Republican Party of Virginia Pushes the Obama-Ayers Relationship in Mailer
Issues such as this need addressing, let this be an example to the grassroots
The Republican Party of Virginia is doing it right!
With a direct-mail advertisement being sent out to Virginia voters this week, they are highlighting the relationship Barack Obama has had with the radical, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. This, according to CQ Politics.com
A direct-mail advertisement sent to Virginia voters this week features a picture of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama next to this blow-up quotation from violent Vietnam-era radical William Ayers: "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."
The quotation, attributed to Ayers in finer print, appears above the Weatherman leader's mug shot on the top half of the cover of the four-page glossy mailer.
The bottom half reads "This is the story of William Ayers . . . Terrorist. Radical. Friend of Obama."
The Virginia GOP is making it clear in no uncertain terms that they are not intending to portray Senator Obama as a terrorist in his own right, but they are stressing that this is an issue of the brand of people the Democratic candidate associates himself with.
An official at the Republican Party of Virginia, which paid for the mailer,
insists the GOP is not trying to portray Obama as a terrorist.
"The issue is his judgment and his values," state party spokesman Gerry
Scimeca said. "Of course, we're not saying Obama's a terrorist or condones
The article continues:
The harsh tone of the mailer, including large-print warnings that "Obama Has Close Ties to Domestic Terrorist" and "Barack Obama . Not Who You Think He Is," is indicative of the emphasis Republicans around the country - including GOP presidential nominee John McCain - are placing on a relationship between Obama and Ayers to halt Obama's apparent momentum.
Though they have been unable to demonstrate ties between Obama and Ayers that go deeper than serving on boards together and Ayers hosting a political event for Obama early in his career, Republicans believe the relationship raises legitimate questions about Obama's judgment and his philosophy.
Those are the questions Scimeca says the Virginia GOP mailer is aimed at highlighting.
"The mail piece is factually accurate. If people get the impression that we are saying that [Obama] endorses terrorism or violence, then they're missing the point," he said. "The mail piece is very strong because it's got to let people know that Bill Ayers isn't just another run-of-the-mill San Francisco liberal . . . He's somebody that people should take very seriously."
It seems that the people who would describe themselves as "Likely Voters" and that count themselves amongst the supporters of Barack Obama, have become numb to the awareness of this relationship. These are the people who are currently in the Obama column that could, hypothetically, learn that Obama, during his college days, was actually involved in hiding out Bill Ayers while he was on the lam from the government, and that would not even make any difference in their vote. But, there are still a great number of "Undecided Voters" out there, yet to have made their decision. Some numbers show that there are as many as twice the number of "undecideds" right now as there were four years ago at this very time before the election.
These are the people that must be aware of this sort of disturbing relationship Obama has had throughout his political career. It would seem to me that if this is a voting group that is so selective and deliberate on who they will chose to pull the lever for in a voting booth that they have yet to firmly decide on the matter, that these folks would also be the ones that would most likely be highly influenced by learning that one of the two candidates has, himself, been so carelessly unselective as to who they have chosen to associate themselves with in their political careers!
Seriously, we are talking about an Obama associate that was featured in the New York Times in an article published on the morning of September 11th, 2001 which quoted him as saying, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."
Never underestimate the great impact that can come by simply releasing the truth to the masses.