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Barack Obama seems to have associated himself with a number of people and organizations that
are, to say the least, out of step with most Americans.
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Overviews: Barack Obama is a disciple of Saul Alinsky.
The New Party.
Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
What evidence lurks at the University of Illinois?
Frank Marshall Davis.
The Center for American Progress.
Other questionable associates and endorsements.
... and don't forget Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his Black Liberation Theology.
Overviews: Barack Obama is a disciple of Saul Alinsky, Jeremiah Wright, and Frank Marshall Davis
Why President Obama wants
the economy to fail. Mainstream Democrats worship at the altar of the New Deal. It's an article of
faith that massive government spending pulled America out of the Great Depression. The president's view of spending,
deficits and debt is not merely Keynesian theory run amok. Its origins and objectives are far more terrifying.
Where the traditional Democratic playbook for economic downturns was provided by Keynes and first made policy by FDR, the
Obama template comes straight from Saul Alinsky. Alinsky, the father of "community organizing," hails from the
president's Chicago and is revered by today's fashionably leftist university faculties.
The Left's Tool For Social Justice. [Liberals] care about one thing and one thing only —
power — because without power, they cannot bring about a fundamental transformation of America.
It is no coincidence that Obama's role model, the small-c communist Saul Alinsky, used the word power 191 times
in his fairly slim magnum opus, Rules for Radicals. [...] Groups like ACORN and Sharpton's National Action
Network help them get it. Alinsky saw his mission as redeeming America by creating "mass organizations
to seize power and give it to the people," as if the people did not already rule America. And it was certainly
an odd choice of words for Alinsky, a holier-than-thou, self-professed champion of democracy, to say that these
organizations must "seize power." Such groups, which he called "People's Organizations," must be dedicated
"to an eternal war ... against poverty, misery, delinquency, disease, injustice, hopelessness, despair, and
unhappiness." Alinsky intoned ominously that failing to use "power for a more equitable distribution of the
means of life for all people signals the end of the revolution and the start of the counterrevolution."
Become the Communist States of America. A preferred ploy of left-wing change agents is to
ridicule critics when they point out the undeniable parallels between the goals of today's "progressive"
movement, to include the Democratic Party in general, and the goals of the early, and very much still alive,
communist movement. If, for instance, one mentions the historical fact that nearly every adult who,
at any time, was in any position of influence over a young, soon-to-be-radicalized Barry Soetoro was an
avowed communist, to include his own parents, then one is immediately mocked and dismissed as a neo-McCarthyite
hack pining for the bygone days of the Red Scare. This is an evasive, ad hominem strategy employed by
those who are caught, for lack of a better word, red-handed.
Bill Ayers and Obama Both Quote
Alinsky. Over the years, liberals occasionally get sloppy and let it slip that the inspiration for their vision of America
comes directly from a left-wing activist/community organizer and student of Chicago mobsters, Saul Alinsky, author of a handbook for
revolutionaries entitled Rules for Radicals. Just prior to his death in 1972, while discussing life after death in
a Playboy interview, Alinsky said that, if given the choice between heaven and hell, he'd choose hell.
What does the NSA Know about Obama? [Scroll
down] While Frank Marshall Davis was under surveillance for 19 years, he may have engaged in espionage for the Soviet Union.
Obama covered up Davis's real identity when he ran for president. Although Obama publicly claimed that he regarded Ayers and Dohrn as
just neighbors and respected academics, declassified intelligence in the Weather Underground case shows that Ayers, Dohrn and their comrades
had connections to the Soviet KGB, the Cuban intelligence service and the DGI, in addition to their terrorist ties.
What Will It Take? [Scroll down] In a recent speech, [Monica Crowley]
spelled out what should have been plain for all to see: "We have a president who ... came out of the swamps of Chicago machine politics, who
learned at the knee of the communist revolutionary Frank Marshall Davis, who studied under Marxist professors ... who trained intensively in the
revolutionary tactics of Saul Alinsky, who launched his political career in the living room of Marxist revolutionaries and domestic terrorists ... who
for two decades sat in the pews of the radical anti-American preacher, who tried desperately to bury that past, who spoke about the fundamental transformation
of the nation ... who waged war on entire news organizations, Fox News, and who spent his first term slamming into place radical wealth redistribution
and socialized medicine.... What I'm describing here is the classic tin-pot dictatorship. We never thought it could happen here, and yet,
here it is. [...]"
Shutdown Reveals Obama's Warped Worldview —
Again. Obama was raised and supported by radical leftists his entire life. It's all he knows. His parents were leftists. A
childhood mentor of his was a well-known Marxist. He went to very liberal colleges. He moved to Chicago were he "community organized" for leftist
groups and then started his political career in the house of an admitted domestic terrorist who, naturally, is also a far left radical. He went to the
church of an America-hating pastor who, you guessed it, is also a far left radical. This is who he is. He's an agitator. A radical.
He is not a leader. He is a glorified trouble-maker.
I Ache for a President Who Loves America. If there's one
thing that bugs me about the Obama years it is the palpable fact that Obama doesn't love America. The last two weeks has intensified that feeling. We know why he
doesn't love America. It's because he identifies with his Kenyan father's hatred of Western colonialism. If that weren't enough, Obama follows the cultural cues
of liberal America, from his lefty mother to his lefty teenage mentors to his lefty college instructors to his lefty radical sponsors in Chicago. Liberals think they
are too good for America. Ditto Obama.
Chronicle's Helpful Tip: Lower Your Income to Qualify for Obamacare Cash. [I]magine a world where everyone held hands and shared equally
in the income amassed by a few. Barack Obama is able to imagine such a world. He articulated his vision of it in July 2011, when he expressed
his loathing for being "able to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional income that I don't need, while a parent out there who is struggling
to figure out how to send their [sic] kid to college suddenly finds that they've [sic] got a couple thousand dollars less in grants or student loans."
He never enlarged upon the novel concept of "additional income that I don't need" or who gets to make that determination for other people, but he has made
it clear on several occasions that he is a firm believer in income redistribution.
When the Have Nots Become the Haves. Saul Alinsky the political thinker who
seems to have had more impact on President Obama than any other was very clear in his most important book about what his motives were and what he was aiming
at, "What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. 'The Prince' was written by Machiavelli
for the Haves on how to hold power. 'Rules for Radicals' is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."
Following Alinsky Script In Shutdown Showdown. Republicans seem outplayed in another showdown with the president. Too bad
they don't have his playbook, huh? Except, they do — they're just too dumb or timid to exploit it. The playbook is "Rules
for Radicals" by Saul D. Alinsky, the late Chicago socialist and father of community organizing. As a student of Alinsky, Obama studied
his political war manual to a fare-thee-well. And now he's putting his mentor's hyper-cynical tactics into overdrive to win the battle for
bigger government versus Republicans.
Obama's Shutdown Campaign. [Scroll down] But the
performance has reached a higher, uglier decibel level under the Obama administration. This is hardly a surprise, given Barack Obama's upbringing,
mentors, radical associates, and the crucial fact that he was a community organizer who studied and taught Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. That
was Obama's formative experience for his job today, and it has equipped him for the task at hand. As accomplices, add in an army of ever-increasing
unionized government employees, prodded by their ringleaders, and who burn with the tenacity and partisanship of IRS employees, and watch out.
says Republicans blocking his efforts to fight economic inequality. The president has powers to fight income inequality, President
Obama argued in an interview broadcast Sunday, adding that Republicans in Congress have hobbled his efforts to do it. [...] "I think the president
can stop it," Obama said, when asked about the growing income gap. "The problem is that there continues to be a major debate here in
Washington, and that is, how do we respond to these underlying trends?"
The Editor says...
Income inequality is not something to be fought, especially by the leader of a supposedly free country. Income inequality results from
inequality of skill, talent and experience. Income inequality is the reward for hard work and the punishment for laziness.
The elimination of income inequality is one of the primary goals of Communism. It is also apparently one of Barack H.
Obama's primary goals. What does that tell you?
The Impostor President Gets Caught.
Obama's rise was, in no small part, a testament to the KGB's success. From his childhood on, Obama had been learning that just about the only
thing exceptional about America was Barack Hussein Obama. In Hawaii, his communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, reinforced his mother's casual
anti-Americanism. "You're not going to college to get educated. You're going there to get trained," Davis reportedly told Obama.
"They'll train you so good, you'll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that s***."
Dangerous Times: Are Obama's Syrian
Stumbles Good for America? By now it's impossible to avoid the conclusion that Obama is fervently anti-American. Which is what
you might learn from his personal history, all the way from Mom the Stalinist, to his "mentor" Frank Davis the child pornographer, all the
way to the "Reverend" Jerry Wright and the Alinsky Machine in Chicago. They all sing the same song, and love for America is never part
of it. There's no way Obama could have been marinated in that toxic stew all his life and not come out as a feverishly anti-American
ideologue. Today we see the proof.
Obama, Alinksy and the Devil. When
people ask me, "Why would Obama want to destroy America" — at least the America that most Conservatives know and love? It's
simple. Why wait for Hell, when you can create Hell on Earth? We often hear of Liberals use of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, and
people discuss Alinsky's organizing abilities. What they omit is his underlying philosophy. Alinsky built his organizing model on
a love of creating hell.
The Obama Doctrine of Control Through
Dissension. Barack Obama has managed to undermine the nation's unanimity through the deliberate fostering of racial, political, religious,
and class-based conflict. In other words, the President of the United States is actively endeavoring to community-organize America to death.
Chicago-style troublemaker Barack Obama acquired his skill set while nestled close to the pedagogical breast of Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky.
It was there that the president was schooled in the fine art of community organizing, and excelled as a top student.
Sutton: Pro-Communist Obama Enabler, Holder Mentor. Frank Marshall Davis is known to have taken an
active role in the rearing of young Obama from the age of 10 until he turned 18 and left Hawaii for his first year
at Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1979. That was the same year al-Mansour was seeking Arab financial
support for students such as Obama. Vernon Jarrett's column details how al-Mansour told him about a proposal
he made to OPEC Secretary-General Rene Ortiz regarding a program to spend "$20 million per year for 10 years
to aid 10,000 minority students each year, including blacks, Arabs, Hispanics, Asians and native Americans."
These minority students would then migrate through the political system promoting Palestinian and radical Islamist causes.
Obama's Scandals and Saul Alinsky.
In recent weeks, scandal after scandal has rocked Barack Obama's administration. His presidency might be imperiled. Or it
might not be. Obama steadfastly remains an activist, a "community organizer." Nor has he forgotten that which he learned
from the godfather of all community organizers, Saul Alinsky. In his Rules for Radicals, Alinsky writes that the goal "of
the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a 'dangerous enemy.'"
Obama's plan hatched at Columbia
University. This is no accident, or the work of an economically inept liberal. This is a purposeful plan to drown the nation in debt and hook a
majority to government handouts, happening in front of our eyes. [...] Why would anyone want to purposely collapse the economy you might ask? Saul Alinsky taught
the ends justify the means. A bankrupt America wipes out the middle class and small business. That wipes out the majority of donors to conservatives
causes — meaning Obama has no opposition.
John Lott: Obama is the Most Radical President in American
History. Author John Lott, tells AIM why he calls Obama the most radical president in American history in his new book At The Brink by
talking about Obamacare, sequestration and gun control. [Video clip]
Six Alinsky Rules That
Explain Obama's Words and Deeds. In spite of the media's conspicuous silence on the matter, it is no secret that Saul
Alinsky's manual for "community organizers" — Rules for Radicals — exerted an immeasurable influence over the
world's most well recognized community organizer, President Barack Obama. Thus, to understand why Obama does what he does, we need
to be familiar with the vision that Alinsky delineated in his book.
Obama's Alinsky Tactics Go into
Overdrive. One day it's voting rights; the next day, gun control and immigration reform; then health care; then student
loans; then climate change; then oil drilling; then the coal industry; then gay marriage; then minimum-wage and living-wage laws; then a
brain research initiative. [...] Above all, it is vital to understand that none of this "hyperactivity" is random or accidental.
Every single, solitary bit of it has been carefully planned and orchestrated by Obama and his political allies, for the purpose of
advancing the transformational change the president so zealously seeks to impose on America by means of the tactics taught by the late,
famed godfather of community organizing, Saul Alinsky.
Barack Obama: The Man Behind the Mask.
Barack Obama is a product of 1960's radicalism. His parents, grandparents, mentors, professors and, by his own admission, circle of
friends were all disciples of Marxist thought and the tactics of societal revolution. Not only his formative years but virtually his
entire life has been an immersion in this mindset — a mindset which includes a deep seated animosity toward capitalism and
individual freedom. Virtually all the despots of the twentieth century had the same philosophical convictions and intellectual
Is a Civil War Coming? For anyone who has done
even a cursory study of Barack Obama's life, they know that his radical Marxist views are not a recent phenomenon. During his New
York years, he was a frequent participant in the annual Socialist Scholars Conference held in Manhattan. In the 1990s, he was
affiliated with the Marxist New Party. He called for an outright ban on guns in 1996. Through the 1990s and 2000s, he
funneled millions of dollars to socialist front groups like ACORN, via the Woods Fund and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.
winning his power struggle with Congress. Many conservatives believe that President Obama is a star protégé
of Saul Alinsky, the revolutionary who wrote Rules for Radicals. Alinsky began that book, "The Prince was written by Machiavelli for
the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away." That certainly fits
Obama's obsession with sticking it to the rich even though it will have as much of an impact on trillion-dollar annual deficits as a mosquito
sucking on an elephant. But it is not about the money; it's about power. When Obama talked about a fundamental transformation
of America, it's now clear he meant a fundamental transformation of power — from the people to the government.
A new verb. "Mr. Speaker, what do you
have to say about lobbying for Freddie Mac?" "I have advised a number of organizations over the years. The
opposition is just trying to Alinsky me."
The Root Cause of Gun Violence.
Whenever Barack Obama talks, he tells us that whatever he believes is just common sense. And what anyone who disagrees with him
says is just politics. That's actually the open communist Saul Alinsky talking, worshipped by every true Democrat (see, e.g.,
Hillary Clinton). It is just more sophistry and deception.
The Real Barack Obama. The mainstream media
have for years largely ignored the evidence that Obama is solidly a man of the Left. Back in 1985, the 24-year-old Obama answered a help-wanted
ad for a job with a group run by Saul Alinsky's Chicago disciples. The late Alinsky has long been the patron saint of radical "community
organizers" on the left. Obama was deeply influenced by his years as an Alinsky-style organizer in Chicago. "Obama embraced many of
Alinsky's tactics and recently said his years as an organizer gave him the best education of his life," wrote Peter Slevin of the Washington
Post in 2007. That same year, The New Republic's Ryan Lizza found Obama still "at home talking Alinskian jargon about 'agitation'"
and fondly recalling workshops where he had learned Alinsky's concepts and methods for infiltrating power structures.
Military leaders who 'will fire on U.S. citizens'. [Don't forget] that
this president was suckled on the Communist teat of Frank Marshall Davis, moved on to Alinsky and Piven and the strategy meetings of
Cooper Union communists looking for ways to make the Marxist message palatable to a country built on free market capitalists, befriended
Palestinian terrorist enablers and apologists, and then emerged in politics as a protege of Bill Ayers, the man whose Weather Underground
movement sought to overthrow the government — propelling into the ultimate seat of power the perfect Potemkin pragmatist, sold
to us as a post-partisan, post-racial healer the would absolve us of our racist colonialist sins, with the actual means to do so.
Poll: Republican voters say Obama's hiding
something. More than a third of Americans — and 64 percent of Republicans — believe that President
Barack Obama might be hiding something, according to a new poll Thursday [1/17/2013]. Thirty-six percent of the surveyed voters think
the president is possibly "hiding important information about his background and early life," the Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind
Mark Levin: Background Check Needed For Barack
Obama. Mark Levin is calling for background checks for all politicians, including one Barack Hussein Obama. [Video clip]
The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky.
In "Rules for Radicals," the Alinsky rulebook and Obama playbook, the first rule is, "Power is not only what you have, but what an
opponent thinks you have."
Summary of Saul Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals".
Union organizers are often highly trained. In many unions this training includes indoctrination in Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals." Saul Alinsky was a
ruthless radical organizer. He would stop at nothing to win. Before he passed away in 1972 he published a book called "Rules for Radicals" in which he
outlined his power tactics and questionable ethics. Anyone interested in staying, or becoming, Union Free, whether in an organizing campaign or in a
decertification or deauthorization election, ought to become familiar with these rules.
Obama is Still Channeling Saul
Alinsky. The president is feigning when he says, "I'm hoping to compromise" with Republicans. It's a trap. His mentors counseled to
never compromise with "the enemy."
Obama: The Affirmative Action President.
[How] did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's
most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job? [...] And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the
white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's
colleague and political sponsor.
Who Is Barack Hussein Obama? And
What Is He Really Up To? Obama is an ardent disciple of the communist agitator Saul Alinsky, who taught that radical change of America's
socio-economic structure is necessary to achieve the ultimate goal of a socialist state. Alinsky is the key to Obama. Alinsky's infamous
book, Rules for Radicals, gives instruction for socialist revolutionaries to cut their hair, put on a suit and tie, and infiltrate the organizations
they wish to overthrow. Nobody has been more successful at this than Barack Hussein Obama.
Would Obama Incite Civil Unrest to Win?
Barack Obama's primary occupation before electoral politics was as a community organizer in Chicago. He was an adviser to ACORN, the election
fraud racket and socialist activism organization founded by former SDS radical Wade Rathke. His mentors in Chicago included Bill Ayers and
Bernardine Dohrn, the Weather Underground leaders who staged the Days of Rage in 1969; Rashid Khalidi, apologist for and promoter of anti-Israeli
violence; and Jeremiah Wright, whose most famous words are "God d--- America!" In his youth, of course, Obama's primary male role model was
Frank Marshall Davis, a communist and, naturally, a community organizer. Would any of the people I just named stop short of using intimidation
or civil unrest to achieve their political ends, if they believed it would be effective — or that it was their only hope?
Our First 'Red Diaper Baby' President?
Between Obama's mother, grandfather, Kenyan father, and Frank Marshall Davis, those are some pretty extreme political influences. Some
of them were interested in communism, sympathetic to communism, fellow travelers, or even downright Communist Party members. For a young
Obama — who I actually feel bad for — this would seem to meet the standards of a Red Diaper Baby environment.
Obama Was Pretty Awful in 2007 and Hasn't Got any Better Since Becoming President. I reported on then Senator Barack Obama's Hampton
Univeristy speech of June 2007, when he had entered the race for President. [...] This is Barack Obama — community activist, autobiographer
and President of the United States. He is the same man today, as he was in 2007, 2004 and 1995. His world-view fully formed by Planned
Parenthood, Frank Marshall, Andy Stern, Derrick Bell, James Cone, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers and prepared for public consumption by Marilyn Katz.
about Senator Obama's 2007 speech.
Does 1979 newspaper column shed light
on 2008 campaign story? You would think that a program to spend "$20 million per year for 10 years to aid 10,000 minority students
each year, including blacks, Arabs, Hispanics, Asians and native Americans" would be referred to somewhere other than one obscure 1979 column, but I haven't
found any other word of it. Maybe the funding materialized, maybe it didn't, but what's particularly noteworthy is that this black Islamic lawyer
who "for several years [had] urged the rich Arab kingdoms to cultivate stronger ties to America's blacks by supporting black businesses and black colleges
and giving financial help to disadvantaged students" was also the same lawyer who allegedly helped arrange for the entrance of Barack Obama into Harvard
Law School in 1988.
Barack Obama — The Radical
Mansourian Candidate. A 1979 column confirms our 2008 editorial positing that the 44th president might owe his meteoric rise to an
education funded by Israeli-hating adviser to a Saudi billionaire. [...] When he was known as Donald Warden, according to the Social Activism
Project at the University of California at Berkeley, al-Mansour was the mentor of Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton and his associate, Bobby
Seale. What did this radical extremist see in young Obama that he would seek to sponsor and finance his education?
and his 'very bad' luck with dear friends and reporters. There have been lots of interesting responses to last week's
column about Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, but none more interesting than the response of al-Mansour himself. [...] Just two days after my
column appeared, al-Mansour was doing damage control — telling Buzzfeed.com that he had never talked to OPEC Secretary
General Rene Ortiz about setting up the $200 million fund, as Jarrett had reported — and that indeed he had never even
talked to Jarrett about the topic.
The Arab-American network behind Obama.
President Obama's controversial relationships with radical figures like Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi have been well-publicized in recent
years. Prior to his academic career in the United States, Khalidi worked for Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization when it was classified
by the State Department as a terrorist group. Less well-known is a cluster of Chicago businessmen who formed an Arab-American network at the heart of
Obama's political apparatus. Ray Hanania, a Chicago-based Arab-American journalist and activist, described the network in a 2007 interview with
Chicago magazine as "a small cluster of activists" in the business community who were politically involved. Chief among them was Obama mentor
President Obama Hates America. Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist Party member investigated by the FBI for un-American
activities. As a teenager, Obama sat at Davis' knee in his Waikiki bungalow, where he was brainwashed into hating America while
romanticizing Soviet Russia. Interestingly, Davis put Churchill at the center of Anglo-American "imperialism." Rev.
Jeremiah Wright, moreover, baptized Obama into "liberation theology," which emerged from the communist movement in Central America.
Wright's church "stood in solidarity" with the Sandinista dictators of Nicaragua while Obama attended there. Not surprisingly,
Obama protested U.S. support for the Contra rebels. Wright also lionized Hamas and called for divestment in Israel, which he
accused of having "illegally occupied Palestinian territories" for decades. Derrick Bell, the late Harvard law professor,
taught Obama "critical race theory" and "postcolonial theory," which argues that Western imperialism is the highest stage of
capitalism. Obama remained close to Bell until his death last year.
Cliff Kincaid remarks at July 19 "Vetting Obama" conference. Obama is surrounded by
people who couldn't pass the CARL test; many of these cases are documented in Trevor Loudon's Barack Obama and the Enemies Within. [...] It is not my
purpose here to go over all of this, although I do suggest you take a look at Trevor's book, which goes back over four years and includes his seminal work on
such figures as Frank Marshall Davis and Van Jones. It was Trevor who gave Glenn Beck the information on Van Jones that forced Jones out of his job.
Unfortunately, Beck lost his job, when the Soros machine threatened News Corporation over Beck's exposure of the people behind Van Jones and Barack Obama.
Can a Candidate Lie His
Way to the Presidency? Barack Obama has developed quite a record as a liar. He lied for more than a decade about
where he was born. He lied about many aspects of his life in his fictional "memoir." He lied about his Chicago years and
his activities and associations there. (Has anyone ever asked the question, what did Obama do when he lived in Chicago, and
whom did he know there, since it seems that all of the activities and associations of which we have a record are now, as Nixon
might say, inoperative.)
Apply Harry Reid's 'Dog Catcher' Standard to Barack Obama. Let us first take the question of whether Barack Obama
would have been confirmed by the Senate for any position, Cabinet or otherwise. If his lack of experience was not a
sufficient obstacle, his past history of serious drug use — which is even worse than the admissions in his memoir,
Dreams from My Father — would have barred his nomination. So, too, would his radical past, including his
associations with Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Rashid Khalidi, Derrick Bell, and a host of extremists with whom he made
Top Ten Felons, Fugitives, and
Shady Characters in Obama's Life. What? What's that? You don't want to talk about this? Objection
overruled, Corrupt Media! The President opened this door, and now we're going to walk right on through it. Starting
with... [#1] Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich: Sentenced to 14 years in prison for political
corruption. [...] [#2] Tony Rezko: Sentenced to 10 and a half years for corruption and kickbacks. [...]
[#9] Solyndra: First company to receive taxpayer backed loans from Obama. Solyndra's investors are Obama
The Way of the Community
Organizer. In lieu of trying to find common solutions to shared problems in a fashion that suppresses innate differences,
the community organizer seeks to find potential seams of friction and animosity, and then mine and exploit them for political
gain — the ultimate aim being to forge together a near majority by piling faction upon faction to obtain compensatory
damages for perceived grievances. In 2008, Obama showed his hand with "typical white person," the clingers speech, the "gun
to the knife fight" and "get in their faces'" quips, the spread-the-wealth slip, and the suppression of his past radical
associations and alliances.
What The Washington Post
Isn't Telling You About Obama, Clinton, And Kerry. In April 1983, Columbia student Barack Obama attended the Socialist Scholars
Conference in New York City. His presence there is documented. He admits as much in Dreams from My Father. The
scholars at the conference were all Marxists and the meeting was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Marx's death. Obama notes
that he consciously sought out "radicals" among the professors and students he studied with. "Radicals' were not radical environmentalists
or radical pro-lifers or radical right wingers. The radicals he consorted with were almost all Marxists, like Frank Marshall Davis,
A New Declaration of
Independence. Without any in-depth research or vetting about his background, Barack Hussein Obama
was elected the 44th president of the United States. There were voices of caution who early on exposed
Obama's connections to former terrorist Bill Ayers, anti-American vilifier Reverend Wright, crook Tony Rezko,
and anti-Semite Rashid Khalidi, but they were laughed at as the people allowed themselves to be demagogued on
hope and change.
Why Obama's radicalism matters: According
to his own narrative, Barack Obama was bred by communists, raised by communists, mentored by communists and was employed by
communists. By his admission, he sought out communists as preferred parties with whom to fraternize. Obama's radical
Marxism is at the very core of why he does what he does, why he will continue to do so and why America remains in dire peril with
every day he occupies the White House. Everything Obama has actualized or attempted — from his exploitation of
high health-care costs to surreptitiously compromising the Constitution, to his desperation to regulate the Internet and any other
means of public address into which he might conceivably insinuate government's putrid tentacles, to his proclivity for religious
persecution, to his spending us into destitution — have their roots in Marxist doctrine.
if 'Saul Alinsky Portrait' Is Hanging in the White House. During a White House press briefing on Monday [3/19/2012],
Fox News' Ed Henry asked Press Secretary Jay Carney if the White House displays a portrait of Saul Alinsky for its staff to look
up to. Carney's answer was less than direct, and would seem to hint that there just might be something to the Alinsky
Palin: Let the Vetting
Begin. Do we ever want to elect someone like Obama again? Someone with close ties to people like
Jeremiah Wright, Derrick Belle, Tony Rezko and an admiration for Saul Alinsky to name a few. The answer is no.
We Dare Call It Treason. Raised by Muslims
and communists, on reaching young adulthood Obama-Soetoro, by his own self-aggrandizing admission, made conscious choices to
closely associate himself with radical Marxists and black supremacists. These were, and are, people who ardently believe
in the violent overthrow of our government and the destruction of America as a free, sovereign, capitalist nation. Are
we now to believe that disarming America is not part of furthering this agenda?
Producer of 'Schindler's List' Slams Obama, Salutes Breitbart. [Scroll down] Another part of the
ongoing dilemma is that the President surrounded himself with self-proclaimed Marxists, socialists, communists and
progressives. Why? Is the answer that he embodies some or all of those ideological characteristics?
I think so. Each of them arrived with an agenda to turn America into the vision of themselves and the despicable
goal of changing America into a European style state of fear and class warfare. Sadly, we see it happening before
our very eyes, but we refuse to stand up and make our presence and our voices known.
All Hail Obama. The
willingness of the White House to exceed the Constitutional powers of the President and assert authority beyond
that directed in federal statutes is starting to show up more frequently. ... This brazen man who has successfully
bluffed his way to the White House despite the Communist and otherwise anti-American people who have tutored and
assisted him on his way, is apparently feeling so sure of himself that he is already acting beyond his constitutional
obligation to "faithfully execute the laws", even before his reelection.
Our Marxist Wizard of Oz.
His mother was an unabashed hippie from 1960s central casting. His father was an openly avowed Communist
from Kenya. While his father wasn't around much, his devoutly progressive grandparents arranged for him
to be mentored during his adolescent years by a dues paying member of the U.S. Communist Party, Frank Marshall
Davis. When he went to college, he was attracted to the Marxist professors and student activists, according
to his own published memoirs. When he graduated, he moved to Chicago and became an instructor for the
left-wing extremist organization ACORN in the social manipulation methods of radical Marxist agitator Saul
disciple Obama does the master proud. Obama sold his health care reform as financial panacea for
all our economic ills, telling us that the nearly trillion-dollar legislation would actually save the nation
money. This legerdemain was accomplished by a variety of dishonest budgetary gimmicks: front-loading
the taxes, back-loading the spending and shunting a huge portion of the cost to the states. How to explain
such mendacity from the man who vowed to cure our capital from its endemic corruption and vice? Simple:
Obama is a disciple of the far-left-wing radical political strategist and teacher Saul Alinsky. Early in his
career, Obama absorbed Alinsky's approach, and even taught it in a class for aspiring community organizers hosted
by a front group for the master.
The curse of Saul Alinsky.
"Rules for Radicals" is dedicated to Lucifer, who is praised by Alinsky, both for being "the first radical" and for
winning himself a kingdom. In it, Alinsky condemns the state of the modern world, blames capitalism, boasts
about his past rabble-rousing successes, then explains in detail several ways to turn citizens against each other to
achieve political goals. The substance is mostly amoral, often immoral, advice on how to change public sentiment.
It is essentially an instruction guide on how to foment strife, turning neighbor against neighbor until the innately
civilized desire to compromise forces a political opponent to acquiesce.
Muslim-leftist radical in
the White House. Barack Hussein Obama is the most successful enemy penetration
of the US Government in American history. During his lifetime, he was nurtured, mentored
and supported by radical leftist and fundamentalist Islamic elements both of which hate the
United States and seek its demise by whatever means necessary. Obama's immediate family
were close to the Communist Party or sympathetic to its aims. His mother Stanley Ann
Dunham has been described by former classmates as a "fellow traveler." His grandfather
Stanley Armour Dunham arranged Obama's mentorship by Communist Party member Frank Marshall
Davis, originally from Chicago and the former editor of the Chicago Communist paper, the Star.
Meeting Young Obama.
[Scroll down] Whatever impact our encounter might have had on him, I know something about
what Barack Obama believed in 1980. At that time, the future president was a doctrinaire
Marxist revolutionary, although perhaps — for the first time — considering
conventional politics as a more practical road to socialism. Knowing this, I think I have
a responsibility to place on the public record my account of this incident from our president's past.
Republicans Rejected Info About Obama's Past. What would you do if you knew that
the top Democrat running for president was lying about his past? That is the question I was
faced with in 2008. I had met the young Barack Obama while he was a sophomore at Occidental
College, and I knew that his commitment to socialism was deep, genuine, and longstanding.
How Nixon Created Obama.
Obama's idol Malcolm X was Mr. Racial Revenge. Jerry Wright hammered that message home for twenty
years. But then, Obama's mentor "Frank" was one enraged black guy for the CPUSA in Hawaii. Little
Barry never heard anything different in his life. He was brainwashed by nearly every significant adult
in his life path. No wonder he looks so out of place. He's never known a normal person in his life.
American President. Obama's teen years were spent living with his maternal grandparents on the
Hawaiian island of Oahu. There he met a family friend, communist, purported pedophile, and his eventual
mentor, the radical poet Frank Marshall Davis. Obama's connections to radical leftists are numerous and
well-known. He's admitted to attending socialist meetings and participated in a rally organized by the
Democratic Socialists of America. In 1996, he sought and received the endorsement of the far left group
The New Party. He has worked with, supported, and attempted to shield from investigation the group ACORN
which was recently convicted of massive voter fraud. Obama's White House is chock-full of radical leftist,
anti-American advisors. As a 20-year attendee at Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ,
Obama was steeped in Black Liberation Theology which is rooted in the collectivist philosophy of Karl Marx.
Jeremiah Wright can sink Obama. [Scroll down] Furthermore,
Mr. Wright says Mr. Obama possessed an "Islamic background" and despite his conversion to Christianity has never abandoned his Muslim roots. In
short, Mr. Wright appears to be confirming what I have argued for years: Mr. Obama is a cultural Muslim whose Christianity is deeply tied to black
liberation theology — the belief that America and the West have an evil, imperialist civilization bent on oppressing the Third World.
Communism, and Obama: Tracing the president's behavior and opinions back to the source.
Be a Socialist. [Recently], Howard Dean gave a speech where he insinuated that anyone who says
"Obama is a Socialist" is crazy, ignorant, racist, or extreme. Funny, a recent national poll shows that a
majority (55%) of Americans believe "Socialist" best describes Obama. Another poll shows the Democrat Party
is filled with people who identify with Socialism. I say, it's time for them to come out of the closet.
I ought to know. I was Obama's college classmate at Columbia University Class of '83. Our college was
dominated by Socialists and Marxists who hated capitalism and America.
Obama and Me. [Scroll down] I
had finally amassed enough documentation to determine that he was not the centrist he affected to be but a
far-left ideologue, that he was a gyrating opportunist who could reverse his proclamations on a dime to suit
the occasion, that he had neither knowledge of nor competence in the complexities of foreign affairs, that he
was an unabashed plagiarist in his stump speeches, that there was no chance of him becoming a "post racial"
president but rather a demagogue who would sharpen racial tensions, that his grasp of real-world economics
was shaky to non-existent, that he was an unnervingly ignorant man (e.g. the Austrian language) as well as
a showboat (e.g., the fake classical pillars), that he was associated with some of the most dubious people
in the political, academic, and religious communities, and that he would waste little time putting the
screws on Israel while flattering and appeasing the Islamic world.
Radical Past. On the afternoon of April 1, 1983, Barack Obama, then a senior at Columbia
University, made his way into the Great Hall of Manhattan's Cooper Union to attend a "Socialist Scholars
Conference." There Obama discovered his vocation as a community organizer, as well as a political
program to guide him throughout his life. ... In the early 1980s, America's socialists discovered what Saul
Alinsky had always known: "Community organizing" is a euphemism behind which advocates of a radical
vision of America could advance their cause without the bothersome label "socialist" drawing adverse attention
to their efforts.
The Manchurian President.
American journalist, author and radio host, Aaron Klein, along with historian and researcher,
Brenda J. Elliott, blow the lid off the dome of silence surrounding the Obama administration as
they boldly unmask the nation's 44th president in their latest chilling monograph, "The Manchurian
President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists."
Providing close to 900 footnotes and countless pages of documentation, they reveal surreptitious ties
to radical leftists of all stripes.
A Stranger in Our Midst.
[Scroll down slowly] This disquiet was a slow realization. Awareness began with Obama's odd
pre-presidency associations, decades of being oblivious to Rev. Wright's anti-American ranting, his enduring
friendship with the terrorist guy-in-the-neighborhood Bill Ayers, and the Saul Alinsky-flavored anti-capitalist
community activism. Further add a hazy personal background — an Indonesian childhood, shifting
official names, and a paperless-trail climb through elite educational institutions. None of this disqualified
Obama from the presidency; rather, this background just doesn't fit with the conventional political résumé.
Does Obama Employ the Marxist Doctrine of
Creative Destruction? [Scroll down slowly] Barack Obama has experienced an almost total
lifelong immersion in socialism. He has had a nearly complete dependence upon leftist and even
communist contacts and friends during his childhood, education and rise to power. Therefore, wouldn't
it be exceedingly odd if Barack weren't at least a little bit communist at heart?
Barack Obama and the
Strategy of Manufactured Crisis. Despite the mass media news blackout, a series of books, talk
radio and the blogosphere have managed to expose Barack Obama's connections to his radical mentors —
Weather Underground bombers William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis and
others. David Horowitz and his Discover the Networks.org have also contributed a wealth of information and
have noted Obama's radical connections since the beginning. Yet, no one to my knowledge has yet connected
all the dots between Barack Obama and the Radical Left.
Finally! Somebody Remembers Obama at
Occidental. Colossal efforts have been made to conceal Obama's school records along with the
enigmatic birth certificate. The president has elucidated little about his days at Occidental or
Columbia other than to affirm his affection for radical, anti-American Marxists. ... There is nothing in
Obama's background to suggest he is anything but a socialist in the Marxist tradition. His father was a
socialist economist, his mother unabashedly sympathetic to socialist causes. His parents met in a
Russian class when Russia was still the Soviet Union. His most important childhood mentor, Frank Marshall
Davis, was an unapologetic communist and member of the Communist Party USA. His friends Bill Ayers and
Bernardine Dohrn are socialists who advocate the violent overthrow of the United States government. The
"best education of his life" came from Saul Alinsky, yet another socialist.
Red, White and Blue to Just Plain Red. [Scroll down] Even lunkheads who managed to sleep
all the way through 2008 should be able to figure out that, as president, Obama hasn't changed his colors, but
only his address. His circle of acquaintances has certainly widened, but it hasn't improved. All
you have to do is look at the thugs in ACORN and the SEIU, at people like self-proclaimed Communist Van Jones,
who serves as one of Obama's czars, and Jeff Jones, another close advisor, who joined with Bill Ayers in creating
the terrorist group known as the Weathermen.
It's Not Socialism, It's Communism. We know
that he [Barack Obama] was greatly influenced by Marxists or people who viewed Communism sympathetically, not the
least of which were his grandparents who introduced him to a mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Communist
Party USA. Obama wrote that he was drawn to Marxists among his teachers in college. He began his political
career in the home of former Weatherman Bill Ayers. These days he is praised by Communists in Cuba and
Venezuela. He sided with a Leftist former president of Honduras who tried to illegally alter its
never found guilty by association. Suppose it was revealed that the pastor who had married George and
Laura Bush, baptized their two daughters and ministered to their spiritual needs for 20 years was a raving white
supremacist who, from the pulpit, preached the separation of the races, claimed that the promiscuity of African-Americans
had quickened the spread of AIDS and mused about how America might be improved if black people were sent back to
Africa. ... Now what if on top of all this, it was revealed that George Bush had once done work for an organization
that then stuffed ballot boxes to get him elected and routinely counselled clients on how to cheat on their taxes?
Communists Behind Obama's Health Care Goals. Barack Obama did not conceive of socialized medicine
on his own. His acceptance of such a system was cultivated and nurtured by the same types of Marxist
revolutionaries with whom he has surrounded himself throughout his entire adult life — and who are
now shaping the major policy agendas of his administration.
A U.S. President, Raised on
KGB Propaganda. From his communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis to the unrepentant domestic terrorist
Bill Ayers, Barack Obama has always gravitated towards people holding radical leftist views akin to those of [Manuel] Zelaya.
He eagerly promoted leftist ideology as an ACORN activist and later when he taught and developed theories that opposed
the American system of individual liberties in favor of unsustainable group entitlements at the expense of
producers — theories that advocated placing the people under the controlling "care" of the state.
Malkin Exposes Obama's Government by Cronyism.
Merriam-Webster defines a crony as a longtime friend or companion. But the word when used in a political context is a
pejorative. Culture of Corruption reminds readers that people should be judged by the company they keep and
that "no one, not even Barack Obama, can drain a swamp by flooding it." A must read for conservatives and all those
now suffering from Obama-buyers' remorse.
Send Obama packing via the 14th Amendment. I
find myself ambivalent concerning Barack Hussein Obama's birth record and since so many columnists and bloggers have
dedicated reams of text about that subject, I felt it better to look at another side of the issue of Presidential
legitimacy. With regard to what Obama has done as both a private citizen and as an elected official of this country,
has he by his own actions made himself ineligible for high elected office?
Obama: The Hollow Man. Another
downside of Obama as chameleon is that he has made poor choices of political allies and friends. That
is a weakness that his critics on the Right have hit hard. They repeat the names Saul Alinsky, Jeremiah
Wright, and William Ayers like spells. They portray the men behind the names as dangerous villains, but
the men are not. Alinsky and Ayers are (or were — Alinsky is dead) pathetic radical poseurs
driven by middle-class self-loathing. Wright is a media whore who will say outrageous things as if on
command, whenever cameras roll. Their significance comes merely from the fact that Obama didn't have
the sense to distance himself from them. He claims that he didn't know about Ayers' criminal fugitive
past when he first met him. Well, maybe the president is really that stupid. More likely, the
other people in the room accepted Ayers, so Obama did too. No integrity.
Saul Alinksy's American
Dream. I recently found a tattered old copy of Saul Alinsky's Reveille for Radicals in a
used bookstore. It's underlined and marked up, and it appears to have been passed among several different
owners since it was printed in 1969. (The book itself was first published in 1946). It is, of course,
the classic handbook for "community organizers," or those seeking to instruct grassroots democracy on how to
get what it wants — or at least the right kinds of people. There were tricks and secret levers
and all kinds of hidden methods by which a group of protesters, united into one mind, can achieve their goals,
whatever those goals might be. "The system," "the establishment," "the oppressors" — these
were, if nothing, stagnant and half-asleep; once roused, they would be more willing to respond with brute
force. But like all heavy punches, such force could be avoided and manipulated. Such was the goal
of Alinsky's book.
Chicago, Obama, and
Health Care Reform: There has been no lack of writing about the influence of Marxist Saul
Alinsky on Barack Obama's political ideology. But what appears to have escaped notice is the influence
of the political culture of Chicago on Barack Obama. These influences, of course, are not the same.
Alinsky was a formidable opponent of the Chicago Democratic Machine. Obama was, when necessary, a
consummate machine insider.
Radical Son? Obama at Columbia.
I don't think anyone can seriously make the argument at this point that Barack Obama did not dabble in radical leftist
politics in his youth. It is also difficult to ignore the fact that throughout his adult life, the president has
been attracted to left-wing radicals and, for whatever reason, kept them close as advisors and mentors.
Obama's Revenge: While his
community-organizing job paid a paltry $12,000 or so per year, Obama somehow managed to pay his way through
one of the priciest graduate schools in the world, Harvard Law School. (I say somehow managed because
we have no record of his tuition payments). Even more amazing, he became the first black president of
the Harvard Law Review without ever producing a written paper — or at least a paper that the
public has ever read. There is a good deal of evidence that Obama's acceptance at Harvard
Law — and his tuition — were facilitated by friends who had a vested interest in
the community organizer. Among them was Percy Sutton, a former Manhattan borough president and
ardent leftist, who was also Malcolm X's lawyer.
Obama Friends Call Character
Into Question. Convicted felon Tony Rezko. Unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. And
the race-baiting Rev. Jeremiah Wright. It is hard to think of any presidential candidate before Barack
Obama sporting associations with three more execrable characters.
Barack Obama's Lost
Years: The pages of the Hyde Park Herald and the Chicago Defender thus offer
entrée into Obama's heretofore hidden world. What they portray is a Barack Obama sharply at
variance with the image of the post-racial, post-ideological, bipartisan, culture-war-shunning politician
familiar from current media coverage and purveyed by the Obama campaign. As details of Obama's early
political career emerge into the light, his associations with such radical figures as Reverend Jeremiah
Wright, Father Michael Pfleger, Reverend James Meeks, Bill Ayers, and Bernardine Dohrn look less like
peculiar instances of personal misjudgment and more like intentional political partnerships. At his
core, in other words, the politician chronicled here is profoundly race-conscious, exceedingly liberal,
free-spending even in the face of looming state budget deficits, and partisan.
Ayers Isn't The
HALF Of It! More information about Obama's connections to Khalid al-Mansour, Rashid Khalidi,
Ingrid Mattson, Frank Marshall Davis, William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Franklin Raines, Jim Johnson,
Rev. Wright and Father Pfleger.
Hate Group Associations Disqualify Obama.
In 2007, about a year before Obama posted Michael Pfleger's endorsement on his website, Pfleger said of an identifiable
licensed gun store owner, "We're going to find you and snuff you out."
What We Know
About Obama: Obama's troubling associations are more than isolated friendships or instances of
bad judgment. His ties to Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Rashid Khalidi, Michael Pfleger,
James Meeks, ACORN, the New Party, and the Gamaliel Foundation all reflect Obama's sympathy with radical-left
ideas and causes — wealth redistribution prominent among them. At both the Woods Fund and the Chicago
Annenberg Challenge, for example, Obama and Ayers channeled money into ACORN's coffers.
Yet. There are simply too many ACORNs, Ayers, Khalidis, Pflegers, Wrights, et al. not to
suggest a pattern unbecoming of a future President of the United States. Obama's past statements about
his relationship with Ayers (and others) simply cannot be reconciled with the factual circumstances of their
long association. McCain must focus on Ayers between 2001-2005. Then in the climate of
national worry following 9/11, Ayers was on recent record as lamenting that he had not set off enough bombs,
and yet until 2005 still in contact with Obama — about what and why, voters might wish to know.
[Emphasis in original]
Who Vetted Obama? We are living
witnesses to an incredible media double standard, whereby a Republican vice-presidential candidate's personal
life is being torn apart, while the Democratic presidential candidate continues to get a free ride.
Obama has a 30-year history of associating with unsavory characters, beginning with communist Frank Marshall
Davis and continuing with Jeremiah Wright and communist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, which
should disqualify him from getting a security clearance in the government that he wants to run.
Fan-Dance Must End. As someone who has written critically of John McCain on a host of issues,
including the Keating Five, none of it compares to the life that Barack Obama has led and his belief system.
Obama is not merely associated with domestic terrorists, Palestinian radicals, Marxists, and black liberation
ideologues — he was their favorite candidate. They groomed him. They befriended him.
He befriended them. He socialized with them. In other words, these people saw Obama as representing
their views and aspirations and he saw them the same way.
The Real Obama:
Jeremiah Wright, Father Michael Pfleger, William Ayers and Antoin Rezko are not just people who happened to be
at the same place at the same time as Barack Obama. They are people with whom he chose to ally himself
for years, and with some of whom some serious money changed hands. Some gave political support, and
some gave financial support, to Obama's election campaigns, and Obama in turn contributed either his own
money or the taxpayers' money to some of them. That is a familiar political alliance — but
an alliance is not just an "association" from being at the same place at the same time.
Six Degrees of Barack
Obama: As a legislator, he accomplished nothing. As an attorney, he has never tried a case
to a verdict. If we were able to identify the six persons in closest proximity to the candidate in order
to better understand Obama, who would they be? Possibly, William Ayers, Rod Blagojevich, Emil Jones, Tony
Rezko, Todd Stroger and Jeremiah Wright. If you are seeking genuine political change and desired reform,
why on earth would you look to the Cook County Democratic Machine to deliver a knight in shining armor?
The real Obama: Part
IV. Barack Obama's supporters often try to sidestep questions about his character and judgment
by saying that we should stick to what they arbitrarily define as "the real issues." But Mr. Obama's
record on specific issues is as bad as his record of repeatedly allying himself over the years with people
who make no attempt to hide their hatred of America.
guilt by association is fair game: Guilt by association? Not when the associations have
such deep roots or raise such troubling questions about Obama's character and judgment. It was only in
the heat of a presidential campaign that Obama finally repudiated his alliances with Ayers, Wright, and
Rezko. It isn't irresponsible to ask what those associations tell us about a man poised to be the
next president of the United States. It would be irresponsible not to.
Dark Red Roots: Why Ayers Matters.
If the truth becomes better known — and it will if the Ayers issue is doggedly pursued — it
will be clear that Obama was not only deeply immersed the fetid swamp of Chicago's far-left political
scene, but was from the very beginning of his career carefully groomed by the city's socialist left to
follow the path he's on now in his quest for the presidency of the United States.
It's a question of
judgment, not patriotism. In the final analysis, it's a fact that the Illinois Senator has some
sinister characters in his past and they have played a major role in his political ascendancy. Investigating
his relationship with them is not an attempt to smear him, or to call him unpatriotic; it's an effort to understand
his capacity for sound decision-making. We'd be irresponsible indeed to pretend that a candidate with questionable
judgment should be spared serious scrutiny on his way to the White House.
Who Did You Know, Sen. Obama,
and When Did You Know Them? There has been much talk, both pro and con, about whether Sen. Barack
Obama's "associations" matter with regard to his qualifications to hold the office of President of the United
States. This argument, this avenue of political discourse, misses the point. Whether or not Sen. Obama has
associations with criminals, terrorists and other nefarious and infamous individuals pales in comparison as to
whether he has been influenced by them.
Terrorists, Terrorism and Obama:
[Scroll down] While the Obama campaign has been very successful in defending against all of it by claiming
"racism" or "right-wing" blogging rumors, the facts remain very clear. There is a definite pattern to Obama's
life. A Pattern of long-term associations with numerous radical figures and organizations. A pattern of
being less than truthful in answering any questions concerning his past. A pattern of changing his story
repeatedly to stay one step ahead of investigators while trying to run the election clock out. A pattern of
connections to known terrorists here and abroad, as well as an apologist policy position towards terrorism itself.
Obama would never qualify to be McCain's bodyguard.
Why Doesn't McCain Fight Back?
[Scroll down] As a candidate, Obama doesn't have to undergo a background security check. As president,
however, he will have instant access to our most closely guarded and classified state secrets. If the
truth comes out then, it will be too late. Many current and former officials have expressed alarm about
Obama avoiding a background investigation. One said, "I used to have top secret clearance, and if I
had the contacts that Obama had, I would not have gotten that clearance."
Obama Couldn't Be Cleared.
Considering Barack Obama as a candidate for a top secret security clearance status with a full array of compartmented
clearances, one has to be cognizant of the fact that there is considerable evidence of associations and even
assistance from individuals with past criminal records or who have expressed anti-American beliefs. ... There
is no possibility that a Top Secret clearance would be awarded to a member of the Armed Forces whose background
included such associations. An intelligence service clearance for the handling of highly classified
material would be totally out of the question.
Obama Would Fail Security Clearance. Obama's
multiple links to anti-Americans and subversives mean he would fail the standard security clearance process for
Federal employees. Islamic aggression represents America's strategic enemy; Obama's many insalubrious
connections raise grave doubts about his fitness to serve as America's commander-in-chief.
To The Undecided
Voter: By "Obama's Friends" we mean the likes of Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, Tony Rezko
and other assorted miscreants. I could spend a lot of time here detailing the crimes of Obama's
friends --- and make no mistake, they were his friends. At this point I don't think that any votes
are going to be changed one way or another by detailing the corruption of Rezko, the America-hating of
Wright or the unrepentant terrorism of Ayers. Suffice it to say that Obama was close to all of these
people ... and these were associations born of mutual interests and philosophies.
Closer look at Obama
reveals he's wrong choice. Obama has associated with the most radical people of our lifetime. Can
you imagine the outcry if it were discovered that Sarah Palin attended a church with a racist pastor? There
would be no end to the calls for her to stand down and return to Alaska in disgrace. Obama's list of radical
friends doesn't end with Jeremiah Wright. He has chosen the most inflammatory people for his closest confidants
so repeatedly that you have to call his judgment into question.
Con. Money talks — and what it says is more important than a politician's rhetoric
in an election year. Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger are not just people with left-wing
opinions. They are reckless demagogues preaching hatred of the lowest sort — and both are
recipients of money from Obama. Bill Ayers is not just "an education professor" who has some
left-wing views. He is a confessed and unrepentant terrorist, who more recently has put his
message of resentment into the schools — an effort using money from a foundation that
Community Organizer In Chief.
Barack Obama claims he worked for a "small group of churches" as a community organizer. In fact, he was hired by a
radical Alinskyite group, and Saul Alinsky's own son has outed him.
Finding Friends On Far, Far
Left. The saying that a man is known by the company he keeps is true of political relationships.
In Barack Obama's case, some of the groups that support him are an indictment of his political orientation.
Video: Obama's Radical Circle of Friends.
second tier of influence goes under the bus at midnight. [Scroll down] The really big
question the mainstream media won't ask therefore is how Van Jones could have been appointed in the first
place. For his significance lies not just in the fact that he is a 'truther' or blabbermouth. It
is that he has a long history of extreme, anti-western radicalism and membership of a network of such
radicals — a history not only known to the Obama administration but of which networks Obama
himself was part. The prize for Van Jones's scalp should go not to the US talk show hosts but to the
sleuth who first dug out the facts about Van Jones and his radical circles.
There is much more
about Van Jones, if you're interested.
How many Marxists, Communists, Domestic Terrorists and raving racialists does the President get to associate
with before reasonable people can assume that the president on some level shares their particular vision of
America? While perusing the manifesto of this now defunct STORM, several things struck me as particularly
interesting. There was of course the passionate commitment to Marxist ideals, radical feminism, gay lesbian
and transgender liberation and the ardent support of the unrepentant murderer Mumia Abu Jamal. And there
was this rather innocuous looking paragraph...
Why Obama Could Not Stage a
Coup: Obama rose in politics through the thoroughly corrupt one-party government of Chicago. His
spiritual advisor sounds like a rabble-rousing storm trooper. His intellectual mentor, Saul Alinksy, like the
Bolsheviks and Nazis, believed in state terrorism. If Obama wanted to follow their leads, could he? I
Media Corruption and the
Two Party System. What drives President Barack Obama to want to seize control of the health care
and energy sectors of the U.S. economy? Obama was trained as a Marxist from his days as a young boy in
Hawaii when his grandfather picked Communist Party USA member Frank Marshall Davis as his mentor. In
college, as Obama tells the story, he picked his "friends" carefully, in order to avoid being perceived as a
sell-out, and those friends included the "Marxist professors." Later, in Chicago, he would become a
political associate of another Marxist professor, Bill Ayers of the University of Illinois. Does anybody
see a pattern here?
little weekend reading: They still spell it 'Amerika'. For those of us who grew up in the era when
Weather Undergrounders Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn were familiar names in the news, it is always
discomforting to be reminded of Barack Obama's many associations with people of the radical left —
Ayers, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Van Jones, etc. Such folks' political thought never progressed beyond the
1960s because the revolutionary New Left didn't disapear, it simply went on to graduate school and then
careers, mostly in the mainstream media, academia, the non-profits, the bureaucracy of state and local
social work, and Blue State politics.
Used to Be A Wonderful Life. People used to say they wouldn't buy a used car from Richard
Nixon. Well, I wouldn't buy a used hubcap from the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman,
Alan Grayson, Christopher Dodd, Barbara Boxer, Charles Rangel, Rahm Emanuel, Cass Sunstein or David Axelrod.
Furthermore, I've seen guys selling "genuine mink coats" out of the trunk of a '94 Buick I'd trust more than
Obama's Hackneyed Hypocrisy.
Barack Obama has spent his whole adult life doing the bidding of powerful interests. At Harvard, that
bastion of the powerful elite, he kissed up to enough factions to become president of the law review while
actually writing next to nothing. In Chicago, he settled in tony Hyde Park with the help of a highly
suspect sweetheart deal on his property, got an adjunct gig at the powerful University of Chicago, cultivated
leftist elitists like Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn who sat on wealthy nonprofit boards, and chose the church
of the wild and hateful Rev. Jeremiah Wright because it gave him a powerful entrée into the poor black
community that he otherwise would lack if he spent all his time in Hyde Park. He himself noted that he
didn't really join a church until he appreciated "the power of the African-American religious tradition to
spur social change." This all was of a piece with his training as an acolyte of Saul Alinsky, who taught
that power is its own justification.
Liberalism Is Dead.
[Scroll down] Barack Obama is not a liberal; he is a third-world Socialist of the really angry kind.
Obama has been surrounded by enraged Leftists from childhood on, including those crucial four years of living in
Indonesia right after the whole Communist Party was wiped out by the Indonesian military under General Sukarno.
That's Obama's real experience of the world outside of Hawaii. Ever since then, Obama has chosen to be
surrounded by anti-Western, anti-liberal Leftists. Jeremiah Wright is perfectly typical of Obama's crowd.
someone mention Jeremiah Wright?
radical associations matter, but go ignored by press. From Obama's participation in the socialist
New Party in the mid-1990s, to his connections to communist-terrorist Bill Ayers, it's all relevant today.
How? For example, some of the same anti-American, anti-capitalist revolutionaries from those bad old days
now help craft republic-changing legislation.
Obama Battles Reagan.
Amid all the exuberance about electing a man because of his skin color was a deliberate refusal to understand
that this particular man was a hard-core radical leftist. For some, the knowledge of just what then-Senator
Obama intended to do if elected president was apparently hard to discern. For others, electing a man who
had sat in the pews of Jeremiah Wright's church for twenty years and launched his first campaign from the living
room of Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers was an appallingly dangerous mistake. What else, they now ask,
could America possibly have expected?
The Vetting, Part I: Barack's
Love Song To Alinsky. In 1998, a small Chicago theater company staged a play titled The Love Song
of Saul Alinsky, dedicated to the life and politics of the radical community organizer whose methods Obama had
practiced and taught on Chicago's South Side. Obama was not only in the audience, but also took the stage
after one performance, participating in a panel discussion that was advertised in the poster for the play.
Obama Ally Won't
Release Alinsky Tape. Sources inform Breitbart.com today that Pam Dickler, director of the 1998
production of The Love Song of Saul Alinsky in Chicago that included a panel discussion featuring then-State
Sen. Barack Obama, has a video tape of the play. And she won't release it. "There is only one
archive tape of the play and I have it," Dickler informed our source. "It is not in Chicago."
How Saul Alinsky Taught Barack Obama Everything He Knows About Civic Upheaval.
Throughout Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency and his subsequent time in that office, two things have been said
again and again: 1. He has a grudge against America. 2. He takes his marching orders from Saul Alinsky
(1909-1972), particularly as encapsulated in the book "Rules for Radicals." Anyone who listens to Rush Limbaugh, Sean
Hannity, or Mark Levin regularly is going to hear point one frequently.
A radical Obama mobilizes the troops.
While the orchestration of all this by the Obama camp is covert, it's still easy to make the connections. From George Soros'
money pouring into key states, to former green-energy czar and avowed communist Van Jones advising the Occupy movement, to the
symbiosis between radical Marxist and Islamic organizations, it all comes back around to Obama's gutter politics and gutter
playmates — if you think that sort of thing even matters. And yes, soon black Americans will be rallied like
never before, whether via Critical Race Theory-spouting academics, or mail-order street preachers turned radio talk-show hosts.
Still the Alinsky Playbook.
You can expect that the Obama 2012 campaign and allied groups will be filled with people deeply steeped in Rules for Radicals.
That is good reason for conservatives to spend time studying Saul Alinsky. It also explains why liberals are so anxious to sugarcoat
Alinsky and soft-pedal his influence on Team Obama.
Saul Alinsky Taught Obama to Say One Thing and Do the Opposite. For those who have paid attention, President
Obama has a knack for saying one thing and doing another altogether: a knack for claiming one position while actually
occupying another. [...] It's arguable that there isn't anything that demonstrates Saul Alinsky's impact on Obama better than
these flip flops and duplicitous positions. For it was Alinsky who spent his life teaching would-be radicals (like
Obama) that you can say what you have to say to get over the hump, but once you're over the hump, you do whatever you
want to do.
The President Who
Hired Communists and Hung Out with Terrorists Says Romney Must Rebuke 'Extreme Voices'. Is this really the ground Team Obama wants to fight on?
The president launched his political career in the home of a pair of unrepentant terrorists, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Dorhn spent a decade on the FBI's
most wanted list, but she wasn't too radical for Bam. He knowingly hired a raft of radicals to staff his administration and kept them away from congressional
scrutiny by making them czars or putting them in positions where Congress had no say. Van Jones is an open communist and 9-11 Truther, yet Obama hired him to
be the "green jobs" czar. Anita Dunn admires Mao Zedong, yet found work in Obama's communications team.
'Forward!' with Obama, Axelrod, Jarrett and Frank
Marshall Davis. [Scroll down] I've just completed a book on Obama's mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, set for release in July, titled The
Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, the Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor. In my research, I read about 500 pages of the Chicago Star, the Communist Party
USA (CPUSA) newspaper for Chicago from 1946-48. The founding editor-in-chief for the Star was Frank Marshall Davis. These pages are unflaggingly pro-Soviet.
From line to line and page to page, they unflinchingly toe the CPUSA/Soviet line.
What About Obama's High School Years?
The [Washington] Post piece immediately made me think of this double standard: What about Barack Obama's high school
years in Hawaii? I know this area intimately well, given that my next book is on Obama's mentor during those precise years:
Frank Marshall Davis. I will not here lay out the litany of Davis's astonishing career, but, in essence, he was a literal card-carrying
member of Communist Party USA. [...] And yet, this was the man that Obama's grandfather, Stanley Dunham, connected to a young Obama for the
purpose of mentoring — precisely during these high school years. Frank Marshall Davis is another of those radical associations in
Obama's past. There are so many, and so unusually bad, that Obama, if he were a typical citizen, probably wouldn't get a security clearance
for an entry-level government job.
Pondering the Obama Enigma. Many books have been
published about Obama and I have read quite a few. With the exception of his two memoirs, those who delved deeply into the
known facts of his life did not like what they found.
My 'Compressed' Ex-Girlfriend, Obama Was 'An Ardent Marxist Socialist' in College. [Scroll down] The
collegiate Obama was an ardent Marxist socialist extremist. I confronted young Obama's naïve faith in an inevitable
Communist revolution when he visited the San Francisco area during his Christmas break from Occidental College in 1980 — at
the Boss family's home in Portola Valley, CA, a small city outside of suburban Palo Alto, south of San Francisco.
Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception. At age 18, Barack Obama
admittedly arrived at Occidental College a committed revolutionary Marxist. What was the source of Obama's foundation in Marxism?
Throughout his 2008 Presidential campaign and term in office, questions have been raised regarding Barack Obama's family background, economic
philosophy, and fundamental political ideology. Dreams from My Real Father is the alternative Barack Obama "autobiography," offering a
divergent theory of what may have shaped our 44th President's life and politics.
Barack Obama's Marxist Ghosts of Christmas Past.
I met the young Barack Obama while visiting Caroline Boss, my Marxist socialist girlfriend, at her parent's home in northern California over Christmas
break in 1980. Over the course of that day, I came to understand the full extent of young Obama's ideological extremism and acquired lasting
memories which have been reported in at least five books including Paul Kengor's newly released The Communist — Frank Marshall Davis:
The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor. I am writing this article, in part, because I'm surprised that David Maraniss's new book Barack
Obama: The Story failed to include my account of young Obama's ideological extremism.
Maraniss Gets Testy as New Obama Bio
Tanks. [Scroll down] [David Maraniss] passes off Obama's card-carrying communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, as a
benign "civil rights activist." He refused to interview John Drew, Obama's Occidental College pal who has described the young Obama
as a "Marxist planning for a Communist style revolution." He makes no mention of the Cooper Union Socialist Scholars Conference and other
such events Obama attended in New York. And he may well have ignored the Christian conversion scene because that is the occasion when
Wright delivered his famous "Audacity" sermon, the one rich with phrases like "white folks' greed runs a world in need."
Carl Bernstein's Communist Problem &
Mine. A number of books have appeared recently, including most notably Paul Kengor's book The Communist, which are about
Barack Obama's Communist mentor, and also the progressive communist milieu that our 44th president grew up in, along with his closest advisers
David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett — a community to which he remains loyal today. I thought it might be useful to those first
being introduced to what I like to call the "neo-communist left" to read a piece I wrote a few years ago about Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein
and his Communist father, and about my own experience in the Communist left as well. It is particularly the disloyalty and fundamental
dishonesty of these people, these Communist progressives which I think should most interest readers in the context of the political and economic
crises we are facing today.
The Most Important Press Conference Ever
Held at Any Time in U.S. History: Part I. This article pertains to Obama, Radical Islam and the Soros connection.
A brief synopsis or excerpt would not paint an adequate picture of the article.
When Exactly Did
Barack Obama Renounce Communism? President Obama has never expressed remorse for the Marxist revolutionary views
he defended during his sophomore year at Occidental College.
Dreams of a Communist Revolution in America. The young Obama was a garden variety Marxist-Leninist. He and Boss and
his sophomore year roommate, Hasan Chandoo, believed that social forces where creating an inevitable Communist revolution in the U.S. and
that it was important to have a highly trained elite of educated leaders guide this revolutionary process and oversee it once the
revolution took place. Remember, this was at the height of the Cold War in 1980. Ronald Reagan had just been elected
president and the USSR was still our mortal enemy.
In '08, we hardly knew Barack
Obama; In 2012 we don't know President Obama. [Scroll down] I have long said that I don't care where Obama was born; how he
was raised and who his influences were is far more instructive. There are now also books about the people closest to Obama, including two
recent ones about Michelle Obama. Although we still don't know what Barack wrote about, we do know Michelle's graduate thesis. There
is more background on David Axelrod, the son of Jewish Communist parents, and on the Reverend Wright. Obama's mentor Frank Marshall Davis
is revealed in The Communist by Paul Kengor.
'Confident Ignorance' At Root Of His Failure. After reading Barack Obama's book "Dreams from My Father," it became
painfully clear that he has not been searching for the truth, because he assumed from an early age that he had already found the
truth — and now it was just a question of filling in the details and deciding how to change things. Obama did not
simply happen to encounter a lot of people on the far-left fringe during his life. As he spells out in his book, he actively
sought out such people. There is no hint of the slightest curiosity on his part about other visions of the world that might be
weighed against the vision he had seized upon. [...] What would be the point, if he already knew the truth and knew that they were
Pastor who prayed at
Obama's inauguration says all white people will go to hell. Pastor Joseph Lowery, a civil rights movement hero who delivered the benediction at
President Obama's inauguration, reportedly said that he is shocked that any black Americans would stay home with Obama on the ballot and suggested that all or
most white people would go to hell.
reverend: All whites are going to hell. All white people are going to hell, longtime African-American civil
rights advocate Rev. Joseph Lowery told an audience at a get-out-the-vote event held Oct. 27 in Georgia. Lowery,
who gave the benediction at the January 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, told the audience of up to 300
African-Americans "that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. Then he
mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was," according to an Oct. 31
report in the Monroe County Reporter newspaper.
reverend says anti-white slam was a joke. Longtime African-American civil rights advocate Rev. Joseph Lowery told
The Daily Caller that he was joking when he told a get-out-the-vote event that all whites will go to hell.
Obama Honors Gay
Socialist, Lesbian Astronaut with Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Barack Obama on Wednesday [11/20/2013] awarded the highest
honor that can be bestowed on a civilian — the Presidential Medal of Freedom — to 16 people, including a homosexual who led
the socialist party in the United States and astronaut Sally Ride, whose partner "outed" her as a lesbian in Ride's obituary last year. On
Bayard Rustin's website, his lover and the executor of his estate, Walter Naegle, wrote about the gay activist's life, including his 10-year
homosexual relationship with the author and his national chairmanship of the Social Democrats USA, formerly the Socialist Party of America.
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."
The New Party
History. On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head
of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party
and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie
to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as today's headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the
United States toward European-style social democracy, which was precisely the New Party's goal.
to Radical Socialist "New Party" in 1996. Stanley Kurtz, in his June 7 article "Obama's Third-Party History" for National
Review Online, reports that Barack Obama's connection to far-left radicals is much more recent that had been previously thought.
On January 11, 1996, Kurtz notes, Obama joined the New Party, a radical socialist political movement deeply opposed to capitalism
and of the opinion that the Democratic Party was far too moderate. The New Party sought to transform America into the sort of
socialist democracy that is common in Europe.
Obama Joined Third Party in 1990s.
President Barack Obama was a member of the far left New Party and also signed a "contract" promising to publicly support and associate
himself with the New Party while in office, according to a published report. Citing recently obtained evidence from the updated
records of Illinois ACORN at the Wisconsin Historical Society, an article appearing in the National Review Online pointed to a document
trail that "definitively establishes" Obama's membership in the organization.
Literature Suggests Obama Paid Dues to Join. In the ongoing discussion of Barack Obama's involvement with Chicago's
extremist "New Party," online literature from the Party likely reveals that the young state senator not only was a member but had to
commit financially to membership.
Obama — still a "social democrat" after all these years. As I discussed yesterday, Stanley Kurtz has found
conclusive new evidence that, in 1996, Barack Obama joined the New Party, the political arm of the radical group ACORN.
The Obama campaign had denied this fact when Kurtz raised the matter during the last presidential campaign. The Obama
So just who was 'smearing' whom?
What if Barack Obama gave a "party," and nobody came? No, I am not talking about the noticeably small crowds when President Obama officially kicked off his
re-election bid a few weeks ago, though that was certainly interesting. I am actually talking about the fact that President Obama was a member of the socialist
"New Party" in 1996, lied about it in 2008, and got caught in the lie about it just last week. It seems like news. But for some reason the mainstream media,
then and now, doesn't care.
Caught Lying Again: He Was Member of 'New Party,' Says Kurtz. Barack Obama was, in fact, a member of the socialist New
Party in the 1990s and sought its endorsement for the Illinois senate — contrary to the misrepresentations of Obama's presidential
campaign in 2008, and in spite of the efforts of Politico's Ben Smith to quash the story.
Plays Dumb on Obama and Socialist 'New Party'. Senior Obama campaign political strategist David Axelrod played dumb this
afternoon when confronted by Breitbart News about President Barack Obama's membership in the socialist New Party in the mid-1990s.
Earlier today [6/7/2012], author Stanley Kurtz released proof that Obama had been a member of, and sought the endorsement of, the radical
group in 1996 — contrary to the Obama campaign's denials.
Like Obama, New Party Favored High Minimum
Wage, High Corporate Tax, and Campaign Finance Reform. Stanley Kurtz has helpfully revealed that Barack Obama was once a
member of the New Party, a Social Democratic third party. And while many on the right continue to insist that this election ought
to focus exclusively on the economy to the exclusion of all else, Obama's past associations are germane to his views on economic growth
and American competitiveness.
Disputes Documents, Claims Obama Never Joined New Party. This week the Obama campaign decided to double down on a claim
about the President's past involvement in a social democratic party in the mid-'90s. In 2008 when Stanley Kurtz first raised the
issue, the campaign labeled it a "crackpot smear." Now, despite two newly discovered documents that prove Obama joined the New Party
in 1996, his campaign is still maintaining Obama was not a member.
Socialism, Obama, and America's Future. Stanley
Kurtz documented something we have all known: President Barack Hussein Obama is a socialist! Contrary to claims made in 2008 by Obama, his staff, and
supporters, he was a member of the socialist New Party in Chicago.
Was Obama's socialist party racialist? The
socialist-leaning New Party required that 40 percent of its own leadership groups must consist of "people of color," according to
correspondence uncovered by WND from an early New Party leader. The New Party was a 1990s party that sought to elect members to
public office with the aim of moving the Democratic Party far leftward to ultimately form a new political party with a socialist agenda.
In 2008, Barack Obama's campaign denied the president was ever a member amid reports, including from WND, citing the New Party's own literature
listing Obama as a member. Information uncovered in recent weeks, including Obama's signed contract with the New Party, further
establishes the president's membership with the controversial organization.
Obama No Longer Bothers To
Hide His Socialist Bent. By any traditional measure, news in the past week or two alone should sink Barack Obama's chances for a
second term. First, Obama biographer Stanley Kurtz reported new and definitive proof that, as a 34-year-old embarking on his political
career, Obama belonged to the anti-capitalist — indeed, socialist — New Party, a phase of his political development he
has not only never repudiated but also has hidden from the American people. By any traditional measure, such news would at least intensify
any Obama meltdown.
Why Obama Could Be a Communist Mole:
[Scroll down] Obama's lived an extremely charmed life, and apparently with no merit to warrant it. This is partially a reflection of
affirmative action practices, but certainly there is enough to suggest more. How did he pay for Harvard? Clues suggest that he was
sponsored by Rashid Khalidi, a Saudi agent, using oil money. How did he become editor of the Harvard Law Review? He certainly left no
paper trail to justify it. Obama's political life becomes even weirder and grayer once coming to Chicago. He was a radical community
organizer, often working side-by-side with known communists in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). There is documented evidence of
his membership in the DSA-offshoot New Party, which was also communistic and would use fusion tactics in conjunction with Democrat Party
affiliation to win elections in Illinois, until the practice was banned by the courts.
Obama's Welfare Free Lunch:
1996. In 1996, the year President Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform bill, Obama became a member of a leftist
third party called the New Party. The Obama campaign denied this in 2008, and continues to deny it today, although contemporaneous
documents now definitively prove it. The core purpose of the New Party was to pull the country to the left of the Clinton
Democrats. Opposition to the welfare reform act virtually defined the New Party's position. The most important plank in the
New Party's platform was a guaranteed minimum income for all adults, regardless of whether they worked. In 1996, when Obama joined
the party and gained its endorsement, candidates had to speak up in favor of the party platform to seal the deal.
Site offers $50K for clip of Obama honoring radical.
The US Internet news portal Breitbart News is offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can provide a videotape of a 2003 dinner honoring a radical
Palestinian American academic attended by then- Illinois state senator Barack Obama. During the 2008 presidential campaign, the Los
Angeles Times reported that Obama attended a farewell dinner in Chicago for his longtime friend Rashid Khalidi. [...] The event was
videotaped and the Times reported that it had a copy of the video.
Reward: $50,000 for 'Khalidi Tape' of Obama at
Anti-Israel Party. Breitbart News hereby announces a $50,000 reward to whomever can provide the complete video recording
of the 2003 farewell party for radical Palestinian academic and activist Rashid Khalidi, at which then-state senator Barack Obama
spoke — and which the Los Angeles Times has refused to release since reporting the event in April 2008.
Are Obama's Friends Fair Game?
It's not every presidential election that American voters are introduced to characters like former domestic
terrorist Bill Ayers or Middle East historian Rashid Khalidi — both of whom, we have learned, Barack Obama
worked and socialized with in Chicago.
Obama's Three Strikes.
With the news that he belonged to the far-left New Party during the 90s, public revelations of his involvement
with fringe left-wing politics have hit three, the other two being William Ayers and ACORN. (What about
Jeremiah Wright and the shadowy figure of Rashid Khalidi, you ask? The problem with these is that
neither is fully political. Both are deeply intertwined with religion and race. Obama has shown
a distinct talent for manipulating both.)
Who Will Protect
America? [Scroll down] More disturbing is that Obama has not been honest about the
radical figures he has associated with. ... Obama's association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father
Michael Pfleger put him in company with angry anti-American fringe figures, who, were they on the far right,
would have ended Obama's political career long ago. ... I actually know a good bit about people such as
Ayers, Pfleger, Wright, and now Khalidi. They are the kind of anti-Americans who thrive on the outer
fringes of the left.
Obama, Ayers and the
Knowledge 'Too Big' To Handle. For mentors, Obama chose men like Ayers, the Reverend Jeremiah
Wright, the fraudulent Palestinian wannabe Edward Said, and the radical PLO groupie Rashid Khalidi. These
are the men he turned to for wisdom. In 2003, for instance, Obama publicly thanked Khalidi for providing
"consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases."
L.A. Times Should Release the Khalidi Tape for Passover. [Scroll down] So it's hard not to see Obama
as, to be polite, ambivalent toward the Jewish state; to be impolite, one could call his attitude passive-aggressive,
with all the semi-conscious hostile intent that diagnosis implies. And, to continue in that vein, plenty of
clinical evidence exists, several old friendships, that would lead one to think Obama might be, again consciously or
unconsciously, deeply antagonistic to Israel, because these old friends had attitudes toward Zionism as adverse as the
appalling Holocaust — denying professoriate at Northeastern.
Reward: $100,000 for Khalidi Tape.
Breitbart News is doubling its reward — to $100,000 — for one of the missing pieces of Barack Obama's past, which may be the key to
understanding his collapsing Middle East policy: the "Khalidi tape," a video kept under wraps by the Los Angeles Times since April 2008.
The Khalidi tape shows Obama at a 2003 farewell party for radical Palestinian academic and activist Rashid Khalidi, and reportedly features vitriolic
Khalidi Tape Cover
Up: Media 'Selectively Edits' Its Ethical Standards. [W]hen it comes to protecting Barack Obama, the corrupt media doesn't get all
that wrapped up in the details of what is and isn't legal or ethical. The Romney video is news; it's a revealing moment from The Man Who Might
Be President, and as a result we're entering day four of the super-loop the media's put the video on across every news outlet in America.
The truth behind the 'Khalidi video' and
why it's not for sale. [Scroll down] In the case of the Khalidi video, the unnamed source agreed to share the illuminating bit of
video evidence with [Peter] Wallsten, but only with the understanding that the reporter could not reproduce or rebroadcast the images. The
journalist had to make a decision: Do I agree to that condition and get to see evidence that no other reporter has seen of Obama meeting
with Palestinian Americans?
After smearing all MSM-bypassing conservatives as "the political fringe", the LA Times offers the anemic rationalization that it will not release this
damaging video, not because it would end Barack H. Obama's political career, but because the LA Times would lose at least one source of timely
tips for one of its reporters. Obviously, the needs of the newspaper come first.
LA Times: Why We Won't
Release The Khalidi Video. This week, Breitbart News offered a $100,000 reward to anyone who produced the infamous 2003 tapes of Barack Obama
at an event honoring Palestinian anti-Israel radical Rashid Khalidi. And today, James Rainey of the Los Angeles Times took to his keyboard
today to write a diatribe defending the Times' refusal to make public those tapes. While Rainey gives several justifications for not releasing the
tape itself — guarding the source of the tape being the most prevalent — he offers no justification for why the Times refuses
to offer even a complete transcript of that evening's events.
This is an original
compilation, Copyright © 2014 by Andrew K. Dart
Note: More information about ACORN (and various allegations of fraud) can be
Still the Alinsky Playbook.
In 1992, after Obama returned to Chicago from Harvard Law School, he ran a voter-registration drive for Project Vote, an ACORN affiliate
set up by Alinsky acolytes. The purportedly non-partisan effort registered 135,000 new voters and was integral to the election
of Carol Moseley Braun to the Senate. Obama then moonlighted as a top trainer for ACORN. Obama even became ACORN's attorney in
1995, when he sued on its behalf to implement the "Motor Voter" law — a loose system of postcard voter registration that has
proven to be a bonanza for vote fraudsters — in Illinois. Later, while on the board of the liberal Woods Fund, Obama
saw to it that the group gave substantial grants to ACORN.
'Organizing for America' Pose as Official Registrars in Virginia to Register Students? President Barack
Obama got his start as a community organizer, working with groups like ACORN and other corrupt activist groups. ACRON [sic]
eventually collapsed under the weight of its own corruption, but their tactics live on. Organizing
for America, the DNC project to reelect Barack Obama, is working to reelect the President. The President isn't very popular
right now for any number of reasons, Obamacare, the economy, unemployment, his seeming fetish for apologizing to people who
hate us or kill our troops, $5+ trillion in new debt, etc., etc. Whatever the case, Organizing for America has a
steep hill to climb in front of it. Given the President's affinity for, and past with ACORN, it's not surprising that
OfA would be caught using ACORN tactics.
of ACORN. Barack Obama served as a former employee of Project Vote and has said publicly that he's
"been fighting alongside" ACORN his entire career. Despite clear evidence of corrupt and criminal behavior
by ACORN and its employees, the Obama Justice Department has thus far failed to take any serious steps to hold
the ACORN organizations to account.
Justice Has Never Been High
on Eric Holder's Docket. Obama considered ACORN to be an arm of his campaign. That's why
his campaign paid ACORN affiliate Citizens Services Inc. to do partisan political work. The Obama
campaign disguised its $832,598 payment to Citizens Services Inc., falsely describing it in campaign
finance filings as "polling, advance work and staging major events." In reality, CSI performed
get-out-the-vote services. After the subterfuge was uncovered, the Obama campaign claimed it had
simply goofed up and filed an amended report with the Federal Election Commission. Whoops. This
could be a violation of election laws but Attorney General Holder couldn't care less.
didn't tell the truth about his relationship to ACORN. At CPAC, Rep. Daryl Issa, R-Cal., released
[a] video that shows the President didn't tell the truth about the extent of his relationship with ACORN.
ACORN cookies at White House holiday party. At the
White House Holiday Party last night, an oddly shaped cookie grabbed my attention. Who knew that
acorns were part of the traditional holiday fare? Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, noticed these earlier,
as reported by Yeas and Nays, but it seems like they've made these in bulk.
ACORN at the White House.
The newly released list of visitors to the Obama White House makes the president's claim he's clueless about
his former employer ACORN — and its election fraud trials and tribulations — especially
difficult to believe. Of particular significance is the visit by ACORN spokesman Scott Levenson who met
with White House political director Patrick Gaspard in March. The purpose of the meeting with Gaspard,
a former ACORN employee himself, was not disclosed.
ACORN's Big Spender.
More proof has emerged of White House political director Patrick Gaspard's ties to the radical advocacy group
ACORN. Gaspard, a longtime operative for ACORN and one of its partisan arms, New York's Working Families
Party, currently holds the title of White House political affairs director, the same title Karl Rove held in
President Bush's White House. Internal ACORN documents show that Gaspard gave ACORN $40,000 over the
past two years.
ACORN's Man in the White
House. Newly discovered evidence shows the radical advocacy group ACORN has a man in the Obama White
House. This power behind the throne is longtime ACORN operative Patrick Gaspard. He holds the title of
White House political affairs director, the same title Karl Rove held in President Bush's White House. Evidence
shows that years before he joined the Obama administration, Gaspard was ACORN boss Bertha Lewis's political director
in New York.
Ship of Fools: Obama's
Intimates and Advisors. [Scroll down] The President Obama is as much a product of ACORN as it is
of him. He worked closely with the "community organizing" group for many years, represented them in court, and
was a member of the board of Chicago's Woods Fund at the time it funneled $200,000 to an ACORN affiliate. Mr. Obama
praised the organization extravagantly both during and after his election, and his campaign "donated" over $800,000
to an offshoot group controlled by ACORN (Citizens Services, Inc.) — to "get out the vote."
Patrick Gaspard, ACORN,
and Obama. During the 2008 election, Obama's close links to the far-left New Party were revealed and explored
(although not by the mainstream press). Yet many seem to have forgotten that the New Party, particularly in Chicago,
was dominated by ACORN (and by an ACORN-controlled SEIU union local).
Obama and ACORN: Barack
Obama gave five interviews last Sunday [9/20/2009], and only one interviewer bothered to ask him about the ACORN scandal.
ACORN is the leftist activist organization that lost its federal funds last week in a Congressional vote that
was not even close. Obama's answer to his lone ACORN question was amazing. He brazened it out:
"Frankly," said the President, "it's not something I've followed closely. This is not the biggest issue
facing the country. It's not something I'm paying a lot of attention to." ... This is the same Barack
Obama who said, in an address to ACORN in 2007, "I have been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care
about my entire career."
Obama and Acorn:
In August 2008, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that the Obama campaign paid more than $800,000 to an
Acorn "offshoot" for "get out the vote" projects. Obama worked for Acorn and Acorn worked for Obama.
That doesn't mean the president is implicated in any wrongdoing, but it suggests at least that the worse things
get for Acorn, the more embarrassing it is for him. If the Justice Department fails to prosecute, it
invariably would raise suspicions of political favoritism.
And what of ACORN, President Obama?
[Scroll down] Obama is proud to say his relationship with ACORN goes back decades as a "community organizer" and a
legal adviser. A month before the election he told members: "You will have input into the agenda of the next
president of the United States of America." The input ACORN is having has shown up like a stain. It starts
with charges of voter-registration fraud in 14 states, and includes video of ACORN employees giving unethical tax
advice and suggesting ways to hide 13-year-old girls smuggled into the country to become hookers.
Obama's Direct and Lucrative Ties to ACORN.
Is it any wonder that the Obama presidency is shaping up to be the most corrupt and most oppressive anti-American
administration in USA history? Thus far, any and all attempts to investigate ACORN have been blocked by
ObamaThugs and the Democrat-run Congress. The reason? They have benefited greatly from ACORN's
voter fraud and many might not have been elected or reelected without it.
Obama Campaign Gave ACORN Current Fundraising
List. Human Events reported earlier today about testimony yesterday [10/29/2008] in the lawsuit
brought by the Pennsylvania GOP against Project Vote, a sister organization of the Association of Community
Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.
More Connections Between Obama and ACORN?
A former staffer for Project Vote, a sister organization of the Association of Community Organizations for
Reform Now, or ACORN, testified at a hearing in Pennsylvania on Wednesday [10/29/2008] that the Obama
campaign provided the group with a campaign donor list in late 2007 for their fundraising efforts.
Ties to Socialism: ACORN, founded by a former member of the "SDS", Wade Rathke, is a leftist
community organization with close ties to the Democratic Socialists of America. In the 1990s, ACORN
heavily involved itself in the housing market by using the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 as a tool to
extort banks and pressure them into making risky loans. In the 90s, ACORN's militant tactics caught
national attention on several occasions when they broke into private offices, harassed bankers at their
homes, and used the CRA to delay bank mergers.
of Political Correctness. [Scroll down] What deserves greater scrutiny is Barack Obama's
history with ACORN. He was the attorney representing ACORN when they pushed the Clinton Administration
to expand the CRA. He served on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers when it gave ACORN
funding grants. Obama's hands are dirty with ACORN, and his involvement needs to be accounted for.
Of course, his silence on his past associations while running for president plays us all for fools.
Obama Finds An ACORN.
The man who includes being a community organizer on his short resume has a long association with a far-left group
that would organize our communities into socialist gulags.
A Clear and Present Danger. What I have not been able to figure out is why the leaders of the
group have not been indicted under RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) for taking part
in an ongoing criminal organization. The only logical reason that the feds have backed off is because
of ACORN's close ties to organized labor. Tragically, in 2008 America, it's not only individuals who
are easily intimidated, but the government itself.
Obama and "The Left":
Although Senator Barack Obama has been allied with a succession of far left individuals over the years, that is only half
the story. There are, after all, some honest and decent people on the left. But these have not been the ones
that Obama has been allied with — allied, not merely "associated" with. ACORN is not just an organization on the
left. In addition to the voter frauds that ACORN has been involved in over the years, it is an organization
with a history of thuggery, including going to bankers' homes to harass them and their families, in order to force
banks to lend to people with low credit ratings.
Corruption Runs Deep. Unfortunately for America, the media has been filtering news for years
and this practice has allowed some of the main figures in the Teamstergate scandal to assume top spots in the
Democrat party. Part 1 of this series reviewed the history of the scandal and its strong ties to
ACORN and President Obama.
Obama partnerships with voter fraud unit and
terrorists run wide and deep.
• In a number of crucial cases, Obama was the Attorney for the Chicago ACORN chapter
and he used them to assist him in his run for the Illinois State Senate in 1996.
• In 1992, prior to his working as ACORN's attorney, Obama was
Executive Director of ACORN subsidiary Project Vote.
• Obama trained ACORN workers.
• While sitting on the board of the Woods Foundation, Obama and
domestic terrorist William Ayers — who is also a major Obama fundraiser — arranged
for grants for ACORN.
• While both on the board of Chicago's Annenberg Challenge — Ayers
and Obama with Obama as Chairman — funds were funneled to ACORN.
Success Is Built On
Work Ethic, Not Grievances. Like everyone else, I have also been hearing a lot lately about
Jeremiah Wright, former pastor of the church that Barack Obama has belonged to for 20 years. Both
men, in their different ways, have for decades been promoting the far left vision of victimization and
grievances — Wright from his pulpit and Obama as a community organizer for the radical group ACORN,
as a collaborator with former Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers, and as the member of the U.S. Senate with the
farthest left voting record.
Obama, who once represented ACORN in a lawsuit against the state of Illinois, was hired by the group to train
its community organizers and staff in the methods and tactics of the late Saul Alinsky. ACORN would
stage in-your-face protests in bank lobbies, drive-through lanes and even at bank managers' homes to get them
to issue risky loans in the inner city or face charges of racism. In the early 1990s, reports Stanley
Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Policy Center, Obama was personally recruited by Chicago's ACORN to
run training sessions in "direct action."
Barack Obama and Alinsky's
Rules for Psychopaths. A psychopath is a person without conscience; someone who constantly breaks
the moral rules of the community. Saul Alinsky was a "community organizer" who found a career that fit that
personality disorder. In the Orwellian upside-down world of the Left, community organizers disorganize
communities. That is the meaning of revolution, to overturn whatever exists today in the raw pursuit of
one's own power. ... Alinsky's disciples — including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — have
a warlike political style. They learned politics as war from the Master. Obama is so well-trained in
Alinsky tactics that he used to teach workshops on it.
seeks distance from ACORN. [ACORN] claims to have registered 1.3 million young people,
minorities, and working-class voters. But some of those registration cards have listed dead or
nonexistent people and are being investigated in at least eight states.
The Nuts at ACORN Could Cause Obama Fall.
ACORN, the radical community group, is becoming an embarrassment for Obama. It is not as if its shenanigans
are likely to tip the result, with the Democrats so far ahead. But as it is raided by the FBI in state
after state (11 so far), it is becoming identified as the electoral equivalent of Greenpeace, extremists who
will stop at nothing to get their way.
Prospects Depend on Telling Truth About Obama. As the old saying goes, it's not over until the
fat lady sings, and it's high time for the fat lady to sing about Obama's scary agenda and the many reasons
why it is too risky to elect him president. We need to hear more about ACORN, the special-interest
group that would like to steal this election by registering people who are not eligible to vote, such as
registering ghost voters in Nevada under the names of the Dallas Cowboys. Obama's years of close
association with ACORN need to be known to the public.
Distances Himself From ACORN, Calls Controversy a 'Distraction'. He [Obama] said his
relationship with the group [ACORN] is "pretty straightforward," referring to legal work he and two other
lawyers did for the group in 1995. "That was my relationship and is my relationship to ACORN," he
said. Obama's campaign also paid more than $800,000 to a group called Citizens Services Inc., an ACORN
subsidiary, to "augment" Obama's grassroots organizing efforts in the Ohio, Texas and Pennsylvania primaries.
Distorts ACORN Ties. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign has been
forced to revise statements about their Obama's get-out-the vote work for the Association of Community
Organizers for Reform Now, a non-profit roiled in allegations of voter registration fraud. Obama's
website "Fight the Smears," designed to counteract misinformation about the candidate's record,
contained false information about Obama's connections to ACORN.
Through a glass
darkly. Fortunately, some newspapers are making valiant efforts to excavate the truth about
Obama and resist the intellectual intimidation being used to suppress it. The Cleveland Leader, which
as I reported here confirmed Obama's close association with ACORN in documents which it discovered had been
removed from the web, has now discovered that the denials of that involvement on Obama's fightthesmears.com
website have been altered in order to make it look like he has been telling the truth about his ACORN
associations all along.
Web site proclaims, "Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity."
Then how is it that Chicago ACORN leader Toni Foulkes sang Obama's praises for his work for ACORN in his
article, "Case Study: Chicago -- The Barack Obama Campaign," which appeared in Social Policy magazine in
2004? ... Foulkes wrote: "When he returned from law school, we asked him to help us with a lawsuit to
challenge the state of Illinois' refusal to abide by the National Voting Rights Act ... Obama took the
case, known as ACORN vs. Edgar ... and we won."
Nearly all of the concern over voter fraud has focused on one group, the Association Community Organizers for
Reform Now (ACORN), which is under investigation or facing serious allegations of fraud in 13 states over
how it has conducted voter-registration drives. ACORN insists, incredibly, that its voter-registration
drives are nonpartisan activities. However, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has endorsed
the group's activities in the past and taught at their seminars.
GOP Turning Up the Heat on
Obama and ACORN. [Danny] Diaz also encourages Obama to fully disclose his relationship with
ACORN, which has been distorted by his own campaign officials and his "Fight the Smears" website. Obama
has not been upfront about his promises to give ACORN influence in his admnistration, his decision to seek a
political endorsement from their PAC or his payments to one of their subsidiaries for get out the vote
efforts. Obama's campaign also previously stated that Obama never worked for ACORN when in fact Obama
led training sessions for them in 1992 and represted the group in court in 1995.
Drives Obama-ACORN Connection. John McCain's campaign is using Barack Obama's ties to a
controversial low-income advocacy group to escalate his criticism of the Democratic nominee's character
downplays payments to ACORN. Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama's campaign
distanced itself Thursday [10/9/2008] from its $800,000 payment linked to the liberal ACORN organization,
which is under investigation in several states where it is suspected of filing fraudulent voter
registrations. Federal Election Commission reports show ACORN-affiliated Citizens Services Inc. got
$832,598 from the Obama campaign for get-out-the-vote work during the primaries. But those payments
stopped in May and the Obama campaign says they should not be an election issue.
The Editor grumbles to himself...
... and the Obama campaign says Jeremiah Wright should not be an election issue.
... and the Obama campaign says Bill Ayers should not be an election issue.
... and the Obama campaign says Frank Marshall Davis should not be an election issue.
... and the Obama campaign says abortion should not be an election issue.
Hired ACORN For GOTV. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is the first national
candidate ever to hire ACORN, a controversial non-profit accused of voter fraud across the country, for get
out the vote activities. Obama's campaign paid $800,000 to a subsidiary of the liberally-leaning
non-profit Association of Community Organizers for Reform called Citizens Services Incorporated campaign to
increase voter turnout. This information, however, was not properly disclosed to the Federal Election
Huffington Post and ACORN Tag-Team Cover Up
of Obama's ACORN Days. Guess who's behind Social Policy magazine? Something called The
Institute for Social Justice. The website indicates the address of the magazine is 1024 Elysian Fields
Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117.
Guess who else lives in Elysian Fields? ACORN. Go to
Sweetness & Light blog and scroll down to the Form 990s (tax returns for nonprofits) and you will see that
both ACORN and Project Vote report the same address, 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana
70117. There is also more evidence of the close relationship between Project Vote and ACORN in 1992.
Obama, Voter Fraud & Mortgage
Meltdown. Which community activist/political organization in the United States is the largest,
most radical left, and most untrustworthy? The answer is ACORN, which bills itself as the nation's
largest community organization for the rights of low- and moderate-income families. Its hidden agenda,
however, is to change the form of the U.S. government from a republic to a socialist oligarchy, using class
warfare and the aid of radical liberals within the Democrat Party. This hidden agenda explains why the
liberal newsmedia go mute on Obama's ACORN ties.
Obama's "Community Organizer" Days Are a Joke. As I've reported previously, Obama's community
organizing days involved training grievance-mongers from the far-left ACORN. The ACORN mob is infamous
for its bully tactics (which they dub "direct actions"); Obama supporters have recounted his role in organizing
an ambush on a government planning meeting about a landfill project opposed by Chicago's minority lobbies.
With benefactors like Obama in office, ACORN has milked nearly four decades of government subsidies to prop up
chapters that promote the welfare state and undermine the free market, as well as some that have been implicated
in perpetuating illegal immigration and voter fraud.
Inside Obama's Acorn:
If Acorn is adept at creating a non-partisan, inside-game veneer for what is in fact an intensely radical,
leftist, and politically partisan reality, so is Obama himself. This is hardly a coincidence: Obama
helped train Acorn's leaders in how to play this game. For the most part, Obama seems to have favored the
political-insider strategy, yet it's clear that he knew how to play the in-your-face "direct action" game
as well. And surely during his many years of close association with Acorn, Obama had to know what
the group was all about.
with Marxists: Erik Ericson of RedState.com has a very detailed article today on Barack Obama's
connection to a neo-Marxist political party called the "New Party." ... Basically, Obama sought out the group
as a result of his work with another far left organization ACORN -- a "non-partisan" acvitist group whose
members have been convicted in several states of vote fraud. And not only did Obama receive their
endorsement, he used many of the party's members as campaign workers on his first state senate campaign.
What Do Obama & I Have In
Common? Obama worked for ACORN as a community organizer for three-and-a-half years. I lasted all of two
There was a considerable gap between rhetoric and reality. There was a considerable disconnect between
the black membership and the white organizers. ACORN was all for a living wage as long as they didn't have to pay one
to its employees. ACORN was all for a better world but had no room for improvement. Some lessons can only be
learned the hard way.
Spreading socialism on the taxpayer's dime...
The ACORN Obama
Knows: If you don't know what ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)
is all about, you better bone up. This left-wing group takes in 40 percent of its revenues from
American taxpayers — you and me — and has leveraged nearly four decades of government
subsidies to fund affiliates that promote the welfare state and undermine capitalism and self-reliance, some
of which have been implicated in perpetuating illegal immigration and encouraging voter fraud. A new
whistleblower report from the Consumer Rights League documents how Chicago-based ACORN has commingled public
tax dollars with political projects.
ACORN's Hypocritical House
of Cards: The Consumers Rights League has published a collection of whistleblower documents that
suggest "consumer advocacy" group ACORN has reaped substantial financial gains by misusing taxpayer dollars
for political ends and attacking lending corporations for the same 'predatory' lending practices it regularly
engages in. These internal emails and policies suggest that ACORN has failed to maintain a proper
distinction between its tax-exempt housing work and its aggressive political activities. ACORN and its
affiliates are then able to extract resources from financial lenders seeking abatement from its public relations
assaults and force financial settlement agreements that benefit ACORN but are harmful for consumers.
Obama to ACORN Group. Former Democratic senator and perpetual presidential candidate John Edwards
was the keynote speaker at the annual gathering of the radical group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations
for Reform Now). Touting Obama to the crowd was hardly necessary. Barack Obama was closely allied
with ACORN during his community organizing days in Chicago and even did some legal work for them in the early
Minimum Wage Hits $9.50
in Santa Fe. This month, in the liberal bastion of Santa Fe, New Mexico, they are raising the
minimum wage in the city to $9.50 per hour. The measure applies to all businesses with 25 or more
employees. The driving force behind this decision was Acorn, the 'national community organization,' as
Jon Gertner describes it in The New York Times Magazine for January 15, 2006. Acorn has discovered
that the way to win on the minimum wage issue is to cast it not as an economic issue but as a moral issue.
Rotten ACORN: In what
is being called the "worst case of voter registration fraud in Washington state history," seven employees of
the liberal advocacy group ACORN have been charged with filling out fake voter registration forms.
defendants allegedly faked more than 1700 voter registration forms. They, like all ACORN employees
nationwide, are paid by for every name they sign up. This has led to widespread charges of fraud in
Missouri, Ohio, and 12 other states.
headlines: leftwing voter fraud guilty plea. Readers may recall that the state of
Washington was in the news in 2004 for the closeness of the election for Governor (won by Christine Democrat
Gregoire by all of 133 votes; her Republican opponent, Dino Rossi, has since announced plans to run again next
year). That race was subject to claims of voter fraud. While the defendants who worked for ACORN
did not plead guilty for acts that led to actual voting... where there is smoke there is usually fire.
Obama's Ties To
ACORN More Substantial than first believed. You've heard of Moveon.org and Code Pink —
two radical leftist groups seeking to elect out and out socialists to public office and who are fierce opponents
of the capitalist sysetm. But have you heard of ACORN?
Not surprisingly it turns out that Reverend
Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger — two radical clergy closely associated with Obama —
have extensive ties to ACORN. Their views fit nicely within the ACORN anti-capitalist agenda that they have
been pushing for years.
Obama to amend report
on $800,000 in spending. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign paid more than $800,000
to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrat's
campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports. An Obama spokesman said Federal Election
Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. — a subsidiary of ACORN —
worked in "get-out-the-vote" projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major
events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary.
Obama's Liberal Shock Troops:
Mr. Obama has extensive connections with the granddaddy of activist groups, Acorn (Association of Community Organizations for
Reform Now), which has gotten millions in government grants for its low-income housing programs. In 1992, Acorn hired
Mr. Obama to run a voter registration effort. He later became a trainer for the group, as well as its lawyer in
election law cases. Acorn's political arm has endorsed Mr. Obama while its "voter education" arm has pledged to
spend $35 million to register people this fall — despite a history of vote fraud scandals that have led to
guilty pleas by many Acorn employees.
Pals: The seeds of today's financial meltdown lie in the Commu nity Reinvestment Act — a
law passed in 1977 and made riskier by unwise amendments and regulatory rulings in later decades. CRA
was meant to encourage banks to make loans to high-risk borrowers, often minorities living in unstable
neighborhoods. That has provided an opening to radical groups like ACORN (the Association of Community
Organizations for Reform Now) to abuse the law by forcing banks to make hundreds of millions of dollars in
"subprime" loans to often uncreditworthy poor and minority customers.
Boroughs. Ayers' Weather Underground grew out of "Students For A Democratic Society", as did
ACORN. Today, Ayers and his fellow "educators" are engaged with considerable success in radicalizing
the next generation of Americans. But, if that doesn't work, Acorn has a fallback strategy. What
does ACORN do? It steals elections.
Let every vote count, is the Democratic Party's mantra these days. That slogan might better be: Let
every vote count as often as we need to win. Such, at any rate, are the tactics of ACORN, Barack Obama's
favorite "community organizers," and its Project Vote — of which, the Democratic presidential
candidate has boasted, "I started working as the director
here in Chicago."
ACORN/Obama Voter Registration "Thug Thizzle". Systemic corruption of our election process
On Monday [10/6/2008], the two liberal groups announced the wrap-up of a 21-state voter
registration drive targeting low-income people and minorities in battleground states including Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Wisconsin. What's wrong with that? For starters,
these two groups are militant partisan outfits purporting to engage in nonpartisan civic activity. And
their campaign comes amid an avalanche of fresh voter-fraud allegations involving ACORN in many of those same
Blunt links 'sordid' ACORN to
Obama. Gov. Matt Blunt sought yesterday to link Democratic presidential candidate Barack
Obama with accusations of fraudulent voter registration in Missouri and other states by an organization that
advocates for poor people. Blunt, a Republican, called ACORN an organization with a "sordid history"
of voter fraud in Missouri. In a telephone conference call, Blunt recounted a series of problems ACORN
had caused with voter registration in the state.
Obama and ACORN: Relationship
May Be More Extensive Than Candidate Says. Barack Obama says he only had limited ties to ACORN,
and they began in 1995. But other encounters with the group, plus a voter-registration drive he conducted
called Project Vote three years earlier, calls his account into question.
ACORN: Not the Face of Change.
Barack Obama has numerous ties to ACORN, the group under investigation for voter registration fraud in
states across the nation. Obama paid one of their subsidiaries, Citizen Services, Inc., $800,000 and
misrepresented that payment on his campaign finance disclosures.
fraud shows voter ID need. What do Barack Obama, Cynthia Tucker and the Association of
Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) have in common? I'll tell you a few facts and you
decide. I'll try not to load my words, as Cynthia Tucker did in her Sunday column blasting voter ID
laws as the product of "pseudo-facts" and "overhyped allegations of voter fraud." Readers of my column
will, I hope, be outraged by their own thinking, not feelings emanating from pejorative terms.
The Rise And Fall Of The Obama
Campaign: Will Obama win, or will the whole truth about him become known in the nick of
time? ... If you believe Obama's protestations of ignorance about Ayers' terrorist background, you've been
brainwashed. The Obamas are not oblivious. ... [ACORN is] the organization with which Obama has been
associated throughout his adult life, as organizer, trainer, lawyer, funder and political beneficiary ... and
Obama's Achilles heel.
big scam: Obama has in the past represented ACORN in his home state of Illinois. And during the
primary season the Obama campaign gave ACORN some $830,000 to help with a get out the vote drive. In Ohio,
where the ACORN effort was particularly intense, about a third of some 660,000 new voter registrations don't match
information on file in other government databases. Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, didn't
seem particularly concerned, so Republican Party officials took the issue into federal court.
ACORN Magazine Article on Obama Magically
Reappears. It appears ACORN has decided there is no point in continuing to hide an article that
links Senator Barack Obama to it in the early 1990s because it's out there in cyberspace already.
Obama's Big Lie in the Last Debate:
One of Obama's first career jobs was with ACORN. He was recognized early on as a talented organizer by ACORN
leader Madeline Talbott, (think smooth talker) and she got him to coach ACORN leaders in community activism. At
the time, Talbott was focusing on ACORN's efforts to expand bank lending to low-income, high-risk customers —
the activity that ultimately precipitated today's mortgage market failure — so it is likely Obama trained
her leaders with a focus on that effort.
Stealing the Presidency: An
Obama/ACORN Primer. For the past eight years, Americans have been bombarded nearly nonstop by cries of "Bush
stole the White House," without a single proven shred of evidence, without a single indictment or conviction of Republicans
on vote fraud, vote rigging or anything even close. Meanwhile the only group indicated and convicted in actual vote
fraud cases in the last two elections — ACORN — is fully mobilized still, claims to have registered
1.3 million new voters this year, and is tied historically and inextricably to our front-running candidate for
President, Barack Obama.
Teams Up With ACORN, La Raza. MSNBC has launched a news project with a variety of left-wing
special interest groups to boost their Election Day coverage and help viewers experiencing problems at the
polls. One of the groups involved in MSNBC's "Election Protection" project is the Association of
Community Organizers for Reform Now. ACORN has been involved in rampant voter registration fraud across
the nation this election cycle and is actively supporting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama for
Horse: ACORN, the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now, is essentially a Marxist
shakedown outfit. One of its main rackets is election fraud — but it can also be very helpful
if you happen to be a Leftist activist who finds himself needing, say, to foment a riot, vandalize public
property, shut down legislative hearings or opposition conferences, harass the families of elected officials,
extort leave-us-alone pay-offs from banks, promote illegal immigration, or the like. Like ACORN, Obama
is a community organizer in the Saul Alinsky radical mode, and he goes way back — two decades
back — with the organization.
Barack Obama's Involvement with ACORN Unearthed,
Missing Article Recovered. While Barack Obama's connection with the Association of Community
Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has not gone entirely unreported, it has not been fully explained.
Most media background pieces simply note Obama's involvement in a 1995 lawsuit on behalf of ACORN.
Obama's own website, as well as most major media, fail to reveal the full depth and extent of his
relationship with the organization.
Obama Campaign Involved in More Cover-Ups in ACORN
Scandal. On Thursday we revealed the connection between Barack Obama and Association of Community
Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), and uncovered a 2004 article that discussed his involvement with the
organization which had recently been removed from the web. Today [10/10/2008], the cover-ups continue
and language on Obama's fightthesmears.com website has been altered in order to make it look like he has been
telling the truth about his ACORN associations all along.
Case Against Barack Obama, Part 2. Obama and [William] Ayers also served on the board of the
Woods Fund, an organization that distributed grant money to ACORN, which pushes its leftist agenda —
"tax justice," livable wages, anti-school choice, voter registration and affordable housing. The nearly
400,000-person-strong organization is currently under investigation by state and federal authorities in
several states for voter registration fraud. The Obama campaign dismisses any connection to ACORN
FBI investigating ACORN voter fraud; Obama indisputably
linked to ACORN. The FBI has opened an investigation into ACORN's alleged voter registration
fraud. The Obama camp is desperately trying to distance itself from ACORN, but there's no question
that Obama is linked to the group. Obama is also seeking to distract attention from the fraud
allegations by trying to paint the ACORN investigation as "politically motivated."
Creating the illusion of
unstoppability on Election Day. Indiana's Marion County is where the Obama campaign has been sending
ACORN/SEIU thug activists for the past ten months to create the illusion on Election Day that he is "unstoppable".
It's only a three hour drive from the gutters of Chicago to Indianapolis (in Marion County) and there are hundreds of
ACORN/SEIU activist who have made the trip many times over the course of this election season. Why? Because
the polls in Indiana close at 6PM Central. There will still be polls open on the east coast when Indiana polls
close, and the salivating Obama-supporting media can make their first projections.
Brighter and Righter Future. Watching the ACORN organization come under investigation in more than a dozen
states for voter fraud and illegality, it is sobering to imagine what Obama, a former ACORN trainer and community
organizer, would do to give even more of our tax money to this hard-left, corrupt organization. It is also
unlikely an Obama Justice Department would prosecute any of the donor-fraud and voter-fraud allegations that are rapidly
Will ACORN Steal the Election?
[Scroll down] Obama also gave more than $800,000 to Citizen Services Inc., an ACORN subsidiary, for "get out the
vote" activities during the Democratic primary, a fact the candidate initially tried to conceal. Obama's "Fight
the Smears" website claims that "ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration Barack ran in
1992." "Now ACORN says 'we only had him for two conferences, for one hour each,' but that's not what contemporary
newspaper accounts at the time say," commented John Fund, author of Stealing Elections, at Heritage last Monday [10/27/2008 (?)].
He said that Project Vote and ACORN were affiliated at the time, a relationship which grew into a full partnership.
Pals. What exactly does a "community organizer" do? Barack Obama's rise has left many Americans asking
themselves that question. Here's a big part of the answer: Community organizers intimidate banks into making
high-risk loans to customers with poor credit. In the name of fairness to minorities, community organizers occupy
private offices, chant inside bank lobbies, and confront executives at their homes — and thereby force financial
institutions to direct hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgages to low-credit customers.
New White House Counsel Was Defender of ACORN.
The incoming White House counsel will carry a reputation for hardball tactics into his new job. As
President Barack Obama's election attorney, Robert Bauer staunchly defended ACORN against political attacks,
sought investigations of political opponents and pressed TV and radio stations to stop running ads critical
of the Democratic nominee.
House's Acorn Cookies Surprises Republican Lawmaker. The chocolate cookies shaped like an acorn
were quite a hit with Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. "I didn't expect to see such stark symbolism," King
said in an e-mail.
"Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2011. [Scroll down] Despite a ban on funding that Obama signed into law, his
administration continues to fund the corrupt and allegedly defunct "community" organization ACORN. In July 2011 Judicial Watch
uncovered a $79,819 grant to AHCOA (Affordable Housing Centers of America), the renamed ACORN Housing which has a long history of corrupt
activity. In absolute violation of the funding ban, Judicial Watch has since confirmed that the Obama administration has funneled
$730,000 to the ACORN network, a group that has a long personal history with President Obama.
Note: More information about ACORN (and vote fraud) can be
The information in this section is listed in chronological order, which is an inversion of the
format to which you are probably accustomed. If you want to see the most recent additions
to this section, you should start here and work your way up.
What is Obama Talking
About? [Recently a] little girl asked him why he decided to run for president and he gave this
response. "America is
, uh, is no longer, uh
what it could be, what it once was. And
I say to myself, I don't want that future for my children."
This matches up with some of the things
his wife has said. His wife thinks that we are a "downright mean" country.
She says it's gotten
worse over her lifetime and she's 44. I'm still trying to figure out when in the past 44 years
she thinks that it was better.
Ayers Isn't The
HALF Of It! Mrs. Obama seems to hold radical separatist views consistent with a 20-year
attendance and tutelage under Rev. Wright. Her college thesis was on assimilation vs. "the black culture,"
and she was openly dismayed that so many blacks were choosing to assimilate into the American melting-pot culture.
Michelle Obama: Hillary 2.0?
The next Hillary in the White House won't be the second coming of the old one: the next Hillary may be
Michelle Obama. She isn't sharing the ticket, but neither did Hillary (at least formally). And so
far, there hasn't been any of the Clinton's old "two for one" rhetoric. But no one should underestimate
the influence Michelle has on her husband.
Leftism: [Barack Obama] called himself "progressive," a term of art favored by veterans of the
hard New Left, like Tom Hayden, as well as by old-time Communists. Early this year his wife Michelle,
lacking his tact, would kindle controversy by saying that his success in the presidential primaries made her
feel proud of her country for the first time. The comment, a faux pas that she was soon at pains
to explain away, flowed logically from her view, expressed in her standard stump speech, that our country is
a "downright mean" place, "guided by fear," where the "life ... that most people are living has gotten
Hands off Michelle Obama you
GOP Meanies! I was wondering when this was going to happen. It appears a major effort is underway to
smear as "racist" or "sexist" (or perhaps both) anyone who criticizes Michaell Obama. This is probably a prelude to
innoculating the candidate himself eventually. We are about to enter a new age in American politics, one where
everything that even hints of criticism will be seen as an unfair attack.
Spikes Michelle Obama's Gaffe, Then Declares It Unimportant. ABC's World News, which on Tuesday
[2/19/2008] skipped Michelle Obama's comment that "for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my
country," on Wednesday finally got to it, but only minimally as George Stephanopoulos praised her "good damage
control" and declared: "I don't think it's going to be a huge deal." Hard for it to become "a huge
deal" when a broadcast network's most-watched news program doesn't bother to report it.
Michelle Obama thesis was on racial
divide. Michelle Obama's senior year thesis at Princeton University, obtained exclusively
from the campaign by Politico, shows a document written by a young woman grappling with a society in
which a black Princeton alumnus might only be allowed to remain "on the periphery." "My experiences
at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before," the future Mrs. Obama wrote
in her thesis introduction.
First Lady Of Gaffes.
After revealing she had never been "really proud of my country," Michelle Obama damns business as "the
money-making industry." By contrast, she says, the Obamas are in "the helping industry." Bad
omen. Visiting a day-care center in Zanesville, Ohio, America's would-be first lady advised the
assembled women not to "go into corporate America."
She's No Jackie O. Is Barack Obama's
wife as charismatic as he? Though the mainstream media would have us believe so, anyone who's read her
remarks over the past few months couldn't help be convinced that Michelle Obama may be as much of a help to
her husband as Bill Clinton has been to his wife.
Millionaire: Michelle Obama's gospel of misery. By her husband's logic, Michelle Obama must be a heavily
armed xenophobic religious zealot, because boy is she bitter. [A] C-SPAN video of a speech delivered by Mrs.
Obama in North Carolina last Friday [5/2/2008] is characteristic of her peculiar recent performances on the stump. It
is an hour-long talk to supporters who just want something to cheer about, and who get some opportunities at the outset, but
then find themselves treated to a profoundly and relentlessly negative vision of American life.
The GOP's Secret Weapon:
She is the biggest loose cannon in either campaign. She's got a chip on her shoulder the size of a redwood and
an overweening sense of entitlement that makes her one of the more unattractive advocates for Barack Obama —
despite the fact that she's his wife. Michelle Obama is a disaster waiting to happen.
Michelle Obama's tales of
woe: [Mrs. Obama is] irritated at those people who have suggested that she and Sen. Obama are
elitists. And she appears to be still outraged — at this late date — by the fact
that she had to take out loans to attend Princeton and Harvard Law School. It took her years to pay them
back, something she has kvetched about in numerous public appearances. Imagine that! First she had to
borrow money to go to some of the world's most selective and expensive schools — schools whose graduates
usually do pretty well in the world — and then they made her pay it back. There "they" go again.
Does Michelle Obama Think About America? Michelle Obama isn't running for the presidency, but she is at center
stage of her husband's campaign, and her vision of America will obviously inform Barack Obama's vision of America if he
becomes president. And her vision isn't one that most Americans share.
Barack's Bitter Half:
In one of her few (unintentionally) funny moments during a recent sit-down with comedian Stephen Colbert, Mrs.
Obama claimed, "Barack and I tend to look at the positives." That's a side-splitter. As National
Review's Yuval Levin put it, Michelle Obama is "America's unhappiest millionaire." And she has the audacity
to extrapolate her misery and her husband's alleged victimization to the "vast majority of Americans." In
South Carolina, she called America "just downright mean" and bemoaned "a nation of struggling folks who are
barely making it every day."
Found Obama Rule: 'Whatever Michelle Says Is The Message'. In all the fuss over Barack
Obama going on ABC and telling his opponents to "lay off my wife," some might have assumed that Obama was
implying that Michelle Obama wasn't a major player in the Obama campaign. Read the transcript again,
and you'll notice he never says that.
Obama is fair game. [Scroll down] If Republicans "think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue
in this campaign," he [Barack Obama] added ominously, "they should be careful." Ooh, very fierce.
[But] as long
as he keeps sending her around the country to campaign on his behalf, everything she says is — and should
be — fair game.
Little Lady: In [the liberals'] lexicon, anybody who has had a single misfortune — or who
endures what liberated women see as the terrible ordeal of motherhood or housewifery — is a victim,
and since Mrs. Obama must suffer the inconveniences of being a wife and a mother, she's qualified for
victimhood and must be immune from criticism. Having gained that immunity she, is free to make
outrageous statements without having them reflect on her spouse.
encourages political activism. "The way this campaign has been run is the way we need to
be forever," Obama said. "Don't trust bloggers or someone else's opinion, because people lie."
The Editor responds...
Yes, Michelle, people lie. Especially
liberal politicians. Liberal
democrats lie about gun control.
Liberal democrats lie about abortion.
Liberal democrats lie about energy production.
Liberal democrats lie about unemployment numbers.
Liberal democrats lie about taxes.
Liberal democrats lie about same-sex marriage.
Liberal democrats are lying about global warming.
And liberal democrats routinely lie about all kinds of other things, too.
No First Lady, That's My Wife! I must confess I got a chuckle out of Barack Obama's warning us
all to lay off his wife. Sorry, pal, but it's too late in the game for that. If you didn't want her
to be a legitimate target, you should have told her to stay home with the kids and to keep her yap shut.
Who Is The Real Michelle Obama? [Scroll
down] Pro-life columnist Jill Stanek has revealed a chilling fundraising letter that Michelle Obama wrote for her
husband when he was running for the U.S. Senate in 2004. The letter claimed that the federal ban on partial-birth
abortion was "clearly unconstitutional" and "a flawed law."
Whine Connoisseurs. Michelle Obama whines about the burdens of paying for piano lessons and summer
camp for the kids, and the paying off the student loans for her two Ivy League degrees. "The salaries don't
keep up with the cost of paying off the debt," she complained when the Obamas cleared half a million a
Barack Obama understands the language of victimhood and uses it effectively. And
victimhood has become a central tenant of modern liberalism.
Obama's Gospel of Envy:
Anger, or envy, about trust funds seems to be a big thing with the Trinity crowd. Michelle Obama, for
instance, bellyached regularly during her stump speech in the primaries: "You're looking at a young
couple that's just a few years out of debt. See, because we went to those good schools and we didn't have
trust funds. I'm still waiting for Barack's trust fund. Especially after I heard that Dick Cheney
was s'posed to be a relative or something. Give us something here!"
Obama speaks to gay Democrats. Michelle Obama won a standing ovation on Thursday [6/26/2008]
when she paid a campaign visit to gay and lesbian Democratic activists to promote her husband Barack Obama's
presidential quest. Obama, appearing at a dinner meeting of the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Council of
the Democratic National Committee, cited her husband's efforts to fight discrimination and promote equal
rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people.
Wedding Belle. For
reasons of raw politics, Democratic presidential nominees can't say they support gay marriage, though they
obviously do. So they send their wives out to say it for them.
Remaking Michelle: The
problem with the Obama campaign's effort to remake Michelle Obama goes beyond her gaffes and attacks on America.
Another problem for the campaign is that Michelle Obama's life story runs counter to Barack Obama's effort to
defuse race as an issue.
She does not see America as one nation or Americans as one people. Race
is the centerpiece of her self-identification.
a target-rich environment. If Mrs Michelle Obama, known to her detractors as the candidate's
"bitter half", had only a routine image problem, the artful cosmeticians at Obama HQ would quickly be able to
tidy it up. The difficulty is that Michelle's gaffes appear not to be gaffes at all, but one long,
sincere, consistent and rarely less than gale force blast of grievance.
Obama's Inferiority Complex: Now that Barack Obama has pretty much wrapped up the nomination,
it's time to raise a question that lots of people have been talking about privately but not publicly.
Is it possible that Michelle Obama is the force behind Barack Obama's refusal to embrace traditional patriotic
symbols? Could Obama's wife be largely responsible for the candidate's damaging associations with
crackpot race-baiters like the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and the Reverend Michael Pfleger? In sum,
could Obama's wife be a large part of his political problem?
Michelle Obama says $600 is the price
of a pair of earrings. Michelle Obama said in Pontiac, Mich., on Wednesday [7/9/2008] that if her husband is
elected he will offer more than a "quick fix" on the economy. "You're getting $600 — what can you do with
that? Not to be ungrateful or anything, but maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn't pay down every bill every
month," she said. "The short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good, and it may even feel good that first month
when you get that check, and then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings."
BO Stinks. Now it turns out the campaign
trail is a bit too much for him and his not-so-blushing bride. Now he wants us to believe that by
holding his wife accountable for her outrageous statements, we've crossed a line. ... Notice how Obama was
thrilled to have his wife front and center as long as we liked what she was saying. Now that she has
shown her true colors and said some pretty offensive things, she's taken a back seat and we're supposed
to "lay off".
Obama: Is First Ladies' club ready? [Scroll down] Some of Michelle's faux pas have been more
serious. Most notably, she told a rally that her husband's electoral success had "for the first time in my adult
life" made her feel "really proud of my country". This phrase struck a disquieting note: what would she not have
to be proud about?
She and her husband are living proof of the extraordinary opportunities that can be available to
minorities in America: it's almost impossible to imagine their careers working out quite so well anywhere else.
That's why that comment rankled.
Call Me a Proud,
Scared Conservative. Michelle Obama did sit with her husband in Jeremiah Wright's church for
many years, listening unperturbed to racist diatribes aimed at every white-skin person in America. If
I had sat listening to the rants of a David Duke for years on end and then gave my husband some form of the
Nazi salute in public, I doubt seriously if it would be at all comforting to any decent American who
witnessed it. There may be only a tiny grain of truth to the black militant image of Michelle Obama
on the New Yorker cover, but even a tiny grain may be too much for some.
hypocrite for wife's Wal-Mart link. [Michelle Obama] has just been re-elected to the board of an
Illinois food-processing company, a position she took up two years ago to gain experience of the private
sector. And the biggest customer for the pickles and peppers produced by Treehouse Foods is the retail
giant Wal-Mart, the world's largest corporation and the bête noire of American liberals,
including Sen Obama, for its employment practices, most notably its refusal to recognise trade unions.
Mrs Obama quits
controversial job. Michelle Obama, the wife of the American Democrat presidential candidate
Barack Obama, has resigned from the board of a food company whose biggest customer is Wal-Mart, the retail
giant under fire from her husband. The Sunday Telegraph reported two weeks ago that her position at
Treehouse Foods could raise claims of hypocrisy as Senator Obama attacked Wal-Mart for its anti-union
Little Tenderness. So many Americans right now fear they are losing their country, that the
old America is slipping away and being replaced by something worse, something formless and hollowed
And if you feel you're losing America, you really don't want a couple in the White House
whose rope of affection to the country seems lightly held, casual, provisional.
Wife Rips His Foes. Michelle Obama has lashed out at her husband's 2008 rivals for peddling
"baseless claims" against him — including charges that "he is not black enough, he is not white
enough," according to a transcript of her surprising remarks to supporters. Michelle, a Harvard-schooled
lawyer, took on the role of campaign hatchet woman against Sen. Barack Obama's political opponents when she
introduced her husband to 1,000 donors at a $1.5 million fund-raiser Sunday night [2/11/2007] in Chicago.
Brangelina-fication of the Obamas: The spread in People, which earlier this year fawned over a
photo of the bare-chested Obama in his swimsuit, was supposed to be an "exclusive" first and last look at
life at home with the Obamas. Knowing what we know about the Obama we know now, it probably won't be
the last. They've hawked the kids to TV gossip show "Access Hollywood," blabbed about their romance to
Us Weekly magazine, and plopped Michelle O — the purported "civilian" whom the Obamessiah declares
immune from public criticism — in front of the cameras to schmooze effortlessly for "The Colbert
Report" and "The View" demographics.
This is precisely why Michelle Obama is
fair game for criticism:
Hillary Clinton trumped
by Michelle Obama. The wives of Democratic nominees have traditionally addressed the convention
but Ms Obama is the first to be given headline and prime-time status. Her opening night address and
Senator Obama's acceptance speech will bookend addresses by Senator Hillary Clinton and former president
Anti-American Radicals, and U of C. The Hyde Park Herald first reported that Michelle Obama
would be hired for a newly created community relations position at the University of Chicago on June 5
of 1996. Obama was to be Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University of Chicago
Community Service Center, effective September 1, 1996. So Michelle Obama was appointed to a job
that had never existed before, shortly after Barack Obama had won the Democratic nomination in his first
race for Illinois State Senate.
Michelle Obama: Perpetual
Victim. Her husband has been lauded as the Messiah; benefited from the most fawning coverage
bestowed on a presidential candidate, at least since JFK; is running in the most Democrat-favorable electoral
environment, at least since Watergate; has raised more funds than any presidential candidate ever; has become
a worldwide celebrity; and is spending an unprecedented amount of money running negative ads about his
opponent. ... Yet in her world, they're still "underdogs."
Throw the flag against: Michelle Obama.
[Scroll down] She omitted the fact that she later went on to a high paying job at the University of Chicago Medical
Center, where she worked in community and external affairs. In March 2005, she was promoted to vice
president for community and external affairs, and her salary jumped from $121,910 to $316,962, which included
a one-time bonus. In 2006, her salary was $273,618, according to the Chicago Tribune. Her promotion
came two months after her husband became a senator, but campaign aides said that she'd been offered the
promotion and turned it down before that.
The Editor says...
Yeah, right. I'd turn down a $316,962 do-nothing job, too. Make 'em beg!
Michelle's Boot Camps For
Radicals. Barack Obama was a founding member of the board of Public Allies in 1992, resigning
before his wife became executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies in 1993. Obama plans
to use the nonprofit group, which he features on his campaign Web site, as the model for a national service
corps. He calls his Orwellian program, "Universal Voluntary Public Service." Big Brother had nothing
on the Obamas. They plan to herd American youth into government-funded reeducation camps where they'll
be brainwashed into thinking America is a racist, oppressive place in need of "social change."
Five reasons to vote against
Obama: [#4.] Michelle Obama. Another pampered semi-literate Ivy Leaguer who still
considers herself a victim, even with her $360,000-a-year job as diversity coordinator at a Chicago hospital.
Can you stand four years of this harridan lecturing you on your greed?
Welcome To ACORN
General Hospital. Try to imagine health care in the world of Obama. All of us will be
enlisted in the Community Service army, where patient care is merely ancillary to your job. Now we will
leave work to go staff the after school program at the new community center. Next weekend it's over to
the mall where we will work the voter registration table. It's all part of "enhancing the hospital
service to the community." Because in Barack and Michelle's world, there's no individual patient.
Only a vast, nebulous "community." Welcome to ACORN General.
Patient-Dumping Scheme: The First Lady helped create a notorious program that dumped poor
patients on community hospitals, yet the national media ignore the story. Imagine if her husband
were a Republican. The University of Chicago Medical Center has received a good deal of justly
opprobrious press over its policy of "redirecting" low-income patients to community hospitals while
reserving its own beds for well-heeled patients requiring highly profitable procedures.
General in a sleeveless dress.
Since July of 2008, the chattering classes of America have been uneasy about Barack Obama's proposal for
a civilian national security force "as well-funded as the U.S. military". The civilian national security
force was already in place long before last July's public proposal. Its general doesn't wear army fatigues
but sleeveless dresses.
My Critics. [Scroll down] This woman sat in Rev. Wright's church for 20 years,
soaking up his racist rants, and then had him marry her and Barack, as well as baptize their children.
Furthermore, she had gotten into an Ivy League school, thanks to Affirmative Action, and then showed her
gratitude by writing a racist screed for her college thesis. For good measure, she used that degree to
get a $125,000-a-year job in Chicago, which coincidentally jumped to over $300,000 once her husband went to
the Illinois state senate. And, finally, after all that, she announced to the world that America is a
mean country and that the first time she was proud of this nation was when her husband deigned to run for
Michelle Thinks She Was Elected Empress.
The Washington Post had an interesting article on June 25 headlined, "A First Lady Who Demands
Substance." I think it was meant to highlight that fact that Michelle Obama is more than a mere first
lady but is a strong, substantive person — which is, by the way, without question. Unfortunately,
though, it ended up revealing a Michelle Obama that is an angry, arrogant, martinet that isn't aware
that "first lady" is an honorary title that has no proper, Constitutional role and is not an elected
position with legal, legitimate powers of its own.
Queen Michelle the First?
Michelle Obama wants a bigger role in her husband's administration, according to The Washington Post.
Unlike Laura Bush, who focused on a few peripheral issues, Obama wants a seat at the table when key policies
are made. Obama's new chief of staff, Susan Sher, is part of the crucial 8:15 a.m. White House
staff meeting. The first lady's team of more than 20 has been told to think "strategically" about
how to make her a player on policies she cares about. This could be a very bad idea.
Obama named in illegal "patient dumping" scheme. Just minutes after President Obama's disastrous prime-time
press conference touting his "health care" plan, FOX News host Sean Hannity aired a special segment about a so-called
"patient-dumping" scandal in Obama's hometown, Chicago. And the scandal may very well involve First Lady Michelle
A Health Care Offer We Can't
Refuse. When Michelle Obama was promoted to Vice President of the University of Chicago Medical Center
she ran something called Community and External Relations. So a Senator's wife, with no medical background or
health administration experience becomes a vice-president of a major American hospital. Why does a hospital
do this? Obviously, the hospital needed Senator Obama's help, maybe with legislation, maybe with reimbursements,
maybe with the unions. So Mrs. Obama becomes a Vice President, her salary is tripled to over $300,000, and suddenly
the hospital is sponsoring ridiculous community enterprises like Principal for a Day and Real Men Cook celebrations.
Awake, I'm Having Nightmares. [President Obama] is appointing so many czars, you'd think his last name
was Romanov. In the meantime, Michelle has gathered a larger staff of courtiers and ladies-in-waiting than
Madame Pompadour and Madonna put together. There were, at last count, 22 people answering directing to
the First Lady, costing the taxpayer roughly $1.6 million a year.
No sacrifice too
great for Michelle Obama. The First Lady has once again uttered words that reveal her
self-absorbed interior life. Speaking in Copenhagen, she referred to her trip as a "sacrifice." ... There
is a victim mentality at work here. Life is unfair. This is a woman who sees herself put-upon by
life, the victim of forces beyond her control. And she lives in the White House!
Michelle Obama: It's a 'sacrifice' to travel to Europe to pitch
for the Olympics. In her speech in Copenhagen today [9/30/2009], First Lady Michelle Obama said
her trip to Denmark, along with the travel of her "dear friend" and "chit-chat buddy" Oprah Winfrey, as well
as tomorrow's visit by President Obama, is a "sacrifice" on behalf of the children of Chicago and the United
Noble "Sacrifice" of Michelle Obama. It's hard out there for a first lady of the United States.
Take it from travel-weary Michelle Obama. On Tuesday night [9/29/2009], she boarded a luxury 757 for Copenhagen.
Think of the stairs she had to climb. Oh, the agony of the feet! Upon arrival, Mrs. O, her "chit-chat
buddy," Chicago-based talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, and Chicago powerbroker/interest-conflicted real estate
mogul/senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett immediately embarked on a grueling, grip-and-grin campaign
to secure the Olympics for their hometown. Our smile muscles ache in sympathy.
Michelle Obama is not immune to criticism because she does stuff like this:
Michelle Obama turns Breast Cancer Awareness Month into attack on
insurance companies. First Lady Michelle Obama took part in a White House event this afternoon
[10/23/2009] to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While such events have been mostly
noncontroversial in the past, Mrs. Obama used the occasion to launch an extended attack on the insurance
industry, the Obama administration's current target in the ongoing battle over national health care legislation.
Obama Politicizes the Food Network. I have a confession to make. I hate politics. That's
why I write about it, because I enjoy making fun of it. And one of the reasons I write for Big Hollywood
is I am sick of other people's politics being jammed down my throat through alleged "entertainment."
with this picture? The First Lady, a woman widely acclaimed for her fashion sense in the
courtier media, has no common sense at all when it comes to respecting a solemn occasion. Apparently,
nobody among her score of personal aides in the White House had the gumption to tell her she was about to
make a fool of herself at the Veterans Day memorial.
Another reason Michelle Obama is fair game for criticism:
AmeriCorps official lie about possible First Lady link to IG firing? Congressional investigators
looking into the abrupt firing of AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin have discovered that the head of
AmeriCorps met with a top aide to First Lady Michelle Obama the day before Walpin was removed.
may snag Mrs. Obama. In the past 10 days, two major developments have occurred. ... Most
explosively of all, dirty deeds may have been employed to hide extensive involvement in the affair by
the office of first lady Michelle Obama, whom the White House months earlier had announced would
play "a central role in the national service agenda."
Fat Cats Behind First Lady's Anti-Obesity Campaign. Behind every seemingly good deed in the
Obama White House, there's a deep-pocketed, left-wing special interest. Take first lady Michelle Obama's
crusade against childhood obesity. Who really benefits from the ostensible push for improved nutrition
in the schools? Think purple — as in the purple-shirted army of the Service Employees
Obama, Liberal Government and Obesity: First Lady, Michelle Obama, has decided to take a whack at
solving the American obesity epidemic. Splendid. She should start by looking at one of the biggest
roots of the problem: liberal government and its most favorite project of the past 40 years, the
Strikes Deep in Obama's America. In Obama's brain, his father's womanizing and boozing wasn't
due to low moral standards; white supremacy was to blame. His grandmother was "a typical white person,"
not someone who had personal failings. Obama married Michelle, a woman who sees everything through the
lens of race. Rather than feeling honored to attend Princeton, she regarded the place as a hotbed of
racism. Some of her pre-First Lady speeches reek of loathing for America.
Lady: Government action on obesity unproven, but we'll do it anyway. At what point do
Americans demand limits on unnecessary government activities? Right now, government seems to be getting
more obese than anyone.
Nourishes Hillary's 'Village'. Two years after appearing on Larry King Live Michelle Obama
returned as First Lady to discuss inspiring FLOTUS initiatives. ... Michelle's King interview, lacked
consistent sincerity, but had one ray of candor amidst prevarications and partial truths. The
First Lady readily agreed with Larry King's evaluation of her superior intelligence perking up
saying, "I'm very smart but I like to limit my intake to things I can control."
Lawfare, Voluntary Surrender, and Right-wing
"Extremists". [Scroll down slowly] Michelle Obama "voluntarily surrendered" her license
to practice law, three years after passing the bar. Which is akin to a doctor going through years of
education, and racking up huge student loans, and then, just as it all finally starts to pay off, saying "I think
I'll just give up my license for no particular reason." There's a darn good reason, we just don't
Michelle Obama's True Agenda:
Make no mistake, America; Michelle Obama is every bit as interested in following in her husband's footsteps
as Hillary Clinton was of hers — even more. Michelle Obama is making her first solo trip
abroad to Mexico where she plans to begin organizing world support for her future political ambitions.
Obama: Food Profiteer Turned Food Cop. Let me summarize first lady Michelle Obama's
anti-obesity agenda: Shed as I say, not as I gain. While she crusades for organic foods and puts
government pressure on corporations to stop marketing fast food and junk food to children, Mrs. Obama herself
profited from the very same processed food industry she now demonizes.
Obama to women planning a pregnancy: 'No fatties'. You might think you were doing a pretty
good job of running your own life before you'd ever even heard of Michelle Obama, but she knows better than
that. Your kids are big fat pigs and so are you, says the First Lady of the United States.
Ready for Feds in Your Kitchen? On
the one hand, I want genuinely to commend first lady Michelle Obama for her passion to launch her campaign
against childhood obesity, "Let's Move." ... My concern, however, is that the first lady's nutritional quests,
like Washington's health care crusade, ultimately will lead to more big-government and union-based solutions,
as well as enact more faulty legislation like the 1966 Child Nutrition Act, which the Obama administration
is seeking to update, or "overhaul." (Of course, update and overhaul in government translates into
upgrade and expand; you can bet your last tax dollar on it.)
to Food Manufacturers: Cut 1 Trillion Calories Annually by 2012. With the goal to reduce
1 trillion calories in food sold annually by 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama announced a private-sector
partnership for her Let's Move! Childhood obesity campaign.
about The Invasion of the Food Police.
Michelle Obama's Global
Graduates. Rather than tossing a graduation cap into the air, Michelle Obama's commencement
address at George Washington University was enough to make a graduate fall on the ground weeping in a heap
of despair. After accomplishing the goal of completing a college education, the last thing a collegian
should be subjected to on graduation day is a keynote speaker who does anything but uplift, motivate, and
Hell. Michelle Obama recently gave a speech to graduates at George Washington University.
The underlying message? Do as I say, not as I do. Also ... There's war and famine and an overcooked
planet. Become global citizens and fix the mess! Clean the feet of lepers in Calcutta, eradicate
malaria in the Sudan, and live like a monk with no personal needs. Of course, Michelle's own personal
journey has been a tad different. After she graduated from racist-infested Princeton University, Michelle
made big bucks as a corporate lawyer. Working as a vice president of the University of Chicago Medical
Center, she saved the hospital a bundle through patient-dumping — sending those unable to pay to
Lady to Waste Millions 'Visiting' The Gulf Oil Spill. When times were flush, I guess it didn't
seem so outrageous for the First Lady of the White House to fly about the country "visiting" places as if she
were an important part of our national government. ... And now? Why, now Michelle-My-Bell is making
plans to "visit the Gulf Coast oil spill region" as if she is some sort of potentate touring her outlying
tracts of land. Yes, the angriest First Lady of them all is going to pack her royal bags, wing off to
the coast, and wave to the masses from the royal coach as she inspects her subjects woes due to her husband's
continuing impotency there.
Michelle Obama Set To Appear At NAACP Convention.
First lady Michelle Obama will speak at the NAACP convention at Bartle Hall Monday as the keynote speaker of
Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning 'Racist' Elements of Tea Party. First Lady Michelle
Obama brought renewed energy to the NAACP today, delivering the keynote speech at the annual convention one
day before the nation's largest civil rights group is expected to condemn what it calls racist elements in
the Tea Party movement. The nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization will vote on the
resolution Tuesday [7/13/2010] during its annual convention in Kansas City, Mo.
about the NAACP.
Ignorance, Hate, and Intolerance: Michelle Obama Addresses the NAALCP. Does Mrs. Obama
ever have anything positive to contribute to the national discourse? Like her husband, she's always
agitating, always rabble-rousing, always bringing the worst out of people. She may blame the other
side of the aisle for stoking hate, fear, division, and racism. But, perfectly illustrating the
psychological defense mechanism of Projection, it is she and her ideological ilk who do it, and they
do it as frequently and effortlessly as breathing.
The Obama family will be in Maine, but you go ahead and enjoy the Gulf.
Michelle Obama: 'There
are still 1000s of miles of beaches not touched by the spill'. First Lady Michelle Obama
arrived at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport at 2:34 today [7/12/2010] to begin meeting with
local officials and residents about the ongoing oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
While the Obamas Head to Maine...
Lady Encourages Americans to Vacation on Gulf. On her first trip to the Gulf Coast since the
BP oil spill, First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged Americans to consider vacationing on the region's beaches
that have not been directly impacted by oil. ... The Obama family will be taking a mini-vacation of their own
this weekend, but instead of going to the Gulf Coast they are traveling to Maine's Mount Desert Island,
home of Acadia National Park.
abound as to exactly how Mrs. Obama obtains her wardrobe. Rumors abound as to exactly
how the first family obtains all the pomp and frills associated with Mrs. Obama's wardrobe. Do
the Obamas pay for it all themselves or are the first lady's outfits given to her gratis? As
with most things, it appears the answer lies somewhere in the middle. Ikram Goldman, owner
of the Chicago boutique Ikram, manages the majority of the first lady's sartorial needs. Any
designer wishing to dress Mrs. Obama must first go through Goldman, who remains exceedingly
tight-lipped as to her dealings with the first lady.
Fat Black Kids
Showcase America's Racism. The most recent statement by Michelle Obama baffles me, as she
compared black children's health to the age old Democrat policies of slavery and Jim Crow laws:
... Imagine my surprise to learn that one can recognize racist policies caused fat black kids.
Here I thought racism was when black men intimidating white voters are not prosecuted for obvious voter
intimidation, by a black Attorney General, simply because the perpetrators were black. I
erroneously believed that racism had occurred when a black president speaks out (without any
facts) on behalf of a black professor behaving badly, and who is given preference over a
white cop doing his job.
House looks to leverage Michelle Obama's popularity. Playing it safe can sometimes pay off,
as first lady Michelle Obama is finding with some of the highest favorable ratings in official Washington.
And she could be taking those numbers out for a test drive, as the White House looks for ways to leverage her
popularity without diminishing her value as an asset.
girl Michelle Obama is a modern-day Marie Antoinette on a glitzy Spanish vacation. While most of
the country is pinching pennies and downsizing summer sojourns — or forgoing them altogether —
the Obamas don't seem to be heeding their own advice. While many of us are struggling, the First Lady is
spending the next few days in a five-star hotel on the chic Costa del Sol in southern Spain with 40 of her
"closest friends." According to CNN, the group is expected to occupy 60 to 70 rooms, more
than a third of the lodgings at the 160-room resort. Not exactly what one would call cutting back
in troubled times.
Let them eat tapas.
The Obama family has been working hard to show their indifference to the plight of middle America. Whether
it's the president's golfing fetish, private air transportation for family dog Bo to a Maine vacation, or Michelle
Obama's taxpayer subsidized trip to the Spanish Riviera, the gulf between the White House leisure class and
the American middle class has grown to unprecedented proportions. Everyone is entitled to some R & R,
though Mrs. Obama's jaunt is her eighth holiday this summer.
police close public beach for Michelle Obama's £250,000 Spanish holiday. Michelle Obama
today faced a fresh wave of attacks over her lavish break in Spain with 40 friends, which could easily
cost U.S. taxpayers a staggering £50,000 a day. The First Lady has been lambasted for her
extravagance at a time when the economy is still struggling. One blogger went so far as to brand her a
modern-day Marie Antoinette.
Obama's Lavish Spain Vacation Sparking Criticism. While First Lady Michelle Obama continues sightseeing
and shopping in southern Spain with daughter Sasha and friends as "private" tourists, questions are being
raised about the cost to taxpayers and whether a lavish vacation sends the right message during tough
economic times in the U.S.
The Pain in Spain Falls Mainly on US Taxpayers.
While millions of Americans cut back on what they can spend on their vacation, Michelle Obama is concluding her last
vacation with a new vacation trip along with 40 guests to Spain billed at a cost of 300,000 dollars a day.
If Michelle Obama wants to go for a swim, an entire beach in Spain must be closed. Considering her busy
working schedule of appearing on talk shows and then appearing on magazine covers, I think we can all agree that
nine vacations is very modest. And the real tab gets much higher when you consider how many of the other
unstated expenses are being picked up by "friends", which is usually a fancy way of saying people who
expect favors in return, again, at taxpayer expense.
Was Michelle Obama Thinking? When we're in the middle of the worst recession in living memory,
it's not a good idea to take a luxury vacation that most of your countrymen could never possibly afford in
the best of times, at considerable taxpayer expense for the security, in a foreign country.
Lady claims working class roots, but her lifestyle is luxury. When images of Jean Paul Gaultier-clad
First Lady Michelle Obama on a $75,000-a-day Spanish holiday hit the wires, controversy was bound to erupt
back home. Her carefully crafted image as "everywoman" was blown. In addition to the high cost,
the evolving justifications for the trip offered by the White House's flack were just as dizzying.
Name is Michelle. Michelle Obama is a woman of her word. In July, she made a drive-by through
the Gulf coast region and urged people to "do a few things [to] help this community." Emphasis on the word
"few." She even recorded an ad inviting Americans to "come on down" to the Gulf as she herself then headed
back to Washington to collect her family to head to a holiday in a national park in Maine. At least Maine
is in America. With her recent holiday junket to Spain, she has now officially spit in the eye of Gulf
Nice Work If You Can Get It. In 1991, Michelle Obama left the world of corporate law to serve
the public in Chicago Mayor Daley's office. She then served the public at the Chicago Department of
Planning and Development and by founding the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, a non-profit organization.
In 1996, Mrs. Obama continued her public service at the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago
Hospitals. By 2005, Mrs. Obama's salary had "responded" to her public service work to the tune of
$317,000. Nice work if you can get it.
Where's the Michelle Obama Who Said This?
Earlier this year, Michelle Obama ... rolled out this nationwide initiative, Let's Move, earlier in 2010.
She said she learned when she and Barack were working that her children's nutrition was suffering from not
being able to cook meals for them. She said she started making changes and wanted to bring those
lessons to the White House. Apparently, they were all lessons she forgot when trying to win over
Iowa voters on the campaign trail with her husband.
Funding Michelle Obama's Priorities.
In a special session that epitomized everything people hate about Congress, a bill to help states was passed
with $26 billion in money that was offset with strange accounting measures. That is something we've
come to expect from this Congress — worry about paying for it later, by our children and grandchildren.
Many Democrats were uncomfortable with the vote on August 10, but they may come back to Congress for another
vote that will be billed as an $8 billion child nutrition bill. This bill is at the center of
Michelle "Marie Antoinette" Obama's "Let's Move" initiative to fight childhood obesity.
The Editor says...
Michelle Obama's childhood obesity crusade was harmless enough until it developed a price tag of
eight billion dollars. Now it's not so cute. It's just another way for the Obamas to
spend other people's money on their pet projects.
Michelle Obama's Spending Spree. After blowing nearly a half-million dollars on a Spanish
shopping spree, Michelle Obama has plans to spend a whopping $2 million in the coming year —
while the nation struggles with its worst recession ever.
War On Fat. American first ladies often go to bat for good causes. Nothing wrong with that.
But Michelle Obama's push for intrusive regulations, pressure tactics and one-size-fits-all solutions to end
obesity goes too far. The first lady had no difficulty telling members of the National Restaurant Association
on Monday [9/13/2010] how to run their businesses to help reduce childhood obesity, her pet cause.
Michelle the Menu Maven.
The woman who's taste-tested every flavor of ice cream from Maine to Spain is out dictating gastronomical edicts
to the National Restaurant Association. ... The same woman who ordered hot fudge sundaes while eating her way
across the North and Southeast of America is now "plead[ing] with restaurants to take a little butter or cream
out of their dishes, use low fat milk and provide apple slices or carrots as a default side dish on the kids'
menu." One can't help but wonder whether Sasha would have agreed to being prodded toward carrot-flavored
frozen skim milk in lieu of the "melon and raspberry" ice cream concoction Mom purchased for her on the
notorious Spanish "private mother-daughter" trip.
First Lady Pushes for Healthy Produce in Liquor Stores.
First Lady Michelle Obama told those gathered for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference
on Wednesday [9/15/2010] that her "Let's Move!" campaign to end childhood obesity required grassroots efforts
in communities across the nation, such as planting community gardens and making fresh produce more readily
available, including in liquor stores.
Obama Keeps Her Promise. "Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved,
uninformed." Michelle Obama told us that on the campaign trail in 2008, and it is fair to say that her
campaign promise has been kept.
Faces of Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama kicked off her electioneering with an online "grassroots"
appeal to individual donors coordinated by the White House political arm Organizing for America (OFA).
With humble heart, the president's wife asked followers ("the folks who voted to make change real") to
scrounge up "$3 or more to help grow this movement." The first lady announced an eyebrow-raising
pledge program by anonymous donors (so much for transparency) who will "match" every contribution made
before November 2. She identified the "Michelle Match" participants as "teachers and firefighters,
truckers and nurses" — which may be Obama code for Big Labor and its $88 million
midterm-campaign war chest.
Michelle Obama Panhandles
Poor for Rich Democrat Pols. Apparently, Michelle Obama knows no shame. Just coming back
from a whirlwind summer of elegant soirées, a sumptuous vacation abroad, and a jet-setting Martha's
Vineyard junket on a multimillion-dollar estate, first lady Michelle Obama has sent a mass mailing panhandling
America's poor to stuff the campaign coffers of the rich Democrat pols, the same pols whose legislation has
impoverished the people and left them jobless. ... Americans need to start asking whether Michelle Obama has
ever done a single thing that's made us proud of her.
list of 100 powerful women seems to confuse marriage with achievement. [Scroll down] But
Michelle Obama as number one — sorry? Apparently, she beats every chairwoman of the board,
political leader and high-rolling one-woman entertainment conglomerate on the planet for her role of being
"within pillow-talk range of her husband the president".
Lady may have violated Illinois election laws. First Lady Michelle Obama reportedly violated
Illinois election laws by encouraging voters to support President Obama at a polling place in Chicago
Thursday morning [10/14/2010]. Election laws in Illinois prohibit anyone from engaging in "any
political discussion within any polling place," or "within 100 feet of any polling place." The
first lady was reportedly speaking with other voters in a polling place and urged them to keep President
Obama's agenda going.
Lady Michelle Obama accused of breaching law by campaining in polling station. Michelle Obama
has been accused of breaching electoral law by campaigning inside a polling station. The First Lady
cast her ballot for the mid-term elections in Chicago but then posed for photos and told voters to back
and Illinois Election Law. Did Michelle Obama violate Illinois election law? The question
arose after the first lady, who voted early at her Chicago precinct Thursday [10/14/2010], responded to
voters who voiced support for her husband. It's unlawful in the state to have a "political discussion"
or engage in "electioneering" within 100 feet of a polling place.
A Soulless White House.
I think Barack and Michelle Obama are secret totalitarians — in spirit, if not yet in fact — who
believe mostly in their own superior intentions. Michelle really does think the country needs an all-powerful
Food Mom who will make the kids eat right so they never get fat... even though Michelle can't control her own
appetite any more than the rest of us can.
has nothing on the Obamas. Clearly this administration learned nothing from the public outcry
over Michelle Obama's turn as Marie Antoinette re-incarnate on her last little junket to Spain. If you
thought the flaunting FLOTUS dropping a cool half million on a vacation trip for 40 of her pals and 70 secret
service agents was over-the-top, wait to you get a load of the Obama itinerary for the Mumbai junket.
Freedom Fries. Of course
people should eat healthier. American adults are overweight; so are their offspring. But Mrs. Obama's
health initiatives are perturbing on more levels than the food pyramid. Not only does this seem rather
invasive, as privately owned restaurants have always possessed the right to sell raw foods, obscene amounts of
alcohol, and food laden with butter as long as that's what their customers are willing to pay for. It
also ignores the personal responsibility of those who choose to partake. None of this is of any concern
to Mrs. Obama, who proceeds directly from the fact that obesity is unhealthy to the notion that government
officials — and their hectoring wives — should regulate our diets accordingly.
Lady & the Cheeseburger. After a recent Milwaukee campaign event for Sen. Russ Feingold,
Michelle Obama tucked into a juicy cheeseburger and fries at a local favorite, Miss Katie's Diner.
While having photos taken and signing autographs on paper napkins, the first lady was unaware that her
brief stop at Miss Katie's would create an Internet stir, with the blogosphere erupting in criticism
of her hypocritical lunch choice.
Obama's $400 Million 'Food Desert' Scam. First Lady Michelle Obama has called on
Congress to create a $400 million-per-year program to encourage the establishment of supermarkets
in places she calls "food deserts." The situation in these "food deserts," as Mrs. Obama describes
it, is quite dire indeed. American children are growing fat because their parents cannot get to a
supermarket — to buy fruits and vegetables — without undergoing the hardship of boarding a bus
or riding a taxi. As a consequence, food-desert-dwelling children are forced to eat fast food and
junk procured at chain restaurants and convenience stores.
The further adventures of
Michelle and Barack in India. Michelle said, "I didn't grow up with a lot of money." Reminding
exploited youngsters that rough childhoods are not exclusive to India, Mrs. Obama exhorted those that sleep curled
up on railroad platforms to follow her lead and make sure to get an education. After presenting waifs with bags
of stationery and "White House M&M sweets," the First Lady put her very expensive Cynthia Vincent ballet flats back
on and headed toward New Delhi on a one-woman mission to stimulate India's economy. Behaving like royalty in a
dearth-plagued country filled with street urchins who oftentimes go without food, Mrs. Obama descended on the National
Handicrafts and Handloom Museum in the Pragati Maidan complex. While there, the well-heeled First Lady disregarded
the abject poverty beyond the walls of the museum and, for two hours, furthered diplomacy by procuring frivolous curios
It takes a vittle: First lady
engineers government takeover of children's food. In the case of obesity, the so-called problem
is very much an illusion. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection, the average height
of Americans has increased by an inch since the 1960s. That's a sign of proper nourishment. While
average weight increased by 24 pounds over the same period, we're all living an average of eight years
longer. That's a sign of good health. The bottom line is that Americans can take care of
themselves just fine without help from Mrs. Obama. It doesn't take a village to solve a public
health crisis that doesn't exist.
the broccoli: Liberalism's war on liberty. What this country needs is a crop of healthy, hunger-free
kids — and now, thanks to the hectoring of Michelle Obama and the terrible swift presidential pen of
her husband, it has one: the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. ... ObamaCare and the Healthy, Hunger-Free
Kids Act of 2010 are the things that expose modern liberalism for the iron fist in the velvet glove. Can't
feed yourself? Dinner's on us. Out of work? We'll pay you to stay unemployed. After all,
you're too stupid to make your own best decisions in what used to be personal matters. All we ask in
exchange for your freedom is your vote.
Americans oppose Michelle Obama's Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act. A significant percentage
Americans oppose the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama and signed into law by
President Barack Obama signed on Monday. Among other things, the $4.6 billion law allows the USDA
to set nutritional standards for foods made and sold in schools; increases the number of children who qualify
for school meal programs, and "sets basic standards for school wellness policies including goals for nutrition
promotion and education and physical activity."
at the taxpayers' trough. First lady Michelle Obama didn't feel like waiting around cold, boring old Washington,
D.C., for her husband and Congress to wrap up their work for the year. So she simply stuck the taxpayers with the
$63,000 tab to start her Hawaiian vacation a bit early — just a few short months after the Spain vacation with
her gal-pals that set us all back a pretty penny. With her husband announcing a two-year pay freeze for federal
employees as a way to save taxpayers a few precious dollars, it's jaw-dropping that Michelle Obama could be so relentlessly
The Obamas Police Food and
Football. [Scroll down] On the food front, Michelle Obama likewise said something that,
given the context, conjures up a lot of history. Speaking at a public school to commemorate the signing
of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, the First Lady said flat out that the federal government must act
because we can't just leave [child nutrition] up to the parents." She means it: The law she was
on hand to praise gives the federal government the power to regulate the food sold in public school cafeterias
nationwide. We are a very long way from 1994, when Republicans were threatening to end the Department of
Education in order to turn more power over to local and state control. The federal food police are
acting in the name of fighting childhood obesity, a real problem for which there is scant evidence that
school lunches play any role whatsoever. School lunches, for the kids who eat them, constitute one meal
a day, five days a week, about nine months of the year. They are not the dominant food source for the
vast majority, if any, of America's kids.
to Fight Obesity. The child nutrition bill signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 13 has
been touted as essential to combating the "epidemic" of childhood obesity. It is also a welfare expansion,
adding $4.5 billion to the cost of school lunches. Despite the additional six cents per meal which
will be paid to the schools, critics say it amounts to an unfunded mandate which could bankrupt schools.
Sarah Palin be right about Michelle Obama? If Michelle Obama were just a Chicago-based
community activist who was organizing a nation-wide propaganda campaign to urge people to eat healthily I would
have no objection. Although Ms. Obama does not hold any official office she is a spokesperson for the
White House and her husband, the president. Nothing she does or says happens without political vetting,
approval, strategizing and so forth. In this sense she is an arm of the executive branch.
Michelle Obama's Barbecue
Hypocrisy. The first rule of political pandering: Know what you're talking about. ... In an
e-mail congratulating Charlotte, N.C., on being named host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention,
Obama mentioned that Charlotte has "great barbecue." As someone who grew up an hour from Charlotte, I can
tell you that few natives would say that. Nobody travels to Charlotte for the barbecue.
First Lady Of Junk Science. While her husband may have paid lip service to ending the abuse of
science for "politics or ideology," first lady Michelle Obama gave herself a super-sized waiver. ... Just as
the White House costumed Obamacare activists in white lab coats, the fashionable Mrs. O has cloaked her
meddling anti-obesity crusade in medical fakery.
Keeping Abreast of Michelle Obama's Nanny
Attacks. First lady Michelle Obama apparently has far too much time on her unspoiled hands,
inevitable when one has 30 or more servants to help meet the demands of a family of four.
Mrs. Obama's blunders expose the
folly of First Lady activism. While the First Lady wields no formally-mandated power, the
institutionalization of her office confers upon her a degree of influence that no unelected or unappointed
citizen ought to have. A candidate's spouse does not "run" for First Lady. In fact, we are
frequently urged to keep a presidential candidate's family off limits and collectively tut whenever anyone
is so boorish as to violate this unwritten compact. But ... if the First Lady is to play a formal
role in the governing of this country — even a comparatively frivolous one — then it
is more than a little disingenuous of her to cower under any kind of apolitical aegis.
Hunger-Free Menus. The growing sixth grader who eats his 1.5 ounces of turkey and throws his
cup and a half of broccoli, cauliflower and green beans in the compost will probably not be hunger-free.
A Devil Dog at the convenience store on the way home will easily remedy that problem.
Michelle Obama's school lunch.
Looks like the meal you'd get in a vegetarian prison.
Obama accused of hypocrisy (again). Michelle Obama's campaign for better nutrition has come
under fire yet again, just days after Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie defended her anti-obesity
initiative. And what is the complaint against the first lady this time? She is now being accused
of stuffing a staggering 2200 calorie meal into the mouths of state governors at a White House gala last night.
Serves Governors a 2,200 Calorie Meal. First Lady Michelle Obama Sunday night stuffed about
2,200 calories worth of dinner into the nation's governors, hosting a White House bash that pulled few
punches on the fattening front despite her profile as the leader of a national crusade to trim the
waistlines of the country's youth.
Feasts on Fast Food While First Lady Values Veggies. While the main message coming from the
White House Friday focused on the resurgent U.S. auto industry, the Obamas sent mixed messages on the food
front as the first lady planted vegetables while the president dined on less healthy fare. "Mustard,
onion, chili sauce sounds just right... a little cheese on it, nothing wrong with that," the president said
as he placed his order at Rudy's, one of the locals' favorite hot dog joints in Toledo, Ohio.
Michelle Obama to
Hold Another 'Listen Only' Press Briefing. First Lady Michelle Obama will hold another "listen-only"
conference call with reporters this afternoon, continuing a pattern of holding events for the media where access
is sharply limited. ... The First Lady appears to be establishing a new routine, where she speaks and —
from beginning to end — reporters mutely listen.
Michelle Obama carries $1,000 tote. Michelle
Obama put another label name on the map this week, when she was spotted carrying a bold new handbag
to her daughter's parent-teacher conference. The teal blue leather tote by U.S. designer
Reed Krakoff has already sold out around the world — despite the fact that it costs
Distraction -- Number One Strategy of Obama
Act. If there has ever been a moment for the old adage, "Don't get mad, get even", Barack and
Michelle are IT. Michelle is into childhood obesity because that's what's most likely to get
parents looking to resurrect the MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) clause. It goes without saying that it
should be up to Mama what the little ones eat, not the self-centered, unelected wife of an anti-American
high staff turnover. [Scroll down] In fact, Michelle's job as a community organizer at the
hospital [the University of Chicago Medical Center] appears to be one created purely as an act of political
patronage. Her starting salary of $121,910 suddenly leaped to $316,962 once her husband was elected as
U.S. senator from Illinois. One of Barack's first acts in the Senate was to provide a million-plus
dollar earmark to Michelle's employer. There is no evidence to support the idea that Mrs. Obama
actually supervised any staff in this position, which was so vital to the hospital that it was eliminated
once Michelle no longer needed the income.
A new Michelle emerges in Africa.
As First Lady, Obama sets herself up as a nutrition expert, an all-out effort to end Childhood Obesity her main
legacy. In Cape Town, a more playful Obama got off a laugh line in a reluctant admission how she can't
pass on the French fries. In response to a soft question Obama mentioned she included among her favourite
food, Indian food and then Mexican food, and then said: "No, if I picked one favorite, favorite food, it's
French fries." The audience began to laugh. "Okay? It's French fries," Obama continued.
"I can't stop eating them."
Obama Tells Tales to South Africans. Now that most of the dupes who voted for their love-object
in 2008 have been betrayed in the worst way, Michelle Obama is trying to sell the same pre-election snake oil
8,000 miles away.
Obama tucks in to fat cakes and French fries on trip to Botswana. She has been widely
outspoken about the perils of children eating too much fatty food with her campaign for better nutrition.
So perhaps Michelle Obama should have thought twice before posing enthusiastically for her latest photo
opportunity in Botswana.
Obama's 'goodwill tour' of Africa cost U.S. taxpayers up to $800,000. According to
Whitehousedossier.com the First Lady's trip to South Africa and Botswana last week will certainly cost well
over half a million dollars and could be as much as $800,000. The cost of local transportation, Secret
Service protection, food for her family and staff members, the cost of firing up 'Air Force 2' not
to mention the pre-trip preparations would all have contributed to the final amount.
Top 10 Obama Attacks on Capitalism:
[#10] Leave corporate America: Michelle Obama, during the 2008 presidential race, described her and
her husband's philosophy on the superiority of public service over the business world: "We left
corporate America, which is a lot of what we're asking young people to do. Don't go into corporate
America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a
nurse." Because, you know, community activists are so much more valuable than corporate leaders.
Lady spotted consuming '1,700 calorie' Shake Shack meal. Her 'Let's Move' healthy diet campaign
seemingly forgotten, Michelle Obama was spotted chowing down a 1,700-calorie strong meal from Shake Shack.
Mrs Obama reportedly ordered a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake AND Diet Coke at the newly opened branch of
the fast food chain in Washington, the Washington Post reported.
Obama orders 1,700-calorie meal at Shake Shack. First lady Michelle Obama ordered a whopper of a
meal at the newly opened Washington diner Shake Shack during lunch on Monday [7/11/2011]. A Washington
Post journalist on the scene confirmed the first lady, who's made a cause out of child nutrition, ordered a
ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed
Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit.
ABC: How dare you criticize Mrs. Obama!
I passed on this story and really, I do not care what Mrs. Obama eats. Sure, she is lecturing the rest of us on
obesity while wolfing down a bunch of garbage food. If I criticized every liberal for every hypocrisy, I'd have
to write 100 posts a day.
Obama deserved a grilling on her burger choice. A health-conscious Michelle Obama scarfing
down a "burger, fries, a chocolate shake and a Diet Coke," at a greasy hamburger joint? The irony was
as thick as mayo. And for critics, it should have been faster to heat up than Easy Mac.
First Lady smashes
another barrier. For the first time ever, a First Lady has been photographed barefoot in the White
House, as an official White House photographer captured the First Family watching the World Cup Women's
Barack Hussein Obama is a
Fraud. Neither Barack Obama, nor his wife Michelle Obama, love this country. Michelle Obama disclosed her
disrespect for America, even though she has had all of the work and educational benefits a person
could ask. After she saw the success her husband was having in the presidential campaign, she said
on 2-18-2008, that for the first time in her adult life she was proud of America. I suppose she
hated America like many of her other associates, until then. I think she still does.
spotted at We The Pizza. The first lady and daughter Sasha swung by the Capitol Hill pizza joint
owned by Spike Mendelsohn on Monday night. No word on what FLOTUS ate, but the restaurant's menu doesn't
offer too many healthy options.
Obama Vacay: In Your
Facemanship. If the Obamas insist on spending two weeks in an enclave noted for the rich and
famous, especially while the nation's unemployment rate hovers at just over 9%, then the least they could do
is exhibit a modicum of restraint, and try to be as modest and discreet as possible. Instead, Michelle
Obama, renowned for her impatience when it comes to reaching her desired destination, put thousands of
additional dollars on the taxpayers' tab, "so she could have just a bit of extra vacation" -- all
of four hours' worth.
Michelle Obama's out-of-control spending. There does appear to
be an unhealthy sense of entitlement on the part of the First Lady, which seems in poor taste at a time when
14 million Americans are out of work, the housing market is collapsing, and the United States is facing
the strong possibility of a double-dip recession.
Watch sues for Michelle travel documents. Judicial Watch is filing a Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) against the United States Air Force to obtain records related to the June 21-27, 2011,
trip taken by First Lady Michelle Obama, her family, and her staff to South Africa and Botswana.
Earlier reports suggested that the cost for air travel cost taxpayers $430,000, but Judicial Watch
believes that additional Secret Service officers and White House staff security tallied further expenses.
U.S. sued over Michelle's
secretive 'family outing'. Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit over the federal
government's refusal to disclose how much taxpayers spent to send Michelle Obama on a "family
outing" that included a safari in Africa.
Obama Spent 42 Days on Vacation this Past Year. First Lady Michelle Obama over the
last year has spent a total of 42 days on vacation, or a little more than one out of every nine
days, according to a White House Dossier analysis of her travel. Her vacations, the cost of
which are mostly borne by taxpayers, include trips to Panama City, Fla., Martha's Vineyard, Hawaii,
South Africa, Latin America, Vail, Colo., and her visit this week to her brother in Corvallis, Ore.
Why so glum, Michelle?
On Aug. 9, the first lady sneaked out of Washington and flew aboard a government plane to Corvallis, Ore.
On board, dozens of staffers, Secret Service agents, Mrs. Obama's mother and one of the Obamas' daughters (we
never did find out who). No husband. Her office never announced the trip; the news was broken by
Oregon's Register-Guard newspaper. ... No, there's something going on there. How else to explain all
those vacations away from President Obama — to Florida, California, South Africa, Latin America,
Michelle the Menu
Micromanager. Even though Michelle tends to unabashedly frequent establishments that serve
high-end, calorie-rich cuisine, she has nonetheless anointed herself the maven and monitor of healthful
eating. ... Thanks to Mrs. Obama, who allows her two girls to eat fried shrimp baskets and hot fudge sundaes on
vacation, America's children will find that when it's treat time for them, "French fries and sugar-sweetened
beverages will become the exception and not the rule."
My Appetite for Olive Garden. Looks like I won't be eating at Olive Garden
anymore. In addition I won't be eating at Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital
Grille, Bahama Breeze or Seasons 52, all Darden Restaurants. ... On September 15, 2011
Darden Restaurants decided to collaborate with Michelle Obama's childhood anti-obesity campaign.
Michelle the Menu
Micromanager. Even though Michelle tends to unabashedly frequent establishments that serve
high-end, calorie-rich cuisine, she has nonetheless anointed herself the maven and monitor of healthful
eating. Thus, the first lady's obvious double standard has delivered yet another initiative whose
success is measured by the level of Obama hypocrisy it manages to expose. When Michelle goes on
vacation — which, by the way, is quite frequently — she justifies indulging in whatever
she happens to crave.
Obama: "All This Just For a Flag". The internet was buzzing Tuesday night with video
of First Lady Michelle Obama apparently showing extreme disrespect to the American flag at a ceremony
in honor of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. As police and firefighters
fold the flag to the sound of marching bagpipers, a skeptical looking Mrs. Obama leans to her husband
and appears to say, "all this just for a flag." She then purses her lips and shakes her head
slightly as Mr. Obama nods.
is Michelle Obama saying during the 9/11 flag ceremony? There is a growing internet buzz over the
First Lady's comment to her husband during the 9/11 commemoration Sunday, as the flag ceremony is taking place.
Watch the video clip below, and lip readers are invited to comment on what she is saying. To my unskilled eyes,
it looks as though she is saying, "All that for a flag!"
liberals shop at Target now? Photos of First Lady Michelle Obama were featured on all major network
newscasts yesterday [9/29/2011] as she was spotted shopping at a local Target retail store wearing a hat and
sunglasses. Target notoriously sparked the outrage of liberals and LGTB activists after donating money
to Republicans in Minnesota.
staged moment in the lives of Barack and Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama just had to get out to
Target to do a little shopping last week. But, before the shopping run the White House tipped off AP
photographer Charles Dharapak so that he would be at the store to memorialize the moment.
is right on Target. Finally, the White House has decided to be transparent — and
embarrassingly so. The first lady officially announced her husband's kickoff of the 2012 election with a
thinly veiled photo-op trip to a local Target discount store. It's not clear if Mrs. Obama took her own
taxpayer-funded private jet to the store or perhaps three jets to accommodate her entourage, as she did for
her European vacation. Sources are unclear how often she frequents the Target stores at her usual getaways
to places such as Vail, Hawaii or Martha's Vineyard or whether she wears her $42,000 diamond bracelets while
Says Bank Discriminated Against Barack's Grandmother. First Lady Michelle Obama said at a
fundraiser in Providence, Rhode Island, on Friday night [9/30/2011] that a bank where Barack Obama's
grandmother had worked discriminated against her for nearly two decades "because she was a woman."
However, the Washington Post reported earlier this year that Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, had been the
first female vice president of the Bank of Hawaii.
Now Wonders If Michelle's Target Photos Were Just Orchestrated PR with AP. Washington Post media
reporter Paul Farhi is finding a lot of unusual circumstances — and unusual no-comments —
around Michelle Obama's razzle-dazzle distraction outing to Target after her latest controversy over wearing
$42,000 diamond bracelets. He found "there might have been something to the notion of White House
$500K to send Michelle, family to Africa. How much does it cost taxpayers to fly First Lady
Michelle Obama, her two daughters and her mother, a niece and a nephew, a hairstylist and makeup artists to
South Africa and Botswana to give a few speeches, meet Nelson Mandela, and enjoy a safari on a private game
preserve? Nearly half a million dollars, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch via the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning Obama's June 21-27 journey.
Obama's Africa Vacation Cost More Than $432,142. First lady Michelle Obama's family trip to
South Africa and Botswana in June cost taxpayers well over $424,000, according to new accounting based on
Air Force manifests obtained by Judicial Watch, a taxpayer watchdog group. The use of Air Force
aircraft alone for the June 21-27 trip cost $424,142, said the group, and that doesn't include the food,
lodging, and ground transportation for the 21 family and staff members.
Obama's taxpayer-funded spending is an embarrassment for the White House. Although ignored by
most of America's liberal-dominated media, several online US news sites are reporting that Michelle Obama's
grand tour of southern Africa earlier this year cost American taxpayers nearly half a million dollars —
and that's just for the flights. This follows in the wake of claims this August from sources inside the
White House itself that the First Lady may have spent "$10 million of taxpayers' money on vacations alone
in the past year."
Michelle Obama's warning
to gun owners. Nearly three years into President Obama's first term in office, Michelle Obama
finally said something with which I can agree. At a recent fundraiser for President Obama's re-election
campaign in Providence, Rhode Island, the first lady told her audience: "We stand at a fundamental
crossroads for our country. You're here because you know that in just 13 months, we're going to make
a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come ... let's not forget what it meant when my husband appointed
those two brilliant Supreme Court justices ... let's not forget the impact that their decisions will have on our
lives for decades to come."
Michelle offends the British.
I was going to title this "Today In Smart Diplomacy." Once again, Michelle Obama is vacationing on the
public's dime (the Obamas are worth over $10 million), this time in Cape Town, South Africa, with her
daughters — or as the official manifest described them, senior advisers. (Her husband stayed
home to declare another war on another Third World nation, this time Uganda.) Missus Obama ticked off
the British again.
Michelle 'loves french fries, pizza'. President Obama said his wife loves pizza and french
fries during his appearance Tuesday night on Jay Leno's show. Though the first
lady has used her office to campaign against obesity and to tout healthy eating habits, she's OK with
fattier foods in moderation, Obama said.
Obama and 'the Few at the Top'. When Ms. Obama charges, "Will we be a country where opportunity
is limited to just the few at the top? Who are we?" one wonders, why, then, in the past three years of
hard times, did she insist on vacationing, in iconic fashion, at Vail, Martha's Vineyard, and Costa del Sol,
the tony haunts of "the few at the top"? In these rough times, surely a smaller staff, less travel, and
budgetary economies would have enhanced her populist message of some at the top enjoying perks at the expense
The very angry first
lady. Michelle [Obama] is going to break with a hundred years of tradition and play the role of attack
dog, heaping derision on her husband's political opponents like no other first lady before her. And it's
already begun. Mad Michelle this week popped down to Davis Island, Fla., to hobnob with the very people her
husband despises — the 1 percent. At a massive mansion on the bay, filled with the wealthiest of the
wealthy, America's first lady launched into a tirade about "them" — the Republicans.
Obama Preaches Against Childhood Obesity, Then Gives Kids M&Ms. First Lady Michelle Obama brought
her "Let's Move!" campaign to the 2011 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting in Hawaii. ... Following
her discussion on ending childhood obesity, the Obamafoodorama Blog reported that the young farmers were presented
boxes of President M&Ms.
At Let's Move!
Event, Michelle Obama Presents Gifts Of White House M&Ms. On Saturday [11/12/2011] in Hawaii,
during a visit to MA'O Organic Farms, First Lady Michelle Obama held a roundtable discussion on the importance
of healthy eating and organic farming for her Let's Move! campaign to end childhood obesity. After, Mrs.
Obama presented the student interns who run the farm with a special gift: Presidential M&Ms.
Mrs. Obama: Let Them
Eat Steak — And Arugula. Visiting an organic farm in Hawaii on Saturday [11/12/2011],
First Lady Michelle Obama said that "arugula and steak" was her "favorite" meal and expressed her view that
American children need to "get their palates adjusted" so they will begin eating properly. Mrs. Obama
also said that children in "underserved communities" become obese because they "aren't growing up with vegetables
because there are no grocery stores."
The very angry first
lady Michelle Obama. Michelle's back, and she's madder than ever. She was already pretty angry,
seemingly unhappy with just about everything. ... She even seems to be mad at her silver-tongued husband.
When the two were to set off on a luxurious 10-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard, she left early — four
hours early — and flew up alone. And those private vacations. She's traveled to some of the
world's most plush resorts, taking 42 days off in the past year — that'd be eight weeks of vacay
time if she held down a normal job. Now, she is ready to spew her bilious disgust with America on the campaign
trail. ... So, America's first lady will travel the country this election season to tell her fellow Americans
just how bad it is out there (between lavish vacations, of course).
FLOTUS dines at
Co Co. Sala. First lady Michelle Obama enjoyed a lovely evening at Co Co. Sala on F Street
on Monday night [11/28/2011]. ... We're told Obama's favorite savory was Chef Tiptur's Moroccan Swordfish Sliders
with chermoula marinade, fennel salad, aged pecorino and hazelnut coffee dressing.
Antoinette's Hawaii hat trick. Obviously unwilling to submit to hubby Barack's executive order
for "federal agencies to curtail travel expenses and save," this year First Lady Michelle Obama decided to
leave early again for Christmas vacation, and commence with the holiday festivities in Oahu. Last year
Michelle went on ahead of her husband, who was delayed by Congress, which is the excuse that has become a
Christmas tradition every year since Obama took office.
Michelle Obama a vacation junkie? In a story published late last week in The Daily Mail which
followed another by the National Enquirer, First Lady Michelle Obama's vacation habbits including expensive
massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels are under attack. Critics have discovered over $10 million
tax dollars has been spent on her personal recreation — in the last year.
What Is More Racist?
Michelle Obama has received intense criticism for the flagrant way in which she spends taxpayer money and
the tone-deafness she demonstrates. Two-thousand dollar dresses, wearing sneakers that cost the equivalent
of three months mortgage payments while at a homeless shelter, insisting on million-dollar Hawaiian vacations
while your husband simultaneously lectures Americans about scaling back, yes, the comparison to [Marie] Antoinette
is apropos. Those who call it racist demonstrate the failings of public education.
Angry Black Woman Angry at Her Angry Black Woman Image. Michelle Obama is in the news loyally
defending her husband's dubious record of political accomplishments while denying her own record as an angry,
difficult first lady who has disrupted White House operations. In an interview with CBS the feisty first
lady, formally trained in the fine legal art of denial of blatant, obvious truths, rather defiantly and
sarcastically stated she is not the angry black woman being depicted in the media.
Portrait of the First Lady as an Angry Young Woman. One does not have to take a leap of faith to
believe Mrs. Obama to be an "angry black woman." It is nothing more than a logical conclusion given the
evidence she has provided. "For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of my country."
These are the words of Michelle Obama in 2008, said in response America's energetic reception of Barack Obama.
And clearly, they are the words of an angry person.
School Kids Boo Michelle Obama During Healthy
Lunches Speech. School kids in Virginia booed Michelle Obama on Friday [1/13/2012].
The local ABC 7 Channel skipped the booing part in their report.
Obama and Stokely Carmichael on Collective White Guilt: [Scroll down] The First Lady's 1985
thesis on being black at Princeton gave the tormented, race-obsessed young woman the chance to articulate long-repressed
feelings of abjection, separateness, and anger. When she purposely chose the Black Supremacist, radical,
separationist, and anti-Semitic ideas of Stokely Carmichael to shore up a study of "Princeton-Educated Blacks
and the Black Community," the writing was on the wall. From there, she would go on to Harvard Law school
and eventually end up at Reverend Jeremiah Wright's Afrocentric Trinity United Church of Christ with her husband
and children. Coincidently, Wright also happened to be a fan of the rabidly anti-white Carmichael.
Obama unveils tougher nutrition standards for school meals. The new regulations, according to the
Department of Agriculture, will:
• Ensure that students are offered both fruits and vegetables every day of the week;
• Substantially increase offerings of whole grain-rich foods;
• Offer only fat-free or low-fat milk varieties;
• Limit calories based on the age of children being served to ensure proper portion size; and
• Increase the focus on reducing the amounts of saturated fat, trans fats and sodium.
The Editor offers this reminder:
Michelle Obama is neither an elected official nor an authority of any kind, and is in no position
to tell you to do anything. Nor can she enforce any "regulations" to change your pesonal dietary selections.
Any time you see Michelle Obama in the media spotlight (intentionally), what you see is merely a façade for
big intrusive government.
Let Mrs. Obama Eat Red Velvet Cake.
[Scroll down] Earlier in the interview, when the First Lady said that her mother and daughters had baked a red
velvet cake for her birthday, Leno asked, "What is the calorie count?" To which Mrs. Obama replied rather
defensively, "It's fine." Well, at 513 calories per serving, I'm sure it's quite fine. Whatever
the caloric content, the red velvet cake was apparently special ordered rather than homemade.
Coming out of the shadows: Four more years of
Obama. Michelle Obama's multi-million dollar solo flights to lavish vacation locales and eye-blinding
bling notwithstanding, President Obama told mainstream media that one of the toughest parts about being president is
that his wife has been dragged into the "political realm". No one would know better than her husband that
Michelle Obama is not "dragged" into anything.
Obama Now Trying to Control What the Military Eats. First Lady Michelle Obama is still on her food
crusade and this time, she's going after the military, saying poor nutrition in our armed forces is a "national
The Editor says...
The military does not answer to Michelle Obama. Poor nutrition in the military could be, potentially,
a matter of national security, but from what I've heard, the food isn't that bad.
Obama Reveals She Would Eat 'Burgers, Fries, Pie, Cake And Ice Cream Every Single Day' If She Could.
Over the weekend, First Lady Michelle Obama answered several questions from CNN iReporters, who peppered her with
queries on various subjects, including her 'Let's Move' initiative fighting obesity in America. CNN iReporter
Shari Atukorala, from Sri Lanka, asked the First Lady whether she would allow her daughters to eat fast food, specifically
"a huge burger... french fries (and) fried chicken" or if they were only allowed to have healthy food.
Any Mother Knows Better Than Michelle.
Children are governed not by agents of the USDA but in the trusting knowledge of their mothers' abiding love in
words that show up unexpressed in a mother's lovingly packed school lunch. Until the debut of Mrs. Barack
Obama trying to make her mark in the world, the love of mothers for their children, school lunches packed with
things they know their children will eat, were things assumed not government legislated.
Michelle Obama's Media Blitz Erase Her 'Angry Black Woman' Image? While she is hoping that a series of television
appearances will cement the unmarried mom and single women's vote for her husband, she is also obviously trying to re-sculpt her
image into that of a pro-America, pro-military and patriotic mom who is fun-loving and pleasant to be around. This
last week, she has consistently been smiling and showing a positively treacly can-do spirit, appearing everywhere on
daytime television and late night television talk shows.
Obama's pitch: Share the wealth. First lady Michelle Obama has joined her husband's bandwagon to
hit the rich and spread the wealth, questioning how well-off families can feel good if others are struggling.
To about 300 supporters wealthy enough to pay $300-$10,000 to attend the mid-day event, the first lady said,
"If a family in this country is struggling, we cannot be satisfied with our own families' good fortune."
from her Aspen ski trip, Michelle Obama reminds you to feel guilty for earning a living. It's about
time somebody took on all these rich fatcats, with their private jets and fancy vacations.
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Obama wears $2400 outfit, asks rich people to share their wealth. The punchlines are all written for
you when you meet someone who claims to believe so deeply in something, yet they can't even be bothered to fake
interest in it in public. Because Michelle Obama clearly enjoys the spoils of wealth. I mean, why
else would you walk out of that speech just to change into a $2,500+ outfit for an evening event?
Governors Gorge on 2,000 Calorie Dinner. The White House Sunday [2/26/2012] epically failed to
practice what its first lady preaches, serving the nation's governors a more than 2,000 calorie dinner even
as Michelle Obama traverses the country promoting health eating.
Obama's Well-Marbled Manipulation. If you listen to what she says, the woman certainly sounds
committed. But commitment involves more than words, and when Michelle Obama's food directives are compared
to the food choices and menu selections she makes for herself and her dinner guests, there's oftentimes a
super-sized portion of deceit. A perfect example of that is the Obama-hosted White House Governor's
Dinner, where healthy eating submitted to caloric obscenity.
Barack Obama is a henpecked ninny.
The "One Thing" That Michelle Allows Me To Do Is Watch ESPN. In an interview with ESPN's Bill Simmons, President Obama talks
about how he is able to sneak in watching sports during the day. "Well, first of all, I don't watch network news or cable news.
So in the morning, when I'm working out with Michelle, it's on SportsCenter. This is the one thing that she allows me," Obama told
Simmons. Obama says he is also able to "sneak in" a game while he is reading his briefings.
Was it a joke, or a desperate cry for help?
on hot mike: I quit smoking 'because I'm scared of my wife'. President Obama said on an open microphone at the U.N. General Assembly
Monday [9/23/2013] that he quit smoking six years ago "because I'm afraid of my wife."
spends shutdown day making sandwiches with processed meat, white bread and peanut butter and jelly. Somebody might be in a little
trouble on the home-front. President Barack Obama took a break from sorting out the shutdown of the federal government on Monday to make
sandwiches for low-income and homeless families. Nobody would argue that feeding the homeless is a noble cause. However, the president's
wife might not be too thrilled with what was on the menu.
Obama lauds White House
'powerhouse': Wife Michelle. "My job is very simple," President Obama said in welcoming his guests. "It is to
introduce the powerhouse of the White House — the one truly in charge, as Malia, Sasha and Bo all know — the
first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.
Barry can't eat what he wants while the old ball-and-chain is nearby.
Michelle in Boston, Barack gobbles burger, fries. [Scroll down] The pool report noted: "Before leaving
the restaurant, the president purchased a cheeseburger and fries for lunch. He emerged holding lunch in a white paper bag."
Obama has a history of breaking from his healthy White House diet when he campaigns.
Obama on marriage: 'Do whatever she tells
you'. The president stopped at the Kozy Corners diner in Oak Harbor, Ohio, on Thursday [7/5/2012] for what political
campaigns dub an "OTR" — an "off the record" event that isn't on the formal schedule — and doled out a bit of
marriage advice. "Just do whatever she tells you to," Obama told a man sitting with his wife at a table during a brief chat
about what makes a good marriage. The president's words were collected by The New York Times reporter Mark Landler, the print
Book bombshell: Obama canceled
Bin Laden 'kill' raid three times at Jarrett's urging. At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the
operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an
explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning
'Gutsiest call ever' was postponed three times.
It turns out that "one of the... gutsiest calls of any President in recent memory" — the decision to eliminate Osama Bin
Laden — was postponed three times at the urging of... Valerie Jarrett?
Valerie Jarrett reportedly
dating a Muslim. President Obama has time for his 150+ rounds of golf, his extensive television watching, and his expertise
on March Madness bracketology because ValJar, by most accounts, is a tireless and fiercely loyal sycophantic gatekeeper, policy adviser,
and in essence acting president. [...] In other words, in many respects she is running the country while Obama handles the public face.
Michelle's orders: No fried Twinkies.
[T]his week in Iowa, when he goes to the state fair, the president told attendees at a campaign rally in Council Bluffs that the first lady has given him
strict instructions. "Michelle has told me that I cannot have a fried Twinkie," he said.
Without Michelle, Obama gorges like
Clinton. He hasn't made an appearance at McDonald's yet, but President Obama is doing his best Bill Clinton impression on the
campaign trail — at least when it comes to gorging on every plate of chops and Solo Cups of beer put in front of him.
Campaigning without his wife through Iowa this week, Obama diverted his bus several times to restaurants, diners and snack stores in an
uncharacteristic manner for the calorie-conscious president whose diet back home is governed by his low-fat demanding wife and organic
focused personal chef Sam Kass.
sues for Michelle Obama vacation records. Judicial Watch filed suit Tuesday [3/6/2012] in the United States
District Court for the District of Columbia for access to all records pertaining to an August 2010 vacation taken by the
first lady and her daughters — including cost estimates and passenger manifests.
Obama Tapes: Michelle Obama a Race Agitating Occupier? A treasure trove of information is coming
out regarding Barack Obama's time in college. Over at the Breitbart sites, we are learning how Obama
inserted himself into a fight to implement hiring on the basis of race at Harvard Law School. The
Obama tapes also seem to show the other Obama — Michelle — occupying the Harvard Law
School dean's office. The occupiers were agitating for the race-based hiring of Harvard law professors.
'Let's Move;' Sebelius: No, Let's Not. Challenged by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) regarding
the administration's definition of a "food desert" (being a mile away from a grocery store), HHS Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius told a House hearing last week: "Well, I think it's very difficult for a family
buying groceries ... if they have to walk a mile with bags of groceries, it may be too far to get healthier
food." "You really think that?" Rep. Kingston asked. "I do," Sebelius replied. But,
according to First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, both kids and adults are supposed to
walk several times that far — every day.
newly surfaced video show Michelle Obama staging sit-in at Harvard Law? Newly surfaced footage shows
a young woman who appears to be Michelle Obama, and several other students, staging a sit-in in the Harvard Law School
dean's office in 1988. According to J. Christian Adams of Pajamas Media, the video depicts the
students — including the woman who appears to be Mrs. Obama — conducting a protest to "solve
the minority faculty problem," as one student puts it, by implementing race-based hiring practices.
Obama Tapes: Michelle Obama a Race Agitating Occupier? A treasure trove of information is coming
out regarding Barack Obama's time in college. Over at the Breitbart sites, we are learning how Obama inserted
himself into a fight to implement hiring on the basis of race at Harvard Law School. The Obama tapes also
seem to show the other Obama — Michelle — occupying the Harvard Law School dean's office.
The occupiers were agitating for the race-based hiring of Harvard law professors. The racialist fight at
Harvard Law from 1988 to 1991 swirls around Professor Derrick Bell.
Obama: Hey Troops, How About Campaigning for My Husband? First she tried to tell them what to eat and now, she is
encouraging our troops to campaign for her husband's relection campaign.
[Upset] Over Birth Certificate Findings. When Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Cold Case Posse released its findings and
announced that there is "probable cause" to believe that the "birth certificate" released by Team Obama in April is a
"computer generated forgery," the liberal media yawned, but allegations are now surfacing that at least one person in the
White House, namely First Lady Michelle Obama, is frantic and in a beserk frenzy over the Cold Case Posse's findings.
According to a report released by the supermarket tabloid, The Globe, Michele Obama "went beserk when she learned the
results of the investigation."
Obama Touts Sotomayor, Kagan as Votes for the Right to 'Love Whomever You Choose'. First Lady Michelle Obama told
Democratic Party donors at two New York City fundraisers Monday [3/19/2012] that the two Supreme Court justices her husband
appointed would be important in cases involving "privacy," and the right to "love whomever you choose." The "right to
privacy," as espoused by the Suprmee Court in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, was used to establish abortion on demand
in the United States.
Michelle Obama headlines S.F.
fundraiser. Today's [3/30/2012] fundraiser, which is expected to draw 350 people, will raise at least
$175,000 for the Obama Victory Fund. Since May, Michelle Obama has attended as many fundraisers as Vice President Joe Biden.
Lavish spending double standard.
The several hundred thousand dollars wasted by the GSA is a small fraction of the bill Michelle Obama has slapped on the American taxpayer
for her endless vacations and regal lifestyle. It seems as if every other week, Mrs. Obama is firing up Air Force One, Two or Three,
loading up the kids and heading off to Spain, Africa, New England, Hawaii or, yes, Las Vegas, for yet another party (er, sorry, I mean
"educational exchange," "fact-finding trip," "goodwill tour" or other lame cover story). Mrs. Obama's publicly funded personal travel
would appear to be running into the tens of millions of dollars...
Obama's "Food Deserts," Aren't Actually Food Deserts. As part of her big-brother-knows-best
"Let's Move!" campaign to combat childhood obesity, Michelle Obama has been arguing that certain inner-city
urban neighborhoods and rural communities are "food deserts," where it's difficult for residents to find access
to fresh, healthy, and nutritious food. Mrs. Obama's solution is for the federal government to funnel public
money (or, as her esteemed husband might faultily term it, "make an investment") into bringing healthy food
retailers into these neighborhoods. [...] If there really isn't any fresh, healthy food to be had in these
communities, it's for one reason and one reason only: there's no market for them.
of Michelle Obama's Nashville visit may never be fully known. Metro taxpayers spent more than $7,000 on
first lady Michelle Obama's campaign fundraising trip to Nashville this week. What federal taxpayers spent might
never be publicly known. A White House spokesman said President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the
Democratic National Committee will pay their share of the cost of the first lady's visit Tuesday [4/17/2012] for a $500-a-head
fundraiser that was expected to raise at least $225,000. A full accounting of the trip isn't likely to be
made available, however, even though Obama himself pledged on his first full day in office to establish "an unprecedented
level of openness in government."
President Obama objects to any criticism of his wife, while using her to build
name recognition on television.
The Barack and Michelle Obama Monopoly On Your Privacy. [Scroll
down] While her husband dominates the Internet, and with only the flimsiest of qualifications, Michelle Obama has invaded the boob tube to
become entertainment television's 'Cameo Queen'. [...] If name and face recognition is what wins elections, the overbearing Michelle's already got it
in the bag for her husband. Since President Obama took office in 2009, Michelle Obama has appeared on television about 44 times, and
that number continues to grow.
First Lady Hails
Free-Contraception Mandate. First Lady Michelle Obama boasted at a campaign event in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday [4/24/2012]
that "we made history" when the president's health care proposal was enacted and the administration issued a regulation mandating
that insurance companies provide women with free contraceptives.
In stump speech, Michelle Obama evicts mother
from White House. The eviction notice came April 30 when the first lady told fellow Democrats at a fundraiser that she shared their
values. "My family, we lived in a little bitty apartment on the South Side of Chicago over my aunt's house [and] my mom still lives in that house to
this day." However, the first lady's mother, Marian Robinson, has lived in the White House since March 2009, when Essence Magazine announced her move
from Chicago to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Michelle O wears $2700 sweater. In March, the
first lady visited her British counterpart Samantha Cameron wearing a L'Wren Scott sweater in a trendy bright yellow hue.
The embellished cardigan costs $2,720. Obama, widely regarded as a fashion icon, likes the brand so much that she wore a
peach cardigan from the same line last week during the Take Your Child to Work Day festivities. The next day, she wore
another sweater from L'Wren Scott, this one white with red trim from the Spring 2011 ready to wear collection, for a visit
to Fort Stewart with the president.
Hey, Big Spender. Even as Ann Romney's wardrobe becomes an issue in the 2012 presidential election,
critics of her sartorial choices have turned a blind eye on first lady Michelle Obama's frequent appearances in pricey designer outfits. When the wife of the
presumptive Republican nominee appeared on television last week wearing a nearly $1,000 blouse, pundits were quick to point out the price tag. MSNBC's Lawrence
O'Donnell called the blouse "a really ugly T-shirt" that is "yet another example of how out of touch the Romney family can be with how 99 percent of Americans
live." The first lady's expensive designer clothes, however, rarely warrant mention.
How Real Is Barack Obama's 'Real World'?
It would probably be rude of me to think about Michelle Obama's work, where her salary jumped from $121,910 to $316,962 per year
after her husband became a U.S. senator, a job that was strangely left unfilled after she stepped down to focus on her husband's
campaign. Such positions are quite challenging to find in the ... real world.
Michelle Obama is a partisan political activist and she is therefore fair game for criticism.
Obama sponsors Navy's first submarine with all-female crew. The USS Illinois, the first Navy submarine to be staffed by
an all-female crew, received the support of the White House on Memorial Day. On Monday [5/28/2012], First Lady Michelle Obama
officially sponsored the Virginia-class submarine, which will be one of the newest nuclear-powered boats scheduled to enter the
fleet by 2015, according to a White House statement.
Reasons Obama Must Disclose His College Records. [#5] Appearing this week on Jon Stewart's "The Daily
Show," Michelle Obama maintained that the president decided to transfer to Columbia "when he lost his father." "He
really buckled down," she said, "and thought about how to use his life to the fullest." But he transferred in
1981 — a year before his dad died. So here we have another story that doesn't add up.
Michelle Obama's Food
Desert Myth. It may be a peculiar manifestation of American exceptionalism, but the United States has the distinction of
being a nation that actually has fat poor people. This doesn't sit well with those who want to grow government faster than
waistlines, and thus do we have Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, designed to fight obesity by eliminating "food deserts."
No, that isn't supposed to be "desserts'; although the health Nazis aim to eliminate those, too. It is "food desert," which, we hear,
is a poor area "underserved" by food suppliers, creating a situation wherein its denizens are relegated to a hell of fatty fast food
offerings. And, you guessed it, Michelle wants to use our tax money to remedy this problem. Only, it appears it's a cure
in search of a disease.
Michelle Campaign E-Mail: Barack's Your Husband,
Too. The Obama campaign has sunk to a new low. Today, Michelle Obama sent an email to the entire campaign list, titled "Being
married to Barack." It is precisely what you'd expect: maudlin and ridiculous.
The White House Fast Food Soap Opera.
An odd tale of marital tension may be playing itself out before the nation's eyes, as Michelle Obama devotes herself to cajoling Americans into eating
healthier food and exercising more while her husband eagerly stuffs his face out on the hustings with the junkiest of junk food. He does it so
often that Michelle's allies, The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, have publicly called for President Obama to stop "eating unhealthy
foods like hot dogs or pepperoni pizza that contain processed meat, or cheeseburgers or hamburgers that can contribute to obesity," in publicity
Powered by Hate: Racist Content from
Dreams from My Father. The appalling content of Dreams from My Father becomes even worse in the context of the complete picture.
This picture includes Mr. Obama's 20-year membership in Jeremiah Wright's racist church, the same church that gave Michael Pfleger a standing ovation when
he exulted that Hillary Clinton's defeat left "a whole lot of white people crying." This, along with its social achievement award to Louis
Farrakhan, is apparently what Mr. Obama's church calls "Christianity." [...] This ugly portrait of Barack Obama's racial policies would not be complete,
though, without the equally repulsive content of Michelle Obama's senior thesis.
Imagine the media uproar if Laura Bush had said this -- in an all-white church.
Obama: There's 'No Place Better' Than Church to Talk About Political Issues. Rev. Jeremiah Wright claims that
church wasn't Barack and Michelle Obama's "thing," but in a speech the First Lady delivered to African Methodist Episcopal
Church in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday, she sang a very different tune. From the pulpit, Mrs. Obama told parishioners
that there's "no place better" to talk about political issues than the church.
Michelle Obama: no better
place for politics than church. First lady Michelle Obama made an impassioned pitch for black churchgoers to embrace
political action on Thursday [7/5/2012] in a speech to the country's oldest black religious denomination. "To anyone who
says that church is no place to talk about these issues, you tell them there is no place better," Obama said at a conference
of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee.
"The trip was the 16th vacation taken by the Obamas."
Michelle's Aspen ski trip cost
$83,182. The spring break Aspen, Colorado ski trip first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters took over President's
Day February weekend cost $83,182.99, more than half of which was for Secret Service protection, according to documents from Judicial
Watch. The public interest group told Secrets that they just received documents obtained in a Freedom of Information suit
that details the costs and others included on the trip such as the first lady's assistant and scheduler.
Obama's Family Ski Trip to Aspen Cost Taxpayers at Least $83,000. Judicial Watch obtained the records pursuant to a
May 31, 2012, lawsuit against both government agencies. Among the highlights from the records are:
• The total cost for the Aspen ski vacation was at least $83,182.99.
• The bill for the U.S. Secret Service, including accommodations at the Fasching Haus deluxe
condominium and the Inn at Aspen, was $48,950.38.
• The cost for the flight, per official DOD published hourly rates, was $22,583.70. Food and
miscellaneous on-flight items cost $235.44. The cost for rental cars totaled $6,442.23.
Obama's 'luxury' weekend ski trip cost taxpayers at least $83,000. A February 2012 ski trip enjoyed by first lady
Michelle Obama and her two daughters cost taxpayers at least $83,000, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. The
total cost of the President's Day weekend getaway was at least $83,182.99. The largest expense was $48,950.38 for Secret
Service protection, which included accommodations at the Fasching Haus deluxe condominium and the Inn at Aspen. The cost of
transportation was also hefty.
Sports $6,800 Jacket to London Soiree. The jacket cost more than the average American family makes in a month ($4,284).
And, she does this as Americans continue to suffer through a deep recession and record unemployment.
Obama sparks fury after splashing out on $6,800 designer jacket. Political commentators have expressed their fury over the fact that
Michelle Obama wore a jacket worth $6,800 to the pre-Olympics Opening Ceremony reception at Buckingham Palace on Friday [7/27/2012]. Though the
dazzling J Mendel jacket and skirt won critical acclaim from the style set, some pundits are furious that she elected to spend so much money on a
garment while so many in the U.S. are suffering financially.
Obama: Pay my wife, please. President
Obama thinks his wife should be paid for the privilege of serving as first lady. Speaking at a campaign event in Denver on
Wednesday [8/8/2012], Mr. Obama invoked Mrs. Obama's plight to make a point about equal pay for equal work. "I want to make
sure that when she's working, she is getting paid the same as men," he said. "I've got to say, first ladies right now don't,
even though that's a tough job." Poor Michelle, we feel her pain.
Lectures Gold Medal Gymnast About Eating One Egg McMuffin. Gymnast Gabby Douglas, as Jay Leno mentions in the following clip, worked her
entire life to become an Olympic gold medalist, but did that stop Michelle Obama from scolding Douglas on national television for eating an Egg McMuffin
to celebrate? (hint: no)
The Editor says...
Liberals hate McDonald's almost as much as they despise Chick-fil-A, because McDonald's represents successful American capitalism.
McDonald's Fights Back Against Food Police First Lady.
Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last week, where she told Leno that after winning her medal, she
"splurged on an Egg McMuffin at McDonald's." Unfortunately for Douglas, she was sitting on the same set as Food Police Commissar Michelle Obama, who
quickly chided her for not eating healthy. [...] President Obama and his wife have already made clear their distaste for the business community.
FLOTUS: Obamacare keeps
women from dying of cancer, but GOP would repeal it. Who knew that cancer would emerge as a leitmotif of the Obama campaign? First Lady
Michelle Obama is the latest to invoke cancer on the campaign trail, but she did so to tout Obamacare rather than attack Mitt Romney directly.
FLOTUS Demeans Office: Guest Edits Site
Featuring Sex Advice From Hookers. This is the First Lady of the United States of America and she's editing a site that not only offers
sleazy sex advice, but sleazy sex advice from hookers. I'm not sure which surprises me most: The fact that it happened in the first
place or that the media is letting her get away with it.
Liberals think you're stupid.
Obama: If You Disagree with Barack, You're Probably Confused. Michelle Obama spoke with the Tom Joyner Morning Show about
the things people can do to get out the vote for her husband, and actually offered a rather insulting portrait of those who are
undecided — as well as inaccurately portraying the race as between grassroots Democrats and a handful of rich Republicans.
Obama Continues to Increase the Government's Role in Parenting. Sasha and Malia apparently aren't enough for Michelle Obama.
She wants to mother our children, too. That's the only conclusion that can be reached when observing the First Lady's campaign to decrease
parents' role in raising their children. Obama's latest method of gaining more control is through school food nutrition standards.
Noting that home-packed lunches aren't up to the First Lady's standards, the government is making school meals free for all, regardless of income,
as part of a four-state pilot program that begins this fall.
The Differences between Michelle Obama's
Husband and America's President. Despite Michelle's strong and eloquent delivery on how she and President Obama empathize and desire to work
harder for the American people, it is hard to see where they have found the time betwixt their extravagant vacations and frequent tee times. It is
difficult to picture them reading letters from struggling Americans who are having trouble paying their bills in one hand and confirming a reservation for
the Obamas to take two separate planes to Hawaii for vacation (where they will arrive within hours of each other) in the other. But Michelle insists
that America has a president who says to her, "You won't believe what these folks are going through... it's not right. We've got to keep working to
fix this. We've got so much more to do." Many of us would certainly argue that President Obama has done enough already. Moreover,
he is the cause and catalyst to the misery in the letters he is reading.
Michelle's Lie Number Six: ["]Barack's
grandmother started out as a secretary at a community bank ... and she moved quickly up the ranks ... but like so many women, she hit a
glass ceiling.[" ...] His grandmother was vice president of a bank, the second largest in the state. She came from a
middle-class family. She sent him to Hawaii's most prestigious prep school. Barack didn't grow up in a disadvantaged family.
His mother was a professional woman with an advanced degree. His stepfather worked for an American oil company in Indonesia.
Fact Check: First
Lady's False Fairy Tale of Struggle. First Lady Michelle Obama's pitch to voters last night relied on the premise that she
and her husband understand what it is to struggle to make ends meet. She spoke movingly about their early years — about
how a young Barack Obama drove a car that was "rusted out" and found his furniture "in a dumpster," how they both came from families that
had to "scrape by." Her fairy tale — however well-delivered — was one great, big, colorful lie.
Obama's guidelines for feeding your child. More than two years ago Mrs. Obama began her effort to drive Americans to eat
foods she thinks are better for them. In her thinking, the federal government is a force for good in broadly changing the eating
habits of less sophisticated Americans, much as her husband's ObamaCare health plan forces Americans to make healthier insurance choices.
You may recall Mrs. Obama's seminal, if tepidly-received speech to American restaurant operators, urging them to get rid of some of their
tasty, best-selling items in favor of healthier choices, even if they are less popular and less profitable.
Obesity 'Absolutely' Greatest Threat To National Security. [Video clip.]
Michelle Obama: 'No
One Gets Where They Are on Their Own'. In a campaign speech on Thursday [9/13/2012] in Fredricksburg, Va., first
lady Michelle Obama said that "no one gets where they are on their own" because there is a village of people "lifting
us up," including teachers and janitors.
Michelle Obama: 'I don't consider us
famous'. First lady Michelle Obama told television host Rachael Ray on Monday that she doesn't think life in the White House,
or the fame of becoming the first family, has changed the Obamas. "I don't consider us famous," Obama said.
childhood of privilege, not hardship. First lady Michelle Obama told the Democratic National
Convention that "Barack and I were both raised by families who didn't have much in the way of money or material
possessions." It is a claim the president has repeated in his books, on the speech-making circuit and in countless media
interviews. By his account, he grew up in a broken home with a single mom, struggled for years as a child in an
impoverished Third World country and then was raised by his grandparents in difficult circumstances. The facts
aren't nearly so clear-cut.
Nation's children push back
against Michelle Obama-backed school lunch regs. Children and parents across the country are fed up with the restrictive new school meal
regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010," which has long been touted by first lady
Michelle Obama. The standards — which cap meal calories at 650 for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, at 700 calories
for middle school students and 850 for high school students — also dictate the number of breads, proteins, vegetables and fruits children are
allowed per meal.
Complaints Mount Against Michelle
Obama's New Lunch Menu. In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new
school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama. The story we published earlier this week
on that subject is unfortunately not unique. Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations. Perhaps the
real motive is to starve students into slimming down.
Obama Starts Ball Rolling for Michelle to
Run. President Barack Obama is sounding more like Bill Clinton every day. Now he's testing the waters for a possible run for the
presidency by his wife by disingenuously saying she'll never run.
Mrs. Obama Keep Up Pretense of Growing Up Poor. Let's get this straight. Barack Obama never knew a life of
financial hardship. Ditto for Michelle. But the First Couple keeps bringing up their impoverished childhoods and
student loan debts in stump speeches. [...] Obama went to a fancy private school in Hawaii, his grandmother was Vice-President
of a bank, and his stepfather worked for Exxon in Jakarta. From fifth grade through high school he attended the elite
college-prep Punahou School. Michelle's story of economic misfortune is no more believable than her husband's.
If she went to Princeton and Harvard Law on student loans, she should show us the [...] proof. Or stop perpetrating
this deprived childhood hoax on young people who really are low-income and bogged down in debt. You know, the ones who
aren't hiding their college transcripts?
Obama Is The New Eva Peron With Her Lunch Standards'. Last night [9/24/2012], radio host Mark Levin described the Department of
Agriculture and Michelle Obama's new school lunch regulations as "tyranny." [...] "First of all, where does the Constitution empower her or that
department to reach all the way down to every school — public school — in this country and set the menu? "Are
people in the local communities — are you incapable of overseeing this yourself? Is your school board incapable of doing
this? Are your local administrators and principals — are they incapable of doing this? "We need the Department of
Agriculture and Michelle Obama to mandate who eats what, where, how, and when in our public school systems? That's tyranny right
there — it's absurd.
Obama's Struggle. On the campaign trail, Michelle Obama
often employs the word "struggle." It was actually Mrs. Obama's peculiar pronunciation — "shtruggle" — that
first drew my attention to the frequency of her usage. At the 2012 Democratic National Convention, her speech referred to some form of
"struggle" nine times.
Revolt Over School Lunches? Criticism is
mounting over First Lady Michelle Obama's lunch plan, as kids are complaining they aren't getting enough to feel full after eating. "Some
Kansas students and at least one political leader say new school lunch guidelines aimed at limiting calories and encouraging good nutrition are
having an unintended consequence: Hungry kids," McClatchy reports.
Michelle Obama: 'Competitive Foods' in School
Should Be Limited. The website promoting First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative to combat childhood obesity advises parents
to limit "opportunities for children to purchase competitive foods." The website warns parents about "competitive food" — food
available to children on campus that falls outside of the federally regulated cafeteria food. [...] Many schools sell foods outside of the USDA school
meals — in the cafeterias, snack bars and vending machines — that are not subject to federal rules. "These foods are called
'competitive foods' because they compete with healthier school meals.
Snacks: The USDA's Solution To Student's
Healthy Lunch Complaints. School lunch trays are a bit lighter this year after Congress-approved calorie limits on school lunches went into
effect in August. The new regulations, which were championed by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood
obesity, have inspired protests and even a video parody from students who claim the reduced lunches are making them go hungry.
Problem Is Federally Subsidized School Lunches, Not Michelle Obama's Healthy Food Initiative. Here's a radical idea for the First Lady.
Parents should be responsible for their own kids. But I think this criticism misses the point. The problem is not overweight kids, as one side
argues, or politically correct micro-managing, as the other side claims. Instead, we should be asking the fundamental question about whether
subsidizing school lunches is an appropriate function of the federal government.
about school lunches.
Left Turns Voting Rights Into a Farce.
Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama sounded a battle cry at a Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner when she said protecting the
right to vote is the nation's most important civil rights issue. If that were true, that would mean there no credible civil
rights concerns in the country. What Obama was talking about was the effort by Democrats to prevent the implementation of
laws requiring voters to present a photo ID when casting their ballots. The common sense measure has the support of the
overwhelming majority of Americans.
First Lady: Cost-Free Contraception Is 'Basic
Preventive Care'. First lady Michelle Obama called contraception "basic preventative care" and invoked her daughters before talking about
women's "decisions about our bodies" during a campaign fundraising event Tuesday [10/2/2012].
Mrs. Obama: 'Indian Country'
Fights Obesity by Adding 'Buffalo Meat into School Lunches'. In marking the one year anniversary of Let's Move! in Indian Country, First
Lady Michelle Obama praised the work done by Native American and Alaskan American communities in fighting childhood obestiy by, among other things,
adding "traditional foods like buffalo meat into school lunches." A year ago, Mrs. Obama joined Native American children in the White House
garden to launch Let's Move in Indian Country by planting the "three sisters" — corn, beans and squash.
Gushes to Michelle Obama: Do You Face 'Extra Pressures and Responsibilities?'. Nightline co-anchor Cynthia McFadden continued her
fawning, multi-part profile of Michelle Obama on Monday night [10/8/2012], worrying about the "extra responsibilities" that Mrs. Obama faces as an
African American First Lady.
The Editor says...
Oh, yeah. Michelle has a really tough life because she's so black. Give me a break.
Michelle Hints at Political
Future Beyond Barack. This is Michelle Obama's first hint at a life in politics beyond her husband's presidency.
It will certainly not be the last.
Michelle Obama: 'We Are in the Midst of a Huge Recovery'.
First Lady Michelle Obama said in a radio interview on Friday [10/12/2012] that the United States is in the "midst of a huge recovery" because of what "this
president has done." [...] According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 1.3 percent in the
second quarter of 2012, down from 2.0 percent from first quarter 2012. The BEA data also show GDP growth of (negative) - 3.1 percent in
2009; 2.4 percent in 2010; and 1.8 percent in 2011.
FLOTUS: 'Barack doesn't
have a big ego'. "You see this in, you know, how he leads the country," the first lady said, staying on message in
an interview taped weeks ago to air before debate coverage. "I mean, he is very open to other people's opinions. And
he's always willing to compromise and he's always, always listening. [...]"
Really? Plenty of evidence to the contrary can be
Michelle O: Barack Never Blamed Anyone
for His Problems. Such an assertion might have some credibility except for the fact he's been whining about Bush for four
years. Other than that, he's always accepted responsibility. Oh, and he also blamed war, tsunamis, the weather, ATMs and
various other factors. Outside of that, he's always accepted blame for things.
Clapping seal Michelle disgraces 'Presidential' Debate.
In the surrealistic world the Obamas have made out of American politics, Michelle's clapping underlines how hideous the race to the
American presidency has become. Along with burned out and bummed out czars waiting it out for Revolution and assorted out-of-work
Hollywood stars, this is a regime ruled by Marxist misfits, malcontents and miscreants. You'd have to be a misfit, Michelle, to
hate the country that empowered you and your hubby.
Obama Broke Agreed Upon Rules, Clapped At Debate. Nearly all of the audible applause came from those sitting away from
the actual debate, but when FOX News' camera shot moved to a bird's-eye view it became apparent that the only applause from the
participating debate audience came from first lady Michelle Obama.
Clapgate Scandal Deepens. First Lady Michelle Obama said Friday that
following the rules at the presidential debates was an "important part of the process." "They really caution you to be quiet, and I try to
follow the rules so I don't get in trouble," she said on "Live with Kelly and Michael." She did not, however, adhere to the rules of Tuesday's
townhall debate where applause from audience members was prohibited.
Memo To Michelle: What A
'Huge Recovery' Looks Like. A Washington, D.C., hip-hop station host asked Michelle to "in your words, tell us what you
think the state of the union is in right now?" Her answer: "I mean, we are seeing right now that we are in the midst of a
huge recovery. Right? Because of what this president has done." We wholeheartedly agree with the first lady that the
current state of the economy is the result of "what this president has done."
US Weekly Ignores Michelle Obama's Expensive
Tastes. In a piece published Wednesday [10/17/2012], Us Weekly ran the headline "Ann Romney Wears $1,690 Oscar
de la Renta Dress to Presidential Debate." Fox News points out the magazine chose this headline despite the fact that
First Lady Michelle Obama's outfit cost double that price.
Mag Headlines Cost of Ann Romney's Dress, Buries Higher Cost of Michelle's. Us Magazine had a little tidbit of gossip when it
discovered who made Ann Romney's and Michelle Obama's hot pink dresses worn to the recent presidential debate. In its headline Us blares
that Ann Romney's dress cost "$1,690." But Michelle Obama's ensemble was priced at $3,290 despite the silence of the headline.
Obama, daughters head to church.
President Obama attended church Sunday morning [10/28/2012] with his two daughters, with a visit to a federal disaster relief agency scheduled for later
in the day. According to pool reports, Obama was joined at St. John's Episcopal Church, a short walk from the White House, by his daughters, Malia
and Sasha, and their godmother, Kaye Wilson. The first lady, Michelle Obama, was unable to join her family at church because she was preparing for
campaign travel, according to a White House official.
The Editor says...
I guess that shows what's really important to Mrs. Obama.
Detailed Look at Obama's Radical College Past... And We're Not Talking About Barack. Princeton, 1984. Michelle
Obama attends and promotes a "Black Solidarity" event for guest lecturer Manning Marable, who was, according to Cornel West,
probably "the best known black Marxist in the country." The event is the work of the Third World Center (TWC), a campus
group whose board membership is exclusively reserved for minorities. [...] Michelle herself stated, "My experiences at Princeton
have made me far more aware of my 'Blackness' than ever before."
Michelle Obama Wants to Create 'Let's Move! Towns
and Cities'. First Lady Michelle Obama is encouraging local governments across America to become "Let's Move!" cities and towns because
local leaders are "uniquely positioned to champion healthy communities." First launched in 2010 but expanded this July, the initiative allows
elected officials to sign up their locality as a "Let's Move! City," a "Let's Move! Town" or a "Let's Move! County" and thus commit to various healthy
The Editor asks...
How does a local government "commit" to dietary restrictions except by restricting liberty?
Obama: Living in a Tax Loophole? [Scroll down] In the real world, business leaders who use their company's jets are
obliged to pay for them. Otherwise, the IRS can disallow the deductions the company takes for their crews, maintenance,
repair, etc. Not only that, but the executive who doesn't reimburse must declare the value of those flights as compensation,
and pay tax on them. What makes any First Lady exempt from the law? Now, remember: Even if she's campaigning (and
she's always campaigning), the taxpayers aren't in any way obligated to pay for her trips.
The captain of the Food Police has a 300-pound gingerbread house in her home.
54 Christmas trees a
part of the White House's "Joy to All" holiday theme. First lady Michelle Obama debuted the White House Christmas decorations, which
this year honor members of the military. The "Joy to All" holiday theme also includes 54 Christmas trees and an elaborate, 300-pound
gingerbread house resembling the White House.
of State Criticize Michelle Obama for Voter Suppression Claims. Seven Secretaries of State have released a statement criticizing First Lady Michelle
Obama for her false claim that Republicans engaged in voter suppression in the November election: "Unfortunately the First Lady's comments continue the baseless
attacks that have been made upon those leaders who are simply taking reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of elections. This past election
speaks for itself. In Arizona, a state that has a photo ID requirement, Hispanic voter turnout was the highest in the state's history. [... "]
reveals she's throwing out 'Let's Move' campaign to give her family a good stuffing on Christmas Day. Michelle Obama put her campaign to
end childhood obesity on hold as she helped cook up some turkey, stuffing and mac and cheese. The First Lady dubbed herself 'hostess in chief' as
she welcomed the country into her family's home for the holidays.
Michelle Obama is a left-wing political activist.
lady re-launches 'Obama for America' as 'Organizing for Action'. The newly restructured group is expected to launch as a
501(c)4 activist organization, which is prohibited by federal law from having politics as its primary purpose.
Drops "Let's Move" Campaign. First Lady Michelle Obama has quietly dropped her "Let's Move" campaign, the healthy eating
push she took on for schools all over the country during her husband's first term.
Let's Stop! Michelle Abandons "Let's
Move" Campaign. First Lady Michelle Obama appears to have abandoned, at least for now, her oft-criticized "Let's Move"
initiative to promote exercise and healthy eating among the nation's youth, halting public appearances and statements related to
Michelle Obama tweets pictures of freshly picked cabbage. Michelle Obama promptly
tweeted pictures of freshly picked vegetables today [1/29/2013], after it was suggested that she had dropped her anti-obesity campaign Let's Move.
The White House Dossier — an unauthorized blog about the U.S. President and his family — posted an article this
morning which highlighted that the First Lady had done little to personally publicize the initiative since last September.
Obamas Hijack the Oscars.
The First Lady appeared via satellite to not only announce the night's biggest prize but gave a speech extolling the virtues of the
films in play. It was an unprecedented cultural power grab by the Obamas, almost daring conservative viewers to adore her as
much as progressives already do.
Why the Obamas
Really lost their law licenses. According to people I know who worked with Michelle Obama when she was employed by
the City of Chicago, Michelle hated being a lawyer. The work was too hard and she was not very good at it. The
reason Michelle went to work for the City is because she was hired via a recommendation from Jesse Jackson which then qualified
her as a "Jesse Hire"; this is slang here in Chicago for an "untouchable hire", meaning this is someone on the City payroll who
can never be fired or even disciplined in any way because their employment was a political favor to someone.
Best Actor in a Drama: Barack
Obama. It was quite appropriate that the first lady joined the festivities for Sunday's Academy Awards.
It's not just because Michelle Obama owes her continued residency in the White House in large part to the contributions and
celebrity backers from the entertainment industry, but also because her husband's administration is producing more dramas
these days than Harvey Weinstein.
Why was Michelle
Obama at the Oscars? It is not enough that President Obama pops up at every sporting event in the nation. Now
the first lady feels entitled, with military personnel as props, to intrude on other forms of entertaining (this time for the
benefit of the Hollywood glitterati who so lavishly paid for her husband's election). [...] It makes both the president and the
first lady seem small and grasping. In this case, it was just downright weird.
The Editor says...
The Obamas simply can't stand to let a day go by without one or both of them being on television. Mrs. Obama is obviously
being groomed to run for President in 2016, much like George Wallace's wife, Lurleen, the proxy governor of Alabama in the 1960s.
Mrs. Obama is no less qualified than her husband to be the president, but that's not saying much.
The Oscars, the Obamas and
Camelot. The Obamas are the beneficiaries of a media whose liberal bias is beyond doubt. They also have a
skillful staff that is ruthlessly manipulative and takes full advantage of social media and creative tactics. But mere
bias and smart tactics don't fully explain it. No president or presidential family has been treated by the mainstream
media with the sort of deference if not reverential awe the Obamas get since John F. Kennedy and his beautiful wife were
in the White House.
Heroes, Not Props: FLOTUS Ignores
Military Members During Oscar Appearance. Folks on both sides of the ideological aisle will be debating First Lady
Michelle Obama's appearance on the Oscars for some time, but one matter is instantly clear. The First Lady was flanked by
several members of the U.S. military during her satellite appearance from The White House to announce the Best Picture winner, and
she failed to acknowledge their presence or their heroism.
propaganda:' Michelle Obama slammed for using military as 'props' during Oscars appearance. First lady Michelle Obama is
under fire after she appeared as a long-distance award presenter on the Oscars Sunday evening [2/24/2013], flanked by active-duty
American service members. The well-dressed members of the military stood attentively behind the first lady inside the White
House as she presented the award for best picture to the movie "Argo." But the use of those service members has left some of
her critics fuming.
$50,000 for Michelle's
Let's Move! trip . First lady Michelle Obama's three-day, four-city hop scotch to promote the third anniversary of her
"Let's Move!" initiative that cheers healthy eating and exercise will likely cost an estimated $50,000 or more, enough to fund a few
programs for kids that the White House fears the sequester will kill.
Michelle Obama at the Oscars:
Deconstructing America. Having Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States, present an Academy Award was such a brilliant
strategy for advancing the post-structuralist deconstruction of America, even the Obamas themselves probably didn't realize how genius it was.
Obama and the Media: Old Policy Resurfacing. When Amory
Gutierrez from the Pleasanton Weekly wanted to do a puff piece on the Obamas' helicopter, "Marine One," the White House put out the
welcome mat. [...] Gutierrez, however, did not keep to the anticipated script. Her piece gushed over the helicopter flown by a
Marine crew, but then went on to repeat what the Marines had told her. In nearly four years of flying the Obamas, Michelle
Obama had never so much as verbally acknowledged the crew's existence. Intentional or not, the one line in the otherwise
celebratory piece made the first lady look aloof and disdainful of the military — or as some people put it, just plain
snooty. The White House moved decisively into damage-control mode.
Programs Fatten Government. On Feb. 26, first lady Michelle Obama walked into the produce section of a Wal-Mart in
Springfield, Mo., to announce the three-year anniversary of her Healthy Food Financing Initiative, a program to bring stores selling
fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods deemed "food deserts." Making it easier to buy produce will reduce obesity, Mrs.
Obama claimed. Had you been there, you would have come away thinking that there was a scientific basis for this initiative and
that it wasn't costing taxpayers a dime.
starve! Kids forced to go hungry for hours during Michelle Obama media event. A very courageous fifth [grade] teacher in the
Chicago Public Schools has written a scathing critique of the almost comical misery she and her students endured when they participated in
a massive February 28 event kicking off Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Active Schools campaign. The First Lady's campaign is an
effort to improve (and in some cases, bring back) physical education in American schools. White House officials called the event "a
groundbreaking, earth-shattering, awesomely-inspiring day."
Michelle Obama's public school disaster.
First Lady Michelle Obama is running a campaign against childhood obesity called "Let's Move!" In a bit of grim irony, the
implementation of this program has been a teachable moment in Big Government stasis and ruling-class arrogance. A fifth-grade
teacher named Leah Putnam wrote an account of the "Let's Move!" ordeal at a forum for Chicago public school teachers —
posted, I gather, by a different blog author, who professes themselves an admirer of Mrs. Obama but nevertheless agrees that "the
treatment of school children by people who should know better is really appalling."
Obama's Dream: 'Imagine Our Kids Begging and Pleading, Throwing Tantrums' for Health Food. In a speech today [3/8/2013] at
George Washington University, First Lady Michelle Obama laid out her dream for a healthier-eating America. The vision, she said,
requires greater "product placement." "[J]ust think for a minute what this country could look like," said Obama, according to the
official White House transcript. "Imagine walking into any grocery store in America and finding the healthiest options clearly
marked and centrally placed so that you know within seconds what's good for your family when you walk in that store.
Celebrities-in-Chief. The Obamas are
giving celebrity-worshiping America exactly what it wants: a glittering facade of "coolness." What's underneath it doesn't
matter in the least. [...] There's a term for persons who are overly interested in appearing on television and other media but it's too
impolite to use here. But Mrs. Obama seems to be one of those persons. And the sad truth is that America loves it.
Michelle Antoinette's Big B-Day Bash.
This week the Obama administration announced that due to the awful, terrible, nasty, horrible sequestration, they would have to shut down
the White House tours for the public. The same week, a White House source told the Daily Mail that Michelle Obama was planning a
birthday blowout for her 50th. In attendance: Adele and Beyonce. The White House did say that the Obamas would pay for
the party. But that's highly unlikely — it's supposed to take place at the White House, which requires Secret Service
protection, high-class dining, and all the fringe benefits.
First Lady Turns Easter Egg
Roll Into White House 'Fat Camp'. This year's White House Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "fat camp" to inflict
exercise and the First Lady's "Let's Move!" healthy meal plans on kids who want just want to celebrate the season on the South Lawn.
An e-mail from the "Let's Move!" campaign says the Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "Let's Move! Social".
Michelle Obama Compares Herself to
Murdered Teenager. In a speech that addressed youth violence in Chicago, First Lady Michelle Obama compared herself to Hadiya
Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl murdered soon after attending President Obama's Second Inauguration. "Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her,"
said the first lady.
The Height Of Craven
Narcissism. Neither of the Obamas have any shame. The ghoulishness of using dead children as political props is bad enough, but
it also always has to be about them. Always. After ignoring Chicago for years and the river of blood it has become, they
now show up, I'm guessing because MObama wants something from them and they have to appear concerned.
The use of textbooks as propaganda tools:
Michelle O Wants Textbooks to 'Swap
Cupcakes for Apples' in Math Problems. First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative is praising textbook publishers for "swapping
out cupcakes for apples in math problems," in a campaign to incorporate health information into the learning resources for kids. "Today at the
White House, we celebrated a group of educational publishers on their development of voluntary guidance to incorporate health information into textbooks
and other learning materials," Let's Move! said in a blog post entitled, "Cookies 2 Carrots," on Wednesday.
Obama in heated confrontation with heckler, incident left out of transcript. First lady Michelle Obama got into a
heated confrontation with a heckler at a fundraiser on Tuesday night [6/4/2013], though the standoff never made its way into the
official transcript put out by the White House. The pool report, which is produced by and for members of the media, detailed
years of Michelle's anti-obesity campaign, America is still getting fatter. Despite first lady Michelle Obama's four-year campaign to wean
the nation off Big Macs and Big Gulps, obesity in America rose last year, continuing an unbroken 15-year streak, according to new figures from the Centers
for Disease Control. In an early release of some data in its 2012 National Health Interview Survey, the CDC said that 28.9 percent of
adults are obese, a small but significant jump from 28.7 percent in 2011. Officials were hoping that 2012 would snap the trend.
San Fernando Valley School Named After
Michelle Obama. School board members have approved a plan to rename a San Fernando Valley elementary school after First Lady Michelle Obama.
Los Angeles Unified board members voted unanimously Tuesday [6/18/2013] to name Valley Region Elementary School No. 13 after Mrs. Obama.
While enjoying a $100 million African vacation...
Michelle Obama Likens Her
Upbringing to Senegalese Children's. In Dakar, Senegal, speaking at the Martin Luther King Middle School, First Lady Michelle Obama
likened her upbringing to the upbringing of the Senegalese children at the school. Obama told the children of her "experience," and how it
was similar to theirs.
Obama: 'Prison-Like Elements' to Being First Lady, 'But It's a Really Nice Prison'. In Tanzania, Michelle Obama joked about
the "prison-like elements" of being first lady. "[B]ut it's a really nice prison," she said. "You can't complain."
The Editor has a comment:
You can't complain, says the ingrate, as she complains about how tough her life is.
Obama: Being First Lady is like living in a 'really nice prison'. Obama's comment came during her discussion with former
First Lady Laura Bush at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania during an interview moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts.
Roberts noted that Martha Washington, the first First Lady, also described living in the role as akin to being a state prisoner.
Michelle Obama Tired of Living in
a 'Prison'. This is a favorite technique of the Obamas: to denounce, demean, and disdain — preening, by praising
with faint damnation — while enjoying privilege and opulence others can only dream of. Mrs. Obama, I'll let you in on a little
secret: your husband has a get-out-of-jail-free card for you. He can resign any time he likes. He can liberate you from the
claustrophobe's nightmare of a life you're living in that close, confining White House, with its endless dinners, parties, receptions, concerts,
parades of dignitaries, command performances, rock stars, and galas. Help you say no for good to the opulent trips, ethereal resorts, and
regal dining constantly foisted upon you.
Michelle Obama Arrived in Senegal Wearing
a $1,295 Designer Dress.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.)
Top 5 Things Michelle Obama Has Complained
About (So Far). [#5] The White House is like a "really nice prison." That would mean that the First Lady failed to make parole in
November 2012. Ms. Obama made that complaint at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania, among fellow inmates, some from countries where the
opposition occupies really nasty prisons.
First lady-backed school lunch
regs cost school district $100,000. A New York school district is giving the boot to the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) [sic]
and its new restrictive regulations mandating the number of calories and nutrients in each meal. The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district
announced this month that after a school year struggling with the new guidelines under the Michelle Obama-backed Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act,
the school will not be participating in the program this coming school year.
New York school drops Michelle
Obama lunch standards: Kids too hungry. New York's Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school district has become the latest casualty in first
lady Michelle Obama's preferred lunch plan, dropping the menu after too many students complained of hunger. "[Food service manager Nicky]
Boehm and her staff worked hard to implement the new regulations, but there were just too many problems and too many foods that students did not
like and would not purchase," said Assistant Superintendent Chris Abdoo about the National School Lunch Program in a statement reported by
EAGNews.org. "Students complained of being hungry with these lunches and the district lost money."
Michelle Obama Gives a Nod to 'Walking School
Buses'. First Lady Michelle Obama is promoting walking to school as part of her anti-obesity campaign. In remarks to
mayors gathered at the White House last week, the first lady singled out Knox County, Tenn., which — inspired by Mrs. Obama's "Let's
Move!" campaign — has created a bike-share program and something called a "walking school bus." [...] A "walking school bus" is a
group of children who walk to school with adult chaperones.
First lady Michelle Obama shines new light
on gun control debate. Michelle Obama is speaking out about the toll that gun violence is taking on young people, in a shift that
shows the first lady's willingness to tackle new and polarizing issues as she shapes her second term.
The Editor says...
The position of First Lady is not an elected office. Therefore she does not have a first or second term. This is another example of a
left-wing political position Michelle Obama has undertaken, which is why criticism of her is perfectly fair. She is not just a bystander
and observer of the Obama administration, she is an active participant in it.
Barack's Working to Free Americans from 'Any Form of Public Assistance'. In an e-mail to supporters, First Lady Michelle Obama
says she grew up in a family that didn't need help from the government, and that her husband is working to make Americans free from dependence on
government once again. [... But] The Obama Administration's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has arranged to pay a public relations
firm $8 million to promote dependence on government-run health care — enrollment in ObamaCare's health insurance exchanges.
In Pennsylvania alone, HHS is spending $4 million to promote Obamacare at state health clinics.
Does anyone believe this?
Michelle Obama: 'No,' I Will Never Run for
President. In an interview with Parade magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama says "No" when asked whether she'll "ever run" for president
of the United States. But the first lady is confident she'll see a female president in her lifetime.
Kentucky students to first
lady Michelle Obama: Your food 'tastes like vomit'. Students in a rural Kentucky county — and their parents — are the
latest to join a growing national chorus of scorn for the healthy school lunches touted by first lady Michelle Obama. "They say it tastes like vomit,"
said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley at a contentious board meeting last week, reports The Harlan Daily Enterprise.
Obama to splash media with new issue: Drink more water. After 4½ years of reminding Americans to eat their vegetables, Michelle Obama is
turning her attention to what's in their glasses. On Thursday [9/12/2013], she and her staff will begin to ask Americans to drink more water.
Michelle Obama turns
her 'Let's Move!' health drive to 'Let's Drink!' (water). Numerous companies like Brita, Dasani, Arrowhead, Deer Park, Ice Mountain,
Zephyrhills, Ozarka and Poland Spring are joining in with logos and promotions to help out the water-drinking campaign for some reason.
Trying to figure out what they have in common.
Michelle Obama's water torture.
Just when you thought the Nanny State couldn't get anymore drunk with patronizing power over people, along comes Michelle Obama with a most urgent
plea: Make sure you drink water! Who knew?! Apparently we now need the government to tell us to do the most basic of things. [...] It
would not surprise me to see the First Lady begin to offer advice on how to dress ourselves.
Is Michelle Obama over-hyping hydration?
While water is inarguably essential to our long-term health (people do tend to die after a few days without it), the first lady may be going too far
in touting the energy-giving properties of H20. "The idea [that] drinking water increases energy, the word I've used to describe it is:
quixotic," kidney specialist Dr Stanley Goldfarb of the University of Pennsylvania told Politico. Beyond hydration, he said, there's little
evidence that water does anything for us at all.
Launches Courageous New Program Urging People To Drink Water. If there's one thing a country facing trillions of dollars in debt
needs, it's a taxpayer funded campaign reminding people to drink water.
Let's Drink to Phasing Out the First Lady.
The country's leading health-and-nutrition buttinsky has not just one but two Ivy League diplomas and earned over a quarter-of-a-million
dollars back in 2006, before the Great Recession destroyed the hopes and dreams of entire generations, including those not yet born. Now
she makes no salary at all and provides diet-and-exercise information that doesn't even require a GED.
Michelle Obama and Other Hydration-Related Issues.
It used to be when a person felt hungry, they ate, and when their God-given internal water gauge indicated they were running low, they
drank. That's the old way. Now we have Michelle Obama spending her time "nudging" us away from the soda aisle toward the
Michelle Obama to
urge companies to stop marketing unhealthy foods to kids. Michelle Obama on Wednesday will urge companies to stop marketing unhealthy
food choices to children. The first lady will ask food and media executives to promote healthy choices while decreasing the marketing of
unhealthy products to kids, according to a White House notice about the event. The move could prove politically controversial, as Obama
has come under fire from conservatives who charge the first lady is trying to dictate what people eat and drink.
The Editor says...
Michelle Obama couldn't care less about nutrition. Her goal is to decrease "the marketing of unhealthy products to kids." Marketing
and advertising. Her apparent goal, and certainly her husband's goal,
is the destruction of capitalism.
Michelle Obama targets cartoon characters in
junk food ads. Michelle Obama on Wednesday urged businesses not to allow their cartoon characters to be used to market unhealthy food to kids,
saying firms can make money encouraging kids to eat well. "The fact is that marketing nutritious foods to our kids isn't just good for our kids' health,
it can be good for a company's bottom line," she said Wednesday [9/18/2013] at a White House conference on marketing.
The Editor says...
See? It was "a White House conference on marketing." Not a conference on nutrition. Marketing. Capitalism appears to be
Michelle Obama's enemy.
The irony of Michelle Obama's
water campaign. If you're not dehydrated, drinking more water won't give you more energy or cure your headaches, as her office vaguely claims.
But it might take up belly space that otherwise would have gone to grape soda, Red Bull or some other sugary concoction. Team Michelle won't admit this is
the real agenda, insisting this is just a healthy, helpful reminder from the first lady.
First lady dines at Bibiana.
Spotted: Michelle Obama sitting down for a meal at a downtown Washington Italian restaurant on Wednesday [10/16/2013], just hours before
Congress passed legislation to fund the government and avert a default. The first lady was seen dining with two companions at Bibiana,
arriving at 7 p.m. and staying for nearly three hours.
PBS helps to peddle White House propaganda:
First lady enlists Sesame Street to promote
healthy eating. Sesame Street's Elmo and Rosita joined Michelle Obama at the White House on Wednesday [10/30/2013] to announce that the
[M]uppets would start promoting fruit and vegetable consumption for kids. And companies will be able to use the beloved characters for free.
"Just imagine what will happen when we take our kids to the grocery store, and they see Elmo and Rosita and the other Sesame Street Muppets they love up
and down the produce aisle," [Mrs.] Obama said. "Imagine what it will be like to have our kids begging us to buy them fruits and vegetables instead
of cookies, candy and chips."
The Editor says...
Popeye used to squeeze open a can of spinach and practically inhale the contents, just before the violent conclusion of each of his cartoons.
So when I was six years old, I really wanted to eat raw spinach and hope for the same results. But after tasting it only once, I went back to
ice cream and candy. The so-called first lady apparently wants us to believe that young people choose snacks based on the packaging rather than
the taste. She fails to understand that we are not idiots.
First Crony Michelle
Obama's Big Business Bonanza. On Wednesday, Mrs. Obama announced an agreement by the Sesame Workshop and the Produce Marketing Association
(PMA) to join her nonprofit Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a two-year agreement to help promote fresh fruit and vegetable consumption to
kids. [...] Joining her for the rollout of that initiative: Hollywood actress Eva Longoria, who gets paid to promote sugary soda pop Pepsi when
she's not standing by Michelle Obama telling the rest of us to drink more healthy water. Mrs. Obama's nonprofit reportedly has assets of
$4.5 million. It doesn't have to disclose its donors. So much for the "most transparent administration ever."
firm received 'unauthorized' $100,000 contract for Michelle Obama's anti-obesity effort. The marketing firm that created first
lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" anti-obesity campaign's logo, slogan and web design has close ties to the Obama administration and was
paid $100,000 in an "unauthorized" no-bid contract, according to internal documents. The 44 pages of documents — obtained
through a Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) request by the conservative government accountability group Judicial Watch — reveal that
federal officials are looking into the Let's Move contract with Shepardson, Stern & Kaminsky (SS+K) as an "unauthorized commitment."
According to Judicial Watch, the contract violated federal contracting laws.
Michelle Obama: 'We Want to
Honor and Embrace All... Faith Traditions'. At a White House Diwali celebration on Tuesday afternoon [11/5/2013], First Lady Michelle Obama
said that she and her husband wanted to celebrate all the faith and culture traditions 'that make us who we are as Americans." Even as she was saying
this, there were 200 plaintiffs pursuing 77 lawsuits asking federal courts to protect their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion
from a regulation issued by the administration under Obamacare that requires health insurance plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion
inducing drugs and devices.
Obama using food-stamp cash to fund Michelle's
'Let's Move'. On Nov. 1, sizable cuts were gouged into the federal food-stamp program (or, as it's now called, SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program), which feeds 47.6 million people, or nearly one in six Americans. In the city, 1.9 million folks get the bulk of
their Jell-O and Campbell's Soup from stamps. But news has spread among the poor, like leafy green vegetables, that it wasn't heartless Republicans
who triggered the cuts. Rather, some of the food-stamp cash was snatched to pay for Michelle Obama's pet project, Let's Move.
Obama's American Dream. At some
point before the 2008 election, an angry sounding Michelle Obama snarled, "there are kids who still believe in the American dream.
They think it exists!" For the past five years, her husband has been doing everything in his power to make sure it doesn't.
Under Obama, the American Dream — the idea that anyone can achieve prosperity through hard work — is becoming a
thing of the past.
Obama's 14 Obamacare talking points for Thanksgiving dinner. First lady Michelle Obama not only wants Americans to consider
signing up for Obamacare during their Thanksgiving get-togethers, she's also offering tips on how to talk about it and wants feedback.
In a fundraising note to supporters that also cheered her husband's economic and global warming efforts, the first lady urged supporters
of the president's grassroots group Organizing for Action to share their Obamacare experiences.
Michelle's New Holiday
Tradition — Fundraising on Thanksgiving!. Michelle Obama today sent out an email making clear that nothing's sacred
anymore, using the Thanksgiving holiday to raise money for President Obama's political arm, Organizing for Action.
idea of Thanksgiving table talk: Push the Obamacare. So this is how first lady Michelle Obama imagines Americans should
spend their Thanksgiving dinner: Talking about Obamacare. That's her call to supporters, via an email invitation to Democratic
Party backers, The New York Post reported. "As you spend time with loved ones this holiday season, be sure to talk with them about
what health care reform can mean to them," she said, in the email that contained 14 talking points that could be raised. [...] Mrs.
Obama's tips are posted on an Internet site operated by Organizing for Action, called "Health Care for the Holidays."
New survey: Despite
Michelle Obama, Americans are eating less healthy. According to the Obama White House, the first family consumed a Thanksgiving dinner of
turkey, honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing, oyster stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, greens, green bean casserole, dinner rolls and macaroni
and cheese. Then, the family washed all that down with nine kinds of pies: huckleberry, pecan, sweet potato, peach, apple, pumpkin, banana
cream, coconut cream and chocolate cream.
Obama has nine different types of pie for White House Thanksgiving dinner. President Barack Obama is celebrating
Thanksgiving with a quiet family dinner at the White House — where he will be feasting on a choice of nine pies.
Michelle Obama on Barack: 'He Keeps His
Promises'. ABC's Barbara Walters did another in a series of sycophantic gushing and fawning interviews with the Obamas Friday [11/29/2013].
In the wake of the President's fallacious claim that people could keep their health insurance plans if they liked them, the most preposterous part of the
interview was when Michelle Obama said her husband "keeps his promises" without any pushback from Walters.
Obama wears controversial J Mendel jacket again despite backlash over its $6,800 price tag. Michelle Obama has once again stepped out in
her $6,800 J Mendel jacket, despite fielding a backlash last time she wore the pricey garment. The First Lady looked suitably festive as she
joined her family yesterday for the taping of TNT's Christmas in Washington at the National Building Museum. But the last time she wore the
embellished garment, in July 2012 at a Buckingham Palace reception in London, political commentators took issue with the fact that she had spent
so much on fashion while so many in the U.S. are suffering financially.
First lady to go on radio blitz for
ObamaCare. Michelle Obama will sit for a trio of interviews with urban radio stations as part of a coordinated White House blitz intended to
promote ObamaCare coverage among mothers and minorities. The first lady will be interviewed Wednesday evening by Yolanda Adams, Al Sharpton, and Joe
Madison, three of the nation's most popular African American talk radio hosts.
Michelle Keeps it Real with Reverend Al.
After heading up a 'poor me' sob-story session with mothers in the Oval Office, packing for the nine-hour flight to Oahu, and wrapping up a 16-day Obamacare
public relations blitz, 'Mom-to-Mom' Michelle found time to take to the airwaves and dial in to the "Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton" radio show.
The Editor says...
Mrs. Obama only speaks to black radio hosts. But if you criticize that trait, or even notice it, you're a racist.
Michelle Obama steps into health care spotlight. The
first lady has done little to promote the Affordable Care Act in recent months, marking a shift from her usual role as the president's middle class
messenger — a move that allowed her to sidestep the political battles over the law, and questions about the administration's trustworthiness.
First lady: Signing up for
Obamacare should be New Year's resolution. The administration is scrambling to sign up consumers in insurance exchanges after the glitch-ridden
launch of the healthcare.gov website in October led to lower than expected sign-ups and undercut public support for Obama's signature domestic achievement.
neighbors inconvenienced by Michelle Obama's visit, report says. Michelle Obama may be enjoying a relaxing vacation in Hawaii
at Oprah Winfrey's Maui mansion, but the talk show host's neighbors are reportedly much less Zen ever since the first lady came to town.
TMZ reports that the increased security around Oprah's home has become a nuisance for her neighbors, as road closures and security checkpoints
have been created to protect the first lady.
Michelle Obama's extended
Hawaii stay annoys locals: report. Michelle Obama's birthday visit at Oprah Winfrey's Maui estate has neighbors a little miffed
at the additional security and its impact on business. The owner of nearby Goble's Flower Farm told TMZ that security checkpoints have
been dissuading customers from shopping there. Other business owners complained of dwindling inventories due to road closures blocking
Michelle Obama Chooses Jane
Fonda As Role Model. In the January 27 issue of People Magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama cites Jane Fonda as a role
model. "[And] there's Jane Fonda, a beautiful, engaged, politically savvy, sharp woman," Michelle Obama responded after being asked by
People who she would someday want to look and live like.
Michelle Obama wants
$10 donations to 'help protect Obamacare'. Just one day before he gives the annual State of the Union address, the first lady sent
out a fundraising email to supporters hoping to use the speech to prompt donations to help Democrats in the midterm elections this fall.
Michael Tusk served Michelle Obama at Cotogna. But in middle of the day, Ms. Michelle Obama and a number of her guests dined at
Cotogna. It looks like the Obamas are fans of Lindsay and Michael Tusk's Pacific Avenue restaurants; back in 2012, Michael Tusk cooked
for President Obama (in a private home), serving him dishes like cheese-filled tortelloni and poularde in various preparations. On
Thursday [1/30/2014], this was the menu presented to the First Lady and company: [...]
First Lady, Barbra Streisand Raise
Cash for Dems, Warn of GOP Resurgence. Barbra Streisand, Tim Robbins and other progressive stars helped First Lady Michelle Obama
fill Democrat coffers yesterday [1/29/2014] to keep both the House and Senate out of the GOP's mitts. The L.A. fundraiser, held at the home
of Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal, also included James Brolin, Paul Reiser, Dolores Roberts and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The event netted $700,000 for the liberal cause.
Mrs. Obama Takes a Jab at
Us "Wilderness" Folks. First Lady Michelle Obama took a jab at rural Americans during a speech she delivered to Democrats at the
posh Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, according to a White House transcript of her remarks. [...] Mrs. Obama's insulting slap at us "country
folk" echos similar comments her husband made in 2008 — ironically in San Francisco. Then-Senator Obama was bemoaning the church-going,
working class voters of Pennsylvania.
Michelle Obama urges students to
seek taxpayer money. "Don't leave money on the table," Michelle Obama told students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia
this week, seeking to put as many people as possible on the receiving end of a government check. Nothing builds the Democrats' voter base faster
than the widespread ability to raid other taxpayers for support. How widespread? "Almost everyone is eligible for some form of financial aid,
and all you have to do to access that aid is fill out this one little form. It's so simple." Simple, as in one-stop shopping, all the
better to build that constituency for OPM (other people's money).
Obama's Loafer Nation. Michelle Obama recently urged
high school students to grab as much taxpayer money as they can by applying for federal aid when they go to college. At T.C. Williams High
School in Alexandria, Virginia she told students that applying for federal student aid is easier than they think: [...] Yet student loan defaults
continue to skyrocket. One day the bubble will burst and Republicans will be handed the blame.
lady: Gay football player is an 'inspiration'. Michelle Obama says a gay University of Missouri football player is "an
inspiration to all of us."
The Unheralded Return of Michelle, The Activist. The
unmasking of Michelle Obama the 'returned activist' went down in history at a Virginia high school on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
Five years into the Obama regime, Michelle came out of the White House as the activist she's always been to instruct high school students
that they are entitled to "free" government handouts. "Don't leave money on the table," she said. In a personal trajectory
that went from telling kids what to eat to teaching them how to game the system, it's no longer encouraging students to be the best
they can be but how to get the most they can get out of government largesse.
Michelle's dogs apparently dine on china and
crystal. Poverty and unemployment are at near-record levels, the economy is stalled, and a record 47 million Americans are on food
stamps, yet aides for first lady Michelle Obama's tweeted out a picture of her two dogs apparently dining at a table laid with crystal and china.
Stunning insensitivity from Michelle
Obama. Michelle Obama's lust for luxury has always been a bit of a problem for her husband and Democrats in general. Jetting
off to five star resorts with a large entourage has too much dissonance with the rhetoric denouncing inequality currently in favor with the left.
But the First Lady has now outdone herself, and because a picture is worth a thousand words, the damage may be a bit more serious than the
occasional grumble over designer shoes and livin' large.
CNN: Michelle Obama's
'Dress Probably Cost Around $12,000'. The dress first lady Michelle Obama wore at last night's state dinner was the topic of
discussion last night on CNN. [...] Another guest on CNN last night thought the cost was about $12,000. "Well, by the way, I think
that dress probably cost around $12,000. But that's just my guess," said Sally Quinn.
chooses Carolina Herrera for state dinner dress. The first lady chose a dramatic Carolina Herrera ball gown with a
voluminous skirt and lace-overlay top. The blue and black gown is the first dress with sleeves Obama has worn to a state dinner.
Previously she donned one-shouldered pieces from Peter Soronen and Doo-Ri Chung, and a strapless gown by Naeem Khan for the administration's
first official state dinner in 2009 for India.
Obama [wears] $12,000' Carolina Herrera gown at the White House state dinner. Michelle Obama chose Venezuelan-American
designer Carolina Herrera for the gown she wore Tuesday [2/11/2014] to the state dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande.
Five-Figure Price Estimate on Mrs. Obama's State Dinner Dress. Michael W. Chapman of our sister site CNSNews.com reports on cost estimates
for the hand-sewn gown Michelle Obama wore at Tuesday's state dinner for the prime minister of France. Think five figures. If Ann Romney were
First Lady now, would that escape the media's politicized scrutiny?
Childhood-Obesity Myth. A decade-long drumbeat of bad news about childhood obesity is now officially wrong. Michelle
Obama is wrong, too. America is not in the grip of a childhood-obesity epidemic and, consequently, the first lady's much-ballyhooed
anti-obesity strategy is redundant, at best.
Supermarket alert: Michelle Obama on the nutrition label.
Michelle Obama's feigned concern that nutrition labels on food packages make grocery shopping a difficult and trying experience for the moms
of America, is no different than her televised dancing gig with giant anthropomorphic vegetables that kicked off the fourth anniversary of
her 'Let's Move' campaign on Jimmy Fallon's all too accommodating The Tonight Show.
lady Michelle Obama thinks you're too dumb to read a nutrition label. First lady Michelle Obama unveiled a proposed new nutrition
label Thursday, claiming the labels would make it easier for families to tell whether food is healthy. Because math is hard, or something.
If your "nanny-state" radar is going off, it should.
Obama: America's Moms Are 'Confused and Bewildered,' 'Defeated' by Grocery Shopping. Apparently it's not the price of the
groceries, but the nutrition labels on food packages that make grocery shopping such a difficult and trying experience for the moms of America.
In pitching new, improved nutrition labels at the White House on Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama tried to identify with women who do the
grocery shopping for their families.
FLOTUS to Appear on 'Parks
and Recreation,' Show Wants Hillary Clinton, Too. Not content with their news division selectively editing video after video
to favor President Barack Obama, NBC is now shilling for the administration in the dramatic department. First Lady Michelle Obama will
guest-star on NBC's season finale of Parks and Recreation, airing at 8 p.m. April 24.
Michelle Obama plans pricey trip to China. Michelle Obama, her daughters
and her mother plan a week-long solo visit to China this month that includes meetings with China's first lady and high school and
university students — and that will likely cost U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars.
Spring Break: Mrs. Obama
Visiting China With Daughters and Mother. Michelle Obama plans a weeklong solo visit to China this month that includes
meetings with China's first lady and high school and university students.
Michelle Obama Throwing Food onto Global Warming List.
With most public focus on her husband's stridently anti-American policies, unelected Michelle Obama, has found her way into peoples'
homes by surreptitiously adding the everyday food the masses eat to the Global Warming list. It should go without saying that
who ever controls the food and water supply controls the entire population. Making the food supply subject to Global Warming
through new dietary guidelines to be mandated by Congress is the latest move for control by the Obama regime.
Has Charles Rangel Forgotten
the Real 9/11? [Scroll down] We should have been aware of where this nation was headed when Barack Hussein
Obama was elected president in 2008. As soon as we heard Michelle Obama say after her husband's selection as candidate, "For
the first time in my adult lifetime, I'm really proud of my country...," we knew how little respect both of them had for
America. [...] I hope and pray that in the upcoming elections we band together and elect those who love our country and have
always been proud of it.
A plunge in US
preschool obesity? Not so fast, experts say. If the news last month that the prevalence of obesity among American
preschoolers had plunged 43 percent in a decade sounded too good to be true, that's because it probably was, researchers say.
'Real Treat' for Michelle Obama to Take Her Mom and Daughters to China. First lady Michelle Obama "has been looking
for an opportunity to go to China," a White House official said on Monday. And she considers it a "real treat" to take her
daughters and her mother with her — a trip she's making at considerable expense to taxpayers, although the White House
refused to give a dollar figure. [...] Asked how much the trip will cost, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes replied, "As a
general matter, we don't disclose the details associated with the security of either the president or the first lady. This
question comes up on many trips. [...]"
The Editor says...
When questions arose about the cost of the trip, the White House immediately changed the subject
to security, about which nobody asked.
Obama and family take another taxpayer-funded trip. The first lady, her mother, her two kids, plus numerous
White House aides and security personnel are going to tour China this month, but White House officials are refusing to say
how much the taxpayers will pay for the trip.
Keywords: Junket, shopping trip, splurge,
squander, carbon footprint, luxury, tone deaf
First lady Michelle Obama faces scrutiny
for China trip with daughters, mom. First lady Michelle Obama is getting ready for her third overseas trip without
her husband since arriving in the White House, but her journey to China may be watched more closely. Mrs. Obama will be
traveling with three generations. She'll be joined by Sasha, Malia and her mother, Marian Shields Robinson, a subtle
gesture to traditional Chinese values. White House officials are calling this visit a "people to people" trip.
Obama's China trip looks more like vacation than official business as she shuts out reporters. First lady
Michelle Obama will not take questions from reporters or give interviews during her tour of China that begins today [3/19/2014],
and members of the press corps who usually follows the first family everywhere can't travel with her entourage. And
although she will make a few speeches with reporters in the room, the picture is largely one of an expensive, taxpayer-funded
tourism exercise for Mrs. Obama, her two daughters, and her mother — not the official trip the White House has projected.
No Reporters on Michelle
Obama's Trip to China. First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip
to China, which begins today. But she won't be accompanied by the press. "Michelle Obama's trip to China starting
on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange' emphasizing the importance that both
nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she
does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times.
ladies touch down in China amid taxpayer uproar. First lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters, Malia and
Sasha, and her mother touched down Thursday in China for what's being touted as a weeklong feel-good tourist event,
amid increasing murmurs back home about U.S. taxpayers having to foot the bill. [...] No reporters accompanied the family
on the trip.
Michelle lands in
China for week-long trip with her daughters and mother. Michelle Obama arrived in China on Thursday for a
weeklong visit that will steer clear of politics and instead focusing on education and community. The First Lady
arrived in Beijing today, accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia as well as her mother Marian Robinson.
Obama: It's very rare that I have the chance to travel outside of the United States. During
her visit to China, first lady Michelle Obama pointed out that the ability to travel outside of the United
States was "rare" but that she chose China for a reason. "It's very rare that I have the opportunity
to travel outside of the United States, and it's even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three
generations — with my daughters, and with my mother," she said. "And it is no accident that
one of our first trips as a family is here to China."
The Editor says...
Does Mrs. Obama expect anyone to believe that this is one of her first trips, or that a junket that excludes
her husband is undertaken "as a family?"
Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot,
$8,350-per-night suite. Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night
Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has
inconvenienced 'pretty much everyone' and made the hotel staff 'fed up,' a well-placed hotel staffer has told
MailOnline. The sumptuous pad at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang hotel — its website calls the room 'an
oasis of comfort — is a 3,400-square-foot masterpiece including a private steam room, 'corner sofas with
silk pillows,' and in-room dining for six. But the Obamas' stay has already affected staff and guests at the
hotel, with the Westin front-desk veteran alleging that Mrs. Obama's mother Marian Robinson has been 'barking at
the staff since she arrived.'
Michelle Obama's press office is no cake walk. Earlier this week, Dylan Byers, the media writer for Politico,
detailed his dealings that day with Michelle Obama's press office and just how difficult it was to get his question answered.
"It's absolutely terrible," he wrote me by email. The information Byers sought involved a NYT report that
no reporters would be accompanying the first lady on her trip to China. NYT's Nick Kristoff said the
call was a bad one. Byers wanted to know why the decision was made in the first place. "A spokesperson
for the First Lady responded to my inquiry but declared the response 'off the record,' meaning I wasn't allowed to
use the information therein," he wrote in a post.
Does Michelle Obama's Mother Live at the White House? Here's a question I'll bet nobody ever asked
Jay Carney at a White House press briefing: Why does Michelle Obama's mother live at the White House at
taxpayer expense? [...] Now that Michelle Obama's mother has caused a disruption on the latest exotic vacation
for the first lady, perhaps it is time for some answers about why Marian Robinson is even on the trip to China.
Worse, why is she appearing in official photographs with Chinese officials?
Obama: My Husband and I Welcome 'Criticism' from 'Media' and 'Our Fellow Americans'. First Lady Michelle Obama
addressed students and faculty at Peking University in Bejing, China on Saturday[,] addressing free speech issues.
Rebuttal To First Lady's Claim That They Welcome Criticism. They sure have a strange way of showing their
"welcome." What was the IRS scandal but a project to "shut up conservative voices" that criticize the president?
The IRS is now in the process of codifying the rules they used to illegally target conservative 501(C)(4) groups.
This president has been at war with Fox News since the early days of his administration, and has called out Rush Limbaugh
and Sean Hannity by name. This is the president of "Fight the Smears," "Attack Watch," "Truth Team," and Linda
Douglass's ghastly "snitch network" which was set up to squelch "misinformation" (aka "the truth") about ObamaCare.
And just last month the FCC had to shelve their plans to have "news police" monitoring newsrooms, only because of the
huge public outcry.
Obama says internet access should be 'universal right'. Michelle Obama has declared that access to the
internet should be a universal right, in a rare and controversial foray into the world of international politics
during a cultural visit to China. The US first lady, who is on a week-long trip to the communist state with
her daughters and mother, risked upsetting her hosts in Beijing by declaring access to information as a birthright.
During a speech at Peking University's Stanford Centre, she called for greater freedoms while refraining from a
direct attack on the controls over information in China.
banned as first lady touts free speech. First lady Michelle Obama told students that freedom of speech
should be a universal right during her extravagant, no-press-allowed tour of China — a hypocritical move
that will surely draw the ire of critics, according to an expert. "That is troublesome. That goes beyond
hypocritical, and I think the American media and the international media has every right to call her and the Obama
administration on that — that they permitted that to happen," said Tom Whalen, a political history professor
at Boston University. [...] The first lady stopped at Peking University in Beijing yesterday [3/22/2014] during a
weeklong trip that was billed as cultural rather than political.
Obama: Barack And I Welcome Criticism From The Media. [Quoting Michelle Obama:] That's why it's so
important for information and ideas to flow freely over the internet and through the media, because that's how we discover
the truth. That's how we learn what's really happening in our communities in our country and our world. And
that's how we decide which values and ideas we think are best — by questioning and debating them
vigorously — by listening to all sides of an argument and by judging for ourselves.
of First Lady's Beijing Hotel Was Deemed 'Prohibitive' for Biden. The White House has been tight-lipped about
the cost of First Lady Michelle Obama's trip to China, but based on the choice for lodging, it could be considerable.
Mrs. Obama and her entourage, which numbers seventy according to the Washington Times (including her two daughters and
her mother), booked the Westin Chaoyang Hotel close to the U.S. embassy in Beijing for their first stop. According to
USA Today, the presidential suite at the hotel is listed as $8,400 per night.
The lies, lies and more lies in Michelle Obama's Coming
Out Party in China. The Coming out Party of Michelle Robinson Obama in China proves she's as big a hypocrite
as her husband the president. "When it comes to expressing yourself freely, and worshipping as you choose, and
having open access to information — we believe those are universal rights that are the birthright of every person
on this planet," Mrs Obama told an audience of around 200 students. [...] In fact were it not for an enterprising
newspaper of another country, The Telegraph, the Free World may never have known about Michelle Obama's Coming Out
Party in the Orient because American reporters were banned from the multi-million dollar trip.
Inside Michelle Obama's hotel's luxurious $8,400-a-night presidential
suite in China. It’s billed as an ‘oasis of comfort’, with a Jacuzzi, rainforest shower, and silk
pillows — step inside the $8,400-a-night (£5,000) suite Michelle Obama currently calls home.
The first lady is staying at the five-star Westin Hotel in Chaoyang, just outside Beijing, during her week-long trip
to China with her two daughters Malia and Sasha, and her mother Marian Robinson. During her trip, described as
a 'person-to-person' soft diplomatic tour, the family will be staying in the Jinmao Presidential Suite at the hotel,
near the US Embassy.
W.H. press aide: Michelle Obama's office is 'the Worst Wing' of W.H.. Reid Cherlin, a former White House
press aide, has written a critical look at the first lady's office in the current issue of the New Republic.
Entitled, "The Worst Wing: How the East Wing Shrunk Michelle Obama," the piece consists primarily of unnamed former
aides complaining about her "leadership style" and their inability to cultivate a good relationship with her.
Michelle Obama, Control
Freak. Writing in the New Republic, former White House West Wing press aide Reid Cherlin goes pretty far
out on a limb for a former in-guy with the Obama towel-whipping society, describing First Lady Michelle Obama as a
controlling yet sometimes fickle East Wing boss who has created an unhappy work environment. Apparently,
all that spontanaiety you see from Michelle takes a lot of planning.
Hard-Knock Life Story Comes to China. Recycling her tried-and-true American dream story,
Michelle Obama gave Chinese schoolchildren the same stump speech she delivers everywhere she goes, from
Ireland to Chicago. The FLOTUS has used her hard-knock life tale to justify more vacations for
herself than her husband has golf balls. The problem is that the story is exaggerated, and
even if it weren't, to complain about struggling as a child in a free country as opposed to a
struggling as a child in a country where the annual average family income is $10,220 today,
which is similar to what it was in 1972 in the U.S. when six-year-old Michelle Obama was
supposedly struggling, proves the woman is oblivious.
Obama's Food Program Is Non-Nutritious Waste Of Money. The $12 billion federal student lunch program, which
serves 30.7 million kids, is losing participants fast — more than a million just last year, according to a
recent Government Accountability Office report. The reason: the first lady's Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act, an
act that has accomplished exactly the opposite of what it claimed it would — leaving hungry, angry, disgusted
kids and dumpsters full of wasted food. Kids have taken to Twitter to post photographs of the wretched results of
the new federal guidelines that any school participating in the National School Lunch Program must follow to comply with
the government-knows-best program for nutrition.
Speech by Michelle Obama Draws Complaints. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor
has erupted after plans were announced for [Michelle] Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high
schools next month an 8,000-seat arena.
"We are going to have to change our conversation;
we're going to have to change our traditions, our history; we're going to have to move into a different place as a nation."
May 14, 2008.
Michelle Obama biography
Related story: Michelle Obama's apocryphal lingerie shopping binge.
Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn
Good News: You May Be Spared Execution.
Back in those quaint days when KGB-supported communist subversives planning to overthrow a republic had to meet in secret to discuss their
operations, William Ayers and his chums reportedly opined that during the post-revolutionary period of normalization, approximately twenty-five
million Americans (ten percent) would have to be executed.
When questioned about his association with Bill Ayers, Obama's defense is that he was only eight years old
when Ayers was actively engaged in domestic terrorism. That is a ruse -- nobody is saying that
Obama went along for the ride and lit the fuses on Bill Ayers' bombs -- but Obama had years of close
association with Ayers when the two men were both adults, and Mr. Obama -- unless he is hopelessly gullible
and utterly clueless -- must have known about Mr. Ayers' criminal history.
This one issue alone would have been enough to derail any other candidate's campaign. The
radical left is hoping that the voters will forgive and forget the actions of the Weather Underground
back in the 1960s.
First of all...
What was the Weather Underground?
If you believe the mainstream media or the spin coming from the former leaders of the Weather Underground, you
would think that the Weather Underground were just a group of young anti Viet Nam war activists who pulled
some pranks where no one was hurt or killed. You would be wrong. The Weather Underground were a
group of Communists who wanted the Vietnamese Communists to defeat the United States. They also engaged
in terrorist acts including severe injury and sometimes death.
Obama and Dohrn and
Ayers. In all likelihood Barack Obama first learned of Ayers and Dohrn in his college years.
His claim to not know their terrorist background is ludicrous. ... After high school in Hawaii, Obama went to
Occidental College (1979-1981), a liberal arts college in Los Angeles. Obama's first public speech was
at an Occidental event sponsored by the Students for Economic Democracy, a group affiliated with far left
radical Tom Hayden and Hayden's militant group SDS (Students for a Democratic Society.) David Peck,
an organizer of the Occidental rally, is now coordinating Americans in Spain for Obama.
Did Ayers Help Obama Get
Into Harvard? The National Review's Steve Diamond has documented that both Ayers and Obama
worked on a significant 1988 educational reform project in Chicago. Although CEO of a major power company,
Commonwealth Edison, Bill Ayers's father, Tom, also worked on this same project. Tom Ayers was a prominent
client of Sidley Austin, and it stands to reason that he got Dohrn her job. Given her contempt conviction
for refusing to cooperate in a terrorist investigation, a conviction that prevented her from actually practicing
law, Dohrn would have needed major league pull to get hired by a high end law firm like Sidley. A few years
later, of all the law firms in Chicago, it was Sidley Austin that hired Obama on as a summer intern.
Implicated In Murder Plot. The sub-headline over the article says it all: "The investigation
into a cop killing in the '70s leads to a law professor who helped launch Barack Obama's political career."
The law professor is former Communist terrorist Bernardine Dohrn, a leader of the Weather Underground known for
praising mass murderer Charles Manson. Writer Peter Jamison, who is based in San Francisco, where the
cop killing occurred, spent months working on the story and developed many different sources of information.
Radical Loon When Obama Was Only 47.
In the past week, TV anchors have taken to claiming that Obama "refuted" John McCain's statement that Obama
launched his political career at the home of former Weather Underground leader Ayers. No, Obama "denied"
it; he didn't "refute" it. If "denying" something is the same as "refuting" it, then maybe the
establishment media can quit harping on Palin's supposed lack of qualifications to be president, since
she too "refuted" that by denying it.
The Apologists for William Ayers. William
Ayers is a Marxist by his own admissions. Barack Obama "assumes he has been rehabilitated" after he says he
doesn't know the guy and then saying that he was "just a guy in the same neighborhood" even though they shared duties
on two boards and shared office space for three years. Barack Obama then says to "buy his book", the book
written by William Ayers, the guy Barack doesn't know.
Ties to Socialism: Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were the national leaders of a radical leftist
movement called the "Weatherman Underground Organization." An offshoot of the radical Left "Students for
a Democratic Society" (SDS), the Weathermen sought to enlighten the American consciousness to the evils of the
Vietnam War. Unlike their parent organization SDS, the Weathermen pursued or more radical modus
When Barry met Billy.
When you have as many areas of your life deliberately obscured as Obama does, there is always the chance of being
caught in a major lie.
all but accuses critics of stoking anti-government violence. [Scroll down] And by tut-tutting about
violence on the heels of earlier comments trying to delegitimize critics of big government, the suggestion that people
who criticize his government are stoking violence is pretty clearly telegraphed. Which is one heck of a
charge coming from a guy who spent years working side-by-side with an actual, unrepentant anti-government terrorist,
and has lied his head off about it ever since.
Desperate Equivalency Gambit. One of the oldest tricks in politics — at least
on the left — is to accuse your enemy of that which you are most guilty. Barack Obama
has been taking a beating based on his personal and political associations, particularly with
the terrorist William Ayers, formerly of the Weather Underground, and his campaign has decided
not to take it anymore.
Bill Ayers worked with Cuba says FBI report.
Unrepentant terrorist former leading Weather Underground Organization (WUO) member William Ayers was aided by Fidel
Castro's Cuba in the 1970s, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report.
of the Left. For his entire adult life, Obama's closest political allies have been pro-Soviet
progressives like state senator Alice Palmer who chose Obama as the politically appropriate figure whom she
chose to inherit her state senate seat; or anti-American radicals like Bill Ayers, who organized a terrorist
army in the 1970s with the intention of launching a race war in America, and bringing down the "empire."
Others may be under the illusion that the Weather Underground was organized to protest the Vietnam War.
But you know better.
Obama now haunted by his ex-political mentor.
Alice Palmer, the avowed communist who helped launch Barack Obama's career, continues to haunt Obama even today. In 2008, Palmer
showed up at the Democratic National Convention in Denver as a Hillary Clinton supporter, still resentful toward Obama for knocking her
and three other candidates off the ballot for an Illinois state Senate seat some 13 years earlier by challenging voter signatures.
Getting the 'Ayers
Issue' Straight. [Scroll down] This is the "Ayers issue."  First, it is an
issue that goes to Obama's honesty and forthrightness with the American people. Why is he secretive
about what he initially called a "flimsy" relationship? Why has he been gradually changing his story
as the facts emerge?  Second, this goes to Obama's judgment. Obama did not work against
a radical domestic terrorist who continues to have radical views, he worked along side him.  Third,
it follows, this goes squarely to Obama's ideology itself. What in Obama drew the radical Ayers into
alliance with him? And why was Obama so comfortable moving within his sphere and advancing his
agenda? The "Ayers issue" is not 1960s terrorism.
Why should McCain be angry? Top 10 reasons.
[#3] Obama continues to lie about his relationship to Bill Ayers. Obama did launch his political career
at Ayer's home but continues to deny it. This relationship to a terrorist goes much deeper than Obama
wants anyone to know and McCain gets no help from the media who give Obama a pass.
Barack Obama's Cop-Killer Supporters:
While Barack Obama's friends and supporters in the news media downplay his friendship and business relationship
with former terrorist and Marxist university professor Willam Ayers, one aspect of the Ayers terrorism saga
that's totally ignored is his reputation as a cop-killer. For instance, in Nyack, New York, Ayers'
terrorist group the Weather Underground launched an armored-car robbery that left two Nyack, NY police
officers — Officer Waverly Brown and Sergeant Ed O'Grady — mortally wounded. In
addition, the Brinks armored-car driver, Peter Paige was also shot to death by the Weathermen.
Was a Communist Obama's Sex
Teacher? Ayers and Dohrn, you see, are husband and wife and can't be compelled to testify
against one another. The evidence of their involvement came from an FBI informant in the Weather
Underground. His testimony, given before Congress, would be dismissed by clever Marxist lawyers
as "hearsay." Murder charges would have to be based on other, possibly forensic, evidence. It
is never too late to bring murder charges in this case.
is what it is: Obama allied with scoundrels. In the best tradition of Bill Clinton's declaration
that the answer to the question of whether he was having an affair depended on "what the definition of is is,"
Sen. Barack Obama was clearly concealing the truth when he said that William Ayers was "just a guy who lives
in my neighborhood." The Ayers-Obama connection was, in fact, an intimate collaboration that it led to
the only executive or administrative experience in Obama's life.
Weathermen: Home-grown US radicals.
Embroiled in an unpopular war in Vietnam, with many of the grievances of the civil-rights movement still unanswered,
the US government was facing widespread protests in the late 1960s. Often those who rebelled were rich
in idealism but unable or unwilling to take concrete action. On 8 October 1969, all that changed.
A newly-formed group of left-wing extremists, dubbed the Weathermen, went on the rampage in a well-planned
protest in Chicago — the so-called Days of Rage riots.
million Americans: That was the plan of the Weather Underground after taking power. ... I
asked, "well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?" and
the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further, they estimated they
would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers. ... And they were dead serious.
Obama's words and deeds:
Obama dismissed inquiries about his relationship with Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground, by saying
that he was just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood." In fact, Obama served from 1995 to 1999 as
chairman of the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), the brainchild of Ayers, an organization that
funneled some $100 million into the hands of community organizers and activists, including ACORN, in
order to radicalize Chicago's public schools. Between 1969 and 1974, the Weather Underground claimed
responsibility for some 20 bombings in the United States — at police stations, banks, jails,
courthouses, the Capitol and the Pentagon.
Sowing ACORNs to reap the biggest
oak tree in Washington, DC. The bombs set in the Sixties by the Weatherman Underground were
just a means to an end: Ayers and Dohrn wanted to become famous and earn their Leftist street cred.
They didn't care if people died to make it happen. You gotta break some eggs to make that omelet.
The Stealth Candidate:
I disagree with those who've said the most important issue concerning the Obama-Ayers connection is Obama's
"judgment." The very word implies that Obama doesn't share and never shared Ayers' views. The
crucial question is whether Obama is of like mind with such radicals.
Does anyone doubt that if any
Republican presidential candidate had a small fraction of the questionable alliances Obama has, he already
would have been hounded into withdrawing from the race?
Blood On the Hands of Obama's Terror
Associate. Barack Obama was asked, during one of the Democratic presidential debates, about his
relationship with communist terrorist Bill Ayers. But the more controversial relationship was with his
wife, communist terrorist Bernardine Dohrn. Both were present and hosted Obama when he launched a run
for the Illinois State Senate. In effect, Ayers and Dohrn sponsored Obama's political career. But
it has now come to light that Dohrn repeatedly refused to deny credible reports that she planted a bomb at a
police station that killed a law enforcement officer.
Question: "Who is Barack Obama?" is not an irrelevant question given the job Obama is seeking,
and it's a question he has sought mightily to avoid answering. The veil of secrecy he has thrown over
his past (journalists have been denied access to his state legislative office records, documents about state
earmarks he distributed in Illinois, a list of his legal clients, his state bar application, billing records
related to Tony Rezko, medical records, academic records — all of which are the sort of documents
candidates routinely make public) forces the question all the more.
Hot Ayers. Ayers' distant past isn't the only reason to distrust him. He has
a present, as well — and Obama is a part of it. The two of them have worked hard to radicalize
Chicago's public schools. Ayers' work funding radical "education" groups in Chicago came just
in the last 12 years. And he teamed up directly with Obama on that.
William Ayers, "Former" Radical.
Stories at Politico and ABC refer to William Ayers as a "former radical," but wouldn't Ayers need to disavow his
Sixties extremism to be a "former" radical? He infamously told the New York Times in a story
published on September 11, 2001, that he regretted not setting more bombs.
The Bomber as School Reformer. Back
in the early eighties, in an interview with David Horowitz and Peter Collier, Bill Ayers remembered his reaction
upon learning that he would not be prosecuted by the government for his bombing spree as a member of the Weather
Underground. "Guilty as hell, free as a bird — America is a great country," he exulted.
Ayers is now a university professor, but he must have been exulting all over again after reading Saturday's
front-page story in the New York Times.
Reporter Implies Obama-Ayers 'Not Close' Contrary to Own Reporting. On the same day that the
Associated Press noted that "few people watch TV or read newspapers Friday evening and Saturday," the New
York Times ran an article questioning Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama's questionable
relationship with admitted, unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. If the AP is correct and Friday is one of
the least read days of the week, then it's interesting that the NYT chose to publish one of the most
controversial campaign issues when the fewest readers would see it.
Ignores Bernardine Dohrn's Terrorist Past While Defending Obama. Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
and Bernardine Dohrn also worked at the same law firm according to sources.
There is much more about
the Dohrn story that goes relatively unnoticed. According to the Canada Free Press she has made
frequent guest appearances at events sponsored by George Soros. She stated in 1982 that "Those of us
who participated in the [Vietnam] anti-war movement were not drastic enough" even though Americans died as a
result of their bombings.
Terrorists For Obama.
"If you're in public life, you ought to say, 'I don't want to be associated with this guy,'" observes columnist
Steve Chapman. "If John McCain had a long association with a guy who'd bombed abortion clinics, I don't
think people would say, 'That's ancient history.'" That Ayers' totalitarian revolutionary agenda isn't
history is shown by Ayers today sitting on the directorate of the Miranda International Center, a think tank
funded by the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chavez
. Ayers is both a hero and adviser to
Hugo Chavez and a colleague of Obama's.
Ignorance of Ayers?
Top Obama advisors tell CNN that, when they first met in the mid-1990s, Obama didn't know of Bill Ayers' radical
past. It's the first time they've said that, as far as I know.
On the other hand, Obama's not
And Ayers' past was hardly a secret in Chicago, where he was regularly quoted as an
ex-radical and ex-fugitive.
Read His Hometown Paper? As discussed quite a bit around here, David Axelrod says Obama didn't
know about Ayers' past when Obama first started allying himself with the former terrorist. Ayers was
"just a guy in the neighborhood" — which, if true, says something just plain awful about that
neighborhood if you ask me. But anyway, just out of curiosity, I decided to see if the Chicago Tribune
had written anything about Ayers and his terrorist past during the period of Obama's plasible deniability.
Guilt by Agreement.
An unapologetic aging domestic terrorist writes a book about "justice" and Barack Obama praises it. This
isn't guilt by association but guilt by agreement. Had Ayers written a book about ping-pong and Obama
praised it, perhaps that wouldn't be revealing. But Ayers, the ultimate juvenile delinquent, wrote a
book about the juvenile justice system and won a "rave review" from Obama, according to the New York Times.
Obama's Weathermen pals should worry voters.
Obama might not have heard of Ayers and Dohrn's brutality from the '60s through the '80s had they merely
tossed a rock or two in anger. But these two went much, much farther. In 1970, Ayers encapsulated
the Weathermen's worldview: "Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments.
Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents." In his 2001 memoir, "Fugitive Days," Ayers brags
that he helped blast NYPD headquarters in 1970, the U.S. Capitol in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972.
Dohrn was an equally stalwart subversive.
Why Ayers Still Matters:
Nearly forty years after the crimes for which he and his associates became notorious, "Ayers sees his
education work as carrying on his radicalism in a new guise," writes Stanley Kurtz. That Obama knew
none of this as a rising politician fails even the smell test at Democrat-friendly CNN. Long past his
eighth birthday, Obama publicly endorsed Ayers' book on juvenile justice.
Time to Level with the
American People about Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers. Pam Meister interviews John Murtagh,
whose family had a terrifying brush with the Weather Underground during the terror group's heyday in
the early 1970s.
Ayers Has Not Left Radicalism
Behind. Bill Ayers isn't out bombing anymore, but he has never stopped being a radical.
His ties to hostile Marxist regimes remain, raising more questions about Barack Obama's refusal to fully
shows which way the wind blows. The seemingly inevitable ascent of Barack Obama to become US
president has hit a hurdle, as he is forced to confront accusations, supported by a hard-hitting television
ad campaign, that he had a long-time association with two of America's leading terrorists from the 1960s, Bill
Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, one-time leaders of the Weathermen (also known as the Weather Underground).
Why Obama Can't Be
President: William Ayers and others from the Weather Underground are responsible for being a part of a
terrorist wave in this country that murdered police officers. To downplay this or dismiss it as "guilt by
association" is to be shortsighted and make a mistake. I don't believe most Democrats or independents find
this kind of thing acceptable behavior. What kind of man sits in the pews of a church where his preacher
spews hate about his own country — hate for Jews, hate for whites, hate for blacks who don't agree
with him — and then says he had no idea his preacher was saying any of these things? Again, I ask
you to look deep inside yourselves, ask yourselves if you see such a man representing your country as president
of the United States.
Need a Weatherman To Tell Which Way Obama Will Go. Barry Obama had many such academic mentors and
one namely is Bill Ayers, a white guy from a wealthy family who in his leisure time (of which he had much, not
having to mow lawns or deliver newspapers) liked to throw bombs in order to bring about "social justice" as a
member of the Weather Underground. Well, rich kids don't know much about munitions, so occasionally "bad
choices" are made in the design, building, and detonation of bombs, like your girlfriend and buddies getting
killed, which happened in Ayers's case.
radical relationship: Sen. Barack Obama is hiding his relationship with a 1960s radical. ... For
months, conservatives have been trying to direct attention to the relationship between Mr. Obama and William
Ayers. Mr. Ayers was a leader of the Weather Underground, which planted bombs in the U.S. Capitol and
the Pentagon during the Vietnam War. He went on the lam after a nail bomb his group was building to kill
soldiers and their wives at a dance at Fort Dix went off prematurely, killing three of the conspirators.
Obama: The Company
He Kept. [William Ayers] and his wife, fellow Weatherperson Bernardine Dohrn, were indicted in
1970 for inciting to riot and conspiracy to bomb government buildings, but charges were dropped in 1974 because
of technicalities involving illegal surveillance. Dohrn had been on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List and
both remained in hiding. When they surfaced in 1980 Dohrn received three years probation and a fine
Obama's Foul Weather
Friends: Weatherman was a revolutionary communist sect that split from Students for a Democratic
Society (SDS) in 1969. Weatherman's founding document called for a "white fighting force" that would be
"akin to the Red Guard in China" to work with the Black Liberation Movement and other "anti-colonial" movements
to bring about a communist revolution and destroy "US imperialism." Weatherman committed at least
40 bombings between 1969 and 1975. Targets included the Pentagon, the State Department and the US
Capitol, other government buildings, military bases, police offices and corporations. Two of the
group's primary leaders were Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
Resume of a Terrorist: Obama's Buddy
Ayers. [Scroll down] I find it difficult to understand how a man who is running for president
of the United States would even know someone as anti-American and destructive as William Ayers. Plus, Ayers,
his wife and their comrades at the Weather Underground are cop-killers. And Obama doesn't just know him
personally — he's a close friend with Ayers.
Leftism: For the next four to five years, the two [Obama and Ayers] worked together to raise the
matching funds and disburse small grants to local organizations pushing the reform program. It could only
have been an intimate partnership. When Obama decided to run for the state senate, his first fund-raising
event was held in the home of Ayers and Dohrn. In 1997, Ayers published a book about juvenile justice,
A Kind and Just Parent, which Obama blurbed as "a searing and timely account." The two also
served together on the board of the leftist Woods Fund from 1998 until 2001. This is what is now public
about the relations between Obama and the unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers. There may be much more, so
far successfully hidden by all concerned; but even these facts suggest that Ayers was among Obama's closest
Obama Begins the
Ayers Walk Back and Heads Into the Reparations Trap. Steve Diamond notes that Barack Obama is beginning
a walk back on his preposterously untrue former claims that Ayers was just a guy in his neighborhood. Using
Linda Lenz, a close ally of both men to do so, the Chicago Sun Times quotes her as admitting that Ayers and Obama
closely collaborated on the failed Chicago Annenberg Challenge fiasco.
Profile of the Massive Waste of Money Known
as the Annenberg Challenge: We were covering the massive waste of money known as the Annenberg
Challenge long before anyone had heard of its Chicago chairman, Barack Obama, or its Chicago co-founder, real
life terrorist-turned-educational terrorist William Ayers. The article appeared in the March 1998 issue
of Foundation Watch.
Model Citizen? The Obama campaign's response to Jerome Corsi's book about Senator Barack Obama
makes clear that they are determined to delegitimize even legitimate criticisms of the senator by mixing them
up with smears. Even mainstream journalists have noted that their rebuttal document at times employs
risible arguments and overreaches in attempting to defend certain aspects of Senator Obama's career.
One example is the defense of Obama's relationship to William Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn — two
unrepentant former members of the domestic left-wing terror movement known as the Weathermen.
Blood On the Hands
of Obama's Terror Associate. Barack Obama was asked, during one of the Democratic presidential
debates, about his relationship with communist terrorist Bill Ayers. But the more controversial
relationship was with his wife, communist terrorist Bernardine Dohrn. Both were present and hosted Obama
when he launched a run for the Illinois State Senate. In effect, Ayers and Dohrn sponsored Obama's
political career. But it has now come to light that Dohrn repeatedly refused to deny credible reports
that she planted a bomb at a police station that killed a law enforcement officer. Shouldn't Obama be
asked about the reported involvement of his political associate in cold-blooded murder?
Other Radical Friends: Apparently, back when he was running for state senate, Barack Obama had
fund-raising events at the home of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, and there's been some press about the
senator's friendship with this controversial Weathercouple. Many reporters are well aware, even though
Mr. Obama has described his connection to Ayers and Dohrn as "flimsy," that the senator's relationship
with his radical Hyde Park neighbors is actually quite warm, even close.
But mostly, the press doesn't
want to touch this story — and no one else does either, as if it actually were TNT.
Obama's Ties to Left Come Under Scrutiny. Senator
Obama's ties to a former leader of the violent left-wing activist group the Weather Underground are drawing
new scrutiny as he battles Senator Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Sees No Evil: The Candidate of Hope seamlessly mixed pathetic understatement with bald lying
and, naturally, righteous indignation. Ayers, whom Obama carefully cultivated as a young "community
organizer" in sharp-elbowed Chicago politics, was not someone he had "received some official endorsement
from." No, of course not. Ayers and his wife (and fellow terrorist) Bernadine Dohrn merely
launched his political career by hosting his coming out fundraiser in 1995 — an imprimatur that
credentialed the up-and-coming Obama in the hard Left circle where he remains most comfortable.
Communists, "Progressives," Obama and
the Media: Tom Hayden, who cheered for a communist military victory in Vietnam, is calling attention
to Senator Hillary Clinton's old ties to communists. But Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, formerly of
the Washington Post, wonders if Hillary's comments on Senator Barack Obama's ties to communist terrorist Bill
Ayers constitute McCarthyism.
Obama's Real Bill Ayers Problem:
Barack Obama complains that he's been unfairly attacked for a casual political and social relationship with
his neighbor, former Weatherman Bill Ayers. Obama has a point. In the ultraliberal Hyde Park
community where the presidential candidate first earned his political spurs, Ayers is widely regarded as a
member in good standing of the city's civic establishment, not an unrepentant domestic terrorist.
Bill Ayers and the
Subversion of Education: Barack Obama's longstanding ties to Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn
have elicited a great deal of controversy and have weakened his campaign. Senator Obama attempted to
distance himself from this dynamite duo
by stating that their actions as leaders in the Weather
Underground bombings happened when he was 8 years old. Of course, he elided [sic] the fact that
they have no remorse for their actions and Ayers publicly wished there had been more of them. Ayers
escaped prosecution on procedural grounds. In the words of Ayers, "Guilty as hell, free as a
bird — America is a great country".
Obama's Ayers "Fact Sheet". Let's examine Obama's claim that his connection to [William] Ayers
and [Bernadine] Dohrn is "tenuous" and "phony." Is it phony that Obama's political coming-out party in
the mid-1990s was hosted by Ayers and Dohrn? What about the panel discussions in which Ayers and Obama
both took part — that were organized by Michelle Obama? Tenuous? I suppose the goodbye party for
prominent Israel basher and Arafat apologist Rashid Khalidi, attended by Obama, Ayers and Dohrn, is also
unworthy of discussion.
Taking His Sweet Time.
For at least six months, we've known that Robert Malley's associates and his record of anti-Israel revisionism
have no place in an American presidential campaign. But Obama, being Obama, could no sooner denounce his
Arafat-embracing Middle East advisor than, say, not sell out his grandmother. Instead, the campaign shrugged
the issue off by claiming Malley was not a "day-to-day" advisor. Just as in the case of Jeremiah Wright,
Obama tried to wish the whole thing away until the very source of the problem addressed him directly.
'mainstream' friends: Obama's ties to Ayers and Dohrn aren't nearly as trifling as he suggests, and their
views — today, not 40 years ago — are about as "respectable" and "mainstream" as those of, say,
Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama's incendiary minister. The key facts, reported by Ben Smith in Politico.com, are
these: Barack Obama's political career was launched in Ayers's and Dohrn's home, when a group of "influential
liberals" gathered in 1995 to meet the young organizer who was Illinois lawmaker Alice Palmer's chosen successor.
Bomber Bud: The Rev. Jeremiah Wright's racist and anti-American diatribes will haunt Obama. But
Obama's relationship to William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, members of the '60s domestic terrorist group the Weather
Underground, may prove more vexing. The Weather Underground bombed the Capitol, the Pentagon and New York
City police headquarters in the '70s; Ayers claimed to have personally participated in the bombings.
Obama's Marxist Axis Of Friends:
Barack Obama wishes questions about his associations with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers and other radicals would end.
But maybe the reason they won't is that there's a pattern: Marxism.
When one looks at Obama, it's shocking how
radical and anti-American his closest associates are.
Obama pal is an enemy, too. Obama was indeed only 8 in early 1970. I was only 9 then, the
year Ayers' Weathermen tried to murder me.
Ayers Stomping the American Flag.
Take a look at the door and wall outside
"Distinguished Professor" Bill Ayers' University of Illinois Office.
Smells from the
shadows: Nobody has accused little 8-year-old Barack of anything, not even of tiny
misdemeanors in the nursery, of wetting his bed or not eating all his carrots and broccoli.
senator has never explained why, at the age of 33, or 38, or however old he was when he did, in fact, "pal
around" with Bill Ayers, he inevitably preferred to walk in the shadows on the shady side of the street.
He even served with Bill Ayers on the board of a charity that dispensed millions of dollars to left-wing
Chicago enterprises. The unanswered questions are not about crimes, but about his judgment.
Underground Victim Says Obama Should Have Known of Ayers' Past. "Barack Obama constantly says,
'I was only 8 years old when this happened.' That's kind of his throwaway line," John Murtagh
told FOX News Thursday morning. "I'm not questioning what Barack Obama was doing when he was 8 years
old. I'm questioning his behavior as an adult to choose his friends, mentor and longtime personal and
longtime personal and professional colleague."
Closer. Obama's followers make high-tech videos, mindlessly chanting, "Yes, we can" instead of
making bombs to blow up government buildings, or holding up armored trucks and killing police officers.
Evidenced by his list of supporters, from Ayers Dohrn, Hayden and Fonda, to the New Black Panthers,
the New SDS, the New Winter Soldiers, et al., the radical Left has anointed Obama as the One. Every
aging, anti-war, anti-capitalist group and their new offshoots are flocking around Obama like moths
to a flame.
Obama and his friends:
[Cliff] Kincaid's group wants a major news organization to follow up on the investigative work it has done that documents
that an elderly black man who mentored Sen. Obama in Hawaii was a lifelong member of the Communist Party USA. Kincaid
also would like to see a serious journalistic vetting of Sen. Obama's relationship with the left-wing radicals in
Chicago — Bill Ayers and others — who helped Obama launch his political career.
Mr. Obama's Neighborhood:
"I never had roots growing up," Obama has often said.
From Hawaii to Indonesia and back to Hawaii, then to Los Angeles
and Manhattan and Cambridge, Mass., and finally to Hyde Park: He's never lived in a part of the country that's like
90 percent of the rest of the country.
Hyde Park's the neighborhood he returned to, the place he'd chosen to
live, and its roots were torn out 50 years ago.
It's the Communism, Stupid. Democratic
presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to deflect a question about his relationship with terrorist Bill Ayers by saying
that he "engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old" and that he was now a professor and a
neighbor. The real issue is whether Obama shares Ayers' communist views. Obama admitted to exchanging ideas with
Ayers on an irregular basis but did not say what those ideas were. But we know that Ayers, rather than just being a
1960s "radical," was a member of a Marxist-Leninist communist group.
Beginnings of a
Radical: Where do you suppose Barack Obama's first public speech was given? 1. Chamber
of Commerce? 2. Woman's Club? 3. Jaycees? 4. Toastmasters? Sorry. None
of the above. According to Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit, Barack Obama gave his first speech before an
offshoot of the Students for Democratic Society (SDS) which had morphed into the Weather Underground.
Connection: In the best tradition of Bill Clinton's famous declaration that the answer to the
question of whether or not he was having an affair with Monica depended on "what the definition of 'is' is,"
Barack Obama was clearly splitting hairs and concealing the truth when he said that William Ayers was "just
a guy who lives in my neighborhood."
absence of candour to believe in. Obama is twisting and turning over his relationship with
unreprentant Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers, trying to pretend it didn't amount to anything
other than a chance acquaintance. But his story becomes ever more preposterous.
The idea that
Obama didn't know about Ayers's past is absurd. He would have to have been living on Mars not to
know. The Weather Undergound was notorious and received huge publicity in the media.
Professor Dohrn has said of her Weatherman past, "We rejected terrorism. We were careful not to hurt anybody."
Both assertions are false, however. Weatherman's twofold agenda was terrorism (which is why Charles Manson
was Dohrn's hero) and war (the organization's very existence was launched with a formal "declaration of war"), and
Dohrn periodically issued "war communiqués" to the public at large.
Obama, Bernardine Dohrn, and Sidley & Austin. According to Wikipedia, Bernardine Dohrn worked
for Sidley & Austin from 1984 to 1988, while she unsuccessfully sought admission to the New York and Illinois
bars. (According to Sidley's managing partner, Dohrn didn't get admitted to the bar because "She
wouldn't say she's sorry" for her acts of domestic terrorism.)
/ Dohrn -- The Biggest Albatross Around Barack Obama's Neck. Barack Obama has some 'splainin' to
do. When he was questioned at the last debate about his association with Bill Ayers, he tried to spin it
away. "I was eight," replied Obama. As far as he was concerned, that was all that was necessary in
terms of an explanation. Unfortunately, that won't fly with voters.
Needs to Explain His Ties to William Ayers. You might wonder what Obama was doing working
with a character like this. And you might wonder how an unrepentant terrorist got a huge grant and
cooperation from the Chicago public school system. You might wonder — if you don't
Unrepentant for Radical Group's Violence in 1960s, 1970s. William Ayers, who was a founder of the 1960s
and 1970s radical group the Weather Underground, told FOX News correspondent James Rosen in a candid 2004 interview
that he still believed he was "on the side of justice" years after the group's wave of attacks. In the interview,
conducted three years after the September 11 attacks, Ayers argued the U.S. government had carried out "many other
acts of terror
even recently, that are comparable," and claimed he and his bomb-planting comrades were
"restrained" in their actions.
Talk Turns To Jive About
Ayers. "Ultimately, I ended up learning about the fact that (Ayers) had engaged in this
reprehensible act 40 years ago, but I was 8 years old at the time and I assumed that he had
been rehabilitated," Obama said. You'd think a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law
School would have known that the actions of America's premier terrorist bomber did not, due to tainted
evidence, result in a single day of prison time. So just when and where did he think Bill Ayers
Ayers Is No Education 'Reformer'.
One of the most misleading statements during the presidential debates was when Barack Obama claimed that William
Ayers was just "a guy in the neighborhood." But that piece of spin is nothing compared to the false
story now being peddled by Mr. Obama's media supporters that Mr. Ayers — who worked with the
Democratic nominee for years to disperse education grants through a group called the Chicago Annenberg
Challenge — has redeemed his terrorist past.
Taking A Peek Behind Bill
Ayers' Office Door. An op-ed writer thinks Bill Ayers is now a model citizen. If that's
the case, why would an unrepentant terrorist have an unrepentant cop killer's picture on his office door?
University cancels speech by Ayers.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln rescinded its speaking invitation tonight for 1960s radical-turned-educator William
Ayers. University officials cited "safety reasons" for canceling Ayers' Nov. 15 appearance. Spokeswoman
Kelly Bartling declined to elaborate on what safety concerns would keep Ayers from addressing a College of Education
and Human Sciences event. Earlier today, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman strongly condemned the invitation and
called on the NU Board of Regents and President J.B. Milliken to block it.
Ayers Brothers Led Annenberg Grantees and
Contributed to Obama. William Ayers is a one-time leader of the Weather Underground domestic
terrorist group that in the 1970s took credit for bombing the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. "I don't
regret setting bombs," Ayers told the New York Times in 2001 about his experience with the Weathermen. "I
feel we didn't do enough." In 1995, Obama, then a Chicago lawyer, received an early boost in his initial
bid for the Illinois State Senate, when he went to a political meeting at Ayers' home.
Just a guy in the neighborhood? I think not.
Praised 'Searing and Timely' Book by Ayers. Barack Obama, who has consistently downplayed
his relationship with William Ayers during his presidential campaign, once gave a glowing endorsement of
a book by the former domestic terrorist and was mentioned by name in the book itself. A blogger
unearthed the Dec. 21, 1997, endorsement in the Chicago Tribune and posted photographs of the
praise for Ayers' book on Zombietime.com Saturday.
The Editor says...
It's always a shame when amateurs do a job better than professionals. Why don't
"mainstream" journalists do some digging and discover information like this? The
answer is obvious: Newspaper and television journalists don't want to find out
anything negative about Obama. But that's a topic
for another page.
Obama's Pal William Ayers: The 'Peaceful'
Terrorist. In the re-release of William Ayers' book, Fugitive Days, the unrepentant Weather
Underground terrorist revealed that he and President-elect Barack Obama are "family friends." Last Friday [11/14/2008]
Ayers appeared on ABC's Good Morning America reinventing himself as a peaceful anti-war activist. "We tried to
end [the Vietnam] war," Ayers said, "but we never committed terror. It's not terrorism because it doesn't
target people," referring to his 1970's bombing sprees.
Ayers Targets Media. Domestic
terrorist William Ayers spoke about his ?brush with celebrity" and bashed the media's discussion of his relationship
with President-elect Barack Obama in speech to Georgetown Law School Students Monday afternoon. ... He said most of
his opposition was comprised "mostly of middle-aged men who are ventilating on their computer in their mother's
basements who are sweating profusely" and told students, "if you ingest way too much Fox News you are going to
be confused by a lot of things."
The Editor says...
In my opinion, if Mr. Ayers dislikes Fox News so much, that's reason enough to stay tuned to Fox News!
Now he tells us.
Ayers: Barack Obama a 'family friend'. In a new afterword to his memoir, 1960s radical
William Ayers describes himself as a "family friend" of President-elect Barack Obama and writes that the
campaign controversy over their relationship was an effort by Obama's political enemies to "deepen a dishonest
narrative" about the candidate.
Ivory Tower Hero. William Ayers hasn't given up
railing against authority figures in the four decades following his time with the Weather Underground. The current
target of the perennial anti-conformist: standardized testing and "authoritarian" school structures. And yes,
Fox News, which he compared to George Orwell's "two minutes of hate."
Bill Ayers Whitewashes History,
Again. Like his memoir, Fugitive Days, "The Real Bill Ayers" is a sentimentalized,
self-justifying whitewash of his role in the weirdo violent fringe of the 1960s-70s antiwar left.
Unreal Bill Ayers. In his Times column, Ayers's chronology focuses on 1970, the year he
co-founded the Weather Underground "after an accidental explosion that claimed the lives of three of
our comrades in Greenwich Village." But this wasn't some especially radicalizing furnace mishap.
On March 6, 1970, three members of a Weatherman cell died when a bomb they were making blew up in their
faces. Packed with nails for maximum lethality, it had been intended for a noncommissioned officers'
dance at Fort Dix, N.J.
sentencing date for Tony Rezko. A federal judge has set a Jan. 6 sentencing date for
political fund-raiser Tony Rezko. The rushed sentencing date is an about-face from what lawyers in the case
requested in October — to put off sentencing as Rezko and prosecutors engaged in ongoing discussions.
Obama Was Mute on Illinois
Corruption. [Last spring], Mr. Obama was being grilled over news that he bought his house
through a land deal involving Tony Rezko, a political fixer who was later convicted on 16 corruption
counts. Rezko is mentioned dozens of times in the 76-page criminal complaint against Mr. Blagojevich.
Mr. Obama has an ambiguous reputation among those trying to clean up Illinois politics. "We have a sick
political culture, and that's the environment Barack Obama came from," Jay Stewart, executive director of
the Chicago Better Government Association, told ABC News months ago.
Is Obama Following The Leninist Line?
Blogger Trevor Loudon, a respected anti-communist researcher and analyst in New Zealand ... points out that
former Weather Underground members Rudd, Jones, Ayers and Dohrn are all now working through an organization
called Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), which is operating as "a parent body for Progressives for
The response to Bill
Ayers the New York Times wouldn't run. Freedom of the press, open to diverse opinion? Not at
the rapidly sinking NY Times.
The Op-Ed the New York Times Wouldn't
Run: Bill Ayers would like to use the fog of time to plead his case that he was just another protester against
the Vietnam war, a point that the Times is perhaps willing to let him make considering his longtime association with the
president-elect they so nakedly support. No amount of inspired fantasy, however, can omit the simple truth that there
is only one significant difference between Bill Ayers and Timothy McVeigh. Competence.
The legacy of William
Ayers: So we should forgive William Ayers his past because he is now a prolific writer, community
activist and received a misguided "Citizen of the Year" award? And if we don't we are "promoting a
trajectory of hate?" Ayers, a son of great privilege, may be highly educated and eloquent. That,
however, does not give him a free pass in life.
The Fort Dix Five. What is the
difference between the five Muslim immigrants convicted in a Federal court in Camden, New Jersey on Monday, and Bill Ayers
and his comrades in the Weather Underground? The answer: not much, except for the outcome.
Ayers and Free Speech:
Who said crime doesn't pay? Certainly not Bill Ayers, the 1960s terrorist who emerged from the "underground"
proudly admitting he was "guilty as hell and free as a bird" metamorphosing as a "father of three, esteemed
professor at UIC — and unabashed patron of the great bourgeois coffee chain, Starbucks," according
to an adoring portrait of him in the August, 2001 of Chicago Magazine.
William Ayers turned back at Canadian border.
An American education professor, one of the founders of a radical 1960s group known as the Weather Underground, which was
responsible for a number of bombings in the United States in the early 1970s, was turned back at the Canadian border
last night [1/18/2009].
Teachers: They're All Bill
Ayers Now. Students at Georgia Southern University did not get to hear Bill Ayers speak last
week for the now oft-given reason of expensive security. Like students at other campuses, some students
there objected to the use of their student fees to bring in the co-founder of the Weather Underground.
Ayers' past also led Illinois State Senator Larry Bomke to call for his firing through his proposal to forbid
a public university from employing someone who has "committed a violent act against the United States."
Campaign for Justice for Victims of Weather
Remarks of Cliff Kincaid. [Scroll down]
Other Weather Underground members have also been walking around free. In fact, two of them, Bill Ayers
and Bernardine Dohrn, associate with prominent politicians and posture as educational experts. In truth,
Ayers and Dohrn are vicious criminal terrorists who waged a campaign of violence and murder and are now
trying to spread their filth and poison to young people.
Washington Post Censors
Truth About Bill Ayers. I am Larry Grathwohl and have been acknowledged as the only person to infiltrate
the Weather Underground as an informant for the FBI. I offer the following comments and observations regarding
the article "The Unreal Bill Ayers" recently written by Charles Lane for the Washington Post.
police union accuses Ayers in 1970 bombing. Leaders of San Francisco's police officers union have accused
Weather Underground co-founder Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, of taking part in the 1970 bombing of a city
police station that killed a sergeant. The union leveled the charge in a letter to a conservative organization
lobbying for arrests in the case, but said it had not been in contact with investigators and had no new evidence
related to the bombing, which killed Sgt. Brian McDonnell.
Ayers Under Fire. Ayers claimed last
November that he was thrust "unwittingly" and "unwillingly" into the national spotlight during the campaign and
the victim of a "thoroughly dishonest narrative... and the big lie that gets perpetrated... that somehow I killed
people, somehow I've been a violent person, all of it false and I couldn't find a way to interrupt the
demonization." However, two knowledgeable WU-affiliated persons contradict this story.
(Ellipses in original.)
Justice for Victims of the
Weather Underground. Ayers and Dohrn, now university professors, were members of a communist terrorist
gang called the Weather Underground during the 1960s and 1970s whose aim was to support communist regimes and
anti-American movements around the world and destroy the United States. The group received terrorist training
in Communist Cuba and was advised by Soviet and Cuban intelligence agents.
Revisited. Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn are currently hailed by the Left as "respected" university
professors — Ayers in the University of Illinois' education department, and Dohrn at Northwestern University's
School of Law. In the mid-1990s, both were instrumental in helping to launch 34-year-old Barack Obama's political
career in Chicago. ... On Thursday, March 12, the National Press Club hosted an event where several key speakers
urged federal authorities to reopen an investigation into the role that Ayers and Dohrn — both of whom are
former leaders of the notorious terror group Weather Underground — may have played in the February 16,
1970 murder of Sergeant Brian McDonnell at Park Station police headquarters in San Francisco.
Justice Department to San Francisco
Police: Shut Up! Allegations that presidential pal Bill Ayers was involved in the murder of
a San Francisco policeman appear to be running into something of a gag order from at the Department of Justice.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Justice Department and the San Francisco Police Department have contacted
the San Francisco Police Officers Association and told them not to talk about the Ayers case.
Guilty as Hell, Free as a Bird (for
now). Bill Ayers' famous quip may come back to haunt him. There is no statute of limitations on murder
invite to former radical. Boston College yesterday abruptly withdrew two student groups' invitation
to former radical William Ayers to speak on campus Monday. A BC spokesman said he was unaware of the plan
for the controversial figure to speak on campus until contacted by the Herald yesterday afternoon. But
students last night were scrambling to hold the speech off-campus.
Freeman Affair Reveals Problems For Obama
and the Media. The recent appointment and ultimate withdrawal of Chas Freeman to head the
National Intelligence Council has exposed much that is wrong with President Barack Obama's first months in
office, both in terms of policy and vetting, as well as the media coverage surrounding both. Many of
Obama's supporters said it was unfair to criticize Obama's associations with people like the unrepentant
terrorist Bill Ayers and the anti-Semitic preacher of hate, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and called it guilt
by association. It is now becoming clearer why those sorts of associations matter.
Ayers Has Not Left Radicalism
Behind. Bill Ayers isn't out bombing anymore, but he's never stopped being a radical. His
ties to hostile Marxist regimes remain, raising more questions about Barack Obama's refusal to fully repudiate
Shamelessness. Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn gave a seminar in shamelessness last week.
On the road to promote their new book Race Course Against White Supremacy, the radical couple sat in armchairs
on a small stage at Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library, conducting a "dialogue" instead of the usual
Bill Ayers is back.
Bill Ayers has kept a low profile since President Obama took office, so we thought he might have gone underground
again. That was until we ran into him in Baltimore on Wednesday [5/13/2009] and he lobbed a bomb at one
of our editorial writers.
Ayers, Dohrn say racism not dead.
So how do a couple of ex-radical anti-war activists spend Memorial Day? Former "Weather Underground" activists Bill Ayers
and Bernardine Dohrn held a discussion about whether President Obama's election moved America past racism — far
from it they say — at the Hyde Park Arts Center.
Bill Ayers and
Bernardine Dohrn Appear on C-SPAN. Ayers, 65, and Dohrn, 67, are the radical 1960s antiwar
activists and, for eleven years until they turned themselves into authorities in 1981, former underground
fugitives from justice who were among the founders of the violent domestic terrorist group, the Weather
Underground. In recent years, Ayers has gained some notoriety for comments he made that appear to defend
his bomb making past (gaining for him in some circles the moniker "unrepentant domestic terrorist") and for
his murky but apparently influential association during the 1990s with the then new-on-the-scene,
up-and-coming Chicago politician, Barack H. Obama.
Obama Associate Implicated
in Murder. The sub-headline over the September 16 article says it all: "The
investigation into a cop killing in the '70s leads to a law professor who helped launch Barack Obama's
political career." The law professor is former Communist terrorist Bernardine Dohrn, a leader of
the Weather Underground known for praising mass murderer Charles Manson. Writer Peter Jamison,
who is based in San Francisco, where the cop killing occurred, spent months working on the story and
developed many different sources of information.
The Obama-Ayers meeting: What you
haven't been told. A new book released today uncovers for the first time where and how President
Obama first met Weather Underground terrorist-group founder William Ayers — and it is much earlier
than previously believed. The book reveals the two were brought together by a student of radical
community organizer Saul Alinsky, whose name, it has emerged, was obscured in Obama's autobiography "Dreams
from My Father."
Ayers, Dohrn helped organize flotilla group. Former
Weather Underground leaders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, as well as Code Pink founder Jodie Evans,
helped organize the Free Gaza Movement, which launched the six-ship flotilla from Turkey to Israel that
ended in a violent clash with Israeli Defense Forces, BigGovernment.com reported.
helped organize 'peace' flotilla. We should have known. The techniques used by violent
radicals in the 1960's are perfectly suited to this kind of war that Hamas is fighting against Israel.
No doubt Ayers and Dorhn were able to school their less experienced colleagues in the art of violent propaganda.
The Left-Fascist Axis
Again. We are seeing another Left-fascist axis in our time, recapitulating Stalin's (and
worldwide communism's) embrace of Hitler's Germany. The Gaza flotilla crisis was set up by the
radical Left (Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Jodie Evans and other Obama buds), in collusion with Hamas,
which is about as fascist as they get.
Turning Down The Terrorist Emeritus.
In an era when our universities have become liberal re-education camps, '60s radical William Ayers has been
denied professor emeritus status. For one brief instance, academia shows a spine.
Truth Catch Up to Bill Ayers and his Comrades? Christopher G. Kennedy, chairman of the University
of Illinois Board of Trustees, led the effort to deny Bill Ayers the title of professor emeritus because Ayers
had written a book dedicated in part to the killer of his father, Robert F. Kennedy. But this "book,"
titled, Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, had been written back in 1974.
Let's hope that Christopher Kennedy's expression of disgust can not only lead to a review of what Ayers said
but what he did — in the form of eyewitness testimony that Ayers had knowledge of a bombing plot
that took the life of San Francisco Police Officer Brian V. McDonnell back in 1970. The case is
still open and will be the subject of an October 21 conference at the National Press Club in Washington,
Obama's Prairie Fire
Companion. Every now and then, our monolithic, woefully over-priced universities do something
right. A case in point is the news that University of Illinois trustees have denied emeritus status
to a tenured faculty member: Bill Ayers.
Ayers in Retirement. Bill Ayers, the former Weather Underground radical, retired from the faculty
of the University of Illinois at Chicago this summer, but he is still stirring up controversy at the school.
A Horrid Crime, a
Dishonest Debate. On June 5, 1968, a deranged 25-year-old Jordanian named Sirhan Sirhan slithered through
a crowd toward Sen. Robert Kennedy as the Democratic presidential candidate basked in the glow of his California presidential
primary triumph. Sirhan shot and killed Kennedy, wounding several others. ... Two people profoundly impressed by the
assassination were the terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. In 1974, they dedicated their own communist manifesto,
Prairie Fire, to Sirhan, hailing him — among a cast of violent radicals — as a courageous
Ayers Admits For Second Time He Wrote Obama's 'Dreams From My Father'. For the second time in
less than eighteen months, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers admitted he wrote Barack Obama's book "Dreams From
My Father." This time, it was recorded on videotape as he was speaking last Thursday [3/24/2011] at
Montclair State University.
he wrote Dreams from my Father. Last Thursday evening [3/24/2011] at Montclair State University,
with a video camera rolling, Bill Ayers volunteered that yes indeed he had written the acclaimed Barack Obama
memoir, Dreams from My Father.
Still duped after all these
years. [Scroll down] Consider probably the best-known communist radical on the public's
radar: Bill Ayers. Ayers achieved infamy in the 1970s when he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn,
formed the Weather Underground. Committed to the violent overthrow of the U.S. government, Ayers and
comrades were wanted for terrorist activities. Ultimately, they managed to evade prison time.
Where did Ayers end up? Columbia University accepted him into John Dewey's Teachers College,
where he earned a Ph.D. He became a tenured professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, training
public-school teachers to be "change agents."
American radical Bill Ayers again denied access to Canada. Former American radical Bill Ayers
has once again been barred from entering Canada. Mr. Ayers was scheduled to deliver a keynote address
at the Worldview Conference on Media and Higher Education this Thursday [6/16/2011] in Toronto.
The Editor says...
Who says he's a former radical? And why won't Canada let him in? There must be a
Obama Pal Dohrn Linked to Mexican Killer Case.
Crime reporter and blogger Tina Trent says that President Obama's intervention on behalf of an illegal alien
killer can be traced back to a 2003 conference that featured Bernardine Dohrn, Van Jones, and representatives
of the Soros-funded Open Society Institute.
the system from within. You may remember [Bill] Ayers from his tangential role in the 2008 presidential
election. It turns out that he was an early supporter of Barack Obama and had helped the future president
get jobs on two boards that divvied up millions of dollars in education and anti-poverty grants. That
wouldn't have been a problem except for the fact that Ayers is best known for blowing things up. As a
founding member of the Weather Underground, he turned to violence in the late 1960s as an approved tactic for
bringing about social change. That may have been the most dangerous thing Bill Ayers did in the turbulent
Sixties, but it is certainly not the most effective technique he found for changing America from a capitalist
nation to a communistic one.
Barack Hussein Obama is a
Fraud. Two terrorists for the notorious Weather Underground led in launching Obama on his political
career. They were William "Bill" Ayres, and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn. Although the terrorist
activities of these two were some years ago, Ayres was reported by the New York Times, on 9/11/2001, as saying
about their own terrorist acts: "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough."
care about Ayers? If Ayers is irrelevant, then so is Barack Obama. If Ayers is irrelevant,
then so is Hillary Clinton. If Ayers is irrelevant, then so are dozens of top-level players and consultants
in and out of the Obama administration such as Cass Sunstein, Anita Dunn, Valerie Jarrett, Carol Browner and Ron
Bloom. All of those people — Obama, Clinton and the rest — have ties to radical
organizations either dating to the 1960s such as SDS or Saul Alinsky's Industrial Areas Foundation or to later
socialist organizations that shared the goal of dismantling American society and rebuilding it as a socialist
state. You merely need to read their own words to see that none of this is secret.
What price Ayers?
The Illinois Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; frequent subject
Jim Leach presides as chairman of the NEH. The NEH provides almost all the funding for the IHC, but the IHC is
looking for more. It has posted the Public Square's tenth anniversary online fundraising auction with 12 items
up for bid. The bidding opened yesterday and runs through December 19. Item 2 is dinner
for six with Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, the unrepentant terrorists and former friends of Barack Obama.
Dinner with terror ringleaders:
$2,500. For the low, low price of $2,500, one lucky bidder and five friends are set to have dinner
cooked for them by Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. The auction was hosted by
the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC), a non-profit founded — and still funded — by the
National Endowment for the Humanities. Bidders were invited to "[e]njoy an unforgettable and scintillating
dinner for a party of six cooked by veteran activists and educators Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
to Sup with Ayers and Dohrn — How Much for Dinner with Manson? In the sixties, Bill
Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn were members of the Weather Underground, a communist terrorist group that
planted bombs at the Pentagon, the Capitol building, and other government buildings. Ayers himself planted
a bomb at a statue commemorating police casualties during the 1886 Haymarket riots in Chicago. When a bomb
he was hoping would kill American soldiers in New Jersey exploded prematurely in a house, Ayers became for ten
years a fugitive from justice, but all charges against him were dropped in 1980 when an FBI program that was
investigating the Weathermen was accused of improprieties. Ayers, however, remains unrepentant, saying
in 2001: "I don't regret setting bombs... I feel we didn't do enough."
Carlson Wins Dinner with Bill Ayers. Conservative correspondent Tucker Carlson has bid on and won
a dinner with controversial Vietnam-era radical Bill Ayers in a fundraiser for the Illinois Humanities Council,
the group confirmed today [12/16/2011]. As part of the auction item, Carlson, of Fox News and The Daily
Caller, will have dinner with the former college professor who has written about helping with bombings at the
U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon and other government sites.
Terrorists. If you were running the Illinois Humanities Council and a famous terrorist
offered to help in your fundraising drive, what would you do? If you said, "slam down the phone" or
something to that effect, it just shows how remote you are from the sensibilities of the Obama age.
Because, in fact, when Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers offered to auction "dinner for six" at their house,
the IHC cheerfully accepted.
Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson,
Breitbart, dine with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn in Chicago. Chicago's Bill Ayers and Bernadine
Dohrn — vilified during Barack Obama's 2008 election and beyond as former Weather underground leaders — served
dinner to Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson and his guests Sunday, after the founder of the conservative website
bought time with the couple at an Illinois Humanities Council auction.
Breitbart On Dinner With Bill Ayers: He's 'A Sociopath' But A Great Chef. Daily Caller founder
Tucker Carlson "mischievously" bid on a dinner with none other than the "Bonnie and Clyde of the radical left," Bill
Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. And, of course, he invited pal Andrew Breitbart to come along. "It
was Look Who's Coming to Dinner, Part II," Breitbart joked.
Ayers: That Breitbart Fellow Sure Was a "Bomb-thrower," Wasn't He? Unrepentant domestic terrorist
and long-time Barack Obama associate Bill Ayers exhibits his trademark generosity of spirit and self-awareness
by smearing recently deceased conservative provocateur Andrew Breitbart as — of all things —
a "bomb-thrower of the radical Right."
What the Mailman
Knows about Ayers and Obama. [Scroll down] Obama would have needed help to get into Harvard.
Friendly biographer David Remnick tells us that Obama was an "unspectacular" student in his two years at Columbia and
at every stop before that going back to grade school. A Northwestern University professor, John L. McKnight,
although a friend of Obama's and a fellow Alinskyite, reinforces the point, telling Remnick, "I don't think [Obama] did
too well in college." As to Obama's LSAT scores, Jimmy Hoffa's body will be unearthed before those are.
Barack's People: A founding member of the
Weather Underground and unrepentant terrorist, he and his wife planted explosives in federal buildings in 1970s. He
hosted one of the first fundraisers for our transformational messiah. He was just a guy in the neighborhood, the
president has claimed. A neighborhood in which a convicted felon, Antoin Rezko, helped our future president buy the mansion
he could not afford for less than it was worth. Yet Ayers' style of writing bears remarkable similarities to the president's
first autobiography Dreams from My Father, but not to anything else the president has ever penned before or after, thin
though the selection may be, limited by a decided lack of production from the smartest man to ever hold the office.
Revisiting the Guy in
Obama's Neighborhood. The relationship between William Ayers and President Obama is back in the news again.
American conservatives are toying with the idea of renewing their quixotic mission of shattering the dream world of the sixty
percent of the population that reflexively blocks its ears and sings every time Obama's past is questioned.
Postman: Ayers family put
'foreigner' Obama through school. Did the parents of former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers help
finance Barack Obama's Harvard education? Did Ayers' mother believe Obama was a foreign student? And was the young
Obama convinced at the time — long before he even entered politics — that he was going to become
president of the United States? A retired U.S. Postal Service carrier who delivered mail to Tom and Mary Ayers in a
Chicago suburb in the late 1980s and early 1990s and claims to have met Obama in front of the Ayers home emphatically says
yes to all three questions.
Why the Ayers family helped Obama.
As Jerome Corsi reported Tuesday in WND, there is excellent reason to believe that Bill Ayers' parents, Tom and Mary Ayers,
helped put Barack Obama through Harvard Law School. This assertion has generated substantial media interest not only
because of the credibility of the story's source, retired mailman Allen Hulton, but also because the story fits all the
known facts and resolves at least one major mystery.
Bill Ayers' Semi-Fictional
Black Surrogates. In this much ballyhooed season of "vetting," please allow me to zero in anew on Barack Obama's
Achilles heel — namely, his willingness to take credit for a book that he did not write in any meaningful way.
This would be the book on which his genius myth is founded: his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father. From early
on, I have argued that terrorist emeritus Bill Ayers, a skilled writer and editor, is the primary craftsman behind Dreams.
Thanks to the video interview of mailman Allen Hulton by WND's Jerome Corsi, we have a clearer picture of why Ayers would have
invested so much time in this project and how he might have been reimbursed.
Ayers: 'I get up every morning thinking [...] today I'm gonna end capitalism'. William Ayers, in a pep talk to an Occupy Wall
Street gaggle, said he wakes up every morning thinking about how he's going to end capitalism — though he acknowledged
he goes to bed "every night disappointed."
Less Than One Mile From Bill Ayers During The Mysterious New York Years. It all makes sense now. Putting the openly communist
Van Jones in charge of vast power over the economy, who after being outed to this day is seeking rioting and revolution. Gorging the government
with far-Left radicals from the EPA to the NLRB. Dividing the country with class envy and racial hatred. Spending the country into oblivion.
Barack Obama Attended Bill Ayers Barbecue, July 4, 2005. As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama disavowed any
connection with former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground radical who was one of Obama's early backers and his
colleague on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago. We now have proof that Obama's association with Ayers continued even after
Obama had been elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate — in the form of a now-scrubbed blog post placing Obama at
the home of Ayers and his wife, fellow radical Bernardine Dohrn, on July 4, 2005.
Ayers and Obama: What the Media Hid. According
to Bill Ayers' next door neighbor, Senator Barack Obama was a guest at a 4th of July party Ayers hosted in 2005. The date is
significant because it effectively undercuts the claim, made by the Obama campaign during the 2008 election cycle, that Obama and
Ayers were merely acquaintances who had only crossed paths a few times since 2000. Obama's attendance at the party suggests
they were friends.
Ayers a keynote speaker next month at the Association of Teacher Educators conference. The Association of Teacher Educators
has recruited Chicago professor — and former domestic terrorist — William Ayers to speak at their the 2013 Annual
Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia which will be held next month. William Ayers, a co-founder of the radical Weather Underground domestic
terror group, was a key figure during the 2008 presidential campaign due to his Chicago ties to then-Senator Obama.
Bill Ayers to Keynote
National Teacher Conference in February. Left-wing '60s radical and onetime domestic terrorist Bill Ayers will be a keynote
speaker at the Association of Teacher Educators annual conference in Atlanta next month. Ayers gained notoriety alongside his wife
Bernardine Dohrn as a member of the Weather Underground during the Vietnam War. He was involved in Chicago's "Days of Rage" riot
in 1969 and went underground as a fugitive from justice after an accidental Greenwich Village townhouse explosion in 1970 killed three
Weather Underground members who were preparing a bomb that prematurely detonated.
of the U.S.: An Interview with Larry Grathwohl. Larry Grathwohl is the military veteran who volunteered to infiltrate the Weather
Underground as an FBI operative in 1969. He is probably best-known for his firsthand account of a Weatherman meeting at which the organization's
leadership, including the future Professor Ayers, discussed the logistics of how, after the communist revolution they were trying to spearhead, they
would murder the ten percent of the American population that would likely remain resistant to the communists' re-education program.
The Endgame for the Destruction of
the United States. The connections between Barack and Bill include having shared an office for at least three years in Chicago, being
co-members on two boards in which Barack was the chairman, and one of which was called the Annenberg Challenge[, which] was charged with the dissemination
of approximately $100 million to educational institutions in the Chicago area. Bill Ayers has been associated with the writing of Barack's
book, Dreams from My Father, through content analysis, and on three occasions Bill has admitted that he wrote this book and then later retracted
Feted or fetid?
Ayers is now a feted visiting scholar at Minnesota State University Moorhead. School officials at Minnesota State University
Moorhead have selected left-wing radical and admitted terrorist Bill Ayers as the 2013 College of Education and Human Services "visiting
scholar," according to Campus Reform.
Obama and Ayers: It's Too Late. Now we have yet another
confirmation of what we have known: Obama is, indeed, a liar who keeps company with terrorists! But "It's Too Late" now to do anything about the situation.
Where was the MSM when it wasn't too late?
American Hero Larry Grathwohl Dead. It was Grathwohl who awakened
America to the inherent dangers of Barack Obama in the run up to the 2008 presidential election when he described a meeting he attended where Bill
Ayers and Weather Underground members talked openly about how they would have to murder an estimated 25 million people following the revolution
they were then attempting to foment.
The Midnight Ride of Larry Grathwohl.
Larry Grathwohl, the man who informed the world of the coldest truths about Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dorhn, and the Weather Underground,
has died. When I say "informed the world," I mean that he made the truth available, although most people blithely ignored it.
Ayers, reincarnated ACORN ask United Nations to intervene in Chicago school closings. Noted American terrorist and left-wing radical
Bill Ayers is among the signatories of a letter calling on the United Nations to probe the closing of 49 Chicago elementary schools based on claims
that it is causing massive human rights violations. The "letter of allegation" is 24 pages long and contains 17 footnotes. [...] In
addition to Ayers, others signers of the letter include four people associated with Action Now, an Illinois community-organizing group that split
off from ACORN just before it dissolved because of financial problems and scandals.
Former terrorist Bill Ayers speaks
about palling around with Obama. Unrepentant former terrorist Bill Ayers was an invited dignitary at the University of Chicago's
International House last week, plugging his latest ode to himself in book form, reports The College Fix. [...] At the University of Chicago event,
Ayers said he was "amazed" to be "cast as some kind of public enemy" just because he had been a co-founder of the Weather Underground and a violent
communist radical in the 1960s and 1970s.
Deconstructing Bill Ayers. As was true in his 2001 memoir
Fugitive Days, Ayers deceives in ways big and small. This book would not have been published were it not for Ayers's relationship with Barack
Obama, but he refuses to come clean about that relationship.
Unrepentant Terrorist Ayers' Book Bombs, Despite
MSNBC Support. Sadly, Public Enemy bombed, according to Bookscan numbers, which track book sales through traditional bookstores
and Amazon.com. From October 6 through October 20, Ayers sold a grand total of 467 copies of his book.
Bill Ayers: Left Wing
Somehow Duped into Believing Obama Was a Leftist. According to radical activist and Weather Underground co-founder Bill Ayers,
American leftists were duped by prevailing conservative narratives into believing that President Obama himself was a tried-and-true leftist,
and not the "middle-of-the-road" politician he declares himself to be. Speaking at a Washington, D.C., book store last Friday [11/22/2013],
Ayers explained that despite living near Obama in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and crossing paths many times during their activism, he
never viewed the future president as a dedicated "leftist" like himself.
Ayers Confesses Sharing Obama's 'Dreams'. We know ObamaCare was sold on a lie, but what about the Obama presidency itself?
Rumors that Obama's violent leftist pal Bill Ayers ghostwrote the memoir that launched his political career may actually be true. Obama
has always claimed authorship of his bestselling "Dreams From My Father." But Ayers is telling a different story.
Bill Ayers' Role in Obama Book Questioned
Again. Questions are being raised again about the role Bill Ayers, a former radical activist turned elementary-education
theorist, played in the writing of President Barack Obama's bestselling memoir, "Dreams From My Father." Ayers, a 1969 co-founder
of the self-described communist revolutionary group Weather Underground, is now promoting his new book, "Public Enemy," and his publisher
is using suggestions that Ayers wrote the president's book in its publicity material, Investor's Business Daily reports.
Core Roots Lie in Ties Between Barack Obama, Bill Ayers. Just prior to the presidential election of 2008, Dr. Stanley Kurtz, Senior
Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, wrote an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal in which he observed that then-Democrat
presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's "most important executive experience" was heading up the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), an education
foundation that was the invention of Bill Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Obama led the CAC from 1995 to 1999 and
remained on the board until 2001. The foundation funneled more than $100 million into community organizations and radical education activists.
Bill Ayers Fizzles at
Dartmouth Debate with Dinesh D'Souza. When you look at Ayers with his little loop earrings and scruffy beard, and hear his sarcastic
comebacks to D'Souza, you can't imagine him being any more interested in "social justice" for humanity than that outside his million dollar apartment.
Ayers threw out numbers and pretend facts, as most progressives do for emotional effect, but D'Souza caught him on a couple of them.
For instance, Ayers said 90% of indigenous Native Americans were killed off by the Europeans who slaughtered them to gain the land; but D'Souza
corrected him and said most of the indigenous people died from diseases brought in from foreigners. Genocide or disease, a big difference.
How The Left Will Grow Its Power in America's Schools. In 2012, terrorist and activist Chicago professor Bill Ayers told his followers
that the left had "absolute access to the community, the school... the classroom," and that is where it should do its "movement-building."
In October of 2009, when speculation had arisen that Ayers had been the real author of Barack Obama's autobiography, Dreams From My Father,
the activist was in Washington D.C. to present a keynote address at a conference sponsored by the Renaissance Group.
Bernardine Dohrn's Nomination For The First Circuit
Court of Appeals. What are the chances that Bernardine Dohrn, the wife of Bill Ayres,
and a principal signatory on the Weather Underground's "Declaration of a State of War" in May 1970
could be appointed as a judge in a Federal Court? [...] Until August 2013, she was a clinical
Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. Bernardine Dohrn's resume is
almost as appealing as the President's resume when he was elected to the presidency. Bernardine's
husband was a tenured professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and close friend of the
President of the United States.
What evidence lurks at the University of Illinois?
won't open Obama-related records now. The University of Illinois on Tuesday refused to release
records relating to Barack Obama's service to a nonprofit group linked to former 1960s radical activist
William Ayers. The university's Chicago campus said the donor of the records that document the work of
the Chicago Annenberg Challenge has not yet turned over ownership rights to the material.
School seals records on Obama's
service with radical Ayers. These annoying journalists are at it again, trying to poke around
into papers in the background of candidates' lives. This time it involves freshman Illinois Sen. Barack
Obama, his friend and former radical activist William Ayers and the University of Illinois.
Bill & Barack's Excellent
Adventure. We soon will know much more about the period of collaboration between Obama and Ayers
following the start of the CAC [Chicago Annenberg Challenge]. Even if the archives continue to be withheld
from public scrutiny, the cat is out of the bag with the documents available to all. The formidable analytical
engine of bloggers trading insights and new data is warming up. But the period prior to 1995, the time when
Bill and Barack, the terrorist and the presidential aspirant, got to know one another and build the relationship
of trust, is one excellent adventure likely to remain obscure.
Brothers: New evidence strongly suggests that Barack Obama has been less than forthcoming about
the role that unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers may have played in choosing him to lead the
Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC). Through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, I have obtained
an e-mail message from former CAC executive director, Ken Rolling, to Warren Chapman and Anne Hallett, two of
CAC's three co-founders. Bill Ayers was the third founder. ... [I]n the immediate wake of my attempt to gain
access to the CAC records, Rolling appears to have been maneuvering, both to block my access, and to make
sure that the full story of who chose Obama as CAC head would not come out.
Obama records sealed at Illinois. The University of Illinois has refused to release records
related to Sen. Barack Obama's service for a nonprofit educational project that put him in contact with
activist William Ayers, a 1960s-era radical and now education professor. The university's Chicago
campus maintains that the donor of the records that document the work of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge
has not handed over ownership rights.
Scholar Takes On U. of Illinois in Fight Over Papers Linked to Obama. Stanley Kurtz suspects that
the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is playing down his ties to the radical left. The
conservative scholar just can't prove it. That's because the University of Illinois at Chicago, which
houses the papers of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge — a defunct education foundation with ties to both
Mr. Obama and the former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers — won't let him see the papers.
Daley says shhh, library is quiet on Obama. [Stanley] Kurtz believes the documents may show Obama
and Ayers were close -- far closer than Obama has acknowledged -- over oodles of foundation gifts on education
projects the two worked on together. First the librarians told Kurtz yes, come look. But by the
time Kurtz landed in Chicago, the librarians changed their minds. The donor of the documents hadn't
cleared his research. Perhaps they'll let him look at the documents on Nov. 5.
Obama's Lost Annenberg
Years Coming to Light. [Scroll down] Add in the fact that former Weatherman and admitted
terrorist William Ayers (whom Obama described in the Philadelphia debate as merely a "neighbor") was head of
the operating arm of the CAC, working with Obama on distributing scores of millions of dollars to grantees in
the wards of the city, and you have a topic that the Obama campaign wishes to avoid at all costs. A
compliant media has averted its eyes so far.
University to release Obama
records. In the 1990s, Ayers was instrumental in starting the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which was
awarded nearly $50 million by a foundation to help reform Chicago schools. Ayers is now a professor at
the University of Illinois at Chicago. Obama and Ayers have other ties. Ayers held a meet-the-candidate
event at his home for Obama when Obama first ran for office in the mid-1990s. Ayers and Obama live in Chicago's
Hyde Park neighborhood.
Can Obama Survive the
Annenberg Cover-up? The last thing Obama should want made public are his dubious associates.
The public has had some exposure to his long time spiritual adviser, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, many have heard of
the convicted Chicago fixer Tony Rezko, and some have just a bit of knowledge about William Ayers.
U of I at Chicago opens
Ayers records. The Chicago Annenberg Challenge was set up to support school reform, promote
literacy, teacher training and community involvement in Chicago Public Schools. The $49 million
grant from Annenberg was — at the time — the largest private gift ever to the
Chicago school district. Barack Obama was the board chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge
board for its first three years.
Obama to '60s radical a hot commodity. The UIC records showed that Ayers was instrumental in
securing the $50 million education grant to reform Chicago Public Schools, part of a national initiative
funded by the late Ambassador Walter Annenberg. After Chicago was awarded the money, Obama served as
president of the Challenge's board of directors, the fiscal arm that disbursed the grants to schools and
raised private matching funds.
Annenberg Papers: Putting
On Ayers? The Obama camp tries to suppress a campaign ad and university archives linking the
candidate to a '60s terrorist who hosted his first campaign fundraiser. Is he being "swiftboated," or
is this a cover-up?
off about search of Annenberg Records. If there is an innocent explanation, the University
should give it. But it is very hard to see how this is anything except partisans at both the U of I
and the Obama campaign working together to scrub records that may have had extremely damaging information
about the relationship between Obama and William Ayers.
Obama's Plumbers: Since the spring,
[Professor Steve] Diamond has led the investigation into the intimate working relationship between Obama and Ayers
that dates back at least to the beginning of 1995 and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge Grants. Diamond believes
this group is not harmless. "It's a 'Plumbers' unit. You know, we are old enough to recall the Plumbers
in Richard Nixon's White House. This is like that. The job is to stop anyone trying to use the (Chicago)
Annenberg (Challenge) papers to figure out how Ayers and Obama worked together on education."
Obama and Ayers
Pushed Radicalism On Schools. Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has
never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education
foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group
poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.
The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s.
Cowardly Bill Ayers Seeks
Police Protection. It's been quite a turnaround for Bill Ayers. The Communist terrorist who
planned bombings of police stations, in order to inflict maximum injury and death on police officers, is now
depending on the police at the University of Illinois, where he is a "distinguished" professor, to protect
him from the tough questions of students' parents.
McCain campaign ad shines a light on the Ayers connection
... and Obama's reaction shows that McCain hit a sore spot.
by links to 1960s radical. Conservatives are stepping up efforts to turn 1960s radical Bill
Ayers into a political liability for Barack Obama. This spring, Obama's links to Ayers briefly became
a campaign controversy. Now American Issues Project is spending $2.8 million to air a TV ad
highlighting links between Obama and Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground Organization, which
opposed the Vietnam War and was responsible for several bombings.
The Biggest Goof Yet.
In the next 24 hours thousands if not millions of voters who never heard of or didn't understand the extent
of the Obama-Ayers relationship are going to get a full education. That Justice Department complaint
is a stunt reeking of abject panic. Really, isn't this just unlimited free publicity for the McCain
support free speech or not? The latest example of this growing anti-First Amendment mentality
is Obama's heavy-handed response to a television ad by an independent nonprofit that raises some very basic
questions about the Illinois senator's relationship with William Ayers, the unrepentant 1960s terrorist
bomber. Obama's campaign has encouraged supporters to flood television stations with protests whenever
they see the ad. Nothing wrong with that, but the other thrust of the Obama response was to ask the
Justice Department to intervene to stop further airing of the ad.
Obama's Worst Fear:
A private group is running an ad questioning [Obama's] ties to unrepentant '60s Chicago terrorist, William
Ayers, and the Obama camp is doing everything in its power to suppress it. The extreme reaction
shows how nervous Obama and [David] Axelrod are about negative ads ripping off the mask of moderation
they've worked so hard to craft for him.
Head: Barack Obama's supporters insist that an ad from a conservative group attacking his ties to
unrepentant 1970s radical William Ayers is irrelevant to the campaign.
You wouldn't know that from the
reaction of the Obama campaign.
Friend, America's Enemy. Have you ever been a friend or business associate of a terrorist?
Not someone who, to your shock and horror, turned out secretly to have bombed government buildings. No,
the question is whether you've ever befriended an unreconstructed radical whose past was well known to you
when you entered his orbit and walked through doors he opened for you. Have you been chummy with an
unapologetic terrorist who, years after you'd known and worked closely with him, was still telling the
New York Times he regretted only failing to carry out more attacks — and that America still
"makes me want to puke"?
Frank Marshall Davis
Who was Frank Marshall
Davis? The FBI file on Davis, consisting of 601 pages and covering the years 1944-1963
means that Davis was under investigation or surveillance for at least 19 years.
Exposing Un-American Activities.
[Communist Party USA member Frank Marshall] Davis had denounced Richard Wright for "treason" for leaving and
exposing the party. This is why Obama covered up Frank's identity. He knew that acknowledging the
truth could destroy his political career. And it could still do so if the truth is examined. Obama
decided not to say who Frank was. He could have named him, saying he was an old acquaintance picked as a
mentor by his grandfather who had no effect on him. Instead, he acknowledged Frank's influence but
covered-up his full name, hoping nobody would notice and follow through. We did. Some
conservatives have belatedly discovered that Obama has socialist and anti-colonial views. But that is
not even half the story.
Barack Obama's Surrogate Father.
New Zealand blogger Trevor Loudon broke the story of "Frank" being Frank Marshall Davis and we followed up,
not only confirming the identity but disclosing the FBI's 600-page file on Davis. All of this occurred
during the 2008 presidential campaign but very few people wanted to talk about it. David Maraniss of
the Washington Post wrote a 10,000-word article about Obama's growing-up years in Hawaii without even mentioning
Davis. Former Post reporter David Remnick's 2010 biography of Obama, The Bridge, takes a different
tack. "When Obama was running for president, Remnick writes, "the right-wing blogosphere attacked Frank
Marshall Davis. He was, by turns, a card-carrying Communist, a pornographer, a pernicious influence.
The attacks were loud and unrelenting." The "attacks" were actually statements of fact and they came from
those who took the time to document Obama's relationship with Davis. This is a function that should have
been performed by U.S. media.
Barack Obama and the Communist
Party: Barack Obama's first known connection with a Communist Party USA supporter was his boyhood
relationship with communist poet Frank Marshall Davis in Hawaii. Barack Obama's relationship to Frank
Marshall Davis, first came to light through a March 2007 speech at New York University's Tamiment Library by
Communist Party USA supporter and historian Gerald Horne.
Decrypting Obama's 'Pop':
[Scroll down slowly] In Dreams, [Frank Marshall] Davis is strategically referred to by his
real name, "Frank." Other than public figures like Jeremiah Wright and members of the Obama family,
no one else is. Ayers and Obama wanted black Chicago to know Obama's pedigree, but they were savvy
enough to omit Davis's last name, as well as any reference to his communism. Had they written this
book with the presidency in mind, they would likely have eliminated all references to Davis — and
Wright too, for that matter. Obama has had to depend on the media and the literary establishment
to keep "Frank" out of the public debate, and they have largely obliged him.
Obama's Father Figure: Frank Marshall
Davis. [Scroll down] Another one of Barry's splendid adult role models was communist,
poet, alcoholic, sexual deviant and fomenter of racial hatred, Frank Marshall Davis. Cleverly disguised
as "Frank" in Dreams [from my Father], we learn that young Barry was treated to Davis' counsel on numerous
occasions. Dear Grandpa Stanley, blessed with an inordinate amount of free time thanks to his wife's
hard work, enjoyed whiling away the hours with Davis, drinking and smoking pot. Davis was an open
supporter of the Soviet Union and his influence on Obama is hard to overlook. The poet also admitted to
writing a pornographic novel under the pseudonym of Bob Greene in which the protagonist seduces a 13 year
Obama's Communist Mentor: In
his biography of Barack Obama, David Mendell writes about Obama's life as a "secret smoker" and how he "went to
great lengths to conceal the habit." But what about Obama's secret political life? It turns out
that Obama's childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a communist.
O-Colored Glasses Blank Out Leftist Truth. [Scroll down] At the beginning of Obama's life,
for example, there was "Frank," Obama's boyhood mentor who appears in his 1995 memoir "Dreams from My Father."
Accuracy In Media's Cliff Kincaid has identified "Frank" as Frank Marshall Davis, a known Stalinist in a
Soviet-sponsored communist network in Hawaii. But Obama obscures Frank's identity in his book, even, as
Sean Hannity has reported, going so far as to drop passages about "Frank" from the more recent, recorded
version of the book. Why? The media never asked.
Barack Obama: Red
Diaper Baby. Barack Obama is a "red diaper baby" who has spent his formative years —
literally from the moment of his birth — interacting with members and sympathizers of the Communist
Party, USA. His mother Stanley Ann Dunham has been described by former classmates as a "fellow traveler."
His grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham arranged Obama's mentorship by Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis.
Same title, different author:
Obama: A Red Diaper Baby.
From everything I have read about Barack Hussein Obama I have concluded he is a classic example of what used
to be called "a red diaper baby"; a person brought up from birth to be dedicated to at best socialism and at
worse communism. His mother and grandparents were extremely liberal and, in Hawaii, young Obama's mentor
was Frank Marshall Davis, widely known to be a communist. I believe Obama has been personally driven
from an early age to acquire power and, if possible, to seize power.
Obama's Momma. As if to make my case, [Roger] Cohen praises [Stanley Ann] Dunham as "an unrivaled
authority on Javanese blacksmithing." She was unrivaled because no one else thought it worth doing, not
even the scholars in Java, and they would not have had to forsake their children to pursue their studies.
In the encyclopedia of unintended consequences, Dunham's picture could grace the definition of what David
Mamet calls "the social tinkerer," the classic do-gooder who paves the road to someone else's hell with her
Dreams from Frank
Marshall Davis. While much attention has been paid to Obama's relationship with communist-terrorist
Bill Ayers — and rightly so — much less attention has been devoted to Davis. That's
a mistake, since Obama was influenced more by Davis than Ayers.
The Frank Marshall Davis
Cover-Up Is Over. [Scroll down] [Frank Marshall] Davis was identified as a member of the
Communist Party USA (CPUSA), controlled and subsidized by the Soviet Communist Party and the KGB. As
late as 1956, when he was called before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, Davis was still refusing to
deny that he was a communist. Wouldn't it be helpful if [Jon] Meacham, the editor of Newsweek, would
make an elementary effort to get the facts right? But that is too much to ask when the presidency is
at stake and the media-backed candidate is trying to cover up his controversial background.
Why Obama's Red Mentor
is News. Barack Obama is still an enigma because a lot of his life has been carefully hidden,
as National Review's David Freddoso points out in The Case Against Barack Obama. His campaign is
hypersensitive because his life is filled with awkward facts and dubious associations. Obama has
declared his personal history out of bounds and scrubbed it clean. The media are obediently censoring
things we need to know. The most obvious example is Obama's adolescent mentor and father figure, Frank
Revolution: Its Alinsky Root and Global Vision. Obama was raised on the mother's milk of
socialism. Both his parents were fellow travelers, who met at the height of the Cold War in a Russian
language class at the University of Hawaii. Obama's grandfather was a close friend of Communist Party
member Frank Marshall Davis, sending young Barry (as he was then known) to him for mentoring, despite (or in
ignorance of) Davis being a pedophile. From the time he returned from 4 years in Indonesia and
rejoined his grandparents in Hawaii at the age of 10, he was taken often to be with Frank Marshall Davis.
Was a Communist Obama's Sex
Teacher? [Frank Marshall] Davis led "a secret double life," the online version of the Enquirer
story notes. True. But the story also notes that "Obama has been extremely secretive about the
true nature of his experience with the self-admitted deviant." This is also true. And this
is why this terribly troubling story just won't go away. There are too many questions that deserve
Why Doesn't McCain Fight Back?
[Scroll down] One of the most glaring taboo topics, even for the McCain campaign, has been Frank
Marshall Davis, the black communist "poet" and "journalist" who mentored Obama in Hawaii for about eight
years. Davis was under investigation by the FBI for 19 years. His 600-page FBI file notes
that he was even considered by his fellow communist comrades as anti-white. The Davis relationship
helps explain why Obama would later attend and belong to Wright's church, where he would get married and
have his children baptized.
Red Faces Over
Obama's Red Mentor. [Scroll down slowly] When will the media ask Obama about the
Obama/Davis relationship? And why did he conceal the complete identity of "Frank" in his 1995 book,
Dreams From My Father? I think we are beginning to understand the reasons for this cover-up. Not
only would the identification of "Frank" as Frank Marshall Davis expose communist influence on a young Obama,
it might also expose those who collaborated with him and tried to whitewash his communist activities.
The Frank Marshall
Davis Network in Hawaii: [Scroll down] A 1949 letter sent to NAACP acting National
Secretary Roy Wilkins by a Honolulu attorney and NAACP leader named Edward Berman: "I was at one of the
election meetings at which one Frank Marshall Davis, formerly of Chicago (and formerly editor of the Chicago
Communist paper, the Star) suddenly appeared on the scene to propagandize the membership about our 'racial
problems' in Hawaii. He had jut sneaked in here on a boat, and presto, was an 'expert' on racial problems
in Hawaii. Comrade Davis was supported by others who had recently 'sneaked' into the organization with
the avowed intent and purpose of converting it into a front for the Stalinist line
Obama Plays Reagan in Berlin.
The depth of the deception that is now underway can be understood by analyzing the significance of Obama's "I
love America" foreign policy speech in Berlin, Germany, in view of the fact that the candidate and his media
acolytes continue to conceal the central role that a Stalinist Communist by the name of Frank Marshall Davis
played in his upbringing.
AP Lies About Obama's Red Mentor.
Under the innocuous headline, "Writer offered a young Barack Obama advice on life," the story calls Davis, a member
of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) when it faithfully echoed the Stalinist line, merely a "leftleaning black
journalist and poet" known for "leftist politics" and someone who might be accused by some of having "allegedly
anti-American views." Davis was not a "journalist" in any real sense of the term. He was a propagandist
and racial agitator for the CPUSA. He was also a recruiter for the communist cause.
Obama Confirms Relationship with CPUSA Member.
the Obama campaign's [40-page] attack on [Jerome] Corsi's book and Corsi personally acknowledges on pages 9 and 10
of its report that the mysterious "Frank" in Obama's 1995 book, Dreams From My Father, is in fact the Communist Party
USA (CPUSA) member Frank Marshall Davis. This identification by AIM and others hasn't been disputed by the media, which
has desperately tried to ignore the Obama-Davis relationship, but the Obama campaign has not responded to it until now.
Return of the Dupes and the
Anti-Anti-Communists. A couple of weeks ago in Washington, Herb Romerstein and Cliff Kincaid, two veteran
investigators of American communism, held a press conference on Capitol Hill to announce the release of two new reports
on Barack Obama's radical past, or, more specifically, his association with extremist elements from the American
left — yet more evidence of a frightening pattern of associations by Obama throughout his distant and recent
life, from Bill Ayers to Reverend Jeremiah Wright, all of which at the least shows bad judgment. At the press
conference, they discussed Romerstein's report on Frank Marshall Davis, an influential figure in Obama's early life, whom
Obama refers to only as "Frank" (albeit affectionately) in his autobiography Dreams From My Father.
Obama's Red Mentor Praised Red
Army. Barack Obama's childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Moscow-controlled
Communist Party USA, wrote a poem dedicated to the Soviet Red Army. "Smash on, victory-eating Red
Army," he declared. He also wrote poems attacking traditional Christianity and the work of
Young Obama's Red Mentor:
The mainstream media have finally gotten around to revealing Barack Obama's early mentor. But they've
downplayed the mystery man's communist background.
Communists, the Media, and the
Democratic Party. Why the outrage over Senator Clinton drawing attention to a well-documented personal
connection between Obama and a communist terrorist? Is there something else more damaging that has to be hidden from
public view? Does new information have to be discredited in advance as "McCarthyism?" The information may have
to do with Obama's upbringing. Obama says that he was raised by his mother and grandparents. But those aren't
the only people who had influence over him during his formative years.
Is Barack Obama A Marxist Mole? In
his biography of Barack Obama, David Mendell writes about Obama's life as a "secret smoker" and how he "went to great lengths
to conceal the habit." But what about Obama's secret political life? It turns out that Obama's childhood mentor,
Frank Marshall Davis, was a communist. In his books, Obama admits attending "socialist conferences" and coming into
contact with Marxist literature. But he ridicules the charge of being a "hard-core academic Marxist," which was made
by his colorful and outspoken 2004 U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes.
Obama's Red Roots:
The word is that Barack Obama is a mainstream politician who sometimes attracts fringe leftists. The
record tells a different story — that he has sought out radicals. What does that say of his
Guilty By Association. The Obamans insist that mentioning any of the man's disreputable friends
and religious mentors is a no-no that smacks of McCarthyism. This is an odd complaint because, one,
McCarthy was right when he pointed out that the folks who associated with other people at Communist cell
meetings were in fact Communists, and, two, every child is told that he's going to be judged by the
company he keeps. So, let's face facts — John Dillinger ran with a nicer crowd
than this guy.
Frank Marshall Davis:
(1905-1987) was a black poet and writer (he wrote for the Honolulu Record, a Communist newspaper), and a known
member of the Soviet-controlled Communist Party USA (CPUSA). In 1950 Edward Berman, a member of the NAACP's
Honolulu branch, testified to the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) that Davis had "sneaked" into
local NAACP meetings to "propagandize" the organization's members about America's "racial problems," with "the
avowed intent and purpose of converting it into a front for the Stalinist line."
Communism in Hawaii and the Obama Connection:
Of Barack Obama's contacts and associations with anti-American political figures, none is more controversial
than Frank Marshall Davis, a writer an poet identified as a member of the Communist Party USA by several
sources, including some sources sympatheitic to him. Obama and Davis met in Hawaii, at a time when a
young Obama was in need of a black role model and mentor. Obama's relationship with Davis, including
subsequent associations with radical, communist and socialist figures in Chicago, should be investigated
for the benefit of promoting the public interest and the public's right to know.
Communism in Chicago and the Obama Connection:
Obama is relatively new on the national scene and the media, in our view, have failed to serve the public interest
by adequately investigating his background and associations.
Could Barack Obama Get a Security Clearance? Two
veterans of investigations into Communist influence on the U.S. political process [have released] two new
explosive reports that allege that Barack Obama had ties with extreme anti-American elements, including agents
of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA. The reports will shed important new light on Barack Obama's
mysterious past and rise to power. ... The major points in the reports allege [that] Obama has been in the
middle of two international communist networks -- one in Hawaii and one in Chicago.
Report: Obama mentored by Communist
Party figure. Investigative journalist Cliff Kincaid and Herbert Romerstein, a former investigator
with the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities, presented evidence Obama was mentored, while attending
high school in Hawaii, by Frank Marshall Davis, an African-American poet and journalist who was also a CPUSA
Socialist Scholars Conference:
In his 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father, Obama reveals that during his student years at New York's Columbia
University he "went to socialist conferences at Cooper Union and African cultural fairs in Brooklyn." The
socialist conferences he cites were those of the SSC.
for Obama? Here is a man who has consistently aided and abetted people who have openly expressed
their contempt for this country, both in words and in such deeds as planting bombs to advance their left-wing
agenda. Despite the spin that judging Obama by what was said or done by such people would be "guilt by
association," he has not just associated with such people. He has in some cases donated some serious
money of his own and even more of the taxpayers' money, as both a state senator in Illinois and a member
of the Senate of the United States.
What Barack Obama
learned from the Communist Party: As he grew and changed, Barack Obama seems to have learned
to discard and look down upon the actions and attitudes of the family members he has grown up with, searching
for something superior in which to believe. Only his long-absent father seems to have inspired the
dreams of his adulthood. That his father has left behind a published record of an embrace of communist
policies may or may not have played a role in Obama's embrace of his father's African identity and his
literary embrace of his father's dreams.
mentor liked sex with kids. Closer scrutiny of the important people (that is, the poeple Obama
himself identified as important) in Barack Obama's life is proving to yield what can only be called a "ick
factor." Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, Tony Rezko and Frank Marshall Davis head the list.
Obama's Scandal is Bigger
than Edwards'. Obama's communist connection, which he failed to disclose in his 1995 book,
Dreams From My Father, by referring to Davis only as "Frank" and ignoring his communist affiliation, is a
far more serious scandal than an Edwards "love child." As I commented to Michael Savage on the Savage
Nation radio program last week, this is the key to understanding Obama because Davis's influence over him
during his high-school years in Hawaii helps explain why he would later associate with terrorists, communists
Marshall Davis, alleged Communist, was early influence on Barack Obama. Although identified
only as Frank in Mr Obama's memoir Dreams from My Father, it has now been established that he was Frank
Marshall Davis, a radical activist and journalist who had been suspected of being a member of the Communist
Party in the 1950s.
Barry Soetoro: Profiles in Chaos.
[Scroll down] Another one of Barry's splendid adult role models was communist, poet, alcoholic, sexual deviant
and fomenter of racial hatred, Frank Marshall Davis. Cleverly disguised as "Frank" in Dreams, we learn that
young Barry was treated to Davis' counsel on numerous occasions. ... Davis was an important mentor to Obama and
shared his special version of how to improve race relations: "never trust white people". Davis died
in 1987 but was eventually replaced by Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Young Obama's Red Mentor.
The mainstream media have finally gotten around to revealing Barack Obama's early mentor. But they've downplayed
the mystery man's communist background.
Obama the Racist? Obama's
racism against whites is upfront, in-your-face racism, which he discussed in his book Dreams from My Father. ... Obama
learned this racist ideology during his formative years from his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a self-admitted
communist and sexual deviant, and most certainly a racist — the kind that blacks say cannot exist.
What I Learned from Obama's
Pop: In the final analysis, [Frank Marshall] Davis, a pornographer with a stated fondness for young
white women, makes as likely a suspect to be Obama's blood father as Barack Sr. Team Obama's evasiveness
about the birth certificate and other questions of origins may have something to do with paternity issues.
Proof That Obama's
Hawaii and Chicago Communist Networks Were Linked? It is now well established that Barack
Obama was linked to the Hawaiian Communist Party network through his boyhood/teenage mentor Frank Marshall
Davis. It is also well known that after moving to Chicago, Obama linked up with the local communist
FBI file reportedly destroyed. Stanley Dunham, the man President Obama called "Gramps", was
monitored by the FBI, but like President Obama, his paper trail has been obscured. News comes from Cliff
Kincaid, via the Christian News Service and Canadian Fee Press. ... The reasons the FBI thought he was worth
watching will probably never be known, along with so much about Obama's background that might conflict with
the carefully manufactured image that the MSM cooperated in selling to the American public, while ridiculing
those who sought more information on the odd lacunae in Obama's paper trail.
FBI Destroyed File on Obama's Grandfather,
Journalist Discloses. The FBI destroyed a file on Barack Obama's grandfather, the man who
selected Communist Frank Marshall Davis to be the future president's mentor during his growing-up years
in Hawaii. ... While the exact nature of the Dunham file will be a topic for speculation, Kincaid said that is
likely that some of the information was related to Dunham's relationship with [Frank Marshall] Davis.
A Shrink Asks:
What's Wrong with Obama? While I can't prove it, the degree of Obama's disconnect reminds me
of my sexually abused clients. With serious sexual abuse, the brain chemistry may change. The
child dissociates — that is, disconnects from his being — in order to cope. Many
adult survivors still dissociate, from occasional trances to the most extreme cases of multiple personality
disorder. Apparently, young Barry was left in the care of Communist Frank Marshall Davis, who admitted
to molesting a 13-year-old girl. As a teenager, Obama wrote a disturbing poem, "Pop," that evoked images
of sexual abuse — for instance, describing dual amber stains on both his and "Pop's" shorts.
The Unhealthy Motivations
of Liberals. Obama's childhood included an early abandonment by his father; abandonment by his
stepfather; abandonment by his mother; frequent moves so he could not develop long-term childhood friendships;
being teased by peers for being neither black nor white, for having big ears, and for being skinny; and he
had an elderly childhood mentor (Frank Marshall Davis) who was a communist and pedophile. (A poem written
by 19-year-old Barack Obama suggests he may have been violated by Davis.) Obama predictably turned to
illegal drugs (marijuana and cocaine) in his youth and remains addicted to nicotine. With this background,
he could not escape being seriously psychologically damaged.
Are the Sins of the Fatherless the Root of Obama's
Tyranny? Does Obama's anti-democratic ideology result from his dysfunctional childhood? An
intriguing book, Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism, by Paul Vitz, argues this type
background is a common precursor to the classic tyrant's personality. This suggests Barack's beef
with America might result from his own deficient past.
Communist Mentor. Allegations regarding [Frank Marshall] Davis's Communism are sure to infuriate
the Left because of the influence Davis once had over our president. He was a drinking buddy of Barack
Obama's maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham, and spent time with young Obama. He turns up in the president's
memoir, Dreams from My Father, shrewdly identified only as "Frank": "I was intrigued by old Frank, with
his books and whiskey breath and the hint of hard-earned knowledge behind the hooded eyes." Recently, a
U.S. Communist-party official confirmed the relationship, bragging in a speech of the Communist Davis's
formative influence over Obama. And yet when the allegations surfaced during the 2008 campaign, they
went virtually unreported in the mainstream media.
Dupes — and Traitors.
Did you know that Frank Marshall Davis, whom President Obama describes in his autobiography as his beloved mentor,
was not merely a good-ole-boy who liked to bar-hop in Honolulu with Obama's grandfather, but a card-carrying
member — No. 47544, to be precise — of the Communist Party of the United States?
(And did the president know it back when he sat at Davis's knee out in Hawaii, learning about the world?
Does the president know it now?)
A Soulless White House.
Where Michelle is essentially a normal control freak, Barack is special because he's always been raised by
nostalgic Stalinists, beginning with his adolescent mother and his surrogate father, Frank Marshall
Davis — angry poet, porn artist, and Stalin's CPUSA rep in Hawaii. You have to feel sorry
for the child Barry Soetoro, raised by enraged adults. His real father fled his wife and baby, then his
mother dragged him to Jakarta to live in the bloody aftermath of a civil war that killed 200,000 people.
Then she abandoned him — sent him back to Hawaii to be cared for by the likes of Frank Davis.
Dunham and the Left's Exploitation of Women. As the official story goes, Stanley Ann
met Obama Sr. at college, and their relationship produced Barack. However, American Thinker's
Jack Cashill has highlighted doubts about Obama's paternity, including the possibility that Frank
Marshall Davis may be [Obama's] father. If Obama Sr. were Obama's father, this is a troubling
scenario since Senior was a married man, seven years older, with an apparent alcohol problem.
But even more disturbing is the prospect of Frank Marshall Davis being Obama's father. Davis
was decades older than Stanley Ann, and a purported pedophile.
Behind The Donald Trump For President Campaign? [Scroll down] Given Barack Obama's
less than enthusiastic support of this nation's history is it any wonder that there are questions arising
about his past? What we know for a fact is that Marxists were present there and thus must have had
some influence on his political positions. His longtime mentor and father figure was Frank Marshal
Davis who was an active member of the Communist Party. ... If Obama isn't a Marxist, he's nevertheless
done an excellent job completing their goal which is the demise of our capitalist system.
Our "Gay Pride"
President. [Scroll down] One has to wonder why the President of the United States is so
intent on promoting gay pride. It could be that he was introduced to such perversion by his teenage
mentor, Franklin Marshall Davis, a known Communist who was certainly aware of the lifestyle of his fellow
Communist Henry Hay, founder of the homosexual Mattachine Society -- an early organization
launched to homosexualize the United States.
Obama Suffers 'Father Hunger'. The abandonment by his father when he was an infant and by his
stepfather at age 10 has left President Obama with a "father hunger" that influences everything from why
he distances himself from pushy supporters, to his strong desire to compromise and bring people together, to his
aggressive campaign to kill Osama bin Laden, says a psychoanalytic book out next week. In Obama on the
Couch, George Washington University professor Justin Frank also reveals that Obama has spent much of his life
seeking out father figures, but most, like Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Vice President Biden, have disappointed
him. "Obama searched for a father, for someone to relate to who could help him -- a strong man who knew
what to do," Frank writes.
African-American Soviet Republic. Perhaps the most stunning element of the Revolutionary Communist
Party's manifesto is the call for black Americans to unite into a separate, autonomous republic in the American
South. ... When a genuine civil-rights tragedy, the case of the Scottsboro boys, hit in 1931, CPUSA was on site
and ready for action. The comrades wasted no time converting the Scottsboro case into a major communist
campaign. And how fruitful was that effort? It was that particular recruitment tool —
CPUSA's cynical Scottsboro campaign — that caught the attention and began drawing into the Communist
Party a young journalist and editor in Atlanta named Frank Marshall Davis, who decades later would advise a
Hawaiian adolescent named Barack Obama.
Now about Obama's Teenage Years! Now
that it has been established that a candidate's teenage years help define the man to come, it might be time to take a new look at the adolescent
Obama and his then-mentor, the late Frank Marshall Davis. [...] Like Boo Radley, Davis remains in the shadows for one reason: the media
fear what the light would do to him. For all of Davis's gifts, and they are many, his lifelong flirtation with darkness makes him a little
too creepy for his own display case in the Barack Obama presidential library.
How Our "Gay President" Learned About Sex. [Paul]
Kengor calls the [David] Maraniss rationale for ignoring [Frank Marshall] Davis "strange," adding, "Apparently, even Obama's own words (many of them) on
Davis's influence can be dismissed by reporters who do not want to touch this subject." It is apparent that they do not want to touch the subject
because, now that "Frank" has been identified as a communist and sex pervert, the information will be perceived as hurtful to Obama. Davis's
influence over Obama is a taboo subject and remains so to this day.
Maraniss Bio Deepens Obama Birth Mystery.
Birthers have known for years that there was no Obama family, that the couple never lived together, that Obama campaigned on a lie, and that the
major media covered for him every step of the way. [...] The casual reader of the Maraniss book is left with the impression that Ann and Obama had
a one-night stand that they both regretted, but that they consented to marriage because that is what people did back in 1961. The more
informed reader wonders whether Barack Obama, Sr. was fronting for the real father, the best candidate being Obama's future mentor, Frank Marshall
Davis. Maraniss opens the door on both possibilities but fails to even peek through.
Was communist mentor intimate with Obama's mother?
Did Barack Obama's mother pose nude for communist poet and journalist Frank Marshall Davis? Did Obama build his political career on a
fairy tale that his father was a Kenyan who grew up herding goats? Was Obama's goal in writing his autobiography, "Dreams from My Father,"
to misdirect Americans away from a deeply disturbing family background and a Marxist political foundation? These are questions filmmaker
Joel Gilbert poses in the full-length documentary "Dreams from My Real Father," which argues Frank Marshall Davis is the president's biological
father, not the Kenyan Barack Obama.
Why Obama Could Be a Communist Mole:
Revelations regarding the fact that the current president Barack Obama was a member of the socialist New Party, which has affiliations with the
Democratic Socialists of America, have raised the possibility that he was specifically groomed to be a subversive by his mentors and associates
throughout his life and political career. [...] The central causal link between Barack Obama and the USSR's intelligence agencies would most
likely be Frank Marshall Davis. FMD had the verifiable communist party pedigree to be a KGB contact — this is the smoking gun
all American patriots should seek out, first and foremost.
Time and Again, Maraniss
Conceals Obama's Socialist Roots. Given the depth of his research, Maraniss had to know what he was hiding. "Here are
the facts and they are indisputable," writes historian Paul Kengor in his soon-to-be released book, The Communist — Frank
Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor: "Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro-Red China, card-carrying
member of Communist Party (CPUSA). His Communist Party card number was 47544." The reason the Davis story has remained "untold"
until now is because Maraniss and his peers consciously chose not to tell it. As Kengor points out, Maraniss wrote a 10,000-word piece
for the Washington Post on Obama's early years in August 2008, and yet "there was not a single mention of Davis."
Supreme Court Helps Obama
Fulfill Dreams from His Communist Mentor. Frank Marshall Davis, who lived from 1905 to 1987, mentored Barack Obama in Hawaii in the 1970s.
Davis was a devoted communist — pro-Soviet, pro-Stalin, and pro-Mao. His Communist Party number was 47544. Davis did terrible,
blatant propaganda work for the international communist movement. [...] Among those columns, Frank Marshall Davis wrote a piece on July 21, 1955
calling for taxpayer funding of universal health care. That column was published in the Honolulu Record, which was the Communist Party publication
for Hawaii. As Davis put it, he wanted to "see my tax dollars go to insure health care for everybody."
David Maraniss and Obama's Communist Mentor.
For the record, Frank Marshall Davis was introduced to Obama by Obama's grandfather, Stanley Dunham. Dunham introduced his grandson to Davis in the
1970s — by one (authoritative) account as early as 1970. He did so for the purpose of mentoring. And what a mentor he chose: Davis
had been a literal card-carrying member of Communist Party USA (CPUSA). I have the FBI pages that list Davis's CPUSA number, which was 47544. I
reprint the FBI pages in the appendix of my book. Davis did outrageous pro-Soviet propaganda work for CPUSA organs like the Chicago Star and
the Honolulu Record. His writings unerringly parroted the Soviet line. Like other CPUSA members, he was a loyal Soviet patriot. The
liberal Obama biographers who bother to acknowledge Davis frame him as an innocent victim of McCarthyism. That's nonsense.
As A Teen, Obama was
Deeply Influenced By Communist Mentor. [Scroll down] I believe that Davis is reflective, and helps explain, how and why America's
current president is further to the left than any president of our generation. He sheds light on how our president developed into a man of the
left, ultimately ranked the most left-leaning member of the Senate by National Journal in the final year before he ran for president. And yet,
this radical influence on our president has been thoroughly ignored by the media. No Republican president with a mentor this extreme to the
right would escape such scrutiny.
Book: Obama's Communist mentor influenced his political beliefs.
A new book due out Tuesday makes the case that Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party, mentored Barack Obama when he
lived in Hawaii. In researching "The Communist," [Dr. Paul] Kengor combed over Davis' recently released FBI profile and his voluminous writings
to show something many other authors and journalists have either ignored or failed to grasp: Davis was a communist who had an early hand in
shaping the future president's political beliefs. Davis' influence was apparent when Obama was in his late teens. John Drew, who knew him
at Occidental College, told Kengor that "Obama was already an ardent Marxist when I met him in the fall of 1980."
The Communist Mentor: Frank Marshall Davis.
Were it not for the collective willful amnesia on the part of academia and the media regarding communist subversion in the United States,
would Barack Obama be in the White House today?
Was Obama's Communist Mentor His Father? Arizona's
Joe Arpaio, known as "America's Toughest Sheriff" for his treatment of criminals, has been sued by the Obama Administration but is running for
re-election this year. He may already have had the last laugh, as his investigators probing President Obama's birth certificate have come up
with sure-fire proof that the document has been tampered with. The evidence shows that the identification of Obama's father as "African" was not
on the original document. [...] The reason for the cover-up in Obama's case, contends filmmaker Joel Gilbert, is that his real father was Frank
Marshall Davis, a Communist under FBI surveillance who was Obama's mentor while he was growing up in Hawaii. [...] The reason for the fraud is what
takes the scandal to another more dangerous level. The evidence suggests that Obama's birth document was altered not just to conceal a family
scandal but to conceal Obama's relationship with a Communist who was considered by the FBI to be a top Soviet operative in the state of Hawaii and
eligible for arrest in the case of a national emergency.
Sanitizing Obama's Radical Past. As an
eyewitness to young Obama's Marxist-Leninist ideology, I count myself among those who think it is our duty to report the truth about young Obama,
especially if it helps us understand the persistent, contemporary influence of Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist who became young Barack Obama's
mentor. I do not think it is any exaggeration to suggest that in the long run, the mainstream media's failure to confront the reality of young
Obama's ideological extremism is almost as important than the reality of Obama's tenure in office.
What the Media Won't Say about Frank
Marshall Davis. [Scroll down] The reason I mention the poetry at all is to shed light on the young Obama's relationship with
Davis, his Hawaiian mentor. In my early writing on Obama's literary talents, I took him at his word that he wrote some "very bad poetry" and
largely ignored the two radically different poems he submitted as an Occidental College undergraduate, the cringe-worthy "Underground" and the more
complex "Pop." It was my co-conspirator Don Wilkie who prompted me to take another look at the latter poem. "I have read 'Pop' now
maybe 20 or 30 times," Wilkie wrote me a few years back, "and I think it is about Obama telling us that 'Pop' really is, his pop."
At the time, all serious critics were insisting that the subject of "Pop" was Obama's grandfather Stan Dunham, a man whom Obama called "Gramps."
On the name alone, this interpretation made no sense.
The Commie's Commie. [Scroll down] [Paul] Kengor
isn't an investigative reporter, so he steers clear of those radioactive issues about whether Frank is really Obama's father, or about where the
president was actually born and what citizenship he holds, or may have held, throughout his chaotic childhood. But — happily for
the reader — Kengor devotes a few pages to utterly destroying the reputations of those liberal journalists and fawning Obama biographers
who do claim to be investigative journalists, and who twisted themselves into pretzels to avoid noticing that Obama's mentor was a Communist.
Another doctored image deepens Obama mystery.
Does a family photograph of a young Barack Obama posted on the president's Facebook campaign page offer a clue to the identity of his real father?
A professional graphic artist who examined the 1973 photo believes the image of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, was airbrushed into the scene to cover up
an African-American man who was standing next to Obama at the Honolulu airport. Filmmaker Joel Gilbert, who commissioned the analysis, told WND
there's substantial evidence that the man in the original photograph was Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party member, pro-Soviet propagandist and
pornographer who played a fatherly role in Obama's teen years.
Frank Marshall Davis Biography. [Scroll down] Davis also helped organize the
Communist controlled ILWU (union) in a failed effort to take over the Hawaiian government in 1949. The Hawaii NAACP chapter complained to its
national office, "Comrade Frank Marshall Davis suddenly appeared on the scene to propagandize the membership with the purpose of converting it into a
front for the Stalinist line." In 1956, Davis was subpoenaed by the Senate Subcommittee on Un-American Activities and pleaded the fifth.
Dreams from My Real Father makes the case that on August 4, 1961, Frank Marshall Davis became the father of the future 44th President of
the United States and indoctrinated him with a Marxist ideology during his formative years.
Obama's Ultimate Cover-up. It's true that communism is not
perceived as being as much of a threat as it used to be, but can you imagine what the reaction might be among the American people, even now, if
they were told by the major papers and network news programs that a top Communist Party operative molded their President's views on economic,
foreign policy and cultural issues? This is the story that has to be suppressed at any cost, four years later during a critical election
Do You Know Frank Marshall Davis? For the past four
years, the media have chosen to keep the public in the dark about Barack Obama's Hawaii mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. The fact that Davis was a
card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, a published pornographer, and the subject of two-thirds of the poems the young Obama ever wrote (or had written
for him) might have something to do with that.
'Obama would have trouble getting a security clearance for an entry-level government job'. Author Paul Kengor wants you to
know just how radical Frank Marshal Davis — a man many consider to have been a mentor to President Barack Obama during his
teenage years — was. "Obama's mentor was considered so radical, and such a potential pro-Soviet threat, that the federal
government placed him on the Security Index," Kengor told The Daily Caller in an interview about his new book on Davis, simply titled "The
Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and
Deception. Barack Obama the man is more of a mystery to Americans than any president in modern history, thanks to suppressed documents and
unexplained gaps in his personal and intellectual life. Now a new documentary seeks to answer the question, "Was the multicultural tale of Obama's
goat-herding Kenyan father only a fairy tale to obscure a Marxist agenda irreconcilable with American values?" [...] As director/writer/producer Joel Gilbert
puts it, the conclusion is that "the 'Birthers' have been on a fool's errand. To understand Obama's plans for America, the question is not 'Where's the
birth certificate,' but 'Who's the real father?'" The film makes the case that Davis is Obama's real father, both biologically and ideologically, and
that he indoctrinated Obama during the latter's formative years with a political grounding in Marxism and an anti-white world view.
Letters Point to 'Obama's Real Father'.
New research by Joel Gilbert into Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis' seedy history in Hawaii has bolstered the filmmaker's
theory that Davis was the biological father of Barack Obama. Gilbert has uncovered handwritten letters by Davis that strongly
suggest the acknowledged Obama mentor's pornographic sex novel "Sex Rebel: Black" was based on Davis' personal life.
Obama, Frank Marshall Davis and the Earl Durham Connection.
Vernon Jarrett and Frank Marshall Davis worked together in a communist front, the Citizen's Committee to Aid Packinghouse Workers in 1948 Chicago — the
same year Davis moved to Hawaii. More than forty years later Vernon Jarrett followed Obama's career in Chicago and used his newspaper column to promote Obama's
successful Senate campaign in 2004. The question is — did some of Frank Marshall Davis' old Chicago comrades aid Barack Obama's career in Chicago
more than four decades on?
Davis and the Subversion of the Democratic Party. A curious specter will be hovering over the Democratic convention this
week. It is the ghost of Frank Marshall Davis, Communist Party USA member 47544 and mentor to a young Barack Obama. Readers
of this site are well aware of Davis, from my writings and those of others who have posted articles here. Davis joined the
Communist Party during World War II and was unflinchingly pro-Soviet and pro-Red China.
Book: 'The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The
Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor'. In the 1940s, Obama's Hawaiian mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was extremely active in Chicago Communist Party
fronts, campaigns, and newspapers. He worked alongside the political ancestors of David Axelrod, Obama's chief strategist, and Valerie Jarrett, Obama's closest
adviser. For Axelrod, the political ancestors were the Canter family, Harry and David Canter — so far to the left that they actually lived in Moscow
and worked for Stalin's government just before relocating to Chicago. The Canter family mentored David Axelrod in Chicago in the 1970s.
Barack Obama, the Socialist. [Scroll
down] The early groundwork for Obama's socialist worldview was laid during his teen years, when he was mentored by the writer/poet Frank
Marshall Davis, a longtime member of the Communist Party and the subject of a 601-page FBI file. The co-founder of a Communist-controlled
newspaper that consistently echoed the Soviet party line, Davis had previously been involved with the American Peace Mobilization, described by
Congress as not only "one of the most notorious and blatantly communist fronts ever organized in this country," but also "one of the most
seditious organizations which ever operated in the United States."
Frank Marshall Davis, Jr.? [Scroll
down] The truth will eventually come out, perhaps in 2013, but maybe not for many more years. When it does, historians will
ask why the media was complicit in deceiving the American public about the career of the man who was called Barack Hussein Obama II.
Obama's Redistribution: What Did
Frank Marshall Davis Say? Given my book on Barack Obama's communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, I'm regularly asked whether
the latest Obama statement — on economics, on wealth, on business, on the middle class, etc. — rings of Davis.
Invariably, yes, it does. Not surprisingly, I'm being asked just that in regard to the new Obama statement on "redistribution," which
has just emerged in a tape recording from 1998. Does that statement likewise smack of Frank Marshall Davis? Yes, no question.
Was Obama's Audio Book Version of 'Dreams From My Father' Purged of All References to Communist Mentor? "Frank" — whose
influence [Dr. Paul] Kengor asserts was key to the fledgling politician and that the eccentric activist appears in "each mile-marker" of Obama's path
from Hawaii to the halls of Washington, D.C. — is mentioned no less than 22 times by name in "Dreams From My Father" and is referenced
via pronouns numerous other times throughout the book. But while listening to the audio version recently, Kengor noticed "Frank" had disappeared.
He re-listened to the entire audio book on Tuesday afternoon [10/2/2012] and compared it to the unabridged memoir.
Obama, Who's Your Daddy? In spite of all the posturing,
courtroom drama, political maneuvers, endless obfuscation, and the frenzied production of yet another highly questionable birth certificate, fully
half of the American people have doubts about President Obama's birth certificate and his eligibility to hold office. This is astonishing.
But even more astonishing is a new theory about Obama's origins that, if true, could rattle the world almost as much as a Supreme Court finding that
Obama is not a natural born citizen.
Why does Obama's mom have a black
man's hand in this photo? Obama's entire life is a lie. The lies begin with where he was born and who his real biological father was.
'Trust Me, I'm from the Past'. If I had access to time
travel, I would use it now to leverage my role as the only person on Earth willing to testify that young Obama was a genuine Marxist socialist in
1980. [...] I believe that public knowledge of my face-to-face confrontation with young Obama's ideological extremism in 1980 would have helped prevent
Obama's election in 2008. My account of Obama's anticipation of a Communist revolution would have alerted voters to the reality that Obama is not
a bipartisan politician, but rather a longstanding advocate of class warfare and other hateful ideas promoted earlier by the likes of Frank Marshall Davis.
Dreams From Frank Marshall Davis. Let's cut to the chase:
Frank Marshall Davis was a literal, card-carrying member of Communist Party USA (CPUSA). [...] These thoughts and words of Frank Marshall Davis bear an uncanny
resemblance to Obama's thoughts and words and actions. My general conclusion is that Frank Marshall Davis' far-left extremism may help explain how and why
America's current president is further to the left than any president of our generation. I think Davis is factor in understanding Obama's political,
ideological, and intellectual development.
Did Obama Write Anti-Semitic Poetry?
As a 19-year-old sophomore, Barack Obama had two poems — "Underground" and "Pop" — published under his name in the
spring 1981 edition of Occidental College's literary magazine, Feast. If Obama wrote any other poems after that, they have not
emerged. "Pop," the more sophisticated of the two poems, has attracted the most attention. As I argued in my book,
Deconstructing Obama, "Pop" dissects Obama's relationship with his communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and was most
likely written by Davis himself, a skilled poet.
Dreams from my surrogate father.
Whether or not Frank Marshall Davis is Barack Obama's real father is not the point of this article. What is the point is there
is no doubt that Frank Marshall Davis was the only father figure that Barack Obama truly had. [...] Even if Barack Obama Sr. was
Barack Obama's biological father he was not an influence on his life. He did not shape his ideological world view.
He did not fill young Barack Obama's impressionable mind with anti-American rhetoric and Communist sympathizing thoughts.
That job was given to Frank Marshall Davis.
Already Freaking Out About New Media Vetting President Obama. Predictably, the mainstream media is
circling the wagons around the president and trying to distract away from the real issue: Barack Obama is a radical
and his political philosophy was built by people like Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright and Derrick Bell.
Reading: Bell Says Whites Might Enslave Blacks. Back when Barack Obama was a lecturer at the
University of Chicago Law School, he assigned Derrick Bell's readings in class. In particular, he
assigned the introduction to Bell's book, Faces at the Bottom of the Well. Bell's book was
highly controversial, and for good reason: it contains some of the most inflammatory racial material in
the critical race theory canon.
The Racist Ravings of
Derrick Bell. By now, you may already have seen the 1991 video footage of Barack Obama, who
was then a 30-year-old student at Harvard Law School, speaking in glowing terms about Harvard professor
Derrick Bell, whom Obama described as a man known for "speaking the truth" and for an "excellence
of ... scholarship" that had not only "opened up new vistas and new horizons," but had "changed the
standards [of what] legal writing is about." "Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of
Professor Derrick Bell," Obama urged the sizable crowd which had gathered to show their support for
Professor Bell that day.
in 1994: 'Jewish Neoconservative Racists'. The controversy over the videotape of Harvard Law School
student Barack Obama speaking in support of his professor Derrick Bell during Bell's one-man 1990 uprising against
the law school's failure or refusal to hire a black woman as a professor has caused a predictable back-and-forth
about what it might mean for Obama to have a favorable view of Bell.
Obama to Khalid Muhammad: Two Degrees of Separation. John Podhoretz and Patterico highlight a close
connection between Barack Obama and Khalid Muhammad. Obama, as we know, was a disciple of Derrick Bell; in
the video that Breitbart.com released a few days ago, he urged his listeners to open their hearts and minds to
Bell's teachings. So, what were Bell's teachings? Bell was a fervent admirer of Louis Farrakhan
and Khalid Muhammad of the Nation of Islam. Podhoretz quotes a 1994 interview in which Bell said, "We
should really appreciate the Louis Farrakhans and the Khalid Muhammads while we've got them."
The Book of
Obama: The Ganza Megillah. [Scroll down] The tapes of Obama supporting and embracing
Derrick Bell at Harvard released by Breitbart's staff after his untimely death, which were covered up by
Obama's friend Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree, the media and undoubtedly others, establish that the
pre-election image of Obama as a post racial uniter was as accurate a description of the true Obama as the
notion of the Grand Vizier as an enforcer of a Persian multi-cult paradise might be. In fact Derrick Bell
was a barely disguised racist, an anti-Semite and an inspiration for Obama's racist and anti-Semitic pastor
of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright. He was the creator of a school of thought known in academic speak as
"critical race theory," a pernicious flimsy cover for anti-Semitic, anti-white, anti-Asian thought which
contends that there is no real "merit."
Assigned Bell at University of Chicago Law School. Barack Obama made his own students at the
University of Chicago Law School read some of Derrick Bell's most radical and racially inflammatory writings.
USA Must Admit We're Permanently Racist. Obama: "Open your hearts and open your minds to the
words of Prof. Derrick Bell." Derrick Bell: "Racism is permanent".
Beloved Law Professor: Derrick Bell. Breitbart.com has revealed that while at Harvard Law School,
Barack Obama embraced the racially charged cause of professor Derrick Bell. Both Obama and Bell demanded
that Harvard hire professors on the basis of race. Obama and other students rallied to Bell's side after
Bell quit teaching in an attempt to force Harvard to implement race-based hiring policies.
Implodes Over Breitbart's Obama/Bell Video. [Video clip.]
Thomas Sowell Hammers 'Despicable'
Derrick Bell. Was Derrick Bell a radical when Barack Obama told us all to open our hearts and minds?
Thomas Sowell was asked about Bell at the time. Here's what he said.
Wright on Derrick Bell, Jesus, and the Jews. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's incendiary Chicago
pastor, admired radical Harvard Law School professor Derrick Bell, inviting him to speak at Trinity United
Church of Christ and referring to him from the pulpit. In one sermon, which Wright published in 1995 in
a collection entitled Africans Who Shaped Our Faith: A Study of 10 Biblical Personalities, Wright referred
specifically to Bell's protest against Harvard — the same protest that Obama supported in a video
released by Breitbart.com last week.
Theory Explained. CRT was an intellectual development in the late 1970s and early 1980s in which
some scholars, perturbed by what they perceived as a loss of momentum in the movement for racial equality, began
to doubt that the constitutional and legal system itself had the capacity for change. This criticism mirrored
a Marxist attack long voiced in academia: that the Constitution had been a capitalist document incapable of
allowing for the redistributionist change necessary to create a more equal world. To create a more equal
world, the Constitution and the legal system would have to be endlessly criticized — hence critical
theory — and torn down from within. The Marxist criticism of the system was called critical
theory; the racial criticism of the system was therefore called Critical Race Theory.
How Derrick Bell
Beat Martin Luther King Jr.: "History proves that the white man is a devil," said Malcolm X.
"Whites are liars," said Jeremiah Wright. "I love to harass white folks," said Derrick Bell. "This
is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy," a black teenager said to Allen Coon, a white
student on the porch of his own home, as he set him on fire. "Don't tell me words don't matter," Obama
once said. And he was right. Words do matter. The words of his mentors that have rooted hate
so deep in the black community that it has become a cancer, a sore that bleeds violence, a stain on the soul.
Bell-Obama Connection Matters: Bell thought that Louis Farrakhan was a "hero for the people," since
he stood up to the white establishment — a position so extreme that even fellow Harvard professors such
as Randall Kennedy thought it was over the edge. Bell excused a certain amount of anti-Semitism by blaming it
on "Jewish neoconservative racists who are undermining blacks in every way they can."
Legal Mentor Shows Affirmative Action Limits. [Derrick] Bell was for years a civil rights lawyer, but
not an academic legal scholar of the sort who gets appointed as a full professor at one of the leading law schools.
Yet he became a visiting professor at the Stanford law school and was a full professor at the Harvard law school.
It was transparently obvious in both cases that his appointment was because he was black, not because he had the
qualifications that got other people appointed to these faculties. At Stanford, his students complained that
his course on constitutional law was not up to the standards of the other courses they were taking. Stanford
at that time had one of the leading scholars in constitutional law, Professor Gerald Gunther — and
Derrick Bell was no Gerald Gunther.
Barack's People: Derrick Bell, a
racial radical, whom Investor's Business Daily called the Jeremiah Wright of Harvard, has called Louis Farrakhan a "hero."
He was also Barack Obama's favorite professor — introduced by our post-racial president as a man Americans needed to
open their "hearts and minds to." He was deeply involved in Critical Race Theory and the supposition that all minority
ills are due to white supremacy and that the only solution is the destruction of the foundations of the nation. He was
also an anti-Semite, railing against "Jewish neoconservative racists" forever "undermining blacks in every way they can."
Theory: A Cult of Anti-White Resentment. When asked by CNN's Soledad O'Brien about the definition of critical
race theory (CRT), Emory Law Professor Dorothy Brown offered the following: "Critical race theory seeks to explain judicial
decisions by asking the question, [']What does race have to do with it?[']" CRT simply "looks at race in America,"
professor Brown stated. That's a bit like saying that a religious zealot just "looks at" theology. Critical
race theorists do not merely look at racial questions. Like zealots, they give answers; they preach a doctrine, seek
converts, and condemn nonbelievers. Indeed, CRT is the primary source of Orwellian "hate speech" proposals.
Why Obama's radicalism matters: Derrick Bell was
a radical Marxist and racist with whom Barack Obama maintained a close relationship until the former's death just last year.
Concerning other questionable associates, from the racist Rev. Jeremiah Wright to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, Obama has minimized
these relationships, as well as their depth and length. With the release of the Breitbart video, we have Obama personally
advancing a radical and his teachings, and a verifiable, long-term connection.
Discover the Networks: The late Derrick Albert Bell,
Jr.. [Scroll down] In 1994 Bell was quoted as having predicted that eventually America would witness the rise of
charismatic new black leaders who, in the interests of retributive racial justice, would "urge that instead of [African Americans]
killing each other, they should go out in gangs and kill a whole lot of white people." ... Bell endorsed a journal called Race Traitor,
whose stated aim is "to abolish the white race, which means no more and no less than abolishing the privileges of the white skin."
Moreover, the publication's guiding principle is: "Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity."
Race Theory: Of the Racists, By the Racists, and For the Racists. Buried in Derrick Bell's resume is an instructive
episode showing how the racial intimidation of the "Critical Studies" race baiters helped move the Leftist's agenda.
Bell — who died last year — objected to neutrality and color-blindness in the Constitution. Bell
wanted race to become a permanent weapon of the left — in short, he was a race warrior and wanted constant racial
strife. To justify his race war, he argued that the existence of slavery at the time of the U.S. Constitution rendered
that agreement unenforceable against blacks.
Kagan's Handwritten Notes to Bell on Critical Race Theory. Breitbart News has discovered previously unknown
handwritten notes from Elena Kagan to radical professor Derrick Bell, sent to Bell as Kagan worked on his seminal 1985
article on Critical Race Theory in the Harvard Law Review.
Letter to Bell to Blurb 'Dreams from My Father'. Barack Obama's association with radical Critical Race Theory professor
Derrick Bell did not end after Harvard Law School — and certainly not at the April 24, 1990 rally at which Obama embraced Bell,
literally and figuratively. Breitbart News has discovered a letter sent by Obama to Bell in February 1995 in which Obama asks
Bell to review — and to blurb — an early version of Obama's autobiography, then entitled Dreams of
"Community Organizer" is another way to say "troublemaker." Back in the '60s they
were called "outside agitators."
The Abuser in Chief.
Obama's political career was made in the Democratic stronghold of Cook County. He never had to cut deals
across the aisle. Any success he had when he served in Springfield was due to bill-jacking; the hard work
across the aisle was done by others, but Obama's political mentor, State Senate President Emil Jones, schemed to
have Obama's name attached to the bills so he could make a United States senator out of his protégé.
Deep Cover at Organizing
for America. [Scroll down slowly] Notice, too, the use of the phrase "take ownership of the
community." Evanston borders Chicago on the north, and they speak the same political language. In
Democrat-ese, "owning the community" means that if you got a problem with trash pickup, talk to the Democratic
precinct captain. If you have a kid who needs a job, talk to the Democratic precinct captain. If
you have trouble with delivery trucks getting ticketed for double-parking in front of your shop, talk to the
Democratic precinct captain. If you need a block party permit, a one-day liquor license, or a building
code violation overlooked, talk to the Democratic precinct captain. Democrats own the community.
Welcome To Camp Obama.
[Mike] Kruglik happens to be the Alinsky disciple who first taught Obama hardball organizing tactics on the South
Side. He was Obama's boss in the '80s. Kruglik now works for the Chicago-based Gamaliel Foundation,
which trains and deploys radicals across the country. Kruglik once declared Obama "the undisputed master
of agitation," according to David Freddoso, author of the best-seller "The Case Against Barack Obama."
Socialist Connections: Obama's socialist backing goes back at least to 1996, when he received
the endorsement of the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for an Illinois state
senate seat. Later, the Chicago DSA newsletter reported that Obama, as a state senator, showed up to
eulogize Saul Mendelson, one of the "champions" of "Chicago's democratic left" and a long-time socialist
activist. Obama's stint as a "community organizer" in Chicago has gotten some attention, but his
relationship with the DSA socialists, who groomed and backed him, has been generally ignored.
with Daley. It was one more story of dirty Chicago politics that went unnoticed in the national
media. This story of Patrick Daley feeding from the trough — or more properly, from the
sewer — exemplifies the sweetheart deals that are typical of the political environment in which
Senator Barack Obama rose. It rounds out the story of how each member of the family of Obama's Illinois
Senate mentor, Emil Jones, somehow manages to make big money from government salaries and contracts.
Socialist Connections: Obama's socialist backing goes back at least to 1996, when he received
the endorsement of the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for an Illinois state
senate seat. Later, the Chicago DSA newsletter reported that Obama, as a state senator, showed up to
eulogize Saul Mendelson, one of the "champions" of "Chicago's democratic left" and a long-time socialist
activist. Obama's stint as a "community organizer" in Chicago has gotten some attention, but his
relationship with the DSA socialists, who groomed and backed him, has been generally ignored.
Carl Davidson: In
the mid-1990s Davidson was a major player in the Chicago branch of the New Party, a Marxist political coalition
whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials. ... Davidson first met Barack Obama through
the New Party, which endorsed the latter in his run for the Illinois state senate in 1996. Obama had
actively sought this endorsement, and he used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers. Davidson
quickly became one of Obama's most ardent supporters. He helped organize a large 2002 rally where Obama
first established himself as an eloquent anti-war spokesman.
When is Obama Not Lying?
Obama is just another shifty-eyed, moondancin' pol from the Chicago Machine, playing the race card like Jesse Jackson,
even according to The New Yorker. He makes outright deals with corruptocrat Tony Rezko to get his home cheap,
and with the Teamsters to buy their election troops in exchange for Federal oversight leniency. He's been
lolling in bed with the wild-eyed zealots of ACORN for ten years or more.
Aim: In 2007, Senator Barack Obama stood up for a gun owner. He endorsed Chicago Alderman
Dorothy Tillman in her Democratic primary. Not only was she a gun owner, but she had even pulled a gun
on her colleagues during a contentious 1991 ward redistricting hearing, according to eyewitnesses.
Tillman, best known for demanding to be served by black (not white) waiters, and for advocating reparations
for slavery, narrowly lost her race despite Obama's support.
Obama and South
Chicago Slum Developers: Barack Obama's political career rose from the south side of Chicago
with a lot of help from his friends involved in the housing industry. They have profited and thrived,
unlike the Senator's south side constituents. The Tony Rezko scandal focused the nation's attention on
just one piece of a much larger story: Obama's close association with several South Chicago slum
landlords, plus one property manager who is now his senior advisor.
Chuck Todd Ascribes to Chicago Mayor Daley Tremendous Power Over White House Olympic Push. This
is a BIZARRE assessment. But Todd's explanation — in defense of his bizarreness — had
him venturing further into the realm of the absurd. He insisted that Mayor Daley basically ordered the
White House — and the President specifically — to get involved on behalf of his Olympic effort.
If this is true, Todd is breaking some serious news here — that the titular head of the vaunted,
notorious Chicago Political Machine can bend the White House to his will whenever he wishes.
Which would be more than a little disturbing.
Chicagoland. Instead of
lobbying Olympics officials to bring the games to his hometown of Chicago, President Obama should be huddling with
local officials to figure out how to control violence there. Some say Chicago is too broke to host the
Olympics. Others say it's too corrupt. Above all, it's too dangerous. Crime is out of control,
and the president shares some blame for the trend.
America, You've Been
Punk'd. It's okay to admit it: you thought you were voting for a more benevolent and wiser
version of Tiger Woods when all you got was a smoother version of Chicago-style, brass knuckle politics.
It isn't so much that you voted for the wrong guy; you were lied to by the media. But you should have
known better. Chicago has a long and storied run of thoroughly corrupt political bosses giving envy to
any third-world dictator.
Obama hits opponents with Chicago brass knuckles.
[Scroll down] Daley's father of course was Richard M. Daley, mayor of Chicago from 1955 until his
death in 1976. Ayers' father was head of Commonwealth Edison, the Chicago-based utility, from 1964 to
1980. You bet they were great friends. That's governance, Chicago style. The head of
government is friends with the heads of every big business, lobby and union, and together they make
decisions on how everyone else will live. Those on the inside get what they want. Those
on the outside — well, they get what the big guys want them to have. That's life in the
Obama's Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model. The guru of Sixties radicals, [Saul] Alinsky
urged his followers to be flexible and opportunistic and say anything to get power, which they can then use to
destroy the existing society and its economic system. Alinsky died in 1972, but left behind an organization
in Chicago dedicated to his malicious ideas. This team hired Barack Obama in 1986 when he was 23 and taught
him how to organize for radical transformation.
An unfortunate Chicago tradition. You want to be able to pack a weapon in public for your safety?
Fine. All you have to do is 1) run for the [Chicago] City Council and 2) win. Why the state
assumes that aldermen are fit for this prerogative is a mystery. "Law-abiding" is not the very first word
that comes to mind when you think of the City Council. Since 1972, 27 of its members have been convicted
on charges involving malfeasance, misfeasance, nonfeasance, disfeasance and anti-feasance with mopery
aforethought. It would be hard to come up with a group of people that has proven itself less
deserving of blanket trust.
It's the Totalitarianism, Stupid.
It is no comfort to know that Barack Obama rose to power in the hustler world of Chicago politics and that Mayor Daley,
Michelle Obama, and Valerie Jarrett, all faithful creatures of the machine, decided on all the appointments in this
known by the friends you keep. Since the advent of his socialist circle of czar advisers, we now
have a better measure of Obama. He seems to be a progressive in a European socialist way, but his czars
appear to be authoritarian — not democratic — socialists. As manufacturing czar
Ron Bloom put it, "We believe in the persuasion of power." Let's look further back to the "friends he
keeps." Obama's consigliore is his senior adviser, progressive liberal Valerie Jarrett, a virtual
cerebral body part to both him and the first lady. Know her and you know the Obamas.
Obama and the White
House Chicago Boys. Barack Obama has a problem. His polls numbers are dropping and his
policies are fueling an angry backlash across America. The Democratic party is held in disrepute, and
congressional Democrats are dropping like flies. This imperils Obama's radical agenda and his own 2012
prospects. What to do? Game the system and rig the future elections. That is how things are
done in the streets of Chicago.
Obama and the Government
Employees: Barack Obama may not have learned much at Harvard regarding the Constitution, but he did
learn in Chicago how politics works: the Chicago way. Reward supporters, and keep the bribery as opaque
as possible. Chicago mores have been brought to Washington.
Ignores 'The Chicago Way,' Corrupt Machine That Spawned Obama, Three Suicides. While [John] Kass
calls Obama "a Chicago political guy," he knows the Machine is multi-layered. While the hub is Chicago,
spokes extend throughout Cook County, and reach deep inside the state capital at Springfield. Because
the MSM ignored the Machine from which Obama emerged, the electorate didn't realize that voting for Obama
meant endorsing politics the Chicago way.
Study examines decades
of Cook County corruption. Nearly 150 elected leaders, high-ranking officials and people doing
business with the county have been convicted in corruption cases ranging from bribery to ghost-payrolling
dating back to 1957, a study released Thursday [2/19/2010] by the University of Illinois at Chicago and Better
Government Association found.
Obama, the Chicago
Boys, and their 30 Billion Dollar Slush Fund: [Scroll down slowly] Recall, Barack Obama's
statement, "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." That is the modus operandi of a criminal.
Evidently that is also the governing philosophy of our President.
"Chicago Way" Of Barack Hussein Obama. The Better Government Association, a busy Chicago-based
watchdog group that has its work cut out for it, recently released its "Hall of Shame" report that details the
nearly 150 county officials who have gone to jail for corruption in Barack Obama's Cook County. And that
doesn't even include the more than one hundred Chicago officials who have also gone to jail over the last few
The bullies in
the White House. Recall, Obama is at his most truthful when he speaks extemporaneously, when
the Teleprompter and his handlers cannot control him. He said back during the campaign that when
adversaries "bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Those are mob rules. It is also the
modus operandi of Presidential "governance" in the Age of Obama. These are the Chicago Boys, after all.
Chicago: home of Al Capone, one party-and one-family rule for decades. Alderman politics, city
of corruption, and whose political mores have now been writ large.
Duncan's list and the Chicago Way. When U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan ran the Chicago
Public Schools for the boss of Chicago, he kept a secret list of those who hoped to clout children into the
city's top-tier public schools. "We didn't want to advertise what we were doing because we didn't want a
bunch of people calling," CPS official David Pickens admitted to Tribune reporters Azam Ahmed and Stephanie
Banchero, who broke the story. So the schools kept a clout list. But they didn't want nobody nobody
sent hassling them with calls.
Pfleger-ization of the Catholic Church. So much that you need to know about the Catholic Church's
social policy problems can be summed up in one word: Chicago. On race, abortion, guns, immigration
and "community organizing," Catholic Church officials in the Windy City have forged unholy alliances with
radical left-wingers and enablers who undermine the faith — and the faithful.
Most Notorious Priest Finally On Way Out?? Father Michael Pfleger is as far from the image of a parish
priest as can be imagined without crossing the line into absurdity. He is a loud-mouthed activist that has
spent a 30-year career calling people he doesn't like names, spewing race tinged "sermons," liberally tossing out
the race card, and engaging in extremist political causes. Not the model priest, for sure.
First, He Was a
Community Organizer. When Barack Obama entered the 2008 Presidential Election scene, ...we were told that
his most endearing credential was that he had navigated the "mean streets of Chicago" as a community organizer disseminating
"hope"; that he had been successful in making the poverty-stricken neighborhoods of Chicago a better place to live, a safer
place to live. As of April 25, 2010, the residents of Chicago have stood witness to 113 homicides. ... Gang
crime is so bad in some parts of the city that parents, when there are two existing in the household, routinely remind their
children not to play in front of the windows in their houses for fear of being struck by a stray bullet fired from the
gun of a gangbanger.
Shoring Up Chicago's
Community Bank. Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee want to find out if
anyone in the Obama White House attempted to influence the financial bailout of a well-known Chicago-based
"community bank," which faced FDIC closure last week, and which, going back to the Clinton Administration,
has had close ties to ACORN and the leftist community-organizing world of Chicago.
Rezko, Barack Obama, the FBI Mole, and the Somnolent Chicago MSM. The Chicago media covers
Illinois political corruption like crime reporters. They show up at the scene, gather for the perp
walk, snap a photo, and cover the trial. In short, they wait for the story to happen and then accept
official explanations with minimum scrutiny. Consequently, when the Machine gets caught, it's generally
not the media that breaks the story. And it's been that way in Chicago for a very long time.
The Candidates That Nobody Sent.
The ethos of the clubhouse era was captured in the story of Illinois Democrat Abner Mikva, who — decades
before becoming a House member and then a federal judge — walked into his Chicago Democratic ward office
in 1948 as an earnest law student hoping to volunteer. As Mikva later recounted, a glaring ward committee
member brusquely asked him, "'Who sent you?' I said, 'Nobody sent me.' He put [his] cigar back in his
mouth and he said, 'We don't want nobody that nobody sent.'" This week's elections were the triumph of
the candidates that nobody sent.
Chicago homecoming is not so sweet. It's been 15 months since President Obama went home
sweet home to Chicago. ... [But] it should be obvious why Obama hasn't been home much. Obama moved to
Chicago to establish his political base, but now the city is a political liability.
Tony Demasi and
the Chicago Way. [Scroll down] Owning a club introduces the proprietor to the seedy
world of Chicago politics unlike any other business. In order to own a club one would need as many
as six different licenses: a liquor license, a tobacco license (smoking was still legal in bars at
the time), a valet license, sidewalk license, and the Public Place of Amusement license, which allows a
venue the ability to charge a cover for live music or a DJ. In order to get these licenses successfully,
building inspectors, plumbing inspectors and electrical inspectors from various city zoning and buildings
departments, along with the local Alderman and Police commander would all have to approve parts of any
and all of these licenses. With his connection to [Marty] Gutilla's circle of friends, [Anthony A.]
Demasi had just the right influence to navigate this process.
Illinois is that? What could be tastier than two Democrats — President Barack Obama
and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich — hanging out with the treasurer of the Republican National Committee
at a Wilmette fundraiser hosted by a political fixer who would soon be in federal prison? According to
testimony by businessman Joseph Aramanda (who later wrote a $10,000 campaign check to Obama), it happened in
2003 as Obama was mounting a campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Surrounding Bank with Obama Ties Grows. Controversy continues to swirl around the Obama administration's
bailout of the politically connected community lender ShoreBank, with new calls for an investigation into how
the bank was able to secure tens of millions of dollars in Wall Street cash to stay alive, FOX Business has
Chicago Problem. [Scroll down] Mr. Obama continued to swing for Mr. Giannoulias right
through the news that the Giannoulias's Broadway Bank had loaned millions to Michael "Jaws" Giorango, a
convicted bookmaker, as well as other crime figures. He stuck with him through the news that some of
this money had been disbursed when Mr. Giannoulias was the bank's senior loan officer. And Mr. Obama
stuck with him when even the Democratic speaker of the Illinois House, Mike Madigan, refused to endorse Mr.
Giannoulias. "My history in politics, if you were alleged to be connected to the mob, you were done,"
said Mr. Madigan in the run-up to the 2006 treasurer's election.
Obama "All In" for Sen. Candidate/Mob
Banker Who Loaned $20M to a Guy Named "Jaws". President Obama has thrown his political weight
behind Chicago mob banker and basketball buddy, Alexi Giannoulias, in a brazen attempt to help elect one of
the sleaziest Democrat politicians around to his old Illinois Senate seat.
Obama Cozies Up to
Giannoulias. President Obama was believed to be avoiding Alexi Giannoulias. Why?
Well, Giannoulias, who is vying for Obama's old Illinois Senate seat and is a former basketball buddy of
the president, has become something of a political toxin. It became public that the former banker
serviced loans to mobsters and crooks, and Giannoulias's own family bank collapsed, creating yet another
political embarrassment for the candidate who is currently Illinois's state treasurer. But Obama
seems to have had a change of heart, and later this week he will host a political fundraiser for
Giannoulias in Chicago.
raises nearly $1 million for Giannoulias. The nearly $1 million fundraising event at the
Palmer House Hilton highlighted a quick visit by Obama back home to Chicago that also included a tour of a
Southeast Side Ford plant and a 49th birthday dinner Wednesday night [8/4/2010] with friends including
Shady Banking Buddy Left Behind. First Lady Michelle Obama's latest overseas jaunt is getting
all the headlines. But President Obama's money-grubbing junket to Chicago may cost taxpayers far more
in the long run. With his Gaultier-clad wife sashaying around the Spanish seaside, the lonely
fundraiser-in-chief returned to Illinois to take care of some birthday-week business. Job One:
Filling the Senate campaign coffers of his corruption-tainted political protege Alexi Giannoulias.
Only in Chicago Would
Street Gangs Be So Bold. Chicago street thugs held a press conference where they complained they
were not getting their fair share of the goodies that make Chi-Town the "City that Works."
City: Daley's friend got
$31K in free water by mistake. Two decades ago, the city's Streets and Sanitation Department
began leasing a block-long garage in Chinatown, in Chicago's notorious 1st Ward. The landlord: Fred
Bruno Barbara, a nephew of the late 1st Ward Ald. Fred Roti. Streets and San moved out by early 2005,
when Barbara — a friend of Mayor Daley — got caught up in the Hired Truck scandal.
But Barbara's garage and two adjoining buildings that he owns kept getting free water from City Hall —
until three months ago, when a Chicago Sun-Times reporter asked the Daley administration why it was treating
Barbara's garage as a "charitable account."
Obama and Company trying
to pull a fast one? The MOVE Act was passed in 2009 in reaction to ongoing problems with having
overseas military votes counted. States have had time to prepare and abide by the law. Is it a bolt
out of the blue that Illinois — a very blue state, home to Barack Obama and his cast of West Wing
characters — somehow just let this slip off their to-do list? All levels of state government
are in the hands of Democrats, and Cook County — where the Democratic machine has been in operation
for decades and where corruption is king — exercises a tremendous grip on what happens throughout
Voter Fraud in America.
The Chicago machine that nurtured Barack Obama's political career is legendary for its ability to manipulate
an election. Indeed, cheating and fraud are such staples of Illinois politics that residents hardly
notice any more. It is, of course, always interesting to hear a Chicago news-anchor provide the latest
tally of calls to the "Election Fraud Hotline" and no doubt some wagers are won and lost among citizens once
the final count is announced. But, for the most part, pay-offs, unregistered voters, dead voters, and
all the rest are an accepted part of life in the Prairie State.
Exposing Un-American Activities.
[Scroll down] The big news today is that some of the people who have been supporting Obama from the start
in Chicago are now under investigation by the FBI, suspected of providing support to foreign terrorist organizations
in Latin America and the Middle East. This is a trail that could lead all the way to the White House.
Joe Iosbaker and Stephanie Weiner, who are husband and wife, had their homes and offices raided because of
suspicions that they were providing support to foreign terrorist organizations. Both of them have been
associated with the Marxist-Leninist Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) and the Chicago New Party
that included Barack Obama.
staff pick just another cog in the Daley machine. As President Barack Obama knighted Chicago's William
Daley as his new chief of staff — and kept the Daley machine in control of the executive branch of our federal
government — I couldn't help thinking of the good old days.
mouthpiece Robert Gibbs was forced out by new henchman William Daley. I wondered yesterday [1/6/2011]
whether Robert Gibbs jumped or was pushed and noted that President Barack Obama's words indicated that it was "not
an entirely voluntary departure". It's being reported by John King on CNN right now that Gibbs wanted to be a
presidential counsellor — something he's been putting about for quite a while — but William
Daley, the new chief of staff, nixed this because he believed that too many cooks would spoil the presidential
broth. So that's why Gibbs is out.
The Chicago Machine Pumps Out A New Chief of Staff.
President Obama chose William Daley as his new chief of staff yesterday [1/6/2011], replacing Rahm Emanuel, who is leaving
to run for mayor of Chicago... a job currently held by Daley's brother Richard. It's comforting to know
there will be no net loss of Chicago politics in the White House.
Think Barack Obama left Chicago when he headed to the White House? Think again. The commander in
chief still commands a considerable presence here in the Midwest. Take, for instance, the rumors swirling
around police headquarters today that officer Mike Shields could be the top pick to permanently replace outgoing
police superintendent Jody Weis. Sources tell NBCChicago that he'll earn the top cop job sometime after
May. Shields is a cousin of First Lady Michelle Obama.
City Hall hired 139 ex-cons in two years. One of them smuggled cocaine from Jamaica about a
decade ago. Another was a carjacker. A third was convicted in the shooting of two Chicago cops
in the 1970s, hitting one of them in the face. They are among 139 people who got hired by the
City of Chicago over the past two years despite having been convicted of crimes. That's according to
a list of all of the city's hires of ex-cons in 2009 and 2010 obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times under
the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.
gets nearly free internet and computers? [Scroll down] Many of the key people in Obama's
White House also hail from the Windy City including the man who replaced Emanuel as the Chief of Staff, Bill
Daley (brother of Chicago's former mayor) and Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's oldest friends and advisers.
This sort of bullying is not uncommon in Cook County, one of the last Democrat-run city machines in the nation
(wags call it Crook County for a reason). One hand washes the other there and rules are bent to favor
political allies — the seeming modus operandi of Barack Obama on a national scale over the last
Valerie Jarrett - Obama's Rasputin. She receives more protection than our Libyan ambassador,
calls the president by his first name, dines and vacations with the First Family and had the power to call off three strikes against Osama bin
Laden. Ambassador Chris Stevens did not have a Marine detail in Benghazi, Libya. But White House senior adviser and Obama confidante
Valerie Jarrett reportedly had a full Secret Service detail on vacation in Martha's Vineyard.
Chicago's Violent Flash
Mobs. The Chicago Democrats have controlled the city for more than fifty years. The mayors
Daley instituted policies that not only segregated the city and the schools, but also insured the survival of
the Democratic Party at the expense of many neighborhoods. The Chicago Defender newspaper documented
how Democrat politicians in Chicago set up physical barriers to integration. The Chicago Defender claims,
"The Dan Ryan Expressway was conceived in clout and racism and born into a pattern of racial segregation that's
earned it the reputation as world-famous symbol of how Chicago's politicians used to create ghettos."
state has the worst balance of assets and liabilities? The management of the public
purse in Illinois is criminally sloppy, negligent, and without parallel in the United States.
Hard to imagine that it can get any worse, but it will. The burden they are placing on future
generations means that the state will continue to empty itself of people and businesses as taxes soar.
Eventually, the bills will come due.
Two Chicago cops took orders from Latin Kings. A bistate crackdown on the Latin Kings street gang
on Friday [11/18/2011] snared two Chicago Police officers accused of using their badges to rob people in Northwest
Indiana and Illinois. Their arrests were part of a broader crackdown against gang members and associates
accused of taking part in 19 murders, attempted murder, drug trafficking, kidnapping and weapons violations,
mostly in Chicago and Indiana but stretching down to Texas, said U.S. Attorney David Capp of the Northern District
school official, board member indicted in kickback scheme. A former North Chicago school board
member and her district's transportation director were accused Thursday of taking kickbacks totaling at least
$800,000 over 10 years from contractors who had been awarded lucrative school bus contracts. Gloria
Harper, 59, of North Chicago, was a member of the board of North Chicago Community Unit School District 187,
and Alice Sherrod, 59, of Gurnee, was in charge of transportation for the 4,000 students, prosecutors said in
announcing a 26-count indictment against them and three contractors.
Braun says 'no more drilling down' on her finances despite questions. Chicago mayoral candidate
Carol Moseley Braun today [1/7/2011] said there will be "no more drilling down" about her tax returns despite unanswered
questions about where she gets her money and the troubled state of her finances.
Obama's Gerrymander: We've been following
the ways that politicians and special interests try to influence the redistricting process for their own gain, often at the
expense of voters. An article this week in The New Yorker suggests that President Barack Obama's own political rise in
Chicago was partially the result of gerrymandering. As The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza reported, Obama worked with a
Democratic redistricting consultant to draw a state senate district tailored for him.
official: Chicago is nation's corruption capital. A University of Illinois study has found what
many probably already suspected: Chicago is the corruption capital of the nation. The study —
published Wednesday [2/15/2012] as the details of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Colorado prison assignment
emerged — showed that the federal court district that includes Chicago has had 1,531 public corruption
convictions since 1976, more than any other district in the nation.
Chicago Called Most Corrupt
City in the Nation. A former Chicago alderman turned political science professor/corruption fighter has found
that Chicago is the most corrupt city in the country. He cites data from the U.S. Department of Justice to prove his
case. And, he says, Illinois is third-most corrupt state in the country.
says feds indicted him on tax charges when he wouldn't wear wire. Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was
indicted Thursday [2/23/2012] on charges he failed to pay taxes on tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds that he used
to pay off personal expenses. But the storied, tough-talking 77-year-old Democrat denied the charges and said he was
indicted after he refused to wear a wire on fellow Cook County Commissioner John Daley. "I'm too old to be a stool
pigeon," Beavers said.
Some 'Splainin' to do in
Chicago. Why did it take an obscure website to break this story when the Sun-Times has those
three-musketeer journalists they call the WATCHDOGS? And when the Trib has equally dogged sleuths
like John Kass and John Chase? Did either paper have knowledge concerning
what Illinois Pay To Play reported and decide to sit on the
information? Thanks to the legendary Bob Cooley, yet again, some current and former Chicagoans got some
'splainin' to do. But, what we'll most likely hear instead is the sound of crickets.
of violence claims 10 shooting victims across Chicago. At least 10 people were killed, including
a 6-year-old girl, in shootings over the weekend in Chicago. The slain were among at least 49 people wounded
in shootings from 5 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, according to information compiled by the Chicago Tribune.
Obama's early Chicago rise brought
African-Americans foreclosures, bankruptcies. President Barack Obama wants his 2012 re-election campaign to focus on Gov. Mitt Romney's private-sector
record, but his own private-sector history shows that he promoted and profited from the nation's disastrous real-estate bubble. One striking example comes from
the president's 1995 housing-discrimination class action lawsuit: It provided him with legal fees, greased his political donations and boosted his role in Chicago
Obama the Reactionary. [Scroll down] You have to
remember that Obama was given nearly 100 million dollars of play money by the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, courtesy of Bill Ayers, supposedly
to fix the inner city school system. When the money was all spent Obama's campaign was launched, but nothing had changed in Chicago's schools.
The Word "Chicago" is Now Racist When in Conjunction
with "Obama". So says Chris Matthews and the MSNBC crew. Well.... Barack Obama worked in Chicago after college.
Obama went back to Chicago after law school. Obama was an adjunct instructor at the University of Chicago. Barack Obama
represented an area of Chicago in the Illinois state Senate. Obama owns a house in Chicago. Obama's wife worked in
Chicago. Obama went to church in Chicago.
Obama brings Chicago politics to
Washington. Chicago has been called the home of "gangster government." How bad is it? Consider the following facts about
the city from which President Obama rose through the ranks of American public life, from community organizer and local lawyer to the Illinois state
legislature to the U.S. Senate and finally the Oval Office:
• Chicago's 2.7 million residents make up only about 21 percent of the state of
Illinois' population of nearly 13 million. Yet the city and its suburbs have accounted for 84 percent
of the state's public corruption convictions in federal courts since 1976, according to a
study released earlier this year by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
• Four of the state's previous seven governors went to jail on public
corruption charges, as did a third of Chicago aldermen who served during the period.
• New York and California have higher totals for public corruption convictions,
but Illinois leads the nation on a per capita basis.
Getting The Truth Out About Obama
Is A Winning Strategy. Republicans are properly squeamish about calling their opponents liars. (Democrats are not so shy.)
But sometimes a lie can be demonstrated. Republicans need to factually report Obama's falsehoods so the electorate will conclude on its own that
he intentionally deceives. [...] Americans can no longer believe anything Barack Obama says — just like any Chicago politician.
sordid tale of Chicago politics that reveals how Obama got his start. There's no other American city quite like it.
Fortunately. It's a beautiful city from the outside. And a political cesspool inside, a seeping source of conniving and
corruption that spawned Barack Obama and his top aide Valerie Jarrett and is now ruled by the president's ex-chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.
Chicago and Obama Globalized Voter Fraud . Chicago has a long tradition of padding its vote totals
by placing homeless and deceased persons on its voter registration list. Jim Laski, who once served as the
City Clerk of Chicago, second in power only to the mayor, noted in his book My Fall From Grace that fraudulent
voters were registered to addresses that included cemeteries, municipal buildings, and taverns.
Chicago Area Bank Robberies Nearly Double
Over 2011. Bank robbers had a busy year in 2012. The FBI said robbers have hit 218 banks in the Chicago area as of
Dec. 31, compared to 115 in 2011. "Close to double what we had in the prior year," said FBI Special Agent Joan Hyde.
New State Legislature Includes
Three Facing Criminal Charges. It's a dubious distinction for the new class of Illinois lawmakers being sworn in Wednesday in
Springfield. It's the first time in years that three sitting lawmakers simultaneously face criminal charges. Representatives Derrick
Smith and LaShawn Ford and state Sen. Donne Trotter, all Chicago Democrats, face varying charges.
Rahm Emanuel Out of Excuses for Chicago's Murder Rate.
In 2012, Chicago recorded 505 murders. That may not sound all that bad, since in some years in the past two decades the city had over
900 murders (1991, 1992, and 1994). But it looks like a terribly high number when compared to New York (which recorded 414 murders
in 2012) or any of the other ten largest cities in America, because Chicago is not only the murder capital of America in terms of experiencing the
most murders. It also has, by far, the highest murder rate among America's ten largest cities.
Can Rahm Emanuel's Illegal Thug
Tactics Be Stopped? Last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent a letter from his office to two banks, Bank of America
and TD Bank, asking each to suspend doing business with gun manufacturers in the hope that this will pressure these companies into
helping gun legislation pass.
On CNN, Cause of
Chicago Violence Is — You Guessed It — The GOP. Chicago hasn't had a Republican mayor in over 80 years.
Democrats have controlled the Illinois governor's mansion and both houses of the legislature for more than a decade, with Democrats
ruling the Illinois House for 28 of the last 30 years. No matter, Chicago violence is the fault of Republicans.
We learned that this morning [2/22/2013] on CNN Newsroom [...]
Chicago's Jacksons and Obamas. When Barack and Michelle Obama were married in Chicago two decades ago, Santita
Jackson, a daughter of the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, sang at their wedding. When Mr. Obama ran for his first national
office, he made sure he was not stepping on the ambitions of her brother, Jesse L. Jackson Jr., who later became a
co-chairman of his 2008 presidential campaign.
The Chicago Roots of President
Obama's Leadership Style. Congress's authority to write a budget is determined not by a Home Rule Commission, but by the Constitution.
But President Obama was able to cleverly subvert Congress's power of the purse this way: the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate has not passed a
budget in four years. One can reasonably ask if President Obama enlisted, in the early months of his first term, the cooperation of Senate
Leader Reid in suspending the constitutionally mandated responsibility of the Senate to pass a budget. Since Harry Senate Majority Leader
Reid has the power to refuse to consider a budget bill, this is not a far-fetched idea.
Obama's 'Chicago Way'. The scandals
swirling around the Obama administration have many journalists scratching their heads as to how "hope and change" seem to have been supplanted
by "arrogance and fear." Perhaps it's time they revisit one of their original premises about Barack Obama: that he wasn't
influenced by the Chicago Daley machine. You know: the machine that boosted his career and whose
protégés — including Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and his wife, Michelle — he brought to
Washington with him.
Four Chicago Neighborhoods Named on List of 25 Most Dangerous. NeighborhoodScout, a real
estate blog, has compiled FBI data from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies to rank America's 25 most dangerous neighborhoods.
Chicago has four neighborhoods on the list, tied with Detroit for the city with the most neighborhoods listed.
New Boss, Same as the Old 'Boss'.
For those looking for insight on the scandals engulfing the Obama administration, read Boss, Mike Royko's classic 1971 biography of
former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. The IRS targeting of conservative groups and the Department of Justice (DOJ) criminalizing
reporting will make more sense after understanding how the infamous Chicago Machine, the one that birthed President Barack Obama, worked.
Cop Arrested Four Times in Seven Years Still Working, Makes $80K. Chicago Police Officer Richard A. Rizzo has been
arrested four times in the past seven years, but that's not enough to get him fired from the department. Rizzo has been arrested
for domestic battery, child endangerment and aggravated assault with a gun.
'Hot dog seasoning
emergencies' and other stupid Illinois political tricks. Now that Illinois has given us Barack Obama as president, crony capitalism is alive
well beyond the dreams of Gilded Age robber barons. The inherent dynamism of the American economy, which ought to be booming based on shale oil,
information technology, and other products of innovation, is instead being strangled by corruption and bureaucratic obstructionism.
Gun Control? Obama's Chicago New U.S. Murder
Capital. President Obama doesn't often mention his hometown when he talks about gun control. Then he'd have to explain, in arguably the most
gun-restricted big city in America in the last state to allow concealed carry of firearms, why Chicago is now officially the murder capital of the United States.
Jack Welch Vindicated: Obama Regime
'Faked' Pre-Election Unemployment Number. Chicago is known as a political cesspool. From Al Capone, to Rahm 'Dead Fish' Emanuel,
to Mayor Daley, it is a town that reeks of corruption and anyone who emerges, and especially the case of Barack Obama rises quickly, as a leading
force in that political arena should be met with high speculation. After all, a rise to prominence in Chicago means one thing —
you are tainted, a dirty player who will do anything and everything to obtain and remain in power.
Obama's Fate. [Scroll down] When he eventually
turned his eyes toward politics, Obama gravitated to the single place in the United States that most resembles a third-world tyranny —
Chicago. Controlled for years by a single party, and for much of that period by a single family (the Daleys), Chicago embodies
Indonesian corruption and authoritarianism (if not climate) to a point beyond the understanding of luckier Americans. (Among other
techniques of control, when a Chicago precinct captain ascertains that a voter has cast his vote the wrong way, the miscreant's garbage
cans — owned by the city — are confiscated, and he's left on his own to solve the problem of family waste disposal.
Suharto never came up with anything more effective than this.)
Obama's clever campaign to constrict
the flow of criticism. Among the many costs of the Barack Obama presidency is an intentional corrosion for its own political gain of public
faith in so many American institutions, among them Congress, the Supreme Court and the media. If numerous sectors of society are feuding or distrustful
of each other, then a well-controlled central authority like a chief executive can more easily rule the pieces. It's classic Chicago politics, the
way the mayor there controls the city's feuding neighborhood fiefdoms of Democrat pols and workers.
The Center for American Progress
for American Progress' War on Veterans. Time Magazine has described the Center for American Progress as
"Obama's Idea Factory" and it is clearly the source of the idea that responsible spending involves cutting health care
benefits for veterans while pumping another 1.3 billion dollars into a Muslim Brotherhood run Egypt. The
Tricare cuts are supposed to save 1.8 billion dollars, which we could just as easily save by eliminating aid to
Egypt and Pakistan.
Green Money, Not Green Jobs. Van Jones is back, reconstructed and rehabilitated. ... The Center
for American Progress announcement says he'll be a senior fellow and leader with its Green Opportunity
Initiative. CAP was founded by rich liberals who thought the left needed a think tank like conservatives
have (as they concluded they needed talk radio, and hence founded the now defunct Air America). One of
the major sources of funding of CAP was Marion and Herbert Sandler who got rich building Golden West Financial
selling Adjustable Rate Mortgages with teaser rates to unsophisticated buyers. Yes, the very greedy kind
of businesspeople that the Obama administration would have us believe caused our current economic crisis.
someone mention Van Jones?
Obama Admin. Caught Red-Handed Working with
Big Wind Energy Lobbyists. Despite calls for increased transparency and openness, recent U.S.
Energy Department documents obtained through FOIA requests and reported by The Chicago Tribune show significant
collusion among Energy Department officials and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), as well as
other third party special-interest groups, including the left-of-center Center for American Progress.
Emails Show Wind Lobby, Soros Group Helped with White House PR. Emails recently obtained under
the Freedom of Information Act — seen here for the first time — show how political
influence and lobbyists are shaping Obama administration policy and public relations. The emails show
that the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) coordinated their response to a
damning Spanish report on "green jobs" with wind industry lobbyists and the Center for American Progress
(the progressive think tank founded by John Podesta and funded by George Soros).
someone mention wind energy?
CBS Slams Exxon for Not Drilling
More. After all the media hand-wringing the past few months over imploding financial institutions,
they might praise ExxonMobil for taking care of it shareholders first and keeping ample reserve funds, rather
than running on risky investments and toxic assets. "Consumer advocate" Dan Weiss closed the story
saying, "Big oil is swimming in profits with money drained from the pockets of American families." CBS
mentioned he was a senior fellow at the "Center For American Progress" yet neglected to mention that it is an
avowedly liberal think tank. The founder of CFAP is former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta.
ACORN Allies Scheme to Distract from
Corruption Allegations. John Podesta's left-wing Center for American Progress Action Fund has invited
many liberal and radical groups to a meeting Thursday morning [5/28/2009] to discuss how to use rhetorical misdirection
to take the focus off ACORN's increasingly well publicized corruption.
News media barred from ACORN meeting at Center for American Progress.
Freedom of the press stopped at the door of the Center for American Progress earlier today [5/28/2009] when this reporter
and a camera crew from Fox News were barred from covering a "briefing and discussion" meeting of left-wing advocacy groups
worried about recent coverage of the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN). Brian Kettenring, an
ACORN spokesman, refused to allow journalists to cover the meeting, which was slated to include representatives from
The Truth About
ObamACORN. At a closed-door powwow hosted Thursday [5/28/2009] at the left-leaning Center for American
Progress, activists discussed how to combat a relentless stream of corruption charges from ACORN/Project Vote
whistleblowers. But it's too late for a reputation bailout. Former Project Vote official and whistleblower
Anita MonCrief has harnessed the Internet to crowd-source a massive cache of documents showing ties between Obama staff
members and the supposedly "nonpartisan" ACORN operations.
Democrats Kill Provision in
AmeriCorps Bill that Would Keep Funds from ACORN. Sen. David Vitter (R-Louisiana) tried to stand
up for civil society and taxpayers last week but his effort was shot down by liberal Democratic senators.
Vitter tried to prevent the radical direct-action group, ACORN, and its affiliates from benefitting under the
odious national service legislation known as the (proposed) GIVE Act. The bill itself, which received a
glowing review from John Podesta's pro-Obama propaganda factory, the Center for American Progress, would give
government money to volunteer programs and would dramatically expand the feel-good liberal program, AmeriCorps,
which ACORN and other groups have used to promote their own political objectives.
someone mention ACORN?
'Diversity czar' takes heat
over remarks. President Obama's diversity czar at the Federal Communications Commission has spoken publicly
of getting white media executives to "step down" in favor of minorities, prescribed policies to make liberal talk radio more
successful, and described Hugo Chavez's rise to power in Venezuela "an incredible revolution." Mark Lloyd's provocative
comments — most made during a tenure at the liberal Center for American Progress think tank — are
giving fodder to critics who say Mr. Obama has appointed too many "czars" to government positions that don't require
Official Ties Minneapolis Bridge Collapse to Global Warming. A former member of the Clinton
administration, and current Senior Fellow at the virtual Clinton think tank the Center for American Progress,
claimed Monday that global warming might have played a factor in the collapse of the I-35W bridge in
The article above was also posted
under Global warming is blamed for everything.
Obama Stimulates Unions, Inflation
and Debt. The George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, which was run by Obama's Transition Project
co-chair, John Podesta, said Obama would launch a "Green, Unionized Economic Recovery." The key word was "unionized,"
a tip-off that public money would subsidize expansion of the labor unions that backed Obama. One of those powerful
unions, the AFL-CIO, is headed by John Sweeney, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Aide Responsible For AF1 Flight
Over NYC Lands Safely. Louis Caldera, the head of the White House military office forced out over the
controversial Air Force One photo-op over the Statue of Liberty, has become a senior fellow at the Center for American
Progress, The Mouth learned Wednesday [6/10/2009]. CAP, a center-left think thank founded by the well-connected
John Podesta, is a repository of well-known Democratic operatives and policy wonks.
someone mention the Air Force One flyover?
Other questionable associates and endorsements
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Barack Obama and Tony Rezko
The Audacity of Silence About Tony
Rezko: Jury selection began today in Chicago in the trial of Syrian-born businessman Antoin "Tony"
Rezko, a major supporter of Barack Obama. Two days before the 2006 elections in which Democrats won by
running against a "culture of corruption," Chicago newspapers revealed that Obama purchased a home that summer
for $1.6 million, but only because Rezko's wife bought an adjoining parcel for $625,000 to complete the
deal. Rezko was already under federal investigation for kickback schemes.
Favors for Corrupt Crony. Barack Obama has admitted it was "boneheaded" to get involved in a land
deal with Tony Rezko, his friend and fund-raiser. But the media's focus on that deal has distracted from
the bigger question: Why would Obama become involved in any deal with a man like Rezko, who made his
living sponging off taxpayers and corrupting public officials? Because, by the time of the deal, the two
already had a long relationship of mutual benefit.
An Obama-Rezko Primer:
Antoin "Tony" Rezko is a millionaire Chicago businessman who has long helped young politicians raise money and make
connections. Raised in Syria, he moved to Chicago to study engineering but wound up making money in real estate and
fast food. He is now on trial in federal court on mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and attempted extortion
Wright, Now Rezko. Now that the governor of Illinois has been implicated in the schemes of
Obama's friend Tony Rezko, it might be time for Obama to explain his relationship with Rezko in a major speech
on the endemic political corruption that afflicts his home state of Illinois.
Obama and Rezko, the early
years. The trial of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, one-time patron to Sen. Barack Obama and Illinois Gov.
Rod Blagojevich, has turned lurid. Under cross-examination by Rezko attorney Joseph Duffy, star prosecution
witness Stuart Levine, a Chicago-area lawyer, is admitting to conspiracy, extortion, bribery, fraud and other
bad acts while he "served" at the Illinois public school teachers pension fund board.
A Culture of Corruption: The News Media.
What's Obama's relationship with former Weather Underground bomber William Ayers? Over the years, Ayers has raised
enormous sums of money for the Illinois senator. What was Obama's relationship with indicted moneyman Tony Rezko?
Over the years, it's been reported that Rezko raised over $14 million for Obama's campaigns. When Rezko was
indicted, Obama returned $85,000.00 to him. What happened to the other $13,015,000? What's Obama's
relationship with terrorist sympathizer Professor Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University? Did Obama funnel money to his
pal Rashid — money that eventually ended up in the hands of Hamas or Hezbollah terrorists? There are other
questions that these intellectual giants in the news media could at least ask, but don't hold your breath for
them to actually do their jobs.
Articles below were published after Rezko's conviction on June 4, 2008.
Rezko found guilty on
16 charges, not guilty on 8. Tony Rezko — the high-flying developer and fast-food
magnate who was once a major campaign fund-raiser for Gov. Blagojevich and Democratic presidential hopeful
Barack Obama and one of the governor's closest advisers — is now a convicted felon.
A large crowd
under the bus. Barack Obama learns a lot of things from the newspapers.
He famously learned
that his pastor — the man who he says led him to the Lord, presided at his wedding and baptized his
two daughters — was a hateful old bigot who had been preaching racist nonsense only when he read
about it in the newspapers.
He learned that Tony Rezko, his one-time fundraiser and accommodating pal
who was convicted by a Chicago jury this week of 16 counts of fraud and money laundering, was a crook
and a slumlord only by reading about it in the newspapers.
Man Of Conviction.
Tony Rezko was the classic influence-peddler and the patron saint of the old politics that Barack Obama claims
he wants to change. The 16 of 24 counts of which Rezko was convicted Wednesday [6/4/2008]
accused him of corrupting two state boards and using his influence in the administration of Illinois Gov. Rod
Blagojevich to squeeze cash from firms seeking state business. Yet Obama chose to do business with him.
Sen. Obama has described Rezko as just a "guy in the neighborhood." But like so many of Obama's associations,
they run long and deep and indicate a disturbing lack of judgment.
Obama and his Rezko ties:
For more than five weeks during the brutal winter of 1997, tenants shivered without heat in a government-subsidized
apartment building on Chicago's South Side. It was just four years after the landlords — Antoin
"Tony" Rezko and his partner Daniel Mahru — had rehabbed the 31-unit building in Englewood with a loan
from Chicago taxpayers. Rezko and Mahru couldn't find money to get the heat back on.
certainly has a lot of questionable associates. It should be stated at the outset that Obama
was not involved in any of the illegal acts a Chicago jury has found Rezko guilty of committing. But
Obama is guilty of maintaining a close relationship with Rezko long after it had become clear that
Rezko's primary business was buying and selling political influence for personal gain.
Did Obama Pay Rezko an Extra $64,000 For That Strip of Land? Gabe Malor, over at Ace of Spades,
notices Obama is using the same "he's not the man I once knew" line that he used with Jeremiah Wright.
Obama has returned $157,835 in campaign funds that Tony Rezko and his associates donated in his career.
But will he return the land that he bought from Rezko?
Sweet Home Obama: After
Rezko's 2006 conviction on 16 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and soliciting bribes, Obama
said, "This isn't the Tony Rezko I knew." Uh-huh. Just as he said the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, after his
anti-American rants became public, was "not the person I met 20 years ago." Obama also said of Rezko:
"I've never done any favors for him." Oh, yes he has, as David Freddoso points out in "The Case Against Barack
Obama." And Rezko has returned the favors.
So Tell Us, Sen.
Obama, 'Who Else Sent You?'. It was, of course, inevitable. How could any politician rise
so quickly on the legendarily corrupt Chicago political scene and be as pure as Obama's devoted followers
were purporting him to be? The question in the minds of skeptics was, "Who sent you?" Well now
we're beginning to find out and it ain't pretty.
The Obamas and their
Mortgage: Beyond the question of the mortgage payments, odd coincidences and connections surround
the house purchase, beyond questions already raised by the handling of the mansion's side yard, which was legally
divided by the previous owner into a separate lot, and sold to Tony Rezko's wife Rita Rezko at the same time
the Obamas purchased the house adjoining the yard. If nothing else, these connections illustrate how
deeply the Obamas' personal and financial lives are enmeshed in the world of Tony Rezko and the Chicago
Sen. Obama got sweet deal, too.
Another Democrat gets caught taking a sweetheart mortgage, and the Democrat, his bank and the left again insist:
Nothing to see here. Only this time, the Democrat is presidential nominee Barack Obama, who scant months after his
election to the Senate secured with his wife a $1.32 million mortgage, discounted by three-eighths of a point, from
Northern Trust Bank of Illinois. The cut-rate mortgage on their $1.65 million mansion in Chicago will save them
at least $108,000, which is more than just chump change they can believe in.
Obama the Slumlord Senator. Tony Rezko's
housing company, Rezmar, raked in more than $100 million in loans from the city, state and federal government
to fix up 30 Chicago buildings for low-income housing. All of the buildings have failed financially: As
of 2007, 17 have gone into foreclosure, and 6 have been boarded up. Meanwhile, the city of Chicago has sued
Rezmar at least a dozen times for failing to heat its buildings.
Obama/Wright/Kilpatrick Collision. Two percent. That's the percent of voters outside
the "Motor City" that have a favorable impression of embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. You
don't have to be a pollster to understand how strongly disliked Kilpatrick is throughout Michigan.
does this have to do with Barack Obama? Although Kilpatrick has distanced himself from Obama and
Obama has distanced himself from Kilpatrick, they are both inextricably linked to Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Obama's letters for Rezko:
As a state senator, Barack Obama wrote letters to city and state officials supporting his political patron Tony
Rezko's successful bid to get more than $14 million from taxpayers to build apartments for senior
The letters appear to contradict a statement last December from Obama, who told the
Chicago Tribune that, in all the years he's known Rezko, "I've never done any favors for him."
Property deal takes the shine
off Obama. The hottest potential contender for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Barack
Obama, has come under scrutiny for his links to a shady businessman over the purchase of his $1.65 million
family home in Chicago. After winning extraordinary adulation, the honeymoon period of the senator for
Illinois is coming to an end.
Internship also links Obama,
Rezko. In addition to a land deal, Sen. Barack Obama's ties to indicted dealmaker Antoin "Tony"
Rezko include an internship the senator provided the son of a contributor at the request of Rezko, an Obama
spokesman confirmed Saturday [12/23/2006]. John Aramanda served as an intern for Obama for about a month
in 2005, said Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs. His father is Joseph Aramanda, a Rezko business associate
who was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal corruption case against Rezko. Aramanda has
contributed $11,500 to Obama since 2000, Gibbs said.
Ethics Questions Put Obama on the Spot.
In between the "fluff and style" news items, there have been reports of Obama's connections to Antoine "Tony"
Rezko. Rezko, who was indicted in October 2006 for a multimillion dollar kick-back scheme, has been a longtime
supporter of Obama. Rezko's companies have donated large sums to Obama's campaigns. Rezko also
hosted a fundraiser for Obama. Completing the shady political trifecta — there's even a
questionable real estate deal between the two men.
Rezko cash triple what Obama
says. During his 12 years in politics, Sen. Barack Obama has received nearly three times more
campaign cash from indicted businessman Tony Rezko and his associates than he has publicly acknowledged, the
Chicago Sun-Times has found. Obama has collected at least $168,308 from Rezko and his circle. Obama
also has taken in an unknown amount of money from people who attended fund-raising events hosted by Rezko since
bagman is sent to jail over $3.5m payment by British tycoon. An undeclared $3.5 million
payment from a corrupt Iraqi-British businessman has landed Barack Obama's former fundraiser behind bars.
The payment, disclosed in court papers, is the first time that Mr Obama's long-serving bagman Antoin
"Tony" Rezko, a Syrian immigrant to the United States, has been linked to Nadhmi Auchi, the Iraqi-born
billionaire who is one of Britain's richest men.
Billionaire Threatens Reporters Investigating Rezko Affair. Why aren't the American media
investigating the role of British billionaire businessman Nadhmi Auchi in supplying loans to Barack Obama
fundraiser Tony Rezko? Some point to media bias, but there is another factor. Working for Auchi,
who was born in Iraq, attorneys from London law firm Carter-Ruck have for several months been flooding
American and British newspapers and websites with letters demanding removal of material they deem
"defamatory" to their client.
Obama Platform Dive: Senator Empty Suit DQs. There's the lingering triple play of scandals:
Obama's vote and speech against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act that stuns and repulses even moderate pro-choicers;
his ties to Bill Ayers and the ongoing cover-up of the documents surrounding that relationship by the University of
Illinois; and of course now that houses are at the top of the news cycle, the Obamas' sweetheart house deal with
crooked financier and Obama mentor Tony Rezko. That's ten weeks worth of scandal floated in one
Then yesterday, Obama praises the "vastly superior" infrastructure of China.
Singing: Obama Sweating? The news out of Chicago is not good for Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Convicted Chicago political operator Antoin "Tony" Rezko is talking to prosecutors about what he knows as
far as corruption in Illinois and Chicago politics. Believe me, it's plenty.
Obama fundraiser, convicted of fraud,
spills beans. Jailed political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the Chicago real estate
developer who helped launch Barack Obama on his political career, is whispering secrets to federal
prosecutors about corruption in Illinois and the political fallout could be explosive.
This article goes into great detail, if
Clever Real Estate
Strategies for Politicians: The story about Senator Obama's house purchase is well known.
On June 15, 2005, Barack and Michelle Obama closed on a new house in the historic Kenwood district of
Chicago for $1,650,000, or $300,000 below the listed asking price. On the same day, Rita Rezko, the wife
of Tony Rezko, closed on the adjacent vacant lot for $625,000, which was the full listed asking price.
The Obamas subsequently purchased a 1,500-sqft strip of land from the Rezkos on January 11, 2006 for
$104,166, increasing the side lot buffer between their properties. The media confronted Senator Obama
about these transactions because Tony Rezko was under federal investigation at the time for political
pay-to-play schemes. In 2008, Rezko was convicted of fraud, money laundering, and aiding and
abetting bribery for government business.
Obama's own mortgage documents signed by a 'robo-signer'? A consumer advocacy Web site has obtained
some mortgage paperwork for President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama's home in Chicago. The documents,
which show that the couple's mortgage of $210,000 was fully paid on May 10, 2005, are signed by a Chase
Home Finance vice president Marshe Craine. The interesting thing about the documents is that Craine's
signature on court documents related to other people's homes looks radically different from the version on
the Obamas' paperwork. In other, unrelated cases, attorneys for homeowners have accused loan processing
companies of allowing employees to forge other people's signatures.
While Barack Obama talks,
Tony Rezko sings. A footnote at the bottom of one page in the 76-page Blagojevich complaint
confirms Rezko is cooperating with the FBI, news that could cause an increase in the pre-holiday consumption
of Mylanta by other Chicago pols. Rezko was known as the money man or cashier to see about state jobs
through the governor's office. He's known Obama since the early '90s, tried to hire him, did hire the
law firm Obama worked for, became partners with the owner of that firm, advised Obama on buying his Hyde
Park home and sold him a slice of the adjacent lot.
This the End of Rezko... or Only the Beginning? Will the Chicago Machine corruption story break
wide open in 2010? If you think Chicago crook and long-time Obama buddy Antoin Rezko is serving out his
jail sentence, think again.
in the world is Tony Rezko? Why is Antoin "Tony" Rezko under lock and key at an undisclosed location,
like some sort of CIA-renditioned al Qaeda operative? And why hasn't he been sentenced yet? As the
June 3 corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich for allegedly trying to sell Obama's
former Illinois Senate seat approaches, the whereabouts of the former Blago and Obama fundraiser is literally
a state secret.
delayed. Sentencing was postponed today [1/6/2011] for a tired and gaunt-looking Antoin "Tony" Rezko
in case he still testifies at the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, scheduled to begin in April. However
his attorney made it clear that he is not willing to wait beyond September.
Obama's Sordid Past
Back in the News. The press has focused heavily on [Donald Trump's] criticism of Obama on the subject
of his birth certificate, an issue first raised by supporters of Hillary Clinton that continues to dog the
president. But there were other comments by Trump last week that caught my attention, specifically Obama's
ties to Antoin "Tony" Rezko and William Ayers.
Rezko? Thomas R. Bennett, who has been following the retrial of former Illinois Gov. Rod
Blagojevich for the Nuclear Chicago blog, accuses U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of "sandbagging" and "running
egregious political interference to both benefit and protect Team Obama" for not calling fundraiser Antoin
"Tony" Rezko to the stand as a government witness.
Rezko sentenced to 10-1/2 years in kickback scheme. A federal judge sentenced Tony Rezko to 10½ years
in prison Tuesday [11/22/2011], describing his actions under Rod Blagojevich's tenure as "selfish and corrupt."
Rezko, 56, has already served about 44 months.
Tony Rezko sentenced to 10.5 years in corruption case. Tony Rezko, a prominent political fundraiser
with ties to former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and President Barack Obama, was sentenced Tuesday to
10-and-a-half years in prison for his 2008 conviction on corruption charges, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Rezko, 56, will receive credit for the nearly 44 months he has served behind bars since he was convicted
Sentenced to 10½ Years, Media Ignore It And/Or His Ties to Obama. Depending on which news
outlet you rely on for current events, you may not have heard that convicted Chicago real estate developer Tony
Rezko was sentenced to 10½ years in prison Tuesday [11/22/2011]. On top of this, unless you read [a]
report from Reuters, you mightn't have known just how connected he was to a junior senator from Illinois who
just so happens to be the President of the United States.
escaped Rezko's orbit. Although it did not go unreported, convicted Chicago political influencer
Tony Rezko's 10-year prison sentence was treated as an afterthought during the short Thanksgiving workweek.
Also an afterthought: the amazing facility with which President Obama has completely escaped Rezko's orbit
in the liberal mainstream media's standard narrative. From the coverage he gets now, you would hardly know
that Rezko dined with the current president of the United States on occasion, and even hosted him at his vacation
home. You might forget that Rezko was one of Obama's most important donors.
Sun Times Does Hit-and-Run on Obama-Rezko Payoff Lead. Last July, two Chicago Sun-Times reporters noted an
allegation of "payments made by Rezko to Obama" that surfaced in a deposition involving former Rezko business partner
Daniel T. Frawley. Since then, the only follow-up coverage from the Sun-Times has been the sound of crickets.
An article dated July 11, 2011, entitled "Ex-Rezko partner's sentencing delayed," announced that Daniel Frawley's
sentencing for bank fraud had been postponed, yet again. He came up for sentencing again this week, and —
surprise! — there's been another postponement.
said he believed $25,000 was channeled to Obama. An upcoming book about Rod Blagojevich says undercover tape-recordings
caught the former governor saying he had heard that convicted influence peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko secretly channeled $25,000 in
cash to Barack Obama, but federal authorities did not deem the claim credible.
Obama dodge taxes on a $400,000 gift from Tony Rezko? Last February, a website focused on Chicago corruption reported that
a former business partner of Tony Rezko gave Rezko $400K that Rezko gave to then Senator Barack Obama. The accusation relied on
information provided by the star witness in a Chicago corruption case dating back to the early 1990's.
Obama Golfed in Hawaii with Former Rezko Crony.
While on vacation in Hawaii this month, President Obama played golf with Allison Davis, a former business partner of Tony Rezko who also helped
give Obama his start in the legal profession. Rezko is the former Obama associate and fundraiser who was convicted of corruption and fraud
and currently sits in prison.
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