Letter: Obama’s base faltering

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Upset with the “snail’s pace” of President Obama’s efforts to “fundamentally change the direction” of America, Vermont’s Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist, urged that Obama be “primaried” for the Democratic Party’s 2012 nomination. With dissatisfaction rising among the left-wing extremists who make up Obama’s base, Sanders might get his wish.

Fellow Chicagoan, reputed ghost writer of Obama’s autobiography “Dreams of My Father” and political confidant Bill Ayers could pose a serious threat to his protege should a primary challenge be mounted. Although he’s a self-described small “c” communist, Ayers shouldn’t find it too difficult to reconcile his positions with those of today’s Democrats and run for the party’s presidential nomination. As a founder of the 1970s domestic terrorist group the Weather Underground, Ayers’ past efforts to “fundamentally change” America came with such fervent gusto that he is sure to encourage even Obama’s harshest left-wing critics.

Should Obama lose the nomination, he and Michelle would then be free to pursue life as international gadabouts, lifestyles to which they have grown accustomed and are clearly well-suited. Additionally, if Ayers was elected president, his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, a former associate of Michelle’s and once listed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, would serve as our first lady.

Pat McCarty

Woodland