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The Chicago Way
Among all Obama’s radical associates from the past, few received more attention or were as shocking as the president’s connection to Bill Ayers. The relationship plagued Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and could resurface during this year’s election as many questions remain.
Among the possible inquiries: How did the duo originally meet? Did Obama have a larger relationship with Ayers’ parents? Did Ayers play a larger-than-known role in mentoring Obama or in aiding his political career? Are there more projects in which Ayers and Obama worked together? Is there more to find regarding the work of the nonprofits where the two served together?
Obama has never fully addressed the many known aspects of his relationship with Ayers.
During an April 16, 2008, presidential debate, Obama was asked about the relationship.
“This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago, who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from,” Obama said. “He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.”
It is known that Obama launched his political career at a 1995 fundraiser at Ayers’ Chicago apartment and that the two served alongside each other from 1995 to 2000 on a $100 million education foundation, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, or CAC. According to documentary evidence, it was Ayers who helped hire Obama at the CAC.
Also, Obama and Ayers served as paid directors of the Woods Fund, a nonprofit that channeled money to leftist causes.
Obama would later cite his CAC position as evidence of his qualification for public office.
However, those probing Obama were left to speculate exactly how Ayers was so familiar with him that he hired the future politician for the CAC and hosted the 1995 fundraiser.
It would later emerge that Obama worked directly with Ayers in 1988 and that the two were brought together by a radical Saul Alinsky acolyte who was trained by Alinsky himself and whose name was obscured in Obama’s autobiography “Dreams from My Father.”
Alinsky, known for his book “Rules for Radicals,” is regarded as the father of the community organizer movement.
In 1988, in response to a Chicago summit that documented the poor quality of education in the city, Chicago United, a group founded by Ayers’ father, the late Thomas Ayers, formed a community advocacy association called the Alliance for Better Chicago Schools, or the ABCs Coalition. Thomas Ayers was the chairman and CEO of Commonwealth Edison.
When he created the ABCs Coalition in June 1988, Thomas Ayers included Obama in the coalition. Obama at the time was director and lead organizer of the Developing Communities Project, or DCP, an institutionally based community organization on Chicago’s Far South Side. Obama’s first job in Chicago was his DCP position.
The contact for the ABCs Coalition, on which Obama served, was none other than Bill Ayers, who at the time was at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Documentation reviewed by WND showed that Ayers started attending the ABCs Coalition’s monthly meetings, held over breakfasts of eggs, sausages, rolls, fruit and coffee in a conference room on the 57th floor of Chicago’s First National Bank downtown headquarters.
Obama disguised identity of Alinsky radical?
Obama, meanwhile, took his DCP job in 1985. In “Dreams from My Father,” Obama relates his first job in Chicago as a community organizer and claims the name of his boss at DCP was “Marty Kaufman.”
Kaufman, however, doesn’t exist. The DCP chief at the time was Marty Kellman, who was trained by Alinsky himself, as the book “The Manchurian President” documents.
Additionally, the DCP, with Obama as director, received two grants. One grant was for $40,000 in 1985 and another for $33,000 in 1986 from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, a group that promoted Alinsky-style organizations.
Obama worked closely with Ayers
Working at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge in 1995, Obama had a close relationship with Ayers, according to the CAC’s own archived records. The records also show Obama’s and Ayers’ foundation granted money to radical leftist activist causes.
News reports, archived records, interviews and Ayers’ own curriculum vitae document that Ayers was the founder of the CAC, which billed itself as a school reform organization. Ayers also served as co-chairman of the Chicago School Reform Collaborative, one of the two operational arms of the CAC, from its formation in 1995 until 2000.
In 1995, Obama was appointed as the CAC’s first chairman.
In response to a query by National Review Online writer Stanley Kurtz, the Obama 2008 presidential campaign issued a statement claiming Ayers was not involved with Obama’s “recruitment” to the CAC board. The statement said Deborah Leff and Patricia Albjerg Graham, who served as presidents of other foundations, recruited Obama.
But Kurtz reviewed the CAC archives at the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago, which houses CAC board meeting minutes and other documentation from the education foundation. He found that along with Leff and Graham, Ayers was in a working group of five people who assembled the initial board of the CAC, which hired Obama.
“Ayers founded CAC and was its guiding spirit. No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval,” Kurtz wrote in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece.
Indeed, several articles in 1994 and 1995 in the Chicago Tribune detailed Ayers’ extensive work to secure the original grant for the CAC from a national education initiative by Ambassador Walter Annenberg, as well as Ayers’ molding of the CAC guidelines. It would have been unusual for Ayers not to have been involved in the selection of Obama.
Kurtz reported that the CAC archives demonstrated Obama and Ayers worked as a team to further the foundation’s agenda. Obama was in charge of fiscal matters, while Ayers’ position was more concerned with shaping educational policy.
The documents showed Ayers served as an ex-officio member of the board that Obama chaired through the CAC’s first year. Ayers also served on the board’s governance committee with Obama, and worked with him to craft CAC bylaws, according to the documents.
Ayers made presentations to board meetings chaired by Obama. Ayers also spoke for the Chicago School Reform Collaborative before Obama’s board, while Obama periodically spoke for the board at meetings of the collaborative, the CAC documents reviewed by Kurtz show.
According to the documents, the CAC granted money to far-left causes, such as the now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, which, WND previously reported, had done work on behalf of Obama’s presidential campaign.
WND broke the story that while Obama chaired the board of the CAC, more than $600,000 was granted to an organization founded by Ayers and run by Mike Klonsky, a former top communist activist. Klonsky was leader of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party, which was effectively recognized by China as the all-but-official U.S. Maoist party.
Confirms Kurtz: “Instead of funding schools directly, [the CAC] required schools to affiliate with ‘external partners,’ which actually got the money. Proposals from groups focused on math/science achievement were turned down. Instead CAC disbursed money through various far-left community organizers, such as ACORN.”
In 1995, the year Ayers founded the CAC, he gave an interview for author Ron Chepesiuk’s book “Sixties Radicals” in which Ayers stated, “I’m a radical, leftist, small ‘c’ communist.”
Kurtz notes that in his book “Teaching Toward Freedom,” Ayers states his goal is to “teach against oppression,” which Kurtz noted Ayers defines as “against America’s history of evil and racism, thereby forcing social transformation.”
The CAC, however, was not Obama’s only working relationship with the unrepentant terrorist, Ayers.
In a widely circulated article, WND first reported Obama served on the board of the Woods Fund, a liberal Chicago nonprofit, alongside Ayers from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, according to the Fund’s website. Tax filings show Obama received compensation of $6,000 per year for his service in 1999 and 2000.
The two appeared together as speakers at several public events, including a 1997 University of Chicago panel titled “Should a child ever be called a ‘super predator?’” and another panel for the University of Illinois in April 2002 titled “Intellectuals: Who needs them?”
Ayers has written about his involvement with the Weather Underground’s bombings of the New York City Police headquarters in 1970, the Capitol in 1971 and the Pentagon in 1972.
“I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough,” Ayers told the New York Times in an interview released – ironically – on Sept. 11, 2001.
“Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,” Ayers wrote in his memoirs, titled “Fugitive Days.” He continued with a disclaimer that he didn’t personally set the bombs, but that his group set the explosives and planned the attack. source – WND
Obama the Renegade
In case you missed it, the Obama Administration no longer follows the Constitution. Now the United States of America looks to the United Nations, NATO and ‘international approval’ to decide if we should engage in wars and other conflicts. Congress is now the last avenue we pursue. The Constitution has been fed into a paper shredder, and replaced with the ultra far-left liberal doctrine of Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers and George Soros. Rules for radicals, indeed….
For all the conspiracy theorists out there who have been saying for decades that the day was coming when the United States would lay down it’s sovereignty to the United Nations, you are watching that happen. See for yourself in this video of a session of the US Armed Services Committee as Leon Panetta says over and over that the US now seeks it’s approval from the United Nations and NATO. Don’t take our word for it, watch the video hear it for yourself.
Obama promised when he ran for president in 2008 that he would ‘fundamentally transform’ the United States. What he didn’t tell you was that this ‘transformation’ would be at the expense of the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the freedom of the American people.
America, your country has been hijacked by those who hate it. It has been betrayed from the inside out. If you re-elect this man in 2012, then you deserve whatever happens after that. This is not about Red State vs. Blue State, or Liberal vs. Conservative. This is about the battle between good and evil. The country that beat back the Japanese after Pearl Harbor, and stopped Hitler from world domination is losing badly in it’s efforts to stop the Muslim-raised president from Indonesia. The puppet of George Soros has taken center stage.
America, this may well be your final hour. What will you do?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House plans to ask Congress for an increase in the debt limit before the end of the week, according to a senior Treasury Department official.
The debt limit is projected to fall within $100 billion of the current cap by December 30. President Barack Obama is expected to ask for additional borrowing authority to increase the limit by $1.2 trillion.
Under the new budget, Congress can only vote to block the debt-ceiling extension with a disapproval resolution. Lawmakers have 15 days within receiving the request to vote down the debt limit increase.
The debt limit currently stands at $15.194 trillion and would increase to $16.394 trillion with the request. source – Yahoo News
White House feeds off protest anger
If you think for one second that the protests sweeping this country with the OCCUPY MOVEMENT are legitimate, you have another thing coming. These riots are being fomented by the hard left Liberals that seek to DESTROY this country. This is the Arab Spring for America. And who is behind it all? You’re looking at him right now.
“Weeks after taking to the streets in Manhattan, Occupy Wall St demonstrators are camped a block from the White House. Many of them are wondering: do they have a friend inside?
While not endorsing the protests, Barack Obama and Joe Biden have expressed understanding of the movement that has spread rapidly across the country.
Mr Obama said people were angry because Wall Street had not been “following the rules”. His vice-president even compared the movement on Thursday to the Tea Party, the conservative movement which has upended national politics in the past two years.
“The core [of the protest] is: the bargain has been breached. The American people do not think the system is fair, or on the level,” Mr Biden said.
Underlying the protests, and the administration’s response, is the stubbornly stagnant economy that continues to sap voter confidence and challenge politicians.
On McPherson Square in Washington near the White House, the motley crew of protesters are lashing out in different directions, from corporate greed to the ballooning deficit to, above all, the political class.
“Politicians are only interested in keeping themselves employed, so they don’t make decisions for the people,” said Joe Gray, 23, from nearby Montgomery County.
The protesters are small in number, ranging at various times between a few dozen and a few hundred, and were still earnestly debating organisational minutiae on Thursday evening: should they break the law by sleeping in the park, or keep to the footpaths on its edges, which is legal?
“During the day, we just look like a bunch of out-of-work hippies,” said Miles Casey, 24, a science teacher from Arlington. But increasingly their targets are also those of the White House – what the movement calls “the 1 per cent” – wealthy Americans whose taxes Mr Obama wants to raise to pay for his programme to boost jobs. source – FT
One of Obama’s heros is Saul Alinsky, Socialist writer who advocated ways to collapse an existing government that it might be rebuilt by its destroyers as a Socialist nation. In his book, “Rules For Radicals” Alinsky writes that the best way to collapse the system was by increasing the rolls of entitlement programs until bankruptcy was the inevitable outcome. This is one major reason why participation in the government food stamp program has risen 79% under Obama.
“In its quest to promote taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, the Obama Administration has actually rewarded one state with a $5 million bonus for its efficiency in adding food-stamp recipients to already bulging rolls.
It’s part of the administration’s campaign to eradicate “food insecure households” by improving access and increasing participation in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Incidentally, the program was recently changed to SNAP to eliminate the stigma that comes with a name like food stamps. Just a few months ago the federal agency that administers the program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), launched a multi-million-dollar initiative to recruit more food-stamp participants even though the number of recipients has skyrocketed in the last few years.
This week Oregon officials bragged that the USDA has given the state $5 million in “performance bonuses” for ensuring that people eligible for food benefits receive them and for its “swift processing of applications.” The money comes on the heels of a separate $1.5 million award from the feds for making “accurate payments of food stamp benefits to clients.” So welfare recipients are clients? .
It marks the fifth consecutive year that Oregon has been “recognized” by the federal government for “exceptional administration” of the entitlement program, according to the announcement posted on the state’s Department of Human Services web site. The state official who runs SNAP assures that her staff will “continue working very hard to exceed expectations” so that Oregonians can “put healthy foods on their table quickly.”
Could this be why the number of food-stamp beneficiaries in Oregon has increased dramatically in the last few years? Since 2008 the state has seen a 60% boost in the number of food-stamp recipients, which means that more than 780,000 people (one out of five Oregonians) get groceries compliments of Uncle Sam.
As if this weren’t bad enough, the feds are also giving the state a two-year grant to test an “innovative approach” to the food-stamp “client eligibility review process.” This will make it even easier for people to get food stamps because it grants state officials a waiver that allows them to grant the benefit without interviewing the candidate. source – Judicial Watch
Superpower with less than super bank account
One of the cornerstone doctrines in Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals is this – after you manage to elect the usurper who will start to wean the country off the Constitution, you need to deplete it’s massive cash reserves. Mission accomplished.
“The U.S. Treasury is depleting its cash at an accelerating pace, drawing down its cash balance by $81.6 billion in the just the first four days of March, leaving the federal government with only $108.9 billion on hand, according to the Daily Treasury Statement released Monday afternoon.
At the beginning of February, the Treasury had $349.1 billion in cash on hand, but spent that down by $158.5 billion during the month, ending February with only $190.6 billion on hand.
Were the government to continue to draw down its cash balance at the $20.4 billion-per-day rate that prevailed in the first four days of March, it would spend its way through its final $108.9 billion in little more than five days. Under current law, the U.S. Treasury may only run the national debt up to $14.294 trillion. At the end of February, according to the Treasury’s Monthly Statement of the Public Debt, the total debt subject to this legal limit was $14.142331 trillion—just $151.669 billion short of the limit.
Had the Treasury not spent down the $81.6 billion in its cash balance in the first four days of this month and borrowed that money instead, it would have significantly reduced its remaining legal borrowing authority. For the Treasury to borrow more than the current $14,294 limit, Congress and President Barack Obama will need to enact new legislation authorizing the Treasury to increase the national debt up to whatever new limit they find agreeable.” source – CNS News
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Our National Day of Reckoning Has Arrived
They all assured us this day would never come, that “they” had a “plan”…but “they” sold us a bill of goods. They lied to us. They have no plan, and now our debt is equal to the gross output of our economy. For all of us who did not attend the Wharton School of Business, let me explain in plain English what that means – we are finished. Bankrupt. Done. Get it? Just a thought here – conspiracy theorists tells us that this is being done on purpose, to cripple this country, get of off the US Constitution, and to fulfill the mandate of Obama’s bible – Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals.
“President Obama projects that the gross federal debt will top $15 trillion this year, officially equalling the size of the entire U.S. economy, and will jump to nearly $21 trillion in five years’ time. Amid the other staggering numbers in the budget Mr. Obama sent to Congress on Monday, the debt stands out — both because Congress will need to vote to raise the debt limit later this year, and because the numbers are so large.
Mr. Obama‘s budget said 2011 will see the biggest one-year jump in debt in history, or nearly $2 trillion in a single year. And the administration says it will reach $15.476 trillion by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year, to reach 102.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) — the first time since World War II that dubious figure has been reached.” source – Washington Times