Obama’s Chicago Years

December 12, 2008

The Chicago Dance – On to Washington “Chicago, Chicago, That toddlin’ town. Chicago, Chicago, The town that Billy Sunday Could not shut down. I saw a man He danced with his wife, In Chicago, Chicago, my home town.”

In Barack Obama’s first memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” the author discussed his unusual childhood, his Kenyan African father, his white mother, his grandparents in Hawaii and his life in Indonesia. He also covered the three years in the 1980s when he worked as a community organizer in Chicago, Illinois.

In Obama’s second memoir, “The Audacity of Hope,” he covered the Senate campaign that he waged to win election to the United States Senate, and the more than one year he served as a newly elected Senator between 4 January 2005, until 2006.

Chicago is Obama’s political home town; it is where he forged his political identity. However, Obama’s life in Chicago from 1991 until his Senate victory in 2005, was mysteriously overlooked or ignored in both autobiographies. What was Barack Obama accomplishing politically during those missing years in America’s center of vicious and corrupt politics, … Chicago?

America does not know because most American voters were uninterested in Obama’s history. Those who did seek information about Obama’s relationship to Chicago’s political machine, were called racists for questioning the character of a black man. During the Presidential campaign, the American media were uninterested in performing investigative journalism of Obama’s Chicago years, even while a federal prosecutor and his federal office were abroad in the city doing their own investigative research.

The missing years of Obama’s life in Chicago seem now on the cusp of revelation. They will be revealed by the court documents of federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. Those lost Obama years will be documented by Obama’s Chicago friends, associates and enemies such as former U. S. Representative and now Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, Mrs. “I saw a man he danced with his wife” Blagojevich, the Illinois governor’s chief-of-staff John Harris, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., bagman Tony Rezko and his “Realtor” wife, current U.S. Congressman Rahm Emanuel who is also working a second job as Oama’s Chief of Staff, Obama’s chief strategist and Daly Machine mouthpiece David Axelrod, David Wilhelm, and assorted other characters of Chicago’s inner sanctum machine.

“The New Yorker”tells us that in 2002, Barack Obama got the plum position of adviser to none other than gubernatorial candidate Rod Blagojevich:

Rahm Emanuel, a congressman from Chicago and a friend of Obama’s, told me that he, Obama, David Wilhelm, who was Blagojevich’s campaign co-chair, and another Blagojevich aide were the top strategists of Blagojevich’s victory. He and Obama “participated in a small group that met weekly when Rod was running for governor,” Emanuel said. “We basically laid out the general election, Barack and I and these two.” A spokesman for Blagojevich confirmed Emanuel’s account, although David Wilhelm, who now works for Obama, said that Emanuel had overstated Obama’s role.

Perhaps right this moment, Rod Blagojevich himself may be writing the screenplay to “Chicago Boyz,” as I jokingly speculated HERE and HERE.

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Chicago Boyz – Coming Soon

December 12, 2008

To a White House Near You!

The voters asked, and Chicago listened. America cannot wait for the change promised by Chicago’s Top Boy, Barack Obama. The brand new musical “Chicago Boyz” is destined to take the White House by storm. Politics in that once Southern town of Washington DC is about to experience “radical” change. It’s “Chicago Boyz” starring President-elect Barack Obama, his dancing Chief-of-Staff, Rahm Emanuel and the rest of the gang of side steppers.

The voters voted for “Chicago Boyz!” The voters voted for the Winds of Chicago’s change. The voters can hardly wait for the other shoe to drop and the excitement to begin. They want something to take their minds off the miserable economy, the War on Terror, and the imminent threat of being blown up by Islamists. Bring on the delusion of fun and games; bring on the new mid-western morality of the “Chicago Boyz.”

This is NOT New York City; this is NOT “The Sopranos,” implies “The New Yorker.” And, this is NOT beanbag! It is Chicago Boyz’s own political machine come to Washington – to stay and play, and to “Pay to Play!” It’s the Chicago Boyz Way!

Sit back and enjoy the songs and dancing of Chicago Boy Governor Blago as he audaciously struts his stuff. Watch the fiery antics of  Jeremiah “The Bullfrog” Wright, minister to Chicago’s “Christian” Chicago Boyz, as he calls upon God from his own pulpit, to damn America. See Senator Wannabees explaining how they go about buying a United States Senate seat in “Chicago Boyz.” Listen to Congressman Jesse Jackson explain how he did nothing wrong and is guiltless. Hear a Chicago Boyz father, the very Reverend Jesse Jackson, tell how he would never attempt to shake-down a Chicago politican for financial gain, much less political advantage for his own son. Hear the warblings of Tony Rezko, bagman to Chicago’s top Chicago Boyz, as he “sings like a bird” his favorite song of “Chicago, Chicago,” his hometown:

Chicago, Chicago
That toddlin’ town
Chicago, Chicago
I’ll show you around, I love it
Bet your bottom dollar
You’ll lose the blues
In Chicago, Chicago
The town that Billy Sunday
Could not shut down
On State Street, that great street
I just wanna say
They do thing’s
They don’t do on Broadway, say
They have the time
The time or their life
I saw a man
He danced with his wife
In Chicago, Chicago, my home town

Office of the President-Elect, originally uploaded by Jules°.


The Audacity of Chicago Boyz

December 10, 2008

Governor Sarah Palin thought she was one smart cookie when she put Alaska’s state airplane up for sale on eBay. Well, Ms. Palin could learn a bit of that Chicago audacity from Chicago’s own Chicago Boy governor, Rod Blagojevich. He put the Senate seat of Barack Obama up for sale to the highest bidder, or so federal prosecutors claim. (Chuckle – It actually made it to eBay, even though it has now been removed.)

If Governor Blagojevich had the “audacity” to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Illinois senate seat, how much do you suppose that “Congressman” Rod Blagojevich was able to fetch for his very own U.S. Congressional seat? Do you suppose any of the mainstream reporters will ask Blagojevich that question? Or will they ask Obama’s Chief of Staff, Chicago Boy Rahm Emanuel who held the Congressional seat after Blagojevich?

Of course, we have to remember that this is America, and in America, all crooks are innocent until proven guilty by a lowly paid government attorney. In addition, in Illinois machine politics, Cook County crooks are always innocent. All of those “bleepin'” audio snippets you are hearing from Blagojevich and his lovely wife, are not really evidence against Blagojevich, as he was innocently writing a new screen play for HBO entitled “The Chicago Boyz,” which is destined to rival “The Sopranos.” That audio you are hearing was stolen from the Blagojevich home when those jack-booted Federales invaded and confiscated the dictated manuscript of budding novelist Rod Blagojevich.

Audacity of Hope’s Halo Tarnished