Obama Loses Bill Ayers, Not That He Ever Really Had Him
Ever since the 2008 Presidential campaign, conservatives have been tying President Obama to Bill Ayers, the University of Illinois at Chicago Professor and former member of the radical 1960s group the Weather Underground. Ayers, we are told, was the man who helped “launch” Obama’s political career when he first sought a seat in the Illinois legislature, and, of course we were reminded of things Ayers has been accused of doing when Barack Obama was a mere child. It didn’t work in 2008, and it didn’t work when they tried to do it again in 2012. Now, it’s going to be just a little harder for them to make the case that the President is some kind of ideological kindred spirit with this aging 60s radical:
Bill Ayers, whose relationship with President Obama was the subject of much intrigue during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, now says the president should be tried for war crimes.
Ayers, the former Weather Underground member and University of Illinois at Chicago professor, told Real Clear Politics that Obama is “absolutely” engaged in terrorist activity by using drones and “absolutely” should be tried for war crimes.
“Every president in this century should be put on trial,” Ayers said. “Every one of them goes into an office dripping with blood and then adds to it. And, yes, I think that these are war crimes. I think that they’re acts of terror.”
Ayers said he would give Obama a failing grade for his presidency but praised his personal style.
Next thing you know, Obama’s “spiritual mentor” Jeremiah Wright will be denouncing him. Oh, wait a minute.