If I had asserted in one of my autobiographies that I chose my friends and associates carefully and people began to examine the character of my friends and found nothing but thieves, terrorists and racist demagogues, I might be tempted to disclaim them also.
The thing I find so amazing, however, is how easily Barack Obama denies the persons with whom his ties are deep, meaningful and long-standing. How easily does Obama abandon his friends! Is there no such thing as loyalty in that crowd? Perhaps it’s a natural lack.
Many observers find Obama's associations terrifying and they should. But his reactions (besides the all-purpose racist cudgel) to any controversy stemming from these associations are even more terrifying—and more indicative of Obama’s character.
At some point in the given controversy regarding any of the individuals/organizations he will deny knowing them and/or for what they stand. He will turn on any and all allies when the alliances become politically inconvenient. Observing this, however, Obama’s supporters will shrug their shoulders and keep on believing.
It’s almost as if Obama and those who choose to put their faith in someone so demonstrably faithless "know" something that we don’t.