When Tony Rezko was found guilty of being a corrupt, no-good scumbag, Barack Obama was "saddened" by the verdict
Commenting on the news yesterday, that his good friend and political ally, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, had been arrested and taken into custody to face federal corruption charges, Barack Obama said
"Like the rest of the people of Illinois I am saddened and sobered by the news that came out of the U.S. attorney's office today.
First off, if this isn't a grave insult to the people of Illinois, I don't know what is. I'd wager good money that an overwhelming number of Illinoisans greeted the news yesterday with raucous cheers, high fives, and a much earlier than normal happy hour kick-off.
I'm sure there were a lot of sad faces in the political cesspool known as Chicago City Hall, but come on. Getting Blago behind bars is the best thing that could possibly happen to the people and the State of Illinois.
But, I digress.
That wasn't the point of this post.
When Obama says he was saddened by the news of Blagojevich's arrest, is he sad because his scumbag friend just got busted, or sad because he just
found out his friend is a total scumbag.
During the presidential campaign, we were subjected to nearly two years of Obama-friendly media coverage and pro-Obama talk from his supporters on the ground, telling us what a brilliant man Barack Obama is, and how he's so much smarter, and therefore more qualified to be president, than our current president.
Well, now this genius wants us to believe that he was the only person in Chicago who had no idea Blagojevich and Rezko were dirty.
This, of course, is what we here in the reality-based world call complete and utter horseshit.
Obama knew full well that these guys were off the scumbag charts, but chose to ally himself with them for both personal and political gain. He's where he is today, because he knowingly embraced the corruption of the Chicago political machine and played ball with these guys.
He knew the rules of the game going in, was more than happy to suit up and take the field, and now wants us to believe he never had anything to do with any of these crooks and liars, but if it turns out he did, then he had no idea they weren't the upstanding citizens he thought they were.
And, now, thanks to the mainstream media's eager willingness to keep the public from finding out about the real Barack Obama, we get to have him as our next president.
So, let us take a moment this morning to thank the legions of rabid, Bush-bashing leftists, who were kind enough to bestow upon us their wisdom over the last eight years.
Joe Biden's idiotic statement about paying higher taxes, notwithstanding, they taught us the important lesson about how expressing one's dissent over the actions and policies of the sitting president is the most patriotic act one person can undertake.
Because I'm looking forward to making 2009 the Year of the Patriot.UPDATE:
File this one under "Badges of Honor".
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