Earlier this week, Illinois income tax hike promoter and newspaper columnist Ralph Martire sent out an invite to an upcoming fundraiser for his Center for Tax and Budget Accountability group, featuring Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn as part of the funder's host committee. Few eyebrows were raised among Democrats or Republicans. How can that be?
Why is it okay to highlight such dangerously radical leftists as prominent and respectable citizens? Bill Ayers calls himself a Marxist and openly admits he's against capitalism. He was involved in bombing the Pentagon with the Underground Weathermen. He abhors anything America supports. And he's now in a place where Ralph Martire feels comfortable promoting his anti-American backers and there's no price to be paid or no public outcry?
If we need a reminder of what Ayers advocates even now, here's a reminder in a short pre-2008 election collection of Ayers/Obama words from their own mouths.