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October 5, 2008

McCain Unfit to Lead

Filed under: Daily Observations,McCain,Palin,politics,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 3:29 pm
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Palin’s wild claim and assertion yesterday about Obama have been proven false, but that is not any surprise. The McCain campaign, the Republican Party, and John McCain are so desperate to retain power that, in the face of sinking poll numbers, will say and do anything to win an election that is being to look more and more that they are destined to lose.

Of course, John McCain sent out Palin to do his dirty work, because he is too afraid to do it himself. However, it does not let him off the hook for continuing the spread of already discredited information. America does not need McCain and his lying, extremist running mate Palin, as they are proving daily that they are not fit for office. Their responses on the issues, any of them, flip flop daily depending on the news cycle, and now they are so desperate they are repeating gross misinformation about Obama. These are not leaders, and John McCain is the best example of bad leadership and bad judgment. John McCain is no patriot, John McCain is a fool.

In the 1960s, Ayers was a founding member of the radical Weather Underground group that carried out a string of bombings of federal buildings, including the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, in protest against the Vietnam War. The now-defunct group was labeled a “domestic terrorist group” by the FBI, and Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn — also a Weather Underground member — spent 10 years as fugitives in the 1970s. Federal charges against them were dropped due to FBI misconduct in gathering evidence against them, and they resurfaced in 1980. Both Ayers and Dohrn ultimately became university professors in Chicago, with Ayers, 63, now an education professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Obama’s Chicago home is in the same neighborhood where Ayers and Dohrn live. Beginning in 1995, Ayers and Obama worked with the non-profit Chicago Annenberg Challenge on a huge school improvement project. The Annenberg Challenge was for cities to compete for $50 million grants to improve public education. Ayers fought to bring the grant to Chicago, and Obama was recruited onto the board. Also from 1999 through 2001 both were board members on the Woods Fund, a charitable foundation that gave money to various causes, including the Trinity United Church that Obama attended and Northwestern University Law Schools’ Children and Family Justice Center, where Dohrn worked.

CNN’s review of project records found nothing to suggest anything inappropriate in the volunteer projects in which the two men were involved.

Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt told CNN that after meeting Obama through the Annenberg project, Ayers hosted a campaign event for him that same year when then-Illinois state Sen. Alice Palmer, who planned to run for Congress, introduced the young community organizer as her chosen successor. LaBolt also said the two have not spoken by phone or exchanged e-mail messages since Obama came to the U.S. Senate in 2005 and last met more than a year ago when they encountered each other on the street in their Hyde Park neighborhood.

The extent of Obama’s relationship with Ayers came up during the Democratic presidential primaries earlier this year, and Obama explained it by saying, “This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood … the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago — when I was 8 years old — somehow reflects on me and my values doesn’t make much sense.”

CNN

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