Skip to comments.Obama’s Record As A Community Organizer: Not Good
Posted on 09/08/2008 10:22:34 AM PDT by pissant
Ever since Sarah Palin gave Barack Obamas experience as a community organizer a thorough mocking during her speech at the RNC convention the left has been up-in-arms over it. Community organizers were important, theyve told us. Dont you know that Jesus and Gandhi were community organizers too!
So, ok then. Lets look at Obamas track record as a community organizer. Has he done great things? Accomplished great feats?
Um, not so much
Back in June I posted on a Boston Globe story detailing Obamas something less-than-stellar record on low-income housing in the Chicago area which included shelling a lot of money for housing development out to people like convicted fraudster Tony Rezko and not a lot of lasting, affordable housing for the people of Chicago.
Antoin Tony Rezko, perhaps the most important fund-raiser for Obamas early political campaigns and a friend who helped the Obamas buy a home in 2005. Rezkos company used subsidies to rehabilitate more than 1,000 apartments, mostly in and around Obamas district, then refused to manage the units, leaving the buildings to decay to the point where many no longer were habitable
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Okay my wife and I have a question. O’Bama mentioned yesterday on Stephie’s show that he worked with poor people who had asbestos in their homes. Our question is how did he work with them? Did he work to get the asbestos removed or did he work with trial lawyers to sue somebody over the asbestos?
Anybody know or know how to find out?
[Saul Alinsky's] Son sees father's handiwork in [2008 democrat] convention
ALL THE elements were present: the individual stories told by real people of their situations and hardships, the packed-to-the rafters crowd, the crowd's chanting of key phrases and names, the action on the spot of texting and phoning to show instant support and commitment to jump into the political battle, the rallying selections of music, the setting of the agenda by the power people.
The Democratic National Convention had all the elements of the perfectly organized event, Saul Alinsky style. Barack Obama's training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness.
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.
I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.
L. DAVID ALINSKY
From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:
"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."
 Saul Alinsky, The Latter Rain
May 29, 2008
Inside Obamas Acorn
By their fruits ye shall know them
What if Barack Obamas most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America. If I told you Obama had close ties with MoveOn.org or Code Pink, youd know what I was talking about. Acorn is at least as radical as these better-known groups, arguably more so. Yet because Acorn works locally, in carefully selected urban areas, its national profile is lower. Acorn likes it that way. And so, Id wager, does Barack Obama.
From Investor's Business Daily (IBD), August 27, 2008:
"Ayers, now a tenured distinguished professor of education at UIC, works to educate teachers in socialist revolutionary ideology, urging that it be passed on to impressionable students.
One of Ayer's descriptions for a course called 'Improving Learning Environments' says prospective K-12 teachers need to 'be aware of the social and moral universe we inhabit and ... be a teacher capable of hope and struggle, outrage and action, teaching for social justice and liberation.
The Annenberg papers are quite extensive 132 boxes containing 947 file folders with 70 linear feet of material. They undoubtedly contain more surprises regarding Obama's relationship with Ayers, one of many relationships Obama has sought to hide.'..."
Article: Annenberg Papers: Putting On Ayers?
Voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA [Maoist]
Revolution #63, October 1, 2006
Interview with Bill Ayers:
On Progressive Education, Critical Thinking and the Cowardice of Some in Dangerous Times
So the dummy can’t even be a good “community organizer,” the only qualification for which is to stick your hand out and demand more $$$$$ from Uncle Sam. Ha-ha.
They're not really trying to compare what Obama did to the works of Jesus and Gandhi, are they? That would be sheer lunacy and only an idiot would draw such compa...liberal democrats...never mind. I understand now.
The more we look, it becomes even more clear, that Obama is a TOTAL, EMPTY FRAUD and when included with his associations with some of America’s worst enemies, he is a TOTAL MINUS SIGN.
We can only conclude that the DNC is trying to put a puppet, a Manchurian Candidate, into the Oval Office....whose interests are anything but a GOVERNMENT FOR AND BY THE PEOPLE.
I read that Obama just joined up with others who were already trying to get the asbestos out and they weren’t so happy that he was inferring that he had done this solo. And, I think the effort was only partially successful.
Not sure where to find more info though.
bump for later
So, wasn’t even a “good” community organizer!.........BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!............
From now on we can call him: So-Sobama..............
Dont you know that Jesus and Gandhi were community organizers too!
At the risk of committing a Biden, ‘so was Don Corleone.’
I want to see all the smiley faces of the poor folk he's lifted out of the poverty, I need examples.
Community Organizer= Rabble Rouser who has studied Saul Alinsky’s book.
Rezko has a big connection to Biden theu a long time friend, fundraiser that Biden has.
What a triangle with these 3.
So....Obama turned water into grape Kool-Aid,
made the lame see
the blind walk
and made his own clothes.
All while giving out the toll-free number for Attorney James Sokolove for the poor people he worked with that had asbestos in their rat-infested Rezko-Raised-Ranch Rentals?
Any time anyone uses this phrase, our answer should be "As soon as you show me evidence that Barack Obama fed a crowd of 5000 with 5 loaves and 2 fish, then we can compare the two. Until then, please don't equate a radical leftist Chicago machine politician with the savior of mankind."
It's funny when you think about it. Jesus fed 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish. Obama would have spent $5,000 to feed 7 people.
Repeat it over, and over, and over, and over...
Obamas Record As A CommunIST Organizer: Good
Liberal rule # 1: Only intentions matter, never results.
I’m reminded of an observation by Roscoe Conkling:
“When Dr. Johnson defined patriotism as the last refuge of a scoundrel, he was unconscious of the then undeveloped capabilities of the word reform.”
(Senator Conkling of New York was a Republican, circa 1870’s.)
Sarah ridiculed Zero in general. Now when he starts to squawk about the noble Community Organizer she can do it in particular with example after example of failure, fraud and foolishness.
..Okay my wife and I have a question. OBama mentioned yesterday on Stephies show that he worked with poor people who had asbestos in their homes. Our question is how did he work with them? Did he work to get the asbestos removed or did he work with trial lawyers to sue somebody over the asbestos?
Anybody know or know how to find out?..
He talks about it in his first book. As I recall, they put pressure on the city ( . . . a hem . . the mayor . . . ). I’m not sure how much asbestos actually got removed. It’s possible they shut down the complex instead. Like I say, I don’t remember the details. But it is in the first Obama book . . .
Go to NRO today to read Byron York's column about Obama's community organizing days. The asbestos situation is discussed somewhat there.
Obama has a record he doesn’t want discussed. He is nothing but a media creation and I would love for McCain and Palin to go into more detail during the campaign highlighting just the lousy ‘community organizer’ he was.