Environmentalists, Historians Upset Over Obama’s Presidential Center

January 15, 2018
OAN Newsroom

Community leaders are agitated with former President Obama’s plans to build its center over a national historic park accompanied with high costs and few economic benefits.

The Obama Foundation is building its center on Chicago’s Jackson Park instead of a more appropriate area.

FILE – In this May 3, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks at a community event on the Presidential Center at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. Construction is expected to start in 2018 on Barack Obama’s presidential center in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

It has so far refused to sign a community benefit agreement, which would set aside jobs, protect low-income housing, support black-owned businesses, and strengthen local schools.

Residents in Chicago’s south side are questioning the project’s pace, lack of transparency, and rising price which is currently at $350 million.

Many believe the project has already alienated the very community the center is meant to change.

151 Comments on "Environmentalists, Historians Upset Over Obama’s Presidential Center"

  1. The Flim-Flam man strikes again with his shuck and jive routine . . . . watch out good people of the South Side – this man does not have your well being in mind. Of course he never did and never will!

  2. disqus_D87XRi0Gy7 | January 18, 2018 at 1:02 pm |

    All he needs is one of those old moon windowed outhouses still found in rural Arkansas and other places. Better still move it to Hawaii where he was “born”

  3. Galen Jeffryes | January 17, 2018 at 8:39 am |

    This should not surprise anyone. The former narcissist-in-chief is only concerned with his legacy, regardless of the cost to the country and it’s people.

  4. Steve Staudt | January 17, 2018 at 6:16 am |

    Seeing what a job Pres. Trump is doing to his policies and erasing his legacy wouldn’t a fresh coat of paint on a used cargo container be enuff to house his list of high crimes and misdemeanors?

  5. Tyrone Jackson | January 17, 2018 at 5:47 am |

    A presidential center? – i think that an deep black hole in the ground where people can throw their money away would be more appropriate.
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  6. The people in Chicago can stop this. Obama is still ruling in a city he did nothing to help. Now he is attempting to destroy part of the cities history. I promise you this will be the least visited library in the USA. Would you go there? I certainly wouldn’t. A shrine to the destroyer of America. People wake up.

  7. Bruce Johnson | January 17, 2018 at 4:56 am |

    The whole United States should go against his library, no matter where he wants it. Not a darned thing presidential about the illeagal immigrant. Chicago Mafioso more like it, along with a whole lotta muslim.

  8. Gerry C. Cruz | January 17, 2018 at 12:00 am |

    I don’t notice a single media grand objection to this useless, worthless plan. But the fools yell at the top of their voices against the badly-needed wall.

  9. Jenny Jirousek | January 16, 2018 at 5:11 pm |

    You mean that sh*thole high murder rate deplorable city run by Democratic rule for decades? I won’t visit…..

  10. Cindy Stephens | January 16, 2018 at 12:17 pm |

    Wait, isn’t this library where they said all of the Susan Rice, etc. documents are going to be held for the next 5 years?? This was supposed to be key evidence in the unmasking investigation

  11. Wonder why Ron emanuel, bill ayers the cop killer bomber, aren’t defending the great one and the pie in the sky idea?

  12. This all about me me me. Why don’t we wait till he dies then decide ware and if he is worthy of a shrine. Right now it dont look that this hater is to popular with his hateful tactics badmouthing president Trump. Maybe uranium one will put his ars in a jail cell.

  13. Tyrone Jackson | January 16, 2018 at 9:18 am |

    “… high costs…”
    “…few economic benefit…”
    “…lack of transparency…”
    “…rising price…”
    “…already alienated the very community the center is meant to change…”
    .
    Yes, no hope and change here, folks.
    Not that it was expected after all, we witnessed 8 long years of the above.
    .

    • You hit the Democratic agenda right on the head. Nobody knows how to do politics better than them. (I will give them that)! Thanks for your comment and God Bless!

  14. Hope someone burns it down the day it’s built.

  15. Love you guys but this article is lacking…

  16. andrew moore | January 16, 2018 at 6:48 am |

    I know of one person that will never step foot into that building….he// I won’t even step foot into sheetcango….

  17. WrathMaster | January 16, 2018 at 6:41 am |

    Hey leftist crazies… News Flash! Obama never gave a crap about you or what you want. Obama was funded by globalists(Soros, Clinton, etc.) to try and kill the USA. He did his part and is now enjoying his ill-gotten gains.

  18. Narcissism still at work!

  19. I think Chicagoans are pretty smart when it comes to seeing through the scam – they’ve been there already.

  20. Showing once again, it is all about him. He doesn’t care about anything or anyone else.

  21. nfcapitalist | January 16, 2018 at 5:40 am |

    Streets of South Chicago would be an ideal location… bring some class to the slums, that would be the classy thing to do wouldn’t it?

  22. Some little out house somewhere in the woods would be more appropriate!

  23. michaelparsons | January 16, 2018 at 5:27 am |

    It would look good in Death Valley.

  24. Nitwit Hunter | January 16, 2018 at 5:06 am |

    “And right here we have the 702 pavilion where you can find info about anybody for $100 donation.”

  25. By the way the Obama’s were buddy buddy with Harry Weinstein so they may be perv’s themselves.

  26. He said Fox News is on a different planet. Well if more people watched Fox and One America News they would get all the facts. They do not get facts from Ultra Leftist News Agencies such as CNN NY Times, NBC, ABC, CBS, WASHINGTON POST HUFFINGTON POST AND ETC. They only cover stories that bash the current President. Despite all the obstruction from the Left Media and the Dems he has done a remarkable job.

  27. He said Fox News is on a different planet. Well if more people watched Fox and One America News they would get all the facts. They do not get facts from Ultra Leftist News Agencies such as CNN NY Times, NBC, ABC, CBS, WASHINGTON POST HUFFINGTON POST AND ETC. They only cover stories that bash the current President. Despite all the obstruction from the Left Media and the Dems he has done a remarkable job.

  28. Remember Barack Obama does not do anything unless there is a lot in it for him. Community leaders should stop the project. He is also crapping on a Historical Park. Like he does on every fabric this country stands for. The man should be in Federal Prison.

  29. andrew moore | January 16, 2018 at 3:17 am |

    Not to worry shiotcango….it’s all part of the hope and change thing you wanted so bad.

  30. Robert Johnson | January 16, 2018 at 2:58 am |

    he is all about himself

  31. Shathole built in a shathole for a shathead.

  32. Find the local Gay Bath House and name it in Honor of this pathetic Kenyan Homosexual Muslim Tea Boy, queen Barry! Or an old rotted outhouse, which is all this godless sewer maggot deserves! Love to read his obituary as tomorrows morning headline! MAGA!

  33. Scott Henke | January 16, 2018 at 1:43 am |

    “lack of transparency, and rising price”. The Obama Presidency in a nutshell.

  34. Go away Obama! I’ve seen and heard nothing but Obama, Obama, Obama everywhere. My finger actually hurts from flipping him off for 8 years!

  35. Jack Steffen | January 16, 2018 at 1:23 am |

    Obama was nothing more than a left wing globalist con-man. That will always be his “legacy”.

  36. President Trump should remove the national historic park status from Jackson Park. That would be hilarious!

  37. Burrito Jackson | January 16, 2018 at 12:16 am |

    We will all die if Obama builds a library. That is what you taught your base Obama.

  38. JaySands1234 | January 15, 2018 at 11:22 pm |

    Like all liberals Obama has always been a charlatan and a hypocrite.

  39. But… but… he was the 1st Hawaiian president, you racist rascals you!

  40. Andrew Andrew | January 15, 2018 at 10:35 pm |

    Just what we need, a nicer park for the gang-bangers to sell drugs in. Sound legit to me.

  41. Derek Dominico | January 15, 2018 at 9:59 pm |

    I wouldnt be surprise if the ayatoilets of iran contributed to this wasted effort.

  42. Twinkle Toes | January 15, 2018 at 9:55 pm |

    O cares nothing about cost or environment as long as his name is on it. Just hearing and reading his name makes my skin crawl.

  43. Do you think he made that same face when he signed the Iran deal….just sign here on this blank check…..lmfao

  44. Feelin’ the love yet?

  45. This also shows why people didn’t want Hilary following in his shoes.

  46. tully bascomb | January 15, 2018 at 6:59 pm |

    I propose a little section of USA in Cuba called Gitmo for his (lie)brary.

  47. tully bascomb | January 15, 2018 at 6:54 pm |

    Guess they don’t want a Mosque in their hood.

  48. Which building is going to be the mosque?

  49. It’s a multi- million dollar tribute to his ego

    And the idiots go along with it

  50. Jill Kingscott | January 15, 2018 at 6:48 pm |

    They could use that money to build the wall.

  51. DrSheilahere | January 15, 2018 at 6:36 pm |

    What would be in the Library? Soros hid everything about him to get him elected. Honestly, any one who cares has lost the ability to think, process, and decipher. Man a fraud.

  52. Where are they getting this money? If it is from the taxes of the people, they should stop it. Barrack Obama is a traitor who gives money to terrorist. This is an insult to an injury that he has caused.

  53. All in favor for this facility, just needs bars, electrified barbwire fense and Armed security guards. This will take care of his lordship obama and queen Hillary, along with their other cronies. Entertain will be provided by the Hollywood cream puffs that promise to leave US.

  54. Gnome Sane? | January 15, 2018 at 5:53 pm |

    King Bling, still living large. It’s all about the shiny, sparkly stuff.

  55. All American | January 15, 2018 at 5:19 pm |

    I have an idea: Make a list of Obama Error accomplishments and build on that or could move it a bit more to the east and deep six it in Lake Michigan👍🏻

  56. His Presidency is just like this ego Monument so called library to HIM and people in Chicago better like it they will pay for it and live with it for he is Democrat and spending and taxing are two best things they did as President. He made a lot of Democrats very will off as will as Hillary.

  57. Nitwit Hunter | January 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm |

    Looks like a temple of Suxor, the god of vacuum.

  58. Caddolakeguy | January 15, 2018 at 4:27 pm |

    Hey environmentalists, historians and community leaders, it appears Obama doesn’t give a rats ass about you or anybody else, only himself. Welcome to the real world.

  59. sgt joe rock | January 15, 2018 at 4:27 pm |

    so like, why not put that money to good use?

  60. We have an old landfill nearby that would be perfect!

  61. "The" Bobguy | January 15, 2018 at 4:13 pm |

    Building a “monument” to Obama, why? A little early aren’t we?
    Actually they want it now because if they wait he will just be relegated to the “Dustbin” of history like the great “Ozymandias” by Shelly.

    Last part of the poem.
    And on the pedestal, these words appear:
    My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
    Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

  62. it’ll go forward… this thug owns most of Thugago, and what he doesn’t own, his pawn Oaf ra owns…

  63. ...remain calm and return fire | January 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm |

    barack, please continue to smoke cigarettes, many packs everyday, and be sure to inhale deeply..very, very, deeply

  64. How sad is that. Force the homeys to fund and build it …. how many times?

  65. He has nothing to offer worth the time, trouble, and expense to build and maintain a center. The cost to adapt the surrounding area alone would be a burden to an already struggling state. He needs to find another location for his circus.

  66. landy fincannon | January 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm |

    Free admission right?
    Not that I’d ever go but it’s the least he could do.

  67. landy fincannon | January 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm |

    Free admission right?
    Not that I’d ever go but it’s the least he could do.

  68. Donald York | January 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm |

    Even black Democrats know Obama is a phony.

  69. Linda Griffin | January 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm |

    Who’s paying for this abominable tribute to this abominable person? I would only pay to have it torn down.

  70. He wants to put it in the South Side so all the folks from the inner city can come revel, reflect, and be thankful for all the the former President did for them and their community…

  71. Erica Merovich | January 15, 2018 at 3:02 pm |

    Interesting how many documents aren’t going to be there. And documents the public wants to see are mysteriously all boxed up in some location? Sketchy sounding. I don’t know. Chicago could use the money in so many other helpful ways.

    • It’s my understanding that most of what the people might be interested in has already been hidden away after being deemed “unsuitable” for display. Why bother with it at all. Imagine a tour of Michelle’s wig collection and Barry’s old golf clubs. Gas up the tour buses ….. yeah right.

  72. YUP, thats OBAMA!!
    Lies, the 8 year ” SCREW YOU” attitude, and secret underhanded sleazy backroom deals. Wait for the FBI and Senate hearings.

  73. RockyMt, CO | January 15, 2018 at 2:49 pm |

    So the narcissistic, psychopath continues to walk all over people to get his way…. just being who he really is. He hates America and The People.

    • People of Chicago better stand up now before the Obama’s pitch their circus tent and then turn over maintenance and upkeep to Illinois taxpayers. This can’t end well. My guess is that within five years, it will be in shambles.

  74. Obama worst president in history

  75. Snotslinger | January 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm |

    Can’t believe o can’t get rom the fixer to make this happen but it will happen sooner or later because o is a king.

  76. Yea that’s not going well for barry

  77. Lee Vincent | January 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm |

    Just a few million more in pay-off money and the approval will arrive on a silver platter.

  78. Varangian Guard | January 15, 2018 at 1:55 pm |

    The only monument that is appropriate is the mounds of bird manure that will build up on the jug eared Head.

  79. Why should Obama Change Now ? You folks in Illinois get what you deserve . Maybe he’ll move back there and get Acorn going again …………….Worst Stinking State next to California ……….

  80. Deplorable Phytomorphogenesis | January 15, 2018 at 1:48 pm |

    This useless black thing has a VERY HUGE ego. For NOTHING achieved.
    This worthless black POS is seriously the WORST thing to ever happen to America.
    What exactly happened on November 8, 2008!?

  81. Henry McKay | January 15, 2018 at 1:34 pm |

    So they want it to support black-owned businesses…..is it going to not support White, Mexican, or other businesses started by different groups? That seems pretty racist. But I think we all knew what team Obama was always playing on.

  82. He’s Mr. Environmental until it comes to his ego.

  83. andrew moore | January 15, 2018 at 1:15 pm |

    ROFLMAO…..So the black community is now understanding what the conservative community already knew and tried to tell them but was instead shouted down and called racist…..Welcome to our world black community….we tried to warn you but you wouldn’t listen.

  84. SaidNO2Liberalism | January 15, 2018 at 1:13 pm |

    The eight years reign of incompetence under Odummy was a stain in America’s history. Erase everything that is associated to this bastard. EVERYTHING!

  85. “…and right here is where they were buried so, we’re going to build it right there.”

  86. See, Obozo did not give a squat about you green wieners and left wing loons. It was always just about Obozo and his legacy is LOSER!

  87. “Many believe the project has already alienated the very community the center is meant to change.” Than the change is already taking effect, just because he wants to change the world, does not mean it is change we want. We already seen it play out once.

  88. Obama does whatever he wants.
    He doesn’t care about America.. he destroys it. He’s pathetic

  89. ..but will it be black?

  90. Arnold Maize | January 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm |

    The caption under the photo should read, “and this is where the bath house will be”

  91. Slowpoke the Cruiser | January 15, 2018 at 12:41 pm |

    Hahahahhahaha -hooo ahhhh!

  92. King O is at it AGAIN, usurping tax dollars for his ‘pet’ projects with NO BENEFIT to the American Taxpayer.

    Even worse, he could care less about the people he ‘sucked’ into building his power platform and career as INCLUSIVE and TRANS-FORMATIVE!

    Only thing ‘trans’ about it was the wealth & power transfer from others to him!

    Realize it people, this guy was NEVER A PRESIDENT but a foreign King who got into the white house on a ruse!

    • A former “pot head”, illiterate, socialistic,closeted gay con man. Boot his butt off the continent! Oboozo never belonged in the WH, and doesn’t belong in the USA

  93. This is the perfect place 2 house odumba memories, in Leftist Chicago . Like his administration, this national historic park project will be accompanied with high costs and few economic benefits. Higher Costs and few benefits is the Hallmark of the odumba’s legacy. What a perfect fit.

    • youareok100 | January 15, 2018 at 6:16 pm |

      Maybe the world will get lucky and it will burn down after it’s built. If it uses the crime ridden labor rackets it probably will

  94. whoselineisitanyway | January 15, 2018 at 12:01 pm |

    I HATE OBAMA AND HIS MANLY WIFE

  95. Just like his presidency…..did anyone honestly expect anything different….
    silly people….he’s a con man.

    • The guy shat all over the US since he was released by his growers the Alinskys decades ago, so who expected anything different from him than continuing to shat all over Chicago?

    • Disgusted Caucasian | January 15, 2018 at 6:47 pm |

      $350,000,000.00 (so far) for Obama’s worship center…….just like the megalomaniac, narcissist to build a temple to himself. I wonder if there’s a bath house in the plans? I’d love to see the donor list and how much each gave.

    • Tyrone Jackson | January 16, 2018 at 9:23 am |

      Obama’s worship center, aka, “presidential center”, will be built and it will cost more than anyone could expect unless they multiple the original cost by a factor of 10 and it will have little if any positive economic inpact and the lame stream media will NOT let anyone know about either one.
      .

    • The truth will come out. Pray people pray! God Bless America!

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