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Obama New Party socialist affiliations, ACORN, Democratic Socialists of America, 2008 Citizen Wells reports

Obama New Party socialist affiliations, ACORN, Democratic Socialists of America, 2008 Citizen Wells reports

“However, when the CHD funds Alinsky-style, church-based community organizations as in the best interest of the poor and supports organizations which advance other agendas, it divests the poor of their right to an authentic voice. This process tends to treat the poor as exploited units of human capital, rather than as human beings created in the dignity of God’s image.”

“To accomplish its goals, as outlined in the People’s Platform, ACORN has developed a political alliance with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Together with others, ACORN and the DSA have formed a political party, the New Party.”…1997 report to the Catholic Bishops

“Barack Obama was an active participant in the 1990s, and a direct political beneficiary, of the Chicago New Party and, importantly, the Chicago DSA, a group of socialists affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America.”…Matthew Weaver, October 2008

From Citizen Wells October 8 , 2012.

“I was preparing to write an article about Obama being a member of and
being endorsed by the New Party and the Democratic Socialists of America.
The NoquarterUSA blog came out with an excellent article yesterday on
this subject and since they do such a great job, I will quote them. I
will add a few points but more importantly show the involvement of
Acorn in the socialist efforts.

The New Party

“Obama is Hiding a Radical Past!

By Matthew Weaver”

“Did you know that Barack Obama was affiliated with a leading national socialist party? Barack Obama didn’t include in his 2008 resume that he entered politics in the mid-1990s endorsed by Chicago’s leading socialists. This just keeps getting better and better. Barack Obama was an active participant in the 1990s, and a direct political beneficiary, of the Chicago New Party and, importantly, the Chicago DSA, a group of socialists affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America.

Barack Obama attended and participated in meetings of the Chicago New Party and the Chicago DSA, the local affiliate of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Barack Obama sought the endorsement of the Chicago DSA which required rigorous scrutiny by the party’s Political Committee as well as Mr. Obama’s signature on a contract promising “a visible and active relationship with the NP.”
Barack Obama actively used the endorsement from the Chicago DSA.
Barack Obama won his DSA-endorsed and -backed campaign to secure his seat in the Illinois State Senate.
Barack Obama continued his involvement with the Chicago DSA — including directly asking the group to join “his task forces on Voter Education and Voter Registration” — and received their endorsements in subsequent campaigns.

Obama’s participation in and endorsement from the Chicago New Party and Chicago DSA, the local affiliate of the Democratic Socialists of America (which is the U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International) is quite clear:”

Read more here:

http://noquarterusa.net/blog/2008/10/07/obama-is-hiding-a-radical-past/

The New Party, Acorn, Marxist coalition

“Obama Sought Endorsement of Marxist Third Party in 1996

By Warner Todd Huston”

“Here is some interesting as well as character confirming info about one of Barack Obama’s former runs for office. Apparently, Obama actively sought and received the stamp of approval of a Marxist third party that operated briefly in Chicago between 1992 and 1998. The group was called the “New Party” and was started in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers (a sociology and law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison).”

“The New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials — most often Democrats. The New Party’s short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.

Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the militant organization ACORN. The party’s Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.”

Read more here:

http://archive.redstate.com/blogs/warner_todd_huston/2008/may/29/obama_sought_endorsement_of_marxist_third_party_in_1996

“Obama and the New Party

by  Erick Erickson”
“Barack Obama, not needing to, chose to affiliate himself with this band of quasi-communists.  As the nation moves closer to the election, it is clear that Obama chose to affiliate with assorted anti-American radicals.  Machiavelli once noted that we can know a leader by the people he surrounds himself with.  What does that say about Barack Obama, who chose to surround himself with people committed to overthrowing the United States and capitalism?”

Read more here:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=26913

Acorn

“A Commentary on the Campaign for Human Development
Prepared for the Catholic Bishops of the United States
Prepared by the Wanderer Forum Foundation

I. Introduction: This commentary is submitted to the Catholic Bishops of the United States with respect to their possible consideration of changes in the organization, funding, and structure of the Campaign for Human Development (CHD). It is essential to note, however, the limited purpose and scope of this commentary:”

“COMMUNITY ORGANIZING: During the funding period of 1992-1995, CHD gave significant grants to community organizing efforts that implement many of the organizational techniques recommended by Saul Alinsky. Many community organizations patterned after Alinsky’s recommendations recruit their membership either entirely or partially by institution. Included among this class of grantees are four national organizations: the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), Gamaliel, Pacific Institute for Community Organizing (PICO), and Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART). The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) which is alsopatterned on Alinsky’s organizational recommendations, recruits individual members. These five national organizations alone account for approximately 33% of current CHD expenditures annually. For purposes of illustration, it will be useful to note here some aspects of the operation of ACORN and the IAF.”

“During the 1990s, ACORN has been openly active in Congressional lobbying. Its leadership operates, “…from inside positions of power. ACORN’s work on the savings and loan bailout provided effective means of developing and applying power…ACORN members won appointment to the Resolution Trust Corporation to help determine the management of the billions of dollars of assets the government seized.”

“To be eligible to receive CHD funds, a program must be run by the poor, benefit the poor, and change social structures that harm the poor.” However, in light of the politically oriented thrust of ACORN’s activities, it is fair to ask whether the CHD subsidies to ACORN are advisable and commensurate with the purposes of CHD.”

“This commentary does not oppose CHD funding of genuine, grassroots community organizations, run and supported by individual members of a parish or diocese. There is potential value and virtue in the collective voice. However, when the CHD funds Alinsky-style, church-based communityorganizations as in the best interest of the poor and supports organizations which advance other agendas, it divests the poor of their right to an authentic voice. This process tends to treat the poor as exploited units of human capital, rather than as human beings created in the dignity of God’s image.”

“Nor is there any basis for the CHD to imply by its actions that there are no alternative organizations that it can fund to promote valuable institutional change, uninfluenced by a politicized agenda. There is no necessity for CHD funds to go to organizations which contribute to or participate in any way in the political support of abortion. There is no necessity for CHD to fund Alinsky-style, church-based community organizations. There are alternative, self-determined organizations of the poor, which are supportive of life. Those alternative, grassroots community organizations do not merely serve their constituency but rather they are their constituency. They do not use community organizing to further an additional agenda.

It would be reasonable for the bishops to consider:

The immediate cessation of all CHD funding to Alinsky-style, church-based community organizations.”

To accomplish its goals, as outlined in the People’s Platform, ACORN has developed a political alliance with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Together with others, ACORN and the DSA have formed a political party, the New Party.

“National ACORN president, Maud Hurd, along with Dr. Cornel West (honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America) and a representative from the Reproductive Rights Coalition Fund, are listed as New Party supporters.” 

Read more here:
http://www.wandererforum.org/publications/focus025.html

From Citizen Wells October 10, 2008.

Obama Acorn meeting

“Obama Acorn meeting

Acorn, community organizers and socialists. Report to catholic Bishops.
Community Organizers
  • “patterned on Alinsky’s organizational recommendations”
  • “politically oriented thrust of ACORN’s activities”
  • “Alinsky-style, church-based community organizations”
  • “tends to treat the poor as exploited units of human capital”

Socialist parties

  • “ACORN has developed a political alliance with the Democratic Socialists   of America (DSA).”
  • “ACORN and the DSA have formed a political party, the New Party.”

Mortgage crisis

  • “ACORN has been openly active in Congressional lobbying.”
  • “ACORN’s work on the savings and loan bailout…applying power”
  • “ACORN members won appointment to the Resolution Trust Corporation”

Official Acorn document reveals:

  • “forced bankers to invest in low-income communities”
  • “Their goal is to help poor people seize power”

Lou Dobbs video blames Acorn for mortgage crisis:

Obama lied about his connections to Acorn:

  • Obama helped Acorn in organizing of “Project VOTE” in 1992.
  • Obama was a community organizer.
  • Obama represented Acorn as attorney, ACORN vs. Edgar.
  • Obama was involved in Acorn leadership training sessions.
  • Obama, Annenberg Challenge, William Ayers, Acorn.
  • Acorn, New party endorsement of Obama.
  • February 25th to May 17th 2008, Obama camp paid $832,598 to Acorn.
  • Acorn Voter fraud.
  • Obama may have stolen the nomination through Acorn voter fraud.

Documentation

Obama as community organizer

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/community-organizer-obama-palin-rudy-giuliani-why-obamas-community-organizer-days-are-a-joke-michelle-malkin-acorn-annenberg-voter-fraud/

Obama, Annenberg Challenge, William Ayers, Acorn

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/obama-william-ayers-annenberg-challenge-stanley-kurtz-cover-up-ken-rolling-tips-ayers-obama-and-ayers-on-committee-kurtz-foia-request-obama-executive-experience-obama-hides-truth/

Official Acorn document

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/10/08/obama-acorn-fannie-mae-freddie-mac-voter-fraud-seize-power-saul-alinsky-raila-odinga-obama-and-acorn-socialists-smoking-gun/

Acorn, community organizers and socialists.
Report to catholic Bishops

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/10/08/obama-acorn-new-party-democratic-socialists-of-america-catholic-bishops-obamas-radical-past-new-party-endorsed-obama-obama-acorn-new-party-marxist-socialist-connections/

Obama long time involvement with Acorn

http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/7203#comment-22093

February 25th to May 17th 2008, Obama camp paid $832,598 to Acorn. Voter fraud.

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/obama-corruption-money-laundering-acorn-fec-rules-no-quarter-usa-money-laundering-scandal-acorn-voter-fraud/

Voter fraud.

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/texas-primary-voter-fraud-the-audacity-of-democracy-youtube-video-brad-mays-political-documentary-acorn-voter-fraud-obama-campaign-money-laundering-fec-investigtion-acorn-payments/

Dr. Lynette Long voter fraud analysis

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/obama-campaign-voter-fraud-obama-delegate-fraudulent-nazi-brownshirt-tactics-obama-thugs-obama-voter-fraud-texas-voter-fraud/

From Citizen Wells May 12, 2009.

Obama

Manchurian Candidate

PART 2

Communist, Soviet, Russian ties

Let’s begin with something simple.

Obama’s parents first met in Russian class

“In a Russian class at the University of Hawaii, she met the college’s first African student, Barack Obama. They married and had a son in August 1961, in an era when interracial marriage was rare in the United States.”
From the NY Times

This may mean nothing, but it sure is interesting. No single puzzle piece is significant until the puzzle picture begins to emerge.

Frank Marshall Davis mentored Obama in 1970′s

“The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What’s more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities

Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several Communist front organizations,” Kincaid said. Kincaid noted Obama has admitted attending “social conferences” and seeing Marxist literature. “But he ridicules the charge of being a ‘hard-core academic Marxist,’ which was made by his colorful and outspoken 2004 U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes.”

“Decades ago, the CPUSA had tens of thousands of members, some of them covert agents who had penetrated the U.S. government. It received secret subsidies from the old Soviet Union,” Kincaid wrote.
Read more

Davis defended communists
(From an article that downplays Davis’ communist ties)

“Mr. Davis constantly defended the 11 top United States Communist officials recently convicted in New York on charges of conspiracy to advocate the overthrow of the Government by force and violence. One of Mr. Davis’ comments on the case was as follows : “I feel strong sympathy for the Communist minority who are being oppressed for their political beliefs.” (Honolulu Record, October 20, 1949, p. 6).”
“Mr. Davis has signed a number of statements in behalf of Communists under the sponsorship of the Civil Rights Congress; one of these defended was Gerhart Eisler, notorious Communist international agent who escaped jailing forpassport fraud by fleeing to the Soviet sector of Germany.”
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Note passport fraud above. Sound familiar and suspicious?

Key witness in passport fraud case fatally shot

“key witness in a federal probe into passport information stolen from the State Department was fatally shot in front of a District church, the Metropolitan Police Department said yesterday.

Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, who had been cooperating with a federal investigators, was found late Thursday night slumped dead inside a car, in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist Church in Northeast, said Cmdr. Michael Anzallo, head of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division. ‘
Read more
Obama traveled to Pakistan in 1981
From the Philip Berg lawsuit
“53. Furthermore, Obama traveled to Indonesia, Pakistan and Southern India in 1981. The relations between Pakistan and India were extremely tense and Pakistan was in turmoil and under martial law. The country was filled with Afghan refugees; and Pakistan’s Islamist-leaning Interservices Intelligence Agency (ISI) had begun to provide arms to the Afghan mujahideen and to assist the process of recruiting radicalized Muslim men–jihadists–from around the world to fight against the Soviet Union. Pakistan was so dangerous that it was on the State Department’s travel ban list for US Citizens. Non-Muslim visitors were not welcome unless sponsored by their embassy for official business. A Muslim citizen of Indonesia traveling on an Indonesian passport would have success entering Indonesia, Pakistan and India. Therefore, it is believed Obama traveled on his Indonesian passport entering the Countries. Indonesian passports require renewal every five (5) years. At the time of Obama’s travels to Indonesia, Pakistan and India, Obama was twenty (20) years old. If Obama would have been a U.S. citizen, which he was not, 8 USC §1481(a)(2) provides loss of nationality by native born citizens upon “taking an oath or making an affirmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state…after having attained the age of eighteen years”, in violation of 8 U.S.C. §1401(a)(1). Since Lolo Soetoro legally acknowledged Obama as his son and/or adopted Obama, Obama was a “natural” citizen of Indonesia, as proven by Obama’s school record.”

In 1981 Pakistan had millions who had fled Afghanistan. The Soviets controlled the Afghan government.

Soviet invasion and control of Afghanistan, from Wikipedia

“The Government and political structure of Afghanistan had been copied from the Soviet model. As with all communist states, the communist party had supreme power in the government. The party members got all the government positions in the country. When the Parcham took governmental power in Afghanistan, the governmental structure was not altered. The biggest change was that the Khalqies was forced of from their governmental positions and replaced by Parchams.

When the Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan in 1979 they killed Khaq leader Amin and replaced hin with Babrak Karmal the same year. Karmal’s government was more or less a puppet government for the Soviet Union. The Soviets took total control over governmental politics after the invasion until their withdrawal in 1989.[32]“

What does this mean?

Obama has kept much of his life hidden. We know little of Obama’s 1981 Pakistan trip. It is obvious that there were plenty of soviets in the area. Did Obama meet with them during his trip? We may never know.

Obama has close ties to his leftist, Marxist cousin, Raila Odinga

“Raila Odinga’s politics, like the politics of his father, Odinga Odinga, are on thefar left. Raila Odinga was educated at the Technical University in Magdeburg ineast Germany, where he graduated in 1970″

“with a degree in mechanical engineering. There he heard Fidel Castro lecture and he named his first born son Fidel”

“By supporting Odinga, Senator Obama is also seen in Kenya as siding with the extreme left wing of Kenyan politics, going back to the overt communism of Odinga Odinga. Odinga’s current party, the Orange Democratic Movement, or ODM, is a leftist-socialist political party that stops short of being openly communist.”
Read more

Barack Obama visited Kenya in 2006 and campaigned for his cousin, Raila Odinga, a member of the radical ODM party. Obama also criticized the Kenyan government. Obama’s actions in Kenya are a possible violation of the Logan Act. Here is a video of Obama and Raila Odinga:

THIS ARTICLE IS FROM JANUARY 22, 2007

“Obama Manchurian or Mohammedan Candidate?”

“CFP pondered how it was possible for a senator to emerge from the fog to land himself on the pages of USA Today where he was touted as “the new face of change and reform for the Democratic party?””

“”What if Obama is engaged in pious fraud? This is a Muslim practice of pretending not to be Muslim to further the cause of Islam or to “defend the faith”. He becomes President and then says, “Gee…I think I want to be Muslim again” after he finds the “football” in his hands that carries the launch codes for the USA nuke forces.”

“Is this media darling in reality a brainwashed man?”
Canada Free Press article

Obama, Chavez and Russian vessels off coast of Venezuela

“As of today, September 7, Chavez has announced he is making some similar deal himself  with Russia off the coast ofVenezuela. Just to be sure we got the point he threw in one of his demeaning anti-American insults.  Notice these wheels have been in motion – spurred on by obama – since May of this year.”
Read more

April 2, 2009

“Obama gets Russia on track”

“Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as “my new comrade“”

“The Russian president contrasted Obama as “totally different” to his predecessor George W. Bush, whom he blamed for the “mistake” of U.S. missile shield plans fiercely opposed by Moscow.”

“In their London talks, Obama and Medvedev launched a milestone quest to slash their nuclear arsenals, hoping to reverse the worst slump in the former foes’ ties since the end of the Cold War.”

“”Yesterday I spoke about this with my new comrade President Barack Obama,” Medvedev said.”
Read more

The following exerpts tie all of this together and explain the Communist Party’s objectives and how Obama was exposed to them. Remember, much of Obama’s exposure took place prior to his trip to Pakistan in 1981.

“In a dossier posted on the America’s Survival blog Herbert Romerstein, a former US government security investigator, records how Moscow micromanaged the CPUSA. In 1935, Moscow instructed it to establish a CP apparatus in Hawaii to develop a mass revolutionary movement there and promote the withdrawal from its territory of US forces – at that time essential for the defence of the US. This Hawaii CP network was perceived by government bodies to be a major threat to US national security.

A key figure was Harry Bridges, a CP agent and head of the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union. In 1948, Frank Marshall Davis came to Hawaii at the suggestion of Bridges and another secret CPUSA member, Paul Robeson. Dr. Kathryn Takara, a professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Hawaii, herself a radical poet and Obama supporter (and who takes issue with some of the claims made about Davis and Obama) wrote her dissertation on Davis and spent much time with him between 1972 and his death in 1987. In an analysis, Takara notes that he brought ‘an acute sense of race relations and class struggle throughout America and the world’ and that he openly discussed subjects such as American imperialism,  colonialism and exploitation. He espoused freedom, radicalism, solidarity, labor unions, due process, peace, affirmative action, civil rights, Negro History week, and true Democracy to fight imperialism, colonialism, and white supremacy. He urged coalition politics.”
“As Kincaid reports, Kathryn Takara has said that Obama was introduced to Davis by his grandfather Stanley Dunham, who considered Davis a ‘strong black male figure’ and thought he exerted a ‘positive’ and significant influence over Obama during his high school years. In her view, Davis was just such a black role model for the young Obama and gave him ‘a sense of believing that change can happen’ through ‘living in a diverse world’. The problem was that Davis believed ‘change’ could best be achieved through Stalinism.”

“The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What’s more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations.”

“Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary ‘mole,’ not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.’

Not surprisingly, therefore, this underground ‘mole’ has been backed to the hilt by American Communists. In 2004, the Chicago Communist Party backed his successful campaign for the Senate, as the People’s Weekly reported:

Activists from Illinois were immersed in the campaign to elect Barak Obama to the U.S. Senate. Obama won a landslide victory in the March 16 Democratic primary. If Obama wins in November, he would be only the third African American senator since Reconstruction. ‘This was a historic victory. It was a victory for political independence and grassroots, coalition, and issue oriented politics over the machine and money,’ said John Bachtell, Illinois CP district organizer.’

And as the Columbia News Service reported, the Young Communist League has mobilised to campaign for Obama: doubtless the Democratic Party is less than anxious to divulge to the nation this particular affiliation of these young activists who are helping it get out the Democratic vote.”

“In his most recent post on the subject, Cliff Kincaid reports that Obama has now acknowledged a personal relationship with Frank Marshall Davis. But in a riposte to allegations about his radical associations, his camp has nevertheless misleadingly edited an article to conceal the fact that Davis was a member of CPUSA. This is less than surprising since, as Kincaid also notes, the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee issued a report in 1956 declaring:
‘Founded in September 1919, the Communist Party of the United States of America is an organization unique in American history. It is not a true political party and differs fundamentally from all political parties in this country. It is in fact a Russian-inspired, Moscow-dominated, anti-American, quasi-military conspiracy against our Government, our ideals, and our freedoms.’ In 1982 testimony, FBI assistant director for intelligence Edward J. O’Malley testified that the CPUSA has been ‘one of the most loyal and pro-Soviet Communist Parties in the world and has unfalteringly accepted Soviet direction and funding over the years.’ The recent book, Comrade J, based on interviews with a Russian spymaster at the United Nations, documents that Soviet intelligence operations against the U.S. continued even as the Soviet Union collapsed and Russia emerged in its place.
Camp Obama might also have a few problems with this recent account in the UK’s  Daily Telegraph, which reported that Davis was also a pornographer and sexual deviant who was into sado-masochism and even the seduction of a 13 year old girl:
On other occasions, Mr Davis would cruise in Hawaii parks looking for couples or female tourists to have sex with. He derived sexual gratification from bondage, simulated rape and being flogged and urinated on. He boasted that ‘the number of white babes interested in at least one meeting with a Negro male has been far more than I can handle’ and wished ‘America were as civilised as, say, Scandinavia’. He concluded: ‘I regret none of my experiences or unusual appetites; for me they are normal.’
Ah yes, redefining deviancy as normality, the agenda indeed of Gramsci/Alinsky: patron saints of community organisers, apostles of deeply underground mole-like revolutionary Marxism, architects of the wildly successful undermining of western morality and society in America and Britain — and now poised to embed itself in the White House, epicentre of the oppressive global capitalist regime, itself.”
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Is Barack Obama a Manchurian Candidate?

Is Obama being controlled and influenced byCommunists in Russia or other countries?

Part 1 provided well documented ties from Obama to many leftist, socialist and radical people and organizations.

Part 2 has provided Obama’s long time ties to communists and the Communists Party of the United States.

Part 3 will provide evidence that the Russians helped place Obama in power. If you are already not freightened for this country, Part 3 will take you there.”

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2009/05/12/obama-manchurian-candidate-communist-ties-soviets-russians-marxist-cpusa-communist-party-of-the-united-states-of-america-hawaii-cp-network-frank-marshall-davis-raila-odinga-communist-front-o/

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Obama bank failure policies, ACORN, Penny Pritzker, Cellini trial witness Rosenberg dredges up old memories, Capri Capital, Where is House Judiciary Committee?

Obama bank failure policies, ACORN, Penny Pritzker, Cellini trial witness Rosenberg dredges up old memories, Capri Capital, Where is House Judiciary Committee?

“During its 15 years in New York City, ACORN has helped squatters claim derelict city-owned property, forced bankers to invest in low-income communities, and organized a war against the city’s workfare program.

It’s also developed a reputation for no-holds-barred tactics—getting results through adversarial campaigns against bankers, politicians and bureaucrats using confrontation and concession rather than consensus.”…ACORN document, February 1999

“There is enough corruption in Illinois so that all it takes is someone who is serious about finding it to uncover it. If a U.S. attorney is not finding corruption in Illinois, they’re not seriously looking for it.”…Northwestern Law Professor James Lindgren

I was doing some research on Obama’s ties to Capri Capital and Tom Rosenberg, the subject of the Cellini Indictment, when I came across an old article about Obama’s past. I am not finished with Obama’s involvement in the IL Teachers Retirement System, TRS, corruption, but since the Occupy Wall Street, et al folks are focusing their energy on Bankers and such instead of the real culprits, Obama et al, it is appropriate  to do so.

From The Common Conservative October 1, 2008.

“Obama’s Links to Real Estate Scandals, Bank Failures, and Rezko Far Deeper”

“If there is one thing Obama has been very good at, it’s been covering
his tracks. This time, I believe I have made a link that is undeniable
to his knowledge and possible participation in the real estate
dealings and the corruption in Chicago. His links to not so savory
individuals and friends have supported almost every attempt for
political office he has ever made. It is amazing how someone who came
from nowhere has risen to the position of power in such a short time.
He stands to lose much, if Tony Rezko actually tells all he knows as
his Federal sentence is about to be imposed. Possibly he is playing
“lets make a deal” in exchange for bringing down the house on Chicago
real estate ventures at public expense. Everywhere you turn, the major
players are tied directly to Sen. Obama.

First, let’s start with the Superior Bank in Chicago. That bank failed
directly under the control of Penny Pritzker. She is Obama’s Campaign
Finance Chairman and has been instrumental in raising millions for his
campaign. The regulators closed Superior Bank in 2001 because of a
vast number of sub-prime mortgage loans. She took over a failed
savings and loan in 1988 and it was renamed Superior Bank.

During the years of that Obama was actively in Chicago as a community
organizer, one interesting person comes into the picture. Stanley
Kurts reports this in his N.Y. Post article:

ONE key pioneer of ACORN’s subprime-loan shakedown racket was Madeline
Talbott – an activist with extensive ties to Barack Obama. She was
also in on the ground floor of the disastrous turn in Fannie Mae’s
mortgage policies.

Long the director of Chicago ACORN, Talbott is a specialist in “direct
action” – organizers’ term for their militant tactics of intimidation
and disruption. Perhaps her most famous stunt was leading a group of
ACORN protesters breaking into a meeting of the Chicago City Council
to push for a “living wage” law, shouting in defiance as she was
arrested for mob action and disorderly conduct. But her real legacy
may be her drive to push banks into making risky mortgage loans.

In February 1990, Illinois regulators held what was believed to be the
first-ever state hearing to consider blocking a thrift merger for lack
of compliance with CRA. The challenge was filed by ACORN, led by
Talbott. Officials of Bell Federal Savings and Loan Association, her
target, complained that ACORN pressure was undermining its ability to
meet strict financial requirements it was obligated to uphold and
protested being boxed into an “affirmative-action lending policy.” The
following years saw Talbott featured in dozens of news stories about
pressuring banks into higher-risk minority loans.

IN April 1992, Talbott filed an other precedent-setting com plaint
using the “community support requirements” of the 1989
savings-and-loan bailout, this time against Avondale Federal Bank for
Savings. Within a month, Chicago ACORN had organized its first “bank
fair” at Malcolm X College and found 16 Chicago-area financial
institutions willing to participate.

Two months later, aided by ACORN organizer Sandra Maxwell, Talbott
announced plans to conduct demonstrations in the lobbies of area banks
that refused to attend an ACORN-sponsored national bank “summit” in
New York. She insisted that banks show a commitment to minority
lending by lowering their standards on downpayments and underwriting –
for example, by overlooking bad credit histories.

By September 1992, The Chicago Tribune was describing Talbott’s
program as “affirma- tive-action lending” and ACORN was issuing fact
sheets bragging about relaxations of credit standards that it had won
on behalf of minorities.

And Talbott continued her effort to, as she put it, drag banks
“kicking and screaming” into high-risk loans. A September 1993 story
in The Chicago Sun-Times presents her as the leader of an initiative
in which five area financial institutions (including two of her former
targets, now plainly cowed – Bell Federal Savings and Avondale Federal
Savings) were “participating in a $55 million national pilot program
with affordable-housing group ACORN to make mortgages for low- and
moderate-income people with troubled credit histories.”

What made this program different from others, the paper added, was the
participation of Fannie Mae – which had agreed to buy up the loans.
“If this pilot program works,” crowed Talbott, “it will send a message
to the lending community that it’s OK to make these kind of loans.”

This was exactly the time frame Superior Bank was very active in the
sub-prime lending and no doubt, Obama knew exactly who Penny Pritzker
was and her involvement in the ACORN sponsored lending practices.
Another direct link early on to Obama is with another foundation that
Pritzker in involved in. Pritzker is very much involved in the reform
of Chicago’s public education system. Currently she is vice chair of
the Chicago Public Education Fund, the successor organization to the
Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which is the same Board Sen. Obama served
with William Ayers.

Obama no doubt needed the financial backing of the Pritzker’s. They
are the owners of the Hyatt Hotel chain and Obama had inside
connections.  David Mendell recalled in his 2007 book Obama: From
Promise To Power:
“Obama was confident that he was destined for more than a day job
running a foundation or practicing law or languishing in the minority
party in the Illinois senate…He invited a group of African-American
professionals to the house of Marty Nesbitt, who had served as finance
chairman of his congressional campaign. Nesbitt is…vice-president of
the Pritzker Realty Group, part of the Pritzker family empire…Nesbitt
arranged a weekend gathering to help Obama reach inside the deepest
pockets he knew—those of the Pritzker family…

“…Nesbitt knew that if Obama could sell himself to Penny Pritzker, her
support would not only reap huge immediate financial dividends but
also be a crucial step in the foundation of a fund-raising network.

“So in late summer 2002, Obama, Michelle [Robinson-Obama] and their
two daughters drove to Penny Pritzker’s weekend cottage along the
lakefront in Michigan about forty-five minutes from Chicago…”

Also notice this report from WNBC in New York:

On Feb. 10, 2007, Senator Barack Obama launched his bid for the White
House in Springfield, setting himself on a course that has become one
for the history books. But Obama might not have made it even to the
Old State Capitol Building that frigid day if not for a private
meeting he had with friends and advisers in late 2002 as he was
mulling a run for the U.S. Senate. In a South Side high-rise
overlooking the lake, the junior state senator vetted his lofty
political ambitions with a group of Chicago’s African American
business elite that included Frank M. Clark Jr., Valerie B. Jarrett,
Quintin E. Primo III, James Reynolds Jr., and John W. Rogers Jr.

Remember the name Quintin E. Primo III, as he is CEO of Capri Capital
in Chicago. Capri Capital will reemerge later in this article as they
have direct ties to Obama, Pritzker, and also direct ties to Rezko.

Also during the time frame that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were buying
sub-prime mortgages, Franklin Raines was CEO of this institution from
1998- 2004. It was during this time, Superior Bank was in real trouble
and under scrutiny from regulators. Pritzker assured regulators there
was nothing wrong, and no doubt, she had to have known Franklin
Raines. Her bank was using Fannie Mae funds since the largest book of
their business was in sub-prime lending. Finally, in December 2004,
Mr. Raines was forced to resign because the Office of Federal Housing
Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), the regulating body of Fannie Mae, of
abetting widespread accounting errors, which included the shifting of
losses so senior executives, such as himself, could earn large
bonuses.

Another interesting connection to Pritzker is from the Chicago
Community Loan Fund published in 2006:

 Bank is financing partner
CCLf had the resources to make a $1 million loan for the first time in
its history in 2005, thanks in large part to a $3 million loan pool
investment from Charter One Bank. Charter One’s investment in CCLF was
part of a record-setting infusion of new investment capital in 2005.

In fact, CCLF’s partnership with Charter One and the Historic
Pacesetter Limited Partnership is now multi-faceted: the bank plans to
provide a portion of the financing for the project’s construction.

Then we take a look at Sen. Obama’s request for earmark requests for
2005 and we find a very interesting request:

Obama Requested $2.5 Million (And An Additional $ 5 Million Over Two
Years) For A Pacesetter Redevelopment Program In The Village Of
Riverdale.  I2 2005, Obama requested $2.5 million for the Village of
Riverdale and their Pacesetter Redevelopment Program.  The
redevelopment of the Pacesetter neighborhood is essential to the
successful industrial development in Riverdale. The Pacesetter
neighborhood is adjacent to Riverdale’s industrial redevelopment area.
The poor quality of housing, crime and image that the neighborhood
portrays must be changed in order to make the Village’s overall
efforts a success.  Pacesetter Redevelopment, Phase I, would be
comprised of approximately 100 units and cost approximately $22
million. It is proposed that all of the units in this first phase be
rehabilitated. The development team would acquire these properties
from individual landowners. The plan is to control all properties
along Lowe Avenue by the end of 2005. By location and number, these
properties would create the critical mass required for economic
feasibility, while providing a development of sufficient size to make
a visible impact.  The Village is seeking an initial investment in the
project of $5 million over a period of two federal fiscal years.
[Obama Request Letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on
Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary, HUD & Related Agencies,
11/6/05]

The Pacesetter funding by Charter One Bank and the Obama earmark
request are not so coincidental. Charter Bank is the same bank that
took over the Superior Bank assets in 2001. From the FDIC:

FDIC APPROVES SALE OF
SUPERIOR FEDERAL BANK, FSB, HINSDALE, ILLINOIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR-78-2001 (10-31-2001)  Media Contact:
David Barr (202) 898-6992

The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
(FDIC) approved the sale of the branches and deposits of Superior
Federal Bank, FSB. The winning bidder is Charter One Bank, FSB,
Cleveland, Ohio.

Superior Federal Bank, FSB is the conservatorship established by the
FDIC after the Office of Thrift Supervision closed Superior Bank, FSB
on July 27, 2001. Charter One has agreed to pay the FDIC a premium of
$52.4 million to assume the 17 locations and the $1.1 billion of
deposits held in conservatorship.

In addition to assuming all the deposits, Charter One is acquiring
approximately $45 million of Superior’s assets. These assets consist
mainly of home equity lines of credit, overdrafts assigned to each
branch location, cash and cash equivalents.

Now one has to wonder exactly how Sen. Obama’s request, which was
apparently denied or died on a Bill, was then funded by Charter One
Bank. Penny Pritzker was Obama’s big money and fundraiser for his
Senate campaign and also was directly responsible for Superior Banks
failure. This is no coincidence, or if it is, it surely raises red
flags to the possibility of influence peddling by the Obama camp or
even Sen. Obama directly. Read the FDIC press release. There were $45
million of home loans, and most were sub-prime loans. Questions need
to be asked regarding if Sen. Obama was able to pull a few strings
with Fannie Mae to get these loans spread to other sources of funding
in exchange to lending the project funds.

Once we look into the Rezko trial, we find something very interesting
once again. Rezko was convicted of of six counts of mail fraud, six
counts of wire fraud, two counts of money laundering and two counts of
abetting bribery. He was acquitted on eight counts, including a charge
he tried to extort as much as $2 million from Lakeshore Entertainment
Group founder and former Capri Capital principal Thomas Rosenberg, who
testified against him at trial.

Once again we find Penny Pritzker having ties to Capri Capital as they
both serve on the Boards of The Real Estate Roundtable with Ms.
Pritzker as it’s Treasurer as late as March, 2008. Much of there
efforts have been to lobby for many changes in real estate and real
estate funding laws. One letter was directly to Sen. Chris Dodd
requesting changes in allowing the Federal Reserve to purchase loans
and asset-backed securities, identically the type of securities being
sold by Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac to Wall Street. Bear in mind that Ms.
Pritzker is President of Pritzker Reality Group L.P.

Another place we find Capri Capital is in the CCLF (above). In their
2006-2007 Annual Report, we find that Capri is listed as one of the
Sponsors. Also we find that CCLF was also funded by Fannie Mae as
well. All of these funds are directed primary at the
Riverdale/Pacesetter project.

The Rezko/Pritzker connection goes deep and finding the link hasn’t
been easy. On October 1, 2006, Daley appointed Martin Nesbitt
chairperson of the Chicago Housing Authority. The CHA was created for
“the purposes of engaging in the development, acquisition, leasing,
operation, and administration of a Low Rent Housing Program and other
federally assisted programs,” according to the agency’s 2005 annual
financial report.”

Read more:

 http://thecommonconservative.com/?p=161

Where is the House Judiciary Committee?

Project Vote Obama 2012, ACORN, Obama 2012 Campaign stop at nothing strategy, 2008 election fraud

Project Vote Obama 2012, ACORN, Obama 2012 Campaign stop at nothing strategy, 2008 election fraud

From True the Vote September 12, 2011.

“Dear Fellow American,

You remember ACORN, the scandal-ridden organization that spearheaded
voter registration drives in heavily Democratic neighborhoods in 2008.
Well, it may be making a comeback just in time to help President Obama
win a second term!

The Obama campaign has decided to call their in-house voter
registration and activation program “Project Vote.” Ironically, there
is already an organization with this same name that focuses on
registering voters in “historically underrepresented communities.”
This Project Vote worked side by side ACORN to register voters in 21
battleground states in 2008…and President Obama served as its
director in Chicago in 1992. In 2008, the Obama campaign paid more
than $800,000 to an ACORN organization to help deliver votes in the
primary election against Hillary Clinton.

Now, the Obama 2012 Campaign has chosen to dispense with the illusion
of separation between camps. The announcement of the Obama 2012
Campaign’s new “Project Vote” initiative signals a “stop at nothing”
strategy.

I don’t have to tell you that taking back the White House in 2012 is
critical to America’s future. That’s why I’ve helped launch True the
Vote, an initiative developed by citizens for citizens, to inspire and
equip volunteers for involvement at every stage of our electoral
process and to actively protect the rights of legitimate voters,
regardless of their political party affiliation. But we urgently need
your help to implement this initiative in all 50 states before the
2012 primary elections begin in just a few months. Will you follow
this link right now to make a contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or
whatever you can afford to support True the Vote’s efforts to ensure
free and fair elections?

I won’t bore you by going into all the details of how ACORN committed
electoral fraud in the past. Here’s just a sample of what happened in
2008: In Wisconsin, more than 30,000 voter registrations were
questioned after it was learned ACORN used felons as registration
workers. In Pennsylvania, more than 57,000 registrations were thrown
out due to falsification of information, and in Florida there were
questions about how 30,000 felons were registered to vote.

I hope these statistics shock you, because election fraud attacks the
heart of our political system and threatens our rights as citizens.
But we do not have to stand idly by and watch the corrosion of our
electoral process. We can, we must, get involved and take action. True
the Vote has a proven plan for citizen engagement, but we need your
help to see it implemented in every state in our nation.

Your immediate contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more will go
directly to to mobilizing and training volunteer election monitors and
providing them with program that includes live and online training on
state specific laws and polling place processes, reference guides, and
support in recognizing and reporting instances of registration abuse
and registry corruption

It’s our obligation as Americans to ensure our elections are free and
fair. I hope you will join with us to combat election fraud by
supporting True the Vote today.

Sincerely,

Catherine Engelbrecht
President and Founder, True the Vote”

From Chicago Magazine January 1993.

“None of this, of course, was accidental. The most effective minority voter registration drive in memory was the result of careful handiwork by Project Vote!, the local chapter of a not-for-profit national organization. “It was the most efficient campaign I have seen in my 20 years in politics,” says Sam Burrell, alderman of the West Side’s 29th Ward and a veteran of many registration drives.

At the head of this effort was a little-known 31-year-old African-American lawyer, community organizer, and writer: Barack Obama. The son of a black Kenyan political activist and a white American anthropologist”

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-1993/Vote-of-Confidence/

ACORN, Health Care Bill, Harry Reid, Manager’s amendment, Racial quotas, Department of Health and Human Services

From One News Now, December 23, 2009.

“Who benefits from Senate healthcare? ACORN!”

“A legal scholar says the Senate healthcare bill is not only stuffed full of racial quotas and preferences, but it also gives the disgraced liberal activist group ACORN opportunities to receive funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

 
Harry Reid’s (D-Nevada) “manager’s amendment” in the Senate healthcare bill requires that six federal agencies each establish an “Office of Minority Health.” Under that requirement, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is supposed to award grants and contracts to organizations that are “indigenous human resource providers in communities of color” and engage in “community outreach activities” — the type of work ACORN says it has been doing for years.
 
Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, says scandal-plagued ACORN — the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now — is exactly the kind of organization that will be applying for and receiving these federal funds.
 
“It illustrates this wrong assumption that’s all throughout this huge bill, and that is there are all these racial preferences and racial quotas everywhere in it,” he explains.  “There’s this whole assumption by the left that the disparities in healthcare have to do with the racial background of doctors — something that is completely untrue — and it’s these kinds of things that in fact may worsen healthcare across the country.””

Read more:

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=826068

Andrew Breitbart, ACORN, Breaking News, December 15, 2009, NY Grand Jury, Big Government, ACORN sting operations, Hannah Giles, James O’Keefe, posing as prostitute and pimp

Breaking news brought to us by Andrea Shea King, December 15, 2009.

Just got off the phone with Andrew Breitbart with news that he’s given me the green light to break:
Andrew has been suddenly summoned to appear before a Grand Jury in NY tomorrow morning, related to the ACORN sting operations exposed in Big Government with Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe posing as prostitute and pimp respectively.
Thus, he will be inflight, winging his way to NY tonight at the same time he was scheduled to be with us.  Andrew assures me he will join us at a later date and asked me to in his place,  invite Mike Flynn, editor in chief of Big Government, who has appeared several times on the Larry Kudlow show, Fox News’ Glenn Beck’s and Sean Hannity’s programs.  A quick phone call later, and Mike will be on with us.

Here’s a clip of Mike with Glenn Beck… tune in tonight!  Link to listen.



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Obama lies, Mortgage crisis, Unemployment, December 14, 2009, Obama Bankers meeting, ACORN, Democrats, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Obama ACORN and Democrats caused housing and jobs crisis

“ACORN’s alliance with the Democratic Party is at the root of the current financial meltdown. And Barack Obama has stayed true to ACORN’s ways.”…Stanley Kurtz

 

Obama

Lies

Mortgage, Unemployment Crisis

Who is to blame?

 

The lying, SOB, usurper, Barack Obama is meeting with bankers today. Obama is attempting, once again, to coerce banks to lend money to people who cannot afford the loans. Consistent with his trend of lying, he blames the bankers for the mortgage and unemployment crisis.

However, facts and reality are not on Obama’s side.

The Citizen Wells has provided numerous articles on ACORN corruption, ACORN’s involvement in pressuring banks to make risky loans and Barack Obama’s long time ties to ACORN.

An article dated September 15, 2009 is loaded with facts that indict Obama and ACORN.

October 8, 2008 – Straight from the horse’s mouth

“ACORN Report
The ACORN Report is published by ACORN’s National Office and contains up-to-date information. We have ACORN Reports indexed by date and topic available.”

“City Limits February 1999
During its 15 years in New York City, ACORN has helped squatters claim derelict city-owned property, forced bankers to invest in low-income communities, and organized a war against the city’s workfare program.

It’s also developed a reputation for no-holds-barred tactics—getting results through adversarial campaigns against bankers, politicians and bureaucrats using confrontation and concession rather than consensus. ACORN, unlike most social service non-profits, scorns charity. Their goal is to help poor people seize power.”

This comes straight from the Acorn national office.
Note the following:

“Their goal is to help poor people seize power”

October 13, 2008 – Acorn contribution to mortgage crisis

“FOR years, ACORN had combined manipulation of the CRA with intimidation-protest tactics to force banks to lower credit standards. Its crusade, with help from Democrats in Congress, to push these high-risk “subprime” loans on banks is at the root of today’s economic meltdown.””

““Instead, Democrats like Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Reps. Kennedy and Waters allied with the Clinton administration to broaden the acceptability of risky subprime loans throughout the financial system, thus precipitating our current crisis.

ACORN had come to Congress not only to protect the CRA from GOP reforms but also to expand the reach of quota-based lending to Fannie, Freddie and beyond. By steamrolling the GOP that March, it had crushed the last potential barrier to “change.”””

““ACORN’s alliance with the Democratic Party is at the root of the current financial meltdown. And Barack Obama has stayed true to ACORN’s ways.””

The Truth about Obama and ACORN

September 28, 2009 – Bank of America and other banks ignored warnings

“Do any Catholics work for Bank of America?
From Catholic News Service October 16, 2008.

“Bank of America takes recent allegations made against Acorn and Acorn Housing Corporation employees very seriously,”
What planet has Bank of America been on the past year?

Is this indicative of the power of the mainstream media?

Was Bank of America controlled by the Democrats or Obama camp?

No wonder Bank of America had financial problems.”

Bank of America ignored warnings

Fox News reports on Obama meeting with bankers, December 14, 2009

“White House Tells Bankers to Boost Lending After Bailout Successes”

“President Obama is calling on the financial industry to help dig the economy out of the pit the White House says it helped create, as the president and bank executives headed into a potentially tense meeting Monday morning.”

“The president set the tone for the meeting in an interview broadcast the night before in which he called Wall Street bankers “fat cats” whom he has little obligation to help. In response, the bankers plan to tell the president to stop oversimplifying their concerns.”

“”What the president’s going to say to the bankers is, you guys were part of the problem, you helped create an economic crisis here that cost 7 million Americans their jobs and now you have to be part of the solution,” White House senior adviser David Axelrod said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Axelrod said the industry has to “accelerate lending to credible small businesses” and suggested Congress would take harsh action against the sector if it does not.

“People are not going to tolerate a situation where the bankers have a party, they pick up the tab and then the bankers pay themselves huge bonuses and they’re not lending,” Axelrod said, adding that bankers should be awarded with long-term stock as opposed to up-front cash bonuses.

The White House also wants Wall Street to fall in line with Obama and back a proposal for a consumer protection agency that cleared the House last week.”

“”He can say what he wants, but we’re not going to go back to the kind of lending that put us in this mess,” said a person who is helping prepare executives for the meeting but spoke anonymously because of lack of authorization to discuss the plans.”

Read more:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/14/obama-slams-fat-cat-bankers-eve-meeting/

I, for one, am fed up with the lies and manipulation coming from the lying SOB Obama and cronies such as David Axelrod. I am asking you to spread this information far and wide. The American people must know the truth.

ACORN, Judge Nina Gershon, US Constitution, Idiot judges, US Congress, ACORN funding, Open thread, December 13, 2009

We must give Congress an enema in 2010. Vote out jackasses, vote in statesmen who adhere to the US Constitution.

With the assistance of a new congress, we must next remove the illegal usurper Barack Obama.

Then we must remove incompetent, biased judges, state officials and then fix our schools.

Many of you are aware of a absurd decision by US District Court Judge, Nina Gershon. There are several possible reasons for Judge Gershon arriving at her unconstitutional conclusion. I can state with authority that the far left wackos have inundated the internet with their Orwellian word smithing to make it appear that Congress has broken the law by cutting off funding to ACORN. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Read the decision, do some research and check back here. I have read enough already to know that this judge should be impeached.

Judge Nina Gershon Decision
http://ccrjustice.org/files/Judge%20Gershon%2012%2011%202009%20PI%20Order.pdf