"Tell them about the real Barack Obama"
I'll tell you what: when I read that, I almost want to cry because it cuts right to the heart of how frustrating and maddening it is that this guy seems to be coasting to victory while most of the country knows nothing about how shady his background is, from the shoddiness of his record to the loathesomeness of his church to the sleaziness of his business associates.
More thoughts on why people are so... enamored with the One.
Here, after all, is a man who is a distillation of Jimmy Carter, George McGovern, and Bill "the bomber" Ayres. On taxes. On foreign policy. On free speech. On government entitlements. On all this and more Obama is the most left-wing candidate in the history of the Republic. And yet he is greeted with open arms not only by self-confessed revolutionaries like Bill Ayres but by Mom and Pop Democrat in a taxing district near you.
How do you explain it?
The liberal says: "We have sinned. We are guilty. Please absolve us of our wrong."
Team Obama says, "Sure, but it's going to cost you."
Mark R. Levin notes the scary double standard:
If John McCain had belonged to a church for 20 years and that church advocated white supremacy and the pastor of the church spewed racist propaganda wrapped in Biblical verses — much of which was caught on video-tape — what would we say? If McCain's good friends included people involved in blowing up abortion clinics instead of the Capitol Building, the Pentagon, and police stations, what would we say? If McCain was socially close to a professor with ties to neo-Nazi groups in Berlin, as opposed to a professor who had ties to the PLO, what would we say? If McCain spent his formative years schooled in fascism as opposed to Marxism, what would we say?
And here's 20 Questions you won't here the MSM ask about Obama.
They want to run out the clock, and keep Americans ignorant of what Obama has done.
Yuval Levin also notes it
Very soon after she was picked to be McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin was attacked by Obama campaign spokesmen and a Democratic member of Congress for once being seen wearing a Pat Buchanan button. She had an answer and the campaign offered it. Yet now we are asked to believe that it's somehow inappropriate to inquire why Barack Obama's political career began in the home of an admitted and unrepentant domestic terrorist of the radical left? "Who is Barack Obama?" is not an irrelevant question given the job Obama is seeking, and it's a question he has sought mightily to avoid answering. The veil of secrecy he has thrown over his past (journalists have been denied access to his state legislative office records, documents about state earmarks he distributed in Illinois, a list of his legal clients, his state bar application, billing records related to Tony Rezko, medical records, academic records—all of which are the sort of documents candidates routinely make public) forces the question all the more.
Is Obama mainstream?
Follow the link to see a list and think for yourself.
Via Rand Simberg, Abe Greenwald looks at the Ayers thing from another angle
Even if Obama's preposterous new claim about not knowing who Bill Ayers was was true in 1995, was it true in 1997 when Obama, then state senator, endorsed Ayers's book? Had he not yet found out the identity of his buddy by 2000, when he took the position serving with Ayers on the board of the Woods Fund? Did no one slip him a note over the next two years reading, "Don't indicate that you're reading this note, but the guy next to you is a terrorist"? Frankly, if Obama didn't find out that Bill Ayers is a terrorist until it came up during the primary, then there's more to worry about than the candidate's political leanings.
That's the twisted part, the only honest defense Obama has is that he was a rube that didn't bother to look into the past of those he associated with, even merely to consider the political fallout.
It's like the guy doesn't expect anyone to ever question him. Though givne the media's preformance...