|Obama’s Campaign Financing Chair hosts dinner with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
.I am never ceased to be amazed every time I try this with Obama and one association, they never seem to end. Each one I have tried this with just get deeper and deeper into the awesome Obama rabbit hole. Try this yourself and pick a name out of the Obama and pals hat, but make sure you have a powerful computer…cause you’ll end up with A LOT of windows/tabs open.
So this journey begins when I decide to look at Annenburg Challenge. You probably have heard of this as the huge multi-million dollar fund that Barak Obama was Chairman of in Chicago starting in 1995. William Ayers a name you also have probably heard as the ex-weather underground and self admitted bomber of the Pentagon etc etc was the co-chair of the CAC (Chicago Annenburg Challenge) at the same time, it was formally started around that time.
The fund which started with a mere 50 million dollar grant was shepherded by Ayers and he was the only person that had legal authority to choose the Chairman and he did indeed choose Barak Obama, but I really don’t want to get too deep into the Ayers Obama relationship much more than saying that Obama is full of shit when he says he barely knew him. If you and I co-administered what ultimately would be about 150 million dollars on some fund’s board…I would think we would have more of a working relationship than just saying Hi and barely knowing each other.
Two excellent reads on the History of the CAC and how it all came to be…these will give you some you good background on that, but as I said…don’t want to go too deeply in the Ayers/Obama relationship in this thread.
[link to noquarterusa.net]
[link to theproblemwithobama.com]
So I figure a good place to place to start looking the Annenburg Challenge would be “Factcheck.org” well as it turns out, it was a pretty freaking good assumption, because they are owned and funded by the Annenburg Challenge fund. Why it even says so in their banner on their front page.
I’m sure they are unbiased toward Obama a former chair of the Chicago sector of the same fund and are completely uninfluenced by that past relationship.
So anyway then I decide might as well go to right to Annenburg Challenge site. So they have a very nice site, lists all the Challenge Areas and I go to the Chicago Challenge page.
[link to www.annenberginstitute.org]
So they mention many of the works they have done, “improvement efforts of networks – schools connected with an external partner organization.” which more or less means they didn’t give money directly to schools, but to external organizations that worked with schools, also another story as to who and what those “external partner organizations” were.
So I see that the CAC no longer exists, but they have however formed a successor organization called “The Chicago Public Education Fund” Sounds very nice, so I go there to see how they are doing.
[link to www.cpef.org]
They don’t have as cheery a site as the Annenburg people do and all it really says on the front banner about them beside all the nav links is “A Venture Capitol Fund for Public Education” Sounds interesting because I don’t really see a whole lot of Venture Capitalists in the Public education market, so makes me wonder who they might be. So there is a link for investors and the page there comes up as the Board of directors, all very nice looking people.
[link to www.cpef.org]
So I roll over the first few and a name rings a bell, the “Vice-Chairman” Penny Pritzker. I read the little bio they have about her:
Penny S. Pritzker Vice-Chairman
President Pritzker Realty group
Chairman Classic residence by Hyatt
Penny Pritzker is Chairman and CEO of Classic residence by Hyatt, the Senior living affiliate of Hyatt corporation. Pritzker also serves as president and CEO of Pritzker realty group LP overseeing all of the Pritzker family’s non-hotel related real estate investments. She is Chairman of the board of Transunion Corporation and she serves on the boards of Global Hyatt, LaSalle bank and Marmon Group. Pritzker is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The real Estate round table, the Urban Land Institute, the Commercial club of Chicago, the young Presidents Organization and the Chicago network. Several former boardships and since I have to type this instead of copy, I’m not listing them, that whole resume was enough, lol, JD MBA from Standford….finally finished.
So My first thought is HOLY CRAP, that is one very busy woman, a little too much botox in the face, but damn…that woman is getting things done. No way could she have time to do any more, but still the Hyatt thing isn’t what I am thinking was what had rung the bell, so I google her name…and low and behold? just when you’d think this woman wasn’t doing enough…..up comes her name as?
Barak Obama’s campaign finance chairman. Well what’s one more chairmanship of a massive operation, right? should be no big deal for Penny who seems more and more like Wonder Woman at every turn.
[link to gdaeman.blogspot.com]
Penny also seems like an odd choice since she was indeed involved with some subprime mortgage lending, before it was all the rage, and was indeed a board member of the failed Superior Bank S&L that engaged in irresponsible subprime mortgage lending during the 1990s which her family co-owned.
“Penny Prtizker’s chairmanship was apparently “to concentrate on subprimelending, principally on home mortgages, but for a while in subprime auto lending, too,” after the Pritzkers’ bank acquired its wholesale mortgage organization division, Alliance Funding, in December 1992.”
[link to gdaeman.blogspot.com]
“The Pritzker Family co-owned the Superior Bank FSB, which collapsed in 2001, resulting in a $460 million payment to federal regulators. Penny served as head of the Board from 1991-1994 and is a director of the bank’s holding company, Coast to Coast Financial Corp.”
[link to bloodthirstyliberal.com]
So I can see why the above articles are speculating that Penny that might be the next to be airbrushed off the Obama campaign. So I think hmmm…this is interesting, more and more connections. Penny is the chair of the fund that took over for the Obama-Ayers fund, now his campaign finance chair, I wonder what else she does? She is a Hyatt, probably has a lot going on, wonder what else there is and wonder if the Hyatt dynasty has anything else Obama? So easy enough to search to Penny Pritzker Obama Hyatt and that yields a very interesting result, the one that the title of this thread is in fact…..
Seems that Penny hosted Mr Ahmadinejad in New York for several rather nice get togethers. Here is part of the invitation to one here.
An invitation to an international dialogue between religious leaders and political figures:
“Has not one God created us?”
The significance of religious contributions to peace
It is an honor to invite you to participate with religious, cultural, and political leaders in a conversation about the role of religions in tackling global challenges and building peaceful societies at an Iftar – a dinner to break the Ramadan fast.
In the presence of
His Excellency Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of the Islamic Republic of IraN]
With contributions from
His Excellency Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations
His Excellency the Rev. Kjell Bondevik, former Prime Minister of Norway and President of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights
and distinguished religious leaders.
[link to atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com]
So I think Atlas might be a tad biased, so I look up “Hyatt New York Ahmadinejad” and it turns out true, why that is even where Larry King interviewed him.
[link to news.turner.com]
So I look up the first few lines of the “Invitation” which I am skeptical about and that turns up a little more.
[link to www.aim.org]
And the link above has the full text and there are many links to this actually happening so I know it is true that it did. So the E-mail address for the RSVP strikes me as odd, and I begin to think that this is some very liberal group here hosting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a Hotel owned by Barak’s campaign finance manager so I wonder what that e-mail is for….
“RSVP by e-mail to email@example.com no later than Monday, September 15, 2008″
So I look that up and it is the “Mennonite Central Committee” and they are listed on the invitaion….so I think WTF? aren’t they like the Amish or something? So I check them out….
“Mennonite Central Committee Mennonite Central Committee is a relief, development, and peace agency”
[link to mcc.org]
Seems like the same old anti-war Socialists crowd type front site to me….hmmm…just Like Cindy Sheehan’s code pink crew…maybe all the usual suspects….
“MCC dialogue toward peace with Iran
Religious and political leaders hold peacemaking dialogue
MCC to co-sponsor peacemaking dialogue” a lot of typical buzz words and front type site jargon. Why are they the RSVP for a dinner hosted by Obama’s campaign finance chair?…So I go check “Mennonite Central Committee socialists” and guess what the very first hit is?….don’t feel bad I wouldn’t have guessed it either.
[link to www.google.com]
“zTruth : Barack Obama’s socialist connections”
[link to ztruth.typepad.com]
Which mentions Barak Campaigning for Bernie Sanders, the “first self-described socialist to be elected to the U.S. Senate.” Here is a video of Barak Campaigning for for Mr Sanders from Bernie’s You tube channel.
[link to www.youtube.com]
The article above also in turn leads to this article, again from “Accuracy In Media” Titled: “Obama’s Communist Mentor”
[link to www.aim.org]
Which talks about a Young Barak’s relationship with a “Frank” as described in Barak’s own words in his book “Dreams of my father”
“Dreams From My Father. He writes about “a poet named Frank,” who visited them in Hawaii, read poetry, and was full of “hard-earned knowledge” and advice. Who was Frank? Obama only says that he had “some modest notoriety once,” was “a contemporary of Richard Wright and Langston Hughes during his years in Chicago…” but was now “pushing eighty.” He writes about “Frank and his old Black Power dashiki self” giving him advice before he left for Occidental College in 1979 at the age of 18.”
So “Frank” as described by Obama in his book, is alluded to as “Frank Marshall Davis” now if you don’t know who that is, well he was a well known member of the Communist Party USA”
>>>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.<<<< from the link above.
So I am saying to myself, no fucking way are all these Communists, Socialists, far left radical types popping up all over the place in Obama’s life…now this one at least sounds like a bogus assumption. So go to search that one….
“Frank Marshall Davis obama”
5th link down….
Frank Marshall Davis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia As Obama remembered, “It made me smile, thinking back on Frank and his old … Frank Marshall Davis: Black Labor Activist and Outsider Journalist: Social …
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
And guess what that yeilds….
Relationship between Davis and Barack Obama
In his autobiographical Dreams from My Father, U.S. Senator and Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama wrote about “Frank”, a friend of his grandfather’s. “Frank” told Obama that he and Stanley (Obama’s maternal grandfather) both had grown up only 50 miles apart, near Wichita, although they did not meet until Hawaii. He described the way race relations were back then, including Jim Crow, and his view that there had been little progress since then. As Obama remembered, “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.” Obama also remembered Frank later in life when he took a job in South Chicago as a community organizer when he took some time one day and visited the areas where Frank had lived and wrote in his book, “I imagined Frank in a baggy suit and wide lapels, standing in front of the old Regal Theatre, waiting to see Duke or Ella emerge from a gig.” 
Gerald Horne, a Communist Party historian and contributing editor of Political Affairs, claims that “Frank” was Davis, and further claimed he was a “decisive influence” on Obama. Similar claims were made about Davis in the anti-Obama book The Obama Nation.
A rebuttal to The Obama Nation released by Obama’s presidential campaign, titled Unfit for Publication, confirms that “Frank” was, in fact, Frank Marshall Davis, but disputes claims made about the nature of their relationship.
Obama does admit to “Frank” being Frank Marshall Davis, writing in his book about the first name only communist “Frank” spanned over 10 pages, pretty good mention for dude who came and read him poems and had “some modest notoriety once”
Pretty notable actually.
Results 1 – 10 of about 668,000 for Frank Marshall Davis.
Frank Marshall Davis (1905-1987), was a journalist, labor activist, poet, ex-patriot, and resident of Hawaii for almost forty years. As an outsider looking in, he functioned as a significant voice in documenting the progress of the social movement in Hawaii from a plantation to a tourist based economy. In his weekly column, “Frankly Speaking,” in the union newspaper The Honolulu Record, he acted as a commentator on the impact of the union movement on the plantation economy in the post war Honolulu scene. As a major national journalist and former editor of the Associated Negro Press, Davis was able to analyze the changing configurations of ethnic groups, class structures and strategies of control. His keen observation of the imperialist forces and his subsequent fall in status due to his outspoken editorials seem a paradox in a “so-called” paradise. His was a voice that inspired and threatened. His uniqueness as a black journalist and his middle class status showed that Hawaii was indeed one of the few places in the 1940s and 50s where blacks held roles other than agricultural or service workers in a multi-ethnic setting
[link to www2.hawaii.edu]
It just doesn’t seem to stop…lol…I just got tired of going there…I’m sure I could find more and more weaving avenues through Obama’s associations. Connected to who was probably the most well know communist writer an ex-pat American on Hawaii at the time? Hanging with Obama as a youth and giving him insight? All the Socialist and radical connections through various funds and “Community organizations”? Why aren’t we hearing about any of this?
Barak Obama’s campaign Finance Chairwoman, who is also Vice-Chair of the fund that supperceded the Ayers-Obama fund, host a dinner for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that is attended by a bunch of Socialist and or radical leftwing “Church” orgs.
Obama writes in his own book about a significant relationship with a well known and famous in his day member of the Communist party.
Campaigns for the “First Socialist Senator ever elected”
And nobody hears shit about it?
I for one am more and more appalled the more I find out. If you people that intend to find to vote for this guy think that Communists like Stalin, or Socialists like Chavez or Castro have the ideologies that are what America is all about, then I suggest you read up on what those political ideologies entail, cause it ain’t “Free stuff” and if these are the people that are surrounding Obama and are his influences, then every last one of you that think this guy is going to be all flowers and hope will be screaming to have George W Bush brought back and installed as president for life…it is that fucking bad. The Gov’t will control everything, not just which doctor you will be going to or what your children will taught like you are clammobamaring for…everything, business, services, finances pretty much your whole life, that is what they are about. They are smarter and more educated than you and they know better than you do what is good for you and the gov’t runs everything better….sound good?
Well, they did a good job running Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Katrina, the Iraq war, and on and on….so why not give them the chance to do everything for us….