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Obama's unethical and possibly illegal fundraising practices

Obama's Black Nationalism per "Dreams From My Father."

Obama promoted and endorsed a prominent racist and anti-Semite, and his hate group

Obama's racist church

Sponsorship of hate speech at My.Barackobama.com

Obama's solicitation and acceptance of MoveOn.org's endorsement

Other Hate Connections

Infanticide and live birth abortion

Barack Obama: Powered by HATE (or, "Barack Obama: HATE We Can Believe In")
Barack Obama's enablement and empowerment of racists, anti-Semites, and Catholic-hating bigots
Sponsorship of ageist, misogynist, racist, and anti-Semitic hate speech at My.BarackObama.com, under the editorial control of Obama's campaign


This Web page is a compilation of Barack Obama's empowerment and enablement of racists, anti-Semites, and other bigots, with links, screenshots, and similar evidence for independent verification by the reader. As an example, quotes from Obama's Dreams From My Father will have page numbers so the page user can verify independently that Obama really wrote the material in question. (The purported one from Audacity of Hope, in which Obama says he will "stand with the Muslims," is taken out of context, and there is nothing disagreeable about it.)

Page Directory
  1. Barack Obama's unethical and possibly illegal fundraising practices
    • "Dinner with Barack" lotteries (illegal in many jurisdictions), possibly rigged so not everyone had an equal chance to win
    • Misuse of tax exempt church resources for electioneering. KEY TALKING POINT: Obama's misuse of his church's tax exempt resources was deliberate, premeditated, and intentional as shown by the statement of a UCC minister, Davida Foy Crabtree. Crabtree asserted that Obama and his staff were informed ahead of time that no campaign-related activity could take place at the UCC's Annual Synod, and that Obama and his staff agreed to this. Obama then wrote (thus showing premeditation) and delivered a speech, "A Politics of Conscience," with substantial campaign-related content.
    • Acceptance of illegal contributions from foreign sources (Palestinians in "Rafah GA," with GA standing for Gaza and not Georgia)
    • Other questionable campain financing practices
    • Allegations of election fraud and voter intimidation (Nevada caucuses)
  2. Barack Obama's Black Nationalism per Dreams From My Father
  3. Barack Obama promoted and endorsed Al Sharpton and his National Action Network, both of which have track records of vicious racism and anti-Semitism
  4. Barack and Michelle Obama's Racist and Anti-American Church  KEY TALKING POINT: Jeremiah Wright is merely a symbol of the church's tolerance if not embrace of racism and hatred of the United States. Remember that the people who run the church (who are in turn selected by the congregation) had no trouble with a guest piece from a Hamas terrorists in the church's official bulletin, and that the people with whom the Obamas have gone to church for 20 years gave a standing ovation to "There were a whole lot of white people crying."
    • Jeremiah "God Damn America" Wright
    • Official church bulletins with a guest opinion piece from a Hamas terrorist, and another that blood libels Israel
    • Trinity United Church of Christ's response to Michael Pfleger's "There were a whole lot of white people crying." The Obamas' NEW pastor, Otis Moss, said "Thank God for the message, and thank God for the messenger" immediately after Pfleger delivered this speech.
  5. Sponsorship of hate speech at my.barackobama.com, "paid for by Obama for America." KEY TALKING POINTS: (1) The Obama campaign exercises editorial control over the site's content, and is therefore responsible for the hate speech. Always use the phrase "exercise of editorial control" when discussing this issue. (2) If Obama's backers wish to argue that Obama's enemies are posting anti-Semitic material at My.BarackObama.com to make him look bad, we can argue that his own campaign staff is posting a "McCain has Alzheimer's Disease" rumor, possibly under multiple screen names, so Obama can reap the rumor's benefits without suffering any consequences. Discussion of this rumor, even in a condemnatory context, gives it wider visibility. Therefore, always add that Obama's admitted cocaine use is a risk factor for permanent mental impairment. It also makes him ineligable to  control nuclear weapons under the Nuclear Weapon Personnel Reliability Program.
    • Hate Speech in General
    • Anti-Semitic hate speech
    • Racist hate speech
    • Hate speech against senior citizens and people over 50
    • Misogynist hate speech
    • Anti-Christian hate speech
    • Anti-American hate speech
    • Libelous material (false accusations of crimes)
    • Wishing for President Bush's Death
    • 9/11 Denial and 9/11 Conspiracy Theories
    • New Black Panther hate group
  6. Obama's solicitation and acceptance of MoveOn.org's endorsement
  7. Other Hate Connections
    • Louis Farrakhan
  8. Support for Infanticide/ Live Birth Abortion (Note that even the pro-choice camp won't stand with Obama on this one. Jerrold Nadler, one of the most liberal members of Congress, said there is no such thing as a right to a live birth abortion.).

(1) Barack Obama's Unethical and Possibly Illegal Fundraising Practices

  1. Acceptance of contributions from foreign sources, and in excess of the $2300 individual contribution limit
  2. Fundraising through potentially illegal (and possibly rigged, with predetermined winners) "Dinner with Barack lotteries"
  3. Misuse of tax exempt church resources for electioneering: "A Politics of Conscience" at the United Church of Christ's 2007 Annual Synod
  4. Other questionable campaign financing practices
  5. Allegations of Election Fraud and Voter Intimidation (Nevada Caucuses)

(2) Barack Obama's Black Nationalism per Dreams From My Father
Unlike the smears and urban legends that are in circulation, these have page numbers (for the paperback edition)

Obama the Racial Unifier:
    That was the problem with people like Joyce [a college classmate of Italian, African-American, Native American, and French ethnicity]. They talked about the richness of their multicultural heritage and it sounced real good, until you noticed that they avoided black people. …The truth was that I understood [Joyce], her and all the other black kids who felt the way she did. In their mannerisms, their speech, their mixed-up hearts, I kept recognizing pieces of myself. And that’s exactly what scared me. Their confusion made me question my own racial credentials all over again. …To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.

    “Dreams From My Father,” pages 99-100

    But this strategy alone couldn’t provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerated. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.

    “Dreams From My Father,” page 101 (paperback, ISBN 978-1-4000-8277-3)

    Tim was not a conscious brother. Tim wore argyle sweaters and pressed jeans and talked like Beaver Cleaver. …His white girlfriend was probably waiting for him up in his room, listening to country music.

    “Dreams From My Father,” pp. 101-102

Obama's only problem with Black Nationalism has to do with questions of its effectiveness

    It contradicted the morality my mother had taught me, a morality of subtle distinctions–between individuals of goodwill and those who wished me ill, between active malice and ignorance or indifference. I had a personal stake in that moral framework; I’d discovered that I couldn’t escape it if I tried. And yet perhaps it was a framework that blacks in this country could no longer afford; perhaps it weakened black resolve, encouraged confusion within the ranks. Desperate times called for desperate measures, and for many blacks, times were chronically desperate. If nationalism could create a strong and effective insularity, deliver on its promise of self-respect, then the hurt it might cause well-meaning whites, or the inner turmoil it caused people like me, would be of little consequence.

    If nationalism could deliver. As it turned out, questions of effectiveness, and not sentiment, caused most of my quarrels with Rafiq.

    –Dreams From My Father, pp. 199-200

…I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites… (page xv)

I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though… (page 93) [http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/streetterms/ByAlpha.asp?strTerm=B, “Blow” = “Cocaine; to inhale cocaine; to smoke marijuana; to inject heroin”]

I would occasionally pick up the paper [Louis Farrakhan's "The Final Call"] from these unfailingly polite men, in part out of sympathy to their heavy suits in the summer, their thin coats in winter; or sometimes because my attention was caught by the sensational, tabloid-style headlines (CAUCASIAN WOMAN ADMITS: WHITES ARE THE DEVIL). Inside the front cover, one found reprints of the minister’s [Farrakhan's] speeches, as well as stories that could have been picked straight off the AP news wire were it not for certain editorial embelleshments (”Jewish Senator Metzenbaum announced today…”). Dreams From My Father, p. 201

The truth about the "Stand with the Muslims" piece from Audacity of Hope
Much as we dislike Obama, we deal in truth as opposed to smears and urban legends. Here is what The Audacity of Hope really says (with "stand with them" in context):
    Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.

    “The Audacity of Hope,” page 261 (paperback version)

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, and we agree with it. The United States’ treatment of Japanese-American citizens during the Second World War was shameful and dishonorable. Those citizens would have been within their rights to disobey, ignore, and treat with contempt the Roosevelt Administration’s illegal and unconstitutional relocation orders. It would be similarly dishonorable and shameful to treat all Muslims, many of whom came here to escape the Stone Age barbarism of their home countries, as enemies or even suspects.

Michelle Obama's “Princeton Educated Blacks and the Black Community”
The thesis is available from Politico.com as of August 14 2008, in four parts as a .pdf file. Contrary to the smears and urban legends that are in circulation, it says nothing about the United States being founded on racism or violence--a keyword search of a Word version found no such content. Michelle Obama does, however, proclaim her primary loyalty to the Black community while suggesting that there is a problem with Blacks who assimilate into the surrounding culture--a position shared by her husband in Dreams From My Father.
    Earlier in my college career, there was no doubt in my mind that as a member of the Black community I was somehow obligated to this community and would use all of my present and future resources to benefit this community first and foremost. My experiences at Princeton have made me more aware of my “Blackness” than ever before.
These experiences have made it apparent to me that the path I have chosen to follow by attending Princeton will likely lead to my further integration and/or assimilation into a White cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society. [page 2]

    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson [Obama], “Princeton Educated Blacks and the Black Community,” page 2

Elements of Black culture which make it unique from White culture such as its music, its language, the struggles and a “consciousness” shared by its people may be attributed to the injustices and oppression suffered by this race of people which are not comparable to the experiences of any other race of people through this country’s history. However, with the increasing integration of Blacks into the mainstream society, many “integrated Blacks” have lost touch with the Black culture in their attempts to become adjusted and comfortable in their new culture–the White culture. Some of these Blacks are no longer able to enjoy the qualities which make Black culture so unique or are unable to share their culture openly with other Blacks because they have become so far removed from these experiences and, in some instances, ashamed of them because of their integration.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson [Obama], “Princeton Educated Blacks and the Black Community,” page 54

(3) Barack Obama and Al Sharpton
This picture is from an April 2007 meeting of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network: a racist and anti-Semitic hate organization as demonstrated by its conduct at Freddy’s Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned store in Harlem. Obama endorsed Sharpton and the NAN as follows: “Reverend Sharpton is a voice for the voiceless, and a voice for the dispossessed. What National Action Network has done is so important to change America, and it must be changed from the bottom up.” We encourage our readers to do a Google search on "Sharpton" and "Freddy's Fashion Mart" or "Yankel Rosenbaum" or "Tawana Brawley" to verify for themselves Sharpton's long track record of promoting hatred of white people and especially Jews.

(4) Barack and Michelle Obama's Racist and Anti-American Church

Key talking point: Jeremiah Wright is merely a symptom of the Trinity United Church of Christ's racism and hatred of America.
The people who directed the church sanctioned the publication of Wright's hate speech plus a guest piece from a Hamas terrorist in the church's official bulletin. The people with whom Barack and Michelle Obama have gone to church with for twenty years gave a standing ovation to Michael Pfleger's "There were a whole lot of white people crying."

Jeremiah Wright

“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people” (sermon from 2003).

“We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost” (sermon from 9/16/01, five days after 9/11. Remember how Ward Churchill called the victims of 9/11 “Little Eichmanns?”)

“White America got a wake-up call after 9/11.”

[The pastor reportedly said in a sermon just after 9/11] "The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied."

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Official Trinity United Church of Christ bulletins with a guest opinion piece from a Hamas terrorist, and another that blood libels Israel
Trinity United Church of Christ's response to Michael Pfleger's "There were a whole lot of white people crying"

The issue here is not primarily Michael Pfleger's racist tirade to Barack and Michelle Obama's church, but its reception by the congregation and pastor. Suppose a Black person who sought to ingratiate himself with white supremacists said of a Black candidate's election defeat, "There were a whole lot of n****rs crying," and the predominantly white congregation reacted as Barack and Michelle Obama's fellow churchgoers reacted in this YouTube video (available as of August 14 2008). The kind of person who would cheer "There were a whole lot of n****rs crying" probably has a white sheet and hood in his closet, and Barack and Michelle Obama's fellow Trinity United Church of Christ members who cheered "There were a whole lot of white people crying" are simply the Klan's African-American counterparts. In addition, the Obama's NEW pastor, Otis Moss, said "We thank God for the message, and for the messenger" immediately afterward. Watch the video and pay close attention to the congregation's reaction to Pfleger's tirade.
(5) Sponsorship of hate speech at my.barackobama.com, "paid for by Obama for America"
Even though each page carries the disclaimer, "Content on blogs in My.BarackObama represents the opinions of community members and in no way should be interpreted as endorsed or approved by the campaign," the campaign's proven exercise of editorial control over the site negates this disclaimer and makes it responsible for the content. It has been argued that some of the hate speech was posted by Republicans and/or Hillary Clinton operatives to make Obama look bad. If we accept this argument, we must also accept the likelihood that the material about John McCain having an age-related neurodegenerative disease is being planted by campaign staffers who post under assumed, and possibly multiple, screen names. The disclaimer and "incomplete" editorial control would in fact be convenient excuses for the Obama campaign to use My.Barackobama.com as a platform to spread this rumor.
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Hate Speech in General
Anti-Semitic Hate Speech (also anti-Israel material)

Racist Hate Speech (primarily against African-American Clinton supporters, and white people in general)
Hate Speech Against Senior Citizens and People Over 50
A keyword search of Obama's Web site turns up literally hundreds of pages that seek to connect John McCain to age-related neurodegenerative diseases. If Obama's apologists claim that the hate speech might have been posted by agents provacateur, we can at least explore the possibility that Obama's official campaign staff is posting the ageist material, possibly under multiple assumed names.

Misogynist Hate Speech
Anti-Christian Hate Speech
Anti-American Hate Speech
Libelous Material
Wishing for President Bush's Death
Denunciations of Clintons, Working People, as "White Trash"

9/11 Denial and 9/11 Conspiracy Theories



New Black Panther Hate Group

(6) Obama's solicitation and acceptance of MoveOn.org's endorsement
Barack Obama solicited and accepted the endorsement of MoveOn.org, whose now disgraced Action Forum served as a platform for anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, and other forms of hate speech while under MoveOn.org's editorial control. MoveOn.org also published a derogatory photomanipulation of Pope Benedict, along with a defamatory insult to General David Petraeus.


(7) Other Hate connections

Louis Farrakhan

(8) Support for Infanticide and Live Birth Abortion
Note that even the pro-choice camp won't stand with Obama on this one. Jerrold Nadler, one of the most liberal members of Congress, said there is no such thing as a right to a live birth abortion. Jill Stanek's Web site is one of the best information sources on this issue.

 

(9) Obama Undermined U.S. Foreign Policy in Iraq

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