Eric Rudolph was convicted to life in prison after murdering people and bombing two abortion clinics. Had his despicable crimes not killed people in those bombings and he served a lesser sentence he may well be out of prison someday. But what if Eric Rudolph had he not been kept behind bars?
To extrapolate on this scenario, let us say that he was released from prison because his bombings did not kill people and he chose to pursue a peaceful means of protesting abortions. Let us say he created a political action committee and this Pac donated $1,000.00 to Sarah Palin in her race for Governor of Alaska. If such a scenario existed I would be among the first to say that Sarah Palin’s lack of judgment in accepting that donation, precludes her from being a deserving choice for Vice President. I would detest her blatant ignoring of Eric Rudolph’s past intentions and suggest that by accepting this, hypothetical donation, she is either consciously or subconsciously condoning those past actions. I would suggest that such a tie to Eric Rudolph is inappropriate and has no place in legitimate political conduct.
Thankfully, such an example is not the case. When sentenced the judge presiding over the case compared Rudolph to Ku Klux Klansmen who, in 1963 bombed a Birmingham church and killed four black girls. It was an appropriate comparison and the punishment Rudolph received was well deserved. In fact, it is my belief that the death sentence was in order but, irrespective of my reprehension for his conduct, Eric Rudolph received two life in prison sentences and will never have the chance to use violence to try to further his cause again.
I would also point out, that Governor Sarah Palin would have the judgment to reject the type of donation that I outline and she has the instincts to not just reject that donation but she also has the judgment and morals to never enter into an entanglement or participate in partnership on any effort with the likes of individuals who would carry out violent forms of protest or terrorist activities.The statement was motivated by Obama’s association, friendship and fundraising efforts with William Ayers who in the late sixties formed the Weather Underground, a group of radicals teamed up with the Black Panthers to violently confront the US government. They started with street riots and escalated to bombing government targets.
However, if this example or a similar one, were to be true, the word crucifixion comes to mind. The left would be pounding the nails into Palin’s palms. The fact that she did not condone Eric Rudolph’s tactics or extremist views would still not quell the outcry against her. The fact would be that if Palin joined with Rudolph in any social or political cause, it would be seen as condoning the actions of Rudolph’s past. Nancy Pelosi would be calling her a murderer, Joe Biden would be falling allover the stage as he tried to equate her imaginary ties to Eric Rudolph as akin to the relationship between Hitler and Mussolini. Even Republicans would be denouncing Sarah Palin and distancing themselves from her. All of them, the left and the right, would be correct in their denunciations..
If this hypothetical example were true, the attacks would be endless and ruthless and they would indeed make Palin an implausible contender for elected office.
Yet, during the last few days, Sarah Palin has become a target of leftwing, hate mongers for stating that Barack Obama’s ties to a domestic terrorist, calls into question Obama’s judgment and qualifications.
In the time following Ayers’ active participation as a domestic terrorists, he served time in prison. Since then he has become a devout radical, campus academic and professor of education at the University of Illinois In this capacity his stated educational objective is to “teach against oppression” as embodied in “America’s history of evil and racism, thereby forcing social transformation”. As a part of this mission William Ayers founded a “school reform organization” called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC).
Oddly enough, Ayers appointed Barack Obama to chair the CAC and even more reprehensible, Barack Obama accepted.
Obama chose to ignore William Ayers past conduct and today he even tries to excuse it away. He does so despite the fact that his buddy Bill Ayers has even written and profited from a book about his terrorism. In Fugitive Days, page after page is laced with Ayers rationale for the over 30 bombings conducted by the Weather Underground. He legitimizes them and stands behind them. He even reflects on whether or not he might use bombs against the U.S. in the future and goes as far as writing “I can’t imagine entirely dismissing the possibility,”.
Despite this unrepentant attitude, Obama maintained his active involvement with Ayers on the CAC and was instrumental in obtaining $600,000.00 for the group.
Barack Obama’s partnership with Ayers and his terrorist past don’t stop there. Records show that the CAC granted money to far-leftist causes, such as the radical Association of Community Organizers fro reform , or ACORN, which …has done work on behalf of Obama’s presidential campaign.”. That essentially amounts to an illegal funneling of money and illegal campaign contribution.
Additionally, in 1995, Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, a fellow terrorist who attempted to bomb soldiers in Fort Dix when she was a fellow comrade in the Weather Underground, held a fundraiser for Barrack Obama in one of his first campaigns for state elected office in Illinois.
To all this, Obama distances himself from Ayers by claiming buddy Bill is “just a guy who lives in my neighborhood,”. Obama tries to further distance himself from the terrorism of his buddy Bill by explaining that Ayers’ bombings occurred when Barack was just a little boy.
All this, and more, are examples of what Sarah Palin broached in her remarks that conjured up great angst within the ranks of the left, the Obama camp and terrorist sympathizers.
She is right. Sarah Palin is perfectly justified in raising questions about Obama’s judgment in regards to the terrorist activities of his buddy Bill Ayers. It is appropriate to call into question Obama’s partnership with such a person. Just as appropriate as Pelosi, Reid, Obama, Biden and fellow Republicans would be in denouncing Sarah Palin if she had a relationship with Eric Rudolph and the abhorrent bombing of .abortion clinics. The only difference is that liberals are hypocrites. They will attack one side for being wrong but never acknowledge wrongs when they exist on their own side.
If Sarah Palin conspired with terrorists, raised campaign funds with them and funneled money into their activities, she would not be running for President, yet Barack Obama does and the left is angry that it is even questioned.
I think the left better get a grip. They better begin to find all forms of terrorism unacceptable and not condone or tolerate any ties to it. They better let go of their double standards and accept the fact that wrongdoing is wrong, even when their own liberal messiahs participate in it.
15 WAYS TO BE A GOOD DEMOCRAT
1. -You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.
2. -You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.
3.- You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans are more of a threat than U.S. nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Chinese and North Korean communists.
4. -You have to believe that there was no art before Federal funding.
5. -You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical documented changes in the earth’s climate and more affected by soccer moms driving SUV’s.
6. -You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.
7. -You have to believe that the same teacher who can’t teach 4th-graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.
8. -You have to believe that hunters don’t care about nature, but urban activists who have never been outside of San Francisco do.
9. -You have to believe that having self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.
10.-You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.
11.-You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.
12.-You have to believe that Hillary Clinton is normal and is a very nice person.
13.-You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn’t worked anywhere it’s been tried is because the right people haven’t been in charge.
14.-You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag, transvestites, and bestiality should be constitutionally protected, and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.
15.-You have to believe that illegal Democratic Party funding by the Chinese government is somehow in the best interest to the United States.