The blatant application of political pressure applied through powerful government bureaucracies such as the IRS, is arrogant abuse of power in the extreme. Obviously. These proven abuses now provide us very fresh perspectives on other fraudulent manifestations of National import perpetrated by an immoral political machine whose genealogy is rooted in Chicago.
A major such event which the MSM has willfully refused to cover before, during and after its denouement, is the conviction of two Democratic political operatives convicted in a fraud which put Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Democratic officials and workers had been ordered to fake names and signatures that Obama and Clinton needed to qualify for the presidential race. This significant story which began in 2008, well before the Presidential campaign, remained in the shadows and continues to remain there, but it has culminated in April of this year with,
“Former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic party Chairman Butch Morgan Jr. was found guilty of felony conspiracy counts to commit petition fraud and forgery, and former county Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe was found guilty of felony forgery counts and falsely making a petition, after being accused of faking petitions that enabled Obama, then an Illinois Senator, to get on the presidential primary ballot for his first run for the White House.”
After only three hours of deliberation the political minions were found guilty on all counts. Morgan has been called the ‘mastermind’ behind the operation. Really? He and his crew risked their lives just because they believed Obama might be a great President? That is what we are to swallow as motivation? Given the recent IRS revelations, there is no credibility in the claim that Morgan did not get orders from much higher up the Democratic food chain. We can no longer apply any specks of credence to investigations digging through the political gutters of the Democratic machine. None is deserved.
Here’s the crux of the solemnity with which this fraud must be assessed:
Indiana State law required candidates to collect 500 signatures from each of nine congressional districts. Clinton had 704, and Obama had 534 (just 34 above the tread-water line). 9 of Obama’s petition pages were forged – each page had 10 names, therefore 90 names rendered worthless would have dropped him well below the 500 limit. Clinton had 13 petitions forged (x 10 =130 fakes), but that would have left Clinton well above the 500 limit. Had this information surfaced in time, Obama would have been bounced from the ballot, so who knows what might have occurred to the Obama Chicago political machine. Clinton would have received all 72 delegates, and would have had the wind at her back with a very dark cloud looming over the Obama campaign. The details didn’t surface until 2011 when Board of Registration worker Lucas Burkett decided to put on a whistleblower coat.
The only humorous element in this dismal saga of fraud is that if we examine some of the pages of signatures, it is laughably obvious that the same ‘hand’ signed all the signatures on numerous pages, with the same pen.
The ramifications of this story in the aftermath of scandals swirling around the Oval Office and seething out its windows, will likely be, well, nothing. You cannot find dishonourable mention of anything remotely connected to this proven fraud in any of the liberal progressive media. The NYT seems never to have heard of this truly outrageous event in American political history, and neither have any of the other major news outlets, other than Fox News.
These convictions did more than put into question the 2008 nomination of Barack Obama, they shake the foundation of the 2008 Presidential election outcome. Regardless how high in the Democratic Party this deception really began, it will not touch Obama. None of these scandals will, it seems. He just doesn’t know anything about any of them. He was out for lunch that day, and that day, and that one. The crickets are deafening.
A constituent of the vast baby boomer generation with a career which has been fortunate to know the ponderous corporate worlds, as well as the intimately pressurized, and invigorating entrepreneurial domains of high tech and venture capital, I have harvested my share of mistakes meandering through corridors of enterprise from Silicon Valley, to London and endless, colourful, sometimes praetorian points in between. The voyage has provided an abundance of fodder for a pen yielding to an inquisitive keyboard, a foraging mind, and a passionate spirit.
Whether political or business or social or economic or personal, is it not all political? It is a privilege to write, and an even greater privilege to be read by anyone, and sometimes with the wind at my back the writing may occasionally be legible. I do not write to invite scorn, nor to invite respect, but if I get really lucky the writing can stimulate thinking. I also write for the very selfish purpose of animating my own processes, and engaging the best of what life offers. Above all, whether biting fire or swatting shadows, I am grateful to be gifted the freedom to write and publish whatever flows down to the keyboard. To all those who enabled this freedom, and to all those standing guard to preserve it, I am indebted.