Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Ayers/Terrorist Story Must Have Obama Scared

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When Obama went after McCain on the "how many houses" deal, he left himself open to a full frontal assault on him on things that were not mainstream issues. The major one is Obama's association with unrepentant terrorist William Ayers. The McCain team produced this ad that was released a few days ago:

All factual and very inconvenient for The Messiah during his coronation week.

So, what does our hero Barry H.O. do? Well, he runs home and tells his Mommy that the boys in the neighborhood aren't playing nice and that the feds must get it off the air:

Barack Obama is striking back fiercely and swiftly to stamp out an ad that links him to a 1960s radical, eager to demonstrate a far more aggressive response to attacks than John Kerry did when faced with the 2004 "Swift Boat" campaign.

Obama not only aired a response ad to the spot linking him to William Ayers, but he sought to block stations the commercial by warning station managers and asking the Justice Department to intervene. The campaign also planned to compel advertisers to pressure stations that continue to air the anti-Obama commercial.

It's the type of going-for-the-jugular approach to politics many Democrats complain that Kerry lacked and that Republicans exploit.

Obama's target is an ad by the conservative American Issues Project, a nonprofit group that questions Obama's ties to Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground organization that took credit for a series of bombings, including nonfatal explosions at the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol four decades ago.
The AP being the AP waters it down somewhat. First, John Kerry didn't respond to the Swift Boat attacks because they were truthful and was on tape lying during the "Winter Soldier" hearings. As for Obama, he's just as at a loss as Kerry because he has indeed had a relationship with a man who planned terror events against our nation.

The AP says that Obama is "going for the jugular" to protect himself but they fail to say that in doing so, he's making it a much larger issue. Now the MSM has to report this story and once it gets into the American consciousness, there's not changing it--think the Obama is a Muslim rumor and how hard he's fought to quash that particular innuendo.

As for going after advertisers, well, that's just stomping all over the 1st Amendment and Americans won't stand for that. McCain should have an ad out within a day slamming the campaign for stifling debate. The Obama hacks are all over the boycott bullshit but it will have zero effect since the Internet is the prime source of news now anyway--it sure as hell isn't the NY Times anymore.

So this must really have The Messiah on edge to go this far to stop this from becoming public knowledge. He's sinking daily in the polls and the convention isn't being watched by anyone so he most-likely won't get the bounce he expected. The implosion continues and this may be the biggest bang thus far.

Hat tip to Glenn Reynolds who remains the best in the business.

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