Ed Driscoll

Dog Whistle Alert!

The Huffington Post reports: “Mitt Romney: Obama Spending Has Fanned ‘Prairie Fire Of Debt:'”

Republican Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama’s reckless spending has fanned a “prairie fire of debt” while portraying himself in a speech in battleground Iowa as the defender of fiscal responsibility.

The likely GOP presidential nominee is trying to frame his campaign against the Democratic president as a contest of fairness versus irresponsibility.

In a speech Tuesday afternoon in Iowa, Romney will say that, in his words, “a prairie fire of debt is sweeping across Iowa and our nation and every day we fail to act we feed that fire with our own lack of resolve.”

A “Prairie Fire,” you say? Could be a coincidence, or it could be a reference to what my fellow PJ Columnist Zombie dug up in October of 2008 — “William Ayers’ forgotten communist manifesto: Prairie Fire:”

As Zombie noted back then, this was the title of one of Ayers’ Weather Underground manifestos. Click over for numerous scanned pages, including:

The following snippet is taken from the book’s dedication page, and shows that the Weather Underground dedicated the book to Robert F. Kennedy’s killer Sirhan Sirhan, among many other now-obscure ’60s-era radicals, criminals and revolutionaries:

Anybody told Ethel and Caroline of this book’s existence, or Ayers’ relationship to Obama?