For the last few days various groups like MoveOn.org, and the folks at Huffington Post, DailyKos and DemocraticUnderground have been beating the drum of a new theme to attempt to undermine the McCain campaign among the media. The newest claim from the extreme left is that McCain's focus on the Obama/Ayers connection is responsible for fostering "threats" and "violence" to be ginned up among Republicans at McCain rallies. The left is pushing the idea that McCain is inciting riots and "hate" among GOP voters and they are pushing this theme in an email campaign to the main Old Media outlets.
On October 9, for instance, I got no less than 25 emails "alerting" me to a particular Huffington Post jeremiad that is amusing in its replication of the same behavior it pretends to condemn. In this childish bloviation the HuffPo writer uses as much name calling, guilt by association, and bald faced lies as he claims to be refuting from McCain. But, the germ of the argument is that McCain is inciting violence.
Senator McCain and his cowardly running mate have been accusing Senator Obama of associating with terrorists and consequently inciting violent partisans to blurt out death threats about the Democratic nominee.
So, the point the left is trying to push here is that McCain should be not allowed to raise the issues of the character of the sort of anti-Americans that Barack Obama has surrounded himself with throughout his life time. This is because, they argue, if McCain points out that Obama has surrounded himself with racists, unrepentant domestic terrorists, socialists, communists, and foreign dictators, why these facts are nothing but "racism", inciting to violence and illegitimate. Therefore, they want the media to stop covering it.
Naturally this is an obfuscation. In none of these emails or Internet screeds is the truth that William Ayers and his wife are unrepentant domestic terrorists discussed. They simply ignore the point as if it doesn't exist to focus solely on McCain's using the issue.
Dutifully following the extremists of the left's programming, the AFP published their version of the argument that McCain is "inflaming" his audiences.
WAUKESHA, Wisconsin (AFP) — Shouts of "terrorist" and "treason" aimed at Barack Obama have echoed around Republican rallies, whipping up into alarming, hate-filled frenzies against the Democratic White House hopeful.
Naturally, they try to blame it on Governor Sarah Palin.
Now when she mentions Obama, some of the crowds' responses have escalated beyond boos and hisses, and there are fears among some observers that the attacks are going too far.
Once again, AFP did not discuss that flat out fact that William Ayers and his wife are terrorists and that NEITHER have ever denounced their own past actions. No, they want to lead everyone to believe that this issue of what sort of people Obama pals around with is just guilt by association and meaningless.
The Washington Post is also flogging the notion that all of McCain's voters are "angry" with its own October 10 story. Expect to see more of this from the Old Media.
But, just look at but a few of Obama's associates, "mentors," friends, and organizations:
When Obama was a young man he was mentored by an avowed communist named Frank Marshall Davis.
When Obama first came to Chicago to take up his career of "community organizer" he became an important member of ACORN ( the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), a group currently under investigation and indictment in multiple States for vote fraud. ACORN is also intimately linked with several unions in shady financial dealings that have netted the group millions upon millions of dollars. Also, the brother of the founder of ACORN embezzled one million dollars of the organization's funds to his personal account and ACORN covered up the crime.
Obama also found a "spiritual mentor" in the racist Reverend Jeremiah Wright famous for wanting God to "damn America," and for saying that the U.S. created AIDS to kill blacks. Wright also pushes a black centric, anti-white version of Liberation Theology warped to fit his racist agenda.
When Obama sought to launch his political career he was befriended by William Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, both of whom had been on the run from the FBI for decades for murder and domestic terrorism. Neither have ever denounced their past evil actions yet Obama launched his campaign for the Senate with a fundraising party in Ayers and Dohrn's living room in Hyde Park, Illinois.
In the 1990s, Obama sought and received the endorsement of a socialist organization called The New Party in Chicago.
In August of 2007, at the expense of the American treasury, Barack Obama went to Kenya and campaigned for Kenyan dictator Raila Odinga, a communist dictator responsible for murdering political opponents.
And this is but a short list of the sort of people working for Obama. People like long-time labor activist and avowed socialist Bill Fletcher, Jr. is working for the Obama campaign. Tom Hayden and the activist actor Danny Glover are as well. There are so many anti-Americans on this campaign that they cannot all be listed effectively.
The central question the American people have to answer for themselves when they head to their polling places is if they can vote for Obama even though at key moments throughout his life he has surrounded himself with, and accepted as close advisers, enemies to the very country he intends to lead? Can Americans vote into the highest office a man whose closest friends and advisers are enemies to the country?
But, MoveOn, HuffingtonPost, DailyKos and the like want to shut the debate down. They want Americans to remain ignorant of the dangerous people that Barack Obama counts as his closest allies and advisers. They want Americans to go to the polls utterly ignorant of the sort of man they are electing to the White House.
Let's all make sure the MoveOn and Huffington types lose this battle.