The political machine in Illinois has long been the poster boy for obvious corruption. Today’s arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich for allegedly attempting to sell the senate seat about to be vacated by Barak Obama, is symptomatic of a culture of corruption from which Obama emerged.
Questionable contributions, questionable American citizenship, questionable voting practices and strong arm tactics at polling places by “black” Panthers are just the tip of the iceberg. The same attitudes that pervade Blagojevich’s blatant attempt to get money in exchange for a senatorial appointment and, state assistance for the Tribune company are just more of the same Illinois political corruption.
How can we possibly trust Obama who’s political life was born in this cesspool of excesses. He has trumpeted change. And he has given us change. Nearly all of the promises he’s made during the election he has now changed. There isn’t a new face in his whole list of appointments. Old politics as usual. Old corruption as usual. Old failed FDR socialism as usual.
The FDR-style of economic solutions were failures during the depression, yet Obama is heading in the same direction. His solutions, too, will fail and at the expense of Americans. Only this time, the pervasive corruption spawned in Illinois is now in the White House. How pathetic. How scary.