1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

More Obama & Ayers.....

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Bro. Curtis, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis <img src =/curtis.gif>
    Site Supporter

    Oct 25, 2001
    Likes Received:
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Evidence continues to mount that Barack Obama had substantial help from Bill Ayers in the creation of his 1995 book, Dreams From My Father, a book that Time Magazine has called"the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician." The evidence falls into five general categories, here summarized.[/FONT]

    • [FONT=times new roman,times]The discovery of new matching nautical metaphors from both Ayers and Obama that almost assuredly came from the same source: Ayers, a former merchant seaman.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=times new roman,times]The discovery of a Bill Ayers' essay on memoir writing, whose postmodern themes and phrases are echoed throughout Dreams.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=times new roman,times]A newly discovered book chapter from 1990 that shows clearly and painfully the limits of Obama's prose style the year he received a contract to write Dreams.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=times new roman,times]The revelation by radical Islamicist Rashid Khalidi that Ayers made his "dining room table" available for neighborhood writers who needed help.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=times new roman,times]A refined timeline that shows Ayers had the means, the motive and the time to help Obama when he needed it most.....
    • [/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]The evidence strongly suggests that Ayers transformed the stumbling literalist of "Why Organize" into the sophisticated postmodernist of Dreams, and he did not so not by tutoring Obama, but by rewriting his text. The Ayers' quotes that follow come from an essay of his, "Narrative Push/Narrative Pull." The Obama quotes come from Dreams:[/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]Ayers:[/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"The hallmark of writing in the first person is intimacy. . . . But in narrative the universal is revealed through the specific, the general through the particular, the essence through the unique, and necessity is revealed through contingency."[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Obama:[/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"And so what was a more interior, intimate effort on my part, to understand this struggle and to find my place in it, has converged with a broader public debate, a debate in which I am professionally engaged . . . "[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Ayers:[/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"Narrative begins with something to say-content precedes form."[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Obama:[/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"I understood that I had spent much of my life trying to rewrite these stories, plugging up holes in the narrative . . . "[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Ayers: [/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"Narrative inquiry can be a useful corrective to all this."[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Obama: [/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"Truth is usually the best corrective."[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Ayers: [/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"The mind works in contradiction, and honesty requires the writer to reveal disputes with herself on the page."[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Obama: [/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"Not because that past is particularly painful or perverse but because it speaks to those aspects of myself that resist conscious choice and that--on the surface, at least--contradict the world I now occupy."[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Ayers:[/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]The reader must actually see the struggle. It's a journey, not by a tourist, but by a pilgrim.[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Obama:[/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"But all in all it was an intellectual journey that I imagined for myself, complete with maps and restpoints and a strict itinerary."[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Ayers:[/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"Narrative writers strive for a personal signature, but must be aware that the struggle for honesty is constant."[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Obama:[/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"I was engaged in a fitful interior struggle. I was trying to raise myself to be a black man in America."[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Ayers:[/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"But that intimacy can trap a writer into a defensive crouch, into airing grievances or self-justification."[/FONT]
    [FONT=times new roman,times]Obama:[/FONT]

    [FONT=times new roman,times]"At best, these things were a refuge; at worst, a trap."



    Apr 7, 2007
    Likes Received:
    keep beating away, focus groups reject it


    little advice to save you some time, since this did not stick to any wall months ago why would it stick now?? because independents see Obama's explanation perfectly plausible but keep beating away you just turn people off to McCain and willing to listen to Obama and how he plans to help our nation.

    Montana will be blue with a blue sky:thumbs: thanks for your vote

    nows you chance to suck up to carpro :wavey: :laugh: