BARACK OBAMA: ...on this Ayers thing, which you've been hyping, Bill.
O'REILLY: Not that much.
BARACK OBAMA: This guy did something despicable forty years ago.
O'REILLY: Despicable last week. He said he didn't do enough bombing. That's last week.
BARACK OBAMA: Here's a guy that does something despicable when I'm eight years old. Alright? I come to Chicago. He's working with Mayor Richard Daley, not known to be a radical. So, he and I know each other as a consequence of work he's doing on education. That is not an endorsement of his views ... This guy is not part of my campaign, he's not some adviser of mine.
But on local television in 2000, Obama told a very different story.
Interviewer: One of the criticisms that arises in connection with your candidacy is you simply haven't been in the Senate very long, the State Senate. You have a limited track record in terms of time, what is your argument based on the one term that you've served so far? What makes you prepared for the Congress?
Obama: Well, I'm in my second term, but it's true that certainly both Senator Trotter and Congressman Rush have been in elected office longer than I have. I can't deny that. I would argue, though, that my experience previous to elected office equips me for the job. I have a background as an attorney, I've represented affordable housing organizations to build affordable housing, something that's a major issue in the district.
I've chaired major philanthropic efforts in the city like the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, that gave fifty million dollars to prompt school reform efforts throughout the city.
Yet this important qualification in Barack Obama's career has been utterly and completely omitted from the 'official biography' on his website.
In 1995 Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn -- who advocate the overthrow of the U.S government to this very day -- launched Barack Obama's career by hosting a "Meet the Candidate" event in their home.
Ayers, who controlled the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), then hired Barack Obama as Chairman of the Board of the CAC, even though he had no experience other than as a "community organizer."
Ayers gave a completely unqualified Obama a job in which he administered $50 million (and another $60 or more million in matching funds). This single act helped jump-start Obama's political career, as evidenced by the interview. The question no one is asking: why?
Ayers and Obama also served together on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago. Among those who received funds from the pair were the Arab-American Action Network, founded by a member of the PLO, and ACORN, a group infamous for vote fraud and subsequently exposed as a criminal operation by Andrew Breitbart and James O'Keefe.
Reverend Meeks, Father Pfleger, Reverend Jeremiah Wright and Trinity United Church all received funds from Ayers and Obama.
In return, the mega-churches are alleged to have delivered thousands of votes to Obama.
While the New York Times crack investigative staff busily pursued Sarah Palin's emails, they completely missed the biggest story of the 2008 election cycle.
Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn are unrepentent terrorists who even today advocate communism and the overthrow of the United States government. They launched and orchesterated Barack Obama's career, providing him with the qualifications necessary to run for major political office.
Repeat: communists and terrorists launched Obama's career. And the fossils at the Times, who are rapidly sinking into financial quicksand, couldn't bother to report the story.
Update: An important note concerning the Chicago television interview from 2000. NPR had this transcript on its site at one point (via Google), but it has since been expunged! Since NPR doesn't permit caching, the search engines (and the Wayback Archive) don't appear to have copies. I've reproduced the transcript myself, so any errors are my own.
* In April 2008, Ayers wrote:
Capitalism played its role historically and is exhausted as a force for progress: built on exploitation, theft, conquest, war, and racism, capitalism and imperialism must be defeated and a world revolution... must win.
In 2006, Ayers described his life underground while he operated as a terrorist. It doesn't sound too different from his current patter.
In some ways life underground was [in some] ways... extraordinary because we felt that our lives had a serious purpose that we were conscious of and earnest about every day: to end a war and overthrow a system—imperialism—that made war after war inevitable, and to upend centuries of racial oppression and white supremacy creating a society based on equality, justice, and love.
He forgot the "by killing cops" part.