Obama & Connections With Jesse Jackson, James Meeks, & the Woods Fund

As Political Night Train predicted earlier, Barack Obama’s equivalent of Bill Clinton’s “bimbo eruptions” just won’t go away.  As the voters learn more and more about Obama’s past dealings, the more he looks like Jesse Jackson with a personality transplant. 

Obama’s past, right at him

By Wesley Pruden

. . . Sen. Obama’s preacher trouble will not go away, and there may be more where that came from. The racist rants of another Chicago preacher with whom the senator has political ties, tenuous so far as we know now, is bubbling on YouTube.com, where the Rev. Jeremiah Wright continues to invoke the damnation of God on America. This second preacher is the Rev. James Meeks, an Illinois state senator and key player in the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s political organization, which strongly backs Mr. Obama. Mr. Meeks inveighs against white mayors as “slave masters” and scorns blacks who disagree with him as “house [servants].” The more we learn about who Sen. Obama hangs out with in Chicago, the less authentic his mantra of “brotherhood” and “unity” sounds. We could get the wrong idea about him.

“As the high-water mark for Barack Obama recedes,” says Charles Lipson, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago, “his campaign must now confront several dangerous stumps that were once hidden below the surface [of the water].” Writing on RealClear Politics.com, he identifies one “stump” from the radical-left past that Mr. Obama has diligently hidden. He served on the board of the Woods Fund, a small radical foundation, with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn late of the Weather Underground, the radical cell that killed cops and tried to plant a bomb in the U.S. Capitol. They’re married to each other now and after a decade on the run turned themselves in and served prison time. They’re unrepentant. In an interview with the New York Times, Prof. Ayers boasted that he had no regrets about setting bombs to kill innocents: “I feel we didn’t do enough.”

When the senator and the unrepentant bomber served together on the Woods Fund board, the Fund awarded $6,000 to Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church “in recognition of Barack Obama’s contributions of Woods Fund as a director.” Later the Obama-Ayers board awarded a generous grant to the Arab-American Action Network. It’s entirely possible that Barack Obama missed the board meetings when such awards were made. He says he missed Jeremiah Wright’s incendiary sermons, too. The man has a gift for avoiding the wrong place at the right time.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20080401/NATION01/603988821

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Bill Clinton Says Obama Is Just Like Jesse Jackson – WRONG!!!

Political Night Train senses a dramatic change in the Clinton’s political future.  It seems black women have finally come to their senses and repudiated Bill Clinton, the supposed first black president.  They’ve finally realized that Obama represents the future, the kind of black man, and kind of candidate, black or white they want in office.  The South Carolina primary exit polls clearly show that Bill has hurt Hillary’s standings with blacks.  For Bill Clinton to then say Obama is just like Jesse Jackson is probably the worst statement Clinton has made thus far, and an indication of just how far they are willing to go.  The Clintons have made race an issue, not Obama and now they see the effect for the first time.  As a race baiter, Bill Clinton has more in common with Jesse Jackson than Obama.  Both Bill and Jesse Jackson use race as an issue to divide the voters; both have had extramarital affairs, considered by many to be a moral value among black men and an indication that neither respects women.  This is the real basis for those who consider Bill Clinton to have been the first black President.  Perhaps we are now seeing the end of racially divisive politics as practiced by the Clintons.  So, ask yourself, do you want four more years of Bill Clinton’s moral values in the White House?  Do you want four more years of Hillary Clinton’s divisive politics, dividing us by race and class?  Or do you want four years of politics where we really begin to transcend the race issue?

Bubba: Obama Is Just Like Jesse Jackson

January 26, 2008 8:18 PMSaid Bill Clinton today in Columbia, SC: “Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in ’84 and ’88. Jackson ran a good campaign.  And Obama ran a good campaign here.”This was in response to a question from ABC News’ David Wright about it taking “two Clintons to beat” Obama. Jackson had not been mentioned.Boy, I can’t understand why anyone would think the Clintons are running a race-baiting campaign to paint Obama as “the black candidate.” 

What Obama Must Do To Win the General Election

Political Night Train believes that we, as a nation are on the cusp of what could be the most remarkable political event in well over a century – elevating a non-white man to the Presidency.  A man that can potentially gain the same, or even greater support as a Ronald Regan.  Barack Obama has that potential, to pull together a wide range of citizen groups that transcend race, gender, age, socio-economics, and religion.  The potential non-supporters include the usual fringe groups, the far left, the truly racist (both black and white), and the uber-conservatives.  To do so, Obama must shuck some critical baggage.  First, Obama must distance himself from his long-time relationship with militant, racist black-issues only church leaders.  He can do this by giving a semi-JFK religion speech.  Obama could say he is a long-standing member of a church that has provided himself and his family with the faith, salvation, belief in God, and family values that have strengthened him and his family through the good and the bad.  Go on to say that he does not agree, nor support the secular viewpoints of the church leadership. Second, Obama must clearly separate himself from the views of the far left by saying their views are not his views, their positions are not his positions, their values are not his values.  Then he needs to speak out and denounce such blogs as moveon.org.   Third, Obama must distance himself from the Jesse Jackson’s of the world by honoring those civil rights leaders who are true bearers of MLK’s non-racist vision.