Clinton campaign: Obama must answer for Rezko: The Swamp
 
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Posted February 29, 2008 1:30 PM
The Swamp

by Rick Pearson

FORT WORTH, Texas — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign says rival Barack Obama has a lot of questions to answer about his relationship with indicted Chicago political insider Antoin “Tony” Rezko, whose federal corruption trial is scheduled to start the day before critical primaries in Texas and Ohio.

Howard Wolfson, Clinton’s chief spokesman, also told reporters today that if Obama doesn’t sweep the primaries on Tuesday, it will show that Democrats want the contest to continue. The answer belies earlier statements from top Clinton aides that she needs to win delegate-rich Texas and Ohio to stay in the race.

Rezko, a real estate developer and fundraiser for several politicians, including Obama, Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the late Cook County Board President John Stroger, goes on trial Monday on charges he used his connections to allegedly further a scheme that involved kickbacks in exchange for contracts that were pocketed or paid to others to make contributions to politicians, including Obama.

Both Obama, Illinois’ first-term senator, and Blagojevich, the state’s two-term governor whose self-styled reform administration has been beset by a multitude of federal investigations, have not been charged with any wrongdoing. Obama’s campaign has donated to charity more than $150,000 in allegedly tainted donations.

Wolfson, trying to meld the roles of campaign spinmeister and federal prosecutor, said “question after question after question after question has neither been posed or answered in any serious way by Barack Obama” about his relationship with Rezko.

“Now the (Rezko) trial is beginning and I think it will be more difficult for him to avoid these very serious questions,” Wolfson said.

“What is the nature of the relationship? How many fundraisers were held? How much money was raised? How many meetings were attended? What was said at those meetings? Did Tony Rezko attempt to get jobs for Obama allies?” Wolfson asked.

Wolfson said the Clinton campaign was as forthcoming as possible about disputed donations connected to fundraiser Norman Hsu, who was sentenced in early January to three years in prison after a judge refused to throw out a 1992 no-contest plea to fraud.

“I can guarantee you that if the shoe were on the other foot, so to speak, no pun intended, I would have been getting those questions left and right and having to come up with answers that were satisfactory to a very serious and dogged press corps,” Wolfson said.

In the government’s case against Rezko, prosecutors allege kickback payments were diverted to others to make campaign contributions to Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign because Rezko had already made the maximum federal contribution. Obama is not named in the government’s document but his campaign has not disputed that Obama is the politician who received the money from Rezko allies, something backed up by campaign disclosure records. Money linked to the straw donations has already been contributed to charity, Obama aides said.

Clinton campaign officials also denied any threatened legal action against Texas Democratic officials over the rules for Tuesday’s post-primary caucuses, when about 30 percent of the state’s convention delegates are chosen. Texas officials said Clinton officials had several questions about procedures for the caucuses and said they felt that a lawsuit might be threatened. Clinton aides said they wanted the rules in writing.

With the Clinton campaign facing what had been considered must-win victories in both Texas and Ohio on Tuesday, her aides sought to deflect the pressure to the Obama camp, which has won 11 consecutive nominating contests.

“Sen. Obama has every advantage coming into Texas and Ohio,” Wolfson said, adding that if he is unable to win those states along with Rhode Island and Vermont who are also holding contests that day, “it sends a very clear signal that Democrats want this campaign to continue and there is some concern and dissatisfaction with Sen. Obama’s campaign.”

Clinton has been holding a slight lead in Ohio, while the two have been neck-and-neck in Texas, according to recent polling.

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Maybe Carville IS in the campaign...


I'm sure Obama and his "Double-Talk Express" will be as forthcoming about Tony Rezko as Clinton II has been about Norm Hsu.


Clinton must answer for Clinton - why is she hiding her tax returns and papers from the Clinton years???


As Ricky would say,'they got some splanin' to do. Hillary where are those tax returns you promised us? Obama, the smell coming off that house you bought is overpowering, SPLAIN it for us.


What's Wolfson's been sleeping in a tent? That's all's been going on with Obama for the entire campaign Rezko Rezko Rezko and Obama has been answering been accused been answering some more. What hasn't been answered is where are Hillary Clinton's tax returns? Why is she keeping them secret until after the nomination she says. Where is the photo of her and Bill Clinton and Rezko and what is that pic all about? She needs to answer the questions about that photo. Why isn't she in jail with Norman Hsu? Why did she vote for Bush to invade Iraq? Why did she give Bush a blank check to attack Iran? Why won't she answer questions about her mandate for her health insurance? What will she do to enforce the mandate? This is totally unclear, she has not addressed this issue yet she lies about Obama's plan. So, Hillary, before you can demand Obama to answer any questions, why don't you start answering some -- and these ain't hypothetical!


There’s been a huge amount of misinformation and rumor about Barack Obama’s dealings with Tony Rezko. This is not a new story. At the first Democratic debate in 2007, Brian Williams of NBC asked Obama about his connections to Rezko. The same thing happened on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. But it’s a complex set of charges, and a lot of details have been falsely reported on blogs and in the mainstream press.


Here are 10 myths debunked about Obama and Rezko:

Myth #1: Obama did legal work for Rezko

Claim: Hillary Clinton during a debate denounced Obama for "representing your contributor, Rezko, in his slum landlord business in inner city Chicago."

The truth: According to Factcheck.org, "Obama was associated with a law firm that represented the community groups working with Rezko on several deals. There's no evidence that Obama spent much time on them, and he never represented Rezko directly. So it was wrong for Clinton to say he was ‘representing ... Rezko.’ That's untrue."

Myth #2: Obama knew Rezko was a slumlord

Claim: The Chicago Sun-Times reported that in 1997, Rezko’s company failed to turn the heat back on in one of his buildings, while giving $1,000 to Obama’s campaign fund.

The truth: There’s no evidence that Obama knew about problems with Rezko’s buildings. A state senator doesn’t deal with tenant complaints, and the Chicago newspapers never reported on Rezko’s problems as a landlord until after he was indicted. According to the Chicago Tribune, "in the years before 2005, Rezko enjoyed a reputation in Illinois as an up-and-coming, even enlightened entrepreneur with a strong interest in the risky low-income and affordable housing markets." http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

Myth #3: Obama underpaid for his house in a deal with Rezko

Claim: Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass wrote: "Rezko paid more than the asking price for the side lot, and Obama paid less than the asking price for the big house. It’s the Chicago way." Kass claimed that Rezko was "Obama's Real Estate Fairy" and this is "the story of the dream house the Obamas wanted and couldn't quite afford and how the Rezkos helped."

The truth: None of this is true. The seller decided to divide the lot in offering it for sale, not Obama or Rezko. Rezko had paid the list price for his lot, not an excessive amount (as the resale value later proved). The owner reportedly had already been offered $625,000 for the side lot, so Rezko didn’t offer any more money and there was no way Obama could have gotten a special deal this way. The only special arrangement Rezko provided was selling the two lots on the same day, which simplified matters for the seller. Obama paid $1.65 million for a house originally priced at $1.95 million. His was the higher of two bids for the main property. It’s not unusual at all in the Chicago real estate business to see a 15 percent price cut on an expensive house that’s been on the market for four months. Nor is it unusual that a vacant lot next door would sell to a condo developer without such a discount. In the Hyde Park market, there are a lot of upper-middle-class residents making six figures, but not very many millionaires (it’s not Lincoln Park or the Gold Coast). Therefore, a pricey mansion is very difficult to sell, while a $300,000 townhouse is very common.

Myth #4: Rezko’s lot was a front (yard) deal

Claim: One blogger declared it was "a $925,000 favor to a sitting US Senator" because "the Rezko property was never intended to be a separate piece of land."

The truth: It’s insane to think that Obama arranged for Rezko to buy the lot as his front yard, and never intended for anyone to develop it. If Obama had arranged such a deal, it would be crazy for him to spend $104,500 to buy part of the land from Rezko. There is not even the slightest evidence to support this notion.

Myth #5: Obama underpaid (or overpaid) for the slice of Rezko’s lot

Claim: John Kass declared: "Obama’s appraiser told him the fair market value of that slice was $40,500. Since that’s one-sixth of the Rezko side, it means Rezko paid $625,000 for property that was actually worth $243,000. That would make Rezko a complete fool. But he’s no fool." Fox News Channel incorrectly reported that Rezko "sold half that lot to Obama for 1/3 its original value."

The truth: The appraiser was clearly wrong (probably basing the low value on the fact that 1/6th of the lot was too small for any house, which would dramatically reduce its value standing alone). That’s why Obama decided to buy 1/6th of Rezko’s lot for 1/6th of what Rezko paid for it ($104,500). A year after the 10-foot-wide strip of land was sold to Obama, a Rezko business associate bought the rest of the lot for $575,000, resulting in a profit for the Rezkos of $54,000 from the two land sales. This sale proved that Obama paid fair market value for his portion of the land.

Myth #6: Obama hasn’t returned all the money linked to Rezko’s donations

Claim: The Chicago Sun-Times accused Obama of downplaying the $50,000–$60,000 in donations he received from Rezko (Rezko, before his legal troubles started, had cohosted a fundraiser for Obama). The newspaper claimed the actual amount was $168,000.

The truth: The Sun Times came up with that figure by counting every donation to Obama from anyone ever associated with Rezko, even if there was no evidence Rezko prompted the donation. Obama donated additional money to charity, but he’s under no obligation (legal or even moral) to return every dollar ever linked to Rezko. If you play a game of "six degrees of separation" with Rezko, he’s linked to almost every politician in Chicago.

Myth #7: Rezko had a special relationship with Obama

Claim: The Clinton campaign denounces "Sen. Obama's 17-year relationship with the indicted influence peddler."

The truth: Rezko attached himself to lots of politicians. Rezko donated money to every major Democratic politician in Illinois, then helped organize a $3.5 million fundraiser for President George W. Bush in 2003. After giving large campaign donations to Democratic Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, Rezko arranged to have his buddies appointed by Blagojevich to state boards such as the Teachers’ Retirement System Board and the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board. With his friend Stuart Levine, Rezko threatened to hold up a $220 million deal to invest teachers’ pension fund money unless $2 million was paid to Levine or $1.5 million was donated to Blagojevich’s campaign. Rezko and Levine also demanded a $1 million cut from a developer to build a hospital. Rezko was indicted for pretending to sell his Papa John’s pizza restaurants while secretly maintaining control of them, and fraudulently using the transaction to get $10 million in loans. It is Blagojevich, not Obama, who did favors for Rezko. Rezko’s eye for scouting political talent was amazing, but he did not capitalize on Obama’s influence. Obama said he had known Rezko for twenty years and "he had never asked me for anything. I’ve never done any favors for him."

Myth #8: Obama did favors for Rezko

Claim: Chicago Sun-Times revealed that in 1998, Obama wrote a letter endorsing a low-income housing development for which Rezko was a codeveloper. As the Sun-Times put it, "NOT A FAVOR? As a state senator, he went to bat for now-indicted developer’s deal." Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass wrote, "No favors? When you transcend politics and walk on water, I guess it all depends on what your definition of favor is."

The truth: The common definition of a favor in this context is a political action done in exchange for donations. Rezko’s lawyer reported that Rezko had not asked Obama to write the letter. Instead, Obama (along with a local state representative and an alderman) endorsed the project because it had widespread community support. It’s difficult to imagine any politician on the south side of Chicago who wouldn’t have a routine letter written to endorse government funding for affordable housing and social services for low-income senior citizens in that area. When it came to political influence, Obama didn’t do any favors for Rezko. The Chicago Tribune reported, "when Rezko pushed for passage in Springfield of a major gambling measure, Obama vocally opposed it."

Myth #9: Obama should have known about Rezko’s sleazy background

Claim: The Chicago Tribune, although endorsing Obama, wrote: "His assertion in network TV interviews last week that nobody had indications Rezko was engaging in wrongdoing strains credulity: Tribune stories linked Rezko to questionable fundraising for Gov. Rod Blagojevich in 2004."

The truth: At the time Obama bought his house, there was no public indication of Rezko’s problems. When Obama bought a small strip of Rezko’s land in 2006, rumors were swirling around Chicago that the federal government was investigating Rezko, but he wasn’t indicted until October 2006. The Tribune stories before 2006 reveal that Rezko was a tightly connected political player, but the evidence of criminal misconduct wasn’t proven.

Myth #10: Obama hasn’t been forthcoming about his mistakes with Rezko

Claim: The Chicago Tribune editorialized, "Obama has been too self-exculpatory."

The truth: Obama has been honest about the mistake he made, and the fact that Rezko was trying to buy future influence with him. Obama declared, "I am the first one to acknowledge that it was a boneheaded move for me to purchase this 10-foot strip from Rezko, given that he was already under a cloud of concern. I will also acknowledge that from his perspective, he no doubt believed that by buying the piece of property next to me that he would, if not be doing me a favor, it would help strengthen our relationship." Obama’s mistake was in allowing the appearance of impropriety. He never actually did anything wrong. And that’s the key issue here.

Despite all of these rumors about Obama and Rezko, none of the evidence indicates any actual wrongdoing. Conservative Republican Tom Bevan called the evidence against Obama "pretty darn weak." Conor Clarke of the New Republic reported that Obama’s real estate deal with Rezko was a "nonscandal." According to Clarke, "journalists have followed the smoke and haven’t found the fire. At that point, accusing someone of something that looks wrong stops making sense."


I hope Hillary and even more so McCain, keep bringing up this non-Rezko issue, for Hillary it makes her look deperate, which she is....and for McCain it will open the door for everyone to get a good look at the "straight-talker" and his involvement in the Keating scandel and his cozy relationship with 52 lobbyists.


This Rezko thing is a democrats worst nightmare.

Jack abramoff? He didn't buy adjoining land, by Delay, on the same day.

Actually he did divest, a little, by selling the property for next to nothing to Obama.

Hrc wasn't kidding, when she brought his name up in the SC debate. I think she is stunned by the fact that the press has ignored it.


Why haven't we heard more about this??? Oh yeah, the press canonized/anointed Obama!


Rezko was dishonest and was an opportunist. I am a tenant and let me please tell you, the only power that let that schmuck blossom as slum landlord, was the city. Senators Obama, Durbin, and Clinton all contacted me regarding the lack of city support with enforcing the codes and ordinances. Any tenant who is frustrated with the unfairness of the limited rental property and not stopping bad landlords and not building places that are up to code, could honestly care less about the building owner national campaign contributions. The city is the only power that can close a building for not being up to code and only reopening it when it is. Senator Obama's office and staff have been respectful and helpful and even have sent two congressional inquiries to the city of Chicago Depts of Environment and Buildings to help me find some answers. I have the audacity to hope that the results of having Senator Obama's office help me will have more tenants learning about their self worth their rights and coming forward. Thanks and have a nice day.


Folks the way I see it, the republicans are supporting Obama, that is funny. They want him in so they can beat him. You can bet they will vote for McCain.


Those "truths" are merely misinformation. What a sham the Obama campaign is.

Why would Rezko's wife purchase an adjoining property for more than its market value while Obama underpaid for his house? Do you honestly expect a thinking person to believe everything's on the up and up there? Especially since Obama won't comment on it?

No dice. John Wilson is not a licensed appraisor. He has no idea what the value of that land was. I'll take the licensed appraisor's opinion, thanks.

Reporters need to continue investigating this story just like they did with Watergate. It's already been revealed that there's more to it. The Times of London has reported that a British-Iraqi billionaire donated millions to Obama's campaign right around the time of the land deal. It gets more fishy every day.

I quote: "A British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions of dollars to Barack Obama's fundraiser just weeks before an imprudent land deal that has returned to haunt the presidential contender, an investigation by The Times discloses.

The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago."

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article3433485.ece

p.s. McCain honestly admits he has lobbyists working for him and donating to his campaign. Obama lies and says that he doesn't, even though 9 federal lobbyists are on his payroll and he simply accepts donations from unregistered law partners and wives of lobbyists. Obama's subterfuge is even more insidious because it circumvents federal reporting laws that try to make donation relationships between registered lobbyists and politicians a part of the public record.


Rezko is an issue, if you aren't part of the Obama cult.

At the very least, Obama is an opportunist, running on very little but rhetoric.


Oh please, not this crud again.

JohnKWilson did a good job of debunking this nonsense, so I don't feel I need to add much to it. But I would like to ask Hillary to explain:

1) Norman Hsu
2) Mark Rich Pardon
3) Clinton foundation donor list
4) Tax returns

and I could go on and on.

And McCain isn't any better than Hillary.


JohnKWilson ~

AMEN!


HIL-LIAR-Y IS A BIG TEXAS HYPOCRITE - RIGHT NOW

better watch what you ask for hilLIARy - do you really want fairness on THIS issue about obama ??? or just more double standards as usual !!!! (I thought so)

TAKE A LOOK AT TEXAS - RIGHT NOW - WITH REGARD TO CRIMINAL ASSOCIATES OF THE CLINTONS

JUST LOOK AT TEXAS

TEXAS SO CLEARLY SHOWS HIL-LIAR-Y'S DOUBLE STANDARD ON CRIMINAL ASSOCIATE ISSUES AT THIS VERY MOMENT

fair enough - so, obama must answer for what's fair about his criminal associates (who are out of the picture completely and certainly not campaigning actively in TEXAS at this very moment) but again this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black AND WORSE -- BECAUSE by hilLIARy's own stated standard, HilLIARy must answer for EVERY single crook and child molester that bill clinton pardoned or commuted sentences for as a political favor in JANUARY 2001 - including TEXAS politicians campaigning for hilLIARy at this moment in TEXAS

this lack of scruples and political favoritism on the clinton's part when dealing with criminals IS indeed very FAIR game and essential !!!! (not to mention the double standard)

hilLIARy MUST be held accountable on this bigger issue for two COMPLETELY undeniable reasons;

1) bill is obviously going to have a very significant role in any HilLIARy administration (some would call her his surrogate as with george and lurleen wallace of alabama - a democratic party example of circumventing that state constitution by using a spouse to defeat constitutional term limits - but even if this is only partly true, hilLIARy is CLEARLY and repeatedly ON RECORD as saying bill will indeed have a big role if she's the POTUS)

and

2) some of the people bill pardoned are ACTIVELY campaigning for HilLIARy at THIS VERY MINUTE - SUCH AS THE LOSER, HENRY CISNEROS IN TEXAS THAT CLINTON PARDONED FOR LYING TO THE FBI WHILE WORKING IN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION - of course, anyone who cares about facts knows that cisneros was among HUNDREDS of donors/friends that bill pardoned as a political favor

IN TEXAS , HIL-LIAR-Y IS PLAYING THE - "YOU OWE US BACK FOR A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON CARD" RIGHT NOW

by the way, cisneros recently took lots of money working for an unscrupulous lending firm that pushed sub-prime loans on middle class people and bailed out as those working families were FORCEd out of their homes

clinton croneyism in TEXAS

how dare hilLIARy mention any obama or mccain associate - she's the worst offender and the biggest hypocrite TEXAS has ever seen - and if you know anything about TEXAS , you will know how bad that is - look at the facts, hilLIARy is such a big hypocrite on this issue, she makes the bushes look good

hilLAIRy --- the biggest hypocrite in the history of TEXAS politics (including GWB) !!!


JohnKWilson are you also aware that Rezko tried to get the realtor that brokered his Obama house deal a state post? No impropriety there? Please.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/807793,CST-NWS-rside22.article

Obama has also accepted donations from a member of the Weather Underground. The group of leftists that bombed the US Capital in 1971.

http://www.nysun.com/article/71421

This guy is on The Woods Fund board. What is the Woods Fund? A group who has sent money to Hezbollah.

The Senator helped fund an organization that rejects "racist" Israel's existence.

THIS is what you want representing the democratic party? Pathetic.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=57231


Who is this JERK John K. Wolfson? He must be sleeping in Obama's bed. If I ever heard of a sanitized response to to a disputed inquiry, he takes the cake. To spend so much effort, (10 items), he's got to be a PAID lackey serving on Obama's staff. He has almost as much BULL---- as Barak Hues--- has when answering questions. (Much to do about nothing)is a valid description for both of them.


Like Obama said one cannot be responsible for someone elses doings!!!! That's like telling me I'm responsible for an acquantance that goes into a grocery store and steals a banana just because I've eaten lunch with her on ocassion. Re-dayum-diculous.

This is a scheme to discredit Sen. Obama when the Clintons backyard is Hardly clean. I hear the're not releasing their tax statements because of shady investments and dealings overseas.....


"In June 2005, Obama bought a 98-year-old Kenwood mansion from a University of Chicago doctor for $1.65 million, using a $1.69 million advance he received from publishers Crown for his book, "The Audacity of Hope." The same day Rezko's wife Rita paid the doctor $625,000 for the empty lot adjoining Obama's property.
Even though at the time Rezko was under federal investigation for influence-peddling in Illinois Governor Blagojevich's administration, Obama did business with him, buying for $104,500 a 10-foot wide strip of Rita Rezko's lot, ostensibly to provide space for a fence. The deal left Mrs. Rezko's lot too small to build upon, thereby lifting the value of Obama's home." (recap is from a NY Post article written by N. Wapscott published on Feb 24, 2008)

None of this may have been illegal, but ethical? I think the voters should decide if the wife of a lifetime political patron under federal investigation purchasing the adjacent parcel of property at the full asking price of over $600,000 while Obama purchased the home at less than $300,000 the asking price and then turning around and purchasing a portion of the empty lot for just over $100,000 and rendering that lot useless because it is now to small to build on - if that isn't a convenient gift, it is certainly the 'old Chicago political way' of yet another Pol benefiting from a series of legal, if unethical, transactions.

Despite Mr. John K. Wilson's attempts to deflect the ethical concerns by essentially having the pot call the Kettle black, these ethical concerns exist.

Sen. Obama has not been honest and forthcoming about the extent of his relationship. He only recently had his campaign reveal that he toured the properties in question with Mr. Rezko prior to the two of them entering into this curious home purchase (how many of us have a career patron assist in the purchase of our home?). If Senator McCain is willing to allow the national press an open press conference when the NYTimes made their recent accusations of unethical behavior, then Obama should be willing to have one as well. Stop the written questioning to the campaign that allows them to choose which questions they wish to address and answer.

I think it is too late for the Clinton campaign to save themselves, but it is time before the general election for the press to expose the fact that this man has not lived up to his own rhetoric, has never been an advocate of much needed change here in Chicago or in IL, and has been protected by a press that treats him with kid gloves.

If he is running on the bases of exercising good judgment, as an advocate of transparent public officials, and for more accountable and ethical elected representatives, the Clinton campaign is exactly correct. There are many questions that are left unanswered. Simply stating that continuing a relationship with an individual who has raised hundred of thousands of dollars in each of your previous election campaigns, while other elected officials (who weren't purchasing a home) had severed their relationship with him appears to me to put your ambitions, political, and personal goals ahead of your stated principles. That is the last thing we need in Washington, we have had 8 years of that.


If you believe there's nothing to Obama's 17-year fundraising relationship with Rezko, then you also probably believe that these people burning the Danish flag are "human rights activists."

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/new_media/wire_service_gets_pakistani_protestors_mixed_up_78252.asp

Now get in line, you sheep! The Obamessiah has commanded you!


HIL-LIAR-Y IS A BIG TEXAS HYPOCRITE - RIGHT NOW

better watch what you ask for hilLIARy - do you really want fairness on THIS issue about obama ??? or just more double standards as usual !!!! (I thought so)

TAKE A LOOK AT TEXAS - RIGHT NOW - WITH REGARD TO CRIMINAL ASSOCIATES OF THE CLINTONS

JUST LOOK AT TEXAS

TEXAS SO CLEARLY SHOWS HIL-LIAR-Y'S DOUBLE STANDARD ON CRIMINAL ASSOCIATE ISSUES AT THIS VERY MOMENT

fair enough - so, obama must answer for what's fair about his criminal associates (who are out of the picture completely and certainly not campaigning actively in TEXAS at this very moment) but again this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black AND WORSE -- BECAUSE by hilLIARy's own stated standard, HilLIARy must answer for EVERY single crook and child molester that bill clinton pardoned or commuted sentences for as a political favor in JANUARY 2001 - including TEXAS politicians campaigning for hilLIARy at this moment in TEXAS

this lack of scruples and political favoritism on the clinton's part when dealing with criminals IS indeed very FAIR game and essential !!!! (not to mention the double standard)

hilLIARy MUST be held accountable on this bigger issue for two COMPLETELY undeniable reasons;

1) bill is obviously going to have a very significant role in any HilLIARy administration (some would call her his surrogate as with george and lurleen wallace of alabama - a democratic party example of circumventing that state constitution by using a spouse to defeat constitutional term limits - but even if this is only partly true, hilLIARy is CLEARLY and repeatedly ON RECORD as saying bill will indeed have a big role if she's the POTUS)

and

2) some of the people bill pardoned are ACTIVELY campaigning for HilLIARy at THIS VERY MINUTE - SUCH AS THE LOSER, HENRY CISNEROS IN TEXAS THAT CLINTON PARDONED FOR LYING TO THE FBI WHILE WORKING IN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION - of course, anyone who cares about facts knows that cisneros was among HUNDREDS of donors/friends that bill pardoned as a political favor

IN TEXAS , HIL-LIAR-Y IS PLAYING THE - "YOU OWE US BACK FOR A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON CARD" RIGHT NOW

by the way, cisneros recently took lots of money working for an unscrupulous lending firm that pushed sub-prime loans on middle class people and bailed out as those working families were FORCED out of their homes

clinton croney-ism in TEXAS:

how dare hilLIARy mention any obama or mccain associate - she's the worst offender and the biggest hypocrite TEXAS has ever seen - and if you know anything about TEXAS , you will know how bad that is -

look at the facts, hilLIARy is such a big hypocrite on this issue, she makes the bushes look good

hilLAIRy --- the biggest hypocrite in the history of TEXAS politics (including GWB) !!!


Is this the type of special interests that we'll be seeing under a Democratic administration? You know, the people who want to get rid of corporate special interests?

Oh, I forget. These fools believe only in their own special interests: creating laws that the majority has to follow and floating things such as campaign financing and releasing tax records.


There are many unanswered questions about Obamas connection to Rezko and the Republicans will ask all of them this fall if he he wins the nomination. Fox news is talking about a connection with a terriorist. This is the first time in history that we could have a president that the people could not say his middle name.


Thanks John Wilson!! I am very glad to see a point-by-point rebutal to these specious and annoying claims of impropriety. Each article John Kass wrote about Rezko got further and further from the facts and more and more shaded while including less and less actual facts.

This story, of course, won't die. It's too juicy, we are too programed (and rightly so in most cases) to assume a politician is dealing dirty. Also, given how hard it is to actually rebut all the points to these incorrect statements, I unfortunately seeing this become part of the national dialog.

I just hope Obama has some clever way of dealing with this issue in regards to the media and the American people, otherwise a rush to judgment may hurt him.


Clinton should clean her OWN mess before judging others! WHERE are HER TAX RETURNS????


We HAVE heard REZKO a MILLION times. Enough! She is INTENT on destroying the Party.


I can't decide, as a Republican, if I want to shut this issue down until Obama wins the general election, and then have it become a big deal in September, or let it come out now, give Hillary renewed life, and have her and Bill perform their usual smear campaign against Obama in some desperate-yet-doomed attempt to steal the nomination. Then, after Hillary does all the work of making Obama look like a rockstar politician, long on slogans but devoid of pragmatic solutions (which is exactly what he is), McCain comes in and beats him handily in the general election.

Either way, I suppose I'm happy. There's no way Obama has the experience to handle the nation should crisis arise on his watch. I can't picture Obama as the commander in chief of our armed forces, and when their forced to attempt to view him in that light, neither will most Americans. Plus, McCain is pretty centrist, and will pick up a lot of voters who view Obama as too liberal....it'd be different if he were running against Huckabee, and the moderates were forced to decide on which extreme to align themselves with.


Obama is not to be trusted on this!

In 2006, he told the Chicago Tribune that he recalled talking to Rezko and his wife "either at an event or some conversation we had where they mentioned to me that they either knew the property or knew the developer or something like that."

Now Obama remembers that Rezko actually toured the house with him. Oh - thats a detail hard to remember??? ... touring your new mansion with your federally indicted friend /financier?

Whats the rest of the story? Why won't Obama release the emails?

Hie asks us to trust his judgement, since he has little experience and vote for change, since that's a great rallying point.

But what I see is shady deals, nondisclosure, half-truths, and continued alliance to the Chicago machine.

Trust = deals with Rezko?

Change = support for Todd Stoger?

Character = touring with Rezko?

Leadership = forgeting the truth?

In not ready to put this nation into his hands!

Something is not right in Denmark or "something like that"


Hold on, Folks! She's gonna throw the fridge NEXT! It should be over on the 4th.


Diont be so maive. Obama was able to pay $300,000 under the asking proce ONLY because Rezko paid full price for the adjoining lot next door. Without Rezko Obama doesnt have that house. We know what happened. Obama wrote a letter on behalf or Rezko's company in order for Rezko to secure $14 mill in state funding for a project in Obamas district. Rezko repaid Obama by helping him buy his house. It really is that simple. Now people just need to decide if that is enough of a reason to not vote for Obama or if it is just business as usual when it comes to politicians. However lets not pretend like Obama is innocent here and that this is all just a crazy coincidence. Do you really think that they bought the adjoining properties together for any other reason? This is Chicago and in IL this is how politics id done. Even the Obamabots know this is true. If you think it is normal to pay 20% under the asking price at the sdame time your friend buys the adjoining land for either over the full price or at the full price then you need to let me know where you are buying houses so I can buy one there too. That would be eqaul to paying $280,000 for house listed at $350,000. Sorry but that just doesnt happen. People pay 3-5% under the asking price not 20%.


Nice job, JohnKWilson, but I don't think, the Clinton supporters want to hear the truth.

If you're on the fence and wondering, what I'm talking about, check out these topics, wherever you wish:

Travelgate, Filegate, the sex and ~rape~ charges against Bill (he was even forced to settle one for sexual harrassment), the withholding of tax returns, the questionnable loan to Hillary's campaign, the democratic party's own election rules, which she is reneging on, her moodiness, her forfeiture of her NY campaign promises (and ignoring her state for so long), the Wag The Dog incident, NAFTA, her manipulation and bullying of the press, her mismanagement of campaign funds... the list is endless.

But simply put, the Clintons are getting bad press, because they are really bad people.


Stick a fork in her. She is DONE.


HSU, Pardons, Wal-Mart Board,
Chinese money Dubai Money, HSU again,Disbarred Husbands Library Donor List. Tax Returns, Iraq Vote, White House Records, Hillary's medical records regarding fitness to govern,
Foster,Hsu again, disposition of illegally gathered and accepted campaign funds reportedly returned to Charity,NAFTA support,
Deaths in IRAQ cuased in part by her vote.
I hope that Sen. Obama doesn't try to bring up any of these Hillary Shining Moments to counter the Rezko Scandal.


If you believe there's nothing to Obama's 17-year fundraising relationship with Rezko, then you also probably believe that these people burning the Danish flag are "human rights activists."
Now get in line, you sheep! The Obamessiah has commanded you!

Posted by: Jeff | February 29, 2008 2:52 PM


Nice try, Mr college Republican

McCain never came CLEAN about his crooked relationship with lobbyists!...he got busted by the NY Times and WaPo!


McCain's Unlikely Ties to K Street
32 Lobbyists Bundle Funds for Longtime Critic

By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and John Solomon
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, December 31, 2007; A01

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took a break from the presidential campaign trail in March to fly to a posh Utah ski resort, where he mingled with hundreds of top corporate executives assembled by J.P. Morgan Chase for its annual leadership conference.

McCain's appearance at the Deer Valley event, arranged by J.P. Morgan Vice Chairman James B. Lee Jr., a top McCain fundraiser, put him in a room with the chief executives of companies such as General Electric, Xerox and Sony. It was, Lee said, "a chance for him to let them see him for who he is and possibly decide to support him." The effort paid off: J.P. Morgan executives have donated $56,250 to McCain's campaign, two-thirds of which came after his Utah appearance. And his visit there was quickly followed up by dozens of smaller private meetings with corporate executives in New York City arranged by leading Wall Street figures.

"We tried to get him around to a lot of those kinds of things," said McCain campaign manager Rick Davis. "We were very much in the friend-making business."

It is common for politicians to court big money during a campaign. But private schmooze sessions such as the gathering in Utah pose a particular dilemma for McCain, who has spent a long career decrying "special interests" and politicians who offer special access to them in order to raise money. As a presidential candidate this year, McCain has found himself assiduously courting both lobbyists and their wealthy clients, offering them private audiences as part of his fundraising. He also counts more than 30 lobbyists among his chief fundraisers, more than any other presidential contender.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/30/AR2007123002848_pf.html


GET IN LINE YOU LITTLE REPUBLICANS, IT'S TIME TO DO WHAT YOU DO BEST.

PUT YOUR BRAIN IN YOUR POCKET, CLOSE YOUR EYES, GO TO THE VOTING BOOTH AND PULL THE (R) REPUBLICAN LEVER FOR NUTTY OLD MAN MESSIAH McCAIN!!

Come one, come all, little Republics, your Republican overlords are speaking to you!


Jeff has a good point here - Rezko and his wife apparently had no money at the time she closed on the lot adjoining Obama's, except for the proceeds of the "loan" from the Iraqi billionaire a few days before. There are plenty of questions remaining.

Neither does "JohnKWilson" offer anything beyond spin in his answers. For example, "... A year after the 10-foot-wide strip of land was sold to Obama, a Rezko business associate bought the rest of the lot for $575,000, resulting in a profit for the Rezkos of $54,000 from the two land sales. This sale proved that Obama paid fair market value for his portion of the land."

Oh, really? An "associate" of a fellow with multiple questionable business dealings bails him out of a deal, and that "proved" everything was on the up and up? Puh-leeze!


Release your tax returns Clinton - What are you afraid of ?


John K Wilson:

Nicely written. Unfortunately, a good portion of people (some have already posted here) simply won't accept the FACTS as you have laid them out. Its more expedient to simply call you names and be inflamatory.

We have seemingly lost the capacity in this country to have a healthy discourse about the challenges facing us. We'd rather have more of the same, no matter how horrific it is.

What is most distressing to me is that Howard Wolfson, Clinton's spokesperson, chooses to ignore all of the Obama's direct responses to the Rezko issue. It is a lot like their assertion that Obama has no details to his plans when they have been published and available on the web for months.


what a joke - BILLARY CLINTON pardoned CRIMINALS who are ACTIVELY campaigning for Hil-LIAR-y in TEXAS at THIS VERY MINUTE - SUCH HENRY CISNEROS - CLINTON PARDONED HIM FOR LYING TO THE FBI WHILE WORKING IN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION AND NOW HE IS CAMPAIGNING FOR HIL-LIAR-Y

of course, anyone who cares about facts knows that Cisneros was just one among among HUNDREDS of donors/friends that bill pardoned as a political favor - all CONVICTED CRIMINALS

IN TEXAS , HIL-LIAR-Y IS PLAYING THE - "YOU OWE US BACK FOR A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON CARD" RIGHT NOW


Lobbyist Vickie Iseman goes down to Florida and....

....and McCain sets the cruise industry free from regulations

Follow for the salacious details coming out all over the place.

The main problem being it is all coming out too quickly and, dare I say, prematurely.

It's like the press swallowed all McCain's Viagra and all at once have the courage to stand up against the Maverick.

Let's hope they work this hard all the way to November.

Salon lays out these details

The most troubling incident linking the senator and the lobbyist, according to staffers interviewed by the Times, occurred on a February night when McCain and Iseman flew back together on a Paxson corporate jet from Florida to Washington. That evening they had attended a small dinner party at the "Miami-area home of a cruise-line executive," who was raising money for McCain's "reform" presidential campaign.
It may be just a coincidence that around the same time, McCain became a dedicated sponsor of bills to deregulate the cruise and passenger ship industries, which have been hobbled for decades by protectionism and national security laws. Year after year, he promoted legislation that would have permitted greater freedom for foreign-flag cruise ships to operate in U.S. coastal waters, even while he occasionally scolded the cruise operators for persistent safety problems on their boats.
Also fascinating is this gem:

Among the loudest McCain mouthpieces is Charlie Black, a seasoned Republican operative whose client roster dates back to such paragons as the late Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos and several African dictators, and more recently has featured Erik Prince, the mercenary entrepreneur who founded Blackwater. (Black's wife is a lobbyist too, and his firm, known as BKSH, is owned by Burson-Marsteller, the enormous P.R. conglomerate chaired by Hillary Clinton's top campaign advisor, Mark Penn.)
So since McCain's spokesman works for Penn, Hillary is the guy to beat him?!? She can just have Penn tell Black to run a campaign worse than hers and she will win, otherwise Penn will fire Black, right?

Black is the guy using McCain's bus as his personal Lobbyist office.


But even as Black provides a private voice and a public face for McCain, he also leads his lobbying firm, which offers corporate interests and foreign governments the promise of access to the most powerful lawmakers. Some of those companies have interests before the Senate and, in particular, the Commerce Committee, of which McCain is a member.

Black said he does a lot of his work by telephone from McCain's Straight Talk Express bus.
In the Boston Globe

To sum up McCain deceptively quotes one uninvolved retired FCC chair to justify his actions that are offending the then current FCC chair!

WASHINGTON - Senator John McCain yesterday defended pushing a government agency to decide whether to issue a TV license to a major donor, asserting that the agency's former chairman had cleared his role as "appropriate."

But the Federal Communications Commission chairman involved in the case, William E. Kennard, actually wrote a letter to McCain at the time saying that his request for the agency to take action was "highly unusual" and that he was concerned that McCain's action would interfere with the agency's "due process."
Thankfully as someone diaries elsewhere Dean is making this stick.

Let's hope the Maverick can be rebranded now and it will stand until November. The counterattack on the press will be vicious, let's hope they don't go limp.


John McCain would be dumb to even think of attacking Obama on Rezko....but McCain IS really dumb, he graduated 790th out of 795 in his Navel class and he got in because of his dad's influence with the NAVY..


McCain may actually be dumber than Bush is...and that's really saying something!


hee hee hee


Hillary's losing so now she's lying, cheating, and trying to change the rules to stay in the race. Sounds like the same old Washington crap to me.


Got to love how the main stream media is doing everything possible to bury this story and the connection. They will never say or print anything negative about the almighty Obama. Heck, you can't even say his middle name without being called a racist or a bigot. What's going to happen when you try to actually bring up his leftist socialist policies?

I do love how he gave away supposedly all the money Rezko donated to him. Like that is supposed to make everything clean, he accepted it in the first place. And I gurantee his IL Senate and US Senate races were heavily funded by Rezko.

Newsflash people, this guy is just a man, he can't cure AIDS or cancer, he is not a god. It's OK to print negative or inquisitive stories about him, you are not a racist by doing so, you are just questioning a presidential candidate who has been annointed by the media as the second coming of the Christ.


"Obama underpaid for his house?"

Oh, for cryin' out loud, Jeff! Other than over-heated housing markets like NYC and SF, nobody pays asking price for real estate, unless he's a fool.


Rezco, how about HSU and CANTU-both Clinton bundlers,both under investigation and/or indicted. Glass houses, people.

And yes, tax returns (so I can see Bill's money from China and Dubai that funded HRC) and library information, pronto. The white house said yesterday that Clinton is stalling their release...


The REZKO trial will start on March 3, 2008 and I truly hope that the truth about the relationship between REZKO and OBAMA is given to America. America deserves to know that entire truth about the REZKO and OBAMA relationship.

Barack Hussein Obama can't even tell the truth about his real name....what gives??

Get the popcorn ready for the REZKO trial stating on March 3, 2008..America deserves to know the truth about the relationship between REZKO and OBAMA.

VOTE FOR AMERICA -
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON -
PRESIDENT!!!

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON is the right president for America.


Who is this JERK John K. Wolfson? He must be sleeping in Obama's bed...

Posted by: Ray Gorak | February 29, 2008 2:50 PM

Man, I guess that old saying is true... If you don't like the message, kill the messenger. Should we be surprised though? After all, that's part of the Clinton as well as the republican playbook.


Howard Wolfson and the whole Hillary campaign are shameless. Two weeks ago they asserted that Texas and Ohio would be a firewall for HRC. Now they are spinning this thing and claiming that Obama must sweep all four states on March 4.
THIS is PRECISELY why their campaign has FAILED so miserably : the really think that the American people are stupid.
Wake up for God's sake- your old politics have failed in state after state.
WE AREN"T STUPID!


WOW - yet another double standard for HilLIARy


some of the people billary clinton pardoned are CONVICTED criminals ACTIVELY campaigning for HilLIARy

in TEXAS

at THIS VERY MINUTE

CRIMINALS SUCH AS HENRY CISNEROS -

CLINTON PARDONED HENRY WHO PLEADED QUILTY TO LYING TO THE FBI WHILE UNDER OATH AND WHILE WORKING IN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION

Cisneros was just one among HUNDREDS of donors/friends that billary pardoned as a political favor


IN TEXAS,

HIL-LIAR-Y IS NOW PLAYING THE - "YOU OWE US BACK FOR A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON" CARD - RIGHT NOW !!!

Are any of the many criminals that billary clinton pardoned now superdelegates ???

HOW ABOUT ONE MORE DOUBLE STANDARD (FOR THE WEEKEND) - HENRY CISNEROS - WHO IS CAMPAIGNING SO LOUDLY FOR HIL-LIAR-Y AFTER BEING PARDONED BY BILLARY HAS RECENTLY COME UNDER HEAVY CRITICISM FOR WORKING ON A MORTGAGE COMPANY BOARD THAT PEDDLED SUB-PRIME LOANS AND IS NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY WORKING FAMILIES LOSING THEIR HOMES .....

IN TEXAS.


THINK ABOUT THE FAMILIES LOSING THEIR HOMES THANKS TO CLINTON CRONIES WHO STILL OPENLY WORK FOR THE CLINTONS AND ARE KNOWN CRIMINALS PARDONED BY CLINTON


TGIF


(FYI - THE SON OF HENRY B. GONZALES IS CHARLES - A U.S. CONGRESSMAN WHO SUPPORTS OBAMA -- AND CHARLIE GONZALES IS A FORMER JUDGE NOT A FORMER CRIMINAL AND HE SUPPORTS OBAMA EVEN THOUGH OBAMA DID NOT PARDON HIM LIKE BILLARY HAS HAD TO DO FOR HIS/HER CRONIES)


i would rather vote nader than unite with the enemy independants who vote for ossama and pretend not to be scum repubicans


JOhn E keeps posting articles about McCains connections to lobbyists but just ignores that Obama has his own connections to lobbyists and uis lying about not taking their money. he takes it and they call it bundling. It is the same thing. here you go John E. Not all of us are as naive as you.

Obama’s registered lobbyist bundlers
By Artificial Intelligence on January 11, 2008 at 11:54 PM in Uncategorized

“While pledging to turn down donations from lobbyists themselves, Senator Obama raised more than $1 million in the first three months of his presidential campaign from law firms and companies that have major lobbying operations in the nation’s capital,” Dan Morain wrote April 23, 2007, in the Los Angeles Times.

Stephen Weissman of the nonpartisan think tank Campaign Finance Institute said Obama “gets an asterisk that says he is trying to be different … But overall, the same wealthy interests are funding his campaign as are funding other candidates, whether or not they are lobbyists,” Morain wrote.

Public Citizen (WhiteHouseForSale.or) lists nine of Sen. Obama’s fundraising bundlers as registered lobbyists who have collected in the neighborhood of $1.5 million for his campaign—in addition to their own personal contributions.

Frank M. Clark is chairman and chief executive officer of Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation. As an Obama bundler, Clark raised $200,000+. FEC records show that on January 26, 2007, he personally contributed $2,100 to Obama for America.

Scott Blake Harris is the managing partner of the Washington, D.C., firm Harris Wiltshire and Grannis, which handles such legislative issues as Communications/Broadcasting/ Radio/TV, Science/Technology, Telecommunications, and Trade (Foreign and Domestic), as well as representing the Computing Technology Industry Association. As an Obama bundler, Harris raised $200,000+. FEC records show that on March 15, 2007, he personally contributed $2,000 to Obama for America.

Allan J. Katz is a shareholder and chairman of the Policy Practice Group at Akerman Senterfitt in Tallahassee, Florida. Katz is a Member of the Florida Democratic Committee and Democratic National Committee, and Tallahassee City Commissioner. As an Obama bundler, Katz raised $200,000+ with Marilyn Katz of MK Communications (who personally contributed $1,000 to Obama for America on January 21, 2007).

Robert S. Litt is a partner at the Washington, D.C. firm Arnold & Porter, a regulatory and public affairs firm which represents multiple clients in a variety of industries. As an Obama bundler, Litt raised unknown amount of money. FEC records show that Litt personally contributed $2,300 on February 26, 2007 and $2,300 on May 2, 2007 to Obama for America.

Thomas J. Perrelli is managing partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Jenner and Block, a Chicago general practice law firm, which includes among its clients the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and Time Warner Inc. As an Obama bundler, Perrelli raised $200,000+. FEC records show that Perrelli personally contributed $2,100 on January 16, 2007 and $200 on March 5, 2007 and $2,300 on March 21, 2007 to Obama for America.

Thomas A. Reed is Of Counsel at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP K&L Gates), which represents multiple industries and multiple clients. As an Obama bundler, Reed raised $200,000+. FEC records show that on March 20, 2007, Reed contributed $2,300 to Obama for America.

Paul N. Roth is a partner at the New York firm Schulte Roth & Zabel, which represents financial institutions, investments, securities, including Cerberus Capital Partners. As an Obama bundler, Roth raised at least $50,000. FEC records show that on March 20, 2007, Roth personally contributed $2,300 to Obama for America.

Alan D. Solomont of Solomont Bailis Ventures in Massachusetts represents Health Services/HMOs. As an Obama bundler, Solomont raised $200,000+. FEC records show that Solomont personally contributed $2,100 on January 26, 2007; $2,500 on March 30, 2007 (Rebecca Solomont at the same address made two $2,300 contributions on the same day); and $2,300 on March 30, 2007 to Obama for America.

Tom E. Wheeler is managing director of Core Capital Partners, a private equity fund in Washington, D.C. As an Obama bundler, Wheeler raised $100,000+. FEC records show that Wheeler personally contributed $2,100 on January 16, 2007; $2,500 on May 2, 2007 and an additional $2,300 on May 2, 2007 to Obama for America. (Note: another $2,300 was added then removed also on May 2, 2007.)

UPDATE: Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank wrote July 4, 2007, in the Dissident Voice.

“Barack, for the second quarter in a row, has surpassed the fundraising prowess of Hillary Clinton. To be sure small online donations have propelled the young senator to the top, but so too have his connections to big industry. The Obama campaign, as of late March 2007, has accepted $159,800 from executives and employees of Exelon, the nation’s largest nuclear power plant operator.

“The Illinois-based company also helped Obama’’s 2004 senatorial campaign. As Ken Silverstein reported in the November 2006 issue of Harper’s, ‘[Exelon] is Obama’s fourth largest patron, having donated a total of $74,350 to his campaigns. During debate on the 2005 energy bill, Obama helped to vote down an amendment that would have killed vast loan guarantees for power-plant operators to develop new energy projects the public will not only pay millions of dollars in loan costs but will risk losing billions of dollars if the companies default.’”


The Clinton Campaign has a point- the Chicago Newspapers are running stories on the Tony Rezko upcoming trial which begins on Monday- yet it is ignored by the national media. When a Presidential Candidate has ties like that to someone who is facing trial-it is irresponsible not to let the American public know.
What bothers me about this, is that Senator Obama at first did not mention that he had toured the properties in question- the house Obama bought and the lot Tony Rezko's wife bought on the same day- they toured it together before they bought it.
Previously he said he did not remember exactly if he had talked to Rezko on the phone or in person. Now this comes out from the seller of the property.
Sorry,,,but I think everyone remembers when they buy their dream home- you know? How did he forget this important detail of this bone-headed mistake.
He has not been forthcoming--and the Republicans are going to have a field day with this if he is the Democratic Nominee..


One of the key arguments in Mr.Obama’s speech is that he has better judgment on issues. Well, I am finding more and more on this topic.
a) He gave a speech saying no to war but when it did mattered like his senate campaign he was for war. It’s easy to vote no when you don’t have responsibilities and facts in front of you.
b) He was for NAFTA when he ran for senate now he wants to re-negotiate it.
c) One of the biggest possessions an average person has is his/her house. It’s where you raise your family and watch your kids grow. In Mr. Obama’s case the purchase was subsidized by Mr.Rezko’s and his wife and also got help purchasing the adjacent property next to it. Talk about judgment, he knew Mr.Rezko was under federal investigation when this happened.
d) He did took money from lobbyist when he ran for senate
e) His association to the Trinity church

All these are coming out this late because I don’t think he was tested on his campaign for his senate seat. The original candidate dropped out due to some personnel issues, and then they have to bring in another candidate from out of state at the last minute. If the Rep’s can derail a decorated veteran and less liberal than Mr. Obama, personally I think he has no shot in November as more and more things comes out.

States which have not voted yet please do the right thing.


In the government’s case against Rezko, prosecutors allege kickback payments were diverted to others to make campaign contributions to Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign because Rezko had already made the maximum federal contribution. Obama is not named in the government’s document but his campaign has not disputed that Obama is the politician who received the money from Rezko allies, something backed up by campaign disclosure records. Money linked to the straw donations has already been contributed to charity, Obama aides said.


People in Glass Houses shouldn't throw stones. The Clintons and Whitewater .. The Clinton's and Monica.
Hillary and no Tax Return information.

These are just the things we are aware of....


Just a few words for Hillary and yet again - trying to pull out dirt.
Peter Paul; California; Clintons facing fraud charges - as we speak.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56868


Hey Obama, come on fess up!!!! Alot of questions about Rezko need answering and your normal BS is not going to cut it. Come on Dems and Repub's keep on him until the truth comes out. Don't let him off because he is you know what!


Let's everybody answer for some things.
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59492


Isn't that ironic? Clinton saying that someone else has to answer for the same things she/they did.

Clinton must answer for not only Rezko, but Whitewater, Travelgate, stealing White House property when moving to NY, Vince Foster's alleged suicide (I still doubt it), disappearing billing records, cattle futures shenanigans, the use of Mena, AR airport by the CIA to smuggle drugs and money while she was first lady of Arkansas, and more.

She needs a big house - one with lots of closet space, and a big yard in which to bury things.


Every time anyone dares question the venerable Obama, his fans start slinging mud at his opponents, especially Senator Clinton. No one is diverted by this tactic, just as everyone knows the GOP spent millions of taxpayer dollars to find absolutely no wrongdoing by Senator Clinton. She has been thoroughly vetted, as she has said. Obama has not, but his day is coming and it ain't lookin good.

The Obama fans repeat every lie ever told about the Clintons, but don't even want the truth to be investigated about their savior. It's ridiculous. I suspect that even if it were proven that Obama is not as he would have us believe he is --- i.e. not the dirty politician straight out of the Chicago School, but something pure and holy ---his fans would cheer him on, anyway.

There is an excellent article by a reporter named Todd Spivak titled: "Barack Obama and Me" that is worth reading that further sheds light on Obama's character and his unearned candidancy. This man has done absolutely nothing to be running for the highest office in the land. Furthermore, his connections to so many unsavory characters, not least of whom is his "spiritual advisor," Wright, and his most admired friend, Farrakhan, is enough to give anyone with intelligence and a moral conscience, concern. I will be voting for McCain if Obama gets the nomination. I'd rather know what I'm getting, even if he is a Republican, than vote for someone I neither know nor trust.


Hillary throws out the Red Herring just before the primaries she knows will make or break her run for President. Same old dirty politics.
What will she, as well as all you Hilabots say when the trial opens and Obama is little more than a footnote?


Why don't Hillary hang it up?? She has shown her true colors these past few weeks and the terrible temper she has. She acts like a school kid and she is so educated. Of course,she graduated from Yale the same school as our present dictator did.
Hillary is a foul mouth cry baby who will do anything to get what she wants. She doesn't care who she hurts and she continuously lies as she has in the past.
Obama has no connection with that rascal Rezko. He happened to be handling some paperwork for his employer and had no idea who this scoundral was. When he found out about him he distanced himself from him. He never had any dealings with him.
Hillary on the other hand has so much baggage that it is pitiful. How about the crooked deals where her brother made hundreds of thousands of dollars?
How about the scandals she and Bill Clinton were involved in while he was governor of AR? How about all the antiques and things
she stole from the White House when they moved out after Bill's term ended?
She was caught and had to
return the things. We don't know if she returned
all the things either.
How about that?


John K Wilson is a lawyer and paid staffer with the Obama campaign. He and many others like him are paid by the campaign to monitor these message boards and distort the truth. He will deny it of course because the Obama campaign doesn't want you to know how you are being manipulated.


Jeff,
I expect Paulo to crawl into the gutter and spew lies but your last few posts are beneath you. You can do better.


WOW - yet another double standard for HilLIARy


some of the people billary clinton pardoned are CONVICTED criminals ACTIVELY campaigning for HilLIARy

in TEXAS

at THIS VERY MINUTE


CRIMINALS SUCH AS HENRY CISNEROS -

CLINTON PARDONED HENRY WHO PLEADED QUILTY TO LYING TO THE FBI WHILE UNDER OATH AND WHILE WORKING IN THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION

Cisneros was just one among HUNDREDS of donors/friends that billary pardoned as a political favor


IN TEXAS,

HIL-LIAR-Y IS NOW PLAYING THE - "YOU OWE US BACK FOR A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON" CARD - RIGHT NOW !!!

Are any of the many criminals that billary clinton pardoned now superdelegates ???

HOW ABOUT ONE MORE DOUBLE STANDARD (FOR THE WEEKEND) - HENRY CISNEROS - WHO IS CAMPAIGNING SO LOUDLY FOR HIL-LIAR-Y AFTER BEING PARDONED BY BILLARY HAS RECENTLY COME UNDER HEAVY CRITICISM FOR WORKING ON A MORTGAGE COMPANY BOARD THAT PEDDLED SUB-PRIME LOANS AND IS NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY WORKING FAMILIES LOSING THEIR HOMES .....

IN TEXAS.


THINK ABOUT THE FAMILIES LOSING THEIR HOMES THANKS TO CLINTON CRONIES WHO STILL OPENLY WORK FOR THE CLINTONS AND ARE KNOWN CRIMINALS PARDONED BY CLINTON


TGIF


(FYI - THE SON OF HENRY B. GONZALES IS CHARLES - A U.S. CONGRESSMAN WHO SUPPORTS OBAMA -- AND CHARLIE GONZALES IS A FORMER JUDGE NOT A FORMER CRIMINAL AND HE SUPPORTS OBAMA EVEN THOUGH OBAMA DID NOT PARDON HIM LIKE BILLARY HAS HAD TO DO FOR HIS/HER CRONIES)


The only thing I have to say is that the people are being lied to again. We all want change so badly that we are blind to the truth. Obama has not answer certain guestions and needs to. He is very much the smooth talker. You know as well as I that he would have voted the same way as everyone else about the war in Irag. It is very easy to say he was against it, but he did not vote for or against because he was not a senator at the time. From what I recall we all were being lied to at the time (even our senators). They voted that way because of what they were being told. You want anyone to blame, blame the president.He makes himself seem that he is the only one that can chage this country, he has made you people believe that. if you do believe that, your a fool!!!! People in this country are the only ones that can make change. Who ever is our commander in chief does not make the decision, congress does and they do that by what information is giving them. For Obama to say that there was no Al-Qaida in Irag until we were there just show how guickly he has forgotten about 9-11. We had people in this country being trained to fly planes for yrs. to purposely fly them into the towers. Get Real Obama!!!!!!!!!!!Who doesn't know that!!!!!!!!!


I can't wait until John McCain/Bush has to debate the economy with Obama.

Not only does McCain know absolutely NOTHING about the tanking economy, he also doesn't have a clue as to how to fix it...and his solution for Iraq is to stay there for 100 Years...HAHAHAHA!

The Republic Party couldn't have picked a dumber nominee if they tried...oh yeah, scratch that, I forgot about the current Republican Commander Guy.


McCain vs Miss Teen South Caolina:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu-tg1kQ8dk


I support Obama. But this stream is thought provoking. If he is as smart and as foresighted as I thought I wonder why he paid that much for his house. He could have gotten a much better deal if he had waited for the full impact of the Bush McCain policies to ruin the housing markets, the value of the dollar and the overall state of the economy.
From Tom (not the moron who keeps mis-using his caps key, a different one)


Obama should not be president. I am a hard core social democrat who thinks the war, now that it has been waged, must be finished. If we leave Iraq, we will decimate that country and it will be a mess over there and my children will have to go back there when Obama sends troops back because Al Quida in Iraq has resurged to threatened the security of this nation. I don't want that. Remember the Bay of Pigs, a joke, and a huge mistake of JFK's. That's what inexperience gets us. Also, this nonsense about trying to reason with dictators, giving them a platform, is also a huge joke.

Obama is a joke who has pandered to the heartstrings of those American who think he will save the world, change the world, when the world doesn't want the U.S. changing it. He is another Bush, but on the democratic spectrum. He doesn't have my vote.

He should account for Rezko. This all stinks, quacks like a duck, so he must be a duck.


This whole thing was down played by the media. I am glad the Hillary Campaign has brought it up again. All voters have to know what really went on between Obama and Rezko and who really paid for Obama's mansion in IL?


John K Wilson is a lawyer and paid staffer with the Obama campaign. He and many others like him are paid by the campaign to monitor these message boards and distort the truth. He will deny it of course because the Obama campaign doesn't want you to know how you are being manipulated.

Posted by: nola | February 29, 2008 5:03 PM


Nice try Slick,

Unbelieveable, not only are the Republicans so dumb that they think people are going to believe their smear that Senator Obama is a "secret muslim", now anyone at all who throws the truth in their face is also working for Obama?

If the Republicans were planning on running a smear campaign against Senator Obama, they should have at least bothered to pick a guy who wasn't a sleezy lobbyist lover (McCain) to carry the water for their Party.

This is almost to easy...


To John K Wilson, have you not heard about the "Clout List" that the judge just released? Oooops, guess whose name was on that? None other than Barack H Obama.


This is just one of the many things Obama needs to answer for. Couple of other things would be:
1) Why he thinks he is superior on the Iraq decision when he was only a state representative at the time and was not privileged to all the information about the war. This was an over whelming decision (Hillary was not the swing vote). We are there, let's move on and figure out how we are getting out. Electing him on this decision would be electing someone to office who makes decisions without knowing all the facts.
2) How he is already showing signs of learning on the job. First he says he will meet with anyone with no conditions, then changes his mind after finding out how uneducated he really is about foreign affairs. Thankfully this only happened on the campaign trail. It's a good picture of what is to come.
3) How he plans on being "Commander and Chief" with only 2 years in US Senate and no Managerial or Executive experience
4) Why he won't wear the US flag on his coat jacket
5) Why he won't pledge the allegiance to the flag
6) Why he will be respectful of other countries traditions but won't be respectful of ours, such as wearing the flag or crossing his heart when saying the pledge of allegiance.
7) Why 38% of his votes are present instead of make a stand one way or the other.
8) Etc. Etc. Etc.


Obama has no reason to answer to Rezko, because there are no real connections. Perhaps Obama should ask Hillary to answer for Vince Foster's death. That'd shut her up.


Sigh...I was supporting Hillary even in the face of all the Obama followers...I was justifying this on the basis of her "experience".

I was willing to try to help push her agenda and even did some phone work while she was here in Illinois...

But 2 things just today...

Between her challenging the Texas Caucus rules (rules she didn't have a problem with when Bill rode them to victory) and now what is obviously a last ditch desperate attempt to win this week's primaries, and now this smear campaign, my feelings have changed.

If she's willing to completely destroy the Democratic party just to get to the White House in effect do the Republicans ammo-handling...I have got to pass...

Sorry Hillary, you've just lost my vote.


There is a difference between answering for someone who is just going to trial, or someone who got convicted. In America we are innocent until proven guilty. So why does Obama have to answer questions for someone who is still presumably innocent.


The land deal is only the tip of the iceberg. If the Messiah is able to keep is Kool-Aid kids motivated in November it will be tight but if not like so many time before, the one song band gets played out. Mc Cain will be president. No doubt about it.


3) How he plans on being "Commander and Chief" with only 2 years in US Senate and no Managerial or Executive experience
4) Why he won't wear the US flag on his coat jacket
5) Why he won't pledge the allegiance to the flag
6) Why he will be respectful of other countries traditions but won't be respectful of ours, such as wearing the flag or crossing his heart when saying the pledge of allegiance.
7) Why 38% of his votes are present instead of make a stand one way or the other.
8) Etc. Etc. Etc.

Posted by: Kim | February 29, 2008 5:43 PM


Wow, I especially like smear #8 - Etc. Etc. Etc...that one should really work well for you dumb Republic Party clowns.


Let's say we are the right-wing attack machine and our target is John McCain. What shall we say about him? Here's a sampler:


How can we trust a person for President when his own staff question his fidelity?

Can we believe in anything Sen. McCain promises when he says he's against lobbyists but he surrounds himself with lobbyist advisers?

How can McCain run for President--he's not even a natural-born American--he was born in the Panama Canal not in one of the 50 states...he do I know that McCain is not a foreigner who is trying to take over the American government from the inside out??

McCain can't run on family values--he dumped his first wife after he met his current trust fund wife, can we trust him, I don't think so...

How healthy is John McCain? Can we have a President who is 71, who has had cancer twice and won't release his medical records?

Does Sen. McCain feel laws apply only to others and not to himself? So others shouldn't be influenced by lobbyists, but he can. Others should obey campaign finance rules but he's exempted? others have to follow the Constitution with regards to the 'natural-born' citizen rule but he doesn't?

Is Sen. McCain a war-monger? Will he bring the country into another senseless war? Sen. McCain should denounce his making fun of bombing Iraq when he sang "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb Iran" to the tune of the beach boys. Does Sen. McCain look so poorly at peace?

If you think Mitt Romney was a flipflopper, Sen. McCain is even worse. First he was against the Bush tax cuts for the rich, now he's for it. He was against torture, now it's okay with him. He asked the attack-dog radio host to demean his opponent then he denounces the guy for doing what was asked of him.

Can Sen. McCain control his temper? if he flares up just because a voter asks him a hard question, how can he face world leaders who disagree with him?

Does Sen. McCain know enough about economics to solve the countries economic problems? When Sen. Ron Paul asked him a complex question, McCain's answer sounded like he was running for Miss Teen USA. Can we have another President who doesn't understand the basics?


Feel free to add more, Kimi.

This time around, the voters won't the Republican swiftboaters, you blew it in 2004!


Ha ha! Man Hillary Clinton is so full of it that it's a wonder she doesn't explode. She just keeps grabbing at ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to try to keep her campaign afloat. I don't know any politician who has accepted (and hidden) more laundered campaign contributions than the Clinton's. Peter Paul ain't just a candy bar maker Hilly and people who live in trailers shouldn't be tryin' to kick up a windstorm, especially when it's their own hot air. Oh and by the way just where are you from Hilly? New York? No... Arkansas? No... How about... the northwest burbs. Right here in good old Illinois. And that WASN'T OBAMA posing with Rezko in that picture, it was YOU and slick Willy!


remember Hillary votes are real and obamma votes are 60% enemy indepentants pretenting to be UNITED until november when they will be voting for PANAMA BABY


F.B.I. FILES
WHO HIRED CRAIG LIVINGSTONE


Ok Hillary, Obama can answer the Rezko questions again. We can even dedicate a dateline hour to it...

Provided that enough time is dedicated, over the remainder of the sho'ws run, for Hillary to be put on the spot about 35 years of malfeasance, cover-ups, hypocrisies, and more alleged homicides than any other presidential hopeful in recorded history.

Then they'd be about even.


"Clinton campaign: Obama must answer for Rezko"


Desperate frustrated people say the darndest things.


What's the big deal? Yes he got caught and he gave $150,000 back. What else do you want him to do? Be reasonable.
Bill


What Obama stands for:

Oh
Brother
Another
Mendacious
Apostate

feel free to substitute your own - I can personally think of several, just can't put 'em here. :)


No one thinks it is a little odd that right before all these caucases Hillary is put out as prejudicial towards minorities and accused of everything under the sun. Watch, the turbin issue won't be the last one. What better way to drag down someone so seemingly unstoppable then to put Hillary out like some kind of monster before every caucas. Any educated person can see that. I think the race issue was nausiating. They sure didn't telivise to the degree it deserved that one of Obamas advisors were going through her speaches and writing down anything they could find to exploit as prejudicial and sending it to reporters to attack her negativly. Obama is an Obamanation.


Let's see the democracy of america is in jeopardy,for the first time!!!!!!!
"BELEIVE IT OR NOT"
next week will tell all of obama's financial friend who's financial friend is buying our democracy.From within they worned,is as they shall return.
HOW LONG SHOULD WE WAIT????


Jethro. I found nothing objectionable about them. They're well sourced and reported by reputable media (unlike, say, the "McCain isn't eligible for president BS that John E posts) and backed up with facts.

Obama should not be above criticism, especially on this issue. If he were to answer all the questions about his links to Rezko I wouldn't post any of this, but he simply won't.


John E., you really need to get out of that basement, man. Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.

"How can McCain run for President--he's not even a natural-born American--he was born in the Panama Canal not in one of the 50 states" --John E.


Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign announced he would co-sponsor legislation introduced yesterday by his political ally Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) to ensure that John McCain can become president, even though he was born in the Panama Canal Zone.

“Senator McCain has earned the right to be his party’s nominee, and no loophole should prevent him from competing in this campaign,” Obama said.

A shrewd move by the Obamessiah because it not only makes him look gracious, it also solves the problems with his own citizenship status (British father, Hawaii wasn't in the union when the constitution was written, either).


So many Americans are so carried away by an nice,pleasing words by a very good orator who knows nothing except to make speeches about hope,dreams and change.Everybody knows of how inexperienced is the candidate and still so many believe him.
When Bush won reelection there was a news from abroad critizising and wondering how could there be 9 million + damned americans and when Obama gets the nomination similar question will be raised as to how could there be so many damned democrats including the loser of the past election endorsing him.Well if that happens the American people really deserve bad fate and hard times. The best logic is no sound minded Board of Trustees of any big university will entrust the complete overhauling of the whole institutions electrical system pinning on just hopes and dreams that a newly grad electrical engineer w/out experience could handle a very delicate job. We are a family, friends and relatives almost 183 in number and all dedicated democrats but we share the same sentiments about this election and if Obama will win the nomination we are all in one to say it is time to turn Republican this time.Wish everybody think wisely.


Hey John K. Wilson
Would you like to buy some land in Florida, dry most of the year?


A shrewd move by the Obamessiah because it not only makes him look gracious, it also solves the problems with his own citizenship status (British father, Hawaii wasn't in the union when the constitution was written, either).

Posted by: Jeff | February 29, 2008 7:35 PM


Jeff,

A friend told me that John McCain is a Panamanian Communist because was born in Panama and he converted to Communism when he was in Vietnam.

It must be true because someone said it was, right?


Tax returns, Hillay, tax returns! Show them! What have you got to hide? Show them now. Show us where the millions came from.


Clinton's must answer for NAFTA NAFTA NAFTA NAFTA NAFTA NAFTA NAFTA NAFTA NAFTA NAFTA NAFTA NAFTA NAFTA


AND CLINTON has to answer a lot of questions to answer too.....

How about her association with & accusations made by Peter Paul?????

She REFUSES to release her tax returns so voters know where the 5 million came from?

She REFUSES to release documents showing what she did as First Lady???

NOW HILLARY - TIT FOR TAT -- If Obama must ante up then SO SHOULD YOU!

Unbelievable...talk about calling the kettle black!


SHOULD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THEIR FUTURE PRESIDENT? IT IS APPARENT THAT THE NEWS MEDIA,"DON'T THINK SO"THEY LET OBAMA MOVE AROUND IN A BUBBLE,,A BIG ONE SO IT COVERS HIS HALO,,WHAT A JOKE,,I WONDER WHAT OUR ENEMY THINKS? IF OBAMA CAN'T BE QUESTIONED ABOUT HIS PAST DEALINGS WITH INDICTED TONY REZKO IN CHICAGO?OR ABOUT THE LOBBYIST THAT SUPPORTED HIM IN HIS CAMPAIGN'S? HOW ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF THE MONEY HE RAISED AS A STATE SENATOR CAME FROM 'PACs, CORPORTIONS AND UNIONS, INCLUDING ORGANIZATIONS WITH A FINANCIAL STAKE IN LEGISLATION THAT HE WAS SPONSORING. FOR INSTANCE,OBAMA WHO OFTEN SPONSORED LEGISLATION ON HEALTH CARE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, TOOK $5,650 FROM HEALTH RELATED GROUPS, $8,900 FROM INSURANCE GROUPS AND 3,000 FROM LOBBYIST REPRESENTING DRUG COMPANIES. MEANWHILE,PACs CONTRIBUTED 3.2 PERCENT OF THE $490,285 HE RAISED FOR AN UNSUCCESSFUL CONGRESSIONAL BID IN 2000,AND 8 PERCENT OF THE $15 MILLION THAT HE RAISED FOR HIS U.S. SENATE RACE IN 2004",SHOULD I WRITE MORE?OH,BY THE WAY THIS WAS PRINTED IN 'NORTHWEST HERALD NEWSPAPER 12-2-07,SO,WHERE IS HIS MONEY COMING FROM NOW? I WONDER HOW HE WOULD ANSWER IF ASKED? IF HE'S A FLIP FLOPPER? "NOW REMEMBER LITTLE CHILDREN" WE'LL NEVER KNOW",,BECAUSE THE NEWS MEDIA WON'T ASK HIM OR NOT ALLOWED??? WHAT KIND OF PERSON CAN BE PRESIDENT WITHOUT ANSWERING QUESTIONS? OUR ENEMIES MUST BE LAUGHING AT THE REPORTING OF THE NEWS MEDIA ON THIS ELECTION. MY VOTE WON'T BE GOING FOR A PERSON LIVING IN A BUBBLE,,AND A PHONY HALO,HA,,HA,HA....


Why now? There is nothing in what the Clinton campaign is saying about Obama and Rezko that wasn't in the Tribune more than a year ago. And if they missed the original reports, Kass refers to it in his column at least once a week. This either is another sign of desperation or shows that her oppo research is really not on the ball.


Obama worked with TERRORIST
Senator helped fund organization that rejects 'racist' Israel's existence

By Aaron Klein
© 2008 WorldNetDaily


JERUSALEM – The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen."Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a "catastrophe" and supports intense immigration reform, including providing drivers licenses and education to illegal aliens.

The co-founder of the Arab group in question, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, also has held a fundraiser for Obama. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group.

In 2001, the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based nonprofit that describes itself as a group helping the disadvantaged, provided a $40,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, for which Khalidi's wife, Mona, serves as president. The Fund provided a second grant to the AAAN for $35,000 in 2002.

Obama was a director of the Woods Fund board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, according to the Fund's website. According to tax filings, Obama received compensation of $6,000 per year for his service in 1999 and 2000.

Obama served on the Wood's Fund board alongside William C. Ayers, a member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow of the U.S. government and took responsibility for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971.

Ayers, who still serves on the Woods Fund board, contributed $200 to Obama's senatorial campaign fund and has served on panels with Obama at numerous public speaking engagements. Ayers admitted to involvement in the bombings of U.S. governmental buildings in the 1970s. He is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The $40,000 grant from Obama's Woods Fund to the AAAN constituted about a fifth of the Arab group's reported grants for 2001, according to tax filings obtained by WND. The $35,000 Woods Fund grant in 2002 also constituted about one-fifth of AAAN's reported grants for that year.

The AAAN, headquartered in the heart of Chicago's Palestinian immigrant community, describes itself as working to "empower Chicago-area Arab immigrants and Arab Americans through the combined strategies of community organizing, advocacy, education and social services, leadership development, and forging productive relationships with other communities."

It reportedly has worked on projects with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which supports open boarders and education for illegal aliens.

The AAAN in 2005 sent a letter to New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in which it called a billboard opposing a North Carolina-New Mexico joint initiative to deny driver's licenses to illegal aliens a "bigoted attack on Arabs and Muslims."

Speakers at AAAN dinners and events routinely have taken an anti-Israel line.

The group co-sponsored a Palestinian art exhibit, titled, "The Subject of Palestine," that featured works related to what some Palestinians call the "Nakba" or "catastrophe" of Israel's founding in 1948.

According to the widely discredited Nakba narrative, Jews in 1948 forcibly expelled hundreds of thousands - some Palestinians claim over one million - Arabs from their homes and then took over the territory.

Historically, about 600,000 Arabs fled Israel after surrounding Arab countries warned they would destroy the Jewish state in 1948. Some Arabs also were driven out by Jewish forces while they were trying to push back invading Arab At the same time, over 800,000 Jews were expelled or left Arab countries under threat after Israel was founded.

The theme of AAAN's Nakba art exhibit, held at DePaul University in 2005, was "the compelling and continuing tragedy of Palestinian life ... under [Israeli] occupation ... home demolition ... statelessness ... bereavement ... martyrdom, and ... the heroic struggle for life, for safety, and for freedom."

Another AAAN initiative, titled, "Al Nakba 1948 as experienced by Chicago Palestinians," seeks documents related to the "catastrophe" of Israel's founding.

A post on the AAAN site asked users: "Do you have photos, letters or other memories you could share about Al-Nakba-1948?"

That posting was recently removed. The AAAN website currently states the entire site is under construction.

Pro-PLO advocate held Obama fundraiser, describes Obama as 'sympathetic'

AAAN co-founder Rashid Khalidi was reportedly a director of the official PLO press agency WAFA in Beirut from 1976 to 1982, while the PLO committed scores of anti-Western attacks and was labeled by the U.S. as a terror group. Khalidi's wife, AAAN President Mona Khalidi, was reportedly WAFA's English translator during that period.

Rashid Khalidi at times has denied working directly for the PLO but Palestinian diplomatic sources in Ramallah told WND he indeed directed WAFA. Khalidi also advised the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid Conference in 1991.

During documented speeches and public events, Khalidi has called Israel an "apartheid system in creation" and a destructive "racist" state.

He has multiple times expressed support for Palestinian terror, calling suicide bombings response to "Israeli aggression." He dedicated his 1986 book, "Under Siege," to "those who gave their lives ... in defense of the cause of Palestine and independence of Lebanon." Critics assailed the book as excusing Palestinian terrorism.

While the Woods Fund's contribution to Khalidi's AAAN might be perceived as a one-time run in with Obama, the presidential hopeful and Khalidi evidence a deeper relationship.

According to a professor at the University of Chicago who said he has known Obama for 12 years, the Democratic presidential hopeful first befriended Khalidi when the two worked together at the university. The professor spoke on condition of anonymity. Khalidi lectured at the University of Chicago until 2003 while Obama taught law there from 1993 until his election to the Senate in 2004.

Khalidi in 2000 held what was described as a successful fundraiser for Obama's failed bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a fact not denied by Khalidi.

Speaking in a joint interview with WND and the John Batchelor Show of New York's WABC Radio and Los Angeles' KFI Radio, Khalidi was asked about his 2000 fundraiser for Obama.

"I was just doing my duties as a Chicago resident to help my local "politician," Khalidi stated.

Khalidi said he supports Obama for president "because he is the only candidate who has expressed sympathy for the Palestinian cause."

Khalidi also lauded Obama for "saying he supports talks with Iran. If the U.S. can talk with the Soviet Union during the Cold War, there is no reason it can't talk with the Iranians."

Asked about Obama's role funding the AAAN, Khalidi claimed he had "never heard of the Woods Fund until it popped up on a bunch of blogs a few months ago."

He terminated the call when petitioned further about his links with Obama.

Contacted by phone, Mona Khalidi refused to answer WND's questions about the AAAN's involvement with Obama.

Obama's campaign headquarters did not reply to a list of WND questions sent by e-mail to the senator's press office.

Obama, American terrorist in same circles

Obama served on the board with Ayers, who was a Weathermen leader and has written about his involvement with the group's bombings of the New York City Police headquarters in 1970, the Capitol in 1971 and the Pentagon in 1972.

"I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough," Ayers told the New York Times in an interview released on Sept. 11, 2001

"Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon," Ayers wrote in his memoirs, titled "Fugitive Days." He continued with a disclaimer that he didn't personally set the bombs, but his group set the explosives and planned the attack.

A $200 campaign contribution is listed on April 2, 2001 by the "Friends of Barack Obama" campaign fund. The two taught appeared speaking together at several public events, including a 1997 University of Chicago panel entitled, "Should a child ever be called a 'super predator?'" and another panel for the University of Illinois in April 2002, entitled, "Intellectuals: Who Needs Them?"

The charges against Ayers were dropped in 1974 because of prosecutorial misconduct, including illegal surveillance.

Ayers is married to another notorious Weathermen terrorist, Bernadine Dohrn, who has also served on panels with Obama. Dohrn was once on the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List and was described by J. Edgar Hoover as the "most dangerous woman in America." Ayers and Dohrn raised the son of Weathermen terrorist Kathy Boudin, who was serving a sentence for participating in a 1981 murder and robbery that left 4 people dead.

Obama advisor wants talks with terrorists

The revelations about Obama's relationship with Khalidi follows a recent WND article quoting Israeli security officials who expressed "concern" about Robert Malley, an adviser to Obama who has advocated negotiations with Hamas and providing international assistance to the terrorist group.

Malley, a principal Obama foreign policy adviser, has penned numerous opinion articles, many of them co-written with a former adviser to the late Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, petitioning for dialogue with Hamas and blasting Israel for numerous policies he says harm the Palestinian cause.
Malley also previously penned a well-circulated New York Review of Books piece largely blaming Israel for the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations at Camp David in 2000 when Arafat turned down a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and eastern sections of Jerusalem and instead returned to the Middle East to launch an intifada, or terrorist campaign, against the Jewish state.

Malley's contentions have been strongly refuted by key participants at Camp David, including President Bill Clinton, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and primary U.S. envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross, all of whom squarely blamed Arafat's refusal to make peace for the talks' failure.
To interview Aaron Klein, contact M. Sliwa Public Relations by e-mail, or call 973-272-2861 or 212-202-4453.


Interesting insights about Obama's quick rise through the political ranks:
http://www.houstonpress.com/2008-02-28/news/barack-obama-screamed-at-me/


"'It's 3 a.m., and your children are safe and asleep, but there's a phone in the White House and it's ringing,' says the narrator in Clinton's ad.

"Something's happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call, whether it's someone who already knows the world's leaders, knows the military -- someone tested and ready to lead in a dangerous world.

"'Hello, White House?'"

"'Yes?'"

"'Who is this, please?'

"'Monica ...'

"'Who?'

"'Monica ...'

"'MONICA?!?!?!?!'

"'Yes, remember me?'"


If you characters want any of your ramblings to taken seriously, do the rest of us the favor of spelling properly, using correct grammar and using proper puncuation.

(Swamp editor's note: punctuation)


It`s time for Clinton to show her tax returns - `nuff said. A politician that doesn`t release her tax returns is one that cannot be trusted. Obama hqas released his but Clinton has not released hers! Clinton must also answer why she was so quick to authorize Bush`s war in Iraq where thousands of Americans died and tens of thousands were grieviously wounded while Clinton`s own daughter, Chelsea sits looking pretty on the campaign trail without doing an iota of military service just like Bush`s daughters, Barbara and Jenna. Afro-American, Hispanics and American families of lower incomes demand an answer from Clinton as to why their kids are serving and dying in Iraq in disproportionate numbers while Chelsea Clinton mints money hand over fist as an investor ($200,000 dollars plus this year alone), and then has the luxury to stump for mama san on the campaign trail.
Hilary was answering the phone late at night to tell Chelsea to not stay out so late partying, heh,heh,heh...


Today when people found that even superdelagates are threathened / forced to vote for Obama, they must not be surprised how Obama directed the fines from his father's country. That African country forced Hillary to admit what she has never done. Certaily Obama has serious problems with Rezco, a crime to steal taxpayers' money through the helping of Obama and others. I know an Africa American renter who did exactly the same thing as Obama-- creating faulse evidence and cheating his emloyers for OT pay when he did nothing. The ugly person went to Califonria and bankrupted and moved into a nice and high level property. This guy is so bad and crated a trap to force the owners giving him a tone of money by filing a faulse lawsuit. I know the owners are very intellegent and fight and win the lawsuit by themselves without hiring an attorney.

We American people all know Obama is nothing excep for cheating, threathening and frustrating. If Obama wins, the country will fail; if Hillary is elected, America will win. You American people make decision-- what you want your life and the country will be.

All his ugly conducts in this campaign prove my conclusion. Obama is a crook and cheater and liar. Most people who support him will eventually find that you are cheated by him and munipulated by the media.

Obama has no any weight comparing with Hillary. Her characters, personalities, compassion, capability are superior. I feel very sorryfor for Hillary that such a top level lady has to fight with the crook, Obama, I can uderstand her feeling. When the owners went to court to fight with the crook renter, they feel so ugly because the system gives the ugly person to proceed a frivolous lawsuit. The voters who were cheated and the someone who has his hidden agenda put Hillary in such position to deal with the crook, Obama. No doubt about that Hillary has already won but Obama is always a looser if he chooses such crooked way.


Hillary is fighting for the well being of all americans. She is a woman that has been pistol whipped by the media and declared a looser immediately after Iowa Surprise eveyone she is still here . Some one must know how much she is needed in these troubled times Vote with your head so we don,t keep being needy in the coming years


what about clinton being sued by lobbiest peter paul and noby is reprting it? it is being set for trial in 24 days, so soon everybody will know about this 17 million daollar la suit cover up. www.hilcap.org


remember Hillary votes are real and obamma votes are 60% enemy repubican iindepentants pretenting to be UNITED until november when they will be voting for PANAMA BABY for PRESIDENTI


There is something questionable about Barack. Rezko is one. His statement that Republicans have been the party of ideas over the last fifteeen years. His winning with support of "indpendents" and Republicans. Big wins in very consevrtaive places like Utah and Idaho. His "present" votes, or absences for votes. His insistence that he was against the war but his very political positions on the war since he's been in the Senate, and even now.
There's just something totally unreal about him, which is what, I think, makes people come up with the word "cult" when discussing his campaign.
Is he "The Manchurian Candidate"?


well, lets see silly ones Obamanites, regardless of Hillarys past aquaintances we know of them, and she is not the one running on I dont take lobbysts money and im clean as a whistle who took a bath, the problem is with this story the medias love of Obama for what? he is just as shady as the rest of them, and they are too blinded to look into it with open eyes, there is something there with Rezko, and i quarantee, someone is going to find it, now if your not shady why have someone knowing what the property sold for, would you only pay half price, please it was his payoff, the good old buddy system, hes just like the rest what can you do for me,,,and he gets a 1.5 home undersold, and a piece of property he made arrangements with a theif and a cocaine user, for fun, now theres a saying monkey see monkey do, two peas in a pod, well looks like he was making pea salad to benefit his party,,, and if you people dont see this, and want to judge Hillary well than i suppose we want to see all you bloggers tax return if it was mine i would not, and how is it with two incomes he can afford a property worth 1.5 million and another piece of property and only paying half mmmm think people ,, its coming out and hes im different from the others is going to slap him in the rear, with deceit and deception,,,,,


Seems to me that Ms. Clinton has her own questions to answer about Mr. Norman Hsu, a crooked fundraiser who funneled over $850,000 into her campaign and is now awaiting trial on fraud and corruption charges.


Tom:

You said Bill Clinton pardoned a child molestor.
What was his name and when was he pardoned?

YOU are telling an outright lie. Unfortunately, there are many like you with no conscience and no integrity!

Obama has brought something to this campaign, all right. He has a fired-up base of supporters that make nasty,
vulgar, and disrespectful feminist comments about Hillary. Is this what " hope" and "yes we can" has inspired?

The more I see of the campaign, the more I realize it's just the same politics of old!!!


I can't belive whats happening in this very important election, oh my GOD! if people can't say his middle (hussin)what the @#%$# is going? the man is fake, if you have not voted yet, please check out the internet for info on hussin, he is not who he say's he is.its not to late to support HILLARY, yes she is not perfect, but my God, we know what she stands for and, for crying out loud, the woman can run this country and reach across party lines to undo some of Bushes blunders...
We can stop this obama thing and save the election.

please vote for Hillary..
thank you from just plain ol' folks..


We expected dirty dishes AND the kitchen sink out of the "Hiltanic" Campaign......and we got it. Too bad she couldn't come up with something new and uh, something that had some meat to it at least. BOOOOOOOO Hillary Clinton - Shame on You for Dirty-Politics.

The "Hiltanic" is sinking fast folks, you all better get to donating so she can make a hefty chunk of interest of all those skimpy donations!

OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT - 2008
YES WE CAN & WE ARE!!!!!!!


I can't belive whats happening in this very important election, oh my GOD! if people can't say his middle (hussin)what the @#%$# is going? the man is fake, if you have not voted yet, please check out the internet for info on hussin, he is not who he say's he is.its not to late to support HILLARY, yes she is not perfect, but my God, we know what she stands for and, for crying out loud, the woman can run this country and reach across party lines to undo some of Bushes blunders...
We can stop this obama thing and save the election.

please vote for Hillary..
thank you from just plain ol' folks..


SHOW US THE MONEY!!!!

WHERE ARE THE TAX RETURNS!!!

ANSWER THAT.

WHITEWATER


Its just a matter of time before the lid blows off this and Obama is exposed as the dirty politician he is. I don't buy his schtick.


Obama is hiding too much to be trusted by the Anerican people. We do not know bout his childhood, his family history.. whatever precious little we know comes from proding in response to stealth emials or acuusation of a few who dared to accuse him. He is quick to put a label on his opponents at the slighlest hint of criticism. He calls them racists, fear mongers, dirty politics etc. He hides behind the supportive media who take up his cause. he hides behind his minority background.
All he has done is some small time comunity organization. That is his credential to be president.


Besides wanting to see Clinton's husband/wifes tax returns, I still wonder why Hillary waited untill now to run for President? Could it be over the records Bill Clinton had locked away of their Whitehouse years that won't be opened untill 2012. As is there are law suits filed trying to get these records opened and if I was to guess they will answer a lot of questions covering the Watergate Scandle that were never answered. That could also answer why no divorce between Bill and Hillary Clinton.


obama cannot beat both john mccain and this year's version of swift boat vets that will use their unlimited funding to personally and politically attack the Democratic nominee. As surely as john mccain won't control them, obama won't beat them. Only Senator Clinton can.


How can Obama run around the country shouting CHANGE?
This looks like BUSINESS AS USUAL TO ME.

On The Rise Of Obama:”He said, ‘Cliff, I’m gonna make me a U.S. Senator.’”
February 27, 2008 4:09 PM
Posted By:Pam
Filed in: Barack Obama, Election '08, National News
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Todd Spivak has an interesting piece on the rise of Barack Obama:

Jones had served in the Illinois Legislature for three decades. He represented a district on the Chicago South Side not far from Obama’s. He became Obama’s ­kingmaker.

Several months before Obama announced his U.S. Senate bid, Jones called his old friend Cliff Kelley, a former Chicago alderman who now hosts the city’s most popular black call-in radio ­program.

I called Kelley last week and he recollected the private conversation as follows:

“He said, ‘Cliff, I’m gonna make me a U.S. Senator.’”

“Oh, you are? Who might that be?”

“Barack Obama.”

Jones appointed Obama sponsor of virtually every high-profile piece of legislation, angering many rank-and-file state legislators who had more seniority than Obama and had spent years championing the bills.

“I took all the beatings and insults and endured all the racist comments over the years from nasty Republican committee chairmen,” State Senator Rickey Hendon, the original sponsor of landmark racial profiling and videotaped confession legislation yanked away by Jones and given to Obama, complained to me at the time. “Barack didn’t have to endure any of it, yet, in the end, he got all the credit.

“I don’t consider it bill jacking,” Hendon told me. “But no one wants to carry the ball 99 yards all the way to the one-yard line, and then give it to the halfback who gets all the credit and the stats in the record book.”

During his seventh and final year in the state Senate, Obama’s stats soared. He sponsored a whopping 26 bills passed into law — including many he now cites in his presidential campaign when attacked as inexperienced.

It was a stunning achievement that started him on the path of national politics — and he couldn’t have done it without Jones.

Before Obama ran for U.S. Senate in 2004, he was virtually unknown even in his own state. Polls showed fewer than 20 percent of Illinois voters had ever heard of Barack Obama.

Jones further helped raise Obama’s profile by having him craft legislation addressing the day-to-day tragedies that dominated local news ­headlines.

For instance. Obama sponsored a bill banning the use of the diet supplement ephedra, which killed a Northwestern University football player, and another one preventing the use of pepper spray or pyrotechnics in nightclubs in the wake of the deaths of 21 people during a stampede at a Chicago nightclub. Both stories had received national attention and extensive local coverage.

I spoke to Jones earlier this week and he confirmed his conversation with Kelley, adding that he gave Obama the legislation because he believed in Obama’s ability to negotiate with Democrats and Republicans on divisive issues.

So how has Obama repaid Jones?

Last June, to prove his commitment to government transparency, Obama released a comprehensive list of his earmark requests for fiscal year 2008. It comprised more than $300 million in pet projects for Illinois, including tens of millions for Jones’s Senate district.

Shortly after Jones became Senate president, I remember asking his view on pork-barrel spending.

I’ll never forget what he said:

“Some call it pork; I call it steak.”


Superdelegates, we know that you are being pressure by Obama camp and some of you are being threathened by them. We hope you super delegates will not let this happen. The citizens of America have trust on you for doing the right thing. Our great country is in too much mess.The secutity has to be reinforced so no 9/11 will happen again. The AL-QAIDA is hybinating for the mean time waiting for the right time to attack us again and to put someone with no experience to lead this country is dangerous, so super delegates do the right thing. Do not let politics rule your dicision. People who has no loyalty is worst than a ROTTEN FISH.


People want to believe the truth, so come on Obama!! tell them. You say that you are an american, prove it!!! If you have nothing to hide give us the answer we are looking for. The media is so passive with you it make me sick to think that they will not get tough with because of your color. get real!!! You say you love this country but you are willing to lie to everyone of your supporter's (which I am not) just to get a vote. What is it really that you don't want the people in this country to know??? We have the right to know before it is to late and our country is in more danger or made a laughing stock across the world.


I'm sorry, but after seeing Barry H. Obama on the "Ellen" show, I've come to the conclusion that he dances like a white Ohio State frat boy. Something fishy definitely going on there.


The media was not publishing Obama relationship with Ayers becuase it will not give them a good rating and the media don't like to destroy Obama image with the public. Obama can not be trusted. The only people who trust him is the media and young clueleess young people. Wake up america, fight for our country, do not let Obama totally put this great country in great danger.


John K Wilson who thinks the issue is a myth go read Sun Times expose on March 1.

What was asked
Obama has never agreed to an interview about Rezko with the reporters from the Chicago papers who know the story the best, and it has not been for lack of trying. My Sun-Times colleagues who are investigating Rezko have pressed for a chance to talk to Obama about Rezko.

At issue is trying to put together the whole story about Obama and Rezko -- all of which speaks to Obama's judgment, his main selling point as he seeks the presidency and seems positioned to win the Democratic nomination.


THINK AGAIN AMERICA! Adolf Hitler rose to power because of his orations and speeches. Jim Jones was a preacher whose followers drank poisoned kool-aid because of his ‘words’ Obama’s has ties to Louis Farrakhan and Obama’s church promotes black supremacy and anti-Semitism. You don’t get elected in Chicago playing nice. I need to elect someone with a proven background! And who is giving him all his donations?


the people of this world really needs to get real and look in the mirror at your selfs then ask yourself about your past. would you want the world to know everything good are bad! think about it.if you want change stay out of the past close all books and lets all move forward just this ones to make this world a better place for the childern.


I agree that Obama needs to answer some questions about Rezko, and fundraising for Palistinians,and being friends with a weatherman bomber. Hilary needs to answer about her income tax records and Whitehouse records, Norman Hsu, and Bill's friendship and fund raising from Arabs.


clintons should be very careful in this case...

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/02/29/718538.aspx


Obama may need to give the public more information about Rezko, but Hillary needs to answer for:
1) Not releasing her tax returns (Obama has already released his). What is she hiding?;
2) Illegal commodity trading;
3) Vince Foster/filegate;
4) Whitewater;
5) Travelgate;
6) Stealing property from the White House when leaving the Whitehouse;
7) Numerous accusations of illegal campaign contributions and fund raising managers who are felons;
8) Accusations that her husband is a RAPIST and a sexual predator;
9) Ron Browne's mysterious death;
10) Her past support of NAFTA;
11) Her campaign fostering and supporting the notion that Obama is a Muslim;
12) Her promise of creating 200,000 jobs in New York State, and the REALITY that New York has lost tens of thousands of jobs while she's been senator;
13) Her refusal and Bill's refusal to release their White House records so the public can scrutinize what she actually did while First Lady;
14) She needs to answer for her complete failure at health care reform, and how she conducted the hearings in secret;
15) What her actual role was in supressing "bimbo eruptions" and the like while First Lady;
16) Exactly what role her IMPEACHED AND DISBARRED husband will have if she is elected president.

And there are many more things Hillary needs to answer for before she tries to discredit Obama.


YOU MIGHT BE AN IDIOT:-)

If you think Barack Obama with little or no experience would be better than Hillary Clinton with 35 years experience.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can fix an economy on the verge of collapse better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) led the greatest economic expansion, and prosperity in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience fighting for universal health care can get it for you better than Hillary Clinton. Who anticipated this current health care crisis back in 1993, and fought a pitched battle against overwhelming odds to get universal health care for all the American people.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can manage, and get us out of two wars better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) went to war only when he was convinced that he absolutely had to. Then completed the mission in record time against a nuclear power. AND DID NOT LOSE THE LIFE OF A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER. NOT ONE!

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience saving the environment is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) left office with the greatest amount of environmental cleanup, and protections in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with little or no education experience is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) made higher education affordable for every American. And created higher job demand and starting salary's than they had ever been before or since.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience will be better than Hillary Clinton who spent 8 years at the right hand of President Bill Clinton. Who is already on record as one of the greatest Presidents in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that you can change the way Washington works with pretty speeches from Obama, rather than with the experience, and political expertise of two master politicians ON YOUR SIDE like Hillary and Bill Clinton..

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think all those Republicans voting for Obama in the Democratic primaries, and caucuses are doing so because they think he is a stronger Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton. :-)

Best regards

jacksmith...


It seems to me that Obama supporters should take a serious look at their candidate ,but regardless of the Farrakhan ties,his church under investigation by the IRS because the have reason to believe that political activity was displayed in a speech and his wife stating that "now is the first in time in her adult life she is proud of her country"
Are we continuing to dismiss everything about Mr.Obama as strictly "Rumorville" or attacks by Hillary?
Now the Rezko trial to whom he had clear connections to! Yes the real estate to Obama was sold for 300,000.00 less than value.
Stop dismissing everything and choose to remain blindfolded .Too many things are coming undone that should makes us seriously take a second look and question the character of Obama as a presidential candidate.


JohnKwilson get YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU WRITE THEM AS TRUE!! YOU HAVEN'T RESEARCHED FAR
ENOUGH!


Adding to the list of things Hillary should have to explain to the voters,
Why, as a Wellesley graduate did she, after becoming involved in politics, request that her senior thesis be sealed from public view?
If she is so sincere in wanting everyone to have health coverage and decent wages, having sat on the WalMart Board of Directors for 6 years making $180,000 per year, why has WalMart consistently paid their employees less than any other large company and provided health care for only 43% of it's employees? If she is caliming those years as part of her "experience" they are proof of failure to do the very things she is now promising.


Hillary Clintons needs to answer questions? Why she refuses to give back money donated to her by a company charged with widespread sexual harassment. Why did she claim that a 12 year old girl lied about being and made up stories that she was raped by other men?

How will the upcoming fraud case effect the Clintons future.


http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=57009


Obama must wish that Rezko would just disappear! But Obama has been Rezko's friend for many years. He was involved in Rezko's defense, took his money and had a land transaction involving Rezko! Obama can't distance himself from Rezko like he is attempting to do with Farrakahn and the Rev. Wright!


To the Myth/Truth person: Obama has admitted truth to have of what you are saying are myths. Get out of the tent yourself buddy. He is a liar. What about is buddy Aris Mardirossian, anyone ever look into this slime ball? All he knows is slime balls and that includes Miss Okra Wiffrey.


Obama-->Rezko-->Auchi-->Saddam Hussein & Muammar al-Gadaffi
EXCUSE ME:

Obama got his money from Rezko who got his 3.5 million from Auchi:

Where's the media?

-Nadhmi Auchi is an Iraqi-born billionaire who was charged along with Saddam Hussein for conspiring to assassinate Prime minister (president) Abdul Karim Qasim and stood trial in 1959. (Auchi gave fellow Baath Party members machine guns from his home for Saddam Hussein.)

-Auchi protected secret money for Saddam Hussein AND Muammar al-Gadaffi.

(Remember, Obama's Trinity church Pastor Wright went with Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan in 1993 to visit Libyan socialist leader Gadaffi.)

-Auchi also financially backed Saddam Hussein's plan for a pipeline from Iraq to Saudi Arabia.

-Rezko was also a business partner with Nation of Islam Founder's son: Jabir Herbert Muhammad.

Why isn't the media talking about all of Barack Obama's scary friends who have ties to the worst people in history?

*Don't forget William (Bill) Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn of the Weather Underground.

*Obama's cousin Raila Odinga who just became co-President of Kenya this week (after 1,000 people were killed) whom Obama is said to be close to...who signed a secret pact with Muslim jihadists who were to ethnically cleanse people?

And why does Raila Odinga use Obama's exact same campaign slogan: CHANGE....Vote for CHANGE: Look at his website:

http://www.raila07.com/


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/nov/16/iraq.politicalcolumnists


PUALA COVERED IT ALL AND HER #1 IS WHAT REALLY RATTLES EVEN THE CASUAL OBSERVER.WHY WON'T SHE MAKE PUBLIC HER TAX FORMS.
SHE IS RUNNING FOR THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND! WHAT'S THE BIG MYSTERY. MORE CLINTON HANKY PANKY NO DOUBT!


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