I’m sure Obama has plenty… from the now-troublesome, yet fawning and softball-throwing, Chicago Magazine article in August of 2001:
In 1969, they[the Weathermen] decided to “bring the war home” by staging a protest in Chicago during the trial of the “Chicago Eight” radicals accused of conspiring to cross state lines to incite a riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention here. (Their conviction was later overturned.) “The Days of Rage,” as the 1969 protest was called, brought several hundred members of the Weatherman—many of them attired for battle with helmets and weapons—to Lincoln Park. The tear-gassed marches, window smashing, and clashes with police lasted four days, during which 290 militants were arrested and 63 people were injured. Damage to windows, cars, and other property soared to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Around this time, Ayers summed up the Weatherman philosophy as “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents—that’s where it’s really at.”
“The rhetoric was excessive because the times were excessive,” says Ayers. “The war had escalated, so naturally the language escalated. No one thought I meant that literally.”
Naturally… after all, words don’t mean anything. How about actions? Pictures from the 2001 article:
I know; who gives a rat’s ass about the flag anymore.
Love this part of Mr. Anti-Establishment:
But I am struck by another part of that story. What are you doing in a Starbucks? I ask the man who professes to hate globalization.
“Oh,” he says. “I have an addiction to caffeine.”
Give me a steaming cup of capitalism, babe!
In 2001, Obama and Ayers served together on the Woods Foundation board of directors. This isn’t just about Ayers actions with The Weatherman when Obama was only 8 years old. I don’t care what Obama’s supposed “Fact Checkers” crow about, so don’t quote them back to me. Just because he’s a part of education establishment and appears respectable does not excuse his actions. The only reason he got off from his crimes was because the government wiretapped him illegally. In which case, I would have taken the Jim McDermott plea.
Yeah, it’s a strech; but so is the defense of this criminal.