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Obama's Chicago Politics: Thuggery Not Civility

Shrug Wrote: May 03, 2012 10:35 AM
The man of whom Biden said, 'make no mistake, he has a big stick', speaks untruths and carries an entourage armed with regulatory tommy guns. I lived in Chicago for several years and did some business with the City. Chicago's patronage politics - pay to play at every level whether city employee or contractor - has definitely been Obama's model. Given enough time it produces a monolithic power structure that cannot be breeched by outsiders. If we ever allow the liberals to push us pass this tipping point (2008 - 2010 was a close call) we can kiss the blessings of our constitution and its balance of powers good-bye.
Notademocracy Wrote: May 03, 2012 5:57 PM
"untruths"? Do yu mean he lies?
oldnjal Wrote: May 03, 2012 6:12 PM
Prevarications. Or, perhaps, what Hillary said as she called General Petraus (sp?) a liar,
'That requires a willfull suspension of disbelief'.
Much prefer the Congressman that almost made Pelosi raise her eyebrows (did not happen), and yelled, after hearing a typical remark from our community organizer 'YOU LIE!'.
May his tribe increase.
It has been reported that the Obama campaign this year, as in 2008, has disabled or chosen not to use AVS in screening contributions made by credit card.

That doesn't sound very important. But it's evidence of a modus operandi that strikes me as thuggish.

AVS stands for Address Verification System. It's the software that checks whether the name of the cardholder matches his or her address.

If a campaign doesn't use AVS, it can wind up accepting contributions from phony names or accepting contributions from foreigners, both of which are illegal.

The 2008 Obama campaign pocketed money from "John Galt, 1957 Ayn Rand...