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Obama and Ayers - A Double Act for 25 years?
Vanity | 10/7/08 | Wil H

Posted on 10/08/2008 3:00:26 PM PDT by Wil H

Obama and Ayers. A double act for 25 Years?

“He's just a guy that lives in my neighborhood” is the claim of Barack Obama about his association with Bill Ayers.

That has already been proved to be lie as the documents from the Chicago Anneberg Challenge reveal.

Obama and Ayers worked closely for four years to distribute $150 Million, not to schools, but to radical social groups to advance Ayers’ education programs based on “social justice”.

But their relationship goes back further than that.

We know that in 1988, Obama worked at the Sidley Austin law firm for the summer, and who else worked there? Bernadine Dorhn , Bill Ayers’ wife. What a coincidence! It was at Sidley Austin that Obama met Michelle.

Prior to that, Obama had mysteriously been admitted to Harvard Law School without the benefit of stellar grades. He got in on a letter of influence from Percy Sutton, and it is believed he was funded by Khalid Al-Mansour (aka Donald Warden).

How did Obama attract this patronage? Well, Al-Mansour was a close friend of Thomas Ayers, Bill Ayers father, and was also associated with the Black Panthers.

To complete this jigsaw, and get to the point where Ayers and Obama actually met, we have to go back to 1983.

Obama and Ayers were BOTH at school in New York in 1982/3. Obama graduated from Columbia in 1983, Ayers graduated from Bank Street College - 371 yards down the road from Columbia - in 1984.

Obama stayed working in New York until 1985, Ayers attended Columbia from 84-87 gaining two more degrees. You can verify Ayers degrees on Ayers CV on Ayers’ own website.

Well you could until today - they have severed the link on his website with his CV, but you can still get it directly at :

If that link goes down – I have a copy I can post (too late Bill – it’s out there)

Incidentally, his credentials were erased from Wikipedia too, but I put them back.

Obama and Ayers had mutual acquaintances at Columbia, Edward Said being one.

So Obama and Ayers were in close proximity in New York City for four years, and then Obama moves to – Chicago! (what a coincidence!) – Ayers’ home town, not a place Obama had any previous ties.

Then we get the string of “coincidences” already discussed here until we finally arrive at Obama being appointed to chair the Annenberg Challenge.

So what went on in New York?

Obama has hidden EVERY DETAIL of his time there. No transcript, no thesis, no address, no friends, no nothing! And nobody from his graduating class has any recollection of him. Fox News sought out 400 of the 1983 graduates and no one knew him. Wayne Root, Libertarian Party VP choice, is a classmate of Obama’s – Pre-Law 83, and he has been to class reunions and says no-one remembers him, So where the heck was he?

Was he hanging out with Ayers? Did he perhaps live with Ayers? Who knows, Obama won’t tell, and that in itself is sufficient to DISQUALIFY his candidacy.

It requires the "willing suspension of disbelief" to think that they did not meet.

Ayers, the bomber that beat the rap, must surely have been something of a celebrity among the far left wing student community, and we know Obama was politically active. In his own words he said he attended “socialist conferences” (most likely at Cooper Union) and that he gravitated towards “The foreign students, The Chicanos, The Marxist Professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets” (Dreams from my father). Edward Said was certainly one of those professors that filled the bill and we know Ayers was Said’s friend too.

So although Obama is doing his utmost to conceal the evidence, it is pretty clear that Obama and Ayers actually go back 25 years, and when you look at the touch points and interactions since 1983 it is also obvious that Obama has been Ayers protégé and partner in advancing Ayers’ radical socialist agenda.

And it is also clear that they will go to any lengths to achieve it.

KEYWORDS: ayers; liar; newyork; obama

1 posted on 10/08/2008 3:00:26 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: Wil H

Nothing Obama has ever said has turned out to be true.

It’s all lies, every word.

2 posted on 10/08/2008 3:02:16 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............but does have a bracelet!!!!)
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To: Wil H
I'm having fun making designs that point out Obama's Ayers connection, among other things. This guy is so dirty. I seriously cannot believe the Democrats have put him forward as their candidate.

3 posted on 10/08/2008 3:02:46 PM PDT by RightFighter (That Sarah Palin. She's so hot right now!)
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To: Wil H

If Obama didn’t know Ayers, why would Ayers give a complete stranger $150 million. I wish I didn’t know people like that.

4 posted on 10/08/2008 3:03:22 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Wil H

It only gets worse. I thought I had previously linked this little gem.

5 posted on 10/08/2008 3:05:30 PM PDT by RichardW
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To: RichardW

Ayers promoted a “Smash Monogamy” agenda, which translated roughly to Free Love and anything goes as a tactic to destroy family values. Obama’s prior mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was also a sex pervert and wrote an autobiographical book entitled “Sex Rebel” where he listed a litany of sexual deviances including sex with young girls, bi-sexual and group sex.

Kind of gives a little credibility to Larry Sinclair’s accusations, doesn’t it?

6 posted on 10/08/2008 3:21:32 PM PDT by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume, No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: Wil H; All
"Obama graduated from Columbia University in 1983, and moved to Chicago in 1985 to work for a church-based group seeking to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods plagued with crime and high unemployment. In 1991, Obama graduated from Harvard Law School where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review."


Bill Ayers' education:
1987 - Ed.D, Columbia University, Curriculum & Instruction
1987 - M.Ed, Teachers College, Columbia University, Early Childhood Education
1984 - M.Ed, Bank Street College, Early Childhood Education
1968 - B.A., University of Michigan, American Studies


Bank Street College
Where We Are and How to Get Here:

Bank Street College is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at 610 West 112th Street, between Broadway and Riverside Drive.

Bank Street College is located in a bustling family and university neighborhood four blocks from Columbia University and one block from St. John the Divine, the largest Gothic cathedral in North America. We are a short bus ride from Lincoln Center and Fifth Avenue. Our main building is just a few steps off Broadway, a busy avenue lined with shops and restaurants. We are conveniently located near subway lines, bus routes, and major roads.


"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World — where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' — both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
Meet Obama’s circle: The same old America-hating Left


From WorldNetDaily:
Obama was a director of the Woods Fund board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, according to the Fund's website. Obama served on the board with [Bill] Ayers, who was a Weathermen leader and has written about his involvement with the group's bombings of the New York City Police headquarters in 1970, the Capitol in 1971 and the Pentagon in 1972.
Article: Obama worked with terrorist
Senator helped fund organization that rejects 'racist' Israel's existence:


"They're certainly friendly" -quote from 'Obama's chief strategist (and reigning expert on Chicago's political tribes), David Axelrod,' on the Bill Ayers, Obama relationship.


"This is a guy [Bill Ayers] who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis."

Source: ABC News - Transcript: Obama and Clinton Debate, April 16, 2008


[Obama] is named Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge founded by Bill Ayers
(article typo has Ayers instead of Obama)

In late 1993, Bill Ayers, now an associate professor of education at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus, organized a team to put together a grant proposal to secure nearly $50 million from the Annenberg Challenge. The money was to be used by Ayers and co. to bolster the radical Local School Councils reform project that Ayers and Obama had championed back in 1988 through the ABCs.

The grant application was successful and in early 1995 Barack Obama was named chairman of the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Ayers was named co-chair of the Challenge’s operative and strategic body, the Chicago School Reform Collaborative. Ayers and Obama work together for the next five years on raising an additional $60 million in matching money from local foundations and corporations and using the money to intervene in the governance of the Chicago public schools.

The Challenge through a multi-million dollar Leadership Development Initiative intervened in the School Council elections in the middle of what was known as the Chicago School Wars. At the same time Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was pushing, successfully, to gut the power of the Councils.


"The Small Schools Workshop was founded in 1991 at the University of Illinois at Chicago to provide support for teachers who were trying to create new smaller learning environments. Its director is Michael Klonsky, a former professor of education at UIC."


Some background on Bill Ayers' SDS comrade, Michael Klonsky
(Chicago Annenberg Challenge-related)

"One of Bill Ayers’ and Bernardine Dohrn’s comrades in the late 60s Students for a Democratic Society was Mike Klonsky. When Dohrn and Ayers moved in one direction toward the violent tactics of the Weather Underground, Klonsky, in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, dropped the pro-Russian communist politics of his parents and became a committed Maoist. As leader of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) in 1977 [not to be confused with Communist Party USA. CPML no longer exists, CPUSA formed decades earlier and is still around-ETL], he travelled to Beijing and was toasted by the senior Beijing leadership.

When the crazy left of the 70s died in the 80s, Klonsky went to graduate school in education in Florida and then moved to Chicago.

While driving a cab there he [Michael Klonsky] was recruited by his old friend Bill Ayers to head up a new project called the Small Schools Workshop in 1991. It’s offices were in the Department of Education building at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus where Ayers taught.

In 1995 the newly formed Chicago Annenberg Challenge headed by Ayers and Obama gave the Workshop a grant of $175,000.

The Annenberg Challenge also had its office space in the same building as Ayers Department and the Workshop, rent free courtesy of the University.

In 2008 Klonsky ran a blog on the official Obama campaign website on education policy and “social justice” teaching. When discussion of the Klonsky blog emerged in the blogosphere, it was promptly shut down by the campaign and all of the posts made by Klonsky were removed from the site."


In 1977, the October League was reorganized as the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) [again, not Communist Party USA (CPUSA) -ETL] and former SDS activist Michael Klonsky became party chairman. Also in 1977, Klonsky traveled to China and the CPML was recognized by the Chinese Communist Party as its official sister party in America.


In January 1981, Michael Klonsky resigned as party chairman, and the CPML disbanded that same year.

The previous Red Encyclopedia description of the CPML was incorrectly combined with that of the Communist Party USA (Marxist-Leninist).


From Investor's Business Daily (IBD), August 27, 2008:

"Ayers, now a tenured distinguished professor of education at UIC, works to educate teachers in socialist revolutionary ideology, urging that it be passed on to impressionable students.

One of Ayer's descriptions for a course called 'Improving Learning Environments' says prospective K-12 teachers need to 'be aware of the social and moral universe we inhabit and ... be a teacher capable of hope and struggle, outrage and action, teaching for social justice and liberation.

The Annenberg papers are quite extensive — 132 boxes containing 947 file folders with 70 linear feet of material. They undoubtedly contain more surprises regarding Obama's relationship with Ayers, one of many relationships Obama has sought to hide.'..."

Article: Annenberg Papers: Putting On Ayers?


Voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA [Maoist]
Revolution #63, October 1, 2006

Interview with Bill Ayers:
"On Progressive Education, Critical Thinking and the Cowardice of Some in Dangerous Times"


From Sept 11, 2001, New York Times article/interview with Obama associate and friend, William/Bill Ayers.
Article title: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"

"Mr. Ayers, who in 1970 was said to have summed up the Weatherman philosophy as:

'Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at,' is today distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

New York Times, September 11, 2001:
"No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"


Bill Ayers TODAY (April 6, 2008), from his own red communist star-headed website, begging to debate communism vs capitalism with Sean Hannity and STILL calling for revolution!

"Imperialism. I’m against it, and if Sean Hannity and others were honest, this is the ground they would fight me on. Capitalism played its role historically and is exhausted as a force for progress: built on exploitation, theft, conquest, war, and racism, capitalism and imperialism must be defeated and a world revolution—a revolution against war and racism and materialism, a revolution based on human solidarity and love, cooperation and the common good —must win.

We begin by releasing our most hopeful dreams and our most radical imaginations: a better world is both possible and necessary.

Source: Bill Ayers' own website:


From American Thinker, September 16, 2008
Article: Obama's Foul Weather Friends
By Scott Swett and Roger Canfield

"As a gesture of solidarity, the Vietnamese who [Bernardine] Dohrn met in Budapest presented her with a ring made from an American aircraft shot down over North Vietnam. Bill Ayers would receive a similar ring while meeting with Vietnamese communists in Toronto. He later recalled being so moved by the gesture that he 'left the room to cry.' He said, 'I realized...America was an evil... and that I was... living inside the belly of the beast...' "


The Center for Public Intellectuals & The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC)
April 19th-20th, 2002, Conference

[Participants include: William/Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Sen Barack Obama]

April 19th-20th, 2002
Chicago Illini Union
828 S. Wolcott

This conference is part of the Center's mission of helping to create a more engaged civil society, working towards social change, fostering coalitions between theorists and activists, and combating anti-intellectualism in contemporary culture. It will be both a celebration of ideas and a rigorous examination of the roles and responsibilities that intellectuals play in society.

I. Why Do Ideas Matter? (a keynote panel)

We introduce the “meta” theme of the conference by hearing “success stories” from diverse voices discussing their experiences intervening intellectually.

Timuel Black, Chicago activist; Prof. Emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago
Lonnie Bunch, President, Chicago Historical Society
Bernardine Dohrn, Northwestern University Law School, Children and Family Justice Center
Gerald Graff, UIC, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Rorty, Stanford University, Philosophy

III. Lunch and Public Encounters

Alternative breakout tours led by Chicago activists. Tours of Bronzeville and other communities, and visits to organizations that are working on partnering theorists with activists.

IV. Intellectuals in Times of Crisis
Experiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations.

William Ayers, UIC, College of Education; author of Fugitive Days
Douglass Cassel, Northwestern University, Center for International Human Rights
Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago, Political Science
Salim Muwakkil, Chicago Tribune; In These Times
Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator
Barbara Ransby, UIC, African-American Studies (moderator)

The Center for Public Intellectuals
University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC):


Much more on the ObamaRat-commie connections at my FR Home/About page. Everything there is linked directly to its source. I've now added within-page links and a 'clickable' table of contents which makes it easy to hop around to the various sections:

7 posted on 10/08/2008 3:22:14 PM PDT by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Wil H

“it is also obvious that Obama has been Ayers protégé and partner in advancing Ayers’ radical socialist agenda.”

That is precisely correct.

8 posted on 10/08/2008 3:24:51 PM PDT by devere
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To: RightFighter
Obama is a public socialist - - he could be a closet communist though?

He became a public socialist when he sought the endorsement of the New Party in 1995.

The New Party required candidates who received the endorsement sign a pledge of support for the party. Obama signed that pledge, choosing to support a party that was, in effect, a front group for communists.

9 posted on 10/08/2008 3:32:03 PM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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