Friday, October 23, 2009

Jodie Evans and the Obama-Hollywood-Terrorist Connection

From Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King, "A Name Americans Should Know – Jodie Evans and the Obama-Hollywood-Terrorist Connection":

How much access can a possible agent of influence for state sponsors of terrorism buy from President Barack Obama? For Jodie Evans, a progressive Hollywood activist, the going rate appears to be $30,400 for dinner and a conversation.

Last week in San Francisco, Obama headlined a three million dollar fundraiser at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. The San Francisco Chronicle reports about 160 people paid $30,400 or more per couple for a private dinner with Obama followed by a reception costing $500 to $1000 that drew over 900 attendees. Among those at the dinner was the leftist, so-called antiwar group Code Pink co-founder, Jodie Evans.

The Chronicle reports Jodie Evans had a several minutes long conversation with Obama at the fundraiser.

Why does Jodie Evans merit such face time with the president even though she acts as an agent of influence for the anti-American governments of Iran, Cuba and Venezuela, as well as Middle Eastern terrorists?

Jodie Evans helped rally the Los Angeles progressive community to Obama’s side by co-hosting the first Hollywood fundraiser for Obama in February 2007 along with her partner (and ex-husband) Max Palevsky and the Dreamworks trio of Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen. Jodie Evans went on to be appointed a fund raiser for Obama.

Over the life of the campaign, Jodie Evans became one of Obama’s top donors, giving the maximum $2300 to his respective primary and general election funds and tens of thousands of dollars more to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint Obama-Democratic National Committee fund.

Jodie Evans issued several public endorsements of Obama during the campaign targeting the progressive community.

Jodie Evans and Code Pink hosted a get out the vote training effort for Obama in October 2008.

That Jodie Evans is a respected power-player in the Democratic party is no surprise. She worked for Gov. Jerry Brown and managed his 1992 presidential campaign. However, the mainstream media continually gives Jodie Evans a pass, as was noted in this LA Weekly article from 2003 that chastised the Los Angeles Times for ignoring Jodie Evans’ role as a state Democratic party operative in an article on efforts to stave off the recall of her longtime colleague, Gov. Gray Davis.

What is surprising, or should be, is how upfront she is about her pro-terrorist politics and how accepting Obama and her fellow Democrats are of her. That someone with Jodie Evans’ background operates at the presidential level in American politics is extremely disturbing.

I spoke to Jodie Evans on October 7th at the Wilshire protest. See, "Code Pink's Jodie Evans: No 'Rethink' on Afghanistan - 'U.S. Troop Withdrawal Now' ... ANSWER Coalition Decries 'Criminal Occupation'."

My sense is the very first thing Jodie Evans mentioned was Afghanistan. This is exactly the kind of hard-left lobbying that's captured the administration's Afghan policy. Code Pink, along with ANSWER, and hardline blogs like Firedoglake and Newshoggers (to name just two), have aligned with America's enemies.

There's more at
the link. The article references Ben Johnson's, "To Fallujah, With Love":

Code Pink purports to be a grassroots organization of antiwar housewives, yet the core leadership met in the 1980s while working on behalf of Central American Communist guerrillas.


rbosque said...

Funny how Obama surrounds himself with anti-Americans.

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks Philippe!

AmPowerBlog said...

Hi Raul: Thanks for stopping by ...