Barack Obama's father, Barak Obama Sr., was a socialist from Kenya, and because of his father's wealth and influence, was awarded an American sponsored scholarship in economics to the Univ of Hawaii.
Barack Obama, Sr.'s Hawaiian education was sponsored partly by the Laubach Literacy Institute (LLI), which has links to the Nation of Islam, and which considers a socialist world without national borders one of its goals. A financial supporter of the LLI was Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who co-authored books with its founder, Charles Laubach. Kirk was also a friend of civil rights activist and black nationalist Malcolm X (Malcolm Little). It is possible that Malcolm X met Obama, Sr. during a 1959 visit to the Secretary General of the Kenya Federation of Labour, prominent Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, because Mboya and Obama were close friends.
At the age of 23 Barack Obama Sr. leaves behind his pregnant Kenyan wife Kezia (the mother of four of Obamas half-siblings, Abongo, Auma, Bernard and Abo) and their baby son and arrives in the United States to study math and economics at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu.
Barack Obama Sr. is the first African student in the university. Barak Hussein Obama (Senior) was born in Nyangoma-Kogello, Siaya District, Kenya in 1936.
He was a member of the Luo tribe and grew up in the sleepy village of Alego-Kogello.
February 2, 1961 - Barak Obama Sr., 25, who relatives say he was already a slick womaniser, promptly persuaded a fellow student a naive 18 year old
Ann Dunham, a white American student he meets in a Russian-language class only a few months earlier to marry him.
Ann Dunham has been described by former classmates as a "fellow traveler." (a communist sympathizer). Ann Dunham was, at various times, an atheist, an Adlai Stevenson liberal, a secular humanist, leftist social-activist, socialist, and student of cultural anthropology. She was reportedly an excellent debater at school, and allegedly excelled at defending the concepts of Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto.
Barack Obama jr. writes: "The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics." The ceremony takes place at Maui. At the time of their wedding, Ann Dunham is already three months pregnant with Barack Obama, Jr., and she doesn't know Barak Obama Sr. has a wife and children in Kenya.
The couple settles in Honolulu, or at least this is how Obama told the story. See Ann Dunham's time line. Or
August 4, 1961 - Barack Obama Jr. is born at the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii so they say.
Obama states he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. If that is the case, he was then both an American citizen and a British citizen at birth because his father was a citizen of the protectorate of British East Africa. Because the region had, in 1961, not yet declared its independence from Great Britain, Obama was, like his father, a British citizen under Section 32(1) of the British Nationality Act of 1948. Both Obama, Sr. and Obama, Jr. then automatically became citizens of Kenya when that independent nation was formed in 1963. Obama's British/Kenyan citizenship automatically expired when he turned age 21, but he was born with dual citizenship and split loyalties, and thus was arguably not a natural born citizen of the United States.
15 days following Barack Obama Junior's birth, Ann Dunham and Obama Jr.returns to Washington state where Ann attends the University of Washington.
In June 1962, Barack Obama, Sr., after graduating from the University of Hawaii, left Hawaii to travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts to begin graduate study at Harvard University.
Ann and Obama Jr. return to Hawaii where Ann resumes spring classes at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her parents, Barack Obamas' grandparents, help take care of baby Barack Obama.
Ann Dunham files for divorce from Barak Obama Sr.
After a while Ann falls in love with another foreign student, Lolo Soetoro of Indonesia, and the two start dating. Soetoro met Ann Dunham at the East-West Center while both were students at the University of Hawaii. In 1962, Soetoro, then a civilian employee of the Indonesian Army, obtained an East-West Center 21-month grant from September 1962 to June 1964 for graduate study in geography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Soetoro and Dunham are married in Hawaii.
Barak Obama Sr. completes his Masters degree at Harvard and goes back to Keyna with Ruth Nidesand, a teacher and a person of some means. Obama confided in friends that he was attracted to Nidesand in part because, "she was able to pay for some of the social activities that he could not afford," Ruth becomes his third wife.
Barak Obama Sr. aspires to put his education to use in poverty stricken Kenya. He and Ruth moved to Kenya where he worked for a period of time with a U.S. oil company. Later he joined the government of Jomo Kenyatta, working for his early patron Tom Mboya in the Ministry of Economic Planning as a senior economist.
Barak Obama Sr. was an abusive husband and brutally beat Ruth in drunken rages. They were divorced after having two sons, Mark and David.
Soetoro returned to Indonesia in 1966 and Ann and her son moved into her parent's house. Obama attended kindergarten in 1966 and 1967 at Noelani Elementary School
In October 1967, Dunham and her six-year-old son moved to Jakarta to rejoin her husband. Jakarta, Indonesia is Lolo's hometown. For two and a half years Soetoro, his wife and stepson lived in a new modest stucco and red tile house in a newly-built neighborhood in the Menteng Dalam administrative village of the Tebet subdistrict in South Jakarta. Soetoro owned a new Japanese motorcycle.
Soetoro likely adopted Obama, whose name is changed to Barry Soetoro. Elementary school records in Indonesia list Obama's name as Barry Soetoro, his religion as Islam, and his citizenship as Indonesian. Obama attends Franciscus Primary School (1967-1969) and Besuki State Elementary School Menteng 01 in Jakarta (1969-1971).
Obama practices Islam half-heartedly, irregularly attending prayer services at the mosque. According to one of his Indonesian school principals, Tine Hahiyary, the young Obama studies "Mangaji" (or "Mengagi"), which involves the recitation of the Quran. Note that Mangaji, in Indonesian schools, requires learning to recite the Quran in the Arabic language, and not the student's native tongue. Non-Muslims or even moderate Muslims would not send their child to Mangaji classes; it is much more involved that a Christian child attending "Sunday School" class. (Many Indonesians, in fact, wonder why Obama is hiding his Muslim past.)
A former classmate of Obama in Indonesia, Rony Amiris, in 2007, described Obama as having enjoyed football, playing marbles, and being a very devout Muslim. Amir said, "Barry was previously quite religious in Islam."
Note that, according to Indonesian legal experts, it is difficult for non-Indonesian citizens to enroll in public schools in that country; this further supports the assumption that Obama was adopted by Soetoro. Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro, has also stated that Obama was adopted by her father.
January 1968 to December 1969, Ann taught English and was an assistant director of the Lembaga Persahabatan Indonesia Amerika (LIA), the Indonesia America Friendship Institute, which was subsidized by U.S. government. Barack Obama Jr. attends Franciscus Assisi Primary School for 1st, 2nd, and part of 3rd grade. This was a Catholic school.
Lolo Seotoro, Barack Obama's stepfather, is promoted in the American oil company he works for, and he relocates the family to a better neighborhood. Consequently, Barack Obama leaves the Catholic school and attends a public school closer to the family's new residence.
Barack Obama's half sister Maya Soetoro is born. However, Ann Dunham's second marriage begins to disintegrate. She misses her home in the U.S. and wants her children to grow and be educated there.
When Barack Obama is 10, his mother sends him back to Hawaii, to live with his white grandparents in their two bedroom apartment. His grandfather Stanley Armour Dunham arranged Obama's mentorship by Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis who fled Chicago after the FBI and Congress opened investigations into his subversive, un-American activities.
Obama developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his poetry and getting advice on his career path.
Obama spends considerable time with Frank Marshall Davis (whose identity Obama hides by describing him only as "Frank" in his book, "Dreams From My Father"). Davis is a dope-smoking drinking buddy of Obama's grandfather, Stanley Dunham. (Obama had met Davis shortly after arriving in Hawaii, at age 10, but was most influenced by him during his high school years.) In place of his absent father and stepfather, Davis becomes Obama's mentor.
Davis is a member of the Communist Party of the USA, a poet, propagandist, "bitter opponent of capitalism," and radical agitator; in 1948, Davis had fled Chicago after the FBI and the House Un-American Activities Committee investigated his subversive anti-American activities. Davis is also a bi-sexual, sex pervert, child molester (bragging of repeated sexual encounters with a 13 year-old girl), and pornographer, and is the author of the book "Sex Rebel: Black" under the pseudonym Bob Greene. 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."
Obama joins Davis at his home on most evenings, shares alcohol and drugs, is tutored in socialism, and taught not to trust the white establishment. "They'll train you so good," Davis said, "you'll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that shit." Davis teaches Obama, "Black people have a reason to hate" and "You may be a well-trained, well-paid nigger, but you're a nigger just the same."
It is believed that Davis was a close friend of Thomas Ayers (father of William Ayers) in Chicago, and that it was Davis who encouraged Obama to attend Columbia College in New York and hook up with William Ayers.
With the help of Ann's parents, Barack Obama gets a scholarship to Punahou, Obama attends the elite, expensive, private Punahou High School (1971-1979). The school is racially diverse and whites are in the minority. The final day of school is traditionally known as "Kill Haole Day" ("Kill Whitey Day").
Because of his drug abuse, Obama's grades are poor in his final two years of high school. Obama later writes that "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though."
Bryon Leong, a former classmate of Obama's at Punahou, states that Obama "was known as a partier, as a guy looking for a good time, but not much more," and, "There was pot in Hawaii in the 1970s, but it wasn't a big deal."
Barack Obama's separation from his mother has a tremendous impact on him.
Barak Obama Sr. arrived some time in December 1971 and left some time in January 1972.
There was a big family blowup during his visit. Senior told Barry to turn off the TV and go study, but Barry wanted to watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." This small incident caused the long-buried hurts and resentments, about how Senior had allegedly acted in 1961, to surface between the three Dunhams and Senior. By the time the arguing had ended Barry was only able to watch the last few minutes of the special.
So, out of the blue, Barry's long-lost father stepped briefly into his life, and just as quickly disappeared. Obama and Senior would never see each other again. It was not an easy month, and what stuck in the boy's memory was the basketball that Senior gave him as a present at the airport.
Now, here's the mystery. Why would Senior fly halfway across the world to make his only visit to his son at this moment in time? Remember, this was in the era before the deregulation of the airlines. Round-trip airplane tickets from Kenya to Hawaii must have cost a small fortune even by American standards -- much less third-world Kenyan standards. The Dunhams surely paid for the airline tickets. We know they paid for an apartment in their building for the month that Senior was in town, and were undoubtedly providing him with some walking-around money. The sad truth is Senior spent most of his time partying with with his old snack bar buddies from the University of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie and Pake Zane.
Senior had no money. He had already fallen into disfavor with the ruling Kenyan government. His mentor and protector, Tom Mboya, was assassinated in 1969. Senior was present at the assassination and testified at the subsequent trial, essentially ending his political career, and causing a hit and run attempt on his life. He was spending most of his time drinking scotch and crashing his Mercedes-Benz.
It is clear that the Dunhams underwrote Senior's visit, but why?
It would seem reasonable to conclude that Senior's pilgrimage had something to do with Barry and Punahou, but what?
What happened in these four weeks? What was so important that caused Senior to travel 20,000-plus miles? What kind of deal was made? What papers did he have to sign? Was there a payoff?
The Dunhams were getting ready to put Barry Soetoro into Punahou. Whatever Senior was doing in Hawaii was connected to that -- my speculation is that it was to establish or re-establish paternity, or clean-up an Indonesian adoption -- and as soon as the paperwork was completed and he got his payoff he returned to Kenya and never thought about the bunch of them for the rest of his miserable life.
As an aside, it's pretty clear that the Dunhams were going all the way for little Barry, and it's equally clear that Senior couldn't give a rat's ass.
So why would Obama ever make the core of his autobiography, this statement:
"It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself..."
Until this trip, Senior never acknowledged Barry, and never mentioned him upon his return to Kenya. He was a serial bigamist. He abandoned his wives and children. He became a wife beater and drunk. His arrogance destroyed his government career. He killed a man and lost both legs in alcohol-related accidents and eventually killed himself behind the wheel, hammered!
That's some role model.
Ann Dunham returns from Indonesia to Hawaii with 2 years old Maya to join Barack, now 11. She leaves her husband, Lolo Soetoro, behind.
In Hawaii Ann Dunham pursues a master's degree in anthropology at the University of Hawaii. She and her two children live in a small apartment in Honolulu.
While in high school, Barack Obama joins the basketball team and becomes a leader in class. However, Barack doesn't feel he fits in. Barack tries to act tough so he drinks beer, smokes marijuana and tries cocaine, at least this is what Obama says.
Barack Obama begins his first year at Occidental College, Los Angeles as BARRY SOETORO with his Indonesian passport and NOT as Barack Obama. Obama's freshman year roommate at Occidental is Imad Husain, a Pakistani.
Obama's friends at Occidental tend to be the more politically active blacks, foreign students, Chicanos, Marxist professors, structural feminists, and punk-rock performance poets. Obama is rebuked on one occasion for calling another black student, who wasn't "black enough," an "Uncle Tom." One female student criticizes Obama with the remark, "You always think it's about you."
While at Occidental, Obama joins the Students for Economic Democracy (SED), which is a branch of the Campaign for Economic Democracy (CED), a group that was founded by radical, anti-American, Marxist activist Tom Hayden (former husband of actress Jane Fonda), who was also active with the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). (William Ayers' subsequent radical group, the Weather Underground, was comprised of many former SDS members; in 1969 the Weather Underground - then called simply "Weatherman" - declared "war on Amerikka.") Obama's first known public speech takes place at an Occidental College event sponsored by the SED.
An FBI informant who had infiltrated the Weather Underground witnessed a meeting at which the group discussed a future communist takeover of America in which some 25 million "diehard capitalists" would need to be killed. The members discussed a future in which Cuba, North Korea, China, and the Soviet Union would establish "re-education centers" in the Southwestern United States.
Obama's school records from Occidental College have been kept secret. This may simply be to hide poor grades. It is also possible that those records list Obama as an Indonesian, and not an American, citizen.
Ann Dunham files for divorce from her second husband, Lolo Seotoro.
Probably in late 1980, Obama decides to stop using the name Barry Soetoro and returns to the name Barack Obama, Jr.
In 1981, Obama visits his mother and half-sister in Indonesia, and then continues on for three weeks to Karachi, Pakistan and Hyderabad, India, with his friends Chandoo and Hamid, and finally to Kenya to visit his father's family.
One of Obama's hosts in Pakistan is Muhammadian Mian Soomro, Obama's senior by 11 years, son of a Pakistani politician and himself a politician, who later becomes interim President of Pakistan when Pervez Musharraf resigns in August of 2008. Soomro states that "someone" personally requested that he "watch over" Barack Obama, but Soomro will not name that individual, who today allegedly lives in South America.
It is unknown who financed Obama's costly 1981 trip.
Note that a trip to Pakistan in 1981 was not possible for Americans, except for those who were on official government business, because it was on the list of dangerous nations banned by the State Department for U.S. travelers. Pakistan was also under martial law at that time. It is possible that Obama was able to enter Pakistan on his Indonesian passport, if he remained an Indonesian citizen. Pakistan, being almost 100 per cent Muslim, would have welcomed foreign Muslim visitors in 1981. The U.S. State Department would not have known Obama was in Pakistan had he traveled on an Indonesian passport.
Barack Obama was a transfer student from California's Occidental College when he came to Columbia University, New York City, in 1981 as a 20-year-old junior.
He attends socialist conferences "for inspiration." His roommate is Pakistani Muslim Sohale Siddiqi. Siddiqi is a drug user; Obama allegedly stops using drugs while at Columbia. Living a few blocks away from Obama and Columbia is William Ayers (at 520 West 123rd Street).
At Columbia, Obama studies political science and international relations. His thesis is allegedly on nuclear disarmament. (The Obama campaign would not release copies of that document.) Obama graduates from Columbia in June of 1983, with a degree in political science, without honors.
Note: Both at Occidental College in California and at Columbia College in New York, Obama's roommates are foreign Muslims. This may be indicative of something, and it would be worth knowing if the students themselves chose roommates or had them assigned to them. Whether chosen or assigned, were the pairings because of Muslim backgrounds, or foreign backgrounds, or foreign citizenship? Do Obama's hidden college records reveal the answers to those questions?
After graduation from Columbia, Obama joins the New York Public Interest Research Group, an organization founded by Ralph Nader. Obama becomes an organizer at Harlem's City College, working with student volunteers on recycling programs.
Like his Occidental College papers, Obama's academic files from Columbia have been kept secret. While attending Columbia, Obama lived off campus, near William Ayers. It is possible Obama first met Ayers during those years, 1981-1983. Looking for evidence of Obama's past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia students from that time period; none remembered Obama. There is speculation that Frank Marshall Davis arranged for Obama to meet William Ayers in New York, and their being neighbors was not a coincidence; Ayers then possibly suggested that Obama return to Chicago with him. (Was Ayers the reason Obama moved to Chicago?) Years later, Obama and Ayers are neighbors in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.
Wayne Allyn Root was, like Obama, a political science major at Columbia who also graduated in 1983. In 2008 Root says of Obama, "I don't know a single person at Columbia that knows him, and they all know me. I don't have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia. Ever! Nobody recalls him. I'm not exaggerating, I'm not kidding." Root adds that he also was "Class of 83 political science, pre-law and You don't get more exact than that". "Never met him in my life, don't know anyone who ever met him". At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! Who was he, and five years ago, nobody even knew who he was, the guy who writes the class notes, who's kind of the, as we say in New York, the macha who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him. Is that not strange? It's very strange".
Note that Obama's photograph does not appear n the school's yearbook, and Obama consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia, provide school records, or provide the name of any former classmates or friends while at Columbia.
Barack Obama, now 21, receives notice about his father's untimely death. Barack Obama Sr. was involved in a car accident and died at the age of 46.
Barack Obama applies and is accepted to Harvard Law School. He takes student loans to pay his tuition, so they say.
Obama works briefly for Business International Corporation in New York, a small newsletter-publishing firm that prints articles relating to global business; Obama later "embellishes" that job, saying he was hired as a "research assistant" by a "consulting house to multinational corporations," had his own private secretary, and dealt with Japanese financiers and German bond traders. His former co-workers say Obama's accounts of his job are grossly inflated. He wore jeans, shared cubicles with others in a dumpy office, had no secretary, and merely re-wrote articles for newsletters. Obama remarks later in life that the job exposed him to the "coldness of capitalism."
1985 - 1988
Developing Communities Project, Alinsky model of community agitation, wherein paid organizers learned how to "rub raw the sores of discontent,"; in Alinsky's words. Obama's community organizing days involved training grievance-mongers from the far-left ACORN.
For three years, Obama is the director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), part of the "Gamaliel Foundation," another Alinsky-like group which uses "in your face" tactics and threats against banks to obtain more loans to people in poor neighborhoods. Gamaliel's co-founder and executive director is Gregory Galluzzo, who served as a trainer and mentor during Obama's community activist days in Chicago.
Alinsky's "training manual" for community organizers, "Rules for Radicals," states that community organizers are primarily agitators, who must "Fan the resentments of the people of a community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression, he must search out controversy and issues. An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontentment... He knows that values are relative.... Truth to him is relative and changing."
Obama's line about "the world as it is and the world as it should be," which his future wife swooned over and which she repeated twice in her speech to the Democrat National Convention, comes from Chapter 2 of Alinsky's book.
Note that Alinsky's work also influenced the creation of the "Cloward-Piven Strategy," named after Columbia University professors Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their strategy involves taking action to force deliberate failure in society, to foster change toward socialism, by overloading the bureaucracy with impossible demands, lawsuits, holding officials to the extreme letter of the law, etc. The Cloward-Piven method is to push society into an economic collapse, thus forcing a fear and resentment of capitalism, making it easier to usher in socialism. The Cloward-Piven strategy is one of the tactics used by "community organizers" (e.g., storming welfare offices and violently demanding immediate action) to impose intentional strains on the system, and to force the hiring of more government workers than necessary to deal with their ever-increasing demands.
Lolo Soetoro died, age 52, on March 2, 1987 of liver failure.
Probably in 1987 or 1988, Obama joins the Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC); it's pastor is Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who preaches Marxism, black liberation theology (a Marxist version of Christianity that worships a white-hating black Jesus), gives controversial sermons, supports communists in Cuba and Nicaragua, and who later says America deserved the 9/11 terrorist attacks and that America intentionally spread the AIDS virus to remain wealthy at the expense of poor Africans. Some accounts state that Obama joins TUCC as late as 1992.
For what it calls a "commitment to truth, education, and leadership," Obama's church magazine, "Trumpet Newsmagazine," gives a "lifetime achievement award" to Louis Farrakhan, a virulent anti-Semite whose quotes include, "Hitler was a very great man," "Judaism is a gutter religion," and "white people are potential humans, they haven't evolved yet." Obama alleges that his church is "fairly conventional," and that he "wasn't in church" when Wright made his more inflammatory statements.
Obama considers Wright to be his "moral compass," "sounding board," and "confidant." Obama is likely an agnostic or perhaps an atheist, like his mother and father, but joins the church for "street cred," probably to please his wife, and to end the flak he receives from people in the community for his lack of religion.
Obama alleges that he was baptized at TUCC, but no one has been able to find records of the event
Barack Obama is now 26 years old. Before beginning his law studies, he decides to visit Kenya. He arrives in the village of Alego, situated on Lake Victoria, his father's hometown. He arrives there because he knows very little of his father. He wants to know who his father was, so he can understand his own identity.
In Alego, Barack Obama meets his late father's family for the first time. He meets his grandmother and half siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews. The trip to Kenya helps Barack Obama realize the struggles that his father went through. It gives Barack a sense that the work he is doing is directly connected to his Kenyan family and their struggles. Barack Obama says: "[the visit] helped unify my outward self with my inward self in an important way".
In the fall of 1988, Obama begins his studies at Harvard Law School; helping Obama gain acceptance at Harvard is a letter of recommendation from civil rights activist and Malcolm X attorney Percy Sutton; Sutton is asked to write the letter by Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour (aka "Donald Warden"), a radical Muslim and vitriolic anti-Semite, mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and acquaintance of Obama. Al-Mansour alleges in his 1995 book, "The Lost Books of Africa Rediscovered," that the United States is plotting genocide against black Americans. Mansour is believed to have been the main financial backer and planner for Obama for as long as 25 years, and is a principle advisor to Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the world's 19th wealthiest person and nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Adballah.
Note that Alwaleed bin Talal also donated $20 million to Harvard to fund "Islamic Studies."
At the end of his first year, a top law firm hires Obama and he works briefly at the Sidley Austin LLP Law Firm, as a summer associate from Harvard law School, where he meets future wife Michelle LaVaughan Robinson; she is his mentor at the law firm. Also working at the firm is Bernadine Dohrn (1984-1988), former Weather Underground radical, terrorist bomber, fugitive from the FBI (having achieved "most wanted list" status), and wife of fellow radical William Ayers. (Although Dohrn works for the law firm, her criminal record prevents her from being admitted to the Illinois bar.)
It has been suggested that it was William Ayers who persuaded Khalid al-Mansour to raise funds for Obama's Harvard tuition. Ayers associated with al-Mansour when he was still known as Donald Warden. Warden was a lawyer and advisor to the Black Panther Party, whose offices were next door to Warden's. Ayers, Warden, Dohrn, and others planned the overthrow of the United States at a marina in San Francisco, where Ayers, Dohrn, and other radicals were hiding from the authorities.
It is unclear how Obama gets into Harvard Law School, which has exceptionally high admissions standards, with applicant LSAT scores expected in the 98 to 99 range, and a grade point average of 3.8 or higher. It is assumed that if Obama had such scores, his campaign would be bragging about them; it has not, and will not release his school records. One assumption is that Obama had connections, such as Khalid al-Mansour, who both paved his way and paid his way; al-Mansour's friend Percy Sutton states that al-Mansour had been "raising money" for Obama. Obama denies knowing al-Mansour, but al-Mansour, in an interview with Newsmax reporter Kenneth Timmerman, admits he had spoken with Obama and told him he would keep a "low profile" in order to avoid embarrassing the candidate.
It is also unclear how Obama paid for his education, especially his years at Harvard Law School. He appears not to have held any steady jobs during the period, and he also took several extensive and expensive trips overseas. He and his wife later say they needed many years to pay off student loans, but those loans are not recorded on financial disclosure statements Obama was required to submit when he became a Senator. And "Student Loans" don't cover housing, food, clothing and world travel.
Attorney Percy Sutton tells reporters in 2008, "I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money for him. The friend's name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour." Gifts from al-Mansour may have funded Obama's years at Harvard. In April of 2008, however, Obama's wife states that Obama had "just paid off his loan debt" for his Harvard Law School education. That statement, however, is not consistent with a review of Obama's financial disclosures, which go back to 2000 and which did not list any outstanding college loans. (As a candidate for the U.S. Senate, Obama was required, in 2004, to file a financial disclosure form detailing his assets, income, consulting contracts, and liabilities. Obama listed zero for liabilities in 2004 and in all subsequent U.S. Senate financial disclosure forms.
If Obama's school loans had been paid off earlier, then his wife's statement that he "had just paid off his loan debt" was a lie; a pandering lie intended, no doubt, to make the two of them appear to be "just another struggling middle class family." If the loans had, in fact, just been paid off, then the candidate lied on his financial disclosure forms, which could have subjected him to impeachment from the Senate.
Another possibility is that candidate Obama and his wife are both lying, and the school loans were actually gifts from Khalid al-Mansour, which were expected to be paid back with future political favors, such as promoting a Palestinian state at the expense of Israel. If Obama's tuition and expenses were financed by others without any expectation of direct reimbursement, they were thus gifts that should have been listed on his income tax filings. Obama's failure to do so would mean he violated income tax regulations and is subject to additional taxes, interest, and penalties and perhaps criminal charges.
At the end of his second year, Barack Obama applies for the president of the Harvard Law Review.
February 5, 1990 - Barack Obama becomes the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review.
Obama is selected as one of 40 editors of the Harvard Law Review (HLR), but he apparently wrote only one article for the HLR, in which he argued against placing any limits on abortion, with the remarkable statement that abortions would "prevent increasing numbers of children born into lives of pain and despair." His fellow editors elect Obama President of the HLR, partly in response to the demands of Professor Derrick Bell that a black woman be appointed to the law faculty.
A search of the HeinOnline database of law journals turns up exactly nothing credited to Obama in any law review anywhere at any time.
In 1990, Obama turns down a job offer from Antoin "Tony" Rezko's low-income housing development company; this may have been one of Obama's first contacts with Tony "the fixer" Rezko. Rezko, born in Aleppo, Syria, maintains varied contacts with Obama until he is convicted and jailed in 2008. It is not known how Obama first met Rezko. (Ayers, Obama, and Rezko have all dealt with the Broadway Bank in Chicago, run by the mob-tied Giannoulias family, and it may have been Ayers or a Giannoulias family member who brought Obama's name to the attention of Rezko.)
Barack Obama graduates from Harvard with a Juris Doctor magna cum laude.
A 1990 New York Times profile on Obama's election as Harvard's first black president caught the eye of agent Jane Dystel. She persuaded Poseidon, a small imprint of Simon & Schuster, to authorize a roughly $125,000 advance for Obama's proposed memoir.
Barack Obama signs with a publisher and begins to write an autobiography titled, Dreams from My Father". In this book Obama discloses his past and personal struggles. He receives the $125,000 advance from publisher Simon and Shuster, but fails to write the book. Obama travels with his wife to Bali to gain the "peace and quite" to write, but still produces no manuscript. The contract is canceled, and Obama is asked to return part of the advance payment he received. Obama returns to Chicago, signs a new contract (with Times Book, a Random House Division) for $40,000, and subsequently delivers a completed manuscript. It is believed that "Dreams From My Father" was ghost-written by Obama's friend, William Ayers, based on the startling similarities of Ayers' writings and the Obama book, the fact that Obama's only previous public writings were atrocious poetry he had written in college, and Obama's inability to speak well when not reading from a script or off a teleprompter. (Some also argue that the later audio version of the book, recorded by Obama, comes across as unnatural, as though the words are not entirely his.) The book is a critical and financial dud – until Obama becomes famous and it is re-printed.
The public is asked to believe Obama wrote Dreams From My Father on his own, almost as though he were some sort of literary idiot savant.
Obama returns to Chicago in 1991, where he is named the Illinois head of Project Vote, (an affiliate of "ACORN," a group infamous for its involvement in vote fraud), to help increase the number of black voters. Project Vote is required to remain non-partisan to retain its tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization under the IRS Code, but it adds an estimated 125,000 new voters in Illinois in 1992, mostly Democrats, to help Carol Moseley Braun win a United States Senate seat.
On December 17, 1991, Obama is admitted to Illinois Bar, enabling him to practice law. On his application he lies at least three times, failing to disclose that he had previously used the name "Barry Soetoro," neglecting to disclose his record of drug use, and failing to disclose his approximate $400 in unpaid parking fines.
Barack Obama returns to Chicago and joins his then girlfriend Michelle Robinson.
Barack Obama begins working at the firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Gallard as a junior lawyer, hoping to work on civil rights cases.
October 10, 1992 Obama marries Michelle LaVaughan Robinson. The ceremony is performed by Reverend Jeremiah Wright, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
Barack Obama claims he was teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. Obama lied, most famously at a March 30, 2007 fundraiser saying he was a Professor, Obama's title at the University of Chicago was "senior lecturer" and not "professor."
In 1992, Obama helps found "Public Allies," a voluntary public service organization (modeled after Alinsky's AIF) that recruits youths to perform "public service" while they are indoctrinated in socialist ideology; Obama's wife Michelle becomes the group's Executive Director in 1993. The program is the model for candidate Obama's "Universal Voluntary Public Service" program, which he stealthily promotes as an expansion of Kennedy's "Peace Corps."
About 1993 (possibly later), Obama buys a townhouse in Chicago, with a loan provided by the city's Broadway Bank. His down payment is $110,000. The bank, owned by the politically-connected Giannoulias family, is alleged to have long-standing mob ties, as well as connections with Tony Rezko and William Ayers. Allegedly Obama gets a "sweetheart" deal on the townhouse, ostensibly in exchange for future favors. Obama later endorses Alexi Giannoulias when he runs for Illinois State Treasurer.
Obama's townhouse is allegedly purchased by or for him in 1993, but various names are listed as the owner and the payer of the property tax while Obama lives there. The Warranty Deed changes from the name of the prior owner, Stephen Anderson, to Obama, in 1993, but the release of the Anderson mortgage is not recorded until 1998, at which point it is sent to Obama's former law firm. There may be reasonable explanations for the various names and events, or Cook County bookkeeping may be less than perfect, but the oddities (not all of which are listed here) may also be the result of a complicated real estate "deal" arranged for Obama.
Obama joined the Board of Directors of the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation in 1994 and served on its board until 2002. The Joyce Foundation targets its grants toward organizations with agendas of social justice, prison reform, increased government spending for social services and radical environmentalism, with many of those recipient groups hostile to the capitalist model.
In 1994, Obama represents ACORN in a lawsuit against redlining.
In 1994, Obama represents a client suing Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks.
In 1995 Obama's first book, "Dreams From My Father," is published. It sells only a few thousand copies and has to be remaindered; critics call it "overwrought" and "self-indulgent." The book is re-published in 2004, with some changes, after Obama becomes famous, and it earns him a fortune.
November 7, 1995 - Barack Obama's mother, dies of ovarian cancer.
Obama's memoir published in June 1995. Earlier that year, Ayers helped Obama, then a junior lawyer at a minor law firm, get appointed chairman of the multi-million dollar Chicago Annenberg grant. In the fall of that same year, 1995, Ayers and his wife, Weatherwoman Bernardine Dohrn, helped blaze Obama's path to political power with a fundraiser in their Chicago home.
At theChicago Annenberg Challenge Obama was its chief executive officer and William C. Ayers the chief financial officer. Obama clearly aligned himself with Ayers's radical views on education issues. With Obama heading up the board and Ayers heading up the other key operating body of the Annenberg Challenge, the two would necessarily have had a close working relationship for years.
Obama approves so many grants with CAC money that the "Chicago Reader" refers to Obama as a "philanthropist." Obama's time with the CAC is his only "executive experience." While with the CAC, Obama and Ayers distribute an amount in the neighborhood of $100 million, and achieve essentially none of the group's stated educational goals.
It should be noted that the selection of Obama, a 33 year-old junior lawyer at a small law firm, as chairman of the educational reform group CAC is strange, inasmuch as the board also includes several older and experienced university presidents, one of whom, Stanley O. Ikenberry of the University of Illinois, later remarks, "It was unusual, here you had a person trained in the law chairing a board on school reform."
In 1995, Obama sues the State of Illinois on behalf of ACORN to get the state to comply with the federal "Motor Voter Law". A law, which Republican Governor Jim Edgar correctly argues will invite voter fraud, partly because government officers registering new voters are "under orders not to ask anyone for identification or proof of citizenship." ACORN has been prominent in the fight against photo I.D. for voting and other means of voter identification. ACORN specifically sought out Obama to represent them in the lawsuit (it was not simply assigned to him by a law firm).
In 1995, urged by Obama, the Woods Fund gives more money to "community organizer" groups like ACORN. The Woods Fund publicly lies about its ideology, which allows it to obtain donations from many who aren't aware of its radical intentions. Obama's committee's own report even brags that its claim to be "non-ideological which enabled the Trustees to make grants to organizations that use confrontational tactics against the business and government "establishments" without undue risk of being criticized of partisanship. During Obama's tenure with the Woods Fund, the organization gives out more than $200,000 to ACORN.
Barack Obama runs for the Illinois State Senate. Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate from the south side neighborhood of Hyde Park, in Chicago's 13th District. An element of controversy surrounded the election, due to Obama's legal challenges to the petition signatures of all 4 opponents in the race, resulting in their subsequent disqualification.
Incumbent, Alice Palmer, following an unsuccessful bid at Congress, chose to defend her Illinois Senate seat despite having less than 2 days to gather the required petition signatures to run. Her campaign asked Obama, who she had previously supported, to step down. Not only did he not do so, he challenged the petition signatures of her and the other 3 candidates in the race, managing to disqualify enough to ensure he could run unopposed on the ballot.
With the Palmer petition signature challenges, Obama follows the practice preached by Davis and Alinsky (and Axelrod): don't try to beat the opponents, remove them from the playing field entirely. Obama's reliance on petition challenges runs counter to his self-made image of a reformer and crusader for voter's rights.
Obama successfully seeks the endorsement of the "New Party" (NP), a Marxist third party in Chicago, for his 1996 state senate run. The endorsement of the New Party requires that the candidate "sign a contract with the NP. The contract mandates that they must have a visible and active relationship with the NP." Obama receives the endorsement with an in-person appearance with the NP; it is not an unsolicited endorsement. After his victory in the election, the NP states that "Barack Obama, victor in the 13th State Senate District, encouraged NPers to join in his task forces on Voter Education and Voter Registration." Obama also receives the support of the Democrat Socialists of America (DSA); Obama was then (and may still be) an associate of the DSA's Chicago branch. The members of the New Party, the DSA, and ACORN are, to a great extent, interchangeable.
Obama voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive. He supported allowing retired police officers to carry concealed weapons, but opposed allowing people to use banned handguns to defend against intruders in their homes. And the list of sensitive topics goes on. Obama introduced Senate Resolution 110, declaring November 1, 1997 "Islamic Community Day."
In 1997, Obama and Ayers appear together as speakers on several occasions; at the University of Chicago, their topic is, "Should a child ever be called a 'super predator?'" The announcement of their November, 1997 appearance together states, "Ayers will be joined by Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, who is working to combat legislation that would put more juvenile offenders into the adult system."
In 1997, Obama endorses William Ayers' book on juvenile justice, with an article praising it in the Chicago Tribune in which Obama calls the Ayers book a "searing and timely account of the juvenile court system." Michelle Obama (who at this time is the University of Chicago's dean of student services and director of the school's Community Service Center) hosts a panel discussion of the book, in which both Obama and Ayers participate. In 2008, seeking to distance Obama from Ayers, the campaign claims Obama did not "write a blurb for his book."
Barack and Michelle Obama's first daughter is born. She is named Malia Ann.
Barack is rerelected to the Illinois Senate.
In October, 1998, Obama writes a letter supporting plans for low-income senior citizen housing. The project's site, an empty lot owned by the city of Chicago, is sold to Obama's friend Tony Rezko, and Obama's former law-firm boss, Mr. Allison Davis, for one dollar. The project, "Cottage View Terrace," eventually consumes $14.6 million in taxpayer dollars, with a substantial amount going to Rezko and Davis as development fees. Taxpayer funds are later given to Rezko for additional housing projects, despite the fact that some of his prior projects fell into significant disrepair. In 2007 and 2008, Obama says he "never did any favors" for Rezko. Obama's former boss, Davis, donates more that $400,000 to dozens of political campaigns, including those of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and Obama.
Barack Obama runs for Congress. His rival is Rep. Bobby Rush, an experienced politician. During the campaign, a pivotal vote on gun control legislation is due in the State Senate. When the vote comes on the floor, Barack Obama is in Hawaii visiting his 18 months old daughter, Malia, who is ill. The gun control bill does not pass. Barack Obama takes a lot of political heat for not attending the vote and consequently loses the election by a 2 to 1 margin.
Barack Obama resumes his work at the Illinois State Senate and in the course of several years succeeds to pass some twenty pieces of legislation.
In 1999, Obama casts the only vote against Illinois Senate Bill 485, which makes felons convicted of sexual abuse crimes serve their full sentences without getting credit for time served in the county jail.
Woods Fund, 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, Obama served on the Wood's Fund board alongside William C. Ayers, a member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow of the U.S. government and took responsibility for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971. "The Fund supported the concept of an expanding welfare state allocating ever-increasing amounts of money to the public school system, and the redistribution of wealth via taxes."
The Woods Fund also gives money to ACORN, which registers voters in poor black neighborhoods, to garner additional support for Obama. Arguably, these actions by Obama and ACORN are illegal because, as an allegedly independent, apolitical, tax-exempt, non-profit group, ACORN cannot legally "pimp for Obama" but that is essentially what it does in registering voters while drumming up support for the candidate who is financing its operations; its tax-exempt status is thus flagrantly violated by ACORN.
Note that the Woods Fund was founded by the Woods family, which owned a coal business that was a major supplier of coal to Commonwealth Edison; the CEO of Commonwealth Edison was Thomas Ayers, father of William Ayers.
Obama served on the "Leadership for Quality Education" Board, while he served on the LQE board in 1999, he had it within his power to help direct funds from both the Joyce Foundation and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, upon whose boards he served simultaneously, to LQE.
In 2000, Obama enters the primary for U.S. Congress. In a television interview during the campaign, he cites as a qualification his experience with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, the educational reform project on which he worked with William Ayers. (The project ends up wasting over $100 million, without accomplishing any of its stated goals.)
Obama's tone in the campaign comes off as condescending by many ("I gave up a career with a high-priced law firm to run for public office"), and he loses the primary to opponent Bobby Rush, who defeats him by 30 per cent; Rush describes Obama as an "elitist" who is not "black enough" to serve the district. Obama reviews the demographics of his loss and works with Democrat consultant John Corrigan to get the district's borders re-drawn ("gerrymandered") to favor his political goals; they establish a new district that is still heavily black, but which also includes liberal North Shore whites who would be more inclined to vote for Obama than Rush (a former member of the radical Black Panthers).
In 2000, Obama campaign volunteer Kenny B. Smith donates $550 to Obama's Illinois State Senate campaign; in 2001, Obama steers $100,000 in tax dollars to a newly-formed Smith organization to build a gazebo, "parrot sanctuary," and "walk of fame" in a blighted Chicago neighborhood; by 2008 only the gazebo has been built, the neighborhood is still blighted, and there is no sign of the rest of the $100,000.
Barack and Michelle's second daughter is born. She is named Natasha (and often called Sasha).
While Obama serves on the board of the Woods Fund, it approves (in 2001) a $40,000 grant to the "Arab American Action Network" (AAAN); a second grant, for $35,000, is approved in 2002. President of the AAAN is Mona Khalidi, wife of Rashid Khalidi, a professor Obama met while at Columbia University. Khalidi, a former spokesman for Yassir Arafat, anti-Semite, strong critic of Israel, and supporter of Palestinian terrorism and the PLO, later holds fundraisers for candidate Obama. AAAN calls the founding of Israel a "catastrophe," supports liberal immigration reform in the United States, and encourages giving drivers licenses to illegal aliens.
Obama is re-elected to Illinois State Senate, with no opponent on the ballot.
Obama struck a deal with then-head of the Illinois Senate, Emil Jones, in a well-recorded conversation asking Jones to make him a U.S. Senator, following which, Jones appointed him head of prominent, headline-grabbing legislation worked on by other Senators to raise his political profile, and had him craft legislation to meet major tragedies in the news.
But what's interesting, and almost never discussed, is that he built his entire legislative record in Illinois in a single year... Jones appointed Obama sponsor of virtually every high-profile piece of legislation, angering many rank-and-file state legislators who had more seniority than Obama and had spent years championing the bills. During his seventh and final year in the state Senate, Obama's stats soared. He sponsored a whopping 26 bills passed into law, including many he then cites in his presidential campaign when attacked as inexperienced. It was a stunning achievement that started him on the path of national politics, and he couldn't have done it without Jones.
Barack Obama becomes chairman of the Illinois Senate's Health and Human Services Committee.
On January 2003, Barack Obama formally enters the race for the United States Senate.
Obama's official U.S. Senate and campaign biographies omit any detailed discussion of his work for the Woods Fund, Joyce Foundation or the Gamaliel Foundation or the Developing Communities Project, and with good reason. Their inclusion would have invited a close look at his involvement with these groups that would, in turn, reveal the leftist goals of these organizations and pull back the curtain on Obama's ultimate agenda for America
In 2003, Tony Rezko arranges a fundraiser for Obama's 2004 Senate campaign.
With a slew of Jones-fed legislation now under his belt and "substance" for him to run on, Obama starts working on his plans to enter the 2004 U.S. Senate race; aiding him is longtime Chicago political pro David Axelrod.
During Obama's seven year Illinois State Senate career he works, on average, less than two days per week, has virtually no accomplishments during his first six years, and then gets 26 bills passed in his final year with the help of Senate President Emil Jones, who has Obama's name placed on bills that others wrote.
Barack Obama wins the Illinois primaries with 53 percent of the vote. In the general election, Barack Obama faces Republican candidate Jack Ryan.
Jack Ryan's campaign is affected by sex scandal reports and Ryan is forced to quit the race.
The Illinois Republican Party drafts Alan Keyes, a former ambassador, to run against Barack Obama for the U.S. Senate, in place of Jack Ryan.
During the campaign, Alan Keys challenges Barack Obama's Christianity and Blackness.
July 7, 2004 - Boston, Massachusetts: The Democratic National Convention, 42 years old Barack Obama is chosen to deliver the keynote speech. This inspiring speech is viewed as a defining moment in Barack Obama's political career and it earns him a worldwide recognition.
November 2, 2004 - Barack Obama, 43, is elected for the U.S. Senate. The outcome of the race is unprecedented. Barack Obama receives 70% of the vote, while Republican Alan Keyes receives only 27%. Barack Obama is the nation's fifth African-American Senator.
Obama pushes legislation (Senate Bill 1332) to reduce the number of members of the Health Facilities Planning Board from 15 to 9, and (with the help of Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine, and Governor Rod Blogojevich) gets three of his campaign contributors appointed to the Board. One of the doctors on the Board, Robert Weinstein, is later convicted, along with Stuart Levine, of embezzling millions from charities and a medical school. FBI agents record Rezko telling Levine that he influences the Board. Michael Malek, one of the people appointed to the board, donates $10,000 to Obama on June 3, 2003, and $25,000 to Governor Rod Blagojevich in July 25, 2003; appointee Fortunee Massuda gives the governor $25,000, and $2,000 to Obama; Dr. Imad Almanaseer gives $3,000 to Obama.
By 2004, Obama and ACORN are "old friends." Over the years Obama receives campaign support and voter registration help from ACORN; in exchange, Obama helps obtain funding for ACORN via the Woods Fund, Joyce Foundation, and the legislature, and attempts to introduce "ACORN-friendly" legislation (like massive minimum wage increases, preventing the construction of new Wal-Mart stores, forcing banks to lend more to poor people and donate to voter turn-out drives, rolling back welfare reform, and forcing businesses that flee the city of Chicago to pay "exit fees").
In June of 2004, leftist billionaire George Soros (who bankrolls the radical web site moveon.org) hosts a fundraiser in New York for Obama's Senate campaign; Soros chips in $60,000; the total "take" for the evening is unknown.
In 2004, Iraqi billionaire Nadhmi Auchi (who lives in London) flies to Chicago in a private jet and meets at the Four Season Hotel with Tony Rezko, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, and Obama. At this point, both Blagojevich and Obama are aware that Rezko is already under investigation for illegal activities involving kickbacks for political favors.
Barack Obama takes an active role in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
January 4, 2005 - Barack Obama is sworn as a U.S. senator.
Barack's first law is passed with Republican Tom Coburn. The law allows every American to go online and see exactly how tax dollars are spent.
Obama buys more than $50,000 of stock in two companies whose major investors include his biggest political donors. One of the companies is developing a drug to treat avian flu. Two weeks after buying shares in the company, Obama pushes for federal spending to battle the disease; the fear of the disease is hyped way out of proportion by the media, with incessant scare stories not backed up by facts. Obama also buys stock in a satellite communications business backed by four friends and donors who had raised $150,000 for him.
In June, 2005, Obama purchases a mansion in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, for $1.65 million ($300,000 less than the asking price), with the help of friend, fundraiser, and political "fixer" Tony Rezko; Rezko's wife, who earns $37,000 per year, purchases the empty lot adjacent to the Obama house for the full price of $625,000, with a down payment of $125,000. Obama's 5.625 per cent mortgage is for $1.32 million, through the Northern Trust Bank. At the time of the purchase, it is already widely known that Rezko is under investigation by federal authorities; Obama deals with him anyway. Three weeks before the purchase, $3.5 million is loaned to Rezko by Nadhmi Auchi, The wealthy Iraqi who lives in England. (Rezko is convicted in 2008 of receiving kickbacks for political favors.) Mrs. Rezko then sells a 10-foot strip of the empty lot to Obama, for $104,500. (The transaction leaves Rezko with an unusable empty lot with no street access.) Rezko later asks Obama to help Auchi obtain a visa to travel in the United States in 2005; the State Department refuses, partly because Auchi, a member of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party and former high-ranking official in his oil Ministry, had been found guilty of corruption charges in France.
Living within a few blocks of Obama's mansion are Louis Farrakhan, William Ayers, and Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle is Chicago's 4th Ward Alderwoman
Suggesting he cares less about the letter of the law and more about the status of the litigants, Obama argues against the nomination of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, saying that the role of the justice is to favor the weak over the strong.
Obama's second book, "The Audacity of Hope," is published. The book's title is inspired by Obama's controversial pastor, Reverend Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright.
Obama pushes for a $1 million earmark for the University of Chicago Hospitals; his wife, Michelle Obama, is promoted to "Vice President of Community and External Affairs" for the hospitals; her salary jumps from $121,900 to $316,962; her main responsibilities, in promoting an "Urban Health Initiative," are to encourage the poor, uninsured to go to neighborhood clinics rather than diminish hospital profits by using the hospital emergency rooms; assisting her with the public relations nightmare is David Axelrod.
The Board of Trustees of Chicago's Adler Planetarium raises $250,000 for Obama's Presidential campaign; Obama then obtains a $3 million earmark for the planetarium; $300,000 had been sought by the Trustees to upgrade a projector system.
In April of 2006, Companion Security (run by Frawley, Rezko, and Mehru) works with Governor Rod Blagojevich to lease an Illinois military facility for training Iraqi security guards. In August of 2006, Frawley works with Obama's Senate staff to complete the deal.
Obama is Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe, but never convenes the committee for a meeting.
During his 2006 Kenya visit, Obama makes a speech to university students in Nairobi, in which he criticizes the existing pro-American Kenyan government, rallies the students against it, and talks of the need for change. This action is seen as an endorsement by Obama of Odinga, the Kenyan President's opponent. By making his speech, supporting Odinga, and standing beside Odinga at rallies, Obama violates the stated conditions of his Official Government Visa ("to nurture relations between the (African) Continent and the United States"). The Kenyan government lodges an official protest of Obama's passport abuse and misconduct. Obama's actions are denounced by the U.S. State Department as being in direct opposition to U. S. National Security. After Odinga loses the election in December of 2007, his followers burn women and children alive, in a Christian church where they had sought refuge. Over 1,500 people are ultimately killed in riots, and Odinga is ultimately given the position of Prime Minister to placate his radical supporters and stop further bloodshed.
In support of Odinga, Obama raises approximately $950,000. The cash for Odinga comes from private meetings in 2006 arranged for Odinga by Mark Lippert, a foreign policy advisor on Obama's staff. Odinga visits Obama during three separate trips to Washington in 2004, 2005, and 2006. Odinga promises his supporters in Kenya that he will "rewrite the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Shariah as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared religion."
Obama campaigns in Vermont for self proclaimed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders; Sanders calls rookie Senator Obama "one of the great leaders of the United States Senate;" by the 2008 Presidential election, Obama's voting record is more to the left than that of socialist Sanders.
In an article in the Jakarta Post of November 29, 2006, Julia Suryakusuma, a long-time friend of Obama's mother and an outspoken feminist writer, states that Obama could run for President of Indonesia; it is assumed she means that Obama retains his Indonesian citizenship; because Indonesia does not allow dual citizenship, Obama cannot be an American citizen if he has not renounced his Indonesian citizenship.
In early 2007, Obama announces his candidacy for U. S. President; Obama's main campaign strategist is David Axelrod (the "Karl Rove" of the Obama campaign). Two weeks before he launches his Presidential campaign, Obama pays $375-$400 for two decades worth of parking tickets received wile at Harvard Law School. (He manages to avoid the late fees and penalties a "normal" person would be charged.) Arguably (and putting his tremendous ego aside), Obama may have decided to run for President, rather than attempting first to be the Vice-President of the more likely candidate, Hillary Clinton, partly because he knows he would never make it through the VP vetting process.
At the time of his candidacy announcement, Obama had actually been present for work in the Senate a total of 143 days. Obama's announcement includes this statement, "I know that I haven't spent a lot of time learning the ways of Washington. But I've been there long enough to know that the ways of Washington must change."
In 2007, the Obama campaign receives $32,000 from companies affiliated with Robert Blackwell. While an Illinois State Senator, Obama received $112,000 from Blackwell in monthly $8,000 retainers, funneled through the law firm where he had previously worked. Obama persuaded the Illinois legislature to award $320,000 in state grants to Blackwell's company, "Killerspin." (Killerspin is a company that promotes table tennis ("ping pong") and sells equipment and apparel and promotes tournaments.) Note that the University of Chicago Medical Center, with Michelle Obama's encouragement, had granted a $650,000 contract to a local contractor for upgrading the center's intranet; that contractor was (Robert) Blackwell Consulting.
In 2007, Obama works to stop Hans Von Spakovsky, an official in the Justice Department, from being named to the Federal Election Commission, because Von Spakovsky had supported a Georgia photo I.D. law. Like his ACORN supporters, Obama opposes voter I.D. laws. ACORN also opposes welfare reform and the strengthening of U.S. border security.
In April, 2007, Obama endorses the idea of "comparable worth pay" by supporting a bill by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. Under a "comparable worth" scheme, the federal government would define the value of every job in the United States, and then force employers to follow those rules.
Despite a long history of corruption in the Teamsters Union, Obama tells the union he will end its federal oversight if he is elected. Obama receives substantial campaign donations from the Teamsters Union. Obama also promises to support legislation allowing unions to avoid secret ballots in organizing campaigns.
On July 18, 2007, ABC News reports that Obama told Planned Parenthood that sex education for kindergartners is "the right thing to do."
In a Colorado campaign appearance, in a proposal worthy of Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro, Obama announces plans for a "civilian national security force." After a flurry of inquiries about Obama's intentions with his "security force," the proposal is dropped from his speeches and all references to it are deleted from the campaign's official web site.
In October of 2007, Obama co-sponsors legislation, the "Helping Families Save their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2007," which makes it easier for homeowners to protect themselves from losing their homes; the bill is written to also intentionally shield ACORN and other "middleman" groups from being charged for violations of the "Truth in Lending Act" in connection with obtaining mortgages for clients.
The New York Times, on October 30, 2007, reports that "Obama has declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years".
On November 1, Obama says, "We've got to make sure that people who have more money help the people who have less money."
In a November, 2007 speech to ACORN members, Obama brags that when he "ran the Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it." When, in 2008, critics connect Obama to ACORN and Project Vote, Obama disavows having working for or with the groups.
At a March 30, 2007, fundraiser Obama lied when he said, "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution." Obama's title at the University of Chicago was "senior lecturer" and not "professor."
June 3, 2008 - After defeating Senator Hillary Clinton in the primaries, Barack Obama becomes the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party for the 2008 presidential election.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 was awarded to Barack H. Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".
He was a lame duck after he returned from Copenhagen empty handed in September 2009, expecting the mere presence of his electro-magnetic glow would secure the 2016 summer Olympics for Chicago.
On January 20th, 2009, Barack H. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America - the first African-American ever to hold the office of U.S. Commander-in-Chief.
Nearly a month after he was inaugurated in the midst of an economic earthquake, the president travelled to Denver, where he used the venue of the city's Museum of Nature & Science to sign the stimulus bill, a law MSNBC characterized as a "mammoth" $787 billion plan "designed to revive the economy and save millions of jobs."
On the 24th of December the democratic controlled "lame Duck" Congress jams Obamacare down Americas throat against a 52 to 38 percent rejection poll. Voters disapprove 52 - 38 percent of the health care reform proposal under consideration in Congress, and they disapprove 56 - 38 percent of President Obama's handling of health care. "With the strokes of 22 pens, President Obama signed his landmark health care overhaul. . . into law. . ."
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
On this day, which will live in U.S. diplomatic infamy, President Obama abruptly walked out on Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, disrespectfully announcing he was going to the White House living quarters to have dinner and sarcastically mentioning the PM could let him know "if there's anything new."
Between 2008 and 2010 Obama signs 79 Executive Orders increasing the White House staff cost by $5.5 million dollars. The majority of the Orders created frivolous commissions and agencies.
Allowing radical racist communist in his administration - Van Jones; Special Advisor for Green Jobs in the Obama administration (Former now)
This guy is so far out there that he signed his name to 911Truth.org which is a group that does not believe the accepted, proven, and established accounts of 9/11/01, this is a kin to denying the Holocaust, claiming the Earth is flat (there are those that still believe this), believe the Moon landings were fake, etc, etc.
This is also insulting to the families of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and bluntly almost as evil as the attacks themselves!
Shutting down of the oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico, along with his mishandling of the BP Oil Spill including turning down real help from the Dutch for Oil Spill Help; Obama says "Thanks, but no thanks"
Also with an economy that needs low oil prices for complete recovery, Obama continues to lock up viable oil reserves in the US.
"Solar-Gate"; There are two House investigations into a scandal involving a $535 million federal loan failed solar company Solyndra, and more than $4.7 billion for four additional loans for troubled solar companies
"People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both."