Friday, June 20, 2008

This fellow hypes for Obama

In January John K. Wilson posted at concerning Sen. Obama’s connections to real estate developer and political fixer Tony Rezko, recently convicted of a raft of crimes involving political corruption.

Wilson’s post included this:

When Obama began his first run for public office in 1995, Rezko was among his first contributors. After Obama began looking for a new home in Hyde Park in 2005, it’s not surprising that he asked for advice from Rezko, a real-estate developer who was familiar with the neighborhood.

Rezko discovered that the lot next door to the house Obama was eyeing was for sale by the same owner, and he bought it the same day the Obamas closed on their home.
But Wilson's post left out some very important details that had been reported more than six months before.

From the June 13, 2007 Chicago Sun Times:
… Two years ago, the two men were involved in a real estate deal that Obama later apologized for, calling it "boneheaded'' and a "mistake'' because the transaction occurred while Rezko was widely known to be under federal investigation.

Rezko's wife paid full price for a vacant lot in Chicago's historic Kenwood district on the same day Obama bought the mansion next door from the same property owner for $300,000 below the asking price. Rezko's wife subsequently sold a sliver of the land to Obama.
I call your attention to Obama supporter Wilson because he’s begun posting at Huffington and has a new book out - “Barack Obama: This Improbable Quest.”

Easy prediction: Many in MSM are going to like the book. We’ll be hearing and reading many “interviews” with its author. He’ll be treated not as a hagiographer, but as “someone who's studied Senator Obama's career extensively and we’re happy to welcome as our guest today on NPR affiliate ..."

Wilson's post is here; the Chi. S-T report is here.


Archer05 said...

John, I cannot understand this standing ovation for someone that said GD America.
Wright, Pfleger appear together, but play it safer

Chicago Sun Times | June 20, 2008 ABDON M. PALLASCH

About 600 of Chicago’s top African-American lawyers and judges gave standing ovations Thursday to two preachers who’ve been vilified in recent months for their sermons that went nationwide on the Web…… Cook County Bar Association, the country’s oldest black lawyers’ association....

Anonymous said...


=>John, I cannot understand this standing ovation for someone that said GD America<=

The race war is coming. Its just a matter of time.


Anonymous said...

I'm afraid Ken is right. I weep for our nation.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Archer05 said...

Powerline’s John Hindraker was a key blogger that brought down Dan Rather wasn‘t he? Obama needs to watch his step. Not everyone hides the facts from voters like the MSM does.
Fact-Checking Barack Obama claims credit for legislation when he skipped the vote)
Powerline ^ | 6/20/2008 | John Hinderaker
Barack Obama has a new television ad that is playing in a number of states: In the ad, Obama claims credit for three pieces of legislation. In one case, the claim is reasonable. The other two are bogus. Obama says that "I... cut taxes for working families," citing Illinois Public Act: PA 91-0700, the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit of 2000. Given the collaborative nature of any legislation, Obama's claim that "I cut taxes" is pretentious at best. As it happens, though, Obama was only a minor player with respect to the Earned Income Tax Credit Act. In fact, he...

Anonymous said...

Commenters via JnC

Regretfully, Archer05 and Ken in Dallas may be onto something. TH - I have the same sentiments.

Jack in Silver Spring

Anonymous said...

John -

This is off-topic, but I would like to inform Ken in Dallas that I listed the sources he requested in your follow-up to my original comments.

I would also like to inform TH that I commented on the difference of opinion we are having about Versailles and the rise of Hitler. I would just like to mention to TH, there is a word Talmudic Sages used when confronted with an unsolvable conundrum - it is the Aramaic word TAY'KU. They interpreted it (incorrectly) to mean that Elijah (just before the Messiah's coming) will provide us with the answer to the conundrum. I think that word is appropriate for our differences of opinion on this matter.

Jack in Silver Spring