The Wall Street Journal posted an article online on Wednesday, June 4, 2008. The title of the article is, “The Obama we don’t know.” The devil we don’t know and do know about Obama scares the hell out of me. Wall Street Journal, is this the best you can do? How about Obama’s ties to crime and corruption as evidenced by the Tony Rezko trial. How about Obama’s endorsement of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Blagojevich was a regular name mentioned during the rezko trial and the Illinois legislature attempted to give the people the recall ability to deal with Blagojevich. How about the probable money laundering and inpropriety of Obama and Dan Shomon in regard to Obama’s “legal retainer” from Robert Blackwell and subsequent large grants given to Blackwell and subsequent large campaign donations made to Obama. How about Obama’s ties to the Middle East, such as billionaire, corrupt businessman Auchi who is from Iraq and did business with Saddam Hussein. Rezko, by the way, is from Syria. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
How about the Larry Sinclair and Reverend Manning allegations that become more credible each day.
Here are some exerpts from the Wall Street Journal article:
“A 2004 Chicago Sun-Times interview with Mr. Obama mentioned three men as his religious guides. One was Rev. Wright. Another was Father Michael Pfleger, the Louis Farrakhan ally whose recent remarks caused Mr. Obama to resign from Trinity, but for whose Chicago church Mr. Obama channeled at least $225,000 in grants as a state senator. Until recently, the priest was connected to the campaign, which flew him to Iowa to host an interfaith forum. Father Pfleger’s testimony for the candidate has since been scrubbed from Mr. Obama’s campaign Web site. A third mentor was Illinois state Senator James Meeks, another Chicago pastor who has generated controversy for mixing pulpit and politics.
The point is not that Mr. Obama now shares the radical views of these men. The concern is that by the Senator’s own admission they have been major moral influences, and their views are starkly at odds with the candidate’s vision as a transracial peacemaker. Their patronage was also useful as Mr. Obama was making his way in Chicago politics. But only now, in the glare of a national campaign, is he distancing himself from them. The question is what in fact Mr. Obama does believe.”
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