Blagojevich Scandal And Chicago Politics Coming Home To Roost

Newsflash: Chicago politics are corrupt.  Illinois politics are corrupt.  FBI Special Agent Robert Grant said that “if [Illinois] isn’t the most corrupt state in the United States, it is one hell of a competitor.”

You don’t get rise in Chicago politics without getting dirty.  That is simply a statement of the way things are.  If you want to say that Barack Obama wasn’t corrupted by “the Chicago way,” the most positive thing you can say about the man is that he was devoid of personal courage and made a career out of looking the other way and playing the game.

You see, when Bill Clinton said that Barack Obama had “the political instincts of a Chicago thug,” he understood something about Obama’s former playground and the man who emerged from it.

As this Governor Blagojevich thing explodes all over the place, I can’t help but be reminded of the worst of the Obama campaign.

Obama told reporters, “I had no contact with the governor or his office, so I was not aware of what was happening,” clearly distancing himself from his home state and its governor, whom he previously had endorsed for re-election.  But only three weeks ago (November 23) before the truth became a liability his key adviser said something completely different:

I know he’s talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.”

But then the fecal matter hits the rotary oscillator and suddenly David Axelrod comes out and says, “I was mistaken when I told an interviewer last month that the President-elect has spoken directly to Governor Blagojevich about the Senate vacancy.  They did not then or at any time discuss the subject.”

Way to lie, Barry and David.  Rod Blagojevich couldn’t have done it any better himself.

Let’s not forget that the man who is going to be making appointments that – given the state of the economy – could literally determine our national survival twice  endorsed the biggest sleazeball governor of at least the last quarter century.  Just like he endorsed the spiritual leadership of the biggest sleazeball pastor of, well, pretty much all time.

And I’m flashing back to how Barack Obama spent 23 years in a racist anti-American church and somehow was never around when Wright said anything troubling.  Or heard about it.  Or read about it in the issues of church publication Trumpet Magazine that had Obama on the cover.  And imagine how surprised he was to find out for the first time ever that Jeremiah Wright had said one hateful thing after another.

Barack Obama hasn’t even taken the oath of office yet and he’s already taken “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”-style lies to a whole new level.  He’s the kind of politician who can be caught red-handed in bed with one scumbag after another (Rezko, Wright, Pfleger, Ayers, Khalidi, ACORN, etc.)  and talk his way out of it every time with the help of a completely complicit and corrupt media that has been only too willing to believe fall for every, “Are you going to believe me or are you going to believe your lying eyes?” story the Obama campaign has told.

Chicago Tribune writer John Kass explained the media’s utter refusal to look into Obama’s political dealings in Chicago thusly:

The national media have never wanted to understand, much less expose, political corruption here, or examine how Obama prospered under the Daley machine’s guidance. A trip down the Chicago Way would force them to re-examine their ridiculous narrative that sets Obama as a political reformer riding a white horse, or is that a winged unicorn?

I wrote back in August, “Barack Obama brings with him the two very worst elements of the Democratic Party: the corrupt Chicago political apparatus and the radical leftist ideology.”  That’s pretty much another way of saying, “You can take the politician out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of the politician.”

In a way, you can’t blame Blagojevich.  He just wanted the same kind of goodies that Barack Obama got.  He wanted his wife to get lucrative positions on corporate boards – you know, just like Michelle Obama got because of her husband’s influence.  He wanted to collect from the same kind of sweetheart deals that Barack Obama got to collect from slumlord Tony Rezko.

That article on Rezko ends with the words:

So the house (or mansion) that Obama built allegedly has some interesting foundations. Of course, the mainstream media is nowhere to be seen covering this explosive combination. Still, the old axiom of dogs and fleas proves true. One does not have to look far to find an infestation inside Obama’s house.

When we voted for Barack Obama to become our next president, we voted for Chicago politics.  Let’s not be suprised if we see a whole lot more of them.

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