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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Did Barack Obama meet William Ayers at Columbia University?

Andy Martin catalogues some unanswered questions about Barack Obama and William Ayers. Why won’t Barack Obama release his college transcripts? What secrets is he hiding? Affirmative action? Poor grades? Suspect courses? Obama owes the American people a detailed disclosure and document dump. Martin says there is a "black hole" in Obama's life that needs to be explained.

Barack Obama and William Ayers: PART TWO
The mysterious Mr. Obama

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(NEW YORK, NY)(September 12, 2008) Barack Obama had the wrong calling. Instead of being a "community organizer" he should have joined the CIA. Obama knows how to cover his tracks. He could be called the "clandestine candidate."

Obama spent two years at Columbia University yet left virtually no fingerprints of his presence there. Could that be because Columbia was where Mr. Obama first met "mad bomber" William Ayers?

Obama has also refused to release his Columbia University transcripts. What secrets lurk there? Likewise for Occidental College where he attended for two years. What is he trying to hide? I arrived in the Columbia area to study theology at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine shortly after Obama had left, so I know the neighborhood well. I have gone back to retrace were he might have been. No luck. No footprints, either.

What has Obama's past behavior over the past four years taught me? When Obama is hiding something he is hiding something.

Is it just a coincidence that Obama and Ayers were on the Columbia campus together? Did they meet and make their initial contact at that time? Had Obama been turned on to Ayers by Frank Marshall Davis? Was there a Khalid Al-Mansour and William Ayers connection during this early period. Questions, questions. But no answers from Mr. Obama.

Did Ayers point Obama in the direction of Chicago as a place to hone Obama's "organizing" skills?

Fox News also tried to search for Obama.
They had no luck either.

The fact that Obama has created a void concerning his college years, after claiming in his own book he went to New York to study in an urban environment, makes me queasy. Did he find what he was looking for in New York? What did he find? Who did he find? Blank.

What is Obama hiding?

No major party nominee for the presidency has led a life with, pardon the expression, black holes at crucial points in his life. Why was Obama invisible at Columbia? What would his college transcripts show? Why are the mainstream media tiptoeing away from any searching examination of Obama's college years?

The Wall Street Journal speculated that Obama is concealing that he received racial preferences and obtained his degree through affirmative action. Why wouldn’t Obama want to put that theory to rest by releasing his college records?

While the Journal's theory is as equally plausible as mine, I believe Obama is concealing that he had his first contacts with William Ayers while both were living in the Columbia neighborhood. Ayers had recently surfaced after having been "underground" for a decade.

No one has been able to nail down when Obama met Ayers. My 2.0 timeline leaves the matter open (see below). There is no hard evidence. The only concrete information we have is that Obama has blatantly and repeatedly lied about the timeline of his relationship with Ayers.

Deception of Obama's sort is probative in and of itself. The fact that he lies, lies repeatedly and lies blatantly, is indicative of the sensitivity of the Obama-Ayers connection.

While Obama's minions obviously want to vet Sarah Palin's past, he has precluded any vetting of his own peculiar history. He claims in his own words that he went to Columbia to find a black experience, and then says virtually nothing about those experiences.

Eight years ago, I made a very controversial TV commercial that aired on Channel 9 in New Hampshire, questioning George Bush's qualifications for the presidency. My words then resonate now. I said, "Don’t trust George Bush with your vote until he trusts you with the truth about his past." The same words can be applied to Obama. Eight years later, my words have found a new target, and a new void.

In the meantime, did Barack Obama meet William Ayers in New York? It sure looks that way from all of the secrecy surrounding Obama's Columbia years.


THE AYERS/OBAMA TIMELINE: (Version 2.0; a work in progress; dates are approximate)

1981-1983 [William Ayers and Barack Obama meet at Columbia?]

1987 William Ayers links up with Barack Obama in Chicago

1988 Ayers solicits Khalid Al-Mansour to raise money for Obama's Harvard law School education

1989 Tom Ayers and William Ayers get Obama a summer job at Sidley & Austin (where he meets Michelle Obama); Ayers' wife Bernadine Dohrn also worked at Sidley at about the same time as Barack and Michelle.

1993 Ayers places Obama on Woods Foundation

1995 Ayers makes Obama Chairman of Annenberg Challenge

1995 Ayers hosts a coffee klatch for Obama's political debut (Obama falsely claims this is when he met Ayers)

2007-2008 The structure of Obama's presidential campaign increasingly comes to resemble an Ayers-designed national "community organizer matrix" straight out of Maoist theory. This is not merely a presidential "campaign." Obama's organization is the first installment of an ongoing movement being paid for with tax-exempt contributions to his campaign, approaching half a billion dollars.

2008 Obama In response to ABC News, Obama tells a national TV audience he was "six years old" when Ayers bombed federal buildings, and they are only casual neighborhood acquaintances. A lie.

Even though we have finally started piecing the puzzle together, we continue to investigate. For example, where in Chicago did Barack Obama live in 1985-1988? Help if you have an address.

Because we are still assembling all of the pieces to the Ayers-Obama puzzle, feel free to submit suggestions, additions to the timeline or other information that you believe may be helpful. We will publish updated/corrected versions.

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