Dec 23 2008

Team Obama Is Badly Bungling The Blagojevich Scandal

America is not ready to reject Obama yet, but the Blagojevich scandal sure has set the stage for a serious erosion in support for the agent of “change”:

Twelve percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Monday say Obama aides did something illegal, with another 36 percent feeling Obama aides didn’t act illegally but did do something unethical. Forty-three percent say no Obama aides did anything seriously wrong.

In a manner normal to left-wing media, spin those numbers are quite stunning. 48% believe Team Obama did something wrong (Illegal or unethical) and 43% have made up their mind before all the information has come out.

As I noted this weekend, if Obama was pressuring Blagojevich to push his pick (Jarrett) over Blag’s preferred choice (AG Madigan) then all the horse trading discussions were meant to get Obama’s wishes granted. The quid pro quo’s were being proffered and debated to meet Obama’s requirements. The fact they continued for weeks and went into stealthy options to hide the payback through organizations like the SEIU meant Team Obama was open to these discussions. 

Obama’s actions around this have all the signs of trying to hide something. And the American people will decide if Obama is being straight with them. Right now most are not buying what Team Obama and his media puppets are peddling. And as more details come out it may erode even more. Team Obama needs to stop parsing their words, stop hiding behind process and stop trying to sell Obama as pure as the driven snow. That tact is an insult to the intelligence of the American people and will only make things worse.

Come clean and let the chips fall were they may. This is one of those times to use the political capitol all new Presidents receive when they come into office. We can understand a little horse trading, but don’t pretend there was no horse!

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Team Obama Is Badly Bungling The Blagojevich Scandal”

  1. OLDPUPPYMAX says:

    Our MSM–one of the wholly owned susidiaries of the democratic party–will bail Hussein out quite nicely. And anyone foolish enough to actually ask real questions, or press the issue will become one of the new administrations first mean-spirited racists.

  2. kathie says:

    The ongoing investigation, Fitzgarald’s, will stop all questions about what if any roll Obama played in finding a Senator to replace himself. The MSM will be happy to go with Obama’s internal report. Obama knows how politics works in his state. He has been on the receiving end of enough perks to know that if he wanted his woman in his seat he would give something in return.

  3. KauaiBoy says:

    And how, might one ask, did BHO get his Senate seat? Who paid for it on his behalf? Why do the American people put up with the current system of appointing inbred cronies as opposed to making the position open to the election of the people? And the lack of transparency within the MSM just proves that the people just ain’t that bright (a big shout out to the education system for all their help here).

    As embarassing as Blogo is, the current love affair with Caroline Kennedy is equally disgusting and of course none of the real questions will be asked such as whether the source of their wealth taints her from public office. Larry “Crackhead” Davis is just as qualified.

    I think this is why the French invented the guillotine.

  4. When are you all going to wake up and realize that now is the time to implement this clause:?

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

    “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

  5. Terrye says:


    I wonder. I think the media will try and cover for Obama, but if 48% already wonder, I am not so sure how this will work out. Time will tell of course, but I think this is a blow to Obama.