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Barack Needs to Return to His Roots as an Organizer if Obama Center to Flourish
The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 16, 2018 | Mary Mitchell

Posted on 05/17/2018 11:03:25 AM PDT by PBRCat

If former President Barack Obama wants the Obama Presidential Center to define his legacy, he’s going to have to let life go full circle.

That means climbing off his presidential high horse and returning to his roots as a community organizer.

Once Obama announced his library would be in Chicago, it was as if the former president had suddenly turned into a greedy real estate developer.

And unfortunately, the manner in which the project was unveiled wasn’t inclusive.

Jeanette Taylor, the education director for the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Taylor said she asked the former president why he wouldn’t sign a CBA.

Taylor said Obama told her, “I was a community organizer . . . I know the neighborhood. I know that the minute you start saying, ‘Well we’re thinking about signing something that will determine who’s getting jobs and contracts and this and that,’ . . . next thing I know, I’ve got 20 organizations coming out of the woodwork.”

“He’s got a lot of nerve saying that,” Taylor told Politco. “He’s forgotten who he is. He forgot the community got him where he is,” she said.

The relationship between the Obama Foundation and the activist community has been adversarial ever since.

Right now, there is so little trust between the Obama Foundation and grass-roots activists, we might as well be talking about the Chicago Police Department and Black Lives Matter.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; illinois; neighborhoods; obama; obamafoundation; obamalegacy; obamalibrary; parks; pieobama
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The proposed building resembles a mosque and it will not be an actual presidential library. Interestingly, Obama exposes community activists as shakedown artists.
1 posted on 05/17/2018 11:03:25 AM PDT by PBRCat
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Barack Needs to Return to His Roots

Right - go be a dictator in Kenya.

2 posted on 05/17/2018 11:05:07 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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By Obama’s own admission, he was a failure as a community organizer.


3 posted on 05/17/2018 11:09:23 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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I think it resembles the cube in Mecca, or a Mayan pyramid.


5 posted on 05/17/2018 11:11:22 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: PBRCat

Lock him up.


6 posted on 05/17/2018 11:11:28 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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Obama needs to return to Hell.


7 posted on 05/17/2018 11:13:03 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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Taylor said Obama told her, “I was a community organizer . . . I know the neighborhood. I know that the minute you start saying, ‘Well we’re thinking about signing something that will determine who’s getting jobs and contracts and this and that,’ . . . next thing I know, I’ve got 20 organizations coming out of the woodwork.”

That is freakin' hilarious. Not as much fun being on the other side of the mau-mauing.
8 posted on 05/17/2018 11:14:15 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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He’s been saying he was going to come back and organize a massive resistance movement since March of 2017.


9 posted on 05/17/2018 11:14:18 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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I have read that Obama’s roots are as a drug addled hustler turning tricks for dope back in Hawaii


10 posted on 05/17/2018 11:14:30 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
And his pre-presidential days:


11 posted on 05/17/2018 11:15:47 AM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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Amazingly, the world is learning that barry soetero, isn’t quite as popular as he was promoted to be. If he didn’t do 8yrs, very long years in DC, I doubt many in Chicago would have been able to pick him out of a line-up. Kind of like Corey Booker, the mayor who wasn’t there of Newark.


12 posted on 05/17/2018 11:18:18 AM PDT by qaz123
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Even back then he was fond of doing the "man spreading" thing?

That would be a much better pic to hang in the Smithsonian I'm thinking?

13 posted on 05/17/2018 11:18:25 AM PDT by Sa-teef
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Former president Barack Obama eagerly points out the location of his soon-to-be library









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14 posted on 05/17/2018 11:19:27 AM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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“Taylor said Obama told her, “I was a community organizer . . . I know the neighborhood. I know that the minute you start saying, ‘Well we’re thinking about signing something that will determine who’s getting jobs and contracts and this and that,’ . . . next thing I know, I’ve got 20 organizations coming out of the woodwork.”


In other words, never try to “community organize” a “community organizer”.


15 posted on 05/17/2018 11:22:00 AM PDT by Boogieman
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Yeah, he’s gotta be REALLY interested in that “down wit da peeps in da hood” stuff, you know, whenever he be takin’ a break from his $65 MM book.


16 posted on 05/17/2018 11:23:05 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them)
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To: Army Air Corps

It was probably just a label anyways. He was always getting others to do his work for him. Laziest president ever.


17 posted on 05/17/2018 11:24:51 AM PDT by Trillian
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To: Jim 0216

The sooner the better. Or maybe go visit the Big Island.


18 posted on 05/17/2018 11:28:33 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yeah, that’s the piece of fecal matter, alright.


19 posted on 05/17/2018 11:31:28 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: PBRCat

When did he ever “organize” a community?


20 posted on 05/17/2018 11:33:24 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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