Obama and Friends Party like it’s 2003 !!

A day does not go by that more damning information comes out.  Today the buzz is about the LA Times, who has admitted to having a ‘video tape’ on the happenings at a party in 2003 in Chicago, where friends gathered to bid a fond adieu to Rashid Khalidi.  And who is Khalidi you ask?  Well, he is an infamous anti-American, anti-Zionist, former PLO, aide and spokesperson for terrorist Yasser Arafat.  Khalidi is ‘best friends’ with William Ayres and his wife, and close pals with the Obama family (even babysitting for the Obamas). 

The LA Times has refused to make public the tape – indicating it would be unfair to Obama, and should not be regarded as relevant at this time.  The soiree. thrown by the AAAN (Arab American Action Network, a group founded by Khalidi)  was grand, including entertainment, music, a host of stellar guests, such as the Obamas, Ayres, and other prominents from Chicago’s radical left community.

Even when Obama claims no personal awareness of Ayres, they both donated money ($75,000) to AAAN, and the 3 couples have socialized together in each other’s homes, as well as at social functions.  That night Obama gave a speech honoring his friend Khalidi, praising him and his accomplishments.  Khalidi was about to embark on a new job in NYC, at where else, Columbia U.  He has since turned his course (Middle East Affairs) into a program promoting anti-Semitism. 

AAAN is a non profit that  promotes hatred of Israel, Palestinian terrorism, and believes that Israel is an illigitimate nation. 

The LA Times wrote of the party in 2003, and I am duplicating it here, since the goings on at the party and the attitudes of those in attendence are reflected in the LA Times piece.

“It was a celebration of Palestinian culture — a night of music, dancing and a dash of politics. Local Arab Americans were bidding farewell to Rashid Khalidi, an internationally known scholar, critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights, who was leaving town for a job in New York.

A special tribute came from Khalidi’s friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi’s wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking.

His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been “consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases. . . . It’s for that reason that I’m hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation — a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid’s dinner table,” but around “this entire world.”…

[T]he warm embrace Obama gave to Khalidi, and words like those at the professor’s going-away party, have left some Palestinian American leaders believing that Obama is more receptive to their viewpoint than he is willing to say.

Their belief is not drawn from Obama’s speeches or campaign literature, but from comments that some say Obama made in private and from his association with the Palestinian American community in his hometown of Chicago, including his presence at events where anger at Israeli and U.S. Middle East policy was freely expressed.

At Khalidi’s 2003 farewell party, for example, a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, “then you will never see a day of peace.”

One speaker likened “Zionist settlers on the West Bank” to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been “blinded by ideology.”

Obama adopted a different tone in his comments and called for finding common ground. But his presence at such events, as he worked to build a political base in Chicago, has led some Palestinian leaders to believe that he might deal differently with the Middle East than … his opponents for the White House….

At Khalidi’s going-away party in 2003, the scholar lavished praise on Obama, telling the mostly Palestinian American crowd that the state senator deserved their help in winning a U.S. Senate seat. “You will not have a better senator under any circumstances,” Khalidi said.”

Here again we have the Obamas socializing with people who share anti-American sentiments, anti-Israel hatred, and we are expected to believe that Obama shares no such attitudes or feelings?   Khalidi was quoted by the LA Times as expressing his understanding that Obama needed to verbalize his support of Israel and Jewish Americans in order to get elected as US President.

It is no wonder the LA Times has the video tape under wraps – it would be explosive information – the ultimate October Surprise.  As it is few will know about the party either, since it was not covered much at the time back in ’03, and people are not talking about Khalidi (though they should be). 

The sad thing is that Obama has managed to convince the majority of Jewish Americans that he supports Israel and its cause, when he is tied in so many ways and on so many levels with Palestine and its supporters (such as Hamas). 

Obama has crafted talking points and presentation suited to each of the target groups, carefully constructing a message that he knows will resonate with each special interest audience.  The words apparently are empty – designed for impact and to sway support but without meaning.  How will Jews around the world feel when Obama’s denies support for Israel, and in fact orchestrates support for Hamas and Palenstinian terrorism. 

Could this get any more sad and depressing?  Apparently so, since every day there is more to report.  I wish I had never started down this path.  It is demoralizing!


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One Response to “Obama and Friends Party like it’s 2003 !!”

  1. Edmund Says:

    How is Khalidi anti-American? He was born in America, He studied in America, he even represented the United States Government at the Madrid Conference in 1991 (Bush Sr remember?). It is ridiculous and irresponsible to throw around such accusations of guilt when the man has been trusted by our own government and some of the best educational institutions in the country.

    You obviously have no idea what the AAAN is.

    Partnership With Illinois Department of Human Services

    The AAAN works closely with the Illinois Department of Human Services and its case managers to provide interpretation services specifically intended for Arab-American members of the surrounding community who are currently accessing public benefits. The joint goal of the AAAN and the Illinois DHS is to ensure that benefits are received and utilized equally amongst all prospective recipients by ensuring that there are no linguistic or cultural barriers where administration of these benefits are concerned.

    Case Management

    Approximately 450 families in the community utilize the AAAN for legal assistance, housing advocacy, translation services, counseling, or childcare services. An effort to provide outreach to domestic violence survivors in the area is also a budding initiative.

    English As A Second Language (ESL)

    In collaboration with Chicago’s Metropolitan Family Services, the Arab American Action Network provides two levels of ESL classes for over 75 women per year on the southwest side of Chicago and the Southwest Suburbs

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