Did it strike anyone else as unusual how quickly Obama returned campaign donations from these “Chicago men whose brother is a fugitive casino owner with suspected ties to political corruption in Mexico.” (Click the link to read the Chicago Tribune article.) I use the exact same words to emphasize the tenuous connection the media is making in hinting that this may be “dirty money.”
I seem to remember that in other instances of questionable contributions, Obama has thumbed his nose at any suggestions that he not accept the money. Why so nervous about this money? He’s moving so quickly as if to say, “There’s nothing to see here, move on, move on.” He knows that the media will generally protect him against scandal, so the nervousness here is particularly suspicious. It’s worth investigating.
Rush Limbaugh has had a theory that the Fast and Furious program for distributing guns to Mexican drug cartels has had, as its motivation, the building of an argument for stricter gun control laws. That theory never made sense to me because the logic of the justification for gun control based on guns getting in the hands of the drug lords is so strained and unconvincing. I have felt, since I knew about Fast and Furious, that there was some financial interest that the administration had in providing these guns. Knowing Eric Holder’s history with arranging pardons for terrorists and other undesirables at the end of the Clinton administration, this made much more sense to me. What was his motivation for letting those thugs walk? Money is the only explanation that makes sense there, and I’m theorizing that there is money involved in this gun running program.
I’m not making declarations or even accusations. I’m raising questions and suggesting that someone investigate.