Aug 14, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Excerpted from BIG GOVERNMENT: No, wait–seriously? Did the Obama campaign just tweet an Associated Press article about how a guy who owns a juice store that Mitt Romney visited in Miami was once convicted of dealing cocaine, 13 years ago? Does Barack Obama, who admitted he once had a cocaine habit (has any journalist asked if he still does?), really want to go there? Does he really want us to revisit his history of close association with criminals?
Excellent. Really, I am so glad that the media and the Obama campaign have decided to pull a Joe-the-Plumber routine on this guy, attacking him just for supporting the other side. Because it’s about time the public was reminded that the Obama campaign raised over $200,000 money this cycle from the Chicago-based brothers of a Mexican casino boss who jumped bail in the U.S. after being charged with drug crimes and fraud.
Of course, the campaign tried to play dumb–who knew that Carlos Cardona had tried to persuade the Democratic Party to have his fugitive brother Pepe pardoned? Who knew that Carlos and brother Alberto had roped other relatives into donating large sums to the Democratic National Committee, even after Democrats had been made aware of Pepe’s criminal ties, and the State Department had linked him to an assassination in Mexico?
In the end, the Obama campaign returned that cash. Just like Obama had to return some of the cash raised by convicted fraudster Tony Rezko–who, like former Illinois governor Rod Blagjevich, is sitting in federal prison while their old friend occupies the White House.