Obama: Mr. Hammer and Sickle Pt. II
November 30, 2011 § 5 Comments
Summary of Part I
* Obama raised by communist parents
*Mentored by a communist through out Obama’s drug and alcohol addicted teens
* Obama attends two colleges which are havens for far left, America hating professors
* Befriends Communist terrorist William Ayers and his girlfriend Bernardine Dohrn
* Obama becomes community organizer including working at a Communist organization that was supported by radical Saul Alinsky.
Although Ayers was a known terrorist and later arrested by the FBI for several bombings including the Pentagon and the Capitol building in Washington, DC, he and Bernardine Dohrn were subsequently released due to a technicality, to which Ayers announced: “guilty as hell and free as a bird.”
Ayers would later clean up his act, or at least he convinced some that he had and he eventually got a job as an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where Obama was also a lecturer. It has been reported that the two sat for long hours in the faculty lounge engaged in deep conversations. But a not so chance situation threw the two men together in a more formal setting.
The creation of The Annenberg Foundation by philanthropist William Annenberg led to documentable meetings between Ayers and Obama. The foundation had a goal of improving education through grants. One of the targeted cities was Chicago which sought a grant. In 1994, William Ayers co-wrote the winning grant which resulted in an educational program called the Annenberg Challenge.
At this time, Barak Obama, a civil rights attorney at Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, was named as head of the Board of Directors of the Annenberg Challenge which was charged with determining which schools would receive grants. Ayers has been credited with putting Obama on the Board, but that is not true. The operational arm of the Challenge was the 23 member Chicago School Reform Collaborative which worked hand-in hand with the Obama and other board members of the Challenge. On that board sat William Ayers.
The members of both boards held numerous meetings, retreats and informal get togethers in the course of doing business. There is a rumor that Ayers wrote, or at least helped write Obama’s book, Dreams of my Father in 1995. No evidence of that has as yet been found. On the other hand, what can be documented is Obama’s gushing review of a book Ayers wrote in 1997, A Kind and Just Parent. The review swooned, “A searing and timely account of the juvenile court system, and the courageous individuals who rescue hope from despair.”
An additional connection of these two men is evident by their both serving for a consecutive three years on the board of the Woods Fund, a charitable organization which Obama joined in 1993 and remained on until 2002. Bill Ayers served on the Woods board for three years of Obama’s tenure and remained on the board after Obama departed.
It was while he was at the Woods Fund that Obama had other questionable relationships. For example, his former boss, Allison S. Davis, came looking for money. At the time, Davis was a developer represented by the law firm where Obama worked, as well as a small contributor to Obama’s political campaign funds. Davis wanted the charity to help fund his plans to build housing for low-income Chicagoans. When Davis approached the Woods Fund, he was building another apartment building with now convicted felon and later Obama friend/fundraiser, Tony Rezko. The Chicago Sun-Times recounted: “Obama agreed. He voted with other directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago to invest $1 million with Neighborhood Rejuvenation Partners L.P., a $17-million partnership that Davis still operates.”
One recipient of a grant from the Woods Foundation was Jeremiah Wright, an America hating pastor at a church that Obama would attend for twenty years.
Another relationship was formed with a Woods Fund board member, Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian activist and now professor at Columbia University who was a former spokesman for Yasser Arafat. His wife headed the controversial Arab American Action Network (AAAN), thought to be aiding the strikes against Israel. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group. Despite that label, and despite the fact that Khalidi strongly opposes the state of Israel, Obama has gladly accepted political fund raising efforts on his behalf.
As bad as these associations are, it was the Bill Ayers connection that may be the most troubling. It is no wonder that Obama denies even talking to him, but the evidence shows otherwise. However, Ayers has since admitted that they shared bus rides together, had coffee together and were in meetings and retreats together.
Of no question, however, is a meeting at Ayers home. Following Obama’s serving at the Woods Fund, he decided it was time for him to use his connections to launch a political career. In 1995, a small group of people were invited to Bill Ayers’ house, to learn that
Alice Palmer, was stepping down from the state senate and running for Congress. One of the people invited to Ayer‘s house was Barak Obama. Palmer, a known Communist, identified Obama as her successor.
Thus, it was Bill Ayers, a terrorist, an America hating Communist and a killer, who was the first to propel Obama into a political career.
Michelle Obama had, in the meantime, developed extensive connections with the Daley political machine after she had accepted a job in Mayor Daley’s office. Using Chicago style thug political tactics on his rival state senate candidates, Obama forced their names to be withdrawn from the running thereby guaranteeing him victory as an Ilinois State Senator.
He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He won election to the U.S. Senate in November 2004. His presidential campaign began in February 2007.
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