Just in time for Thanksgiving so that deserving drug runners could be home with their families for the holiday and pick up where they left off selling cocaine and pot, President Barack Hussein Obama pardoned four of them and threw in a convicted gambler just for the jollies. It’s just too bad Antoine Rezko missed the cut.
It’s easy to forget Antoine, Tony, if you ever heard of him in the first place. His case received precious little publicity from Obama’s MSM because of close his close ties to the president. Indeed, in a lengthy Chicago Tribune article on the sentencing of the convicted extortionist, Obama’s name isn’t even mentioned.
Tony is in a disreputable class with Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Rashid Khalidi, Floyd Mayweather, Michael Pfleger and a whole host of others, i.e., unmentionable by the mainstreamers who have been downplaying or ignoring the president’s unseemly and seamy relationships with reprobates for years in the hope that the electorate won’t notice.
And many still haven’t.
Speaking of years, the Syrian-born Rezko got 10 1/2 of them “for extorting millions of dollars from firms seeking state business or regulatory approval while he was a top fundraiser and adviser to then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.” http://tiny.cc/csfpe
Prior to that gig, he had been a good Obama buddy during his pre-White House years. Rezko, real estate developer-extortionist, was the pre-eminent Chicago Obama patron who set up the future president in his posh pad and went on to become Obama fundraising bundler extraordinaire after that smelly deal.
You won’t read much about it in the MSM so read all about it here, all about the smelliness in which then-Illinois State Senator Obama paid $300,000 less than the asking price of $1.65 million for the property that served as his launching pad to the presidency: http://tiny.cc/22ijo
Quite a coup! Or was it quite the scam?
Either way, his corrupt wheeling and dealing finally caught up with Ol’ Tony Rezko, even if it hasn’t yet caught up with Barack Obama. United States District Judge Amy St. Eve called denounced Rezko’s conduct and his “greed and . . . thirst for power.”
In an expression of contrition, Obama’s now-former buddy confessed that ”there are no words to describe the pain and regret” and apologized to the court and his family for his misdeeds. (http://tiny.cc/bjd38)
No apologies were offered to the American people for helping foist this president on us and for that omission Obama will surely set him free with his next round of pardons. After all, what are old friends for?