I have been reading a bit lately about Barry O’s questionable affiliations. There’s his America-hating pastor, Jeremiah Wright. There’s his longtime relationship with corrupt fundraiser Tony Rezko. There’s his work as a <<cough, cough>> community organizer, which involved Madeline Talbott and the fraudsters at ACORN. Oh, and let’s not forget radical domestic terrorist Bill Ayers; for more information on the scumbag Ayers, check out last week’s Wall Street Journal piece by Stanley Kurtz.
Well, if that’s not enough for you, BO is also connected with two socialist radicals, Saul Alinsky and John L. McKnight. In an editorial yesterday, Investor’s Business Daily takes a closer look at these connections and Obama’s “missing years.” Before entering Harvard Law, Obama worked for and with many extremists under the guise of community organizing; developing radical and decidedly thug-like tactics was obviously part of the on-the-job training. While at Harvard, Obama eschewed writing for the Harvard Law Review (not a single article), yet found the time to take training courses offered by a foundation funded by Alinsky.
(On a separate note, the IBD piece notes that BO has not released his transcripts from or talked about his activities at Columbia U. and Harvard. It notes the New York Times as saying, “Obama declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student co-worker, roommate or friend from those years.” Besides associating with spliff, what else was he up to?)
Anyway, as they say, a man is known by the friends he keeps . . .
Update: More on Obama’s “interesting” past from yesterday’s WSJ.