Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Ayers 'Confession' Tape

Jack Cashill is all atwitter about Bill Ayers' public statement about his authorship of "Dreams":
Worse for Obama still, Ayers knows that the story he and Obama contrived in Dreams is false in many key details. The fact that Donald Trump has proved willing to challenge that story has got to make the White House even more apprehensive.

As was obvious in his speech at Montclair, Ayers does not like the application of force in Libya, and this may have been his own way of retaliating. Consider it a shot across Obama's bow.
Think he's jumping the gun a bit? Ayers' slightly sarcastic contribution no more proves authorship than the previous encounter with the Chicago blogger. The former terrorist seems to have a penchant for sarcasm and BS, and his comment about "Audacity" being a 'political hack' book could mean nothing more than it was written to square Obama up on the hot-button issues for his run, as opposed to Odyssey-like adventurism of "Dreams". This is not a bombshell.

Then again, if Christopher Andersen is correct that Michelle asked Ayers to help a hopelessly blocked Obama finish the book (assuming anyone ever asks him about it) then what might a small-c communist professor, who as recently as 9/11 said the Weathermen didn't do enough bombing, be able to demand from the president for his continued silence? Somebody should ask.


Trump has been making the rounds talking about birth certificates and phantom ghost writers, which has a tendency to pull these stories back into the spotlight. CNN has already done a feigned outrage hit piece on the Donald, mentioning his release of a hospital birth record but not going so far as to mention the subsequently released long form document. Guess that would be too close to Obamaland. O'Reilly is doing a multi-part series with Trump and chided him over the birther thing, which of course Bill debunked back in 1972 when he was a foreign war correspondent and part-time high school teacher/bouncer.

As this bubbles back up just in time for campaign 2012 (and conveniently distracts attention away from undeclared wars and a stalled economy) we will likely see more mainstreamers take on the story. Here's a San Diego paper with a birther debate (although the liberal guy just threw poo the whole time) that featured something new--not about birthing--but about Obama's time at Columbia:
Recent documents substantiate that Obama only attended Columbia University for 9 months in 1982-1983, contrary to official accounts.
Nine months? That might explain why nobody seems to remember him there. The official record suggests Obama transferred from Occidental to Columbia College in 1981, presumably for the fall semester. According to the O campaign, the O traveled to Pakistan during the summer of 1981 in between the transfer.

So *if* these mysterious new records coming from the unknown guy on show he only attended Columbia for nine months, from 1982-83, and if we believe Columbia that he was on the graduation program in 1983 (presumably in the spring), and if we believe Occidental when they say he attended two years between fall 1979 and spring 1981, then there seems to be a missing semester in there somewhere. Or maybe he really was cramming in the library the whole time. Then again, wouldn't that be something to 'trump'? Sing it!


Debbie said...

Blackmail, I like it. Not too many people really believe Obama wrote his books, much speculation as to who the authors might be. Not good to have something so big on the prez.

As to Ayers statement, I took it as a joke, sarcasm, not a revelation of truth.

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A.C. McCloud said...

With Ayers it's hard to tell, but this tape certainly doesn't prove anything. Personally I've read enough to suggest that he's the leading candidate for ghoster, and most certainly the administration lied about Barry's history with the washed up terrorist--for some reason.

That Trump is out there saying it, along with taking on the birther mantle, is bizarre. The entire world is becoming bizarre, though.