Before becoming a key fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, Hsu co-hosted a 2005 California fundraiser for Obama's political action committee and introduced the Illinois Democrat to Marc Gorenberg, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who later joined the Obama campaign's national finance committee. Prosecutors allege that Hsu directed his investors to donate money to specific candidates, and then reimbursed them in violation of federal campaign laws.No wonder Hillary and Barry are thick as thieves. It appears that they have at least one thief in common.
I wonder how friendly Obama was with Roland Burris? It seems that Most Corrupt President Elect Ever™ was a Burris supporter at least while he had a chance to win the election for Illinois Governor in 2002.
The Washington Post, Dec. 12, 2008: "Obama and Blagojevich rarely interacted until Blagojevich ran for governor. Obama told his friends in Springfield that he was unimpressed by Blagojevich's resume, and he tried to lobby his friend Durbin to enter the race before deciding to support Roland Burris in the Democratic primary.And what does Burris have to do with Hsu? Nothing so far. But I'm keeping my eyes peeled. Given the way politics works in the Democrat party a connection is likely to turn up sooner or later.
" 'When Blagojevich beat me, I told Barack to get on board with him,' Burris said. 'It was kind of like swallowing his pride a little bit, because he didn't really see that they had anything in common.'"
Obama also attended when Burris announced his candidacy for governor in 2001.
The Chicago Tribune, Sept. 24, 2001: "Burris finished a strong second in the four-way gubernatorial primary in 1998, and his base of support among African-Americans may be even more significant in a race likely to feature half-dozen candidates. Later in the day, Burris announced his candidacy on the porch of his South Side Chicago home, where about 250 supporters crowded underneath tents in his yard under a gray sky and steady rain.
"His campaign co-chairmen, U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) cheered Burris. State Sens. Barak Obama, Donne Trotter and Ricky Hendon, and state Rep. Calvin Giles--all Democrats from Chicago--also attended."
The American people thought they were electing the first Black American President. And they were. Unfortunately no one told them he was a circus clown. And what is the purpose of a circus clown? Distraction. In other words: hold on to your wallet.
Cross Posted at Classical Values