Big Government has the exclusive:
As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama disavowed any connection with former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground radical who was one of Obama’s early backers and his colleague on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago. We now have proof that Obama’s association with Ayers continued even after Obama had been elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate–in the form of a now-scrubbed blog post placing Obama at the home of Ayers and his wife, fellow radical Bernadine Dohrn, on July 4, 2005.
Dr. Tom Perrin, Assistant Professor of English at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, was a graduate student at the University of Chicago at the time, and maintained a blog called “Rambling Thomas.” He lived next door to Ayers and Dohrn in Hyde Park. He wrote at 8:44 a.m. on July 6, 2005:
Guess what? I spent the 4th of July evening with star Democrat Barack Obama! Actually, that’s a lie. Obama was at a barbecue at the house next door (given by a law professor who is a former member of the Weather Underground) and we saw him over the fence at our barbecue. Well, the others did. It had started raining and he had gone inside be the time I got there. Nevertheless.
Ooh-ooh. I don’t think we were supposed to know that.
Although Dr. Perrin didn’t respond to Big Government’s requests for comment, he did delete his whole entire blog after this went public, sooo….
Breitbart News did find another source to corroborate the story.
Meanwhile, the MSM snoozes away. They have remained fastidiously uncurious about the Ayers/Obama relationship because who really cares, right? The Obama camp told everyone over and over again in 2008 that Ayers and Obama barely knew each other and that’s good enough for them…
The fact that Obama socialized with Ayers and Dorn contradicts the statement that Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt gave the New York Times in 2008:
Mr. LaBolt said the men first met in 1995 through the education project, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, and have encountered each other occasionally in public life or in the neighborhood. He said they have not spoken by phone or exchanged e-mail messages since Mr. Obama began serving in the United States Senate in January 2005 and last met more than a year ago when they bumped into each other on the street in Hyde Park.
And let’s not forget “Fight the Smears”:
Smear groups and now a desperate McCain campaign are trying to connect Barack to William Ayers using age-old guilt by association techniques. Here’s the truth: the smear associating Barack to Ayers is “phony,” “tenuous,” – even “exaggerated at best if not outright false.”
William Ayers is a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with whom Barack served on the board of an education-reform organization in the mid-1990’s. According to the Associated Press, they are not close: “No evidence shows they were “pals” or even close when they worked on community boards years ago …”
Smear groups and the McCain campaign are trying to connect Obama to acts Ayers committed 40 years ago – when Barack was just eight years old. Here’s what the New York Times reported on the connection:
But the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called “somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8.”
Ayers once described the Obamas as “close family friends” but he was just kidding.
And Bill and Bernardine totally never babysat the Obama kids when they were neighbors in Hyde Park, either. Anyone in the media who wants to fact-check that can just look it up on Obama’s Truth Team/ Attack Watch websites for the real truth.
Nothing to see here — move along…
The most shocking part of the story for me? “Small c” communist, Bill Ayers, the man pictured above standing on an American flag, whose terrorist group, the Weather Underground, is responsible for 30 bombings aimed at destroying the defense and security infrastructures of the capitalist/racist/imperialist U.S — celebrates the 4th of July with a back yard BBQ just like you and I do.
Now that right there is worth a Drudge siren.
Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!