The Corner

Cut to the Chase

Abe Greenwald went to a “Democrats for McCain” event last night and liked the cut of speaker Bartle Bull’s bullet points:

-8 YEARS OF AN OBAMA-PELOSI-ACORN ADMINISTRATION WOULD GIVE AMERICA:

-8 YEARS OF SPREAD-THE-WEALTH SOCIALISM,

-8 YEARS OF CHICAGO-STYLE CORRUPTION, &

-8 YEARS OF UNITED NATIONS-STYLE FOREIGN POLCY

Mr Greenwald goes on to say this is the real link between Obama and Ayers:

Part of the challenge in devoting so much energy to the William Ayers argument is articulating exactly what’s problematic about it. On its face, the relationship is not worrisome to a big portion of the electorate: the juxtaposition between a hippie bomber and the elegant expositor of American unity is too preposterous for many to make sense of. Voters don’t see the line connecting the Weatherman Underground’s agenda of forty years ago to Barack Obama’s present policies. So, the connection is more easily dismissed as the unfortunate price of political success.

The case that never gets made is that the consistent political philosophy of Ayers and his associates continued to warp the mission of the Democratic Party long after the Weather Underground has become nostalgia, and that Obama is the philosophical offspring of the movement birthed by radicals such as Ayers.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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