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If Obama's politcal career was lauched in Timothy McVeigh's home (instead of William Ayers) would you still vote for him?

Just curious! Please be honest, remember you can be anon :)

All of us know that Obama's political career was launched in the home of William Ayers. See - (Politica 2/22/08 Source)

We all know that William Ayers is a terrorist like Timothy McVeigh, but he got off on a technicality.
(FBI used illegal wiretapping to find the guy when he was on the run)

So I'm just curious how you would feel if it was Tim McVeigh instead.

PLEASE share!!!!!!!!!

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:41 PM on Oct. 28, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (37)
  • Yes! He is still awesome!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:51 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

  • Sabrina--
    You really need a larger tin foil hat!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

  • Anon - I laughed out loud :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

  • Sabrina-- You really need a larger tin foil hat!!!




    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:03 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

  • American's don't get it. They just don't. Blame it on the public education the get...or rather do not get. As for the question...I will not vote for BO in any situation at anytime because he is a Marxist. He blongs in Russia or better yet, East Germany.

    Answer by DeeD at 5:04 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

  • Anon, you need to understand what "tin foil hat" refers to. you're doing it wrong.

    Answer by autodidact at 5:07 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

  • UGH. I have to split up my post into chapters because of some word limit!!! UGH
    First installment:

    Weellll....from the perspective of someone who supports is how the gears turn for me:

    Your two statements come off like you think these are facts, but in my eyes, your two statements are far from being factual. Obama's political career was not 'launched' in anyone's home. His political career, just like everyone's, does not have a dot on a timeline that boldly says "Started Here".

    Answer by eyebyte at 5:25 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

  • Second installment:
    Everyone's career is a whole series of little victories and small losses, an up and down rollercoaster that takes years of time and travel. To make ONE singular cocktail party given at someone's home the credit for 'Launch" or "Take Off' exaggerates the thing into something it just isn't. It was a cocktail party. Obama had been to many before this one, with all kinds of kinds. And Obama attended many after this with all kinds of kinds. This one party is singled out because it serves to benefit a political agenda.

    Answer by eyebyte at 5:26 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

  • Then, in your mind Ayers = McVeigh. In my mind, that equation means you don't understand.
    Ayers' actions were born from a climate that AN ENTIRE COUNTRY full of people were feeling at the time of the Vietnam Era. Us youngin's will never really come to appreciate the climate and mood of the Vietnam Era. It was hostile, civil war, and Ayers was moved to do what MANY WANTED to do, but common sense held them back.


    Answer by eyebyte at 5:29 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

  • Ayers is a college professor, and is a highly social creature. He moved into walking society with ease, and has even become respected. You can find him teaching in front of a class of students, or sitting on a board of trustees trying to improve the inner city educational system. He enjoys a relationships with women. Ayers is clearly into self-improvement and improvement of his city.
    McVeigh came from an isolated, sick, masterbatory place of existence. He shut himself away in a little one room shack and talked to himself. He never became a citizen of walking society, and thought too highly of himself to even think he needed self-improvement. McVeigh bombings were born from a flavor of crazy. Ayers' bombings were born out of a political climate we will never understand.

    Answer by eyebyte at 5:30 PM on Oct. 28, 2008

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