“….Taken as a whole, they verify Thomas Sowell’s observation that Obama has “spent decades aiding and abetting people who hate America.”
A few notable names and bits from the site; other people, organizations, affiliations, etc., and more detailed accounts can be read there:
Ali Abunimah – Ali Abunimah is a Palestinian American and board member of the Chicago-based Arab American Action Network (AAAN)…. receiver of grants from Obama
In March 2007 Abunimah alleged, with displeasure, that Obama had become more sympathetic to Israel in recent years. Said Abunimah: “If disappointing, given his historically close relations to Palestinian-Americans, Obama’s about-face is not surprising. He is merely doing what he thinks is necessary to get elected and he will continue doing it as long as it keeps him in power.”
Bill Ayers – Communist Radical friend of and contributor to Obama’s campaign — He is leader of the homegrown terrorist group Weatherman, a Communist-driven splinter faction of Students for a Democratic Society; unrepentent domestic terrorist. — self admitted Bomber of the Pentagon. In 1999 Ayers joined the Woods Fund of Chicago, where he served as a director alongside Barack Obama
Bernardine Dohrn - Bill Ayers wife and even more radical than her husband. They were leaders of the Students for a Democratic Society‘s “Weatherman” faction, which in 1969 went underground to become America’s first terrorist cult.
In the mid-1990s Dohrn and her husband, Bill Ayers, hosted meetings at their Chicago home to introduce Barack Obama to their neighbors during his first run for the Illinois Senate.
Marilyn Katz - A Radical Marxist supporter of Obama and Bill Ayers.
Louis Farrakhan – Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan has a long, well-documented history of venom-laced references to the “white devils” and Jewish “bloodsuckers” ….
In 1995 Barack Obama ”along with such notables as Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright” helped organize the Farrakhan’s famous Million Man March in Washington, DC. Farrakhan is a longtime friend of Jeremiah Wright. Farrakhan is also a longtime friend and ideological comrade of Michael Pfleger, who serves as pastor of Chicago’s Saint Sabina Catholic Church and has been described by Barack Obama as a spriritual advisor.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright – was the pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) from March 1972 until February 2008. For the last twenty of those years, he was the pastor and spiritual mentor of TUCC’s most famous congregant, Barack Obama. Obama and his wife selected Rev. Wright to perform their 1992 wedding ceremony and, later, to baptize their two daughters. Obama sought Wright’s counsel before formally declaring his candidacy for U.S. President in 2007. On December 4, 2007, Wright was named as a member of the Obama campaign’s African American Religious Leadership Committee. Other notable members of the Committee included Rev. Joseph E. Lowery and Rev. Otis Moss III. Wright would step down from this Committee in March 2008, after videotapes of his controversial sermons had repeatedly ignited fierce public debate and criticism.
Wright embraces the tenets of black liberation theology, which seeks to foment Marxist revolutionary fervor founded on racial rather than class solidarity. Wright is also a strong supporter of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Rev. James Meeks – Since 2002, Rev. James T. Meeks has been a Democratic member of the Illinois state senate, where he served alongside Barack Obama from 2002-2004 (prior to Obama’s election to the U.S. Senate). Meeks is also the pastor of Chicago’s 22,000-member Salem Baptist Church, and he formerly served as an executive vice president for Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH coalition.
Meeks is a longtime political ally of Barack Obama, who in 2003 and 2004 frequently campaigned at Salem Baptist Church during his run for the U.S. Senate. Barely 24 hours after Obama had won the 2004 Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, he attended a bible study meeting at Meeks’ church “for prayer” and “to say thank you.” In a 2004 interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Obama described Meeks as an adviser to whom he looked for “spiritual counsel.”
In 2007 Meeks served on Obama’s exploratory committee for the presidency. According to a Chicago Sun Times report, Meeks, like Obama, has been the recipient of large campaign contributions from indicted real estate developer Tony Rezko.
Rev. Michael Pfleger – Michael Louis Pfleger is a Roman Catholic priest who has been the pastor of Saint Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago since 1981. Pfleger is white, and his congregation is composed mostly of African Americans. Pfleger views America as a nation infested with “classism and racism,” and he identifies white racism as “the number one sin in this country.”
On May 25, 2008, Pfleger gave a sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ, then the church of Presidential candidate Barack Obama, where he mocked Senator Hillary Clinton, Obama’s opponent for the Democratic Party nomination. Pfleger said, “I really believe that she just always thought, “This is mine. I’m Bill’s wife. I’m white, and this is mine. I just gotta get up and step into the plate.” Then out of nowhere came, “Hey, I’m Barack Obama,” and she said, “Oh, ****! Where did you come from? I’m white! I’m entitled! There’s a black man stealing my show!’” He then pretended to wipe tears from his face, a reference to Senator Clinton’s emotional speech before the New Hampshire primary, and added, “She wasn’t the only one crying. There was a whole lot of white people crying.”
Pfleger is a great admirer of Louis Farrakhan. Pfleger has had a longstanding friendly relationship (since the late 1980s) with Barack Obama and has played a significant role as a spiritual advisor for the latter. Between 1995 and 2001, Pfleger contributed a total of $1,500 to Obama’s various political campaigns “including a $200 donation in April 2001, approximately three months after Obama (who was then an Illinois State Senator) had announced $225,000 in grants to St. Sabina programs. After Obama’s 2004 election to the U.S. Senate, he would earmark an additional $100,000 in federal tax money for Pfleger’s work.
Rev. Joseph Lowery – A prominent [leftist] figure in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Rev. Joseph Lowery is a member of the Obama campaign’s African American Religious Leadership Committee. Viewing the United States as a nation that is “not committed to serious efforts to address the issue of racism,” he once warned that “white racism is gaining respectability again,” and that “there’s a resurgence of racism ”at almost every level of life.”
Lowery has contempt for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, specifically because the black conservative Thomas opposes the use of affirmative action (i.e., race preferences) in business and academia. Says Lowery: “I have told [Thomas] I am ashamed of him, because he is becoming to the black community what Benedict Arnold was to the nation he deserted; and what Judas Iscariot was to Jesus: a traitor; and what Brutus was to Caesar: an assassin.”
David Axelrod - is a top-level strategist and media advisor for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Axelrod sits on the finance board of Chicago’s St. Sabina Catholic church, where longtime Obama supporter Michael Pfleger serves as pastor.
Saul Alinsky - Marxist radical Community Organizer and agitator. Obama (and Hillary) subscribed to the Alinsky methods….For several years Obama himself taught workshops on the Alinsky method.
ACORN - ACORN is a grassroots political organization…. In the 2004 and 2006 election cycles, ACORN and its sister group Project Vote ran nationwide voter mobilization drives that were marred by allegations of fraudulent voter registration, vote-rigging, voter intimidation, and vote-for-pay scams.
Beginning in the mid-1980s, Obama worked with ACORN and Project Vote. ACORN later invited Obama to help train its staff. Moreover, Obama eventually would sit on the Board of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which gave a number of sizable grants to ACORN.
In the 2004 and 2006 election cycles, Project Vote and ACORN ran nationwide voter mobilization drives that were marred by allegations of fraudulent voter registration, vote-rigging, voter intimidation, and vote-for-pay scams. Their canvassers were caught or accused of filing registrations in duplicate, filing them for deceased or imaginary people or, in some cases, destroying large numbers of Republican registrations.
From April to November of 1992, Obama served as the Director of “Illinois Project VOTE,” which registered approximately 150,000 mostly poor, mostly Democratic voters in Chicago’s Cook County before that year’s presidential election.
Cornel West – Cornel West is a Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. In 2008 Barack Obama named Professor West to his presidential campaign’s Black Advisory Council. A longtime member of the Democratic Socialists of America, West is a Marxist and a great admirer of Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Rashid Khalidi – Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. He once served as Director of the Palestinian press agency, Wikalat al-Anba al-Filastinija and strongly identified with the aims of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), designated a terrorist organization by the State Department during Khalidi’s affiliation with the Yasser Arafat-run political entity, …. Khalidi hosted a fundraiser for Obama’s first (unsuccessful) Congressional campaign in 2000.
In Chicago in 1995, Mr. Khalidi and his wife Mona founded the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), a group associated with confrontational statements of support for Palestinians and antagonism toward Israel. In 2001 and again in 2002, the Woods Fund of Chicago, with directors [Bill] Ayers and Obama, made grants of $40,000 and $35,000 to the AAAN.
Mohamed Salim Al-Churbaji – Born in the U.S. in 1987, Mohamed Salim Al-Churbaji is a University of Michigan student who currently (as of June 2008) serves as a fundraiser and organizer for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
His father, Mohammed Al-Churbaji, is a Syrian national … member of the Muslim Brotherhood with close ties to such notables as: a terrorist named Abu Amatallah; a leading mujahideen fighter named Abu Rawdha; another mujahideen warrior, Bassam Ahmad, who fought for Osama Bin Laden and his mentor, Sheikh Abdullah Azzam; and Rabih Haddad, who co-founded the Global Relief Foundation.
Robert Malley – A Harvard-trained lawyer and Rhodes Scholar, Robert Malley is the Middle East and North Africa Program Director for the International Crisis Group (ICG), which receives funding from the Open Society Institute (whose founder, Obama supporter George Soros, serves on the ICG Board and Executive Committee).
In 2007 Malley became a foreign policy advisor to presidential candidate Barack Obama. In 2008, however, the Obama campaign severed its ties with Malley after the latter told the Times of London that he [Malley] had been in regular contact with Hamas as part of his work for ICG.
Frank Marshall Davis – black poet and writer (he wrote for the Honolulu Record, a Communist newspaper), and a known member of the Soviet-controlled Communist Party USA (CPUSA).
[He was] Obama’s mentor and advisor, as admitted to in his book “Dreams From My Father”.
Rev. Jim Wallis - A self-described activist preacher and the founder of the publication Sojourners, Jim Wallis has long championed the cause of communism. On June 28, 2006, Barack Obama spoke at a Sojourners-sponsored Call to Renewal Conference, where he identified Jim Wallis as “my friend.”
Joyce Wheeler – Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Joyce Wheeler is a retired schoolteacher and a longtime Communist Party activist. In 2008 Joyce Wheeler became a prominent figure in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, helping to organize local canvassing and visibility events for the candidate.
Tim Wheeler – Tim Wheeler is a National Board member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). In 2008 Wheeler became a prominent figure in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. He helped organize local canvassing and visibility events for the candidate, and he chronicled his experiences on the campaign trail in a blog that appeared on the Obama campaign website.
Carl Davidson - is an American Marxist who serves as a national steering committee member of United for Peace and Justice, an organization chaired by the pro-Castro socialist Leslie Cagan.
Davidson quickly became one of Obama’s most ardent supporters. He helped organize a large 2002 rally where Obama first established himself as an eloquent anti-war spokesman.
Democratic Socialists of America - Describing itself as “the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International,” the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States.
Obama’s socialist backing goes back at least to 1996, when he received the endorsement of the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialists of America for an Illinois state senate seat.
New Party – Co-founded in 1992, the New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials — most often Democrats. The New Party’s short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party - In 1995 Barack Obama sought the New Party’s endorsement for his 1996 state senate run. He was successful in obtaining that endorsement, and he used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers.
Socialist Scholars Conference – SSC events featured the elite of socialist academia as well as union activists, political revolutionaries, reformers, and opponents of “corporate greed.” According to the libertarian writer Trevor Loudon, guest speakers at these conferences included “members of the Communist Party USA and its offshoot, the Committees of Correspondence, as well as Maoists, Trotsyists, black radicals, gay activists and radical feminists.”
In his 1995 autobiography, “Dreams From My Father”, Obama reveals that during his student years at New York’s Columbia University he “went to socialist conferences at Cooper Union and African cultural fairs in Brooklyn.”
My friends, you must go to Sooshi Soo’s site where she documents all of these charges — and MANY more.
Obama’s Radical Friends: Religious Mentors, Communists, Marxists, Corrupt Politicians, Racist Mentors and More