I hope that you are sitting down because this one’s a shocker. From the Chicago Tribune story “Chicago area has most corruption convictions in nation, UIC study says:”
The Chicago area logged the most public corruption convictions of any federal jurisdiction in the United States during the past 36 years, according to a report released today by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Federal prosecutors secured a total of 1,531 public corruption convictions in the Northern District of Illinois since 1976, said Dick Simpson, head of the university’s political science department.
What’s truly amazing about this story isn’t the fact that Chicago is, and has been for many years, a stinking slough of corruption. What’s stunning is that a messiah, He Who Walks on Water, the One, Barack Hussein Obama, praise be his name, could emerge from the same cesspool as that evil poster boy for corruption, Rod Blagojevich. Purely coincidentally, Blago and our Dear Reader have the same political benefactor, one Tony Rezko, who is currently enjoying the hospitality of the federal government, serving a 10 1/2 year sentence for fraud, money laundering, and pay-to-play politics, or what they call in Cook County, “business as usual.”
Not only did Tony R help B. Hussein get elected to the Senate. He also helped Barack and Michelle purchase their Hyde Park mansion. When Sen. Obama was asked about Mr. Rezko, he characterized his connection to him as “boneheaded,” and claimed that this corrupt guy was “not the Tony Rezko I knew.” That answer was enough for the vigilant truth seekers in the Lame Stream Media. Nothing to see here. Move on, to coin a phrase.
Obama’s greatest feat is not his legendary ability to walk on water. It is emerging from completely dry and virginally pure from Cook County’s corrupt slime pit.