Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.

Euripides' dictum has prompted many to look at the company Senator Barack Hussein Obama is wont to keep:

Frank Marshall Davis

K-State dropout, poet, labor organizer, Communist Party member, journalist for a newspaper published by a Communist front labor union, 'Frank' is described by Senator Obama in his autobiography as a mentoring figure for whom he had great affection: "It made me smile, thinking back on Frank and his old Black Power, dashiki self. In some ways he was as incurable as my mother, as certain in his faith, living in the same sixties time warp that Hawaii had created."

'. . .his faith. . .' in what? certainly not God, in the dialectic of history? in revolution? in the proletariate? Senator Obama coyly sanitizes his Marxist associates.

Willima Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn

Others have highlighted Senator Barack Obama's connections with Weather Underground leader William Ayers in slickly produced TV spots:

Here are a few more samples of what passes for thought in Obama's circle of friends and acquaintances:

Here is a clip of Ayers reminding us why the last Democratic nominee deserved to be 'Swiftboated'. Of course, Ayers thinks Kerry's scurilous behavior after his return from Vietnam was a fine thing:

Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn supported and defended academic charletan Ward Churchill:

But Senator Obama's questionable associations are not limited to a childhood mentor and the 'neighbors' in whose house his political career was launched, and with whom he served on governing boards of left-wing non-profit organizations that wasted millions of dollars in grant money in failed attempts to improve education in Chicago.

Antonin "Tony" Rezko

Another 'neighbor', fast-food restauranteur, real-estate developer, political fund-raiser for Chicago machine politicians, recently convicted of six counts of wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud, two counts of corrupt solicitation, and two counts of money laundering, Rezko was among the very first contributors to Obama's state and U.S. senatorial campaigns. In 2005, on the same day when Obama and his wife bought their Hyde Park home for $1.65 million ($300,000 million below the asking price), Rezko's wife bought an adjoining vacant lot for the full asking price. The Rezkos subsequently sold part of that land to the Obamas at a bargain price.

Dorothy Tillman

Long-time Chicago Alderman, leading adocate of the payment of slavery reparations to African-Americans, Tillman was an early backer of Obama's political career, a fact he used to excuse his continue endorsement of her reelection at a time when the Harold Washington Cultural Center, the cost-overrun ridden construction of which she championed, and whose management board was staffed by her family and close associates, was under investigation for corruption.

No video of Ms. Tillman, but a tour of the ward whose interests she purported to represent spouting radical ideas was posted to YouTube with the caption, "A quiet New Year's Day morning trip down Calumet, Prairie, Indiana and 47th Streets in Bronzeville. All of this is in Chicago's 3rd Ward, as is most of the rest of Bronzeville. The 3rd Ward, which was ruled for 24 agonizing years by Alderman Dorothy Tillman, has 5,000 vacant lots, half the number in the entire city. And who endorsed her for re-election in 2007 (she lost, fortunately)? Hyde Park resident Senator Barack Obama! Has he ever driven through Bronzeville? If so, he might have had second thoughts about his support. All politics is local, Barack. Remember that. Oh, yes, I almost forgot. She and her 49 City Council colleagues have gotten $1.2 million APIECE every year since 1994 to improve streets, sidewalks and lights. Even if you don't live in Chicago, it's your tax money, too.":

Alexi Giannoulias

Obama endorsed Giannoulias' successful campaign for state treasurer in 2006, despite reports that Giannoulias' family-owned Broadway Bank, where Obama's campaign accounts were held, had made loans to known organized crime figures. Records show Giannoulias and his family gave more than $10,000 to Obama's senatorial campaign.

Jeremiah Wright

Now thrown under the proverbial bus, Senator Obama and his family's spritual life for twenty years consisted of singing hymns and listening to the sermons of this America-hating fire-brand who dressed Marxism and black nationalism up in vestments and passed them off as Christianity:

Khalid Al Mansour

Here is a little speech from a fellow who solicited letters of recommendation for Barack Obama so he could get into Harvard:

Is it any wonder Obama's staff have to periodically cleanse the open-posting sections of his campaign website of anti-Semitic claptrap?

Mazen Asbahi

Another one under the bus: somehow Senator Obama managed to pick a member of the American arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group dedicated to establishing a world-wide Caliphate under Sharia law, as his campaigns's Muslim liason.
Asbahi resigned this month when his radical ties were revealed.

Whether he picks them, or just attracts them, can America afford to have a man with these kind of associates in the Oval Office?

As Euripides wrote: "Every man is like the company he is wont to keep."


Anonymous John Bond said...


"the Harold Washington Cultural Center, which she headed, was under investigation for corruption, including the award of non-bid contracts to her family members."

This is just another example of the lies and misinformation that abound the American political atmosphere. The Harold Washington Cultural Center was not headed by Dorothy Tillman and there was no no-bid contracts given to any family member. You can not back this up with any facts.

"The 3rd Ward, which was ruled for 24 agonizing years by Alderman Dorothy Tillman" Another lie. I stand to disagree wholeheartedly with your imaginative interpretation of her hard work and her history of accomplishment in our beloved community.
If you simply analyze the census data of the nonprofit organization We the People Media , you will find that in the Grand Boulevard area, which encompasses the 3rd ward, property values increased 400 percent from 1990 to 2000, and there was a tenfold increase in applications for building permits. It is unmistakable that her leadership led to this rebirth.
Take a ride back in your mind’s eyes to 1984, after the late, great Mayor Washington appointed her alderman of the 3rd ward. It was dirty, neglected, and not a place people were proud to say they lived. It was termed “the low end”. Under her administration the miles of dirt along the boulevard of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Garfield Boulevard was restored, abandoned cars were towed, abandoned buildings boarded up, or if necessary torn down. A neighborhood that was once call “fly dump city”, initiated a clean up campaign that piloted the city’s Clean and Green Program that we still have today.
She pioneered the first TIF to be used in the black community, with the construction of the 55th and Dan Ryan shopping center that continues to create jobs and millions of tax dollars, and also she left the 3rd ward rich with several other TIF districts that will continue to benefit it well into the future. As recently as 2007, she recruited Quinton Primo, III of Capri Capital for the corner of 39th and State Street for a $155 million dollar retail and condo complex that is currently be developed and countless other multi-million dollar projects that are in progress right now in the 3rd ward.
She helped to found the African American Home Builders Association and advocated for an unprecedented 70/30 plan to make certain that African American received the majority of the contracts. She is a visionary who created the Chicago Blues District and The Harold Washington Cultural Center. She even led in the area of Going Green by helping to develop two Ecofriendly houses on E. 45th Street. You cannot ignore the 16 years of producing the stellar Bring It On Home to Me Roots Festival, where over 300,000 people attended this family oriented event that attracted national and international megastars to perform for free, the over 20 years of the Christmas Gifts for Children, Thanksgiving Family Affair Dinners, and The Back to School Health Fairs.
For you to ignore her many humanitarian efforts, including the Washington-King Resource Center, an 80 bed homeless shelter that operated for many years, the two hurricane relief drives, and the ground breaking reparations legislation.

The Dutch historian Pieter Geyl wrote “Imagination plays too important a role in the writing of history, and what is imagination but the projection of the author's personality.” I submit that your attempt to rewrite our mother‘s history is rooted in a dismal attempt to thwart Obama historical acention to the highest office inthe land....
Her history, before, during, and now after her time in the Chicago City Council is remarkable.
Developmental psychologist Erik Erikson wrote “If history is a collection of events which come to life for us because of what some actors did, some recorders recorded, and some previewers decided to retell, a clinician attempting to interpret an historical event must first of all get the facts straight.”

If the Anti-Obama folk attempt to push this story about Tillman through it will only hurt their cause..The publication that printed the series on Tillman are now themselves under investigation for being a political propaganda tool.

August 28, 2008 9:59 AM  
Blogger DNY said...

I thank John Bond his comments. First, I am gratified my little blog has come to the attention of the Obama campaign's spin machine.

Second, he has obliged me to look more closely into the ties between Dorothy Tillman and the Harold Washington Cultural Center. He is, of course, right that she herself did not head the scandal-ridden institution, rather her daughter did. Ah! Nepotism!

Finally, the fact that he chose to only address a narrow part of my entry concerning Tillman suggests there are no corrections the Obamaites can make to the rest of what is set forth the piece, or at least none that could be made without putting the Senator in an even worse light.

Something to think about that.


August 28, 2008 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Good work on exposing Obama for who he is.

September 14, 2008 4:48 PM  

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