Michelle and Barack Obama….and the Gamaliel Foundation

Friday, August 22, 2008
The Obama Camp, Health Care, and South Side Radicalism

The Washington Post has a major piece on the Obama camp’s relationship to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

It turns out that Michelle Obama, an executive at the hospital, headed a program to foster clinical health programs in neighborhoods adjacent to the medical facility. The success of the initiative has been mixed, with some critics arguing that the medical center’s goal was to reduce indigent access to the hospital’s emergency room. If so, the neighborhood clinics were more about cost-cutting for Michelle Obama’s employer, rather than forward-looking health care planning for the consituencies central to Democratic health reform talking points.

That said, Stanley Kurtz sees the Post’s coverage of Michelle Obama’s South Side Health Collaborative as an opening for a deeper discussion of the Obama campaign’s deep ties to the anti-American radicals of Chicago’s South Side:

The Hyde Park Herald first reported that Michelle Obama would be hired for a newly created community relations position at the University of Chicago on June 5 of 1996. Obama was to be Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University of Chicago Community Service Center, effective September 1, 1996. So Michelle Obama was appointed to a job that had never existed before, shortly after Barack Obama had won the Democratic nomination in his first race for Illinois State Senate. In Hyde Park and the South Side of Chicago, the Democratic nomination is tantamount to election.

Michelle, the Herald reported, had been executive director of Public Allies Chicago since 1991. Public Allies Chicago currently partners with the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University, led by noted community organizers John McKnight and Jody Kretzman. Michelle and Barack both have close links to Public Allies, to the Asset-Based Community Development Institute, to McKnight and to Kretzman. The Asset-Based Community Development Institute and its leaders are closely tied to the Gamaliel Foundation. Barack himself worked directly with the co-founder and Executive Director of the Gamaliel Foundation, Gregory Galluzzo. And as I show in my piece, “Senator Stealth,” in the current print issue of National Review, the Gamaliel Foundation is guided by an extreme, anti-American ideology, much like Revered Wright’s. In other words, Both Michelle and Barack Obama were part of a tightly knit network of Gamaliel Foundation organizers, and the guiding ideology of Gamaliel is deeply radical and anti-American.

As the Hyde Park Herald reported in an article on Michelle’s new position on January 8, 1997, her job would be “to direct hundreds of would-be volunteers from the university to the dozens of local causes that need help.” So her new and never-before-existing job put Michelle Obama in a position to effectively recruit large numbers of new organizers for the radical community groups that she and Barack worked with. As the Herald makes clear, the University of Chicago was looking to Michelle Obama’s “newly created position” to “help bridge the gap, the real one and the perceived on, that exists between the school and the Hyde Park Community.”

In short, just after Barack Obama effectively secured a seat in the State Senate, the University of Chicago invented a new job, for which it hired Michelle Obama. In that job, Michelle would be able to channel University of Chicago students into the radical anti-American groups that she and her husband worked with, and whose ideology has received far too little scrutiny. Some of these organizations, even if unofficially, provided campaign workers for Barack Obama on election day (see “Senator Stealth”).

So we see here an unusual arrangement between the University of Chicago and its new teacher/State Senator. The Senator’s wife provides political cover for the university with the community, in return for which the university provides a previously non-existent and prestigious position to the Senator’s wife, which allows her to funnel students into hard-left political groups that sometimes provide campaign workers to the Senator. At any rate, that’s how it looks. It seems to me that if the mainstream papers like the Post are going to look into Michelle Obama’s work bringing medical care to poor South Side residents, her earlier position and its link to politically radical–even intensely anti-American–community organizers deserves scrutiny as well.

Remember Michelle Obama’s statement:

“For the first time in my adult life, I am proud to be an American.”

An AMERICAN would not work with Anti-American groups! PERIOD!

http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/obama-camp-health-care-and-south-side.html


Michelle, Anti-American Radicals, and U of C
[Stanley Kurtz]

Up to now, I haven’t had anything to say about Michelle Obama. However, the Washington Post today has published a long story that has a great deal to say about Michelle Obama’s work at the University of Chicago. The Post story concentrates on Michelle’s involvement in a program to bring medical care to poor South Side Chicago residents. Yet there is a great deal about Michelle Obama’s work at the University of Chicago that goes uncovered here. In particular, the Post has almost nothing to say about Michelle’s five year stint as “founding director” of the university’s community service center. As long as the Post has opened the issue of Michelle’s work for the University of Chicago, I think it’s only fair to say that Michelle’s service there, and particularly her first job, deserves greater scrutiny.

The Hyde Park Herald first reported that Michelle Obama would be hired for a newly created community relations position at the University of Chicago on June 5 of 1996. Obama was to be Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University of Chicago Community Service Center, effective September 1, 1996. So Michelle Obama was appointed to a job that had never existed before, shortly after Barack Obama had won the Democratic nomination in his first race for Illinois State Senate. In Hyde Park and the South Side of Chicago, the Democratic nomination is tantamount to election.

Michelle, the Herald reported, had been executive director of Public Allies Chicago since 1991. Public Allies Chicago currently partners with the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University, led by noted community organizers John McKnight and Jody Kretzman. Michelle and Barack both have close links to Public Allies, to the Asset-Based Community Development Institute, to McKnight and to Kretzman. The Asset-Based Community Development Institute and its leaders are closely tied to the Gamaliel Foundation. Barack himself worked directly with the co-founder and Executive Director of the Gamaliel Foundation, Gregory Galluzzo. And as I show in my piece, “Senator Stealth,” in the current print issue of National Review, the Gamaliel Foundation is guided by an extreme, anti-American ideology, much like Revered Wright’s. In other words, Both Michelle and Barack Obama were part of a tightly knit network of Gamaliel Foundation organizers, and the guiding ideology of Gamaliel is deeply radical and anti-American.

As the Hyde Park Herald reported in an article on Michelle’s new position on January 8, 1997, her job would be “to direct hundreds of would-be volunteers from the university to the dozens of local causes that need help.” So her new and never-before-existing job put Michelle Obama in a position to effectively recruit large numbers of new organizers for the radical community groups that she and Barack worked with. As the Herald makes clear, the University of Chicago was looking to Michelle Obama’s “newly created position” to “help bridge the gap, the real one and the perceived on, that exists between the school and the Hyde Park Community.”

In short, just after Barack Obama effectively secured a seat in the State Senate, the University of Chicago invented a new job, for which it hired Michelle Obama. In that job, Michelle would be able to channel University of Chicago students into the radical anti-American groups that she and her husband worked with, and whose ideology has received far too little scrutiny. Some of these organizations, even if unofficially, provided campaign workers for Barack Obama on election day (see “Senator Stealth”).

So we see here an unusual arrangement between the University of Chicago and its new teacher/State Senator. The Senator’s wife provides political cover for the university with the community, in return for which the university provides a previously non-existent and prestigious position to the Senator’s wife, which allows her to funnel students into hard-left political groups that sometimes provide campaign workers to the Senator. At any rate, that’s how it looks. It seems to me that if the mainstream papers like the Post are going to look into Michelle Obama’s work bringing medical care to poor South Side residents, her earlier position and its link to politically radical–even intensely anti-American–community organizers deserves scrutiny as well.

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NzQxYTk4NjhkMTM0ZmI4MDQyNGQ3NjYxNWI4YWYwZDU=

Gamaliel Foundation

Models its tactics after those of the radical Sixties activist Saul Alinsky

The stated mission of the Gamaliel Foundation (GF) is “to be a powerful network of grassroots, interfaith, interracial, multi-issue organizations working together to create a more just and more democratic society.” Predicated on the notion that America is a land rife with injustice, GF agitates for social change by supporting the efforts of a network of organizations (the Gamaliel Network) whose goal is to allow for individuals to “effectively participate” in the political, environmental, social and economic arenas. GF offers, for its network affiliates, programs to teach techniques and methodologies for bringing about social change; ongoing consultations; and organizer recruitment campaigns.

At its 2003 National Leadership Assembly in Milwaukee, GF assembled a large number of leftist religious leaders to launch a voter drive against the incumbent Bush administration. At the event, featured speaker Rev. Tommie Pierson of Metropolitan Congregations United stated that he looked forward to the sound “of furniture being moved out of the White House.” Also attending the event were Democratic Senator Russ Feingold and Democratic Presidential candidate and Progressive Caucus member Dennis Kucinich.

Gregory Galluzzo, a former Jesuit priest, is the Executive Director of the Gamaliel Foundation. In 1980 Galluzzo co-founded, along with his wife Mary Gonzalez, a Chicago Latino activist organization called the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO). Today, Ms. Gonzalez is the Gamaliel Foundation’s Director of Western Territory. UNO, also modeled after Alinsky’s methods, is known for using aggressive organizing and confrontational tactics to push for change.

The President of the Board of the Gamaliel Foundation is Ann Smith, who in 1985 became the first black female to win a statewide election in Illinois when she was voted onto the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

The Gamaliel Foundation receives grants from the Bauman Family Foundation, the Public Welfare Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Ford Foundation, George Soros’s Open Society Institute, and others.
Read more and educate yourselves about this Foundation…..

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7004

 

My personal note:

George Soros NEEDS to be investigated by the FBI and the FEC for his tactics of funneling money into the Obama campaign.

Also an investigation into George Soros “hedging” in our current stock market crisis. Soros has a history of hedging the markets in England in 1992 and the Asian Markets in 1997. Where is the SEC and the FBI in all of this? Turning a “blind eye”????

If you stop George Soros…..you will stop Obama!

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  1. cool post — although its pretty darn long.

    http://culturedecoded.wordpress.com/2008/09/21/how-blogging-has-created-a-new-dimension-in-politics/

  2. March 10, 2009…..Fox News Anchors have been asking the question; Is Obama a Socialist, but they never mention Web Sites such as this one, and many others, that leave no doubt in my mind that he is definitely a Socialist/Communist, ( there is very little difference). I have e mailed the media with no response or mention. There is an old expression, it says,”Call a spade, a spade” ( not a racial slur ).As a Capitalist, I am very, very concerned about this. Jimmy S.

  3. Sean Hannity and Glen Beck have been talking about this very thing for months. They have been berated by the current Administration, i.e. Obama’s own words that Hannity and John McCain claim I am “Socialistic”. Glenn Beck has moved to Fox at 5pm EST. He is having a special on “We surround them” on Friday March 13th. Beck has even had open conversations with the leaders of the Democratic Socialists of America (sponsors of the Congressional Progressive Caucus within our own Congress) Frank Llewellyn and with the leader of the Communist Party of America, Sam Webb, comparing what is happening today with their “visions for America”…….

    The New Party sponsored Barack Obama’s campaigns in Illinois.
    The Shadow Party is possibly backing Obama today (George Soros)……
    George Soros is the main “connector” to Obama……

  4. The MSM’s have been covering for Obama all along. Zbignew Brazenzski’s (One of Obama’s foreign advisors)daughter part of MSNBC (Mika) and Obama’s US Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice is MARRIED to a producer of ABC….
    George Soros funds….Moveon.org,Media Matters,Air America,Democracy Alliance, Netroots Nation (Daily KOS) etc……
    Howard Dean started and funded Democracy for America
    The internet has been controlled, the media has been contolled during this entire election period.
    “Messiah”….name for Obama by Louis Farrakhan
    “Tingle up the leg when I think of Obama”….Chris Matthews MSNBC
    The ONLY way for this news to “flow out” is for you to tell your friends…. then tell them to tell their friends and so on and so on….

  5. Even the left is scared of the Gamaliel Foundation:
    http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/walking-the-edge-of-immorality/page-2/


    Response:

    Thanks for the info. Will blog a piece to put Sunshine on this issue.


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