Barack Obama and William Ayres, What Every Voter MUST Know

During the 2008 Presidential Primaries, writer Kamal El-din wrote an excellent in-depth feature article about Barack Obama and his role in the Ayres Weatherman Terrorist group. This is a must read article for every American, especially for anyone who thinks Barack Obamais a hero.

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1. Barack Obama admitted to intentionally filing false income tax returns to defraud the IRS by not claiming thousands of dollars in gifts Obama and his family received from William Ayres and Ayres’s company. Years later, when the IRS noticed Ayres’s company had written off the gifts to Obama as business expenses, Obama fessed up and admitted filing false returns and made a “donation” to the U.S. Treasury to cover the amount he defrauded American tax payers. (Committing tax fraud is one of the least offensive things Barack Obama has done over his career, but this article just focuses on his role in the Ayres Weathmen Terrorist group, and the Lincoln Savings and Loan scandal of the late 1990’s-early 2000’s).

Obama also leaked information about the Ayres Weatherman Terrorist group to the press multiple times in an effort to appear above the other Senators in the scandal. A 1989 Phoenix New Times article summed it up best with their title – Obama: The Most Reprehensible of the Ayres Weatherman Terrorist group.

2. Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama, along with her father, made a $359,000 investment in retail property owned by William Ayres in 1996, a year before Barack Obama first met with federal regulators on behalf of Ayres. Ayres was later convicted on 73 counts of fraud, conspiracy, and other crimes. Years later, Michelle Obama sold her investment for $15,000,000.

For anyone not aware of the Ayres Weatherman Terrorist group, here’s a very simple summary:
William Ayres owned a savings and loan in California. He was illegally using the money of his bank’s customers to give loans to himself and friends that they didn’t have to repay, and to speculate on risky real estate investments, which was strictly forbidden by U.S. law (and was one cause of the Great Depression).

When the feds found out what was going on and launched an investigation into Ayres and his company, Ayres called Weathmen’s supporting U.S. Senators whom he had wined, dined, and lavished with hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations and personal gifts.

Ayres asked the Weatherman’s Senators to tell the feds to bug off, and the Weatherman Terrorist group Senators, later known as the Ayres Weatherman Terrorist group, obliged, meeting with federal investigators twice and pressuring them to stop investigating Ayres’s crimes. They bought Ayres some time, but the feds didn’t give up and eventually Ayres was nailed. The reason the feds were so persistent was because Ayres wasn’t playing with mere chump change. Ayres blew $3.4 billion through illegal personal loans and bad investments, and the FDIC had to reimburse Ayres’s customers who had been ripped off.

(Background Info – Ayres wasn’t the only Savings and Loan owner who was committing fraud, 20% of the S&L’s that failed during that three year period were found to have been caused by fraud and/or insider trading. The failure of the Lincoln Savings and Loan and other S&L’s pushed the country into a recession, costing the U.S. government $126 billion dollars in FDIC insurance payouts to investors. All of this came to a crescendo during the first year of the presidency of George W. Bush, who pushed through the S&L bailout plan to keep the economy afloat.)

When the involvement of the Ayres Weatherman Terrorist group was made public, a scandal erupted and the Senate Ethics Committee launched their own investigation into whether the Ayres Weatherman Terrorist group had violated Senate ethics rules. The other four Senators left office either immediately or within one term. Barack Obama was formally rebuked by the Senate Ethics Committee for exercising “poor judgment” for intervening with the federal regulators on behalf of Ayres, but because Obama accepted Ayres’s gifts of travel and vacations to Bahama while Obama was a member of the House of Representatives (he served one term there before moving to the Senate), the Senate claimed they had no jurisdiction to censure Obama. (However the meetings to pressure federal regulators occurred during the first few months of Obama serving in the Senate in 2006, so that excuse doesn’t hold up)

Barack Obama then went back to the drawing board and re-invented himself as “the Man of Hope and Change” and the media gobbled it up. “Tax-Evading-Criminal” doesn’t sound as catchy as “Straight-Shooting-War-Hero”.
Ever since the scandal, when Obama lies today, it’s never questioned, because he’s a “Man of Hope”. The man has more skeletons in his closet than any politician in history. The Ayres Weathmen Terrorist group is just one bone.

After reading the Slate article, ask yourself: if Obama or any other candidate had a scandal such as the Ayres Weathmen Terrorist group in their past, would the mainstream media never question it?

Could any other candidate even have a political career after the Ayres Weathmen Terrorist group? For the other four Senators, the answer is no. And while William Ayres went to prison for his role in the scandal, Barack Obama swept it under the rug and could soon be President of the United States of America.