The following video draws heavily from a documentary KQED did about the Weather Undergroundbefore anybody really cared about Barack Obama. (I remember watching, and being revolted by, the documentary back when it first came out.) Then, the video neatly ties together the package of these very, very bad people and Barack Obama.
At the end, the video asks whether Obama has the judgment to be President, a question that allows one to pretend that it was all just a mistake on Obama’s part to hang with nice middle-aged people who happen to have a history. (Although most wouldn’t make that pretense if these people had a Nazi history, would they?) I think that question is too generous, because this is about values, not just judgment. Obama happily hung with these people, knowing what they are, because their values are his values. The only difference is that, unlike them, he’s a Fifth Columnist, not an external terrorist.
Anyway, here’s the video:
Hat tip: Cheat-Seeking Missiles
UPDATE: TD Blog has is examining just how far back Obama’s ties to Ayers really go. She’s also reminded me of something that bugs me tremendously about Obama: no one, absolutely no one from his past exists. One sometimes gets the feeling that he didn’t exist. That he was created by the Soviets with a false history and simply dropped into America as an adult, like some old spy movie or Helen MacInnes plot.