Palin: Obama is Palling Around with Terrorists

ImageIn their most desperate attempt to scare voters away from Barack Obama yet, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said of Obama, “This is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country.”

While speaking to donors in Englewood, CO, Palin brought up Obama’s relationship with former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers, “There’s been a lot of interest in what I read lately. Well, I was reading my copy of today’s New York Times and I was really interested to read about Barack’s friends from Chicago. Turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man who, according to The New York Times was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, ‘launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.”

She then accused Obama and Biden of being unpatriotic tax hikers who pal around with terrorists, “These are the same guys who think patriotism is paying higher taxes. This is not a man who sees America as you and I do – as the greatest force for good in the world. This is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country. This, ladies and gentlemen, has nothing to do with the kind of change anyone can believe in – not my kids and not your kids. The only man who can take on Washington is John McCain.”

Since we all know that Palin is not allowed to go off script, this is the strategy of the McCain campaign for the final 30 days. Their strategy is to question Obama’s character and patriotism. The problem is that it doesn’t answer voters’ questions about the economy or any of the other issues. The McCain campaign doesn’t get the fact that this isn’t an election about character. This is an election about the economy, and the Republican ticket has yet to come up with a plan to make our economy better.

This is an election about judgment, but not foreign policy judgment. The question for voters is who do you trust to lead us out of this economic crisis? So far, Barack Obama has been the overwhelming choice on this issue. Hillary Clinton tried to use the Bill Ayers stuff in the primaries, and it didn’t work. This is the second time that the McCain campaign has tried it, and it has not worked for them yet either.

These are the sort of weak attacks and distractions that people see through. People don’t care about Bill Ayers. They care about keeping their homes and jobs. They care about cost of food and gas. They care about their ability to get a loan, or their retirement accounts. It is interesting that while Barack Obama was talking about healthcare today in Virginia, Sarah Palin was talking about Obama in Colorado. One campaign is about issues, while the other is running on smears and distractions. This difference more than anything else, is why Obama is poised to win this election and become the next president of the United States of America.

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18 Replies to “Palin: Obama is Palling Around with Terrorists”

  1. Yes they are desperate and, true to republican form, are beginning the ad hominem attack….if you aint got nothing to offer, then attack the bearer of good offerings…..they are sick pups and our society would be a better place without them. Ayers has been a positive factor in our society since the 1980s and a casual relationship with him is not a bad thing…..I would rather know him than some of the facist right wingers that populate the core of the republican party and their hacks.

  2. Truth be told over half the people in Hyde Park know Bill Ayers. He’s a popular, down to earth, and likeable fellow. The friends of Bill Ayers could probably fill up the Palmer House. Obama and Bill Ayers have never been close friends or buddies but they would say hi if they saw each other on the street.

    When Bill Ayers was with SDS, Obama was 6 years old. Furthermore, Bill Ayers ( by way of his father, the late Mr. Ayers , President of Commonwealth Edison in Chicago) is a highly placed member of the Chicago aristocracy. His father was one of the first Mayor Daley’s closest advisors.

    Bill Ayers is a Professor of Education at U of Illinois Chicago. Characterizing him as a terrorist is useless and pathetic. It just shows how desperate the McCain Palin crowd is.

  3. You mean inocent Bill Ayers who was part of a terrorist group known at Weather Underground, I believe, back in the 1970s. Ayers, was, in fact caught detonating bombs and told the NY Times that he had no regrets for destroying U.S. tax payer’s government buildings.

    The real question is: Why is Ayers even allowed to teach and indoctrinate students? He is a sick man. And does Obama look up to this guy?

  4. Maybe Palin is not the one to question someone else’s patriotism and associations…considering she’s married to a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, a group who’s goal is for Alaska to secede from The United States of America…oh, and she also has attended their conventions and praised the “good work” they were doing….Obama did education and charity work with someone who used to be (when Obama was in grade school) part of the weather underground and Obama has publicly stated he disagree’s with Ayer’s radical past. I think Palin’s “association” is much more damaging.******

  5. I hope Republicans and Non-Republicans being that they supposed to be more intellectual and elite than most of us Democrats, are smart enough not to fall for the latest twisted campaign attack by the “pitbull with lipstick” deployed by McCain campaign.

    It’s just sad that while Obama talked about the real depressing issues facing our country right now- the McCain campaign using the “Hail Mary pass’ by attacking Obama’s character. Although NYT has confirmed from their investigations on Obama ties with Bill Ayers where they’re not pals, and Obama has denounced him they still forging this subject. Does McCain campaign trying to insult our intelligence as American people that we’re bunch of morons and idiots. That we can’t separate facts from fictions?

    This attack was just the same as during Palin and Biden VP Debate where Palin said of the U.S.’s mission in Afghanistan. That Obama recklessly said “We’ve got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there,” Obama said in his town hall meeting in New Hampshire, last August 2007. The above was the actual quote from Obama, and here’s Palin’s twisting the truth “Some of the comments he’s made about Afghanistan, what we are doing there, supposedly just air-raiding villages and killing civilians — that’s reckless.” See how she purposedly dismissed the words “not just” to “just”, and this is the fact check of the actual situation in Afghanistan that prompted Obama’s comments: An AP Fact Check later reported Western forces had been killing civilians at a higher rate than insurgents.

    God bless America!

  6. when you have nothing to offer the American people and you are part of the problem due to your strong stances on deregulation and a free market (Mccain) then you have to play the fear card…and lie. Why isnt the press discussing Mccain’s son and the failed nevada bank he was supposed to be overseeing? What about Mccains role in the Keating 5? Why doesn’t anyone see Sara P is just a pretty billboard covering up the piles of crap from this administration and Mccain has embraced?
    They have no solutions…just hot air. So its time to play the fear card again. Well here’s one for you Sara…how many Americans have to die till we win? Define win…because I fear you and Mccain are true war mongers who will bankrupt us further and send more innocent americans to die for your lies….

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  8. Since when is the truth, attacking someone. The American people need to know what kind of person it is that is going to be leading this country. He not only hangs around shady characters, he is in on the collapse of our economy.
    I guess the Liberals are proud to be Liberals. I sure do not know why? What they stand for is totally against good American values. I hear they are dragging every lazy bum they can find to the polls. I am sure these kind of people know what is good for our country.
    If someone can come up with anything near as bad against Palin or McCain, I sure wouldn’t want to vote for them.
    If there are enough people to put Obama in office, maybe we deserve to go under. It is so hard to believe that there are that many stupid people in the U.S.

  9. Silly woman! You may very well be one of those who will vote because Palin is a woman the silliest reason ever………i hope when it all goes to hell you can proudly stand by you decision and scream girl power

  10. It’s time for republicans to sling the mud at full force. Republicans are desperate and will try all their tactics at a shot at winning. They are so behind in the polls. You know what happens when you sling mud — it comes flying back at you.

    Obama in ’08

  11. This election is NOT about caracter?????????????????????????????? Is ONLY about economy? Then elect Carlos…in Venezuela gas is 12 CENTS a gallon…..Thing about before open mouth.

  12. Its false to say Americans dont care about Bill Ayres. Now we only care about ” keeping their homes and jobs “. I cant speek for the rest of the country but i defintaly care about terrorism. Anyone associated with anyone who is, maybe, was, or is associated with a terrorist should not be runnung for president. Think about it people. Anyone who thinks its desperate to point out a PRESIDENTIAL canidate’s ties to terrorism needs to seriously consider their own safety.

  13. As a wife of an active soldier in the us Armed forces i can say most if not all service members are proud to be defending me and you by fighting in iraq. Your solution is to have the people that have already died be in vain. for no reason? I’ll keep it short. To vote for barrak obama is to dishonor the people that have died for you and their families.

  14. sorry but its fact not just something made up by the mccain campaign. thank you for stating that Obama would still associate with this guy to this day.

  15. No weapon forged against you [ Barack Obama] will prevail, and you [ Barack Obama] will refute every tongue that accuses you [ Barack Obama] . This is the heritage of the servants [ Barack Obama] of the LORD, and this is their [ Barack Obama] vindication from me,” declares the LORD. – Isaiah 54:17

    ” I [ God ] will send my terror ahead of you [ Barack Obama] and throw into confusion every nation you [ Barack Obama] encounter. I [ God ] will make all your [ Barack Obama] enemies turn their backs and run.” – Exodus 23:27

    The Lord will rescue me [ Barack Obama] from every evil attack and will bring me [ Barack Obama] safely to his heavenly kingdom. – 2 Timothy 4:18

    11 For he will command his angels concerning you [ Barack Obama] to guard you [ Barack Obama ] in all your ways; 12 they will lift you [ Barack Obama ] up in their hands, so that you [ Barack Obama ] will not strike your [his] foot against a stone. 13 You [ Barack Obama ] will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you [ Barack Obama ] will trample the great lion and the serpent. – Psalm 91:11-13

    I have given you [ Barack Obama ] authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you [ Barack Obama ]. – Luke 10:19

    It’s time for the American people to get it right and NOT vote for McCain-Palin, instead vote for change. It’s time for this country to turn the page and seek a new and better future for ourselves and our children.It’s time for REAL change in Washington, it’s time to elect Barack Obama for president !

    Obama-Biden are the wiser and stronger team to solve the crucial challenges we have in this nation and abroad !


  16. When you join the armed forces you do so to serve your country whether you agree with the politics or policies of the existing administration or not. The act of sending brave American men and women to die on foreign soil (along with untold thousands of civilians native to the country) in a senseless war that didn’t really have to be fought is tantamount to a form of premeditated murder in my estimation considering the justification for the war was based on lies and false data manipulated in such a way as to get us into the war. However, that said, as a Viet Nam vet with friends that were killed or maimed(and that war didn’t exactly qualify as a shining “victory”) I have never considered their sacrifice to be “in vain” even though we eventually pulled out of Viet Nam because that was another war that proved to be “unwinnable”. Their supreme sacrifice was justified by their love of country and willingness to serve their country regardless of what they thought about the politics of the war. I seriously disagree with the rationale behind “wife of an active” ‘s statements. I am voting for Obama for many reasons and his plan to start withdrawing troops from Iraq is one of them. (Also I think McCain is a basket case and so is his freak-show sidekick Palin.) As a combat vet, I’m damn sure not dishonoring anybody whether she or McCain or Palin thinks so or not.

  17. I don’t see how anyone that is able to read would post a comment like this. There a number of people in Chicago’s Hyde Park who know or are acquainted With Ayres (both Democrat and Republican) and laud his work on behalf of Illinois and Chicago educational improvements. McCain is pitifully desperate to trot out these lies about Obama “pal-ing” around with Ayres, being friends with him, etc. Obama has a professional association with Ayres and does indeed know him, but McCain didn’t have the balls to confront Obama to his face during this last debate with the same lies he’s been spreading in his campaign. Obama in no way would associate with a known terrorist — something that Ayres once was but has reformed from those days and has been engaged in laudable education work in the years since and has been applauded by Republicans and Democrats alike. Unless they have a way to steal this election just as they stole the last two, I think this time the Republicans are going down to defeat. OBAMA/BIDEN ’08!!!

  18. The main question is why would Ayers, an adult man, pal around with an 8 year old Barack Obama? That sounds more like a Republican thing to do.

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