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Annenberg Questions for Obama (vanity)

Posted on 08/31/2008 8:36:26 AM PDT by NoobRep

In regards to Barack Hussein Obama's connections to William Ayers and his association with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, I'd like to get a list of questions compiled for investigation into his prior work (feel free to add more):

TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ayers; obama
1.) Senator Obama, when did you first meet William Ayers?

2.) Records from the Chicago Annenberg Foundation show that William Ayers, along with Anne Hallett, co-founded the organization in 1995. How then, and when, did you come to be elected as Chariman of the Board for the Chicago Annenberg Foundation? Who appointed you to this important position of this new organization?

3.) You told the American people that Ayers was simply "a guy who lives in my neighborhood." Yet recently reviewed documents for the CAC show a close working relationship between the CAC Board, which you presided over, and the Collaborative, which William Ayers presided over. Can you expound on the extent of your interaction with Ayers while working at the CAC?

4.) Given Ayers' radical views on education reform ("education is the motor-force of revolution"), shouldn't one conclude that you share somewhat similar views, since you served as Chairman of the Board for the organization he started?

4b.) In 2007, Linda Darling-Hammond, a prominent professor at the Stanford University School of Education, in an article in The Nation, endorsed the idea of "education debt,"-defined as the repayment of centuries of “education debt” that allegedly is owed to people of color as a result of slavery and discrimination. This idea is also endorsed by William Ayers. In late 2007, Darling-Hammond was named an education advisor to your campaign. In February 2008, Darling-Hammond issued a blueprint for education reform by the next President that set as its #1 priority the repayment of the “education debt,” as proposed originally by University of Wisconsin Professor and former President of the American Education Research Association (AERA), Gloria Ladson-Billings.

Senator Obama, can you explain to the American people exactly what education debt is and if you espouse this idea? If not, why do you have someone that eschews such radical ideas serving as an education advisor for your campaign?

5.) According to CAC records, in 1995, an Implementation Grant of $175,000 was given to the Small Schools Workshop, headed by Mike Klonsky. The Workshop had been founded by Bill Ayers in 1992 and was headed up by his former Weather Underground comrade and hardcore Maoist, Mike Klonsky. What is the extent of your relationship with this former Weather Underground collaborator of William Ayers? What role did he play in the CAC?

5b.) Klonsky also hosts his own blog on your official website. Is this something you're proud of Senator?

5.) You and Ayers also served together on the board of the Woods Fund. Do you mean to say, that you never had any formal relationship with Ayers during all your time at the CAC and while serving on the Woods Fund board?

6.) Can you explain why your campaign for the Illinois senate was kicked off at a meet and greet at the home of William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn in 1995? Was this before or after you were named Chairman of the Board for the CAC?

7.) Your campaign manager David Axelrod said you have a friendly relationship with Ayers. Why would Axelrod come to such a conclusion if you have no relationship with Ayers?

8.) Before the CAC was dissolved in 2001, you stayed with the organization as a consultant of sorts. Do you know who the donor of the CAC records to the University of Illinois-Chicago library is, that initially restricted access to these files at the Richard Daley Library?

9.) Senator Obama, would you like to apologize to the American people for being dishonest about the extent of your relationship with Bill Ayers and admit that you made some very poor decisions in judgment to associate yourself with this self admitting, domestic terrorist?

1 posted on 08/31/2008 8:36:26 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NoobRep
Why doesn't someone ask Barack Obama, since he and his family have been steeped in it for twenty years:

What exactly is Black Liberation Theology?

The actual answer for anyone that doesn't know is a race-based interpretation of Liberation Theology -- which is Marxism using a few out of context Bible passages.

2 posted on 08/31/2008 8:40:24 AM PDT by unspun (Mike Huckabee: Government's job is "protect us, not have to provide for us.")
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To: NoobRep

Excellent questions!

3 posted on 08/31/2008 8:40:40 AM PDT by A. Morgan (VOTE FOR A LIBERAL N' WE'LL BE UP TO OUR NECKS IN ILLEGALS and OUTA' GAS!)
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To: NoobRep
4 posted on 08/31/2008 8:43:02 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: A. Morgan

Klonsky may not be blogging anymore on Obama’s campaign site-once it was discovered who this guy was they removed him like he was never there. That happened on June 26th.

But in regards to the CAC coverup and delay of releasing the records-check this out:

A final possible explanation of the mystery donor is that the legal successor to the CAC, the Chicago Public Education Fund, was contacted, again inappropriately, as the donor before Kurtz could get his hands on the stuff. If that was the case then it raises a concern about the potential role of billionaire Penny Pritzker, who serves on the board of the CPEF. Pritzker is the Finance Chair of the Obama campaign. Susan Crown is also on the board of the CPEF, was a board member of the CAC, and is a donor to the Obama campaign.

I’m going with Ayers or one of those two being contacted as the donors and delaying the release of this information.

5 posted on 08/31/2008 8:58:46 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: NoobRep

Where is Stanley Kurtz?
Waiting for his report.

6 posted on 08/31/2008 9:02:52 AM PDT by ConservativeGreek
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To: NoobRep
You and Ayers also served together on the board of the Woods Fund.

According to The Nation: "The Woods Fund, in many ways, is responsible for helping start Obama as an organizer and shaping his political identity. In 1985 the foundation gave a $25,000 grant to the Developing Communities Project (aka the "DCP"), which hired Obama, at 24, as an organizer on Chicago's economically depressed South Side."

The Obama File

7 posted on 08/31/2008 9:06:29 AM PDT by Beckwith ('Typical White Person')
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To: NoobRep

i don’t know if this has anything to do with Ayers or not but i just finished reading “the case against Barack Obama”
and i have a question regarding how Obama who graduated from Harvard, deeply in debt in May 1991 was capable of saving $111,000 for a downpayment on a condo in Hyde Park by July 1993. his employment during this period is described by Wikipedia as:

“The publicity from his election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and advance to write a book about race relations.[21] In an effort to recruit him to their faculty, the University of Chicago Law School provided Obama with a fellowship and an office to work on his book.[21] He originally planned to finish the book in one year, but it took much longer as the book evolved into a personal memoir. In order to work without interruptions, Obama and his wife, Michelle, traveled to Bali where he wrote for several months. The manuscript was finally published as Dreams from My Father in mid-1995.[21]

Obama directed Illinois Project Vote from April to October 1992, a voter registration drive with a staff of 10 and 700 volunteers that achieved its goal of registering 150,000 of 400,000 unregistered African Americans in the state, leading Crain’s Chicago Business to name Obama to its 1993 list of “40 under Forty” powers to be.[22][23]

Obama taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years, as a Lecturer for four years (1992–1996), and as a Senior Lecturer for eight years (1996–2004).[24]

In 1993 Obama joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a 12-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development, where he was an associate for three years from 1993 to 1996, then of counsel from 1996 to 2004, with his law license becoming inactive in 2002.[12][25]”

So far, I have been unable to pin down when he and Michelle spent the several months in Bali while he was writing his book but it sounds like some of those months might have taken place in the 1991-1993 timeframe which should have made it even harder for them to save up for this downpayment. several articles, including one from the New York Times say that this extended Bali visit was in the “early 1990s”

8 posted on 08/31/2008 9:49:24 AM PDT by fatrat
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To: fatrat; NoobRep

How much money did the recipient admisistrators receive ?
What were those expenditures for ?
Was there any accounting of the expenditures ?
What was the result ? Was there any accounting given ?

9 posted on 09/02/2008 11:06:16 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Time to recall those. poisonous CFLs and the polticians who mandated them)
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