Chicago’s Liberals AND Conservatives Oppose the Obama Center

In today’s polarized world, it’s hard to imagine liberals and conservatives agreeing on much of anything. Even so, Chicago residents of all political affiliations and walks of life are opposing the new Obama Center and it’s not hard to see why.

There are numerous irregularities surrounding the construction of the new center; what is more, its location is an inconvenient one for many Chicago residents. There are also concerns that, unlike other past presidents, former president Barack Obama intends to politicize his new center by using it to spearhead a resistance movement to President Trump.

Location is a hot-button topic for many who oppose the construction of the Obama Center. While there are well over two thousand vacant lots in the city, many of which could be renovated to benefit both local neighborhoods and businesses alike, the former president and those who are working on constructing the new Obama center have for some reason chosen to build a portion of it right in Jackson Park. In fact, over three dozen trees were cut down for construction even though the park is on the National Register of Historic Places. While it is meant to be protected by Federal, State and local laws, activists have had to file a lawsuit against the city of Chicago in order to put a stop to the demolition.

It isn’t just environmentalists and those who enjoy the beauty of Chicago’s great outdoors who are furious with city’s plans to lease part of the park to the former president for construction of his new center. Local residents who are in need of work have reported that the new construction isn’t providing them with jobs and benefits. The fact that there is no community benefits agreement is surprising considering the fact that Obama, a former community leader, has regularly expressed concern for local communities and their needs.

Conservatives, at the same time, are noting that that using taxpayer money and valuable resources to build a center that would be expressly dedicated to promoting a particular point of view that goes against what many Americans believe is a violation of the First Amendment. Other presidential libraries are apolitical in nature; they simply house books, papers and other items pertaining to the president in question without pushing a particular point of view on the general public. The Obama Center, on the other hand, intends to offer digital access to the former president’s papers and books at some point in time; however, one of the main purposes of the center is to operate as a training center for both national and international political leaders.

The way that construction will be funded is yet another contentious matter. Illinois is well known for its many financial problems — its pension system is a crisis that is just waiting to explode. Even so, the city of Chicago somehow came up with about $200 million dollars to build new roadways around the center. To make matters worse, Chicago really only intends to spend about $40 million of that money from its own coffers. Federal taxpayers will be on the hook to reimburse the state for the rest.

The city of Chicago is extremely eager to see Obama’s new center built at the earliest opportunity. The city council essentially lied to a federal judge in order to cut down trees at Jackson Park, telling the judge that the removal of the trees was not connected to the construction of the new Obama Center when it indeed is. The authorization for the center has also resulted in a number of statues being trampled on.

Given these facts, it is not surprising that Chicago residents of all ages and walks of life are rising up against the new center’s construction. While liberals and conservatives have different reasons for opposing the construction of the Obama Center, one thing is clear — the new Obama Center would not benefit anyone in the city apart from the politically connected individuals who are desperate to see it built at any cost.

~ Conservative Zone


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26 thoughts on “Chicago’s Liberals AND Conservatives Oppose the Obama Center”

    1. He will be, soon. He ( and Hillary, and Strok, and McCabe, and Loretta Lynch, and possibly, Susan Rice ) will be arrested and hauled before a Military Tribunal to be tried on charges relating, among other things, to Sedition ( Treason ) against the United States during a time of Declared War ( we have continuously been under a state of Declared War since 09/11/01 ). And, unfortunately for them, the Military Tribunal will not have corrupt, Progressive Judges there, to conveniently excuse them of everything by looking the other way, and pretending that evidence which is clear as day, is not there ( sound familiar ? ).

    2. I think a outhouse would be more appropriate for the worst president this country has ever had his policies and wars put this country in the toilet and we need to flush him from existence never to be seen or heard from AGAIN !!!!!

  1. What a shock — breaking laws, lying to judges, trying to manipulate not only the people of Chicago but the USA. Lying to the Federal Government all for his own benefit — what a shock —NOT !!!!!!! This no good worthless POS is not worth spending 1 penny on let alone millions. Why should the American taxpayers pay anything toward his own personal terrorist mosque ??????? He should in fact be prosecuted for his criminal and treasonous acts against the U.S.A..

    1. He will be, soon. He ( and Hillary, and Strok, and McCabe, and Loretta Lynch, and possibly, Susan Rice ) will be arrested and hauled before a Military Tribunal to be tried on charges relating, among other things, to Sedition ( Treason ) against the United States during a time of Declared War ( we have continuously been under a state of Declared War since 09/11/01 ). And, unfortunately for them, the Military Tribunal will not have corrupt, Progressive Judges there, to conveniently excuse them of everything by looking the other way, and pretending that evidence which is clear as day, is not there ( sound familiar ? ).

    2. We the people have the finale say by voting out any officials that would spend our tax money to benefit a lying terrorist like OBAMA, CLINTONS, and other DEMOCRAPS with visions of total control and domination over our great country. The only ones that can keep this from happening is us and it is time that we become active in the matters of our towns,cities, counties, states, and our federal government. We have the power of the vote and we have to be active and vigalant that illegal ballating does not take place in any of our elections. Remember that the democraps and their leadership are connivers, and will lie about every thing to get what they want. They will promise you the moon and give you a bad head ach with a bucket full of unemployment. This crap with Obama/s center and the city of Chicago is another democrap nightmare of you do what we say not what we do. And for one I am sick and tired of these political criminals getting away with rapeing the people of this great country.

  2. This TRAITOR deserves nothing less than to swing from the gallows or face the firing squad for his Crimes od SEDITION AND TREASON against the People of the United States and his Terrorists activities around the world. The American Taxpayers should not be paying for his protection any longer and he should be erased from the history books, only included as a TRAITOR.

  3. I like that Obama – or whoever the hell he really is – chose a downtown park – choice real estate. It just proves that ALL of his “eco-warrior” rhetoric is bullshit and nothing more. A real eco-warrior would have level a few blocks of abandoned buildings – derelict homes etc Then built a new beautiful center complete with a park, trees and a playground – a safe place for the kids of Chicago to play.

  4. I have the perfect solution for the O center. just construct a 2 hole outhouse provide a nail to hang papers or pages of books on. keep them replenished daily. once all of the pages have been used by visitors to take care of their daily sanitary needs have been exhausted. the O center outhouse can be sealed in a hazmat container and disposed of.
    Everyone will be happy and O will have received all that is due him.

  5. Hard to fathom the political cesspool that spawned Obama denying him this legacy monument. Sadly, we’ll watch that infamous ‘Chicago Way’ methodically stifle the resistence and when necessary simply bludgeon any remaining opposition. This is just part of that ‘fundamental change’ mantra, moving forward. He’ll NEVER accept the strictures that a Community Benefits Agreement would place on this project.

  6. you,ve got to be kidding me odummer was the biggest piece of shit to ever be elected he stole and lied about everything he ever did and wasn,t even an american when he was so called president, stop this right now chicago needs their money just to survive let alone charging them for all of this shit which would take them even further in the hole. if you want to help chicago give them any money odummer has coming from being a so called president.

  7. How in the world can the people of the great city of Chicago permit this? Why are city officials permitting this? (Democrats or not, this is detrimental to the city). Don’t get me wrong, he should have it built in Chicago; but as another post noted, ‘there are plenty of vacant lots’ where such would be a renaissance for the neighborhood/community. He should go into South Chicago and genuinely make a positive impact with such a center, creating jobs and stimulating further investment in the area, and, possibly, inspiring young Black Americans to aspire to more than crime, gangs, or a menial life . I thought he was proud of his having been a ‘community organizer’? The people of Chicago through petitions, legal suits, townhalls, etc., need to immediately halt this plan which will destroy a great city park, statues, and the environment of their great city!

  8. I ask gain, How Is It That This CAPTCHA, I’m Not A Robot Wormed It’s Way Into Internet Discussions and Reader Responses.

  9. if the left can riot and burn buildings,, maybe we should all have a BBQ get together, light the place on fire and roast marshmallows

    OhBummer is a criminal traitor and i pray for the day he is hauled before a military tribunal and sentenced to death by firing squad – i hope they televise the whole process too!!

    it’s the ONLY way we’ll know for sure

  10. Can these people do ANYTHING on the up and up….So they lied to a judge to DEFACE the park…Wonder what else they lied about…Well that would be par for the course for the great deceiver, practitioner of “taqiyya”. Makes sense!!!

  11. As a taxpayer I want to put my objection to this project. Obama has not earned the privilege of having something built with his name on it by American taxpayers in all of his time in government office.

  12. This scum bag Islamic Muslim terrorist, Fake President and illegal Obama will turn your city into a Muslim city and they will murder and rape many of you every day. Good luck with that

  13. If Ovomit has anything to do with something, that thing will not be honorable. He is a total and complete POS that needs to go back to Kenya where he came from and do it without any benefits from the United States of America.

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