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Prtizker Nomination Shores Up Under-Represented Rich, Heiress, Crony Class for Democrats ^ | May 3, 2013 | John Ransom

Posted on 05/03/2013 4:56:55 AM PDT by Kaslin

The long-expected announcement by Obama nominating Chicago heiress Penny Pritzker to the post of commerce secretary has helped struggling Democrats shore up support amongst a neglected class of voters: Cronies.

Under Democrats, cronies unfortunately have become victims of their good looks, immense fortunes and unlimited influence at the star-studded Obama White House.

But fortunately that victim status has gone a long way toward helping the liberal base identify with these victimized insiders who can’t help that they are rich and beautiful.

They were born that way for gosh sakes. They didn’t choose it.

Next month I expect the National Institutes of Health will announce that a generous endowment from George Soros, George Kaiser and Warren Buffet has helped identify a “rich and famous” gene; a gene that goes a long way toward establishing that cronies aren’t made, they are born. 

Oh, and did I mention that the cash cronies give to progressive causes help liberals reconcile themselves to the fat cats too?

If I didn’t, I meant to.     

Some people have actually gone so far as to suggest that there might be something improper about Obama approving literally billions in dollars in taxpayer loans, subsidies and outright graft to wealthy Obama campaign donors, like Prtizker.

So it’s about time that Obama does something really extravagant for this under-appreciated class of people.

After all: He owes them.

“It could just be a diabolical, cruel rumor meant to hurt Chicago residents who are proud of the first couple's $1.8 million Hyde Park Georgian Revival mansion and history in the community,” reported the liberal blog PolicyMic just seven months ago. “Several publications have hinted or stated outright that top Obama fundraiser Penny Pritzker has been orchestrating the purchase of an opulent $35 million Honolulu estate for the first couple.”

Now who wouldn’t want someone with those types of “orchestration” skills working as commerce secretary?

See, you and I? We’re suckers.

We go out and work for a living, then hire realtors, fill out long complicated mortgage applications, show income, drop our pants and do all those other humiliating things to buy our average $173,000 home.

Obama became president because he knows how to get someone like Pritzker to “orchestrate” the purchase of “an opulent $35 million Honolulu estate” on a job with income of only $400,000 per year. 

That’s one sub, subprime loan.

And that’s how Obama bought his $1.8 million home in Chicago’s Hyde Park with the help of convicted “orchestrator” Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

Chicago’s full of orchestrators. And Obama owes them after all.

Pritzker knows something about the sub, subprime mortgage market too.

“Ms. Pritzker, who declined to be interviewed,” reports Crain’s Chicago Business,  “has confronted other challenges, including the 2001 collapse of Superior Bank FSB, which the Pritzker family co-owned, resulting in a $460-million payment to federal regulators, and a rift over family assets that settled out of court in 2005. She oversees the Pritzker family’s non-hotel real estate interests and chairs its TransUnion LLC credit bureau.”

That’s right: The owner of the company, TransUnion, a company that compiles and reports credit scores for all the rest of us, owned a bank that collapsed in 2001, well before the subprime market implosion.

The bank imploded because the directors, including Pritzker, didn’t properly assess the risks in its loan portfolio or oversee operations according to the Chicago Tribune.

“Regulators, who say they requested and never received a formal revised plan, [from the Pritzker family to save the bank] closed the institution late,” reported the Tribune, “saying it was critically undercapitalized, suffering from loan losses, accounting problems and poor oversight by its board.”

It’s clear that these regulators, who probably were all Republicans, didn’t know the first thing about either cronies or orchestration.

Because what America needs right now, is not good management, or oversight. Or the solution to accounting problems.

What the country needs are a few cronies to gather in the back room, to wink and nod and do a little back scratching and all the problems of commerce in this country will disappear- kind of like the way they solved healthcare reform with Obamacare.

That’s working out well, huh?  

Who better to help commerce in this way than the richest women in Chicago; the woman probably more responsible for Obama’s elevation to presidency than anyone else?

After all: We owe her.

And the least we can do is provide her with a televised Senate hearing so the Senate can thank her in person. 

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial

1 posted on 05/03/2013 4:56:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Do not forget that TransUnion is prominently cited in the advertising material for LifeLock.

Get that special 24/7 protection from big brother..... /sarc

2 posted on 05/03/2013 5:44:18 AM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Kaslin

This should be interesting to see how the Unions react to the nomination. She is a major shareholder of Hyatt as her family owns it. The labor wolrld is boycotting Hyatt for being anti Union. See this link. Hopefully this appointment agitates the unions to action to stop her nomination ...

Hyatt’s position on on Unions is commendable to me a a business owner.

3 posted on 05/03/2013 6:07:56 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Kaslin
Carpetbagger Johny's RINO-drawn Jackwagon is a little late to the party.

" Uhhhh, that's not ours either! "
---Weiner, Obama, Perry, Pelosi, Frank, Pritzker and Associates, LLLP.

Follow the....


Billionaire business mogul Penny Pritzker is a member of one of America’s richest families and was the Finance Chair for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.  It was Pritzker that led the prolific, and illegal, fundraising that helped power Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.  She was the chair of Chicago-based Superior Bank’s board for five years. 

Pritzker was into subprime lending before it became all the rage starting in around 2000.  Prtizker's chairmanship was to concentrate on sub prime lending, principally on home mortgages, but for a while in subprime auto lending, too, after the Pritzkers' bank acquired its wholesale mortgage organization division, Alliance Funding, in December 1992.

Back then they called it "predatory lending."

Superior Bank went belly up in 2001 with over $1 billion in insured and uninsured deposits; 1,406 depositors lost much of their life savings.  This collapse came amid harsh criticism of how Superior’s owners promoted sub-prime home mortgages.

On Nov. 1 [2002] the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. pointed the finger at Ernst & Young, Superior’s auditor, in a fraud suit filed in federal court here.  But that action came two months after a group of Superior depositors accused the bank’s owners and directors, including two members of the Pritzker family, of racketeering....


...Pritzker is chairman of Classic Residence by Hyatt, luxury senior living communities in 11 states; chairman of The Parking Spot, which owns and operates off-airport parking facilities in nine cities; chairman of the credit data company TransUnion and chairman of Pritzker Realty.  She also sits on the board of Global Hyatt and plays a role in numerous non-profit groups, including serving as chairman of the Olympic village portion of Chicago’s bid to win the 2016 Summer Games.
Nudge nudge nudge...

4 posted on 05/03/2013 6:16:35 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: TArcher

Get lost Loser, you're boring

5 posted on 05/03/2013 6:29:53 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Your signal to noise ratio seems to be heavy on the noise end.

Try harder.

6 posted on 05/03/2013 6:36:38 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: TArcher
Γιατί δεν σας φιλί μου πίσω
7 posted on 05/03/2013 7:11:49 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Nope. Still weak on signal.

8 posted on 05/03/2013 7:13:03 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Kaslin



9 posted on 05/03/2013 7:30:03 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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