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Obama and Ayers

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posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 11:31 AM
Obama and Ayers
Pushed Radicalism
On Schools

Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.

One unsettled question is how Mr. Obama, a former community organizer fresh out of law school, could vault to the top of a new foundation? In response to my questions, the Obama campaign issued a statement saying that Mr. Ayers had nothing to do with Obama's "recruitment" to the board. The statement says Deborah Leff and Patricia Albjerg Graham (presidents of other foundations) recruited him.

Yet the archives show that, along with Ms. Leff and Ms. Graham, Mr. Ayers was one of a working group of five who assembled the initial board in 1994. Mr. Ayers founded CAC and was its guiding spirit. No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval.The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming "guilt by association." Yet the issue here isn't guilt by association; it's guilt by participation.

Anyway, MR. Ayers calls himself a communist with a small c,

what does that mean, exactly?

"I'm a radical, Leftist, small 'c' communist," Mr. Ayers said in an interview in Ron Chepesiuk's, "Sixties Radicals," at about the same time Mr. Ayers was forming CAC.

[edit on 113030p://bTuesday2008 by Stormdancer777]

posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 11:48 AM
Obama’s Challenge

This must be an embarssment to Obama, or he wouldn't be trying to down play it.

Still my main issue with Obama is the strange characters and associations he choose to align himself with.

Ayers and Obama guided CAC money to community organizers, like ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and the Developing Communities Project (Part of the Gamaliel Foundation network), groups self-consciously working in the radical tradition of Saul Alinsky. Walter Annenberg’s personal politics don’t change that one iota.

The Chicago Annenberg Challenge stands as Barack Obama’s most important executive experience to date. By its own account, CAC was a largely a failure. And a series of critical evaluations point to reasons for that failure, including a poor strategy, to which the foundation over-committed in 1995, and over-reliance on community organizers with insufficient education expertise. The failure of CAC thus raises entirely legitimate questions, both about Obama’s competence, his alliances with radical community organizers, and about Ayers’s continuing influence over CAC and its board, headed by Obama. Above all, by continuing to fund Ayers’s personal projects, and those of his political-educational allies, Obama was lending moral and material support to Ayers’s profoundly radical efforts. Ayers’s terrorist history aside, that makes the Ayers-Obama relationship a perfectly legitimate issue in this campaign.

posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 11:18 AM
This goes to show you how desperate the right really is at this point with John McCain just shooting himself in the head day in and day out. Just because they both served on the same board doesn't mean the blood brothers like the right would won't you to believe. Im pretty sure everybody on here that wasn't born with a silver spoon in thier mouth will no some people society frowns apon, but that dopesnt make them terrible people that just how the world works out here in the REAL world.

posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 11:20 AM
Sorry one more thing "nationalreview" thats a real unbias "News" organization wouldn't you say???

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