Skip to comments.The ties that bind. Remember Rahm Emanuel's rent-free D.C. apartment? The owner: A BP adviser
Posted on 06/08/2010 6:10:06 AM PDT by ecsmceo
In case you were tempted to buy the faux Washington outrage at BP and its gulf oil spill in recent days, here's a story that reveals a little-known corporate political connection and the quiet way the inner political circles intersect, protect and care for one another in the nation's capital. And Chicago. We already knew that BP and its folks were significant contributors to the record $750-million war chest of Barack Obama's 2007-08 campaign. Now, we learn the details of a connection of Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayoral wannabe, current Obama chief of staff, ex-representative, ex-Clinton money man and ex-Windy City political machine go-fer. Shortly after Obama's happy inaugural, eyebrows rose slightly upon word that, as a House member, Emanuel had lived the last five years rent-free in a D.C. apartment of Democratic colleague Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and her husband, Stanley Greenberg.
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We already knew that BP and its folks were significant contributors to the record $750-million war chest of Barack Obama's 2007-08 campaign.
Now, we learn the details of a connection of Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayoral wannabe, current Obama chief of staff, ex-representative, ex-Clinton money man and ex-Windy City political machine go-fer.
Shortly after Obama's happy inaugural, eyebrows rose slightly upon word that, as a House member, Emanuel had lived the last five years rent-free in a D.C. apartment of Democratic colleague Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and her husband, Stanley Greenberg.
LA Times? Just.... wow.
Well..Well..Well PING! (The L.A Times no doubt...mmm...mmm..mmm)
Whoa! That is one juicy bit of information.
From the LA Times? I’m shocked.
Surely, this is an inadvertent indiscretion!
Can you feel it yet? It feels like a MSM tipping point to me.
All of Washington is in bed with someone. It’s a pit full of corrupt snakes. Will America ever have true leaders and statesmen again?
The Clinton nest of spiders has never stopped
spinning their corrupt webs. Easy to see why
-0 had to have their networks on his side,
whatever it took.
Anyone ping Drudge?
THE CHICAGO WAY UChicago Argonne controls major energy industry connections. ComED & Exelon are connected to NALCO through UChicago Argonne. All are connected to Fermilab. Stimulus millions is funding all these connections. They hire each other's executives. ComEd hired a CEO from NALCO and a director from the Dept of Ed.
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC--Stimulus Contract: $163,724,912.00
US Department of Energy - May 22, 2009
May 2, 2010 ---- MARKET WIRE
Special Report on BP plc, Citigroup Inc, Goldman Sachs, Nalco Holding Co.
LAS VEGAS -- The scale and carnage of BP's recent oil spill disaster continues to grow on a daily basis. BP shares have fallen 12% since the disaster. News organs report that several banks (including Goldman Sachs, GS and Citigroup), recommended buying BP shares. They argue investors are over-reacting since the April 20 explosion.
BP released news that it has tested the dispersants (manufactured by Chicago-based Nalco Holding Co.) and authorized it's use on a larger scale. BP also added it is looking for additional suppliers to begin manufacturing the dispersant material in mass quantities. SOURCE http://tinyurl.com/2cachel
www.EnergyStockAlerts.com--a premier source for microcap and blue chip research and commentary.
Goldman reported readying BP for takeover defense (Rahm Emanuel is G/S dealmaker in the WH)
FR Posted June 06, 2010 by Hamiltonian
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- BP PLC's regular advisor Goldman Sachs is rumored to be preparing to fend off any potential takeover attempts for the U.K. oil major, reports the Independent on Sunday.(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com
Goldman Sachs Will Be Sitting Pretty With Emanuel in the Obama White House
By Timothy P. Carney, Examiner Columnist, Nov 21, 2008
EXCERPT Today, in these tumultuous times of bailouts and meltdowns when the investment banking leviathan needs Washington more than ever before, Goldman Sachs can leverage its most valuable asset yet White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.
Traditionally a Democratic booster, and one of Barack Obamas top sources of funds in this past election, Goldman has always had particularly strong allies in government.
Rahm Emanuel is one such ally. An interesting early chapter in the Goldman-Emanuel relationship took place in the setting of Bill Clintons 1992 campaign for the White House. Clinton hired Emanuel as his chief fundraiser.At the same time, however, Emanuel was on the payroll of Goldman Sachs, receiving $3,000 per month from the firm to introduce us to people, in the words of one Goldman partner at the time. This is certainly a noteworthy relationship, but its one that has almost entirely escaped scrutiny. (snip)
In his four terms in Congress, Emanuel raised $74,750 from Goldman, making the firm his number four source of funds. Goldman has helped Emanuel. How has Emanuel helped Goldman? The most obvious answer, as mentioned in this column two weeks ago, is in Emanuels lead role in shepherding the $700 billion bailoutfirst proposed by former a Goldman CEO, Bush Treasury Secretary Henry Paulsonthrough the skeptical House.
Of course, back in the Clinton days, Goldman benefited from NAFTA and the bailout of the Mexican currency, with Emanuel pushing NAFTA through Congress, and Rubin hammering out the peso bailout.
Did Goldman improperly funnel money to the Clinton campaign by subsidizing Emanuels salary in 1992? Did Goldmans help to Clinton spur the Democratic president to push NAFTA and the Mexican bailout?
The answers to these questions are opaque, and with Emanuel burrowed deep within the Obama White House, the continued relationship between Goldman Sachs and Obamas right hand man wont be easy to follow.
Watch which regulations of Wall Street Obama fights for. Watch where the bailout money goes.
I bet they were more than just bunk buddies.
No doubt (/snix).
Glad you pinged maggie. I knew I was leaving out somebody, but haven’t had enough coffee yet..lol.
This is huge because now the Obama administration is literally in bed with BP.
And yet never a word will be uttered by the LSM, but imagine in Halliburton (sp) gave $5 to a republican, there would have been outrage and calls for impeachment...
I’m glad this story is getting legs.
Little “o” is goin’ down...
Ewwwwwwwww. Is she our new Helen Thomas replacement? LOL!
Greenberg's consulting firm was a prime architect of BP's recent rebranding drive as a green petroleum company, down to green signs and the slogan "Beyond Petroleum." Greenberg's company is also closely tied to a sister Democratic outfit -- GCS, named for the last initials of Greenberg, James Carville, another Clinton advisor, and Bob Shrum, John Kerry's 2004 campaign manager. According to published reports, GCS received hundreds of thousands of dollars in political polling contracts in recent years from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Probably just a crazy coincidence. But you'll never guess who was the chairman of that Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee dispensing those huge polling contracts to his kindly rent-free landlord.
Hmmmm. Was this during the same years that Emanuel declared his own house in Chicago the corporate seat of his "Foundation" (a foundation whose only officers and contributors are Emanuel and his wife) thereby taking his home OFF the property tax rolls?
No rent in DC (therby no tax contribution). No taxes in Chicago. Millions $$$ in the bank. Some people know how to live large.
Eeeks! Is that a woman?
That’s the biggest shock from the article, DeLauro actually has a husband.
Another libtard woman not taking her husband’s last name I see.
Oily Birds make strange Bedfellows
LA Times? WOW!
Just what I was thinking. She has got to be the ugliest woman in DC at least on the outside.
I think I’d rather look at a pic of Helen Thomas than that thing.
Checked all other major outlets, nothing yet.
I think Rush was talking about this over a week ago. (Pretty sure I heard it on Rush’s show.)
Is that a picture of Rosa or Stanley???
The entire Jack Squat Barry administration, to include Jack Squat himself, should be thuroughly investigated for possible criminal activities...all of them.
OK, let’s connect the dots for all the sheeple.
1.BP is Obama’s biggest Doner
2.Obama Chief of Staff is provided a RENT FREE apartment by a BP Advisor
3. BP gets preferential treatment by the EPA and is exempted from inspections on the Deepwater Horizon well.
4. Deepwater horizon blows out.
IOW, a Quid Pro Quo if I have ever seen one.
What is her nationality? I used to know a Greek woman who could be her twin.
“Ewwwwwwwww. Is she our new Helen Thomas replacement? LOL!”
I think she is definitely in the running!
Post#17: Zakeet, please give a warning before you post something like that! That frightened me! :)
Monday, Jun 7, 2010 13:55 ET
Our hard-core, adversarial press corps
By Glenn Greenwald
She must have some “special talent.”
Oil dispersant manufacturer NALCO is associated with Exelon
which was Rahm Emanuel's first big deal on Wall Street,
and with ComEd -for which Axelrod did the PR which Bill Ayers' father was CEO.
ComED & Exelon are connected to NALCO through UChicago Argonne and Fermilab.
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC--Stimulus Contract: $163,724,912.00 DOE May 22, 2009
2) The secret reasons for the $$$$$ to Obama ............. check
BP oil leak: Fallen Deepwater Horizon was tapping second largest oil deposit in the world"
3) Pres_ _ent Obama exempts BP from normal requirements ......... check
U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study (Obama let it happen)"
4) Pres_ _ent Obama creates a dangerous, negligent environment before, during, and after the event ......... check
5) Pres_ _ent Obama, BP, and the DNC begin the obstruction ......... check
"Coast Guard Logs Show Administration Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hours"
6) Pres_ _ent Obama, BP and the DNC begin the coverup ......... check
"BP well may be spewing 100,000 barrels a day"
In their most tenacious effort to control the 'spin' on the worst oil spill disaster in the history,
BP has purchased top internet search engine words so they can re-direct people away from real news on the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe."
7) The REAL DEAL: Pres_ _ent Obama displays utter incompetance (again) ......... check
"Louisianans take oil cleanup in own hands as frustration mounts."
8) The REAL DEAL: Pres_ _ent Obama destroys America (again) ......... check
"Analysis: Could U.S. Lose 200 Rigs by the End of Summer? "
Drain the swamp. The culture of corruption permeates the Obama administration.
Neither BP or Oboma seem that concerned about the spill. BP can just pass the cost of Cap & Tax on to the consumer, and Obomas Crime Inc. can still rake in the dough. The only people hurt are the taxpayers, so why should either of them worry? It's not like the sweat will be rolling off their backs.
Ed Henry is a joke! What a suck up loser.
I think you are right... I think they are turning on him and he knows it. They will all go “Britteny Spears’ on him.
LA Times is just helping ensure that Rahm meets the necessary “qualifications” to be RAT Mayor of Chicago. You can’t be just a two bit crook and expect hold that position.
That’s the demon-lady from the health care bill signing photo-op. I thought for sure she was a satanic apparition.
The is SPILLGATE!
“Pffffffft everyone in power does it.”
That doesn’t make it moral, ethical, or right. It means a lot of people need to go to jail.
Thanks! My first laugh of the day!
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