By Rev. Lainie Dowell
Chicago: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Chief of Staff John Harris Arrested On Federal Corruption Charges.
More reasons to hold up the Obama installation?? I'd say so.
Is Six Degrees of Separation at Work?
Don't jump to conclusions, I hear you say? What took the government so long to jump, is my reply! Those whispers coming from out of Chicago about their so-called political machine rose to a roar and, still, those sounds did not seem to be loud enough to signal that something was rotten in Chicago and it needed to be cleaned out.
There is where the braggadocio's aren't too shy about pumping their chests and talking about who they can make or break, or not, according to their whims despite what the people of Chicago express their will to be at the polls.
Dropped down in the center of this political mess in a short time after hitting Chicago, only to rise to the level of the leader of the party now, Barack Obama rose like a rocket and his feet hardly hit the ground, he was flying so high across terra firma. But, I still want to know how that was possible in America without connections. And, although so many of Obama's connections have been found to be questionable at best, somehow many in the mainstream media and from out of the Congress, itself, have surrounded him to anoint him and send him forth as representative of the free world.
This wheeler-dealer man, Obama, slipped and slid all across this nation and the world and not one big wig publicly bothered to insist that he reveal his origin or his means of getting around to his diverse political and social destinations and followed through.
Who is Barack Obama and what does he stand for? We have heard those questions raised even to the United States Supreme Court; and, yet, no definitive response has been heard to answer those questions. Now, you might also ask why and how in the world would I try to connect Obama to the breaking story about his Governor in this morning's news that, along with his chief of staff, they were both arrested on charges of federal corruption. And, along the way, today, the name of Obama associate, Resko, was invoked. He is now serving time in a Chicago jail.
It goes without saying that Obama has been widely touted as being the leader of his democratic party since he broke all records to be hailed as the first black president of the United States following the Presidential General Election on November 4, 2008. And, even before then, right after the primary campaign when he became the presumptive democratic nominee, he took immediate action to move the offices of that entire DNC political organization to his own home state of Chicago. With clout like that, I don't believe there is not much about that place that Obama does not know!
He comes and goes and makes things happen, as it hath pleased him. And, where he goes nobody knows. But we do know that he keeps his cell phone to his ear and he has refused to give up his telephone upon request of the Secret service. Oh mercy! I hope they don't get those wires crossed. But, I'm almost certain they won't tell until and unless? It's almost like a prelude to America having to experience the Nixonian "Saturday Night Massacre" all over again. But we shall see.
Just who will fill the United States Senate seat of the (gag) President-elect Barack Obama to replace him in the hallowed halls of Congress? How much money do you have? Come on, boys and girls, pony up because the ante is going up. Step up!! Political offices for sale to the highest bidder. Forget about the Constitution. Forget about the Rule of Law. Forget about professional ethics. That's just for public show, anyhow. Well??
Even though the feds don't want the American people to leap to conclusions about a possible Obama connection to the Illinois governor's possible downfall, in light of the current revelations surrounding the governor, we've got to wonder if Obama paid for either of his Senatorial seats and, even, the Office of President? We're going to be proactive if nobody else has gotten there yet! It is worth mulling over.
Better now than never. It appears that our government is not sleeping, after all. And, if anybody in America wishes to return to the days of Watergate and Clintonistas, then have at it, because God Himself will pull the covers back every time and prove that you were neither paranoid nor delusional nor had snapped your lid when you stood up and said, "Oh look, the Emperor is not wearing any clothes." And, no longer will they pipe up and say, "Thou dost protest too much. Off with their heads."
Perhaps! But when the sunlight shines on all of those dark-of-night, back room shenanigans, and there is no more room for any of those small creatures to hide when they thought they were larger than life, then it just might be that Americans won't have to stand by and watch as our political process is being taken over by either men or women who wine and dine on the dollars that were relegated to be expended on behalf of the people that they were put in office to protect and defend instead of to break and bend.
I don't know about you, but I am past tired of watching as local, state, and national political offices are being treated like property to be passed down generation after generation to waiting sons and daughters and in-laws of "name brand" politicians. How much money is too much money? No wonder America is broke. Well, she may be broke but she is not broken.
And, with today's arrests of Chicago's governor and his chief of staff, we can breathe a sigh of relief. For, even in the midst of Americans fighting worldwide war on terror, faltering and failing corporations and banks, failing schools, promotion of abortions at will, perversion lifestyles sanctioned by the government, and corruption coming from the statehouses all across this country -- just to name a few death-dealing blows to our traditions, values, morals, mores, and spiritual welfare -- we have hope of Godly recovery for our nativeland, America.
Take heart Americans, America is not for sale. And, as my elderly friend has said for years, "You might get by but you won't get away."
And, you'd think politicians would get a hint by now! Oh well?! Stay tuned.