Thursday, December 24, 2009

What are They saying about Obama?

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Here is what was being said about Obama prior to him becoming president. It may be a little late for the USA but nevertheless, what was said is prophetically coming to light. Will enough people get really mad and stop his aganda? Well, if they get tired of being manipulated, lose their jobs and homes, maybe, just maybe, this entire mess can be stopped by the people for the people. Let's hope so!
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About Barack Obama
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Obama Is Not In Charge
Obama has not demonstrated the skills to be in charge. However, he is a person who has the skills to be the "face" of some entity or group. He appears to be a "front man". It is becoming clear that his strings are being pulled by people behind the scenes who have been plotting and planning for decades. Obama does not appear to be a man in command of the ship of state. At minimum, he is not in the driver's seat. Obama has been trained and used as a puppet by others for a long time.
Much has been written about what motivates Obama. Some believe he is naïve. Others that he is evil. Some point to his socialist upbringing and his narcissistic personality. Others believe him to be a "Manchurian Candidate" placed here by a domestic or foreign enemy determined to bring America down. The one consistent and self-evident aspect of his time as president is Obama's disdain and disgust for America. Obama is aligned with evil-doers -- domestic and foreign. He rejects American goodness, great accomplishments, and American exceptionalism.
Obama Is A Trojan Horse
Successfully inside, this Trojan horse will disgorge a Pandora's box of socialism, communism, racist black-liberationist, organized crime connections, corrupt political cronyism, and poisonous hatred that will divide the United States like nothing since the US Civil War of 1861-1865. This Trojan horse is disguised in black to confuse the self-righteous, do-gooder, guilty-feeling, unable-to-succeed-on-their-own America-haters. This Trojan horse is today storming Fortress America. Obama's most endearing trait is that he is half-black.
Obama's Agenda
The coup d'etat that swept America in 2008 proves that America is a great nation. There was not one shot fired, not one death, not one tank in any American street. Yet, Obama captured control over the world's most powerful military, economy, and optimistic, hard-working people in history.
Never before in the history of our nation have we faced such a grave crisis: One of the most radical political figures ever to be nominated by a major political party has been elected President of the United States.
That man is Barack Obama.
He promised and is implementing fundamental and permanent change for America. He is today mandating fundamental changes to the American way of life, ideals, morals, and economic system. However, many Americans do not comprehend the meanings and ramifications of his changes. Most Americans will not want Obama's changes once they comprehend them. It will soon be too late for Americans and America unless we wake up now.
If you look at Obama's record, you will understand just how dangerous this man is.
He even has terrorist friends he won't denounce. One such man is William Ayers, a leader in the radical terrorist group the Weatherman Underground. The group bombed several government buildings, including the Pentagon, killing civilians and police officers.
In 2001, Ayers said he had no regrets for his actions and wished he could have done more.
The ties between Obama and Ayers are tight. Both served on two non profit boards and they worked closely together. Ayers even hosted a political event at his home for Obama.
Obama has acknowledged he is a friend of Ayers and defends his association by saying he, Obama, was only 8 years old at the time of the Pentagon bombing.
However, Obama has no explanation as to why he is still a friend of Ayers.
Obama was endorsed by radicals such as Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan.
No one can deny hearing about Obama's relationship with the America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
There should be little doubt that William Ayers and Louis Farrakhan and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright are rooting for Obama -- because he is one of them.
In keeping with such friends, Obama has promised to meet with radical leaders like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without "preconditions" even though Ahmadinejad has promised to "wipe Israel off the map" and "destroy" America.
Even radical Hamas terrorists have praised him.
"We like Mr. Obama and we hope he will win the election," Ahmed Yousef, senior Hamas leader was quoted by ABC radio as saying.
Obama's Dangerous Plan
Obama's plan is to bankrupt America using trillion-dollar deficits, dismantle capitalism by taking control of the means of production starting with the auto, financial, and health care industries, and reassemble America into a socialist state.
And then there are Obama's dangerous economic plans for America.
He wants to almost double the capital gains tax. He wants to strip the FICA tax cap off every worker making more than $97,500. He wants to increase the dividend tax. He wants to let the Bush tax cuts expire giving almost every American family an automatic tax increase.
He has called for more than $800 billion in new spending programs.
He is so radical he even backed driver's licenses for illegal aliens even though such a move would help future terrorists move freely in the United States.
He opposes Constitutional gun rights. He has long history of trying to deny ordinary citizens access to guns.
He originally backed Washington D.C.'s total ban on private handguns -- a ban that was overturned. The NRA rated him an "F" on gun positions and says he is one of the most dangerous anti-gun politicians in the nation.
Never forget that Obama is a Harvard educated elitist. To him we Americans are simply "bitter" and he has mocked us saying "[they] cling to their guns and their religion."
Exposing the Truth
Hillary Clinton was late in recognizing the threat Obama posed to her campaign, but once she did, her strategy worked.
When Hillary exposed Obama publicly, her campaign saw a major turnaround.
Hillary won every major state primary in the nation with the sole exception of Obama's home state of Illinois.
And even though Obama was "anointed" by the media and Democratic elites, Hillary went on to win eight of the last 10 Democratic primaries.
How did Obama beat Hillary for the nomination?
He used a loophole in Democratic rules. He was able to rack up large majorities in caucus states where he outspent and out organized her.
But in large, contested states she won almost every time. Why? Because when Democrats heard what Obama really stood for and they turned on him.
Make no mistake about it: If we let Americans know the truth about Obama, John McCain can win this election!
But we must employ Hillary Clinton's strategy.
We must continue to expose Obama for the dangerous radical he is.
Eulogy For The United States of America
We are all complicit. We allowed our culture to decay. We permitted juveniles to remain juvenile. We stood back while the lawless and unworthy rioted, bombed, and disrupted universities teaching overtly in the streets and covertly in the classrooms.
Now we have lost our wonderful liberty, rights, and legal system to thugs led by a charlatan miscreant who is incapable of leading and unworthy of sharing in the tradition of the United States of America.
Will we sit idle whimpering while empowered thugs dismantle capitalism, diminish our rights, and redistribute our earnings to those who have little skill, care not for work, and understand no tradition beyond their contrived pseudo-heritage of abusing each other?
Apparent For Years
There will come a day when even the United States of America has no more to give.
The day will arrive when the United States of America has no more that even today's vastly overly-empowered unworthy, self-entitled takers can take.
There will come a time when there is no more remaining to take, steal, or demand.
You may denounce, vilify, shout, and flail your arms in frenzied disdain at living and dead white European males, but who designed, built, and continually improves Western Civilization?
And when others demanded and were ceded control, what happened?
Let us hope that America can recover from its effeminate, nihilistic, weakened condition.
Similar
Obama's post-election period is similar to JFK's.
In 1960, the MSM glorified the Camelot imagery of JFK & Jackie, their cute kids, Jackie's exceptional beauty, elegance, & poise, JFK's exceptional intellect and coolness, their family with its quaint touch football games on their private estate, and Kennedy's pedigree & patriotism, service in the military and in both the Massachusetts legislature and the US Senate.
In 2009, the MSM glorifies Obama's coolness, his wife, his kids, but cannot refer to his education, his friends, associates, nor much of his past since these aspects are either unknown or unspeakable.
Obama's celebrity followers include today's versions of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and the usual assortment of under-educated Hollywood-style sycophants. Obama's pseudo-intellectual, inexperienced cabinet and administration is composed of an updated version of Kennedy's Ivy League elite -- who will undoubtedly make mistakes similar to those of Kennedy's men.
One difference between JFK's and Obama's times is that Obama's is resplendent with a wide variety of family photo-adorned collector plates and other plasticized carnival mementos.
The most meaningful difference is that in 2009 the US did not inaugurate a patriotic American.
"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction." - Thomas Jefferson
Only in America was his rise possible
Obama could not pass a security clearance to serve in any government position, let alone be president.
No school could hire him to teach children or to work as a janitor. No business could hire him to operate a fork lift.
The 2008 presidential election was not a contest between Republicans & Democrats... nor between black and white people. It has resulted in a fight against socialism. You should be very afraid. You will pay to live under socialism. As the USSR should have taught us, socialism requires coercion & steals individual rights.
Obama's Plan: Bankrupt America using trillion-dollar deficits, dismantle capitalism by taking control of the means of production starting with the auto, financial, and health care industries, and reassemble the changed America into a socialist state.
Doesn't anyone care that Obama has spent his entire life allied with socialist, radical, far-left-wing, anti-capitalist, America-hating activists? Why is this being ignored by the electorate, which seems more concerned with Palin's ability than Obama's dangerous plans & lack of any executive experience?
Below you will meet the people who have been Obama's chosen mentors, co-workers & supporters throughout his life. Obama demonstrates a pattern of voluntarily associating with socialists, communists, racists, & revolutionaries. Obama has consistently selected & willingly joined these causes.
These people will run the US government controlling education, welfare, military, legal, economic, environmental, social, & foreign policies.
America's economy will be forced into socialism. Your personal rights will diminish.
Obama's socialist America will look like the failed USSR.
The change Obama wants is toward socialism -- a system with a proven track record of evil coercion, broken human lives & failure worldwide.
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Marx + Ayers + Obama = MAO
When Obama becomes president, the US has lost the Cold War.
The US defeated the USSR and its brand of communism, but in the long run, the USA may be taken over over by communism.
The US would be taken over by Marx' theory, Ayers' strategy, and Obama's cult appeal.
Marx plus Ayers plus Obama equals the fruition of MAO's plan.
And all the millions of men and women who fought to protect, defend, and build the US of A will have labored & died in vain.
Barack Obama at the 2004 Developing Communities Project in Chicago
A Man Is The Company He Keeps
A young man is influenced and formed by family and teachers.
A man displays himself by the company he keeps: His wife, friends, & business associates.
A politician is exposed by the people he selects to help him convince voters that he is what he purports to be. A politician selects his political allies, advisors, marketing specialists, and his fundraising sources because they reflect his viewpoints and will share in his acquired power.
A black man who invokes his race at every step of his life is attempting to succeed solely ON THE BASIS of his race and on the premise of white guilt.
Obama has been the perfect patsy for devious operators such as the people below. He believes that everyone who meets him thinks he is so wonderful that they are moved to help him get ahead.
In reality most of his promoters have seen in Obama someone so desperate for attention and so personally weak, that they sense they can imbue him with their radical ideals and push him forward as their front man.
Obama is so conceited that he is totally unaware of this. He thinks it's all about him and his wonderfulness.
The Candidate's Wife:
Michelle was raised in Chicago, the daughter of a city pump operator, who was a foot soldier in the Chicago Democratic machine.
This woman has stated that she was never before her husband's candidacy proud of her country.
Immersed in class hatred and dedicated to establishing a nanny socialist system, Michelle stated, "Barack Obama will require you to work" and "never allow you to go back to your lives as usual -- uninvolved, uninformed."
She said Barack will require that you work & require you to "volunteer" your time. He will "recommend" that you meet "obligatory volunteer" goals.




The Candidate's Associates, Allies & Influences:
Reverend Jeremiah Wright transformed a small, failing black church on Chicago's South Side into a congregation of wealthy black patrons including Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, & Michelle Obama. Wright used the racist black liberation theory to anger and separate his over 8,000 members from the mainstream American culture which had empowered many of them.
Why would Obama sit in the pews of a church where the 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 has no idea what his preacher was saying over the last 20+ years?
We each choose our churches. We choose our pastors. This was a matter of Obama's free will and his voluntary association.
Wright's successor, Reverend Otis Moss III, pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ is temporarily sitting in... temporarily. He, as Wright does, espouses black liberation theology. Apparently it is only a matter of time (perhaps just following the election?) before Jeremiah Wright returns to shepherd his flock in the meadow of black liberation.
Liberation from what? From their lives in the USA, the greatest land of opportunity in history? Liberation from the USA wherein each of them has profited financially and accumulated so much power?
Wright's successor, Reverend Otis Moss III, pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ is temporarily sitting in... temporarily. He, as Wright does, espouses black liberation theology. Apparently it is only a matter of time (perhaps just following the election?) before Jeremiah Wright returns to shepherd his flock in the meadow of black liberation.
Liberation from what? From their lives in the USA, the greatest land of opportunity in history? Liberation from the USA wherein each of them has profited financially and accumulated so much power?
Saul Alinsky, a Chicago-based Jew, was a revolutionary socialist of typical vintage 1930-1970 activism. He wrote the accepted handbook, "Rules For Radicals", that identifies and describes, step-by-step, how to over-throw the US government by working from within. He advises his followers to use the system -- get elected and then, by holding political office, force change.
Barack Obama has attended multi-week-long seminars presented by the present-day group that teaches Saul Alinsky's revolutionist methodology.
Alinsky teaches his followers that power is critical. There are two forms of power: Organized Money & Organized People.
Obama is so well-trained in Alinsky's tactics that he has taught workshops.
Numerous reports and books document Barack Obama's learning and following the thug tactics of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals." To Obama, community organizing was not simply a vehicle to assist the needy. It was and remains his cynically dangerous vehicle for the politics of intimidation, extortion, and the usurpation of power by socialists. His ideology and methods closely resemble those of Josef Stalin -- not Mother Teresa.
Frank Marshall Davis, was a black revolutionary communist. During the years 1975-1979, he mentored the teenage Barack Obama in Hawaii indoctrinating him about how bad white America is and how good the world might be without the United States. Davis was funded by the Communist Party of the USA, the CPUSA. He was also funded by Moscow-based propaganda operations. He faithfully promoted Stalinist propaganda.
Davis was a member, propagandist, racial agitator, and recruiter for the Communist Party of the USA. He spent time in Chicago, but left abruptly after learning that he was being investigated by the FBI for his communist activities.
Obama developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis. Obama listened to his "poetry" and received advice on his career path.
Davis wrote an autobiographical hard core pornographic memoir. He was a heavy drinker and a pot smoker. By Davis' own admission, he was a "sexual deviant". What influence did Davis have on the teenage Barack Obama?
Reverend Jim Wallis was selected by Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Obama assigned Wallis to oversee the drafting of party's platform. Wallis is a socialist whom Obama calls a "good friend". He is the founder of Sojourners. Wallis believes in "liberation theology", without black nationalism. Wallis is the white version of Jeremiah Wright, without the black rage. Reverend Jim Wallis like Obama, got his start in Chicago. He also used community organizing to make contacts and base-build. He built ties with black gang leaders, including at least one known cop-killer.
Wallis preaches a loud anti-American message. Wallis has referred to the US as "the great power, the great seducer, the great captor and destroyer of human life, the great master of humanity and history in its totalitarian claims and designs". Wallis & Obama agree that American racism and capitalism are the cause of inner-city poverty. They join in frequent calls for "economic justice". They share a spread-the-wealth vision, including subsidizing the working poor beyond expanded tax credits and minimum-wage hikes.
Gerald Kellman is referenced over 40 times under a pseudonym in Obama's first autobiographical book. Obama recalls detailed conversations with Kellman and quotes him directly.
Kellman brought Obama to Chicago in hopes of organizing black churches amidst the rapid decline of Chicago's South Side neighborhoods and south suburbs. Being white, Kellman was not accepted by the black community. He needed a black man to reach out to blacks. He hired Obama to organize at the Chicago-based Calumet Community Religious Conference, CCRC.
Kellman, a New York Jew who attended divinity school, worked through Christian churches, and married a Japanese-American woman, was a follower of Saul Alinsky, the radical socialist who wrote "Rules for Radicals." In order to hire Obama, Kellman received a $25,000 grant from the Woods Fund. Obama later served on the Woods Fund Board of Directors along side Weather Underground domestic terrorist-bomber William Ayers.
The Candidate's Political Allies:
Emil Jones Jr., is president of the Illinois Senate. He was raised in Chicago and began his political career in 1973. He served as mentor and supporter of Obama during Obama's term in the Illinois State legislature, seeing to it that Obama's name appeared on various pieces of legislation.
Rod Blagojevich, disgraced and corrupt governor of Illinois, is known as the guy who attempted to withhold $8 million funding from Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital until he received a payment for his own campaign fund from the hospital's top executive.
According to an FBI affidavit, Blagojevich was recorded during phone calls and in conversations that he had the US Senate seat to sell and he wasn't going to give it away without making money for himself. The governor is heard saying he will pick another candidate "before I just give f***ing [Senate Candidate l] a f***ing Senate seat and I don't get anything."
Alice Palmer is a one-time black activist and Illinois state legislator from Chicago. In 1986, she visited the USSR. She returned and spoke glowing words of progress and quality of life-style that were apparent to her in the now defunct USSR.
In 1995, at the home of William Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn, one-time members of the Weather Underground domestic terror group, Palmer introduced Barack Obama as her designated successor for state legislator while meeting with some of her supporters in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
The Candidate's Marketing & Financial Promoters in 2007-2008:
David Axelrod, Chicago-based marketing expert who has successfully run the campaigns of several black candidates, including the current governor of Massachusetts. Axelrod is the product of a New York City, Jewish family. He was raised in the socialist-oriented Stuyvesant Town. Valerie Jarrett is a long-time Chicago machine favorite who has headed important areas of the Daley government.
She is reported to be fiercely loyal to Obama and Obama reportedly relies on her extensively.
Jarrett, an African American, was born in Iran where her father operated a hospital for poor children. She received a BA from Stanford University in 1978, and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.
Penny Pritzker inherited her wealth as a member of the Chicago-based Pritzker family. She is the grandchild of A.N. Pritzker, who, with his sons Jay and Robert, created the industrial conglomerate Marmon, whose 2004 sales were $6.4 billion, and the Hyatt hotel chain which has 211 hotels worldwide.
Pritzker now serves as Obama's national chief of fundraising.
Penny Pritzker helped develop the complicated investment bundling of subprime securities at the heart of the 2008 financial meltdown. She did so in her position as shareholder and board chair of Superior Bank. The Bank failed in 2001. It was one of the largest failures in recent history -- wiping out $50 million in uninsured life savings of approximately 1,400 customers. She was named in a RICO class action law suit.
The Candidate's Current Political Advisors & Supporters:
These are long-term, closely involved co-workers.
These revolutionaries' long-term plan is being led by their front-man puppet, Obama. He follows their plan & their orders.
Each of these individuals' beliefs are the same as those of Obama's early mentors, his pastor of 20 years, of his current fundraisers, and his politically-oriented marketers.
These people do not see that socialism fails as it has in the USSR, North Korea, East Germany, and several African nations.
William Ayers stopped using bombs, hired Barack Obama, & now is orchestrating a political takeover of the USA.
Decades ago, Ayers strategically chose to take advanced degrees in education, chose to teach at the UIC, and chooses to indoctrinate students in the ways of Marx, communism, and anti-Americanism.
Ayers escaped decades of imprisonment on a technicality: The FBI used surveillance methods that were not legally appropriate for domestic terrorists such as the Weathermen.
William Ayers is the former SDS Weatherman Underground bomb-throwing terrorist. Ayers remains today unrepentant and an avowed anti-American seditionist living and working in Chicago.
Obama's 1995 political debut was made at the home of Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn. Obama served with Ayers on the board of a Chicago-based, minority-focused grant-making foundation and he has made appearances with Ayers on academic panels. There are serious questions regarding how tens-of-millions of dollars were actually used.
Shortly after 9/11, Ayers not only dismissed the notion of the United States as a "just and fair and decent place," but Ayers said that such a claim "makes me want to puke."
In a 1981 interview, Ayers sarcastically said, "Guilty as hell. Free as a bird".
Obama & Ayers have worked to change Chicago Schools into left wing centers of agitation, controlled by community councils dominated by "community organizers", people whose job is to mobilize apathetic people to "class consciousness".
It is likely that William Ayers was instrumental in bringing Obama to Chicago initially as a community organizer to test his skills and loyalty to the radical cause. As Obama passed each test, it is likely Ayers sanctioned Obama's promotions to the next levels of radicalism.
Obama claims he barely knows Ayers. However during the years he was meeting and serving with Ayers on the Annenberg Challenge and the Woods Fund, as well as launching his career with a fundraiser in Ayers' Che Guevara-festooned house, Ayers made at least four Marxist pilgrimages to Caracas to praise Chavez's dictatorial regime. Ayers today sits on the board of a Venezuelan government think tank called Miranda International Center, focused on bringing Cuba-style education to Venezuelan school children. Learn more of Ayers communism today.
Discretely waiting until after the election, William Ayers and his wife, fellow former terrorist Bernardine Dohrn, will release their new book in 2009 entitled Race Course Against White Supremacy. Their book will be published by Third World Press which was established by close associates of Obama's Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Over the last decade, when it came to education issues, Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, and Jeremiah Wright shared the same anti-white, separatist, black liberationist plans.
"Kill all the rich people. Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents." Bill Ayers
Ayers in 2001: "What a country. It makes me want to puke."
Who wrote Obama's first (auto) biographical memoir? Was it William Ayers?
Is William Ayers the mind & manipulator behind the front man charade known as Obama?
Ayers is another socialist who has his money pot & therefore can now afford to preach socialism.
William Ayers grew up benefiting well from US capitalism.
His father, Thomas G. Ayers, is former chairman of ComEd, one of the largest utility companies in the US.
Bernardine Dohrn, is the wife of William Ayers and former SDS Weatherman Underground bomb-throwing terrorist. Avowed anti-American seditionist. She is pictured here in a Chicago Police Department mug shot from 1969. Dohrn is living and working in Chicago.
Bernardine Dohrn has been working quietly teaching. She plots with her husband and others to change America without real bombs. She will use the powers of America to destroy America.
Regarding the 1969 Manson Family slaughters, she reportedly made comments too violent, disgusting, and cruel to be repeated on this page.
In 2007, Dorhn told a group that she continues to work to destroy the evil that is the US and "remove capitalism, that evil thing that it is... he is... she is".
Michael Klonsky was born in 1943. He is a political activist a leader of the New Communist Movement. Klonsky -- like Ayers -- took degrees in education in order to place himself in control of the doctrinal education policy influencing school curricula.
The New Communist Movement had as its predecessor organization the October League. The October League was founded in 1971 by several groups -- many of which had evolved from the student organization Students for a Democratic Society. The New Communist Movement developed when the SDS broke apart in 1969. Michael Klonsky had been a national leader in SDS in the late 1960s and was the main leader of the Communist Party, Marxist-Leninist.
Klonsky had been the national secretary of the Students For Democratic Society, SDS, during the late 1960s. He joined SDS while a student at San Fernando Valley State College, now known as California State University, Northridge. Klonsky was one of five SDS members arrested May 12, 1969, when mysterious phone calls sent police and firefighters to SDS' office in Chicago. During the 1970s he was the head of the USA's Communist Party, Marxist-Leninist branch. From this position he was one of the first westerners allowed to visit the People's Republic of China.
William Ayers, Barack Obama, and Mike Klonsky shared office space in the same building on the same floor for years during the mid to late 1990s. Obama was working in this facility and funneled over $2 million with William Ayers to the Small Schools Workshop.
Klonsky is an unabashed communist. Today his mission is to spread Marxist ideology in the American classroom. Obama provided Klonsky a platform to broadcast his ideas of "social justice" using a blog on the official Obama campaign website.
Marilyn Katz, former Head of Security for SDS Weatherman Underground. She was an active revolutionary in the years leading up to and following the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Marilyn Katz now operates MK Communications public relations firm based in Chicago. She has worked with Obama's people and their networks to change America from behind the front man, Barack Obama.
The Chicago Tribune's John Kass wrote on October 12, 2008, the following which links Marilyn Katz to Obama today:
"One friend of Obama and Ayers is former '60s radical Marilyn Katz, now an Obama fundraiser, strategist and public relations maven. She's often a go-to quote for reporters to knock down the Ayers-Obama story. Katz can be counted on to disconnect Obama from the radicals who are today more radical than they were in the 1960s." Katz, Ayers and others behind the scenes have propped up front man Obama and are working to fool enough of the people to take over the biggest prize of all time: The USA of A.
Katz advocated throwing studded nails in front of police cars, back in her SDS days. Her group was alleged to have thrown cellophane bags full of human excrement at cops and cans of urine and golf balls impaled with nails.
Under the current Daley administration, her MK Communications has many city deals. One involves public relations for the Chicago Police Department's community policing program. From nails to contracts, that's the Chicago Way.
Now, as Daley prepares to lay off more than 1,000 city workers, he has given Katz and other public relations firms five-year contracts that could pay them as much as $5 million each for consulting, advertising and promotion.
Getting in with the Daley political machine has been good for business. Katz also lists as her clients Daley's Chicago Housing Authority, Daley's City Colleges, Daley's city Law Department, and Daley's Departments of Aviation, Environment, Housing, Human Services, Planning and Development, Public Health, Public Works, Streets and Sanitation, Intergovernmental Affairs, Special Events, & the list goes on.
The Weathermen group is a radical faction of the Students for a Democratic Society, SDS. The Weather Underground advocates violent methods to change American society. Its philosophical foundation is Marxist. They believe militant overthrow is necessary against the US government in order to build a revolutionary consciousness among younger, and especially, the white working class.
The Weatherman Underground's primary tools included arson and bombing. Targets of Weather Underground bombings included the US Capitol building in Washington, the Long Island Court House, the New York Police Department headquarters, the Pentagon, and the State Department.
Three members of the Weather Underground died on March 6, 1970, when the bombs they were assembling exploded and destroyed their house.
In 2007, Dorhn told a group that she continues to work to destroy the evil that is the US and "remove capitalism, that evil thing that it is... he is... she is".
ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the largest radical group in America. ACORN does many things under the umbrella of "community organizing".
Photo: Maude Hurd, ACORN President
October 17, 2008: ACORN has submitted over 237,000 voter registrations in Ohio alone.
October 28, 2008: Some counties in Ohio have more registered voters than there are eligible voters. Also Mississippi has more registered voters than there are eligible voters.
Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with ACORN. He spent a large portion of his professional life working for ACORN or its subsidiaries. He represented ACORN as a lawyer on some of its most critical issues. He trained ACORN leaders. Stanley Kurtz's National Review article, "Inside Obama's Acorn" describes Obama's ACORN connection in detail.
Obama's own words speak best for him:
"I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work. -- Barack Obama in a speech to ACORN, November, 2007.
ACORN is a network of left-wing agitation and sophisticated "direct action". It uses thug intimidation tactics applied to individuals and corporate entities. It claims chapters in 50 cities and to have 100,000 dues-paying members.
On September 29, 2008, ACORN demanded $700 million of the total $700 billion Congressional financial bailout package.
In 2008 alone, ACORN's voter registration activities have spawned investigations in nearly a dozen states. Some involved tens-of-thousands of invalid or fraudulent voter registrations. In October, 2008, ACORN-style methods are being uncovered and investigated for having placed illegitimate voter registrations on the rosters across the country. It is fact that ACORN pays people to register to vote multiple times, some reportedly up to 70 times. ACORN also registers dead people to vote. Thousands of fraudulent Obama voters have been added to the voting rosters in swing states.
For example, in Houston alone, in mid-October, 2008, over 4,000 Harris County registered voters are also on the Social Security death index. These are 4,000 registered voters who are dead and are prepared to vote in Houston.
ACORN has been involved for many years in affordable housing issues and promoting sub-prime, low-documentation mortgages for minorities.
Today's financial crisis has as its basic root cause ACORN's drive to force banks "kicking and screaming" into the risky sub-prime loan business -- as Madeline Talbott, one of Obama's close Chicago ACORN associates put it. Obama was simply one member of the army of ACORN community organizers who participated in Madeline Talbott's drive against Chicago's banks. Others worked across the US. Several ACORN workers used thug tactics to intimidate bank executives and employees directly at their homes and in their offices.
Obama The Puppet
Obama serves as front-man puppet for Ayers' SDS & Weather Underground 1960s' revolutionaries, Jew-haters like Farrakhan, and racists like Rev. Jeremiah Wright. They have had a long-term plan to change America into a socialistic economy and a culture of class-envy. They hired Obama as their front-man puppet. Obama follows their plan & their orders.
The Candidate's International Muslim & Black Liberationist Contacts:
Rashid Khalidi was instrumental in getting Barack Obama into Harvard Law School.
Khalidi is the Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia University. He is cited for his extremist anti-Israeli views. His viewpoint has been documented in the New York Times and The Washington Post. His extremism shows when he refers to Israel as an "apartheid system in creation" and a "racist state" that so-called "brainwashed" Americans cannot understand.
Jerusalem, which has had a Jewish majority since the 1880s, is labeled by Khalidi "an Arab city" whose control by Israeli "foreigners" is "unacceptable".
During the 1970s Khalidi taught at a university in Beirut. He frequently spoke to reporters on behalf of Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization. In the early 1990s, he advised the Palestinian delegation during peace negotiations.
While teaching at the University of Chicago, Khalidi and his wife lived in the Hyde Park neighborhood near the Obamas. The families became friends and dinner companions.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was closely associated as early as age 25 to a key adviser to a Saudi billionaire who had mentored the founding members of the Black Panthers. Although many Americans have never heard of Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour, he is well known within the black community as a lawyer, an orthodox Muslim, a black nationalist, an author, an international deal-maker, an educator, and an outspoken enemy of Israel.
In the 1960s, when he founded the African American Association in the San Francisco Bay area, al-Mansour was known as Donald Warden. According to the Social Activism Project at the University of California at Berkley, Warden, a.k.a. Khalid al-Mansour, was the mentor of Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton and his cohort, Bobby Seale.
Al-Mansour was a key backer for a young man from Hawaii, named Barack Hussein Obama, who was seeking to attend the most Ivy of the Ivy League law schools. At the time he was raising money for Obama’s graduate school education and requesting help from others to get Obama admitted to Harvard Law School, al-Mansour was representing top members of the Saudi Royal family seeking to do business and exert influence in the United States.
The Candidate's Business Associates:
Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the Syrian-born, convicted real estate swindler who is expert in slum area real estate rehab in Chicago using government monies. He wheeled Obama's real estate deal in Hyde Park.
Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is very young. His family's business, the Chicago-based Broadway Bank, has ties to organized crime. What is Obama's rationale for providing aggressive support of Giannoulias? In 2004, Giannoulias was an early supporter of Obama. Obama repaid the support to his campaigns by having his Senate campaign use the Broadway Bank.
In 2006, Obama gave Giannoulias an avid endorsement that helped him become Illinois State Treasurer at the age of 30. This endorsement was despite Broadway Bank's well-publicized involvement with a fraudulent loan made by the bank to an 83 year old woman who had been brought in by two convicted felons. During the campaign connections between Broadway Bank and other convicted felons came to light. These involved Broadway Bank's loan to John D'Arco, a former state senator, twice-convicted on federal corruption charges, and two convicted bookmakers. One of the bookmakers, Michael Gioranago, is an alleged prostitution ring promoter.
Obama friend and real estate associate Tony Rezko, a convicted felon, also has ties to the Giannoulias family's Broadway Bank. Rezko is facing criminal charges in Nevada for nine bad checks totaling $450,000 payable to Las Vegas casinos for gambling debts written on his account at the Giannoulias family's Broadway Bank.
The Danger
The real problem with Barack Obama is that he has no convictions apart from his personal ambition. The danger in his candidacy is that he is beholden to the radical left, to various socialists/communists, to the black liberationist movement, to fringe Muslim operatives, and to the corrupt Chicago political machine.
How could a man who has shown himself to be so vague on the issues be trusted to lead the US with those elements influencing him?
The Candidate's Personal History:
Obama is the most secretive, least-known candidate for the US Presidency in history. Why does he not release Harvard, Columbia Universities, Occidental College, no more than a one-page medical report, or birth records for Americans to learn more about his past?
Born in 1961, to a Muslim black African father and a teenage white American mother, this Muslim-by-birth boy was moved from Hawaii to an Indonesian Muslim madrasah for early training.
Deserted by his father early in life, he was assigned an Indonesian step-father by his mother. She later shipped the young Barack out of her life to her parents.
Obama refuses to present his birth certificate. Obama may not be a US citizen due to questions regarding his mother's age, the legitimacy of his parents' marriage, and Indonesian citizenship.
Obama settled in Chicago after college with the declared intention of "organizing black folks."
In the 1990s, the New Party supported Obama. The New Party is an umbrella organization of far-left, radical political parties working to change the election process.
From the beginning of his political career Barack Obama has approached his candidacies by finding ways to cheat the electoral system. From his membership in the New Party whose goal was to combine far left candidates to upset the electoral balance of the major parties, to Obama's own strategy of removing all opposing candidates from the ballot so he could run unopposed in Illinois, and now using ACORN to register phony voters in order to stuff the ballot box, there is a pattern of trying to win by manipulation rather than by merit.
The young Barack Hussein Obama lived with his mother in Indonesia where he was trained in a Muslim madrasah and later with his grandparents in Hawaii.
He came to the US mainland to attend Occidental College in California. He admits in one of his auto-biographies that he used drugs. He reportedly hung out with Pakistani drug using students while at Occidental College.
Obama transferred to Columbia University, New York, to complete his undergraduate studies.
According to a recent report, Obama spent some of his Columbia years living with a Muslim drug dealer in an apartment far too luxurious for him to have afforded. They made an unexplained trip to Pakistan. Obama refuses to identify if he used an American passport or one from Indonesia. At that time Pakistan was in the midst of a Muslim orthodoxy movement and was not allowing non-believers in the country.
Obama refuses to release his bar application, college transcripts, and a host of other documentation relating to his past. Why would he refuse if he had nothing to hide? Isn't Obama proud to display his past to us?
This man was not raised to understand the sensibilities and hopefulness that are intrinsically American. He failed to develop into an optimistic, appreciative, patriotic American.
How Americanized would you be if you had spent your formative years in Indonesia and been discarded by your mother and father? No wonder Obama lacks enthusiasm for the USA. No wonder he believes in socialism.
The Candidate's Father & Half-Brother:
Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was brought from Kenya to America by an American group promoting world culture. He was provided a Harvard education & living expenses. He returned to Kenya to serve as an economist promoting socialism.
He advised the pro-Western Kenyan government to "redistribute" income through high taxes. He demonized corporations & called for massive government "investment" in social programs.
Obama Senior argued for socialism, writing, "Theoretically there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income".
Barack Hussein Obama Sr. died while driving drunk in Kenya.
Obama Junior learned that to reveal his socialist beliefs can jeopardize his quest for the power he needs to implement his own "redistribution" plan.
Barack Obama's half-brother Malik describes his brother's "Muslim background" & shows photo of young Barack in Muslim dress.
The Candidate's Parents:
Barack Hussein Obama Sr., an African from Kenya, pictured with his wife, Barack Obama's mother, who was an anthropology student from Hawaii.
Stanley [thusly named because her father wanted a boy] Ann Dunham, Barack Obama's mother, was an anthropologist who specialized in handicrafts and rural development. She community-organized villagers in Indonesia to receive small loans so they could build cottage industries to preserve native crafts. Her university degrees from the University of Hawaii included her 1000-page PhD thesis: "Peasant Blacksmithing in Indonesia: Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds."
Obama refuses to present his birth certificate. Obama may not be a US citizen due to questions regarding his mother's age, the legitimacy of his parents' marriage, and Indonesian citizenship.
The 2008 presidential election was not a contest between Republicans & Democrats... nor between black and white Americans.
The 2008 presidential election was a fight to hold onto capitalism... a fight to hold onto your liberty & personal rights. You should understand after witnessing the USSR's collapse and dozens of other communist nations throughout the 20th century, that socialism depends on coercion. When communism fails to coerce enough people, it becomes bankrupt and collapses.
With Obama the US president, you lost your fight. You live in a less-free America. The US government will increase its control over your life & will be taking more money from you in the form of taxes and regulatory costs. Your rights as a free individual will diminish over time.
Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis & Revolution -- The Radical Left & Barack Obama
Barack Obama's campaign for President is a deceit -- intended to hide his origins, his connections to many far-left, anti-American activists, and his role as front man for a web of radical operatives.
To learn how all these people -- and more -- are connected to Obama, each other, and the radical left, read this excellent and very comprehensive article published by The American Thinker on September 28, 2008.
Are you a US citizen?
The following is something you would hear if you failed to produce documentation on a job interview:
"You are ineligible to apply for this job because you refuse to disclose and prove where you were born and what you did during several years of your life."
Obama submitted a supposedly authentic birth certificate to the far-left blog Daily Kos. It was discovered to have been a photo-shopped version of the birth certificate of his half-sister who was actually born in Hawaii -- as Obama claims he was.
It is possible that Obama was born in Kenya. He does not meet the qualifications to be President of the United States. Obama appears to -- or at least refuses to or is not able to -- produce a certified copy of his birth certificate from Hawaii because it does not exist.
Is Barack Obama a native-born US citizen and therefore eligible to become President of the United States?
If Barack Obama were a US citizen, his campaign would not have provided a bogus birth certificate rather than his genuine birth certificate.
Can you think of any sane reason why Obama would not pull out his original birth certificate for examination and immediately settle this bothersome and "distracting" suit and this controversy? Read a brief summary of some of the several legal attempts to obtain Obama's birth certificate.
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What We Know About Obama
The illusion of pragmatism advances far-left goals, in baby steps
by Stanley Kurtz
November 3, 2008
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=M2E0ZjM5ZWE0Y2Y3ODA1YmQzMzliZTE4ZWFkNGJkNjg=
Reflecting on all that I’ve written about Barack Obama over these past six months, four inter-related points stand out: Obama’s radicalism, his stealthy incrementalism, his interest in funding and organization-building, and his willingness to use — or quietly support — Alinskyite intimidation tactics. Since we stand on the cusp of the election, I’ll lay out the bottom line. For those who want to know more, go back and read the detailed studies on which I base these conclusions.
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. ACORN, a militant group pursuing economic redistribution, succeeded in undermining credit standards throughout the banking system, thereby modeling the New Party’s plans to tame capitalism itself. So the association with Ayers is not an outlier issue, but part and parcel of a network of radical ties through which Obama’s supported “major redistributive change.” Via ACORN, that project has already nearly wrecked our economy. What will happen when it’s generalized?
Similarly, Obama’s “association” with Wright was far more than a mere pastor-parishioner — or even mentor-protégé — relationship. Obama’s work with the Gamaliel Foundation required him to “organize” left-leaning churches into a larger political force. His real interest in Wright, Pfleger, and Meeks was to turn them into the nucleus of a far broader politicized coalition of radical black churches — as shown, for example, by his work with them on the Illinois racial-profiling bill. Again, we are not dealing with mere “associations,” but with intentional political partnerships.
Although media malfeasance is at the heart of our ignorance about these broader patterns, Obama’s absorption of Alinskyite strategies of stealthy incrementalism have helped to hide the truth. Following well-worn organizer strategies, Obama knows how to wrap ideological radicalism in the soothing rhetoric of “pragmatism” and classic American values. There is a kernel of truth to the pragmatism, however. Radical though his ultimate goals may be, Obama follows classic organizer strategy — pursuing his ends in tiny, incremental, and cumulative baby-steps. The municipal “living wage” campaigns supported by Obama, Wright, and groups like ACORN and the New Party were never designed, in themselves, to bring fundamental economic change. These ordinances actually applied to only a very small number of companies. The broader purpose of these battles was to build coalitions for deeper structural change on the national level, when the moment was right. Obama would likely hew to this incrementalism in power, with the same radical long-term goals in mind.
Obama was a master at channeling funding to his organizer allies. He was the key force turning the Woods Fund toward a major increase in support for community organizers, at a moment when other foundations shied away from funding the militant and confrontational tactics of groups like ACORN. In his now infamous 2001 radio remarks, Obama’s preferred strategy for promoting “major redistributive change” was through society-wide organizing from below. As president, Obama would connect his massive youth-volunteer program to his favorite community-organizer groups, thereby creating a political force for long-term restructuring of the American economy. This was the program of the New Party, and I believe it is still Obama’s long-term goal.
In pursuit of his goals, Obama has shown himself willing to quietly support, and sometimes to openly use, radical Alinskyite tactics. At the Woods Fund, Obama’s allies bragged about the way their “post-ideological” cover had allowed them to fund ACORN’s confrontational tactics, while escaping public criticism. Obama has shamelessly used Alinskyite “direct action” to silence and intimidate political foes during the current campaign (a matter well-known to conservatives, yet little noted by the mainstream press). Victory would only cement the conviction in Obama and his allies that these tactics had “won,” and therefore should be used again.
Has Obama changed? Was he merely using his radical Chicago allies to gain national renown, and thereby an opening for a more moderate political program? I find this view unconvincing. Obama has often claimed that his early community organizing, and his redistributive legislative work, were at the very core of his political identity. We’ve heard his radicalism on the radio in 2001. Does anyone really believe that he’s changed in 2008? Obama’s political radicalism consolidated his shaky personal identity. It formed him as an adult. He cannot abandon that inner stance without losing hold of an already precarious self. Obama chose to live in Hyde Park — chose that radical setting as the site of his adult self-creation. Hyde Park was never the place Obama needed to conquer in order to escape. On the contrary, it was the personally chosen home he now hopes to nationalize by spreading his organizing gospel to America’s youth.
Obama is clever and pragmatic, it’s true. But his pragmatism is deployed on behalf of radical goals. Obama’s heart is, and will remain, with the Far Left. Yet he will surely be cautious about grasping for more, at any given moment, than the political traffic will bear. That should not be mistaken for genuine moderation. It will merely be the beginning stages of a habitually incremental radicalism. In his heart and soul, Barack Obama was and remains a radical-stealthy, organizationally sophisticated, and — when necessary — tactically ruthless. The real Obama — the man beyond the feel-good symbol — is no mystery. He’s there for anyone willing to look. Sad to say, few are.
— Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
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Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis
By James Simpson
September 28, 2008
America waits with bated breath while Washington struggles to bring the U.S. economy back from the brink of disaster. But many of those same politicians caused the crisis, and if left to their own devices will do so again.
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. When seen together, the influences on Obama's life comprise a who's who of the radical leftist movement, and it becomes painfully apparent that not only is Obama a willing participant in that movement, he has spent most of his adult life deeply immersed in it.
But even this doesn't fully describe the extreme nature of this candidate. He can be tied directly to a malevolent overarching strategy that has motivated many, if not all, of the most destructive radical leftist organizations in the United States since the 1960s.
The Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis
In an earlier post, I noted the liberal record of unmitigated legislative disasters, the latest of which is now being played out in the financial markets before our eyes. Before the 1994 Republican takeover, Democrats had sixty years of virtually unbroken power in Congress - with substantial majorities most of the time. Can a group of smart people, studying issue after issue for years on end, with virtually unlimited resources at their command, not come up with a single policy that works? Why are they chronically incapable?
Why?
One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit.
I submit to you they understand the consequences. For many it is simply a practical matter of eliciting votes from a targeted constituency at taxpayer expense; we lose a little, they gain a lot, and the politician keeps his job. But for others, the goal is more malevolent - the failure is deliberate. Don't laugh. This method not only has its proponents, it has a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It describes their agenda, tactics, and long-term strategy.
The Strategy was first elucidated in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation magazine by a pair of radical socialist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. David Horowitz summarizes it as:
The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
Cloward and Piven were inspired by radical organizer [and Hillary Clinton mentor] Saul Alinsky:
"Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules," Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one. (Courtesy Discover the Networks.org)
Newsmax rounds out the picture:
Their strategy to create political, financial, and social chaos that would result in revolution blended Alinsky concepts with their more aggressive efforts at bringing about a change in U.S. government. To achieve their revolutionary change, Cloward and Piven sought to use a cadre of aggressive organizers assisted by friendly news media to force a re-distribution of the nation's wealth.
In their Nation article, Cloward and Piven were specific about the kind of "crisis" they were trying to create:
By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.
No matter where the strategy is implemented, it shares the following features:
The offensive organizes previously unorganized groups eligible for government benefits but not currently receiving all they can.
The offensive seeks to identify new beneficiaries and/or create new benefits.
The overarching aim is always to impose new stresses on target systems, with the ultimate goal of forcing their collapse.
Capitalizing on the racial unrest of the 1960s, Cloward and Piven saw the welfare system as their first target. They enlisted radical black activist George Wiley, who created the National Welfare Reform Organization (NWRO) to implement the strategy. Wiley hired militant foot soldiers to storm welfare offices around the country, violently demanding their "rights." According to a City Journal article by Sol Stern, welfare rolls increased from 4.3 million to 10.8 million by the mid-1970s as a result, and in New York City, where the strategy had been particularly successful, "one person was on the welfare rolls... for every two working in the city's private economy."
According to another City Journal article titled "Compassion Gone Mad":
The movement's impact on New York City was jolting: welfare caseloads, already climbing 12 percent a year in the early sixties, rose by 50 percent during Lindsay's first two years; spending doubled... The city had 150,000 welfare cases in 1960; a decade later it had 1.5 million.
The vast expansion of welfare in New York City that came of the NWRO's Cloward-Piven tactics sent the city into bankruptcy in 1975. Rudy Giuliani cited Cloward and Piven by name as being responsible for "an effort at economic sabotage." He also credited Cloward-Piven with changing the cultural attitude toward welfare from that of a temporary expedient to a lifetime entitlement, an attitude which in-and-of-itself has caused perhaps the greatest damage of all.
Cloward and Piven looked at this strategy as a gold mine of opportunity. Within the newly organized groups, each offensive would find an ample pool of foot soldier recruits willing to advance its radical agenda at little or no pay, and expand its base of reliable voters, legal or otherwise. The radicals' threatening tactics also would accrue an intimidating reputation, providing a wealth of opportunities for extorting monetary and other concessions from the target organizations. In the meantime, successful offensives would create an ever increasing drag on society. As they gleefully observed:
Moreover, this kind of mass influence is cumulative because benefits are continuous. Once eligibility for basic food and rent grants is established, the drain on local resources persists indefinitely.
The next time you drive through one of the many blighted neighborhoods in our cities, or read of the astronomical crime, drug addiction, and out-of-wedlock birth rates, or consider the failed schools, strapped police and fire resources of every major city, remember Cloward and Piven's thrill that "...the drain on local resources persists indefinitely."
ACORN, the new tip of the Cloward-Piven spear
In 1970, one of George Wiley's protégés, Wade Rathke -- like Bill Ayers, a member of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) -- was sent to found the Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now. While NWRO had made a good start, it alone couldn't accomplish the Cloward-Piven goals. Rathke's group broadened the offensive to include a wide array of low income "rights." Shortly thereafter they changed "Arkansas" to "Association of" and ACORN went nationwide.
Today ACORN is involved in a wide array of activities, including housing, voting rights, illegal immigration and other issues. According to ACORN's website: "ACORN is the nation's largest grassroots community organization of low-and moderate-income people with over 400,000 member families organized into more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities across the country," It is perhaps the largest radical group in the U.S. and has been cited for widespread criminal activity on many fronts.
Voting
On voting rights, ACORN and its voter mobilization subsidiary, Project Vote, have been involved nationwide in efforts to grant felons the vote and lobbied heavily for the Motor Voter Act of 1993, a law allowing people to register at motor vehicle departments, schools, libraries and other public places. That law had been sought by Cloward and Piven since the early1980s and they were present, standing behind President Clinton at the signing ceremony.
ACORN's voter rights tactics follow the Cloward-Piven Strategy:
1. Register as many Democrat voters as possible, legal or otherwise and help them vote, multiple times if possible.
2. Overwhelm the system with fraudulent registrations using multiple entries of the same name, names of deceased, random names from the phone book, even contrived names.
3. Make the system difficult to police by lobbying for minimal identification standards.
In this effort, ACORN sets up registration sites all over the country and has been frequently cited for turning in fraudulent registrations, as well as destroying republican applications. In the 2004-2006 election cycles alone, ACORN was accused of widespread voter fraud in 12 states. It may have swung the election for one state governor.
ACORN's website brags: "Since 2004, ACORN has helped more than 1.7 million low- and moderate-income and minority citizens apply to register to vote." Project vote boasts 4 million. I wonder how many of them are dead? For the 2008 cycle, ACORN and Project Vote have pulled out all the stops. Given their furious nationwide effort, it is not inconceivable that this presidential race could be decided by fraudulent votes alone.
Barack Obama ran ACORN's Project Vote in Chicago and his highly successful voter registration drive was credited with getting the disgraced former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun elected. Newsmax reiterates Cloward and Piven's aspirations for ACORN's voter registration efforts:
By advocating massive, no-holds-barred voter registration campaigns, they [Cloward & Piven] sought a Democratic administration in Washington, D.C. that would re-distribute the nation's wealth and lead to a totalitarian socialist state.
Illegal Immigration
As I have written elsewhere, the Radical Left's offensive to promote illegal immigration is "Cloward-Piven on steroids." ACORN is at the forefront of this movement as well, and was a leading organization among a broad coalition of radical groups, including Soros' Open Society Institute, the Service Employees International Union (ACORN founder Wade Rathke also runs a SEIU chapter), and others, that became the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. CCIR fortunately failed to gain passage for the 2007 illegal immigrant amnesty bill, but its goals have not changed.
The burden of illegal immigration on our already overstressed welfare system has been widely documented. Some towns in California have even been taken over by illegal immigrant drug cartels. The disease, crime and overcrowding brought by illegal immigrants places a heavy burden on every segment of society and every level of government, threatening to split this country apart at the seams. In the meantime, radical leftist efforts to grant illegal immigrants citizenship guarantee a huge pool of new democrat voters. With little border control, terrorists can also filter in.
Obama aided ACORN as their lead attorney in a successful suit he brought against the Illinois state government to implement the Motor Voter law there. The law had been resisted by Republican Governor Jim Edgars, who feared the law was an opening to widespread vote fraud.
His fears were warranted as the Motor Voter law has since been cited as a major opportunity for vote fraud, especially for illegal immigrants, even terrorists. According to the Wall Street Journal: "After 9/11, the Justice Department found that eight of the 19 hijackers were registered to vote..."
ACORN's dual offensives on voting and illegal immigration are handy complements. Both swell the voter rolls with reliable democrats while assaulting the country ACORN seeks to destroy with overwhelming new problems.
Mortgage Crisis
And now we have the mortgage crisis, which has sent a shock wave through Wall Street and panicked world financial markets like no other since the stock market crash of 1929. But this is a problem created in Washington long ago. It originated with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), signed into law in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter. The CRA was Carter's answer to a grassroots activist movement started in Chicago, and forced banks to make loans to low income, high risk customers. PhD economist and former Texas Senator Phil Gramm has called it: "a vast extortion scheme against the nation's banks."
ACORN aggressively sought to expand loans to low income groups using the CRA as a whip. Economist Stan Leibowitz wrote in the New York Post:
In the 1980s, groups such as the activists at ACORN began pushing charges of "redlining"-claims that banks discriminated against minorities in mortgage lending. In 1989, sympathetic members of Congress got the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act amended to force banks to collect racial data on mortgage applicants; this allowed various studies to be ginned up that seemed to validate the original accusation.
In fact, minority mortgage applications were rejected more frequently than other applications-but the overwhelming reason wasn't racial discrimination, but simply that minorities tend to have weaker finances.
ACORN showed its colors again in 1991, by taking over the House Banking Committee room for two days to protest efforts to scale back the CRA. Obama represented ACORN in the Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank, 1994 suit against redlining. Most significant of all, ACORN was the driving force behind a 1995 regulatory revision pushed through by the Clinton Administration that greatly expanded the CRA and laid the groundwork for the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac borne financial crisis we now confront. Barack Obama was the attorney representing ACORN in this effort. With this new authority, ACORN used its subsidiary, ACORN Housing, to promote subprime loans more aggressively.
As a New York Post article describes it:
A 1995 strengthening of the Community Reinvestment Act required banks to find ways to provide mortgages to their poorer communities. It also let community activists intervene at yearly bank reviews, shaking the banks down for large pots of money.
Banks that got poor reviews were punished; some saw their merger plans frustrated; others faced direct legal challenges by the Justice Department.
Flexible lending programs expanded even though they had higher default rates than loans with traditional standards. On the Web, you can still find CRA loans available via ACORN with "100 percent financing . . . no credit scores . . . undocumented income . . . even if you don't report it on your tax returns." Credit counseling is required, of course.
Ironically, an enthusiastic Fannie Mae Foundation report singled out one paragon of nondiscriminatory lending, which worked with community activists and followed "the most flexible underwriting criteria permitted." That lender's $1 billion commitment to low-income loans in 1992 had grown to $80 billion by 1999 and $600 billion by early 2003.
The lender they were speaking of was Countrywide, which specialized in subprime lending and had a working relationship with ACORN.
Investor's Business Daily added:
The revisions also allowed for the first time the securitization of CRA-regulated loans containing subprime mortgages. The changes came as radical "housing rights" groups led by ACORN lobbied for such loans. ACORN at the time was represented by a young public-interest lawyer in Chicago by the name of Barack Obama. (Emphasis, mine.)
Since these loans were to be underwritten by the government sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the implicit government guarantee of those loans absolved lenders, mortgage bundlers and investors of any concern over the obvious risk. As Bloomberg reported: "It is a classic case of socializing the risk while privatizing the profit."
And if you think Washington policy makers cared about ACORN's negative influence, think again. Before this whole mess came down, a Democrat-sponsored bill on the table would have created an "Affordable Housing Trust Fund," granting ACORN access to approximately $500 million in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac revenues with little or no oversight.
Even now, unbelievably -- on the brink of national disaster -- Democrats have insisted ACORN benefit from bailout negotiations! Senator Lindsay Graham reported last night (9/25/08) in an interview with Greta Van Susteren of On the Record that Democrats want 20 percent of the bailout money to go to ACORN!
This entire fiasco represents perhaps the pinnacle of ACORN's efforts to advance the Cloward-Piven Strategy and is a stark demonstration of the power they wield in Washington.
Enter Barack Obama
In attempting to capture the significance of Barack Obama's Radical Left connections and his relation to the Cloward Piven strategy, I constructed following flow chart. It is by no means complete. There are simply too many radical individuals and organizations to include them all here. But these are perhaps the most significant.
The chart puts Barack Obama at the epicenter of an incestuous stew of American radical leftism. Not only are his connections significant, they practically define who he is. Taken together, they constitute a who's who of the American radical left, and guiding all is the Cloward-Piven strategy.
Conspicuous in their absence are any connections at all with any other group, moderate, or even mildly leftist. They are all radicals, firmly bedded in the anti-American, communist, socialist, radical leftist mesh.
Saul Alinsky
Most people are unaware that Barack Obama received his training in "community organizing" from Saul Alinsky's Industrial Areas Foundation. But he did. In and of itself that marks his heritage and training as that of a radical activist. One really needs go no further. But we have.
Bill Ayers
Obama objects to being associated with SDS bomber Bill Ayers, claiming he is being smeared with "guilt by association." But they worked together at the Woods Fund. The Wall Street Journal added substantially to our knowledge by describing in great detail Obama's work over five years with SDS bomber Bill Ayers on the board of a non-profit, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, to push a radical agenda on public school children. As Stanley Kurtz states:
"...the issue here isn't guilt by association; it's guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago."
Also included in the mix is Theresa Heinz Kerry's favorite charity, the Tides Foundation. A partial list of Tides grants tells you all you need to know: ACLU, ACORN, Center for American Progress, Center for Constitutional Rights (a communist front,) CAIR, Earth Justice, Institute for Policy Studies (KGB spy nest), National Lawyers Guild (oldest communist front in U.S.), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and practically every other radical group there is. ACORN's Wade Rathke runs a Tides subsidiary, the Tides Center.
Carl Davidson and the New Party
We have heard about Bomber Bill, but we hear little about fellow SDS member Carl Davidson. According to Discover the Networks, Davidson was an early supporter of Barack Obama and a prominent member of Chicago's New Party, a synthesis of CPUSA members, Socialists, ACORN veterans and other radicals. Obama sought and received the New Party's endorsement, and they assisted with his campaign. The New Party also developed a strong relationship with ACORN. As an excellent article on the New Party observes: "Barack Obama knew what he was getting into and remains an ideal New Party candidate."
George Soros
The chart also suggests the reason for George Soros' fervent support of Obama. The President of his Open Society Institute is Aryeh Neier, founder of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). As mentioned above, three other former SDS members had extensive contact with Obama: Bill Ayers, Carl Davidson and Wade Rathke. Surely Aryeh Neier would have heard from his former colleagues of the promising new politician. More to the point, Neier is firmly committed to supporting the hugely successful radical organization, ACORN, and would be certain back their favored candidate, Barack Obama.
ACORN
Obama has spent a large portion of his professional life working for ACORN or its subsidiaries, representing ACORN as a lawyer on some of its most critical issues, and training ACORN leaders. Stanley Kurtz's excellent National Review article, "Inside Obama's Acorn." also describes Obama's ACORN connection in detail. But I can't improve on Obama's own words:
I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career (emphasis added). Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work. - Barack Obama, Speech to ACORN, November 2007 (Courtesy Newsmax.)
In another excellent article on Obama's ACORN connections, Newsmax asks a nagging question:
It would be telling to know if Obama, during his years at Columbia, had occasion to meet Cloward and study the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
I ask you, is it possible ACORN would train Obama to take leadership positions within ACORN without telling him what he was training for? Is it possible ACORN would put Obama in leadership positions without clueing him into what his purpose was?? Is it possible that this most radical of organizations would put someone in charge of training its trainers, without him knowing what it was he was training them for?
As a community activist for ACORN; as a leadership trainer for ACORN; as a lead organizer for ACORN's Project Vote; as an attorney representing ACORN's successful efforts to impose Motor Voter regulations in Illinois; as ACORN's representative in lobbying for the expansion of high risk housing loans through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that led to the current crisis; as a recipient of their assistance in his political campaigns -- both with money and campaign workers; it is doubtful that he was unaware of ACORN's true goals. It is doubtful he was unaware of the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
Fast-forward to 2005 when an obsequious, servile and scraping Daniel Mudd, CEO of Fannie Mae spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus swearing in ceremony for newly-elected Illinois Senator, Barack Obama. Mudd called, the Congressional Black Caucus "our family" and "the conscience of Fannie Mae."
In 2005, Republicans sought to rein in Fannie and Freddie. Senator John McCain was at the forefront of that effort. But it failed due to an intense lobbying effort put forward by Fannie and Freddie.
In his few years as a U.S. senator, Obama has received campaign contributions of $126,349, from Fannie and Freddie, second only to the $165,400 received by Senator Chris Dodd, who has been getting donations from them since 1988. What makes Obama so special?
His closest advisers are a dirty laundry list of individuals at the heart of the financial crisis: former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson; Former Fannie Mae CEO and former Clinton Budget Director Frank Raines; and billionaire failed Superior Bank of Chicago Board Chair Penny Pritzker.
Johnson had to step down as adviser on Obama's V.P. search after this gem came out:
An Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) report[1] from September 2004 found that, during Johnson's tenure as CEO, Fannie Mae had improperly deferred $200 million in expenses. This enabled top executives, including Johnson and his successor, Franklin Raines, to receive substantial bonuses in 1998.[2] A 2006 OFHEO report[3] found that Fannie Mae had substantially under-reported Johnson's compensation. Originally reported as $6-7 million, Johnson actually received approximately $21 million.
Obama denies ties to Raines but the Washington Post calls him a member of "Obama's political circle." Raines and Johnson were fined $3 million by the Office of Federal Housing Oversight for their manipulation of Fannie books. The fine is small change however, compared to the $50 million Raines was able to obtain in improper bonuses as a result of juggling the books.
Most significantly, Penny Pritzker, the current Finance Chairperson of Obama's presidential campaign helped develop the complicated investment bundling of subprime securities at the heart of the meltdown. She did so in her position as shareholder and board chair of Superior Bank. The Bank failed in 2001, one of the largest in recent history, wiping out $50 million in uninsured life savings of approximately 1,400 customers. She was named in a RICO class action law suit but doesn't seem to have come out of it too badly.
As a young attorney in the 1990s, Barack Obama represented ACORN in Washington in their successful efforts to expand Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) authority. In addition to making it easier for ACORN groups to force banks into making risky loans, this also paved the way for banks like Superior to package mortgages as investments, and for the Government Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to underwrite them. These changes created the conditions that ultimately lead to the current financial crisis.
Did they not know this would occur? Were these smart people, led by a Harvard graduate, unaware of the Econ 101 concept of moral hazard that would result from the government making implicit guarantees to underwrite private sector financial risk? They should have known that freeing the high-risk mortgage market of risk, calamity was sure to ensue. I think they did.
Barack Obama, the Cloward-Piven candidate, no matter how he describes himself, has been a radical activist for most of his political career. That activism has been in support of organizations and initiatives that at their heart seek to tear the pillars of this nation asunder in order to replace them with their demented socialist vision. Their influence has spread so far and so wide that despite their blatant culpability in the current financial crisis, they are able to manipulate Capital Hill politicians to cut them into $140 billion of the bailout pie!
God grant those few responsible yet remaining in Washington, DC the strength to prevent this massive fraud from occurring. God grant them the courage to stand up in the face of this Marxist tidal wave.
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