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Bill Clinton, California Bar Foundation, DLA Piper, OBAMA FOR AMERICA, Tony West

2010 — Patti Villacorta of American Thinker: Breaking the Obama Code (TLR Note: Notice Names of DOJ’s Tony West, Steve Churchwell of DLA Piper in Sacramento — Home of Sham Non-Profit CaliforniaALL Which Was Allegedly Misused to Embezzle Funds )

The Obama Exploratory Team had formed, and the candidacy announcement was scheduled for early February. But Jude Barry, a political strategist and software programmer, wasn’t one to hedge his bets. In late December of 2006, he quietly filed paperwork and created the Obama for America Draft Committee (FEC ID #C00431130).

 

Jude Barry is one of many Howard Dean loyalists who helped Obama win the White House. Once labeled as a “self-styled Machiavellian apparatchik” by the San José political press, Barry helped develop Dean’s netroots campaign that unraveled with a scream in Iowa. Still, the political landscape had been changed forever by Barry and fellow Deaniacs including Christopher Edley, UC Berkeley Law School Dean; Patrick Gaspard, Obama’s political director; Jeremy Ben Ami, former Clinton staffer and founder of the anti-Israel J Street; and assistant attorney general Ron Weich.

 

Co-founder of Catapult Strategies with Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi, Barry became well-known in Silicon Valley political circles, where he grew up and attended Catholic school with another assistant attorney general: Tony West. West is the Bay Area lawyer recently revealed as defense attorney for American Taliban member John Walker Lindh.

 

Barry collected six $5,000 donations from 12/28/06 and 12/30/06, including one from eBay millionaire Tom Adams III. At the same time, Steven Churchwell, a partner at DLA Piper LLC’s Government Affairs Group in Sacramento, listed himself as PAC Treasurer. Churchwell’s bio states that he “assists clients through the challenging waters of California government and politics.” Areas of concentration include Ballot Measures, Internal Investigations, and PAC Regulations.

 

Obama’s courtship with the high-tech crowd had begun back in early 2005. Within weeks of his swearing-in, the new United States senator launched his Hopefund Pac and then flew west to mingle. At the time, Jude Barry was managing Obama-backer Steve Westley’s gubernatorial primary against Phil Angelides, the national chair of the Apollo Alliance. Other Apollo Board members include Dan Reicher, Google’s Director of Climate Change; Robert Redford; and Van Jones, Obama’s ex-Green Czar. Jones worked on Arianna Huffington’s brief run for governor.

 

Obama scored big. Eileen Chamberlain-Donahue, wife of eBay CEO John Donahue, took a liking to Obama. She went on to become Chairwoman of the National Women for Obama Finance Committee and won an invitation to watch his Denver speech from a luxury suite with Penny Pritzker and Oprah.

 

By November 2006 Hopefund had raised $2.5 million. Some of Obama’s early donors include the Warren Buffetts; co-founder of Espirit clothing company Susie Buell; Steven Spielberg; Attorney General Eric Holder; FCC Chair Julius Genachowski; Christina Romer, the Chair of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers; Craig’s List CEO Craig Newmark; David Geffen; and Jon Gruber, the MIT economist criticized recently for failing to disclose HHS consultancy contracts.  

 

Edward Robinson’s piece on the fundraising scene in the wealthy Bay Area points out:

 

Venture capitalists … are struggling with an investing climate that’s the gloomiest since the bust of 2000 and ’01. In the first half of 2008, only five venture-backed companies went public … the poorest showing in five years. “Almost everybody who’s been in the Valley for any period of time is pursuing cleantech now,” says Dixon Doll. .

 

That’s where VCs see Obama coming in. In his policy proposal, the senator pledged to invest $150 billion over ten years to develop solar farms in the Sunbelt, plug-in hybrid cars that get 150 miles per gallon (64 kilometers per liter), and clean coal that doesn’t spew carbon. 

 

Obama knew that he needed California to win, and green billionaires knew that they needed Obama. A new loophole, the Unauthorized Independent Expenditure (IE), could make it happen. IEs can spend and raise unlimited money as long as there is no coordination with the candidate. An IE at its most brazen is SEIU’s Committee on Political Education (SEIU COPE), formed in order to raise $26,009,685.53 in support of Obama and $3,163,276.29 to oppose McCain.     

 

The 2008 report “Independent Expenditures: The Giant Gorilla in Campaign Finance” reveals that million-dollar contributions and multimillion-dollar expenditures are common. Californians for a Better Government (CPG), the highly controversial IE formed for the Angelides campaign, collected $10,015,643, with $8.7 million coming from one pocket: Sacramento developer Angelo Tsakopoulous and his daughter Eleni Tsakopolous-Kournalakis. Married to the President Emeritus of The Washington Monthly, Ms Tsakopolous-Kournalakis now serves as Ambassador to Hungary.

 

CPG hired Steve Churchwell as Treasurer, just as the Obama for America Draft Committee would a few months later. Churchwell landed at the center of a probe involving incorporation irregularities. The Barry/Churchwell team continues making news. Along with a cryptography and electronic signature expert, they recently unveiled Verafirma Inc., and then they filed suit requiring San Mateo Superior Court to accept electronic signatures on an initiative petition.

 

Although Angelides lost to Schwarzenegger, he received a campaign donation from Paul Pelosi (Nancy’s husband). In January 2009, Angelides delivered billions in stimulus money for Apollo’s big “new” green revolution initiative. First unveiled at a 2006 Conference co- sponsored with Bob Borosage, Angelides’ friend from Jesse Jackson’s campaign, Apollo’s green revolution-themed conference featured Kerry, Edwards, Dean, Obama, and others vowing to take the party back from the centrist DLC.

 

In May 2009, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid selected Angelides to chair their Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) tasked with investigating the cause of the 2007-2010 financial crisis. The Angelides pick prompted complaints of conflicts of interest, mainly around issues like pension funds. Strangely, Angelides’ seat on the Board of the Climate Prosperity Alliance (CPA) went unmentioned.

 

CPA describes itself as a  “global network of financiers, businesses, economic development authorities, scientists and NGO’s.” Marc Weiss, CPA Chair, served as Special Assistant to Andrew Cuomo and Henry Cisneros under Bill Clinton. CPA endorses the expansive policies of the U.N. General Assembly’s 2009 “Global Green New Deal.” CPA also advocates  $1 trillion of green investments per year in order to “re-deploy assets” and solve “worldwide financial instability.”

 

Weeks before falsified documents surfaced confirming global warming as little more than another far-left power-grab, a CPA report celebrated $1,248,740,645,930.00 invested since 2007. The monies came from finance institutes and corporations in North America, Europe, China, India, Japan and Brazil.

 

Welcome to the ethics-based global revolution. The tangle of corrupt, hypocritical liars is made far worse by the growing realization of just how badly America was duped.

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