Rod Blagojevich, Obama, corruption, Recall Governor, Illinois legislature, Illinois Recall Initiative Petition

Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, who was endorsed by Barack Obama, has ties to many corruption figures in Chicago and Illinois and was repeatedly mentioned during the Rezko corruption trial may be removed from office. The Illinois Senate recently tried to pass legislation to allow the recall of the Governor. It failed by 3 votes. Here exerpts from an article in the Chicago Tribune:

“But lawmakers who pushed the measure said Blagojevich was the primary reason the state constitution needs a recall provision.

“State government is hemorrhaging with scandal and corruption,” said Sen. Dan Cronin (R-Elmhurst), the sponsor.”

“”We have a chance to do what we want to do, and that’s impeach the governor of Illinois,” Jacobs said. He called on Blagojevich to “do the right thing” and quit first.”

Read the rest of the article here:
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/05/recall-failur-1.html

It appears that the people of Illinois are going to be heard, despite failure to pass the bill. There is a movement referred to as

Illinois Recall Initiative Petition

There is a blog devoted to this endeavor. Here is their mission statement:

 “Welcome to Recall Blagojevich Now! As we launch this website, our goal is simply to become your one-stop resource linking you to all of the news and views of the massive corruption, fiscal irresponsibility, and abuse of power occurring within certain leadership of Illinois’ government. Our goal is three-fold.

A) To link together the news concerning Illinois Politics and the abuse of power by our current governor. Including information on local representatives and senators and the issues that affect all Illinois residents.

B) TO HELP ILLINOIS CITIZENS TO HAVE A VOICE IN RECLAIMING ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT. Our ultimate goal is to gather enough grass-roots support to force our Illinois Senate and House to pass legislation to put a Recall Initiative on the November Ballot. We must act together and quickly to get this done. If enough of us work together, then they must act on our behalf.

C) TO FORCE OUR GOVERNOR TO CHANGE HIS WAYS OR TO LEAVE OFFICE. After we push through a recall initiative, if Blago does not change his positions, abuse of power, and fiscal irresponsibility, then we will lead a new charge to remove him from office.

More to come, and we hope to have informed posts and multiple links up within the next day. In the meantime we have set up our petition so be sure to sign the petition today.”

Visit the blog to learn more:

http://recallblago.blogspot.com/

I would like to thank JB for providing the link to recall blago.

11 responses to “Rod Blagojevich, Obama, corruption, Recall Governor, Illinois legislature, Illinois Recall Initiative Petition

  1. sisterrosetta

    You know things are bad when you’re losing a popularity contest to a federal inmate.

    Voters Favor Impeachment of Blagojevich

    Written by Rich Miller Wednesday, 21 May 2008

    http://www.rcreader.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12774&Itemid=42

    A new statewide poll has found that 59 percent of Illinois registered voters want the Illinois legislature to begin impeachment hearings against Governor Rod Blagojevich.

    Meanwhile, another statewide poll had a little fun with Blagojevich’s reputation.

    Ask Illinois, which conducts automated polls, asked 2,301 registered voters this question last Wednesday: “If you were given the choice between former Governor George Ryan and current Governor Rod Blagojevich, which do you think would do a better job running our state?”

    More than half, 52 percent, chose Ryan, the imprisoned former governor. Blagojevich scored 48 percent. The poll had a margin of error of 2.19 percent.

    You know things are bad when you’re losing a popularity contest to a federal inmate.

  2. Hi citizen
    Just dropping in to see what you are covering today. As always, very interesting. I can’t wait to see how this whole thing turns out.

  3. sisterrosetta

    It’s always an eye-opener to see what the opposition is saying

    Curtain Time For Barack Obama

    The Bear on May 21 2008

    http://www.theabsurdreport.com/2008/curtain-time-for-barack-obama/

    Curtain Time For Barack Obama – Part I

    Republicans have enough damaging information against Barack Obama to knock him off the ballot before the November election. Those at the top of the Democratic Party know this by now and voters need to recognize that if they nominate him they are throwing the election. Nothing else can explain why they would allow this disaster to happen.

    Curtain Time for Barack Obama – Part II

    In the media, Obama always made it sound like he rarely saw Rezko, saying they met for breakfast or lunch once or twice a year. However, the FBI mole John Thomas helped investigators “build a record of repeat visits to the old offices of Rezko and former business partner Daniel Mahru’s Rezmar Corp., at 853 N. Elston, by Blagojevich and Obama during 2004 and 2005,“ according to the February 10, 2008 Sun-Times.
    During his March 14, 2008 interview, the Times told Obama, Thomas is an FBI mole and he “recently told us that he saw you coming and going from Rezko’s office a lot.”
    “And three other sources told us that you and Rezko spoke on the phone daily.”
    “Is that true?” the reporter asked.
    “No,” Obama said, “That’s not accurate.”

    Curtain Time for Barack Obama – Part III

    Three days after the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Aiham Alsammarae, the former electricity minister convicted of corruption in Iraq, put up $2.7 million in property to help raise $8.5 million to free Tony Rezko from jail in Chicago, the Times reported that Alsammarae had contributed six times to Obama’s presidential campaign.

    There’s much, much more. Please read the whole thing at above link.

  4. Citizen

    My question pretains to the MSM? Why has’nt one MSM source has reported on this story? If these are true facts-where is the MSM? What is going on here? I also have been following this story…is the Chicago Tribune printing headlining this story? If the goverrnor of Illinois will be indicted-do you think, do you think will also be indicted?

  5. Do you think Obama will also be indicted?

  6. sisterrosetta

    Citizen:

    Don’t know what to make of this, but here goes:

    What on Earth? Communism in Hawaii and the Obama Connection, Communism in Chicago and the Obama Connection

    We Report – You Decide
    Investigators to Release Reports on Obama’s Communist Connections:
    By OnTheWeb Thursday, May 22, 2008

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/3184

    Click to access hawaii-obama.pdf

    Click to access chicago-obama.pdf

    Washington, DC- Two veterans of investigations into Communist influence on the U.S. political process will hold a briefing on Capitol Hill to release two new explosive reports on Barack Obama’s ties with extreme anti-American elements, including agents of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA. The reports will shed important new light on Barack Obama’s mysterious past.

    WHAT: Briefing to release two reports: “Communism in Hawaii and the Obama Connection” by Herbert Romerstein, and “Communism in Chicago and the Obama Connection” by Cliff Kincaid.
    The reports are based on direct fact-finding and special access to historical, congressional, and investigatory documents.

    WHEN: Thursday, May 22, at 2 p.m.

    WHERE: 201 F St., NE, lower level, Washington, D.C. (Basement of Ebenezers Coffee House)

    WHO: Herbert Romerstein, an author and investigative journalist, served as an investigator for the much-feared U. S. House Committee on Un-American Activities, the House Committee on Internal Security, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He was head of the Office to Counter Soviet Disinformation for the United States Information Agency. One of his recent books is the acclaimed THE VENONA SECRETS: EXPOSING SOVIET ESPIONAGE AND AMERICA’S TRAITORS.

    Cliff Kincaid is an investigative journalist who specializes in analyzing the effects of communist and terrorist influence on the U.S. media. He is founder and president of America’s Survival, Inc., and editor of Accuracy in Media’s AIM Report. He is the author or coauthor of nine books, including WHY YOU CAN’T TRUST THE NEWS, and was instrumental in denying access to the U.S. media market to the Islamic terrorist Al-Jazeera television channel.

    SPONSOR: America’s Survival, Inc., http://www.USAsurvival.org, an independent watchdog group that monitors the United Nations and international terrorism.

  7. sisterrosetta

    It’s the Communism, Stupid!

    Frank Marshall Davis

    Report: Obama mentored by Communist Party figure
    Investigations show ties to radicals who shaped him, helped launch his political career

    Posted: May 22, 2008
    11:40 pm Eastern

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=65066

    Obama was mentored, while attending high school in Hawaii, by Frank Marshall Davis, an African-American poet and journalist who was also a CPUSA member.

    Dueling Redbaiters
    Which candidate is the real leftist?
    by Ronald Radosh
    05/26/2008, Volume 013, Issue 35

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/112ocvps.asp?pg=1

    Particularly grating to Obama supporters was Blumenthal’s airing of AIM’s allegation that Obama had sought to hide the influence a Communist mentor had on him as a young man. In his memoir, Dreams From My Father, Obama mentions a certain “Frank,” a black poet friend of his white grandfather’s who was a “contemporary of Richard Wright and Langston Hughes” and had once had “some notoriety.” Frank gave the young Barack some “hard-earned knowledge” (such as that “black people have a reason to hate. That’s just how it is”). As Obama set off for college, Frank told him that college was “an advanced degree in compromise” and that he should not “start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way.”

    It was easy for students of American communism to figure out that this was Frank Marshall Davis, a Chicago writer and Communist activist who moved to Hawaii in the late 1940s. That Davis sought to advise the young Obama as he prepared to leave home hardly proves that Davis was a major influence on Obama or that the young man accepted his Communist views. Obama’s withholding of Davis’s full name, however, does suggest that he worried it might cause him problems in his political career–as if Davis were another difficult uncle like Jeremiah Wright.

    I hesitate to provide a link to G. Gordon Liddy. I met my husband in Poughkeepsie, and we used to sing this ditty:

    Poughkeepsie, city of sin
    Poughkeepsie, city I live in
    Poughkeepsie, it’s a goddam pity
    Poughkeepsie, home of G. Gordon Liddy

    Anyway, like most humans, I’m sure he has some redeeming qualities. And perhaps there’s a kernel of truth to be found in the following:

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008
    Obama’s Communist Ties

    http://arepublic.blogspot.com/2008/05/obamas-communist-ties.html

    http://www.aim.org/on-the-air/g-gordon-liddy-show-kincaid-reveals-obamas-communist-ties/

  8. Cecil Jones

    All this sounds like someone wants the Governor’s spot and they will do anything to get it? This sounds like guilt by association or McCarthyism trying to impact the most important election of our lifetime? In the words of Jerry MacGuire, “Show me the money?”

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  10. Boy, has this whole idea taken on a new urgency or what? Blogo’s gotta go…

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