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  • DFLer (RAT) abruptly quits race after saying 'ISIS isn't necessarily evil'

    11/15/2015 5:38:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/15/15 | Paul Walsh
    A Burnsville DFLer's campaign for the state House abruptly ended Sunday morning within hours of him posting on social media that ISIS "isn't necessarily evil" and is "made up of people doing what they think is best for their community." The Twitter posting Saturday by Dan Kimmel, coming as the world's emotions remain raw from Friday's terror attacks in Paris, brought swift rebuke from others on Twitter. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, called for Kimmel to give up his campaign. "I'm folding up the campaign tent," Kimmel told the Star Tribune. He later issued a written apology and called...
  • Andrew Klavan: Putin's Secret Message to Obama (video)

    08/07/2014 4:26:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies ^ | 8-7-2014 | Andrew Klaven
    Putin's Secret Message to ObamaI’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Ever since President Obama took office, he’s been making friendly overtures to the Russians, trying to “press the reset button” in relations between our two countries. In 2012, the president was even caught on an open mike promising he’d have more “flexibility” to cave in to Russian demands after he was re-elected. Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded warmly to Obama’s gestures by warmly cheating on our arms treaties, warmly supporting our enemies in Syria, warmly annexing Crimea, and warmly abetting the destruction of a Malaysian airliner...
  • Obama tour covers president's South Side past (& those who knew the young community organizer)

    11/14/2013 4:34:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/11/13 | Kim Geiger
    **SNIP** Next stop was Altgeld Gardens, where Cheryl Johnson told of how a young Obama had trouble being accepted. "Altgeld didn't really accept outsiders, and he was considered an outsider," said Johnson, whose late mother, Hazel Johnson, worked with Obama on infrastructure issues at Altgeld. It was Johnson's mother who helped bring Obama into the community, she said. "He used to come to our house, he used to sit at our kitchen table," Johnson said. "He had such charisma with the community and he always was a laid-back person."
  • How to vote more than Ed Schultz in November (Humor?)

    07/27/2012 11:21:11 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    The Millhouse Bag of Dirty Tricks | before | me
    We can’t do much to change the system before the November vote, so here’s the plan … Just in case the independents swing back left, here's how to win big in November... > First, explain to your employer that you have pledged the weeks leading up to the election to get out the vote. Be bold. Ask your employer for a matching financial contribution. There will be a lot of gas to pay for. If your employer is a conservative Republican, conclude the discussion with the secret society handshake. If your employer is a RINO or Democrat you should make...
  • The Weekly Alinsky

    05/09/2012 1:33:58 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 9, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Most of this will sound depressingly familiar...  ready-made for a malignant narcissist like BHO: "The organizer must become schizoid politically, in-order not to slip into being a 'true believer'.  Before men can act an issue must be polarized.... What I am saying is that the organizer must be able to split himself into two parts- one part in the arena of action where he polarizes the issue 100-to-nothing, and helps to lead his forces into conflict... while the other part knows that when the time comes for negotiations it is really only 10% difference- and yet both parts have to live comfortably...
  • Stunner. Georgetown “Coed” Sandra Fluke Is a 30 Year-Old Women’s Rights Activist

    03/02/2012 1:44:47 PM PST · by servo1969 · 76 replies · 2+ views ^ | March 2, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    What a shock! It was all a BIG PRODUCTION! The Democrat’s token abused college coed is actually a 30 year-old hardcore women’s rights activist. Sandra Fluke is also the past president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. (video) Jammie Wearing Fool reported: "I put that in quotes because in the beginning she was described as a Georgetown law student. It was then revealed that prior to attending Georgetown she was an active women’s right advocate. In one of her first interviews she is quoted as talking about how she reviewed Georgetown’s insurance policy prior to committing to attend, and seeing...
  • Barack Obama Led #OccupyChicago – Circa 1988 [Surprise, surprise...]

    10/25/2011 12:58:48 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 6 replies
    Big Government ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2011 | Joel B. Pollak
    Obama at anti-war protest, 2002 (Source: Verum Serum) Just twenty or so years ago, Barack Obama wouldn’t just have supported the Occupy protests. He would have organized them. From Stanley Kurtz’s essential Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, pp. 117-8: In fact, Obama personally helped plan one of UNO’s most confrontational actions of the eighties [in 1988]: a break-in meant to intimidate a coalition of local business and neighborhood leaders into dropping a landfill expansion deal. We know of Obama’s involvement in this demonstration only because his supporters in 2008 felt it necessary to rebut charges...
  • Figures. COMMUNIST LEADER Cheered at Occupy Chicago is ALSO an OBAMA ORGANIZER

    10/17/2011 4:53:03 PM PDT · by cutty · 8 replies
    TheGatewayPundit. ^ | October 17, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    On Saturday night thousands of Occupy Chicago protesters cheered the communists as they spoke at the rally and march in downtown Chicago ... That’s right. The communist leader is also an organizer for Obama’s re-election campaign.
  • Lisa Fithian: Occupy Organizer, Union Educator, -And Israel-Hater

    10/16/2011 10:29:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/16/11 | Larry O'Connor
    Big Government has already established that Lisa Fithian is playing an integral part in the planning, organization,and execution of the nation-wide “Occupy” protests and other union demonstrations and “direct actions.” The Chicago Teachers’ Union has reported that Fithian trained its members, together with the Teamsters, for the Occupy Chiacgo protests. Evidence on the UAW website also shows that Fithian recenlty led members in a march to “close” a branch of designated villain, Bank of America. Fithian is also referred to as an “SEIU Commander” leading activists in a recent march on bankers in Boston. Now, Big Government’s continued investigation of...
  • Union Organizer Stephen Lerner Defends His Plan To Crash The Stock Market

    03/25/2011 4:49:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 3/25/11 | Dylan Ratigan
    Last night, I interviewed the man at the center of a new swirling controversy. Stephen Lerner, a veteran union organizer, wants collective bargaining for homeowners that owe money to the big banks. And this week, he was caught on tape talking about a "mortgage strike" against the big banks. He suggested that a large number of homeowners stop paying their mortgage until the banks agree to negotiate and modify loans. Glenn Beck pounced on the recording. And so did Congress. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican Congressman from Utah, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder saying that Lerner's threats...
  • Obama recruits an army of community organizers to carry his 'movement forward for years to come'

    02/23/2011 7:54:44 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 59 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 23, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    The community organizer who became president has launched a massive pre-reelection year campaign .......-SNIP-Strengthening "our democracy" presumably has something to do with reelecting the revered leader in 2012.However, the recruiting message says nothing about politics or election campaigns and strangely talks in military terms of "a grassroots program that aims to put boots on the ground and help foster a new generation of leaders -- not just to help win elections but to strengthen our democracy in communities across the country."-SNIP-News of the community organizer drive went out in an e-mail to millions of supporters and past donors Tuesday...

    02/07/2011 6:47:05 AM PST · by Candor7 · 27 replies
    2/7/11 | Candor7
    Find Below the True Story set out in Reports, Of what is Really Happening in Egypt. OBAMA SHOULD BE IMPEACHED...Breaking Treaties the USA has with Allies!! ( YES..........WE DARE) First the telegraph of London reports the Egyptian revolutionary radicals at conferences in the USA: And then the capers of Bernedette Dorn and Bill Ayers in Cairo: Code Pink: Obama, Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood Ally Raising (Tax Exempt) Money to Overthrow Egypt Gov't Great Community Organizing work there Obama!!!/S Muslim Brotherhood invited to Obamas Cairo Speech 2009 Obama and the Shadow Socialist Group Behind Egypt’s Fall? An...
  • "One Nation" Rally Organizer Linked to "Greensboro Massacre", Black Radical Congress

    10/07/2010 9:14:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    new zeal ^ | 10/7/10 | trevor loudon
    A key organizer of last Saturday's "progressive" One Nation Rally in Washington DC was linked to one of the most violent incidents in US political history - the 1979 "Greensboro Massacre". Roz Pelles, the Washington DC based Civil Rights Director, of the  AFL-CIO served as one of three key "senior managers" of the rally - her official title "Steering Committee Liaison". The rally drew up to 140,000 Democrats, labor unionists, activists, communists and socialists to the capital in a major show of support for President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. The rally was overtly touted as a counter to...
  • How to win big in November (humor)

    08/30/2010 3:39:05 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies ^ | 8/30/2010 | Self
    Humor … Just in case the independents swing back left, here's how to win big in November... > First, explain to your employer that you have pledged the weeks leading up to the election to get out the vote. Be bold. Ask your employer for a matching financial contribution. There will be a lot of gas to pay for. If your employer is a conservative Republican, conclude the discussion with the secret society handshake. If your employer is a RINO or Democrat you should make sure your eyes are watering. Just think about all of the paid time off you...
  • Organizer of German Jewish flotilla: We aren't betraying Israel

    06/17/2010 4:33:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 326+ views
    haaretz ^ | 6/17/10 | DPA
    An organization of German Jews that wants to send an aid ship to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza says that its intentions are no betrayal of the Jewish people. In an interview with the German Press Agency dpa in Berlin, Kate Katzenstein-Leiterer, a leader of the German Jewish Voice organization said instead that they wanted to help preserve the state of Israel by showing that its current policies were wrong.
  • Blumenthal Vet Organizer Also Accused of Stolen Valor

    05/18/2010 7:43:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies · 1,855+ views
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 | Kristinn
    Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, trying to save his campaign for the Democrat party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Chris Dodd after he was exposed for falsely claiming to have served in the Vietnam War, turned for support today to a veteran who himself was accused of wearing service medals and rank he had not earned.The man, Elliot Storm, actually served in Vietnam, unlike Blumenthal, however Storm was called out by the POW Network several years ago for embellishing his decorations.According to Ct News Junkie, Storm was invited by Blumenthal's campaign to stand with Blumenthal at...
  • Liberal cesspool Detroit: Not even the dead can escape the effects of 50 years of Democrat control

    10/02/2009 6:05:24 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 29 replies · 1,503+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | October 2, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Detroit’s heartbreaking condition now means frozen slowly rotting corpses. After fifty unbroken years of liberal Democrat rule Detroit has sunken so low it has no money to bury its poor who die without other means to be interned. As the raging flames of Obama’s recession consume one city after another across the country without a doubt the worse off cities are those most controlled by Democrats and their masters in Big Labor. Liberal controlled cities like Detroit Chicago New York Los Angeles and Atlanta all average higher unemployment then the rest of America. The Labor Department says ALL 372 cities...
  • Ex-ACORN Organizer Describes Voter Signup Bonuses

    09/29/2009 9:15:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 557+ views ^ | 9/29/09 | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) ― A former Nevada director for the political advocacy group ACORN testified Tuesday that quotas were common and that no one told him he couldn't pay bonuses to encourage voter registration canvassers to work a little harder during last year's presidential campaign. "No one in ACORN knew that this was illegal, up until December," Christopher Howell Edwards testified during an evidentiary hearing before a judge set to decide Wednesday whether the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and a former regional supervisor will stand trial in state court on felony charges.
  • Question with boldness - Who's Really Running the Show?

    09/08/2009 11:07:57 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 10 replies · 1,465+ views
    Jim McMahon Chicago ^ | Sept. 8, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    I got another one for all you brain pilots out there who think that Obama's background doesn't matter, and that we have bigger fish to fry. Here, hold my beer. Watch this. And for those of you at Hot Air who like to stay well within the approved lines, we're not going to provide any hard evidence here. We're just going to promote thinking. • Question with boldness • Hold to the truth • Speak without fear Jim McMahon did that with this piece. We're doing it by reprinting it. Who's Really Running the Show? I have been having a...
  • Analysis: Critics co-opt Obama organizing playbook (The Community Organizer Gets Out-Organized?)

    08/14/2009 5:49:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,187+ views
    Google ^ | 8/13/09 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Analysis: Critics co-opt Obama organizing playbookBy LIZ SIDOTI (AP) – 1 day ago WASHINGTON — There's a certain irony here. The 20th century community organizer who used 21st century tools for his people-powered White House campaign now finds himself besieged by citizens airing their grievances at 19th century-inspired town hall style meetings. Barack Obama's top legislative goal hangs in the balance and his popularity is suffering as critics co-opt his tech-savvy organizing methods, tag him as a boogyman and disrupt local gatherings on his proposed health care overhaul. Is the groundbreaking campaigner, whose White House political arm is aptly called...
  • Rep. Gloria Fox allegedly aided killer con, beau

    05/28/2009 4:00:08 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies · 1,190+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 28, 2009 | Jessica Van Sack
    State Rep. Gloria L. Fox is under state scrutiny for allegedly sneaking a murderer’s girlfriend - previously bagged for engaging in “sexual acts” with the killer con - into a state prison in Bridgewater, the Herald has learned. Using her State House-issued, all-access prison privileges, Fox, 67, visited convicted murderer Darrell Jones in the high-security segregation unit of the Old Colony Correctional Center with a woman the Roxbury Democrat claimed was her “best aide,” two prison sources told the Herald. In deference to Fox’s status as a legislator, she and Joanna Marinova, 26, were ushered unsearched into an area Marinova...
  • No Sheepskin? No Problem.

    03/30/2009 7:10:17 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 17 replies · 1,146+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2009
    It's true that President Obama and his team have plenty of diplomas from elite schools....Which makes Patrick Gaspard so interesting. The Reliable Source has learned that the director of the Office of Political Affairs is the only top staffer who didn't graduate from college. Nonetheless, he landed one of the most important jobs in the White House....Born in Haiti, the community organizer attended Columbia University's School of General Studies, an undergrad program designed for older, nontraditional students; he studied from fall 1994 to spring 1997 but was not awarded a degree. By that time, he was already in the thick...
  • 'Ruthless' for Obama (Camp Obama circa Sept. 2007)

    02/21/2009 9:16:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 852+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 4, 2007 | Abdon M. Pallasch
    "The next tip is to be absolutely ruthless," Jocelyn Woodards tells the campers. "We want you to be determined, ambitious, take a risk." No toasted marshmallows here. This is the second day of Camp Obama, a two-day (sometimes four-day) intensive training course in becoming an activist to help get Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) elected president. "It's not enough for you to be a supporter of Barack. You have to go out and build an organization that will deliver votes for Barack Obama," Woodards tells the 40 campers -- most in their 20s -- from around the country gathered at the...
  • Verizon Robocalls Customers Urging Them to Watch Obama Inauguration

    01/18/2009 6:14:48 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies · 1,345+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 18, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you remembered to pay heed to Barack Obama worship services at his inauguration this Tuesday? If you are a Verizon customer you just might be getting an urgent reminder of this sacred duty in the form of a robocall as related by Brian Maloney of the Radio Equalizer: Yesterday, I was all set to write a smug, self-congratulatory post regarding my tremendous wisdom in finally dumping Comcast a few weeks ago for the complete Verizon Fios package, including cable. With Comcrap now establishing an all-Obama channel, isn’t it finally time to make the switch? Sadly, however, Verizon did something...
  • Learning to Use Photoshop.

    10/07/2008 9:23:09 PM PDT · by reinvestor · 18 replies · 910+ views
  • Video: Barack Obama and Jesus Christ

    09/18/2008 4:25:33 AM PDT · by Birdy · 3 replies · 142+ views
    If you haven't heard the audio of the particularly disgraceful Democrat talking point comparing Obama to Jesus Christ and Governor Palin to the man who sentenced Him to death by crucifixion, check out this video. really need anyone still riding the fence about how to vote, especially Christians in this case, to understand just how low the Obamaites have stooped and the blatant contempt they have for the things many of us hold dear.
  • Obama camp suggests lies over Palin visit to Iraq

    09/13/2008 3:07:22 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 91 replies · 414+ views
    Obama camp suggests lies over Palin visit to Iraq By GLEN JOHNSON – 4 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AP) — The question of whether Sarah Palin has ever been to Iraq pushed Obama aides Saturday to accuse the McCain campaign of outright lies, distortions and distractions to the American people. Since Republican presidential nominee John McCain tapped the Alaska governor to be his running mate on Aug. 29, questions about her experience have been fueled by her relatively brief tenure in office, as well as a dearth of foreign travel. Palin made a well-documented trip to Kuwait and Germany last year...
  • Millions Insulted by Liberals' Use of Jesus Christ/Pontius Pilate Line

    09/13/2008 8:57:24 AM PDT · by yoe · 142 replies · 4,406+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | September 12, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, here's Susan Sarandon, and we're going to keep it going: 12, 13, and 14 coming up here. This is Susan Sarandon. Last night on Entertainment Tonight, a reporter asked her what she thought of Sarah Palin.SARANDON: Jesus was a community organizer and Pontius Pilate was a governor. That's all I have to say![snip] BRAZILE: Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor, and perhaps they should understand the role of a -- a community organizer to help people in distress.[snip] The real comparison here, if you want to start talking about Jesus was a community organizer,...
  • Creation Myth: What Barack Obama won't tell you about his community organizing past.

    09/12/2008 3:35:28 PM PDT · by afortiori · 14 replies · 207+ views
    The New Republic ^ | September 10, 2008 | John B. Judis
    But Obama was also worried about something else. He told Kellman that he feared community organizing would never allow him "to make major changes in poverty or discrimination." To do that, he said, "you either had to be an elected official or be influential with elected officials." In other words, Obama believed that his chosen profession was getting him nowhere, or at least not far enough. Personally, he might end up like his father; politically, he would fail to improve the lot of those he was trying to help. And so, Obama told Kellman, he had decided to leave community...
  • “Tough” new Obama ad: Old man doesn’t use e-mail

    09/12/2008 9:45:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies · 187+ views ^ | September 12, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Here’s what it looks like when The One “takes off the gloves.”
  • Tiny park reflects pride of neighborhood (community organizing)

    09/12/2008 6:05:29 AM PDT · by Loyal Buckeye · 4 replies · 95+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 12, 2008 | Ann fisher
    Ken Williams, left, and partner Allen Carrel helped make a South Side neighborhood a little bit nicer with a park "for all people." I don't have enough room to list everyone who helped transform a vacant lot into the beating heart of a neighborhood. That's good. It's good that the changes in Ganthers Place on Columbus' South Side -- and its new pocket park -- are the products of a multitude. It makes them feel stronger, more permanent and sure. When the city and Keep Columbus Beautiful dedicate the Ganthers Park for All People today, they doubtless will enumerate...
  • Could We Generate a List of the Great Community Organizers of America?

    09/12/2008 5:11:43 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 61 replies · 133+ views
    Really, am I the only one who thinks that being a "Community Organizer" is disqualifying? The only current day "community organizers" I can think of would be Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Both of these I see as shakedown artists. Maybe I could add Calypso Louis? Who else? ML/NJ
  • The Senate Holds Another ‘Community Organizer’: Robert Byrd of the KKK

    09/11/2008 9:12:29 AM PDT · by vadum · 10 replies · 407+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | September 11, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    With the brouhaha on the left over GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's belittling of Senator Barack Obama's previous career as a 'community organizer' (note that she didn't offer any guidance as to what community organizing actually consists of or why she thinks it unworthy of respect) still in progress, it just occurred to me that Barack Obama is not the only member of the United States Senate who was a so-called community organizer. So was Robert Byrd of West Virginia. Byrd, who as president pro tempore of the Senate is third in the line of presidential succession, was a...
  • ‘Community Organizing’ Deserves to be Ridiculed

    09/08/2008 8:34:52 AM PDT · by vadum · 22 replies · 2,385+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | September 6, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    V.I. Lenin, the original community organizer* * * * * Oh, the liberal apoplexy. The hard left has responded with delicious howls of indignation to GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's belittling of 'community organizing.' More on that in a moment, but just in case you were on Mars and missed it, at the Republican convention Wednesday night, the Alaska governor said: Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what...
  • Service Changes People’s Character (Hussin Obomber's VAST community organizer experience explained?)

    09/06/2008 8:04:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 99+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 9/05/08
    Service Changes People’s CharacterJerry Kellman, Barack Obama's supervisor during the candidate's days as a community organizer, talks about the attacks from the Republican Convention—and the vital role organizers play. Newsweek Web Exclusive Sep 5, 2008 | Updated: 8:17 p.m. ET Sep 5, 2008 **SNIP** NEWSWEEK: Palin questioned what Obama did as an organizer, whether he had responsibilities. What was his job like? KELLMAN: In the beginning he was by himself, he would talk to me and I would support him but that was pretty brief. Mostly, he was on his own on a small budget. Out of those scarce resources,...
  • Barack Obama's Lost Years

    08/02/2008 9:49:07 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 30 replies · 295+ views
    Weeklystandard. ^ | 08/11/2008 | Stanley Kurtz
    The senator's tenure as a state legislator reveals him to be an old-fashioned, big government, race-conscious liberal.Barack Obama's neighborhood newspaper, the Hyde Park Herald, has a longstanding tradition of opening its pages to elected officials-from Chicago aldermen...senators. Obama himself, as a state senator, wrote more than 40 columns for the Herald, under the title "Springfield Report," between 1996 and 2004. Read in isolation, Obama's columns from the state capital tell us little. Placed in the context of political and policy battles then raging in Illinois, however, the young legislator's dispatches powerfully illuminate his political beliefs. Even more revealing are hundreds...
  • Obama's "community organizer" phase was about political power, not soup kitchens

    07/31/2008 7:28:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 144+ views ^ | July 31, 2008 | John Maki
    Hyde Park, Chicago, Ill. — "Community organizer." If you've heard the term, you likely learned about it through Barack Obama's memoir or one of his speeches where he talks about his time working in poor neighborhoods on Chicago's South Side in the 1980s. He refers to this time in his life a lot. Obama leans on it, hard, while stumping. But what does it mean? "One of my fundamental beliefs from my days as a community organizer is that real change comes from the bottom up ... And there's no more powerful tool for grassroots organizing than the Internet." -Barack...
  • The REAL Obama - Ron Kessler

    07/15/2008 8:17:30 PM PDT · by wingsof liberty · 43 replies · 238+ views
    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 8:56 AM By: Ronald Kessler A close look at Barack Obama's career reveals it has been even more mediocre than generally recognized. Before being elected to the Illinois state Senate, Obama worked as a community organizer and a lawyer in Chicago. In his memoir, Obama says being a community organizer taught him how to motivate the powerless and work the government to help them. His chief example is an effort to remove asbestos from Altgeld Gardens, an all-black public housing project on Chicago’s South Side. But those who were involved in the effort say Obama played...
  • Obama. Community Organizer.

    05/24/2008 7:38:42 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 29 replies · 783+ views
    many ^ | May 24, 2008 | vanity
    After working at Business International Corporation (a company that provided international business information to corporate clients) and NYPIRG, Obama moved to Chicago in 1985. There, he worked as a community organizer with low-income residents in Chicago's Roseland community and the Altgeld Gardens public housing development on the city's South Side. It was during this time that Obama, who said he "was not raised in a religious household," joined the Trinity United Church of Christ. He also visited relatives in Kenya, which included an emotional visit to the graves of his father and paternal grandfather. Obama entered Harvard Law School in...
  • John Kerry: Further Left Than He Lets On

    02/18/2004 3:05:10 AM PST · by Nix 2 · 8 replies · 187+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 17, 2004 | John Perazzo
    John Kerry: Further Left Than He Lets On By John Perazzo | February 17, 2004 When analysts look back on the moments that catapulted Sen. John Kerry to frontrunner status in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, they will acknowledge that one of the biggest turns of the campaign occurred on January 25. On that day, Kerry campaign strategists whisked Jim Rassmann from Florence, Oregon, straight to Iowa for an emotional, “surprise” public reunion with Kerry. As Rassmann’s fellow soldier in the Vietnam War, Kerry saved Rassmann’s life by dodging a hail of enemy gunfire to drag him...