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August 28, 2008

Obama Unleashes Hope And Change Mob Of Drooling Supporters

Stanley Kurtz has been the driving force examining the links between Barack Obama and domestic terrorist William Ayers. You can read about his efforts to here.

Last night Kurtz went on WGN radio to discuss his efforts to get the University of Illinois at Chicago to release documents from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, of which Ayers was a founder and Obama a onetime board chair.

It was at that point that The Chosen One issued a vicious rant and important action alert to his avenging angels.

What followed was two hours of an hour and a half of conversation (which the Obama camp was invited to participate in but declined) and 30 minutes of apparently mostly incomprehensible rantings and personal attacks on Kurtz for having the temerity to wonder just how close Obama was to this terrorist bomber.

Guy Benson was at the studio and describes the scene.

... It didn't take long to discover that the Obama campaign—which had declined invitations to join the show for its duration to offer rebuttals to Kurtz's points—had sent an "Obama Action Wire" e-mail to its supporters, encouraging them to deluge the station with complaints.

Why? Because, naturally, Kurtz is a "right-wing hatchet man," a "smear merchant" and a "slimy character assassin" who is perpetrating one of the "most cynical and offensive smears ever launched against Barack."

Evidently, much of Obama nation is comprised of obedient and persistent sheep. They jammed all five studio lines for nearly the entire show while firing off dozens of angry emails. Many vowed to kick their grievances up the food chain to station management. After 90 minutes of alleged smear peddling, Milt Rosenberg (a well-respected host whose long-form interview show has aired in Chicago for decades) opened the phone lines, and blind ignorance soon began to crackle across the AM airwaves. The overwhelming message was clear: The interview must be put to an end immediately, and the station management should prevent similar discussions from taking place.

One female caller, when pressed about what precisely she objected to, simply replied, "We just want it to stop!" Another angry caller was asked what "lies" Kurtz had told in any of his reporting on Barack Obama. The thoughtful response? "Everything he said is dishonest." The same caller later refused to get into "specifics." Another gentleman called Kurtz "the most un-American person" he'd ever heard. Several of the callers did not even know Stanley's name, most had obviously never read a sentence of his meticulous research, and more than simply read verbatim from the Obama talking points.

As the saying goes, read the whole thing.

Apparently not much effort was made to actually refute the charges, just call names, question Kurtz's character and above all shut down an inconvenient inquiry.

Add this to the Obama campaign's attempt to bring criminal charges against an independent group who produced an ad bringing attention to the Obama/Ayers relationship and you see that Obama's new style of politics look pretty damn familiar.

If the Obama people are getting this worked up over whatever Kurtz is looking into you have to think they are worried about what might turn up.

Good luck Stanley.

*I changed the title because Brownshirts overstates the case. We've listen for 8 years to dumb ass comparisons of Bush to Hitler and I shouldn't sink to that level. Sorry, I got a bit carried away.

Below the fold...in case you missed it is the American Issues Project ad that has the Obama campaign demanding a federal criminal investigation.


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