At an event sponsored by the Young America's Foundation at the University of Michigan, conservative writer and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza eviscerated radical activist Bill Ayers, mentor of Barack Obama who as the leader of the Weather Underground in the 1960’s participated in the bombing of the Pentagon, was accused of wanting to murder as many as 25 million Americans if they didn’t accept communism, and reportedly summed up the weathermen’s philosophy as , ''Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at.”
The two men, discussing the criminal justice system, were asked if the criminal justice system “has become too political.” Ayers ranted, “Our political justice system is a catastrophe. It’s a catastrophe. And what was exposed in Ferguson, that the criminal just system is kind of powered … by the kind of targeting of poor people. That’s true in Ferguson, that’s true in Chicago.”
Then Ayers targeted D’Souza, who was jailed for contributing too much money to a political campaign, snapping, “One of the things that I think is catastrophic in it, is that our political system is now for sale — it’s on the auction block. I think the criminal justice system is deeply corrupt and it’s corrupted by politics.”
D’Souza was ready with a rapid-fire response that triggered applause: “The inequity of our criminal justice system is on full display right on this podium right here. So I gave $20,000 of my own money over the campaign finance limit. I got 8 months in overnight confinement. You bombed the Pentagon and tried to bomb all kinds of other things — how much time did you do in the slammer?”
Indeed. Ayers never spent time in jail for his actions; the government dropped the charges against him because the warrants for surveillance against the Weather Underground were deemed improper.
Ayers decided to double down, asserting, “The fact is that you admitted to committing a felony, which you did. And it’s a felony pretty serious in a democracy. It was an attempt to buy an election.”
"You bombed the Pentagon and tried to bomb all kinds of other things — how much time did you do in the slammer?”
Dinesh D'Souza, wiping out Barack Obama's mentor Bill Ayers
D’Souza was ready again. He pointed out that Democratic fundraiser Sant Singh Chatwal, who also donated over the limit, served no prison time, saying, “Here’s my point. Yes, justice is a matter of, ‘Did you break the law?’ But it’s also a matter of, ‘Does the penalty fit the crime? Do other guys who do the same thing get roughly the same offense?’ Under the Obama administration I will say that progressive justice is a complete sham.”
Game, set, match.
H/T The Blaze