By Rev. Lainie Dowell
If Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) is currently under the legal and political gun by States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald for being caught on tape while conspiring to try to sell the Illinois U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama, then what does that make Barack Obama and his election campaign team (not even the transition team) for openly, wantonly, and illegally selling a spot at the January 20, 2009, inauguration, when those tickets are being distributed FREE?!
Talking about a ponzi scheme??!! Madoff doesn't have anything on the Obama faction. It is Chicago's crooked politics that is flooding the entire nation compliments of Barack Obama who contends he knows nothing about either scam.
Shades of Baby Doc and the Marcos Pair?
I ask you, dear reader, can "Let them eat cake," be far behind?
Don't scoff and don't sneer. About six months ago, when I first started writing political commentary about Obama's bid for the Office of President, I sent along to the Obama campaign a copy of my article lambasting him via their email address and requested their response. Instead, they put me on their mailing list. It was then that I immediately discovered that Obama and his people say one thing in the public arena and another thing altogether directly to their collection of email addresses compiled and catalogued in their databases in the same way that mine was.
Other than that, I have yet to receive a personal response from them to address my initial query to them. Apparently, they haven't realized yet that I am not on their side, whatsoever! And I am beginning to lose my patience about how those people are being allowed by somebody to continue electioneering and campaigning and grabbing up monetary and (probably in-kind) donations from so many poor, unsuspecting people despite the near billions (by now) collected by Barack Obama and his minions.
Who is paying for that $3500 per day vacation house in Hawaii for Obama and his family and close relatives and friends to bake in the sunny isle while a whole lot of Americans are freezing in the cold, chilly winds of foreclosure and layoffs?
Whose money is paying for that expensive and expansive work going on right now in Washington, D.C. to prepare the Inauguration site?
Who is collecting those solicited donations in the name of "Obama For America" under the name of David Plouffe, campaign manager?
Who are the people, organizations, and nations being solicited by the Obama team? Are Africa and other foreign nations still on their email list which includes a donation button at the bottom of the page?
At what point does Barack Obama and his team plan to shut down their campaigning mode? The election campaign ended on November 4, 2008.
Somebody Please Wake Up the United States Congress!
I don't mind telling you I am doing a slow burn that is heating up by degrees, because the incoming Obama folk are letting Americans know from the outset that they plan to do whatever they want and hang Congress and its constitutionally legislative mandate to make and enforce laws by lawful legislation in the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate --- and not by either the Executive Branch or the Judicial Branch.
In case you have not received your invitation to the Inauguration, take a look at what came in my email box today. I guess the Obama people need the money, so I don't suppose they'd object to my sharing this, as follows,
(Quoted in full, below)
Rev. L --
Barack Obama will be sworn in as President of the United States of America on January 20th, 2009.It will be an unprecedented event in the history of our country, and hundreds of thousands of people will come together in Washington, D.C. to share the moment.
Supporters like you made this happen. You know that real change comes from the bottom up, not from the top down, and Barack and Joe want you to join them on this historic day. They want to start off this administration with the people who worked so hard and will continue to fight for change with them.
Between now and January 8th, 10 supporters and their guests will be selected to join the Inaugural activities. If you make a donation -- in any amount -- to make the Inauguration a success, you and a guest could be flown to Washington, D.C., put up in a hotel, and be there as Barack is sworn in as the 44th President.
Unlike past inaugurations, this year's event will not be paid for by Washington lobbyists or corporations.
This campaign was funded by 4 million ordinary people giving only what they could afford, and Barack and Joe are counting on you again. Help start this administration off right -- independent of the special interest donors who have shaped Washington for too long.
This Inauguration will be open to as many Americans as possible. We'll all come together to celebrate the hope and optimism that define this movement for change. But you could be one of 10 selected to join us in Washington for all Inaugural events. Any donation you make between now and January 8th counts -- whatever you can afford. Show your support for a different kind of politics and a different kind of inauguration with a donation of $5 or more today: https://donate.pic2009.org/tickettohistory
The Inauguration will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. I hope you can join us.
David Plouffe, Campaign Manager
Obama for America
P.S. -- If you cannot make a donation, you and a guest could still be selected to receive your ticket to history. Learn more here.
Paid for by Obama for America [Donation Button] (unquote)
SOMEBODY CALL THE LAW!
Oh dear, I almost forgot -- Obama and his ilk are now in charge of the law. But don't they know that the Installation tickets are FREE?! We don't need to keep on making excuses for Barack Obama. Ignorance of the law is not a defense -- especially, when it is a lawyer who breaks the law while trying to become President of our nation.
We have met the enemy and he is claiming to be one of us -- (i.e., American and law abiding). Stay tuned.