Obama’s Community Organizer Success

What is the "community organizer success" of Barack Hussein Obama?

Agitate poor people, get them to stage protests that forces local governments to create programs, grants that are contracted out to Obama's buddies who use public monies to enrich themselves while contributing to Obama campaigns. What about the poor people? They are still poor and miserable. They gotta stay that way to be useful to liberal democRATs like Obama. You see liberal democRATs are not interested about getting people out of poverty. They want to maintain people in poverty and keep them agitated so that they can control them.

Here are a few links to demonstrate the success of Barack Hussein Obama's Community Organizing successes:

Obama adviser shapes city housing policy -- Chicago Tribune, July 5, 2008

Valerie Jarrett, a close adviser to Barack Obama, stands at the center of Chicago's controversial efforts to redevelop public housing.

Jarrett has pushed to integrate new developments by limiting the number of residents, mostly poor and black, who can live in the new communities. From the beginning, that stance clashed with efforts by residents and housing advocates to ensure the number of units set aside for the poor was as large as possible.

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Under the Plan for Transformation, the city has lost more than 13,000 housing units for the poor at a time when low-income families face one of the worse housing crises in recent history. After years of neglect and abandonment, many residents doubt that Jarrett and CHA officials have their interests at heart.

What were Obama's buddies interested in then?

Habitat has earned $6.8 million in fees and $10.8 million in administrative expenses since the plan started in 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The company also earns millions as a property manager for the CHA.

A lot of money... Someone is getting rich off this scheme while the poor actually getting poorer.

So, Who is Valerie Jarrett?

Well, if you haven't gotten it yet... Let me try it one more time...

Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy -- The Boston Globe

The squat brick buildings of Grove Parc Plaza, in a dense neighborhood that Barack Obama represented for eight years as a state senator, hold 504 apartments subsidized by the federal government for people who can't afford to live anywhere else.

But it's not safe to live here.

About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks. In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition.

Grove Parc has become a symbol for some in Chicago of the broader failures of giving public subsidies to private companies to build and manage affordable housing - an approach strongly backed by Obama as the best replacement for public housing.

As a state senator, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee coauthored an Illinois law creating a new pool of tax credits for developers. As a US senator, he pressed for increased federal subsidies. And as a presidential candidate, he has campaigned on a promise to create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund that could give developers an estimated $500 million a year.

Where do you think all that money is? It obviously was not used to help poor people get better housing. Your money, my money, our tax dollars were funneled to Obama's buddies who posed as developers that would build and maintain housing for poor people. That's the CHANGE those poor people HOPEd for!

The campaign did not respond to questions about whether Obama was aware of the problems with buildings in his district during his time as a state senator, nor did it comment on the roles played by people connected to the senator.

Who are these people?

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Obama's presidential campaign and a member of his finance committee. Jarrett is the chief executive of Habitat Co., which managed Grove Parc Plaza from 2001 until this winter and co-managed an even larger subsidized complex in Chicago that was seized by the federal government in 2006, after city inspectors found widespread problems.

Allison Davis, a major fund-raiser for Obama's US Senate campaign and a former lead partner at Obama's former law firm. Davis, a developer, was involved in the creation of Grove Parc and has used government subsidies to rehabilitate more than 1,500 units in Chicago, including a North Side building cited by city inspectors last year after chronic plumbing failures resulted in raw sewage spilling into several apartments.

Antoin "Tony" Rezko, perhaps the most important fund-raiser for Obama's early political campaigns and a friend who helped the Obamas buy a home in 2005. Rezko's company used subsidies to rehabilitate more than 1,000 apartments, mostly in and around Obama's district, then refused to manage the units, leaving the buildings to decay to the point where many no longer were habitable.

Campaign finance records show that six prominent developers - including Jarrett, Davis, and Rezko - collectively contributed more than $175,000 to Obama's campaigns over the last decade and raised hundreds of thousands more from other donors. Rezko alone raised at least $200,000, by Obama's own accounting.

All these people are Obama's campaign contributors or fund-raisers. What a scam this guy was running. He helps developers get rich off our tax dollars. Developers who are supposed to be building and maintaining housing projects, in turn contribute a portion of our tax dollars back to Barack Obama Hussein. Nice Scam!

Now, on this article, these companies that are run by Obama's buddies are called "private" companies. That's a total hogwash. These companies were setup to take public monies with the help of a corrupt politician like Obama. These are not private enterprises. These are schemes of powerful government insiders.

"I will restore the federal government's commitment to low-income housing," Obama wrote last September in a letter to the Granite State Organizing Project, an umbrella group for several dozen New Hampshire religious, community, and political organizations. He added, "Our nation's low-income families are facing an affordable housing crisis, and it is our responsibility to ensure this crisis does not get worse by ineffective replacement of existing public-housing units."

Watch out! He wants to run the scheme at a national level. Folks, if you really want to get rich quick, get involved in Obama's campaign real fast. If he is elected President, just get a business license and ask Obama to send your way a few millions of federal subsidy so you can help poor people. Hey, that's how Tony Rezko got in the business...

One of the largest recipients of the subsidies was Rezmar Corp., founded in 1989 by Tony Rezko, who ran a company that sold snacks at city beaches, and Daniel Mahru, who ran a company that sold ice to Rezko. Neither man had development experience.

Over the next nine years, Rezmar used more than $87 million in government grants, loans, and tax credits to renovate about 1,000 apartments in 30 Chicago buildings. Companies run by the partners also managed many of the buildings, collecting government rent subsidies.

Rezmar collected millions in development fees but fell behind on mortgage payments almost immediately. On its first project, the city government agreed to reduce the company's monthly payments from almost $3,000 to less than $500.

Private enterprise my ass!

All the while, Tony Rezko was forging a close friendship with Barack Obama. When Obama opened his campaign for state Senate in 1995, Rezko's companies gave Obama $2,000 on the first day of fund-raising. Save for a $500 contribution from another lawyer, Obama didn't raise another penny for six weeks. Rezko had essentially seeded the start of Obama's political career.

As Obama ascended, Rezko became one of his largest fund-raisers. And in 2005, Rezko and his wife helped the Obamas purchase the house where they now live.

Eleven of Rezmar's buildings were located in the district represented by Obama, containing 258 apartments. The building without heat in January 1997, the month Obama entered the state Senate, was in his district. So was Jones's building with rats in the walls and Frizzell's building that lacked insulation. And a redistricting after the 2000 Census added another 350 Rezmar apartments to the area represented by Obama.

But Obama has contended that he knew nothing about any problems in Rezmar's buildings.

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"How didn't he know?" said Johnson. "Of course he knew. He just didn't care."

Well, he only cared about his political future as any good liberal democRAT politician does.

Obama : Change you can be fooled into.

Obama: Hope he is not deceiving you.

"I'm not against Barack Obama," said Willie J.R. Fleming, an organizer with the Coalition to Protect Public Housing and a former public housing resident. "What I am against is some of the people around him."

I guess he never heard of the old adage: Tell me who your friends are, I'll know who you are.

Obama: His success as a community organizer: His friends got rich off the tax monies Obama funneled them while the community got poorer. What a resume for a liberal democRAT politician. Certainly qualified to be the supreme ruler of the land.


Obama's letters for Rezko

Obama's letters, written nearly nine years ago, for the first time show the Democratic presidential hopeful did a political favor for Rezko -- a longtime friend, campaign fund-raiser and client of the law firm where Obama worked -- who was indicted last fall on federal charges that accuse him of demanding kickbacks from companies seeking state business under Gov. Blagojevich.

The letters appear to contradict a statement last December from Obama, who told the Chicago Tribune that, in all the years he's known Rezko, "I've never done any favors for him.''

On Tuesday, Bill Burton, press secretary for Obama's presidential campaign, said the letters Obama wrote in support of the development weren't intended as a favor to Rezko or Davis.

"This wasn't done as a favor for anyone," Burton said in a written statement. "It was done in the interests of the people in the community who have benefited from the project.

Sure! We know how the community benefited from the project, don't we?

Obama adviser shapes city housing policy

It is Valerie Jarrett again folks. Did you know that Obama Hussein wants to create an Affordable Housing Trust Fund when elected president. Who do you think is going to get rich off that money this time. Get in the action folks. Get your business license and start schmoozing with Obama's campaign. If this guy is elected, low-income housing projects will be the next gold rush.

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