By Gary P Jackson
A little video that explains how Obama works. This video centers around Obama’s first run for office, but he’s operated this way in every election.
It’s a story of dirty tricks, Chicago thug tactics, and ties to Marxism and Radical Islam.
David Horowitz’s Discover the Networks has more about this, as well as Obama’s entire story. Here’s more on the election addressed in the CNN report:
The Pro-Soviet Alice Palmer Paves Obama’s Path to Elected Office: [emphasis mine]
A notable attendee at the aforementioned political gatherings which Ayers and Dohrn hosted on behalf of Obama (in the mid-1990s) was Democratic state senator Alice J. Palmer (of Illinois’ 13th District), who quickly developed a friendly relationship with Obama. Prior to her stint in politics, Palmer had worked for the Black Press Institute and was editor of the Black Press Review. During the Cold War, she supported the Soviet Union and spoke out against the United States.
In the 1980s she served as an executive board member of the U.S. Peace Council, which the FBI identified as a Communist front group (and which was an affiliate of the World Peace Council, an international Soviet front). Palmer participated in the World Peace Council’s Prague assembly in 1983 — just as the USSR was launching its “nuclear freeze” movement, a scheme that would have frozen Soviet nuclear and military superiority in place.
State senator Palmer was instrumental in Obama’s entry into politics. In 1995 Palmer decided to pursue an opportunity to run for a higher office when Mel Reynolds, the congressman from Illinois’ 2nd District, resigned from the House of Representatives amid a sexual scandal involving him and an underage campaign volunteer.
As Palmer prepared to leave the state senate, she hand-picked Obama as the person she most wanted to fill her newly vacated senate seat. Toward that end, she introduced Obama to party elders and donors as her preferred successor, and helped him gather the signatures required for getting his name placed on the ballot.
Obama Betrays Palmer:
But in November 1995, Jesse Jackson, Jr. defeated Palmer in a special election for Reynolds’ empty congressional seat.
At that point, Palmer filed to retain the Democratic nomination for the state senate seat she had encouraged Obama to pursue; that seat would be up for grabs in the November 1996 elections. She asked Obama to politely withdraw from the race and offered to help him find an alternative position elsewhere.
But Obama refused to withdraw, so Palmer resolved to run against him (and two other opponents who also had declared their candidacy) in the 1996 Democratic primary. To get her name placed on the ballot, Palmer hastily gathered more than the minimum number of signatures required. Obama promptly challenged the legitimacy of those signatures and charged Palmer with fraud.
A subsequent investigation found that a number of the names on Palmer’s petition were invalid, thus she was knocked off the ballot. (Names could be eliminated from a candidate’s petition for a variety of reasons. For example, if a name was printed rather than written in cursive script, it was considered invalid. Or if the person collecting the signatures was not registered to perform that task, any signatures that he or she had collected likewise were nullified.)
Obama also successfully challenged the signatures gathered by his other two opponents, and both of them were disqualified as well. Consequently, Obama ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and won by default.
“I liked Alice Palmer a lot,” Obama would later reflect. “I thought she was a good public servant. It [the process by which Obama had gotten Palmer’s name removed from the ballot] was very awkward. That part of it I wish had played out entirely differently.”
He may have wished it had played out differently, but it didn’t stop Obama from using dirty tricks over and over in every election he’s stood for since.
Here’s more on that election:
Endorsement by the New Party:
In 1995 Barack Obama sought the endorsement of the so-called New Party 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.
Co-founded in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers (a sociology and law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison), the New Party was a socialist 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 socialist third party.
The party’s Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.
Trevor Louden has more about Obama and his communist ties, as related to the election, and more. Click here to read it all.
Then there was Obama’s run for the United States Senate:
U.S. Senate Campaign (2004):
In 2004 Obama ran for one of Illinois’ two seats in the U.S. Senate. The Chicago Tribune endorsed Obama’s campaign. More importantly, the Tribune persuaded a Democrat-appointed judge in California to open the sealed divorce records of Obama’s Republican opponent to the media.
The resulting sex scandal, based on allegations in the divorce records by a Hollywood actress eager to prevent her ex-husband from getting custody of their children, prompted the Republican to resign from the race.
With a $10 million campaign war chest from contributors, and with no Republican opponent who could garner much support, Obama had an open road to become the next U.S. Senator from Illinois.
His friend and political supporter, the longtime Chicago alderwoman Dorothy Tillman, helped him win the voting in Chicago’s predominantly black wards. He also received valuable backing from the Jesse Jacksons, Junior and Senior, and Rev. Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition.
For Obama’s complete history of corrupt dealing, Communist-Marxist associations, race baiting, and ties to Radical Islam, check out the entire profile of the man who would be President here.
Our team has written extensively about the dirty tricks Obama used in 2008, as well as the network of Alaska bloggers and democrat media operatives that was set up not only to defeat Sarah Palin in the presidential election, but destroy her political future. [An effort that worked short term, but in the end failed miserably]
In a video dubbed Ethicsgate by Naked Emperor News the entire scheme is laid out. I posted the video and talked about it in The Video Barack Obama And His Alaska Bloggers Would Rather You Not See.
We started calling the Alaska bloggers and those controlling them the “Alaska Mafia” because of their thug tactics.
For those who were living on another planet in 2008, I’ll give you the “Readers Digest” version of the events:
Once Sarah Palin was chosen to be John McCain’s running mate, Obama and his thugs wasted no time cooking up a plan of attack.
We all know of the bogus “Troopergate” witch hunt, in which the Governor was accused of firing at-will employee Walt Monegan, the head of the State police force, because he wouldn’t fire her brother-in law, a state trooper who, among other things, had been drunk on duty many times, hunted illegally, and used a taser on her young nephew, and threatened to kill the Governor’s sister, her family, and Sarah herself.
The subsequent investigation by an impartial third party showed Governor Palin did no such thing, but the cooked up Obama investigation, which was designed to yield an “October surprise” had a different, pre-planned outcome.
Walt Monegan, who served at the pleasure of the Governor, and could be fired for any reason, or no reason at all, was let go because he not only refused to adhere to Governor Palin’s cost cutting requirements, but went behind her back to attempt to secure funding elsewhere.
After hearing of the “Troopergate” investigation, which was just getting underway, Obama called the head of the troopers union in Alaska, and became a major player in the smear job.
He would use his then campaign chief-of-staff Peter Rouse as the go-between with Alaska democrat lawmakers. Rouse, who votes absentee in Alaska, despite being a permanent resident of the D.C. area, would hook up with old buddy state Senator Kim Elton, who along with other democrat lawmakers would ride herd over the investigation on Obama’s behalf.
After the election, Obama would repay Senator Elton with a make-work job at the United Sates Department of Interior. Having created the notion that Governor Palin had an ethics problem, even though she was cleared of any wrongdoing, Rouse was just getting started.
Working from the West Wing of the White House, Rouse and Anita Dunn, another Obama regime employee with extensive knowledge of Governor Palin, and Alaska politics [Dunn worked for democrat Tony Knowles, who Palin defeated in a landslide for Governor] went to work.
Rouse would put together an entire network of Alaska bloggers, and make sure they had access to nation media, such as the Huffington Post and MSNBC, to spread the lies about the Governor. Rouse also had these bloggers take advantage of a flaw in Alaska’s ethics laws, that allowed anyone and everyone, even residents of other states, to file frivolous “ethics” complaints.
What looked like Alaskans who were merely concerned about the ethics of their Governor, was in fact, a coordinated effort by the President of the United States and his team, run out of the White House.
That’s how Obama rolls. That’s how he’s rolled since his first day in politics.
Our team has written extensively about the Alaska Mafia, but Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, And The Cost Of Fighting Chicago Thug Politics sums things up nicely.
Mitt Romney and his team, many of whom actually helped Obama smear Governor Palin, by repeating the lies cooked up by The Mafia, need to understand just how evil Obama is, and understand that he will go to any length to win. If not, they will face defeat.