Gary is an author, trial lawyer, Mequon-area resident and town of Cedarburg supervisor. He is a columnist for the News Graphic and writes for several Wisconsin area magazines and is a national columnist with The American Thinker and PJ Media. He lives with his wife, Lisa, and has three sons ages 18 to 28. Gary won Ozaukee County in his bid for the Wisconsin Assembly's 60th District in 2011, but came up just 58 votes short.
He doesn’t want you to know about them. He’ll never admit to a relationship with them or refer to them by name. He’s even tried to hide them from the American public. Yet, because of these associations, the 47 year-old former community organizer who wrote two memoirs but not one piece of legislation during his scant 143 days in the U.S. Senate would not be able to pass a routine background investigation to become a state trooper, FBI or DEA agent, join the military, or become a member of his own administration or cabinet. Something is wrong here. Ignoring for a moment the drug use and the many ties to radical socialism and even communism in his past, it’s Obama’s scary relationships with the most vile and unrepentant of terrorists, convicted criminals, political thugs, and corrupt and dishonest organizations that have me concerned.
Barack Obama is applying for the most important and politically sensitive job in the world. Who’s vetting him? Certainly not the Democrats. Obama supporters ignore these associations because they are desperate for a Democrat in the White House. Obama has been far less than forthcoming when asked about his past associations and dealings and to this day refuses to release any records. Obama couldn’t get clearance for a job as his own secretary, yet, here he is, on the ballet this November.
Obama is mum about his college years. Two years at Occidental College he describes as a “dead end.” From there he went to Columbia University, and this is where the roadblock begins. Obama and his campaign have gone to great lengths to keep his time at Columbia and Harvard a secret, and they will not allow either school to release any information. Compare this with all of the records George Bush had to reveal about his years at Yale University and the Texas Air National Guard. Even the liberal New York Times has reported that Obama refuses to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript, or identify even a single fellow-student, co-worker, roommate or friend during those years. Nobody can find and Obama will not produce a copy of his 1983 senior thesis written at Columbia, entitled “Soviet Nuclear Disarmament”. Likewise, researchers cannot find anything with Barack Obama’s name on it from his time at Harvard. And how did a poor kid from Chicago afford a Harvard education?
It was former Malcom X lawyer and New York City mayoral candidate Percy Sutton who inadvertently revealed how Obama could even afford to get into Harvard. In a New York television show entitled “Inside City Hall”, Sutton admitted that orthodox Muslim, Black Nationalist, and Black Panther mentor Dr. Khalid al-Mansour personally asked Sutton to help Obama get into Harvard. This is the same al-Mansour who can be seen on YouTube saying “whatever you do to white people, they deserve it.” Sutton described al-Mansour as a "radical Middle Eastern extremist with ties to the Saudi government" and stated that al-Mansour, an outspoken enemy of the State of Israel, was raising money for Obama. But why? Doesn’t America deserve to know?
Obama is a follower of Chicago’s own Saul Alinsky, the author of the book” Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals” – a book dedicated by its author to “the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer.” Saul Alinsky is unknown to most Americans, yet his shadow darkens our coming election. Alinsky was the chief architect of a model of bloodless socialist revolution in America. Barack Obama was trained by Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation and spent years teaching workshops on the Alinsky method. In 1985 he began a four-year stint as a community organizer in Chicago, working for an Alinskyite group called the Developing Communities Project. Later, he worked with ACORN and its offshoot Project Vote, both creations of the Alinsky network. Recently, Alinsky’s own son praised Obama in an editorial for learning and implementing the “Alinsky model” well. Obama's denials appear on his own rumor-squelching website called “Fight the Smears.” I've looked at this site several times and have been struck by the lawyer-like denials contained within it, each one leaving a little wiggle room. It all looks like something I might write for a guilty client. This site even denies that Obama worked for ACORN. However, it is public knowledge that he was a top trainer for the radical organization which was recently raided in Nevada after registering the Dallas Cowboys football team to vote both there and in Missouri. In 2006 ACORN registered 1800 people to vote in the State of Washington of which only 6 were legitimate.
Obama also has clear ties to Weather Underground terrorist and long-time friend and mentor, William Ayers, who bombed both the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon and attempted to murder entire families with little children. Obama’s political career was launched in Ayers’ living room. Partners in many entities, the two exchanged ideas, including how to turn Chicago schools into reeducation camps to create a generation of social revolutionaries. In 1995, Ayers set up the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a project which included indoctrinating elementary school children with notions of social reform. Obama and Ayers co-chaired this organization. Obama claims Ayers was just “a guy in my neighborhood” and that they didn’t exchange ideas “on a regular basis.” But isn’t any exchange of ideas with an unrepentant terrorist like Ayers too much? In fact, Obama and Ayers also served together on the board of the Woods Fund, a left-wing Chicago organization. There, they doled out tens of thousands of dollars to such beneficiaries as the Trinity Church, where Obama “mentor” and America-hater Jeremiah Wright, preached a radical, anti-American brand of Black Liberation Theology
While Obama tries to downplay Ayers’ terrorist acts by saying they were committed when Obama was only eight years old, the important thing to remember is that in a 1998 interview with Connie Chung, both Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Bohrn – who had been on the FBI’s Most Wanted list – admitted that they didn’t commit enough terrorist acts. “We would do it again,” they said. This was three years after Obama started his political career in Ayers’ living room. On September 11, 2001, as the World Trade Center and Pentagon burned, Bill Ayers said, ''I don't regret setting the bombs. I feel we didn't do enough.'' As Hillary Clinton has continually warned, Obama’s relationship with Ayers continued long after these very public and despicable comments. While Obama served on the Woods Fund, it also directed thousands of dollars to the Arab American Action Network, co-founded by Rashid Khalidi, a former PLO member at a time when it was a designated terrorist organization. Khalidi had supported attacks against Israel and now directs Columbia University’s notorious Middle East Institute. Like Obama, Khalidi also used Ayers’ living room as a central planning venue. He also threw fundraisers for Barack. The Times reported that Khalidi was a “friend and frequent dinner companion” of Obama’s. In 2003, Obama held a lavish farewell dinner for Khalidi, and the Los Angeles Times reported that “Allies of the Palestinians Have a Friend in Obama.” At that dinner Obama went on record about conversations with Khalidi that had “challenged my thinking” and served as “consistent reminders to me about my own biases and own blind spots.” Fox News’ Sean Hannity recently reached out to both Obama and Khalidi about their relationship, but both declined comment.
Closer to home, Barack’s older brother, Abongo "Roy" Obama, is a Luo activist, militant Muslim and a Marxist, as well as the person of whom Obama says in his book “made me proudest of all.” A teen mentor of Obama’s was Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis.
Of course, we all know that for 20 years Obama was a member of Trinity Unity Church of Christ where Rev. Jeremiah “Chickens Coming Home To Roost” Wright spewed the most vile of racist sermons. Obama called Wright his “friend, mentor, and pastor” and Obama’s second book was inspired by Wright’s teachings. He even quoted one of Wright’s sermons in his first book. Obama later denied ever hearing any of the controversial sermons, although the New York Times reported in 2007 that “Mr. Obama arrived at Harvard Law School later that year (1988), where he fortified himself with recordings of Mr. Wright’s sermons.” In June of 2005, Obama – a tough talker on ethics reform and the voice of the “little guy” - approached his friend and political fundraiser Tony Rezko, while Rezko was under federal indictment. Obama represented a district that included 11 of Rezko's 30 low-income housing projects. The two jointly purchased adjoining parcels in the elite Kenwood district of Chicago. The state's junior senator paid $1.65 million for a Georgian revival mansion, while Rezko paid $625,000 for the adjacent, undeveloped lot. Both closed on their properties on the same day. Obama then expanded his property by buying a portion of Rezko’s strip of land for a mere $104,500. Obama later called it "boneheaded" because people might think the Rezkos had done him a favor. Rezko, accused of influence peddling, was convicted on fraud and bribery charges in June of this year. Life is simple. If you don’t want to be associated with bad guys, stay away from them.
Maybe it’s just me, but I prefer my president to be forthcoming about his past, not have associations with indicted, convicted and unrepentant radicals and criminals, be drug-free for a lifetime, have unquestioned integrity and be able to pass a simple background investigation. If I want someone with radical revolutionary roots as my president, I’ll move to Iran or Venezuela.