score cheap political points.

In light of the President’s reaction to the sniper murders of five police officers, does the Barack Obama-Bill Ayers relationship seem so irrelevant now?

Remember, Ayers remains an unrepentant terrorist. The New York Times published a story on September 11, 2001 (!) that began,

”I don’t regret setting bombs,” Bill Ayers said. ”I feel we didn’t do enough.” Mr. Ayers, who spent the 1970’s as a fugitive in the Weather Underground, was sitting in the kitchen of his big turn-of-the-19th-century stone house in the Hyde Park district of Chicago. The long curly locks in his Wanted poster are shorn, though he wears earrings. He still has tattooed on his neck the rainbow-and-lightning Weathermen logo that appeared on letters taking responsibility for bombings. And he still has the ebullient, ingratiating manner, the apparently intense interest in other people, that made him a charismatic figure in the radical student movement.

That’s how the New York Times coddled a terrorist on the same day we experienced our worst terrorist attack. Naturally, that same media didn’t care about the Barack Obama-Bill Ayers connection seven years later.

We were assured that the world of Bill Ayers was another age that had no relevance for the present.

Now, suddenly, we’re back to terrorist assassinations of police officers. The world of Bill Ayers and the bombing of police doesn’t seem that far away anymore.

We now are in the midst of a crisis of homegrown, domestic terrorism and we have a President who is a known associate of a homegrown, domestic terrorist.

So how reassured can police be, when they hear Obama tell them (or blackmail them), “I’m your best hope.”

As Breitbart reported,

The gathering took place as Obama prepares to visit Dallas, where five police officers were murdered Thursday at a Black Lives Matter protest. Obama has spoken out in defense of law enforcement, but has also echoed criticisms of racial disparities in policing.

While some fault Obama for worsening relations between law enforcement and the black community — dating to his 2009 claim that police had “acted stupidly” in arresting a Harvard professor at his own home — Obama’s experience as the nation’s first black president has apparently convinced him that he is the only one who can solve the problem.

Some police, apparently, agree. James Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, apparently responded to Obama by saying “I don’t disagree,” according to the Post.

But not everyone was bought off. We have Joe Biden’s testimony. According to another story at Breitbart:

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Vice President Joe Biden stated that during President Obama’s meeting with law enforcement officials, Obama responded to their criticisms of some of his past statements “by pointing out, which I don’t think that they heard loudly and clearly, that, he in fact has, repeatedly, been supportive of the police organizations.”

He later stated that the meeting was, “The first time I’ve ever heard police organizations say, my guys are frightened, my guys are scared.”

Of course, they’re scared. They are dealing with cop killers and have a president who’s been friendly for a long time with an advocate of cop killing.

 

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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