Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Obama's Judgement

Obama's years at Columbia are pretty much a blank page but he himself does mention one aspect of it- whom he chose as friends.

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."

Youthful cluelessness? Well, not so much-

Obama supporters point out that plenty of Americans flirt with radical ideologies in college, only to join the political mainstream later in life. But Obama, who made a point of noting how "carefully" he chose his friends in college, also chose to launch his political career in the Chicago living room of Ayers, a domestic terrorist who in 2002 proclaimed: "I am a Marxist."

The pattern of Obama's associations with radicals is well defined- his entire adult life he has chosen to immerse himself in radical company- his friendly dinners with PLO-spokesman Khalidi, his years-long work with terrorist Ayers and his decades long service at racist Wright's church.

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