As promised by Andrew Breitbart: The Vetting of Barack Obama 2012
March 12, 2012
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For those that may not know WHO Congressman Danny K. Davis is:
Supporting Timuel Black
The “Citizen’s Committee” included “former” communist Charles Hayes, radical journalist Don Rose, socialist Chicago Alderman Leon Despres, future Democratic Socialists of America members Saul Mendelson (a former Trotskyite), Danny Davis and Milt Cohen (another former communist).
Communist Party connections
Danny Davis was also on good terms with the Communist Party USA. In Chicago, the Communist Party has for many years held an annual a fund raising banquet for its paper, the Peoples Weekly World (formerly the Peoples Daily World).
1990 Chicago PWW banquet
According to the Peoples Daily World of July 28 1990, Chicago alderman Danny K Davis attended the 1990 banquet on July 15th.
Davis applauded those at the banquet, who, he said, are always in the midst of struggle. PDW readers, he said, are “steadfast in the fight for justice”.
The affair netted $2,500 for the PDW fund.
1998 Chicago PWW banquet
According to the Peoples Weekly World October 3 1998, Congressman Danny K. Davis interrupted his campaign work for United States Senate candidate Carol Moseley Braun to present an award at the 1998 Chicago Peoples Weekly World banquet. Davis praised the work of Communist Party USA member Harry Gaynor‘s “active role in tearing city’s segregated walls and working for peace”. .
This event raised $10,000 towards keeping the Communist Party paper afloat.
2000 Chicago PWW banquet
The 2000 banquet, held October 28 at the House of Fortune restaurant featured Congressman Danny Davis as guest speaker.
Local honorees were;
- Jarvis Williams, president SEIU local 46, and vice president Chicago AFL-CIO
- Alice Bush, director District 1199, SEIU Local and leader of last summer’s strike against Methodist Hospital in Gary Indiana.
- Bea Lumpkin, author of “Always bring a crowd”
- Jesus Garcia, former member of the Illinois State Legislature and presently director of the Little Village Community Development Center.
2011 Chicago PWW banquet
Labor and community activists, elected officials, readers and supporters of the PeoplesWorld.org and MundoPopular.org gathered in Chicago Nov. 20th, 2011, for the annual banquet bash at the Parthenon Restaurant. They feasted on sumptuous Greek food and honored heroes of the growing labor and people’s movement.
“Something’s terribly wrong when 1% of the population controls 40% of the nation’s wealth,” said Congressman Danny Davis, D-Ill., who appeared on behalf of his longtime friend Brenetta Howell Barrett.
Barrett was one of those receiving the Rudy Lozano-Chris Hani Social Justice award.
Davis said it was the steadfastness of fighters like Barrett, who had been in every fight he could recount, that the movement for justice and equality would be successful.
Barrett, who among other things is a leader of Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, a former commissioner in Mayor Harold Washington‘s administration and trailblazing fighter for political independence, said it was critical to reelect Pres. Barack Obama in 2012 and blasted the racist attacks on him.
“Everyone needs to be involved in that fight if we are to have any meaningful change,” said Barrett, who it was noted was a master of combining street heat with political and electoral action.
- Ron Sable
- Dwayne Harris, 21st Century Vote
- David Orr Cook County Clerk
- Ernestine Whiting, ACORN
- Madeline Talbott, ACORN
- Bessie Cannon, President SEIU Local 880
- Keith Kelleher, Head organizer SEIU Local 880
- Joe Gardner Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
- Lou Pardo, (Northwest Voter Registration Project)
- Rene David Luna, (ADAPT)
- Dick Simpson
- Danny K. Davis
- Carol Harwell, United Voter Registration League
- Barack Obama <<<<<<<<
- Ron Davis
- Carl Davidson, Networking for Democracy
- Philip Jahn, Teamsters Local 743
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Support for Alice Palmer
Davis was an early supporter of Alice Palmer in her bid for U.S. Congress.
The New Party
New Party News Spring 1996 page 1, celebrated the Davis’ Congressional victory and went on to say;
“New Party members won three other primaries this Spring in Chicago: Barack Obama (State Senate), Michael Chandler (Democratic Party Committee) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary)…”these victories prove that small ‘d’ democracy can work’ said Obama”.
Danny Davis was still a New Party member in late 1997.