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TRACING THE POLITICS AND THE MONEY BEHIND OBAMA’S CAMPAIGN
by John Charlton
(Dec. 12, 2009) — After 12 months of investigating the truth behind the lies which are Obama’s public persona, citizens should investigate the connections and players in the campaign of misinformation waged by Obama supporters during the 2008 Election.
The results won’t be surprising, but the evidence should be gathered.
One such case involved the charge of falsehood leveled against the professional journalist, David Pipes. Pipes had published an article entitled, “Was Barack Obama a Muslim?” on Christmas eve of 2007.
In response, Media Matters for America attacked him, charging him with publishing falsehoods. Pipes responded in an article entitled, “Confirmed: Barack Obama Practised Islam” on Jan. 7, 2008.
Media Matters for America claims to be an organization dedicated to exposing and correcting errors promoted by the media which serve the conservative agenda. Evidently the 501(c)(3) non-profit is not concerned with errors promoted by the media which serve the liberal agenda — but that is another story.
Pipes in his Jan. 7th piece successfully rebutted the charge leveled against him.
But the story here is who is behind Media Matters for America, and why were they so sensitive to the issue?
According to Wikipedia, the New York Times reported that Media Matters for America was financed in March of 2004 by a group of wealthy liberals, with help from the newly formed Center for American Progress.
The Center for “American” Progress
The Center for American Progress, according to the same online “encyclopedia,” was founded in 2003, and is secretive about its sources of funding, for good reason. According to Wikipedia:
The Center has no information on its website about its funding, but the Washington Post reported that “seed money pledged by such deep-pocketed Democrats as financier George Soros (and mortgage billionaires Herbert and Marion Sandler)” assisted its formation. The authors of Her Way, a biography of Hillary Clinton, also assert that the Democracy Alliance, a progressive donors collective, has funded the Center. They also assert that the Sandlers and Soros provided seed money.
So as early as late 2003, it can be surmised that George Soros was preparing the Obama campaign, and creating and funding organizations which would serve in the information war to spread disinformation.
The Center for American Progress has a multicultural staff. According to Wikipedia one of its major projects is publishing,
… a daily email newsletter entitled The Progress Report, which is a recap and analysis of major political news in the United States, providing a progressive perspective on the day’s stories. The authors are Faiz Shakir, Amanda Terkel, Satyam Khanna, Matthew Corley, Ali Frick, and Benjamin Armbruster.
Another principal project of the Soros funded organization is pushing the Global Warming agenda, by means of publishing,
a daily global warming blog called Climate Progress. Edited by climate and energy expert Joseph J. Romm, the blog discusses climate science, climate technology solutions and political news related to climate change. It is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. In April 2008, TIME magazine named this blog one of the “Top 15 Green Websites”, writing that it “counters bad science and inane rhetoric with original analysis delivered sharply…. Romm occupies the intersection of climate science, economics and policy…. On his blog and in his most recent book, Hell and High Water, you can find some of the most cogent, memorable, and deployable arguments for immediate and overwhelming action to confront global warming.” In March 2009, Thomas L. Friedman, in his column in The New York Times, called the blog “indispensable”.
The third major project of Center for American Progress is to create and promote the modern equivalent of the communist student organization from the 60’s, the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The project is advanced with the name, “Campus progress,” and has the following purpose according to Wikipedia:
Campus Progress, launched in February 2005, is the Center for American Progress’s comprehensive effort to help young people make their voices heard on issues and to empower new generations of progressive leaders. Campus Progress is active on over 500 U.S. campuses and in communities across the United States.
And Campus progress was an early bird on Obama promotion, according to the same article:
It just goes to show you that the Socialists were planing and working for years for the Obama revolution, and that all that grassroots ground-swell for Obama in 2008, was merely carefully planned and engineered foreign influence funded by the Greek socialist, billionaire, George Soros.
But let’s not forget Think Progress!
Last, but not least, the Center for American Progress editor, Faiz Shakir publishes a blog called Think Progress, according to Wikipedia. Think Progress is one of the most influential pro-Obama sites on the internet, implicated as the origin of much of the propaganda pushed by Obama’s internet “helpers,” who are rather the modern equivalent of Hilter’s Brown Shirts, since they operate on fora all over the net to harrass, insult, demean, and otherwise badger American citizens who would dare think about what Obama is saying, and conclude with facts and evidence, that he is full of it.
The ThinkProgress.org site, which is run by a Victor Zapanta, was the first to put out that the Kerchner Advertorial had “racial undertones.” Following their lead, Obama supporters round the net and in Washington, D.C., began the campaign against the Kerchner Advertorial. It was during that time that The Post & Email’s website was also hacked as has been reported. (For more reports on the Advertorial click here)
The charge that the Advertorial had “racial undertones” was a clear sign that Think Progress has a deeply seated, racial bias; for in some manner they psychologically connect chimpanzees with Obama, even though in the ad no such association exists. In this way the liberals show that they are the intellectual heirs of 19th century racists, whose hatred guides their perception of reality.
The participation of Think Progress in the attack on the Kerchner Advertorial is, thus, a crucial piece of evidence showing that in all probability, the White House itself gave the command to attack the Washington Times on account of the ad.
Discover the Networks, run by David Horowitz, a former leftist, now one of the far-left’s worst critics, published a detailed exposé of the Center for American Progress and Think Progress. It is a must read to understand whose behind Obama.
The Power & Money behind the Misinformation Campaign
Today the Center for American progress, whose president is John Podesta, the former White House Chief of Staff under Clinton, is heavily funded, still, by Soros and company; according to Wikipedia:
If you trace the liberal roots further, you will find that the billionaire, Peter Lewis is the President and CEO of Progressive Insurance, whose TV ads are famous.
Steve Bing is the founder of Shangri-La Business Group; at 18 he inherited $600 million from his father who made a killing in NY realestate. He wrote the screen play, “Missing in Action” in which Chuck Norris starred. But his importance to the Democrats is that he is one of their biggest consistent donors, having contributed tens of millions of dollars to their poltiical efforts in the last decade.
Herb Sandler created Golden West Financial Corporation and subsequently sold its assents to Wachovia Bank for $24 billion; his take was $2.4 billion. He is a heavy funder of strategic Democratic political organizations.
So the next time you hear that Obama was “the peoples’ choice”, ask, “Which people?”
Appendix: A Geography of Obot Land
Here is a brief listing of sites collaborating in Soros’ misinformation campaign. Mind you, don’t let yourself be trapped dialoging with these guys: truth is their enemy; pyschological warfare and misinformation dissemination is their profession:
Oh, For Goodness Sake: http://ohforgoodnesssake.com
Via OFGS – Jack Ryan’s “Birther Lawsuits”: http://www.scribd.com/Jack%20Ryan
BadFiction: http://badfiction.typepad.com – this guy is an IT specialist and a member of the Society for Creative Revisionism — oops! — Anachronism
BadFiction’s Birther Calender: http://badfiction.typepad.com/badfiction/-birther-calendar.html
Native and Natural Born Citizenship Explored: http://nativeborncitizen.wordpress.com
this guy began as claiming Obama was “native born” and when it was shown that that wasn’t good enough to be president, changed his tune but not his message.
Stupid PUMAs!: http://stupidpumas.com
Crazy Internet People: http://crazyinternetpeople.blogspot.com
Finally click on the tags to this report, at the bottom of this article, for more reports on these issues.