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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 12:35 PM
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"Chicago Political Mafia's Favorite Son: Barak Obama", MORE AND LINKS
http://committeefordemocracy.org/Corruption%20Updates%2...

and:

"The Political Corruption Behind Barack Obama and Chicago

Obama, who has worked as a lawyer and a legislator to improve living conditions for the poor, took campaign donations from Rezko even as Rezko's low-income housing empire was collapsing, leaving many African-American families in buildings riddled with problems -- including squalid living conditions, vacant apartments, lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.

The building in Englewood was one of 30 Rezmar rehabbed in a series of troubled deals largely financed by taxpayers. Every project ran into financial difficulty. More than half went into foreclosure, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found.

Their buildings were falling apart,'' said a former city official. "They just didn't pay attention to the condition of these buildings.'Eleven of Rezko's buildings were in Obama's state Senate district."

http://nalert.blogspot.com/2008/01/political-corruption...

and:

In sharp contrast to his tough talk about ethics reform in government, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., approached a well-known Illinois political fixer under active federal investigation, Antoin "Tony" Rezko, for "advice" as he sought to find a way to buy a house shortly after being elected to the United States Senate.

The parcel included an adjacent lot which Obama told the Chicago Tribune he could not afford because "it was already a stretch to buy the house."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/01/10/the-rezko-conn...

and:

I've heard reports from various people about how clean and honest Barack Hussein Obama is. I call it a bunch of baloney. Someone somewhere is trying to sell a bridge, and a really big one somewhere. We know all about the Clinton Body Count, and how slick Edwards is (I'll stick to the Democrats as this is their primary), but there seems to be little nationwide knowledge about Antoin "Tony" Rezko and Obama's dealings with him. Obama also seems to avoid questions about why he wants to be president as well. Let's shine a light on a few things, shall we.

http://ill-annoying.blogspot.com /

I'm sure there's much more out there.
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Unsane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 12:37 PM
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1. don't be lame
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 12:37 PM
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2. Awesome, let's cite blogs that reference the "Clinton Body Count" all the time here. n/t
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Captain_Nemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 12:44 PM
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3. the point of the post is to be more critical of a candidate that has an uncritical fan base.
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Hart2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 12:51 PM
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5. So we can post links to sites with the pic of Web Hubbell morphing into Chelsea Clinton?
That claim Hubbell is Chelsea's real father.

Or the pics of Bill Clinton's alleged mulatto love child, who went from living in Little Rock's slums with his drug addicted prostitute mother to private schools in Australia?

No group is less critical of its candidate then the Clinton lovers here.
:wtf:

I knew this stuff would be happening just in time for Super Tuesday.

Nothing like a well timed smear during primary season, right?
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 12:52 PM
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6. I notice you haven't mentioned The Huffington Post link.
Was just an oversight, right?
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Hart2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 01:27 PM
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10. Gez, all the kid did was ask Chelsea about her father. What was hard about that?
Chelsea Clinton Rejects Interview Request From 9-Year-Old "Kid Reporter"

Sydney Rieckhoff, a Cedar Rapids fourth grader and "kid reporter" for Scholastic News, has posed questions to seven Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls as they've campaigned across Iowa this year. But when she approached the 27-year-old Chelsea after a campaign event Sunday, she got a different response.

"Do you think your dad would be a good 'first man' in the White House?" Sydney asked, but Chelsea brushed her question aside.

"I'm sorry, I don't talk to the press and that applies to you, unfortunately. Even though I think you're cute," Chelsea told the pint-sized journalist.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20071230/silen... /

If the Cliinton's want to use Chelsea as a prop in the campaign, people will ask her questions, right?

Chelsea obviously doesn't want to talk about her dad.

Happy now?
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 04:10 PM
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15. Pathetic. That link has nothing to do with mine.
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Hart2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 04:24 PM
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20. Your link has nothing to do with mine either! Why is that Web Hubbell guy's name keep coming up!
One company more than happy to pony up for a cash joy-ride with Brown was Entergy International. This electric company, based in Little Rock, became one of the worlds biggest power system operators on the planet under the Clinton regime. Interestingly, Bill Clinton began his political climb by running for Arkansas Attorney General campaigning on a pledge to fight Entergys electric price hikes. His pro-consumer plan was defeated in court by Entergys law firm - which included one Hillary Rodham.

There were more favors for Entergy. In 1998, I discovered, while working under cover for the Guardian and Observer, that Tony Blair was personally fixing the system to let Entergy to violate British policy on coal plants. Why? I picked up in my secret recordings of Blairs cronies that calls to take care of Entergy, rules be damned, had come in from the office of the Flotus - the First Lady of the United States.

It gets creepier. In June of 1994, Entergys partner in Asia, the Riady family of Indonesia paid recently-resigned Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell a $100,000 consulting fee. Odd that: Hubbell was on his way to prison for the felony crime of inflating his legal bills. Why would Asians pay a lawyer for advice on Asia who was on his way to the pokey?


http://www.gregpalast.com/hillarys-mother-fing-tour-bus...

And there is more there about Web Hubbell and Hillary. Those two sure must have spent a lot of time together at that law firm.

This sounds worse than anything you've posted about Obama.

:think:
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 04:26 PM
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21. If you want to start your own thread, go ahead.
I'll respond to relevant posts in response to information I presented in MY OP.
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Captain_Nemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 07:41 PM
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23. Excuse me - this is not "this stuff." Obama has a fan base" and they ignore many things:
1. His voting for the energy bill.
2. blaming his staff for mistakes he makes. (A poor carpenter blames his tools.)
3. This Rezko stuff from the Chicago Sun Times.
4. Saying he really won Nevada (how pathetic)

We're voting for President oF the United States of America here - not team captain of your Junior High.

As far as Clinton goes - there is nothing but criticism out there about here (for the past 16 years) and we know it All! she is still here and thriving.

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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 02:39 PM
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13. You nailed it.
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DaLittle Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 03:59 PM
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14. Blind Following Is What IAM Talk'n 'Bout!
Wake Up and stop dropping qualludes!
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surfermaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 04:19 PM
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19. Now that would be reverse of Bobby Kennedy ...
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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 04:10 PM
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16. I'm sure some people will.
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DaLittle Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 12:50 PM
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4. Awesome Post... Let's Expose ALL Those Pesky Roaches!!!!!!!
:)
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ursi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 01:02 PM
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7. great now on to the Clinton years! Is this really what we should be doing?
I was shocked enough when I saw that my favorite liberal investigative reporter ran a story last week on the Clintons and Entergy.

http://www.gregpalast.com/hillarys-mother-fing-tour-bus... /

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Hart2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 04:28 PM
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22. Oh, there's Web Hubbell in another scandal with Hillary!
Great link!

My those two must have spent a lot 0f time together at that law firm.

:think:
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 01:38 PM
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11. A lot of them
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NJSecularist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 01:05 PM
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8. Let's not forget about the Daley political machine
and Obama's connections to that, specifically about the 2004 Senate Elections and Jack Ryan.
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NJSecularist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 01:05 PM
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9. Let's not forget about the Daley political machine
and Obama's connections to that, specifically about the 2004 Senate Elections and Jack Ryan.
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Fabio Donating Member (929 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 01:39 PM
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12. What about these connections?
Anyone who watched the 2004 Senate Race in Chicago closely knows that Barack Obama was not the DEMOCRATIC political machine's choice. That would be Dan Hynes, the state comptroller.

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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 04:14 PM
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17. K and R. Let the truth be told.
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KennedyGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-20-08 04:16 PM
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18. Its called scrutiny..and Obama will crumble under it...
all you have to do to spaz out his supporters is say his middle name..does anyone honestly think they will be able to handle real scrutiny?
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