Sen. Obama Getting Heat for Comparing Sen. Coburn to a Terrorist
Sen. Obama has not recanted or apologized for the comparison
By Adam C Posted in 2008 | Spotlight Blogs — Comments (20) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Sen. McCain personally addressed the offensive comparison yesterday:
...I think, really indicates Senator Obama's attitude, is he had the incredible statement that he compared Mr. Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist, with Senator Tom Coburn, Senator Coburn, a physician who goes to Oklahoma on the weekends and brings babies into life -- comparing those two -- I mean, that's not -- that's an attitude, frankly, that certainly isn't in keeping with the overall attitude.
I commented on this comparison when it happened. I still find it flabbergasting that the media has not followed up on this. Does Obama not see a difference between violent acts of terror to make a political point and running for office to change the law? Does Obama not know about Ayers violent past? That Ayers has never repented? That Ayers wrote a defense of his violence and a regret that he didn't do more? That it was published on Sept. 11, 2001?
I can only imagine what the media would be doing if a Presidential candidate had gone to a fundraiser at the home of an abortion clinic bomber. But for some reason Obama's fundraising at the home of an avowed, unrepentant terrorist seems to be a-okay with most of the media.
Reporters should be asking whether Sen. Obama understands the difference between pro-life politicians and people who set bombs to kill innocent people.