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Was There a Hidden Message in Obama's Osawatomie Speech?
The New American ^ | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 12/13/2011 10:48:58 AM PST by Paladins Prayer

We’re told that Barack Obama chose the obscure locale of Osawatomie, Kansas, for his recent domestic policy speech because it was the site of a seminal Teddy Roosevelt speech 101 years ago. This may very well be true. Through the distinctively named city of 4,500, Obama could make a symbolic connection with the man who once offered Americans a Hamiltonian conception of state power dubbed the “New Nationalism.” Yet, unbeknownst to virtually everyone, Obama is connected to “Osawatomie” through another man.

It’s a connection that’s odd and alarming — and at least a bit spooky.

I didn’t know about this connection when I wrote my recent article about the President’s communist ties. But just to provide some background, I pointed out how Obama claimed in Osawatomie that our relatively free market system not only “doesn’t work,” “it has never worked.” Furthermore, I mentioned the fact that the President has appointed avowed communists to his administration, that he was mentored by communist Frank Marshall Davis, that a contemporary of his at Occidental College said that Obama was a flat-out “Marxist-Leninist” during his time there, and that he has no known history of renouncing these views. More to the point here, however, I mentioned well-known Obama closet skeleton and self-proclaimed communist Bill Ayers, who, as you probably know, was a Weather Underground terrorist in the 1970s. Now, to get exactly to the point, I’d like you to take a gander at the following image and see what jumps out at you.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billayers; communism; kansasspeech; marxistcoup; obama; osawatomie; weathermen
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This is spooky. Spread the word.
1 posted on 12/13/2011 10:49:03 AM PST by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer

Here is the money quote from Hussein:

“blahblahblahdeathblahblahblahtoblahblahamericablahblahblah”


2 posted on 12/13/2011 10:54:34 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: LucyT

obongo pinko ping


3 posted on 12/13/2011 10:57:02 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: Paladins Prayer

4 posted on 12/13/2011 10:57:35 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Paladins Prayer
I saw him flash the red queen.
5 posted on 12/13/2011 10:57:35 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: Paladins Prayer

This is the to quote you gotta see:

If it matters that Newt Gingrich was unfaithful to his wives many years ago, it matters infinitely more that Barack Obama has been unfaithful to freedom and the American spirit by continuing, to this very day, his affair with a tyrannical, malevolent force that leaves nothing but the ruin of man in its wake.


6 posted on 12/13/2011 10:58:22 AM PST by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: Paladins Prayer
He went there for some killer BBQ.
 
But his missus found out. And busted his balls over it.

7 posted on 12/13/2011 11:02:38 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: mojitojoe

I remember Rush saying that that was the day “the won” showed us his true communist intentions. And the media never picked up on that fact. (Like I ever thought they would.)


8 posted on 12/13/2011 11:04:21 AM PST by azishot
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To: Paladins Prayer

Peel the onion one more layer and ask “Why did the Weather Underground choose the name Osawatomie for their newsletter”?

It may be coincidence, but in the Battle of Osawatomie during the pre-Civil War “Bleeding Kansas” era was a conflict over slavery (race) and the town was looted and burned to ashes.

Tell me that’s not symbolic of the Obama adminstration.


9 posted on 12/13/2011 11:08:33 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Paladins Prayer

I find it hard to believe, if folks have actually been listening to BO the dick, didn’t know he was communist form the start.

There 4 types of people that voted for this ass..
1. They are Democrat and vote Democrat regardless (clueless idiots on the issues)
2. They are black and voted for BO because he’s black (clueless idiots on the issues)
3. They believed in his Hope & Change but were clueless idiots on the issues and what he actually meant.
4. They voted for the idiot because they want to destroy America and make it a communist state.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 11:08:58 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: azishot
showed us his true communist intentions. And the media never picked up on that fact.

They "picked up on" his message.

They just didn't report it because they agree and shield him from anything negative.

11 posted on 12/13/2011 11:14:21 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Paladins Prayer
How about this remark from early November 2008?

"At a Virginia rally -— 'If you’ll stand with me, then I know that we can win Virginia and we can win this election and we can finally bring the change we need to Washington,' Obama told the estimated crowd of 35,000. 'I feel like we got a righteous wind at our backs here.'

The term "righteous wind" just isn't heard every day, but a search found it in this quote from Chairman Mao:

“The ill wind of opportunism is falling, the righteous wind of socialism is on the rise.”

But later, now former White House advisor Anita Dunn, during a speech before a large group, declared that Chairman Mao was one of her "go to" philosophers.

Perhaps there is no significance in any of these "coincidences." Then, again, perhaps there is at the very least a strong indicator of the reading material of this Administration and its supporters.

One would hope that our next President will find the extraordinary ideas of liberty to be found in the writings and speeches of America's Founders to be preferable to those expressed by Mao, Marx, Lenin, and others for whom so-called "progressives" hold such high regard.

12 posted on 12/13/2011 11:17:50 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Dan(9698)

True communists and fellow travelers “know” that the masses just aren’t enlightened enough to support the communist agenda and that the only way to achieve the power to implement that agenda is to keep it hidden.


13 posted on 12/13/2011 11:18:26 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: maddog55; All
"I find it hard to believe, if folks have actually been listening to BO the dick, didn’t know he was communist form the start.


14 posted on 12/13/2011 11:20:39 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: BenLurkin
Nice find, Ben.

I wonder how many IQ points little Ho had on the Won. Zero's only saving grace is his incompetence.

15 posted on 12/13/2011 11:22:55 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Paladins Prayer
Who would take this one on, as speculation? Rush, Savage, Hannity. . .O'Reilly?

Can only ask, for reasonable reference; when; and where else; has Obama ever ID'd himself as a 'Teddy Roosevelt' disciple by 'any' measure. How/why. . .would this President - who rides a girl's bike on a bike path at minus-10 MPH; 'with helmet' - even imagine he had something in common with this 'Rough Rider'?

And no; we cannot know (yet; at least)in the traditional sense; but believe; given the connotations; this 'hidden messaging' the most logical explanation for a speech offered in the obscure Osawatomie.

Oh, how they must laugh; at America's naivete if not stupidity.

Oh, yes. . .how naive 'we' are and must be; should we ignore the joke on us

Of course, the biggest joke; is the 'we know nothing about our President' but we voted for him anyway - and may again - by which America is NOT getting the last laugh.

16 posted on 12/13/2011 11:23:48 AM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier' out of our White House!/ Newt can make it happen. . .)
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To: MrB; All
"True communists and fellow travelers “know” that the masses just aren’t enlightened enough to support the communist agenda and that the only way to achieve the power to implement that agenda is to keep it hidden."


17 posted on 12/13/2011 11:23:56 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: loveliberty2; Paladins Prayer; musicman; All

This thread is gold. ..thanks for all the nuggets here. . .and yes, hope they are shared.


18 posted on 12/13/2011 11:36:59 AM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier' out of our White House!/ Newt can make it happen. . .)
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To: BenLurkin

OMG, awesome research.


19 posted on 12/13/2011 11:40:38 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Paladins Prayer

The historical context for the cover is even deeper.

South Vietnam had fallen in April 1975—by the summer of 1975 when this publication appeared, South Vietnam had been taken over by the North Vietnam—a victory for the proponents of Ho Chi Minh and the Communists.

Remember the choice of red and black clothing by the Obamas at Obama’s Chicago Election Night Rally?

When he scratches his forehead with his middle finger?

Bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia?

He sends lots of messages, if you look for them.

The Commies named that rag “Osawatomie” for a reason. Why?


20 posted on 12/13/2011 11:55:12 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Paladins Prayer
This:



Plus this:

DemPartySymbol

Equals this:

ObamaOhNoes

21 posted on 12/13/2011 12:13:11 PM PST by EasySt (2012... Sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: bigbob; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; ...
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Was There a Hidden Message in 0bama's 0sawatomie Speech?

. . . . Check out article.

Also # 9 and # 12.

22 posted on 12/13/2011 12:16:08 PM PST by LucyT
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To: loveliberty2
These "coincidences" are certainly piling up. As I exposed on FR in January, dear leader's slogan at the Gabby Giffords event seemed a recycle of a Kenyan Marxist's slogan:

"Together We Thrive" echoes Kenyan Odinga's slogan: "Fairly we share, together we prosper"

23 posted on 12/13/2011 12:16:54 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: loveliberty2

Bttt


24 posted on 12/13/2011 12:19:12 PM PST by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama is weak, was born weak and as P.O.T.U.S. is a complete embarrassment to the U.S.A.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Hidden message addressed to whom? To William Ayres? To the few remaining Weathermen? Doubtful.


25 posted on 12/13/2011 12:22:59 PM PST by x
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To: BenLurkin

They will always express their intentions in no uncertain terms.
They then say anything to obscure and achieve those intentions.


26 posted on 12/13/2011 12:28:33 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Paladins Prayer

That Obummer chose a place for a speech and that place has a
connection to an earlier Pinko- Communist Fag is not so spooky as it is a matter of someone at New American doing their homework and finding the light turned on in the AHA moment.


27 posted on 12/13/2011 12:43:59 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: x

Because he just loves shoving our faces in it. It makes him feel powerful.


28 posted on 12/13/2011 12:45:03 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: x

There was and remains a fairly large and connected group of people who were supporters of the Weather Underground and the entire Movement. These people are today also fairly affluent, either from public service pensions, inheritances or trust funds, sometimes all three. These folks are scattered around the country, many of them in obscure rural areas that are known to be *happening places*, full of delightful countercultural events and organizations. All of these events and organizations can be counted upon for full political support of the far left when it is needed. Think of them as bundlers in hippie dress.

Some of these places harbor safe houses, such as the one utilized by Abby Hoffman. This is where one is likely to find original underground publications and first editions of books such as Prairie Fire.

If there was a secret message to the troops, those are the troops.


29 posted on 12/13/2011 1:03:11 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Paladins Prayer

30 posted on 12/13/2011 1:06:18 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Paladins Prayer

Excerpts: http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=70

31 posted on 12/13/2011 1:09:27 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Paul is dead.

Smoke pot, smoke pot....everybody smoke pot

/s


32 posted on 12/13/2011 1:15:50 PM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt.....that is how I've seen it and it's where we are)
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To: reformedliberal; x
There was and remains a fairly large and connected group of people who were supporters of the Weather Underground and the entire Movement.

Agreed. There are also younger people who are ideologically sympathetic.

33 posted on 12/13/2011 1:18:42 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: loveliberty2; LucyT
Worthwhile trip down Memory Lane

Related threads to your post #12:

Together We Thrive? The Marxist Message Behind the Memorial.

Want More Evidence Tucson Memorial Was Obama Campaign Rally?

Together We Thrive (Organizing for America Campaign Trial Balloon from 2008?)
~~~~~~~~~~~

TOGETHER WE THRIVE (Giffords Memorial, i.e., beginning of Obama 2012 campaign)


34 posted on 12/13/2011 1:54:13 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: reformedliberal
There was and remains a fairly large and connected group of people who were supporters of the Weather Underground and the entire Movement. These people are today also fairly affluent, either from public service pensions, inheritances or trust funds, sometimes all three. These folks are scattered around the country, many of them in obscure rural areas that are known to be *happening places*, full of delightful countercultural events and organizations. All of these events and organizations can be counted upon for full political support of the far left when it is needed. Think of them as bundlers in hippie dress.

...

If there was a secret message to the troops, those are the troops.

Todd Gitlin? Tom Hayden? Mark Rudd? Michael Kazin? Paul Buhle? So now that they've got the signal what are they going to do with it? How much weight do they really carry? And how much more will they bring to bear for Obama than they otherwise would have.

Reagan got flak because he spoke at a county fair in Mississippi that hosted many politicians and happened to be in the county where civil rights workers were killed.

Some people still go on about that, and people will go on about this. All's fair in love and politics, I guess, and every politician is responsible for the silly or possibly offensive things he or she does.

But the secret signal idea is a stretch in both cases.

35 posted on 12/13/2011 2:05:42 PM PST by x
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To: LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; ...

ON AUGUST 31, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt delivered what was perhaps the most important speech ever given in Kansas. Surrounded by 30,000 enthusiastic listeners at Osawatomie, he developed a political creed which became a milestone along the road to the modern all-powerful state. This speech, later called the "New Nationalism Address," evoked a wide variety of responses. It was labeled "Communistic," "Socialistic," and "Anarchistic" in various quarters; while others hailed it "the greatest oration ever given on American soil." What then were the circumstances surrounding the address? What was the Kansas role in the drama at Osawatomie? Why was that town chosen for such an auspicious moment in history? And why did an ex-President devise a comprehensive political program such as the "New Nationalism?"

~~~ Kansas Historical Quarterly - Theodore Roosevelt's Osawatomie Speech


After the release of Prairie Fire: The Politics of Evolutionary Anti-Imperialism, Weather began actively building an above-ground support group named, appropriately, the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee (PFOC). The First chapters were formed in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Seattle, and Chicago. In addition, a film, Underground, was made, a newsletter, Osawatomie, published, and a meeting -the Hard Times conference— called to gather movement activists together around the issues and hopes expressed in Prairie Fire. Meanwhile, van Lydegraf formally joined the organization, forsaking his aboveground support activities and going underground.

On January 23, 1975, the Agency for International Development (USAID) office in the State Department building in Washington, D.C., and the offices of the Department of Defense in Oakland were bombed. These attacks were coordinated between at least one East Coast and one West Coast unit. The explosions caused over $50,000 worth of damage, and no injuries were reported. In a statement released to the press, Weather expressed solidarity with the Vietnamese still fighting against the Thieu regime in Vietnam and demanded an immediate and complete withdrawal of all US forces and aid. Weather ended the communiqué demanding that the US honor the peace accords signed two years earlier to the day.

On June 16, 1975, Weather bombed the Banco de Ponce office in New York's Rockefeller Center, causing several thousand dollars worth of damage. A statement was sent to the Associated Press, the New York Post, and NBC television detailing the role of the bank's owners in causing the poverty that was endemic in Puerto Rico. In addition, Weather expressed its support for the cement workers' strike then taking place against a construction company partially owned by the bank. On October 10, 1975, it bombed the Kennecott Corporation's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, in solidarity with the resistance to Chile's military government and in opposition to the Kennecott Corporation's involvement in the coup two years earlier. The explosion was preceded by a phone call from a Weather woman to the Salt Lake Tribune. The blast tore through a restroom in the building and caused damage amounting to about $50,000.

~~~ The Way The Wind Blew - A History Of The Weather Underground


Organizers must be intimately aware of every problem and each injustice, and they must show that underneath each particular problem lies another problem, and another and another until you reach the system of imperialism itself. The system is designed to create problems for poor, Third World and working-class people. Organizers need to find small solutions to small problems and great solutions to great problems. Our solutions should be drastic.

We need to build a successful struggle, strong organization and a winning revolutionary party. This is a process, which will not emerge full-blown from our minds. It will emerge and change and grow from practice. We know where to begin.

It is with all this in mind that we have created OSAWATOMIE, the revolutionary voice of the Weather Underground Organization.



Copies of OSAWATOMIE are available from:
Water Buffalo Print Collective
P.O. Box 22184
Seattle, Washington 98122
Single copies: 30¢ plus 10¢ postage.

Books by Weather Underground




36 posted on 12/13/2011 2:29:53 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I’ve lived within a 45 minute drive of this little town most of my life I have never heard of this connection. Why on earth would the weathermen use that name? It is famous for being a place that John Brown killed people. Is that why?


37 posted on 12/13/2011 2:37:25 PM PST by Mercat
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To: Mercat
Why on earth would the weathermen use that name? It is famous for being a place that John Brown killed people. Is that why?

Yes, they identified w/ John Brown. The WUO explain their rationale for choosing that name here (on page 2): http://www.antiauthoritarian.net/sds_wuo/osawatomie_no_2/osawatomie.html

38 posted on 12/13/2011 2:54:15 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: matt1234

Yes. Many are the children and now even the grandchildren of the original supporters. But, of course, Marxism is cool today, so there is a entire new bunch. for example, the Occupiers.


39 posted on 12/13/2011 3:24:35 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: x

Todd Gitlin? Tom Hayden? Mark Rudd? Michael Kazin? Paul Buhle? So now that they’ve got the signal what are they going to do with it? How much weight do they really carry? And how much more will they bring to bear for Obama than they otherwise would have.
______________________

No, not so much. This is a more diffuse group, not necessarily cadre, but the rank and file, their kids and grandkids and all the newbies who are convinced that the USA needs to be eliminated and then the ruins burned.

These are the people who are really the 1% but are guilt tripped into supporting their own demise and loudly proclaim that they don’t really care about money while living a rural hippie lifestyle supported by same. They are contributors. They are the ones working for the NGOs and doing the Occupation. They are prolific grant writers and grantees, using our tax money to do the ground-level work for EPA and the rest of the far left agencies. They are the petitioners who spend rainy days on street corners for the cause. They were Movement grunts and then they raised an entire couple of generations on their *war* stories.

Scoff all you like. I live surrounded by them and way back in the day, they were my friends. Their kids are in their 30s and early 40s and the grandkids are teens to twenties. As Anonymous likes to say:they are Legion.


40 posted on 12/13/2011 3:34:09 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Paladins Prayer
Now that's some good sleuthing. Very interesting.
41 posted on 12/13/2011 3:41:07 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: matt1234

Don’t want to go to those sites. yuk. evil.


42 posted on 12/13/2011 4:47:34 PM PST by Mercat
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To: Paladins Prayer

From the same link a video with obama saying “we have traveled 57 states with I think one left to go” (about 1 minute in). I do not know that I saw that clip before.

What planets were alined to have made him President?


43 posted on 12/13/2011 4:55:38 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: LucyT
Born in 1908, Leon Mathis Despres moved as an infant to Chicago's Hyde Park area and lived there almost his entire life. Despres studied law at the University of Chicago, gaining his degree in 1929.

In the late 1920s Despres became friendly with the future father of "community organizing" Saul Alinsky- a sociologist and sometime associate of Chicago's Capone gang.

Despres joined the Hyde Park branch of the Socialist Party USA in 1933-remaining a member until 1937

In 1937, a fellow lawyer asked Leon Despres to deliver a suitcase of clothing to Leon Trotsky, the exiled Bolshevik living in Mexico. The Despreses traveled south and met not only Trotsky but his ally, artist Diego Rivera.


Leon Despres, Icon Of Chicago Politics, Dies
May 6, 2009

Former Chicago Alderman Leon Despres, known for standing up to the machine of Mayor Richard J. Daley in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, when no one else would, died Wednesday in his home in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood. He was 101.

Despres' legacy includes leading the independent political coalition that eventually helped elect Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington, in 1983, and some argue he helped pave the way for the election of the country's first black president, Barack Obama, who cut his political teeth in the same Chicago neighborhood.

...

A little over a decade later, in 1996, the remaining pieces of that coalition helped elect a young community organizer named Barack Obama to the Illinois Senate.

In a statement Wednesday, President Obama said, "Through two decades on the Chicago City Council and a long lifetime of activism, Len Despres was an indomitable champion for justice and reform. With an incisive mind, rapier wit and unstinting courage, he waged legendary battles against the corruption and discrimination that blighted our city, and he lived every one of his 101 years with purpose and meaning. I have been blessed by his wise counsel and inspired by his example."


Saul Alinsky’s son: “Obama learned his lesson well”
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

In Artful Dodger style, Barack Obama, plays down his mentorship with Communist author Saul Alinsky. But Alinsky’s son, L. David Alinsky, credits Obama for “learning his lesson well” from the Communist guru.

Indeed, Alinsky Jr. who credits his late father for the success of last week’s Democratic National Convention, may have done something that Obama’s detractors couldn’t: blown the cover on the presidential hopeful’s communist leanings.

...

“Barack Obama’s training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness,” Alinsky Jr. wrote to the Globe. “It is an amazingly powerful format, and the method of my late father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well.

...

“Alinsky considered himself a realist above all, the ultimate pragmatist.” (American Thinker, Aug. 30, 2008). “As a confirmed atheist, Alinsky believed that the here and now is all there is, and therefore had no qualms about assorted versions of morality in the pursuit of worldly power. He didn’t coddle his radical acolytes or encourage their bourgeois distinctions between good and evil when it came to transferring power from the Haves to the Have Nots. Alinsky saw the already formed church communities as being the perfect springboards for agitation and creating bonds for demanding goods and services.”

Obama followed the same path.

It is a fact that activist-cum senator Barack Hussein Obama started off his career as an activist with a position as a community organizer for the Developing Communities Project (DCP) of the Calumet Community Religious conference (CCRC) in Chicago. Both the CCRC and the DCP were built on the Alinsky model of community agitation, wherein paid organizers learned, in Alinsky’s own words, how to “rub raw the sores of discontent”.

Meanwhile L. David Alinsky, perhaps unwittingly put Obama into the proper perspective by stating without reservation: “Obama learned his lesson well.”
44 posted on 12/13/2011 5:10:11 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: JAKraig
This is the to quote you gotta see:

If it matters that Newt Gingrich was unfaithful to his wives many years ago, it matters infinitely more that Barack Obama has been unfaithful to freedom and the American spirit by continuing, to this very day, his affair with a tyrannical, malevolent force that leaves nothing but the ruin of man in its wake.


What he said - BTTT! ;-)
45 posted on 12/13/2011 6:17:47 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Brown Deer

Thanks for the ping. I’ve been too busy to get up to speed on this subject, but this one post put it all in perspective for me. Obama is telegraphing what he’ll do if he manages to win another four. The ‘fundamental change’ will be so extreme, none of us will recognize the US any more.

Wish we had a better candidate to go up against him with.


46 posted on 12/13/2011 6:33:54 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: JAKraig
If it matters that Newt Gingrich was unfaithful to his wives many years ago, it matters infinitely more that Barack Obama has been unfaithful to freedom and the American spirit by continuing, to this very day, his affair with a tyrannical, malevolent force that leaves nothing but the ruin of man in its wake.

You're right - that's the one.

47 posted on 12/13/2011 8:17:35 PM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: reformedliberal

You don’t have to go that far. Ayres and Dohrn have years and years worth of well-indoctrinated students, programs (small schools), states’ educationocrats, and from there, the butterfly effect. Then, there’s the whole U of Chicago, Jeremiah Wright, Hyde Park, multiple foundations’ boards.........


48 posted on 12/13/2011 8:17:35 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

There’s overlap in our two lists.


49 posted on 12/13/2011 8:20:58 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: exit82

John Brown. Search his name and Osawatomie. There’s even a park for him.


50 posted on 12/13/2011 8:21:12 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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