As I’ve stated, here...on several occasions...I am fascinated by whatever process has put Barack Obama into the hunt for the White House. So, I spent some time delving into his past and this process. In search of this time-line, I looked at many sources, discarding photo-shopped pictures, celebrity endorsements, such as Fonda, Hanks, Streisand, Clooney, Moore, De Niro, Redford, or Damon et al, and anything that I could not find at least two corroborating sources on. What I found did not surprise me, although I was confounded by blatant non-parity in the mainstream press in the submerging and “cleansing” of Obama’s past and of his associations. I think that anyone interested in this election should know as much as there is to know about the candidates. So, in no particular order, here are some of the people that Obama has chosen as his campaign advisers, those who have publicly endorsed and/or lent financial support to the rise of Barack Obama. This won't change anyone's mind, just their level of awareness...
Top Financial Contributors
Goldman Sachs $691,930
University of California $611,207
Citigroup Inc $448,599
JPMorgan Chase & Co $442,919
Harvard University $435,769
Google Inc $420,174
UBS AG $404,750
National Amusements Inc $389,140
Microsoft Corp $377,235
Lehman Brothers $370,524
Sidley Austin LLP $350,302
Skadden, Arps et al $340,264
Time Warner $338,527
Wilmerhale Llp $335,398
Morgan Stanley $318,070
Latham & Watkins $297,400
Jones Day $289,476
University of Chicago $278,885
Stanford University $276,038
Dennis McDonough, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, is the national security coordinator for Obama's campaign. McDonough was foreign policy adviser to former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle
Susan E. Rice, the Brookings Institution's, Clinton assistant secretary of state and protégé of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (foreign policy)
Anthony Lake, former National Security Adviser to the Clinton administration (foreign policy)
Eric Holder, a former deputy attorney general to the Clinton (legal policy)
Clinton Navy Secretary Richard Danzig
Michael Froman, fellow editor of the Harvard Law Review, a Citogroup executive and former chief of staff to then-Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin in the Clinton administration
Austan Goolsbee, a 38-year-old star University of Chicago Business School professor and New York Times columnist (Domestic policy)
Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago law professor
Laurence Tribe, Harvard law professor
Alan Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve
Cassandra Butts, former senior policy adviser to then-House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt
Karen Kornbluh, another former aide to then-Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin in the Clinton administration
Samantha Power, a Harvard professor
Gregory Craig, Clinton impeachment defense attorney and former director of policy planning in the Clinton State Department
Sarah Sewall, a Harvard Kennedy School professor and former Clinton Defense Department official
Former Maj. Gen. Scott Gration, Retired Air Force officer,
Former Gen. Merrill McPeak, Retired former chief of staff of the Air Force
David Cutler, Health economist, Harvard professor and member of Clinton White House Council of Economic Advisers.
David Blumenthal, Director, Institute for Health Policy, Harvard Medical School
Jeffrey Liebman, Economist, Harvard professor and member of Clinton White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Dan Tarullo, Georgetown law professor and former Bill Clinton economic adviser
Mark Alexander, campaign policy director, Seton Hall law professor, issues director for Bill Bradley’s2000 presidential campaign)
Heather Higginbottom, campaign senior policy strategist, Deputy national policy director for John Kerry 2004 campaign, Senate legislative director for John Kerry.
John J. Sweeney, the president of the AFL-CIO, a devoted Socialist.
Ray Schoenke, founder of the bogus “American Hunters and Shooters Association”, a group that has squandered considerable funds on Handgun Control, Inc.
Bill Ayres and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, founders of the 60’s Weatherman group, responsible for the bombing of the Capitol, the Pentagon, and numerous law enforcement agencies and multiple murders, including a failed attempt to blow up a non-commissioned officer's dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey, when the bomb exploded, prematurely, killing three associates. Ayres’ trial was dismissed on a technicality, while associates, Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans, who were apprehended while transporting 740 pounds of explosives and sentenced to long prison terms, where pardoned by President Clinton in January 2001. Ayres response to his acquittal?
“Guilty as hell! Free as a bird”!
"I don’t regret setting bombs," Ayers was quoted in the opening line of the Times profile; "I feel we didn’t do enough."
The trials were no secret, as they were followed, vigorously, in the news, yet when asked about his knowledge and association with Ayres, Obama’s response was, “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” However, when Obama made his first attempt at running for public office, he listed as one of his qualifications Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, an organization founded by Ayres. In essence, Obama worked for Ayres. Obama’s very political career was launched in the home of Bill Ayres and Bernadine Dohrn, yet Obama, to this day, downplays the significance of his relationship with Ayres, a man who is an admitted and unrepentant terrorist. This is all public record. However, when NRO Contributing Editor, Stanley Kurtz attempted to view the CAC records, which were housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in order to flush out the relationship between Ayres and Obama, he was denied access (to public records).
Disgraced and convicted former D.C. mayor, Marion Barry.
Senator Robert Byrd
Former President Jimmy Carter
Cuban dictator Fidel Castro
The Center for Constitutional Rights, a group of around 500 lawyers who are defending the rights of Guantánamo prisoners. Their major funds come from Institute for Islamic Thought, and organization that was raided by Federal agents in 2002 for the funding of terrorist organizations.
CNN, who’s campaign coverage has been so lop-sided that it is estimated that the Obama campaign will receive in the neighborhood of $300 billion in free advertising.
Communist Party of Illinois
Communist Party, USA
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Carl Davidson, former vice president of SDS and a Fidel Castro sidekick.
George Soros and the Democracy Alliance have poured more than $100 million dollars into the Obama media tsunami.
Jodie Evans. Obama snubbed veterans and military families, who urged Obama to denounce and not to meet with Jodie Evans, co-founder of Code Pink, which has not only taken the stance that Osama bin Laden had a "valid argument" for attacking America on Sept. 11, 2001 and endorsing the Iraqi terrorists but has funded the enemy to the tune of over $600,000.
Louis Farrakhan, reviver of The Nation of Islam
Former SDS president Tom Hayden
Jesse Jackson. He’ll probably pull the lever for the dark-skinned candidate, but there’s some real bitter stuff going on here.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.). "I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years," he said. "What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. ... The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance."
Rep. William "Cold Cash" Jefferson, D-New Orleans
Imprisoned former Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick
Michael Klonsky, leader of SDS and founder of the Maoist Communist Party
Senator Patrick Leahy (D. Vermont)
Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama. According to the group’s, "This group is for self-proclaimed Marxists/Communists/Socialists for the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency." -- "Under Karl Marx’s writings we are to support the party with the best interests of the mobilization of the proletariat."
Former Senator George McGovern
George “General Betray US” Soros, MoveOn.org.
NBC, where pro-Obama reports outweigh anti-Obama reports and McCain reports by a staggering 10-1
Time Magazine put Obama’s face on its cover 7 times in one year
The front page of The Washington Post has exposed Obama 3-1 over McCain. The reason given was that the public knows less about Obama (which is true) than McCain, but the Post’s ombudsman Deborah Howell stated that the “disparity…was so wide that it doesn't look good."
Muslim Americans for Obama ’08, which, on their site (which is attached to Obama’s site) “proposes installing Muslim prayer areas in public places (i.e. Malls, Airports, Universities and government buildings.) and giving Muslims time off for prayer and has denounced Obama’s colleagues in the U.S. Senate who happen to be Jewish.”
The Muslim American Society (Formerly, the Muslim Brotherhood), founded by Hassan al-Banna is a group that promotes the use of violence to spread Islamic law, including the use of suicide bombings against Israelis, which is not really suicide, but “a religious duty, which is jihad against the enemy."
NARAL, which has supported Obama through four votes against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act while a state senator in Illinois.
The National Education Association
New Black Panther Party
On his rise to power, Obama received the support of The New Party, “a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials.” Their members came from Democratic Socialists of America and the organization ACORN, Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition, and Communist Party USA members.
New York Feminists for Peace and Barack Obama
Obama Supporters for Marijuana Law Reform
Youth 4 Obama, formerly Obama Youth, which originally used the Islamic crescent as their symbol.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Obama…"A leader that God has blessed us with at this time."
Nicaraguan Communist President Daniel Ortega who says that Obama “is a spokesman for the millions of Central American and Mexican citizens who migrate to the U.S…”
Project Islamic H. O. P. E
Libya's Moammar Qaddafi, “We still hope that this black man will take pride in his African and Islamic identity, and in his faith, and that [he will know] that he has rights in America, and that he will change America from evil to good, and that America will establish relations that will serve it well with other peoples, especially the Arabs."
Bill Richardson was sent to Venezuela to secure release of the Americans held hostage by FARC, the Columbian terrorist organization which is funded by Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and came back with Chavez’s endorsement for Barack.
Senator Jay Rockefeller
Senator Bernie Sanders, an open Socialist and founder of the Progressive Caucus, a front organization for Democratic Socialists of America, called Obama "one of the great leaders of the United States Senate," in spite of the fact that he had only been a member of the Senate for less than two years and, in all, had shown up for work only 143 days, chaired two committees (which have never once convened) and has participated in three bills, one of which was for the naming of a post office. The others were The Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Diplomacy Promotion Act of 2006," which provides $200 billion for AIDES awareness in Africa and then, the addition of another $50 billion, sum up Obama’s legislative accomplishment since joining the Senate.
Malaak Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X
Rev. Al Sharpton
The Socialist Party USA
The Teamster’s Union threw in their full support when Obama vowed to dissolve the three-member investigative Justice Department review watchdog, which was installed to eliminate corruption and mob involvement. In a statement to The Wall Street Journal, Obama believes that the board "has run its course," because "organized crime influence in the union has drastically declined."
When, Cornell West, an avowed radical Marxist Harvard/Yale Professor, racist and self-styled rapper introduced Obama at a fundraiser, he introduced him as ”my comrade”. Recently, we went to see West speak at a local University. He was there to speak about the opportunities for the disabled, but shamelessly hoodwinked the young audience by turning the speech into a rally for Obama.
James Yee, Camp Delta Muslim chaplain and assigned Democratic precinct delegate for Obama, was jailed for spying, released and went to Syria to speak on television to talk about the injustice of Gitmo
Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison, speaking at the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium in Illinois said, “…if more people knew of what Islam had to teach, the controversy created by statements from presidential candidate Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, might not have occurred.”
Hamas leader Ahmed Yousef is a major supporter of Obama. On June 4th, Obama stated, "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided." On June 5th, Hamas told Obama that they were extremely angry about this stance. On June 6th, Obama said that, “Palestinians and Israelis had to negotiate the future of the holy city”. A 180 on the most fundamental issue in Israel, because of Palestinian and Hamas pressure.
The Saudi paper Al-Watan stated that “U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is more capable than anyone else of bringing about change in U.S. policy, particularly in all things connected to the Middle East”.
Hatem El-Hady, chairman of the Toledo, Ohio-based Islamic charity, Kindhearts (AKA Holy Land Foundation and Global Relief Foundation), which were closed by the US Government in February 2006 for HAMAS fundraising and all its assets frozen, has redirected his fundraising for Barack Obama.
Imam Hassan Qazwini, an Iranian agent and avowed supporter of the destruction of Israel, Hamas, Hezbollah and suicide bombings in Palestine has come to America to run the Islamic Center of America, where he has an open door policy for Obama. Qazwini is a close ally of Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fad Allah, who ordered Hezbollah terrorists to murder over 300 U.S. Marines and U.S. Embassy civilians.
Dr. Khalid A-Mansour
One half of the American voters