Obama and his supporters like to claim that his ‘years of experience at being a community organizer’ make him qualified and capable of leading the nation.
But gigantic-leap-of-logic comparisons to Jesus aside, exactly what did Obama accomplish throughout his years of organizing the community?
Take a gander at the following excerpts from Director Blue – The Illustrated Results of Obama’s “Community Organizing”:
Look at this beautiful playground, with all of children frolicking; they’re so care-free and so delighted that Barack Obama’s community-organizing has helped them at the expense of his developer friends. (extreme sarcasm)
If I didn’t know better, I’d think this was Beirut in the nineteen seventies. But, in reality, it’s the current state of the housing for which Barack Obama claims responsibility as a “community organizer.” It turns out the developers enriched by his government-funded subsidies did a heck of a lot better than the folks who once lived here.
I say “once”, because the Boston Globe (“Grim Proving Ground for Obama’s Housing Policy”) calls many of the units “uninhabitable”.
Grove Parc and several other prominent failures were developed and managed by Obama’s close friends and political supporters. Those people profited from the subsidies even as many of Obama’s constituents suffered. Tenants lost their homes; surrounding neighborhoods were blighted.
Obama’s most commonly cited achievement was in forcing the city to begin testing for asbestos in all city apartments.
…critics claim Obama, now 46, exaggerates his accomplishments, particularly in spearheading asbestos cleanup at a low-income housing project. He omits from his account of that fight a longtime community activist who many people say played a significant role.
About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks.
In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale – a score so bad the buildings now face demolition.
Kaus calls this “Obama’s Katrina,” explaining that if Obama is running on his record as a community activist and advocate, it’s a pretty big deal a housing project he had his hand in is an almost-unlivable slum… Perhaps Obama had good intentions here. Trouble is, he has a decidedly thin resume, and one of the biggest bullet points on it reads Miserable Failure.
And that’s not even to mention Obama’s community organizing alongside unrepentant terrorist William Ayers.
Barack Hussein Obama – truly ready to organize the communities of America… Right down the sewage-clogged drain.
The self-inflated ego of this man is unbelievable.