There are actually TWO issues to reveal here…….
Issue #1: Revealed from “Series” about Obama: Chapter 6
The poor people Obama left behind
September 19, 2012 (Modified Sept. 20, 2012)
Four years after Barack Obama’s historic election as president, little seems to have changed for the African-American communities on Chicago’s South Side.
The lack of change — or the sense that these neighborhoods are getting worse — is eroding the president’s standing among African-Americans in his hometown.
In 2011, Chicago suffered the third-highest black jobless rate among the nation’s major metropolitan areas, at 19 percent, according to the liberal Economic Policy Institute.
Chicago still lacks enough affordable housing. Not only did the city demolish 25,000 public housing units in the previous decade, it also experienced more than 80,000 foreclosures, mainly in low-income neighborhoods.
Chicago “black nationalist” Eddie Read contends Obama has never fought for the black community. “I would not honestly tag Obama as a fighter for black people, black agenda or black issues,” Read told The Washington Examiner.
After Obama’s election, Read said, “I hoped that it would change.”
But four years later, as he looks around Chicago’s neighborhoods, he said things haven’t improved under Obama.
“I don’t see where the quality of life or the quality has changed,” he said, “except that it’s worse.”
Dr. Conrad Worrill is an African-American educator, activist and former radio talk show host on Chicago’s African-American-oriented station WVON. He told the Examiner that Obama was an inspirational speaker who moved people. But in the end, he became just another Chicago politician.
“His rise in politics, his trajectory in politics has led him to make adjustments in his political decision-making. And that’s the case with many politicians. So he’s no different from many others in that regard. He’s a politician,” Worrill said.
Cheryl Johnson and her mother, Hazel, lived in the economically deprived Altgeld Gardens housing project when young Obama was a community organizer there. Her late mother also was an organizer at the housing complex and often welcomed Obama into her kitchen.
“He’s everybody’s president,” Cheryl Johnson told the Examiner, saying she is proud she knows him. But has he made a difference? “We, as poor people, don’t feel it and don’t see it,” she said. Read believes Obama’s problem is that he does not understand the unique needs of Chicago blacks.
“Obama came through Chicago through Saul Alinsky organizing,” he said. “The Alinsky piece seemed to have had an agenda about what it thought was in the best interest of black folks, from the white liberal perspective.”
Obama instead allied himself with Chicago’s MacArthur Foundation, local housing nonprofits and real estate developers. Valerie Jarrett and Allison Davis, Martin Nesbitt and Tony Rezko — all Obama friends — were at the epicenter of that powerful coalition.
Obama’s low-income-housing campaign still resonates among Chicago’s poor today. Deborah Taylor, a public housing tenant in the Kenwood section of Chicago, also told the Examiner things are as bad as ever for poor tenants.
“The residents at the end of the day still suffer here,” she said. “A lot of times a lot of people start out idealistically thinking they are helping,” Taylor said.
“I don’t think any of them are in favor of the tenants,” she said. “Everybody’s in it for the money. It’s all about profit now. So the residents lose, lose, lose.”
D’Anna Carter, a neighborhood activist in Chicago’s Woodlawn section, singled out the Habitat Co., which was run by Jarrett, now Obama’s closest White House adviser.
“They were never interested in poor people,” she told the Examiner. “They would sell poor people a bill of goods,” she said bitterly in an interview.
Issue #2: Those in Chicago KNOW who Penny Pritzker is…..
SECRET RETIREMENT PLANS: DOES OBAMA EXPECT TO LOSE?
Insider reveals internal polls, luxury Hawaii estate ready for January 2013
By Jerome R. Corsi
September 20, 2012
$35 million Hawaii estate regarded as possible Obama retirement home
Are Obama insiders secretly making retirement plans for the Obamas with the expectation the president will lose his bid for re-election in November?
Very quietly, Obama’s chief financier, Penny Pritzker, has entered the Hawaii housing market to buy a retirement home for the president and his family that will be available not in 2016, but in January 2013, according to a confidential source within Pritzker’s Chicago organization
Pritzker, a wealthy Chicago business executive and heiress to the Hyatt Hotels fortune, served as national finance chairman for Obama’s 2008 campaign and is the co-chairman of his 2012 effort.
The source told WND that highly confidential internal polls conducted by the Obama campaign indicate Obama cannot win re-election, despite public surveys that show him in the lead.
“The public polls are mostly political,” the source argued. “Obama radicals want Romney supporters to feel discouraged and give up. Truth is that Romney’s winning.”
The source further told WND that Pritzker is experiencing frustration in her fundraising efforts, as wealthy donors who contributed generously to Obama in 2008 are not even returning her phone calls.
The source said Pritzker is “reminding everyone how generous to their supporters the Clintons were when they left office.”
“Everything is for sale. Ambassadorships, government grants, stimulus money – you name it,” the source told WND.
“There’s nearly three months between the Nov. 6 election and the Jan. 20 inauguration – plenty of time to hand out goodies to friends from the Oval Office.”
Pritzker is telling potential donors that the Obamas have no intention of returning to Chicago when they leave the White House, according to the source.
She is also raising money for the Obama presidential library and museum, which also are slated for Hawaii.
Pritzker’s search for a developed property, suitable for occupancy four months from now, instead of property where a custom-designed estate might be built, is further indication that insiders believe Obama will not be re-elected.
Kevin DuJan, founder and editor of HillBuzz.org, first reported Pritzker was acting as a proxy to purchase a $35 million oceanfront estate in Kailua, the “Beverly Hills of Hawaii,” on the northeast shore of the island of Oahu.
DuJan reported billionaire Pritzker herself may contribute up to half the $35 million purchase price of the future Obama residence.
The property that appears to fit the description is an estate seen in a recent episode of the popular television show “Hawaii Five-O.”
As featured recently in Honolulu Magazine, the property consists of a main residence and a guest home located on 1.5 acres in an area called “Beachfront,” just before the Lanikai neighborhood in Kailua on Oahu’s Windward Coast.
Jeff Kerr of Kerr Michaels Design told Honolulu Magazine he designed the estate to replicate properties constructed in Hawaii in the early 1900s.
Ocean view from living room of possible Obama retirement home
The interior of the house is 8,419 square feet, with another 5,359 square feet of lanai area. The main house has five bedrooms, five baths, two powder rooms, a professional media room and a cabana adjacent to the pool and spa.
A panoramic tour of the world-class, beachfront property can be taken on the Internet, allowing the viewer to “walk through” the home and see its expansive views of the Pacific Ocean.
Signals Obama will leave Chicago behind
In recent months, various members of the Obama family have been indicating that the family does not intend to return to Chicago when the Obama presidency ends.
On Sept. 14, the Weekly Standard reported Michelle Obama was asked by a school child during a visit to a Virginia YMCA where the Obamas would live if President Obama loses.
The first lady said the family would figure that out later, according to the pool report.
In an interview with USA Today in May, Michelle Obama de-emphasized the importance of returning to Chicago.
“So this is home in many ways,” she said, speaking about Chicago. “I mean, we have a house that has stuff in it back in Chicago. We have friends that we love who we invite here all the time.
“But the truth is,” she said, “is that if you plucked us up and put us anywhere right now, what we’d know with this change is that we’re always a family when we’re together. And in the end, that’s what really matters.”