Skip to comments.Does anyone remember Jack Ryan and Obama's Senate run four years ago?
Posted on 08/23/2008 6:27:04 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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Obama has been groomed by the far left, liberal intellgentsia and they have made the way for him such that his present race is a real contest. Ordinarily he is just given a pass to office holder status.
Hope for a fair election, but the norms are based on South Chicago.
I remember it quite well. The RINO/Rodent Combine ran out the best Senator from IL since Ev Dirksen with Pete Fitzgerald, and thanks to that, we all got Obama.
yeah, i read the same.
also, the way that his organization surprised a political pro like hillary
someone went around the country district by district and calculated an edge for obama.
I remember, it was big news up in Chicagoland on WLS/the ‘rokon show’.
They slobber over Nobama nowdays. Its a pathetic radio show.
this is one of the reasons that rush
keeps saying that there’s someone behind obama.
I don’t trust divorce records anyway. People will say anything when it comes to trying to get a big share of the money or when it comes to custody.
Ryan is right. Those records should be private.
I remember it well too, however I’m pretty sure Obama was leading Ryan. These jackals have no problem going after those who they deem evil (Republicans, Christians) because they feel they deserve it. Different story when it’s John Edwards, NJ’s governor, someone on their side.
“I remember, it was big news up in Chicagoland on WLS/the rokon show.”
Uh, that would be the “Roe Conn Show.” Roe is a liberal who used to be fairly indiscriminate with whom he blasted (he was an equal-opportunity satirist, so to speak). However, he has pretty much made it clear he is in the tank for Obama.
Not only was Ryan run out by the media/courts but the Democrat expected to win the primary was whacked with the release of information regarding a sexual harassment suit which amounted almost to a hill of beans.
BUT the Democrats this time underestimated the opposition the rest of the nation will show to electing an Illinois politician. Those not corrupt to the core are dumb as hell. This one is both.
Interesting- Pat Caddel was just on the panel on FOX- someone said isn't Biden a good pick for Obama- Caddel said he'd like to know who's REALLY doing the picking and mentioned the Daley machine in Chicago..and that if the press wasn't so busy covering for Obama they might be looking into his background.
...but we still like Seven-of-Nine....:^)
I recall Obama claiming that he had “always been the underdog.” If he was leading Ryan, I’m sure it wasn’t by the margin by which he eventually beat Keyes.
Obambi would be bussing tables in some Chicago restaurant right now if the IL GOP had any brass ones. What the Chicago LIBune did was uncalled for, but Judy Barr Topinka literally through Jack Ryan under the bus. She had higher office aspirations, so she had to eliminate any controversy (she eventually got her butt kicked in the Governor’s race).
Jack Ryan is a good man. He would have served his IL constituency with integrity. Instead we ended up with carpetbagger Keyes and the rest is history. Now we have the unique distinction of having two of the most liberal U.S. Senators...Durbin and Obambi.
What happened to Jack Ryan was completely unjust. The Chicago media is so biased, it’s a virtual auxiliary of the state Democrat Party.
Chicago observers might remember that Obama’s first election to the state Senate was similar to this. State Senator Alice Palmer ran for Congress and indicated support for Obama to succeed her in the state Senate. But Palmer was defeated in the DemocRAT primary by Jesse Jackson, Jr. So she decided to run for reelection, but Obama, who was already running, got her disqualified from the race by challenging some of her campaign’s signatures.
For what it’s worth, Palmer endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.
No accident. The community organizer was successful in challenging enough signatures on his opponents, I forget the name of the form candidates have signed by voters to be eligible, to have them disqualified. Including the incumbent, Alice Palmer. Essentially he ran unopposed.
Maybe someone else will know, but I think there is another case of unsealed divorce records in his background. Perhaps his Senate primary, perhaps his Congressional primary challenge to Bobby Rush.
Yes, I heard that story yesterday. In his book he says he just went door to door talking to people, and golly, enough of them must have liked what he said, because somehow he ended up winning the election. It’s pure fiction.
Truth is, there was a long time extreme left wing activist in that State Senate seat, who decided to run for Congress. She told her “friend” Obama that she wanted him to succeed her. Then, Jesse Jackson Jr., and the head of the Cook County Democratic Party both decided to run for that seat, and sucked away all her support. So she decided to run for reelection. She had only a few days to collect 750 signatures, and turned in 1600. Barak, with $15,000 donated by his backers, hired lawyers to go over each and every signature and challenge them in court. They also did the same with the other candidates. When they were done, Obama was the only Democratic primary candidate left on the ballot in an overwhelmingly Democrat district. No wonder Barry left it out of his book.
Sort of reminds me of the Inver Brass in Robert Ludlum’s book “The Icarus Agenda” Hummmmmm?
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