Sunday, December 14, 2008

Obama and Blagojevich Were Close Political Allies

for the latest NE on this issue go here. For a good analysis of the close Obama-Blagojevich relationship, go here.

UPDATE: The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Federal Agents have Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on tape discussing Obama's senate seat 21 times with Blagojevich team! I suppose that wouldn't be a big deal had Obama himself not initially denied any contacts with Blagojevich on the matter. Since his original denial, Obama has switched to "there was no inappropriate contact". It's beginning to smell a lot like "I did not have sex with that woman" or "it depends on what the meaning of the word is is."

UPDATE: Obama's Chief operative is coming under pressure to resign after being caught on tape discussing Obama's Senate seat appointment with Blagojevich. I find this unfair that a staffer for Obama would be asked to take the bullet for Obama himself, whom Emanuel was merely working for. It was Obama himself who said that he and his staff had no contact with Blagojevich on the appointment, which contradicted earlier interviews with top advisor David Axelrod and now the FBI taped conversations of Rahm Emanuel.

I recently received a comment on one of my posts complaining about my assertion that Obama and Blagojevich were political Allies. The commenter demands that I remove the headline, and posted a rambling screed on his own blog defending Obama and his links to Blagojevich.

Of course, I am not the only one who is familiar with the relationship. Here are a few astute observers. Feel free to google "Blagojevich Obama Allies" for thousands of results:

Illinois Governor and Obama Ally Arrested
How Chicago shaped Obama
7 Questions For Obama About Blagojevich
Blagojevich, the Stupidest Governor, Puts Obama in a Bad Light.

Of course, both are the product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. Below is a fun video of Obama endorsing Blagojevich. Obama: "Right now my MAIN FOCUS is that we elect Rod Blagojevich as governor". Moderator: Are you working hard for Rod? Obama: "YOU BETCHYA!" Enjoy:
He's not just endorsing him, he's his "Main Focus" and he is "working hard" for him.

Of course, Obama has now thrown Blagojevich under the bus like the long list other other inconvenient friends. When asked, Obama's basic answer is 'Blagojevich who?' And his blogging supporters echo the sudden amnesia... But the record of their political alliance is clear, extensive and irrefutable. The Koolaid drinkers not withstanding.


  1. Clean and respectful this will be.

    We, Ourselves, have taken note of this situation and We must admit as entertaining as your right wing missive is it is factually incorrect. What President-Elect Obama said was, and We quote, "Our office had no involvement in any deal-making around my Senate seat - that, I’m absolutely certain of." At no time did the President Elect say that his staff has no contact with the governor and according to all the sources at Our disposal inside Washington, Springfield and Chicago Mr Emanuel is very secure in his position to become White House Chief of Staff.

    Qu'ul cuda praedex nihil!

  2. That’s a nice try. Please enjoy this little video of Obama’s press conference “I had no contact with the Governors office”. How clear is that? The FBI has Obama’s chief of staff on tape going over a list of Obama’s preferred candidates. Stop drinking the cool aid.

  3. Come on Joe the Neocon, you can do better than that. You said that the alliance between Obama and Blagojevich was "clear, extensive and irrefutable," yet the links and video you provided to support that claim were anything but. You neocons are all the same:

  4. So I bring multiple articles from various sources left and right, multiple pictures, Obama's own words on video... and all you can say is "you neocons are all the same." That's funny. Love is blind, as they say.


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