Skip to comments.CAC Doc Drop: Obama Has More Than Ayers To Worry About Now
Posted on 08/26/2008 10:37:51 PM PDT by CedarDave
Continuing to follow up on what can be learned of Barack Obama's tenure as the Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), evaluations of the program during his tenure available on line demonstrate that in his only real executive test, Barack Obama was a dismal failure squandering millions of dollars on education programs which had basically no real effect. They also strongly suggest Obama's claim that un-repentant terrorist Bill Ayers is just a teacher who lived down the block is an outright lie. The structure and tone of the CAC, addressed in the documents, leave a strong impression the two men had to work together closely over a number of years. Also, as copies of CAC internal documents were given over to the evaluators, any notion that they now shouldn't be immediately shared with the public is an absolute farce.
Given Obama's significant lack of experience, aside from any Ayers connection which Stanley Kurtz continues to pursue, it's doubtful he'd want America to learn any details behind his obviously failed performance during the one time he was expected to perform as an executive in the real world.
Obama began his CAC board chairmanship in early 1995, and stepped down from the chairmanship in late 1999, though he remained on the board until CAC phased itself out of existence in 2001.
These evaluations cover precisely that period of time. At some points the criticism of the organization Obama led is scathing, particularly as it was primarily tasked with giving away millions of dollars....
Reading through the documents gives the impression that as Chairman, Obama did little more than assist the most Leftist of activists in shuffling around millions of dollars, often to themselves in their own misguided initiatives, few if any of them producing real results. In fact, in many people's minds, they were never even designed to.
Obama as chair didn't even have the foresight to appoint an Executive Director until some two years on - and then it was only done in response to concerns from others, including the Annenberg Foundation itself. One portion of the document claims they gave money away so fast and so early, the effort may have been doomed from the start - all while Obama was Chair.
Another portion of the document demonstrates that a full two years in, relevant independent, concerned members of the education, political and business communities in Chicago didn't even have an effective idea what the challenge was about when asked by evaluators. But that didn't stop Obama and CAC from handing out cash to someone, apparently.
When those independent interested parties were asked what it was they believed the Chicago schools needed most, they generally responded in practical terms - improved test scores, better grades and improved overall performance. But the CAC didn't see those things as relevant. It was more focused on fuzzy-headed, presumably liberal ideals expressed as "time, size and isolation" - yet, said ideals were never more properly defined, making it impossible to even know what it is they set out to accomplish through spending all that cash. Is it a wonder Obama and his fifty million had absolutely no impact at all?
How's that for fifty-million dollars worth - ultimately under Obama's control? One can only imagine how much he might have squandered were the US treasury involved - God forbid.
It cannot be emphasized enough that these evaluations speak directly to the only real world executive experience of a gifted rhetorician with incredibly light political experience, hardly any of it at the national level. That he suddenly somehow fancies himself ready and able to become the chief executive of the United States is a bad joke. Based on these evaluations, it's doubtful he is qualified for a mid-level administrative position within a school district in a mid-sized town. If the mainstream media doesn't follow up on this and the work of Stanley Kurtz and Steve Diamond, it's they who will be playing the worst of jokes on the American people. Now, Diamond has begun posting some of the internal CAC documents he already has - be sure and check it out here.
Evaluations relevant to Obama's apparently incompetent work as Chair are available on line through the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago.
As the article said, Obama had $50 million to play around with but the money did not measurably improve student achievement. It does not speak well of his management skills.
PING! to this article.
The Fox News story doesn’t cover the heart of the corruption and incompetence of Obama’s spending $50 million dollars to improve educational outcomes with no impact on achievement.
Financially - pure and simple: If Obama couldn't really manage this fund, how the HELL is he going to manage the Dept. of Education (amongst other things)?
The fact that Obama was involved and colluding with Ayers (who was heavily embroiled in a "freethinker" school in Michigan during the 1970's before the Weathermen went on their bombing/killing spree) to figure out how to spend this money is deeply troubling.
This is much like the millions wasted on failed affordable housing projects by his slumlord buddy Rezko, in his own district.
Obama. Failure you can depend on.
Fortunately, as an organization, the Weather Underground never killed anyone. However, they certainly tried.
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
March 6, 1970: "three members of the Weather Underground accidentally killed themselves in a Manhattan townhouse while attempting to build a powerful bomb they had intended to plant at a social dance in Fort Dix, New Jersey -- an event that was to be attended by U.S. Army soldiers. Hundreds of lives could have been lost had the plot been successfully executed."
"The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officer's dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
The bomb was packed with nails to inflict maximum casualties upon detonation."
Please see the *bottom* portion of my FR Profile/Home page for some incredible details regarding the 1981 Weather Underground-Black Liberation Army-related Brinks truck robbery and triple murder mentioned in the new anti-Obama (the Weather Underground technically broke up years before this took place).
Look for the large heading:
"About the Weather Underground-related police killing mentioned in the new anti-Obama video ad" (see bottom portion of page)
And if you haven't seen the video yet, here it is:
Do you "Know Enough" about Barack Obama?
This story apparently has been running around out there for about a week, but I did a search on a bunch of title words and didn’t find it. It certainly is more relevant to Obama’s management/governing skills, or lack thereof.
When a person doesn’t have to earn the money himself, it certainly colors how he spends it. Almost as if it almost magically appears and then disappears with little thought. Of course, that money is the fruit of someone’s else labor and shouldn’t be needlessly collected or frivolously spent.
Obama. Community ‘Organization’ you can ‘bank’ on. $$$
‘There won’t be no walkin around money, no foldin money’
50 million ain’t chump change. Well maybe in Chicago it is.
One portion of the document claims they gave money away so fast and so early, the effort may have been doomed from the start - all while Obama was Chair.Isn't that what Obama plans on doing as president?
This smoking gun
why we always hear
consistently vague references
to Obama’s “community organizing”
(his main accomplishment in life
other than an
lacking significant accomplishment,
as a legislator)
which the typical
as anything from
voter registration drives
when in fact
has been a
on a daily basis
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Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground were communist revolutionaries. In fact, Bill Ayers is still just that today.
Bill Ayers TODAY (April 6, 2008), from his own red communist star-headed website, begging to debate communism vs capitalism with Sean Hannity and STILL calling for revolution!
"Imperialism. Im against it, and if Sean Hannity and others were honest, this is the ground they would fight me on. Capitalism played its role historically and is exhausted as a force for progress: built on exploitation, theft, conquest, war, and racism, capitalism and imperialism must be defeated and a world revolutiona revolution against war and racism and materialism, a revolution based on human solidarity and love, cooperation and the common good must win.
We begin by releasing our most hopeful dreams and our most radical imaginations: a better world is both possible and necessary.
Source: Bill Ayers' own website:
Cool haiku-ish paragraphing. I like it.
We have to stay on Fox News' toes here. . .they need to tell the whole story; as well as the truth of the 'rest of the stories' out there re Obama. And I hope McCain is prepared to go there as well - despite noxious threats per initial efforts.
We see how our 'Left', uses 'words'/threats instead of tanks. . .but underlying idiological MO is the same.
I guess that depends on if you believe they were still an organization during the 1981 Brinks robbery.
I've been enlightened. I thought he was using a 3 inch monitor with large font.
Sean Hannity wouldn’t have to debate this ass hat: he could just sit back and let Bill run off at the mouth.
Bill Ayres could do more damage to the Obama campaign in 5 minutes expounding on Marxism than any phalanx of Conservative talk show hosts could do in 5 months!
Hey, last night, when Hillary was speechifying, did you catch her pointed use of of 'community organizer' (when she referenced BHO's first 'job' in Chicago). She could have said how he 'volunteered' but no...she stuck w/the the resume, catchall term of 'community organizer.' Hmmmmm....
That is typical of the Left. They manage to get government and guilt ridden, soft headed rich liberals to pay for their attempts to destroy us. It happens all the time. Most of their "initiatives" are intended to do the opposite of what they proclaim. After all, if they succeed there will be no more problem for them to "solve."
So far this morning, this story isn’t hitting the fan at all. I suppose that’s because it’s lacking a connection to young George W. Bush.
Oh, the innocence of Democrats! Wherever they go, it hops like fleas onto everyone they meet. Even terrorists. The closer Obama got, the more innocent and inoculated against sin was Ayers.
When Middle America learns what Monster the DNC is trying and Lying to cram down their throats, there will be a Revolution that cleans out and disinfects the Demorat Party to the very bowels of its existance!
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