Now if I had any doubts or concerns about Obama,I have to admit that the arrest of Illinois Gov.Blagojevich would increase them! The birth certificate issue is much ado about nothing in my opinion! But, this business about Blagojevich looking to sell Obama’s Senate seat raises a whole lot of questions. Even if you like & admire Barack Obama as much I do, it makes you wonder… This is one for the Obama conspiracy theorists to feast on! Although, U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said Obama had nothing whatsoever to do with this case! But,Obama is a Chicago politician,after all. Remember, John McCain said that during one of his speeches?
I saw one comment on the internet concerning this scandal that really piqued my interest! This person said that we are replacing an ignorant president with a corrupt one! Does this individual really believe that George Bush isn’t corrupt? Some Bush conspiracy theorists believe the whole war in Iraq was behind his greed for oil.
You see, most politicians are dishonest & corrupt. But if the allegations about Gov. Blagojevich are true, he takes the cake! He is a true believer in capitalism because he was trying to capitalize off Obama. Except he wasn’t selling Obama t-shirts or any other gear. The goods that Gov. Blagojevich was trying to auction off were Obama’s senate seat! It’s being called a pay-to-play scheme & he has been under investigation for 3 years for corruption. Apparently, Blagojevich knew that he was being wiretapped & he is alleged to have tried to sell the senate seat,anyway! W.T.F,dude!!!!! I’m sure that Abraham Lincoln would be turning over in his grave! Illinois is now gaining the reputation as being the most politically corrupt state in the union!
This isn’t the first time that Chicagoans have had a crooked governor. Check out this interesting tidbit from a Republican perspective. It’s from a site that reports on what they perceive as media bias.Here’s more from NewsBusters:
“As folks in Illinois were waking up or just getting to work, news hit like an avalanche that Governor Rod Blagojevich had been taken into custody by federal authorities this morning. The news was flying hot and heavy, and still is, over what the feds are alleging that Blago (as we call him in Chicago) did. There are reports of wiretaps, solicitations for bribes, mail and wire fraud… the list is long and shocking.
But one thing seems to be missing from many of these news reports. You guessed it, the fact that Blago is a Democrat seems to have slipped under the radar. But also his connections to Obama and his associates has continually gone unnoticed.”
And on Chicago politics,the blogger states:
“There is an intricate and deep web of corruption that surrounds Illinois politics. We already have our last Governor, George Ryan (Republican), in jail at this time. He was jailed for bribery and for selling Illinois drivers licenses for campaign cash. From this illegal action, many truck drivers got licenses they did not qualify for. Ryan and Blago are part of what many Chicagoans call “the Combine.” The Combine is the close and corrupt intermingling of both major parties. In Illinois is is widely considered true that the state’s Democrats and Republicans are absolutely indistinguishable. Both fill each other’s pockets with the public’s cash on a regular basis. But, because of the corruption of Chicago, the Democrats have institutionalized it to the enth degree.
Now the rest of the nation is getting a small taste of Illinois politics. It’s business as usual, sadly.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here:(http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/12/09/ill-gov-taken-custody-feds-media-never-did-connect-him-obama
Although it is a stretch to claim that Obama is somehow involved in this sordid scheme,folks who were suspicious of him sure as hell won’t be reassured by this! Most of Obama’s skeletons have been in other people’s closets. He has always been guilty by association in the minds of his detractors. The author of the excerpt that I posted definitely feels that Obama has been implicated in this scandal.And so the conspiracy theories begin. Check this out from TPM Election Central:
“The GOP is wasting no time trying to tie Obama to the news of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s arrest on charges of conspiring to sell Obama’s Senate seat.
The Republican National Committee blasted out an email highlighting Obama’s ties to the Governor, noting that Obama advised Blagojevich on his gubernatorial run and highlighting an August 2006 quote from Obama:
“We’ve got a governor in Rod Blagojevich who has delivered consistently on behalf of the people of Illinois.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here:(http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/12/post_8.php
See what I mean, folks? But, I think that the statement, ” In Illinois it is widely considered true that the state’s Democrats and Republicans are absolutely indistinguishable”, applies to just more than Illinois.Maybe they should just be called Republicrats or Demopublicans! If you don’t know what that is, here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia:
“Republicrat or Demopublican (also Republocrat or Demoblican)* is a portmanteau of the names of the two major political parties in the United States (the Republicans and the Democrats) to form a pejorative term used by those on both the right and left who allege the policies of the two parties are in practice indistinguishable, and so form essentially one party with two names. One of the earliest uses of the term online was a net.politics.theory usenet post from 1985.” (End of Excerpt) Read the rest here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republicrat