The Obama/Gamaliel connection was whitewashed during the , but no more. The narrative is being re-written. Check out this new "explanation" of Obama's ties to Gamaliel by Greg Galluzo, written with messianic ardor: (hat tip Laura)
And at this time we were just creating the Gamaliel Foundation. I met with Barack on a regular basis as he incorporated the Developing Communities Project, as he moved the organization into action and as he developed the would write beautiful and brilliant weekly reports about his work and the people he was engaging. structure for the organization. He
Back in September 2008, IBD dug around a bit into this unsettling alliance:
From 1985 to 1988, he worked for a subsidiary of the Chicago-based Gamaliel Foundation, founded on of Saul "The Red" Alinsky. He worked as a consultant and trainer. On the board of Gamaliel sat professor John L. McKnight, a student of Alinsky's radical tactics. While at Gamaliel, McKnight became Obama's mentor in .
As we have noted, when Obama worked for Gamaliel, he was paid by the Woods Foundation, which supported the radical group. Obama would later serve on the Woods Foundation board with terrorist and socialism advocate William Ayers. McKnight schooled young Obama in according to Alinsky. He apparently saw much promise in the budding politician, a way to advance Alinsky's radical socialist agenda into the highest levels in government.
Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray TO President-Elect Obama (Breitbart) This ought to frighten those still drinking the kool-aid. That or dramatically increase their intake.
Speech--By The Rev. John C. Welch
Chair, Leadership Commission
President, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network
I do not believe God is pleased by what he sees, and so God has put the nation of a man of mixed decent so no one can claim full ownership, a man of whom it can be said, trusts in the Lord God, who has held fast to the Lord and has not departed from following him.
It can be said that before him there were none like him and, as far as we know, there may not be another. Reform is on his agenda: healthcare, education, immigration and economics.
Bingo. There it is.
He is Gamaliel. He is African American. He is one of us. He is the 44th President of the United States of America!
Stanley Kurtz here:
The same separatist, anti-American theology of liberation that was so boldly and bitterly proclaimed by Obama’s pastor is shared, if more quietly, by Obama’s Gamaliel colleagues. The operative word here is “quietly.” Gamaliel specializes in ideological stealth, and Obama, a master student of Gamaliel strategy, shows disturbing signs of being a sub rosa radical himself. Obama’s legislative tactics, as well as his persistent professions of non-ideological pragmatism, appear to be inspired by his radical mentors’ most sophisticated tactics. Not only has Obama studied, taught, and apparently absorbed stealth techniques from radical groups like Gamaliel and
The connections are numerous. Gregory Galluzzo, Gamaliel’s co-founder and executive director, served as a trainer and mentor during Obama’s mid-1980s organizing days in Chicago. The Developing Communities Project, which first hired Obama, is part of the Gamaliel network. Obama became a consultant and eventually a trainer of community organizers for Gamaliel. (He also served as a trainer for ACORN.) And he has kept up his ties with Gamaliel during his time in the U.S.
The Gamaliel connection appears to supply a solution to the riddle of Obama’s mysterious political persona. On one hand, he likes to highlight his days as a community organizer — a profession with proudly radical roots in the teachings of Chicago’s Saul Alinsky, author of the highly influential text Rules for Radicals. Obama even goes so far as to make the community-organizer image a metaphor for his distinctive conception of elective office. On the other hand, Obama presents himself as a post-ideological, consensus-minded politician who favors pragmatic, common-sense solutions to the issues of the day. How can Obama be radical and post-radical at the same time? Perhaps by deploying Gamaliel techniques. Gamaliel organizers have discovered a way to fuse their Left-extremist political beliefs with a smooth, non-ideological surface of down-to-earth pragmatism: the substance of Jeremiah Wright with the appearance of Norman Vincent Peale. Could this be Obama’s secret?