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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama Camp Seeks To Censor Dissent With Threats

What is it that leftists hate more than anything else? When opponents air the truth about leftist policies and leftist politicians. The Obama camp made that unambiguously clear when a TV ad questioning the relationship between Barack Obama and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers went public.

Not only did the Obama camp completely fail to bring any evidence of untruthfulness or wrongdoing of any kind to the argument, they even went so far as to ask the Justice Department to take up the cause in an effort to censor First Amendment rights.

From the Associated Press:

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.

Yes, you read that write. Obama warned, not asked, but warned televisions stations that there would be retaliations, possibly through the Justice Department.


"It seems they protest a bit too much," American Issues Project spokesman Christian Pinkston said. "They're going all of these routes -- through threats, intimation -- to try to thwart the First Amendment here because they don't have an argument on merit."

Ayers is now a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He and Obama live in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and served together on the board of the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based charity that develops community groups to help the poor. Obama left the board in December 2002.

Obama also was the first chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a school reform group of which Ayers was a founder. Ayers also held a meet-the-candidate event at his home for Obama when Obama first ran for office in the mid-1990s.

The big thing to remember here is the Obama camp has made no attempt to offer any evidence that anything in the TV ad spot was untruthful or misleading. Here is what the TV ad says:

"Barack Obama is friends with Ayers, defending him as, quote, 'Respectable' and 'Mainstream,'" the group's ad states. "Obama's political career was launched in Ayers' home. And the two served together on a left-wing board. Why would Barack Obama be friends with someone who bombed the Capitol and is proud of it? Do you know enough to elect Barack Obama?"

And yet the libs will not even attempt to tell us which part of that is untrue.

You can access the complete column on-line here:

Obama Seeks To Silence Ad Tying Him To 60s Radical
Jim Kuhnhenn
Associated Press via GOPUSA.com
August 26, 2008

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