Not as he would have us see, Dreamy and Cool as can be, but as he really is.
Here's the rest. I'll only add my old posts if they haven't been linked the first go-round. What this illustrates is there were plenty of sources the PC media could have mined. But chose not to. Of course, some people were scared to come forth. Some have now, anonymously.
Obama's toughest critic on the Left, however, was the late Robert Fitch. Fitch, a radical leftist and freelance journalist who specialized in urban politics and economics, said Obama surrounded himself with people who got rich on Chicago's $1.6 billion neighborhood demolition program known officially as the Plan for Transformation.
At least 25,000 low-income apartments in Chicago were destroyed under the program, which forced thousands of black families -- many of whom lived in Obama's state Senate district -- to move out of the city. Obama's political allies directed the effort.***
"Obama came through Chicago through Saul Alinsky organizing," he said. "The Alinsky piece seemed to have had an agenda about what it thought was in the best interest of black folks, from the white liberal perspective."
Obama instead allied himself with Chicago's MacArthur Foundation, local housing nonprofits and real estate developers. Valerie Jarrett and Allison Davis, Martin Nesbitt and Tony Rezko -- all Obama friends -- were at the epicenter of that powerful coalition.The sordid story of a Chicago community organizer
O what a tangled web we weave...
Obama is a Nasty Phony
Those Insider Outsiders
"He appeared to be interested for a good 90 days," Rauschenberger said. "In March or April of that year, though, he had made it pretty clear he wasn't interested in risk-taking or challenging institutions or challenging the Chicago machine's lock on a lot of the mechanics of government in Cook County in Chicago."
An Examiner review of Fab Five initiatives from 1995 to 2000 identified 22 proposals, including sweeping government procurement reforms like requiring open, competitive bidding for state contracts. Obama missed votes on several of the proposals, and those he supported were approved unanimously.
"He was nowhere to be found on reform," Fab Fiver Chris Lauzen told the Examiner. "I reached out to Barack. My wife and I took Barack and Michelle to dinner."(Wonder who will pay for the Last Dinner) Here's one cluster from an old post during the 2010 election cycle. Chickens coming home to roost. Thankfully Alexi was defeated by Republican Mark Kirk for Senate.
Obama's mob-connected buddy Alexi Giannoulias' family bank gets sued by FDIC. Giannoulias bankrolled his fledgling career, and Obama returned the favor, repeatedly.And can we recall Obama and Rahmbo were Blago's Top Strategists for his first run. Even Axelrod wouldn't touch that one then.
William Atwood, executive director of the giant Illinois State Board of Investment, or ISBI, told The Washington Examiner that Obama was relentless in applying pressure.
"Anytime I saw him, he brought the issue up. I would see him in Springfield or I would see him at a function and invariably he raised the issue," Atwood said.Affirmative Action for pension managers. Well what do we think happened. Read on.
The campaign succeeded in early 2001 when more than $500 million from the pension funds was transferred to Ariel and Holland, and Loop was retained as a brokerage firm...
Another one: O what a tangled web we weave...
Related NY Times story in the aftermath of the CTU strike. Hmm, mmm, mmm.
If your state were Greece
Another Rezko partner, Ali Ata, was a key witness during Rezko's 2008 federal corruption trial. He donated $5,000 to Obama's campaign and claimed to have given an additional $10,000 in "straw donations."Obama-Rezko Bombshell
Ata was a former president of the Chicago Chapter of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Ata also was an investor with Rezko and Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-British businessman and former Iraqi Baathist who was on a terror watch list and thus barred from entering the United States.
It was all there.
It goes on:
Pinkos Protest: FBI Confiscates Postcard from Old Girlfriend
Stimulus $$$ for Sharia?
Look, the top Occupy Chicago guy Joe Iosbaker has been investigated for material support of terror. His buddy, Andy Thayer, will be leading the protests to NATO. The G8 slipped the leash, moved to Camp David, gee I wonder why.And then there's Chapter X, full circle.
What a disaster.
Come to a head this last week.
What next, America?
...photo from this old post.
Illinois Pay to Play reports:
Illinoispaytoplay.com (IP2P) has learned that Daniel S. Mahru, former business partner of Antoin "Tony" Rezko, made a deal with the Department of Justice (DoJ) for his silence. IP2P is the first to report that on, October 4 2012, Daniel S. Mahru will receive probation at his sentencing hearing. IP2P has also learned that this is being done to insure Mahru will not speak of crimes, of which he has knowledge, that implicate Barack Obama, Valarie Jarrett, Allison Davis, Tony Rezko and others. (Remember Tony recently saying he committed crimes for which Fitzgerald did not charge him.) IP2P is also investigating the circumstances surrounding meetings that took place where Daniel T Frawley and Daniel S Mahru (both convicted felons) met with author Jerome Corsi in Chicago to discuss secret meetings between Barack Obama, Nadhmi Auchi, Tony Rezko, (now Governor) Pat Quinn, and others.