It's very clear to me that Barack Obama took a cheap bribe from the Illinois version of Jack Abrahamoff, Antoin Rezko.
Barack Obama’s actions smell of cheap corruption. No worse than any other American politician but no better either.
Today in the Chicago Tribune we find that Obama has had a relationship with Antoin Rezko. Rezko is a long time political fundraiser for both Democratic and Republican candidates. Most of his fundraising has been for Democratic candidates however. He is currently pleading not guilty to charges of bribery in the administration of Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevic. And who is investigating the Democratic governor? None other than every naïve liberal’s favorite prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald. Patrick Fitzgerald has a habit since coming to Illinois of prosecuting high profile Democrats exclusively with the exception of George Ryan who was the most liberal Republican governor in America and who defied George Bush by eliminating the death penalty in Illinois. You can read about this on my blog, bushplanet. George Bush’s favorite pastime in Texas as governor was executing death row in mates. He holds the record for most inmates executed by any governor.
Obama’s Shady Deal With Rezko
It seems that Barack Obama bought a 1.65 million dollar home last year. On the same day that Barak bought his house (for $300,000 below the asking price) Antoin Rezko's wife purchased the adjoining empty lot to Barack’s house for nothing less than the owners asking priceof $625,000 dollars. The same owner sold the lot and the house on the exact same day. The house and the lot were once together, the owner decided to split them up and sell them separetly. Quite a coincidence. How unusual.
What does this mean?
Barak claims he may have mentioned the adjacent lot of his house to Rezko and Rezko for reasons unknown to Obama, decided to purchase it. After the dual purchase, and aware that Rezko was under investigation, Obama said he thought it a good idea to have a fence built between his house and the adjacent lot, which were in actuality one continuous lot divided by the owner and sold as two lots. One lot had a house and the other was manicured open green space. In other words the lot was originally part of the land or yard that the house stood on, a double lot.
Obama said he wanted a fence so as not to cast any suspicions that the manicured green yard or lot was being used by Obama , that had been purchased by Rezko. So Obama mentions to Rezko that he'd like a fence. So who buys the fence? Rezko paid $14,000 for the wrought iron fence to be built. When Obama has his grass cut, however, he also has the grass cut on the adjoining property, Rezko's property. He has not charged Rezko any money for lawn care. He's going to get around to billing him later it seems.
The implications are that Obama bought the house and Rezko the adjoining property for the purpose of protecting that property for Obama and for Obama’s future use or purchase. It also seems fair to imply that the purchase of the house for 300,000 less than the asking price was a result of Rezko’s purchase of the adjoining lot on the same day for the full asking price of 625,000.00 dollars. The two purchases would then in actuality be one purchase. Rezko in fact would have subsidized Obama's purchase of his home. Tha'ts similar to how Duke Cunningham worked a profit in the sale of his home. It's a kind of money laundering. No more paper bags stuffed with cash in these modern days.
It is also possible that as the heat on Rezko built up from Fitzgerald, Obama decided to have a fence built and did so foolishly at Rezko's expense. That was a stupid move. Patrick Fitzgerald is a Democrat killer in the State of Illinois and Obama has made himself a lamb ready for slaughter with his home purchase.
It seems possible to speculate that the original plan was for Rezko to own the adjoining property with no fence and that Obama would use it as if it were one continuous piece of his property.
This is how politicians are bribed today. Through business deals that seem quite obscure but are layered in obfuscation.
Rezko has contributed to Barack’s campaigns from the very beggining.
Then we read that Obama has altered and exaggerated his life story to make it more compelling. Or at least so says the blogger from creole folks
Fiction: Obama stated in his Convention speech: 'My father ... grew up herding goats.' The 'goat herder' claim has been repeated endlessly. It is a lie..
Fact: Obama's grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama was a prominent and wealthy farmer. His son, Obama's father, was a child of privilege, not privation. He was an outstanding student, not a herdsman.
"Fiction: Obama was given an 'African' name. Fact: Obama is a Muslim who has concealed his religion. I am a strong supporter of the Muslim community, and I believe Muslims have been scapegoated. Obama has a great opportunity to be forthright. Instead, he has treated his Muslim heritage as a dark secret. His grandfather was named 'Hussein.' That is an Arabic-Muslim, not African, name. Hussein was a devout Muslim and named his son, Barack Senior, 'Baraka.' Baraka is an Arabic word meaning 'blessed.' Baraka comes out of the Koran and Arabic, not Africa.
"Barack Senior was also a devoted Muslim, and also chose a Muslim name for his son, our own Barack Obama, Junior. Again, his name was an Arabic and Koranic.
Obama has spent a lifetime running from his family heritage and religious heritage. Would his father have given his son a Koranic name if the father was not a devout Muslim? Obama's stepfather was also a Muslim. Obama will be the first Muslim-heritage senator; he should be proud of that fact. There is nothing to be ashamed of in any of the three great Abrahamic religions.
"Fiction: Obama Senior was a harmless student 'immigrant' who came to the United States only to study.
Fact: Obama was part of one of the most corrupt and violent organizations in Africa: the Kenyatta regime. Obama's father ran back to Kenya soon after the British left. It is likely Obama's father had Mau Mau sympathies or connections, or he would not have been welcomed into the murderous inner circle of rapists, murderers, and arsonists.
I believe Obama's secret shame at his family history of rape, murder and arson is what actualizes him. Our research is not yet complete. We are seeking to examine British colonial records. Our investigation to date has drawn on information on three continents.
"And what about Obama's beloved Kenyan brothers and sisters? None of his family was invited to Boston to share his prominence. Are his relatives being kept in the closet? Where are they? More secrecy, more prevarication.
Obama admits smoking grass and like George Bush hints at doing coke in his best selling “autobiography”.
But Barak who apparently comes from Arab roots and sports an Arabic first name has become a newfound Christian. He sounds very much like George Bush. His new found understand of religion has apparently allowed him to understand the real estate business and how to do cute deals with people like Rezko
Here is a quote from Obama on his religious awakening and “new found understandings”.
It was because of these newfound understandings–that religious commitment did not require me to suspend critical thinking, disengage from the battle for economic and social justice, or otherwise retreat from the world that I knew and loved–that I was finally able to walk down the aisle of Trinity United Church of Christ one day and be baptized. It came about as a choice and not an epiphany; the questions I had did not magically disappear. But kneeling beneath that cross on the South Side of Chicago, I felt God's spirit beckoning me. I submitted myself to His will, and dedicated myself to discovering His truth.
He felt God’s spirit beckoning him. George Bush also said that God told him how to handle foreign policy by invading Iraq and Afghanistan. God was wrong. He’s always wrong.
Barak has only recently set foot in any church, when he decided to get into politics. This is where Barack's savvy political skills come into play. He talks good and gives "shout outs" to his Pastor but it appears a bit contrived and rehearsed.
Barack apparently thinks it might be a good idea to bomb Iran. Maybe it's really God who wants to bomb Iran and not Barack. We can forgive Barack then. But not God. He's wrong. He's always wrong.
More from creole folks:
Barak had no desire to go to Africa until his political advisers wanted to create an image in the publics mind after he got into office. They go to Africa, but not to the city where his father is from, but to an African village, where no Obamas lived. American media loves to show African huts and villages but Kenya has cities that are more modern than Los Angeles!
Who will save us from this endless parade of horrific men and woman that govern this nation? Barack Obama is doing what every other politician is doing. But when politicians are doing it at this level....the Duke Cunningham level, of home purchase and a sloppy bribe that is easily uncovered in the form of Rezko's purchase of an adjoining lot, it's contemptuous. It is really not necessary. it's a cheap bribe. And as his stature develops it's going to get worse because he's acting this way on a level that's undignified, unnecessary and unbecoming. This is in many ways similar to what Duke Cunningham did with his home in terms of bribery.
When the American voting public becomes more saavy and less naive, their leaders will be at least more saavy and less naive, if not less corrupt.
But the love affairs with people like Patrick Fitzgerald and Barack Obama and every other politician should be replaced with deep, deep skepticism, criticism, oversight and the expectation that criminal activity and favortism is occurring at all times.