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Obama Fundraiser Convicted on 16 Money Laundering Charges

June 4, 2008

 Tony Rezco, who just happens to have been one of Barack Obama’s major fundraisers, has been convicted on 16 money laundering charges.

 Tony Rezco is more than just a campaign fund raiser for Obama, he also provided Barack Obama with a sweet little land deal.

Obama bought a house and lot. Rezko’s wife bought an undeveloped property next door. The two parcels had once been a single tract of land.

Obama paid $1.65 million for the house and lot while Rezko paid $625,000 for the undeveloped lot. Six months later, Rezko sold a strip of his property to Obama, who wanted to increase the size of his side yard. Obama paid Rezko $104,500, which he says was the market rate.

While Obama has said that the transaction was handled ethically, he has conceded the perception of favor-trading it created was a “boneheaded” mistake.

  A boneheaded mistake? They say that you can judge a man’s character by the company he keeps, and Obama keeps some very slimy company. This is just one example. Yet the media remains silent. People are all too willing to let this slide. Hillary Clinton was, GULP, right about one thing….Barack Obama IS getting a free ride from the press. Not even one questions about his former friend and fundraiser.

  This conviction is more tan just about Rezco, it highlights the corruption in the Democrat party in Illinois, and just in case you missed it, that would be Barack Obama’s state.

 Birkett added, “The conviction of Tony Rezko represents a deep stain on the Democratic Party in Illinois. Democrats from top to bottom, including Barack Obama, stood idly by — and in some instances directly benefited — while the massive Blagojevich corruption scheme flourished. They rode into office promising to clean up after the George Ryan scandals and they have taken corruption in Illinois to a new low. They ought to be held accountable at the polls starting this November.”

 Barack Obama stood idly by while all this corruption was going on all around him and he did nothing. Maybe he was a beneficiary, but even if we was not he allowed it to happen, he should be held accountable for not holding anyone accountable. How can we trust this man’s judgement if his judgement told him to ignore this corruption? If he was unaware, what does this say about him? All this corruption around him and he is blissfully ignorant. So in my eyes he either can’t be trusted for his judgement, or he can’t be trusted for his blindness to events circling around him. Or he can’t be trusted because he benefited from the corruption.

 And if anybody wants to comment here about John McCain and the Keating 5 to counter my Obama criticism, please feel free. You will be proving my earlier point on media bias.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 4, 2008 10:09 pm

    you know, this says something about Obama’s judgment. He either made a silly decision to do business with someone he did not know very well, or he know Rezko very well and decided to do business with him. Either way, it stinks.


  2. June 5, 2008 8:17 pm

    Considering he was running on his judgement, this has to hurt him. If it was reported, that is.


  3. Shelle permalink
    December 18, 2008 8:04 pm

    YOU THINK THATS BAD READ THIS ……..How much more B.S are we suppose to over look & ignore to keep from being called RACIST ..When race has NOTHING to do with it in the first place !
    Did Saddam Bagman Help Obama Buy Mansion?
    Just 23 days before a crooked fundraiser helped Sen. Barack Obama buy his Chicago mansion, a billionaire bagman for Saddam Hussein wired millions into the crook’s account. “Barack Obama appears to have personally benefited from funds originating in Saddam Hussein’s regime,” said Mideast expert Daniel Pipes. Former Iraqi official Nadhmi Auchi bankrolled his longtime friend and business partner, Syrian immigrant and Chicago slumlord Tony Rezko, who in turn bankrolled Obama’s political career before being convicted this year of fraud.



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