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Oprah and obama Ties to buy a seante seat busted

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posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 01:10 PM
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www.economist.com...

EIGHT YEARS ago Barack Obama was thoroughly humiliated at the Democratic Convention in Los Angeles. He had recently lost a congressional primary in Chicago, and both his political and personal bank accounts were empty. The rental car company rejected his credit card. He failed to get hold of a floor pass and ended up watching the proceedings on a big screen in a car park.

Basically Bankrupt..now he is the man running or trying to fix or finance's.
want to know how i think he got out of his money troubles?
www.washingtonpost.com...

Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.

Untraceable credit cards ..yeah for democracy huh..
Now who could fund him to that degree?
Who was a major backer of obama with lots of money to give?
www.nowpublic.com...

Impeached Illinois Govenor Rod Blagojevich wanted famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey to take over the senate seat left by Barack Obama. At least that's what he told Good Morning America on Monday.


latimesblogs.latimes.com...

In one 1999 survey of the most admired and respected 20th-century women, Oprah (26%) came in only second to Mother Teresa (33%), who didn't have her own TV show. And in 2003 a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll found that 60% thought Oprah was a more powerful woman than someone named Hillary Clinton, a former first lady and senator, who drew only 28%. Fourteen months ago, a Gallup/USA Today poll found 74% of Americans had a favorable view of the TV personality.

www.femalefirst.co.uk...

She tells fellow TV host Larry King, "My money isn't going to make any difference. "My value to him, my support of him is probably worth more than any other cheque that I could write."

DING DING DING..Oprah you nailed it on the head..that is why you was going to get a senate seat.




posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 01:20 PM
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IMO it is a good thing that Obama was at a point in his life to where he got rejected for credit. It shows me that he is able to relate to regular people.

Same principle applies to Oprah, she worked hard to get where she is at, these people don't seem to have been handed the keys to the kingdom but instead they are self made to a large degree. Of course no Man/Woman is an island, but somehow I don't think it is such a bad thing. Oprah has done much for our society and has helped many people, she also has been *there* in life.



posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by interestedalways
these people don't seem to have been handed the keys to the kingdom but instead they are self made to a large degree.


I don't think that's true about Obama, I remember when Oprah 1st announced her support for Obama on national TV.... She handed the keys to Obama on that day. If it wasn't for Oprah you wouldn't have Obama as President.

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posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by imitator

Originally posted by interestedalways
these people don't seem to have been handed the keys to the kingdom but instead they are self made to a large degree.


I don't think that's true about Obama, I remember when Oprah 1st announced her support for Obama on national TV.... She handed the keys to Obama on that day. If it wasn't for Oprah you wouldn't have Obama as President.



Well, it is true there is a cliche' that says behind every powerful man is a woman!



posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 02:11 PM
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yeah good old saying...
But behind this man isn't his wife that's the great woman..it's OPRAH lol

bet Michelle feels good huh lol

with Michelle as his great woman behind him he was almost bankrupt..
Oprah came he is now the president lol



posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 04:55 PM
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I'm not sure I follow. For the 2000 Democratic Convention, Obama had no money in his accounts and his credit cards were being rejected. Okay, i've got that. But you think he solved his money issues from 8 years ago with untraceable donations to his presidential campaign? If that's the case, then Obama was broke while he was a Senator, he was broke while he was making his speech at the 2004 Convention, and he was broke until he declared his candidacy for president? I don't buy that.

And how can you trust anything the IL governor says? He has said so many ridiculous things that you absolutely cannot take any of it at face value.



posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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Ok remember Tony Rezko?
www.suntimes.com...

Last January, aiming to increase the size of his sideyard, Obama paid Rezko $104,500 for a strip of his land.


Can you tell me what company would lend obama 104 grand for land?

7 years ago he couldn't rent a CAR his credit was so bad they say...

So what job do you know a unemployed senator can get that he can make 104 grand in 4 years?
4 year's prior he couldn't even get a rent a car .

I would love to hear it.

He was broke..but somehow came up with 104 grand for land.
in 4 years
can you or 90% of America..much alone a black man in America come up with 104 grand in 4 year's ..or less...Thats magic right there if you ask me.



[edit on 5-2-2009 by TheAmused]

[edit on 5-2-2009 by TheAmused]



posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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I remember the last time i tied to buy a seat



posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 07:16 PM
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Originally posted by TheAmused
Ok remember Tony Rezko?
www.suntimes.com...

Last January, aiming to increase the size of his sideyard, Obama paid Rezko $104,500 for a strip of his land.


I remember that guy!


Originally posted by TheAmused
Can you tell me what company would lend obama 104 grand for land?


I've heard of these financial institutions called Banks that lend money from time to time. Maybe he went to one of those?


Originally posted by TheAmused
7 years ago he couldn't rent a CAR his credit was so bad they say...


I see your source for this statement and I appreciate that, but it would help if you didn't misquote it. Here's an example:

YOU are telling me that "they" said 'he couldn't rent a CAR his credit was so bad,' but in reality, THEY said 'the rental car company rejected his credit card.' Nobody said anything about his credit rating, just that his credit card was rejected/declined. This would make a lot of sense considering earlier in the article reads that his bank accounts (political and personal) were empty. I would assume then that his credit card would be maxed out.


Originally posted by TheAmused
So what job do you know a unemployed senator can get that he can make 104 grand in 4 years?
4 year's prior he couldn't even get a rent a car .

I would love to hear it.


Obama had just lost a congressional bid, that is why he was broke. That is why he couldn't rent a car, because he JUST spent all his money on a failed campaign. BUT just because he lost the election doesn't mean he was unemployed in 2000. In fact, during that year, Obama served

-in the Illinois Senate from 1996-2004 when he became a US Senator
-as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School teaching Constitutional Law. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004.
-as counsel for Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a twelve-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development from 1996 to 2004.
-on the board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago from 1994-2002
-on the board of directors of the Joyce Foundation from 1994-2002
-on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995-2002

Do you want a cherry on top?

Obama's tax returns for 2000 state an Annual Gross Income of $240,505. Returns for 2001 have an AGI of $272,759. So there you have it, he wasn't broke, he was making plenty of money! He was a state Senator on numerous boards and even did consulting for a pretty large law firm.

Sooo you see, even though he spent all his money in a failed Congressional bid, he had a steady and healthy income which goes a long, long way when you're talking about whether or not you can repay a loan.


Originally posted by TheAmused
can you or 90% of America..much alone a black man in America come up with 104 grand in 4 year's ..or less...Thats magic right there if you ask me.


Well, 2 years ago I was working 12 hour days at a dead-end job that didn't appreciate me for what I was. My wife was pregnant and not working, and we were about 3 weeks late on our rent because we had poured all of our money into a failed attempt at an ECommerce store on the internet. I remember the day I quit that job was when they told me they were taking away my health insurance because my pregnant wife was costing too much for the company and since I was the only one with a pregnant wife, they figured the majority wouldn't mind, which turned out to be right. I came home that day and my wife started crying! It was the lowest point of my life.

About 20 minutes later, the phone rang. My wife had submitted my resume' to ONE company without me knowing, and they called. I talked to the lady for 45 minutes and then found out that I was overqualified for the position. Out of curiosity, I asked how much the position paid. It was over 10k more than I was making at the job I just quit, so I said I would be happy to take a demotion in exchange for the position.

Two years later I am the ECommerce Marketing Manager and am making 60% more than when I started. My benefits are huge and i'm in one of the few industries that will not only not be affected by the down economy, but we'll actually surpass previous years fiscally. I have been able to accomplish a HUGE amount for my field in a very short time due to my unique situation at this company, and the fact that i'm a natural at my job. Now i'm looking at job offers for twice what i'm making now in New York, Seattle and Chicago.

So it can totally happen. Life is like AA. It works if you work it.

[edit on 2/5/2009 by The Cyfre]



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