Ole' Sarah is back at it again. Just this weekend, she told her supporters, on two separate occassions, that Obama had been "palling around" with a domestic terrorist. Palin stated that Barack Obama is "someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country."
( Insert the proverbial eye-roll for such disgusting distortions by the Republicans, here).
Palin was loosely referring to the association between William Ayers and Barack Obama. In the 1960s, Ayers was a founding member of the radical Weather Underground group that planned and carried out a series of bombings of federal buildings, including the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, to protest against the Vietnam War. The group. which is no longer in operation, was labeled a "domestic terrorist group" by the FBI, and Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn — also a Weather Underground member — spent 10 years on the run as fugitives in the 1970s. Federal charges against them were dropped due to FBI misconduct in obtaining evidence against them. Since then, both Ayers and Dohrn eventually became university professors in Chicago, where Ayers continues to be an education professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
So what's the connection between Obama and Ayers? They're neighbors. They live on the same city block in Chicago. They're also interested in similar charities to which they both served on the boards of. Most major news publications, including the New York Times ( which Palin cited as the source of this information) have not found any solid connection between either men.
I urge you dear readers to take this information and pass it on. There are so many people, colleagues and friends even, that are so nervous about electing a black president that they use these ludicrous and baseless accusations to defend their reasons for not voting for Obama. Don't let this happen! Inform everyone who will listen about the disgusting, merciless and distorted propaganda that the Republicans are inundating you with every chance that they get. Don't let them get to you, stay informed. Doubt all of their claims, double check the " facts' that they tell you. We live in a digital age, information is at our fingertips.
I can't speak for Obama, but I know that this country is imperfect. I know that with people like Sarah Palin, John McCain and the entire Bush administration, palling around with each other and gambling with our livelihoods and well-being, this country will continue to fall apart.
We need change and we need it now. The kind of change that the McPalin team brings is one of rewriting history to cast Obama in a negative light. The kind of change that Obama will enable success our futures, both as individuals and a nation. Which option makes more sense to you?