People know, people know. The hunt for proof of Obama’s Constitutional ineligibility to hold the Office of the President has been going on for years.
Nine people who worked for a Department of Education contractor in Iowa are to be arraigned for accessing Bambi’s school loan records “while he was either a candidate for president, president-elect or president.” That’s an interesting turn of phrase covering a rather long time frame. According to the AP story, the authorities aren’t giving up any information as to why they were breaking numerous federal laws, or whether they used the information.
The convenient timing of the release of this information does make one think that the rumors that the Obamas are purposefully hinting at Barry being born in Kenya in order to lay the groundwork for an announcement appear more valid.
What you won’t be hearing any whispers about is the situation that many of us realized way back in 2007, but was and is being kept under a newsy-news blackout. The boys over at Hillbuzz have the story of an American journalist digging around the Vera Baker and Kal Penn stories. I just keep thinking about Donald Young, the murdered Trinity United choir director.
But, this time it was a US reporter who wanted information on Man’s Country in Andersonville, which is a place both Obama and Rahm Emanuel frequented in the past. Obama until 2002 or so, and Emanuel through 2008, according to what we’ve been told. We spent a good amount of time on the ground in Uptown, Boystown, Andersonville, and Hyde Park yesterday with this reporter, also telling him everything we knew about Trinity United Church of Christ and the Down-Low Club it operated under Jeremiah Wright’s supervision/matchmaking.
What prompted this sudden interest in stories we’ve been hearing since 2004, when Obama first came onto the national scene, is the fact that at least one national journalist also thinks it’s odd — as we have been repeatedly saying — that The Enquirer, The Globe, and other papers have been so wildly gung-ho about reporting on old Vera Baker affair rumors pertaining to Obama…and how all of this comes on the heels of Kal Penn’s sudden and abrupt expulsion from the White House.
Something is definitely fishy.
They obviously want you folks to know about it or David Axelrod would not have said it and John Heilemann of New York Magazine would not have printed it.
Embattled Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner looms large in John Heilemann’s New York magazine piece detailing the Obama administration’s increasingly strained relationship with Wall Street. And if his reporting is any indication, the president and the Treasury Secretary still have an ongoing “man-crush” on each other.
Since he took over in early 2009, Geithner has been seen by many as an embodiment of the Wall Street establishment. Heilemann notes that he’s been accused of working for Goldman Sachs — even by members of the mainstream press. (Geithner, a regulator by trade, has never worked for any Wall Street bank.)
Geithner emerged as a candidate for Treasury Secretary after former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, then 81, was ruled out and Larry Summers, the former president of Harvard, was deemed too politically divisive, Heilemann reports. After taking the helm at Treasury, Geithner quickly became Obama’s confidant through a combination of his moderate political leanings and a hesitancy to enforce sweeping, broad changes to the financial system. Here’s Heilemann:
Indeed, the president’s support for his Treasury secretary has been unwavering. (Axelrod would laugh at rumors that Geithner was about to get the boot: “Don’t these people realize they have a man-crush on each other?”) And Obama’s loyalty has been repaid with results. Geithner’s stabilization plan is now widely regarded as having worked — mainly thanks to the once-derided “stress tests” that he imposed on the banks, which showed the world that their circumstances weren’t as dire as many feared and let them raise the requisite capital to get back on their feet.
If Geithner is Obama’s trusted ear on all matters economic, it may be because Geithner seems to share an overriding belief that the financial industry — the nation’s largest banks in particular — needed only a certain amount of added regulatory scrutiny. The Obama administration’s chosen method to rescue the economy, Heilemann suggests, was to harness the expertise of a well-connected, but centrist financial mandarin like Geithner.