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Bill Ayers: Right Wing Tricked The Left Into Backing Obama

November 26, 2013 by  

According to Weather Underground co-founder and convicted terrorist Bill Ayers, the right wing tricked the left into believing Barack Obama was one of them.

Last week, Ayers was in Washington, D.C., promoting his most recent book at a bookstore. A member of the audience asked: “Did you ever question, in your own mind at least, whether he was a genuine progressive, a man of the left? … What did you think of… him ideologically?”

Ayers responded: “I never thought of him as a particularly left person. He was a community organizer, to his great credit. But all through the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama said — whenever asked, he would say, ‘I am a moderate, compromising, pragmatic, middle-of-the road politician.’ And the right wing looked at him and said, ‘No, he’s a secret socialist palling around with terrorists and Palestinians. He has a fiery black nationalist minister; he’s probably a black nationalist on top of everything else.’ And the left wing looked at him and said, ‘He’s winking in our direction; I can feel it. I can feel him winking.’ Well, he wasn’t winking.”

He went on to say that if you look at his record as an elected official, “It is the record of a moderate, pragmatic politician.”

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