Barack Obama – William Ayers Connection Updates From Steve Diamond



Global Labor has been in the forefront of pointing out that there is no reason to worry about the Ayers of 25 years ago (when Obama was in fact 23 not 8) when Ayers was still underground with a violent authoritarian cult called the Weather Underground.

Instead I have argued that the “teacher bashing” authoritarianism of Ayers’ education politics, evidenced by his leading role in securing $160 million for school “reform” in Chicago, is more significant given his long-standing relationship with Barack Obama, likely recruited by Ayers himself to be the Chairman of the Board of that reform project, known as the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.

But Ayers himself has his own views of course and this past week he went out of his way, the week of September 11 and of the Obama interview about Ayers by Bill O’Reilly, to remind everyone of his actual politics. This reminded me of the wacky comments of Rev. Jeremiah Wright at the National Press Club earlier in the year.

One can only hope that Obama will finally use this cartoon as the stimulus to reject, clearly and aggressively, any support for or interest in the authoritarianism of Ayers and his crowd.

2 Responses to “Barack Obama – William Ayers Connection Updates From Steve Diamond”

  1. Bozworth Says:

    Diamond has now closed the Global Labor and Politics blog to everyone except invited guests. Wonder what’s up with that?

  2. rosettasister Says:

    “Wonder what’s up with that?”

    Good morning, Bozworth!

    I’m guessing it has something to do with the feud he’s having with Batchelor and Human Events.

    I hope Mr. Diamond reconsiders.

    A public forum is vital in shedding the maximum amount of light on the truth of the matter.

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