Typical Chicago Democrat Obama in Typical Chicago Scandal

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Pa(b)st Prime, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama expressed regret late Friday for his 2005 land purchase from now-indicted political fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko in a deal that enlarged the senator’s yard.

    “I consider this a mistake on my part and I regret it,” Obama told the Chicago Sun-Times in an exclusive and revealing question-and-answer exchange about the transaction.

    In June 2005, Obama and Rezko purchased adjoining parcels in Kenwood. The state’s junior senator paid $1.65 million for a Georgian revival mansion, while Rezko paid $625,000 for the adjacent, undeveloped lot. Both closed on their properties on the same day.

  2. Lucrum


    Politicians, they're pretty much all the same.
    Present company excluded of course. :)
  3. Well, he must be doing well. I'd say he's doing about 8 times better than his constituents.
  4. jem


    what has he done to make that kind of money on a Sen. salary.
  5. I'm as big a cynic as anyone and I don't lean either left or right when it comes to politicians but after reading the Sun-Times article I just don't see any scandal here.

    It looks to me like Obama wanted to buy a house that included a house and an adjacent lot, and the sellers wanted to close both lots at the same time so Obama called a guy he knew for ten years who was a Real-Estate developer about purchasing the other lot.

    He later approached him about purchasing a small strip of that lot at a price equal to the prorated purchase price.

    As far as why he can afford a house of that price, Obama is a Harvard educated lawyer and they do earn quite a bit of money. I believe he was in private practice for several years before his involvment in politics.

    As Obama stated his purchase of the lot may not have been a good idea but I'd hardly consider it a scandal. I also don't see anyone suggesting that he received undue benefit from the transaction.

    - Curtis
  6. It's funny watching the 37 percentile scum clinging to anything that might save them. I don't know why these scum are so worried, the dumb voters will re-elect them anyway.
  7. You're probably not a Chicagoan but what seems like an odd "coincidence" is that the latest high profile political indictee in Illinois is involved in a land deal with Obama. Not to mention that Obama's home is in an all black neighborhood and this Rezko character is white. Something's not right....
  8. Well, he's obviously got a lot to learn about real estate. Luckily, he has the perfect mentors in Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton.
  9. jem


    Did not know he was a Havard lawyer.

    But if you are really making 165 k a year and travelling back and forth to D.C. and chicago.

    Residences in both places, looking as well dress as he does, I doubt he made enough as a lawyer to support a 1.6 million dollar home.

    Besides for the last few years, every time there has been smoke with these politicians there has been fire.

    If I were running the Republican hatchet pac I would be looking into his finances.

    I mean heck the lobbyists even got to war hero and wasnt the price of his home about 1.6.

    The lobbying money in wash is a huge cancer.
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    Thanks Pa Prime.

    This may get imteresting, because Senator Obama is polite & reasonably fast on his feet,[so to speak] in those 2 areas like Ronald Reagan.

    However i am curious to know his stand on Communist Cuba/China.

    Thinking a lot about that lately, most of the people i do business differ from me in religion/redemption or politics. Perhaps China learned more from a Ronald Reagan joke than Cuba did.

    Ronald Reagan joked, in Miami, Florida,someone was selling peanuts/popcorn in the crowd when Castro was speaking. "Peanuts/popcorn'' the vendor said

    Castro snarled ''shut up or i will send you all to Miami''
    the whole Cuban crowd roared ''Peanuts /popcorn',peanuts/popcorn'

    #10     Mar 31, 2007