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The Obama Timeline, Can It All Be Coincidence?

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by Don Fredrick, ©2012, blogging at The Obama  Timeline

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The Obama Timeline, Can It All Be  Coincidence?

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USA --(Ammoland.com)- As I noted in the introduction to my book, The Obama Timeline, a jury at a  murder trial will often find the accumulated circumstantial evidence so  overwhelming that a guilty verdict is obvious—even though there may be no  witness to the crime.

“The jurors in the Scott Peterson trial believed the collection of evidence  more than they believed Scott Peterson. Among other things, the jury thought  that being arrested with $15,000 in cash, recently-dyed hair, a newly-grown  goatee, four cell  phones, camping equipment, a map to a new girlfriend’s house, a gun, and his  brother’s driver’s license certainly did not paint a picture of a grieving  husband who had nothing to do with his pregnant wife’s disappearance and  murder.”

In the four years I have been gathering information about —and evidence  against— Barack Hussein Obama, I have encountered hundreds of coincidences  that strike me as amazing. None of those coincidences, by themselves, may mean  much.

But taken as a whole it is almost impossible to believe they were all the  result of chance.

Consider the Obama-related  coincidences:

Obama just happened to know 60s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers,  whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just  happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis,  who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago  Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the  father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened  to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been  CEO of Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public  housing in Chicago, which just happened to get millions of dollars from the  Illinois state legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain the  housing—which eventually just happened to require demolition.

Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of  Chicago, and just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Obama),  who just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law  firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened  to work, and where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.

Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William  Ayers, with whom she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San  Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who just happened to change his name  to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of  Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate  of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to be  financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash to  Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of  recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney  for Malcolm X, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who just  happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who just happened to  meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.

Obama, Sr. just happened to have his education at the University  of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which just happened to  have been supported by Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who just happened to be a friend  of Malcolm X, who just happened to have been associated with the Nation  of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who just happens  to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also just happens to be  located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who  just happen to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama,  whose parents just happen not to mind exposing their daughters to bomb-making  communists.

After attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he just  happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for  the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that just happened to have been  founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky,  author of Rules for Radicals, who just  happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley  College, and Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF just happened to be funded by a grant  from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal  company just happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just  happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers just happened to serve on  the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.

The Obama Timelin

The Obama Timeline

Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and  just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic  Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International  (SI), through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who just happened to  travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who  just happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of  Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which just happened to sponsor a  2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which just happened to have been  organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations  consultant who just happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political  hatchet man, David Axelrod.

Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was  Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who just happened to preach  Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white, anti-Jew,  and anti-American sermons, which Obama just happened never to hear because he  just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most  enthusiastic,” and Obama just happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey  left the church because it was too radical, and just happened never to notice  that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis  Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.

Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama just happened to  receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race  relations, which he just happened to fail to write while using the cash to  vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing  he just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000, from another  publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My  Father, which just happened to strongly reflect the writing style of  William Ayers, who just happened to trample on an American flag for the cover  photograph of the popular Chicago magazine, which Obama just happened  never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.

Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which just  happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to develop  low-income housing, and which just happened to deal with now-imprisoned Tony  Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s  Judson Miner just happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of  William Ayers.

In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a  lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks (Buycks-Roberson v.  Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit just happened to result in  banks being blackmailed into approving subprime loans for poor credit risks, a  trend which just happened to spread nationwide, and which just happened to lead  to the collapse of the housing bubble, which just happened to help Obama defeat  John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin  Yong, a socialist who just happened to support a government takeover of the  health care system.

In late 1999 Obama purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and  cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who  claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who just happened to be  the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with  Sinclair about Obama, and Young just happened to be murdered on December 23,  2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of the church, just  happened to be murdered, and both murders just happened to have never been  solved. In 2008 Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and just  happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued  by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who just happens to be the son of Joe  Biden.

In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid  Khalidi, who just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic  of Israel, and advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not  know, even though the Obamas just happened to have dined more than once at the  home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and just happened to have used them as  occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly  anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers just happened to also attend, and the  event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action  Network, to which Obama just happened to have funneled cash while serving on the  board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner  remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a return of their land, Israel “will  never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim  children’s dance whose performances just happened to include simulated  beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British  flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no God-given right  to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against the Palestinian people  by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the  event but just happens to refuse to make it public.

In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate, front-runner  Blair Hull just happened to be forced out of the race after David  Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records  unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could  face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his  divorce just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the  race, which just happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S.  Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work, he just happened to decide he was  qualified to run for President of the United States.

Obama just happened to save $300,000 on the purchase of a $1.65 million  Chicago mansion for which he deposited only $1,000 in earnest money, while the  seller’s adjacent empty lot which was appraised at no more than $500,000 just  happened to be sold at the inflated price of $625,000 to Rita Rezko, who just  happened to earn only $37,000 per year working for Cook County government, and  who just happened to be married to Tony Rezko, who just  happened to be Obama’s main money man for his political campaigns, and who only  days before the Obama mansion purchase just happened to obtain a $3.5 million  loan from wealthy Iraqi Nadhmi Auchi, who just happened to have been kicked out  of Iraq, and who just happened to have been convicted of corruption charges in  France, and who just happened to ask Rezko to ask then-U.S. Senator Obama to  help him obtain a visa to travel to the United States.

Rita Rezko just happened to borrow the money for the $625,000 empty lot from  the Mutual Bank of Harvey, which just happened to be run by Tony Rezko’s pal  Amrish Mahajan, whose wife Anita just happened to have been charged with  fraudulently receiving $2 million in Illinois taxpayer dollars for drug tests  never performed by her company, K. K. Bio-Science, which just happened to have a  no-bid contract with the state, and whose computers just happened to disappear  right before investigators arrived to take them away for evidence.

Obama just happened to obtain a $1.32 million mortgage for his mansion even  though the payments of $8,000 per month (plus at least $1,500 per month in  property taxes) exceeded 50 percent of his $162,100 U.S Senate salary income,  and even though Michelle Obama was claiming that she and her husband were still  paying off substantial student loans and were struggling to pay for piano  lessons for their daughters, one of whom just happens to look remarkably like  one of the daughters of Malcolm X.

Obama just happened to obtain his mansion mortgage from Northern Trust Bank,  whose Board of Directors just happened to include Susan Crown, who just happened  to be part of the wealthy Crown family, which just happened to donate to Obama’s  campaigns, and which just happened to have ownership in defense contractor  General Dynamics Corporation, and the Crown family just happened to sit on the  board of energy company Exelon, formerly known as Commonwealth Edison, which  just happened to have had Thomas Ayers as its CEO, and the  Crown family also owned the Maytag appliance company, which just happened to  move its operations to Mexico, after its employees just happened to donate to  Obama’s campaign, after he just happened to pledge that he would keep their jobs  in Galesburg, Illinois.

In June 2005, just months after Obama became a U.S. Senator, Michelle Obama  just happened to be named a “non-executive director” of the board of TreeHouse  Foods, a supplier of Wal-Mart, for a salary of $51,200 in 2005 and $101,083 in  2006, and she just happened to be given 7,500 TreeHouse stock options, worth  approximately $72,375, even though she just happened to know nothing about the  private sector or running a business.

In 2006 Obama pushed for a $1 million earmark for the University of Chicago,  and his wife Michelle just happened to be promoted to Vice-President of  Community and External Affairs for the hospitals with a salary increase from  $121,900 to $316,962, and she just happened to receive public relations help  from Obama’s political strategist David Axelrod, whose mother just happened to  write for a communist newspaper.

In 2006 Sarah P. Herlihy, an associate of the Chicago law firm of Kirkland  and Ellis, whose employees later contributed $87,722 to Obama’s presidential  campaign, and whose partner Bruce I. Ettleson just happened to be a member of  Obama’s campaign finance committee, just happened to write a paper  calling for the elimination of the “natural born citizen” requirement in the  U.S. Constitution.

Obama just happened to visit Kenya in 2006 to support his cousin, Raila  Odinga, a Muslim socialist candidate for president, who just happened to have  ties to both al-Qaeda and Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi, and who just happened to have  been educated in communist East Germany, and who just happened to name his son  Fidel, and who just happened to plan on establishing Shari’ah Muslim law in  Kenya, and whose activities prompted the Kenyan government to lodge an official  protest of Obama’s passport abuse and misconduct, and Obama’s actions just  happened to have been denounced by the U.S. State Department as being in direct  opposition to U.S. National Security, and after Odinga, for whom Obama just  happened to have raised $950,000, lost the election, his Muslim followers just  happened to burn Christian women and children alive in a church where they had  sought refuge.

In 2006 Obama endorsed Alexi Giannoulias in his race for Illinois State  Treasurer and stated that he is “…one of the most outstanding young men I could  ever hope to meet”—even though Giannoulias just happened to be only 29 years old  and even though his family’s Broadway Bank just happened to finance Chicago  crime figures like Michael “Jaws” Giorango, a Chicago thug with convictions for  bookmaking and promoting prostitution, and even though virtually all of  Chicago’s Democrat politicians were keeping their distance from Giannoulias,  whose reputation was so questionable he even failed to get the endorsement of  the Chicago Democrat Party—which just happens to almost never be concerned about  questionable reputations.

Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, once worked for the Ford Foundation’s  Asiaprogram, which just happened to be run by Peter Geithner, who just happened  to be the father of Timothy Geithner, who just happened to neglect to  pay Social Security taxes on much of his income, which just happened to  somehow qualify him to be Obama’s Treasury Secretary.

During the 2008 campaign Obama’s passport records just happened to have been  illegally searched by an employee of a firm headed by John O. Brennan, and Lt.  Quarles Harris, Jr., who was cooperating with federal investigators in  connection with the incident, just happened to be found with a bullet in his  head, and the murder just happened never to be solved, and Obama later just  happened to make Brennan his terrorism and intelligence advisor.

On election night in 2008 in Chicago’s Grant Park, Obama just happened to  wear a black suit and a red tie, and his older daughter just happened to wear a  red dress, and his younger daughter just happened to wear a stark black dress,  and his wife Michelle just happened to wear an arguably unattractive black dress  that appeared to have a giant red X design, which just happened to prompt some  to wonder if their clothing just happened to denote black power, communism, and  Malcolm X, and at the very least prompted others to wonder why anyone would have  his daughter wear a jet-black dress for a celebratory occasion—or where one  could even just happen to find a store that sells black dresses for little  girls.

From election night forward there are hundreds of other “just  happeneds,” not the least of which is the long-form birth certificate  released by Obama in April 2011 which just happened to consist of multiple image  layers, including various objects which can be separated and rotated with  computer software—which just happens to be impossible if a birth certificate is  merely scanned and not computer-constructed by a forger.

I could go on… but you get the idea.

Read more at Ammoland.com: http://www.ammoland.com/2012/10/03/the-obama-timeline/#ixzz2GblMVt4B

DOSSIER ON OBAMA THE COMMUNIST SUPPORTER

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Communist Party USA

Source: KeyWiki, 

Barack Obama‘s involvement with the Communist Party USA

Communist leader on “friend” Barack Obama

On November 15, 2008, Sam Webb, National Chair of the Communist Party USA delivered an address to the Communist Party USA National Committee. During his address, he noted the following concerning the party’s relationship with Obama,

“The left can and should advance its own views and disagree with the Obama administration without being disagreeable. Its tone should be respectful. We are speaking to a friend.”

Frank Marshall Davis

Frank Marshall Davis

Barack Obama’s first known connection with a Communist Party USA supporter was his boyhood relationship with communist poet Frank Marshall Davis in Hawaii.

Barack Obama’s relationship to Frank Marshall Davis, first came to light through a March 2007 speech[1] at New York University’s Tamiment Library by Communist Party USA supporter and historian Gerald Horne.

Commenting on the alleged leftist sympathies of Hawaiians, Horne said;

When these sources are explored, I think scholars of the future will be struck by, for example, the response in Honolulu when tens of thousands of workers went on strike when labor and CP leaders were convicted of Smith Act violations in 1953 – a response totally unlike the response on the mainland. Of course 98% of these workers were of Asian-Pacific ancestry, which suggests that scholars have also been derelict in analyzing why these workers were less anti-communist than their Euro-American counterparts.
In any case, deploring these convictions in Hawaii was an African-American poet and journalist by the name of Frank Marshall Davis, who was certainly in the orbit of the CP – if not a member – and who was born in Kansas and spent a good deal of his adult life in Chicago, before decamping to Honolulu in 1948 at the suggestion of his good friend Paul Robeson.
Eventually, he befriended another family – a Euro-American family – that had migrated to Honolulu from Kansas and a young woman from this family eventually had a child with a young student from Kenya East Africa who goes by the name of Barack Obama, who retracing the steps of Davis eventually decamped to Chicago.
In his best selling memoir ‘Dreams of my Father’, the author speaks warmly of an older black poet, he identifies simply as “Frank” as being a decisive influence in helping him to find his present identity as an African-American, a people who have been the least anticommunist and the most left-leaning of any constituency in this nation

 

Frank Marshall Davis’ communism

Information from Davis’ 601 page FBI file reveals that Davis (born 1905) became interested in the Communist Party USA as far back as 1931.

Certainly from the mid/late ’30s to the early ’40s Davis was involved in several Communist Party fronts including the the National Negro Congress, the League of American Writers, the National Federation for Constitutional Liberties and the Civil Rights Congress.

The FBI first began tracking Davis in 1944 when they identified him as member of the Communist Party’s Dorie Miller Club in Chicago-card number 47544.

Davis taught courses at the party controlled Abraham Lincoln School in Chicago and attended meetings of the party’s Cultural Club until he left for Hawaii in 1948.

 

Hawaiian activism

Frank Marshall Davis‘ move to Hawaii  was influenced by two secret Communist Party USA members Harry Bridges and Paul Robeson.

When contemplating moving to Hawaii,  Davis “wrote to Harry Bridges, whom I had met at Lincoln School. Bridges suggested I get in touch with Koji Ariyoshi, editor of the Honolulu Record…

The Lincoln School was run by the  Communist Party USA. Koji Ariyoshi was a leader of the Hawaiian Communist Party which controlled the ILWU affiliated Honolulu Record- which Davis went to work for.

Before going underground in 1950, the Hawaiian Communist Party was one of the most dynamic in the U.S. at the time. The mainland put huge resources into the Hawaiian party because the Soviets wanted the U.S. military presence on the islands shut down. The Hawaiian communists were charged with agitating against the U.S. military bases at every opportunity. Several times the FBI observed Davis photographing obscure Hawaiian beaches-possibly for espionage purposes.

Through its control of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) the Hawaiian Communist Party USA had considerable influence on the local Democratic Party. In the mid ’50s, while still a confirmed communist, Davis like many of his comrades, became an official in the local Democratic Party.

At the time the underground Communist Party was divided into two or three person independent cells. Davis led one such cell “Group 10″ with his wife Helen Canwell and one other comrade.

An extensive Senate Security Investigation in 1956 shattered the Hawaiian Party, driving the remnants completely underground .

The FBI continued to monitor Davis into the 1960s and he was marked  down for immediate arrest should war break out between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

 

Still a communist?

ACPFB letterhead April 12, 1973

Frank Marshall Davis met Barack Obama in 1970 or 1971 when Obama was about 10 years old. The relationship lasted until Obama left Hawaii for Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1978.

As late as 1973, Frank Marshall Davis was still listed as an endorser of a major Communist Party USA front organization, American Committee for  Protection of  Foreign Born.

Known Communist Party USA members listed with Frank Marshall Davis at right include Richard Criley, Abe Feinglass, Hugh DeLacy, Stanley Faulkner and James Dombrowski.

 

Frank Marshall Davis and Obama

In an article by Toby Harnden published in the Telegraph on August 22, 2008, Communist Frank Marshall Davis‘s influence on the young Barack Obama was uncovered. Maya Soetoro-Ng, Barack Obama‘s half-sister, told the Associated Press that her grandfather had seen Davis as “a point of connection, a bridge if you will, to the larger African-American experience for my brother (Barack Obama)”.

Dawna Weatherly-Williams, a close friend of Frank Davis stated that Obama’s maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham and Davis were close friends, adding that they would spend evenings together, playing scrabble, drinking, cracking jokes and smoking marijuana. She said that Davis was first introduced to Obama in 1970 at the age of 10:

“Stan had been promising to bring Barry by because we all had that in common – Frank’s kids were half-white, Stan’s grandson was half-black and my son was half-black. We all had that in common and we all really enjoyed it. We got a real kick out of reality.”[2]

 

Chicago Communists first recorded interest in Obama

Peoples Weekly World, August 22, 1992 (view full article)

In an article entitled Voter enthusiasm on rise in Chicago by Judith M. Hochberg, published in the Communist Party USA paper People’s Weekly World on August 22, 1992, Barack Obama, then Illinois State Director of Project VOTE! is quoted as saying:

“The main point is that awareness of the importance of voting, ehe excitement of voting this year is getting out there”.[3]

 

Vernon Jarrett and Barack Obama

Vernon Jarrett was a prominent Chicago journalist and was a family friend and later father-in-law of Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.

In the 1940s Jarrett worked in several communist influenced organizations in Chicago, including serving on the publicity committee of the communist controlled Packing House Workers Strike Committee, with Frank Marshall Davis.

He also ran a radio show with Communist Party USA member Oscar Brown, Jr.

Vernon Jarrett was also a fan of Barack Obama. He watched his career from its early stages and became an influential supporter.

In 1992 Obama worked for the ACORN offshoot, Project Vote to register black voters in aid of the Senate Campaign of Carol Moseley Braun-who had strong Communist Party USA ties and was Harold Washington‘s legislative floor leader.

Obama helped Carol Moseley Braun win her Senate seat, then took it over himself in 2004-backed  by the same communist/socialist alliance that had elected  Washington and Moseley Braun.

Commenting on the 1992 race, Vernon Jarrett wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times of August 11th 1992;

Good news! Good news! Project Vote, a collectivity of 10 church-based community organizations dedicated to black voter registration, is off and running. Project Vote is increasing its rolls at a 7,000-per-week clip…If Project Vote is to reach its goal of registering 150,000 out of an estimated 400,000 unregistered blacks statewide, “it must average 10,000 rather than 7,000 every week,” says Barack Obama, the program’s executive director…

Dee Myles, a Chicago based chair of the Education Commission of the Communist Party USA penned a tribute to Vernon Jarrett, for the People’s Weekly World of June 5th, 2004.

Readers like me can be extremely selective of the journalists we read habitually… We are selective about the journalists to whom we become insatiably addicted, and once hooked we develop a constructive love affair without the romance…

Such was my experience with Vernon Jarrett, an African American journalist in Chicago who died at the age of 86 on May 23. I became a Vernon Jarrett addict, and I am proud of it!

Vernon Jarrett’s career as a journalist in Chicago began and ended at the Chicago Defender, the African American daily paper. In between, he was the first Black journalist at the Chicago Tribune, and I first began to read his articles during his tenure at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Jarrett’s claim to fame is that he was a partisan of the cause of African Americans in the broad democratic tradition of Paul Robeson and W.E.B. DuBois…

Paul Robeson and W.E.B. DuBois were both Communist Party USA members. On April 9th, 1998 at Chicago’s South Shore Cultural Center, Vernon Jarrett hosted a Paul Robeson Citywide Centennial Celebration event, with his old comrade and Party sympathiser Margaret Burroughs and former Communist Party USA members Studs Terkel and his old friend Oscar Brown, Jr.

Dee Myles went on to say;

Jarrett was fanatical about African Americans registering and voting in mass for socially conscious candidates. He championed Harold Washington like a great warrior, and this March, from his hospital bed, wrote an article appealing to Black Chicago to turn out to vote for Barack Obama in the Illinois primaries. Obama astounded everyone with an incredible landslide victory as the progressive, Black candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. From his sickbed, Vernon Jarrett issued a clarion call, and the people responded.

 

Communist Party support in Obama’s 2004 Senate race

The Communist Party USA was supportive of several candidates in the 2004 election cycle including  Frank Barbaro, Cynthia McKinney, Barack Obama, Betty Castor, Nancy Farmer and Inez Tenenbaum[4];

It would be helpful for each district to single out House seats that can be swung from Republican to Democrat to develop our list of key races, which includes progressive Frank Barbaro in New York and Cynthia McKinney in Georgia.
A number of exciting candidates are emerging in the Senate, in the first place Barak Obama in Illinois, and also several progressive women including Betty Castor seeking to retain retiring Bob Graham’s seat as Democrat; Nancy Farmer seeking to defeat Kit Bond in Missouri; Inez Tenenbaum seeking to retain retiring Fritz Hollings seat as Democrat.

The Communist Party USA actively campaigned for Obama during his successful 2004 Illinois Senate race[5].

Activists from Illinois were immersed in the campaign to elect Barak Obama to the U.S. Senate. Obama won a landslide victory in the March 16 Democratic primary. If Obama wins in November, he would be only the third African American senator since Reconstruction.
“This was a historic victory. It was a victory for political independence and grassroots, coalition, and issue oriented politics over the machine and money,” said John Bachtell, Illinois CP district organizer.

From a November 21 2004 report to the Communist Party USA National Committee – “The Communist Party USA and the 2004 Elections: Build the Party, Build the Coalitions”.[6]

MO: State Rep. During the campaign to elect a worker as State Representative: A new club in St. Louis, with another in formation. A new YCL club and another by the end of the year. A total of 19 new members in the YCL and Party. An increase from 2 to 12 bundles of PWW/NM a week. MI: A new club in Saginaw emerged from a national/district team that helped on a local campaign which elected a township trustee. A new club in the Upper Peninsula formed after a visit by Sam. New clubs in Lansing and Ann Arbor will be formed by the end of the year. ILL: 27 new members and an increase in PWW/NM bundles to 2500 a week. This in the process of participating in the movement from Illinois to Wisconsin to put that state over the top for Kerry, participating in the historic election of Barak Obama to the US Senate, and the successful campaign of Melissa Bean, defeating incumbent Republican Congressman Philip Crane.

In an October 23 2007 report to a Chicago Special District Meeting on African American Equality, Communist Party USA National Board member John Bachtell wrote:[7]

The historic election of {Harold} Washington was the culmination of many years of struggle. It reflected a high degree of unity of the African American community and the alliance with a section of labor, the Latino community and progressive minded whites. This legacy of political independence also endures…
This was also reflected in the historic election of Barack Obama. Our Party actively supported Obama during the primary election. Once again Obama’s campaign reflected the electoral voting unity of the African American community, but also the alliances built with several key trade unions, and forces in the Latino and white communities.
It also reflected a breakthrough among white voters. In the primary, Obama won 35% of the white vote and 7 north side wards, in a crowded field. During the general election he won every ward in the city and all the collar counties. This appeal has continued in his presidential run.

 

Young Communist League backing

According to a November 20 2004,  election report[8]from Young Communist League USA national coordinator Jessica Marshall confirms  Young Communist League USA support for Obama’s campaign through Youth for Obama.

In New York YCLers were delegates and founders of the local organizing committees of the National Hip Hop Political Convention. In Providence, Miami and Chicago YCLers helped head up the League of Pissed Off Voters efforts. YCLers staffed Democratic Party operations and headed up precincts in Ohio and Florida. A YCLer from Virginia was a canvas director for a progressive young candidate in a tight race in Ohio. In Miami, the newly formed club helped ACT organizing efforts at Miami Dade Community College.
In Chicago YCL members were very active in the Youth for Obama efforts and one member worked with the United States Student Association and his student government to register over 1,000 new voters.

From a 2006 Young Communist League USA report by Jessica Marshall.[9]

Young people are up to the challenge. In 2004 youth-run organizations helped to organize and register 4.6 million new young people to get out and vote… the majority of them voted against Bush and more than half were young people of color. The YCL was there and present for those experiences – we learned alongside them through our Midwest Project.
The YCL has to be at the table this fall too. Every club and every member needs to be out there and involved. And we need to bring everyone we work with out too! This is a national campaign to change the Congress and we are gonna be a part of that!
We don’t have to be millions to have an impact! Just think about what a small group of YCLers have done in less than four years since our last convention!
We organized dozens of young people to head to the battleground states in 2004
In Ohio our YCLers were asked to lead up get out the vote teams because of our experience and hard work.
In Cincinatti we helped defeat an anti-gay ballot initiative.
In New York we worked on a campaign to elect Frank Barbaro defeat a Bush Republican and elect a real progressive
In Chicago we helped to form a youth vote operation to elect Barak Obama.
In St. Louis we were instrumental in electing John L. Bowman a progressive state representative. Bowman publicly acknowledged the key role the YCL and Communist Party played in his election.

 

Bea Lumpkin on Obama

Senior Chicago Communist Party USA member Bea Lumpkin, and her husband and comrade Frank Lumpkin  were longtime supporters and a fans of Barack Obama.

As a friend,  supporter and campaigner for pro communist Chicago mayor Harold Washington, Lumpkin credits the Washington campaigns with blazing the way for Barack Obama.[10]

Sadly, when Washington died in office, the Democratic Party hacks crept back into power. The movement around Harold had not had time to jell into an organization with staying power. Still, the lessons of that campaign, with its spirit of African American, Latino and labor unity, took deep root in Chicago. Those roots nourished the spectacular rise of a new voice for people’s unity, Barack Obama. Since then, Obama’s strong voice has brought the message of unity to every corner of the country.

From her book “Joy in the Struggle”, pages 244, to 248;

I am sure that Frank and I met Obama in the ’80s. That’s when he was working on pollution problems at the Altgeld Gardens public housing. The site was close to the steel mills, and Frank was active on similar pollution issues. We certainly knew the community people with whom Obama was working. But I cannot say that we knew the Obama name then. There were two reasons for that. Both Frank and I have a hard time remembering names. More important, was Obama’s style. He pushed the community people forward and stayed out of the limelight himself. After Obama became our state senator in 1996, we knew his name, and I am sure he knew ours.
We were also friends with Alice Palmer, a progressive state senator. When she ran for Congress, Barack Obama won the vacated state senatorial seat.
During Obama’s years in the Illinois Senate, we heard many good things about him. I helped organize steel worker retirees to visit Obama about health care legislation. He made us happy by telling us he was a sponsor of the legislation we wanted. And we liked his stand against a U.S. invasion of Iraq. He told us he was thinking of running for the US Senate.
Electing Obama to the U.S. Senate was a must-win election for us… The hardest part of the senatorial campaign was winning the Democratic primary…
About that time in the campaign, I heard Michelle Obama for the first time. Barack Obama introduced her in a way that really appealed to me. It showed not only his love for his wife but also his respect for women. “I want to introduce my wife, Michelle. She is taller than I am, smarter, and better looking.” Michelle Obama then took the podium and gave a good, progressive review of the issues we care about.
The stakes were high. To win, each one of us had to do more than we could. But Frank was 88 and I was 86. Sure, we were in good shape “for our age.” But how good was that? Well we found out. We worked and we worked and worked. And we did a lot of worrying, too. The polls kept teetering back and forth…As it was, he won the nomination in a landslide, 29 percent higher than his nearest Democratic opponent.
With Obama safely nominated, we relaxed just a little. We no longer had to dream the impossible dream. But nobody knew how much racism might cut into Obama’s vote. It takes a huge supermajority in Chicago to offset the Republican counties in southern Illinois. So once more we needed to work on voter registration. But Frank and I could not continue the pace of the primary election. We did not have to. Many new activists came forward.
That August, at the 2004 Democratic Convention, Obama gave the speech that became his “trademark,” the call for people to unite to benefit the whole country. In November 2004, Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate with 70 percent of the vote…
As an 18-year old, I served as a poll watcher in 1936.1 was not yet 21, not old enough to vote. In fact I served as poll watcher in more local elections than I can remember. But it was not until 1948 that I really threw myself into an election, heart and soul and body, too. That was the Progressive Party campaign to elect Henry Wallace for president. Fast forward to 1983 for Harold Washington, as described above. And then we come to 2008, for Barack Obama. That was like nothing I had ever seen. There had been a high level of enthusiasm when Washington ran for mayor. But nothing equaled the Obama campaign for president.
I was ecstatic when Barack Obama put his name forward as a candidate for the nomination for U.S. president. There were other good candidates, with Kucinich the clearest progressive voice. But my hopes went through the ceiling when Obama spoke. A progressive African American for president? About time and more! With Obama, we could not only reject “W’s” years of right-wing destruction, we could move the country forward. Then something I had never seen before happened. People surged forward and took ownership of the campaign. The candidate himself encouraged them to do that. He kept talking about “we” and “you” and repeated “It’s not about me.” People took him at his word. They believed him, and let their imaginations flow. Soon there was a flowering of people’s Obama art and music that flooded “You Tube,” kept artists busy and printing presses running. Tee-shirts by the millions were silk screened or whatever method is now used.
My favorite tee-shirt was the one that said, “We Are the Ones We Were Waiting For.” This was the feeling of empowerment that was taking root in working class neighborhoods and communities of color. The coffee shop in my neighborhood, the family restaurant two miles away, friend after friend, were inviting me to forums, phone call parties, debate watching, pizza feasts, most with a television hookup to the national campaign. Strangers visited strangers, and all at once we were not strangers anymore. We were sisters and brothers united in the greatest cause of all—saving our people and our country from the Bush disaster and to rebuild America.
Soon after Obama opened a volunteer center in Chicago, I went down to help. They were making phone calls into battleground states. The large office was crowded. All the seats were taken. All the phones were in use. And every inch of floor space was occupied by 16 to 25 year olds, sprawled in various teenage positions. They had thought to bring their chargers for their cell phones and were calling away. The young people were a perfect cross-section of multiracial Chicago, a total blend of purpose and dedication. My heart sang, and I had the rare feeling that I was not needed. My replacements had arrived!
By primary time 2008,1 was nearing my 90th birthday. Did I have one more campaign left in my arthritic legs? “Yes,” my heart told me, and my legs kindly cooperated. Of course, I could have spared my knees, sat in a chair, and made telephone calls for the campaign.
When the votes were counted, Indiana came through for Obama-Biden! It was close. The steel retirees felt that they had made a difference, all of us. We are still celebrating our huge victory. Things have never moved so fast. At this writing, it is only six weeks since Obama took office. We are being swallowed up by the biggest economic disaster since the ’30s. And it is beginning to look as though nothing smaller than a new New Deal can help us. How good it is that we have a president who has made job creation a plank of his crisis program. Had we not worked so hard and elected Obama, we’d be under a president who would let the people drown.
Meanwhile, Frank spent the campaign in the nursing home. I talked to him about Obama every day. I knew he wanted to know. But I could not tell if the news was getting through to him. The day after the election, the first page of the New York Times carried Obama’s picture and his name in three-inch letters. I showed it to Frank. He looked at it, hard. Then he drew his right arm out from under the covers, bent it at the elbow, and raised his clenched fist high!

 

“Revolutionary mole” letter

Frank Chapman is a long time Communist Party USA supporter. In the early 1980s he chaired a party front National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. In the mid ’80s he served on the board of another communist front, the U.S. Peace Council, alongside two future Obama colleagues and supporters Alice Palmer and Barbara Lee.

Just after Obama won the pivotal Iowa primary Chapman wrote a letter to the January 12, 2008 edition of the CPUSA’s Peoples Weekly World;[11]

Now, beyond all the optimism I was capable of mustering, Mr. Obama won Iowa! He won in a political arena 95 percent white. It was a resounding defeat for the manipulations of the ultra-right and their right-liberal fellow travelers. Also it was a hard lesson for liberals who underestimated the political fury of the masses in these troubled times.
Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary “mole,” not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.
The old pattern of politics as usual has been broken. It may not have happened as we expected it to happen but what matters is that it happened. The message is clear: we can and must defeat the ultra-right, by uniting the broadest possible coalition that will represent an overwhelming majority of the people in a new political dynamic. We must quickly shed yesterday’s political perspective and get in step with the march of events.

Message of support to a Communist Party “front”

In March  2008, Barack Obama sent a message of support to the Communist Party USA controlled Cesar E. Chavez National Holidayorganization.

April 1, 2008 Washington DC–Evelina Alarcon, Executive Director of Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday welcomed the backing for a Cesar Chavez national holiday from Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama who issued a statement on Cesar Chavez’s birthday Monday, March 31, 2008.“We at Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday appreciate the backing of a national holiday for Cesar Chavez from presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama. That support is crucial because it takes the signature of a President to establish the holiday along with the Congress’s approval,” stated Evelina Alarcon. “It is also encouraging that Senator Hillary Clinton who is a great admirer of Cesar Chavez acknowledged him on his birthday. We hope that she too will soon state her support for a Cesar Chavez national holiday.”

Alarcon’s remarks were part of a statement made at a press conference at our nation’s Capitol on April 1st called by Chair of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) in support of HR 76, a resolution he authored with 62 Co-Sponsors that encourages the establishment of a Cesar Chavez national holiday by the Congress[12].

Barack Obama’s statement for a Cesar Chavez national holiday:

“Chavez left a legacy as an educator, environmentalist, and a civil rights leader. And his cause lives on. As farmworkers and laborers across America continue to struggle for fair treatment and fair wages, we find strength in what Cesar Chavez accomplished so many years ago. And we should honor him for what he’s taught us about making America a stronger, more just, and more prosperous nation. That’s why I support the call to make Cesar Chavez’s birthday a national holiday. It’s time to recognize the contributions of this American icon to the ongoing efforts to perfect our union.”
Senator Barack Obama March 31, 2008.

 

Obama’s sister given communist “front” award

In June 2008, Communist Party USA leader and Executive Director of Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday, Evelina Alarcon presented an award from the organization to Barack Obama‘s younger sister Maya Soetoro-Ng at a gathering in East Los Angeles[13].
Addressing a largely Latino audience in East Los Angeles yesterday, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng shared stories about her childhood with her older brother, Barack Obama, and the effect he has had on her life. Held in El Sereno’s Hecho en Mexico restaurant, the event drew more than a hundred enthusiastic community activists, local elected officials, and regular citizens…
Evelina Alarcon, a notable Obama supporter and the sister of long-time Los Angeles politician Richard Alarcon, presented a poster to Obama’s sister commemorating the life of Cesar Chavez.
Alarcon recounted the accomplishments of the late Chicano leader and argued persuasively for honoring his accomplishments with a national holiday. Reminding those in attendance that Barack Obama supports the call to make Cesar Chavez’s birthday a national holiday. Alarcon trusts that if Obama is elected president the holiday will become a reality.
Obama has been quoted recently to say:“As farmworkers and laborers across America continue to struggle for fair treatment and fair wages, we find strength in what Cesar Chavez accomplished so many years ago and we should honor him for what he’s taught us about making America a stronger, more just, and more prosperous nation. That’s why I support the call to make Cesar Chavez’s birthday a national holiday. It’s time to recognize the contributions of this American icon to the ongoing efforts to perfect our union.”

 

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

From May 22-25, 2008, the Communist Party USA founded Coalition of Black Trade Unionists held their 37th International Convention in St. Louis, Missouri.

William Lucy, President, CBTU – Introduced  Senator Barack Obama, who addressed the conference  via phone.[14]

 

Communist support in ’08

The Communist Party USA and the Young Communist League USA, put in a huge effort to elect Barack Obama in 2008.

Individual party members who actively propagandized for Obama, or worked on the ground to get him elected include;

 

Communists alter history to protect Obama

To the left is a screen shot an article entitled “Special District Meeting on African American Equality”, taken as it appeared on the Communist Party USA website as at December 30, 2007. Note the reference to Communist Party support for Obama in the 2004 U.S. Senate primaries.[15]

To the right is a screen shot of the same article taken on Nov. 10, 2010. Note that the statement, “Our Party actively supported Obama during the primary election” has been edited out.[16]

 

CPUSA Extols Obama 2012 Victory at Int’l Communist Meeting

A report praising Barack Obama, and the changes wrought by him, was delivered at the 14th International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties, held in Beirut, Lebanon, November 22-25, by Erwin Marquit, member of the International Department, CPUSA.[17]

We express our gratitude to the Lebanese Communist Party for hosting this important meeting under the present difficult conditions.
The Communist Party USA not only welcomes the reelection of President Barack Obama, but actively engaged in the electoral campaign for his reelection and for the election of many Democratic Party congressional candidates. We regarded the 2012 election as the most important in the United States since 1932, an election held in the midst of the Great Depression.
The election of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1932 led to the legalization of the right of workers to organize labor unions and to bargain collectively with employers. It led to the establishment of a compulsory employer-worker funded pension system for retired workers. It also introduced measures that enabled unemployed families to survive the Great Depression, among which were employment in the public sector for the unemployed, work camps for youth, and food provisions for the poverty stricken. Except for the youth camps, which ended with the onset of World War II, all of these are measures that the 2012 Republican Party agenda would have eliminated or greatly weakened. We believed that if the Republican candidate for President were elected and if both houses of the Congress fell under the control of the far right, racist sector (calling itself the “Tea Party”) that now dominates the Republican Party, the nation’s return to pre-1932 conditions would be a real danger.
Because of this danger, we viewed our participation in mainstream electoral activity as obligatory, even though both major parties in the United States are dominated by capital, with no effective competition from a mass-scale social-democratic party, We are aware that some on the Left in the United States thought that the correct approach to the elections was either to boycott them, or as a protest, to run or support small-scale left-wing candidacies with no possible chance of winning. We Communists rejected this strategy because too much was at stake.
The most import success of the Obama Administration since its election in 2008 was the introduction of a major expansion of the people’s access to financing of their health care. As a result of this legislation, 25 million people now have access to health care who previously did not have it. The repeal of this health care law was one of the main points in the programs of the Republican Party presidential and Congressional candidates in the 2012 election. Even without a repeal, there is still the danger that it will be ruled unconstitutional by the present Supreme Court even though the lower courts have upheld it. Whatever the present Supreme Court might not rule, a Supreme Court loaded with right-wing justices appointed by a Republican president would still be able to do so.
Obama has opposed Republican attempts to introduce austerity programs similar to those in the European Union. The Republicans have opposed his efforts to use government funds as economic stimuli to reduce unemployment, as well as his attempts to remove the special provisions of the income tax code that have allowed the rich to be taxed at a lower percentage of income than the average working person, and to eliminate of tax benefits that the corporations get when exporting of jobs abroad. The Occupy movement, with its slogan, “We are the 99 %,” that swept through the country in 2011, sharply drew attention to the power of the top 1%” of the population and stimulated support for Obama’s efforts to require higher taxes for the wealthy. The Republicans have blocked all proposals to reduce global warming, environment destruction, industrial pollution, and other actions arising from corporate greed that that threaten to destroy the biophysical basis of human existence. Republicans even want to privatize the FEMA, the federal agency for disaster mitigation.
Another important issue is that of justice for immigrant workers and their families. There are between 10 and 11 million irregular immigrants in the United States, mostly from Mexico and other Latin American countries. Our Party supports the regularization of their status, with full rights in the workplace and in the community, and access to U.S. citizenship. The Obama administration has moved too slowly on this issue (and the CPUSA has been sharply critical of this), but it is now taking some modest but real steps. The Republicans, on the other hand, have whipped up a racist frenzy against immigrants that has led to vigilante action and in some cases the murder of immigrant workers. Romney had promised to make life so hard for undocumented immigrants that they would all “self” deport.
Faced with a choice between the victory of either the Democratic Party or Republican Party, the Communist Party viewed a victory of the far-right Republican Party as an extreme disaster. In this situation, we saw the necessity of a policy of center-left alliances in order not to separate ourselves from the people’s struggles for dealing with the far right onslaught, The basis of such an alliance now includes the labor movement, organizations of African Americans and Latinos, the women’s movement, gay and lesbian civil rights groups, and organizations of the elderly and retirees. On some issues, these groups are joined by a few far-sighted elements of capital.
What do we mean by “far-sighted” elements of capital? As in all capitalist countries, big capital is not a monolith of common interest. Not only are elements of capital in competition with one another, but differences in their investment policies give rise to conflicting political interests. Corporations with investments in the oil, coal, and natural gas industries tend to have the most right-wing orientations. Corporations with heavy investments in China are somewhat wary of China bashing by the Republicans and even by Obama. Some corporations derive their superprofits by operations that do severe environmental damage and contribute heavily to global warming, while others depend on a relatively healthy environment for their maximum profits. That is why some elements of big capital support the Republican Party, while others support the Democratic Party because they can see a limited common interest some issues with the working-class base of support for the Democratic Party. Our present strategy is build alliances both inside and outside the Democratic Party to curtail the dominance of big capital over the lives of our people.
We are well aware that mass political activity on issues of social justice domestically and anti-imperialist solidarity internationally will not spring from within the Democratic Party. The Communist Party must continue to work with other components of this alliance to generate mass activity independently of the two parties to pressure the president and the Congress to act on its demands.
In our electoral policy, we seek to cooperate and strengthen our relationship with the more progressive elements in Democratic Party, such as the Progressive Caucus in the U.S. Congress, a group of seventy-six members of the Congress co-chaired by Raúl Grijalva, a Latino from Arizona, and Keith Ellison, an African American Muslim from Minnesota. We also will strengthen our relationship to the Congressional Black Caucus (formed by African Americans in the Congress), which has been the point of origin of innovative policies including an end to the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, and with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. In its domestic policy, for example, the Progressive Caucus has put forth a program for using the public sector to deal with unemployment. It has opposed the use of the so called “war on terror” to incarcerate U.S. citizens indefinitely without criminal charges. In its foreign policy, the Progressive Caucus and the Black Caucus are outspoken in their opposition to U.S. imperialist policies abroad. The Progressive Caucus, now that Obama has been reelected, will be playing an important role in contributing to the mobilization of mass activity on critical issues to bring pressure on the Congress and administration to act on them.
In this year’s elections, the labor unions made vigorous efforts to involve their members and their retirees in phoning and door-to-door visits to campaign for Obama and the Democratic Party candidates for the Congress and state legislatures. In my state, our Party members preferentially participated in the election campaign through these labor-union channels.
In our foreign policy, U.S. Communists consistently oppose all U.S. imperialist activities abroad. We participate in the Cuban solidarity movement and demand the end of the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba and the freeing of the Cuban Five. We opposed the NATO intervention in Libya and oppose U.S. intervention in Syria. We support immediate withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan and oppose the use of drones for assassination and bombing. We call for the end of sanctions against Iran. We oppose the intrusion of the United States militarily and politically in the affairs of Southeast Asia. We oppose the China-bashing policies of the U.S. government. We welcome the election of several progressive, anti-imperialist governments in Latin America and oppose U.S. attempts to undermine them. This leftward shift in Latin American, opening a path to possible socialist development, is of tremendous importance in the worldwide anti-imperialist struggle.
We call for the replacement of U.S. support of the apartheid regime in Israel by support for a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders with the right of return of Palestinians to their native cities and villages. The day before the elections, the New York Times, in discussing the prospects of a Palestinian/Israel agreement, wrote: “Whatever chance exists of a new American peace initiative after the election is likely to vanish if Mitt Romney wins; at private fund-raising event, he said that the Arab-Israeli conflict was ‘going to remain an unsolved problem’ and seemed unconcerned about it.”
With the elections now over, there is a prospect that growing support in the United States for a just Middle East solution can induce President Obama once again to put pressure on the Israeli government to end the settlement expansion and resume negotiations leading to such a solution. An indication of such growing support is the letter on 19 October 2012 signed by fifteen leaders of the principal U.S. Christian churches calling upon the Congress to reconsider giving aid to Israel because of human rights violations. Reverend Gradye Parsons, the top official of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) said, “We asked Congress to treat Israel like it would any other country, to make sure our military aid is going to a country espousing the values we would as Americans—that it is not being used to continually violate the human rights of other people.” The letter said that Israel had continued expanding settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem despite American calls to stop claiming territory that under international law and United States policy should belong to a future Palestinian state. This is a sharp contrast to the evangelical Christian churches, which have been part of the core of the far right support of the Republican candidates for president and the Congress. A Jewish-American organization called “J Street,” first organized six years ago as a “pro-Israel pro-peace” organization, has been gaining growing support among Jewish Americans for its advocacy of an end to the settlement expansion and a two- state solution based on the 1967 borders. In the 2012 elections, it contributed 1.8 million dollars to support the election of 72 candidates for the U.S. Congress, of which 71 were elected,
A key element of the Communist Party’s strategy of alliances is to imbue the struggles of these alliances with enhancement of the democratic rights, and to promote the increasing use of the public sector to extend the acceptance of a socialist consciousness. Obviously the Communist Party needs far more growth than it has been able to achieve. We are, however, effectively using our participation in people’s struggles and the Internet to recruit new members. We have an online daily news publication, People’s World, http://www.peoplesworld.org, a monthly online theoretical journal Political Affairs, http://www.politicalaffairs.net, as well as national and district Websites. As a result of our online activities, we have been forming Party clubs in states in which we previously had very few or even no members. This influx of new members led us to have a national Party school earlier this year to acquaint new members with the Marxist-Leninist orientation of the Party.
The reelection of Obama places before us the high-priority task of reversing the decline in labor-union membership by securing the enactment of the law requiring the recognition of labor unions when supported by the majority of workers of an enterprise and securing passage of other legislation that benefits the working people. The fact that the composition of the new Congress did not change ideologically enough to facilitate passage of this law still presents us with a difficult struggle. The fact that Republican Party still controls the lower house of the Congress and has enough votes in the upper house to block legislative changes of a highly progressive nature presents an obstacle that we will have to combat until it can be changed in the 2014 elections. We still have the task of strengthening the center-left alliance and enriching its anti-imperialist character.
While the victory of Obama is a welcome aid for us in our domestic struggles, we still face the challenge of mobilizing mass pressure on his administration to reverse the imperialist character of U.S. foreign policy. The CPUSA will pursue this formidable task vigorously in alliance with domestic progressive forces and with our comrades in the Communist and Workers’ Parties and their allies throughout the world.

Jesse Jackson, Wright ‘arranged’ Obama marriage

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Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

by Jerome R. Corsi

This is the second of a series of articles WND has developed from months of confidential in-person interviews with members of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago who have known Barack and Michelle Obama on a personal basis over many years. In the first story, members of the church claimed Barack Obama benefited from Wright’s “Down Low Club,” part of a documented underground subculture in which black men who engage in homosexual activity marry to maintain respectability in public. Because of the personal risk the sources perceived they were taking to speak candidly about the president and his family, their identities have been masked.

As a young single woman, Michelle Robinson was a fixture in the home of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who along with Rev. Jeremiah Wright “arranged” her marriage to Barack Obama, according to sources in Chicago who know the couple.

“If you want to understand Michelle Obama, you’ve got to go back to Jesse Jackson,” a woman called “Robyn” for this article told WND.

Robyn, who spent several years working for Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, explained to a WND investigator in Chicago that Michelle Obama “just about grew up in Jesse Jackson’s home.”

“Jesse should have charged her rent and board for the amount of time she spent in his home instead of her own,” she said.

Jackson’s daughter, Santita, is still one of Michelle’s best friends. Santita and Jesse Jr. call her “sis,” short for “sister.”

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Santita Jackson said in an interview just before Obama took office in 2008 that she has known Michelle Obama since they car-pooled together as high school classmates. Santita was maid of honor at Michelle and Barack Obama’s wedding, and she is the godmother to the Obama’s older daughter, Malia.

Robyn also pointed out Jesse Jackson Jr., a Democratic Party member of the U.S. House from Illinois, served as the national co-chairman of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

“It all relates back to Trinity and to the Jesse Jackson orbit of blacks here in Chicago who gave Obama legitimacy and helped him establish his identity as a black man,” Robyn explained.

“The political left wanted to push a black to the presidency, and the key operatives in the Democratic Party decided long ago it wouldn’t be Jesse Jackson (Sr.). Then Jesse wanted it to be his son, but Jesse Jr. has serious drug and mental problems that the world knows about now. These were also known about in the past, and Jesse Jr. was never going to be the black president. So, the political left then chose Obama.”

In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times in August, Sandi Jackson admitted her husband, Jesse Jr., was “completely debilitated by depression,” which has forced him to put his Washington home for sale to pay his medical bills, including his treatment at the Mayo Clinic. He has been absent from Congress since mid-June, putting his House seat at risk in the November election.

They met where?

Obama’s retelling of an event most spouses remember precisely for the rest of their lives has caused confusion. Exactly when and how did he first meet Michelle Robinson?

Before a speech at the New Economic School graduation in Moscow on July 7, 2009, Obama stated he first met Michelle in school.

“I don’t know if anybody else will meet their future wife or husband in class like I did, but I’m sure you’re all going to have wonderful careers,” he said, according to Newsweek.

The problem is that Michelle Obama earned her degree from Harvard Law School in 1988, and Obama did not arrive at Harvard Law School until that fall, graduating three years later in 1991.

The commonly accepted story is that they first met in Chicago in 1989, when Barack took a summer job as an intern at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin, and Michelle, who was employed as a lawyer at the firm, was assigned to be his mentor.

WND has reported Allen Hulton, the U.S. postal carrier who delivered mail to the parents of Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers in a Chicago suburb, met Obama in the summer of 1989, while Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin.

In 1991, during their engagement to be married, top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, then serving as the deputy chief of staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley, hired Michelle to a job in the mayor’s office.

“Michelle hated working for the city even more than she hated working at Sidley Austin,” Robyn told WND.

“At the law firm, she lasted so short of a time because they expected her to do work,” Robyn said. “At the City of Chicago, where she worked under Mayor Daley, Michelle had one of those ‘Jesse hires’ positions. These are patronage jobs where the recipients did nothing.”

Robyn claimed that while working for Daley, Michelle just collected a check, doing very little work.

“She sat at a desk and read the newspaper all day,” Robyn said. “Sometimes she read romance novel paperbacks. No one could say anything to her because she was a ‘Jesse hire.’ This meant if anyone did complain about her not working that Jesse Jackson would get mad at Daley over that, and there would be trouble.”

Robyn said Michelle was “essentially treated like she was Jesse’s daughter, and Michelle’s connections in Chicago were a key to Obama’s rise to power.”

Connections

Political connections played throughout Michelle’s young life in Chicago.

Her father, Fraser C. Robinson III, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in his 20s and eventually walked with the use of crutches, was a volunteer Democratic precinct captain in addition to his job in the boiler room at Chicago’s water purification plant.

As Democratic precinct captain, Robinson had power and influence, given his access to “street money” the Daley machine freely handed out at that time in Chicago’s South Side to make sure black voters turned out to vote for Democratic Party machine candidates.

The Chicago sources told WND the selection of Michelle Robinson for Obama was made by Jesse Jackson, and Jeremiah Wright agreed it would be a good combination.

“It all relates back to Trinity United and to the Jesse Jackson orbit of blacks here in Chicago who gave Obama legitimacy and helped him establish his identity as a black man ‘from Chicago,’” Robyn explained.

“Michelle came from a political family; she was intelligent even if she didn’t really like to work. Wright knew Obama was gay, but he needed the cover of a wife if he were to succeed in politics.”

A current member of Trinity church who has known the Obamas for 20 years, “Carolyn,” confirmed Trinity “helped a lot of blacks get successful and connected.”

“That’s what Wright did for Obama,” she claimed. “He connected Obama in the community, and he helped Obama hide his homosexuality.”

According to Robyn, Jackson explained to Michelle that she would live a life of luxury once Obama was president, and that she never again would have to worry about money.

“Michelle was nasty, and most straight guys would never be able to put up with her moods and temperament,” Robyn maintained. “But Obama really didn’t care. Michelle had the credentials and she looked the part. Obama wasn’t interested in her for sex.”

A source WND will identify as Hazel, a long-term member of the Trinity congregation, insisted Obama remained sexually involved with men after his marriage to Michelle.

“I remember being at this function at Reverend Wright’s house, one of the many parties Wright had, in 1996,” Hazel recalled.

“I went to the room where all the coats were on the bed, because I wanted to leave. I was surprised to find the light in the room was off and the coats were on the floor,” she said. “Then I realized there were two men hugging and kissing in there. One of those men was Obama. This was long before anybody knew Obama, before he became famous like he is today.”

Hazel has been telling this story in Chicago since 1996.

Cushy job

When Jarrett left Mayor Daley’s office to head Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development, she took Michelle with her.

Jarrett later became the chairwoman of the Chicago Medical Center, and Michelle again got “a cushy job at the Chicago Medical Center with a salary of $317,000,” as reported by Edward Klein on page 117 of his 2012 book “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House.”

New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor wrote in 2008 that Jarrett would have to be at the top of a list of people who helped Barack and Michelle Obama.

“Nearly two decades ago, Ms. Jarrett swept the young lawyers under her wing, introduced them to a wealthier and better-connected Chicago than their own, and eventually secured contacts and money essential to Mr. Obama’s long-shot Senate victory,” Kantor wrote.

Klein, in an interview with Fox News, described Jarrett as the “de facto” president of the United States, “the best friend of the first lady and soul mate of the president.”

Tony Rezko’s Whereabouts Discovered

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Tony Rezko

Tony Rezko (Photo credit: Floyd Brown)

Tony Rezko’s Whereabouts Discovered

By AL HENDERSHOT | Sunday, September 23, 2012 | The Obama Hustle

There have been rumors floating around as to the health and wellbeing of Tony Rezko the former money-man for Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich.

The Obam Hustle has located the whereabouts of Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the former Obama facilitator who is now serving 10 ½ years for the crimes that he was convicted of in federal court in 2011.

The former Obama facilitator is now located at the Federal Correctional Facility in Pekin, IL.  The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Pekin, Illinois, is a medium security facility housing male inmates.  FCI Pekin is located on the south edge of Pekin on Illinois Route 29, approximately 10 miles south of Peoria, 180 miles southwest of Chicago, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri.

Judicial District: Central Illinois

Inmate Information

Name Register   # Age-Race-Sex Release  Date
Location

1.

ANTOIN REZKO

19050-424

57-White-M

05-05-2017

PEKIN FCI

Over the next few weeks I will be attempting to secure an interview with Rezko to discuss the several anomalies that surround his close friend and protector, Obama.  It is obvious that there will be certain issues that probably will not be discussed due to the legal ramifications for his wife, Rita Rezko such as the house that the Obama’s do not own in Chicago and the Rezko lot.

Now, whether or not I secure can interview with Rezko before the election takes place will be very interesting because I want to see just how loyal Rezko is to Obama is as it pertains to his former symbiotic relationship with Obama and Blagojevich.

Obama Rezko lot purchases, Court records prove Obama lied about contact with Rezko and Rezko requests, Obama Rezko et al Chicago pay to play

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Obama Rezko lot purchases, Court records prove Obama lied about contact with Rezko and Rezko requests, Obama Rezko et al Chicago pay to play

“Why were portions of the motion to subpoena Obama by the Blagojevich defense team, damning to Obama, redacted?”…Citizen Wells

“Why did the Rezkos enter into an agreement to purchase the lot next to the Obama house and pay the asking price of $ 625,000 at a time when they were broke and heavily in debt?”…Citizen Wells

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

My research, review and discussions regarding Obama’s involvement in Chicago pay to play are progressing. Yesterday I got a clarification from someone who was involved in one of the transactions. Before I proceed, I want to clarify the Obama Rezko relationship and Obama lies about it.

From TPM Muckraker March 3, 2008.

“The connection has dogged Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) ever since it was first reported in November of 2006. With Tony Rezko’s trial finally beginning this week, and with the trial expected to last for months, it will keep dogging him.

You know the general outline. In June of 2005, Obama bought a home in Chicago’s South Side. On the same day, Tony Rezko bought an adjoining lot, the house’s side yard. It was not an isolated association between the two. Rezko was a big-time fundraiser and supporter of Obama, who raised more than $150,000 for Obama’s state and federal campaigns over the span of nine years ($20,000 of that was from Rezko himself). Over the past 16 months, Obama has donated almost $160,000 of those Rezko-linked contributions to charity.

Rezko, a big-time real estate developer and mucky-muck in Illinois politics, was indicted in October of 2006 on fraud and extortion charges.

Although Obama’s longterm relationship with Rezko has gained plenty of scrutiny, the house purchase has understandably gotten the most. Given Rezko’s central role in Illinois’ influence-buying and cronyism scandal, suspicion is natural. Obama himself has called his subsequent purchase of a strip of the adjoining lot from Rezko “bone-headed.” It’s hard not to agree.

There is no sure evidence that the house deal was worse than bone-headed. Not that the question has been put to rest. A number of unanswered questions remain.

For instance, it’s unclear whether Rezko was actually doing a favor for Obama: whether Obama could not have bought the house otherwise or whether Obama derived a financial benefit from Rezko’s involvement in the deal. The main suspicion has been that Rezko’s purchase of the side yard at the seller’s asking price allowed Obama’s purchase of the house to go through since the seller insisted on closing both properties on the same day. But both Obama and Rezko have said that someone else had bid on the side yard, raising the bidding to the asking price. If that’s the case, then Obama could have bought the house without Rezko’s involvement. And Obama has said that his family has stayed off the side yard and never used it for family activities.

Obama has acknowleged, however, that Rezko’s likely motivation for buying the lot was to curry favor with him. Rezko reportedly admitted as much to his business associates. And as The New York Times reports today, Rezko was so heavily in debt at the time he purchased the lot that he did it under his wife’s name in order to protect it from creditors.

And then there’s the other big question, whether Obama ever did anything for Rezko in return for his purchase of the side yard or all those contributions. Obama has said that Rezko “never asked me for anything” and “I’ve never done any favors for him.” No substantial evidence has surfaced to contradict that claim. (The Chicago Sun-Times did dig up letters from Obama in 1998, some seven years before the house sale, urging Illinois and Chicago officials to provide funding for a Rezko company to build apartments for senior citizens, but both Obama and Rezko denied that Rezko had asked Obama to write the letters, and there’s no evidence to the contrary.)

As Rezko’s trial nears, you’re sure to hear the two names raised together again and again. And you’ll be hearing about that house purchase. So we’re laying it all out here. We’ve compiled the main details in our timeline of Rezko and Obama’s relationship here.

Recently, NBC News got a good aerial view of the Obama’s home and side lot, which is now owned by Michael Sreenan, a former business attorney of Rezko’s: Back in 2004, the home’s owner put both parcels on the market. There was no fence between the two properties, since the undeveloped land served as the house’s side yard, but the properties were listed separately.

In January of 2005, the Obamas made three successive bids on the home, which had been listed at $1.95 million. After bids of $1.3 and then $1.5 million, the Obamas, through an agent, finally offered $1.65 million, a bid which the seller ultimately accepted. Obama has said that the house was on the market for a number of months and was overpriced. The seller, a doctor at the University of Chicago named Fredric Wondisford who has refused to speak to the media, has stated in an email released by the Obama campaign to Bloomberg that Obama’s bid was the highest bid on the home. Obama has said that he didn’t purchase the side yard because he could not afford it.

It’s still unclear exactly how Rezko came to buy the side yard. Back in November of 2006, when Obama was first interviewed by The Chicago Tribune about the deal, he was very hazy on the details: “I don’t recall exactly what our conversations were or where I first learned, and I am not clear what the circumstances were where he made a decision that he was interested in the property.”

In answering written questions from The Chicago Sun-Times later that week, he was clearer: “to the best of [his] recollection,” he’d told Rezko about the side yard and that “he developed an interest, knowing both the location and, as I recall, the developer who had previously purchased it.”

Last month, an Obama spokesman divulged more: that at some point before the purchase, which closed in June of 2005, Obama and Rezko had toured the property together “because Rezko was a real-estate developer in the area” and Obama wanted his opinion. The spokesman could not specify when, exactly, this tour had occurred — before Obama had made successive bids on the home in January of 2005, or after.

It’s not clear when Rezko bid on the property, but Obama has said that the seller accepted Rezko’s bid on the yard before accepting Obama’s bid on the house.

Both Obama and Michael Sreenan, Rezko’s former attorney who now owns the adjoining lot, have said that at least one other party bid on the yard, as an explanation for why Rezko ultimately paid the seller’s asking price, $625,000. The burning question, of course, is whether Rezko was doing Obama a favor by buying the side lot at the asking price. Though the seller, via the campaign, has corroborated other details about the purchase, he has not confirmed that there were other bids on the lot.

Though Obama made his final offer in January of 2005, the purchase did not close for another five months. It’s unclear why.

By June of 2005, when the purchases did close, Rezko’s ethical and legal troubles had begun unraveling on the pages of the city’s major newspapers. Just a month before, The Chicago Tribune had run a major profile of Rezko and his many entanglements, including the fact that he’d been subpoenaed as part of a sprawling corruption probe of the state government.

As you can see from the picture of the property above, the two properties are now divided by a fence. But there was no fence when the purchases were made. The Obamas have provided documents to The Chicago Tribune to show that, immediately following the purchase, they began making preparations for installing a fence — an undertaking that required considerable paperwork since the properties are landmarked. That process lasted several months.

When it finally came time to install the fence, the Obamas also wanted to extend their property by another five to ten feet so that the fence would be at a distance from the house. The Obamas ultimately purchased from Rezko a 10-foot wide strip adjacent to and paralleling their property line.

Obama has said that he approached Rezko personally in January of 2006 about buying some of the adjacent lot. To set the price for the 1,500-square-foot strip, which was one-sixth of the entire lot, Obama hired a firm to appraise its value. When that appraisal came in at $40,500, Obama says he judged it too low for appearance’s sake and instead set the price at $104,500, which was one-sixth of the price Rezko had paid for the entire lot. There’s been no suggestion that Rezko actually negotiated with Obama on the price. In any case, he accepted.

Rezko’s rapidly deteriorating situation might explain Obama’s extra caution. Since its profile of Rezko the previous May, the Tribune had also brought word (as you can see on our timeline) that Rezko had been subpoenaed on a number of other matters, all pertaining to U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s investigation of influence-buying, cronyism, and extortion in Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (D) government. It was increasingly clear that he was of central interest to prosecutors. He was finally indicted in October of 2006.

Though Obama’s name may come up at the trial, since Rezko allegedly made illegal “straw” contributions (via intermediaries) to Obama in addition to a number of other politicians, he is expected to be only a peripheral player. As The Los Angeles Times puts it this morning, Obama will be in “the background.” But unfortunately for Obama, Rezko is also certain to be in the background of his campaign through November.”

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/03/obama_rezko_purchase.php

I will answer 2 of the questions now, more later.

First a simple one.

“Though Obama made his final offer in January of 2005, the purchase did not close for another five months. It’s unclear why.”

Answer: The Obamas did not have the money or income in January 2005 (see 2004 tax return). The Rezkos were flat broke and heavily in debt (from Rezko Trial records and other sources). More later.

“And then there’s the other big question, whether Obama ever did anything for Rezko in return for his purchase of the side yard or all those contributions. Obama has said that Rezko “never asked me for anything” and “I’ve never done any favors for him.” No substantial evidence has surfaced to contradict that claim. (The Chicago Sun-Times did dig up letters from Obama in 1998, some seven years before the house sale, urging Illinois and Chicago officials to provide funding for a Rezko company to build apartments for senior citizens, but both Obama and Rezko denied that Rezko had asked Obama to write the letters, and there’s no evidence to the contrary.)”

We know from Rezko trial transcripts that Obama lied about his contact with Tony Rezko.

Chicago SunTimes February 10, 2008.

“In the media, Obama always made it sound like he rarely saw Rezko, saying they met for breakfast or lunch once or twice a year. However, the FBI mole John Thomas helped investigators “build a record of repeat visits to the old offices of Rezko and former business partner Daniel Mahru’s Rezmar Corp., at 853 N. Elston, by Blagojevich and Obama during 2004 and 2005,“

Chicago SunTimes March 14, 2008 interview with Obama.

“Thomas is an FBI mole and he “recently told us that he saw you coming and going from Rezko’s office a lot.””

From the Blagojevich Trial subpoena of Barack Obama. Portions related to Obama were initially redacted but then discovered.

“21. Tony Rezko is one of the government’s main witnesses.8 Mr. Rezko’s credibility is extremely relevant in this trial. In many instances, Mr. Rezko is the government’s crucial witness to prove up their allegations.9 Mr. Rezko wrote a letter to a federal judge stating “the prosecutors have been overzealous in pursuing a crime that never happened. They are pressuring me to tell them the “wrong” things that I supposedly know about Governor Blagojevich and Senator Obama. I have never been a party to any wrongdoing that involved the Governor or the Senator. I will never fabricate lies about anyone else for selfish purposes.” (Exhibit A)”

“22. However, the defense has a good faith belief that Mr. Rezko, President Obama’s former friend, fund-raiser, and neighbor told the FBI and the United States Attorneys a different story about President Obama. In a recent in camera proceeding, the government tendered a three paragraph letter indicating that Rezko “has stated in interviews with the government that he engaged in election law violations by personally contributing a large sum of cash to the campaign of a public official who is not Rod Blagojevich. … Further, the public official denies being aware of cash contributions to his campaign by Rezko or others and denies having conversations with Rezko related to cash contributions. … Rezko has also stated in interviews with the government that he believed he transmitted a quid pro quo offer from a lobbyist to the public official, whereby the lobbyist would hold a fundraiser for the official in exchange for favorable official action, but that the public official rejected the offer. The public official denies any such conversation. In addition, Rezko has stated to the government that he and the public official had certain conversations about gaming legislation and administration, which the public official denies having had.”10?

“10 The defense has a good faith belief that this public official is Barack Obama. See, “Obama on Rezko deal: It was a mistake”, Dave McKinney, Chris Fusco, and Mark Brown, Chicago Sun Times, November 5, 2006. Senator Barack Obama was asked: “Did Rezko or his companies ever solicit your support on any matter involving state or federal government? Did Al Johnson, who was trying to get a casino license along with Tony Rezko, or Rezko himself ever discuss casino matters with you?” Senator Obama answered: “No, I have never been asked to do anything to advance his business interest. In 1999, when I was a State Senator, I opposed legislation to bring a casino to Rosemont and allow casino gambling at docked riverboats which news reports said Al Johnson and Tony Rezko were interested in being part of. I never discussed a casino license with either of them. I was a vocal opponent of the legislation.” Obama’s involvement with Tony Rezko and this legislation coincides with the three paragraph summary the government has provided to the defense referenced above.”

“23. President Obama is the only one who can testify as to the veracity of Mr. Rezko’s allegations above.

24. President Obama has pertinent information as to the character of Mr. Rezko. President Obama can testify to Mr. Rezko’s reputation for truthfulness as well as his own opinion of Mr. Rezko’s character. See, Fed. R. Evid. 405(a) and 608. Mr. Rezko and President Obama became friends in 1990. According to President Obama, Mr. Rezko raised as much as $60,000 in campaign contributions for Obama.11

25. Based on the relationship that President Obama and Mr. Rezko had, President Obama can provide important information as to Mr. Rezko’s plan, intent, opportunity, habit and modus operandi. See, Fed. R. Evid. 404(b) and 406. For example, in June 2005, President Obama purchased a house for $1.65 million, $300,000 below the asking price. On the same day Tony Rezko’s wife, Rita, paid full price — $625,000 — for the adjoining land. In January 2006, Obama paid Mr. Rezko $104,500 for a strip of the adjoining land. The transaction took place when it was widely known that Mr. Rezko was under investigation.12 President Obama’s relationship with Tony Rezko is relevant and necessary Fed. R. Evid. 404(b) and 406 evidence.”

Motion to subpoena Obama redacted.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/90147306/Obama-subpoena-redacted

Motion to subpoena Obama redacted portions revealed.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/90147826/Obama-subpoena-revealed

Where Could Reporters Hear Stories About Barack Obama’s Gay Life in Chicago?

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Last night, I  was interviewed by Dr. Jerome Corsi on The Andrea Shea King Radio Showon the topic of Barack Obama’s gay life in Chicago. You can listen to  the full show HERE.

I’ve always been surprised that no reporter has ever bothered to take the  time to come to Chicago and camp out in the gay bars here to get the scoop on  the current President of the United States — and by “camp out” I don’t mean  dress up in drag and be boisterous, but rather to spend a couple of weeks  becoming “a regular” in these kinds of places, chatting up the locals, and  generously tipping the bartenders until everyone knows your name (the one you  choose to give them, at least) and they let down their guard and start telling  you tales of Barack’s bathhouse adventures before he became a US Senator (and  later the President).

I really believe the “reporters” out there just don’t want to know the truth  about this man. Writers on the conservative side of things probably just don’t  want to spend that much time in gay bars.

But, you’d be amazed by the scoops you can get just sitting quietly in a  corner in these places and listening to whatever the locals are talking about.   You can easily nurse a drink for a while and eventually steer the  conversation toward “the good old days” and hear about what various bars were  like many years ago…say, from the mid-90s through 2004 when Barack Obama was  sexually active with men in Chicago.

The way I’ve always heard it has been that Obama enjoyed being with older  white men (the more grandfatherly the better) and liked only for them to do  things to him (no recip, in the slang). This was most common at Man’s Country  Bathhouse where that establishment’s current clientele now jokingly refer to  rooms there as “presidential suites” or “Oral Offices” because the current  President used to haunt the place back when he was a random Illinois state  senator that no one had ever heard of or cared about.  All of this changed  when Obama ran for the US Senate and someone in his PR team made him stop going  to Man’s Country.  From then on he’d only have sex with older white men in  the steam room or sauna at the East Bank Club, which is a very exclusive and  expensive fitness center/social club where Chicago’s well-to-do essentially have  the same bathhouse experience found at Man’s Country while paying thousands of  dollars more for it.

Some in Chicago’s gay community are of the mindset that talking about all of  this hurts Obama and therefore is forbidden.  A reporter asking questions  about Obama’s gay haunts would encounter resistance from guys in their 30s and  younger who have been taught by the “gay community leaders” to attack anyone who  is seen as “an enemy” of Obama.  Guys in their 40s are iffy, too, but  anyone 50 and above is just so thrilled someone wants to talk to him in a bar  that he’ll chat your ear off if you let him.  Especially if you’re nice  looking and want to listen to stories about what Chicago’s gay scene was like “back in the day” when a guy like this got more play.

Have you ever seen an old episode of a show like Murder, She Wrote  where faded movie stars from years and years before played bit parts in the  mystery?  That’s sort of what the corners of a lot of Chicago’s seedier gay  bars are like.  Some of these guys were truly gorgeous back in their prime  and reigned over the scene.  The gay community is 100% looks-based, so once  you lose those looks you become invisible. It actually doesn’t matter how much  money you have, since if your hair turns gray or falls out and your six pack  becomes more of a keg you disappear into the woodwork no matter how fabulous you  were once upon a time.

THESE are the guys that reporters should be talking to about Barack Obama.   If they want the real story, at least.  Though, getting guys to admit  they used to (or still) frequent a place as sleazy as Man’s Country is tough.   You need to understand that even in the gay community admitting you enjoy  going to Man’s Country is something a lot of people shy away from because it’s  just that nasty in there.  Chicago has two main bathhouses and then a few  places that are essentially bathhouse but pull off the “we’re a spa…really!” ruse better.  Steamworks on Halsted is more chrome and glass and clean than  Man’s Country, but guys still duck into the door when entering and try to slip  out unnoticed when leaving.  King’s Spa out in Niles, where Jesse Jackson  often goes, is totally a gay cruising spot but it’s a Korean full-spa that has a  side reserved for women and it’s posh enough for people to claim they’re “just  going to the spa”.  Another dump that claims to be a Korean spa is Paradise  Sauna on Montrose at California where a lot of married guys go to cheat on their  wives with men.

I bet reporters would be embarrassed to camp out in any of these places for  extended periods gathering tidbits for an Obama tell-all because they’d have to  be naked most of the time to do it.  Nudity seems to be the protector of a  lot of Obama’s secrets, oddly enough.  But reporters could also hang out in  the following bars here in Chicago where the older guys haunt who would have  been around in the days when a skinny, weird-looking, black state Senator with a  hard-to-remember Muslim sounding name was looking for oral sex from white men at  Man’s Country:

1. The Lucky Horseshoe  Lounge on Halsted – Bar none, this place is the best to get  scoops.  All sorts of people come in here all the time from the Chicago  political world.  On any given night, you’ll find guys who work for Anita  Alvarez (the state’s attorney), Tom Tunney (the Alderman of the Boystown  neighborhood), the Mayor, and other local officials ogling the jockstrap-clad  strippers at the Shoe.  The Fire Chief is a regular here.  A lot of  black celebrities come here as well, including the guys who played the dads on  Fresh Prince and Family Matters in the 90s.  To my knowledge, they’ve never  been there on the same night, but it would be hilarious if they were both in  town and at the Shoe together.  I think they like it because a lot of porn  stars come to the Shoe when they’re in town as well…and the place is seedy and  crumbling like it’s a Speakeasy or something…this little hole in the wall where  people are so embarrassed to be there that they’d never think of telling anyone  they saw someone else there.  You have to understand the power of being in  a place where you can’t admit you were there, or people would make fun of you  for being there.  Whatever happens at the Shoe stays at the Shoe unless a  reporter would be game enough to become a regular there and chat up the most  frequent barflies.  There are a lot of grandfatherly-type guys who look  very despondent as they stare at the young bucks on display on the stages  because it’s pretty obvious when these guys were the strippers’ ages it was not  acceptable socially to be who they really were inside…and now at the end of  their lives I think a lot of them regret that.  These are precisely the  types of guys who would have been going to Man’s Country in the late-90s and  early 2000s who would have encountered Barack Obama there at some point.

2. Buck’s on Halsted -- This is another bar that mostly older guys hang out in.   It’s depressing inside and they clean the place once every other year or  so.  Very few young guys, tourists, or anyone without serious drinking  problems ever goes in here.  The staff is pretty nasty to any non-regulars  so you’ll have to go through a hazing period before anyone will ever talk to  you.  But just tip $2 per beer and $3 for any mixed drink and after a few  weeks you’ll be accepted and won’t draw much attention if you haunt a stool and  start picking up bits of Chicago history from the drunks who surround you.   Literally, depressed older guys drink their lives away in these kinds of  holes in the wall.  Sometimes they order pizza and eat together and kind of  acknowledge “this is where my life ended up because of bad decisions”.   Cheers!

3. Little Jim’s on  Halsted — I actually love this place.  It’s open until the  crack of dawn, long after other bars are forced to close.  I haven’t been  there in a while, but when I’m there I flood the jukebox with Whitney songs.   They have a Batman pinball machine in the back and I think they’ve got  darts as well.  I’ve never played either of those because there are too  many good sources to talk to in this place about what’s going on in the  neighborhood.  It has always been beneficial to pop into Little Jim’s after  all the other bars are closing and get the scoop on whatever happened everywhere  that night; it’s also an industry bar so people who work in the other clubs end  up here after they close-out and you can hear things from the people who  actually work on the strip.  There are twin black cowboys who hang out here  who will tell you all sorts of things that will shock you, but you always have  to figure out which of them is the gregarious and chatty one and which is the  one who is suspicious of why you’re asking so many questions about Obama.

4. The Granville  Anvil — Another depressing hole in the wall, but further north  of Boystown.  I’ve only been there a few times, with a friend of mine who  insisted I could find people who knew Obama back in the day.  He was right.   This is the kind of place that seriously committed drunks haunt and they  are allowed to bring McDonald’s into the bar and eat it with their booze.   For some reason, the whole place smells like urine and there’s a strange  patio out by the restrooms that looks like murders would happen there.   They could easily film a Stephen King movie adaptation in this place,  because it kind of looks like it would be found in the middle of nowhere in  Maine, across the street from a pet cemetery…and a McDonalds.

5.  Jackhammer — This place is a trip.  As in, I don’t know why  it’s allowed to stay open because it breaks just about every rule I thought a  liquor license carried with it.  Jackhammer has a main floor, an upstairs,  and then the basement.  The main floor and upstairs are nice-looking…but  the basement is called “The Hole”.  Women are never allowed in “The Hole”.   Down there, the fetish crowd hangs out, with a bathtub in the middle of  the room for some guy to lay in while other people urinate on him.  The  bartenders wear only stained yellow jockstraps and there’s a “secret” hidden  hallway off to the side that looks like it would lead to the sewers…and that’s  where guys go to have unprotected public sex. This place is like something you’d  see in the Al Pacino movie “Cruisin”.  It’s shocking that it exists in the  year 2012.  The guys who go here regularly are rough and tumble and  suspicious, but they’re the crowd who would have been frequenting Man’s Country  during the Obama days too.  Good luck making friends with them, though,  because they are most interested in trying to pee all over you.

If Obama was a Republican, I have no doubt that all five of these places  would be chock full of reporters digging up the dirt on him.  Hell,  Anderson Cooper would have moved to Chicago and volunteered to live in “The  Hole” 24/7 until he scooped all the scoop that was fit to scoop.  But,  Barack Obama is a Democrat so “nothing to see here, folks”.

Someday, all of this is going to be as public knowledge as JFK’s affair with  Marilyn Monroe and the other women he cavorted with while married to Jackie.

Someday, in the next 10-20 years, everyone will know all about Man’s Country  and the place will no doubt get a plaque of some kind commemorating the times  that a President of the United States “slept there”.

You’re just getting the scoop early because a gay guy in Chicago has broken  ranks and told you all about it.

© 2012, Kevin  DuJan. All rights reserved.

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Claim: Obama hid ‘gay life’ to become president

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Chicago homosexual community shocked he could keep it secret

BY Jerrome R Corsi

A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House.

“It was preposterous to the people I knew then to think Obama was going to keep his gay life secret,” said Kevin DuJan, who was a gossip columnist in Chicago for various blogs when Obama was living in the city as a community organizer and later a state senator.

“Nobody who knew Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president,” said DuJan.

DuJan, founder and editor of the Hillary Clinton-supporting website HillBuzz.org, told WND he has first-hand information from two different sources that “Obama was personally involved in the gay bar scene.”

“If you just hang out at these bars, the older guys who have been frequenting these gay bars for 25 years will tell you these stories,” DuJan said. “Obama used to go to the gay bars during the week, most often on Wednesday, and they said he was very much into older white guys.”

Obama, DuJan said, is “not heterosexual and he’s not bisexual. He’s homosexual.”

Investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, who worked with the National Security Agency from 1984 to 1988 as a Navy intelligence analyst, confirmed DuJan’s claims.

“It is common knowledge in the Chicago gay community that Obama actively visited the gay bars and bathhouses in Chicago while he was an Illinois state senator,” Madsen told WND.

WND also spoke with a member of the East Bank Club in Chicago, who confirmed Obama was a member there and was known to be a homosexual. The upscale fitness club says it has some 10,000 members, but it’s one of a number of places identified by the Chicago homosexual community as a “gay gym.”

In April, WND reported a federal judge dismissed a libel case against Larry Sinclair, a homosexual who claimed Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign had paid to rig a polygraph test regarding Sinclair’s sensational charge that he had sex and used cocaine twice with Obama while Obama was an Illinois state senator. Sinclair tells his story in “Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder.”

WND also reported former radical activist John Drew has said that when he met Obama when Obama was a student at Occidental College, he thought Obama and his then-Pakistani roommate were “gay” lovers.

In addition, rumors have swirled around Obama’s relationship with his personal aide and former “body man,” Reggie Love, who resurfaced on the eve of the Republican National Convention to support his old boss. Love resigned from the White House in November 2011 after compromising photographs of him as a college student received wide circulation.

WND also has documented in two separate articles, here and here, that Obama wore a gold band on his wedding ring finger from the time he attended Occidental College through his student days at Harvard Law School.

DuJan said that during Obama’s first presidential campaign, “there was fear in the gay community” about talking openly about Obama being homosexual, particularly after the murder in December 2007 of Donald Young, the openly gay choir director at Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ, who was known to be a close friend of Obama.

“People did not want to talk openly about Obama being gay,” he said.

“Then, when we saw how Larry Sinclair was demonized, anybody who would expose Obama worried they would be silenced if they dared to speak the truth about Obama’s gay life,” DuJan said.

‘Obama’s secrets’

DuJan said he has been told “Obama’s secrets would have to come out just like John Edwards’ secrets came out.”

He said Obama stopped going to gay bars and bathhouses in Chicago when he began running for the U.S. Senate in 2004.

“Back then, Obama could walk around Chicago and people generally wouldn’t recognize him, even though he was a state senator in the Illinois assembly at the time,” DuJan said.

DuJan insisted that while he’s a supporter of Hillary Clinton, he holds no personal animus toward Obama. He said he campaigned for Clinton in 2008 “because I had waited for years for her to be able to run.”

“I opposed Obama not because I’m a racist, or that I hate Obama, I just knew the type of person Obama associated with in Chicago,” he said.

He pointed to Obama’s association with convicted Chicago real estate magnate Tony Rezko, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Rev. Wright.

“Obama was a dirty politician that the media never wanted to vet – that’s what concerned me about Obama,” Du Jan said.

DuJan spoke further of his claims about Obama in an interview Monday night on Andrea Shea King’s show on BlogTalkRadio.com, which included questions from WND during the last half of the show.

Man’s Country

Madsen published an article in his Wayne Madsen Report in May 2010 claiming Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel were members of the same bathhouse in Chicago.

“President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bathhouse in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city,” Madsen wrote.

He said the bathhouse, “Man’s Country,” catered “to older men,” noting “it has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s ‘grand old bathhouses.’”

Madsen wrote his 2010 report after traveling to Chicago to interview bartenders and customers at several “gay” bars.

DuJan gave WND a list of “gay” bars in Chicago where older customers hang out and tell stories about how Obama, prior to 2004, frequented visited to pick up men for sex, including several on Halstead Street, widely known as an “uber-gay Chicago street.

Writing in HillBuzz.com Tuesday, DuJan said rooms at Man’s Country bathhouse are still referred to as the “presidential suite,” or the “Oral Office,” because “the current President used to haunt the place when he was a just another Illinois state senator that no one had ever heard of or cared about.”

DuJan said he believes that, someday, “all of this is going to be as public knowledge as JFK’s affair with Marilyn Monroe and the other women he cavorted with while married to Jackie.”

“Someday,” he said, “in the next 10-20 years, everyone will know all about Man’s Country, and the place will no doubt get a plaque of sometime commemorating that place as a gay hangout for the future leader of the free world.”

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