Those Associations Are McCarthyism
Now these associations over here.... Hendrik Hertzberg attempts
to rescue Obama from the Weatherman associations But get this:
1. Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, were prominent members of the Weather Underground nearly forty years ago, when Barack Obama was a child. They are now, respectively, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an associate professor of law at Northwestern. They long ago abandoned the political ideas they supported in their youth, which speaks well for them, but they never acknowledged that those ideas were mindless and vicious, which does not. They live in the same Chicago neighborhood as Obama.
I assume that Hertzberg has some backup for his claim that Ayera and Dohrn long ago abandoned the political ideas they supported in their, heh, youth. I certainly see no evidence of that abandonment. And Ayers was 31 and Dohrn 33 in 1975 when they made their "Underground" documentary.
He goes on to attempt to smear Hillary by association because she was on the board of Wal-Mart with a guy who didn't like unions:
Obama has never served on any corporate boards. Hillary Clinton, however, was a member of the board of Wal-Mart for six years, ending in 1992, when her husband ran for President. Her service on the board coincided with that of John Tate, who summed up his views on labor relations as follows: “Labor unions are nothing but blood-sucking parasites living off of the productive labor of people who work for a living.” These views were not youthful follies, left behind long before Tate joined the board.
Again, the notion that what Ayers and Dohrn did constituted youthful follies is not backed up by any evidence.
Labels: Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers