Michelle Obama to Poor, Black People: Be Sick Somewhere Else

August 29, 2008 · Filed Under Healthcare, Michelle Obama, Tony Rezko ·  

Michelle Obama and three close advisers to Barack Obama have been involved with a program at the University of Chicago Medical Center that turns away patients who don’t have private insurance, who are typically poor, black people, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Michelle Obama helped create the program while serving as the vice president of the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is currently on unpaid leave from the $317,000-a-year job.

The top Obama political strategist, David Axelrod, co-owns the firm, ASK Public Strategies, that was hired by the hospital last year to sell the program.

Additionally, Obama adviser and close friend, Dr. Eric Whitaker, took over the program in October 2007. Dr. Whitaker had previously been the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

He was recommended for the state job by Obama, who gave his name to Tony Rezko. Rezko helped Governor Blagojevich assemble his Cabinet.

Tony Rezko has been a fund-raiser for Obama and Blagojevich, but you might know him better as the Obama friend who was recently found guilty on 16 of 24 charges of fraud and money laundering.

What a tangled web of rejecting the poor people who need health care and good, old fashioned cronyism.

Sketchy Mortgage Deal in the Obama’s House

July 6, 2008 · Filed Under News, Tony Rezko ·  

There has been some, not a lot, of coverage in the mainstream media about Obama’s real estate scandal with Tony Rezko, but now stories are surfacing about a questionable mortgage arrangement.

Obama was a big critic of the Countrywide Financial Corp., who he labeled as “the people who are responsible for infecting the economy and helping to create a home foreclosure crisis,” at a town hall meeting in Lancaster, PA this past March.

Is something fishy about the Obama mortgage for the house he purchased in 2005?

Obama bought a $1.65 million restored Georgian mansion after locking in an interest rate of 5.625 percent on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage from Northern Trust in Illinois.

This was below the average for such loans at the time in Chicago.

Interestingly, Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt admitted that “The Obamas have since had as much as $3 million invested through Northern Trust,” in a statement.

So, if Obama thought it was a “bone-headed mistake” to engage in a questionable real estate deal with Tony Rezko, who was convicted last month on 16 counts of fraud and money laundering, what is the story with this mortgage?

Another sweetheart deal for a mortgage like Chris Dodd got?

I’ve Got Disgust… for Obama

Music video response to “I’ve Got a Crush… on Obama” by the Obama Girl. An uplifting tune backed by bongo playing and timely lyrics about Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama.

Barack Obama and Tony Rezko

June 5, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, Tony Rezko ·  

What does it say about Barack Obama that he and Tony Rezko, convicted Wednesday of fraud and money laundering, are friends?

Obama Fundraiser Tony Rezko Guilty On 16 Of 24 Charges

June 4, 2008 · Filed Under Tony Rezko ·  

Tony Rezko, a prominent fundraiser for Barack Obama, was convicted Wednesday of fraud and money laundering.

The jury found Rezko guilty on 16 of 24 charges after he schemed with the government’s star witness to get kickbacks out of money management firms wanting state business.

Obama’s buddy was acquitted him of some other charges, including attempted extortion.

Sentencing is set for September 3rd at 10 a.m. The maximum sentence he could face is 20 years in prison.

According to the CBS television station in Chicago, “Rezko has known Obama since he entered politics and was involved in a 2005 real estate deal with the Democratic presidential candidate.”

Obama has referred to his questionable real estate deal with Rezko as “a bone-headed mistake.”

That Obama has some crew of friends. At least he got a sweet house out of the Rezko deal, but at what price?

What About Your Friends, Obama?

There is an old saying, “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” I think most anybody would say this is a truism, except hysterical Obama supporters.

When you look at some of the friends of Obama, there is Reverend Wright, who got quite a bit of attention for a time.

He’s an unapologetic racist and hate-monger.

And how about some of Barack Obama’s other pals, who haven’t gotten so much attention to date?

There is also Reverend James Meeks, who is a delegate pledged to Obama, and a Pastor with a penchant for racist rants.

William Ayers, 1960s-era radical and leader of the Weather Underground, is also cozy with Obama. Obama doesn’t think this should matter, because he was a wee youngster when Ayers was committing acts of domestic terrorism.

Back in January during a debate, Hillary Clinton mentioned Obama’s friend and renowned Chicago slumlord Tony Rezko.

Who else is out there?

For anybody keeping a tally, Obama’s friends include racist hate mongers, terrorists, and slumlords.

But he’s such an eloquent reader of speeches, so let’s make him President.

Obama Should Declare Pyrrhic Victory

May 19, 2008 · Filed Under Opinion, Reverend James Meeks, Tony Rezko ·  

Andrew Sullivan asks should Obama declare victory?

I think a more apt question is whether Obama should declare a Pyrrhic Victory.

After all, since the primaries have dragged on, the collective nation has gotten a more substantial look at him.

We’ve gotten to know friends like William Ayers, Tony Rezko, and Rev. Wright.

And we’ve seen him lose lots of states to Hillary as the primary has dragged along, as she positions herself for the nomination as Co-President.

The nomination this friend of Rev. Meeks inherits, what will it be worth?

Obama’s Real Estate Scandal with Tony Rezko

May 14, 2008 · Filed Under News, Tony Rezko ·  

Chicago’s NBC5 covers Barack Obama’s real estate scandal, and reports that Obama is going to great lengths to avoid reporters questions.

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

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

On the same day Obama closed on his house, Rezko’s wife bought the adjacent empty lot, meeting the condition of the seller who wanted to sell both properties at the same time.

Rezko had been widely reported to be under investigation by the U.S. attorney and the FBI at the time Obama contacted him and has since been indicted on corruption charges by a federal grand jury in a case that prosecutors say involves bribes, kickbacks and “efforts to illegally obtain millions of dollars.”

Obama called his decision to involve Rezko “a bone-headed mistake.” You think?

Source: ABC News