Skip to comments.Obama’s Surprising New Foes
Posted on 06/04/2018 6:33:46 AM PDT by shove_it
In Barack Obamas adopted hometown, of all places, his $375 million Obama Presidential Center is running into growing headwinds from a few gutsy souls.
Ironically, the winds arent gusting from the usual directionRepublicans and others the left often labels racist Obama-haters. Rather, its blowing from the very people who have long lionized Obama: white Chicago lakefront progressives, University of Chicago professors, environmentalists, African-American activists, and a community organization of the kind that once employed Obama as an organizer.
On May 14, a preservationist group called Protect Our Parks filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago, seeking a court order that would bar local government agencies from building Obamas center in the revered and beautiful Jackson Park, which served as the site of the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1893. The group also wants to bar the city from giving control of the centers site to the Obama Foundation. They are opposed by a phalanx of avid Obama supporters headed by Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and including local labor unions, businesses, newspaper editorial boards, and a range of do-gooders who have uncritically embraced Obamas library plans.
Imagine if Republicans had concocted a scheme to sell public land for a song to build a Donald Trump presidential library. Protect Our Parks argues that this is what the city of Chicago has done with Obamas library, asserting that the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago dont have the authority to transfer public parkland to a nongovernmental entity such as the Obama Foundation, especially for a nominal amount of money and in violation of state law that bars the illegal taking of public park land. The suit claims the sale is a short con shell game, a corrupt scheme to deceive and seemingly legitimize an illegal land grab.
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In ancient times, emperors also built temples for their egos while they were still alive.
On it’s face, this is government abuse and theft from taxpayers and should be criminal.
Perhaps he is no longer useful to them...
Congress should simply refuse to fund it. Let Obama pay for his own building.
> white Chicago lakefront progressives, University of Chicago professors, environmentalists, African-American activists, and a community organization of the kind that once employed Obama <
A hard-and-fast political rule is that anyone who opposes Barack Obama is a racist. Therefore I must conclude that all of the above-mentioned folks are racists.
Will they all have the decency to resign from their jobs, or do I have to start a protest movement?
Commie groups and individuals fight and argue with each other all the time.
Even Rahm Emanuel couldn’t twist enough arms to make it right!
there is some new land available in Kilauea which might be a nice spot.
>>Imagine if Republicans had concocted a scheme to sell public land for a song to build a Donald Trump presidential library. <<
I for one am scouting for a spotted owl sanctuary to recommend as a site for the Trump Presidential library. I am seeing if I can find one that has an Indian burial ground (casino not call center).
...most often behind the scenes.
Sow to the wind, reap the whirlwind. The division and judgementalism he spread like cancer is thick in Chicago these days.
Once the left takes power, then they fight over who controls the power. Eventually, in most cases, it comes down to the control of one strong man, such as Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, Castro, Maduro, Tito, etc.
It is pretty much built into the system. If the party needs to rule the people, somebody needs to rule the party.
... not to mention even Conservatives.
Local graft is expected, in chicago.
Former President Obama just loves being front and center of all the attention in the media. The headlines are usually about some new scandal Obama is apart of, or his poorly executed plans during his presidency that are barely coming to the surface. Now the former president has been caught red handed in a bait and switch in personal museum scandal. His new plan is to snatch some public land right from under the noses of the people of Chicago. Obama wants to create a Presidential Library in the Public Park Land. However, some people are not too happy about the new Obama Presidential Center located in Jackson Park in the city of Chicago. A federal lawsuit is now set in place to end the construction of the Center.
Originally The Obama Presidential Center Advocates (OPCA) had gone through the appropriate channels. They went to the Chicago City Council and had an ordinance approved to lease out part of Historic Jackson Park. They had to transfer Public Park Land over to The City Of Chicago. The plan was to house a Presidential Library. But the plans magically changed.
Now The OPCA are intending to instead build a $500 Million Presidential Museum and monument focusing of course on Obama. The Presidential Library will be housed elsewhere or at least thats the new plan. The advocates are intending to use the same city-approved ordinance to build this Tribute to Obama. (Excerpt) Read more at independentminute.com ...
The Obama Presidential Center Advocates (OPCA) original plans to build the "Obama Presidential Library dedicated to the Sun God" magically changed.
On the same land approved by his ex-COS now Chicago Mayor, they will build a $500 Million Presidential Museum and monument as a Tribute to Obama.
The site is Obama's final resting place which will be dedicated to the Sun God.
Obama has said no federal tax dollars will be used to build the monument......
only tax dollars postmarked, Iran, Kenya, and other places he left piles of foreign aid.
Multiple conversations with Obama's foreign diplomats outlined active political meddling by the Obama
administration's State Department, using tax dollars to
support leftist causes in Macedonia, Albania, Latin America, and Africa.
There's the billions Obama gave the Muslim Brotherhood. And the millions he gave his Muslim African brother's "foundation." And, of course the billions Obama "settled" from banks and financial institutions from the mortgage crisis that he gave leftists like La Raza and Acorn to hold for him until he needed it.
Illinois took 170 million from the road fund and re-directed it to Obama’s Library.
It also looks like there is 360 million for road improvements near the Obama presidential library.
I guess a FREEP to pillage the tomb is out of the question?
Commie front groups such as United For Peace and Justice used to often bicker about various points with their comrades at the ANSWER Coalition.
UP&J was/is a front for Communist Party USA. ANSWER, Workers World Party.
Thought that was obvious enough. :)
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