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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Did Bill Ayers, Terrorist, Write "Dreams From My Fathers"?

Many people were skeptical of Barack Obama’s political resume before the late presidential campaign began, particularly his (often denied) relationship with Bill Ayers (a founding member of the terrorist group, the Weathermen), will be shocked by Jack Cashill’s newest revelation. Cashill, has a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue University and writes a blog at American Thinker.

So, Cashill, a relatively unknown writer, who was nearly alone in his belief that Mr. Obama didn't actually write "Dreams From My Fathers". Then, Cashill grabbed a copy of the new bestseller by Christopher Andersen’s "Barack and Michelle:Portrait of an American Marriage". What he discovered floored him. Andersen writes that after Obama finally got a contract to write a book, his wife suggested that he get advice “from his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers.”

Ron Radosh, of PJM writes that,
Obama had not as yet written anything. But he had taped interviews with family members. Andersen writes: “These oral histories, along with a partial manuscript and a truckload of notes, were given to Ayers.” Look over those words. A man Obama said before the campaign — after conservative pundits continually raised the issue that he was friends with an “unrepentant terrorist” — that he knew only in passing as someone in the neighborhood. He was simply an acquaintance — not someone he had any real friendship or relationship with. Yet Obama evidently gave Ayers his notes, tapes, and the small amount that he had already written.

On the latter point, Andersen also writes, quoting a Hyde Park neighbor of Obama: “Everyone knew they were friends and that they worked on various projects together. It was no secret. Why would it be? People liked them both.” Why should it be secret? We know the answer to that. Obama was denying this relationship, as well as suggesting it was not true they worked on projects together. Everything that was ferreted out at the time that proved this was hardly likely was simply ignored by the MSM.

Finally, Christopher Andersen concludes: “In the end, Ayers’s contribution to Barack’s Dreams From My Father would be significant — so much so that the book’s language, oddly specific references, literary devices, and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers’s own writing.”

Mr. Radosh' biggest point though is,
Let me make the point as sharply as possible. A book about the relationship of the first couple, their history together, and their road to the presidency makes the point in passing that is precisely the same as that made by Jack Cashill. Most reviewers, and readers, will probably read this in passing and go on. As far as I know, no reviewers to date seemed to have noticed this. All they seem to have noticed is the one quote from Michelle Obama to her husband when he was considering whether to put Hillary Clinton on the ticket: “Do you really want Bill and Hillary just down the hall from you in the White House?” And since the reviews of the book have not been particularly good, it might disappear from the public’s notice fairly soon.

That's the crux, we have a president who has continually denied being friends with a radical terrorist. In whose living room he launched his political career, all the while the Major Media has continually shielded from criticism. Who is at fault here? The Media for not just giving Mr. Obama a pass, but actively shielding him from any criticism whatsoever. After all, you must be a racist if you oppose Mr. Obama...

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