Illinois Governor Kerner, a Democrat served from 1961 to 1968. He served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals. He was found guilty in 1973 of bribery, conspiracy, perjury and related charges and was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $50,000. He took payoffs from Marge Lindheimer Everett, manager of Arlington Park and Washington Park racetracks in exchange for choice racing dates and two expressway exits to funnel fans to the horse races.
Bob Daughtery, AP wrote, “Lindheimer Everett theorized that bribery was an ordinary and necessary business expense in Illinois.”
In Illinois political corruption is a hallmark. As Lindheimer Everett theorized it is standard operating procedure. The Chicago Sun-Times documented in Sept. 7, 2006 at least 79 current or former Illinois, Chicago or Cook County elected officials had been found guilty of a crime by judges, juries or pleas since 1972.
Since 2006, there has been no let up of corruption from Illinois and Chicago politicians! They have seen their leaders found guilty of crimes and corruption in droves! (Rod Blagojevich in 2011, most recently this month former U.S. Representative Jessie Jackson Jr. (D-Ill) and his wife a former Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, using campaign funds for personal use.)
Obama was marketed as a man of great intelligence. Being a Harvard Graduate was the primary reason for his pedestal as an intellectual. His books added fuel to the façade of his skills. There are some that believe he didn’t write the book that has garnered him such accolades. Some think William Ayers, homeland terrorist and bomber was the author. Obama the politician and president was constructed in Chicago, a reflection of the cities corrupt nature!
Yet the media did not check into his background. Warning flags were raised, dots appeared, but to attempt to connect the dots was met with Obamedia charges of extremist, conspiracy theorist and racist. Little in terms of accomplishment ever made the media to reveal any concrete actions or accomplishments. Obama was then and is now merely a marketed mystery, an image of words, not actions. The epitome of the empty suit!
Obama’s connections to radical Chicago extremists and crooks like the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Father Pfleger, William Ayres, Rod Blagojevich and Tony Rezko were ignored. Many Obama gaffs and negative connections were hidden by the media. The dots erased! The majority liberal media became an arm of his political campaign machine, building Obama up and tearing his opponents down. It is another symptom of Lance Arstrong Syndrome! To destroy others to enhance oneself!