Obama Tried To Bribe Rev. Wright And A School Lenin Would Have Loved

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May 13, 2012

Some interesting dots to connect in a breaking story suggesting a close friend of Obama attempted to bribe Jeremiah Wright to keep quiet. Just off the top, what's notable is that the Post didn't put a timeline to the alleged bribe offer to Wright and a meeting Wright had with Obama, in which Barry asked Wright to stand down. Hmm.

Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama’s team tried to buy his silence.

‘Man, the media ate me alive,” Wright told me when we met in his office at Chicago’s Kwame Nkrumah Academy. “After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.” 

“And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.’ 

What is this Kwame Nkrumah Academy, anyway? Oh, just his school Trinity managed to give 8 million bucks to – seemingly named after a guy the CIA overthrew! LOL Somehow, I doubt they envisioned a U.S.-based school being named in his honor back in the day – sponsored by the former church of a POTUS.

Africa has produced many crazy dictators but none of them ever dreamt of turning into a one-man electoral commission like Nkrumah. In a yet to be broken record in the continent, the late Ghanaian leader ‘elected’ an entire parliament of 198 MPs single-handedly within minutes. In February 1966, while Nkrumah on a state visit to Vietnam, his government was overthrown in a military coup — backed by the CIA.

Below more tidbits that might be of interest.

The Rt. Hon. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972), P.C.,[1] was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. Overseeing the nation's independence from British colonial rule in 1957, Nkrumah was the first President of Ghana and the first Prime Minister of Ghana. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963.

On that last trip, Hilliard accepted an appointment to the board of Wright’s new elementary school, Kwame Nkrumah Academy

The corporation has already bought the first 27 acres for $8million, provided by Trinity, Eggleston said. The nonprofit would not disclose how much additional money has been raised for the project so far.

Bennett said he hopes Imani Village becomes an anchor to stimulate the economy in the deindustrialized area, which offers limited access to healthy foods, jobs and education. Emphasis will be placed on living off the land and "ownership."

Children will be able to walk to school at Kwame Nkrumah Academy and play sports in a professionally certified arena. Residents will grow their own food. Mom-and-pop retailers on site will buy it.

Chicago Annenberg Challenge records also indicate that SSAVC educators invited Asa Hilliard, a pioneer of African-centered curricula and a close colleague of Carruthers, to offer a keynote address at yet another Annenberg-funded teacher training session. Hilliard’s ties to Wright run still deeper than Carruthers’s.

A close Wright mentor and friend, Hilliard died in 2007 while on a trip to Kemet (Egypt) with Wright and members of Wright’s congregation. Hillard was scheduled to deliver several lectures to the congregants, and to speak at a meeting of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization, which he co-founded with Carruthers and other “African-centered” scholars. On that last trip, Hilliard accepted an appointment to the board of Wright’s new elementary school, Kwame Nkrumah Academy.

 

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Comments:
  1. EBL says:

    http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/2012/05/barack-obama-supporters-offered-money.html Damn!
    Thanks for the info on Kwame Nkrumah Academny! Sounds almost Jesuit!

  2. Southern Values says:

    You guys are right – religion makes you stupid:
    “Significantly greater hippocampal atrophy was observed for participants reporting a life-changing religious experience. Significantly greater hippocampal atrophy was also observed from baseline to final assessment among born-again Protestants, Catholics, and those with no religious affiliation, compared with Protestants not identifying as born-again. ”
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0017006

  3. Ragspierre says:

    So, the religion of Collectivism makes you STUPID and a liar.
    And anti-science.
    Huh.

  4. Southern Values says:

    It must be nice to write for yourself Rags – at least there’s someone who understands you.

  5. Humble Conservative says:

    Ah the wingnut lie machine is starting to ramp up in earnest. There is nothing *of fact* indicating that Obama offered Wright anything. And Wright, himself, does not say that Obama or that anyone from Obama’s team offered him anything. Yet, you report and repeat the lie devoid of any factual basis. Because that’s all you have.

  6. Humble Conservative says:

    The story itself says that the communication at issue was not from Obama or his Team.
    Liar.

  7. Ragspierre says:

    “And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.’
    Well.
    That WAS from Barackah, wasn’t it?
    Straight from the horse-ass’s mouth, so to speak.
    Gawd, you people REALLY have a lot of trouble with reality, dunya…????

  8. Ragspierre says:

    “Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.
    “It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”
    “He offered you money?”
    “Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”
    “How much money did he offer you?”
    “One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.
    Huh. So…Pres. Dog Breath did not bring the bag around personally?
    “Did Obama himself ever make an effort to see you?”
    ****“Yes,” Wright said. “Barack said he wanted to meet me in secret, in a secure place.****
    And I said, ‘You’re used to coming to my home, you’ve been here countless times, so what’s wrong with coming to my home?’ So we met in the living room of the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ, at South Pleasant Avenue right off 95th Street, just Barack and me. I don’t know if he had a wire on him. His security was outside somewhere.
    “And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.’
    “And what did you say?” I asked. “I said, ‘I don’t see it that way. And anyway, how am I supposed to support my family?’ And he said, ‘Well, I wish you wouldn’t speak in public. The press is gonna eat you alive.’
    Quid pro quo.
    Look it up, idiot.

  9. Humble Conservative says:

    How does requesting that Wright stop talking about X, Y, and/or Z amount to a “bribe,” chuckles? You do know that the word “bribe” has an actual definition, right? You racists REALLY have a lot of trouble with the definitions of words when they don’t suit your purpose, ya heard? Wright, himself says that the offer of money for his silence came from someone other than Obama and/or his Campaign. Do you have any proof of consideration offered by Barack Obama in exchange for Wright’s silence? No, but you claim it as fact anyway? Why? Because you have NOTHING else. But to lie. All for the glory of your new boy-friend, the pro-choice, pro-amnesty, pro-gay rights, pro-mandates, cultist, Willard Romney.

  10. Humble Conservative says:

    Hey, racist No. 1, where was the offer of consideration by Barack Obama? Specifically?

  11. Southern Values says:

    As someone with Southern Values, I have on good authority that Mormonism is a cult. I do not believe they handle snakes or talk in tongues, so how can you trust them.

  12. Humble Conservative says:

    I, as a Humble Conservative, believe in limited government, i.e. the state banning “gateway sexual activity” and mandating forced, medically unnecessary ultrasounds. I hate “mandates,” except for the mandates thought up by the American TEAliban – until Barack Obama endorses them, in which case, I hate them again.

  13. Ragspierre says:

    Two liars.
    Two self-identified idiots.
    Two declared religious bigots.
    Two excellent Collectivist trolls!

  14. EBL says:

    Rags, And a conservative orange cow. As classic as a creamsicle! But with her heart in the right place!

  15. Ragspierre says:

    That’s a Highland cow you use, is it not, EBL?

  16. Humble Conservative says:

    Poor, preening wingnut. The facts don’t fit its bigoted talking points. So it screams, screams, and screams. And it is one of the learned ones.

  17. Ragspierre says:

    “Talking points”…???
    You mean the story…with FIRST PERSON attribution…about Pres. Dog Breath of the Chicago Way paying off the Collectivist bigot Wright?
    You are confused about the meaning of “talking points”…as with SOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo much else.

  18. Humble Conservative says:

    “You mean the story…with FIRST PERSON attribution…about Pres. Dog Breath of the Chicago Way paying off the Collectivist bigot Wright?”
    No. You dishonest, twat. The story expressly disclaiming first person attribution to president Obama offering any consideration in exchange for Wright’s silence. Hence slamming your “talking point” proclaiming that, in fact, the opposite is true.
    Where is the evidence of Obama or anyone from his campaign offering ANYTHING in the form of consideration in exchange for Wright’s silence? Specifically, liar.

  19. Humble Conservative says:

    Like the cowardly, lying, crap weasel you are, you avoid providing any verifiable facts establishing a “bribery” by president Obama. You have nothing but speculation, innuendo, your *belief* that it must be true because Obama is simultaneously an elitist and a thug. Or whatever cognitive dissonance the Breitbats have told you to believe this week.
    All for the glory of Willard Romney.

  20. Ragspierre says:

    First person attribution to Rev. Wright, you stupid phuc.
    Good grief…CAN you really be as stupid as you pretend…????
    There are people put in prison every day with less damning evidence than you find here.
    Where is the requirement that the money has to be offered by “Obama or his campaign”?
    Again, it NEVER bothers me YOU are THAT stoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOppppppppppppppppid…
    It is insulting to people reading this blog you think that crap MIGHT work.

  21. Humble Conservative says:

    “First person attribution to Rev. Wright, you stupid phuc.”
    Attributing the “bribe” to someone other than Obama.
    “Good grief…CAN you really be as stupid as you pretend…????
    There are people put in prison every day with less damning evidence than you find here.”
    Yap yap yap yap. No. There aren’t. Is this what you always do when you can’t get a grasp on the facts sufficient to argue whatever talking point the RNC told you to hammer? Of course it is.
    “Where is the requirement that the money has to be offered by “Obama or his campaign”?”
    Bribery is the act of implying money or gift giving that alters the behavior of the recipient. Where is “the act” committed by Barack Obama? Specifically. I know, I know, in wingnut fever-dream land your *belief* that it must be true is always sufficient. But try to deal in facts; you might like it
    Liar. Racist. You.

  22. Humble Conservative says:

    And to prove that you’re not a racist, you link to a rambling screed about Obama the Muslim. Well played, racist-liar.

  23. SacTownMan says:

    Let’s see Xerxes’ good golfing buddy offers $150k to shut up Reverend “Hate Whitey”. The same Chicago Slime machine connected “buddy” that gets Moochelle her $300k “do nothing” job and suddenly finds himself getting a huge grant. All related to two Chicago Slime Machine hacks that are currently doing time!!
    Poor dumb ass trolls! They are so busy trying to sell their lame Daily Koz talking points to see the obvious criminal connections to “the One”
    Only in the Pravda Media does this get a pass!! Keep up the good work though you two stupid f**ks, you are too damn funny!!

  24. Ragspierre says:

    “Bribery is the act of implying money or gift giving that alters the behavior of the recipient.”
    Yep.
    And here you have a completed, evident, APPARENT, bribery conspiracy.
    And NOBODY BUT an Obama butt-boy would even PRETEND to deny it.
    Which, I think, makes it pretty clear who and what you are.
    1. Obama ASKED Wright to leave the public stage…for the sake of successfully LYING to the American people
    2. Wright NOTED he needed money to live
    3. Obama’s LONG-TERM partner in graft from Chicago offers Wright $150,000.00 to keep shut
    How stupid would you have to be to REFUSE to connect those man-hole sized dots???

  25. SacTownMan says:

    At least as stupid as Sudden Discomfort and his new ass buddy Humble Pervert!!

  26. WarrenRhodes says:

    The next time you think about writing or saying something derogatory or condescending about the late Dr. Nkrumah or the children or staff of Kwame Nkrumah Academy, you better think twice and apologize for twisted offensive vile ignorance. The CIA intervened in the Soverirgnty of Nkrumah’s leadership, because they feared and resented a bloodless change of power British Colonialism out of Ghana. GET IT RIGHT OR GET OUT OF JOURNALISM!!!!