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Obama, McCain Campaign: Did The “Kill Him” Incident Even Happen?

October 18, 2008

At the final presidential debate, Barack Obama complained that someone yelled “kill him” at a Sarah Palin rally, a comment Obama said was directed toward himself.  Much has been written about this incident; yet it may not have even happened….

By Colbert King
The Washington Post

“Kill him”: the battle cry of a lynch mob and words yelled out by a man at a Sarah Palin rally in Clearwater, Fla., this month, according to my Post colleague Dana Milbank.
Some observers claim that the proposed killing was directed not toward Barack Obama but at Bill Ayers, the co-founder of the radical Weather Underground that bombed public buildings during the turbulent Vietnam era. Ayers, now a college professor who has served with Obama and other noted Chicagoans in civic enterprises — and hosted a campaign event for Obama’s initial run for the state legislature — is being portrayed by John McCain’s campaign as Barack’s bosom buddy, the facts notwithstanding.

Whether the call for assassination was aimed at Obama or Ayers is immaterial. It represents a dangerous new low in American politics.

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (L) (D-IL) ...
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (L) (D-IL) speaks to moderator Bob Schieffer (R) in his third presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 15, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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Secret Service Says “Kill Him” Incident Didn’t Happen

By Steve Thomma
McClatchy Newspapers

The U.S. Secret Service says reports that someone at a Sarah Palin rally in Pennsylvania yelled “kill him” at the mention of Barack Obama‘s name are unfounded.

The Scranton Times-Tribune reported that someone at a Palin rally in Scranton on Tuesday shouted the threat when a Congressional candidate named Chris Hackett mentioned Obama’s name. The story was widely picked up by other media.

The issue came up in Wednesday night’s presidential debate, when Obama asked why John McCain and Sarah Palin have not instantly spoken up when people have yelled things like “kill him.”

But the Secret Service says it investigated the report, interviewing its own agents who were at the event as well as others, and found no one who said they heard the yell other than the reporter.

“We have yet to find someone to back up the story,” said Secret Service agent Bill Slavoski. “We had people all over and we have yet to find anyone who said they heard it.”

 The Scranton Times-Tribune said it stands by the story.


Obama’s High School of the Future: Do We Really Want, Need All Gay Schools?

October 13, 2008

By Andrew Breitbart
The Washington Times

Elected officials in Chicago made international news last week by proposing to create a public high school for gay, lesbian and transgender students.

The Pride Campus of the School for Social Justice is set to open with 600 students in 2010, and its curriculum promises to “teach the history of all people who have been oppressed and the civil rights movements that have led to social justice and queer studies.”

Yet no American journalist covering the presidential race has queried the Chicago-based Sen. Barack Obama about this radical development in education reform: a key issue to which the young senator has committed much of his public life and all of his executive experience.

From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Obama oversaw the Annenberg Challenge, a nearly $100 million Chicago-based education-reform group co-founded by unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

Nor has any intrepid mainstream-media reporter looked into a greater trend across the United States in segregating public school students by politically correct “victim” class for the explicit purpose of indoctrinating children in “social justice.” This loaded political term has been preached by such Obama allies and mentors as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Rev. Michael Pfleger and Mr. Ayers: committed left-wing agitators all, and all off-limits to the working press.

So what exactly is “social justice”? This past Martin Luther King Day, a group of social-welfare students at the University of California at Berkeley got together and took a stab at defining it:

“Social justice is a process, not an outcome, which (1) seeks fair (re)distribution of resources, opportunities and responsibilities; (2) challenges the roots of oppression and injustice; (3) empowers all people to exercise self-determination and realize their full potential; (4) and builds social solidarity and community capacity for collaborative action.”

Fitting the narrative, the Social Justice High School in Chicago was created in an act of political protest. The first words on its main campus’ Web site at the “About Us” tab make it clear that public funds are intended to develop future and ACORN-style activists: “On May 13th, 2001, fourteen community residents of Little Village neighborhood staged a nineteen-day hunger strike demanding the construction of a new high school.”

The protesters back then chanted: “Construyan la escuela ahora!” (“Build the school now!”), and victory was theirs. It was “Si, Se Puede” in action, the Spanish-language Obama chant, and also, not at all coincidentally, the slogan of self-described “social justice” activist Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union.

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