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One Paragraph, Four Obama Statements, Two Equivocations, One Lie, One False Promise [Updated]

(bumped up by nasuS)
[Truthteller's piece is terrific. I've added the latest video from the guys at the Nose On Your Face at the end. I think it is a dandy companion for this piece.]

Barack Obama on Thursday stated the following:

I have never spoken to the governor on this subject. I am confident that no representatives of mine would have any part of any deals related to this seat. I think the materials released by the U.S. attorney reflect that fact,” Obama said at a Chicago news conference. “I’ve asked my team to gather the facts of any contacts with the governor’s office about this vacancy so that we can share them with you over the next few days.”

But on Friday we learned the following:

Emanuel, who has long been close to both Blagojevich and Obama, has refused to respond to questions about any involvement he may have had with the Blagojevich camp over the Senate pick. A spokeswoman for Emanuel also declined to comment Friday.

One source confirmed that communications between Emanuel and the Blagojevich administration were captured on court-approved wiretaps.

Another source said that contact between the Obama camp and the governor’s administration regarding the Senate seat began the Saturday before the Nov. 4 election, when Emanuel made a call to the cell phone of Harris. The conversation took place around the same time press reports surfaced about Emanuel being approached about taking the high-level White House post should Obama win.

Emanuel delivered a list of candidates who would be “acceptable” to Obama, the source said. On the list were Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth, state Comptroller Dan Hynes and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Chicago, the source said. All are Democrats.

Where do we begin with Obama’s statement on Thursday?

“I am confident that no representatives of mine would have any part of any deals related to this seat.”

I am confident you phrased this statement in the manner you did, for you knew Emanuel was in contact with Blagojevich through his Chief of Staff and through other advisors and operatives. I am also confident that Emanuel is avoiding reporters, for Emanuel knows his voice is recorded on wiretaps gathered by Fitzgerald and his investigators. It is time for Emanuel to resign and to vacate his House seat. And by the way, is not former Daley operative Valerie Jarrett Co-Chair of your Transition Team? Why was the Co-Chair of your Transition Team in contact with Tom Balanoff, the SEIU Representative, who according to page 69 of the criminal complaint filed by Special Agent of the FBI David Cain “stated that he would find out if Senate Candidate 1 [Valerie Jarrett] wanted SEIU Official to keep pushing her for Senator with ROD BLAGOJEVICH.” Maybe it is time you answer questions about Valerie Jarrett’s contact with Blagojevich and his operatives.

“I have never spoken to the governor on this subject.”

You claim you did not speak to the Governor, but Emanuel submitted a letter with a list of candidates you preferred to Blagojevich. In other words, you communicated with the Governor about the open Senate seat. Moreover, news reports you and your operatives have attempted to remove from the Internet reveal you met with the Governor the week following the Presidential election. You met with him, and you sent him letters. This website contains two screen shots and a press release from Blagojevich’s office documenting that meeting. I recommend you read them and explain their existence to the media during your next press conference. Thank you for your prompt and anticipated cooperation.

“I think the materials released by the U.S. attorney reflect that fact.”

Perhaps you need to think again, for the criminal complaint filed by Special Agent of the FBI David Cain reveals that a line of communication existed between your team and that of Blagojevich. We also know that members of your team, including Emanuel, were engaged in conversation with members of Blagojevich’s team about the open Senate seat and the possibility of positions for Blagojevich since November 4, 2008. Maybe you need to read and reread the criminal complaint until its full import and significance is understood. And besides, no one cares what you “think;” we care about what is known.

“I’ve asked my team to gather the facts of any contacts with the governor’s office about this vacancy so that we can share them with you over the next few days.”

Ask your staff again. Obviously they are incapable of compiling information, for it is Sunday, and no documents have been made available to the public. Do you have any intention of sharing any and all communications between your staff and that of Rod Blagojevich? And while your seemingly inept, incompetent and corrupt staff compiles these records for the perusal of the traditional media and writers online, I recommend you ask them to create a dossier on your dealings with Rezko. This staff, after all, is housed in the Kluczynksi Federal Building on Dearborn Street in Chicago. Access to records from your days as a state Senator of an inner city Chicago state Senate district should not be difficult for a group of overpaid operatives in your Transition offices to obtain. I imagine they are not very bright, but if they refrain from engaging in drunken gang rape simulations with your speechwriter Jon Favreau, the lazy and inept lot will probably have the energy and focus to locate and compile these documents in a timely manner.

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One paragraph, one lie, two equivocations and one false promise: how and why does anyone take Barack Obama seriously?

UPDATE:

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    hasmel–thanks for the trip back in time.  (It was fun remembering these commenters.)

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    need help on my project about barack obama……. :-[  thxs guys

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  • csuzeq

    Well, of course. The MSM and all Osupporters cannot connect the dots that are so easy to connect. Evelyn Pringle did it months ago and it leads to Barrakula and goes as far as Iraq money. i never understood how people didn’t see the first blaring clues to the lies.

    1. Barry knows an awful lot of wealthy foreigners for some little known Senator from IL. That doesn’t make sense if he’s new and fresh and untainted.

    2. Barry was in a awful big hurry to be POTUS, when he might have done better to be a VP and prove himself during a Clinton Presidency. What’s the hurry Barfy? Might not make it that long without the sleletons pouring out of the closet?

    and of course, we are to believe that Barfy worked in all that political corruption and stayed pure as the driven snow and gets to run for POTUS while those long timers just sit back and let him get the top job over them? They actually let a do gooder run for POTUS and didn’t trip him along the way? Don’t make me laugh. There is not a chance in hell that those crooks would allow Barackula to get the Golden throne if there wasn’t something in it for them. Hell, they “made them a President” to quote Emil Jones!

    Wake up stupid America! Wake the hell up!

    I’m more and more pissed off to know many of my fellow citizen’s are just so stupid!

  • Bazooka

    I am not sure what you are trying to argue with this post, as your post does not make much sense. Lets review the statements as you do.

    “I am confident that no representatives of mine would have any part of any deals related to this seat.”

    This statement appears to be correct. Just because Obama’s people talked to the governor about the seat does not mean they were involved in any “deals”. In fact, the prosecutor said there is no evidence that Obama has made a deal with the governor. Obama did the right thing and cut no deals. Obama is talking about “deals” not whether his people talked to the governor, which he has admitted, by saying he will release documentation that his people have talked to the governor. He is talking about “deals”. Duhhh!!

    “I have never spoken to the governor on this subject.”

    This statement could be correct. Obama may very well have not talked to the governor about any “deal making”, which was the subject. He may not have talked to the governor at all about the seat. Obama has more things to worry about and it makes sense that he lets his people handle it.

    “I think the materials released by the U.S. attorney reflect that fact.”

    What Obama said does square with what the prosecutors have said. Not sure where you see a difference? Obama has effectively said his people talked to the governor about the seat. That is why he said he would release communications that his staff had.

    “I’ve asked my team to gather the facts of any contacts with the governor’s office about this vacancy so that we can share them with you over the next few days.”

    By in fact doing this Obama is saying that his people have had communications with the governor. Kind of makes all or your comments and analysis meaningless (ie. you saying that Obama is lying about his people not talking to the governor). Nothing wrong with talking to the governor about Obama’s own seat. It is natural that Obama would want to have some influence about where his seat goes. What they shouldn’t be doing is “deal-making” that personally benefits BO. Which they did not!

    I appreciate that you are trying to link Obama to the governor’s scandal, but there is nothing there. Nothing wrong with Emanuel talking to the governor!

    Your post is very weak. First, you do not really say what the crime is or what precisely Obama did wrong? Second your evidence is very weak.

  • hootnannie

    I wonder how many members of the Chicago crowd are going to fall on the sword for Obama before someone cries foul. The MSM is ready to proclaim anyone they can think of to be guilty to keep The One “untainted”, and BO has certainly shown his willingness to throw absolutely anybody to the wolves. But I’ll bet he lies awake at night worrying about Blaggy.

  • PamelaofthePoconos

    Isn’t all this about O and Eman divisive and distracting from the issues – no – make that distracting from the appointments???? Guess PEBO has forgotten his favorite techniques for avoiding the tough questions that he used to great effect during the elections.

    It’s Monday morning and here on the east coast the reporting of the Blagojevich situation has been sanitized for O’s protection.

  • touchet

    The scrubbing of the internet of the news stories is telling to me. I absolutely am sitting here in shock and horror. How long have we been being lied to all these years? How long?

    I’m really not sure what to do now. For the first time in my life, I actually am seriously thinking about getting out of this country.

    • TeakWoodKite

      Where would you go? The internet is not the wild west it once was.

      • touchet

        Don’t know. I don’t know about anything. Sometimes wish I was truly ignorant about all this. It would make my life so much more happy. How does ones condition themselves to not see the truth?

  • AF catfish

    Emanuel could solve this problem like Barky solves it – tell a lie. But Emanuel is not Barky.

    If Emanuel resigns, his replacement will be a Barky-worshipping yesman who can’t tell Barky no. If Emanuel resigns, our country is in trouble. Emanuel is the only thing keeping Barky from talking with rogue leaders without preconditions.

  • http://edgeoforever.wordpress.com/ Not Your sweetie
    • why lie

      Did you read most of it….Looks like the Clintons are already in trouble…some are saying it was Bill’s fault for Obama lying (Maybe they are joking, but many will read it another way.)

  • touchet

    Mo Bo buy the stench today at your local perfume dealer.

  • http://moniquemonicat.wordpress.com MoniQue

    All this stuff about Obama and his goons, is America completely BLIND? What planet are we on here????

    And Obama is glad it’s taking light off the fact he’s not even a natural US born citizen and therefore not eligible by OUR AMERICAN CONSTITUTION to be president in the first place. And the longer we ignore the BIG 800 LBS. GORILLA IN THE ROOM, and this farce and imposture is maintained, the worse it becomes.

    So far Obama’s only provided a Photoshop forgery of a birth certification. The fact is that the Hawaiian officials refuse to answer if the original certificate of live birth they hold in a vault is from Kenya or Hawaii. The burden of proof is on Obama. For $12 he could prove himself, but instead he’s spent over $10 million dollars trying to get around it.

    Unlawful occupation of the Office of the President means no new valid legislation. No valid nominations, including to the Supreme Court. No valid Executive Orders. No lawful commands as Commander in Chief. Such a situation paralyzes legitimate government.

    The American Independence Party is holding a press conference tomorrow to address just that.
    http://aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1323&posts=3#M4410

    **********************************
    But don’t take my word for it, check out Obama’s forged birth certification for YOURSELF (all it takes is an 8th grade education and a year of Photoshop [or even Corel Draw for that matter] and you can see it’s fake).

    http://moniquemonicat.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/%E2%80%A2-latest-update-on-obama-birth-certificate-case/

    There is only ONE reason Obama would post a forged birth certification on his website, and why he’s spent $10 million dollars trying to avoid having to: he doesn’t have a legitimate one to show the American public because he WAS BORN IN KENYA.

    • wodiej

      I agree…he won’t show it because he doesn’t have one…plain and simple.

      • why lie

        I do believe the is some problem with Obama eligibility for Pres. M
        aybe he was born in Hawaii and lost his citizenship later.
        Maybe he wasnt born in Hawaii and should have stepped down.
        But what ever the reason the whole truth should be brought forth so that there are NO questions.
        With all his lies when are we to believe him? The latest controversy with the governor, Obama again lied at the onset.

  • KintheNorthwest

    This is what makes me so Very Leary of Obama.
    Even the simpliest things he cannot tell the truth about.
    I dont think anyone felt that it would have been bad if Obama had had some input about his Senate replacement. Noboby would have faulted Obama or his team for having talked to the Governor as long as he was not using any type of bibes to get the man he wanted in.
    What I do fault Obama with is that Obama is LYING AGAIN. Its a getting to even be a known type pattern with him. It seems that Obama’s story changes as the proof comes out. Obama only starts admitting to whatever truth Obama feels there is documentation on.
    Obama didnt know about Wright’s sermons until documentation proved he did. As more and more documentation came forward Obama’s story about Wright changed.
    Obama said he had no help at all from Rizo for his house until documentation proved differently. As more and more documentation came forward Obama’s story about Rizo changed.
    Obama said Ayers was just some guy in the neighborhood until documentation proved differently. As more and more documentation came forward Obama’s story about Ayers changed.

    When the story first broke Obama said he had NO communication with the governor at all until documentation started proving a different story. So now Obama’s story is changing and he is trying to figure out who to throw under the bus. Plus it looks like he is even doing more scrubbing of the Internet like has been done in all the other cases.

    http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/blagogate-did-obama-talk-with-blago-after-election/

    • cc

      yes…and if you go back to all the video tape of Obama reacting to all these controversies..you can see the fraud lying and now you can see the same facial expressions and voice intonations with blago. obama is a pathological liar.

      thank you progressives…(note excessive sarcasm) I’m so glad having a biracial candidate was more important that electing the most competent person to office.

      this last year has been pathetic. I too, someone who used to work in news for years, am horrendously disillusioned that we can NOT trust any information given to us from the press without triple checking it first. very very sad.

  • ILBlue

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/12/14/the-real-story-behind-the-rushed-blagojevich-bust-how-the-feds-are-frustrated-by-losing-maybe-half-of-their-case/
    The Real Story Behind the Rushed Blago Bust

    Well with all the discussions I’ve seen and speculation as to why Fritzpatrick didn’t wait for the transaction to occur it seems it was the Tribune who refused to hold onto their story and released it Dec. 5 . So that screwed up the Feds operation and guess they decided they had enough other stuff to bring charges… Simple or as complicated as that…Makes you go UMMMMMMMM …

    • AnnieO

      The really troubling part is that there is a dirty FBI agent leaking info. I hope they find him/her.

  • an observer

    A good detective never removes a scenario from the table until it is proven absolutely implausible.

    With that in mind, it is possible that the puppet strings are being jerked out of Obama’s initial controller’s hands by the Clintonistas. To support that assertion there is a drumbeat of criticism of the incoming Obama Administration coming from the George Soros-funded stable of groups which backed Obama in the campaign, but are now turning against him as his Cabinet is picked.

    For example, Progressive Democrats of America head Tim Carpenter was quoted in Politico: “He [Obama] has confirmed what our suspicions were, by surrounding himself with a centrist-to-right-wing cabinet.” And the head of Campaign for America’s Future, Roger Hickey, said, “There’s a concern that he keep his basic promises–and people are going to watch him.”

    These and others follow loud complaints against Obama’s shaping of his administration, by top Soros asset Mark Leonard, head of the European Council on Foreign Relations, which billionaire speculator Soros funds.

    I am not suggesting that the birth certificate issue, among others are not valid, but if there is a successful operation to jerk the strings out of the hands of Obama’s controllers I am hesitant about disrupting that operation.

    Everyone on this and other sites have consistently, in the near past, stated that Obama is a “puppet”. Now, as I read this blog, it is as if everyone thinks Obama is the brains of the operation. My suggestion is that you reread your Plato. The world and everything it is dynamic. What “is” today is not exactly that way tomorrow or the day after.

    This Illinois business could be a shot across his bow by the Soros and fellow travelers. If that fails I believe they are capable of more drastic measures.

    We will be able to determine if the Clintonistas are co-opting the Obama administration when Soros and friends controlled Democrats oppose confirmation of some of Obama Cabinet choices in the Senate. I suggest we watch for that.

    Ultimately Obama is not the issue here, the policies to be implemented in this time of crises for the survival of our republic is the issue. We don’t seem, as citizens, to be able to define a direction to accomplish that goal. For example, we correctly demand that Detroit reorganize under bankruptcy to continue to exist and get 15 to 30 billion dollars. Yet, we handed Wall Street banks 700 billion plus dollars with no such demand when they are the ones the generated the bubble! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

    The fact is we are not going to de-leverage a bubble inflated 30 times over. It ain’t possible. Declaring those bogus “obligations” void in bankruptcy is the only option. After that, massive amounts of new credit directed at physical production and infrastructure is the only course to a revived economy.

  • sowsear

    His blackberry was breeched on Nov.21st according to Google. Where was he on Oct. 6? Has anyone found that?

    • pm317

      What happened on Oct 6?

      • AnnieO

        Good question.

      • TeakWoodKite

        PM317, I am following a money trail.

        63.
        According to Individual A, after Individual B left the meeting on October 6, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH told Individual A that he was going to make an upcoming announcement concerning a $1.8 billion project involving the Tollway Authority. ROD BLAGOJEVICH told Individual A that Lobbyist 1 was going to approach Highway Contractor 1 to ask for $500,000 for Friends of Blagojevich. ROD BLAGOJEVICH told Individual A that, “I could have made a larger announcement but wanted to see how they perform by the end of the year. If they don’t perform, fuck ‘em.” According to Individual A, he/she believed that ROD BLAGOJEVICH was telling Individual A that ROD BLAGOJEVICH expected Highway Contractor 1 to raise $500,000 in contributions to Friends of Blagojevich and that ROD BLAGOJEVICH is willing to commit additional state money to the Tollway project but is waiting to see how much money Highway Contractor 1 raises for Friends of Blagojevich.

        The Tollway has an eleven-member board, including Governor Blagojevich and Secretary of Transportation Milton R. Sees…”

        A very wise person reminded me to follow the money.

        My instinct tells me where there is 1.8 billion there is “pay to play” and with that big a pile…I have to ask where is BO on this date.

        Secondly, what was the date he had a “sit down” that was hush hushed in Chicago with the FBI. I remember the coverage of it was swept under the table, with just a “poo poo” in passing comment.

        These two events are related I just want to know how.

        • AnnieO

          ROD BLAGOJEVICH talked about speaking
          with “[Individual C],” (Individual C is a former member of the U.S. House of
          Representatives who is believed to be attempting to assist ROD BLAGOJEVICH in passing
          a capital bill worth billions of dollars that would benefit Highway Contractor 1 and the trade
          association with which he is affiliated)…

          Any ideas on who Individual C might be?

          • TeakWoodKite

            Individual C is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives; related to Contractor… Dan Roskenowski? (sp)…Haster?

            Contractor 1 is an officer of a company that is a large supplier of concrete in the state of Illinois; was asked to contribute 500k and contracts were dependant on up front performance.

            supplier of concrete …The Mob?

  • Peggy Sue

    Oooooo, that #7 on the roster is “berry,berry interesting,” TeakWood.

    Yes, where was Obama on October 6th, and we all heard about his cell phone being breached.

    The plot is thickening to the consistency of cement galoshes.

    As for Truthteller’s original essay:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but on this initial statement where Obama said:

    “I have never spoken to the governor on this subject.”

    He came pretty damn close to ending with “whatsoever.” The word started to come out and then he pulled it back in like a yo-yo.

    So, much for truth and honesty. And amazing performance for a man who hasn’t even taken the oath yet–cover all the angles. And I’m sure the whole team feels “if we can just get over the finish line, we’re home free.”

    It’s going to be a very long four years!

  • Texas Playwright

    Keep hollering, citizen journalists. Americans are starting to detox from the Kool Aid and the truth is seeping in.

    • KathyNeocon

      Americans are starting to detox from the Kool Aid and the truth is seeping in.

      Yep, and boy their hangover is brutal! :shock:

  • Andy

    The added video is a riot: my favorite is “Hardly Used” (in reference to Obama’s US Senate seat)

  • TeakWoodKite

    Great Post TruthTeller.

    Giving this lying bamboozeler the time of day is gonna make for a VERY long 4 years.

    “A President probably could not influence the Red Cross”. John Harris

    If your like me and get dizzy keeping all the names straight, this is for you. With all the Begetting going on, I feel like I am watching Henry Drummond, as played by Spencer Tracy, recite the opening of Matthew. I read the Criminal Complaint filed against Gov. Blagojevich (several times) and could not make to the end with out losing focus as to the cast of characters involved. So as cheat sheet I hope this helps. After doing this extract, I have Questions.
    1) Why is the General Counsel to the Governor clearly aware of what the ramifications are of what the Governor is asking and playing ball? And why in all accounts I have read he is not mentioned by name, just position?
    2) Why is Harris saying the President-Elect can’t influence the Red Cross but CAN influence a “foundation” or other organizations that receive federal funds?
    3) What is John Harris relationship to Axelrod?
    4) Why do ½ a dozen people, not light weights, have the “impression” that Obama will play ball And that Obama will seek to influence on the governors behalf?
    5) Who are the two individuals that will pony up 500k and 1 million, respectively, that are connected to Candidate #5?
    6) Who are the DC advisors involved who are acting as proxies between Obama and the governor?
    7) Where was Obama on October 6th 2008?
    8) What was gained when Obama’s cell phone was breached recently?
    9) Why does Obama lie, once more, in an attempt to limp across the finish line on January 20th 2009?
    10) Daniel W. Cain, Special Agent Federal Bureau of Investigation states in the Complaint that there is only what is required to obatian an arrest warrant and he did not state all the details. What else is there?

    Be a fan of the HBO series, “The Wire”, I can’t help but see this whole investigation of the “Board Games” from 2002 on, as the full length feature film version. One small crew working one little angle, keeps working up the ladder, only to discover it goes to the top. The very top and has for sometime long time.
    “Hot Rod” is one increasingly desperate human, as he watches the bus draw near. What I find sad, but amusing, is that the governor is pissed at only getting “appreciation”. Does he not know that is more than many of us got?

    ROD BLAGOJEVICH On November 13, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH talked with JOHN HARRIS. ROD BLAGOJEVICH said he wanted to be able to call “[President-elect Advisor]” and tell
    President-elect Advisor that “this has nothing to do with anything else we’re working on but the Governor wants to put together a 501(c)(4)” and “can you guys help him. . . raise 10, 15
    million.”
    JOHN HARRIS Chief of staff and basic all round phone boy who lost his way.

    Individual A; Individual A is a subject, but not a target, of the criminal investigation concerning activities at the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board. Seeking Immunity. ROD BLAGOJEVICH spoke with Advisor A. ROD BLAGOJEVICH asked Advisor A to call Individual A and have Individual A pitch the idea of the 501(c)(4) to “[President-elect Advisor].”
    Individual B sought the meeting with ROD BLAGOJEVICH to discuss help ROD BLAGOJEVICH could provide to Individual B’s business venture.

    Individual C is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives; related to Contractor 1 [via Pork efforts.]

    Individual D, an individual who ROD BLAGOJEVICH is attempting to obtain campaign contributions from and who, based on intercepted phone calls, ROD BLAGOJEVICH
    believes to be close to Senate Candidate 5. ROD BLAGOJEVICH had a prior bad experience with Senate Candidate 5 not keeping his word.

    Lobbyist 1 was going to approach Highway Contractor 1 to ask for $500,000 for Friends of Blagojevich, Lobbyist 1 is “down there (Springfield, Illinois)” with Contributor 1 “pushing a bill.”

    Lobbyist 2 to meet with an individual at Weiss Memorial Hospital. FBI visited Lobbyist 2 and Gov Blagojevich was aware of this contact.

    two lobbyists actively involved in fundraising for Friends of Blagojevich

    Fundrasier A, Steve Witek who is the chairman of Friends of Blagojevich;
    [Steve Witek, a longtime financial supporter of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is the new chairman of the governor's campaign fund, replacing Blagojevich's former chief of staff-turned lobbyist Alonzo "Lon" Monk, newly filed state reports show. Monk left the administration to serve as Blagojevich's re-election campaign manager in 2006.
    A month after the election, he was named chairman of the Friends of Blagojevich campaign fund.]
    Contractor 1 is an officer of a company that is a large supplier of concrete in the state of Illinois; was asked to contribute 500k and contracts were dependant on up front performance.

    Hospital Executive 1 the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Memorial Hospital; unresponsive to Fundraiser A

    Deputy Governor A, a Deputy Governor of the State of Illinois

    Contributor 1 Lobbyist 1 had informed Fundraiser A that Contributor 1 was “good for it”; Contributor 1 is listed on t 18 he Friends of Blagojevich spreadsheet as someone from
    whom Friends of Blagojevich was seeking $100,000 in contributions and Lobbyist 1 is listed as one of the contacts for Contributor 1.

    Engineering Firm 1 a fundraiser held the prior evening by the president of Engineering Firm 1 net 60k. Engineering Firm 1 received in excess of $10 million from the State of Illinois during each
    of fiscal years 2004 through 2008.

    owners of the Tribune Company,

    Illinois Finance Authority (“IFA”) relating to the financing or sale of Wrigley Field; The IFA is a State of Illinois authority and the
    governor of the State of Illinois appoints the members of the IFA Board of Directors; According to its website, the “IFA’s 19 role is to support the Governor of Illinois’ economic development agenda. IFA is uniquely positioned to provide such support by providing required financing resources for businesses, municipalities and not-profit entities.”

    Tribune Financial Advisor an associate of Tribune Owner, played a significant role in Tribune Owner’s purchase of the Tribune

    wife ROD BLAGOJEVICH ’s ROD BLAGOJEVICH and HARRIS discussed whether it would be possible to obtain a financial benefit for ROD
    BLAGOJEVICH’s wife in relation to the Senate seat.

    Advisor A, and Spokesman ,a former Deputy Governor under ROD BLAGOJEVICH who is currently a lobbyist. Advisor A asked whether the conversation about the 501(c)(4) with President-elect Advisor is connected with anything else. ROD BLAGOJEVICH replied that “it’s unsaid. It’s unsaid.”

    Advisor B, a Washington D.C.-based consultant. Advisor B discussed the prospect of working a three-way deal for the open Senate seat. Advisor B said they should leverage the Presidentelect’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. (Advisor B and another
    consultant are believed to be on the call at that time) are telling him that he has to “suck it up” for two years and do nothing and give this “motherfucker [the President-elect] his
    senator. Advisor B stated that he likes the idea, [501c-4],but liked the Change to Win option better because, according to Advisor B, from the President-elect’s perspective, there would be fewer “fingerprints” on the President-elect’s involvement with Change to Win because Change to Win already has an existing stream of revenue and, therefore, “you won’t have stories in four years that they
    bought you off.”

    a State of Illinois employee who is the official spokesperson for the Governor’s office

    John P. McCormick, the Chicago Tribune’s Deputy Editorial Page Editor

    representatives of the Chicago Cubs

    Sports Consultant, the president of a Chicago-area sports consulting firm, whose remarks during the conversation indicated that he was working with
    the Cubs on matters involving Wrigley Field.

    Cubs Chairman ROD BLAGOJEVICH spoke with Cubs Chairman and said that he could make state science and technology funds available.

    Senate Candidate 1, an advisor to the President-elect, was interested in the Senate seat if it became vacant, and was likely to be supported by
    the President-elect.

    Obama ; ROD BLAGOJEVICH fantasizing about calling Obama “how much are you offering, President-elect?

    Senate Candidate 2 leak to a particular columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, that Senate Candidate 2 is in the running for the vacant Senate seat
    he wanted “to send a message to the [President-elect’s] people,” but did not want it known that the message was from ROD BLAGOJEVICH.
    A review of this particular Sun Times column on November 7, 2008, indicates references to the specific language and arguments regarding Senate Candidate 2 as a potential candidate for the Senate seat
    Senate Candidate 3

    Senate Candidate 4 is a Deputy Governor of the State of Illinois. ROD BLAGOJEVICH states that he will put
    “[Senate Candidate 4]” in the Senate “before I just give fucking [Senate Candidate 1] a fucking Senate seat and I don’t get anything.”
    …if he appoints Senate Candidate 4 to the Senate seat and, thereafter, it appears that ROD BLAGOJEVICH might
    get impeached, he could “count on [Senate Candidate 4], if things got hot, to give [the Senate seat] up and let me parachute over there.”

    Senate Candidate 5 ROD BLAGOJEVICH is seriously considering Senate Candidate 5 for the open Senate seat, in order to send a message to the
    President-elect that there are options for the Senate seat beyond Senate Candidate 1. (FBI disproves) BLAGOJEVICH had a “long, productive discussion” with Senate Candidate 5 regarding the
    open Senate seat.

    Senate Candidate 6 based on other intercepted conversations, is believed to be a wealthy person from Illinois. “could raise me money like that for a Senate seat.” ROD
    BLAGOJEVICH asked, “if I get [Senate Candidate 6] to do something like that, is it worth giving him the Senate seat?” ROD BLAGOJEVICH and Advisor A discussed who might be close to Senate
    Candidate 6 to talk with him about the issue. Advisor A agreed to find out who is close to Senate Candidate 6.

    Red Cross ROD BLAGOJEVICH asked whether he could get a high-ranking position at the Red Cross. HARRIS stated that “it’s got to be a group that is dependent on
    [the President-elect],” and that a President probably could not influence the Red Cross.

    Foundations that are “heavily dependent on federal aid” and which, therefore, the White House would have the most “influence” on. [Acorn?]

    Secretary of Health and Human Services “trade” the Senate seat to Senate Candidate 1 in exchange for the position of
    in the President-elect’s cabinet.

    Friends of Blagojevich ROD BLAGOJEVICH and three others discussed whether to move money out of the Friends of Blagojevich campaign fund to avoid having the money frozen and also
    considered the possibility of prepaying the money to ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s criminal defense attorney with an understanding that the attorney would donate the money back at a
    later time if it was not needed. They also discussed opening a new fund raising account named Citizens for Blagojevich with new contributions received.
    Fundrasier A, who is the chairman of Friends of Blagojevich, [that’s two of them, 2 more please?]

    Change to Win an organization which is connected to Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”).22 Open source information indicates that 22 Change to Win is an organization affiliated
    with seven unions, including SEIU, and appears to be focused on having the affiliated unions work together on matters of common interest. SEIU Official is affiliated with SEIU.
    60

    SEIU Official HARRIS suggested that SEIU Official make ROD BLAGOJEVICH the head of Change to Win and, in exchange, the President-elect could help Change to Win with its legislative agenda on a national level. SEIU Official, who was in Washington, D.C. Prior intercepted phone conversations indicate that approximately a week before this call, ROD BLAGOJEVICH met with SEIU Official to discuss the vacant Senate seat, and ROD BLAGOJEVICH understood that SEIU Official was an emissary to discuss Senate Candidate 1’s interest in the Senate seat.
    SEIU Official agreed to “put that flag up and see where it goes.”

    Governor General Counsel On November 10, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH, his wife, JOHN HARRIS, Governor General Counsel, and various Washington-D.C. based advisors, including Advisor
    B, discussed the open Senate seat during a conference call. Believes the President-elect can get ROD BLAGOJEVICH’s wife on paid corporate boards in
    exchange for naming the President-elect’s pick to the Senate. asked, “can [the President-elect] help in the private sector. . . where it wouldn’t be tied to
    him? . . .I mean, so it wouldn’t necessarily look like one for the other.”

    Washington-D.C. based advisors The advisor asked ROD BLAGOJEVICH if the 501(c)(4) is a real effort or just a vehicle to help ROD BLAGOJEVICH. ROD BLAGOJEVICH stated that it is a real
    effort but also a place for ROD BLAGOJEVICH to go when he is no longer Governor. The advisor said he likes the Change to Win idea better, and notes that it is more likely to happen
    because it is one step removed from the President-elect.

    Warren Buffett

    501(c)(4) organization ROD BLAGOJEVICH said that he will control the 501(c)(4) organization through a board of directors while he is Governor, and
    then a position in the 501(c)(4) would be waiting for him when he was no longer Governor. BLAGOJEVICH noted that the President-elect can ask Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and others
    for money for the organization.; Issue of the 501(c)(4) organization and that contributors and others can put “10 to 15 million in it so I can advocate health care and other issues I care about and help them, while I stay as Governor, she’s (believed to be Senate Candidate 1) a Senator

    Fifth CD ROD BLAGOJEVICH said he wanted “[President-elect Advisor] to get the word today,” and that when “he asks me for the Fifth CD thing I want it to be in his head.” (The
    reference to the “Fifth CD thing” is believed to relate to a seat in the United States House of Representatives from Illinois’ Fifth Congressional District.[ Rohm Emanuel current rep] Prior intercepted phone conversations indicate that ROD BLAGOJEVICH and others were determining whether ROD BLAGOJEVICH has the power to appoint an interim replacement until a special
    election for the seat can be held.).

    associate of Senate Candidate Five We were approached ‘pay to play.’ That, you know, he’d raise me 500 grand. An emissary came. Then the other guy would raise a million, if I made him (Senate Candidate 5) a Senator.”)

    the other guy will raise a million ;

  • http://www.deathofthedemocraticparty.com xax

    The tone is a bit disturbing here, especially when it comes to the gay community.

    I’ll put it this way, in every society you have sane people who can talk to each other and come to an agreement, even though some may disagree. Then you have the nuts. And it doesn’t matter if they are right wing nuts or left wing nuts- they’re all nuts.

    The best thing for any political movement is to purge or marginalize the nuts. But we can not and should not atrribute the characteristics of the nuts to the whole movement.

    • Seattle Moss

      XAX,
      I don’t have a problem with gays. However, they are pushing the envelope all over this country.
      As a historian I have a warning to them..Push any farther and there will be a backlash unseen in this country before…Just trying to save lives!

      • Seattle Moss

        As a caveat…
        If it turns out that militant same sex gay activists burned down Sarah Palin’s church
        then I would say it’s curtains for gay rights in this country.

        • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

          The gays in this country have no idea that the Fraud hates them too. Wait until THEY think that they’re going to get something good out of him. A whole lot of disappointed people will be screaming at the top of their lungs soon.

          • Seattle Moss

            Hey B
            I think the gays already know this. They thought they had the proposition in the bag in California. What a surprise for them that the AA had other thoughts.
            That’s why they are trying to do this by force.

            Just keep pissing the rest of us.
            Effigies of Sarah and burning her church down..
            Those are attacks on me!

            • Zeke

              Moss,
              My Mac has become possessed by Helen Keller!
              Please send me an e-mail to confirm my suspicions.
              colon bracket

        • Scout

          I seriously doubt the attack on Palin’s church were gay folk. No-one I know in the gay community supports that kind of violence. Protesting, yes. Violence, no.

          I think the instigators were most probably Obama supporters who feel justified post-election. I suspect this type of thing will become more common.

      • NoBamaNoWay

        here’s a clue for you, SM: the “backlash” has been going on ever since gays first stood up and said we’re not going to let you treat us like shit and get away with anymore. as gloria steinem said (and too bad she went over to the dark side): there would never be a backlash if there wasn’t a frontlash in the first place. when the lates episode of gay-bashing, assault, or even murder of gays (because they are gay) occurs do you pronounce that it’s “curtains for the anti-gay movement” and that a huge pro-gay backlash is going to occur? i doubt it. like i said, it seems like you’re just looking for an excuse.

        • NoBamaNoWay

          forgot to mention, re your statement about “trying to save lives,” are you saying that if a homophobe kills a gay that he/she “asked for it” and “deserved it?”

          does that mean it’s okay for gays to kill gay-haters, too? if somebody offends me by saying that straights are as good as gays, would it be okay for me to kill them? jeezus christ, pick a side, why don’t you. violence committed by gays (real or imagined) is wrong, but violence committed against them is justified?; is that what you’re saying?

          • Seattle Moss

            I don’t like what I see at Saddleback
            I dont like what I saw in West Hollywood with the hanging of the effigy.
            I don’t like what I see with the burning of Sarah Palin’s church
            I have many gay friends and also working for me.
            History shows that when one group tries to impose their will by force over another there is a backlash.
            The gay community needs to back off the gay marriage issue or risk losing even more in the future. The democrats won this year but we could be 4 short years way from a right wing fascist takeover if we are attacked again or if militants on the left including those in the gay community push too hard.
            I just speak future reality….

        • Seattle Moss

          Like I said..I don’t have a problem with gay people
          However,as history has shown and I have lived in many countries you push an agenda too hard you get a backlash…
          I’m looking out for the gays!

          • Snickers

            Put a sock in SM, methinks you doth protest too much. The only way groups, who are discriminated against, get rights is to protest and speak out. Perhaps you missed Ghandi’s efforts in India or Martin Luther’s efforts in the Roman Catholic church, or Rosa Parks, etc. etc.

            • Seattle Moss

              I really don’t give a damn either way.
              Go ahead and blame me and call me a troll or a bigot…Whatever.

              But if you see a backlash from middle America at least you’ll know where you heard it first.

            • Wisewoman

              Snickers: How dare you equate violence to MLK or Ghandi. Sorry your examples are off target. Use some others because these do not fit.

      • lorac

        “However, they are pushing the envelope all over this country.”

        Um…. they LIVE all over the country. There are as many gay people as there are blacks in this country.

        “As a historian I have a warning to them..”

        Are you sure you know the history of black civil rights? It turned out okay for THEM, and there was violence. (not that I condone violence)

        • Wisewoman

          Unlike the gay issue, the violence was not perpetuated by the victims who lacked civil rights. Just as with the civil rights movement of which I was intricately involved, it was the “VIOLENCE ITSELF’ that caused the backlash from the country for the good of the movement. We were taught to refrain from violence. MLK taught us that violence begats violence.

  • Kal

    Yeah, I think I agree, despite all the extreme variations in the spins being produced.

    I mean look at the affidavit as a whole. It documents an ongoing negotiation. Just because BO will no doubt claim that he liked all those on his ‘approved’ list does not mean that Blag was really just talking to himself in some sort of delusional fantasy.

    Blag’s former pals may be trying to call him ‘crazy,’ but he sure is not sounding crazy on tv — more mentally competent than crazy.

    • cc

      blago is not CRAZY…his actions are TYPICAL chicago politics…rahm, rezko, axelrod and most definitely oblowme ALL operate exactly the same way.

  • KathyNeocon

    And another great article Truthteller.

    I am confident(inaptly named) Emmanuel had a hand in the Senate seat auction. I am confident Obama is a crook and this is just the beginning of four and so many months of a scandal-plagued failed regime which began with a Third-World style nomination process and general election.

  • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

    Hey Moss,

    You are right. The Obama Thugs are out in full force. How kind of them after I understand that our Sarahcuda actually graciously invited Fraudbama and OBiden to Alaska for a visit.

    • Seattle Moss

      OIAF….

      I’m a little disappointed that Sarah didn’t just tear into these bastards that did this despicable act. I guess she is concerned about the safety of the good folks at her church.
      What a shame..Problem for Obama and his thugs is that the backlash is beginning. The failure of Congress to take care of working people plus the militant gays are going to create an angry mob against them.
      My suggestion to militant gays that want to force their agenda on us…Shut Up!!..The world turns very fast now.

      • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

        Well, it serves the AAs who came out in full force to vote for the Fraud, just because they think he’s black, right when they suffer the tragedy of Fraudbama. They were, after all, the people who looked to Fraudbama for the righting of wrongs with THEIR rights, more nonsense, and now they couldn’t see fit to vote for Gays to have their marriages and their own rights. I can’t wait until those people figure out they’ve been conned big time.

        As for Sarah’s church, you would never expect the Fraud to intervene and actually speak out against this thuggery? It’s his favorite modus operandi.

        • http://noquarterusa.net/blog/ Truthteller

          I too blame Obama’s African-American base in California for the passage of Prop. 8. They voted 70-30 for homophobia and gay bashing.

          • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

            Yeah but they sit around bitching about racism and their rights. AND they HAD to vote for a FRAUD because he’s “black.” Joke’s on them. I’ve never been more pissed in my life. Prop 8 didn’t bother anyone. LET gays have their marriages. Who does it hurt? Well, it hurts the blacks who have been whining for years that they didn’t get reparations and a free ride. Screw them. I can’t wait until every black person in this country pukes when they figure out that FRAUDBAMA is a FRAUD.

            • Wisewoman

              OIAF: I am AA and you are not waiting for me to figure out he is a Fraud. I knew he was a fraud before the Iowa caucaus when Obama made up a lie about his “parents” connection with the Edmond Petis bridge in Alabama. The liar insisted that his parents met during the event and then “little Barack was born” when he was actually born 4 years before the event occurred. He told this bald-faced lie in front of TV cameras in the pulpit of a black church celebrating the event that was attended by him and the Clintons. He said this to ingratiate himself to Blacks and to “out do” the Clintons who spoke eloquently at the event. The media knew he lied and never said a word to inform the public.
              THIS AA DETEST THIS LYING, RACIST, SCUMBAG AND WILL NEVER, EVER SUPPORT HIM.

          • touchet

            Yes, no matter how they want to spin it, this is hypocracy most fowl.

            I remember O’reily having an AA spokesperson from San fransico, who actually used the Bible to justfiy it, saying that most AA’s are very christian and that it was the Homosexual’s fault because they didn’t campaign to include an AA voice. I was like, “huh”. Had she read her black history, she would know that was the very same arguement her oppressors used to keep white and black people from getting married back in “the day”.

            So friggin sad.

            But, remember. The positive thing is that 30% of the AA demographic is positively for gay marriage rights. That HAS to count for something. So I would like the thank all those people who did the non-hypocritical thing. We salute you! Welcome to America, my Fellow Americans.

      • KathyNeocon

        My suggestion to militant gays that want to force their agenda on us…Shut Up!!..The world turns very fast now.

        That’s who I think is behind this act of domestic terrorism because of her church’s position on gay marriage/homosexuality. I don’t think it’s just a political anti-Palin bunch.

        • NoBamaNoWay

          please; do you know how many churches oppose gay marriage? and how many of them get burned down? hey, i’m sure that some gays somewhere have turned to violence against the haters, but the reality is that the haters have committed far more violence against gays than the other way around.

          • Seattle Moss

            The church that burned down was the church of the vice presidential candidate of the republican party that garnered 56 million votes in this past election
            I hope that militants were not involved as this really will hurt the gay rights movement

            Story developing!!!

        • touchet

          Yes, in between our cocktails, going out to the dance clubs every friday, watching LOGO, buying fabulous clothes, taking our pure-bred dogs to the groomer, posting pictures of the drag show friday night, going to work, and posting on these blogs, we always seem to find time to burn down a church.

      • /www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibsP6XN2dIo&eurl trixta

        “My suggestion to militant gays that want to force their agenda on us…Shut Up!!..The world turns very fast now.”

        Shame on you, Seattle Moss.

        • touchet

          Are you into S & M?

          • Seattle Moss

            Yes I’m into Sales and marketing

            The pay is very good!

            Thanks

        • touchet

          Wait, I just figured it out. This is an Obama troll! He is part of that 70%.

        • Seattle Moss

          Shame on you….You treat me like an anti-Semite for speaking the obvious…
          I guess that’s why I use the word militant..

          You’re not winning people over with this approach..

          I guess I will stop warning people..
          Go ahead and torch a few more churches
          Have a field day!!

      • NoBamaNoWay

        screw you and your “militant gays” b.s., SM. gays are no more “militant” than anybody else. sounds like you’re just looking for an excuse to oppose equal rights for gays. why don’t you just admit it already.

        • Seattle Moss

          I don’t have a problem with gay rights. I do have a problem with unchecked hateful mobs that rise up through hatred.
          This year the angry mob was directed at bush and Obama won. Next time around the mob may be against liberals of any kind which could usher in a republican fascist regime.
          Just be careful..The future is uncertain.

      • Snickers

        SM: As a lesbian I have been in the front lines for affirmative action, civil rights, reproductive choice, contraceptive parity/rights, elimination of violence against women, equal pay, etc. etc. and now when a gross injustice occurs and one group of people again denies another group of people the same rights they have and they complain you say “shut up.”
        Aren’t you the same guy who keeps advocating for our Constitution and our freedoms (first amendment rights being part of that) and now you say “shut up?” Oh wow, this is the same tactic you have disavowed over and over. How about a little congruence and some support.

        • Seattle Moss

          All I’m saying is be careful. if it turns out that gay militants were behind the church arson then middle america is going to be angry.
          Sorry if the truth hurts..

  • Seattle Moss

    Why are we not covering the arson of Sarah Palin’s church. Doesn’t this prove that the thugs are out in force intimidating those that didn’t vote for the fraud.

  • http://www.rabblerouserruminations.blogspot.com/ Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy

    Another outstanding post, Truthteller. I’m with you – I simply cannot fathom how this guy continues to get a pass on such serious matters. It is mind boggling. I cannot believe we now live in a time in the US when the Fourth Estate has abandoned us, and journalism.

    THANK YOU for doing such a great job!

    • http://noquarterusa.net/blog/ Truthteller

      Thank you, Amy. I no longer know what to think about the Fourth Estate. Does it even exist? Are they on permanent vacation?

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82qCwLX9piE Woman Voter

        Let’s file an ‘Official’ missing Press Report, that way they know we know that they are missing.

      • WildChild

        The scrubbing of their articles about the NOV 5 meeting between BOBO and Blagojvich to talk about the senate seat is the single most disturbing thing going on in connection with the investigation. For all the times people have brought up George Orwell during the bush administration I always argued that they were more animal farm then they were 1984. But the scrubbing of the media has me thinking the other way now in regards to BOBO and America’s media as a whole.

        There is some bad shit going on.

        • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

          There is some bad shit going on.

          ROLFMAO…Ya’ think?

          I can’t wait until the rest of this pathetic country figures it all out. Buyer’s remorse is already the soup de jour.

      • babamooie

        Someone on another post mentioned some of them may also be on the take.

        Seeing the corruption, I wouldn’t discount it.

        And after thirty years of pandering, I really think they’ve forgotten what the function of the press is, IMO, to keep government clean, to protect the public against those in power who would exploit them, to act as the voice of the public, a check on government.

        These people work for media corporations not interested in truth, only in short term gain, even if that includes facilitating, or profiting from the corruption.

        Look at Sam Zell, owner of the Tribune…

        • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

          On the take? All I have to do is see the CONSTANT hawking of Obama Memorabilia on that crapstain on America MSNBFraud and I know exactly what they were doing while Chris Matthews was getting his homo-erotic tingles up his leg. They were off pre-minting the Fraudbama Kennedy Half Dollars, the Fraudbama Lead Plates, the Fraudbama Toilet Paper and Toilet Seat Covers, etc. This whole thing has been about money trading hands in some way or another.

          • KathyNeocon

            I’ll take a dozen rolls of the Fraudbama TP.

            • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

              Hey KathyNeocon…

              LMFAO…Well fair is fair. The Fraud wipes HIS azz with our Constitution, so….

              • KathyNeocon

                LMFAO…Well fair is fair. The Fraud wipes HIS azz with our Constitution, so….

                LOL OIAF! I’m sure the Obama’s White House dog will get puppy trained on it too. I feel sorry for whatever dog ends up with that bunch. Hopefully some staffer will look after it and love it.

                • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

                  I don’t know why they need another family dog. They have MeChelle-the-Pitbull already.

                  But, yeah, I bet we have several calls to the SPCA about the Fraud putting ciggie butts out on the poor mutt soon.

          • babamooie

            All I have to do is see the CONSTANT hawking of Obama Memorabilia on that crapstain on America MSNBFraud and I know exactly what they were doing while Chris Matthews was getting his homo-erotic tingles up his leg

            Oh, come on, don’t you laugh at how kitschy it is?

            And I’m one for kitsch, I’ve decorated my house for Christmas in 60′s middle class, midwestern kitsch (or so my buddy Klook tells me).

            In fact, I’m off to Target to buy more kitsch, because, frankly, I just don’t have enough, and Target has a sale, today.

            But I draw the line at the Obama commerative plate, if only for that creepy thirty something blond haired guy in the commercial, longingly gazing at Obama, pictured in his Sunday best, bravely accepting the mantle of Lincoln, the mantle of JFK, leading America to a new frontier of hope, progress, peace and greatness.

            Hm.

            I wonder if I can get a job writing speeches for Obama, did that sound good?

            • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

              Honestly…I can’t even watch it. I really had to draw the line at the Fraudbama DVD. I work in the film business and I know all about made up stories. I don’t need one in the WH.

              ROFLMAO, but yeah, you should apply for the speechwriter job. Maybe you can get a cardboard cutout of Chris Matthews and cop a feel or two.

              • babamooie

                ROFLMAO, but yeah, you should apply for the speechwriter job. Maybe you can get a cardboard cutout of Chris Matthews and cop a feel or two

                Ew.

              • Snickers

                This whole corrupt scenario coming out is very painful. We, here, at NQ knew about the Fraud and we tried to alert the public, to no avail (although I believe his ACORN buddies helped him steal the election). We are in one of the worst economic times in our nation’s history, the ME problem where we’re looking to abandon Israel while supporting countries who stone and do worse to women, and still the MSM and the Bots try to spin this nightmare. I only hope (sorry about that word) that The One is arrested before his grand gala – another financial drain on this country’s already over-extended economy. You’d think he’d lead the way and try to conserve money since we’re so much in debt, but what can one exect from a corrupt pol who spent a billion to buy the WH.

            • KathyNeocon

              I wonder if I can get a job writing speeches for Obama, did that sound good?

              Excellent, sounds straight off the Camp Obama media talking points. Just don’t let yourself get photographed cupping the breast of a lifesize Hillary cut-out.

              • babamooie

                No, no.

                I have taken to wearing my baseball cap backward, though, and drinking moosehead beer.

                And then I watch porn, and cop ideas from other people’s work.

                • KathyNeocon

                  You’re hired!! :shock:

          • touchet

            Notice there is no money back gaurantee should you want to return them.

      • http://www.rabblerouserruminations.blogspot.com/ Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy

        Well, Truthteller, it would seem the Fourth Estate as we have known it is essentially defunct. There are, of course, a few people (like Greta van Susteren), a few places (um – give me a minute…Ahem.), in which the truth is more important than the person(s) to whom others serve blindly.

        I think that people like YOU are the members of the new Fourth Estate to whom we turn for the real story, for ethical journalism. Thank heavens for you, and others, who pursue the truth wherever it leads…

      • http://Godhelpusall lee M

        Truthteller, I agree 100% with RRRAmy. I enjoyed this post more than I can tell you. Keep it up!!!

  • CamdenRave

    When has No Quarter speculation ever been correct? Do I need to list all the horrible things people on No Quarter have said about Obama that were not true? Isn’t it about time you hateful and bitter people grew up?

    • Strawberrybitch

      You first.

      • http://tojo toni

        LOL

    • KathyNeocon

      Right, Obama is all sweetness and light.

      You are the company you keep. Obama’s buddies..er associations..are a bunch of crooks, radicals, anarchists, racists, and there’s even a domestic terrorist or two to round out the bunch.

    • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

      Camden-Rave-Troll….Name ONE THING we weren’t right about and then PROVE IT or STFU.

    • http://www.deathofthedemocraticparty.com xax

      Ok, you don’t have to believe NoQuarter, but that transcript and those tapes are kinda hard to ignore, huh?

    • TeakWoodKite

      Obama is lacking a moral compass.
      Obama loves to throw people under “THE BUS”…
      Obama is not qualified to be POTUS.
      Obama is a bold face lier.

      Obama is not a “natural” born citizen.

      and as TruthTeller has been showing in his very good articles that;

      One paragraph, one lie, two equivocations and one false promise: how and why does anyone take Barack Obama seriously? …and that is in just onw week of Obama land.

      CamdenRave; get a life.

    • /www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibsP6XN2dIo&eurl trixta

      CarmenRave — it’s about time you left this site for your Obamaland. Why torture yourself here? Or is there some deep need to keep checking in. Perhaps you know that we are right about your Golden Child President.

    • Winston

      Do I need to list all the horrible things people on No Quarter have said about Obama that were not true?

      Like what? List some.

      NQ has a pretty good sense of that odiferous cloud of corruption that follows Oblabla around.

    • DaddysDarlin

      Isnt there a place for all you bright eyed optimists to meet?
      When you cant understand Obama’s credibility problem, you’ve got a problem, and we cant help you here.
      Go converse with those others who bury their heads in the sand, if you don’t want to hear the news, don’t watch it or read it. We just might say something bad about Obama here and there, but it will always be the truth.

    • touchet

      Waaaaa, why don’t you just leave Obama alone!

      Give be a break. Why don’t you offer your tit for Obama to suck on.

    • C.S.

      Do I need to list all the horrible things people on No Quarter have said about Obama that were not true

      Yes, you do. But first you must make a list of all the horrible things the Obama websites have said about the two women candidates that aren’t true; only them because I don’t think there is enough space to list all of the lies Obama’s political machine told about all the candidates!

      Obama isn’t omniscient, he doesn’t walk on water and when he willingly waded into the cesspool of Chicago politics he knew he was getting slimed, but like Blagojevic, the money and power was just too good.

      The Obama persona isn’t even a president elect yet and there are still 20 court cases to be settled so why would he think he had the power to give the Governor a list of who to appoint to the senate seat he resign from? Democracies don’t work that way. But then if we had followed the principles of our Constitution and held an honest election, Soertoro, aka Obama, wouldn’t be in a position to throw his weight around either!

      And ironically, it took this investigation to point out that Mr. Soertoro ran his election campaign along the same lines as the Chicago political machine. No wonder We the People weren’t prepared to wage war against the Obama machine whose goal wasn’t to defeat opponents but to annihilate them.

  • The Robot

    I’m confident the word “spoken” was carefully chosen by the prevaricating Obama:

    Spoken : uttered or expressed by speaking; oral (opposed to written ): the spoken word.

    A crafty fellow, isn’t he?

  • Steve1

    Mr. Barry Soetoro and the controlled, biased MSM labeled Senator Clinton as a liar. Its turning out that Mr. Sotoro-Obama has a huge credibilty problem and he isn’t even POTUS! Barry Soetoro, hyprocrite and a LIAR! Change we can believe in…Pity our poor country.

  • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

    Does anyone REALLY believe that Fraudbama isn’t at the top of this stinking cesspool in Crook County? COME ON KIDS…He’s the FRAUD. He’s not legitimate on ANY level. Nothing about him is moral, ethical or the TRUTH. Please God, let Patrick Fitzgerald come through for America and indict that scumbag Fraudbama with the rest of his filthy pals.

    • Seattle Moss

      Obama’s favorite movie is the Godfather. You don’t get to the top of the food chain in Chicago by playing it nice.
      Obama is connected in ways we don’t even know yet.

      • http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com OBAMA IS A FRAUD

        Well Moss, we know he didn’t get the job from his qualifications. So I guess we can assume that he’s connected to some serious firepower.

      • The Robot

        Obama’s favorite movie is the Godfather.

        Figures Obama has an affinity for organized crime.

  • HARP

    Obama’s ‘My Pet Goat’ Moment

    “I was appalled and disappointed by what we heard in those transcripts,” Barack Obama said Thursday about the documented misconduct of the governor of Illinois. That’s right. He was appalled. And it only took him 48 hours to realize it.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/12/obamas_my_pet_goat_moment.html

    • TeakWoodKite

      Harp, question:
      I was appalled and disappointed by what we heard in those transcripts

      A transcript can be read not heard. On the off chance that Bo actually did “hear” it…Is he on tape re: Blago?

      • touchet

        Actually yes. Its a transcript of an audio recording. So I believe that is what the poster was saying.

        Why are you distracting with grammer? Is this to show how “smart” you are. You are so “smart” that you take everything at face value. Thats not smart at all. It like you are playing dumb to show how smart you are. What kind of circular logic is that?

        • beebop

          Why are you distracting with grammer grammar?

          How do you feel about people who are pedantic about spelling? And want to help you with your reasoning?

          You can only hear a tape. You cannot read it.
          You can only read a transcript. You cannot hear it.
          Ipso facto either

          0bama was appalled and disappointed by what we heard in those transcripts tapes

          OR

          0bama was appalled and disappointed by what we heard read in those transcripts

          Get the significance now?

          • touchet

            I knew you would take the bait. Now that you have corrected my spelling, would you like to explain what was heard or read on the transcript or tape?

            If your so smart, please tell me, what type of fallacy you are committing here?

            The significance is not the grammar. The significance is what has occurred, so I think it is you who fails to get the significance. You are using Ad Hominem to attack the person rather than discuss the actual premise. Just because someones grammar is incorrect doesn’t distract away from the argument.

            This goes way beyond grammatical mistakes. This proves that you are actually the one with faulty logic.

            Description of Ad Hominem

            Translated from Latin to English, “Ad Hominem” means “against the man” or “against the person.”

            An Ad Hominem is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument. Typically, this fallacy involves two steps. First, an attack against the character of person making the claim, her circumstances, or her actions is made (or the character, circumstances, or actions of the person reporting the claim). Second, this attack is taken to be evidence against the claim or argument the person in question is making (or presenting). This type of “argument” has the following form:

            Person A makes claim X.
            Person B makes an attack on person A.
            Therefore A’s claim is false.
            The reason why an Ad Hominem (of any kind) is a fallacy is that the character, circumstances, or actions of a person do not (in most cases) have a bearing on the truth or falsity of the claim being made (or the quality of the argument being made).

        • TeakWoodKite

          touchet, respectfully;

          When listening to BO, I hear both the figurative AND the literal.

          I am of the humble opinion that BO did not read the transcripts, but heard a copy of the wire-taps…

          I am NOT a smart man but I know what love double talk is. :)

  • educatedwhitewoman

    I feel like screaming every time some MSM journalist or elected official gets on the TV and says Obama did nothing wrong. He flat out lied to the American people and even some of his most ardent supporters and media-types defending him know he did, so why do they cover up the cover up? It’s really hysterical that several days have passed and we don’t have those “records” yet – imagine if it had been Bush or any Republican who offered to provide proof, but did not do so. Can anyone tell me if any of the usual Obama team made the news show rounds this weekend, or all they all hiding out like Rahm?

    • lark

      I feel like screaming every time some MSM journalist or elected official gets on the TV and says Obama did nothing wrong.

      Exactly. It made me stop watching. If advertisers on these channels think that for one moment I will consider watching that crap the are morons.

  • Tricia

    Was MO in the report and if so why is the MSM even FOX bring this up?

    • slider

      fox did bring it up a couple of times, I think they are waiting on what O’s statement and what the records say. Remember 300 hrs of tapes and this this all we heard so far. The longer this scandle is draw out, the worse it is cus it stays in the headlines. Barky is not Squeaky at all

    • babamooie

      As an aside, someone responding to John Kass’ column, today, stated MO might have been given the job at the U of Chicago hospital, in part, to help grease the buying and selling of land around the university, partly in preparation for the 2016 Olympics.

      Which could lead back to Rezko, (he funneled a lot of his real estate work to Patti Blagojevitch, also — didn’t she help on the Obama house?)

      And wasn’t MO on a U of C real estate board of some sort?

      http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2005/20050509-obama.html

      http://www.hydepark.org/hpkcc/universityopposition.htm

      • Kal

        And I read somewhere that she was hired (or maybe promoted to that outreach job) to help figure out how to divert all the low-income AA’s with no health insurance away from the ‘world class’ U of C hospitals. So she window-dressed a program that was made to look like a better option for such people.

        • PKJayne

          I wish MEL was around, he had a great blog that listed all kinds of info about the Olympics.

          Comment by mel | 2008-12-10 11:08:01 Questions become more obvious as to the answers with the release of Blago’s charges:
          1st- Who did Obama seek to take his Senate seat? Jarret!
          2nd-Who ratted out Blago? Daley’s people!
          3rd- What do Daley and his people, Harris and Jarret all have in common? 2016 Olympic Games for Chicago.
          Now what has the Olympic commitee stated as major concerns in having the Games in Chicago? Chicago has failing and poor infrastructure.
          What has Obama stated he will spend Billions on to rejuvinate in his stimulous package? Infrastructure.
          By Obama not having his choice or the chicago Combines choice sitting in his Senate seat weakens that much more the ability for Chicago to obtain pork belly money in the Billions from the Feds for infrastructure work needed to secure the 2016 Games. Blago telling people connected with Daley “fuck Obama’s choices for just an appreciation of thanks” was Blago’s nail in the coffin for him politically.
          Anyone thinking this isn’t about the big bucks of the Olympics not for Chicago, but for those in the Chicago Combine are fools. Everyone on Obama’s commitee for election to POTUS has millions to gain from the Games being in Chicago, most funded by the Feds.
          Will the MSM ever report on this, NEVER! Why because the MSM has millions upon millions at stake for their pockets if the Games are in Chicago, whereas if they are anyplace elese, their profits from the Games is reduced by 60%.

          Oh one more note, the Loop area that Rezko and Auchi own is a stones throw from the proposed venue areas for the 2016 Games. That makes the land they have to develope worth far more than it is without the Games in Chicago.

          • /www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibsP6XN2dIo&eurl trixta

            PKJayne — well stated. I think you’re on to something there.

          • Winston

            WOW. Seems plausible. Keep digging. Sounds like a gold medal of an Idea.

  • mel

    Because Obama is playing his only thing he mastered as a community organizer, that of instigating others to do the bidding behind closed doors while he sits on the sidelines and watches as things go down.

    Everything in Obama’s life surivives on this one form of action Obama has mastered. Take a look from the injection of racism in the primaries to what is happening today, Obama manipulates everything to look clean when he is actually the master puupeteer controlling every action going on!

    What a terrible 4 years that awaits having this sort of con man at the helm of the country!

    • lark

      Everything will rot at the vine.

  • Strawberrybitch

    Wait, so Rahm talked to the Blago administration BEFORE he OFFICIALLY got the job as Bobo’s Chief of Staff…don’t tell me that will be Barky’s defense. That ‘Rahm wasn’t working for me at the time’?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82qCwLX9piE Woman Voter

      Senate scandal snares Obama’s chief aide

      http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2008/06/14/obama-threatens-bring-gun-what-if-mccain-had-done-same

      THE bullish, foul-mouthed but effective Chicago arm-twister Rahm Emanuel has come under pressure to resign as Barack Obama’s chief of staff after it was revealed that he had been captured on court-approved wire-taps discussing the names of candidates for Obama’s Senate seat.
      ……………….

      Foreign press has news on Rahm Emanuel.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82qCwLX9piE Woman Voter

        Senate scandal snares Obama’s chief aide
        Timesonline.co.uk

        http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5337807.ece

        THE bullish, foul-mouthed but effective Chicago arm-twister Rahm Emanuel has come under pressure to resign as Barack Obama’s chief of staff after it was revealed that he had been captured on court-approved wire-taps discussing the names of candidates for Obama’s Senate seat.
        ……………….

        Foreign press has news on Rahm Emanuel.

        Q: Has the site been hacked? That was not the link in the post above?

        • PKJayne

          Why is it the foreighn press have more details about Obama and can clearly see what is going on here?

          • beebop

            No motives to lie to the sheep here in the US? Still like to tell the truth? Journalism is still a profession every where but in the US?

            • PKJayne

              True,True,and thusly True!

          • Winston

            Why is it the foreighn press have more details about Obama and can clearly see what is going on here?

            Because the Foreign Press is less liberal than our bogus DNC-Infested-Media-Hacks.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82qCwLX9piE Woman Voter

            Obama man caught up in Illinois scandal

            http://www.theage.com.au/world/obama-man-caught-up-in-illinois-scandal-20081214-6y9f.html

            Mr Obama has said he has never spoken with the Governor about the seat but his aides have declined for five days to publicly answer questions about what discussions they had about the seat and what contacts intermediaries may have had with Blagojevich’s advisers.
            …………..
            My guess is that the foreign press still has ‘REPORTERS’, not love struck pen pals, feeling tingles up their legs…etc…

          • alphagirl

            because they are not afraid of the TRUTH!

    • http://www.deathofthedemocraticparty.com xax

      don’t tell me that will be Barky’s defense. That ‘Rahm wasn’t working for me at the time

      You KNOW it will.

      And all the little sheeple (Obots) and parrots (MSM) will echo the same sentiment.

      This is going to be best/worst 4 years ever.

  • csuzeq

    I haven’t taken Obama seriously since February or March 2008. I saw him for what he was and there was no going back. I have been flabbergasted that anyone has taken this guy seriously and that he was elected POTUS. I certainly hope that with this scandal people pause and start to open their eyes. The flood gates open and there is no unseeing. Once you see the truth, you can’t go back to lalaponyland.

    Knowledge is power!

    • lark

      Bringing people together the Bush way.

      • MissTickly

        Looky what I just read:

        Patrick Fitzgerald seems to indicate that Obama’s Team approached Blaogjevich!

        Below is a section from the transcript of Fitzgerald speaking at the Press Conference. After he details the Valerie Jarrett/Obama portion of the scheming, Fitzgerald goes on to say this about Jesse Jackson Jr. approaching Blagojevich with another deal:

        —-
        Fitzgerald: “What I should also talk about is that, in another event, SOMEBODY ELSE APPROACHED THE GOVERNOR.”

        {WOW!}

        “And the governor’s understanding of this approach was that in exchange for an appointment, to the Senate seat, he would receive campaign contributions. And the government’s view of what was told, to him, through intermediaries was that, quote, “We were approached pay-to-play that, you know, he raised me 500 grand. Then the other guy would raise a million if I made him senator,” close quote.”

        SOMEBODY ELSE APPROACHED THE GOVERNOR??

        Unless there were yet another set of people that were trying to make deals, it sounds like the Obama people CAME TO BLAGOJEVICH with this plan as did Jesse Jackson Jr. I knew it, I knew it!!!

        There is a reference to Blago cooking up the three way deal portion, but Fitz is pretty specific that he was negotiating only a part of the various deals set forth: “At one point, he proposed a three-way deal, that a cushy union job would be given to him at a higher rate of pay, where he could make money. In exchange, he thought that the union might get benefits from the president-elect. And therefore the president-elect might get the candidate of his choice.”

        It’s not a matter of what did Obama know and when did he know it. It’s a matter of what did Blagojevich know and when did HE know it.