Posted by PrestoPundit on 08/26/2008

working relationship at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge was a close one.  It also establishes that Obama saw the would-be reform organization as headed exactly toward the failure it would ultimately be judged to be.  This is significant because the Chicago Annenberg Challenge shows us Obama both in a rare executive capacity as Chairman of the Board of the CAC, and in the role of a would-be reformer with a real world assignment.  Obama seems to have failed in both capacities, a judgment perhaps anticipated by Obama himself:

The minutes [of the CAC’s operational arm] characterized Obama’s concerns as twofold: Whether the
group was raising additional money and whether money was being used
”to prop up existing organizations as opposed to creating fresh
educational practices in the schools?”

”At the end of five years, will we have broken the mold? Not
much seems to be bubbling up that is inspiring or substantive,” the
minutes say, paraphrasing Obama.

Obama has sought to “disappear” his involvement with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge organization, failing to even mention it on his resume or when listing his credentials for public office.  This is a disturbing way for a “reform” candidate to present himself to the pubic, as a man actively hiding his professional conduct in his most important reform effort — and most significant position as an executive.

UPDATE:  In a newly released interview from 2004, Bill Ayers is quoted as saying that America has committed “many” terrorist atrocities on a par with the 2,819
murdered on 9/1, “even recently.”

Here’s a pop quiz.  Who said what?

(A)  “A lot of evil has been perpetrated in the claim that we were trying to confront evil.”

(B)  “It’s easy .. to point
to all the evil out there in the world and say, ‘But we’re good people,
we’re good people.’  The problem there is that we fail
to actually look at our history and our impact on the world.”

Answer below the fold.

Remarks (A) were made by Barack Obama less than two weeks ago at the Rick Warren Presidential forum at Saddleback Church.

Remarks (B) were made by Bill Ayers in a 2004 interview with FOX News correspondent James Rosen.

OK, so Obama doesn’t agree with Ayers about bombing the Capital or killing policemen.  But do you think there’s any chance these two anti-war aggitators with a “blame America”
sensibility didn’t chat up the role of America in bringing evil to the
world during their many years of working and socializing together?

We know Obama doesn’t believe in domestic terrorism.  A shocker that.  No one has suggested that he does.  On the other hand, at least someone should ask Obama a question or two on those matters upon which he is very much on the record as agreeing with Ayers, most especially their agreement on the idea that America has perpetrated evil upon the world.  Just how far does Obama go in agreeing with Ayers on this matter?  I’m certain many voters would like to know the answer to that question before they cast a vote putting the man in charge of the nation and its military.


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