“A guy who lives in my neighborhood”

During the 2008 primary campaign Barack Obama downplayed his relationship with former terrorist William Ayers:

STEPHANOPOULOS: …on this issue, general theme of patriotism, in your relationships. A gentleman named William Ayers. He was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that.

And, in fact, on 9/11, he was quoted in the New York Times saying, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.” An early organizing meeting for your State Senate campaign was held at his house and your campaign has said you are “friendly.”

Can you explain that relationship for the voters and explain to Democrats why it won’t be a problem?

OBAMA: George, but this is an example of what I’m talking about. This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.

And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8 years old, somehow reflects on me and my values doesn’t make much sense, George.

Ayers isn’t the only former BFF that Barack forgot he knew. He also got Obamnesia about his relationships with Tony Rezko and the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

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31 Responses to “A guy who lives in my neighborhood”

  1. myiq2xu says:

    I guess I should mention that these are both new videos.

  2. crawdad says:

    I would call Obama a lying sack of shit but I don’t want to insult sacks of shit.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    My first civil service job required a Top Secret security clearance….as a entry level GS-2 clerk/typist. Obama would have never gotten that job.

    • yttik says:

      No kidding!! For a few years now I’ve been trying to get this job. I’m way over qualified, but the pay and benefits are good, but bloody hell, I feel like I’ve been subjected to an alien probe or something! I’ve had credit checks that go back to birth and I’ve had two psychological evaluations. Mt family and friends have been interviewed. Am I going to be filing top secret documents or something? No. It’s an entry level job filing public information. They aren’t even hiring, I’m just trying to get on the blasted qualified applicants list!

      Don’t even get me started about the bloody math on the test! Seriously people? You want your file clerks to know basic trigonometry? I barely passed that 30 years ago.

  4. votermom says:

    Obama is so awesome! He can sleep through a sermon while subconsciously picking up the good stuff to put into a speech AND filtering out the bad stuff to keep his brain pure!

  5. DandyTiger says:

    Got hope? /snark

  6. kc says:

    Isn’t the media just a pile of shit–nobody else would have survived his ‘people in the neighborhood’. Let’s call it the ‘Mr. Roger’s defense’–

    • DandyTiger says:

      Imagine if Cain said this latest woman just lived in the neighborhood. I’m sure the media would immediately drop it if he did. /snark

  7. kc says:

    It would be racist if they didn’t.

  8. Lulu says:

    Obama doesn’t personally know any of the campaign contributors who got all the Department of Energy loans. They all sat next to him at dinners and stuff and visited the White House innumerable times but he doesn’t know them. Like in the Biblical sense anyway.

  9. votermom says:


    When Hillary Clinton was on the campaign trail in 2008 and spoke at Scranton High School, the line to get tickets a few days before her appearance stretched about 1,000 people long.

    Monday’s line to grab the available free tickets to President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday was noticeably shorter — about 225 people were waiting when the doors opened for the distribution.

    “It’s a little disappointing to see that,” said Cathy Kneeland, 64, of Scranton, who showed up more than three hours early to stand in line and found herself second. “You would think more people would want to see the president speak.”

    By the end of the day, all 1,000 available tickets were distributed.

    Some of the 1000 were there for homework:

    Friends Jess Guzzi, 19, of Mayfield, and Courtney Buchman, 20, of Hazleton, had a choice. The two Lackawanna College students could either get to the speech Wednesday, or they could watch it online when it becomes available Thursday.

    Either way, both sophomores had to write a three-page paper on the event for their Effective Speaking class — due Friday.

    “So we’re here now so we can see it Wednesday,” Guzzi said.

    I blame obot teachers.

  10. votermom says:

    OT: I love a good blog fight

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  12. HELENK says:

    Of the many things that made me leery of backtrack was his association with Ayers.
    I worked in Penn Station NY for a time. While I worked there the Puerto Rican Independence movement planted a bomb in the bag room one floor above where I worked. The station was evacuated , but I was in a little room in the back and did not get the message. The New York Police Dept Bomb Squad disarmed the bomb. I always remembered that to people like Ayers I would have been considered collateral damage. For a person who wanted to president of the USA hanging out and having fund raisers in the house of a domestic terrorist made me think more than once and know I would never vote for him

  13. myiq2xu says:

    Bill Ayers got me banned from Corrente.

  14. HELENK says:

    Every time i see kids listening to this guy , I want to just shake them.
    They do not understand that to people like him they are nothing more than collateral damage. Useful tools.
    Backtrack believes the same thing.

  15. Karma says:

    Putin keeps trying to pick a fight, but Obama doesn’t notice from the basketball court/golf courses.


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