Skip to comments.Another Body Blow… Trump Goes After Obama’s Close Ties to Crook Rezko
Posted on 04/11/2011 10:38:53 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
The RNC released this web video titled Lapse in Judgement back in 2008.
The ad revealed Barack Obamas dealings with convicted felon and close friend Tony Rezko.
This great ad described Obamas relationship with the Chicago crook. Unfortunately, the left-wing media didnt do its job and protected Obama from any honest attacks during the 2008 campaign.
Today Donald Trump went after Obamas close ties to convicted criminal Tony Rezko. IB Times reported:
President Obama never did a deal in his life except with Tony Rezko, said Donald Trump on Fox News.
People should look into that one, he added.
Trump once again went on the offensive against Obama. His previous point of attack was doubts over Obamas birthplace. Now, its the latters long history with Tony Rezko, who Hillary Clinton in 2008 called a slum landlord.
Rezko is am Illinoisan political fundraiser who was convicted for fraud and bribery in 2008. He was accused of using his political position to extort money from businesses seeking contracts from the Illinois Teachers System Board and the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board.
Back in the 1990s (before Rezkos offenses took place), two companies owned by Rezko gave the first ever contributions to Obamas Illinois Senate campaign. In the 2000s, he served on Obamas U.S. Senate campaign finance committee.
In 2005, Rezkos wife bought a lot adjacent to a house Obama purchased for $625,000 and subsequently sold a part of it to Obama. The deal generated much controversy back in Obamas 2008 presidential campaign.
Reverend Jeremiah G-D America Wright
Youre on standby.
Looks like Trump has ulterior motives, and may be in the bag for Obama.
Rush just played a clip of Trump saying if he didn’t win the Republican nomination he would run as an independent, even though he knows that would put Obama back in the White House.
He just hates to lose...
Fantastic research, maggie!!
I agree that he hates to lose, but I don’t think his pronouncement means that he is in the bag for Obama. It could just as easily be interpreted to mean that he has a fire a in the belly and believes in his prescription for an American recovery. He may be right and he may be wrong, but it is very hard to imagine that he is part of a broader conspiracy for Obama. If he has ulterior motives, I would expect that he himself is at the center of them.
If he sticks with the party, I think he's for real.
And God help any conservative who falls again for a third party Trojan Horse.
“He is making complete fools of the whole GOP.”
And he hasn’t even broke a sweat.
If Obama got elected, despite all the info about his connections with Rezko, how is it going to effect his reelection? People didnt care. They should, but they dont. They do care about other things 0bama has done. Why not focus on those?
The public at large never knew about these allegations. Recall that we had a candidate who refused to say anything negative about 0bama. The stooge we ran put Rezko, Wright, Farrakan. Ayers and the Birth Certificate question ALL off limits. People figured, hell, if McCain won't even discuss this stuff it must all be BS.
We also had a super abundance of stupid, guilt ridden white morons who couldn't wait to vote for a black guy just so they could tell everyone they voted for a black guy. Thank goodness that has largely worn off by now!
I have belonged to a third party for a while now. This last election I voted for the real conservative with the best chance to win or to make a statement.
In our system the guy with 34% beats two other guys with 33%. Teddy Roosevelt proved a 3rd party has a great shot at winning.
Only two of my votes went to the constitution party this time around.
That said, I don’t think Trump will run 3rd party unless the Pubs nominate another McCain/Dole.
I stopped getting things from the RNC asking for funding when I wrote across the forms “when you support my ideals .. I’ll support your campaigns”
That said, he also thinks third parties hand the election to the democrats.
He's a mass of contradictions. 8~)
Hey, I'm for Trump using his podium to rip Zero 24-7. Go for it Donald, don't let up.
But as a Presidential candidate? Nope, never, nada, no way, nix, not a chance.
I agree — the man’s an egomaniac.
If he were actually in the bag for a Democrat, I would guess Hillary over Obama.
My question, the same as Rush’s, is if you know running as an independent would put Obama back in office, why do it?
One thing’s for certain, he’s an interesting character. I actually do find him entertaining.
I heard Big Sis and Pawlenty did a commercial for "Global Warming". So no to him.
The other RINOS suck.
I was really hoping Bachmann would run but she is trying to be like a spoiled child starving for attention. The more I hear her, the more I dislike her. There is no substance to what she says and she like Obama has no executive experience she was a state rep then a congresswoman with very little experience. Trump on the other hand IS an executive and runs an empire.
Palin would guarantee 4 more years of Barry due to all the bashing she took from the press. Independents hate her and a lot of Republicans are beginning to dislike her. I know she has her worshippers here but unfortunately koolaid drinkers don't see reality.
The other conservatives are unknown like Barbour of Mississippi. He'd make a great President but wouldn't even get 8th place in Iowa or New Hampshire.
Which is why I believe we should have a National Primary Election. Where all 50 states vote on the same day so these other states aren't the focus of who is going to lead the free world.
No offense to FReepers in Iowa or NH, but I don't know why your states have the right to decide who the nominee is.
He seems very p***ed off to me...and I know he and Rush golf together, but this seemed to come out of the blue.
Maybe it was the Ground Zero mosque-he offered to buy that property for a MUCH larger amount than they were paying for it and he was told to go whistle-he wasn’t getting it no matter how much he offered...and business/money wise, that makes NO sense, so maybe he started looking into it and couldn’t believe what he found..ie a closet full of Muzzies w/Obama ties, Obama’s lack of documented pedigree or birth etc, Soros’ connection, the Saudis etc...they are all connected and all you have to do is connect the dots...
Say what you will about the Donald, he does love this country and he loves capitalism. And I think he finally ‘gets it’, that we may lose both.
very interesting to watch this play out...
Why do you think that Palin was restrained by GOP/McCain and Trump is speaking openly about Iraq oil, birth certificate, Koran, Rezko, china, Obamacare, deficit?
HOw she was ridiculed by media and liberal elitist Hollywood types?
“He is making complete fools of the whole GOP.”
Their mothers beat him to it. It doesn’t take Donald Trump to beat The None. Anyone in a three-piece suit can do it at this point. John McCain could even do it now. What is needed is someone who can be President, and I’m sorry, but he’s not the man for the job.
I don’t see him having to go to a third party. I see Romney and Karl Rove going third party with the rest of the rinos.
I'm not saying he's "malleable". I'm saying that it isn't clear which master Trump is serving: his own ambition...or somebody else's.
Trump was a long-term supporter of the Clintons. He supported Hillary for the Democrat nomination in 2008.
He is only lately come to say the right words about conservative issues. It was not so long ago that he was pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-national healthcare.
Now, he presents himself as an avid conservative...and wins conservative hearts by publicly attacking Obama on the subject of his eligibility. Note, that this is an act that might equally serve two factions -- Republicans...and Hillary.
And, then, Trump announces that, if he doesn't win the Republican nomination, he will run as an Independent.
Wouldn't that pretty much insure the election of the Democrat nominee? Whoever she is? Indeed, where have we seen this scenario before...???
I am, for one, very suspicious of Trump's motives.
I can’t disagree with any of your post. Time will tell.
We’re allowed to be a mass of contradictions. It makes us far more interesting. :>)
Screaminsunshine -— you are plant for democrats.
I assume Trump has come to the same conclusion I have, i.e. that the country would have to be very lucky to survive two more years of this present administration.
The GOP is becoming more foolish by the day- that blink before the budget debacle is just another log on the fire burning its way to rendering the GOP to the same place the Whigs currently occupy.
If you are opining in your statements please say so.
When I was receiving my substandard Southeastern Conference education, if I made an assertion about something I believed, I had to give two pieces of evidence to support the argument or the paper would come back with a big, red “F” on it.
I learned that lesson the hard way. And I still make a point of writing “IMHO” if I don’t have any evidence, just “feelings.” And I really try to leave “feelings” politics to the liberals. And Ivy League graduates.
That’s the last thing Juan wants because he is not an NBC himself. He was born at the public hospital in Colon about a mile from the PCZ. He doesn’t want any blowback proving the fraud he is. That’s why neither candidate pushed the issue because they’re both not NBCs.
Raise your hands if you know the last time 0bama went home to his own house in Chicago.
C’mon, people. Let’s see those hands! It’s a historic mansion!
I can’t shake the nagging impression he’s running interference for She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Were you around in the late 90s? We had a president named Bill Clinton who committed any number of crimes in office and before. Do you know how many crimes he was convicted of? None. Do you know whether he was removed from office? No. Did his party suffer in a major way for it? NO. Do I like that? No. But, at the end of the day, that was the reality. Obama could be guilty of a million crimes. Unless he is prosecuted for it, or the public turns on him, it sadly makes very little difference. Right now, the public is unhappy about his job performance, but they don’t care about his scandals. Is your objective to be “right” and Obama advance his agenda, or turn back his agenda?
It’s a rotten shame that America has come to the point where a citizen has to have billions before he or she can tell the truth and not be afraid!
Donald Trump is the ONLY person who has even come close to being truthful about Obama. We’re ALL supposed to have that right. But the Liberal nuts have taken political correctness to the point where an ordinary citizen is dragged through the mud if they even try to raise questions about what is obviously a shady deal.
And all the politicians, both Republican and Democrat, have too much dirty linen of their own in the closet to risk speaking out.
Donald Trump gives new meaning to the phrase “money talks.” He is in the unique position of being able to speak his mind and not be ruined for it. However, I suspect it won’t be long until the literal “hired guns” are brought out to threaten him into submission. Maybe he’ll have a heart attack, who knows, or be found in a dumpster somewhere, or burn up in his garage.
Thanks for the post; ping; thread. A very good body-blow delivered by Trump! HOORAY Donald!
I don’t know what will happen, but nature abhors a vacuum, and Trump has figured out how to fill it while Romney, Pawlenty, Gingrich, Huckabee et al go about business as usual.
Ping for later reading
History never stops repeating itself. Must be the human factor. Stupid is as stupid does.
How many times have we heard? “That’s how my parents did it and that’s how I’m gonna do it.” F-in stupid if it creates failure.
TRUMP WILL FIGHT ISLAM
FIGHT UNFAIR TRADE
IF he gets the GOP nomination, he has my vote. I think he can do it.
I also say: vote your consciousness. You have to be “aligned with your source.” :)
No, I don’t apply rules of grammar, spelling, and composition to posts in public forums, nor do I interact with “post Nazis.” Waste of my time. Perhaps your peer review would be more effective on someone else’s posts, cuz honestly I don’t give a damn.
Then why bother responding?
If you just want to blow off steam and spew baseless arguments, maybe DU would be more to your liking. That’s EXACTLY what passes for “intellectual discourse” there.
Exactly, screaming! Frustraing to watch while Harry Reid gets his daily quote sprayed all over the media...
Palin did say those things! She was an “outsider”, though. Even unsupported by the GOP.
Not sure even conviction of a crime stops a democrat pol...from office or CNN bobbleheading.
Not sure even conviction of a crime stops a democrat pol...from office or CNN bobbleheading.
He needs to find even more dirt on Billy Ayers.
their current thinking is, if they raise it to $7 gal, it will sell even better
Career politicians now have a glaring weakness: all they have is politics, with nothing to fall back on. Hence, the live or die by following political correctness. Trump is welathy and CAN fall back on his business, and therefore cannot be bullied by political correctness.
Our Founding Fathers envisioned citizen-legislators who would contribute to the succes of the country, then go back to their businesses. We need obviously need Term Limits when Political Correctness runs rough-shod over common sense and fiduciary responsibility.
You may think Trump is the answer to Barry's prayers. Many are praying he is Barry's worst nightmare.
The "Distractions" occured over three years ago, when the country was sidetracked from investigating the real history of the liar candidate.
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