Several small but big items today – mostly about money – including Rezko money.
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First of all, the Hillary Clinton campaign is expecting to raise about $35 million in February. Although from Day 1 on Big Pink we have asked for online contributions to include 44 cents, our very first moneybomb fundraising day was on February 12, 2008.
The Hillary campaign website has posted several testimonials which include contributors adding 44 cents in proud grassroots support of Hillary. This means our fundraising is having an effect. $35 million in one month is testimony to what we can do.
This all means it is time to plan and publicize another moneybomb. Contact Moneybomb@HillaryIs44.org with suggestions on when the moneybomb should take place and why on that date. Post suggestions in the comments section as well.
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Second, the comments section in the previous article has great information on today’s NAFTA flim flam by Obama as well as information about how to fight for our superdelegates.
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Back in April 2007 we wrote that The national media are missing the big picture in their coverage of the hundred-million dollar plus scandal involving Barack Obama and his friend of 17 years, major donor, former Finance Committee Co-Chair and now indicted slumlord.
Big Media is missing the picture yet again (or should we say trying as much as possible to hide the picture).
This past Tuesday, we referenced an article in the London Times. The importance of that article is that it brings the Obama/Rezko house transaction right into the middle of the Rezko trial which starts this coming Monday.
Here is why Obama and his mansion are now placed squarely into the Rezko trial:
Mrs Rezko’s purchase and sale of the land to Mr Obama raises many unanswered questions.
It is unclear how Mrs Rezko could have afforded the downpayment of $125,000 and a $500,000 mortgage for the original $625,000 purchase of the garden plot at 5050 South Greenwood Ave.
In a sworn statement a year later, Mrs Rezko said she got by on a salary of $37,000 and had $35,000 assets. Mr Rezko told a court he had “no income, negative cash flow, no liquid assets, no unencumbered assets [and] is significantly in arrears on many of his obligations.”
The London Times strongly implies that Rezko got the money for Obama’s house from Nadhmi Auchi. The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago. and Asked if she used money from her husband to buy the land next to Mr Obama’s house, she said: “I can’t answer these questions, I’m sorry.”
Superdelegates have to consider how Obama and all the ugly entanglements of longtime slumlord friend, the indicted Antoin “Tony” Rezko will play out over the course of the next 10 months.
Foolish Obama endorsing ostrich-delegates need to consider today’s Chicago Sun-Times article which echos loudly the London Times report:
On a spring day in 2004, Nadhmi Auchi, one of the world’s richest men, flew in to Midway Airport on a private jet. Met by a welcoming party that included Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn (there at the request of the Blagojevich administration) and businessman Tony Rezko, Auchi was brought to a downtown hotel where he was the guest of honor at a reception hosted by Blagojevich.
The Iraqi-born billionaire — who lives in London — had come to Chicago on business. He would go on to invest nearly $170 million in a prime piece of vacant land in the South Loop — 62 acres along the Chicago River that Rezko wanted to develop.
There is a dispute between the London Times and the Chicago Sun-Times as to whether Obama ever met Nadhmi Auchi, who has been convicted of corruption in France. The dispute remains unresolved as of today.
We suspect the answers regarding Obama’s entanglements with corrupt characters, a severe lack of judgment, will be answered by Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.