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Pay To Play - The Chicago Way

You can still find some information on the web about Rezko, Blagojevich, Obama, and the endless list of crooks who own politics in Chicago and Illinois.

I have an interesting interview posted below between Obama and reporter, ABDON M. PALLASCH of the Times.

Chicago Sun Times March 14, 2008:

All along the way, red flags should have been going up but were not because he had known and trusted Rezko so long, Obama conceded.

“He never once asked me for any favors, or ever did any favors for me,” Obama said. “He never gave me any gifts or gave me any indication he was setting me up to ask for any favors in the future.”

For some details of insider politics in Obama’s natural habitat check out this site. I copied a small portion of a typical scam Obama, Rezko, and Blogojevich were all involved in. It is typical “follow the money.” It is part of the Rezko tril.

Curtain Time For Barack Obama:
Final Chapter

By Evelyn Pringle

22 May, 2008

“That part of the scheme will likely be detailed in future indictments, probably starting with Blagojevich. Blagojevich signed the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act with an effective date of June 27, 2003. However, before he could sign the act, a bill had to be passed by the Illinois House and Senate. As discussed fully in Curtain Time Part II, Obama was the inside guy in the senate who pushed through the legislation that resulted in the Act.

Obama was appointed chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The minute the bill was introduced, it was referred to his committee for review. The sponsors of the bill also served on this committee with Obama. Within a month, Chairman Obama sent word to the full senate that the legislation should be passed.

On May 31, 2003, Senate Bill 1332 passed and specified that the “Board shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate." The legislation reduced the number of members from 15 to 9, paving the way for the appointment of a five-bloc majority to rig the votes.

The corrupt members appointed included three doctors who contributed to Obama. Michel Malek gave Obama $10,000 on June 30, 2003 and donated $25,000 to Blagojevich on July 25, 2003. Malek also gave Obama another $500 in September 2003.

Fortunee Massuda donated $25,000 to Blagojevich on July 25, 2003, and gave a total of $2,000 to Obama on different dates. After he was appointed, Dr Imad Almanaseer contributed a total of $3,000 to Obama. Almanaseer did not give money to Blagojevich.

When the first pay-to-play scheme was put in play, and the application for approval of a new hospital was submitted, the Department of Human Services, along with four other Illinois agencies, sent recommendations that the project should be approved even though experts said the hospital was not needed.

During the trial, Rezko’s attorney presented an email exchange to the jury that hinted at Obama's role in setting up the scheme. The exchange showed that Obama and seven other top Illinois politicians consulted on the legislation passed in 2003 and were involved in recommending the members for the board.

Matthew Pickering wrote the memo to Blagojevich’s general counsel, Susan Lichtenstein, on behalf of David Wilhelm, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, who headed Blagojevich's 2002 campaign for governor.

Pickering said he and Wilhelm had “worked closely” over six months with state legislators. The memo recommended the appointees listed above and stated, “our attached recommendations reflect that involvement” with the political leaders.

The persons appointed to rig the votes, including those who contributed to Blagojevich and Obama, are cooperating in exchange for immunity or lighter prison sentences.

Feds shut down pay-to-play schemes”

See how this works? Obama, not known for actually VOTING on bills, takes the helm of this one and lowers the amount of board members so as to be easily bribed or paid off with jobs, etc. And behold, campaign cash appears shortly thereafter.


In the Rezko trial some of the new members rolled.


It should be noted that the ORIGINAL Senate Health and Services Committee, the one with 15 members, included 8 Consumer Representatives. Once it was down to 9 members the public had less clout.


Typical municipal scam – typical behavior of anyone who wanted to get ahead in Chicago politics.


And Obama says he doesn’t know Rezko very well. It seems he knew how to play the game.



By The Way

Let me see.

Yesterday about 6 am Feds arrested Democrat Governor Rod Blagovevich at his home and held the news for several hours. I heard about 9 am.

By 10:36 I had a blog up asking some simple questions regarding the transcripts of the indictment I had seen.

The Bagojevich phone calls about selling the US Senate Seat of Messiah Obama include all kinds of scenarios where Obama's people could have had a part in the standard Chicago political deal.

Obam election Guru's, Axelrod and Congressman Emanuel, have both started back-tracking on public statements they made about the disposition of the Messiahs US Senate Seat. Next to The Messiah and Herself, Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel could easily be seen as two of America's smartest people. They are as left as left can be and we all know being ultra liberal comes with a totally like high IQ.

So now my question:

Where are the progressive bloggers???????????????????

What, you libs can not find your voices today, a whole news cycle from the cataclysim? Are you waiting for a starter pistol to go off so you can make these predictable excuses:

!. Everybody does it.

2. Let all the facts come in first.

3. Think of his children.

4. You can't prove anything.

5. Democrats are innocent until proven guilty - then it was a Republican plot by Karl Rove.

6. So what, who cares.

7. Obama didn't even know Governor Blagojevich, or William Ayers, or Tony Rezko, or his own minister.

8. Unbeknown to most, Obama was part of the FBI sting and had actually set up Blagojevich so he could clean up Chicago as he assumes the mantle of Messiah of the World he intends to CHANGE.



Obama? Nope, Not Involved In Any Way

You will have to check out The Washington Timesfor useable info on the Obama, Rezko, Blagojevich wheeling dealing if you want real news.

Here is a sample from today's web site story:

"On Nov. 7, the governor, his chief of staff and a D.C. consultant held a call to talk about "a three-way deal for the Senate appointment involving ... Change to Win ... affiliated with the SEIU," according to the charges.

"Advisor B said they should leverage the president-elect's desire to have Senate Candidate 1 appointed to the Senate seat in order to get a head position with Change to Win and a salary," the affidavit reads. "Later in the phone call [Mr.] Blagojevich stated that absent getting something back, [he] will not pick Senate Candidate 1."

During a two-hour phone call Nov. 10 with a larger group, the governor discussed how he would "obtain a position as the national director of Change to Win" in a deal where he named "Senate Candidate 1" to the seat.

The affidavit states that "Advisor B" told the governor the Change to Win idea was good because "from the president-elect's perspective, there would be fewer 'fingerprints' ... [and] 'you won't have stories in four years that they bought you off.'"

The charges detail an SEIU official, thought to be the group's leader Andy Stern, meeting as "an emissary" for "Senate Candidate 1."

On Nov. 12, Mr. Blagojevich spoke to the official and told him that he was interested in heading a 501(c)4 organization and "the union official agreed to 'put that flag up and see where it goes,'" according to the charges.

That day, Miss Jarrett took herself out of the running for the seat and by the end of the week she had been named to be Mr. Obama's public liaison, senior adviser and assistant to the president for intergovernmental relations."

As is and always has been the case in Illinois politics, trading favors and inside dealing is how it is done.

Obama was born of this system and knows it well.

Sorry, but the Messiah comes with some baggage, just as the Clinton's did. America will weather this scandal and all the ones still on their way because liberals will shut their eyes to it and support him every time. They have no other choice.

This is a great time to learn how American unions such as the SEIU trade political help and donations extorted from members for power.

Here is Change To Win's "Pledge" (OH, Liberals have PLEDGES?)

Change to Win and its affiliates pledge:

  • To devote maximum resources, including at least three-quarters of the resources of the new labor federation, to the central task of uniting workers into unions and restoring the American Dream.
  • To join with allies to campaign for basic American values and rights—especially the right to a union and collective bargaining; the right to affordable, quality health care; and the right to retirement security.
  • To hold elected public officials accountable for standing up for the right of working people to form unions.
  • To fight for full legal rights for immigrant workers, oppose all forms of discrimination, and ensure diversity at all levels of our federation and our movement.
  • To unite with unions and allies in other countries to negotiate with global corporations to raise living standards and win respect for workers’ rights everywhere.

 (They forgot to mention subverting the Constitution by purchasing Barack Hussein Obama's US Senate seat) 


Just In From Tony Rezko's Chicago

Here is part of this morning’s criminal indictment of liberal Democrat and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich:


"c. Defendants Rod Blagojevich and John Harris, together with others, attempted to use Rod Blagojevich’s authority to appoint a United States Senator for the purpose of obtaining personal benefits for Rod Blagojevich, including, among other things, appointment as Secretary of Health & Human Services in the President-elect’s administration, and alternatively, a lucrative job which they schemed to induce a union to provide to Rod Blagojevich in exchange for appointing as senator an individual whom Rod Blagojevich and John Harris believed to be favored by union officials and their associates."


And naturally I have some questions.


1. Blagojevich had the authority to appoint a replacement for his old pal Barack Obama who is now the US Messiah – in exchange for “personal benefits” of which could include appointment as Secretary of Health & Human Services (emphasis “vices” I assume). So to whom was this offer made, or even perceived to be made, in the Messiah’s Administration? Or more simply put. How did Governor Rod and John Hill plan to move this plan along if the Obama Administration is as clean as a Messiah is supposed to be?

2. Which union thugs and mobsters (referenced as union official “associates” in the indictment) did Democrat Governor Rod plan on pleasing with is appointment?

3. Ain’t this more interesting than Republican US Senator Steven’s indictment over a gas grill, sled dog, vibrating chair, and construction he paid for but was never billed for?


Another City Manager Who Should Be Pounding Pavement

Those of us involved with taxpayer activism understand this: Elections are meant to settle things in government EXCEPT when an election slows the process of growing government – even municipal government.

Case in point: Rochester, NH where a Spending Cap was just voted into the City Charter by 72.29% of voters in an otherwise fabulous year for liberal tax and spenders.

Now we have one highly motivated, tax and spend, liberal City Councilor, Charlie Grassie, attempting, along with the help of the City Manager John Scruton, to undermine the new Charter Amendment before it takes effect. They have crafted some sort of ordinance they hope will weaken the Spending Cap.

I don’t think this Grassie fella is smart enough to do this alone so he must have some outside help from a taxpayer unfriendly law firm. Often this is the case in other municipalities.

Here are the details about what is going on in Rochester as written by CNHT Director Cliff Newton. This will probably wind up in court.

Of Scheming Schemers and Conniving Connivers

Friday, November 28th, 2008

9,755 voters spoke loud and clear. They want a limit on Rochester government spending. NO MORE BLANK CHECK. The tax cap limiting the amount your property tax rate can increase is now part of the city charter and will be effective January 1st 2009.
So where are we now? The many of you who watched the November 18th council workshop saw a mystery draft ordinance appear, and a bad one at that.

Who were the authors of such a dastardly document? Our City Manager John Scruton admitted that he worked with City Councilor Charles Grassie, and yes it is important to name names here, to bring forth this draft ordinance. The people’s business was done in an unannounced, non-meeting meeting, apparently without the sunshine of open government and without legal advice.

What did the draft ordinance propose to undermine the charter and cause damage? This ordinance, alleged by one of its authors, to be a starting point to enforce the adopted charter amendment, actually had wording which would have gutted it. The draft excluded the State and County portion of our tax bill from the limit. It also had so-called item (e) in it which would have allowed tax levies to exceed the limitations of the tax cap. Additionally, there is wording which would allow a tax assessment of non- profit construction projects to be used to increase the new construction tax base and increase spending. Since non profits do not pay property taxes, this will increase taxes we will have to pay.

Where did this undermining ordinance originate? Apparently in and around the City Managers Office. When Mr. Scruton was asked, by a Right-To-Know request to review any and all correspondence between him and Councilor Grassie concerning the tax cap and this proposed ordinance, he offered a few email responses. What was missing in those responses was a paper trail, or connect-the-dots where there was direct correlation of Councilor Grassie helping with the draft ordinance. When asked again, Mr.Scruton replied in an email, “Chuck probably spent a couple of hours total in my office talking to me about it while I typed the draft on my computer. We also talked about it at a conference over lunch.” This response would appear to directly link Councilor Grassie with influencing the language of the draft.

The “when” of this ordinance appears to have started prior to October 20th and again in earnest November 7th 2008, three days after it was voted into the charter. As of yet, there are no exact dates and times other than those on the emails.

Why is this a problem? Mr. Scruton is bound by law, particularly RSA49-C:16 which states: “The charter shall specify a mayor or city manager who shall be the chief administrative officer….. He shall enforce the ordinances of the city, the charter, and all general laws applicable to the city.” He shall enforce the charter. What are the people supposed to do if he is co-author of an ordinance which, in my opinion, can be interpreted to undermine the newly adopted charter amendment? Mr. Scruton has also chosen to co-author this draft work with only one city councilor . That councilor, Mr. Grassie, has vehemently opposed the charter amendment both vocally at council workshops and by voting against it at regular meetings.

Is there another problem? The city council and all of its members are supposed to act as a body. 49-C:19 Non-Interference by the Elected Body. – “The elected body shall act in all matters as a body, and shall not seek individually to influence the official acts of the chief administrative officer.” This is state law. Did Councilor Grassie violate state law by taking it upon himself to meet with the City Manager and influence the outcome of the draft ordinance, as admitted by Mr. Scruton, both at a public meeting and in an email?

Should the good Rochester residents and other City Councilors sit back and allow such harmful scheming and conniving to continue by an appointed and elected official, or should we speak out loud and clear and demand action against those who would undermine our charter and the will of the people?

Cliff Newton, Rochester