It isn’t too late to give Obama the vetting he never received in 2008. Now we learn that his political relationships with rabidly anti-American radicals Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pfleger, and Bill Ayers go all the way back to the 80s:
Letters signed by Barack Obama 25 years ago and obtained by The Daily Caller, show the future president approaching Chicago’s then-mayor Harold Washington in 1987 about a community organizing project whose advisory board would include his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright; the controversial leftist Catholic priest Father Michael Pfleger; and the brother of Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.
Evidently Obama was a power broker among the ultra-left in Chicago even before he was packed off to Harvard Law to receive the proper credentials. The people running the media didn’t just pick his name out of a hat before deciding to make him president — much as his name must have appealed to them.
The effort was an early example of the sort of community organizing that helped Obama build his power base in Chicago’s liberal political machine. More than a decade later, that base would produce what Obama came to describe as a “majority coalition” voting bloc of the “working poor” and welfare recipients, organized by groups like Obama’s to put liberals in office. …
In March 2008 Obama told then-MSNBC host Keith Olbermann that he and Wright had “a relationship — he’s like an uncle who has talked to me, not about political things and not about social views, as much as about faith and God and family.”
But as Obama’s letters to Mayor Harold Washington’s office show, Obama trusted Wright enough politically to include him in what may have been his earliest social justice coalition-building exercise.
That Obama had to disown his closest and most longstanding political allies to get elected tells you all you need to know about his trustworthiness.
On a tip from J.